Reading Group: Anarchism & Ressentiment

Saturday, January 30th @ 6pm

We will engage with Saul Newman’s text, Anarchism and Ressentiment which can be found here http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/saul-newman-anarchism-and-the-politics-of-ressentiment

“Nietzsche believes that this attempt to exclude and deny power is a form of ressentiment. So how does anarchism overcome this ressentiment that has shown to be so self destructive and life-denying? By positively affirming power, rather than denying it — to ‘say yes’ to power, as Nietzsche would put it. It is only by affirming power, by acknowledging that we come from the same world as power, not from a ‘natural’ world removed from it, and that we can never be entirely free from relations of power, that one can engage in politically-relevant strategies of resistance against power. This does not mean, of course, that anarchism should lay down its arms and embrace the State and political authority. On the contrary, anarchism can more effectively counter political domination by engaging with, rather than denying, power. “

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Be a part of our radio show!

Hey all, we are currently planning on launching a radio show on Vancouver Co-op Radio (100.5 FM). Our hope is to present an anarchist analysis of news and current events in an open and accessible manner. Instead of focusing on ideology, we want the content to speak for itself.

We are currently working on the first episode which is to be broadcast sometime in early February. It will cover a history of political squats in Vancouver, from the hotel occupations by WWII veterans in the 1940’s, the Frances St. squats in the 1990’s, and the Woodward’s squat in the early 2000’s.

We would love to feature the perspectives of people who were involved first-hand in these actions. If you or anyone you know has engaged in political squatting in the city, please contact us at 38bloodalley@riseup.net.

Thanks!

In Solidarity With Kurdish Fighters: Report Back from Rojava

Friday, January 15th at 7pm

38 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 0C4

After the fall of the Syrian Government and in the midst of the current crisis unfolding there, the Kurdish “peoples protection units” of the YPG and YPJ have emerged as the most powerful ground force in the fight against ISIS. Not merely another fighting force to be used as pawns by the west, they have been setting up regions free from domination by capitalism and state authority; attempting to put to rest feuds and bad blood between different religious and ethnic groups, challenging patriarchal domination over women, relating communally to the land, and attempting to find better ways to relate to the eco-systems of the earth.

An anarchist author from California will share their experiences and observations from a recent trip to the region known as Rojava, and what kind of inspiration this can bring to anarchists and all others who desire a free life.

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Call-out to shut down Death in June show

https://www.facebook.com/events/573865029436111/

This a general call-out to shut down Death in June, an English neo-Nazi band, by creating an anti-fascist presence at the event or putting enough pressure on the venue so they bow out.

Let’s let them know that we do not want a fascist band in Vancouver and we will not support a venue that collaborates with neo-Nazis.

Mo Tarmohamed, the general manager:
mo@rickshawtheatre.com

The Rickshaw Info Line:
604.681.8915

General Inquiries:
info@rickshawtheatre.com

Douglas Pearce, has espoused racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant hatred in a number of interviews. He has called for a new “Final Solution,” referring to the Nazi campaign to exterminate Jewish people throughout Eruope. The band also utilizes fascist imagery on their album covers and merchandise, including the Totenkopf, which was the symbol of the Nazi SS during WWII.

Death in June’s message is toxic and must be stopped.

SHUT IT DOWN
WEAR BLACK

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Some info regarding the band’s fascist tendencies:

https://libcom.org/library/death-in-june-a-nazi-band

https://nycantifa.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/why-we-dont-like-death-in-june/

Quotes from Douglas Pearce:

“To paraphrase PERE UBU, ‘I don’t need a cure, I need a Final Solution!'”

“The Totenkopf is used all over Europe as a sign of total commitment, so I’ve never really had any problems with it.”

“Depending upon their ‘ version ‘ of Eurocentric Racialism, then 9 times out of 10 I feel very comfortable with it.”

