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Program Information
 RAT 2007 
 Ramsey Kanaan, Andrea Maria, Aragorn!, and Shiri Pasternak, and moderated by Helen Hudson
 For non-profit use only.
The closing panel discussion of the 2007 Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference in Montpellier, Vermont.
At each successive RAT, a few unpredictable topics grab our imaginations and hijack the neurological zone that is supposed to regulate intellectual obsession. For reasons that are sometimes obvious and sometimes harder to explain, these topics rear their heads during a panel or presentation, and then keep popping up in subsequent sessions, spilling over into mealtime conversations and late-night debates. And then on the car ride home, you're left wondering why no one proposed a panel about THAT topic, why there was no forum for THAT strand of debate to unravel. In this unconclusion to the RAT conference, panelists will identify the topics we just couldn't quite get enough of, venture to explain why, and throw out some provocative questions for further discussion, research, and maybe even action, ensuring that these the topics will be squatting the corners of your brain for weeks to come.

Ramsey has done some stuff, for a long time, including AK Press, the SF anarchist bookstore Bound Together, and the Bay Area Anarchist bookfairs. In his downtime, he recently co-founded a new publishing venture, PM Press. He writes, and talks, with extreme reluctance, and great difficulty.

Andréa has done some stuff, but neither as much nor for as long as Ramsey.

Aragorn! is involved in several anarchist publishing projects including Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, Little Black Cart, and Anarchist News dot org. In addition he writes about nihilism, strategy, and raccoons.

Shiri is a PhD student in the planning department of the University of Toronto and moderator of the neglected Property Taskforce Web site ( She is currently involved in a project mapping abandoned properties in Toronto to fight for the adoption of a "Use It or Lose It" bylaw, and is also an IAS board member.

Helen is a Montreal-based organizer, with experience working on prisoner justice issues, migrant struggles, and women's and queer liberation. She is currently part of the Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar committee and the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair
collective, and an IAS board member.

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01:04:58 English 2007-11-04
 Montpellier, Vermont
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