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“Todos Somos Japon and Planetary Anarchism”

May 11, 2011

In addition to the screenings of Hitomi Kamanaka’s films, there will be several other local events related to what is happening in Japan this month, including at the Anarchist Bookfair.  

Among the many workshops and panels this year is the following (in English with whisper translation in French).  

Todos Somos Japon and Planetary Anarchism 
3pm-4:45pm, Sunday, May 22
CEDA — Room 305

What is happening in Japan cannot be deemed merely a situation particular to one nation-state, but a new phase of human history, an opening toward a future unknown equally for the global powers and the people. It is a universal experience in the sense not only of its economic and environmental impact but also in terms of the self-destruction of the apparatus that the modern world has been building up on a planetary scale. While the Japanese government is desperately attempting to sustain its sovereignty, it is revealing its incapacity to solve the amassing problems. Its national territory is being divided up into enclaves of inaccessible regions, the national economy is sinking into the abyss, and all this could result in a fundamental disequilibrium, the possibilities of which we will discuss in this panel.

Participants include: Go Hirasawa, a Tokyo-based cinema researcher and movement historian; Adrienne Hurley, who teaches East Asian Studies at McGill University; and Sabu Kohso, a New York-based critic and translator who has written on urban space and social movements.

The Bookfair will take place MAY 21-22, 10am-5pm at the CEDA, 2515 rue Delisle (a short walk from Lionel-Groulx metro).
The Bookfair is free. Everyone (kids too!) are welcome.

The Bookfair is for anarchists and people curious about anarchism.

To learn more about the Bookfair, check out the website, and to learn more about Todos Somos Japon, click here.

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