4/10 Roots of Contemporary US Anarchism: From Mother Earth to Movement for a New Society, 1970s-80s

Sunday, April 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Roots of Contemporary US Anarchism: From Mother Earth to Movement for a New Society

Talk and book launch by Andy Cornell, author of Oppose and Propose! Lessons from Movement for a New Society (IAS/AK Press, 2011)

Anarchism has changed profoundly over the course of the twentieth century, but the movement’s recent history has not been well documented. In this talk, followed by a discussion, Andy Cornell will address the ways that anarchist theory, strategy, and art evolved from the outbreak of World War I to the end of the Vietnam War. Sharing dozens of archival photographs, letters, periodicals, and newspaper clippings, he’ll explore anarchist responses to the Great Depression and New Deal; the rise of anarcho-pacifism, consensus, and prefigurative politics in the 1940s; and anarchist contributions to the black freedom movement, beat generation, and New Left.

Andy is the author of Oppose and Propose! Lessons from Movement for a New Society (IAS/AK Press, 2011) and “For a World without Oppressors”: U.S. Anarchism from the Palmer Raids to the Sixties (Phd diss., 2011). He works as an educator and labor organizer in New York City.

$3-5 donation as a fund-raiser for the Institute for Anarchist Studies (but no one turned away for lack of funds)

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