International Situation &   People’s Response         © 2013 Rey Ty   Northern Illinois University                        ...
International                       SituationInternational Situation                © 2012 Rey Ty
•Domination•Colonialism•Oppression     History•Exploitation•Resistance                    © 2012 Rey Ty
International Economic Crisis                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Chomsky (2012)•Plutonomy (thevery few rich)vs. Precariat(the majoritylivingprecariously)                  © 2012 Rey Ty
GlocalProblem   © 2012 Rey Ty
The 99%locally intheU.S.A.is stillpart ofthe 1%globally!© 2012 Rey Ty
Which Side Are You On?1. Soft on Wall      1. Soft on Main   Street?              Street?2. Jail Occupiers?   2. Jail bank...
Which Side Are You On?                1. Support the1. Support the                99%, 98%, 47%  1%?                (stude...
“Confronting Governments:       Human Rights”•Foucault: “1. There existsan international citizenshipthat has its rights & ...
“Confronting Governments:       Human Rights”• Foucault: “…against every abuse  of power, whoever its author,  whoever its...
“Confronting Governments:       Human Rights”• Foucault: “2… It is a duty of this international  citizenship to always bri...
“Confronting Governments:       Human Rights”• Foucault: “3… Amnesty International, Terre  des Hommes, and Médicins du Mon...
“Confronting Governments:       Human Rights”• Foucault: “… in a reality of which  governments have attempted to  reserve ...
Humanitarian Intervention!•Alain Badiou: “I published my firstManifesto for Philosophy in 1989. Itwasn’t a happy time, bel...
Financial Oligarchy•Alain Badiou: “…the consequentabeyance of the Communisthypothesis, the Chinese reversionto commercial ...
© 2012 Rey Ty
Justice      © 2012 Rey Ty
Sokal Hoax  Back to BasicsScience, not postmodernism, will helpthe Third World struggles.   © 2012 Rey Ty
Human Rights & Foreign Policy•“…there was a very close correlation. The better the climate for business operations, the mo...
Democracy & Foreign Policy•“ Democracy is okay,but only as long as wecan control it and besure that it comes outthe way we...
Democracy & Foreign Policy•“The archbishop, ArchbishopOscar Romero, pleaded with Carternot to send military aid. Thereason...
Problems1. Capitalist Neoliberal Globalization   & International Economic &   Financial Crisis2. Widening rich-poor gap3. ...
Neo-Liberalism• The “neoliberal theoretical  orientation… has been  challenged … (by)  Greenpeace &  environmental-related...
Civil Society in the Philippines     Caution with Civil Society!• Gerard Clarke argues “that Philippine civil  society is ...
Problems•“The New Military Humanism reveals instead a world where victims of human rights violations are either worthy or ...
People’sResponse      © 2012 Rey Ty
Solidarity•Uruguay: ““La solidaridadno se agradece, seretribuye.”                     © 2012 Rey Ty
Solidarity1.With whom?2.Corporations?3.Generic consumers?4.Workers? = most  consumers?   © 2012 Rey Ty
People in Struggle1. Working people   & peasants2. Democratic   forces3. Forces for   Progress                    © 2012 R...
Struggles1.   Civil liberties, human rights & electoral     democracy2.   Peace3.   Rights & full equality of other abled ...
People in StruggleMulti-ethnic, multi-color      unity, including       immigrants &  indigenous peoples    for full equal...
SocialMovements1. Peace2. Progress3. Progressive   & democratic   religious   movements4. International   solidarity      ...
Unity against the Ultra-Right                • Expose!                • Oppose!                • Propose!                 ...
Types of WorkBe careful with charity!1. Patronizing2. Dependency                  © 2012 Rey Ty
Make Your ChoiceHoward Zinn: “If patriotism in the best sense(not in the monarchical sense) is loyalty to theprinciples of...
