AK Press, in conjunction with the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) will publish Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction From Social Justice Movements!

From the books editors, Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown: “We are so ecstatic to share the list of contributors to this project, and to thank the folks who have shared their work, their words, their vision with us and Octavias’ Brood: The book will include short stories from LeVar Burton, Terry Bisson, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Alixa Garcia, Autumn Brown, Bao Phi, David Walker, Dani McClain, Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Gabriel Teodros, Jelani Wilson, Kalamu ya Salaam, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Mia Mingus, Morrigan Phillips, Tara Betts, Tunde Oluniran, Vagabond, adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha, essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, as well as an introduction by Sheree Renee Thomas.

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Harsha Walia in Washington and Oregon!

Harsha speaking tour
Join us to hear Harsha discuss her recent book Undoing Border Imperialism, an Anarchist Interventions title published by the IAS and AK Press, as well as her extensive work building immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, settler colonialism, state building, and radicalized empire. Harsha delves into the challenging questions that face us as activists and organizers today and explores strategies to overcome the borders within our movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance.
Sponsored and organized by: the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, the Institute For Anarchist Studies (IAS), PCC MEChA, Yakima County Dream Team, the Hella 503 Collective, Bring Them Home Oregon, Students for Palestinian Equal Rights, Yakima County Dream Team, Abolish Cops and Prisons, and the PCASC Prison Abolition Squad

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Dispatches Against Displacement Book Reading with James Tracy


Reading Frenzy

Sunday, October 19th at 6:00pm

3628 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227

Potluck and round-table style discussion.
San Francisco is being eroded by waves of cash flowing north from Silicon Valley. Recent evictions of long-time San Francisco residents, outrageous rents and home prices, and blockaded “Google buses” are only the tip of the iceberg. James Tracy’s book focuses on the long arc of displacement over almost two decades of “dot com” boom and bust, offering the necessary perspective to analyze the latest urban horrors. A housing activist in the Bay Area since before Google existed, Tracy puts the hardships of the working poor and middle class front and center. These essays explore the battle for urban space—public housing residents fighting austerity, militant housing takeovers, the vagaries of federal and state housing policy, as well as showdowns against gentrification in the Mission District. From these experiences, Dispatches Against Displacement draws out a vision of what alternative urbanism might look like if our cities were developed by and for the people who bring them to life.

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Call for Perspectives' Submissions

Are you an organizer or activist engaged in movement work?  Are you interested in taking time to reflect on the lessons and ideals of this work in order to help advance anarchist and anti-authoritarian theory and praxis?  Do you have ideas, experiences, or questions that you would like to develop and share with a wider audience?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the Perspectives on Anarchist Theory editorial collective would like to hear from you.  As the global political terrain continues to shift and tremble, it is crucial that those of us with visions of a free society share our work and ideas so that we can create a solid, common foundation on which to build a better world.

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New Issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory available from AK Press!

  http://www.akpress.org/perspectivesonanarchisttheorymagazine.html Here’s what’s inside: * Introduction, Lara Messersmith-Glavin * Elsipogtog: River of Fire, Andréa Schmidt * Theatre and the Art of Transgression, Tamara Lynne * Octavia’s Brood: An Interview with Walidah Imarisha, Lara Messersmith-Glavin * Liberating Linguistics, Alexander Reid Ross * Do-It-Yourself Strategies for … Read more

New Issue of Perspectives from AK Press!

New Issue of Perspectives from AK Press!

The new issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is now available from AK Press.  

Here’s what’s inside:

* Introduction, Lara Messersmith-Glavin

* Elsipogtog: River of Fire, Andréa Schmidt

* Theatre and the Art of Transgression, Tamara Lynne

* Octavia’s Brood: An Interview with Walidah Imarisha, Lara Messersmith-Glavin

* Liberating Linguistics, Alexander Reid Ross

* Do-It-Yourself Strategies for Revolutionary Study Groups, Mamos Rotnelli

* “Strict Discipline Combined with Social Equality”: Orwell on Leadership in the Spanish Militias, Kristian Williams

* Building Revolutionary Anarchism, Colin O’Malley

* The Heist of East 13th Street, Jackson Smith

* The Black Freedom Struggle: An Anarchist Perspective, Jonathan W. Hutto Sr.

* Refusing the Planetary Work Machine, Kevin Van Meter

* Insurgent Health, Javier Sethness-Castro

* The Violence of Bureaucracy, Dalel Benbabaali

* We All Have a Stake, We All Have Contributions to Make, Andrew Cornell

IAS Newsletter, Winter 2014

* Announcing Our 2014 Grantees
* The Next Grant Application Deadline
* Forthcoming issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory
* Newest Title in Our Anarchist Interventions Book Series
* Reminder about Our New, Improved IAS Web Site
* Recent IAS Events
* Help Sustain Independent Radical Scholarship
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As always, we had a difficult time deciding on our grantees, given that we received many worthy applications for writing and translation projects during each round. But this round was particularly hard: we received a record high of 110 proposals, from across the world and in many languages, compared to the typical 30 to 40 applications. That’s good news in terms of what appears to be a growing commitment to autonomous, politically engaged writing and translating on antiauthoritarian themes as well as from anarchist(ic) perspectives. Sadly, the IAS could only fund four proposals based on our available funds—all the more reason we hope that you’ll consider becoming a monthly sustainer in order for the IAS to grant more awards the next time around (see below).
That said, we’re honored to congratulate the following people on their IAS grant awards! Here’s a glimpse of their upcoming projects:

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