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!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Our next meeting, this coming Thursday, March 26, will take place at the AK Press Warehouse in Oakland at 674-A 23rd. St., Oakland, b/t MLK and San Pablo - near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980, more details on directions are available on their website: AK Press

It's sure to be a great night featuring exciting guest, Marta Kolarova speaking on Czech Anarchism

See you there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Czech anarchism: next meeting March 26

Czech Anarchism: With Special Guest Marta Kolarova

From anarchist poets through anarchists in the government to oblivion and recent revival – that is a story of Czechoslovak anarchism´s marriage and divorce with the communist party.

Marta Kolarova has been active in the Czech alter-globalization, feminist and anti-war movements. She has written for regional anarchist and anarcho-feminist magazines; and published on gender aspects of the anarchist and alter-globalization movements (e.g. Gender in Czech Anarchist Movement 2004, supported by the Institute of Anarchist Studies). She works as a researcher and teacher in Prague.

Join us, as always, for comradeship, snacks, drinks, raffles and good talking!

March 26, 2009. 7pm
AK Press Warehouse
674-A 23rd St. Oakland, CA.
$5/$4 w/ you membership card

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bookfair This Weekend

Don't miss the SF Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair this weekend in San Francisco. Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15 at the SF County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park. Lots of great speakers and anarchist groups selling books, pamphlets, magazines, art and more. It's not to be missed. And if you look hard enough you just might find the Alex Berkman Social Club....

Details, including hours, directions, list of speakers, workshops, panels, vendors, and more are all at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair website.

See you this weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thanks for coming out to see Lucio

Thanks to the great crowd that showed up last Thursday to see Lucio, we were able to send $165 to Christiebooks to help them resurrect their fine selection of films. We hope that you all enjoyed the movie! Be sure not to miss next month’s event, on March 26th, with Marta Kolářová speaking on Czech anarchism.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Angry Brigade: Friday at Bound Together

Bound Together Bookstore will be screening the 1973 BBC documentary by Gordon Carr, The Angry Brigade this Friday March 5th.
The event will also include Q & A and a discussion and starts at 8:15

More information on the event check is available at Bound Together's website.
For more about the Angry Brigade there was an article published a few years back in the UK Guardian, Look Back in Anger.