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Monday - 11.28.11 -- What Makes a Movement Powerful -- A Conversation
What: A conversation organized with Brian Holmes
Where: 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
Who: Free and open to all
This Monday's discussion begins with the question: What Makes a Movement Powerful?
The evening is an open invitation to join in a discussion at a critical juncture of the contemporary global struggles against processes of privatization, dispossession, financialization, and destruction of the common(s) in the name of austerity, ‘sound monetary policy’, ‘fiscal responsibility’ or ‘the free market.’
Who Bombed Judi Bari?
Darryl Cherney at the Libertarian Book Club, NYC
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:30pm, Brecht Forum
"The story behind the 1990 terror attack in Oakland on ecological defenders struggling to protect some of the last surviving old-growth redwoods from the timber barons"
The Libertarian Book Club,* New York City's oldest continuously active anarchist institution (founded 1946), kicks off the fall season of its Anarchist Forum series as legendary Northern California songster and activist Darryl Cherney returns to his native New York for a sneak-preview screening of his new film Who Bombed Judi Bari?—revealing the story behind the 1990 terror attack in Oakland on ecological defenders struggling to protect some of the last surviving old-growth redwoods from the timber barons. Director Mary Liz Thomson will also be on hand.
2011 Anarchist Bookfair
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER from 10am to 7pm
Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.
Below are times and descriptions of all meetings with groups organising them where appropriate. All meetings, discussions, talks are 50 minutes unless stated.
Oxcars and Free Culture Forum 2011
Networks for a R-evolution
27 to 29 of October 2011 - Barcelona*
**Three days to think about what the Internet has done for us, and what we
can now do for it ;-).*
2011 is the year when the consciousness of a global network has
emerged. The massive and strategic use of social and digital networks
has allowed the movement of citizen empowerment to step up a notch,
and has facilitated a viral uprising of civil society in many parts
of the world. The struggles to defend the Internet have shown to be a
fertile breeding ground for such uprisings.
Aldo Tambellini: Black Zero
1 October through 1 November, 2011
Chelsea Art Museum
Performance of Tambellini’s Black Zero featuring Christoph Draeger, Ben Morea, and Keweighbaye Kotee 20 October, 6 pm.
The Boris Lurie Art Foundation is pleased to announce a major retrospective exhibition of paintings, sculpture, lumagrams, videograms, film, video, and television work (1960-1990) by the American avant-garde artist, Aldo Tambellini
Release Events for "White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race"
September 22 - October 6
Please come celebrate the publication of Maxwell Tremblay and Stephen Duncombe's new book: White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Just released from Verso, White Riot is a collection of first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk
history on issues of racial identity. This book brings together writing from leading music critics, personal reflections from punk pioneers, scholarly essays from academics, and reports on punk scenes from around the world.
Sunday -- 07.31.11 -- For General Assemblies in Every Part of the World
16 Beaver - New York
Attempt 1 : (to summarize this event into one line)
Anti-austerity/pro-democracy groups and individuals meeting at 16Beaver
Attempt 2 : A day devoted to exploring the inter-relations of recent
global/local struggles through first-hand accounts
Attempt 3 : A day dedicated to create short-circuits in our imaginaries
Attempt 4 : (breaking the one line rule)
This Sunday is a special day at 16 Beaver, as we will be attempting to bring together reports on various struggles from North Africa, Spain and Greece, post-Fukushima Japan, and trying to connect them to contemporary struggles right here in New York and the US. The event comes together out of the interest of various individuals and groups here in New York to build upon some of these developments globally, learn from them, and put them into play here.
Narco-Mania! And Other Parodies of the War on Drugs
Films by Greg “Gringoyo” Berger
Friday, August 3, 7pm - 9:30pm
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004
alwanforthearts.org / Map
Fundraiser for www.gringoyo.com and The Fund for Authentic Journalism.
Sliding scale admission, $0-$20. Suggested donation $10.
"Exposes the interests of the United States in the war against narco-trafficking." - Arturo Rodríguez García, Proceso.
"Berger spins out political parodies...to an audience eager for his lampoons." - Maddie Oatman, Mother Jones
Filmmaker Greg "Gringoyo" Berger and other collaborators will present the films. Co-Presented by El Museo del Barrio.
Filmmaker, journalist, and self-proclaimed “recovering documentary filmmaker” Greg Berger (known in Mexico as “Gringoyo”) has spent the last three years making satirical comedies about the Mexican War on Drugs. In the process, he has also documented the rise of the largest mass movement against the Drug War since Richard Nixon’s 1971 declaration. Disgusted by the absurdity of the War on Drugs, Berger stopped making documentary films for television and started making short satires distributed online through the website Narco News.
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.