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Announcement :: International
May Month of Anarchy!
02 May 2010
Modified: 10:44:00 PM
MoNtH oF aNaRcHy 2010

This May, activists around Boston are putting together a month of events aimed at expanding the anarchist movement and broadening networks for anti-authoritarian social change. So please join us in our attempt to break through the walls of apathy and atomization and create a fun community experience. Visit http://www.neanarchist.org for more information.
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Tuesday May 4th, 5:30pm: Remembering Haymarket: The Orgins of May Day
Meet at Park Street to see a historical reenactment of the final speeches of the Haymarket Anarchists, whose deaths helped the US working class win the 8-hour day, and launched a legacy of organized anarchism across the world. The Boston Common

Wednesday May 5th, 6:30pm; Looking at Sacco and Vanzetti: The Uses and Meaning of History for Anarchists. A class from Corvid College.
Learn about the Sacco and Vanzetti case and how it connects to struggles today. This is the first meeting of what will be a class; the schedule is to be determined at this first meeting. The class will be moderated by Jake Carman and Bob D’Attilio of the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society. Suggested donation: $10. The Democracy Center: 45 Mt. Auburn St, Harvard Square, Cambridge.

Thursday, May 6th, 6pm; ABC Prisoner Support Night. At the broad majestic shannon (please email bostonabc (at) riseup.net for directions) Join us as we write letters, send literature, and perform research for prisoners. This is a great way for new folks to get involved with Boston ABC and prisoner support work.

Friday May 7th, 6pm Allston/Brighton
Anarchist BBQ. Come to the Wallingford Museum in Brighton on May 7th to enjoy fine vegan grill foods, have drinks and talk about anarchy and building community with fellow radical folx from your neighborhood! You don’t have to be from Allston/Brighton or an anarchist to come (just don’t be a cop)! Bring friends, food and lots of positive attitude! (For directions, email jakebison [AT] gmail.com)

Saturday May 8th, 3pm: The Eco-Feminist Collective Bike Repair Workshop
Many ride for our planet, to resist the imperialism of an oil-based society, the well-being of our communities, to save on transportation, and of course for excitement and joy. Learning bike mechanics can make the sense of freedom even stronger, knowing you can pull yourself out of a bind or have a half-step before taking your bike to a shop. Unfortunately bike culture is over-ride-ingly male-dominated, making it harder for those without male privilege to break into learning bike mechanics. But hey, why should we let that stop us? People of all genders are invited to come learn in a feminist-positive space, so bring your tools, but not your b.s. If you’d like to start learning about fixing your two-wheeled monster, come to a demo on fixing flats and tuning your brakes. The Boston Common.

Saturday, May 8th, 7pm; Food Not Bombs benefit show. At the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn st, Cambridge, Ma. Bands include: Scapegoat, Eunuch, Roadrage, Pitfall, and Bastardswine.

Friday May 14th, 7pm; The Bomb: A Monologue of the Haymarket Riot. As he lies in a Latin American city dying of consumption, Rudolph Schnabelt confesses his involvement in the most notorious act in labor history, the bombing in Haymarket Square. We hear about his coming to America, immigrant life in the slums of New York and Chicago, his involvement in the struggle for the eight-hour day, his conversion to anarchism, and the road that led him to throw the bomb that killed eight policemen, and send five of his comrades to their deaths. Dealing with issues that range from immigrant and workers rights, to anarchism and the question of militancy, The Bomb, takes a look at our own history and the origins of May Day. Performed by the Flat Earth Theater. http://www.flathearththeatre.com. The Lucy Parsons Center: 549 Columbus Ave, South End

Saturday May 15th, 2-4pm: A People’s Celebration of Howard Zinn. Celebrate the life and ideas of one of our century’s greatest radical thinkers. Featuring music, action, and readings of Professor Zinn’s work in the labor, anti-war, education, and civil rights movements. Presented by local organizers, students, and artists. For more information, email zinncelebration2010 (at) gmail.com. Old South Church: 645 Boylston St, Back Bay.

Saturday, May 15th, 7:30pm;
George Mann in Concert: A CD Release Concert for “Until You Come Home” and A Benefit for the Utah Phillips “Long Memory Project.” At the The Lucy Parsons Center, 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End, Boston, Ma. Suggested Admission $5-$12, no one turned away for lack of funds! George Mann is a New York City-based folksinger who sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism. His new CD, “Until You Come Home,” features such folk legends as Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, Holly Near, Magpie, John Gorka and many more. Phone: (617) 469-5162 for more info: www.georgemann.org

Friday, May 21st, 7pm; Food Not Bombs (partial) benefit show.
The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn st, Cambridge, Ma. Bands: Choke up, the Menzingers, Kill Conrad, and more.

Sunday May 23rd, 12-5pm: Food Not Bombs 30th Anniversay Festival (aka Soupstock)
Come to the Common and celebrate 30 years of the Food Not Bombs movement, which was born in Boston/Cambridge in 1980 as a part of protest against the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. The festival will have simultaneous events including two stages of live music, a really really free market, a big picnic, kids’ games, workshops, interactive table spaces, a puppet show from Modern Times Theater, and more. All of this with a focus on the connection between food sustainability and poverty issues in Boston and beyond. Music acts include Humanwine, Tem Blessed, Brief Awakening, Sway, Evan Greer and much more. Please visit fnboston.wordpress.com for more info. The Boston Common.

Tuesday May 25th, 7pm: Lecture by author Peter Gelderloos. The author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, presents his new book, Anarchy Works. He will discuss various topics such as, nonviolence, the war on terror and revolution; democratization and insurrection in Europe; and democracy as totalitarianism. Encuentro 5: 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Flr, Chinatown

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