Global Map of Surveillance and Privacy
"…schools, more than any other institution, are nothing more than barracks, where the human mind is trained and manipulated in order to be subjected to the various social and mental phantoms, and thus rendered capable of continuing this system of exploitation and oppression of ours."
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This class will look at readings, ephemera, & diagrams describing non-hierarchical ways that human beings have organized themselves. We will read, talk, and write during each class. We will not critique or workshop each others’ work, but rather use the class to generate material inspired…
Struggling to Win: Anarchists building popular power in Chile U.S. Speaking tour! Sat 8pm 2/22
Chilean Anarchists’ US Speaking tour: this SAT. 8PM! (2/22)
BAPS Facebook event (click here)
U.S. tour website (click here)
8PM SATURDAY! Co-Presented by Bay Area Public School, Sudo Room, and AK Press!
Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools. In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground. However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country. This national tour brings three individuals involved in these struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres. From January to the end of February, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile. Join us in welcoming them on Saturday, February 22!
Here is the full pdf of Juan Luiz Martinez’s La Nueva Novela.
"Jerome Rothenberg is a DNA spaceman, exploring the mammal caves of Now."
— Michael McClure
Eye of Witness Book Launch
and Heriberto Yepez
Jan. 25th @ 8pm
2141 Broadway, Oakland
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7pm
BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL [Classroom] — 2141 Broadway, Oakland CA
Join us for an a talk and film screening on the state of Chilean poetics, translation, and small-presses with Carlos Soto Román.
He will present: “Señales de Ruta” (Road Signs) a documentary by Tevo Díaz. The film recreates the life and work of poet Juan Luis Martínez (Viña del Mar, 1942-1993), author of important books for Chilean literature, such as “La Nueva Novela” (The New Novel, 1977), the object-book “La Poesía Chilena” (Chilean Poetry, 1978), and the posthumous “Poemas del Otro” (Poems of the other, 2003). The documentary offers a vision that gets closer to the codes Juan Luis Martínez exhibited in his work, while being a piece of great quality and visual audacity contained in the space of 30 minutes.
Carlos Soto Román is the author of Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), and Chile Project [Re-Classified] (Gauss PDF, 2013) He is a translator and the curator of the cooperative anthology of US poetry Elective Affinities. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.
Revolutionary Suicide by Lynice Pinkard →
Rev. Lynice Pinkard is a pastor, teacher, and healer in Oakland, California. Her work is dedicated to decolonizing the human spirit and to freeing people from what she calls “empire affective disorder.” She shared the “Revolutionary Suicide” article at the Bay Area Public School during our panel on race in August, 2013. This link is to a pdf of the article, which will be freely available until 12/31/13.