January 26: Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism

Please join us at Bluestockings on January 26 to discuss Michael Schmidt’s Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism. The book is a”concise history of the significance and global reach of mass organized anarchism, tracing its syndicalist origins to Mexico in 1869, then Spain, spreading to Egypt and Uruguay by 1872, then to Cuba and the United States by 1883, its dramatic rise to labor dominance throughout Latin America, and its radicalizing minority influence in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa.”

cartographyWhat: Reading and discussion of  Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism

When: January 26, 2:30

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/

*Need help finding the book?  Email us for suggestions: practicalanarchynyc [at] riseup.net

** Have suggestions for future readings? Let us know here: https://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress.com/books-you-would-like-to-read/

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November 24: Anarchists Against the Wall

Please join Practical Anarchy NYC on November 24 at Bluestockings for a discussion of Anarchists Against the Wall, edited by Uri Gordon and Ohal Grietzer. From the back cover: This collection is an “introduction to Anarchists Against the Wall, an israeli initiative maintaining active solidarity with the Palestinian popular struggle in the West Bank as well as other solidarity activities inside Israel. The book investigates the nature of the solidarity principle in the dichotomized anarchist/state paradigm, and offers individual and collective reflections on close to a decade of direct actions and demonstrations against the construction of the Segregation Barrier and the daily violence and dispossession in occupied Palestine.” Come out and bring your friends.

AATWWhat: Reading and discussion of  Anarchists Against the Wall

When: November 24, 2:30

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/

*Need help finding the book?  Email us for suggestions: practicalanarchynyc [at] riseup.net

** Have suggestions for future readings? Let us know here: https://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress.com/books-you-would-like-to-read/

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October 27: Consent of the Networked

Please join Practical Anarchy NYC on October 27 at Bluestockings for a discussion of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon. In this book, MacKinnon identifies “the ways in which states use the Internet to achieve panoptic power” as well as actions by corporate actors that point towards the “privatized police state” (Guardian). Sounds relevant 🙂  Come out and bring your friends.

mackinnon-consent-of-72-dpiWhat: Reading and discussion of  Consent of the Networked

When: October 27, 2:30

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/

*Need help finding the book?  Email us for suggestions: practicalanarchynyc [at] riseup.net

** Have suggestions for future readings? Let us know here: https://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress.com/books-you-would-like-to-read/

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AIP_1Thanks to everyone who participated in the Anarchist Interview Project – with your words, your pictures, and your thoughtfulness, candor, and care.

If you were unable to join us in the interview booth at the Anarchist Book Fair but would like to interview, please let us know: practicalanarchynyc@riseup.net.

Click here for more information about the project and for updates

UPDATE JULY 2013 – The first round of transcriptions are finished and while we’re figuring out what the next steps are, check out these excerpts of word and art

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August 25 Book Discussion: A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit

Please join Practical Anarchy NYC on August 25 at Bluestockings for a discussion of A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit. This book is an investigation of the “moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster’s grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become – one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.”

paradiseWhat: Reading and discussion of A Paradise Built in Hell

When: August 25, 2:30

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/

*Need help finding the book?  Email us for suggestions: practicalanarchynyc [at] riseup.net

** Have suggestions for future readings? Let us know here: https://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress.com/books-you-would-like-to-read/

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September 29 Book Discussion: Chomsky’s Government in the Future

Please join Practical Anarchy NYC on September 29 at Bluestockings for a discussion of Government in the Future by Noam Chomsky.This is the text of a 1970 talk, touted as “A seminal defense of the libertarian socialist vision.” In the book, Chomsky “articulates a clear, uncompromising vision of social change. Chomsky contrasts the classical liberal, libertarian socialist, state socialist, and state capitalist world views and then defends a libertarian socialist vision.”

OM_Chomsky_GovernmentInTheFuture_1024x1024What: Reading and discussion of Government in the Future

When: September 29, 2:30

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/

*Need help finding the book?  Email us for suggestions: practicalanarchynyc [at] riseup.net

** Have suggestions for future readings? Let us know here: https://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress.com/books-you-would-like-to-read/

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July 28 Book Discussion: Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective

Please join Practical Anarchy NYC on July 28 at Bluestockings for a discussion of Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective by scott crow. From the back cover: “crow’s vivid memoir maps the intertwining of his radical experience and ideas with Katrina’s reality, and community efforts to translate ideals into action. It is a story of resisting indifference, rebuilding hope amid collapse, and struggling against the grain. Black Flags and Windmills invites and challenges all of us to learn from our histories, and dream of better worlds. And gives us some of the tools to do so.”

black-flags-and-windmills-hope-anarchy-and-the-common-ground-collectiveWhat: Reading and discussion of Black Flags and Windmills

When: July 28, 2:30

Where: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St; http://www.bluestockings.com/events/

*Need help finding the book?  Email us for suggestions: practicalanarchynyc [at] riseup.net

** Have suggestions for future readings? Let us know here: https://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress.com/books-you-would-like-to-read/

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