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Fourth Annual People's Poetry Gathering
New York, May, 2006

Friends, Join us for


Sponsored by City Lore and the Bowery Poetry Club


The Wor(l)d of New York!


Poems from the World's Endangered and Contested Languages

Read and performed in their Mother Tongues and English

including the

“Festival within a Festival”

Harpsong: Celtic Poetry and Music


The New

New York City Epic Poem

and Poems of our Fair (and sometimes Unfair) City

Read by Twenty Poets Laureate of New York

From May 3rd to 7th, 2006, the People's Poetry Gathering www.peoplespoetry.org - a poetry festival unlike any other, rooted in New York City's hybrid sounds, rhythms, and histories - bursts into life for the fourth time to invite New Yorkers to consider and celebrate the inestimable value of all languages and the artists who sculpt, sing, rant, dance and breathe the Realm of Words.

Anarchist/Anti-Authoritarian Bloc for A29 Demo in NYC

On Saturday, April 29 there will be a huge anti-war march and peace & justice festival in New York City (Manhattan) being organized by United For Peace and Justice.

Information at www.April29.org

An anarchist/anti-authoritarian bloc will be assembling at the intersection of 20th and Park, SW corner, at 11 am (look for the red and black flags!). This will consist (currently) of various Students For a Democratic Society chapters (all chapters from new york city, as well as Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey), the Industrial Workers of the World, the New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists, the War Resisters League, and various other anarchist groups and individuals from New York City and elsewhere. THIS IS NOT A BLACK BLOC, HOWEVER there will be time (march doesn't step off until 12) for anyone who wishes to form a black bloc and/or participate in direct action to group up at the assembly point.

In addition, the New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists, Students For A Democratic Society-Pace, and others have called for all anarchists and anti-authoritarians to march in solidarity with the Transit Workers Union and imprisoned Roger Toussaint, to support them against their attack by the City of New York before the main anti-war march. Assemble at the corner of Canal and Centre Street, in front of the Starbucks at 10:00 AM to march passed Toussaint’s jail cell at 10:30 (on Centre between White and Baxter). [Take the N,Q,R,W,J,M,Z, or 6 train to Canal St.]
This march will then proceed to meet up with the main anarchist/anti-authoritarian bloc on 20th St. before the main anti-war march steps off.

See you in the streets!

more info: anarchistNJ@yahoo.com

Anarchism06: 21st Century ideas and Action.

The Occupied Social Centre, 21 Russel Square, London 29th-30th April

Anarchism06 is a 2 day conference celebrating the ideas of anarchism. The aim is to
encourage debate and discussion around the ideas of anarchism and how those ideas can
be, and are applied in practical everyday situations.

Well known speakers from 'the anarchist movement', past, present & future (!) open the
conference celebrating anarchism as a positive political force "a way of getting the various
strands and political movements together, feeding off each other and hopefully learning
from each other, building trust and confidence in our abilities to connect and develop
strategies together, as well as fostering solidarity and a sense of collective purpose in what
we do".

discussions based on current issues along the following themes:-

- workplace struggles

- community struggles

- social struggles

- international struggles

(including: autonomous workers struggles with Gate Gourmet, Laing O'Rourke workers &
tube cleaners; the current uprisings in France from those who have been involved; as well
as the recent Broadway Market occupation in Hackney against gentrification; plus a
discussion on why today there are so few genuine working class anarchists).

There are still available places if people, or their groups, wish to contribute discussion topics
(email anarchism2006-at-hushmail.com). Should ideally fall within the 4 themes with the
emphasis of how anarchism does, or should, positively contribute to these struggles.

Eduardo Galeano and Arundhati Roy

New York, May 21, 2006

An Evening of Readings and Conversation with

Presented by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change

7:00 pm, Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Town Hall

123 West 43rd Street, New York

Between 6th Avenue & Broadway

Doors open at 6:15 pm

All seats $15.00. Limit of 8 tickets per person.

"MesoAmerica Resiste"

Beehive Collective
New York, April 27, 2006

The Beehive Collective is coming to the New School to present their new
graphic on Plan Puebla Panama. Please come and see!

Thurs, April 27th, 6–9pm

65 Fifth Ave, Room 201

New School

A swarm is coming! The Beehive Design Collective — a non-profit,
volunteer driven, political arts organization based in eastern Maine — is
headed this way. The group's mission is to "cross pollinate the
grassroots" through the creation of images as an effective medium for
deconstructing and educating the public about complex geopolitical issues.

Most interesting is their methodology. The bees create collaborative,
hand-illustrated posters of dizzying intricacy which are patchwork
"quilts" of personal stories related to them in their travels.

Regional SDS Conference
Providence, April 23, 2006

Bethany, Ct. April 13, 2006 — Long time anti-war activist Thomas Good, 47 year old member of the Industrial Workers of the World and the War Resistors League living in New York City announced today that on April 23rd, the first regional conference will be held by the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Good, who is helping organize the conference, explained that the new SDS is significantly different from the old SDS. "First off, it's multi-generational," said Good. "Secondly, I am hopeful that our brand of participatory democracy will provide a true umbrella for student and other activists who are into a decentralized, grassroots approach." Good reported that in only a few months of activity, the re-born SDS has established seventy-seven chapters nationwide.

Paul Buhle, a historian at Brown University and SDS activist in the 1960s is enthusiastically at work planning the conference. Buhle said, "The voice of the young and the most democratic social movement of the 1960s, is back again...with a new generation."

