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No Gods, No Masters, No Peripheries
2012 Annual Conference,
Institute for Comparative Modernities
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Friday, September 21
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Organized by Barry Maxwell
(Comparative Literature and American Studies, Cornell University) and Raymond Craib (History, Cornell University)
All events will take place at
Africana Studies and Research Center,
310 Triphammer Rd.,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
[Autonomedia will have a book table at this event.]
Anarchism: no gods, no masters. Enough with religion and the state. This workshop makes an additional demand: no peripheries.
"Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs"
Book Presentation with author Yoseph Leib ibn Mardachya
7PM, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
172 Allen Street
New York City, NY
Is marijuana kosher? Please join Autonomedia and Atzmos Press from Jerusalem for a presentation of "Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs" with author Yoseph Leib ibn Mardachya.
Is Marijuana Kosher?
Repairing the Sacred Hoop
Native American Wisdom for a Post-Capitalist Future
Scientific Soul Session #12
St. Mary's Church
521 W. 126th Street between Old Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
6pm to 8pm, Monday, October 8, 2012 (anti-Columbus Day!)
$10 admission. Contact: 973.896.7697.
Join us for a historic anti-Columbus Day rejection of "Manifest Destiny Marxism" replaced by an INDIGENOUS-CENTRIC MARXISM featuring:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, radio host of WBAI's First Voices
Daystarr, Black-Cherokee Woman Revolutionary
Firewolf Nelson-Wong, Navaho Woman Communist
Dr. Evan T. Pritchard, Micmac-Celtic, Native American Studies Scholar
Performers: Fred Ho's Saxophone Liberation Front BEYOND COLUMBUS AND CAPITALISM: Civilization or Syphillisation and Ghost Dance On the Grave of Capitalism! featuring Bhinda Keidel, Darius Jones, David Bindman and Fred Ho; Mixashawn, Algonquin Tenor Sax-Flutist, Story Teller
Nana Soul and Fred Ho's premiere of native Hawaiian (Kanaka Maoli) Wayne Westlake's D is for Disgusting
On Monday, October 8, 2012, from 6pm to 8pm, at St. Mary's Church in Harlem, 521 W. 126th Street (between Old Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), Harlem, New York City, Scientific Soul Sessions will present an anti-Columbus Day Celebration extolling native North America as the "original communism and matriarchy" in which human society enjoyed egalitarian social relations, respect and balance with Mother Earth, so much so that virtually no "carbon footprint" was left after the genocide, ecocide and matricide wrought by the European Invasion and settler-expansionist colonialism.
"Vanishing Art and Hoodoo Metaphysics"
An Exhibition by Peter Lamborn Wilson
121 Essex Street, 2nd floor
NY, NY 10002
Contact: Jarrett Earnest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception: 4PM-7PM, Sunday, September 23, 2012
Show ends October 20, 2012
Gallery is open daily, noon to 7 PM
The Real Truth: A World's Fair July-August London
Raven Row 56 Artillery Lane London E1 7LS
A project by Suzanne Treister at Raven Row over four weekends featuring four keynote speeches within a specially designed theatre: A global futurist, a U.S. Security Agency insider, an anarcho-primitivist and the international expert on world's fairs... Alongside an exhibition including three unique libraries, two video lounges and designs for a virtual world's fair.
Occupy Research Collective Convergence: Activism & Research Ethics
June 30th London
10:00-17:00 Saturday June 30th
Pearson Building, University College London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6BT (enter from Gower Street).
See here for directions.
• Are you researching Occupy or contemporary social movements?
• Are you involved in Occupy or other forms of activism?
• Are you interested in using research to take action towards creating other possible worlds?
• Are you keen on research which respects activism?
This one day convergence will focus on the ethics of researching within-and-beyond the Occupy movement. We would like this to be the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the ways in which research can complement, inform, challenge and present social movements and radical politics.
Here’s Three Chords, Now Form a Journal: Brighton June 7th
:: A Book Release / Discussion ::
Cowley Club, 6PM
12 London Road Brighton BN1 4JA
Book Release & Discussion with McKenzie Wark, Richard Gilman-Opalsky, and Stevphen Shukaitis
In the thirty years since Dick Hebdige published Subculture: The Meaning of Style, the seemingly antithetical worlds of punk rock and academia have converged in some rather interesting, if not peculiar, ways. A once marginal subculture documented in homemade ‘zines has become fodder for dozens of scholarly articles, books, PhD dissertations, and conversations amongst well-mannered conference panelists.
At the same time, the academic ranks have been increasingly infiltrated by professors and graduate students whose educations began not in the classroom, but in the lyric sheets of 7” records and the cramped confines of all-ages shows. And taking up the call to learn three chords and form a band, academics in recent years have extended DIY tactics into the academic world in terms of anything from autonomous publishing to free schools.
Come join us to celebrate the release of Punkademics, a collection of essays exploring the bastard convergences-mutations of punk rock and the academy.
Slovenian Anarchist Bookfair Maribor May 25-26
Pekarna magdalenske mreže, Maribor, Slovenia
An open call for participation to anarchist groups/organizations and individuals, anarchist publishers and distributions Federation for anarchist organizing (FAO), an anarchist federation in Slovenia, is organizing Anarh, anarchist book-fair and festival for the second year in the row. Following the idea of decentralization this year’s event will take place in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, at Pekarna magdalenske mreže (Ob železnici 8), during 25 and 26 of May 2012
The main concept of our event is a book-fair with anarchist literature/materials and other autonomous production, cultural events, public kitchen, different workshops and public discussions with guests from Slovenia and abroad about open issues of capitalism and anarchist alternatives to it.
Report from France:
Recent Developments in the Class Struggle
Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The New School, Room 716, 6 East 16th Street, NYC
The speakers are militants of the Groupe d'Action pour la Recomposition de l'Autonomie Proletarienne (GARAP), based in Paris but with some members elsewhere in France. Founded recently, this small formation and its revolutionary perspective are primarily inspired by anti-statist and anti-authoritarian Marxism. Its members are blue, white-collar and unemployed workers, as well as students.
The group believes that the struggle of the proletariat in France is contained by the left and far-left parties (in the first case, the Stalinists and the Social Democrats and, in the second case, the Trotskyists)--the latter being well placed in institutions and especially at every level of the major trade-union federations. Only struggles that confront those forces of containment have the potential of confronting capital effectively.
Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde April 14/20 Paris-New York
The Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde is a two-day international conference that examines the continuing influence of avant-garde concepts and practices on contemporary digital culture. Born from a partnership in transnational media between Eugene Lang College and the American University of Paris, the conference will be held in Paris on April 14 and in New York on April 20.