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Organized by In the Field

Opening Reception:
Tuesday March 27, 6-8pm

Lecture by Brett Bloom and Ava Bromberg of In the Field:
Thursday March 29, 7pm

common room 2
465 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
tel.: 212.358.8605

Take F train to East Broadway stop. Exit at rear of platform if coming
downtown or front of platform if coming from Brooklyn. Walk East on
East Broadway just past Pitt Street. Use Rear Entrance on East Broadway.
Map Link:
http://www.onnyturf.com/subway/?address=465+grand+ street,+NYC,+NY

Global housing crises are not abstract. They are visible and viscerally experienced on the ground where people sleep, gather, eat and raise their families. While conditions in distinct and distant cultures may differ, they are increasingly interrelated; so are the processes that generate these conditions. People are actively (and passively) unhoused by markets, governments, wars, ethnic violence, gentrification, natural and manmade disasters, and other factors. Where markets and governments fail to provide housing, people are left to provide housing for themselves. The creative efforts of individuals, groups, and others invested in improving the condition of daily life and shelter at the margins of affordability are the subject of this exhibition. The material presented here is drawn from research on creative responses to global housing crises we are doing in preparation for a book called UNHOUSED.

Guaranteed Income Conference

Cambridge, UK, April 28, 2007

You are invited to attend a one-day conference on the subject of

Theories and practices of workplace remuneration and
resistance in the age of cognitive capitalism"

If you wish to attend the conference, or wish to present a paper, please
write to ed.emery [@] thefreeuniversity.net

The conference is organised under the aegis of Cambridge's "Left Tea Party".

It will be held in the Palmerston Room of St John's College Cambridge, from
10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday 28 April 2007.

A programme of speakers is being prepared and will be circulated shortly.

The general thesis arises out of the "Immaterial Labour" labour conference
held at King's in April 2006.

The concept of the wage as we knew it under Fordism and Keynesianism has
been surpassed. Guaranteed income is viewed as the framework for the payment
of society's labour in the era of immaterial labour and cognitive
capitalism. A new conceptual formulation of the wage needs to be arrived at,
as the founding basis of a revolutionary concept of movement. This, in order
to match the revolution taking place in capital's productive capacities. The
conference will look at the theory of Guaranteed Income as developed by
various authors. We shall also look at the history of social movements built
around demands for Guaranteed Income. And we shall look at practical
propositions for campaigning in the here and now.

The conference will draw on the work being done in Italy and France by
authors such as Toni Negri, Carlo Vercellone, Antonella Corsani, Andrea
Fumagalli, Stefano Lucarelli and Yann Moulier-Boutang.

Translated texts will be presented at the conference.

Registration is free, but MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

Places are limited, so you are recommended to write sooner rather than

With best regards,

Ed Emery

Universitas adversitatis

First Annual New York Anarchist Book Fair

NY Anarchist Bookfair

NEW YORK — Over 50 independent publishers, booksellers, infoshops and
collectives, record labels, media creators, and labor and other activist
groups will be exhibiting at the 1st Annual, 1st Ever NYC Anarchist Book
Fair, to be held Sat., April 14, in Manhattan. The Book Fair will also
include a tour of New York University's renowned Tamiment Library, plus
an anarchist art exhibition, a film and video festival, and 12 panels
and presentations beginning that day and concluding the next day, Sun.,
April 15. All events are free of charge.

The Book Fair will be held at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington
Square South, 11am–7pm. The exhibitors and other participants in the
Book Fair will give visitors a chance to sample the amazing depth and
diversity of anarchist life, activism, theory, and culture in New York
City and across North America and Europe.

Exhibitors based in New York that are currently scheduled to appear
include MayDay Books & Infoshop, Paper Tiger Television, Autonomedia,
Soft Skull Press, Bluestockings Books, Can't Afford 'em Records, and the
New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists. Out-of-town exhibitors will
include AK Press, Black Rose Books (Montreal), Southpaw Books, Class
War (London), Black Sheep Books, Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, The
Wooden Shoe, Chelsea Green Publishing, the Anarchist Federation in the
North of England (Nottingham), Infoshop.org, and the Institute for
Anarchist Studies.

