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NYC's first ever anarchist book fair

Gretchen, Melissa, and I from the NYC Local Collective have been helping organize and provide librarianly resources for the 1st Ever, 1st Annual (we hope!) NYC Anarchist Book Fair. It will be Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 11-7. We're looking for people to table and to talk.

Open Source on the Line: Panel Discussion at the New School

Most of the text below from The New School and , but I did embellish a little and add some links.

Live Event and Webcast

Open Source on the Line
Monday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
Admission: $8, free to students and alumni with ID and members of

With their vast popularity, "open-source" platforms on the Internet are becoming a contested terrain. As part of its series, "The Public Domain," The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School in association with presents a panel discussion moderated by Christine Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, featuring

War on Christmas

A friend just sent me this link to one of her and her partner's little holiday projects: She's also working on a video with the same theme.

Goodbye Clamor

It's a sad day in the small and alternative press world. Clamor Magazine is no more.

What I liked best about Clamor is that it gave young writers and activists a chance to write for am established print publication, get paid a little, share their thoughts in the public commons, etc. It also got them and their opinions into ProQuest, a mainstream interdisciplinary database widely searched in academic libraries, via its inclusion in Alt-PressWatch.

Critical Mass Ticket, August 2006

I fought the law and...
the law didn't fight back...
and I had a hollow victory.

I put my account of my August 2006 Critical Mass ticket and hearing on Critical Mass Tickets.

National Guantanamo Teach-In


October 5, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gateway Center Room 43
University of North Texas

The Pre-Law Program and the Peace Studies Program at the University of North Texas are sponsoring UNTs participation in Seton Hall Universitys day-long GUANTANAMO TEACH-IN. UNT (along with over 250 other universities nationwide) will participate by video conference (streaming Internet).

BITCHfest at Barnard

BITCHfest is an anthology of the best writing from Bitch Magazine's first 10 years.

The books editors and some of its contributors will read at Barnard College on 118th St. in NYC on Thursday, September 21 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Here are directions and maps. But don't go to the library, the reading is in the Altschul Atrium.

New Orleans Relief Volunteers' Preparation Workshop

Please consider attending this whether you're thinking of going to New Orleans or not!


33 Essex Street, F to East Broadway
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10am to 5pm

NYC Anarchist Book Fair Meeting September 13, 2006

It's downright embarassing that NYC doesn't have its own Anarchist Book Fair and Zine Fest. Providence, RI had one of each this year, for fuck's sake! And we had neither. This spring, we hope to change that.

The Fight for Public Space: Selected Resources (from HHPTF)

I learned that this resource from the Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force of SRRT (the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Librarian Association) was just updated.

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