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Noam Chomsky in NYC

Posted on June 8th, 2009 in AK Allies, AK Authors!, Happenings

Language & Politics
Chomsky on Anarchism
Radical Priorities

(Many thanks to Malav Kanuga of the lovely Bluestockings Bookstore Collective for helping to write this post!)

On Friday, June 12th Noam Chomsky will address an audience of over 2,000 people at the magnificent Riverside Church in Harlem, New York. In these times of economic and social crises, it will also be an historic opportunity to hear one of the most profound and influential thinkers of liberatory politics address the issues of crisis and hope.

Chomsky is an important writer, whose works have radicalized generations of activists in the US and across the world. A prolific media critic, celebrated linguist, and fierce adversary of the global imperialist hegemony, Chomsky’s words and wisdom have made a significant impact on the face of radical politics for decades. AK Press has been fortunate to work with Chomsky over the years to bring his writing to a more specifically anarchist audience, both through the titles we distribute, and through the publication of a diverse set of books including Radical Priorities, Language and Politics, and the bestselling collection Chomsky on Anarchism in 2005. AK has also helped to make Chomsky’s captivating lectures available to a wider audience through a series of CDs and DVDs.

Our friends and comrades from the Bluestockings Bookstore Collective are co-sponsoring this incredible and rare evening and will have a wide selection of Chomsky’s work (including AK’s own Chomsky titles) on hand at Riverside during the event. Chomsky will also be signing books after his talk.

For more information and to register online:

Brecht Forum Website

Bluestockings Bookstore Website

Sliding scale for talk: $20/$25/$30

Reception with Noam Chomsky
(includes reserved seating for the talk): $50/$100/$250/$500

Special Benefit for the Brecht Forum. Please contribute what you can afford.


91 Claremont Avenue, North of 120th Street

On the forty-year anniversary of the publication of his now-classic work, American Power & the New Mandarins, Noam Chomsky comes to the historic Riverside Church in Harlem, New York City, to address a wide range of issues from the global economic crisis, US military intervention in the Middle East and South Asia, left electoral and social movement upsurges in places like El-Salvador, Bolivia and Venezuela, and the election of Barack Obama.

Sponsors: The Brecht Forum, Bluestockings Books, The Education Ministry of The Riverside Church, Mission and Social Justice Commission of The Riverside Church,Theatre of the Oppressed at The Riverside Church, The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB).