Author Archives: groupaffect
Saturday, December 21st 2013, 8PM The Base 1302 Myrtle Avenue, NY 11221 $3 Suggested Donation Join us Saturday at the Base for a winter solstice communal dinner and potluck. We’ll cook a simple vegan meal, but encourage others to bring some foodstuffs as well: fruits, vegetables to cook or eat raw, breads and cheeses, wines […]
Discussion/présentation avec un camarade de New York du collectif “Year Zero/Group Affect” sur les suites du mouvement Occupy Wall Street. Jeudi 12 – 19h30 Le collectif “New York Year Zero” est né suite au mouvement d’Occupy Wall Street à New York pour s’organiser et se retrouver face à la dispersion, la dépression et le retour à la normale, […]
Those brave enough to prick their pins in the inflated arrogance of these murders must be prepared for the absurd, howling reaction of the collaborationists: Brutalizing and criminalizing with the ultimate intent of silencing the voices and deadening the nerves that cry out.
Please join us for a day of creating and distributing non-digital agitation/propaganda.
This is a chance to give ourselves the time and space to eat and talk and find each other; to directly counter the dispersal and isolation that seem more and more to define our everyday lives. We want to move more towards collectively sustaining ourselves outside of our individual relations with the marketplace and state—we want to achieve greater material autonomy collectively.
by L. Raymond Most people I know who actively work for social justice make an effort to ignore Chris Hedges. When he puked up a nasty little screed demonizing militancy in the Occupy movement last year, Hedges – in the words of Occupy Wall Street organizer Amin Husain – “almost derailed us”  (Sadly, Amin was wrong about the “almost” part). […]
All are invited to an open communal dinner and potluck at the Base this Saturday, October 26th at 7 PM. We’ll be cooking a simple vegan meal, but encourage others to bring food as well: fruits, vegetables to cook or eat raw, breads and cheeses, wines and juices, sweets–whatever you want to bring, cook, share with others. […]
At the stroke of midnight, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers shut down the West Coast’s largest urban rail system, crippling essential infrastructure throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. But already, union leaders from SEIU, ATU, and AFSCME are seeking to control the strike’s natural momentum, limit its impact, and dictate its message. We as […]
1. A Temperature Check The condition of experiencing warmth amongst an assemblage of people. Likewise, the feeling of coldness from a group of enemies. In the absence of standards and values, a means of measurement—informal, spontaneous—for the participants. In the absence of scale, in the absence of reference points, in the absence of history, an […]
Recently, an article by Todd Gitlin – Columbia University professor and ex-60’s radical – was circulated around the web entitled “The Wonderful World of Informers and Agent Provocateurs.” 1 Using the current NSA scandal as a hook, the piece described itself as an “attempt to sort out some patterns behind what could be the next big story […]
Please join us for a follow-up discussion to our July 1st event, “On Jerry Koch, some stories of Political Repression, and Resistance“. In July we were joined by Tarik Haskins, Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, and Bob Lederer. For this event we’ve invited Eve Rosahn, Cisco Torres, and Laura Whitehorn, who will share their analyses and experiences in […]
1. The important thing is not to make political films, nor to make films politically, but rather to engage seriously in the political, collectively. This does not mean to become politicians, but rather to overthrow what politics has come to mean in 2013. 2. Film and video are only tools, tools that offer a mediated […]
1. A brief summary of Tunisia’s recent political history: The Constitutional Democratic Rally was the ruling party in Tunisia dating from the country’s independence from France in 1956, all the way until the insurrection in January 2011, when it was overthrown and dissolved. Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000) was Tunisia’s first President, in power from 1956 until […]
1. RDA69 came together as an answer to several questions: some people were looking into ways of furthering the political activities they had then been discussing for a few years, others felt a common space would allow them to pursue a more autonomous and happier life, others still were looking for a different platform from […]
On Sunday we’ll be participating in a discussion with some comrades in advance of the opening of The Base, a new social center scheduled to open this August in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. We’ll be talking about some of the work we’ve been doing in the past year, and some of what we hope to do in the near future, in particular forms of organizing that a new radical movement space in Brooklyn might facilitate.