Tag Archives: Anarchism

Thank you Pittsburgh

25 Mar

This weekend my family and I were back in Pittsburgh, where we had spent almost a year back in 2011 while my partner went to grad school. I got a chance to speak about my book Nine Years of Anarchist Agitation: The History of the Boston Anti Authoritarian Movement and Other Essays at the Big Idea bookstore. It was wonderful to see so many of my comrades and friends from our time in that city. Folks filled the basement of the bookstore and after I told my story we discussed anarchist organization and participation in social struggles. It was very interesting hearing about locals’ experiences with Occupy Pittsburgh, updates on Pittsburghers for Public Transit, the Shadbush Collective and other anti-fracking struggles, and I got to share news from the Insomnia Cookies campaign waged by our local Boston Industrial Workers of the World, and the formation of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

 

We sold out of all of the copies of the book that I’d brought, but I just ordered some more to be sent to the Big Idea. So for the handful of friends who couldn’t make it (or forgot which day it was!) 3 copies of my book will be arriving at the Big Idea around April 7th. You can also order copies online here: https://www.createspace.com/4055947

 

Thanks again to all our Pittsburgh friends and comrades, hope our paths cross again soon

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Coming to Pittsburgh!

25 Feb

Coming to Pittsburgh!

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3pm
Reflecting on the last decade and The History of BAAM for anarchist activists today
https://www.facebook.com/events/593646230724277/

At: The Big Idea Bookstore
4812 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-687-4323 (412-OUR-HEAD)

Jake Carman presents his book, “Nine Years of Anarchist Agitation – The History of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement (2001-2010) and Other Essays.” A discussion on anarchist organization and practice, with author and organizer, Jake Carman.

About the Book: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and in the midst of the subsequent nationalist fervor, Boston radicals came together to form the Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM) Coalition. Through interviews and an extensive study of BAAM’s public statements, activities, and publications, this history explores the evolution of BAAM from an anti-war coalition into a general union of Boston anarchists. The lessons of the past decade are useful to today’s generation of activists as they grapple with the questions of political organization and activity in the struggle against global capitalism.
http://www.JakeCarman.com Facebook.com/baamhistory

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Tuesday: From Student Power to Popular Power

26 Jan

Tuesday: From Student Power to Popular Power

An International Panel with Speakers from Boston, Quebec and Chile. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6pm at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/586122191464180/?source=1

Hosted by Black Rose Anarchist Federation

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Presenting my Book in Central Square, Cambridge!

16 Jan

Presenting my Book in Central Square, Cambridge!

Hey friends,
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s also been a while since I spoke about my book. Come out to Central Square!

Jake Carman Presents his Book: “Nine years of Anarchist Agitation: The History of the BAAM and Other Essays”
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7pm

Reflecting on the last decade and the History of BAAM
for revolutionary organizing today

At Center for Marxist Education
550 Mass Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts
https://www.facebook.com/events/796660133681212

Jake Carman presents his book, “Nine Years of Anarchist Agitation – The History of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement (2001-2010) and Other Essays.” A discussion on anarchist organization and practice, with author and organizer, Jake Carman.

About the Book: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and in the midst of the subsequent nationalist fervor, Boston radicals came together to form the Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM) Coalition. Through interviews and an extensive study of BAAM’s public statements, activities, and publications, this history explores the evolution of BAAM from an anti-war coalition into a general union of Boston anarchists. The lessons of the past decade are useful to today’s generation of activists as they grapple with the questions of political organization and activity in the struggle against global capitalism.

http://www.JakeCarman.com Facebook.com/baamhistory

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“Nine Years” Now Available at AK Press

7 Aug

“Nine Years” Now Available at AK Press

Hey friends and comrades,

I’m happy to announce that AK Press–an awesome worker run and collectively managed publishing group specializing and anarchist and radical writings–has picked up my book to distribute. Follow the link above to grab a copy of “Nine Years of Anarchist Agitation: The History of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement (2001-2010) and Other Essays.”

New Song: “Buenas Noches, Buenaventura”

19 Jul

Hey friends and comrades!
We’re proud to announce a new song! An advanced release from our upcoming album, due out next year!
We hope you enjoy,
-Jake and the Infernal Machine

https://archive.org/details/BuenasNochesBuenaventura

Listen here: https://archive.org/details/BuenasNochesBuenaventura
Buenas Noches, Buenaventura (July 19, 2013)
06:37

“Buenas Noches, Buenaventura,” an advanced release from the upcoming 4th album by Jake and the Infernal Machine. This song tells the tale of the life and struggle of famed Spanish Anarchist Buenaventura Durruti.

https://archive.org/details/BuenasNochesBuenaventura

Lyrics:
It was a dark time in Spain
Storm clouds always gather thick before the rain.
And in his hand he found a gun, to his friends he was the one
He was the people’s bravest son, fought on behalf of them.
Bullets flying towards the priest, and the beast it gnashed its teeth
Chased the friends onto the streets, into the world they were released.

(Chorus)
Buenas Noches, Buenaventura, its been a good fight
You’ll come back to us when its time.
Buenas Noches, Buenaventura, when you close your eyes
All your people are there inside.

Hijo del Pueblo, more precious than a pearl
Running fugitive from the world
Back at home the jackboots fall, and the friends they heed the call
Slip back in, commence the brawl, sent straight to the prison walls.

(Chorus)

Spanish people, go retrieve your stolen sons and daughters
The fascists in the barracks are ready for the slaughter
The anarchists unleash their guns, the workers rise, the fascists run,
And giving chase, the people come. Militia of revolution.

Buenas Noches, Buenaventura, you live by the gun
You’ll come back to us when we’ve won.
Buenas Noches, Buenaventura, under the sun
Grows the sweet fruit of revolution.

The world ignores the cries of the Spanish people
Them reds and anarchists are burning down the steeples.
November storm clouds come around, and fascist bombs break Madrid’s ground
But when our hero comes to town, Buenaventura is shot down

Buenas Noches, Buenaventura, its been a good fight
You’ll come back to us when its time.
Buenas Noches, Buenaventura, the day that you died
All your people lay down and cried.

This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio
https://archive.org/details/BuenasNochesBuenaventura