About Us

The Alexander Berkman Social Club is a group of anarchists who want to talk about what anarchism is, how anarchists see things and what anarchy could look like. Named after the editor of San Francisco’s mighty The Blast, we hope to have continual monthly meetings that are open to all. If you come you’ll get a membership card, the chance to win thousands of dollars (alright – the odd book or two) and hopefully something to think about and act on. You failed the audition for “So You Think You Can Dance,” and you just don’t seem with it. Don’t worry. The ABSC will have you. See you there!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January 22, 2009 Meeting

We are very excited to be hosting English author and historian Shelia Rowbotham, who will be speaking at our January meeting about her recently published book, Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love.

More information coming soon, but in the meantime, here is a recent article about Shelia in the Guardian: An Unshowy Icon

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Ok -- I'm excerpting a lot here because it should be read... For more go to their site




The events that have taken place so far, both inside and outside of Greece, following the murder of 16-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos from the special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas, show clearly that we are in the midst of a popular insurrection. Ever growing segments of society (high school and university students, workers, unemployed, immigrants, detainees, poor,…) decide to come out in the streets and transform their rage for whatever oppresses them in every _expression of their lives into action (dynamic mobilizations during which there are mass clashes with the forces of repression and attacks on government and capitalist targets, occupations of public buildings, open assemblies, counterinformation actions,…).

Within the frame of this insurrection, the City Hall of Aghios Dimitrios has been occupied since the morning of Thursday Dec. 11, so that it may become a place of counter-information, meeting, and self-organizing of the residents of the wider region and for the collective formation and implementation of actions. A main component of this occupation is the daily popular assembly with participation of up to 300 people, a process that functions in contrast to the entrusting of the management of our demands as well as of our struggles to whichever "representatives," elected or not. A process that tends to be implanted deeply into the consciousness of its participants on their role as political beings.

Without a doubt, this popular insurrection is clearly turning against the very structure of the current regime. Therefore, it follows that the subjects of this insurrection will face the repressive fury of the defenders of the system (the state, the businesses, the comfortable, …). Already there have been about 200 arrests around the country (often accompanied by violence and trumped up charges). Some of the charges, misdemeanors as well as felonies are: resisting arrest, disobedience, disturbing the peace, attempting to free detainees, use and possession of tools and explosives, attempt to inflict serious bodily harm, etc. In some instances, the state has prosecuted minors under anti-terrorist statutes (Larissa). Nevertheless, for us it is obvious that all these charges are political in nature. And of course the "not at all" predatory state (in conjunction with the "not at all" profiteering business people) has the audacity to prosecute so-called "looters".

By participating in the popular insurrection both inside and outside of the now liberated City Hall of Ag. Dimitrios, we express with our deeds our solidarity with those arrested and procecuted for their actions in this social struggle. The struggle for their release and the cessation of prosecutions is absolutely connected with the very insurrection and must constitute a main demand.

A few lines above there was a reference to the defenders of the system. Unfortunately this category also includes those segments of society, which, while objectively belong on the side of the oppressed, whether by their opposition to the social struggle or whether by their silence (a result as much of the brainwashing from mass media as from the growing tendency to abandon collective claims and pursue individual solutions) end up playing the game of their oppressors. It is necessary that we realize what is the source of our problems and that all of us "below" are already on the crosshairs of the system, therefore it is to our advantage to join this insurrection.





Tuesday December 16, 2008, 7:00pm

at the liberated City Hall of Ag. Dimitrios


On December 6th, 2008, the special guard Epaminondas Korkoneas pulled out his gun and murdered a citizen, a 16-year old kid. The rage that everyone feels is huge, despite all the attempts by the government and the mass media to disorient public opinion.

It is now certain that this insurrection is not only homage to the unjust loss of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. There has been a lot of talk since then about violence, thefts and pillages. For those in the media and power, violence is only what destroys the proper order.

For us however:

Violence is to work 40 years for crumbs and to wonder if you will ever retire.

Violence is the bonds, the stolen pensions, the securities fraud.

Violence is to be forced to take a housing loan that you will pay back through the nose.

Violence is the managerial right of the employer to fire you at will.

Violence is unemployment, temporary employment, 700 euros a month.

