Tuesday, April 1, 2008

2 Michigan events in April: Detroit 16th & Lansing 17th



Presentation and Discussion:


Building a Popular anarchism in Ireland

History of the Workers Solidarity Movement

As part of a 43 city speaking tour of North America Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) member Andrew Flood presents an illustrated talk about the growth of anarchism in Ireland in the last decade and the role anarchists in Ireland have played in popular struggles there (see http://anarchism.pageabode.com).

From labor struggles to justice campaigns for those killed in police custody. From involvement in the anti-war movement to struggles to keep Irelands rural lands free from Shell Oil exploitation. The WSM has moved anti-authoritarianism from the cultural margins to a real political alternative in Ireland. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion of the WSM and the prospects for an international anarchism!

Where & When:

1) Detroit, Michigan: Wednesday April 16th, 7pm

@ Baile Corcaigh Irish Pub in the downstairs bar. 1426 Bagley, Located at Trumbull & Bagley in Corktown, Detroit (2 blocks south of old Tiger Stadium).
Free admission!
Presented by : Solidarity & Defense

2)East Lansing, Michigan: Thurs April 17th, 7-9pm

@ Lake Huron Room (3rd Floor Student Union -
http://www.hfs.msu.edu/union/about/index.html ), MSU Campus.
Free admission!
Presented by: IGNITE-SDS MSU, Students for Economic Justice (SEJ), Solidarity & Defense

More information contact: sd@riseup.net

http://solidarityanddefense.blogspot.com

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22 more US dates for Irish Anarchism tour
by Joe Black - WSM (personal capacity) Sunday, Mar 30 2008, 10:38pm
north america / mexico / anarchist movement / press release

With talks now delivered in 21 cities in the North Eastern USA and Eastern Canada the 'Building a Popular Anarchism' speaking tour continues to another 22 cities in the South East, Mid-west and the North West USA ending in the Bay Area.

Coming to a town near you
Coming to a town near you

A decade ago the active anarchist movement in Ireland consisted of little more than a dozen people in two small organizations. Today hundreds of people are active and one banned libertarian demonstration in 2004 saw 5,000 people take part. Anarchists are increasingly replacing Irish republicans as the bogeyman of the mainstream media. This talk explains how this breakthrough happened and details the various struggles anarchists have been involved in. About the speaker: Andrew is an active anarchist organizer and writer, with twenty years experience in Ireland, most of that time as a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement. More recently, he has been become a member of NEFAC and is a founder member of Common Cause, Ontario. His publishing record includes well over one hundred articles, translated into over nine languages, chapters published in three books, and articles in seven English language anti-authoritarian magazines and newspapers. As well as numerous events in Ireland he has been the speaker at meetings in Britain, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic and the USA and attended conferences in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Mexico. Contact your local anarchists or check their websites for details of exact times and venue but over the next six weeks this is roughly where the talks will be taking place.

Florida
Tuesday & Wednesday April 1-2 - Miami
Thursday & Friday April 3-4 - Lake Worth
Saturday & Sunday April 5-6 - Sarasota at 'All power to the imagination' conference
Monday April 7 -8 Gainesville. - 6pm 4/8 at Civic Media

Georgia
Thursday 10th of April at the 11:11 Teahouse

Pennsylvania
April Saturday 12 - Pittsburgh

Ohio
Monday 14 - Kent State
Tuesday 15 - Cleveland

Michigan
Wednesday April 16 - Detroit
Thursday 17 - Lansing

Illinois
Saturday 19 - 20 Chicago at the 'Finding Our Roots' conference

Minnesota
Tuesday 22nd - Minneapolis

Washington
Fri, April 25th - Spokane
Sat, April 27th - Seattle
Mon, April 28th - Bellingham
Wed, April 30th - Tacoma
Thur, May 1st - Olympia

Oregon
Sat, May 3rd - Portland
Sun, May 4th - Eugene (possibly Mon, May 5th)
California
May 8 KBR in Arcata
May 9th in Eureka
May 11 and 12 - San Jose
May 14 and 15 - Bay Area

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