Use alternativepop cultureincluding hiphop to conveymessage ofsocialprogress &change.       © 2012 Rey Ty
Hip Hop      © 2012 Rey Ty
Leonard Bernstein       •“This will be our       response to       violence: to make       music more       intensely, mor...
Use Social Media1.   Remember Philippine     ouster of corrupt     president?2.   Texting3.   Blogs, tweets, etc.4.   Inte...
Act!Howard Zinn: “You never knowwhat spark is going to really resultin a conflagration… You have to dothings…; you have to...
Capitalist ReformHoward Zinn: “…capitalism is an old idea,& one which caused so much misery…We have an educational job to ...
Starvation & WarsHoward Zinn: “And wemust point out that in theera of capitalism, whatever‘progress’ was made fornew middl...
Organize Glocally!Howard Zinn: “So ourjob today is toorganize, to create avast movement in ourcountry that can linkup with...
Democratic RevolutionHoward Zinn: “The irresistiblepopular movements for change inCzechoslovakia, Poland, EastGermany, & e...
Democratic RevolutionHoward Zinn: “It should not be impossible topersuade Americans that such a democraticrevolution is ne...
From Arms to PloughshareHoward Zinn: “That agenda is: using the immensewealth that goes each year into the military ($200b...
People, Not Politicians!Howard Zinn: “Our job is not to give(politicians) a blank check or simply becheerleaders. It was g...
Two Parties, Same ThreadHoward Zinn: “I had a teacher atColumbia U… name RichardHofstadter, who wrote a book calledThe Ame...
What We WantHoward Zinn:“People say, ‘What, are you adreamer?”And the answer is, yes, we’redreamers We want it all. Wewant...
Help the Banks or People?Howard Zinn: “The banksaren’t poverty-stricken. TheCEOs aren’t poverty-stricken.But there are peo...
Money to the People!Howard Zinn: “Let’s takethis money & give itdirectly to the people whoneed it. Give it to thepeople wh...
Jobs to the People!Howard Zinn: “No—if people need jobs,you don’t givemoney to thecorporations,hoping that maybejobs will ...
© 2012 Rey Ty
Biblico- Theological  ReflectionSuppose a brother or a sister iswithout clothes and daily food. If oneof you says to them,...
Biblico-Theological Reflection“Speak out for those who cannotspeak, for the rights of all thedestitute. Speak out… defendt...
Biblico-Theological Reflection“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I wasthirsty and you gave me something t...
Biblico-Theological Reflection“For the oppression of the poor, forthe sighing of the needy, now will Iarise, saith the Lor...
Biblico-Theological Reflection“One who is gracious to thepoor man lends to the Lord,and He will repay him for hisgood deed...
Biblico-Theological Reflection“All they askedwas that weshouldcontinue toremember thepoor, the verything I waseager to do....
Which Side Are You On?                1. Support the1. Support the                99%, 98%, 47%  1%?                (stude...
© 2012 Rey Ty
© 2012 Rey Ty
Human Rights Work1. Critique, educate & Raise   Consciousness: Expose &   Oppose!2. Organize & Mobilize! a. Winning lobbyi...
Conscientização•According to Freire’stranslator, "The term,conscientização, refers tolearning to perceive social,political...
CredoGo to the peopleLive among among them                                 ofLearn from themPlan with them                ...
Politics1.Politics isstewardship!2.vs. politicsof the elite                 © 2012 Rey Ty
Demand amoreopen-sourcegovern-ment!           © 2012 Rey Ty
Government Send hardcopies of yourletters & petitions by snail     mail to politicians.                      © 2012 Rey Ty
Democratic space vs.repression             © 2012 Rey Ty
1.      Tasks Ahead     Mass democratic     movements2.   Struggle for     national liberation3.   Working people4.   Peac...
Solidarity•Martin Niemöller: “First they came forthe Communists, but I was not aCommunist so I did not speak out. Thenthey...
