Todd Gitlin, Media Unlimited:

How Media Overwhelm Our Lives

Anarchist Forum, April 9, 7:30 pm. Brecht Forum

On Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum welcomes Todd Gitlin giving a
presentation on his new book Media Unlimited. Gitlin will discuss and document how we live in a supersaturated mess
of sounds and images directed at us by Big Business and Big Government. Invasion of our thoughts and emotions are
with us always: video games, elevator music, billboards, waiting room TV, soundtrucks, the mobile phone, etc. Gitlin, in
addition to his practical presentation, will give the whole a theoretical underpinning by discussing the writings of such
sociologists as Georg Simmel.

24th Marxist Literary Group Summer Institute

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, June 16–23, 2002

The Marxist Literary Group announces the 24th annual summer Institute on Culture and Society. The Institute began as a three-week seminar featuring Fredric Jameson, Terry Eagleton, and Gayatri Spivak, among others as faculty. Over the years, it has evolved into a more or less week-long event, that remains different from the usual academic conference. While papers are presented at many of the sessions, others are structured as
reading groups or discussions. Film and video screenings, and poetry and fiction readings are often included. Participants are encouraged to stay for as much of Institute as possible, and discouraged from just dropping in for a single session. While we try to accommodate all participants who want to present a paper, many participants choose not to present.

FDP food working group writes "Are you coming to Festival del Pueblo May 1st-5th in Boston? If you’re coming and want to help, here’s a fun activity: liberate food!! The Festival del Pueblo food working group needs your help to feed the many participants coming to the festival, what better way to get involved then by using your local monstrous food chain to help feed activists, community members, performers, your mom and everyone else who is coming to Boston for the May Day event of the century! Here’s what we need:

---veggie burgers, veggie dogs and other veggie "meat"
–--canned vegetables
---plastic (or paper) utensils and plates
---Cumin (lots of it)
---condiments; ketchup, mustard, relish, soy sauce…
---sour cream (please use care when getting this

All food can be brought to the Welcoming Center, which is the Lucy Parsons Center, 549 Columbus Ave. Please bring all food by May 3rd. Any questions? Email for more info. So come with what you can and prove that we don't need to be fed, we can feed each other!"

Whirl-Mart is a worldwide consumption awareness ritual which happens on a monthly basis and will coincide with Big Business Day in April. Participants gather at superstores and form a chain of people who push empty carts through the aisles. A Whirl may seem to be no more than an absurd and chaotic infiltration of peoples‚ usual shopping space, but it is symbolic as well. It is symbolic of the will to resist consumerism and advertising, despite being saturated in it mentally and physically (as one is inside a superstore). As a form of protest, it is unique because of its silent meditative qualities.

Kate writes "Independent online publication,, will be publishing its
first hardcopy issue this summer and is currently recruiting anarchists - of
every age, race, gender, background - to participate in a portrait project.
On a soon to be specified date in late April, theblowup would like to conduct
an editorial photo session with approximately six willing participants and
ask each person for a short comment to be published under his or her image.
Ideally we would like to represent anarchists in the most prolific way
possible and allow subjects to speak for themselves. The nature of this
project intends neither to glamorize nor deem ironic the cause and politics
of the anarchist movement; it seeks rather to capture individuals in a formal
setting one might traditionally associate with 'established' heroes. We hope
to shed some light on the heroism of today's anarchist movement, as
demonstrated in the recent WEF protest here in New York, even if many of its
members might prefer to remain anonymous.
All transportation, meals and production costs will be paid, out of pocket,
by me (editor or cofounder of theblowup). There are no requirements
regarding dress or appearance - only that the project be taken seriously and
best represent this cause and the people taking part in it. This publication
is not for profit and will, most likely, put theblowup media in debt!
However, we are eager to proceed with this endeavor and would seriously
appreciate interest, response, suggestions and so forth. Send all questions
to More details about the date, location and specifics
of this project will be provided."

