Saturday, October 10, 2009

Following the launch of Uri Gordon's 'Anarchy Alive' in Montréal (see previous on this blog) the book will also be presented in Toronto (tonight) and Hamilton (tomorrow) Ontario. These book launches are co-sponsored by the platformist Common Cause and the libertarian socialist Upping the Anti. Here's the announcement from the latter outfit.
TONIGHT! Toronto Book launch of Anarchy Alive!:‏
Toronto: Book launch of Anarchy Alive!
Featuring author Uri Gordon, speaking about Anarchists Against the Wall and the Joint Struggle in Palestine / Israel
Saturday October 10th, 7pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor St. West, Room 5-250
OISE is an accessible location
Co-Sponsored by:
Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action
Common Cause - Toronto branch
Anarchists Against the Wall ( is an Israeli action group supporting the popular Palestinian struggle against segregation and land confiscation in the West Bank. Uri Gordon, a participant in the group and author of the book Anarchy Alive!, will discuss the group’s activities and examine the achievements and limitations of the joint struggle, as well as anarchist perspectives on national liberation and the future of Palestine/Israel.
About Anarchy Alive!
Anarchist politics are at the heart of today’s most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist groups and networks are spreading an ethos of direct action, non-hierarchical organizing and self- liberation that has redefined revolutionary struggle for the 21st century.
Anarchy Alive! is a fascinating, in-depth look at the practice and theory of contemporary anarchism. This is the ideal book for anyone looking for a fresh, informed and critical engagement with anarchism, as a mature and dynamic political force in the age of globalization.
Uri Gordon is an Israeli anarchist theorist and activist. He is a lecturer at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Ketura, Israel. One of several anarchist theorists to come of age during the anti-globalization movement at the turn of the twenty-first century, he has worked with anarchist and radical movements including Indymedia, Peoples' Global Action, and Anarchists Against the Wall. Active primarily in Britain and Israel, Gordon has participated in protests at international summits across Europe.
For more information about this event, please e-mail
And then from the Common Cause people, the announcement about Hamilton.
Uri Gordon on Anarchism and the Politics of Technology, Hamilton:
Start: 10/11/2009 - 19:00
End: 10/11/2009 - 21:00
Timezone: Etc/GMT-4
Anarchism and the Politics of Technology
Contemporary anarchism displays a strong ambivalence toward technology, with active resistance residing alongside extensive use and development. In this talk, Israeli activist and author Uri Gordon presents the discussion of technology in his new book "Anarchy Alive!". Criticizing both Promethean and primitivist approaches, he offers an alternative analysis that focuses on technology's reproduction of power relations, and points to directions for its reconstruction along decentralist principles.
Talk followed by open discussion.
October 11, 7pm
SkyDragon Centre
27 King William Street

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