No Quarter: an Anarchist Zine about Pirates

Friday, April 04, 2008

Calgary Anarchist Bookfair

The Calgary Anarchist Bookfair is coming up April 25-27. No Quarter #3 will be out by then, and consequently I'm doing a workshop:
Anarchy and the Golden Age of Piracy / Polly II: Plan for Revolution in the Docklands aka The (un)official No Quarter #3 zine release workshop.
Looking at the Golden Age of Piracy (roughly the 1680s-1720s) from an anarchist perspective. What do we make of Blackbeard, Sam Bellamy, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Bart Roberts, Captain Mission and the rest? This workshop draws on standard pirate history as well as the work of radical historians such as Marcus Rediker, Peter Linebaugh, Christopher Hill, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Stephen Snelders, and Larry Law. It is also the release party for No Quarter (an anarchist zine about pirates) #3, and will feature special limited edition Calgary Anarchist Bookfair only No Quarter stuff (which will remain a secret until the bookfair). To celebrate we'll also be showing Polly II: Plan for Revolution in the Docklands (30 min.), a wonderful film by British film maker Anja Kirschner. "Polly II" is a near future tale of squatters flooded east end London fighting against corporate real estate development, becoming pirates and building a revolution.

Also of note at the bookfair is that Friends of Ann Clayborne distro will be tabling (extremely important I know), and the keynote speaker will be John Zerzan!


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