Call-Out for Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair ( May 3-4, 2014)

by Screech Owl Organizing Collective

ANARCHY IN THE COMOX VALLEY

Callout for the 2nd Annual Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair

(Sat May 3 and Sun May 4, 2014)

 

Last year, in the spirit of rising anarchist resistance, and with a nod toward honoring our fallen comrades from the past, we organized the first Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair for one day on the weekend immediately following May Day. Once again, the book fair will be hosted on May Day weekend in conjunction with the Village Muse Bookstore and located in Cumberland (a rural village on Vancouver Island in Coast Salish territory). However, this year it will be expanded to two days (May 3 and 4, 2014) because one day of anarchy simply wasn’t enough!

 

As we enter 2014 there is even more reason to focus on resistance as we greet an ever growing number of anarchist revolutionaries and radical indigenous communities that are fomenting an escalating movement against capitalist development and the Canadian State. While the book fair is a place to check out and distribute publications, kick back and have a laugh, it is also a place to communicate face to face between comrades and further our individual and collective struggles towards personal and social transformation.

 

We welcome proposals for workshops, presentations, facilitated discussions and distro/book tables related to all aspects of anarchy; especially decolonization, subversion of patriarchy/gender relations, autonomous subsistence, and anti-resource extraction/corporate development schemes. All proposals must be sent to us by Mon Mar 10.

 

We seek to provide a kid-friendly space with a child-care zone, and workshop proposals directed specifically at kids are encouraged. On Sat night, there will be an open mic and DIY stage for all kinds of performances. In providing hospitality, we are working on setting up an outdoor camping site in the area and providing limited billeting for those who have special needs and no contacts in the Valley.

 

Screech Owl Organizing Collective

Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair

Contact: Matta     asmattamay@hotmail.com

This Saturday Don’t Miss the Ancestrial Pride Fundraiser at 38 Blood Alley Anarchist Space

Saturday January 18th 7pm

Come for a fundraiser dinner & presentation about Ancestral Pride, an indigenous sovereignty housing project, with guess speakers, Sasheen and Crow from Ahousaht.

“Ancestral Pride land based defenders, stands to dismantle the colonial shackles of oppression and capitalism, to end the continuation of exploiting lands and waters. By upholding traditional values based on respect of the natural laws of the land, to defend the land, the people upon the land and our way of life.”

– Meat and Vegan options,organic veggies

– Sliding-scale 5 to 40$ or pay what you can (no comrade turned away for lack of funds

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/741882202491179/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Event Venue: 38 Blood Alley Anarchist Space: http://38bloodalley.wordpress.com/

38 Blood Ally Anarchist Space Film Screening: Las Libertarias

7:00pm
– 9:30pm
Thursday January 9 2014

Venue: 38 Blood Alley
Address: 38 Blood Alley Square
Cost: Free or By Donation
Accessibility: The venue is situated on the south side of Blood Alley Square. There are several cobblestones, but there is ramp access and it’s an open space once inside. There are fewer cobblestones to navigate coming from Abbott vs Carrall. The washroom is not fully WC accessible, the doorway is about 27 inches wide.

A herstorical drama about a young nun’s experience of liberation. She is illuminated by other women who challenge constructions of class, religion and gender on their own terms during the spanish revolution (1936). Spanish with English subtitles, 125mins. Warning: graphic scenes (rape, misogyny, murder)

 

Discussing “Standing on the Land to Stand up to Pipelines: A Report From the Unist’ot’en Camp”

7:00pm
Friday December 20 2013

Address: 38 Blood Alley Square
Accessibility: Located at 38 Blood Alley Square, between Carrall and Abbott St on the ground floor. The cobbelstones surrounding the space might pose issues for those using wheelchair, however this can be mitigated if you approach from Abbott St. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible but this will change within the next few months.

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Come to our first december’s anarchist reading group to discust “Standing on the Land to Stand up to Pipelines: A Report From the Unist’ot’en Camp”. Copies of the text can be retrieved at prior events, or read online:crimethinc.com/texts/recentfeatures/standing.php

Suggestions of future readings or events can be sent to therewillbebloodalley@riseup.net for proposals before January 1st.

Donations Drop Off for the new anarchist space!

help set up the space by donating treasures 🙂

 

3:00pm
– 8:00pm
Wednesday December 18 2013

Venue: There Will Be Blood Alley
Address: 38 Blood Alley Square
Accessibility: Located at 38 Blood Alley Square, between Carrall and Abbott St on the ground floor. The cobbelstones surrounding the space might pose issues for those using wheelchair, however this can be mitigated if you approach from Abbott St. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible but this will change within the next few months.

There Will Be Blood Alley (TWBBA), the newly open anarchist social space (as of december) is looking for supplies to help the space be more functionnal & welcoming…

We would be more than happy to receive :

  • cutlery, serving utensiles, kitchen knives, hot plates, a slow cooker, pots and pans, bowls, a coffe machine, tea pots, storage containers
  • bookshelves, shelving units, magazine stands, radical/anarchist books, a small table, a/some comfy chairs,
  • a mirror, carpets, curtains, lamps, ‘christmas’/string lights, candles, extension cords, tools, craft/art supplies
  • sound sytem/speakers/music player
  • surprises…

While donations drop off will be wednesday, if it isn’t working for you, you could also just bring something when coming to some of our other events http://therewillbebloodalley.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/announcing-there-will-be-blood-alley-an-anarchist-social-space/ or contact us through email for an arrangment.

 

We thank you so much for you generosity and support

 

NATO 3 Card Drive: We’ve Got Your Back!

The NATO 3 are scheduled to go to trial starting January 6th with jury selection. As you can imagine, this is a very stressful time for the defendants, as the state may or may not approach defendants with plea deal offers, and defendants gear up for trial with their lives on the line. They are also separated from family and loved ones during the holiday season, which is a very hard time for the incarcerated. Please mail cards (handmade or otherwise) to the NATO 3 defendants, and use the words ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ to let them know how much support they have out here as they near trial. This is an act of solidarity to keep defendants strong for trial, through our support. Here are their addresses:

Brent Betterly
#2012-0519001
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Brian Church
#2012-0519002
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Jared Chase
#2012-0519003
PO Box 089002
Chicago IL 60608

Please get your cards in the mail and flood the jail with words of support for the NATO 3!

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/188337544704269/

To donate to much needed legal defense funds:
https://www.wepay.com/donations/261042023

If you would like to make a larger tax deductible donation, 8th Day Center for Justice has graciously offered to accept tax-deductible donations for us. To make your tax-deductible donation, please send checks or money orders to:

8th Day Center for Justice
205 W. Monroe St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606

Make sure to write “8th Day Center/NATO 5 Defense Fund” in the memo line!

For more info about the case: www.nato5support.wordpress.com

To contact us: nato5solidarity@gmail.com

Land is Life: Indigenous Defenders Speak!

Land is Life: Indigenous Defenders Speak!

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Monday December 16th
Door at 6:00 pm, Event at 6:30 pm
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive).
Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
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Surrey Anarchist Bookfair

10:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday January 18 2014

Venue: Conference Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Address: 12666 72 Avenue
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible (incl. nearby washrooms)

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►► 1st Surrey Anarchist Book Fair: January 18th, 2014.
There will be workshops and panels scheduled in parallel with the bookfair
and we are seeking radical book & zine distributors who are interested in a table
at the bookfair.
Tabling Request Deadline–for inclusion in the printed schedule– is January 6th, 2014.

We welcome all requests, questions, comments, advice, offers of help/billeting/rides:
Please contact us at <org@naasn2014.org>