5pm – speakers/workshops- This portion of our public day will be donation based. No one turned away.Speakers and their workshop descriptions:
“Taking the game away from the left”
“One of fascism’s most dangerous features is its ability to present itself as radical or even revolutionary. From Third Position anti-capitalism to Nazi ecology, from National-Anarchism to the slogan “Women’s Power as well as White Power,” far rightists have embraced many leftist ideas in distorted form. What are some leading examples of this dynamic today and where do they come from? To what extent is this empty posturing, and to what extent does it reflect real conflict between fascism and the established order? What kind of challenges does it pose for antifascist work?”
Michael Staudenmaier will discuss the intersection between anti-imperialism and anti-fascism in the context of the Puerto Rican independence movement in Chicago during the late 1970s and early 1980s. This was a period of intense activity in the independence movement, including clandestine armed struggle and internationalist solidarity with other radical anti-colonial movements. It was also a period of resurgence for the far right both in the US and Latin America, by the Klan, by military dictatorships in places like Chile, and by right-wing politicians in Puerto Rico itself. My paper reviews this history and suggests some lessons for the present moment.
Workshop descriptions posted soon.
7pm -show starts- This portion of the conference will be 10$
APPALACHIAN TERROR UNIT(crust punk from WV)
WARTORN (metal punxxx from Wisconsin)
WRATHCOBRA (D-Beat metal punk from PGH)
KRANG (crustards from Chicago)
LA ARMADA (Chicago hardcore punk)
ARID (Blackened crust from crete, IL)
1 More TBA
There will be tables throughout the show with literature and merchandise
2343 S. Throop, Chicago, Illinois
Benefit for political prisoners!
Endorsed by the May 1st Anarchist Alliance CHICAGO and the Black Rose/ Rosa Negra anarchist federation.
Interested in playing, tabling etc?
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