Anarchism in Ireland: NE USA speaking tour
Dé Domhnaigh Feabhra 17, 2008 15:06 by Philip - NEFAC
North American readers of indymedia.ie who are in the north east should be interested in this speaking tour by the Irish anarchist Andrew Flood. In the next month he is speaking at NEFAC arranged events in 15 cities including Boston, New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. The list below is not yet complete as the later dates in Virginia and upstate NY are being finalised.
Building a Popular Anarchism / Anarchism in Ireland
Worcester MA -Feb 20th 7pm
Stone Soup, 4 King st
Providence RI - Feb 21, 7.30
DARE, 340 Lockwood street
Boston - Saturday, February 23rd - 7pm
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th Floor, Chinatown (www.encuentro5.org)
Portland, ME, Feb 25
Meg Perry Centre, 644 Congress st
Amherst, MA, Feb 27 or 28
Food for Thought books, 106 N Pleasant street
Dates for NYC, Hartford, Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, Fredricksburg, Harresburg, Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo to follow.
A decade ago the active anarchist movement in Ireland consisted of
little more than a dozen people in two small organizations. Today
hundreds of people are active and one banned libertarian demonstration
in 2004 saw 5,000 people take part. Anarchists are increasingly
replacing Irish republicans as the bogeyman of the mainstream media.
This talk explains how this breakthrough happened and details the
various struggles anarchists have been involved in.
About the speaker
Andrew is an active anarchist organizer and writer, with twenty years
experience in Ireland, most of that time as a member of the Workers
Solidarity Movement. More recently, he has been become a member of NEFAC
and is a founder member of Common Cause, Ontario. His publishing record
includes well over one hundred articles, translated into over nine
languages, chapters published in three books, and articles in seven
English language anti-authoritarian magazines and newspapers. As well
as numerous events in Ireland he has been the speaker at meetings in
Britain, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic and the USA and attended
conferences in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Mexico.
A partial archive of Andrew's writings, radio interviews and
translations can be found at
More info on NEFAC: http://www.nefac.net