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(en) US, NYC, A New World in our Hearts: Building for Revolution May Day Festival

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2005 18:22:09 +0200 (CEST)

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Confirmed Workshops and Presentations -
Horizontalism in Argentina
A conversation of the current autonomous movements in Argentina, including
specific discussions on topics such as power and how the movements are
similar, or not, to anarchist concepts and visions. Time's Up 3:45pm -5:45pm
Beehive Collective
A popular education on the subject of globalization and presentation
of their Plan Puebla Panama Poster. Washington Square Park (the
rain location would be close by in an NYU building) 5:00pm -7:00pm

Afropunk Film Screening
Afro-Punk, a 66-minute documentary, explores race identity within
the punk scene. More than your everyday, Behind the Music or
typical "black history month" documentary this film tackles the hard
questions, such as issues of loneliness, exile, inter-racial dating and
black power. Time's Up 6:00pm -8:00pm

Bicycle Repair Workshop
Ideally for a more intermediate skill level, but again all are welcome.
In this gathering, folks can work on their own bikes, with the
guidance of volunteers. Time's Up 6:00pm -8:00pm

Zapatista Summer 2005
Peter Brown will discuss Zapatista Summer 2005, an opportunity for
interested people to live & learn in the autonomous, indigenous
Zapatista communities of the Mexican SE. As well as share
information about Mother Seeds in Resistance which offers people an
opportunity to support Zapatista efforts to resist genetically modified
corn. Bluestockings 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Folk Punk / Punk show
with Defiance Ohio, The Good Good, Bent Outta Shape. 141 South
5th St. Apt. 1SE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Btwn. Bedford &
Driggs) 7:30pm -10:30pm

Postering with Visual Resistance
Political & innovative projects aimed at raising awareness of urgent
social issues through visual media. Explore the spaces where art and
activism interact and help develop a visual language for political
action. Bring posters/flyers/other supplies. Will meet after Punk
Show in Williamsburg 10:30pm -12:30pm


Direct Action Training
St. Mark's Church Outside (if it's nice) Indoors (if it rains) 10:15am -

Brooklyn Freeschool Presentation & Freeschooling Workshop
A talk about the genesis and status of the Brooklyn Free School, what
free schooling is, and why it might be a good idea. Free schooling is a
radical educational philosophy/practice that allows kids to pursue
their passions without forcing them into "learning" anything. ABC
No Rio 12:15pm - 1:15pm

How Anarchists Can Network Better
In this facilitated discussion we will be attempting to analyze the
concept of networking as it applies to our struggle. We will look to
the many ways that we already engage in networking projects and
brainstorm ways that anarchist networking can be more effective.
ABC No Rio 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Supporting Political Prisoners
A workshop that covers why anarchists should be engaged in
prisoner support and how to do it. St. Mark's Church 1:30pm -

Counter-Biotech for BioDemocracy
A multimedia workshop to educate and inform the general public as
well as dedicated activists about the hazards of corporate biotech and
the possibility of ecological alternatives. 2:45 pm -4:15pm

Security Culture
Tactics that the police and FBI use to catch activists committing
"crimes" and how activists can avoid getting caught. St. Mark's
Church 2:45pm- 3:45pm

Food Not Bombs
Tompkins Square Park 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Advanced Security Culture
This is not a regular history of COINTELPRO, or basic security stuff
(e.g. don't blab to people). No this is more about the next step. How
to investigate sketchy folks, how to use codes in an easy way, how to
search for microphones and bugging equipment, how to use
computer security, how to do a real vouched for meeting, etc. St.
Mark's Church 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Anarchism & Mayday
Discussion on the history of Mayday from a new anarchist
perspective. ABC No Rio 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Proposed Alternatives to the State
Workshop based on Wayne Price's work in writing a book (now
circulating among various publishers)

The Abolition of the State: Anarchist and Marxist Perspectives.
Bluestockings 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Critical Mass
Union Square, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park

Friday Night Party
With bands Guadalupe, Guns Fire Mayhem, Latterman,
Luminescent Orchestra, Majesty, and the The Rude Mechanicals
Orchestra. Dick Che Space 14th Street 8:00pm - Late


