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                   The 7th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair!!!

Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair Schedule

Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair Schedule

Starting at 10 am to 6 pm Saturday December, 13th 12/13/2014 the second Saturday in December at 1611 Peninsula Drive, Manila (Arcata, CA), at the site of Redwood Coast Montessori School and the Manila Community Center. We’ll have publisher and campaign tables, a kid’s corner, and food in the main hall, and two rooms for presentations.

We are still looking for volunteers. The more the merrier, if you have an idea,  play an instrument, or want to help in any way get in touch.

We’re also looking for donations to help cover the costs of the space and travel for the speakers. If you want to help out in that way, you could get in contact, or use our new donation page: http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/54874

As always you can expect  free delicious food all day catered by Eureka & Arcata Food Not Bombs, and the food as usual will be so good! All the food cooked by FNB in past years has come from donations, and all the produce has been donated by local farmers. Coffee has been provided by  local roasters. The Book Fair is a day of community empowerment that tastes great!

Child care– The kids corner has drawings and books, puppets and toys, all sorts of fun stuff. Activities have included  face painting, paper making, readings, a puppet show, this year maybe a short play. We have the HGR-published coloring book The Walnut Tree by Kati Texas available at the kid’s corner for donation or free.

Activities in the kid’s corner depend on child interest, and adults will be around there for the whole event to entertain and supervise children.One year it became a child run discussion corner with story telling!

Pirate Radio! Humboldt Free Radio Alliance, will  MC the Anarchist Book Fair again

All the amazing publishers you have come to expect at The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair like Slingshot, AK, PM Long Haul and the rest will be there, along with some new ones.

The theme this year is sharing ideas that we can use to become stronger, healthier and freer. Great inspiring ideas to help us cultivate resilience, overcome this oppressive system, and live in balance with nature.The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair is chock full of ideas and practices that can be used day to day to create strong movements, to provoke life changing thoughts, all to help create a sustainable free cooperative society.

The Anarchist Book Fair builds bridges between people and social movements, It is a great time to get great books, learn about and get involved in amazing projects and that are happening.

Here is tentatively what you can expect this year. We are still in the process of organizing:

Andrej Grubacic

Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist dissident and historian who has written prolifically on anarchism and the history of the Balkans. He is a lecturer at the ZMedia Institute and University of San Francisco.  Author of Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism, and Radical history

Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.

He will be returning from Turkey before the book fair. To discuss the influence of Anarchism in Kurdistan, the realities on the ground and the best ways to help those in the fight. In addition to  some possible lessons from the Kurdish experience.

International Solidarity is needed. This  presentation is urgently relevant, and tall order , Andre Grubacic will write a better description of his presentation soon

Eco-defense Panel

There have been many successes in our area lately! EF!   success in the Mattole and Strawberry Rock! Also we hope  defenders of the Klamath River will be joining the panel.

We will hear from  all of them at the 7th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair.

Anarchism and agriculture:

Permaculture , growing self reliant communities, Anarchist farming takes the stage third year in a row of this popular discussion and workshop (This is tentative- will be something around growing food and building sustainable communities—check for current details)

If you are interested  in contributing to this conversation contact us.

There will be a workshop on Building accountable communities

This is a workshop on community accountability from the a community that has practiced successful community accountability processes in Humboldt county. A more thorough Bio for this workshop is coming. We are all eager to hear what the presenters have to say.

There will be authors of  More Than Two, Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux will be giving a presentation

http://www.morethantwo.com/

“Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there’s the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way. With completely new material and a fresh approach, my partner  to expand on and update the themes and ideas in this website. “

Kristian Williams author of our enemies in blue: police and power in America will be giving a talk He has written many important books and is a member rose city Copwatch in Portland.  His interview is on this site.

Doug Gilbert

Doug Gilbert lives in the East Bay area and contributes to FireWorks <http://fireworksbayarea.com/>. He has also written for publications like Modesto Anarcho, Fire to the Prisons, The Earth First! Journal, and Rolling Thunder. He is the author of the new book, *I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots, Revolt, and the Black Bloc.*

Members of The Black Rose Anarchist Federation in Santa Rosa

Will do an audiovisual presentation via Skype on the work they have been doing, and why organizing with the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, is helpful for making strong anti-authoritarian movements and ultimately creating a better world through social revolution.

