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Surrey Anarchist Bookfair

(1st for Surrey, co-hosted with the 5th Annual NAASN Conference)

- 4:30pm
Saturday January 18 2014

Venue: Conference Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Address: 12666 72 Avenue
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible (incl. nearby washrooms)

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►► 1st Surrey Anarchist Book Fair: January 18th, 2014.
There will be workshops and panels scheduled in parallel with the bookfair
and we are seeking radical book & zine distributors who are interested in a table
at the bookfair.  
Tabling Request Deadline--for inclusion in the printed schedule-- is January 6th, 2014.

We welcome all requests, questions, comments, advice, offers of help/billeting/rides:
Please contact us at <>


Indigenous Food Sovereignty -- guest speakers & panel presentations FRIDAY Jan 17th
 (contact pjl @ for more info)


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NAASN5 Call for Abstracts, Papers...

Registration is still open, and we are accepting abstracts, exhibit
proposals, (or even full papers or complete individual panel
proposals) for the 5th Annual North American Anarchist Studies
Network (NAASN) Conference:

January 16-18, 2014 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC.

*Please send in your abstracts now... *

 Over the past two decades, there's been a growing interest, both inside and  outside the academy, in research done on anarchism (or by anarchists), and  we have seen a resurgence in related multidisplinary reading, study and theory.

It is hoped that this conference will build upon the work of the four successful previous NAASN conferences; first, as a wonderful opportunity for head-to-head gathering, with lively discussion and comradely debate, and then at conclusion, will leave an open archive of all published papers & presentations intended to stand as a positive contribution to the further flourishing of anarchist ideas and action.


In addition to abstracts (for traditional papers you propose to present at
the conference), you may also wish to submit proposals for performances,
video presentations, multimedia/artistic installations, soapbox
rants&raves, etc.    To register (and submit abstracts!) via our website: (using Open Conference Systems, first register or
'create an account', then 'create a submission').  This system is designed
to organize all the conference documentation, help  with scheduling,
and facilitate long-term open publishing. However, you could also email
your submission to ...
 *Deadline for abstracts is December 15th. *


Background/LOCAL CONTEXT.... There is a long and varied history of anarchist
organizing and action in the BC state context. From the intense IWW
struggles in timber and mining through the Yippie riots of the 1960s,
intentional communities and free schools, to the ongoing struggles
against  pipelines and fracking and campaigns in defense of migrants today,
anarchism has taken diverse forms reflecting specific communities and
circumstances. More recently recognition by anarchists has grown of the
complementarity between indigenous community governance and anarchist
Current struggles pose challenges of settler anarchists defending
migrants and opposing borders or contesting oil and gas extraction on unceded
indigenous territories, in a context of longstanding indigenous resistance.
Surrey is situated on unceded Coast Salish Territory, specifically the lands of the
Kwantlen, the Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Musqueam, and Katzie peoples. 
Further background on Surrey and travel logistics on our website.

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