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Mutual Aid Speakers list

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The Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) has revamped and updated our list of available speakers. Our speakers bureau, called the Mutual Aid Speakers, are all available to come to your town and assist in your organizing efforts.

Take a look at all the awesome folks below. Many of them received an IAS writing grant, or have written books or essays over the years for the IAS. Some are either current or past IAS board members, while others are comrades, and people whose work we respect.

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Save Eberhardt Press!

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Eberhardt Press is community print shop and small press in Portland, Oregon, founded in 2004. Named in honor of anarchist writer and adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt, the shop provides design and printing services to zine publishers, worker co-ops, musicians, artists, small publishers, anarchist organizers, non-profit organizations, activist groups, local independent businesses and lots of other folks. For the last ten years they have printed Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, often donating some of their labor and adding enhancements like color for free. Now they are being evicted, and need our help to successfully relocate and continue producing.

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Support Radical Writing and Publishing with a Tax-Deductible Contribution!

Friends and comrades, we need you.

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As 2016 gets its final punches in, many of us are looking for ways to find hope and positivity in dark times, to connect with those we care about, and to recommit to our collective struggles. If you are dedicated to creating a free society, if you believe in equity, liberation, and mutual aid—then here is a way you can help.

The Institute for Anarchist Studies relies on financial support from you to do its work. We are a largely volunteer-run organization—proof that a small number of dedicated individuals can produce inspiring results! Our goals are to further anarchist analysis and to spread the influence of anti-authoritarian ideas and praxis through reflection, dialogue, and education. Our work takes many forms, including:

  • Grants for radical writers,
  • Perspectives on Anarchist Theory magazine,
  • Anarchist Interventions and other book series through AK Press,
  • The Mutual Aid Speakers bureau,
  • Sponsorship of educational events,

and more! Read more

Newsletter: Apply for an IAS Grant

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See our fall, 2016 Newsletter here!

An Appeal from Noam Chomsky: Support Radical Writing and Publishing

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In a time when money and power are concentrated into ever-fewer hands, the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) stands out. For two decades, the IAS has been providing grants to radical organizers and thinkers, allowing them to take time to reflect and write about their experiences in struggles for social transformation.

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IAS 20th Anniversary Party & Fundraiser, Portland, Oregon: Friday, September 9th, 8pm – midnight @ AudioCinema (SE 3rd and Madison)

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Support Radical Writing and Publishing!

If you missed your opportunity to support radical writers and publishing during our recent fundraising campaign, there’s still time to make a donation. The Institute for Anarchist Studies is about to publish issue N. 29 of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory on the theme of Anarcha-Feminisms, in addition to two new books.  We also need to start raising funds for our writer’s grant program. Go here to donate!

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2015 Fundraising Campaign Success!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve exceeded our goal of raising $6,000 by almost $1,000.  This puts us in a good position to print the new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, continue to work toward restoring our non-profit status, and award writing grants after the first of the year.

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If you contributed, but waved the perks, we want to thank you for your help.  If you donated and are to receive a copy or copies of Perspectives or an Anarchist Interventions book, those will be going out soon.  Some of you contributed for a simple thank you.  Therefore, we would like to thank: Rachel Grey (US), Tyson Kelsall (B.C., Canada), Ryan Hageman (US), Nicholas Oakley (UK), Volker Steimel (Germany), Anis Razali (Singapore), Lydia Pelot-Hobbs (US), and L. Wade Thompson (US) for their support.

If you missed the campaign, but would like to contribute to the ongoing work of the IAS, you can do so here:  https://anarchiststudies.org/support-the-ias/

Thanks for your support!

Institute for Anarchist Studies Winter 2015 Newsletter

IAS_WEBlogo4A New IAS Grants The IAS is proud to congratulate our latest round of grantees.

Laura Hall Laura Hall’s background is Mohawk and English-Canadian. Her work explores decolonizing and Indigenist approaches to environmentally sustainable community planning, while gendering the work in order to focus on the issues of Indigenous women as well as two-spirited peoples. She is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at York University.

Her project is called “Eco-Queer Indigenous Feminism” I name my approach according to my own experiential, embodied and intersectional lived experience, but also as a way of representing the depth of Indigenist and decolonizing theory. In grounded, embodied, intersectional movements and story, Indigenous Eco-Queer feminist analysis is forming against a number of pressing issues— opposing oil and natural gas development for example and also ongoing housing/poverty needs, the likes of which are being addressed in our Indigenous communities in creatively culturally rooted ways. I would like to draw connections between our movements and anarchist-socialist discourses, while also lending a (Haudenosaunee) Indigenist analysis of the state’s relationship to hegemonic theory and treaty understandings (at two extremes) in order to better understand ways that we might unthink the state, rethink the state, or dream new/old governance in the spirit of treaty based responsibility (as both Indigenous and ally/accomplice groups).

E Ornelas E Ornelas is a queer and genderqueer identified anarcha-feminist of mixed ethnic background who is an English-as-first-language, US citizen living in a colonized land. E’s research interests include the intersections of anarchist and feminist theory, particularly in educational contexts. When E is not facilitating both formal and informal discussions on these topics, E enjoys biking and baking.

E’s project is called “Purple & Black: An Anthology of Anarcha-Feminist Theory & Action” This is meant to provide a review and synthesis of anarcha-feminism while moving conversations about anarcha-feminism beyond past authors’ attempts at defining and defending it within anarchism, to a compiled recognition and celebration of its achievements and contributions. My approach is to examine and annotate pertinent anarcha-feminist cultural artifacts, whether textual, artistic, oratory, etc. Though I am influenced by previous anarcha-feminist publications, I also wish to expand their reach beyond a predominantly white, western, and/or predominantly English-speaking sampling of theory and action.

Jack McGinn Jack McGinn has long been involved in activism and international solidarity related to the Palestinian cause, having worked with Students for Justice in Palestine for six years, translating and distributing dispatches from activists based in Palestine, and writing for an online audience on related matters. He lives in Northern Ireland.

His project is called “Anarchist Trends in the Organizational Methods Underpinning the First Palestinian Intifada” Palestine remains a well-examined and critical point of focus for the international anti-hierarchical Left, situated as it is at the intersection of imperialist, capitalist, and neocolonical power. However, research into how specifically anti-hierarchical thought and practices play a role in the (multi-faceted) Palestinian resistance is lacking and in many cases is nonexistent. A pertinent example is the first intifada; a remarkable example of a decentralized and subaltern-led campaign of sustained resistance. Work has been done on the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall, and a sparse amount of research on the dynamics of queer resistance against patriarchy and occupation exists, but there is as yet no study (in Arabic or English) like that of Sam Dolgoff’s edited collection of essays on the anarchist collectives in revolutionary Spain, for example. This piece looks to fill that void. Read more

Marina Sitrin, author of Horizontalism, on the Significance of IAS Support for Writing

Marina Sitrin,  author of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (AK Press: 2006) is a past recipient of an Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) writing grant.  She has this to say about the financial and political support she received from the IAS:  “The funding I received from the IAS made all the difference in my being able to compile and write what became Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina. It was the financial support for sure, but also the confidence that a group of people had in the project that gave me the extra push I needed to complete the work.”

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If you haven’t yet supported the Institute for Anarchist Studies with a generous donation, please do so now, so we can continue to support radical writers who lack other forms of support, to enable them to make awesome contributions such as Marina’s book!

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