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(en) US, MATCHES AND MAYHEM APPROACHES! May 25-27 2001, Chicago

From "Derek ." <robottdesign@hotmail.com>
Date Wed, 9 May 2001 13:21:56 -0400 (EDT)


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MATCHES AND MAYHEM APPROACHES! When May Day's over, it's time to get ready 
for Matches and Mayhem!
This second annual anarchist, anti-authoritarian festival of the body and 
mind is almost here.
Plans are being finalized for the Haymarket Memorial Soccer Tournament, 
Propaganda Gallery,
Midwest Anarchist Book Fair, Anarchist Debate Series, Anarchist Film 
Festival, Variety Show and more.

It all starts with the opening of the film festival, to be held the evening 
of Friday May 25.
The schedule will feature a mix of footage from direct actions, submissions 
by anarchists from
around the country and anarchist classics. The Film Fest team is actively 
reviewing and considering
an exciting collection including Winstanley, the story of Gerard Winstanley 
and the diggers, a
proto-anarchist community in 17th century England, All Our Lives, the story 
of some of the women who
were struggling against fascists in the Spanish Civil War/Revolution, Frog 
in the Well, a touching
and careful biography of a Chinese immigrant who documented the free speech 
movement in Berkeley,
experimental films documents of struggle and history.


>From the Film Fest and on into the wee hours, there will be a benefit bash 
featuring DJs, bands and beer
hosted by Guerrilla Love Radio, our friendly local pirate station. The venue 
will also have on display
the posters and flags that mark our territory and campaigns.

The cultural stimulation continues Saturday morning and afternoon with the 
Anarchist Bookfair,
Soccer Matches and the Debate Series. And these are no ordinary Debates. The 
audience participates as
teams try to work out: (anti)Organization - Is John Connor right in calling 
for the destruction of it all?
(anti)Fascism: Working class communities versus the "travelling circus" in 
Seattle and Prague and
(anti)Nationalism: Should anarchists work in solidarity with nationalists?

*Look for special presentations to take place during the bookfair!

That night you can show off your talent or admire the toe-tapping, 
guitar-strumming and stand-up
routines of friendly revolutionaries from around the midwest at the popular 
Variety Show.

Sunday brings you the exciting Soccer final and semi-finals, the conclusion 
of the Debate Series and
Film Festival, and a closing ceremony.

It is not too late to turn in posters and your best idea for an anarchist 
flag for the Propaganda Gallery,
submit a video to the Film Fest, reserve a table at the Bookfair, sign up to 
perform at the Variety Show, or
express you views at the Debate Series! Gorgeous four-color posters 
available. Let us know if you want one,
or lots if you can help us distribute them. For more information and to 
register for events, submit work or
volunteer, check out www.digipunk.com/mnm or call 312-494-2362.


See you there!


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Matches & Mayhem schedule

Fr May 25
Opening Event & Film Fest 7p Columbia College 623 S. Wabash, rm 203 $5-10
Guerrilla Love Radio benefit party 9 or 10p? Centro? Milwaukee at Division 
$$$

Sa May 26
Bookfair 11a-6p Conway Multicultural Center 1104 S. Wabash Free
Debate Series 12 noon, Harold Washington Library Chicago Authors Room, 7th 
Fl.
440 S. State Free
Speaker 2p, Editors of the Surrealist Issue of Race Traitor, at the Bookfair
Free
Forum 4p, Anarchy and Art, at the Bookfair  Free
Soccer matches throughout Sa & Su-- drop by the Bookfair for a schedule  
Free
Variety Show, 8p, Beiderman Hall, Spertus Institute, 618 S. Michigan $5, 
more if
you can, less if you can’t

Su May 27
Debate Series 1p, Harold Washington Library Chicago Authors Room, 7th Fl. 
440 S.
State  Free
Debate Series 3p, Harold Washington Library Chicago Authors Room, 7th Fl. 
440 S.
State Free
Film Fest and Closing Event, 7p Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division.


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