Violence is the "industrial accidents" because the bosses cut costs at the expense of worker safety.

Violence is to take psycho-medications and vitamins to withstand the exhaustive work schedule.

Violence is to be an immigrant, to live with the fear that you can be thrown out of the country at any time and to be in a state of constant insecurity.

Violence is to be simultaneously a wage worker, a housewife, and a mother.

Violence is to be worked to death and then to be told "smile, we are not asking that much of you."

The insurrection of high-school and university students, of temporary workers and immigrants broke this violence of normality. This insurrection must not stop! Syndicalists, political parties, priests, journalists and businesspeople do whatever they can to maintain the violence we described above.

It is not just them, but we too are responsible for the perpetuation of this situation. The insurrection opened a space where we can finally express ourselves freely. As a continuation of this opening we went forward with the occupation of the City Hall of Ag. Dimitrios and the formation of a popular assembly open to all.

An open space for communication, to break our silence, to undertake action for our life.

Saturday December 13 2008, 7:00pm, open popular assembly at the Ag. Dimitrios city hall.



Ειδικοί Φρουροί , Special Guards, an elite force within the police department.

Average salary in Greece, approx. US$930.00, not nearly enough to survive on.

Liberated City Hall of Aghios Dimitrios

Friday, December 19, 2008

Solidarity with Greece, this Saturday in San Francisco



For two weeks now, Greek youth, immigrants, and workers have been taking over streets and schools demanding an end to police brutality and capitalist exploitation. Their uprising is an inspiration to all of us who understand that their conditions of oppression are also ours, and that their resistance is our resistance. Greece is everywhere!

From the streets of Athens to the streets of San Francisco, we who are faced with the precarious conditions of economic decline, we who are increasingly denied the basic right to food, affordable housing, education and dignified conditions of labor, can no longer look on in helpless isolation. While the banks get bailouts, we get pink slips and eviction notices, police harassment and the skyrocketing cost of living, schools close and social services are cut. And in the Mission District of San Francisco we get gentrification and ICE raids. In order to survive the great storm that is upon us, we must come together as a community and develop autonomous ways of supporting and sustaining each other. We must create forums and spaces for the practice of mutual aid and social solidarity.

Come join us this Saturday for a march and General Assembly where we can begin to imagine a new society – a free Mission District, a free Greece, and a free world. Come in solidarity with the university occupations and street battles in Greece, France, Italy and Spain and with the occupation of the New School in New York City. Their struggle is our struggle.

From the wreckage of the old world whispers new possibilities. This tinderbox is only just being lit.

In resistance and struggle,

Global Solidarity in Action, San Francisco

March and General Assembly

On Saturday, December 20th a march will begin at 24th and Mission at 4:00 PM as part of an international day of action called for by the assembly of the occupied Athens Polytechnic University. Worldwide actions are planned in resistance to global capital and exploitation, in memory of all assassinated youth, and in solidarity with migrants and other marginalized people and all those struggling for freedom and human dignity.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A message from the group which has been occupying Athens Polytechnic in response to the death of a 15-year-old at the hands of police has been published on Athens Indymedia.

"On Saturday December 6, 2008, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year old comrade, was murdered in cold blood, with a bullet in the chest by a cop in the area of Exarchia.

"Contrary to the statements of politicians and journalists who are accomplices to the murder, this was not an “isolated incident”, but an explosion of the state repression which systematically and in an organised manner targets those who resist, those who revolt, the anarchists and anti-authoritarians.

"It is the peak of state terrorism which is expressed with the upgrading of the role of repressive mechanisms, their continuous armament, the increasing levels of violence they use, with the doctrine of “zero tolerance”, with the slandering media propaganda that criminalises those who are fighting against authority.

"It is these conditions that prepare the ground for the intensification of repression, attempting to extract social consent beforehand, and arming the weapons of state murderers in uniform!

"Lethal violence against the people in the social and class struggle is aiming at everybody’s submission, serving as exemplary punishment, meant to spread fear.

"It is part of the wider attack of the state and the bosses against the entire society, in order to impose more rigid conditions of exploitation and oppression, to consolidate control and repression. From school and universities to the dungeons of waged slavery with the hundreds of dead workers in the so-called “working accidents” and the poverty embracing large numbers of the population… From the minefields in the borders, the pogroms and the murders of immigrants and refugees to the numerous “suicides” in prisons and police stations… from the “accindental shootings” in police blockades to violent repression of local resistances, Democracy is showing its teeth!