Puppetmaking in Our Hearts!
We will make puppets! Time's Up Downstairs 10:00 am -1:30pm

How I Became Teenage Vegan Anarcha-Feminist: Stories about
Feminism and Animal Liberation
This is a multimedia, discussion-oriented workshop about how the
struggles for feminism and animal liberation are inextricably tied
together. Time's Up 10:30 am -11:45am

Reclaim the Sex!
A hands-on, clothes-on workshop where we will brainstorm, dream,
and practice some skills for DOING IT. Topics that will come up:
Communications strategies, health & harm reduction, sex
radicalism, and diy sex toys, and a genderfuck anatomy chart unlike
your sixth grade health class! 6th Street Community Center 11:00 am

The Really Really Free Market
A open-air bazaar and celebration, where we will discard capitalist
notions of interaction and have fun trying new models of exchange.
Swap goods (You know, the stuff that is too good to throw away but
you shouldn't keep), share skills, give presents, eat food, hang out,
dance, sing and have fun -all for free! St. Mark's Church Outside
12:00pm -Dusk

Mountaintop Removal
Workshop on Mountain Justice Summer, playing a short (10min)
film, speaking, and questions. Time's Up 12:00 pm -1:30pm

Men's Group Anti-Sexist Workshop
A space for people identifying as experiencing patriarchal privilege to
discuss how we perpetuate and participate in that sexist system, and
how we can stop doing so. The discussion will be facilitated to
encourage everyone to have an equal chance to speak, and loosely
moderated/structured around some general questions/points of
discussion. 6th Street Community Center 12:30 pm -1:30pm

Stencil Making
A hands-on workshop with Visual Resistance. St. Mark's Church
12:30pm -1:30pm

Bathos (Swim Motherfucker!)
Mayday Polar Bears Club! We will be crashing some as of yet
unnamed public fountain en masse & in our skivvies, because to us a
new world in our hearts begins with the consummate transformation
of the boring
but beautiful places we are supposed to just look at but not touch (or
jump into half naked & screaming), you know, under the paving
stones the beach! Meet at St. Mark's Church 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Soil, Seperation, & State
Development & the impact of "Making the Desert Bloom" in the
context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Negev, the
southern region of Israel populated by Bedouin & Jews, is plagued by
divisions- Beyond camels, coffee, & carpets, Israel's Bedouin
minority has been divided by geopolitics & tribalism, and is striving to
withstand the forceful currents of urbanization & modernization. 6th
Street Community Center 2:30pm -3:30pm

Anarchist Soccer
Meet at St. Mark's Church and head over to East River Park. 2:30pm
- 4:30pm

An Introduction to Computer Security (Part 1)
Covering authentication issues, if you can trust the computer you are
using, network security, and a case study as an example.
Pre-requisite for "Towards a Trusted Computing Environment."
Time's Up 2:30pm -3:30pm

Towards a Trusted Computing Environment (Part 2)
Some basics of computers leading into a workshop on Knoppix
which is a step towards a trusted computing environment -- where
would this could be used, what it is, why Knoppix, how to run
Knoppix, and a demo. We will hand out cd's with Knoppix so that
people can begin to apply what they learned. Pre-requisite: "An
Introduction to Computer Security." Time's Up 3:45pm -4:45pm
Walking on the Edge of Insanity
As radical political activists and folks living on the fringes the
conventional social system, what does it mean within our extended
anti-authoritarian community for someone to be "mentally ill" or
struggling with traditional labels such as "clinical depression,"
"bipolar disorder," or "schizophrenia"? 6Th Street Community Center
3:45pm -5:15pm

Beginner's Welding
Learn basic metalwork, welding, and hopefully build mutant bike!
Time's Up Downstairs 4:00 pm -7:00pm

Anarchism In America (A Pacific Street Film)
A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America, the film
attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and trace the historical
development of the movement. The film features rare archival
footage & interviews with significant personalities in anarchist history
and also live performance footage of the Dead Kennedys. Time's Up
5:00 pm -7:00pm

Resistance in Palestine
An informal discussion with a Palestinian activist who lives in
Palestine about the history and forms of resistance in Palestine. 6th
Street Community Center 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Night Show
with Seth Tobocman, Bread & Roses, Leftover Crack, Ryan Harvey.
Time's Up 7:30pm - 12:00pm


