Perspectives on Anarchist Theory

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Vol. 5 - No. 2
Fall, 2001

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IAS Grant Awards

The IAS Board of Directors was pleased to award grants to the following individuals for July 2001:

$2000 to Carlos Fernandez and Jena Cephas for their two part project Anarchists of Color (recently renamed The Quilombo Project). This project will explore the experience and theories of people of color within anarchism. The first part of the project, in the form of interviews and reports, will describe the actual presence of people of color in contemporary US anarchism. The second part, a 15 – 20 page overview of the theories used by anarchists of color in comparison with anarchist canons, will seek to revaluate anarchist theory in the light of the comparison. For up to date information on the project, there is a website for the project, at Carlos Fernandez is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Film Studies while his activist work ranges from protests of the Gulf War to current prison reform work and his work has been published in Arsenal Magazine and Onward Magazine. Jena Cepha is currently studying architecture as an undergraduate with a focus on gentrification and affordable housing and she has been engaged in grassroots activism for over ten years, including the Youth Power! Anti-racist conference in Detroit, 1996.

$1000 to Ronald Campbell for his project The Anarchist Within: Anarchist Prisoners Building a Movement. This project will examine contributions made by imprisoned anarchists to the anarchist community and will cover the various organizations and projects founded by these prisoners, as well as their reception by fellow prisoners, prison administrators, and the anarchist community. While many prisoners have written for various anarchist publications, this project focuses on anarchist groups operating within prison. Ronald Campbell has been actively involved in anarchist support groups as well as, while serving time, anarchist groups within prison.

$1000 to Bill Weinberg for his book in progress Pachamama Betrayed: Ecological Crime and Indigenous Resistance to the Andean Drug Wars. This book seeks to deconstruct the Orwellian euphemism of the “War on Drugs” to reveal how US military involvement in Latin American has not changed since the era of “gunboat diplomacy.” By dissecting corporate interests in Columbia and examining indigenous resistance movements against US plans for the region, which violate international standards on war crimes and genocide, it will make a case for the revival of anti-war activism in the US and forge ties between the US and Andean activist communities. Bill Weinberg is the author of War on the Land: Ecology and Politics in Central America (Zed, 1990) and Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico (Verso, 2000).

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please send a SASE to the IAS at P.O. Box 1664, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY 10009 or go here

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory - Vol. 5, No. 2 - Fall 2001