"From the first moment after the murder of Alexandros, spontaneous demonstrations and riots burst in the center of Athens, the Polytechnic, the Economic and the Law Schools are being occupied and attacks against state and capitalist targets take place in many different neighborhoods and in the city centre. Demonstrations, attacks and clashes erupt in Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos, Chania and Heraklion in Crete, in Giannena, Komotini and many more cities. In Athens, in Patission street –outside the Polytechnic and the Economic School- clashes last all night. Outside the Polytechnic the riot police make use of plastic bullets.

"On Sunday the 7th December, thousands of people demonstrate towards the police headquarters in Athens, attacking the riot police. Clashes of unprecedented tension spread in the streets of the city centre, lasting until late at night. Many demonstrators are injured and a number of them are arrested.

"We continue the occupation of the Polytechnic School which started on Saturday night, creating a space for all people who fighting to gather, and one more permanent focus of resistance in the city.

"In the barricades, the university occupations, the demonstrations and the assemblies we keep alive the memory of Alexandros, but also the memory of Michalis Kaltezas and of all the comrades who were murdered by the state, strengthening the struggle for a world without masters and slaves, without police, armies, prisons and borders.

"The bullets of the murderers in uniform, the arrests and beatings of demonstrators, the chemical gas war launched by the police forces, not only cannot manage to impose fear and silence, but they become for the people the reason to raise against state terrorism the cries of the struggle for freedom, to abandon fear and to meet –more and more every day- in the streets of revolt. To let the rage overflow and drown them!

State terrorism shall not pass!

We demand the immediate release of all those arrested in the events of 7th-8th December.

We are sending our solidarity to everyone occupying universities, demonstrating and clashing with the state murderers all over the country.

- The Occupation of the Polytechnic University in Athens

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Meeting Tonight!

Our Topic will be Anarchism and Class

Featuring Barry Pateman
(curator of the Kate Sharpley Library, editor of the Emma Goldman Papers Project, star of print, audio, and film, and one of the leading anarchist historians of our time)

And new music by the
Hippolyte Havel House Band
(with Danishta Rivero, Ava Mendoza and Devin Hoff)

Plus special guests, food, drink, raffles,
and comradely good cheer!


522 Valencia st.
San Francisco
$5 ($4 if you show your membership card!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Cheep books are always good.

The AK Press Annual Winter Sale!
Friday, December 5th, 4–10 PM
Free Admission!

Join us at the AK Press warehouse for our semi-annual sale. Everything in the warehouse 25% off! Hundreds of books on an even bigger sale, with some items as cheap as $1! Take a break from the pre-holiday frenzy and enjoy some snack and beverages on us. Bring your pals!

More details at AK Press website

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Free Dee

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with student, activist and poet Lamont (Dee) Allen, who was singled out and arrested while participating in the July 30 counter-demonstration against the Minuteman Project. Allen’s only “crime” is having the courage, as a Black man, to stand up against an aspiring lynch mob.
To the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office

On behalf of Lamont (Dee) Allen

Members of the Minuteman Project have visited San Francisco twice in the past few months to spew their white supremacist drivel in front of City Hall. (Although the Minutemen shrewdly welcome haters of all races and ethnic origins into their ranks, their rhetoric leaves no doubt as to what they stand for.)

These visits have been prompted by recent concerted attacks levied by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Newsom administration against San Francisco’s 20-year-old sanctuary ordinance. On July 30 and again on September 25, the Minutemen rallied under the auspices of the Newsom administration.

They were opposed by a large and spirited crowd of counter-demonstrators on both occasions. Yet, the conduct and very physical posture of law enforcement officers on the scene made it clear that the counter-demonstrators - not the Minutemen - were regarded as suspect by City government.

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with student, activist and poet Lamont (Dee) Allen, who was singled out and arrested for no good reason while participating in the July 30 counter-demonstration against the Minuteman Project. Mr. Allen was booked on trumped-up misdemeanor charges and held in police custody for nearly two days before his eventual release.