Join Reverend Billy for a Rabble Rousing Rally

Astor Place, 3 PM, Saturday April 6th, 2002

Reverend Billy writes:

"Children, this weekend we descend into the steaming hellfire of hissing capuccinos. Stay in character and save a soul!" Each of these sketches has 2 or 3 characters. We enter the cafe as regular customers. Please pick your favorite issues and email us: reverend billy. We'll connect you with your scene partners. reverend billy starbucks

Click here to check out the $bucks invasion kit.

1. Astor Place Starbucks: - WHERE WE HAVE SEX IN THE BATHROOM

2. Cooper Union Starbucks: - WHERE WE ARE CORRUPT

3. Barnes & Noble Astor Pl. Starbucks: - WHERE WE ARE VIRTUALLY HIP

4. 8th Street & Mercer Starbucks: - WHERE $BUCKS PRISON LABORERS GET THEIR BUZZ

5. Broadway & Bond Starbucks: - WHERE WE DESTROY THE JONES DINER


7. 10th St. and 2nd Ave. Starbucks: - WHERE WE PERFORM THE STARBUCKS MEMO: -



10. New School University Starbucks: - WHERE DIFFERENCE IS ERADICATED

In observance of National Big Business Day Organized by Citizen Works, Ralph Nader presiding


"Festival del Pueblo"

Boston, May 1–5, 2002

A five-day-long gathering with anarchist bookfair, free school, community carnival, concerts, radical sports tournament, marches, demonstrations, and direct actions.

As yuppies increase the cost of living in our neighborhoods; as greedy landlords raise our rents and drive us out of our homes; as the police enforce racist policies, persecuting and caging like animals our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters; while politicians turn a blind eye...

The voice of the people calls out demanding justice!

     As businessmen exploit "illegal" immigrants who live under the constant fear of deportation or worse; as we get paid less even though everything costs more; as we are forced to waste our youth and our old age in the indignity of shit jobs; while even union officials turn a blind eye...

We unite our voices to better our lives!

     From the workers who died in the 1880s fighting for the eight hour work day, from our Latin American brothers and sisters who have fought so long for freedom, from the Black liberation soldiers who died victims of racism, from the immigrants of all countries, legal or illegal, who rise up and demand that they not be shoved aside...

We draw our inspiration!

     From May 1st - 5th, those of us who are sick and tired of being cold all winter, of living on too little food, on too little money, of being harassed for being the wrong color; those of us who are tired of struggling just to survive will come together in Boston in a struggle to truly live...

This is the Festival del Pueblo!

A 5-day celebration of resistance, of community, and of freedom. Visit the website for full gathering details.

Website: festival del pueblo

Email: Festival del Pueblo

José Martí & Henry George

Lecture and Discussion

6–8 pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

149 Madison Avenue, Suite #601 (at East. 32nd Street)

New York City

Two visiting speakers from Havana, Armando Nova Gonzales of the Center for Studies of the Cuban Economy, and Luis Marcelo Yera of the Cuban National Institute of Economic Research, will lecture on and discuss the influence of the United States writer and reformer, Henry George (1839–1897), on the Cuban writer and revolutionary, José Martí (1853–1895).

Chaired by Christopher Williams, with translations by Manuel Felix.

Carl Hancock Rux, "Talk"

Carl Hancock Rux (Pagan Operetta) has written a new play

27 perfomances only 3/29-4/28 at NYC's Public Theatre

Special ticket offer below

From a-infos:

B.U.R.N. TC 2002: Building Urban Resistance Networks
in the Twin Cities April 26-May 1

The BURN gathering is a chance for radical activists in the Twin
Cities to gather and work together to buld a stronger community
of resistance. Taking place at Babylon Gallery, the 5 day event
will include a film fest, concert, skill shares, panels, an anarchist book fair and much much more. We are asking a sliding scale donation of $1-20 to cover costs for the event. No one will
be turned away from a BURN event for lack of funds. A website will be up soon.The tenative schedule is

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