Building on the success of its predecessor, the 3rd International Conference of the Anarchist Studies Network will showcase the best new thinking in the study of anarchism as a political theory and practice – past, present and future. The conference aims to breach new frontiers in anarchist scholarship, and encourage cross-pollination between disciplines and contributions from both within and outside the official academic sphere. Proposals are welcome for sessions and individual papers from any scholarly discipline(s), on any topic relevant to the study of anarchism. Also welcome are proposals for practical workshops, experiential sessions, and other activities.
The BASTARD (Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory And Research & Development) conference promotes the understanding that there are multiple valid approaches to anarchism, each of which has points that are worth examining. Come and share your approach.
In activist circles and beyond, it has become commonplace to speak of self-care, taking for granted that the meaning of this expression is self-evident. But “self” and “care” are not static or monolithic; nor is “health.” How has this discourse been colonized by capitalist values? Contributors to the recent zine Self as Other: Reflections on Self-Care will present on the political dimensions of care, illuminating how it can serve oppressive or revolutionary purposes. Taking the self as an object of political struggle, this discussion will ask how health and resistance are linked, and what forms of care might be be able to subvert systems of power.
Announcing the 2nd annual Kitchener-Waterloo Anarchist Bookfair! Taking place on March 1 2014 on Six Nations of the Grand River territory, we will once again welcome anarchists and non-anarchists alike for a day of workshops, presentations, info tables, book sellers and social events. With introductory discussions about anarchism in addition to deeper conversations around the ongoing relevance of anarchism and its implications for on-the-ground organizing and everyday struggles, the KW Anarchist Bookfair will be a space for radical ideas to thrive for curious folks, seasoned organizers and everyone in between.
If we didn’t have leaders, bosses, or managers, how would we ever get anything done? This weekend’s Anarchist BookFair & DIY Fest proves that you can hold a weekend-long festival without falling into typical organizational structures or hierarchies. While the festival is in its sixth year, it has a very loose organizational structure. It doesn’t have an annual date or time, and past festivals have happened anywhere between May and September.
I hope you had a great summer. We sure did. The Food Not Bombs Free Skool really made progress and next summer promises to be even better. This is the 25th anniversary of the first arrest of our volunteers for sharing ideas and food. Since that day on August 15, 1988 the authorities have tried to stop our progress by arresting our activists as they provided food to the hungry.
November 10-11, 2013 (show on the 9th). Are you as excited as we are? We'll be at Simmons College again, sponsored by their wonderful Progressive Librarians Guild. But this won't be an amazing bookfair without you! We're now taking workshop proposals and applications for tabling! Click on the links below to get started.
ALEC can aptly be described as the most dangerous concoction of Lobbying firm, Conservative think-tank and Political Machine. For a petty hundred dollars a year, State Legislators are given the opportunity to dine on expensive food, stay in expensive hotels, smoke expensive cigars, drink expensive wine and participate in expensive activities.