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category north america / mexico | culture | other libertarian press author Saturday April 15, 2006 08:37author by NE ANARCHIST BOOKFAIRauthor email neanarchistbookfair at endless-knot dot com Report this post to the editors

Friday and Saturday || April 21-22, 2006

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April 14th Update

Friday and Saturday || April 21-22, 2006

1) Keynote Speakers

2) Saturday Schedule

3) Tables

4) Workshops

5) Friday Kickoff Event

6) Childcare

7) Translation

8) Contact/Email List


Our two keynote speakers this year will be:

Mary Christmas: Radical feminist, activist, former Radical Cheerleader
and contributor to $pread Magazine

Frank Fernandez: Author of Cuban Anarchism: The History of a Movement.
He is a member of the Movimiento Libertario Cubano en Exilio, and the
former editor of its periodical, Guángara Libertaria.


Schedule for Saturday

9:00 -- Booktable set up
10:00 -- Fair opens to the public
11-12 -- Opening Keynote Speaker: Mary Christmas
12-1:30 -- Workshop / Film / Panel -- Block #1
1:30-2:30 -- Lunch
2:30-4:00 -- Workshop / Film / Panel -- Block #2
4:00-5:30 -- Workshop / Film / Panel -- Block #3
6:00-7:00 -- Closing Keynote Speaker: Frank Fernandez

At the
Massachusetts College of Art
Pozen Center
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA



Confirmed tables for the boofair:

AK Press
Lucy Parsons Center
South End Press
Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC)
Boston Anarchist Black Cross
Black Sheep Books
Bluestockings Bookstore
Papercut Zine Library
Wooden Shoe Bookstore
Institute for Anarchist Studies
Boston Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Feed Your Head Books
Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan
Black Rain Press
Left Turn Magazine
Black Rain Press
La Rivolta
Fanorama Society Publisher & Prisoner Zine Distro
Paper Street books
Z mag & video
Planting Seeds Press Collective
Radical Reference
Maine IndyMedia and the Maine Commons
Back by Popular Demand
Radio Free Maine
Anarchist Archive Project
MayDay Books
Sam Tracey
Oh Snap Books
Dollars & Sense
Earth First Journal
In Our Hearts
Student Undergroud
Heart & Fist Distro
The Scarlet Letter Project
Raven Books
Jericho Boston
Anarcho-Syndicalist Review


Scheduled workshops:


Anarchists with diverse experiences in their workplaces and unions
will come together to discuss how, as revolutionaries, we can take
part in these day-to-day class struggles while making popular
anarchist practices in the workplace. Topics will include a look at
anarcho-syndicalism in theory and practice, the pros and cons of
anarchists working in "mainstream" unions, minority unionism and the
IWW, organizing precarious workers outside of traditional union
structures, and more...

Participants include:

Mitch, a longtime anarchist and founding member of the
anarcho-syndicalist Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA)

Benoit, a member of the Montreal Workers Solidarity Network and
Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC)

A member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) tba

**Intersections of Struggle: Feminism and Class War Anarchism **

by E. Moraletat

What is the relation between feminism and class war anarchism? How do
anarchists analyze women's oppression and where do they position
themselves in regard to the different materialist feminist currents?
This workshop will offer to look at the different theories and will
suggest elements of reflection about challenging, both in theory and
in practice, the material basis of women's oppression and class

E. Moraletat is a member of the Northeastern Federation of
Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC), and currently involved in a
province-wide effort to organize daycare workers in Quebec.

**Worker-Owned and Democratic Workplaces in Boston**

Boston has numerous worker-owned and/or democratic workplaces. Some of
these are even organized into a loose-knit network. We have invited
four of these to participate in a panel to discuss their projects, how
they are organized, and how they make decisions. The focus will be on
the level of participatory democracy, or direct democracy, evident in
these projects, as well as on the larger political implications of
this form of work cooperation for building a free society. A brief
bibliography and resource list will be provided on workers' control,
workers' coops, self-managed workplaces, the worker-ownership
movement, the role of workers' councils in historical revolutions, and
related topics.

