We look forward to a showing and discussion around the movie Raspberry Reich. See you at 8 pm.
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.
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.
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.
article by david de leon:
The American as Anarchist
Reflections on indigenous radicalism
here is the pdf Daniel De Leon
and there are a few hard copies at the long haul
the plan for this tuesday is to discuss the review at
The Ibn ‘Arabi effect
and the april conference…
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.
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
a review from the new publication “the Anvil”, critiquing “the Theory of bloom”.
Anvils are available at the long haul,
or you can visit this site…
The Theory Of Bloom
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