Monday, January 24, 2011

Beer and Revolution This Sunday: "Solidarity as Active Resistance"

This Sunday, PCWC is proud to announce the most recent in our ongoing series of presentations and discussions. This week we are fortunate enough to be able to bring you a discussion on the contemporary struggle in Chile. This will include firsthand reports and analysis, as well as multimedia and the usual creative and interesting discussion.

The fun starts at 7pm this Sunday, January 30th. Gather upstairs at Boulders on Broadway (530 W. Broadway Rd in Tempe). If you are coming via light rail and head out a little early, the local neighborhood bus which can be caught on Mill Avenue will drop you off right at the restaurant free of charge as long as you grab it before it shuts down at seven.

Here's the deal:
Solidarity as Active Resistance

In September and October, 2010, a group of anarchists from North America traveled to Chile, Wallmapu (the Mapuche territories, occupied by the Chilean and Argentinean states), and Bolivia to meet with local anti-authoritarians, learn the histories and current situations of their struggles, and make the connections necessary to strengthen real and long-term solidarity between anarchists in North America and people in struggle in these countries.

The trip occurred during an important time- less than a month after a major wave of raids and arrests targeting anarchists in Santiago, during a crucial and highly supported hunger-strike by Mapuche political prisoners against the antiterrorism law and the repression of their struggle, and at a low point in the once colossal social movements in Bolivia, which have now been co-opted by the left-wing government of the indigenous president, Evo Morales. Come hear first hand about these various struggles against state and corporate dominance and learn how you can directly support them.

If you can't make the event please check out the website:
To study up before the discussion, check out the pamphlet below:

By the way, Boulders on Broadway has all you can eat pizza on Sunday nights and a huge selection of beers on tap. See ya there!

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