NYC Anarchist Bookfair ( 14th Annual )- Online. Sept 25-27 2020

Submitted by mistercaz on September 21, 2020


The 14th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair will be held virtually this year on September 25, 26, and 27, 2020 from 10am to 10pm EST. With 30+ publishers and 40+ streamed live events mediated by a wide spectrum of anarchist activists, artists, scholars, poets, radical healers, and communities, we invite our comrades, fellow-travelers, allies, and friends to participate in the building of new worlds, based on anarchist principles of solidarity, mutual aid, autonomy, cooperation, direct action, and free association.

Guided by the idea of inventing Parallel Worlds: Creating Autonomous Communities, and organized by a collective of Anarchx-feminist/queer artists, the 2020 NYC anarchist Bookfair invites you to articulate practices across borders and build together the bases for viable self-governing alternative systems - necessary for a non-capitalist existence.

Exploring issues such as food autonomy, anarchist justice systems, resistance organizing, indigenous solidarity, decolonizing presents and futures, radical communal care, highlights of the 2020 NYC ABF Workshop include: international discussions with our comrades from Greece (Tasos from Void Network), Korea (Gamancho), Brazil (Movimento de Catadores), the UK (Palestine Action) and Argentina (Expandiendo la revuelta); sessions on claiming and taking space (one with Marisa Holmes of MACC, one with Ggil Llopez from Western Queens Guerilla Gardeners); talks with scholars Silvia Federici, Erica Lagalisse, John Clark, and David Kubrin; speculative practices/abolitionist futures with Liminal Labs and The Operating System; creating an anarchist justice system with Logan Marie Glitterbomb/Center for a Stateless Society; organizing workshops with IWW; a Know Your Rights training with the Law Offices of Moira Meltzer Cohen; an Indigenous Solidarity Workshop and skill-share; sessions on mutual aid, 40 Ways to Fight Fascists: Street-Legal Tactics for Community Activists (book exhibition by Spencer Sunshine in collaboration with PopMob), and many more.

Also building upon our experience last year, the Radical Care Space will offer a series of intersectional workshops in interdisciplinary care practices and embodied learning – featuring organizers who link the mental and the corporal. Join workshops in radical healing (Emma Kathryn Porter on reclaiming medicine / Nicole Rose on Herbalism and State Violence), mental repatterning (Sierra Ortega on Reclaiming the Brain), revolutionary occult wisdom (Mariko Tamegai with a Spiritual Journey) and the mind-body orientation it takes to shatter systemic oppression and create a new reality (Simon Johnson on bodyfuturism & worldmaking). And we will offer additionally a “queer weedy plant witchy shamanism, building care collectives & networks” Care Toolkit to build the parallel world.

The 2020 Emma Goldman Anarchist Film Festival: Voices from the America[S] will be streamed online from September 25th until October 5th. Featuring 21 films from Brazil, United States, Chile, Peru, Canada, Argentina and Ecuador, the Festival offers a platform to independent, emerging and established filmmakers, challenging conventional narratives through either cinematic approaches or subject matter. The 2020 edition includes documentary, experimental, personal-political and performance films on themes such as indigenous narratives, direct action, the rise of fascism in Brazil, defund the police movements, enlightened life cycles, life in quarantine and essential workers’ struggles.

The ArtFestival will pay a tribute to Toyen (Marie Cerminova) - anarchist/dadaist and other radical artists and performers from around the globe.You will also have a chance to see some of the archival work from the past 13 years. For our first time ever we will host poetry readings with radically amazing poets hailing from New York City, Oakland, Texas, and Sweden.

In the spirit of celebrating the light of comrades who have contributed to our journey, the 2020 NYC Anarchist Bookfair pays tribute to David Graeber, to whom we do not have enough words to thank for his thoughts and living; David EmanuelManuel, long-time NYC ABF organizer/Freegan; Taylor Sakarett, anarcho-artist and beloved friend; and one of our founders Patrick Brennan.

Free people never die.
With solidarity, we must unite and rise stronger. The revolution is now -- we are living it.

List of Events
Occult Features of Anarchism - Conspiracy of Kings / Conspiracy of the Peoples

Creating Autonomous Communities
Silvia Federici
'Reclaiming Medicine: An Obeah Woman's Guide to Plant Medicine' Emma Kathryn Porter
Occupy Everything: The Possibilities and Challenges of Taking Space

Creating an Anarchist Justice System
Logan Marie Glitterbomb

Facing the Crisis of the Earth: Communities, Liberation and Solidarity in Social and Ecological Regeneration

Direct Action against Israeli apartheid

The Anarchist Social Struggles in Greece Today
VOID NETWORK/ Tassos Sagris & Sissy Doutsiou

Anarchist movement and political climate in Buenos Aires


Cuir Kitchen Brigade

Anti-Repression/Know Your Rights Training
Law Offices of Moira Meltzer- Cohen

Liberate the Lots!: Strategies for Guerrilla Gardening
Western Queens Guerrilla Gardeners (gil lopez)

Campaigns of the IWW in NYC
Benjamin Ferguson

Land is for the People: Indigenous Sovereignty & Anarchy, A Round Table Discussion & Knowledge Share
Liana Shewey

South Korea in the State of Micro-Civil Wars
Gamancho Collective, South Korea

Movement of recyclable material collectors in Goias Brazil / An example of autonomous and combative organization, Movimento dos catadores de materiais recicláveis em Goias Brasil

Cassandra Troyan (Freedom and Prostitution) + Irene Silt (The Tricking Hour)

Marxism & Witchcraft with David Kubrin
Autonomedia, Introduced by Jim Fleming


Charlas y Luchas: Women Publishers and Anarchists
Tenda de Livros

Every Minute Mutual Aid (EMMA): The Intersections of Mutual Aid and Autonomous Social Centers (A Participatory Discussion)

Sasha Banks (america, MINE) + Tongo Eisen-Martin (Heaven Is All Goodbyes)

Archive, Mesh & Spore: Speculative Infrastructures for An Abolitionist Future
The Operating System/Liminal Labs


Emma Kathryn Porter
Reclaiming Medicine: An Obeah Woman's Guide to Plant Medicine
Friday, Sept. 25 2:00pm -3:15pm ETC

Nicole Rose
Herbalism and State Violence
Saturday, Sept. 26 11:00am - 12:15pm ETC

Sierra Ortega
Reclaim The Brain
Saturday, Sept. 26 1:00pm - 2:15pm ETC

Mariko Tamegai
Spiritual Journey
Sunday, Sept. 27 12:00pm -1:15pm ETC

Simon Johnson
bodyfuturism somatic • worldmaking • sunbeam remedies • earth :: body revolution
Sunday, Sept. 27 2:00pm - 3:15pm ETC

R Totale

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On a related note, the virtual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair was over the last week or so, you can listen to all their presentations here:


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Herbalism and State Violence?

There seems to be just so much hippy shite listed for that bookfair.