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Peter Lamborn Wilson on 'Does Anarchism Have a Future in the 21st Century?'
New York City June 22 @ the Anarchist Forum
The Brecht Forum 451 West Street

The Libertarian Book Club,* New York City's oldest continuously active anarchist institution (founded 1946), kicks off a new season of its Anarchist Forum series as legendary underground intellectual Peter Lamborn Wilson, author of Escape From the Nineteenth Century and numerous other books, leads a discussion on the theme: "DOES ANARCHISM HAVE A FUTURE IN THE 21st CENTURY? The prospects for an anarchist revival in the contemporary dystopian world situation. "

The Beach Beneath the Street Release Party NYC June 8
June 8 at 8PM @ Spoonbill & Sugartown 218 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 11211

Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, its legacy continues to inspire activists, artists and theorists around the world. Such a legend has accrued to this movement that the story of the SI now demands to be told in a contemporaryvoice capable of putting it into the context of twenty-first-century struggles.

McKenzie Wark presents his new book The Beach Beneath the Street A Fresh Historyof the Situationist International(Verso, 2011) on Wednesday night, Admission is Free but Seating is Limited. For info please call or email sugar@spoonbillbooks.com!

Anarchist Forum: "Neither NATO Nor Qaddafi, Thank You!"
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 7PM
Simple Studios
134 W. 29th (2nd floor between 6th & 7th avenues)

Bill Weinberg (until recently of WBAI radio) leads a discussion of anarchist perspectives on Libya, the Arab Spring and the crisis in North Africa, and what has changed with the Western military intervention.

The Anarchist Turn
May 5th-6th, 2011

Philosophy Department, The New School for Social Research
The Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann Symposium in Political Philosophy
Theresa Lang Center | 55 W. 13th St. | Mezzanine Level

For a long time, the word “anarchist” has been used as an insult. This is because, at least since Thomas Hobbes, the concept of anarchy has been extended from its etymological meaning (absence of centralized government) to that of pure disorder - the idea being that, without a sovereign state, the life of individuals can only be brutish, miserable, and chaotic. This move was certainly functional to the ideological justification of modern sovereign states, but not to an understanding of what anarchy might be.

In the last decade, this caricature of anarchy has begun to crack. Globalization and the social movements it spawned seem to have proved what anarchists have long been advocating: an anarchical order is not just desirable, but also feasible. This has led to a revitalized interest in the subterranean anarchist tradition and its understanding of anarchy as collective self-organization without centralized authority. But the ban on “anarchism” has not yet been lifted.

“Social Science and Cultural Politics” 12th March 2011 - Sociology Department, University of Warwick (UK)

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference CALL FOR PAPERS

TRAVOL 2011: Volunteer Summer Camp

An autonomous gathering of people, organizations, and community experiences

Second World Forum of Applied Knowledge

January 10th to February 20, 2011

TraVol will take place in the village of Polpaiko, which is located at the edge of the municipality of Tiltil in the northern part of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile.


Chris Knight, Hillel Ticktin and William Dixon debate:


Thursday 21 January, 7.15pm, Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornaugh St. WC1 (Russell Sq. tube).

At the next election millions will vote for pro-capitalist political parties that offer little except cutbacks and austerity. Despite economic crisis, climate chaos and disastrous wars, people see no alternative to capitalism - and revolution seems, at best, an impossible dream.

Beneath the University, the Commons A conference at the University of Minnesota April 8-11, 2010

// Antioch 05.08 // Rome 10.08 // Athens 12.08 // New York City 12.08 // Helsinki 03.09 // Zagreb 05.09 // Heidelberg 06.09 // London 06.09 //Santa Cruz 09.09//

‘Talk to us not about us’ Abahlali baseMjondolo in Hackney, London 4 & 5 September 2009

Posted on | August 22, 2009 |

Abahlali baseMjondolo the shack dwellers movement from South Africa visit Hackney

BENEFIT Fri 4 Sept 7.30pm-2am@ the Belgrade Social Centre, 2a Belgrade Rd, London N16 8DJ

Films and discussion with representatives from the South African shack dwellers’ movement, followed by uplifting African music from Jally Kebba Susso (kora master), Kodjovi Kush from the Soothsayers, Jah Warrior and Bubble-Wap featuring Isa GT.

“A slow revolution from below fought day by day across the country.” - S’bu Zikode, President of the Shack Dwellers Movement


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