Anarchisme Bulletin Nr. 46 – April 2012
Hieronder treft men aan het door Bas Moreel samengestelde en verspreide Anarchisme bulletin nr. 44. Het bestaat uit twee onderdelen: (1) activiteiten, (2) publicaties en (3) varia. De ‘info’ komt tot Bas uit verschillende windstreken en dus in verschillende talen…
De AS biedt zijn bulletin, onder enkele aanpassingen, aan zoals dat door Bas wordt verspreid. (th.h)
THE PUSSY RIOT STORY
To keep things together I include the parts that were already in the previous bulletin, sometimes slightly altered/completed.
MOSCOW – 21ST FEBRUARY – PUSSY RIOT SING ON A KREMLIN WALL
Don’t feel uncomfortable if you don’t know Russian: the pictures speak for themselves:
http://www.grani.ru/blogs/free/entries/195012.html %5BDon’t miss the video!] Before, they had sung in the nearby Christ the Saviour Church : http://www.grani.ru/Culture/Music/m.195817.html
Later they said they had prayed to the Mother of God asking her to give the people of Russia the courage to vote Putin down – (at the presidential elections of the 4th of March)
The girls have been arrested and there is a lot of fuzz about the case from the side of friends and enemies of the girls with every day new statements and developments. Depending on the law article used in the trial that is likely to come the girls may get up to 7 years in prison. The well-known regime-friendly singer Yosif Kobzon compared their act with the attack on a Moscow theatre a few years ago in which over a hundred people were killed. Among the first demanding exemplary punishment were ultra-nationalists purporting to defend the official Russian Orthodox Church (it seems their not always peaceful actions are often appreciated by church dignitaries, see my Kolokol Newsletter No 17 of March 2011)). The parents of the girls have received death threats, their lawyer reported recently. Initially, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church condemned the action of the girls fiercely but when shortly afterwards a scandal broke out about one of the four houses or apartments he owns in Moscow he started showing understanding.
Anyway, support for the girls is most welcome.
For pictures of poster protests against the arrests in a number of foreign cities go to
(I hope the “credo” in the name of this site does not put you off too much. I understand the site is an alternative to official Russian websites run by people critical of the official Russian Orthodox Church. It posts items about the Pussy Riot story as they occur and feeding “Pussy Riot” in their search blank brings you a list of links to all the developments and statements in the case from the beginning onwards. You just have to know some Russian.
MOSCOW – 17 MARCH – ANTIFASCIST PROTEST MARCH
You may not know Russian but the pictures speak for themselves
USA-HAMTRAMCK – 7-14 APRIL – ARTIFACTS FROM THE PERLMAN COLLECTION
Artifacts from the collection of Lorraine and Fredy Perlman
7 April – 14 April 2012
Exhibition Public Reception: Saturday April 7 from 6 to 9pm
Gallery: 2739 Edwin, Floor 2, Hamtramck, Mi 48212
Regular Hours: 1pm – 6pm Saturday
Other hours by appointment; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: 2739 Edwin is just West of Joseph Campau, and 4 blocks North of Holbrook. There is public parking on Joseph Campau, and various other locations including 2 lots just North of the building. (For the not so educated, i.e. non-Americans: Hamtramck is to the North of Detroit and SW of the Coleman A.Young International Airport)
This show presents posters, books and other artifacts from the collection of Lorraine and Fredy Perlman prior to their donation to the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan. Major periods and events represented include the May 1968 Uprising in Paris, the operation from 1969-1980 of the Detroit Printing Co-op, the translation and subsequent publication of the first English version of Guy Debord’s classic Situationist text “The Society of the Spectacle”, the substantial catalog of publications from the Perlmans’ Black & Red press and the immense research undertaken by Fredy Perlman for his epic historical works “Against His-Story” and “The Strait”. In broad terms the material plots a similar path to the journey of Fredy Perlman, an influential thinker and printer based in Detroit from 1969 to his untimely death in 1985.
The Paris of 1968, that “brief moment when, for the first time, and by way of paths that are still now very poorly understood, critical thinking rejoined practice”, deeply affected Fredy Perlman and provided him with a constant reference point in his lifelong quest for social change. The Detroit Printing Co-op provided a collaborative project where political goals, the dissemination of ideas and the craft and labor of printing could be practiced simultaneously. This show provides a unique opportunity to view the printed legacy of that era and question whether that moment and the social change that Perlman sought are unthinkable.
