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Vol. 1 - No. 1
Spring 1997


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What's Happening: Books and Events

Bound Together Books will hold the Second Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair on March 29, 1997. Last year’s was a great success, and this year’s will probably be even better. For more information, write Bound Together at 1369 Haight Street, SF, CA 94117, or call (415) 431-8355.

The Institute for Social Ecology is about to purchase a 10 acre property as a permanent site for its radical educational programs in ecology and politics. The ISE, now in its twenty third year, is actively fundraising to make this possible and they need your support. Please contact the ISE at the P.O. Box 89, Plainfield, VT 05667, or call (802) 454-8493.

Several books will be released this spring that will comple-ment the already extensive literature on anarchist history. Sam Mbah and I.G. Igariwey’s African Anarchism: The History of A Movement explores the relation between anarchism and traditional African societies, the influence of anarchism on African national liberation struggles, and the possible influence of anarchism on Africa's future. It will be available in April from See Sharp Press (PO Box 1731, Tucson, AZ 85702). Another important book is Augustin Guillamon’s The Friends of Durruti Group: 1937-1939, which draws on interviews with members of the group and archival material to tell the story of these remarkable militants. It will be available in April from AK Press (PO Box 40682, SF, CA 94140). Also, Freedom Press is publishing Max Nettlau’s A Short History of Anarchism, which you can pick up for 9.95 from Freedom Press (84b Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX) and St Martins Press will release Mina Graur’s new biography of Rocker: An Anarchist Rabbi: The Life and Teachings of Rudolf Rocker.

The radical ecology movement will receive a boost with the publication of Brian Tokar’s new book, Earth for Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greenwash, available this spring from South End Press.

The Anarchy Archives on the Internet is growing all the time. Recent additions to their collection include Emma Goldman’s Anarchism and Other Essays, and many more pieces will be uploaded this spring. Connect at: http://www.pitzer.edu/~dward/Anarchist_Archives/archivehome.html. While you are at it, take a look at Left Bank Books’ new catalogue at http://www.eskimo.com/~jonkonnu/catalog.html.

The Atlantic Anarchist Circle, a newly formed anarchist alliance, is holding meetings around the Atlantic region to discuss ways to encourage and initiate anarchist projects and help individuals stay in touch with the larger movement. For more information, contact the Circle at P.O. Box 42531, Philadelphia, PA 19101, or call (215) 563-8720.