OccupyMovement!• Cornel West• Noam  Chomsky• Slavoj Zizek• Ryan Harvey  (music)       © 2012 Rey Ty
Social Movement           © 2012 Rey Ty
Vis ion    © 2012 Rey Ty
VisionFuture with no war, no exploitation,      no inequality & no poverty                            © 2012 Rey Ty
VisionBuild a future based upon peace,    justice, democracy, equality,  cooperation & meeting human                      ...
VisionWealth must be for the benefit of the people.               © 2012 Rey Ty
VisionForeign policy must be based upon   mutual respect, peace &   solidarity.            © 2012 Rey Ty
VisionGuarantee & expand people’s      democratic rights.                     © 2012 Rey Ty
Vision   Racial, gender & socialequality must be the basis   of domestic policies &                practices.             ...
Vision 1. Not a dream!2. Need to work to    achieve them!                     © 2012 Rey Ty
Agenda• Land &  Liberation,  Food &  Freedom, Jobs  & Justice!• Pepe Diokno     © 2012 Rey Ty
© 2012 Rey Ty
Critique• But the colonized  already knew how  to fish before the  colonials & neo-  colonials arrived!                 © ...
We the People…1. Listen to the voices of   the people.2. Don’t let the top   (government) dictate   our agenda: put them  ...
References:1. Badiou, A. (2011). Second Manifesto for Philosophy.   Cambridge, UK: Polity.2. Chomsky, N. (2012). Occupy. B...
Salamat!Thank You! © 2012 Rey Ty
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  1. 1. International Situation & People’s Response © 2013 Rey Ty Northern Illinois University © 2012 Rey Ty
  2. 2. International SituationInternational Situation © 2012 Rey Ty
  3. 3. •Domination•Colonialism•Oppression History•Exploitation•Resistance © 2012 Rey Ty
  4. 4. International Economic Crisis © 2012 Rey Ty
  5. 5. Chomsky (2012)•Plutonomy (thevery few rich)vs. Precariat(the majoritylivingprecariously) © 2012 Rey Ty
  6. 6. GlocalProblem © 2012 Rey Ty
  7. 7. The 99%locally intheU.S.A.is stillpart ofthe 1%globally!© 2012 Rey Ty
  8. 8. Which Side Are You On?1. Soft on Wall 1. Soft on Main Street? Street?2. Jail Occupiers? 2. Jail bankers?3. Support 3. Government government? supports the4. Subsidize oil people? companies? 4. Subsidize green energy? © 2012 Rey Ty
  9. 9. Which Side Are You On? 1. Support the1. Support the 99%, 98%, 47% 1%? (students, seniors, working poor, etc.)? © 2012 Rey Ty
  10. 10. “Confronting Governments: Human Rights”•Foucault: “1. There existsan international citizenshipthat has its rights & itsduties, and that obligesone to speak out…” MichelFoucault. (2006). The Chomsky-FoucaultDebate on Human Nature. New York: The NewPress, p. 211. © 2012 Rey Ty
  11. 11. “Confronting Governments: Human Rights”• Foucault: “…against every abuse of power, whoever its author, whoever its victims. After all, we are all members of the community of the governed, and thereby obliged to show mutual solidarity.” Michel Foucault. (2006). The Chomsky-Foucault Debate on Human Nature. New York: The New Press, p. 212. © 2012 Rey Ty
  12. 12. “Confronting Governments: Human Rights”• Foucault: “2… It is a duty of this international citizenship to always bring the testimony of people’s suffering to the eyes & ears of governments, sufferings for which it’s untrue that they are not responsible. The suffering of men must never be a silent residue of policy. It grounds an absolute right to stand up & speak to those who hold power.” Michel Foucault. (2006). The Chomsky-Foucault Debate on Human Nature. New York: The New Press, p. 212. © 2012 Rey Ty
  13. 13. “Confronting Governments: Human Rights”• Foucault: “3… Amnesty International, Terre des Hommes, and Médicins du Monde are initiatives that have created this new right —that of private individuals to effectively intervene in the sphere of international policy and strategy. The will of individuals must make a place for itself...” Michel Foucault. (2006). The Chomsky-Foucault Debate on Human Nature. New York: The New Press, p. 212. © 2012 Rey Ty
