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Never Alone: National Political Prisoner Support Tour
03/29/2012, 8:17 PM
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7pm Tuesday April 2nd at the CCC (732 E Clarke St.)

“**Presentations on the cases of anarchist prisoners Eric McDavid and Marie Mason
**Discussion on movement strategy in relation to supporting political prisoners and how to grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain long-term anarchist prisoner support.

***Free to All!***

For more information about the cases, check out http://supportmariemason.org/ and http://supporteric.org/.

Tour website, poster and propaganda coming soon!

About the Never Alone Tour:

It’s 2012. The world is ending. So what are we gonna do? Go on an epic road trip to talk about prisoner support, of course! Because unless we actually make this the last year of their world, our comrades will still be in there the next.

The nationwide Never Alone tour will be crisscrossing the country in April 2012, featuring the usual suspects speaking about long-term anarchist prisoner support. Focusing specifically on the cases of Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, the tour will mark the spots where the events of these cases unfolded. The hope is to bring to
light the facts of these cases, as well as raise awareness and support for Eric and Marie. There will also be strategizing about how to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain long-term anarchist prisoner support.

In January 2006 Eric McDavid was arrested and charged with a single count of conspiracy. He is now serving an almost 20 year sentence for thought-crime. Marie Mason was arrested in March 2008 and charged with an arson at a Michigan State University genetics lab and the arson of logging equipment in Mesick, Michigan.
Marie is now serving a 22 year sentence.

When our friends and loved ones are snatched from us and held captive by the state, we become all too aware that we are never alone. The eyes of the state are always upon us, attempting to silence our voices and still our hands. To keep us from doing
the work we know must be done. We must act despite this.

Because we also know that it is imperative that our friends on the inside know that they, too, are never alone. That we will stand by them throughout their time in prison. That the struggles they were involved in continue on, and that they are empowered to continue on in struggle from inside the prison walls.

And we also know that we can’t do this alone. We need the active support of our communities to give us the strength and courage to struggle for our friends and their freedom.

We are in it for the long haul.

Are you?”

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Queer Ultraviolence: Bash Back Anthology (book we now carry copies of)

” Queers are marked as victims while violence is understood to be only the tool of the masters. The queer anarchist project embodied by Bash Back! is first and foremost a refusal of victimhood and a reclamation of the violence taken from us by progressive ideology and used against us by queerbashers and the State. It was a crucial shift for Bash Back! to break with those who refused to recognize the importance of this reclamation. It served to cohere and solidify the insurrectional queer tendency around the question of violence…”

Enough said.

We are selling them for $15.



Communisation & Contemporary Struggles

-Wednesday -April 4th -7pm -at the CCC (732 E Clarke St.)

An evening with MEETING / Sic an journal of the communising current

Featuring Léon de Mattis & Julie Maitrejean

In October 2008, the global financial system almost collapsed, putting the word “crisis” on the front page of every newspaper. In 2010 and 2011, the sovereign debt crisis and an atmosphere of unrest all over the world revealed an even more severe economic and social situation.

Commentators everywhere put the blame on the finance sector alone, implying that there is a “real economy” that, if better managed, would be the soil for a sustainable and fair system. But to us, crises are on the contrary indicators and reveal what usually goes undernoticed. The capitalist system constantly undergoes contradictions, and cannot but reinforce, on an ever increasing scale, what it is inherently : a relation of domination and exploitation.

How could revolts against this oppression ultimately give birth to a new world? This question has had many various answers in the past. The communisation current tries to provide an appropriate response to the present moment.

“In the course of the revolutionary struggle, the abolition of the division of labour, of the State, of exchange, of any kind of property; the extension of a situation in which everything is freely available as the unification of human activity, that is to say the abolition of classes, of both public and private spheres – these are all ‘measures’ for the abolition of capital, imposed by the very needs of the struggle against the capitalist class.” -‘Extrait de l’éditorial de Sic 1’

Léon de Mattis and Julie Maitrejean are French activists involved in the writting of Meeting/Sic, “International Journal for Communisation”. Léon de Mattis has been involved in the communisation project since the 2000s. He is the author of ‘Reflections on the Call’ and ‘What is communisation?’. He has also published two untranslated books : ‘Mort à la démocratie’ (2007) and ‘Crises’ (2012).

It is greatly encouraged by certainly not required that those attending familiarize themselves with a few texts prior to the event in order to facilitate more in depth discussions and understanding of the material being presented. They are: http://riff-raff.se/texts/en/sic1-what-is-communisation and http://libcom.org/library/reflections-call-lé-de-mattis

This event is free, but donations would be greatly appreciated to help pay for the lecturers travel expenses.



Sweet Movie (free film screening at the CCC)
01/12/2012, 7:21 PM
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“Scatological dinner parties in bizarre bohemian trenches, a candy shop that operates aboard an aquatic likeness of Karl Marx, and a beauty pageant with a gynecological finish, Dusan Makavejev’s Sweet Movie is a feverish, fantastical nightmare of crude indulgences. Although largely unknown even among cinephiles, Makavejev’s oeuvre is a violently provocative, sexually lewd and visually stunning collection of politically charged auteur cinema. Known as “a master of historical irony”, Makavejev crafted Sweet Movie in 1974 with a double-edged blade aimed at cutting apart capitalist bourgeoisie notions of individualism as well as communist ideals of collectivism. This exemplar of international radical seventies cinema is neither for the faint of heart nor humor.”

This film screening is FREE (you’re welcome to donate if you want, but don’t worry bout it). It is fairly obscene, though not exactly explicit, as a note for the faint of heart and eyes. It is happening at the CCC Monday January the 30th at 7pm.



The Working Class Goes to Heaven (free film screening at the CCC)

“Steeped in the volatile political conflicts taking place in Italy at the time, the Hot Autumn of 1969, the rejection of the compromises of the Italian communist Party (PCI), the refusal of work, factory and university occupations, Elio Petri’s film The Working Class Goes to Heaven explores the struggles in the factory in all their contradictions; between consumerism and work, alienation, libidinal desire, self-destruction and, potentially, collective action. The Working Class Goes to Heaven demonstrates an impressive and inspiring illustration of the exploitation of capital society and the alienation of workers under this system. It showed us how the ruling class manipulates the ideology into people’s mind by alienating them through work, and how the workers are exploited with and without being conscious of that. Furthermore, it also gives us a sketch of the futility of reformism and the issues which will be confronted in the process of revolution.”

December 18th 7pm at the CCC (732 E Clarke St.)



MKE Vandalisms
11/11/2011, 7:46 PM
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“What got seen and what got done are very different things. But one thing’s fer sure,  somebody got got. MKE vandalisms.”

This is a new blog coming from somewhere in Milwaukee dedicated to posting random pictures of vandalism from the Milwaukee area.

http://mkevandalisms.tumblr.com/



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