PM Press in NYC

The schedule is packed! The weekend of the 11th-12th we are tabling at the New York Anarchist Bookfair and will have a load of panelists. With events at Bluestockings Bookstore and the Brecht Forum throughout the week, and everything culminating at the Left Forum the following weekend with a sprinkiling of outside events...well you can see we will be busy! And we hope to see you around, it's going to be an amazing week indeed. So have a scroll through to see what's on, or use the quick links below to jump to a particular day.

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Saturday, April 11

Sunday, April 12
Monday, April 13
Tuesday, April 14
Wednesday, April 15
Thursday, April 16
Friday, April 17
Saturday, April 18
Sunday, April 19

Saturday, April 11th


Prison/State: Anarchist Perspectives on Incarceration, Resistance, and Abolition

ResistanceNew York Anarchist Bookfair, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
11:15 AM
With Danielle, Victoria Law, Kyung Ji Kate Rhee, Viviane Saleh-Hanna, and Brendan Story

This panel will explore a variety of anarchist perspectives on the origins and impacts of incarceration, strategies and opportunities for resistance and prisoner support, and prison abolition. Dr. Viviane Saleh-Hanna will begin our discussion with a focus on the racialized militarization of justice, linking contemporary mass incarceration to a long-standing, white-supremacist confinement and genocide of Africans. Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, and Kyung Ji Kate Rhee will go on to examine the particular challenges facing incarcerated women and youth, discussing current strategies of resistance carried out by those behind bars, opportunities for solidarity and support from people on the outside, and ways abolitionists can support reform without inadvertently strengthening the prison system. Finally, Brendan Story of the NY Anarchist Black Cross will discuss the importance of supporting political prisoners and how those efforts contribute to prison abolition more broadly. There will be time for questions and discussions following brief presentations by the speakers as well as opportunities to get involved in anti-prison work.

 

"The Crisis in Anarchist Publishing and Distribution"

New York Anarchist Bookfair, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
2:45 PM
With Ramsey Kanaan, Kate Khatib, Joe Biel, Microscosm, and Alexander Dwinell

These are hardly auspicious times for media, publishing, and the dissemination of words and ideas. Since the rise of the movement -- radical publishers, bookstores, magazines et al in the 60s -- publishing has taken a beating. The growth of the chain-stores and then the rise of the Internet have hardly been kind, long before the current recession sparked a further hemorrhaging of staff, sales, and profitability across the mainstream and Left publishing houses and media institutions, and the closure of numerous stores, infoshops, magazines, and publishers. The panel, chaired by Ramsey Kanaan, will attempt to further illuminate this sad state of affairs, examine whether the wounds are somewhat self-inflicted, and probe the eternal what is to be done?


Book Launch: Karl Kersplebedeb “The Red Army Faction”

RAFBluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7 PM

The Red Army Faction produced some of the most (in)famous urban guerrillas to come out of the 1960’s revolt in Europe. Please join Kersplebedeb for a release party and a discussion of The Red Army Faction: Projectiles for the People, the first English language collection of Red Army Faction writings, manifestos, and communiqués.


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Sunday, April 12th


"Let Freedom Ring"

New York Anarchist Bookfair, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
4:00 PM
With Paulette D'Auteuil, Ana M. Lopez, Matt Meyer, and Ashanti Alston

Drawing from panelists' experiences on both sides of the wall, this workshop will detail key campaigns of the past two decades regarding prisoner rights and political prisoners. Lifelong Puerto Rican independentista Prof. Ana Lopez of CUNY/Hostos will discuss the principles of non-collaboration, especially as they relate to her current work as coordinator of the Hostos Grand Jury Resistance Campaign. D'Auteuil, a leader of the New York Jericho Movement who has worked for decades to free imprisoned American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier, will report on current cases of vital importance to the movement. And Meyer, editor of the recently published Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free US Political Prisoners, will kick off a participatory discussion on the significance of political prisoners to the overall justice and peace movement.


Illustrating Resistance: Art and Activism

Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7 PM
With Kevin Caplicki, Molly J. Fair, Kevin Pyle, Erik Ruin, Seth Tobocman and Susan Willmarth

Come out for a discussion about art, activism, and creating visual tools for social movements. Seth Tobocman will present drawings from his latest book Disaster and Resistance. Kevin Pyle and Susan Willmarth will discuss their contributions to The Real Cost of Prisons Comix. Erik Ruin and Kevin Caplicki will discuss Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex, a portfolio created by Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.