Panels and presentations at the Book Fair will include an introductory
panel on "Anarchism and Its Aspirations," plus sessions on "Anarchism
and Supporting Parents and Children," "Anarcha-Feminism: A Panel
Discussion," "Antiauthoritarian Approaches to Resolving Conflict and
Harm," "The Future of Alternative Media," "Destroying Black History: The
Present and Past Attack on the Black Panthers," and "Visions of Anarchy
in the 21st Century."

Food and free childcare will also be available. For a full schedule of
events and complete information on Book Fair exhibitors, visit

Contacts: Eric Laursen, (917) 806-6452

Jenna Freedman, (917) 378-9840

"Shut Them Down!"

David Harvie

Tuesday, March 6th @ 7PM — Free


172 Allen Street @ Stanton (1 block south of Houston)

212.777.6028 http://www.bluestockings.com/

The book "Shut Them Down!: The G8, Gleneagles, and the Movement of Movements" is an essential collection on the resistance movement at the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland in 2005. Please join David Harvie in stories from the frontlines, accounts of the mobilization, and perhaps share a glimpse future possibilities.

Anonymous Comrade writes

"Quilombo Country" Preview Screening

New York City, Jan. 15, 2007

Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd Street (Btwn C&D)
Length: 73 minutes. $5 Refreshments courtesy of Beleza Pura Cachaça
DJ tunes by Katie Sardelli & Dave Insley
CONTACT: Leonard Abrams at 212-260-7540

Quilombo Films is previewing "Quilombo Country," a new film about modern-day quilombos, on Monday, January 15 at 7pm at Tribes Gallery. This special preview screening features the film’s new narration by hip hop legend Chuck D of the band Public Enemy. The director, Leonard Abrams, will be present for a Q&A directly following the screening.

Brazil, once the world's largest slave colony, was a brutal and deadly place for millions of Africans. But many thousands escaped or rebelled, creating their own communities in Brazil's untamed hinterland. Largely unknown to the outside world, today these communities, known as quilombos, struggle to preserve a rich heritage born of resistance to oppression.

Sixth General Assembly

New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists

January 21, 2007

Calling all anarchists, anti-authoritarians, horizontalists, and grassroots activists! Come join us as we plant the seeds of the anarchist century!

Mark your calendars: You are cordially invited to the Sixth General Assembly of the New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists / Alianza de anarquistas del área metropolitana de Nueva York (NYMAA).

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2007
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Place: Sixth Street Community Center, 638 East 6th Street between Avenues B and C in Manhattan.

In the midst of a deep, dark winter, what better way to spend a grey Sunday afternoon than gathering together with scores of like-minded revolutionaries who are organizing to build a better world?

On March 4, 2006, 65 radicals, revolutionists, and anarchists came together in an historic gathering and founded an explicitly anarchist organization--the first of its kind in NYC in nearly 100 years! Since then, much has been accomplished, yet much more must be done in order to forge a lasting antiauthoritarian presence on the streets of New York.

In order for the ideas of horizontalism and revolution to firmly take root among broad swaths of people, anarchists need to band together for the purpose of initiating and nurturing a wide range of projects. NYMAA's aim is to build momentum and contribute to a genuine movement of resistance and liberation that can ultimately uproot the brutality of authoritarianism, capitalism, and oppression.

Along those lines, NYMAA has arguably initiated the largest upswing in anarchist organizing that this city has seen in a very long time, marking as its accomplishments a number of ongoing projects, groups, and campaigns. This is truly a historic time, as we continue to build anarchist communities and projects while connecting and facilitating communication with other radical and revolutionary groups and organizations.

