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(en) IAS News :Newsletter of the Institute for Anarchist Studies: 001 - September 2003

From ias-news@anarchist-studies.org
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2003 22:04:19 +0200 (CEST)

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In this Issue:
1 Welcome!
2 Black Anarchism
3 Anarchism, Post and Otherwise
4 Support Radical, Anti-Authoritarian Scholorship
5 Anarchist Summary
6 Upcoming Events
Welcome! Welcome to the first issue of IAS News, the email newsletter of the
Institute for Anarchist Studies! IAS News is a semi-regular email
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This year has been a very busy year for the IAS. Our 2003 granting
session has recently come to an end, and we have once again provided
$8000 US in grants to radical authors in need
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleview/24/1/2). To date
we have funded over forty projects from around the world that promote
critical scholarship on social domination and a reconstructive vision
of a free society. As well, we are moments away from sending off our
print newsletter, Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, to the press. This
upcoming issue of Perspectives is an exciting one for us featuring a
new layout, increased page count, an exciting core focus on
contemporary South American political movements (with emphasis on
Argentina), and our regular features.

In ending, I would like to send out a word of thanks to all our
supporters who make the work of the IAS possible. Your continued
support helps us in our effort to nurture the development of the
anarchist critique of domination and vision of freedom.

I hope you enjoy our email newsletter!

Michael Caplan

Black Anarchism

The Institute for Anarchist Studies invites you to a discussion of:

Black Anarchism
by Ashanti Alston

This talk will explore the history and possible future of black
anarchism. It will cover anarchistic elements in African traditions,
anti-authoritarian moments in America's black liberation movement, and
the possible contours of a black anarchism for the new millennium.

Ashanti Alston is a former member of the Black Panther Party and former
prisoner-of-war (Black Liberation Army). He is presently a member of
Estación Libre/People of Color Zapatista Support Group, a board member
of the Institute for Anarchist Studies, and the Northeast U.S.
Coordinator for Critical Resistance.

Date: Friday, October 24th
Time: 6:30-9 PM
Where: Hunter College West Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York City,
Room 714 (Subway Directions: Take the 6 Train to 68th Street or the F
to 63rd)
Price: Donation Requested

Lights Snacks and Beverages will be served

Traducción simultánea al español

For more info call (718) 609 1757 or write: info@anarchist-studies.org

Read More: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleview/28/1/2

Anarchism, Post and Otherwise

Theory & Politics, the IAS's semi-regular web column, features the
following new articles:

In "The Politics of Postanarchism,"
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleview/1/1/1) Saul
Newman, author of the book From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-authoritarianism
and the Dislocation of Power, offers an overview of postanarchist
thought. As post-Marxists attempt to rethink the revolutionary project,
Newman argues that contemporary theory needs to take account of the
intervention of anarchism. But, anarchism itself could benefit greatly
through an incorporation of contemporary theoretical perspectives, in
particular those derived from discourse analysis, psychoanalysis and

Jesse Cohn, Professor of English at Purdue University North Central,
and Shawn P. Wilbur, independent scholar, follow up on Newman's
postanarchism in "What's Wrong With Postanarchism?"
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleview/26/2/1/) Here,
Cohn and Wilbur outline what they see as positive developments within
postanarchist thought, while taking a critical position on the problems
of wedding poststructuralism to anarchism.

Cohn also has contributed a review of the Culture and the State
conference at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, May 2nd to 5th
(http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleview/25/1/1), as well
as Sandra Jeppesen who attended the Denman Island Green Anarchist
Gathering, August 15th to 18th

Theory and Politics: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/publications/theory_politics

Support Radical, Anti-Authoritarian Scholorship

Since the IAS's inception in the spring of 1996 we have worked hard to
support radical, anti-authoritarian scholarship on contemporary social
contradictions and the possibilities of meaningful social
transformation. Although the anti-authoritarian Left has become an
increasingly important presence on the streets, radical theoretical
work is just as important now as it was seven years ago. We need to
clarify the anarchist alternative, deepen our critique of the present
society, and study the victories and dilemmas of our movement if we are
to build upon its accomplishments. The IAS is a means toward this goal.

Over these past seven years we have supported over forty projects by
writers from around the world, including authors from South Africa,
Nigeria, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, the United States, Canada, as well
as other countries. We have funded movement research, translations,
historical studies, and even a play. Many of these projects would not
have been completed without our assistance.

The IAS has been able to keep fighting for all these years thanks to
the generous support of our comrades and allies around the world and we
need to ask for your support once again. Specifically, we must raise
$23,000 by January 2004 in order to keep awarding grants to radical
writers, continue our publishing efforts, and cover administrative

Please considering donating to the IAS today!: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/support/donate

Anarchist Summary

With the IAS's Anarchist Summary
(http://summary.anarchist-studies.org/), avid readers of anarchist
theory on-line can stay on top of the latest articles. Culled from a
wide range of English language anarchist websites, the Anarchist
Summary offers pointers to what is new on the web within the world of
anarchist theory. A selection of current articles follows:

* From Each According To Need: An Anarchist Look At Communist Economics
* Louise Michel Papers
* The Quebec Left Today
* Open Source Software and Tactical Poststructuralist Anarchism
* Anarchism and Anti-Racism
* In Defence of Anarcho-Syndicalism: Some Thoughts on Contemporary
Anarchism (http://summary.anarchist-studies.org/index.php?m=200309#42)

* Ideas for Community Action
* Chomsky and Foucault Debate Human Nature
* About Anarchism

Anarchist Summary: http://summary.anarchist-studies.org/

Upcoming Events

* 2003-10-03 :: Anarchist People of Color Conference
* 2003-10-10 :: Mid-Atlantic Anarchist Book Fair
* 2003-10-10 :: Workers Control Conference
* 2003-10-24 :: Edmonton Anarchist Bookfair
* 2003-10-24 :: NY, Black Anarchism
* 2003-10-25 :: London Anarchist Bookfair
* 2003-10-25 :: Toronto Anarchist Bookfair
* 2003-10-25 :: The Second Annual New Orleans Bookfair
* 2003-11-08 :: 5th Annual Dutch Anarchist Bookfair
* 2003-11-11 :: France, Saint-Ouen (Paris), Libertarian Social Forum

IAS Calendar: http://www.anarchist-studies.org/calendar

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