The Black Rose Anarchist Federation is a U.S wide Anarchist political organization that formed in 2013 in Chicago, made up of class struggle anarchist groups who have been working together for years. They have been building on successful organizing—it will be awesome to hear from them

a U.S wide Anarchist political organization that formed in 2013 in Chicago, made up of class struggle anarchist groups who have been working together for years. They have been building on successful organizing—it will be awesome to hear from them

We are still in the process of setting the schedule of talks workshops puppet shows the works. If you are interested in helping, presenting have a suggestion or want to help, contact us:

Call (707) 267-7817 or Humboldt grass roots at rise up dot net

You can help put up posters! Print them out 8.5 by 11 and 8.5  by 14

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The Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair (1611 Peninsula Dr, Manila, CA) on Saturday December 14th features a full day of workshops on a variety of topics, guest speakers, and great deals on independent and hard-to-find books and zines. Bring your kids to play at the Kid’s Corner and enjoy some delicious local food while meeting people who are working to make our community and the world a more revolutionary place.

6th Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair

 

The 6th Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday December 14th is tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the authors who will be speaking at this awesome event:
West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California

Iain Boal is author of *West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California,” a book that explores the deep historical roots of collective life on rural communes of Mendocino and Sonoma, as well as communal households of the Black Panthers in Oakland, and the Native American occupation of Alcatraz

 

 

Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth

James Davis is an Irish writer and film maker based in California. He is co-author of “Catastrophism,” a book that explores the politics of apocalypse on the left and right—and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of these numerous disasters—and fatally impede our ability to transform the world. His documentary films include Meeting Room, Safety Orange, and Autonomy and a Song.

Radical Mycology

 

Peter McCoy is co-founder of Radical Mycology, a movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health.

Radical Mycology is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interactions in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in.

Check out this video for more info, or click here for Radical Mycology’s introductory zine.

Booksellers and organizations that will be at the Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair include:

  • PM Press
  • AK Press
  • Slingshot Magazine/Organizer
  • People’s Action for Rights and Community
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Rhizome Infoshop
  • Arcata Pirate Radio
  • Greenfuse
  • Black Riders Liberation Party
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Raven Project
  • Redwood Curtain Copwatch
  • Food Not Bombs
  • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
  • Giant Squid Print Collective
  • Community Bike Kitchen (bring your bike and learn to fix it!)
  • Emma Center
  • Little Black Cart
  • Sacramento Prisoner Support

Here’s the workshop schedule:

Workshop Room 1 Workshop Room 2
12:00 pm Ninason: Yurok Special Places with Jene        McCovey:   Yurok Elder speaks about Yurok tradition, ceremony, and special places 12:00 pm Sacramento Prisoner Support: Marie Mason and Eric McDavid update, and how to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach the prison walls and sustain the activist community long term
1:00 pm Radical Mycology with Peter McCoy: Rad. Mycology is a movement and social philosophy based on teaching the importance of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health 1:00 pm Building Solidarity for Prisoners’ Struggle to End Torture in CA Prisons: Learn about the historic Pelican Bay hunger strike that spread across California as part of the strugge to end long-term solitary confinement and how you can show solidarity with the prison abolition movement
2:00 pm Radical Mycology (continued) is based on the belief that the lifecycles of fungi and their interaction in nature serve as powerful learning tools for how humans can best relate to each other and steward the world they live in 2:00 pm Dismantling Patriarchy discussion: All are welcome to a discussion on the powerful impacts of patriarchy and what changes we can make in our communities and selves to confront gender-based oppression. Facilitators: Women’s Reource Center and others
3:00 pm Organized Labor panel: IWW members and local Eureka waterfront, nursing, construction and grocery workers discuss experiences working and organizing on the job
4:00 pm Regional Earth Defense panel: discussion with Umatilla megaload anti-fracking acitvists, Cascadia Forest Defense, Will and Warbler from Little Lake Valley (threatened by Willits Bypass), and local Strawberry Rock tree-sitters from Trinidad. Bring some questions for Q+A! 4:00 pm West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California with author Iain Boal explores the deep historical roots of collective life on rural communes of Mendocino and Sonoma, as well as communal households of the Black Panthers in Oakland, and the Native American occupation of Alcatraz
5:00 pm Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth with author James Davis: explores the politics of apocalypse–on the left and right, in the environmental movement–and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of there numerous disasters–and fatally impede our ability to transform the world. 5:00 pm Black Riders Liberation Party from Oakland shows documentary “Let Em Hear Ya Comin,” which highlights the tactic of Confrontational Politics as used by the Black Riders

FREE TO ALL! Please donate generously.

