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Thursday February 21 2008
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"Building a Popular Anarchism" New England Speaking Tour

category north america / mexico | anarchist movement | anarchist communist event author Tuesday February 19, 2008 13:04author by Joe - NEFAC Report this post to the editors

Feb 20-28th:

North American readers of who are in the north east should be interested in this speaking tour by the Irish anarchist Andrew Flood. In the next month he is speaking at NEFAC arranged events in 15 cities including Boston, New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. The list below is not yet complete as the later dates in Virginia and upstate NY are being finalised.

Worcester MA -Feb 20th 7pm
Stone Soup, 4 King st

Providence RI - Feb 21st, 7:30
DARE, 340 Lockwood street

Boston - Saturday, February 23rd - 7pm, Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th Floor, Chinatown (

Portland, ME, Feb 25th, Meg Perry Centre, 644 Congress St

Amherst, MA, Feb 27th or 28th, Food for Thought books, 106 N Pleasant street

Dates for NYC, Hartford, Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, Fredricksburg, Harresburg, Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo to follow.

A decade ago the active anarchist movement in Ireland consisted of little more than a dozen people in two small organizations. Today hundreds of people are active and one banned libertarian demonstration in 2004 saw 5,000 people take part. Anarchists are increasingly replacing Irish republicans as the bogeyman of the mainstream media.

This talk explains how this breakthrough happened and details the various struggles anarchists have been involved in.

About the speaker:

Andrew is an active anarchist organizer and writer, with twenty years experience in Ireland, most of that time as a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement. More recently, he has been become a member of NEFAC and is a founder member of Common Cause, Ontario. His publishing record includes well over one hundred articles, translated into over nine languages, chapters published in three books, and articles in seven English language anti-authoritarian magazines and newspapers. As well as numerous events in Ireland he has been the speaker at meetings in Britain, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic and the USA and attended conferences in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Mexico.

A partial archive of Andrew's writings, radio interviews and translations can be found at

More info on NEFAC:

author by Ilan Shalif - AATWpublication date Wed Feb 20, 2008 15:04author address Tel Avivauthor phone Report this post to the editors

Twelve years ago, when the ainfos project - "a multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists" was at its first steps, Andrew joined the project and with others, helped to develop it as an anarchist social class struggle project.
Years later, after the project was on the proper track Andrew moved on. The Anarkismo project is in a way an advanced project on the same road.

author by mitchpublication date Mon Feb 25, 2008 09:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'm sure someone from NEFAC will post this somewhere. ...

Come hear Irish anarchist Andrew Flood speak on "Building a Popular Anarchism"

Andrew will be speaking on Friday February 29th, 7pm at the A.J. Muste Institute,339 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor, Manhattan (Corner of Bleecker & Lafayette Streets)

For more information please contact:

author by Andrewpublication date Mon Feb 25, 2008 23:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hartford, CT, March 2nd, 1:30pm, East Hartford Public Library, 840 Main Street (basement mtg room)

Baltimore, MD, March 7th, 7:30 PM, Red Emmas (, 800 St. Paul St

I'm blogging the meeting at

author by Joepublication date Thu Feb 28, 2008 00:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What people liked about the 'Building a Popular Anarchism talk' (based on post talk surveys in Boston, Providence and Portland)

? -I liked how well Andrew explained his experiences and related them to universal strategies for struggle.

M - Andrew was very clear & interacted w/people in such a way that it was very comfortable to interact.

? - it was concise, humorous and well rounded

C - I enjoyed the speaker and his realistic views on the state of the "anarchist movement."

? - The intimate environment in which the presentation was given and the presentation itself

S - It was a talk from personal experience that took its time to develop the argument

D - Knowledgable, fascinating facts, liked the photos used in presentation

? - The speaker was very well grounded in objective conditions. Real analysis.
No fantasy.

Y - I didn't know much about it previously -- & Andrew was a great & informative speaker!

? - I learned lots!

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