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On Healing and Memory

AA Bronson in conversation with Gregg Bordowitz and Elizabeth A. Povinelli
New York City, Dec. 3, 2005

Rescheduled for

Saturday, December 3, 2005, 4–5:30PM, followed by a reception

The New School, Wollman Hall

66 West 12th Street, 4th floor

New York City

Admission: $8, free for students with valid ID (see ticket info below)

Nietzsche Circle writes:

"Nietzsche and the Future of Art"
New York City, Dec. 9, 2005

The NIETZSCHE CIRCLE with the support of Deutsches Haus presents

Nietzsche and the Future of Art:

The Effect of Nietzsche's Aesthetics on the Art of the Twentieth Century

A lecture with slides by Friedrich Ulfers and Mark Daniel Cohen

At the beginning of the twentieth century, shortly after Nietzsche's death, artists in all the principal fields of artistic endeavor knowingly and openly adopted the philosopher's aesthetic ideas and used them to revolutionize art. In this paper, the authors will examine principal practitioners of the visual arts, literature, and music to locate Nietzsche's influence, an influence that made much of Modernism possible. It is an influence that has not been exhausted. Although over the last 30 years much argumentation has been devoted to announcing the death of art, a study of Nietzsche's aesthetic thought reveals the project that initiated twentieth-century art has yet to be realized fully. The authors will demonstrate that Nietzsche's writings can be distilled into an aesthetic philosophy that charts future possibilities for an art devoted to revealing the truth of the world and that such possibilities are continuing to be explored by contemporary artists.

die writes:

National Day of Counter-Recruitment
New York City, Dec. 6, 2005

December 6, 2005 @ noon @ Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chamber St, A,C,E,1,2,3 to Chamber St., walk three blocks west

PAREDES and CAMILO MEJIA, Progressive Democrats of America director TIM
CARPENTER, Iraq Vets Against the War & Campus Antiwar Network member
DAVID AIRHART, and many more in supporting this day of counter-
recruitment action on December 6! (Full endorsement list below.)

December 6, 2005
Campus Antiwar Network

* Say No to the Solomon Amendment!

Campus Anti-War Network is calling for actions around the country to
show the federal government that they cannot intimidate schools for
kicking out military recruiters. On December 6, the Supreme Court will
hear the FAIR v Rumsfeld case (brought by several universities), which
will decide whether schools can ban military recruiters wihout losing
federal funding. Currently, the Solomon Amendment allows the government
to cut off federal funding from schools that ban military recruiters.
This policy forces schools to accept military recruitment, even though
the military's anti-gay "don't ask, don't tell" policy violates
university anti-discrimination policies.

* Bring the movement for COLLEGE NOT COMBAT to your town!

Modern Crisis Theory:
Its Relationship to Economic/Financial Crises

A Talk by Roz Bologh and Len Mell

New York City

Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Is it important to have a theory of crisis? Is it necessary to have a
theory of how society undergoes maturational crises? Is it important to
have a theory of the evolution of society? Is it necessary to have a
theory of the development of social reason?

This is an introductory talk, workshop, and discussion on crisis theory
that requires no prior background. Traditionally the main power that
progressive movements have had is the power of ideas. We don’t have the
power of money, the media or the military; therefore we must regain the
power of ideas. An essential component of progressive movements has always
been a conception of how crises would come about and a theory of the
necessity of the further development of social reason.

Anarchist6913 writes:

Benefit Cncert for “Three Cities Against the Wall”
New York City, Dec. 5, 2005

Palestinian, Israeli, American artists work together for a just peace; lineup to include Seth Tobocman, ex-Lion Tamer, Bonfire Madigan, and Wharton Tiers Ensemble

What: Benefit for Three Cities Against the Wall

When: Mon., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. (doors)
Where: Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (between Delancey & Rivington Sts.), NY 10002

Donation: $12 to $20.

Artists performing at the benefit are:

Artistic Revolution writes:

"Unique 8 Hour Draw-a-thon!!"