  14. 14. “Confronting Governments: Human Rights”• Foucault: “… in a reality of which governments have attempted to reserve a monopoly for themselves, that monopoly which we need to wrest from them little by little and day by day.” Michel Foucault. (2006). The Chomsky-Foucault Debate on Human Nature. New York: The New Press, p. 213. © 2012 Rey Ty
  15. 15. Humanitarian Intervention!•Alain Badiou: “I published my firstManifesto for Philosophy in 1989. Itwasn’t a happy time, believe me! Theburial of the post-May 1968 ‘red years’by interminable years of Mitterrand, thehaughtiness of the ‘new philosophers’& their humanitarian paratroopers,human rights combined with the rightof intervention as the sole means ofassistance, the full-bellied Westernfortress giving moral lessons to thosestarving the world over, the collapsewithout glory of the USSR and…” AlainBadiou. (2011). Second Manifesto forPhilosophy. Cambridge, UK: Polity, p.3. © 2012 Rey Ty
  16. 16. Financial Oligarchy•Alain Badiou: “…the consequentabeyance of the Communisthypothesis, the Chinese reversionto commercial genius,‘democracy’ ubiquitouslyidentified with the morosedictatorship of a narrow oligarchyof financiers, professionalpoliticians & TV presenters, thecult of national, racial, sexual,religious & cultural identitiesseeking to undo the rights of theuniversal…” Alain Badiou. (2011).Second Manifesto for Philosophy.Cambridge, UK: Polity, p. 4. © 2012 Rey Ty
  17. 17. © 2012 Rey Ty
  18. 18. Justice © 2012 Rey Ty
  19. 19. Sokal Hoax Back to BasicsScience, not postmodernism, will helpthe Third World struggles. © 2012 Rey Ty
  20. 20. Human Rights & Foreign Policy•“…there was a very close correlation. The better the climate for business operations, the more American aid—the more we support the foreign government. That gives you a plausible theory. U.S. foreign policy is in fact based on the principle that human rights are irrelevant, but that improving the climate for foreign business operations is highly relevant. In fact, that flows from the central geopolitical conception.” NoamChomsky. (1987). The Chomsky Reader. Ed.by James Peck. New York: Pantheon Books,p. 331. © 2012 Rey Ty
  21. 21. Democracy & Foreign Policy•“ Democracy is okay,but only as long as wecan control it and besure that it comes outthe way we want...”Noam Chomsky. (1987).The Chomsky Reader. Ed.by James Peck. NewYork: Pantheon Books, p.332. © 2012 Rey Ty
  22. 22. Democracy & Foreign Policy•“The archbishop, ArchbishopOscar Romero, pleaded with Carternot to send military aid. Thereasons were the following: he saidthat military aid would ‘sharpen therepression that has been unleashedagainst the people’s organizationsfighting to defend their mostfundamental human rights.’Therefore, he asked Carter not tosend military aid.” Noam Chomsky. (1987). The Chomsky Reader. Ed.by James Peck. New York:Pantheon Books, p. 334. © 2012 Rey Ty
  23. 23. Problems1. Capitalist Neoliberal Globalization & International Economic & Financial Crisis2. Widening rich-poor gap3. Fear: Anti-terrorism, security, drones, peace movements4. Xenophobia: undocumented, people of color5. Islamophobia6. Plutocracy: Financial oligarchy © 2012 Rey Ty
  24. 24. Neo-Liberalism• The “neoliberal theoretical orientation… has been challenged … (by) Greenpeace & environmental-related NGOs (Goldstein, 2004, p. 417). © 2012 Rey Ty
