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NYC Anarchist Book Fair
Ashanti Alston, Nicole Acosta, Javier Genao, Elliott Liu, Maia Ramnath
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NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2009: Anarchism in Ireland & Anarchism and Anti-Colonialism

NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2009
12 April 2009
Judson Memorial Church

Anarchism in Ireland/Anarchism and Anti-Colonialism

Presented by Ashanti Alston

A discussion of historical and contemporary issues, including former members of the IRA. Topics include consensus decision making within the IRA, corporate globalization, political prisoners,solidarity movements, the Palestine and Irish peace process, the economic recession, the Republican movement, capitalism and liberation struggles, the civil rights movement, the Black Panthers, Obama, neo-colonial strategies, racism and discrimination in the US and Ireland, self-determination, the Zapatistas, counter-revolutionaries, crossover between black and Irish culture and more.

also see:

Anarchism and Anti-Colonialism

Presented by Nicole Acosta, Javier Genao, Elliott Liu, and Maia Ramnath

This panel proposes to look at the history and politics of anarchism and anti-colonialism, from a uniquely APOC (Anarchist People of Color) perspective. We'll give an overview of resistance movements in various parts of the Global South and the role anarchists and anarchist ideas have played in them. We'll also introduce and discuss the ways in which anarchist and postcolonial theory complement each other. Finally, we'll address key issues of activist praxis today: how do anarchists relate to anti-imperialist, national liberation struggles? What's the way to practice responsible solidarity with communities undergoing colonization in any form, whether foreign occupation or gentrification? How do anarchistic ideas manifest differently in different locations within global structures of power? How do we engage actively with race, gender, and postcolonial theory in our daily lives and struggles?
related links:

Anarchist Panther

Former Black Panther and political prisoner ASHANTI ALSTON (Columbia University, 12 November 2010)

An Anarchist Panther in Ireland: A Conversation with former IRA members and Irish Anarchists

Resistance Behind Bars: w/ Lynne Stewart, Ashanti Alston, Matt Meyer, and Victoria Law

Let Freedom Ring: The Political Prisoner Support Movements

A Lifetime in Struggle: Critical Reflections on the Black Panther Movement with Ashanti Alston

BLACK LIBERATION IN CONVERSATION - An Intergenerational Dialogue

NYC Anarchist Bookfair 2008: Feel the Burn - Conflict Transformation and Healing in the Movement

NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2011 Closing Plenary

BLACK ANARCHISM w/ Ashanti Alston

For info about the upcoming 2012 NYC Anarchist Bookfair see:

To contact the NYC Anarchist Book Fair organizing collective to volunteer, submit workshop and tabling applications, make a donation, or get more information, email us at info[at]anarchistbookfair[dot]net

More NYC Anarchist Book Fair archives can be found at

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Judson Memorial Church, NYC
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