When I got to the Palmer the morning
workshops were already in progress. I found a seat in the back of the
room for this one titled "Sustainable Activism". Allison was giving
people tips on things like "give yourself a break from activism every
now and then."
In the next round of workshops I sat in
on one about internet activism. I was hoping there would be some
interesting angles on the spam war discussed, but it was all about
things like using facebook to build your network and the general
utility of email lists.
George Lopez led a fascinating workshop
on being green and Black, Brown, Yellow, or Red. One thing he said that
really struck me was that "here in Illinois we can make employers
improve working conditions by exerting public pressure, but that
doesn't work in Arizona."
On the way to dinner we passed this
really incredible Picasso statue.
My favorite line in the whole debate
was the one where Jesse Johnson said "we need to put the Zen in
After everything else the Liberty Tree
Foundation for Democratic Revolution hosted a schmoozfest at the end of
the hall on the seventh floor.
I consider David Cobb
to be the Green Party of the USA's first good ex Presidential candidate.