P.S. We’re gonna smash a symbol of patriarchal oppression at the Afterparty at the Ink Annex in Eureka.

Bus times: Departs Arcata 9:20 am. Next bus leaves Manila to Arcata at 6:15 pm. Departs 5th and D Eureka @ 9:48 am, leaves manila to Eureka at 5:30 pm.

From Eureka: Take 255/Samoa Bridge and go right towards Arcata. Turn Left on Peninsula Drive, Manila Community Center is .5 miles on your left

From Arcata: Go south on 255/Samoa Blvd for 3 miles. After you pass Lupin, take a right on Pacific Ave (becomes Peninsula Dr). Manila Community Center will be on your right

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On Wednesday Dec 11th, come slam root beer floats and watch funny movies in preparation for the Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair, which is on Sat Dec 14.

$3 root beer floats all around for folks starting Wednesday December 11th at 7 pm at the Ink Annex (47 B W 3rd St, through alleyway behind Eureka Co-op).

Then the crowd will vote on what movie to watch, followed by an open mic for poetry, music, and performance.

A great way to meet people and support the Anarchist Bookfair, a day long event with free workshops and independent booksellers with a variety of rare political titles. Free food and childcare all day! An excellent day for the radical activist community in Humboldt and beyond.

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The 6th Humboldt Anarchist Book fair is coming on December 14th!

WE CAN SELF ORGANIZE SOLUTIONS!

We are excited to have a wide variety of groups authors and other presenters from our communities working towards freedom and equality and harmony with the earth.

This year is the first year the poster has gone color.  That means it is going to be a bit more costly but it will be even more awesome! Also looking forward to a new locally made Anarchism themed coloring story book—more details later.

Check this website to get informed on many  fundraising and organizing  events that are being planned for before the book fair.  The Rhizome Info-shop is planned to be a buzz of activity. We need your help.

If you have an idea or question, want to table, host a talk or event, anything really get in touch!

humboldtgrassroots[at]riseup.net

It is all one struggle for freedom, so let’s get together for the book fair and stay together for what lays ahead.
James Davis 

We live in catastrophic times. The world is reeling from the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression, with the threat of further meltdowns ever-looming. Global warming and myriad dire ecological disasters worsen—with little if any action to halt them—their effects rippling across the planet in the shape of almost Biblical floods, fires, droughts, and hurricanes. Governments warn that there is no alternative to the bitter medicine they prescribe—or risk devastating financial or social collapse. The right, whether religious or secular, views the present as catastrophic and wants to turn the clock back. The left fears for the worst, but hopes some good will emerge from the rubble. Visions of the apocalypse and predictions of impending doom abound. Across the political spectrum, a culture of fear reigns.

Catastrophism explores the politics of apocalypse—on the left and right, in the environmental movement—and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort our understanding of the dynamics at the heart of these numerous disasters—and fatally impede our ability to transform the world. Lilley, McNally, Yuen, and Davis probe the reasons why catastrophic thinking is so prevalent, and challenge the belief that it is only out of the ashes that a better society may be born. The authors argue that those who care about social justice and the environment should jettison doomsaying—even as it relates to indisputably apocalyptic climate change. Far from calling people to arms, they suggest, catastrophic fear often results in passivity and paralysis—and, at worst, reactionary politics.

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What it means when working people stand up on the job and fight back yesterday today and tomorrow

 

We will know for sure soon if…

 

Dave Karoly Evergreen Printing member of The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (Whose IWW print shop printed the color poster this years Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair)

The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives or NoBAWC (pronounced “no boss”) is a grassroots organization of democratic workplaces dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

As the name implies, NoBAWC is comprised primarily of worker cooperatives. A worker cooperative is an enterprise that produces goods, distributes goods and/or provides services and is owned and controlled by its worker-owners. Ownership of a worker cooperative is vested solely with the worker-owners on an equal basis. Moreover, worker-owners control the resources of the cooperative and the work process. Each worker-owner has equal decision-making power and ultimate authority rests with the worker-owners as a whole. Worker control can be exercised directly or indirectly by worker-owners. If exercised indirectly, members of representative decision-making bodies (e.g. a Board of Directors) must be elected by the worker-owners and be subject to removal by the worker-owners.