  25. 25. Civil Society in the Philippines Caution with Civil Society!• Gerard Clarke argues “that Philippine civil society is a captive of organised elite interests and anti-developmental in its impacts, helping elites to oppose the initiatives of reform-minded governments and to protect their interests.”Gerard Clarke. (2012). Civil Society in the Philippines: Theoretical,Methodological and Policy Debates. London: Routledge.http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415572729/?utm_campaign=JE_AT1_Sept_Asian+Politics&utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email © 2012 Rey Ty
  26. 26. Problems•“The New Military Humanism reveals instead a world where victims of human rights violations are either worthy or unworthy. In the case of Turkey, its Kurdish victims of ethnic cleansing are so unworthy that we sell arms to our paying ally to help it accomplish the task. Meanwhile, Serbia, a disorderly miscreant impeding the institution of the U.S.- dominated global system, is the target of impassioned arguments— and bombs—that the UN Declaration on Human Rights must be enforced.” Back Cover of: Noam Chomsky. (1999). The new military humanism. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press. Back Cover. © 2012 Rey Ty
  27. 27. People’sResponse © 2012 Rey Ty
  28. 28. Solidarity•Uruguay: ““La solidaridadno se agradece, seretribuye.” © 2012 Rey Ty
  29. 29. Solidarity1.With whom?2.Corporations?3.Generic consumers?4.Workers? = most consumers? © 2012 Rey Ty
  30. 30. People in Struggle1. Working people & peasants2. Democratic forces3. Forces for Progress © 2012 Rey Ty
  31. 31. Struggles1. Civil liberties, human rights & electoral democracy2. Peace3. Rights & full equality of other abled people, women, & LGBT4. Job creation, living wages, education, health care, day care, housing, social security, retirement benefits, nature, family farms & businesses, youth, cultural programs, progressive tax, reduced military spending5. Curb the power of transnationals © 2012 Rey Ty
  32. 32. People in StruggleMulti-ethnic, multi-color unity, including immigrants & indigenous peoples for full equality & against racism © 2012 Rey Ty
  33. 33. SocialMovements1. Peace2. Progress3. Progressive & democratic religious movements4. International solidarity © 2012 Rey Ty
  34. 34. Unity against the Ultra-Right • Expose! • Oppose! • Propose! © 2012 Rey Ty
  35. 35. Types of WorkBe careful with charity!1. Patronizing2. Dependency © 2012 Rey Ty
  36. 36. Make Your ChoiceHoward Zinn: “If patriotism in the best sense(not in the monarchical sense) is loyalty to theprinciples of democracy, then who was thetrue patriot, Theodore Roosevelt, whoapplauded a massacre by American soldiersof 600 Filipino men, women, and children on aremote Philippine island, or Mark Twain, whodenounced it?” Howard Zinn, (2012). Thehistoric unfulfilled promise. San Francisco,CA: City Light Books, p. 113. © 2012 Rey Ty
  37. 37. Use alternativepop cultureincluding hiphop to conveymessage ofsocialprogress &change. © 2012 Rey Ty
  38. 38. Hip Hop © 2012 Rey Ty
  39. 39. Leonard Bernstein •“This will be our response to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” © 2012 Rey Ty
  40. 40. Use Social Media1. Remember Philippine ouster of corrupt president?2. Texting3. Blogs, tweets, etc.4. Internet democracy vs. alienation © 2012 Rey Ty
  41. 41. Act!Howard Zinn: “You never knowwhat spark is going to really resultin a conflagration… You have to dothings…; you have to light thatmatch,… not knowing how oftenit’s going to sputter & go out & atwhat point it’s going to take hold.That’s what happened in the civil-rights movement, & that’s whathappens in other movements.Things take a long time. It requirespatience, but not a passivepatience—the patiences ofactivism.” Howard Zinn, (2012). The historicunfulfilled promise. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books,p. 11. © 2012 Rey Ty