“THE WORLD SEEMS TO BE SO FULL OF SO MANY DANGERS THAT IT’S HARD TO SINGLE ANY PARTICULAR ONES OUT. CERTAINLY THE MOST OBVIOUS THAT SPRING TO MIND ARE THE GROWTHS IN ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM AND OUT OF CONTROL BREEDING. EVEN IN EUROPA, WITH ZERO POPULATION GROWTH IN MANY COUNTRIES, THOSE WHO ARE DOING THE BREEDING APPEAR TO ME, AND I THINK MANY OTHERS, TO BE OF DUBIOUS CHARACTER. THEY FUCK, THEY HAVE KIDS AND THAT IS ALL THEY DO!”

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Upcoming Events in November, 2015

November 21st at 6pm

BURNABY MOUNTAIN RESISTANCE

Film Screening

This event is for those wishing to watch the newest edit of the documentary “Burnaby Mountain Resistance: How It Went Down” Part 1 & Part 2, directed by Jakub Markiewicz. There will also be a public debrief/reflection on figuring out what went right, what went wrong, and which mistakes we need to learn from. The resistance didn’t start with the injunction, nor did it end with it.

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November 22nd at 5pm

REMEMBERING AYOTZINAPA

Film Screening & Fundraiser

Join us as we remember and commemorate the 43 missing students and all victims of police terror worldwide.

Mexican hot chocolate and pan de los muertos (bread of the dead) will be served to raise funds for Cultiva Esperanza, an agricultural project for food sovereignty at the Ayotzinapa College.

Members of Solidarity with Ayotzinapa Vancouver will give a brief presentation and Q&A on the events and what is currently happening in Iguala.

Desparecidos, a documentary by Carla Novi, wil be screened. The film follows the stories of a few Mexicans from the current generation who live with the risk of being disappeared because of their participation in the recent protests for the missing 43.

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November 24th at 6pm

TRUTH & RECONCILIATION IN IMPERIALIST CANADA

Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion on the history and repercussions of the TRC. The aim of this event is to offer a critical analysis of the program by outlining its shortcomings and benefits. We do not wish to uphold a singular perspective but to simply open up dialogue on the issue.

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Accessibility Info: The venue is situated on the south side of Blood Alley Square. There are several cobblestones, but there is ramp access and it’s an open space once inside. There are fewer cobblestones to navigate coming from Abbott as opposed to Carrall. The washroom is not fully WC accessible, the doorway is about 27 inches wide.

This event is taking place on occupied and unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Unist’ot’en Camp Reportback, Film Screening & Discussion

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July 2nd 2015 — 7pm —  38 Blood Alley Square

We will be screening 2 short films on the Unist’ot’en Camp.

We will also have someone who recently has gotten back from there to share his experiences and add context to broader anti-pipeline and anti-capitalist struggles.

It will then launch into a discussion on how to be in solidarity with causes such as Unist’ot’en Camp.

Taking place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territory.

More information on Unist’ot’en Camp
http://unistotencamp.com/

Anarchist Solidarity Benefit Show // ISKRA (Vic) // AHNA (Van) // ALTERCATION (Kamloops)

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This is a benefit and an act of solidarity with an anarchist comrade who’s been facing ongoing police repression. All proceeds will go to legal defense and potential bail funds. FTP!

$5-20 (this is a fundraiser show).

Bands:

ISKRA – Anarchist blackened crust from Lekwungen Territory/Victoria
http://iskracrust.com/

AHNA -Crust metal from Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver

ALTERCATION – Anarchist grind duo from Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops

More information:
https://beattheraid.wordpress.com/

Statement:
https://beattheraid.wordpress.com/statement/

Donate:

https://beattheraid.wordpress.com/shopdontations/

Accessibility Info: The venue is situated on the south side of Blood Alley Square. There are several cobblestones, but there is ramp access and it’s an open space once inside. There are fewer cobblestones to navigate coming from Abbott vs Carrall. The washroom is not fully WC accessible, the doorway is about 27 inches wide.

This event is taking place on occupied and unceded Coast Salish Territories.