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Monday, April 13th


Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamor Magazine

becomingBluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7 PM

Clamor was a movement magazine published from 1999-2000. Join Jen Angel and other special guests to talk about Clamor's history, the role of independent media in social movements, and building institutions on the left.

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Tuesday, April 14th


Resistance Behind - and Beyond - Bars

Rsistance

Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7 PM

Join us for an evening of discussion and readings about incarceration and resistance. Ashanti Alston (former BLA member and Prisoner of War, current co-chair of the Jericho Movement) will read from his upcoming let freedommemoir. Victoria Law (author, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women) will talk about issues facing incarcerated women and their resistance and individual organizing; Matt Meyer (editor of Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movement to Free
Political Prisoners
) and Lynne Stewart (attorney and contributor to Let Freedom Ring) will discuss the movement to free political prisoners in the U.S.

 

Film screening and discussion of Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out Discussion with filmmaker Clifton Ross

venezuelaBrecht Forum - 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014
7:30 PM
 
Clifton Ross is a writer, translator, teacher and video activist who has worked in, and reported from, Latin America for more than twenty-five years. In addition to editing and translating several books of Latin American poetry, he translated and co-edited, with Ben Clarke, the first book of Zapatista writings to appear in English: Voice of Fire (New
Earth Publications, 1994). In 2005 he represented the U.S. in the World Poetry Festival of Venezuela and his book of poetry, translated into Spanish, is set to be published there this year (Traducir el Silencio, Editorial Perro y Rana). His first feature-length movie, Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out is a critical look at the Bolivarian Process drawn mostly from the experience of the participants themselves.

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Wednesday, April 15th


Direct Action Labor Struggle and Social Change


laborBluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7:00 PM

The panel will combine shop-floor practitioners, scholars, and legal thinkers to examine the possibilities of returning to a labor and social movement based on direct action and rank n' file control.  The panelists wil assess prospects for moving toward anti-authoritarian organizing around transformative workplace demands.

Cesar Barturen - immigrant sweatshop worker and rank n' file leader of high-profile workplace justice campaign against a prominent food distribution company in New York, Wild Edibles, Inc.
Daniel Gross - organizer and workers' rights attorney; founding director of Brandworkers, a non-profit for retail and fast food workers; co-author of Labor Law for the Rank & Filer: Building Solidarity While Staying Clear of the Law.
Liberte Locke - Starbucks barista and rank n' file leader of the Industrial Workers of the World campaign at Starbucks

 

The Crisis In (Left) Publishing

Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014
7:30 PM

With Rev. Rachel Guidera, Ramsey Kanaan, Colin Robinson & Amy Scholder
These are hardly auspicious times for media, publishing, and the dissemination of words, and ideas. Since the rise of ‘movement’ and radical publishers, bookstores, magazines et al in the 60s, publishing has taken a beating. The growth of the chain-stores, then the internet have hardly been kind, long before the current recession sparked a further hemorrhaging of staff, sales, and profitability, across the mainstreamand Left publishing houses and media institutions. The panel – chaired by Ramsey Kanaan -  will attempt to further illuminate this sad state of affairs, examine whether the wounds are somewhat self-inflicted, and probe the eternal ‘what is to be done?’

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Thursday, April 16th


Through the Lens Series: Venezuela: Revolution From The Inside Out, with film-maker Clif Ross doing the Q & A.

venezuelaBluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7:00 PM

Clifton Ross is a writer, translator, teacher and video activist who has worked in, and reported from, Latin America for more than twenty-five years. In addition to editing and translating several books of Latin American poetry, he translated and co-edited, with Ben Clarke, the first book of Zapatista writings to appear in English: Voice of Fire (New
Earth Publications, 1994). In 2005 he represented the U.S. in the World Poetry Festival of Venezuela and his book of poetry, translated into Spanish, is set to be published there this year (Traducir el Silencio, Editorial Perro y Rana). His first feature-length movie, Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out is a critical look at the Bolivarian Process drawn mostly from the experience of the participants themselves.