19th Annual Squatters Mayday Celebration
Free music and arts festival. Tompkins Square Park 11:00 am
No More Nuclear Excuses for War!
March & rally Sponsored by Abolition Now! & United for Peace &
Assemble near UN at 1st Ave from 50th St north. March at Noon;
2pm rally in Heckshire Ballfields, Central Park (SW corner, near
Columbus Circle, 62nd St off CPW).
Make the Road By Walking
Workers in Action March & Celebration will be stopping at particular
targets to give them hell and end in the park with music, food,
301 Grove St at Knickerbocker Av. L to MYRTLE-WYCKOFF &
walk two
blocks SW *or* J to MYRTLE & change to M to
two blocks SE 12:00pm Noon
Rally: Unite, Fight Back, Jobs, Not War, Bring the Troops Home
Sponsored by NY Area Million Worker March, Troops Out Now
Coalition. Union Sq (4/5/6, L, N/R to 14th St, Union Sq) 1:00pm
Can the Earth Charter & the UN Millennium Goals Become a World
Constitution & Bill of Rights?
Platform with Lisel Burns. Followed by film, "Thirst," examining
water conflicts on 3 continents. Free.
At The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Meeting House main
hall, 53 Prospect Pk West (btw 1st & 2nd Sts), Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Celebration of Pete Seeger & the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
Along with "The Lives & Times of the Lincoln Brigade," a musical
revue written & performed by members of San Francisco Mime
Troupe and MC Henry Foner. Skirball Center for the Performing
Arts, 60 Washington Sq South. Tix: 212-674-5552 1:30pm
Demand Mayor Bloomberg Hear Tenant Concerns!
Protest at Bloomberg's house! Sponsored by Met Council on
17 E 79th St (btw 5th & Madison Ave). 2:00pm -3:00pm

Confirmed Bands –

Bent Outta Shape – NY punk
Bread & Roses – Boston folk punk
Defiance Ohio – folk punk
The Good Good - Brooklyn goodness
Guadalupe – punk
Guns Fire Mayhem – horror synth rock
Latterman – political L.I. punk
Leftover Crack - (acoustic) Squatcore Ska-Punk
Luminescent Orchestra – gypsy music
Majesty – political Brooklyn hip-hop
The Rude Mechanicals Orchestra – protest march band
Ryan Harvey – riot folk (political folk singer)

Confirmed Speakers and Presenters -

Seth Tobocman longtime L.E.S. artist, author and activist
J.T. Sparkyboy
Andy Stephanian of Long Island Animal Defense League and Former
Animal Liberation Front
prisoner http://www.animaldefense.info/
The Bee Hive Collective http://www.beehivecollective.org/
Jamie Moran from Friends of Jeff Luers http://www.freefreenow.org/
Marc Krupanski of the Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project
Marina Sitrin a NYC-based activist, writer and lawyer who has just
finished writing a book on autonomous social movements in
Andrej Grubacic
Mountain Justice Summer http://mountainjusticesummer.org/
The Toy Shop Collective http://www.toyshopcollective.com/
The Visual Resistance Collective

Locations -

Times Up! Space: 49 E. Houston (Btwn. Mott & Mulberry)
St. Marks Church: 131 E. 10th St. (At Second Avenue)
6th Street Community Center: 638 E. 6th Street (Btwn. Ave B & C)
ABC No Rio: 156 Rivington Street (Btwn. Suffolk & Clinton)
Thursday Night Show Space: 141 South 5th St. Apt. 1SE
Tompkins Square Park: St. Mark's Place & Avenue A
Bluestockings Bookstore: 172 Allen Street (Btwn. Stanton &
Dick Shay Space: 69 West 14th Street (At 6th Avenue)
Endorsers -

Times Up! http://www.times-up.org/
Bombs and Shields http://bombsandshields.blogspot.com/
The Mutual Support Network http://nyc.freeevents.org/
The NYC Rat http://www.dominantfiction.com/newyorkrat.htm
The Dispossessed Network http://dispossessednet.mahost.org/
The Autonomous Space Collective
Free Sense


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