The 2012 Boston Anarchist Bookfair

  • Posted on: 13 November 2012
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href=" Occupier</a>

<p>The second annual Boston Anarchist Bookfair was held at Simmons College this past weekend, from November 9 through &nbsp;the 11.</p>
<p>The Bookfair opened with a concert on Friday night at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA).&nbsp;With anti-fascist and anarcho-queer banners up on the walls and banisters, and the <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Lucy Parsons Center</a> and<a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);"> IWW</a> tabling with anarchist literature, the college was transformed into a radical political space.&nbsp;Starting around 8pm and ending close to 1AM, a total of eight musicians performed, as well as a political puppet show &#8211; the Anarchist Puppet Cabaret.</p>
<p>The genres were varied &#8211; acoustic, folk, hip-hop, punk, jazz, cover, and any combination of these imaginable. Among the audience were students, artists, educators, activists, musicians, and a couple parents with their children.&nbsp;The show was successful, with more than 100 in attendance throughout the night, and a great prelude to the Bookfair, held just a few blocks away from SMFA at Simmons College.</p></td><td><img title="is worker here?" src=""></td></tr></...
<p>In the two days that followed, roughly 600 people gathered at Simmons College to participate in workshops. Some were hands-on and practical—such as tactics to stay safe during a direct action—and others were more theoretical and thought-provoking—like an analysis of the intersections of race and class in both hip-hop and punk music. Radical, alternative presses from all over the country were in attendance, including <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">AK Press</a> from Oakland, California,<a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);"> Fifth Estate</a> from Detroit, Michigan, and Sublevarte from Mexico City, Mexico.</p>
<p>What many attendees found most remarkable was the high turn out for the event. Presenters were pleasantly surprised by the high attendance rate. &#8220;I wasn&#8217;t expecting so many people,&#8221; said Oona Klemser, who lead a workshop on lockpicking. &#8220;Boston actually has a community. It&#8217;s great.&#8221;</p>
<p><em>More information on the 2012 Boston Anarchist Bookfair and the show, including the full line-up, can be found on their website:&nbsp;<a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);" target="_blank"></a></em></p>
<p>(Photos: Chase Carter)</p>

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It was good. LBC had Square! aka AWESOME!



What many attendees found most remarkable was the high turn out for the event. Presenters were pleasantly surprised by the high attendance rate. “I wasn’t expecting so many people,” said Oona Klemser, who lead a workshop on lockpicking. “Boston actually has a community. It’s great.”

omg! the lockpicking workshop actually happened?! that stands in stark contrast to nyc's book fair...

Actually Student Anarchist Federation, politics ISNT in the street. It's in everydaylife. Stop being an activist.

everydaylife is in the streets, you just don't know because you're on the internet

we're all on the internet, which is part of life

if you call this living

get out anticoncept devs

what is a dev?



politics is everywhere, and its dumb

Lol they banners upside down.

its not upside down, its placed that way to scare off any fascist vampires hanging like bats from the rafters.

the world's upside down
-anticoncept dev

upside down is pre-anticoncept dev. The dev corrects it!

Was there a nefac cover band?

No there was a BAAM cover band tho.

oops, i meant BAMF

Common Struggle- A Libertarian Communist New Wave band played their hit single "Everyone do the Wayne Price"

The hardcore breakdown where the lead singer does their guttural death growl of "Karl Marx is the ultimate anarchist !" is so melted my face.

The "CLASS WAR" banner was in a commercial on TV..... You know that old Hungarian republican.

Politics is in the Internets!

I heard Evan Greer was one of the musicians. I wonder if she bought a copy of Queer Ultraviolence from LBC.

Gnome Chomsky sends his highest regards about being unable to attend the Boston Anarchist bookfair. He needed time to prepare and present at upcoming Green Party conventions, write an article for a progressive magazine, and check on my ever exploding bank account and stock market investment portfolio.

Here's his video for the Boston Anarchist Bookfair:


I meant to say "his" not "my" in regards to bank account and stock market stuff....Freudian slip from wannabe millionaire anarchist

Chomsky on how he sees an Anarchist society:

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