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2016 East Bay Anarchist Book & Conversation Event (EBAB)

Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Humanist Hall
390 27th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Wheelchair accessible from 28th Street.

We are proud to announce the 2016 East Bay Anarchist Book & Conversation Extravaganza! (EBAB)

Below are the conversations this year:

Mike e. - Community- Building long-term projects/institutions has often been a challenge for anarchists in the US. How does seeing these projects as a community help their longevity, while also provide its own difficulties? This presentation will be based on thoughts about the last 25 years of building Suigetsukan, a martial arts collective.

Daniel - Stirnerian Hauntology and the Creative Nothing

"In this presentation I will present a series of meditations and digressions oriented around Max Stirner and the anti-philosophy of egoism. Throughout, I will attempt to question the hostility shown by many anarchists toward Stirner, to destabilize the dichotomy between individualist and collectivist projects, and to imagine an anarchy devoid of metaphysical law, essentialist identities, and teleological praxis. By exploring radical subjectivity and how Stirner's thought can inspire an immanent critique of all forms of coercive authority, I will reflect on how we can each create an insurrectionary anarchism that is immediate and for ourselves. The presentation will conclude with time for questions, group discussion, and possible contretemps."

Nick Hello From the Wired: An Introduction to Cyber-Nihilism

Description: The question concerning anarchy and technology is the central question for anarchists today. The recent resurgence of fascist sentiment in America through the alt-right on the Internet, the milestones in climate change that have been passed this year alone, and the continual push for labor reforms in the third world all bring technology to the forefront as a threat against autonomy, a weapon against authority, and as a wildcard. Yet on the pro or anti-tech sides of the debate, anarchists have tended to rely on progressivist narratives when engaging with technology, while failing to address the possibility that we will have to carve whatever space we can for autonomy and attack out of a rapidly-expanding bio-mechanical, networked landscape.

Against this, cyber-nihilism steps into conversation with anarchy: Flung forward along the force of our facticity, turned to the past, the hacker-revolutionary piles fork bombs and DDoS attacks onto the techno-corporate house of cards.


Alchemy, Anarchism, and Ancient Alexandria, with remarks on W. Benjamin, W. Blake, W. Whitman. Inspiredby the book GREEN HERMETICISM: ALCHEMY AND ECOLOGY by Peter Lambourn Wilson.

and of course BOOKS! This is a FREE event.
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