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Announcement :: Politics
6/15 Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile: Ramor Ryan at LPC
14 Jun 2006
Ramor Ryan
Clandestines: The Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile
a new book from AK Press
will be reading at the Lucy Parsons Center
Thursday, June 15th at 7pm.
Ramor Ryan
Clandestines: The Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile
a new book from AK Press
will be reading at the Lucy Parsons Center
Thursday, June 15th at 7pm.

Ramor Ryan's pirate journals read like Che's Motorcycle Diaries infused with
Hunter S. Thompson's wit and flair for the impossible. A shrewd political
thinker and philosopher, with a knack for ingratiating himself into the thick
of precarious situations, Ryan has been there and lived to tell about it.

As much an adventure story as an unofficial chronicle of modern global
resistance movements, Clandestines spirits the reader into subterranean
locales, carefully weaving the narrative through illicit encounters and
public bacchanals. From the teeming squats of Berlin, to intrigue in the
Zapatista Autonomous Zone, a Croatian Rainbow Gathering on the heels of the
G8 protests in Genoa, mutiny on the high seas, the Quixotic ambitions of a
Kurdish guerilla camp, the contradictions of Cuba, and the neo-liberal
nightmare of post-war(s) Central America we see everywhere a world in flux,
struggling to be reborn.

Ramor Ryan is a rebellious rover and Irish exile who makes his home between
New York City and Chiapas.

"Fleeing Berlin on the late night train to Paris—and me a fugitive with a
fake ticket—is perhaps, I reflect, the most appropriate way to leave the
subterranean life in Berlin and renew once more as I would, in Chiapas,
Mexico. If clandestinity is about moving furtively in the shadows while
keeping one step ahead of the forces of repression, law, and order, then in
Berlin I learned how it is a fleeting tactic to strike like lightning and
retreat safely—the surreptitious exit from the control zone. As a long-term
strategy, clandestinity is about protecting ourselves, our rebel spaces and
allowing the seed to germinate underground. This is a lesson learned with
powerful consequences in Chiapas."—from the book

The Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston’s South End
617.267.6272
www.lucyparsons.org

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Re: 6/15 Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile: Ramor Ryan at LPC
16 Jun 2006
This was a very interesting event- Ramor has been all over the place from working with the Sandinistas in the 80s, experience in battles between the IRA and British, and more recently with the Zapatistas in Mexico. The selections he read from his book were very compelling, enough so that I bought the book, but he was equally interesting when he was just answering questions or introducing a passage. Thanks Ramor, Alexander, and LPC for this event!