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(en) US, Newsletter of the Institute for Anarchist Studies IAS News :: 008 - December 2004

From ias-news@anarchist-studies.org
Date Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:52:56 +0100 (CET)


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In this Issue:
1 Welcome
2 The IAS Needs Your Support
3 IAS 2004 Supporters
4 Inside Fortress North America/Freedom Highway: IAS Fund-raising Evening in Montpelier, VT
5 Fall 2004 Issue of Perspectives Now Online
6 Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2005: Call for Proposals
7 Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2004 Audio Recordings
8 Reminder: IAS Grant Proposals Due January 15, 2005
Welcome --- The holiday season has arrived, and with it, an opportunity to
celebrate and revel in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity that
anarchists try to nurture throughout the year.

This is the last IAS e-newsletter of 2004. In it, we are again asking
you, our supporters, to extend that spirit of mutual aid in a very
tangible way so that the IAS can continue to support radical writers in
the New Year. If you have not already done so, please contribute to our
2004 fundraising campaign before the year is over.

This e-newsletter provides something of a look back on the past year's
events and accomplishments, and a push forward into the excitement of
the year ahead. The fall 2004 issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory
is now available online, as are a growing number of audio recordings
from the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT) 2004 conference. We
hope that the recordings will inspire challenging panel and
presentation proposals for RAT 2005, which will be held in Plainfield,
Vermont on September 23-25, 2005. You'll find the organizers' call for
proposals below. And don't forget that the deadline to submit
applications for the winter 2005 round of IAS grants is quickly
approaching.

A number of fund-raising events are being planned for the coming
months in order to enable the IAS to continue providing grants to
radical authors and translators, and developing forums in which
anti-authoritarian and anarchist theoretical engagement can flourish.
The first of these events--a lecture and sound performance titled
"Inside Fortress North America/Freedom Highway"--is being hosted by the
newly opened all-volunteer workers' collective Black Sheep Books in
Montpelier, Vermont, on Tuesday, December 14. If you are in the area,
please come by the Langdon Street Café (4 Langdon Street, Montpelier),
enjoy the evening, meet the IAS board members who will be present, and
support the IAS.

With wishes for justice and freedom in the new year,

Andréa Schmidt
General Director

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The IAS Needs Your Support
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We are still a long way from meeting our 2004 fund-raising goal of
$24,000. We need your support!

The IAS depends entirely on the generosity of individuals around the
world. Their generosity enables us to continue creating contexts in
which radical, critical, and engaged theoretical work can take
place--by giving grants to radical writers and translators, publishing
and developing Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, covering
administrative costs, supporting new projects like the Latin American
Archives Project, and sponsoring the annual RAT conference.

Over the past eight years, the IAS has nurtured a granting program
through which we support radical authors and translators. The IAS has
funded over fifty projects from authors around the world, including
South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, the Czech Republic,
the United States, and Canada.

Without IAS assistance, many of the authors and translators we have
supported would not be able to devote themselves to analyzing the
ever-changing modes of domination in our societies. They would not be
able to do the important work of imagining what a free and just society
might look like--and helping us to do the same.

If you have not already made a donation to the IAS, please consider
doing so before the end of the year.

If you have already donated to the IAS this year, or if you cannot
donate at this time, but you know friends and comrades who might be
able to support our efforts, please forward them this e-newsletter.

To demonstrate our appreciation for our supporters, we are once again
offering gift books to IAS donors, provided by the good people at Raven
Used Books in Amherst, Massachusetts. Every IAS donor is also entitled
to an annual subscription to Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

The IAS is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization incorporated by the
State of New York. We issue receipts for tax purposes.

Donate Now!: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/support/donate



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IAS 2004 Supporters
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We gratefully acknowledge the IAS supporters who have contributed to our
2004 fund-raising campaign so far:

Harry and Dorly Abman * Anonymous I * Anonymous II * Ashanti Alston *
Bert Altena * Alexis Bhagat * Jack Bratich * Bound Together Books *
Kevin Bruyneel * Paul Bundy * James Michael Byrnes * Leonard and Rose
Caplan * Michael Caplan * Manuel Caro * Richard Clark * Jesse Cohn *
Mark Cohen * Tom Copeland * Maura Dillon * Chris Dodge * Miranda Edison
* Paula Emery * Richard Evanoff * Colin Everett * George Uri Fischer *
Frank Gerould * Paul Glavin * Dara Greenwald * Luz Guerra * Gregory
Hall * Julie Herrada * Nate Holdren * Jerry Kaplan * Kristen Keyes *
David Koven * Eric Laursen * Brooke Lehman * Frank Lindenfeld * Joel
Olson * Lynn Olson * Thomas Martin * Peter McGregor * Gabe Metcalf *
Cindy Milstein * Caroline Morse * Chuck Morse * Darini Nicholas *
Pacific Street Films * John Petrovato * Alan Ritter * Marc Rodrigues *
Eugene Rodriguez * Annie Sartor * Michael Seidman * Michael Steinberg *
Rose Sterling * Peter Stone * Spencer Sunshine * Brian Tokar * Kevin Van
Meter * Alexander Zimmerman

Thank you!

