Third Annual Chicago Anarchist Film Festival

May 10 – 12, 2002, Call for submissions by April 15

The Third Annual Chicago Anarchist Film Festival, part of
the Matches and Mayhem events, is looking for submissions.
The Festival will be over the weekend of May 10-12.
Submission deadline is April 15.

During the next few months, we will develop another great
program of recent and rare works by and/or about anarchists.
The work of curating the Anarchist Film Festival has inspired
a new project to promote screenings of anarchist films here
and around the country. This new project, the Anarchist
Video Library (AnViL) is also seeking submissions of recent
and past works for our lending and permanent collections.

In addition, AnViL is sponsoring a feast for filmmakers where
anarchist filmmakers can network, discuss their work and the
works in the festival, and talk about the importance of forging
an anarchist film culture.

Critical Mass Rides for More Gardens

Friday, 7 pm, March 29, 2002

Union Square Park, North, NYC

This is it, the big one. Strap a flower pot to your head and hop on your bike or your blades and come out and join us! This will be a moving celebration to draw attention to our community gardens. Starting with the Radical Rockettes and ending with a huge musical after party. The eclectic musical jam will be at El Paradiso Garden, located on 5th St. between avenues C and
D. There will also be a potluck, so bring food to share. For help
transporting the food call us ahead of time. 212 802-8222

Earth Celebrations 12th Annual Rites of Spring Benefit

Earth Celebrations

Celebrating & Preserving Community Gardens through the Arts


Supporting educational & environmental arts programs to
celebrate and preserve New York City's Community Gardens


8:30-10:30pm - DANCE PARTY: (with DJ Shakey)

Spectacular Costume Garden Characters * Performance * Dancing

Dance Party continues 10:30PM into the night
at the discretion of club promotional staff

DANCE PARTY: $15 (in advance) $20 (at the door) -

All guests must enter before 10pm

SPA Nightclub

76 East 13th Street

(bet. Broadway & 4th Avenue)


Bringing Variety Back to NYC

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus


5 nights a week of variety entertainment

Circus, Sideshow, Vaudeville & Burlesque

at the Mazer Theater, 197 East Broadway, NYC

a historic off-Broadway Theater in the Lower East Side
located Between Clinton & Jefferson
Half a block from the East. Broadway "F" Train stop

Info/Reservations: 1-877-BINDLES Web: Bindlestiffs

ben at autonomedia writes:

Two Autonomedia Nominees for Firecracker Alternative Book Awards

Please Help Them Out with Your On-Line Vote!

Greetings --

Please pardon the alarmist tone of the subject line, but: imagine a game of three-sided football in which the Critical Art Ensemble (our good-natured critical theorists of tech and the body) take on the heavyweight Arundhati "Book'er" Roy and the even-heavierweight Noam "is to lovam" Chomsky, with Christopher Hitchens in the bullpen as a quickchange fill-in! We'd get creamed!

This article was updated 3/27 with new info from the author

-Uncle Fluffy

Help Australians Organize Migration Politics Protest

Join the Global Fax Jam by "Boat People" March 29, 2002


A government-sponsored xenophobia disaster is
enveloping Australia and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

In contravention of UN conventions on refugees,
Australia incarcerates asylum seekers in detention
camps around the country, run for profit by American
private prison corporations. The suffering of the
imprisoned refugees, many of whom are children, is a
matter of record. Our government seems to believe that
we are so far away from everyone else that they can
ignore UN obligations without censure from the rest of
the world.

We call upon artists/activists everywhere to help us
agitate for change. Let the Australian government know
that the world IS watching.

dr woooo, forwarding for paul, writes:

The Virtual People Smuggler [] -- as is the case with 'people smuggling' generally -- arose out of the need and desire to cross borders. In the first instance, to cross the borders of various noborder events and protests themselves, to create a space which was an adequate expression of the movements for the freedom of movement.

Confined neither by geopolitical limits nor the standard aesthetics of protests, the Virtual People Smuggler pays tribute to the chatrooms, spoof sites, weblogs, online gaming, independent media as virtual, vital and, therefore, actual moments in the crossing of borders. In other words, as the
experience encountered by people as they log in to virtual communities which are unrestrained by national borders, and also, thereby, as one of the forms in which protests (especially noborder protests and events) can and do occur.

Automobility, A Conference

Centre for Social Theory & Technology

Keele University, UK, September 8th-10th, 2002
Final call for Abstracts and Interest

Our initial call for abstracts has greatly exceeded our expectations. We have had submissions from throughout Europe, North and South America and Australasia, from people working in areas including history, philosophy, sociology, literature, cultural criticism, film and television studies, defence, gender studies, geography and planning and, of course, transport research. We have confirmed papers from, amongst others, Nigel Thrift, J. Hillis Miller and John Urry. This is our final call for abstracts and indications of interest to attend what promises to be a very exciting event. Note that abstracts and indications of interest must be received by 31 March 2002.

Anonymous Comrade writes "ABC No Rio's InterActivist Network is beginning another course of training in new media technology.

The proliferation of web-based media has resulted in a need to provide artists and community and media activists with new skills and knowledge. The InterActivist Network, initiated in 1999, is a training program that seeks to provide education in new digital technologies through the development of a web-site addressing local issues that have national and even international implications.

Autonomadic Bookmobile & Sideshow Benefit

New York City , March 29, 2002


The AUTONOMADIC BOOKMOBILE, the lovechild of Autonomedia and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, is a medicine show of small-press books and zines which travels the USA spreading surprise, subversion, and sideshow in its wake. Now the Autonomadic Bookmobile & Sideshow presents New York with a night of musical mishegas and sideshow svengalism, in a benefit performance to raise funds for the Bookmobile's spring '02 tour.

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