 

FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE HEAP: A Talk by Robert Hillary King, the Only Freed Member of the Angola 3

Fron the BottomNew York University (exact location TBA). Free and open to the public.
7:30 PM

In 1970, a jury convicted Robert Hillary King of a crime he did not commit and sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He became a member of the Black Panther Party while in Angola State Penitentiary, successfully organizing prisoners to improve conditions. In return, prison authorities beat him, starved him, and gave him life without parole after framing him for a second crime. He was thrown into solitary confinement, where he remained in a six by nine foot cell for 29 years as one of the Angola 3. In 2001, the state grudgingly acknowledged his innocence and set him free. This is his story.

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Friday, April 17th


Robert King Live with Herb Boyd

Fron the BottomCity College of New York, Harlem Campus, Lecture Hall 0-201, The North Academic Center
6:30 PM

The City College Black Studies Department & The Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community & Student Center Proudly Presents: Straight Out Of Harlem: "Live With Herb Boyd" Harlem's Own Internationally Renowned Author & Award Winning Journalist Herb Boyd To Host A Double Book Signing, Film & Live Conversation: With 32 Year Former "Angola 3" Political Prisoner, Robert Hillary King

Come join Bro. Herb as former U.S. held Political Prisoner "King Wilkerson" shares his story as a member of the Louisiana Chapter of the Black Panther Party; His 32 years of illegal torture and imprisonment in the infamous Angola Prison and; His continuing struggle to free the remaining two "Angola 3" Political Prisoners: Herman Wallace & Albert Woodfox who still remain in solitary confinement

Sponsored By: The East Regional Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee; The Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Washington Foundation; The NBPP/Harlem Chapter And; The Universal Zulu Nation

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Saturday, April 18th


Let Freedom Ring: Turning Points for the Movements to Free US Political Prisoners

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
10:00 AM
Moderator: Ashanti Alston, co-chair, National Jericho Movement;former BLA political prisoner

Drawing from panelists’ experiences on both sides of the wall, this workshop will detail key campaigns of the past two decades regarding prisoner rights and political prisoners. King, recounting stories from his three decades in solitary confinement in the notorious Angola Correctional Facility, will share excerpts from his recently released autobiography, From the Bottom of the Heap. Lifelong Puerto Rican independentista Prof. Ana Lopez of CUNY/Hostos will discuss the principles of non-collaboration, especially as they relate to her current work as coordinator of the Hostos Grand Jury Resistance Campaign. D’Auteuil, a leader of the New York Jericho Movement who has worked for decades to free imprisoned American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier, will report on current cases of vital importance to the movement. And Meyer, editor of the recently published Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free US Political Prisoners, will kick off a participatory discussion on the significance of political prisoners to the overall justice and peace movement.

Mini-bios of panelists & moderator:

Robert Hillary King, aka Robert King Wilkerson, is part of a trio of American political prisoners collectively known as The Angola 3, who formed a Black Panther Party chapter inside Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary. In 2001, King was found innocent and walked out after 31 years of incarceration, 29 of them in solitary confinement. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to free his Angola comrades Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, who remain political prisoners.

Paulette D’Auteuil is a longtime political organizer and teacher who has been supporting political prisoners for three decades. She is a leader of the Jericho Movement’s New York City chapter and is active in the Leonard Peltier Support Group.

Ana M. Lopez is an adjunct assistant professor of the Humanities Department at Hostos Community College; a longtime pro-independence activist, educator and fighter; NY coordinator of the former National Committee to Free Puerto Rican POWs and Political prisoners in the 1980-1999; and, presently, spokesperson of the Hostos Grand Jury Resistance Campaign, a coalition that defends resisters who take the principle position of "non-collaboration.”

Matt Meyer, editor of Let Freedom Ring, is the former national chair of the War Resisters League, and is a founding member of Resistance in Brooklyn (RnB). Educational Director of a Manhattan- based public alternative high school, Meyer is also the author of Time is Tight: Urgent Tasks for Educational Transformation-Eritrea, South Africa, and the USA, as well as several other titles from Africa World Press.

Ashanti Alston, co-chair of the National Jericho Movement, which seeks amnesty for all political prisoners, is an anarchist Panther who spent 14 years behind bars. Active with Critical Resistance and with the pro-Zapatista Estacion Libre, he is also a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.


 
Anarchist Cinema—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Arena

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
10:00 AM

A new anthology, Arena—On Anarchist Cinema, takes a backward glance at early twentieth century attempts to synthesis film and anti-authoritarian militancy (the French “pedagogical cinema” movement, the film produced by the CNT during the Spanish Revolution) while also assessing current permutations in anarchist cinema (films on globalization, web-based activism). The panel will take this volume as a departure point and endeavor to survey both past and present trends and provide a context for placing anarchist film within the broader spectrum of left political cinema—e.g. the traditions of documentary filmmaking, Italian neorealism, and avant-garde cinema. Panelists will also consider how new technologies will continue to enrich anarchist film practice.

