Film Screening: The Chicago Conspiracy
Tuesday June 10 2014
This documentary addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area. The larger story is wrapped around three shorter pieces, which exp…lore the student movement, the history of neighborhoods that became centers of armed resistance against the dictatorship, and the indigenous Mapuche conflict. The filmmakers, militant film collective Subversive Action Films, question their relationship to the documentary, taking a position as combatants.
*Spanish With English Subtitles
Dinner Fundraiser For International day of solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners
Wednesday June 11 2014
Solidarity Fundraiser Dinner
7pm with Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free options
Also a short presentation on a few Eco-prisoners and lots of info on how to write and support our stolen comrades
$5-20 Sliding Scale ( No Comrade Turned Away) All funds will go to the prisoner support groups.
June 11 began as an international day of solidarity with long-term eco-prisoner Jeff “Free” Luers in 2004. At the time Jeff was serving 22+ years.
After years of struggle, Jeff and his legal team won a reduction in his sentence and he was released from prison in December 2009. But in the years between Jeff’s arrest and release, the FBI had carried out a series of indictments and arrests in an attempt to devastate the radical environmental and anarchist communities.
Two of the people caught up in this maelstrom of repression were Eric McDavid and Marie Mason. Marie Mason and Eric McDavid share the unfortunate distinction of having the longest standing sentences of any environmental prisoners in the United States.
Please join us in an International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and all Eco-prisoners on every June 11. As we support Marie and Eric, we also work to build networks of support for our movement to resist state repression and recognize that the state’s tactics against our movement can affect all of us. This is a time to remember our friends who are in prison – who are continuing their struggles on the inside. This is a time to continue and strengthen the very work for which Eric and Marie are now serving so much time – to struggle against capitalism, ecological devastation, and the ever more diffuse forms of control in this prison society. June 11 is also a reminder to those of us on the outside that there are things worth fighting for and consequences worth facing because the future will be decided by the actions we take.
Never Alone Art Exhibit http://www.neveraloneart.org
This year on June 11 – the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid & all Eco-prisoners – we will be running the 2nd annual Never Alone online exhibition. It will serve as an avenue not only for fundraising for these political prisoners, but as a way to reach out informatively to a broad audience on issues of earth & animal liberation and state captivity. We would love to invite you to contribute artwork to this exhibition.
Thursdays are Informal Anarchst/anarcho-curious Hangouts
Come hang out with rad anarchists, discuss current events in the city and elsewhere. Free coffee, snacks and anarchy. Also check out our by donation zine library. Everyone welcome.
Every Thursday 7pm (12th,19th,26th)
Fiilm Screening: Better This World
Tuesday June 17 2014
How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican
National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they d…evelop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.
Troublemakers Not Pipelines
Saturday June 21 2014
It’s a party. Lets celebrate the resistance that’s here and the rebellion that is on it’s way. By donation snacks and drinks. With DJ IPOD playing rebel music and possibly dancy dance. Might be hijacked by a dance party. No Jerks.