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2012 17th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair
Date Saturday March 31
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco County Fair Building (The Hall of Flowers), Golden Gate Park at Lincoln Street and 7th Avenue.
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorBound Together Bookstore
17th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 11am - 5pm.

San Francisco County Fair Building,
Golden Gate Park at Ninth Street and Lincoln Way, San Francisco.

The 17th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair returns this year on Sunday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. A cross between a literary summit, theoretical conference and big radical family reunion, the Book Fair is free and you don't have to be an Anarchist to enjoy it, everyone is welcomed. The yearly event has inspired the creation of Anarchist Book Fairs across North America and draws visitors, vendors and authors from far and wide. The Book Fair features over forty-five radical book publishers, distributors, and sellers both large and small along with a lineup of world class authors and engaging panels.

Speakers this year include: community organizer and author Scott Crow discussing his latest work, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective, about his work in New Orleans; Dr. Richard Brettell, an authority on the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, and curator of the recent Legion of Honor exhibition, Pissarro’s People, discussing the artist’s anarchist philosophy and leading a panel on 19th Century Art and Anarchism; and investigative reporter and Counter Punch co-editor Jeffery St Clair. Other speakers include historian Peter Linebaugh, Pacifica Radio's Against the Grain host Sasha Lilley, activist Selma James, author George Katsiaficus, art specialist Alexander Akin, historian Ian Boal, artist Winston Smith, RE/Search publisher V. Vale, plus many more. The Book Fair provides bike valet parking and a Kid's Space.

For more information and a complete listing of speakers and panels go to .
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 6th, 2012 10:56 AM

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by Censors At Anarchist Bookfair?
Thursday Mar 8th, 2012 10:54 AM
It is interesting that one of the "star" headliners of the Anarchist bookfair Sasha Lilley was involved in censorship at KPFA and retaliation for free speech. While Lilley was interim program manager at KPFA, she reprimanded KPFA programmer Miguel Molina for urging people to go to an anti-war rally. She argued that if anyone was injured, KFPA would get sued and be liable. This effort to silence programmers was even rejected by one of her supporters, lawyer and ex-Jean Quan advisor Dan Siegel who is also a backer of "save kpfa". Why is she one of the stars of this event when she still defends her censorship and effort to silence programmers at the station? She was also involved in dissolving the program council to prevent the community from having democratic impact on new and old programming. She wanted the management and staff to have total control of new programs to keep control of the station.

Shasha Lilley Warns Programmers Not To Encourage Participation In Anti-War Protests

From: "Sasha Lilley"
Reply-To: ipd [at]
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:25:19 -0700 (PDT)
To: kpfa-staff [at]
Subject: KPFA Staff: Calls to action

With a number of demonstrations planned to mark the fourth anniversary of
the US occupation of Iraq, we wanted to remind programmers that they
cannot actively urge listeners to attend events over KPFA's airwaves
because of issues of liability. This is the case whether during a regular
program or a special remote broadcast.

If damage suits stem from injuries suffered at an event, KPFA could be
held liable for actively urging participation. If a guest encourages
participation, our liability may be less, but KPFA would still be held
liable. Such "calls to action" include telling listeners to "come down to
the rally" or saying "you should join us here", etc. However, it is fine
to announce demonstrations and their locations or to direct people to for more information on rallies in their area.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Sasha Lilley Dissolved the KPFA Program Council
It looked to me like the KPFA Program Council essentially
itself and that KPFA management just acknowledged that fact.

It's really not true that the Program Council dismantled itself. I was not
on it at the very end, and so didn't get to witness its actual death throes,
But I was on it for a while just before the end. We went through a fairly
careful process of recruiting, interviewing, and selecting community reps,
and all of them, plus most of the other members of the group, were quite
serious about our responsibilities and eager to build on the good work our
predecessors had done over the previous few years in undertaking systematic
evaluation of current programs and a process for selecting or developing
proposals for new programs.

But when Sasha Lilley was appointed interim Program Director, she assumed
the chair of the PC, scrapped all the procedures and plans that were in
place, cut the frequency of meetings from weekly to monthly (maybe for a
while we compromised on bi-weekly), informed us that "discussion is a waste
of time" and that our only role was to fill out the (incredibly inane)
multiple-choice forms she had created, with no input from us, on the aptly
named SurveyMonkey website. In spite of all this, we had a couple of pretty
good discussions about Saturday morning options, but then Sasha simply
imposed her own choices, without even offering any substantive

As a result of all that, the group was pretty demoralized - the community
reps in particular - when my term ended. But my understanding of what
actually killed it was Sasha's instructions to the department heads to stop
attending. Since the rules required the presence of some of them to achieve
quorum, it couldn't function without them.

Henry Norr

Brian Edwards-Tiekert, CL "Save KPFA" Staff Rep LSB Letter To Former Interim Program Director Sasha Lilley To Eliminate Local Community Programs & Programmers

"Potential Shows"
Brian Edwards-Tiekert Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 3:45 AM
To: Sasha Lilley ipd

Seachange sounds OK--the topics are interesting, and the packaging is consistent. A little heavy on the phone tape, and the host isn't very lively--but she is a woman.

As an alternative environmental program, there's also Earth Beat (
which is a full hour.
The hosts on earthbeat sound a little more halting in their intros, but also a little less stiff with their guests. It more policy-centric, as befits a show produced out of Washington. It's
50% women-hosted (the two hosts each do every other week).

There's War News Radio (30 minutes) -- a student prodution out of Swarthmore College that's smart and very well produced:
This one's heavy on women hosts and reporters.

You could also do This Way Out if you want to get a queer issues show on the air (KALW already airs it, but I don't think that should completely take it off the table.) I can't listen to
their shows online, so you'd have to order review copies.

There's also WINGS (Women's information News-gathering service) --30-minute show (it's on audioport)
Then Women's Mag would have a monopoly on women's programming then.

And a reminder: check out law and disorder: Http://
And look into Harry Schearer's Le Show here
(This one's also on KALW)

These are all syndicated shows -- they don't have to be perfect, because you can put them on for 12-week trial and pull them without drama if you come up with something better in the meantime.
And there's more than enough to fill a strip.

Brian Edwards-Tiekert
Staff Representative, Local Station Board
KPFA 94.1 FM
I hope the Anarchist Book fare actually gets a real Native person to speak this year and not Ward Churchill again. By his own admission he has such little native blood that if he suffered a paper cut all the Native blood would spill out onto the floor. Ward Churchill which is not even welcomed by AIM (American Indian Movement) a heavily (Infiltrated) disfunctional group at best. Try to ask a Bay Area Native who does stuff like yours truly (2 year Oak tree-sit).
by slim
Sunday Mar 18th, 2012 8:40 PM
"Why is she one of the stars of this event...?" Because Ramsey Kanaan, the main organizer of the Book Fair and sometime co-host of Against the Grain, is her husband. Most of the other speakers are in the writer's stable of their other project, PM Press. This is not brain surgery.
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