Five Important UPDATES!
Contents of this email:
#1. Portland, Oregon: Tuesday, January 17th, A World Beyond Capitalism Conference (AWBC) Volunteer Meet-Up and Planning Meeting
#2. Worldwide: Saturday, January 21st, 2006 AWBC, International
Telconference Volunteer Meet-Up and Planning Meeting: You can join this meeting from anywhere in the world using just your telephone (or you can use your computer to call in by using skype... dowloadable at
#3. Portland, Oregon: Thursday, February 16th, 2006 Tuesday, January 17th, AWBC Fundraiser: production:
#4. Olympia, Washington: February 15th, A World Beyond Capitalism Conference (AWBC) Volunteer Meet-Up and Planning Meeting
#5. Worldwide: Photos during the AWBC Worldwide travels and worldwide outreach
#6. Washington, DC: Volunteer of the AWBC will be in DC and will accepting proposals and answer questions about AWBC 2006.
#1. Come and enjoy free vegan refreshments, friends and the feeling of
working for a better world as a part of this wonderful volunteer meeting!
Bike maps, driving directions and more are available on our website. This meeting is suitable for the entire family. The bookstore has a children's play area so you are welcome to bring your infant or children. We greatly welcome people of all races, ethnic groups and marginalized groups. For details go to http://www.aworldbeyondcapitalism.org
or http://www.CommonUnityPeaceConference.org or call (503) 727-2622 and leave a message. Time and Date: 4pm-6:00, Tuesday, January 17th, 4-6 PM, 2006 Location: Laughing Horse Bookstore, 3652 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202. Free vegan refreshments. All are welcome. Bienvenidos.
#2. The AWBC is an International conference of unparalleled access and
outreach! In our commitment to reach out to minorities and marginalized people worldwide, including all people overseas, people in remote areas of the USA, and those those volunteers and people who would like to submit proposals, and ask questions who have severe disabilities that may cause them to be homebound, we have decided to have three international teleconference volunteer meetings. These three teleconference meetings will permit all AWBC
volunteers worldwide the opportunity to discuss plans for the AWBC 2006 which will take place August 26th through August 28th, 2006.
The first teleconference will take place at 12noon, Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, January 21st, 2006. No matter where you are in the world, join us! Here is how! Using a computer with skype, or a standard telephone it's very easy to join the AWBC teleconference meeting.
Just dial 319-256-0500. It will prompt you to enter the access code (113968) you will be placed in a que and as folks call in you are connected. It's a long distance call (to Iowa, where the call center is) so long distance charges apply. Attached is the full set of instructions. It's probably more information than you want or need. Anyway, here it is [it is quoted from the freeconference call center email that we received.]
PERSONAL CONFERENCING ID
Dial-in Number: (319) 256-0500
Access code: 113968#
When you use your free conference call number you will need
to organize every one in your call by notifying them of the date, time, dial in number and access code of your conference. All parties will call the same dial in number and enter the same access code followed by the # key. Once in a call every caller will be able to talk. All participants will have access to these touch tone commands.
ENTERING ACCESS CODES
When prompted enter the access code that has been assigned to
you followed by the # key.
Additional host feature keys can be accessed by pressing the (*)
key at the end of the access code instead of the # key.
123456# access to participant feature keys
123456* access to host feature keys for organizers and guest speakers
PARTICIPANT FEATURE KEYS
3 Exit - exit the conference call
4 Instructions - conference instructions
6 Mute/Unmute - caller controlled muting
HOST FEATURE KEYS(accessed by following the pass code with a
*instead of a #)
2 Count - plays the number of parties in the call
3 Exit - takes you out of the conference call
4 Instructions - conference instructions
5 Listen only modes - host controlled muting
6 Mute/Unmute - caller controlled muting
7 Secured/Unsecured - stop callers from entering
8 Tone controls
DETAILED TOUCH TONE EXPLANATION
Caller count 2 (host only)
Allows the host to get a count of how many callers are on the code
Exit conference 3 key
Pressing 3 Takes the individual user out of the conference call and back into the lobby.
Instructions 4 key
Plays a menu of touch tone commands
Listening modes 5 key (host only)
There are 3 different listening modes for the audience - the
default mode is open conversation - pressing 5 once will mute the audience however the audience can un-mute them selves by pressing 6 for questions or guest speakers - pressing 5 again will put the audience into mute mode with out the capability of un-muting themselves -press 5 again and it will return you to open conversation mode.
