to cater to the history fans among us (vastly outnumbered, poor things), we’re showing a movie of interviews about the spanish civil war. a couple of movies were mentioned so i’m not sure which one this is, but i’m sure it’s the better of the two.
as always, other topics of the day will undoubtedly come up.
potluck! starting at 7pm (an hour before the reading group starts)
gluten and dairy free preferred! come and share food and get some background for our anarchist awesomeness.
for the reading group part of the evening: we’re not going to read “burning the cassette” for this week; instead we’re busting out the guy hocquenghem and reading the screwball asses, which ties together the queer theory that we’ve been reading and “burning the cassette” (which uses a quotation from guy).
here is the link for reading on screen:
here is the link for printing out:
and here is a very positive, non-anarchist review:
‘The Screwball Asses’ by Guy Hocquenghem
we will be reading a pamphlet called burning the cassette, which is not available on line. there are extra copies in the long haul (bastard mail box – ask a staffer).
it’s french-inspired theory from some folks in the north west.
it might be a two week reading, since it’s long.
other upcoming possibilities are a brand new movie (of reminiscences by oldtimers about the spanish civil war), that was sent to audrey for special preview, and a reading from agamben.
(continuing the polarized trajectories of history and theory…!)
is no reading at all. we will be watching a movie, put out by the bernadette something (sigh)… and then talking about it for an hour.
i’m sure this would sound more interesting if i could remember anything that alden said about this movie, but it sounded like it would be good. so come and bring popcorn!
first tuesday of the month! potluck! woo hoo! come hang out and bring/eat food (preferably vegan and wheat free). make friends with the nice people (and the glowery people will just sit quietly in the corner for the duration 😉 ).
the reading is “locked up” by Bonanno.
then 9/14 we will be continuing the theme of anarchist queer theory with the reading from pink & black attack #6, “preliminary notes on procreation…” brought to us by the copying skills of jean (yay jean!).
so last tuesday was the end of the insurgent summer campaign, and we kept up with it all the way through.
for the future, we discussed some topics that we were interested in looking into, and the first of them is queer theory – so we’ll be reading toward the queerest insurrection.
i expect we’ll be looking into more of pink and black’s zines too, as we go on.
we’re now on letters 9.
last week we had some of the notorious child sexuality discussion (the conversation that doesn’t stop giving), as well as revisiting the devil and mythology.
we’re back to reading two letters a week, so for the 3rd we’re reading yarostan 7 and sophia 7. also lee brought in an article by john moore from the magazine social anarchism #20 called prophets of the new world:chomsky, bookchin, & perlman.
remember, this is also potluck week. bring vegan food! come at 7pm! eat! talk!
the readings are going awesomely, we continue to have lively conversations. last week we talked about objects vs subjects and of course about work.
i hope that we can start doing brief recaps of the whole book at the beginning of each reading group, for the people who haven’t been able to keep up (or just are having difficulty following the time line).
we’re now on sophia’s fifth letter.
we had a lovely and exciting time three days ago – talking about writing as representation and the question of illegalism, what is really revolutionary behavior.
and the food was good too.
for the 13th we’ll be reading the fifth letter by yarostan (sophia’s fifth letter will be the following week, since the letters are getting longer).