Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hey Chicago! Brazilian Political Physical Therapy Film and Workshop

I don't know exactly what that means either but a good friend is touring the country promoting his film. I've seen the trailer and it looks interesting. If you go, say hello to Nick for me and give him a big squeeze

7/18 Acme Art Works, 1741 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647,
773.278.7677, 7pm film, 8pm workshop

documentary: Soma: An Anarchist Therapy (DVD shot in Brazil subtitles
in English)
With difficulty walking and half-blinded from torture by the Brazilian
military dictatorship, 79 year old Roberto Freire continues to develop
somatherapy, completing his life's work. Incorporating the ideas of
Wilhelm Reich, the politics of anarchism, and the culture of the
martial art / dance capoeira angola, Soma is used by therapists
organized in anarchist collectives to fight the psychological effects
of authoritarianism.
more info:

Nazis Vs. Zapatistas: The Struggle Against Co-optation
Informed by Zapatista principles, the workshop develops a skill set
for identifying, challenging and defeating the authoritarian tool of
co-optation. Wanting to study fascist and pre-fascist organizing
directly, Nick has been attending conferences, meetings, presentations
and fund-raisers of the far right, including: The Ku Klux Klan, Focus
on the Family / Lovewonout, Republican Party of Texas, Lyndon
LaRouche, The Minutemen, and Tom DeLay. The workshop examines
philosophies, structures and psychology, comparing authoritarian
models to those that are consensual, communitarian or autonomous.
more info:


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