The journal Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East seeks critical essays for a special issue entitled “Comparative (Post)colonialisms: The Literary Issue.” We are interested in papers that explore comparative perspectives on postcolonial literature and theory, that critically examine the hegemony of colonial languages within postcolonial studies, and that investigate how postcolonial theory might be enriched, critiqued, nuanced, or exposed through the perspectives of non-colonial (indigenous or “lesser taught”) languages, comparative literature, or area studies. How does the field of postcolonial studies as currently constituted in the academy contribute to the linguistic, cultural, or institutional dominance of English? What kinds of texts, discourses, or practices elude, or are repressed by, this framework? What “blind spots” are revealed in postcolonial theory from the perspective of texts or traditions not in a colonizer's language? What ideological or strategic roles do specific languages play in texts, institutional contexts, politics, or history?

Please submit essays of between 5,000 and 12,000 words (note and reference inclusive), by September 15, 2002. Essays should be formatted in Chicago style and use the Library of Congress transliteration system for romanization, without diacritical marks. We prefer electronic submissions to Waïl Hassan (whassan) and Rebecca Saunders (rasaund), though essays may also be submitted in hardcopy to Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Department of English, Box 4240, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240. Relevant books for review are also welcome.

Greetings comrades,

The first issue of The Communitarian Anarchist, a quarterly newsletter of the Anarchist Communitarian Network, is out now! The contents include:

-"Anarchism and the Cooperative Ideal" by Peter Staudenmaier

-Proposal for a Federation of Anti-Authoritarian Intentional Communities

-collectives & projects reports

-book reviews for Communities Directory 2000 and The Coming Anarchy

-Report on the FIC conference by Chaz Bufe

-upcoming events

-ACN position papers

-report on squatting struggles in Montreal

To receive a free copy (or copies to distribute), send your snail mail address to Marc Silverstein

In solidarity, Marc Silverstein

Anarchist Communitarian Network

"No Border Network" Meeting

Warsaw, Poland, May 3-5, 2002

We warmly invite members of the No Border network to Poland,
Europe's Final Frontier for the next network meeting. We understand that
there have been a series of planning meetings this year already concerning
upcoming actions and that many of you will be "meetinged out" by now; still
we are hoping to see you here in Warsaw if you can make it! As you no doubt
know, next year our friends from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia will face new
travel restrictions to Poland and the Border Police, under directives and
with the guidance of and funding from the EU have been super menaces,
impeding not only freedom of movement but also acting as anti-"smuggling"
commandoes to protect corporate interests, etc.; this has already had a very
negative impact on the residents of border regions. With this is mind, we
look forward to all networking which will bring people together in a common
struggle against border regimes.

NYC Anarchist Tribes Roundtable

Thursday, March 28th, 8pm

The Muste Room (306)

339 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10012

If you haven't been to one before, the Tribes hold a roundtable to strategize local anarchist responses to the current war hysteria, global capitalism, govermental controls, or anything else you desire. It is simply an opportunity for New York anarchists to share propaganda, ideas, and to mobilize specifically anarchist reponses to the anti-capitalist movement.

Total Liberation Project

April 19- Mayday 2002

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington USA

Total Liberation

1. Introduction to the Total Liberation Project

Announcing the launch of a new not-for-profit organization:


dictator watch

The mission of Dictator Watch is to keep track of the dictators of the world, and to see that they pay for their crimes. We seek the end of dictatorship, in all of its manifestations, including in all of our social institutions. Among these institutions we include political, military, religious, educational, economic, and media entities; and for dictatorship we refer to all of the ways in which they shape us -- manipulate us -- to get us to think and act so as to suit their purposes.

R/Evolution Conference, March 22-24, 2002, Montreal

J.A. deSeve Cinema

1400 de Maisonneuve West, LB 125, Concordia University


Abstracts, presenter profiles and full programme can be found at:

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - no cost to attend

Post-Apocalyptic Spring

Event from Arts in Action,

New York City, March 22, 2002

A fundraiser for Arts In Action - Celebrate the Vernal Equinox!
Friday March 22nd 7pm-2am

Walker Stage: 56 Walker Street (one block south of Canal near Broadway
subway: NRQWJMZ and 6 to Canal Street stop or 1/9 Franklin stop)

7-8pm: Fresh video by NYC Indymedia: footage of puppets and protest from
York to Argentina!

8-10pm: Variety show hosted by Neala, Yolanda and Ms. Crisis
music, poetry, shadow-puppetry, apocalyptic drama and dance that may or
not involve a trapeze! Surprise guests ...

10pm-12am: headlining bands: Vacuna Tu Hijo (electronic latin fusion),
The Garden Verge (urban folk), Honey Creeper (headspace pop)

12-2am DJ Dance Party

$5-$10 more/less (no one turned away for lack of funds) big bang for

Arts In Action, as a working group of the Another World Is Possible
Coalition, helped to create the giant puppets and theatrics for the
protests against the World Economic Forum in New York. AIA coordinates
workshops and events for artists and activists to create puppets and
for various demonstrations in New York City and elsewhere.

the Arts In Action listserv, send an email to:
Arts in Action

"Organizing for Peace in Times of War"

Workshop, New York City, March 22-24, 2002

Friday March 22 -Sunday, March 24

Organizers Program

A 3-Day Workshop at the Brecht Forum

Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Sat & Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizing for Peace in Times of War

(Esperanza Martell)

Organizing at its best is an exciting and transformative activity. It is not only effective in winning struggles, it develops both the individual and collective capacities of the people involved, preparing them for sustained collective efforts. In our society, this kind of organizing is far from the norm. Too often we are unable to develop democratic leadership; our coalitions fail to build effective working relationships; members become frustrated or burned out.

This three-day intensive workshop is for those who are new to organizing as well as experienced people who would like to refresh their thinking. Combining group work and presentations by visiting organizers, we will identify what it takes to build an organization and keep it vital and growing--from productive meetings, to strategic analysis and planning, to democratic participation. We will be looking at how class, race, gender and
homophobia affect our organizing. Enrollment is limited to fifteen. Pre-registration is required. Esperanza Martell is an educator and organizer in the human rights, anti-racist, peace with justice movement. She works with ProLibertad, in
support of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners of colonialism.

Sliding Scale: $25/$45

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