About

Jake Carman grew up in Franklin, MA, and developed an interest in anarchism at the age of thirteen. He became involved in the Boston anarchist community when the Iraq war began in 2003, and was a member of BAAM from 2003 until its disbanding in 2010. His first book, “Nine Years of Anarchist Agitation: The History of the Boston AntiAuthoritarian Movement (2001-2010) and Other Essays,” is due to be released on December 1st, 2012.

Jake helped to found the Anarchist Social Club at the Cambridge School of Weston, the Emerson Anti-Authoritarians, the Allston/Brighton Neighborhood Assembly, the BAAM Newsletter, and the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society. He is currently the secretary of the Boston Local Union of Common Struggle – Libertarian Communist Federation, the secretary of Freedom/Libertad newsletter, and a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Jake lives in Watertown, MA, with his wife Clara and daughter Bridget, and when he is not organizing, enjoys playing music, football, and painting.

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