**Anarchist Revolutionary Strategy**

After a brief discussion of the failure of the two statist strategies
-- leninism and social democracy -- which have been predominant in
revolutionary movements for the past century and a half, a rapid
survey will be undertaken of contemporary currents in the anarchist
movement in the United States, to tease out the strategy implications
of each tendency. Currents to be considered are anarcho-syndicalism,
libertarian municipalism, situationism, surrealism, primitivism /
green anarchism, crimethinc, wobblies, radical democracy, autonomous
marxism, cooperative commonwealth, ontological anarchism, so-called
post-left anarchism, the global liberation movement, plus several
others. Some of the contemporary debates will also be touched on
(briefly however), like those about organization, dual power,
nonviolence, summit hopping, black bloc, and so forth. The objective
will be to try to flesh out a winning anarchist revolutionary strategy
for our times. An outline of the currents, with comments, and
bibliographical references, will be distributed.

** Sustaining Revolutionary Politics in Nonrevolutionary Times**

Presented by Cindy Milstein and Ace McArleton

Cindy and Ace have been involved in a variety of radical political and
educational projects, and are currently both members of the Free
Society Collective and Black Sheep Books collective in central
Vermont. In addition, Cindy is co-organizer of the annual Renewing the
Anarchist Tradition conference, a board member of the Institute for
Anarchist Studies, and her essays appear in several recent
anthologies, including "Globalize Liberation," "Confronting
Capitalism," and "Only a Beginning." Ace is a 28-year-old transgender
butch who works with queer and trans youth through Outright VT, gives
talks and workshops on gender and politics, and is a member of the
Queer Liberation Army.

**Anarchists and International Solidarity in Palestine and Israel**

At the forefront of international social justice movements, anarchists
contribute to the undermining of the hegemony, unchecked power, and
aggression of modern imperializing states. A large percentage of
international human rights activists working in the occupied
Palestinian territories today are anarchists. Why have anarchists
taken a deep interest in this particular conflict? How has
participation in locally organized popular movements in Palestine and
Israel helped to temper, restrain and monitor Israel?s aggressive
techniques of rule? Using personal experiences drawn from 3 six-week
trips to the Palestinian territories, this talk will attempt to
provide insights into questions such as these.

John Petrovato is a bookseller in Boston, MA. He is co-organizer of
the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference and board member of
the Institute for Anarchist Studies. He has written extensively on the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict and his writings can be found on ZNet,
The Palestine Chronicle, International Middle East Media Center,
EXTRA, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and in other publications.

(film screening, director will be present)

David Rothauser of Brookline, Massachusetts has produced a docudrama
about the Sacco-Vanzetti case, titled The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti,
that was broadcast on WGBH-TV, on Jan. 27, 2004 and again on April 17,
2005. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were two Italian immigrants
to America who were executed in 1927 after they were convicted of
killing two people during a robbery at a shoe factory in South
Braintree, Massachusetts. Their controversial trial became a political
firestorm fueled by the anti-immigration hysteria that gripped
post-World War I America. In this unique docu-drama, shot on location
around Boston where the actual events of the case took place,
Rothauser portrays Vanzetti and uses Vanzetti's own letters, speeches
and documents to revisit one of the nation's most notorious criminal

Other Workshops Scheduled for Saturday (summaries coming soon):

Ashanti Alston
Anti-Gentrification Community Organizing
Radical Responses to Katrina
Anti-War/ Anti-Recruitment Strategy
Radical Words: Publishing and Activism
Noel Ignatiev
No One is Illegal
Environmental Racism & the BU Bio Lab
Resisting Domestic Repression


Kickoff Night
Friday || April 21, 2006 || 7pm-11pm


Mitch Verter will present ?The Life and Legacy of Ricardo Flores
Magon: From the Mexican Revolution to Present?

Bob D?Attilio will present ?Black Flags and Black Roses: Fragments of
New England Anarchist History, 1960s-80s?

Screening of the new documentary ?Living Room: Space and Place in
Infoshop Culture?

Ethan Miller and Evan Greer Riot Folk Acoustic Act

In Copley Square at the
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St.
Boston, MA



Childcare will be available during the Bookfair. If you would like to
use this service please drop an email just we know how many volunteers
we?ll need.



Be a volunteer translator. If you are planning on going to the
Bookfair and speak more than one language please let us know. We are
trying to arrange a pool of volunteer translators so people needing
translation can get hooked up with people. Please send an email with
your contact info and the languages you speak. Or if you want
translation please let us know into what language and we will try to
set something up.



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