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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:

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

“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 <>. 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

poster12 (this one is 11 by 17)