The City is now prosecuting - and seems bent on making an example of - Mr. Allen, whose only “crime” is having the courage, as a Black man, to stand up against an aspiring lynch mob. We are outraged that the City is pressing charges against Mr. Allen and demand that the charges be dropped.

• The Gray Panthers, San Francisco Chapter

• La Raza Centro Legal

• The Idriss Stelley Action & Resource Center

• Education Not Incarceration, San Francisco Chapter

• Black & Brown Equitable Drug Policies Coalition

• The Uhuru Solidarity Movement

• Poor Magazine

• Colored Ink

• The African People’s Solidarity Committee

• The San Francisco Bay View

• Deporten a la Migra

• St. Peter’s Housing Committee

• Phil Horne, Civil Rights Attorney

• Modesto Anarcho

• San Francisco Tenants Union

• HackBloc

• San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness

• Avalon Autonomous Free State

• Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

• Ben Rosenfeld, Civil Rights Attorney

• Ramsey Kanaan, Publisher, PM Press

• Tommi Aviccoli Mecca, Volunteer Coordinator, San Francisco Housing Rights Committee

• Iraq Veterans Against the War Chapter 10, San Francisco Bay Area

• San Francisco Food Not Bombs

• American Indian Movement West

• Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, San Francisco

• Patrick Reinsborough, smartMeme Strategy and Training Project

• San Francisco Living Wage Coalition


Write DeeAllenDefenseCommittee [at] gmail.com for more information.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Anarchism vs Capitalism, Thursday Oct. 30th

Announcing the fifth exciting meeting of the
Alexander Berkman Social Club:

Anarchism vs. Capitalism
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tom Wetzel from the Workers Solidarity Alliance and the San Francisco Community Land Trust will speak on the past and present of anarchist workers struggles against capitalism.

Alternatives to the irrational and inhumane capitalist system will be discussed as well.

We hate to say we told you so, but...

Surprise guest speakers, raffles, free food & drink throughout.

7pm, $5 (or show your membership card and get in for $4)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lucio - tomorrow night at Roxie (SF)

Tomorrow night the 7th Annual San Francisco International Documentary Film Festival will be screening Lucio, a documentary about the anarchist expropriator Lucio Urtubia, at the Roxie Cinema. More information can be found at the film’s web site. From the film festival synopsis:

Lucio Uturbia’s working-class roots sapped his faith in capitalist and religious institutions. His upbringing under Franco’s regime drew him towards the philosophical tenets of anarchism. And his talent for forgery helped him to cripple the world’s largest bank. The story of how this bricklayer with a skill for forgery brought down powerful institutions without resorting to violence is riveting and inspiring.

The stunning style of the film matches the rapid and almost unimaginable trajectory of Lucio’s tale. Testimony from Lucio and his cohorts intermingle with a mesmerizing procession of archival evidence and tasteful re-enactments. Directors Aitor Arregi and Jose Mari Goenaga create tension and excitement without sacrificing gravitas or distracting us from the simple lessons at the heart of the film—difficult feats to achieve in the face of such drama.

The sensibility of this former fugitive is pure and enchanting: fight power altruistically without ever aspiring to hold power. In this context, Lucio’s fate makes perfect sense, and his fight on behalf of anarchism comes across as a sober commitment to a solid philosophy, not as the empty gestures of a marginalized troublemaker. With great respect for the fight against political, economic and social injustice in Spain and around the world, LUCIO chronicles one man but recognizes a global struggle.

-Deborah L. Jaramillo, SilverDocs

Friday, October 10, 2008

Listen to the audio from past meetings

We've posted audio of all past events. You can follow the gabcast sidebar link to your right or you can listen here.
Special thanks to our good friend D.J. Malatesta for providing all the audio recordings.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Photos From Our September Meeting

We had another great meeting last month. Thank you to all who attended and especially to Audrey Goodfriend and Andrej Grubacic for their thoughtful and information packed talks.
Audrey spoke about her experience founding and working at the Walden School in Berkeley and Andrej gave a great overview of anarchism and education in Europe and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
To top off the evening Lorna the Laminator helped those interested laminate their membership cards. Thanks Lorna!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Meeting Programs

Have you missed a recent meeting?
Curious about what was discussed?
Feel like you're missing out?
Want to more about a topic or the awesome speakers? Reports of prior meetings or a little more about the ABSC?

