Listen to Craig Hughes (Team Colors), Malav Kanuga & Silvia Federici speak on “Urban Self-Reproducing Movements and Everyday Life” at the City From Below Conference.

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Promissory Notes: From Crisis to Commons

Midnight Notes Collective and Friends

“Crisis: What it is, What it is not: After five hundred years of existence, capitalists are once again announcing to us that their system is in crisis. They are urging everyone to make sacrifices to save its life. We are told that if we do not make these sacrifices, we together face the prospect of a mutual shipwreck. Such threats should be taken seriously. Already in every part of the planet, workers are paying the price of the crisis in retrenchment, mass unemployment, lost pensions, foreclosures, and death.”


Read, Print, Distribute.

“French Precarity Struggles in the Crisis”

May 2nd, 7pm Bluestockings Books (172 Allen St in Manhattan)

Part of the’ This is Forever’ series (www.thisisforever.org)

 

Emmanuelle Cosse, former president of Paris ACT UP, will address how French struggles against precarity have been affected by, and responded to, the global capitalist crises. Cosse will emphasize movement tactics, strategies and composition in France, and the implications for precarity struggles elsewhere in Europe. Discussion to follow presentation.

 

You can read Emmanuelle’s essay, “The Precarious Go Marching,” at: http://inthemiddleofthewhirlwind.wordpress.com/2008/10/03/the-precarious-go-marching/

 

Organized by Team Colors Collective (www.warmachines.info)

An Atlas of Radical Cartography Book Reading & Discussion

with editor Lize Mogel,  radical artist Cara Baldwin & others

Monday May 4th 2009 @ 7pm

Red & Black Cafe – 400 SE 12th avenue (at Oak) www.redandblackcafe.com

 

Join Lize Mogel, Tad Hirsch and Cara Baldwin for a discussion on the intersection between radical artistic practice, cartography and activism. How can we map existing power relations and our political realities — and hence our struggles within, around and against them? How can the map be utilized as a political tool in our struggles and connect with members of our communities? How can radical cartography and artistic practices inform and supplement activist practices? These are just some of the questions to be explored.

 

Event organized by: Team Colors Collective (www.warmachines.info) & An Atlas (www.an-atlas.com)

 

About the book: An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political– and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves. An Atlas of Radical Cartography provides a critical foundation for an area of work that bridges art/design, cartography/geography, and activism. The maps and essays in this book provoke new understandings of networks and representations of power and its effects on people and places. These new perceptions of the world are the prerequisites of social change.

An Atlas of Radical Cartography is published by The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press (www.joaap.org)