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Month: October 2015

“Anarchist History: Confessions of an Awkward Pupil,” by Barry Pateman

Posted on October 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized

There’s a new issue of the Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library out, number 84 to be exact. It’s not available online yet, but they’ve kindly given up permission to reprint Barry Pateman’s lead-off article, a great series of ruminations on the practice of researching and writing anarchist history. When you are done, you should check out […]

“A Critique of Ally Politics,” an excerpt from TAKING SIDES.

Posted on October 27th, 2015 in AK Book Excerpts

. Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism, edited by Cindy Milstein, promises to piss a lot of people off. Not that the essays it contains all agree with one another, but each of them does challenge some familiar aspect of activism-as-usual. Below are some fighting words from “A Critique of Ally Politics,” […]

10/26: Dixie Be Damned @ The Base, Brooklyn

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

This past year we have witnessed an explosion of activity in response to the ceaseless violence against Black and Brown people by the hands of the police, white vigilantes, and the prison system. We are living the legacy of hundreds of years of colonialism and slavery, but also are part of an inspiring counter-history of […]

10/17: Octavia’s Brood @ Resistance and Rebellion, Minneapolis

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

The convening will bring together contemporary artists, activists, critics, and writers to discuss the application of art and culture and their effects on movements for liberation. Looking at the future of resistance through the lens of history from rebellions to Black Lives Matter to uprisings in the streets, the convening will create a space for discovery and collaboration. […]

10/25: Dixie Be Damned @ LAVA Space, Philadelphia

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

Since the knowledge contained in DIXIE BE DAMNED is too fiery for the universities to fund, we had to relocate this talk to LAVA space, which has adequate heating and seating capacity. Learn from two southerners about the untold stories of revolt and insurrection in the south, prison riots and slave uprisings, worker sabotage and […]

10/24: Dixie Be Damned @ Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, Baltimore

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

Join us for an evening of southern history – insurrectionary style. We’re joined by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford, authors of the fascinating new book, Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South, just released by AK Press. In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labor to […]

10/20: Dixie Be Damned @ IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center, Bloomington, IN

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

Join us at the FNECC to hear anarchist historians Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley speak about their new book, Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South, which engages “hidden” insurrectionary episodes in Southern history to demonstrate the region’s long arc of revolt. Countering images of the South as pacified and conservative, […]

10/19: Dixie Be Damned @ MSU, East Lansing, MI

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

The Baltimore urban rebellion of 2015 was not a random incident in an otherwise passive American South. It should instead be seen as the most recent episode in a centuries-long history of what one author describes as “normal pissed-off people” participating in “autonomous rebellions.” Ask Critically, Act Bravely, MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), […]

10/18: Dixie Be Damned @ Powells Books, Chicago

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

From the Convict Lease to the Prison Plantation: Race, Gender, and Revolt Against the Carceral State This past year we have witnessed an explosion of activity in response to the ceaseless violence against Black and Brown people by the hands of the police, white vigilantes, and the prison system. We are living the legacy of […]

10/16: Dixie Be Damned @ Yeyo Arts, St. Louis

Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Events

From the Convict Lease to the Prison Plantation: Race, Gender, and Revolt Against the Carceral State This past year we have witnessed an explosion of activity in response to the ceaseless violence against Black and Brown people by the hands of the police, white vigilantes, and the prison system. We are living the legacy of […]