December 14th – Raspberry Reich

We look forward to a showing and discussion around the movie Raspberry Reich. See you at 8 pm.

From Wikipedia

The Raspberry Reich is a 2004 film by director Bruce LaBruce which explores what LaBruce calls “terrorist chic”, cult dynamics and the power of homosexual expression. It is about a contemporary terrorist group who set out to continue the work of the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang. The group consists of several young men, and a female leader named Gudrun (after Gudrun Ensslin). All of the characters are named after original members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang or revolutionaries such as Che Guevara.

They call themselves the “Sixth Generation of the Baader-Meinhof Gang” and “The Raspberry Reich”. “Reich” is a reference to communist sexologist Wilhelm Reich. In addition, the term “Raspberry Reich” was coined by RAF leader Gudrun Ensslin to refer to the oppression of consumer society. An “uncut” version of the film has been released, titled The Revolution Is My Boyfriend, edited by the gay pornographic film company Cazzo Film including erotic scenes edited out in the original version.

12.1

POTLUCK! woo hoo!!

we forgot to announce it last meeting, so if you see anyone who cares, remind them. potluck is at 7 pm – as vegan, straightedge, gluten- and nut-free as you can make it.

reading is chapter 15 (“City-state and Anarchy”) of bob black’s online book Nightmares of Reason, which you can find here.

11.30

reading is again from the anvil. this time we’re reading the other piece reviewing tiqqun (etc), with a title referring to tiqqun and arms and holding things up, etc.
copies of the anvil are available at the long haul.

nov 9th

reading for the ninth is some excerpts from an interview of audrey goodfriend, who will be making a special guest appearance ( 😉 ) to talk about her history, and what allows someone to remain an anarchist for her whole life. there is one extra copy of the reading at the long haul.

reading for 11/2

first of all, this week is potluck week. there has been a request/thought that this month be pumpkin-themed, but more essentially, vegan and gluten-free is nice.
the potluck part starts at 7 pm.

Release to Us the Field

By Frére Dupont

In his consideration of Tiqqun’s Introduction to Civil War, Frére
Dupont identifies the group’s self-perceived “radical subjectivity” as an elitist trap which has long plagued ultra-left and avant garde
movements. As an ‘anti-political communist’ writer often identified
with Tiqqun, he explores how their construction of a we/they polarity
represents a crucial difference between them

http://www.metamute.org/en/content/release_to_us_the_field

for october 19th

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.