September 6th – Potluck plus Part two of Appel

Join us for food (vegan & gluten free if possible) at 7 pm. Reading at 8 pm.

Read it here – Call

This is a call. That is to say it aims at those who can hear it. The question is not to demonstrate, to argue, to convince. We will go directly to what is already obvious. This is not primarily a matter of logic or reasoning. What is obvious is what is perceptible, the realm of reality.

reading for 8/2 and potluck

POTLUCK!
come early (7pm), bring good food (pref vegan, nut free, gluten free and delicious).
there are two readings:
1) The Origin of Science and Art from The Art of Tracking: The Origin of Science by Louis Liebenberg – available at http://www.mediafire.com/?0910m1l3seqdkzi
2 notes on this text: first, the first page of the printout is for chapter 3 which defines “simple tracking”, “systematic tracking”, and “speculative tracking” which are terms discussed in chapter 4 and second, “a.m. Homo Sapiens” means anatomically modern Homo Sapiens.

2) The Case Against Art by John Zerzan available at http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/John_Zerzan__The_Case_Against_Art.html

reading for 6/21

On the 21st we will be finishing up our reading of Chris Kraus from 6/14.
Then we will be moving on to a discussion of “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto” by Eric Hughes, “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto” by Timothy C. May and “Libertaria in Cyberspace or Cyberspace more hospitable to ideas of liberty and crypto anarchy” by Tim May all available at http://www.mediafire.com/?2pa551559j966b1

Workshop proposals for 2011 BASTARD conference: Crime & Anarchy

We image a world without the state and capitalism to be a more peaceful world than this one, but is this necessarily the case? What would crime look like if it were proportional, if it were human scale? What is the definition of crime in the absence of the state?

Today, anarchists are portrayed as violent criminals in the media. If they aren’t breaking things at conventions they are on trial for one crime or another. At the same time pensions are robbed, people are murdered on the other side (and this side) of the world by agents of the state, and the disparity between the rich and poor is greater than ever. To put the question another way, there is crime against property on the one hand and crimes against life and life-potential on the other.

The 2011 Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory And Research & Development invite you to participate in this years conference. It will be held on the UCB campus in sunny Berkeley CA on Sunday April 10th and the topic will be Anarchy & Crime. Please propose a workshop on the theory of anarchist crime, criminality, and how anarchists analyze and experience crime today & crime tomorrow.

Send your proposals to conference@sfbay-anarchists.org