  42. 42. Capitalist ReformHoward Zinn: “…capitalism is an old idea,& one which caused so much misery…We have an educational job to do. Wemust point out that the only reasoncapitalism was able to survive in theWestern world is that its victimsorganized—in trade-union movements, infarmers’ movements, in tenants’movements, in women’s movements, incivil-rights movements—and broughtabout just enough reforms (the eight-hourday, old-age pensions, higher pay,unemployment insurance, civil-rightslaws, women’s suffrage) to stave offrevolution & leave capitalism alive, with asurface of great prosperity & a core ofeconomic & cultural sickness.” HowardZinn, (2012). The historic unfulfilledpromise. San Francisco, CA: City LightBooks, p. 34. © 2012 Rey Ty
  43. 43. Starvation & WarsHoward Zinn: “And wemust point out that in theera of capitalism, whatever‘progress’ was made fornew middle classes,starvation remained formost of the world, &national rivalries broughtthe most murderous warsin history.” Howard Zinn,(2012). The historic unfulfilledpromise. San Francisco, CA:City Light Books, p. 34. © 2012 Rey Ty
  44. 44. Organize Glocally!Howard Zinn: “So ourjob today is toorganize, to create avast movement in ourcountry that can linkup with popularmovements in othercountries of theworld.” Howard Zinn,(2012). The historic unfulfilledpromise. San Francisco, CA:City Light Books, p. 35. © 2012 Rey Ty
  45. 45. Democratic RevolutionHoward Zinn: “The irresistiblepopular movements for change inCzechoslovakia, Poland, EastGermany, & elsewhere in EasternEurope, the great populist surgesthat toppled the Shah in Iran,Ferdinand Marcos in thePhilippines, dictatorships in LatinAmerica; the black movement inSouth Africa, the Palestinianupsurge in the Occupied Territories—all this is evidence of thepotential for democratic revolutionseverywhere.” Howard Zinn, (2012). Thehistoric unfulfilled promise. SanFrancisco, CA: City Light Books, p. 35. © 2012 Rey Ty
  46. 46. Democratic RevolutionHoward Zinn: “It should not be impossible topersuade Americans that such a democraticrevolution is needed, when wealth is more & moreconcentrated at the top, when the economy isunhealthy, when we are ridden by homelessness, byfrightening violence in our cities, by pervasive drugaddiction, by alcoholism, by a deteriorating,poisonous environment —in short, when we showall the signs of a rich but sick society.” Howard Zinn,(2012). The historic unfulfilled promise. SanFrancisco, CA: City Light Books, p. 35. © 2012 Rey Ty
  47. 47. From Arms to PloughshareHoward Zinn: “That agenda is: using the immensewealth that goes each year into the military ($200billion of the $300 billion, as an arbitrary startingpoint) & showing in detail how this $200 billion cangive us: universal health care, guaranteed housingfor everyone, useful work for everyone capable ofworking, child care for all working mothers, acleanup of air & water all over the country, subsidiesfor the arts, a doubling of teachers’ salaries &more.” Howard Zinn, (2012). The historic unfulfilledpromise. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books, p. 36. © 2012 Rey Ty
  48. 48. People, Not Politicians!Howard Zinn: “Our job is not to give(politicians) a blank check or simply becheerleaders. It was good that we werecheerleaders while (politicians were) runningfor office, but it’s not good to be cheerleadersnow. Because we want the country to gobeyond where it has been in the past. Wewant to make a clean break from what it hasbeen in the past.” Howard Zinn, (2012). Thehistoric unfulfilled promise. San Francisco,CA: City Light Books, p. 230. © 2012 Rey Ty