IAS Supporters: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/support/supporters



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Inside Fortress North America/Freedom Highway: IAS Fund-raising Evening in Montpelier, VT
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Tuesday, December 14
Free; donations welcome
Hosted by Black Sheep Books, 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Featuring:

7 p.m.
INSIDE FORTRESS NORTH AMERICA: Strategies for an Anti-Authoritarian
and Anti-Imperialist Movement
by Andréa Schmidt

From Iraq to New York State, from Palestine to Haiti, from Abu Ghraib
to Guantanamo Bay, the United States and its allies are waging a global
"war of terror." Drawing on first-hand experience in occupied Iraq,
Andréa will describe some of the different faces of this war, and of
popular resistance to it. She will consider ways in which
anti-authoritarian, anti-imperialists in Canada and the United States
ought to begin to articulate movement strategies and a nuanced politics
of solidarity, in order to contribute effectively to the resistance to
empire inside the walls of Fortress North America.

ANDRÉA SCHMIDT lives, works, and organizes in Montreal. She visited
occupied Iraq from February-May 2004 as a delegate of the Iraq
Solidarity Project. Andréa is the director of the Institute for
Anarchist Studies.

8:30 p.m.
FREEDOM HIGHWAY
by Emmanuel Madan

In September 2002, Emmanuel went on a road trip through the eastern
United States. The journey of 3,000 miles had no precise destination;
its goal was to listen to and record programming in the radio format
known as talk radio. Thus began the FREEDOM HIGHWAY project, an
exploration of mass media and U.S. public discourse in the post-9/11
context. The FREEDOM HIGHWAY project has continued monitoring and
intercepting talk radio broadcasts intensively since fall 2002,
amassing an archive of material that reflects the current fears,
prejudices, and obsessions of U.S. society. The "FREEDOM HIGHWAY"
performance will draw from this material to generate a live mix that is
at once musical and documentary in nature.

EMMANUEL MADAN staffs the FREEDOM HIGHWAY project at the studios of
Electronic Subsistence Activities.

This fund-raising event for the IAS will be held at the Langdon Street
Café (a worker-owned collective), at 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier,
Vermont.

BLACK SHEEP BOOKS
4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, Vermont
(inside and above the Langdon Street Cafe) 802-225-8906


Black Sheep Books is Vermont's only all-volunteer workers' collective
specializing in radical and scholarly used books. In addition, we host
educational and political events on Tuesdays in the Langdon Street Café
(we're always looking for anarchists and anti-authoritarians to do
intriguing talks, panels, performances, film presentations, and so on;
please get in touch with us, if you're interested in proposing an
event). We also encourage study groups, like-minded projects, and
collaborations; stop by and say hello!

To support our work and space, Black Sheep Books appreciates donations
of zines, stickers, periodicals, newspapers, and/or books in good
condition that reflect the topics we carry in our shop. Or give the
gift of knowledge; buy a book or our gift certificates, or become a
Black Sheep Books supporter ($20 for a membership card, which then
entitles you to a 15% discount on all book purchases for a year).

Hours: Tues-Wed 11-7, Thurs-Sat 11-9, and Sun 11-6

For more information, or to be added to Black Sheep Books e-mail list
for future event announcements, e-mail Cindy at cbmilstein@yahoo.com.

Freedom Highway Web-Site: http://www.freedomhighway.org



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Fall 2004 Issue of Perspectives Now Online
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The fall 2004 issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is now
available online.

The issue includes: "Walking We Ask Questions": An Interview with John
Holloway by Marina Sitrin; Testimonio by Maria Esther Tello; The
Resurrection of Vampiro by Ramor Ryan; What's Happening: Books and
Events by Chuck Morse; book reviews by Ramor Ryan, Astrid Wessels,
Kazembe Balagoon, Uri Gordon, Andrew Hedden and Chuck Morse; an
exchange on Postanarchism by Michael Glavin and Saul Newman; IAS
updates; and more.

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory Online: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/archive/9/



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Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2005: Call for Proposals
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The next Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT)
(http://www.homemadejam.org/renew) conference will be held September
23-25, 2005, at Goddard College, in Plainfield, Vermont.

The conference aims to provide a scholarly space in which to both
reexamine and reinvigorate the social and political tradition of
anarchism.

