Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is the annual publication of the Institute for Anarchist Studies; it includes recent essays by IAS-supported writers, feature articles with anarchist views on contemporary issues, book reviews, and updates about IAS activities. While people in the united states can order it directly from AK Press without much trouble, postage costs of doing so from canada have been exorbitant.
TAKE ACTION for Anti-Imperialist Political Prisoner Jaan Laaman, Locked in Solitary Confinement and Facing Repression for Speaking Out for Human Rights
Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is currently solitary confinement (“the hole”). Jaan has been in solitary confinement since his birthday on March 21, 2017 simply for issuing two political statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. [More details below.]
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Call for Submissions
CALL FOR ART AND ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS: AWAKENING RESISTANCE
What: A call for art and article submissions on Awakening Resistance for the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
Deadline: May 15, 2017
The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective (www.certaindays.org) is releasing its 17th calendar this coming fall. The theme for 2018 is ‘Awakening Resistance,’ reflecting on organizing in the current political climate.
We are looking for 12 works of art and 12 short articles to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 2,500 homes, workplaces, prison cells, and community ...........READ MORE
Jeudi le 18 mai, à 19h / Thursday May 18 at 7pm Collège de Maisonneuve, au Vivoir (local B-2210) 3800, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal À proximité du métro Joliette et Pie-IX (entrée libre) By Joliette and Pie-IX metros, free admission
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CONFERENCE – DISCUSSION
A SALARY FOR UNPAID WORK: A REVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE
With SILVIA FEDERICI, activist and author of “Wages Against Housework” and of “Caliban and the Witch”
Since the 1970s, Silvia Federici, a leading figure in the Wages for Housework campaign, has been advocating for the importance of fighting for wages for women’s work. This ...........READ MORE
After the unforgettable visit of Robert H. King in March, we are
extremely happy to welcome his comrade Albert Woodfox, the other
surviving member of the Angola 3, to Montreal on May 19th at 6:00 pm at
the Alumni Auditorium of the Concordia University (room H-110, 1455 de
Maisonneuve blvd W.) for the Month of Anarchy. The public talk will be
hosted by Robyn Maynard.
In his “Notes on Trump,” Bromma posits that the election of Trump and the accompanying rise of the far right are not simple accidents of history, nor the result of some single failure on our side or success on theirs, but are conjoined expressions of a deep phase-shift within the global capitalist economy. Whereas the fact that a wacky reality tv star was the one who ushered this in, and that it happened in 2016 and not 2015 or 2017, might be a matter of contingency or chance, a lurch to the populist xenophobic right was predictable, perhaps unavoidable. This ...........READ MORE
“I think some folks, many folks… try to divide the concept of a mass response with a militant response. That it’s only possible to do one or the other. I think we really want to challenge that. We think that what’s needed is both. And that’s not easy…but that’s our goal.
Following the explicitly anti-Muslim demonstration held on March 4, on April 23 some of the same far right forces tried a different approach, calling for a demonstration against the governing provincial Liberal Party, taking care to not include anything about race or Islam in any of their materials, and telling people not to bring any racist signs or wear anything identifying them as members of their orgs (Soldiers of Odin, La Meute, etc.). On the 23rd between 200 and 300 people attended this demonstration that had been called for and organized by the far right. There was a smaller counter-demonstration, ...........READ MORE
There is a clear need for some critical thinking about the current approaches to these issues. Perhaps I am suffering from the excessive caution of old age – I wouldn’t mind being shown that was the case – but I’m afraid that our side is heading for some rough times – politically and otherwise.
We have always been on the ‘left’ side of these issues, taking positions and actions that even led some critics to call us the ‘macho assholeists’. We attempted to maintain and develop a strategic and tactical justification for militance and confrontation that could take advantage of ...........READ MORE