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Anarchist Bookfair November 3rd, Hampshire College, Mass. (jaggi will be there!)
11 Oct 2001
Anarchist Bookfair, November 3rd, Hampshire College, Jaggi is one of many speakers.

CONTACT: Jenny Conathan or Geert Dhondt
(413) 549-9418
anarchobook (at)


3rd Annual New England Anarchist Bookfair


SPEAKERS: Michael Albert, Noel Ignatiev, Martha Ackelsberg, Cynthia Peters, Barry Pateman, Cindy Milstein, Jaggi Singh, Fly, Darini Nicholas, Alexis Buss, Chip Berlet



This years’ New England Anarchist Bookfair will be held at the Franklin-Paterson Hall, Hampshire College on Saturday, November 3, 2001 from 9am to 6pm. There will be 12 speakers and 20 to 30 different organizations, activist groups, publishers and bookstores will display books, magazines, cd’s, T-shirts and other information. Lunch will be provided. Free On-site Childcare will be available.

For more information contact the Valley Anarchist
PO Box 2252
Amherst, MA 01004
anarchobook (at)
(413) 549-9418

Speakers include:

MICHAEL ALBERT is a founder of South End Press and Z magazine, and currently works full time for Z’s online website, Znet ( A long-time activist and
prolific writer, he has written or co-authored The Political Economy of Participatory Economics, Liberating Theory, Stop the Killing Train: Radical Visions for Radical Change, Thinking Forward: Learning to Conceptualize Economic Vision, and Looking Forward: Participatory Economics in the Twenty-First Century. Albert studied at the Department of Economics, Univ. of Mass.-Amherst in the 1970’s. Recently, he has received much attention in the media with his commentary about the “Attack on America” on September 11, 2001. Albert will talk about his new book, Moving Forward: Program for a Participatory Economy at Food For Thought on Nov. 2 at 4:30pm. Albert will talk at Umass on Nov. 2 at 7pm on “Current Crisis: Vision and Solutions”. On Nov. 3, Albert will talk at the bookfair on Anarchist Economics and he will also speak on a Panel, “Current Crises: What the fuck do we do now?” with Noel Ignatiev, Cindy Milstein and Jaggi Singh.

NOEL IGNATIEV is the author of the How the Irish Became White, co-editor of Race Traitor and co-editor of the Journal, Race Traitor. How the Irish Became White was named “the most interesting history book of 1995” in the Washington Post. Ignatiev work has been fundamental in reshaping the way we look at “race” in the US.

MARTHA ACKELSBERG is a Professor of Government and Women’s Studies at Smith College. She is the author of

Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women and Making Democracy Work: (Re)Conceiving Politics Through the Lens of Women’s
Activism (Forthcoming).

BARRY PATEMAN is co-editor of The Emma Goldman Papers at Univ. of California at Berkeley, where he also teaches Anarchist History. He is also the lead-archivist for the Kate Sharpley library, an anarchist library and publishing house.

ALEXIS BUSS is the General Secretary-Treasurer of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and she is also a member of the Wooden Shoe Books Collective. She organized her own workplace in 1993 and has been involved with many other campaigns. She will talk about “Organizing Your Workplace.”

CYNTHIA PETERS edited the anthology "Collateral Damage: The 'New World Order' At Home & Abroad" and is a contributor a frequent contributor to Z Magazine. Her talk at the Bookfair is titled, The Political Economy of Parenting: What the Advice Columns Don't Tell You.

CINDY MILSTEIN works with the Institute for Social Ecology and with the Institute for Anarchist Studies.

CHIP BERLET is the Senior Analyst at the Public Research Associates. He is the editor of Eyes Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash and co-author of Right Wing Populism. Berlet has appeared on TV (including CNN, ABC's Nightline, NBC's Today Show, and CBS This Morning) and Radio (including NPR and Pacifica). An investigative journalist, Berlet's byline has appeared in dozens of publications ranging from The New York Times and Boston Globe to Utne Reader and The Progressive. He is a lively speaker defending democratic values and diversity. He will be speaking at the Bookfair on Overcoming Government
Repression: Common Sense Guidelines.

JAGGI SINGH is a Montreal-based activist. He works with a variety of anarchist organizations CLAC, Librarie Alternative and helps with the organization of the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair. Jaggi Singh recently received a lot of media attention when the police targeted him for his role in the organization of the anti-FTAA protests in Quebec City and for carrying a teddy bear.

DARINI NICOLAS, M.A., Goddard College/ISE, recently joined a peace delegation in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and has since been sharing her experiences with high schoolers in central Vermont. Her graduate work explored the impact of neoliberalism on indigenous and rural communities in the South, using her Sri Lankan homeland as a case study. Ms. Nicholas teaches at the Institute for Social Ecology where she teaches about globalization, the two-thirds world, and gender and racism. She is also on the faculty at Norwich University. Her talk at the Bookfair is titled, Building A Coalition: Anarchism, Race and Nationalism.

FLY is a NYC artist, poet, activist and author of "CHRON!IC!RIOTS!PA!SM!".

Organizations that will be represented include:

Food for Thought books, Raven-Used Books, AK Press Bookmobile, Autonomedia Bookmobile, Lucy Parsons Center, Race Traitor, Z Magazine, Public Research Associates, Barricada Collective, Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC), Valley Anarchist Organization (VAO), Sabate Anarchist Collective, Black Star North, Anarcho-Communitarian Network, Institute for Anarchist Studies, Institute for Social Ecology, Anti-Racist Action, Anarchist
Black Cross Federation, Prison Book Project, and many, many more

The Valley Anarchist Organization will also be sponsoring other events the same week as the Bookfair as part of the RADICAL HALLOWEEN WEEK.

Wednesday, October 31, 2001. Barry Pateman, 1pm, Campus Center, room 174, Univ. of Mass, Amherst.

Friday, November 2, 2001. Michael Albert, 4:30pm, Food For Thought Bookstore, Amherst.

Friday, November 2, 2001. David Rovics (Political Folksinger) and Michael Albert, 7pm, Herter Auditorium, Amherst.
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