Category International

The Ugly American Goes to Chiapas: Correcting Hedges on the Zapatistas

A lie not only deceives others, turning them into objects to be manipulated and used, but a lie erodes trust, the cement that holds communities and relationships together. Lies lead to cynicism. This cynicism spreads outward like a disease until it blights the landscape. – Chris Hedges, “Decalogue VIII: Theft”, Losing Moses on the Freeway […]

Ultra/NYC Film & Video Program: Mediterranean & Balkan Edition

We are currently traveling around southern Europe, along the Mediterranean and Balkans, meeting people, and giving presentations on some recent events and organizing in New York City over the last 5-10 years. Last December we did the same in a few places around France. This May and June we will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, and Slovenia.

Be Like the Wolf

“Franny is listening to a program on wolves. I say to her, Would you like to be a wolf? She answers haughtily, How stupid, you can’t be one wolf, you’re always eight or nine, six or seven.” -Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus (1980) 1. After an absence of 70 years, the wolf is back. […]

New York Année Zéro après Occupy Wall Street

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, […]

The People Want the Fall of the Regime: Update from Tunisia

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 […]

In Portugal, People are Now Saying “Fuck That!”: An interview with RDA69

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 […]

The G20 Five and an Interview with Guelph Anarchist Black Cross

Our comrade Dane Rossman is currently locked up at Toronto West Detention Centre in Ontario, Canada. Dane was extradited June 14th, after being held without bail since February 21st at the Central Arizona Detention Center in Florence, Arizona. Another comrade, Joel Bitar, is currently free on bail in New York, awaiting the start of his […]

The Fight Against Golden Dawn: Greek Antifa Solidarity Tour

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 – 7PM Interference Archive 131 8th Street, #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215 An appropriate follow-up to Thursday’s discussion “Organizing Strategies Against State Repression”, we welcome some anti-fascist organizers from Greece to discuss the work they’re doing confronting the rise of Golden Dawn, the state government that’s sanctioning it, and the economic situation […]

Never Has a Winter Been So Long: On “Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal”

1. Set in the middle of the long wave of social struggles and political conflict of the 60’s and 70’s, the Portuguese revolution was the single moment in which state power almost entirely collapsed and left the space open for grassroots movements and political radicalism. “Your letter magnificently describes the very atmosphere of a revolutionary […]

Youths in Shorts and Flip-Flops Throwing Rocks at Cops: Update from Lisbon

In the last few years Portugal has been singled out as the well-behaved student of the IMF and EU, quietly taking note of the teacher’s class while all the others were wreaking havoc. Unlike Greece and other countries, which regularly provide footage of massive demonstrations for the rest of the world to see, in Portugal, besides minor […]

TONIGHT: Global Uprisings Revisited, Austerity Continued, PIGS in Crisis

A follow-up to the event in December at the Brecht Forum with Brandon and Marianne, to continue and expand the discussion on movements in Greece, Spain, and Portugal, and our relationship to them here in New York. Monday January 7th 2013 – 7PM Spectacle Theater 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 We’ll be showing […]

Friends, Owls, Turtle Doves, Greece, Chrismas: Chris Marker & Us

Wednesday — 12.26.12 — Friends, Owls, Turtle Doves, Greece, Chrismas — Chris Marker & Us Contents: 0. Friends, Owls, Turtle Doves, Greece, Christmas — Chris Marker & Us 1. About this Wednesday 2. The 13 episodes of The Owl’s Legacy 3. Chrismas with Comrades 4. Catherine Lupton on The Owl’s Legacy 5. Chris Marker on […]

Global Uprisings in the Age of Austerity

Friday, December 14th at The Brecht Forum: A night of video dispatches from the front lines of movements in Spain, Greece, and Portugal. Since the dawn of the most recent crisis of capitalism in 2008, there have been uprisings all over the globe. Around the world, advocates for a different world […]

Crisis in Portugal: Skype Discussion

As part of Making Worlds’ collective discussion on the current crisis and social movements in southern Europe, we will be facilitating a discussion with comrades in Lisbon. Resistance to austerity in Portugal has picked up in recent months, so we’re looking forward to hearing the latest reports from the ground on the situation there. We’ll […]

Letter Writing to Political Prisoners

13 August 2012 – 4PM The Turnhalle Franz-Ulrich Strasse, 20, 34117, Kassel, Germany There are those events which one never leaves – a single moment, a miscommunication at a meeting, a misstep on a march. Say the wrong thing to a cop or a judge, and you lose one hundred days, years, imprisoned. As you […]