Eighth Balkan Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Mostar (Bosnia and Hercegovina) on 5th and 6th of September 2014 as part of Anti-fascist festival, annual Mostar event. We invite all anarchist/antiauthoritarian groups, individuals, publishers, initiatives and projects from Balkan (and beyond) to come and participate at BAB in discussions and meetings which will help us build solidarity networks and strong anti-nationalist and anti-capitalist movement.
A wild party! The Carrboro Really Really Free Market is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with a massive festival! You’re invited for a whole weekend of really really free activities. We’re hoping comrades from around the world will join us in making this something to remember!
We are excited to announce that planning for the 2014 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair is underway. The book fair will be held on the weekend of August 23rd & 24th, and once again will be occurring at the Vera Project. We are currently accepting requests for table space at the book fair as well as proposals for workshops and discussions. The deadline for each is July 15th. Tables are $70 for the weekend (or $35 for half a table!), with proceeds supporting not just the book fair but multiple other projects as well (previous years money has gone to L@s Quixotes Library, Seattle Food Not Bombs, PNW Grand Jury Resistance, Riseup.net, the Prison Doula Project and more).
For the first time in recent memory, the occupied Lenape land known as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will host an Anarchist Book Fair. On August 23rd, 2014 we will be attempting to reach out to the broader community in an effort to grow and challenge our preexisting ideas, find a common ground with others, and move forward toward a world based on freedom and mutual aid.
Registration is now open for the 3rd International Conference of the Anarchist Studies Network, which will take place at Loughborough University (United Kingdom), 3-5 September 2014 We have an exciting line-up of over 70 papers, including panels and panel streams on anarchism and the history of ideas, critical management studies, religion, geography, animal liberation, and lots more!
Last year, in the spirit of rising anarchist resistance, and to honour our fallen comrades from the past, we organized the first Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair for one day on the weekend immediately following May Day. Once again, the book fair will be hosted on May Day weekend in Cumberland (a small village in Comox Valley that was one of the major sites of the largest labour revolt in BC history).
Panagacos v Towery is a landmark civil liberties case currently in the US District Court in Tacoma, WA. It is a lawsuit that antiwar activists filed against the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and countless law enforcement agencies in 2010. It was filed after it was discovered that a fellow activist who went by the name “John Jacob” was actually Army intelligence agent John J Towery who worked with a Fusion Center at nearby Fort Lewis (JBLM). Towery spied on and infiltrated the antiwar group Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) which blocked military shipments en route to Iraq and Afghanistan and successfully shut down the Port of Olympia in 2007 and kicked the military out.
Direct actions are planned in the Bay Area between Earth Day on April 22 and May 1st to raise awareness about the intersections of labor rights, immigration rights, and environmental issues. Actions may include sit-ins, tree sits, guerrilla gardening, pickets, marches, blockades, and strikes. Our goal is to challenge the "Jobs vs Environment" myth, to unite workers and environmentalists against the bosses, and rapidly transition unsustainable industries through direct action. The process in which we would achieve so, is through directly democratic workers assemblies and Environmental Unionist Caucuses within our existing unions where we would organize actions to halt the destruction of the planet. We seek to live up to our IWW Preamble which states that we must "abolish wage slavery and live in harmony with the Earth."
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.