Artistic Revolution Gallery, New York City, Dec. 15, 2005

Michael Alan and Artistic Revolution Gallery invite you to our second energetic, alternative eight-hour figure drawing marathon session. This one-of-a-kind art event will feature 12 models wearing costumes, taking theatrical, improvisational and dynamic poses and DJs sets featuring alternative, dramatic, classical and punk music to spark a creative vibe and set the stage for a truly unique and dynamic drawing experience.

Nude, partially nude and costumed models will take short, long, interactive and moving poses through out the evening in a variety of alternative drawing scenarios including: African gesture, punk rock poses, costume chaos, dark opera, Last Supper group pose and twisted twister. Participants will also get a chance to collaborate with each other during our reflective drawing session.

The draw-a-thon will take place on December 15th at Fix in Williamsburg at Bedford & N11th. Doors will open at 7pm. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and will be admitted on a first come first served basis. Supplies will not be provided. However, a limited amount of basic materials will be available for purchase.

Date: Thursday December 15, 2005

Time: 7pm – 4am

Place: Fix Cafe on Bedford & N11th in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Travel: L train to Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn or B61 to N11th

Admission: $14

"Anarchists & Libertarians: Friends or Enemies?"

New York City, Dec. 1, 2005

Richard Kostelanetz and Peter Lamborn Wilson will be discussing "Anarchists & Libertarians: Friends or Enemies," at the regular monthly gathering of the Junto, an anti-state discussion group, at the General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street. Admission is free. Simply walk right into the ground floor space. Time is 7 PM.

Wilson, a prolific author, has long ranked among the most imaginative anarchist thinkers in America, while Kostelanetz has contributed to anarchist and literary journals for decades, in addition to doing his writing and media art.

The Junto is a friendly intellectual environment conducive to audience participation in discussions. The two discussants' mutual publisher, Autonomedia, will be present with books by both authors to purchase and get signed.

Partisan Defense Committee writes:

20th Annual Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners
New York City, Dec. 9, 2005

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!
Friday, December 9, 2005
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
6 Harrison Street
New York, NY
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

On December 9, the Partisan Defense Committee will have its 20th Annual Holiday Appeal benefit for class-war prisoners. December 9 also marks the 24th anniversary of the racist and political frame-up of innocent death-row prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Speakers include Lynne Stewart, a leftist lawyer and victim of the bogus “war on terror” who faces up to 30 years in prison when she gets sentenced on January 20. Also speaking will be PDC Counsel and former attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Rachel Wolkenstein along with Barry Bachrach, lead attorney for Leonard Peltier. The Holiday Appeal benefit will also feature live music with Bern Nix/Francois Grillot. Also appearing are Prajna and Madsól.

Anarcho-Poetical - ­An Evening of Mad Manifestoes

Peter Lamborn Wilson’s Annual Chaos Day Lecture

The December Anarchist Forum

On Tuesday, December 13, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum will present Peter Lamborn Wilson who will recite much of his anarchist poetry, which he refers to as "Mad Manifestoes." Peter will connect the poems to what is currently twisting about in the world, answer questions and respond to audience comments.

The event will take place at the Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, Manhattan (between Bank and Bethune streets). 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 14 th Street and 7 th Avenue stop.

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

Anonymous Comrade writes:

Zapatista Fair Trade Shopping Tour

Bay Area, Dec. 3-4, 2005

Zapatista women's crafts will be on sale in San Rafael and San Francisco, December 3 and 4. Proceeds from these fair trade shopping events help to support economic development projects in Chiapas, Mexico.

The program includes Mayan dance performances by Grupo Jaranero Chan Kajal in Marin and Grupo Jaranero Mayab and Grupo Jaranero Orgullo Yucateco in San Francisco.

A video message will be shown from Mujeres por la Dignidad, the women’s cooperative of Zapatista indigenous weavers whose art will be available for purchase. Speakers will discuss the Zapatista struggle for indigenous rights, the impact of globalization on indigenous people in Mexico, and the movement to promote fair trade and social justice.


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