Well yes we do eventually try to publish pictures and audio of the events, but now we also have programs for the events. Oh the excitement!

August Meeting Program

September Meeting Program

Happy Reading!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Meeting Next Thursday, September 25th

Our September meeting will focus on anarchism and education.

Audrey Goodfriend will speak about her experiences as a lifelong educator and co-founder of the Walden School in Berkeley.

Andrej Grubacic, a lecturer at the ZMedia Institute and University of San Francisco, will discuss anarchist alternatives to traditional education.

Music provided by the Hippolyte Havel House Band, featuring Devin Hoff.

Raffles, food & Drink Throughout

Admission is $5 ($4 with a membership card)
7pm at the ABSC meeting rooms
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another august event!

Last month’s event (has it been that long already?) was another success, thanks to all the people who came out. On the billing were Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance, who gave an inspiring talk on the meaning of our opposition to what CR calls the “prison-industrial complex,” and Barry Pateman, who spoke on the history of the Anarchist Black Cross in Britain & Europe. We also had two surprise guests, Rodolfo Montes de Oca, from the Venezuelan Anarchist Black Cross, and Marshall Trammel. And thanks to the generosity of Bound Together Books, we were able to raffle off a gift certificate to that fine establishment. Finally, hats off to the Hippolyte Havel House Band, who provided great music throughout!

Unfortunately, we do not yet have audio from this event. When we have the audio, we will make it available. You can see pictures of the event at the AK Press blog. And while you are there, be sure to browse around; the AK blog is livelier than our little backwater here, full of news & views for the Bay Area & beyond.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meeting: Thursday August 28, 7pm

The Alexander Berkman Social Club will be meeting tomorrow, Thursday, August 28th at 7pm.
As always there will be raffles (this time with an extra special treat), snacks, and drinks.
All funds collected at this meeting will be sent to the Los Angeles chapter of the Anarchist Black Cross.
  • Barry Pateman will be speaking on the early days of the Anarchist Black Cross.
  • Isaac Ontiveros from Critical Resistance will speak on prison abolition.
  • Music provided by the Hippolyte Havel House Band, featuring Devin Hoff.

See you there!

Admission is $5 (show your membership card and get in for $4)
ABSC meeting rooms
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Through the iron-barred window
The sunbeams streaming
Also I spent"

-Kanno Suga

Monday, August 18, 2008

Berkman: Confessions of a Convict

"Who is the real criminal, Ladies and Gentlemen? Is it the starveling who occasionally steals a loaf of bread or burglarizes my house or is it he who is the eternal vampire on the body of labor, forever feeding on the bone and marrow of the worker, exploiting and oppressing him, always keeping him on the verge of starvation that he may exercise his benevolent charity upon him, and ultimately degrading him to the lowest depths..."

"...Everyone even slightly familiar with conditions in our penal institutions is aware that the whole system is built on the principle of revenge, of brutal humiliation and barbarous punishment. I need only refer to the blackjack, the dungeon, the bullring, the water cure, to give you an idea of the spirit dominant in those insitutions. And no wonder. For the prison in the last analysis is the mirror of society at large, the perfect mmodel of our social arrangement whose cornerstone is hypocrisy, deceit, oppression and injustice. Punishment is degrading, even more to the one wielding the whip than to his victim. The history of crime clearly demonstrates that the more punishment is inflicted, the more crime is produced. And after you have tortured the poor convict for several years, degraded him to the lowest, broken him in body and spirit, you turn him out into a cold world without money or friends, and with the stigma of "convict" burned into his very soul. Having embittered and demoralized him to the verge of desperation, you demand that he become a good and useful citizen."

--Alexander Berkman, Confession of a Convict, 1913
Read the entire essay at the Anarchy Archives

Thursday, August 14, 2008

August Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 28th at 7pm. As always there will be raffles, snacks and drinks. All funds collected at this meeting will be sent to the Los Angeles chapter of the Anarchist Black Cross. We hope to see you there!

Barry Pateman will be speaking on the early days of the Anarchist Black Cross.
Isaac Ontiveros from Critical Resistance will speak on prison abolition.
Music provided by the Hippolyte Havel House Band, featuring Devin Hoff.

