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Announcement :: Politics
Anarchist World's Fair, NYC!
30 Jul 2004
This summer, thousands of people are coming to New York City to protest the Republicans. The Anarchist World’s Fair will provide many opportunities for newcomers to connect with the local anarchist scene.
Anarchist World’s Fair
Join the Resistance!

This summer, thousands of people are coming to New York City to protest the Republicans. The Anarchist World’s Fair will provide many opportunities for newcomers to connect with the local anarchist scene. Throughout the entire month of August, there will be projects to work on, a soccer tournament, a really free market, an anarchist picnic, wild parties and lots of other places to hang out, meet people, build solidarity, and experience the craziness of living in New York!

How can a mobilization give more to its host city than it takes away?
As anarchists in New York, we welcome the prospect of having thousands of like-minded folks around to share in our communities, trade skills, stories, and experiences, and, oh yeah, smash the Republicans! We hope that the folks passing through will temporarily become an integral part of our communities of resistance here in the Big Apple, collaborating with groups, collectives, and individuals to work on a variety of local projects.

How does this work?
The practice of “mustering a crew” is an important tradition in our radical history. It is based on the idea that people make the best connections and relationships through face-to-face contact, and it provides a way to exchange valuable information. When folks get into town, they can head to a mustering point to find out what is going on, where there is a place to crash, where the free-food is, and which radical local struggles they can aid. During the Anarchist World’s Fair, mustering tables will be set up at events and locations throughout the city, armed with copies of our AWF guide to NY and resources to help people hook-up with various groups that need mutual aid, helpers, etc.

AWF Events:

-Anarchist Shakespeare in the Park, August 5th 6pm
Meet at the Public Theatre (425 Lafayette Street @ Astor Place) at 11am to pick up free tickets. Re-group at the Delacroix Theatre in Central Park at 6pm for a black-flagged picnic. The play starts at 8pm.

-Anarchist Picnic in Central Park, August 8th
(time and location TBA)
Tribes Gathering, August 16th 6:30pm
Meeting for Anarchists and Anti-Authoritarians to discuss the up-coming RNC.
Brecht Forum- 122 West 27th Street,10th Floor between 6th and 7th Avenues.

-Really Free Market! August 21st 2-7pm
An open-air Bazaar, based on the successful versions already held in Miami, San Francisco, and North Carolina, where we will discard capitalist notions of social interaction and have fun trying new models of exchange. Swap goods, share skills, give presents, and have fun—all for free! Nothing will be for sale! Bring books, clothes, art, music, food, friends, hands for massaging, and anything else you dream up.

-St. Marks Church- 9th Street & 2nd Avenue (Let us know what you’re planning- freemarket (at) riseup.net)

-Anarchist Soccer, Sundays around 4pm
After Food Not Bombs in Tompkins Square Park

More to come…including a soccer tournament and wild parties!

See you in NYC!!!

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