Panelists:  Richard Porton is one of the editors of Cineaste in New York and has taught film history at various universities in the New York area. He is the author of Film and the Anarchist Imaginaiton  (Verso) and the editor of two forthcoming anthologies—Arena: On Anarchist Cinema (PM Press) and Dekalog 3: On Film Festivals.

Howard Besser is Professor of Cinema Studies and Director of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program.   His current research projects include preserving digital public television, preserving and providing digital access to dance performance, and issues around copyright and fair use.

Andrew H. Lee is currently a librarian at New York University’s Tamiment Library where he is also completing his doctoral dissertation on Gender and the Family in the Work of Federica Montseny. 

 

Resistance Struggles on the Inside: Political Organizing Behind Bars

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
12:00 PM
Moderator: Meg Starr, founding member of Resistance in Brooklyn, longtime activist in support of political prisoners

This illuminating and inspiring panel will highlight past and present struggles of prisoners trying to do political organizing while locked up. King will relate his experiences inside Louisiana’s notorious Angola State Penitentiary, where in the early 1970s he and Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace — collectively known as The Angola 3 — formed a Black Panther Party chapter and organized prisoners to improve their conditions. Around the same time, prisoners at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Walpole, Massachusetts, began a move for reform that led to the prisoners winning control of the maximum-security facility’s day-to-day operations for a year; Bissonette, author of When the Prisoners Ran Walpole, will relate key events from this amazing true story. Finally, Law will fast-forward to the present and discuss contemporary resistance struggles and organizing, particularly inside women’s prisons.

Mini-bios of panelists & moderator:

Robert Hillary King, aka Robert King Wilkerson, is part of a trio of American political prisoners collectively known as The Angola 3, who formed a Black Panther Party chapter inside Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary. In 2001, King was found innocent and walked out after 31 years of incarceration, 29 of them in solitary confinement. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to free his Angola comrades Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, who remain political prisoners. He is the author of From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King (PM Press, 2008).

Jamie Bissonette is Missisquoi Abenaki. She coordinates the Criminal Justice Program for the American Friends Service Committee in New England, which campaigns to end the use of Solitary Confinement and to educate communities about the Prison Industrial Complex. She is the author of When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: A True Story in the Movement for Prison Abolition (South End Press, 2008).

Victoria Law is a writer, mother, and photographer. She’s also the co-founder of Books Through Bars—NYC and publisher of the zine Tenacious: Art and Writings from Women in Prison. Her new book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (PM
Press, 2009), is the culmination of 8 years of research, writing and listening to the stories of incarcerated women.

 

Laboring American Culture: The Politics and Practices of Studs Terkel, Herbert Gutman, Staughton Lynd, and Archie Green


Labor LawLeft Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
3:00 PM

Sean Burns (Chair) - History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
. Andrej Grubacic - ZMedia Institute, Sociology, University of San Francisco.
 Steve Brier - CUNY
Al Stein - Consortium for Oral History Educators and a lecturer at Chicago State University

 

Counter Culture Industries: Capitalist, Anti-capitalist, Non-capitalist


Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
3:00 PM

Jesse Goldstein (Chair) - Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
David Spataro - Geography, CUNY Graduate Center
, Brandon Joyce - Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Studies, 
Stephen Duncombe - Gallatin School, New York University
, Chris Carlsson - author, "Nowtopia!", 
Tianna Kennedy - artist and curator,  
Josh Macphee - author and curator

 

The Crisis In (Left) Publishing

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
3:00 PM 

These are hardly auspicious times for media, publishing, and the dissemination of words, and ideas. Since the rise of ‘movement’ and radical publishers, bookstores, magazines et al in the 60s, publishing has taken a beating. The growth of the chain-stores, then the internet have hardly been kind, long before the current recession sparked a further hemorrhaging of staff, sales, and profitability, across the mainstream and Left publishing houses and media institutions. The panel – chaired by Ramsey Kanaan -  will attempt to further illuminate this sad state of affairs, examine whether the wounds are somewhat self-inflicted, and probe the eternal ‘what is to be done?’

