I’m sure we’ll get honorable mention at this conference.
Nobody is taking the game away from the Left. Instead, the Left is giving the game away. The Left is now the center, and unfortunately some anarchists have failed to adapt to the 21st century. The would prefer to be dragged along by the reactionary Left. As Murray Rothbard pointed out, anarchism and libertarianism are historically to the left of socialism and Marxism. Some anarchists continue to function as an appendage of Marxism, and others among us are breaking new ground and sailing into uncharted territory.
On September 13th The TORCH antifascist network is holding their first annual conference in Chicago via south side Chicago ARA. This conference has 2 parts; a private portion for those within the TORCH network and a public portion open to all antifascists. The public day is going to be on September 13th and will consist of workshops/speakers followed by an antifascist show. We are inviting any and all antifascists to come out and network, see speakers, see bands, and grab literature. There will be also be tons of free antifascist merchandise (shirts, CD’s etc.) for those who come out. This will be a benefit for antifascist prisoners. Below is a detailed schedule with all the necessary info for our public day.
5pm – speakers/workshops- This portion of our public day will be donation based. No one turned away.
Speakers and their workshop descriptions:
*Matthew N Lyons
from the Three way fight blog
“Taking the game away from the left”
One of fascism’s most dangerous features is its ability to present itself as radical or even revolutionary. From Third Position anti-capitalism to Nazi ecology, from National-Anarchism to the slogan “Women’s Power as well as White Power,” far rightists have embraced many leftist ideas in distorted form. What are some leading examples of this dynamic today and where do they come from? To what extent is this empty posturing, and to what extent does it reflect real conflict between fascism and the established order? What kind of challenges does it pose for antifascist work?