The Boston Anarchist Bookfair hopes to bring together people struggling to destroy racism, classism, transphobia, capitalism, homophobia,ageism, ableism,wage slavery and all other forms of oppression.
The Boston Anarchist Bookfair explores the ideas of a system that goes to lengths to avoid the use of coercion, violence, force and authority, while still producing a productive and desirable society.Anarchism is generally defined as the political philosophy which holds the state to be immoral.The Boston Anarchist Bookfair advocate stateless societies based on non-hierarchical voluntary associations.
No! The Boston Anarchist Bookfair is for anarchists and those curious about anarchist ideas and practice. If you’re interested in any of the programming we have to offer, we encourage you to join in on the fun.
This event is being organized by a collective of Boston-area anarchists that formed especially for this event, and the Progressive Librarians Guild as Simmons College is graciously hosting us. If you’d like to get in on the organizing for 2011 or next year, sign up for our announcement list and let us know.
Yes! There will be childcare and children’s activities available all day on Saturday and Sunday. Just check in at the information table when you arrive.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: email@example.com November 9th 7:30pm – 11:30pm SMFA (show only) November 10th - 11th, 2012 10am-7pm Simmons College Paresky Center, 3rd floor 300 the Fenway, Boston Boston Anarchist Bookfair, To Bring Together Activists, Organizers, Community Members, and Academics For a Weekend of Learning, Strategy, and More. Boston, MA— Why anarchy? With the ongoing economic war being waged on the poor and working people of the world, one has to wonder why we aren’t trying something different. Well in fact we are! The sudden attention towards anarchists in Boston and across the country comes at a convenient time: Over the weekend of November 9th-11th, Simmons College will host Boston’s second Anarchist Bookfair. The fair will showcase literature from dozens of American and Canadian radical publishers, and will include strategy sessions, speaker panels, a radical film festival and, of course, books galore. Among other things, the bookfair will explore topics surrounding the worldwide struggles to destroy racism, sexism, classism, transphobia, capitalism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, wage slavery, and all other forms of oppression. The goal of the weekend is to connect activists, anarchists, academics, and the curious in a show of organization, direct democracy, anti-authoritarianism, autonomy and solidarity. The Boston Anarchist Bookfair anticipates that hundreds of activists, organizers, students and professors from Boston, the Northeast, and Canada will come together this weekend to discuss and learn from each other in a time in which the ideas, methods, and tactics of anarchism are more important than ever. The full schedule of events, films and speakers and a list of attending publishers and organizations can be found at http://www.bostonanarchistbookfair.org/. The Bookfair is being graciously hosted and sponsored by the Progressive Librarians' Guild at Simmons College.
The Boston local of The Industrial Workers of the World and Lucy Parsons Center for sponsoring this event!
The IWW is actively campaigning to organize workers. We're also laying the groundwork for future union drives right here in Boston. Our plan is to build a new society, free from oppression, poverty and war, within the shell of the old, capitalist system that offers less and less to ordinary people. Dump the bosses off your back! Come join the One Big Union!
The Simmons chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild is a student organization committed to inscribing the struggle for social justice at the center of the library profession. We believe that cataloging, indexing, acquisitions policy and collection development, reference services, library automation, library management, and virtually every other library issue embody political value choices. We aim to make these choices explicit, and to carry out our professional responsibilities in a way that helps to realize a freer, more democratic world.
The Simmons chapter of PLG is proudly affiliated with the Progressive Librarians Guild.
The Lucy Parsons Center is an independent, non-profit, radical bookstore and community space. We are run collectively by our volunteers—no bosses, no pay. We are kept alive by dedicated volunteers who contribute their time to keeping this project on its feet. Read more about our collective or sign up to volunteer and get involved if you are interested!
The Lucy Parsons Center has a well-stocked bookstore with new and used books and more than 200 magazines, newspapers, and journals, covering every wing of the progressive movement. We also carry posters, stickers, cards, and pins. There are low-priced used and bargain books in addition to new titles, Spanish-language books, and children's books.