PARIS – 11-13 MAY – ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR
Venue: Espace d’animations des Blancs Manteaux, 48 rue Vieille- du- Temple, 75004 Paris
Friday 11: 2-9pm
saturday 12: 10am-8pm
Sunday 13: 10am-4pm
Organisers: Librairie Publico and Radio Libertaire
Tel. 01 48 05 34 08
livrelibertaire2 0 1 2 @ sfr. fr
CAN – MONTREAL – 15-16 MAY – INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST THEATRE FESTIVAL
This 7th annual festival features over 30 artists from the Philippines, France, the USA & Montreal
Venue: Sala Rossa, 4848 boul St-Laurent, Montreal
Tickets are $12 at the door or in advance from the Montreal anarchist bookstore L’Insoumise, 2033 boul St-Laurent (tel: 514- 313-3489). No reserved seating.
– Out at Sea, by Slawomir Mrozek, performed by Dulaang Filipino (Manila, Phillipines)
– Paris Banlieu, by Tom Nanty (Paris, France)
– On arrête tout, on réfléchit et c’est pas triste (d’après L’An 01 de Gébé), by le collectif des Esprits Solubles (Lyons, France)
– Texas Annie, by the Tooth and Nail Puppetry Front (Burlington, Vermont)
–Le Pigeon voyageur, by Paul Gregoire (Montreal)
– Anar Ecoute by Les Anarchistes Anonymes (Mtl)
– Emma Goldman, where are you now? by All the Fixings (Mtl)
– Science & Vie, Madame, by No fun marguerite (Mtl)
– Plus des subversions, by the Bloc des auteur-e-s anarchistes/Anarchist Writers Bloc (Mtl)
The MIATF is part of Montreal’s annual Festival of Anarchy leading up to the thirteenth annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, May 19th and 20th, 2012.
For a French version of this announcement, please ask the organisers.
AMMON HENNACY, THE BOOK OF AMMON
This great classic is now completely and freely accessible at
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/ammon49.pdf Info and frequest: From the ANARCHY ARCHIVES - http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/ Construction of this archive began September 5, 1995. My goals are eventually to provide at one site the collected works of the major anarchists and an online history of anarchists and anarchist movements worldwide, including a graphics archive. In the Spring 1997 semester, students at the Claremont Colleges began making contributions to Anarchy Archives as part of Political Studies 155, Anarchy and the Internet. If you have links to texts or historical archives not included here, please let me know at email@example.com.
Thanks to Frank Cordaro & Co. for passing this on.
PUBLICATIONS IN FRENCH
Every month CIRA Marseilles carries a list of new publications in its “Feuille d’infos du CIRA”.
For March go to
Address: 50 rue Consolat, F-13001 Marseilles
Opening hours: Tuesday 3-9pm. Wed-Fri 3-6.30pm.
Tel. 09 50 51 10 89
NEUERSCHEINUNGEN VERLAG EDITION AV
Roman Danyluk, Befreiung und soziale Emanzipation. Rätebewegung, Arbeiterautonomie und Syndikalismus
ISBN 978-3-86841-065-5, 22,00 €
Ausgehend von der sozialen Realität in den gegenwärtigen kapitalistischen Klassengesellschaften begibt sich Roman Danyluk auf die Spur der vergangenen selbstorganisierten direkten Aktionen des Proletariats.
Gustav Landauer, Philosophie und Judentum. Ausgewählte Schiften, Bd. 5
ISBN 978-3-86841-068-6, 22,00 €
Augustin Souchy, Bei den Landarbeitern von Aragon. Der freiheitliche Kommunismus in den befreiten Gebieten
Aus der Zeit der spanischen Revolutionen 1936-39.
ISBN 978-3-86841-067-9, 11,00 €
Helge Döring, „Mutige Kämpfergestalten“. Syndikalismus in Schlesien 1918 bis 1930
978-3-86841-064-8, 12,00 €
Mehr Informationen: http://www.edition-av.de
WAS LENIN JEWISH?
One of Lenin’s great-grandfathers was an ethnic Jew. Who cares?
WHO IS SO HOMELESS IN THE US?
Parental rejection has become so prevalent (in the US) that LGBT youths make up an astonishing 40 percent of the nation’s homeless youth population.
From an open letter in the Huffington Post to New York Cardinal Dolan because of his problems with LGBT people:
2 April 2012
UPDATE, 4 april 2012
Bas Moreel zond zojuist de volgende tekst:
Hope for Pussy Riot
Pussy Riot girls prisoners of conscience.
Amnesty International has declared Nadezhda Tolokonnikowa, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich prisoners of conscience and demanded their immediate and unconditional release.
Shortly after I had seen this item I found the following on grani.ru (first paragraph of a longer article) :
Konovalov: the Pussy Riot girls ought not go to prison
Justice minister Aleksandr Konovalov is upset by the punk prayer in the Christ the Saviour church, but holds that the participants do not deserve real prison time. “As a practising christian I was not happy to see how some aunties celebrated a witch sabbath in the main church of the country. As a lawyer I’m ready to consider this matter soberly and rationally. I don’t feel that they deserve a harsh punishment. I would say they deserve some punishment, may be a conviction. But rather not prison”, Interfaks quotes the minister.