Friday, October 24, 2008
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
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
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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!