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(en) IAS News :: 013 - December 2005

Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 13:15:21 +0200

IAS News 013 :: December 2005
Newsletter of the Institute for Anarchist Studies
In this Issue:
1 Welcome
2 Please Donate to the IAS
3 Thank You IAS Donors!
4 IAS Grants for Radical Writers: The Deadline is Soon
5 Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2006
6 RAT 2005 Audio
7 Subscribing to Perspectives on Anarchist Theory


Welcome to the last IAS E-newsletter of 2005.

December dispatches are usually spaces for roundups of the best and the
worst of the year gone by, for countdowns, and sugar-coated nostalgia.
You won't find much of that in this e-newsletter. With a tumultuous
year full of change and transition behind us, we at the IAS are looking
squarely ahead: to a rapidly approaching application deadline for the
winter round of grants to radical writers and translators, to a spring
issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and to RAT 2006!

In order to continue moving forward--contributing, however modestly, to
the development of a contemporary anarchism able to confront, trash, and
transform the systems of domination and oppression that stratify the
globe--the IAS needs your support. Below you will find an appeal for
the IAS's 2005 fund-raising campaign. Whether you have donated in the
past or are thinking about donating for the first time this year, know
that your contribution is greatly appreciated, no matter how large or
small. If you are able, please take the time to contribute over the
coming weeks in order to help us meet our fund-raising goal by the end
of January 2006. We thank you in advance, and we thank all those
people, listed below, who have already donated.

With wishes for a happy, free, and just New Year,
for the IAS

Please Donate to the IAS

For nearly a decade, the IAS has worked to support the development of
the theoretical tools necessary for critiquing systems of domination
and envisioning alternatives to them. At a time when genuinely radical
movements in North America are at low ebb, we believe that it is more
important than ever to create opportunities for anti-authoritarians to
analyze contemporary challenges and strategies, and reflect critically
on movement practices and dilemmas. Through our grant program and other
efforts, the IAS supports and sustains forums in which such theoretical
work is possible, and contributes to nurturing a global community of
anarchist scholars and public intellectuals.

Over the past ten years, the IAS has funded over fifty projects by
authors and translators from countries around the world, including
Argentina, Canada, Germany, South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the
United States. We have funded movement research, anthologies,
translations, historical studies, online publications, and books that
serve as organizing tools--and others that read like pirates' tales.
Last winter, the IAS modified its grant program to fund and provide
editorial as well as publishing assistance to writers and translators
of essay-length works only.

The IAS has been able to offer this unique and crucial support thanks
to the generosity of our comrades and allies around the world, and we
are asking for your assistance once again. We are trying to raise
$15,000 by January 2006 in order to continue to award grants to radical
writers, develop our publishing efforts, and support our other projects.

Your donation will help the IAS to:

* Award US$2,000 in grants to writers and translators of essay-length
works that treat themes of importance to the development of anarchist
theory and practice.
* Provide editorial and publishing assistance to the essay writers and
translators we fund. Many of the completed essays will be published in
Perspectives on Anarchist Theory or in a new books series to be
published in collaboration with AK Press.
* Sponsor the annual Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, a
scholarly space in which to reexamine and reinvigorate the social and
political tradition of anarchism.
* Publish Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, our biannual journal for
theoretical debates and projects reflective of a diversity of
anti-authoritarian tendencies.
* Coordinate our new Speakers Bureau.

As an expression of our appreciation for your support, we are offering
book gifts (http://www.anarchist-studies.org/support/books) to IAS
donors who reside in the United States or Canada, thanks to the good
people at Raven Books in Boston, Massachusetts. IAS donors who give
US$25 or more are entitled to receive at least one great book from
their collection. All donors will receive an annual subscription to
Perspectives on Anarchist Theory.

You can donate online, by following the link below. We also accept
donations by mail. Please print the donation form from our Web site,
and mail it with your contribution to:

Institute for Anarchist Studies
PO Box 1664
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009

If you know of other friends, comrades, or groups who might also be
interested in supporting the work of the IAS, please feel free to send
them this appeal or pass along their name and e-mail address to us.

Please donate today!: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/support/donate

Thank You IAS Donors!