RAT is meant as one contribution to the project of developing a more
rigorous as well as contemporary theoretical framework for anarchism,
and to assist in nurturing new generations of anti-authoritarian public
intellectuals. RAT brings together anarchist and libertarian socialist
scholars, activists, educators, writers, organizers, students, and
others to explore how we make sense of our own tradition; how we
understand anarchism in the context of our lives, movements, and
present-day social conditions; and how the conceptual tools that the
anarchist tradition provides can and need to be rethought.

RAT 2005 organizers have put out a call for proposals
(http://homemadejam.org/renew/currentconference.html) for conference
panels and presentations. Proposals are due on May 1, 2005.

The IAS is proud to sponsor RAT 2005.

RAT 2005 Call for Proposals: http://homemadejam.org/renew/currentconference.html



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Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2004 Audio Recordings
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Audio recordings of many RAT 2004 panels and presentations are now
available online. Many more recordings are being produced and will be
uploaded in the near future, and you can expect to find the details in
the next IAS e-newsletter.

Community radio stations are warmly invited and encouraged to
broadcast RAT audio recordings. Please e-mail us
(info@anarchist-studies.org and let us know if you do broadcast a RAT
recording.

We hope the following recordings inspire proposals for panels and
presentations at RAT 2005. Enjoy!

The Life or Death of the Anti-Globalization Movement
Chuck Morse and Marina Sitrin

Length: 01:40:59
Language: English
Date recorded: 2004-09-24
Recorded and produced by George King (georgekingiv at yahoo dot com).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10455

Flagging, Fornicating, and Fourier: Emma Goldman's Glimpse into the
Limitless World of Sexual Harmony
Hilton Bertalan

Length: 00:28:00 (Presentation); 00:35:25 (Q&A)
Language: English
Date recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by Andrew Crawford (technil at riseup dot net).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402

Marxism and Anarchism
Wayne Price, Seth Weiss, and Graciela Monteagudo

Length: 00:48:41
Language: English
Date Recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by Aaron Lakoff (aaron at resist dot ca).

http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10229

Gender, Sex, and Power
Kaz Balagoon, Eli Robinson, and Hilton Bertalan

Length: 01:27:49
Language: English
Date recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded by Brook Thorndycraft and edited by Aaron Lakoff (aaron at
resist dot ca).

http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10228

The Marxist Origins of Primitivism
Spencer Sunshine

Length: 00:56:07 (Presentation); 00:13:21 (Q&A)
Language: English
Date Recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by Andrew Crawford (technil at riseup dot net).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402
(http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402)

The State in the Global Economy
Will Weikart, Cindy Milstein, and Stevphen Shukaitis

Length: 00:50:17 (Panel); 00:50:23 (Q&A)
Language: English
Date Recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by Andrew Crawford (technil at riseup dot net).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402
(http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402)

Anarchy and International Solidarity
S'ra DeSantis, Mark Lance, Jaggi Singh, and Mark Willis

Length: 00:59:24 (Panel) ; 00:41:48 (Q&A)
Language: English
Date Recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by Andrew Crawford (technil at riseup dot net).

http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402

De/Constructing Parecon
Suresh Naidu

Length: 01:31:36
Language: English
Date recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by George King (georgekingiv at yahoo dot com).

http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10459

Toward a Anti-Authoritarian Commitment to International Solidarity
Andréa Schmidt

Length: 00:38:40 (Presentation); 00:56:46 (Q&A)
Language: English
Date Recorded: 2004-09-25
Recorded and produced by Andrew Crawford (technil at riseup dot net).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10402

The Anarchism of Fools
Peter Staudenmaier

Length: 02:09:00
Language: English
Date recorded: 2004-09-26
Recorded and produced by George King (georgekingiv at yahoo dot com).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10456
(http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10456)

The 2004 World Social Forum: A Left-Libertarian/Ecological/Feminist
Critique
Regina Cochrane

Length: 01:12:07
Language: English
Date recorded: 2004-09-26
Recorded and produced by George King (georgekingiv at yahoo dot com).


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10496

Self-Determination in the Context of War and Globalization
Bronwyn Lepore

Length: 01:06:18
Language: English
Date Recorded: 2004-09-26
Recorded and produced by Aaron Lakoff (aaron at resist dot ca).

http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10361
(http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=10361)

Complete RAT 2004 Program: http://homemadejam.org/renew/archive/2004/2004.html



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Reminder: IAS Grant Proposals Due January 15, 2005
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In February, the IAS will award $4,250 to radical writers. Applications
for the winter 2005 round of IAS grants are due in our mailbox no later
than January 15, 2005.

Applications forms are available online ([html
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/grants/application)] or [pdf
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/filemanage/download/1/application.pdf)]).


If you have questions about the IAS grant program or the application
process itself, please take a look at the Grant Application FAQ, or
e-mail us at info@anarchist-studies.org.

Grant Application FAQ: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/grants/faq




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