  49. 49. Two Parties, Same ThreadHoward Zinn: “I had a teacher atColumbia U… name RichardHofstadter, who wrote a book calledThe American Political Tradition…he found… that the differencebetween the liberals & theconservatives, & betweenRepublicans & Democrats, was nota polar difference. There was acommon thread that ran through allAmerican history, and all of thepresidents—Republican, Democrat,liberal, conservative—followed thisthread. The thread consisted of twoelements: one, nationalism; andtwo, capitalism. And Obama is notyet free of that powerful doubleheritage.” Howard Zinn, (2012). The historic unfulfilledpromise. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books, p. 230. © 2012 Rey Ty
  50. 50. What We WantHoward Zinn:“People say, ‘What, are you adreamer?”And the answer is, yes, we’redreamers We want it all. Wewant a peaceful world. Wewant an egalitarian world. Wedon’t want war. We don’t wantcapitalism. We want a decentsociety.” Howard Zinn, (2012). Thehistoric unfulfilled promise. SanFrancisco, CA: City Light Books, p. 230. © 2012 Rey Ty
  51. 51. Help the Banks or People?Howard Zinn: “The banksaren’t poverty-stricken. TheCEOs aren’t poverty-stricken.But there are people who areout of work. There are peoplewho can’t pay theirmortgages. Let’s take $700billion & give it directly to thepeople who need it. Let’s take$1 trillion, let’s take $2trillion.” Howard Zinn, (2012). The historicunfulfilled promise. San Francisco, CA: City Light © 2012 Rey Ty
  52. 52. Money to the People!Howard Zinn: “Let’s takethis money & give itdirectly to the people whoneed it. Give it to thepeople who have to paytheir mortgages. Nobodyshould be evicted. Nobodyshould be left with theirbelongings out on thestreet.” Howard Zinn, (2012). Thehistoric unfulfilled promise. San Francisco,CA: City Light Books, p. 232. © 2012 Rey Ty
  53. 53. Jobs to the People!Howard Zinn: “No—if people need jobs,you don’t givemoney to thecorporations,hoping that maybejobs will be created. You give peoplework immediately.”Howard Zinn, (2012). The historicunfulfilled promise. San Francisco,CA: City Light Books, p. 232. © 2012 Rey Ty
  54. 54. © 2012 Rey Ty
  55. 55. Biblico- Theological ReflectionSuppose a brother or a sister iswithout clothes and daily food. If oneof you says to them, “Go in peace;keep warm and well fed,” but doesnothing about their physical needs,what good is it? In the same way,faith by itself, if it is notaccompanied by action, is dead.”(James 2:15-17 NIV) © 2012 Rey Ty
  56. 56. Biblico-Theological Reflection“Speak out for those who cannotspeak, for the rights of all thedestitute. Speak out… defendthe rights of the poor andneedy.” (Proverbs 31: 8-9 NIV) © 2012 Rey Ty
  57. 57. Biblico-Theological Reflection“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I wasthirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was astranger and you invited me in. Naked, and ye clothed me: Iwas sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye cameunto me… Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have doneit unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have doneit unto me.” (Matthew 25: 35 NIV; 25: 36,40 KJV) © 2012 Rey Ty
  58. 58. Biblico-Theological Reflection“For the oppression of the poor, forthe sighing of the needy, now will Iarise, saith the Lord. I will give themthe security they long for.” (Psalm 12: 5KJV & NIV) © 2012 Rey Ty
  59. 59. Biblico-Theological Reflection“One who is gracious to thepoor man lends to the Lord,and He will repay him for hisgood deed.”(Proverbs 19:17 NIV) © 2012 Rey Ty
  60. 60. Biblico-Theological Reflection“All they askedwas that weshouldcontinue toremember thepoor, the verything I waseager to do.”(Galatians 2:10 NIV) © 2012 Rey Ty
  61. 61. Which Side Are You On? 1. Support the1. Support the 99%, 98%, 47% 1%? (students, seniors, working poor, etc.)? © 2012 Rey Ty
  62. 62. © 2012 Rey Ty
  63. 63. © 2012 Rey Ty
