Plain Words and Militant Anarchism: A history of the Galleanisti

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August 24, 8pm
Boxcar Books
408 E. 6th St
Bloomington, Indiana

With their roots in an uncompromisingly militant strand of anarchism, the Galleanisti participated in strikes, published widely-read periodicals, attempted assassinations, and initiated bombing campaigns against state figures and wealthy capitalists. Amidst all of this, they created a counter-culture that sought to bring their utopian vision to life immediately, organizing alternative schools and anarchist clubs, theatrical performances and subversive networks.

Join us for a presentation on the history of the Galleanisti – from the silk factories of Paterson, New Jersey to the electric chair of
Charlestown State Prison.

The event is part of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners, a week of action commemorating the execution of Sacco & Vanzetti, and generating solidarity for our imprisoned comrades behind bars now.  Information on anarchist prisoners and prison struggle will be available.

This is the inaugural event of the Lingg-Balagoon history group, which seeks to spread knowledge of anarchist history in non-academic, self-organized ways through talks, discussions and movie showings.

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