Saturday December 14th is Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair!

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Saturday December 14th is Humboldt Anarchist Bookfair!

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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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Green Diamond's Clearcutting Exposed by Earth First! Banner Drop

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by EF!Humboldt ~ May 15th, 2013

UPDATE: You can still see the banner driving north from Trinidad

Green Diamond Clearcuts Exposed

 Green Diamond Resource Company has been continuing their destructive clear-cutting legacy, highlighted here at Strawberry Rock.

via Earth First! Humboldt.

TRINIDAD, CA – Around 9:00 am today, Earth First! Humboldt dropped a large banner reading “Respect Strawberry Rock — Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Green-Wash Green Diamond’s Clear-Cuts.” The banner hangs 100 feet off the ground, and can be seen directly northbound on the 101 from Trinidad.

Green Diamond is the first U. S. based company that has received FSC certification while still practicing clear cut forestry methods, something that FSC is selling to the public as sustainable.

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No Clearcuts Near Strawberry Rock! Green Diamond Needs to Protect More than a Pittance of Trinidad's Famous Forest

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As the issue of Green Diamond's proposed 85 acre clearcut goes before the Trinidad City Council tonight, the determination of the community that has risen up to defend Strawberry Rock's forest is stronger than ever. The demand is simple: cancel the Strawberry Rock THP and turn the 1 square mile around the Rock into a community forest that will never be clearcut or developed.

So far, Green Diamond has only responded with the bare minimum offer: leave the Rock and the trail to it alone, as well as 27 acres of forest adjacent to the trail. This offer does not go nearly far enough in preserving the historic character of the area's 100-year-old temperate rainforest. The right thing for Green Diamond to do is to place ALL of Strawberry Rock's forests into a conservation easement, so that it may become Trinidad's next old growth forest.

The fact is, there is a very strong case that the public already has a legal entitlement to access Strawberry Rock. This fact turns Green Diamond's "offer" to protect the trail to the rock, the rock itself, and an additional 27 acres into a legal obligation rather than a gift.

California's laws on public easements and right of way makes it so that we, the people, have the absolute legal right to access Strawberry Rock, and hike the trail to do so. The fact that Green Diamond has done nothing to prevent the public from accessing the Rock in their 20+ years of ownership means even if they started arresting people tomorrow, they would have no leg to stand on in court. The public currently holds a prescriptive easement to the trail and the Rock.

The 27 acres they "offered" the public at February's public meeting is required by their own voluntary certification standards of retaining 27% of a given THP. Further, they have no right to "give" the public what is rightfully theirs–public right of way to Strawberry Rock has existed long before Green Diamond ever acquired the Trinidad property.

If Green Diamond truly wishes to be a generous member of the community, they need to give more than simply the bare minimum required by law and their certification standards.

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