Call For First Baltic Anarchist Meeting, May 25-28, 2012

On the 25th to 27th of May, the first Baltic Anarchist Meeting will take
place in Tallinn, at the social center Ülase12. We foremost hope to meet
anarchists from the region around the Baltic Sea, both individual
activists and representatives of organizations / groups, but of course,
guests from other regions are welcomed aswell.

The programme and participants remain to be clarified, but we are planning
lectures, panel discussions and some entertainment. The goal is to


Spectacular Capitalism Release Party and Presentation
Saturday June 25th @ 7PM @ X Marks the Bökship
210/ Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9NQ

Over the past forty years the ideas and practices of Guy Debord and the Situationist International have become a constant reference point for those involved in radical politics, the arts, and cultural theory. Despite this ubiquity Debord’s work has been reduced to a palatable cliché rather than being used as a tool for crafting an ongoing practice of critique and engagement. Come on join us to celebrate the release of Richard Gilman-Opalsky’s new book, Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy, as we excavate this potential from the historical wreckage.

Drawing on the work of Guy Debord, Gilman-Opalsky argues that the theory of practice and practice of theory are superseded by upheavals that do the work of philosophy. Spectacular Capitalism makes the case not only for a new philosophy of praxis, but for praxis itself as the delivery mechanism for philosophy – for the field of human action, of contestation and conflict, to raise directly the most irresistible questions about the truth and morality of the existing state of affairs.

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!

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 Cultural politics is a concept used to label a complex range of social phenomena, frequently as diverse as media cultures and ideologies, forms of political action and social movements, institutional and professional cultures. However, social sciences themselves are driven (explicitly or otherwise) by ideological commitments and assumptions about their own role in society (this being particularly questioned at the moment, especially in the UK).
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.
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