Admission is $5
ABSC meeting rooms
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Friday, August 1, 2008

Our Second Event

Thanks to everyone who came to our second event. The turnout has been amazing and we hope to continue our meetings into 2009.

Jessica Moran gave a brief introduction to anarchism and free love in the U.S. during the late 19th century, Terence Kissack spoke about his book Free Comrades: Anarchism and Sexuality in the United States 1895-1917, and Joey Cain gave a thrilling presentation on Edward Carpenter.

Our next meeting will be August 28, 2008, same place, same time, further details to follow.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Meeting on Thursday!

We're meeting this Thursday, July 31 at 7pm sharp! (doors will open at 6:45)
Our topic this month is Anarchism and Sexuality and we've got a jam packed lineup for you.

First up, the musical stylings by the beautiful and talented Jesse Quatro.

Our featured speakers will be Joey Cain and Terence Kissack.

Joey is a co-founder of the Edward Carpenter Forum and a member of Bound Together Bookstore and will be speaking on Edward Carpenter.

Terence Kissack is the author of the Free Comrades: Anarchism and Sexuality in the United States, 1895-1917, recently published by AK Press. Terence will be speaking on the topic of his book, but with a focus on your friend and mine, Mr. Berkman.

As always our meeting will include refreshments, (this time including snacks and maybe something more exciting to drink than coffee) time for socializing, raffles and more. All for the low low price of $5!

Hope to see you all there!

ABSC meeting rooms
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I dream of Pittsburgh

Reason number two to visit Pittsburgh:

The Loose Organization of Surreal Ethereal Realists presents the first annual Alexander Berkman Memorial Music and Labor Festival. 8pm at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland.

According to the organizers, "The evening also includes a farcical re-enactment of the shooting and a Berkman lookalike contest meant more to encourage period dress than to locate a posthmous body double for the author of Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

A New Music Festival is Founded in Memory of Alexander Berkman
Alexander Berkman Music Festival

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

"Prison Memoirs is a fascinating insight into prison life, his relationship with Emma Goldman, and the slow evolution of his personality, from complete wanker to alright guy."

From a recent review of Berkman's Prison Memoirs of an Anarchists at Dreaming Neon Black

If you've never read this book, you really should.

Book Talk in San Francisco

Terence Kissack will be presenting his new book, Free Comrades, at the GLBTHS on Wednesday, July 30th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

In his book, Kissack examines the trial and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, the life and work of Walt Whitman, periodicals including Tucker's Liberty and Leonard Abbott's The Free Comrade, and the frank treatment of homosexual relations in Berkman's Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist.

Terence Kissack is a former Executive Director of San Francisco's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, and he currently serves on the board. His writings have appeared in Radical History Review and Journal of the History of Sexuality.

GLBT Historical Society
657 Mission Street #300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415.777.5455
Fax: 415.777.5576
email: info@glbthistory.org

Consulta July 20th at Bound Together Books

WHAT: DNC / RNC Bay Area Consulta
- discuss the conventions - learn about what's planned - bring proposals - network and plan with other groups in the area who are going
WHERE: Bound Together Bookstore, 1369 Haight Street (near Masonic) San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Sunday July 20th 12Noon to 6 pm

This will be a BT backyard event -- enter thru the bookstore. For more information contact Bound Together Books

Friday, June 27, 2008

Our Next Meeting - July 31, 2008

Anarchism & Sexuality
July 31, 7 p. m.,
at 522 Valencia St., btwn. 16th & 17th, S. F. $5 admission.

With music by Jesse Quattro
from the Secret Chiefs 3 and Hammers of Misfortune

Words by
Joey Cain
co-founder of the Edward Carpenter Forum
Terence Kissack
author of Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States
Jessica Moran
former assistant editor, Emma Goldman Papers Project

Plus quizzes, raffles, and who knows what else!

Thanks to All

Thanks to everyone who came to our inaugural event last night. It was a great success.

Barry Pateman, (Kate Sharpley Library and Emma Goldman Papers) spoke on the history of anarchism in San Francisco and Devin Hoff (Xiu Xiu, Nels Cline Singers, Devin Hoff Platform) and Danishta Rivero performed music.

Our next meeting will be July 31, 2008, same place, same time, further details to follow.