FRIDAY, MAY 13th 7pm
@ the Purple Thistle
260-875 Vernon Dr.
>Anarchist Responses to Police Violence in Seattle
>On August 31st, 2010, John T. Williams was shot and killed by Seattle
>Police Officer Ian Birk. The murder prompted a series of demonstrations
>against the murder of J.T. Williams and police violence in general.
>Anarchists also disrupted a police accountability conference, engaged in
>street actions, and spread information on the role of the police in
>society and the media’s role in neutralizing any and all anti-police
>Comrades from Seattle will be presenting a timeline and analysis of
>these recent events, with a Q&A taking place afterward.
Check out this zine; first published in the magazine Deranged Issue #0 (edited by Jean Weir 2007; London). Print Ready Zine “The Struggle For Self Managed Social Space”
*Reflections on the December Insurrection, the Economic Crisis, and
Ongoing Struggles in Greece and beyond…*
A multimedia presentation and discussion
Antonis Vradis and Dimitris Dalakoglou are editors of the anarchist journal and blog Occupied London and members of the antagonist movement in Greece and the UK. Since the Greek Insurrection of December 2008 the OL blog has been an important source of English language updates from the streets of Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities across the country.
This event is part of a US tour celebrating the release of Occupied London’s
latest project: a book titled ‘Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Yet to Come’, published by AK Press. More info at: revoltcrisis.org
Taking some of the themes emerging from the book’s twenty chapters as a starting point, they will be discussing trajectories of struggle and resistance in recent years, the current economic reality in Greece defined by austerity, ways in which people are affected on an everyday level, and
emergent potentialities for struggle.
We are relocating two more events this month to the rad and hospitable Purple Thistle Project. The Thistle has been running since 2001 as a youth arts and activism space in East Vancouver (please note that the Thistle requests no drugs or alcohol be consumed at their space).
CROOKED BEAUTY: Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:30pm
FIGHTING ON THE NEW TERRAIN: Monday, February 28th at 8pm
Purple Thistle Center
260-975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver. Phone: (604) 255-2838
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