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Anarchism in America
Date Wednesday October 08
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
Uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-681-8699
ANARCHISM IN AMERICA

This is two fascinating documentaries on one DVD. In the first Part anarchism is mapped as a distinctly American tradition; the film implies that anarchism is deeply rooted in American character and tradition, more so than other countries. A diverse cast of characters is interviewed from "ordinary" truckers and farmers to famous anarchists like Kenneth Rexroth, Ursula LeGuin, and Murray Bookchin. The film shows a hostile split in anarchism between "right" (free-market) and "left" (socialist) anarchists, each claiming that the other faction doesn't deserve to be called "anarchist," and treats both philosophies as equally valid.

The Second Part traces the history of a Yiddish anarchist newspaper — publishing its final issue after 87 years as told by its now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff. Also included are first-hand accounts of the labor organizing, propaganda, educational experiments, and monumental contributions from these cherished, if largely unsung, heroes of the American anarchist movement.

Wheelchair accessible around the block at 411 28th Street

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our
Humanist Vegetarian Organic Refreshments

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 1st, 2008 9:10 PM
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Don't simply label U.S. Anarchism "American"Anarquista AmericanoWednesday Oct 8th, 2008 12:26 PM
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