Mute 6 key
Pressing 6 will mute the line of the individual caller pressing 6 -
Pressing 6 again will un-mute the line.
Security 7 key (host only)
Pressing 7 will secure the conference and block all other callers attempting
to enter the conference - pressing 7 again will re-open the conference to all
Tone control 8 key (host only)
The default setting is Entry and Exit tones on - pressing 8 once and you will hear entry and exit tones off, press 8 again and you will hear Entry tone off exit tone on, press 8 again and you will hear entry tone on exit tone, pressing 8 one more time will put youbackin default mode with both exit and entry tones on.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the costs involved in a FreeConferenceCallT?
Only normal domestic long distance rates charged by the
participant's long distance carriers for the length of the callapply.
Is there a limit on how many calls I can make?
No, you may make an unlimited number of calls and have an
unlimitednumber of access codes if you feel it necessary.
How many callers can be in a single conference?
96 caller maximum in each conference with no required minimum
Is this an Internet service using my computer, mic and speakers?
No, this is a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
conferencing service that utilizes your regular telephone.
[Note: It stated that skype is possible. Hopefully, if you have skype, it
[Thank you Niles for researching all of this! Everyone's help makes a big
#3. We will be showing the critically acclaimed Democracy Now production: Arundhati Roy: Public Power in the Age of Empire!
Come and enjoy food, friends and the feeling of working for
worldwide peace and multiracial equality as a part of this wonderful
fundraising event! Bike maps, driving directions and more are available on our website. The bookstore has a children's play area so you are welcome to bring your children. We greatly welcome people of all races, ethnic groups and marginalized groups. 100% of the funds raised during this fundraiser will be used for travel expenses for AWBC keynote speakers of all races and backgrounds. (See Progressive Directory or the 'participants' page on our website). “...Arundhati Roy is how the peace movement arms itself. She turns our grief and rage into courage.” —Naomi Klein, author of 'No Logo'. For details go to
http://www.CommonUnityPeaceConference.org or call (503) 727-2622 and leave a message. Time and Date: 7pm-9:00, Thursday, February 16th, 2006 Location: Laughing Horse Bookstore, 3652 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202. Free vegan refreshments. All are welcome, Bienvenidos.
#4. Olympia, Washington. Title: A World Beyond Capitalism Conference
Volunteer Meet-Up and Planning Meeting
The AWBC would like to thank everyone in the Olympia, Washington area for the warm welcome! Also, special thanks to jennifer who will be hosting the next AWBc meeting in Olympia! Come and enjoy free vegan refreshments, friends and the feeling of working for working for a better world as a part of this wonderfu volunteer meeting! Printable, multilingual flyers are available on our website. This meeting is
suitable for the entire family. We greatly welcome people of all races,
ethnic groups and marginalized groups. For details go to
http://www.CommonUnityPeaceConference.org or call the AWBC nationwide infoline at (310) 285-3222, anytime 24 hours a day and leave a message. Time and Date: 4pm, Wednesday, February 15th, 4pm, The meeting will be held on the
2nd floor, using the table and chairs area located in between the café and the bookstore on the 'College Activities Building' of Evergreen State
College. Olympia, Washington. Free vegan refreshments. All are welcome. Bienvenidos.
#5. Last but not least, here are some Photos during the AWBC Worldwide travels and worldwide outreach
More photos here:
If you plan on coming to the AWBC to help volunteer, please feel free to
register for an account on the AWBC scrapbook site and upload pictures from your area of the world! It will take a few days for the photos to be
approved before they appear. We look forward to seeing you at the AWBC 2006 in August 2006!
#6. Washington, DC: D, a volunteer of the AWBC, will be teaching a class at the Ninth Annual Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR) titled: The Crisis of Holding Resistance Events at Culturally, Racially and Politically Alienating Institutions of the Empire Rather Than Peacefully Seizing the Land that Rightfully Belongs to the People. If you are on the East Coast, after the workshop, please use this opportunity to submit proposals for the AWBC, ask questions or ask how you can volunteer for the AWBC! Together, we can make a better world! NCOR info here: http://organizedresistance.org
Love for the people,
A World Beyond Capitalism Team
A World Beyond Capitalism 2006 Conference
The Annual International Multiracial Alliance Building Peace Conference
The Common Unity Peace Conference
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Main Home Page: http://www.CommonUnityPeaceConference.org
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