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!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Special Message from Alex B

Hello everyone. Alex here.

I hope you can tear yourself away from Facebook and come and support some New Zealand anarchists who are having a bit of trouble with the state. Yes. That is right. New Zealand. We are going to skype one of them (don't worry. I do not think they can arrest you for it and nothing naughty is involved.) She is going to tell us details about the case and ask us to publicise it. As they say over there 'New Zealand: A Long Bloody way from anywhere" so it would be nice if all my friends can show up, have a drink and listen.

If you can't I may have to find you and carry out an attentat on your person. I do apologise but if you don't come you really do need a Fricking. Support your comrades. If it was a good enough strategy for Sabate it is good enough for you.
All proceeds from the event go to their defense costs.

That's it then. Off to have a sleep. All this permanent insurrection wears me out. See you.

Thursday 24th September. 7pm. My place. Tell all of your friends.

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 24th Meeting: New Zealand Anarchism and the 2007 Terror Raids

Our next meeting will be Thursday September 24.

We are very excited about this meeing as we'll be trying something new this month. We will be talking with anarchist Valerie Morse, live from Wellington, New Zealand using Skype. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear directly from other anarchists about the anarchist movement in New Zealand, and especially about the state of the movement following the 2007 terrorism raids in that country.

If you don't know much about the Terror Raids, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to come to our next meeting!

But in the mean time here is some background info:
The New Zealand Terror Raids
Aotearoa (New Zealand), Personal report of an anarchist of the 15th October 2007 17 arestees
2007 New Zealand Anti-Terror Arrests

Valerie Morse is a Wellington, NZ based anarchist, member of the anarchist publishing collective Rebel Press and author of Against Freedom: The war on terrorism in everyday New Zealand life.

Thursday, September 24
522 Valencia St.
San Francisco
$5 (or $4 with membership)