More than thirty years ago, during the height of the anti-Vietnam War movement, SDS was the most important student activist organization in the United States. SDS reached the pinnacle of its influence in 1968 and then fragmented and fell apart in 1969. Now a group of present day student activists along with members of SDS active in the 60s, have joined together to form a new SDS to further the already re-emerging campus and community progressive anti-war and social justice movement.

All people interested in finding out about or becoming involved in the new SDS are invited to attend the regional conference to be held on Sunday April 23, 2006 from 11:00AM–6:00PM in Salomon Hall at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island. Attendance is free.

Speakers include student activist Alana Makowitz who organized a new chapter of SDS at Salve Regina University. Also speaking are Thomas Good and Patrick Korte, two of the organizers of the new SDS, and Ambre Ivol from the Sorbonne who will report on the French student movement. Speakers from the sixties SDS include Bob Ross, one of the organization's founders, former national president, Carl Oglesby, Paul Buhle, former editor of SDS magazine, "Radical America," and Bernadine Dohrn, former SDS national leader and founding member of the Weather Underground.

For Conference details see SDS

For information contact Bert Garskof (Former Faculty Advisor to Michigan State University SDS)
Phone: 203.393.3213, Cell 203.232.8455 or Email: bgarskof@adelphia.net

Email: info@studentsforademocraticsociety.org

Website: SDS

Neo Phobe

A Mystery Novel by Jim Feast with Ron Kolm

Book Party and Awards Ceremony, New York City, April 16, 2006

Book Party and Awards Ceremony for the
First Annual Franz Kafka Literary Medal

To be presented by the FusionArts Museum to Feast for Neo Phobe and his other fictional achievements.

Sunday, April 16, 2006 — 4 p.m.

FusionArts Museum,
57 Stanton Street,
between Eldridge and Forsythe

(212) 995-5290

Reading from Neo Phobe:

Steve Dalachinsky

Jim Feast

Bonnie Finberg

Ron Kolm

Tsaurah Litzky

Yuko Otomo

Michael Randall

Jill Rapaport

Carl Watson

Carol Wierzbicki

"Civilization: Its Origins and Collapse"
John Zerzan and Kevin Tucker

New York City, April 15, 2006

Ever think there was something horribly wrong with the way things are?
According to anarcho-primitivists, those social, ecological, spiritual and
political problems that we all face are a part of civilization. The most
basic human needs were shaped and met by the nomadic gatherer-hunter
existence that has defined over 99.99% of human life. Looking back to the
settling of some human societies, to an increased dependency off of stored
and grown foods, through the rise of political power, emergence of work,
patriarchy, warfare, and expansionism, we can get a clearer picture of the
processes at work in our daily lives to keep us domesticated and docile to a
world that runs against our being.

Join anarcho-primitivist thinkers and writers, Kevin Tucker and John Zerzan
for a discussion of the origins of civilization and their consequences from
the beginnings of settled societies through the culture of cities and into
our current globalized modernity. Talk revolves around a critique of
civilization and possible directions for moving beyond it and the short
comings of contemporary resistance movements.

Anonymous Comrade writes:

The Prison Industry:
Artistic Approaches to Activism
New York City, April 7, 2006

Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, April 7, 2006, 6:30PM

The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street
New York City

Admission: $10, free for students and alumni with valid ID

— Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Director, Program in American Studies & Ethnicity, Associate Professor of ASE and Geography, University of Southern California

— Ashley Hunt, artist and activist

— Trevor Paglen, artist, writer, and experimental geographer working out of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley
Temporary Services, artist collaborative, represented by Salem Collo-Julin

One of the primary rationales in the punishment of crime has been the assumption that the prisoner can be rehabilitated. Today, however, the role of the prison as a place for rehabilitation, growth, and personal advancement appears obsolete. Since the privatization of the United States prison system in the 1980’s, the system has become a vast $40 billion-a-year industry, the most elaborate in the world. At a time when the U.S. has achieved the highest rate of imprisonment per capita in the history of the world—in which, for instance, one in four African American men are under correctional supervision—the American public is slowly awakening to an unprecedented crisis of mass incarceration.

Investigating notions of punishment and imprisonment, repentance and acquittal, this discussion addresses the prison industry, focusing on artistic approaches to activism and reform. The evening’s program will begin with a screening of "I Won't Drown on that Levee and You Ain't Gonna' Break My Back" (USA, 2005) by Ashley Hunt which uses the New Orleans prison crisis after Katrina as a case study and a point of departure for a larger crisis in incarceration and rehabilitation.

This event is presented on occasion of the Vera List Center’s year-long thematic cycle “Considering Forgiveness.”

TICKETS: Reservations can be made by email to boxoffice@newschool.edu. Tickets can be ordered by phone with a credit card (212) 229-5488; in person at The New School Box Office, 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday–Thursday 1–8 p.m., Friday 1–7 p.m.

INFORMATION: 212.229.5353,
Website: Here.

PRE-MAYDAY EVENT with the Industrial Workers of the World


London WC1


with Adam Lincoln, IWW dual carder and
experienced trade unionist

6pm - 80th anniversary commemoration of the 1926 GENERAL STRIKE
The bitter lock-out, Days of hope in the General Strike, and the betrayal by the TUC - Dave Douglass, NUM & Wobbly veteran

with cookies and Zapatista coffee

Organised by the LONDON IWW



21 Russell Square

London WC1, LND

United Kingdom


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