Colin Robinson has worked on a variety of progressive books at Verso, the New Press and, until recently, Scribner.  Over the last 20 plus years he’s worked variously as Managing Director at Verso, Publisher at the New Press, and Senior Editor at Scribner.

Rev. Rachel Guidera is the former Czarina of Verso (where she reigned for a decade) and is currently the Sales & Marketing chump for The New Press. She spends her days sending the same email over and over to people in hopes of hearing back.

Amy Scholder is the Editorial Director of the Feminist Press. She has previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Seven Stories Press and US Publisher of Verso Books. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

Ramsey Kanaan founded the Anarchist publisher and distributor AK Press (named after his mother) from his bedroom in Stirling, Scotland nearly three decades ago. He co-founded the very Left publisher PM Press (named after a collective failure of the imagination) from his bedroom in Oakland, CA, a scant 13 months ago.

 

Direct Action Labor Struggle and Social Change

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
5:00 PM  

The panel will combine shop-floor practitioners, scholars, and legal thinkers to examine the possibilities of returning to a labor and social movement based on direct action and rank n' file control.  The panelists will assess prospects for moving toward aggressive organizing around transformative demands.

Cesar Barturen - immigrant sweatshop worker and rank n' file leader of high-profile workplace justice campaign against a prominent food distribution company in New York, Wild Edibles, Inc.

Daniel Gross (Chair)- workers' rights attorney and founding director of Brandworkers, a non-profit for retail and fast food workers; co-author of Labor Law for the Rank & Filer: Building Solidarity While Staying Clear of the Law.

Andrej Grubacic - radical activist and scholar, co-author most recently of Wobblies and Zapatistas.

Liberte Locke - Starbucks barista and rank n' file of leader of the Industrial Workers of the World campaign at Starbucks

 

Radical Left/International Film Makers


Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
5:00 PM  

Big Noise Collective Members
,
 Clifton Ross

 

 

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Sunday, April 19th


Venezuela: Revolution From The Inside Out

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
10:00 AM

Clifton Ross is a writer, translator, teacher and video activist who has worked in, and reported from, Latin America for more than twenty-five years. In addition to editing and translating several books of Latin American poetry, he translated and co-edited, with Ben Clarke, the first book of Zapatista writings to appear in English: Voice of Fire (New Earth Publications, 1994). In 2005 he represented the U.S. in the World Poetry Festival of Venezuela and his book of poetry, translated into Spanish, is set to be published there this year (Traducir el Silencio, Editorial Perro y Rana). His first feature-length movie, Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out is now available from PM Press. In 2008 Clifton traveled through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina gathering material for his new film and writing for www.upsidedown.world and www.dissidentvoice.org . He teaches creative writing and English at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, California.

Clifton Ross will show excerpts from his film, Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out (2008, PM Press), a critical look at the Bolivarian Process drawn mostly from the experience of the participants themselves. In the section entitled: "Building Socialism: One Cooperative at a Time" participants in cooperatives reveal the enormous contradictions they face: their own capitalist inclinations, their hunger for a new society and their love and commitment to the "revolución bonita" ("pretty revolution"). Ross will also talk about the social movements in Latin America and their prospects for the future.

 

Women on the Margins: Incarceration and Resistance in the Current Era


resistanceLeft Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
12:00 PM

Diana Block (Chair) - California Coalition for Women Prisoners, 
Pilar Maschi - Critical Resistance NYC & a formerly incarcerated woman, 
Joanne Macri - Immigrant Defense Project, 
Laura Whitehorn - former anti-imperialist political prisoner & editor of POZ
, Susan Rosenberg - former anti-imperialist political prisoner
, Victoria Law - Books Through Bars—NYC

 

A Panel Discussion on Anarchism and Marxism


wobbliesLeft Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
12:00 PM

Andrej Grubacic (Chair) - Sociology, University of San Francisco. 
Staughton Lynd - Radical historian, Local Education Coordinator for Teamsters Local 377 in Youngstown. 
Denis O'Hearn - Sociology, Queens College, Belfast
. Cindy Milstein - Institute for Anarchist Studies
. Prof. Ziga Vodovnik - University of Ljubljana