In addition to worker cooperatives, NoBAWC includes many Bay Area workplaces that incorporate democratic principles even though they do not satisfy the above definition of a worker cooperative. These include workplaces in transition toward becoming worker cooperatives and those that are democratically run but not worker owned. This latter category includes consumer cooperatives and non-profits that are democratically run by their staffs.

NoBAWC is comprised of small and medium-sized workplaces employing from a few to over 200 workers, representing diverse industries and sectors of the economy. Although all are democratic, their legal and organizational structures vary. Most are for profit while some are non-profit, most provide a living for their workers while some are volunteer-run and many utilize direct democracy while others use both direct and representational structures. A number of these workplaces have been operating successfully for many years, with some celebrating more than 30 years in business.

 

Chris Crass http://www.chriscrass.org/index.html

More details as they come.

maybe coming:

Cindy Millstine

Peter Gerderloos

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Many Anarchist projects have been rolling and are picking up speed and steam since the 5th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair on December 8th, 2012. Amazing and vibrant scene and zine Humboldt D.I.Y, is coming out of Arcata, courtesy in large part from the Humboldt Garden Collective, and many people from the various houses and radical spaces of Arcata. Humboldt Grassroots introduced the most recent Humboldt DIY with a little call out for more Anarchist media and coordination and cooperation. (That will be available online soon- the zine is only hard copy format now)
It is great luck to have more anarchist media and this Humboldt DIY zine is a fun read.
If you’re not familiar with the Humboldt Gardening collective, you might remember The recent Anarchy and agriculture workshop at the 5th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair, presented by farmer Paul and Ryan of the Humboldt Garden Collective.
The Humboldt Gardening Collective are helping grow anarchism in Arcata by getting together and growing food. You will heat more about them on our site and elsewhere for sure.

But wait there’s more

The work shop on transformative justice and community accountability – One of the important local workshops at the 5th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair- has spawned a study group-studying and discussing ideas methods and Strateging to create community accountability processes that work for our communities.
This is important work, if we want meaningful solidarity we can all rely on, we need to be accountable to one another so that oppressive and fucked up behaviour doesn’t go unchecked. At the same time no one is perfect, and kicking out each person who does something messed up is not the greatest way to solve problems and encourage personal and community growth.
Also violence and ostracizing methods tend to help encourage friends of abusers to make excuses for their friends behavior.
It is a big undertaking we are starting with posters that will be available online and at the infoshop as soon as they’re made.
The transformative justice study group meets at the Crescent house in Arcata and the Rhizome infoshop in Arcata check on Facebook for current meeting details.
Oh! The Rhizome infoshop, thanks to 10 dollars a month throw in from in infoshop Members, and of course all the volunteer work in fundraising all the rest, we have internet cheaper copy service than staples and regular open hours. Plus the multimedia lending library is fully operational.

Last time I talked with our treasurer we are doing all that without relying to heavily on HGR general fund needed to start projects, basic upkeep (like this website) emergencies and to put out print media and put on the book fair(travel costs materials etc.)

This may come as a surprise to some, but we are already looking towards the next Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair. We need people who interested in learning how to put this all together, some newer bottom liners, experienced-and non experienced HABF volunteers, contact people brainstorming, poster designing and making .etc
We’re getting the 6th Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair organizing collective together. So if you like the Book Fair consider helping put it on this year.
Everyone who wants to help will need to know deadlines and an idea of (brass tacks) how all the different components of the Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair come together. So we are organizing/calling out- to have a first meeting to let you get an idea. Veteran book fair organizers will share knowledge and experience with those who are new to it, and together we will come up with new ideas also.
Maybe a two day thing? An day of discussion like they do in SF? It is up to those who organize for it to decide.
So contact us lets get things going.

You can help with Humboldt Grassroots put this very important event on.
Contact Humboldtgrassroots@riseup.net
707-6164700

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