You can read more about NYMAA and familiarize yourself with its basic organizational structure (we strongly encourage this) by visiting: http://www.nymaa.org

Proposals and other agenda items for the General Assembly are welcomed. Please e-mail them along with any RSVPs (especially if you're bringing
kids!) to: nymaa-comms [at] riseup [dot] net

Food and beverages, as well as childcare, will also be provided.

History / Herstory in the making! Don't miss it! See you there!


Tactical Retreat, Strategic Escape:

Anarchist Options for the Near Future

Peter Lamborn Wilson’s Annual Chaos Day Lecture

The December Anarchist Forum

On Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum will present, returning to the city for Chaos Day, the author and radio star Peter Lamborn Wilson, who will speak on some strategies and tactics that might aid anarchists in coping with the world in the sad state that it is. Coping with the world may actually include
escaping from it. After putting his ideas forward, Peter will answer questions and respond to audience comments. Then we may all escape together.

The event will take place at the Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, Manhattan (between Bank and Bethune streets) (212-242-4201). Take an A, C, E, or L train to the 14th Street and 8 th Avenue subway stop or take a 1, 2, or 3
train to the 14th Street and 7 th Avenue stop. Walk South down 8th Ave, and take a right on Bethune. Walk until you hit West Street and take a left.

Everybody is welcome and invited to come and to have their say. There is no set fee for the presentation, but a contribution to aid the LBC is suggested. If you have questions, contact the LBC /Anarchist Forum, 212-979-8353 or e-mail: roberterler@erols.com

ABC No Rio Art Benefit Auction December 15

The Clothesline Show

a benefit art sale for ABC No Rio

156 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002

Thursday December 14 and Friday December 15

7:00 - 10:00pm

ABC No Rio, the Lower East Side gallery and arts
center, will be holding a benefit art sale, the
Clothesline Show, on Thursday December 14 and Friday
December 15 from 7:00 to 10:00pm, on both nights.

This benefit event will feature affordable works on
paper by emerging artists. Work will be presented on
clotheslines strung through ABC No Rio's gallery
space, and will be unframed, two-dimensional work, and
no larger than 11" X 17". Prices will range from $25
to $50.

Proceeds from this benefit art sale will go towards
ABC No Rio's Building Renovation Fund.

SPACE Course Listing for Spring 2007

The New SPACE (The New School for Pluralistic Anti-Capitalist Education)


Andrew Kliman

Thursdays, Feb. 15 - May 24, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

(No class March 22)

Tuition: $150–$180, sliding scale

This 14-week course is devoted to Volume I of Karl Marx's _Capital: A
critique of political economy_. Marx analyzes the capital relation as a
process of “self-expanding value.” Throughout the course, we will stress
the relevance of this concept to the contemporary expansionism of the
capitalist system and the new movements against global capitalism. The
specific character of Marx's critique of capital, and its differences from
others' critiques, will also be highlighted.

Revolutionary Literature
Victor Serge and Communist Totalitarianism
A Talk by Richard Greeman

Sunday Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
New York City

Victor Serge, author of “Birth of Our Power,” “Men in Prison” and other works, participated in the Spanish Civil War, the Russian Revolution, and the Mexican Revolution. He spent over 10 years in French and Russian prisons. Born in 1890 of Russian émigré parents in Brussels, he died a refugee in Mexico 57 years later
—a man with no possessions and no nationality. His work captures with rare authority the spirit and life of the revolutions of the first half of the 20th century.

The translator and biographer of Victor Serge, Richard Greeman is now based in Montpellier, France, where he is Secretary of the International Victor Serge Foundation. He is also a member of Praxis Center (Moscow). He was a professor at Columbia, Wesleyan and the University of Hartford, as well as an activist since the 1950s in anti-racist, anti-war, human rights and labor struggles in the U.S. and internationally.

Free admission. All welcome. Open discussion.

Location: 39 West 14th Street, Rm. 205 (Identity House—ring buzzer 205 and come to second floor), Manhattan (north side of 14th St., between 5th and 6th Aves.; take any train to 14th St. or Union Square).


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