We gratefully acknowledge the groups and individuals who have already
contributed to the IAS's 2005 fund-raising campaign. Because of them,
we are able to continue supporting the development of radical

Anonymous I & II @ Larry Gambone @ John Petrovato @ Harry & Dorly Abman
@ Louis-Frédéric Gaudet @ Douglas Rank @ Ashanti Alston @ Paul Glavin @
Philip Repper @ S. Morgan Aniassa @ Gregory Hall @ Eugene Rodrigues @
Rob Augman @ Jesse Harasta @ Marina Sitrin @ Alexis Bhagat @ Helen
Hudson @ Chris Sloan @ Hilton Bertalan @ Mark Lance @ Jon Thoreau @
Erika Biddle @ Brooke Lehman @ Dana Ward @ Rachel Caidor @ Ace
McArleton @ Black Sheep Books @ Michael Caplan @ Amy Miller @ Jura
Books @ Al Decker @ Cindy Milstein @ OPIRG Guelph Heather Fife @ Darini
Nicholas @ ORGANIC Collective

Thank you!

If you have donated, but your name does not appear on this list, please
let us know so that we can add it!

IAS Grants for Radical Writers: The Deadline is Soon

The deadline for IAS grant applications is January 15, 2006.

Each year, the IAS awards a total of $2,000 in grants to writers and
translators of essay-length work. Grant awards range from $250 to $500.
Essay-length work is considered to be approximately 20-50 pages
(10,000-25,000 words). Completed essays are considered for publication
in the IAS journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory or as part of a
small books series in collaboration with AK Press.

Grant recipients will be expected to complete their project within six
months of receiving the award.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application form
online. If you are unable to apply online, please write us to request a
paper copy of the application, or download and print the application
form. Requests and completed applications should be mailed to:

Institute for Anarchist Studies
PO Box 1664, Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact us with questions about
the application process at info@anarchist-studies.org, after taking a
look at the Frequently Asked Questions
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/grants/faq) page on the IAS Web site.

Apply Online: http://apply.anarchist-studies.org/

Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2006

The seventh annual Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference (RAT)
will take place from midday Friday, September 29 to midday Sunday,
October 1, 2006.

The RAT conference, sponsored by the IAS, 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. Thus, as opposed to conferences that attempt to create
anarchist organizations, statements of purpose, or focus on "lifestyle
anarchism" or how-to workshops, RAT brings together anarchist and
libertarian left 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.

Alongside a participatory weekend of presentations, panels, and debates
in a supportive atmosphere, the beautiful rural Vermont setting affords
the opportunity to meet other anarchists and radicals, and hopefully
enjoy the fall foliage. RAT also includes a mini-bookfair, free
literature tables, and film screenings.

More details about the 2006 conference will be published on the RAT Web
site soon.

RAT Web site: http://homemadejam.org/renew/index.html

RAT 2005 Audio

Well, you can't look forward without some sort of grounding in the past…

RAT 2005 took place in Plainfield, Vermont, from September 23 to 25.
Check out the audio recordings of a sampling of RAT 2005 presentations:

Anarchy at the Border...If Only
Richard Macgurn and Jacobo Blumenfeld

Palestine and International Activism

It's All Lies! Israeli Anarchism in the Context of Zionism, Nationalism
and the Palestinian Struggle
Aaron Lakoff

Anarchist Praxis Panel
facilitated by Camilo Viveiros; with Jaggi Singh, Mostafa Henaway,
Rafael Mutis, Jason Winston, Tanya Waters, Caty Simon, and Matt

The Canadian State and its Relation to Empire: Changes, Challenges, and
Mostafa Henaway, Megan Hope, and Lisa Schofield

The New Anarchism
Cindy Milstein and Andrej Grubacic

The Neurology of Anarchism
Michael Steinberg

Political Action in the Age of Advertising
Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee

Intentional Aesthetics: Anarchist Media and Movement Building
Kyle Harris

In the months ahead, more audio recordings will be added to the RAT Web
site, which now also includes the full 2005 RAT program describing all

RAT organizers wish to extend a big thank you to all the
audio-recording volunteers who have contributed to this archive.

Subscribing to Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

The spring 2006 issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory will be
published in May, and a new editorial collective is at the helm! You
can reach Mark Lance, Erika Biddle, and Louis-Frédéric Gaudet with
queries related to the journal at perspectives@anarchist-studies.org.

The easiest way to subscribe to Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, our
biannual journal, is to donate to the IAS! All donors automatically
receive a yearlong subscription to Perspectives.

If you prefer not to donate but would like to subscribe to
Perspectives, please mail us a note to that effect, including your full
name and complete mailing address, phone number, and e-mail, along with
payment by check or money order to:

Institute for Anarchist Studies
Attn: Perspectives
PO Box 1664
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009

Subscription Rates:
IAS donors: FREE
USA and Canada: US$10 per year.
All other countries: US$15 per year.
Institutions: US$20 per year.

Back Issues: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/publications/perspectives

That's all for this issue of IAS News. If you think any of this information
would be of value to a friend or organization, please feel free to forward
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