Sat Jan 31: "Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers" forum in NYC

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Saturday, Jan. 31, 2 PM

Anarchist Forum: “The Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers”

A look back at the fascinating Lower East Side anarchist group first known in ’66 as a Dada art movement called the Black Mask, but then in ’68 became more active by feeding the poor, setting up crash pads, occupying a Columbia University building, promoting surrealist protests, shutting down MOMA, providing free weekly musical events and irritating the police. They became known widely as the Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers.

Speakers at the forum will be the Living Theatre’s Judith Malina, whose conversations with the painter Ben Morea, one of the group’s founders, led him deeper into anarchism, and Osha Neumann, who was an early member and has this year published a book on the history and soul of the group.

The event will take place at The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street, Manhattan (just south of Houston St) (212-792-8050). Coming from uptown, take the F or V train to “2nd Avenue” (exit front of train on 1st Ave, walk east along Houston and turn right on Clinton) or coming from downtown, take the F, V, M or Z train to “Delancey – Essex” and walk east on Delancey three blocks and turn left on Clinton for 2 and a half blocks.

Everybody is welcome and invited to come and to have their say. There is no set fee for the presentation, but a contribution to aid the LBC is suggested.

If you have questions, contact the Libertarian Book Club/Anarchist Forum, 212-475-7180 or e-mail: roberterler (at) erols.com

WIKIPEDIA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Against_the_Wall_Motherfuckers

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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