 
Illustrating Resistance: Art, Activism and Popular Education

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
3:00 PM

This panel will explore the intersections of art, activism, and popular education. The panelists are artists who create visual tools and resources for social movements and community empowerment.  They will discuss the different dimensions of their relationships with social movements, as artist, witness, teacher and documentarian.  The panel will address various collective art-making practices, strategies for teaching art-making techniques that can be used for grassroots political campaigns, and the possibility of creating radical change through the distribution and dissemination of graphics and information in print, on the street, and on the web.  The panelists will present examples of their work and graphics that are relevant to these themes. These will include the comics created by Kevin Pyle and Susan Willmarth for The Real Cost of Prisons Project, Peter Kuper's documentation and sketches of his experiences living in Oaxaca, Mexico during times of popular uprising, and Josh Macphee's compilation of political graphics, Reproduce and Revolt/Reproduce Y Rebélate.  The panelists will also discuss their involvement in collective projects such as World War 3 Illustrated, INX, and Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative.

Peter Kuper co-founded the political graphics magazine World War 3 Illustrated in 1979 and remains on its editorial board to this day.  He has taught at New York's School of Visual Arts since 1986 and Parsons school of design and is also an art director of INX a political illustration group syndicated through the web at inxart.com.  Peter has done covers for Time and Newsweek and his illustrations and comics have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Nation, Harpers, Virginia Quarterly Review as well as MAD where he has been writing and drawing SPY vs. SPY every month since 1997. He has written and illustrated dozens of books, among them his wordless graphic novel, Sticks and Stones, which won the New York Society of Illustrators gold medal. Peter lived in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and daughter from 2006-2008 and a compilation of his sketchbooks and writing about the experience, Diario De Oaxaca will be published this spring.

Josh MacPhee is an artist, writer, curator and activist. His work often revolves around themes of radical politics, privatization and public space. His most recent book is Reproduce & Revolt/Reproduce Y Rebélate (Soft Skull Press, 2008, co-edited with Favianna Rodriguez). His other books include Stencil Pirates, and Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority. He also organizes the Celebrate People's History Poster Project, an ongoing poster series in which different artists create posters to document and remember moments in radical history. He is the founder of Justseeds, which has become a radical artists' cooperative, a decentralized group of artists and printmakers doing collaborative projects and distributing their work.

Kevin Pyle began contributing and co-editing World War 3 illustrated, America’s longest-running radical comics anthology, in the mid 1990's. Much of the work done for WW3 illustrated was collected in his 2001 docu-comic, Lab U.S.A.: illuminated documents (autonomedia, 2001). A non-fiction comic investigation of clandestine racist and authoritarian science, Lab U.S.A. won the Silver Medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators. He has done performance and installations based on the text that have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mass MOCA, and numerous gallery settings. In 2005 he wrote and illustrated Prison Town, an activist comic about the financing and siting of prisons published by The Real Cost of Prisons Project. He is also the author of the graphic novels Blindspot and the forthcoming Katman.

Susan Willmarth is an artist, activist, and co-editor of World War 3 Illustrated. She wrote and illustrated Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women and Their Children for The Real Cost of Prisons Project, which includes stories about women trapped by mandatory sentencing and the "costs" of incarceration for women and their families. She also illustrated several of the 'For Beginners' book series on topics including Black History, linguistics, Marshall McLuhan, and opera.

Molly Fair is an artist and activist interested in grassroots media production. She has taught workshops on stencil and printmaking, street art, and video. She was a founding member of Visual Resistance, and worked on projects such as the No RNC Poster Project and ghost bike memorials in NYC. She has collaborated with numerous groups including Groundswell Mural Project and Deep Dish Television. She is a member of the Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative. 


Obama's Iraq

Left Forum, One Pace Plaza
, New York, NY 10038
3:00 PM

Film screening by Big Noise Films.


Robert Hillary King: keynote speaker at Jericho 4th Annual Day in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners


Fron the BottomSolidarity Center, 55 W. 17th St., 5th Floor
3:00-7:00 PM

Sponsored by: NYC Jericho Movement, NYC Anarchist Black Cross Federation, NYC Free Mumia Coalition. For more information: nycjericho@gmail.com / www.jerichony.org / 718-853-0893

 

 
Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations On Anarchism, Marxism, And History From Below

wobbliesBluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
7:00 PM

Wobblies and Zapatistas offers the reader an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, influenced by Marxism. They meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that "my country is the world." Encompassing a Left libertarian perspective and an emphatically activist standpoint, these conversations are meant to be read in the clubs and affinity groups of the new Movement. Andrej, at least, will present his side of the story!

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