It’s no surprise to discover that Kropotkin was interested in Christmas. In Russian culture, St. Nicholas (Ннкοлαн Уутвoреч) was revered as a defender of the oppressed, the weak and the disadvantaged. Kropotkin shared the sentiments. But there was also a family link. As everyone knows, Kropotkin could trace his ancestry to the ancient Rurik dynasty that ruled Russia before the upstart Romanovs and which, from the first century CE, controlled the trade routes between Moscow and the Byzantine Empire.
From Village Voice
A pair of tattered banners billowing in the wind mark the site of the Brooklyn Free Store. One reads "ANARCHY For a Better World"; the other says "Share," with an anarchist symbol replacing the letter a.
This coming Saturday’s Really Really Free Market will follow hot on the heels of Halloween. That’s why it will feature the Haunted Gazebo and Ballot Box Piñata—representative democracy is getting scarier by the day! But Saturday is also the Day of the Dead—so RRFM participants will also be setting up a small memorial to Loukanikos, the world-famous “riot dog” of Athens, Greece who recently passed away.