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Title: Contested Spaces: Anarchist Spaces in Dialoge and Solidarity
START DATE: Wednesday January 08
TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Station 40
3030B 16th Street @ Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Event Type: Panel Discussion
In the spirit of building solidaristic relationships between anarchist social centers, collectives, and event spaces, we will host a special panel and social hour at Station 40 on January 8 at 7 pm.

We've invited members of The Holdout (Oakland, theholdout.org), Outtaline (Emeryville), and The Base (Brooklyn, NY, thebasebk.org) to join us in a conversation about the activities we have been organizing in our spaces, and the political motivations that form what these activities look like. We also hope to touch on the impact of our spaces. After a short panel discussion, everyone is welcomed and encouraged to kick it! We'll have food, tea, and games.

This event is open to the public, but those involved other collectives are especially encouraged to come and hang out with old and new comrades.



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by For transparentcy
Monday Jan 6th, 2014 9:28 PM
I hope this discussion won't avoid talking about the undemocratic policies of the ""holdout ''. Like smearing anyone who defends Julian Assange as ''Anti women '' . Apparently these '' Anti State '' ,''Anti Imperialist'' ''Anti Capitalist '' whatevers believe the Cops of the Capitalist state of Sweden , acting at the request (demands ) of US Imperialism when they make very , very dubious accusations involving the very heroic international ''whistleblower ''.
I understand they have even barred at least one activist and made others feel very unwelcome for the above ''crime ''.
From late 2010 until the spring of 2012 -- a period of more than a year, and ending roughly two years ago! -- I attempted to relate to the people at the "anti-capitalist" socializing center Station 40 about getting together a public meeting about the then-accelerating gentrification of the working class neighborhood in which Station 40 poses as some sort of threat to the social order.

And by public meeting I mean exactly that -- a meeting open to people in the neighborhood, and not just an invitation to subcultural scenesters who can't be bothered to, or, let's be honest, are too timid to, venture outside of their subcultural comfort zone.

Nothing happened. Nothing happened at that time, and to the best of my knowledge nothing of the kind has happened since. A single public meeting about the galloping gentrification of the neighborhood in which Station 40 is located was outside of the practical capabilities of this pretensions to "anti-capitalist" subcultural identity space. Got that -- they were incapable of or unwilling to get even a single public meeting.

You need to address the question of just how relevant spaces like San Francisco's Station 40 are to the larger world outside of their hermetically sealed subcultural safety zones.