  64. 64. Human Rights Work1. Critique, educate & Raise Consciousness: Expose & Oppose!2. Organize & Mobilize! a. Winning lobbying is one thing. b. Campaigning by itself is educational! c. Success is both strategic & tactical.3. Policy: Propose! © 2012 Rey Ty
  65. 65. Conscientização•According to Freire’stranslator, "The term,conscientização, refers tolearning to perceive social,political, and economiccontradictions, and to takeaction against the oppressiveelements of reality." © 2012 Rey Ty
  66. 66. CredoGo to the peopleLive among among them ofLearn from themPlan with them PRRMWork with themStart with what they knowBuild on what they haveTeach by showingLearn by doingNot a showcase but a patternNot odds and ends but asystemNot piecemeal but integratedapproachNot to conform but totransformNOT RELIEF BUT RELEASE © 2012 Rey Ty
  67. 67. Politics1.Politics isstewardship!2.vs. politicsof the elite © 2012 Rey Ty
  68. 68. Demand amoreopen-sourcegovern-ment! © 2012 Rey Ty
  69. 69. Government Send hardcopies of yourletters & petitions by snail mail to politicians. © 2012 Rey Ty
  70. 70. Democratic space vs.repression © 2012 Rey Ty
  71. 71. 1. Tasks Ahead Mass democratic movements2. Struggle for national liberation3. Working people4. Peace movement5. Struggle against exploitation, & injustice6. Work for peace, justice & equality © 2012 Rey Ty
  72. 72. Solidarity•Martin Niemöller: “First they came forthe Communists, but I was not aCommunist so I did not speak out. Thenthey came for the Socialists and theTrade Unionists, but I was neither, so Idid not speak out. Then they came forthe Jews, but I was not a Jew so I didnot speak out. And when they came forme, there was no one left to speak outfor me.” © 2012 Rey Ty
  73. 73. OccupyMovement!• Cornel West• Noam Chomsky• Slavoj Zizek• Ryan Harvey (music) © 2012 Rey Ty
  74. 74. Social Movement © 2012 Rey Ty
  75. 75. Vis ion © 2012 Rey Ty
  76. 76. VisionFuture with no war, no exploitation, no inequality & no poverty © 2012 Rey Ty
  77. 77. VisionBuild a future based upon peace, justice, democracy, equality, cooperation & meeting human needs. © 2012 Rey Ty
  78. 78. VisionWealth must be for the benefit of the people. © 2012 Rey Ty
  79. 79. VisionForeign policy must be based upon mutual respect, peace & solidarity. © 2012 Rey Ty
  80. 80. VisionGuarantee & expand people’s democratic rights. © 2012 Rey Ty
  81. 81. Vision Racial, gender & socialequality must be the basis of domestic policies & practices. © 2012 Rey Ty
  82. 82. Vision 1. Not a dream!2. Need to work to achieve them! © 2012 Rey Ty
  83. 83. Agenda• Land & Liberation, Food & Freedom, Jobs & Justice!• Pepe Diokno © 2012 Rey Ty
  84. 84. © 2012 Rey Ty
  85. 85. Critique• But the colonized already knew how to fish before the colonials & neo- colonials arrived! © 2012 Rey Ty
  86. 86. We the People…1. Listen to the voices of the people.2. Don’t let the top (government) dictate our agenda: put them to task. © 2012 Rey Ty
  87. 87. References:1. Badiou, A. (2011). Second Manifesto for Philosophy. Cambridge, UK: Polity.2. Chomsky, N. (2012). Occupy. Brooklyn, NY: Zucotti Park Press.3. Chomsky, N. & Foucault, M. (2006). The Chomsky- Foucault Debate on Human Nature. New York: The New Press, p. 211.4. Constantino, R. & Meszaros, I. (1978). Neocolonial identity and counter-consciousness: Essays in cultural decolonization. London: The Merlin Press Ltd.5. Sokal, A. (2008). Beyond the hoax: Science, philosophy, & culture. New York: Oxford University. Press.6. Zinn, H. (2010). A people’s history of the United States. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics.7. Zinn, H. (2012). The historic unfulfilled promise. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books, p. 113. © 2012 Rey Ty
  88. 88. Salamat!Thank You! © 2012 Rey Ty

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