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Mayday Card Writing Pizza Party for Anarchist Political Prisoners — Hosted by NYC Anarchist Black Cross

You’ve probably been working too many hours a week to even notice the full-blown war being waged against you by the ruling class. It is real and it is continuing. And of course there is another war– the war against folks imprisoned for their political beliefs and actions. And here’s where we bridge the two. This week NYC ABC will be hosting our seventh annual May Day card-writing night. We will be sending greeting cards to anarchist political prisoners and there’s an easy (too easy? POSSIBLY!) way for you to help. Just come by, eat some food, sign some cards, maybe meet folks you don’t already know, and show some base level solidarity with those behind bars. If there’s absolutely no way you can […]

An Evening With Ryan Shapiro

This Wednesday at 8pm come join NYC Anarchist Black Cross and The Base for a discussion with “FOIA Street Fighter” Ryan Shapiro. Will Potter has called Ryan Shapiro “The FBI’s Worst Nightmare,” and a recent article about Shapiro’s work opened by declaring, “Depending on whom you ask, Ryan Shapiro is either the country’s ‘FOIA superhero’ or a ‘threat to national security.’” Shapiro is a longtime radical social justice activist and now also a PhD candidate in MIT’s Department of Science, Technology, & Society (HASTS). Shapiro’s research focuses on the political functioning of national security and the policing of dissent. To this end, he currently has over 700 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in motion with the Federal Bureau of […]

It’s A Tough Economy! Book Release Party

This Monday April 7th at 7pm! “OK I do a lot of dumb events but seriously come to this one OK?!” -Jarrod Shanahan, actual author Join Jarrod and Nate for a book party and tour kickoff event to celebrate their illustrated prose collaboration It’s A Tough Economy!. Featuring special guest readers, light refreshments, and copies of this and other boo…ks by “the dynamic duo of existential prose comics featuring Satan making out with the author” (The Village Voice). One part fantasy noir, one part all-too-real workers’ inquiry for the perennially underemployed, It’s A Tough Economy! plumbs the psychological depths of the current economic crisis through surrealist imagery and claustrophobic prose. The sophomore collaboration of Brooklyn writer Jarrod Shanahan and Pittsburgh […]

Free Combustion Books with Monthly Donation!

Right now The Base is doing a little offer for the next 5 people who sign up for a $20/month recurring donation: Donate here: Subscribe now and you will receive a book/item each month from Combustion Books (The unique publishers who brought us ‘A Steampunk’s Guide to Sex’)!!! The first title you will get is ‘A Country of Ghosts’ by Margaret Killjoy: And thank you making this space happen!!

An Evening of Political Satire

Join Simon Critchley, A.M. Glittlitz, and Jarrod Shanahan for an evening of political satire! This event is part of The Base’s month-long fundraising drive that is looking to raise $1,000 a month which will sustain us for practically the entirety of The Base’s 3 year lease. To donate visit:

Alfredo Bonanno: Armed Joy

We’re going to read this text for the meetup at the Base on March 14th at 6 pm. Hope to see everyone there! Italian insurrectionary anarchist Alfredo Bonanno’s most notorious text, 1977’s Armed Joy is a call to militant, playful action. It was ordered to be destroyed in Italy following its publication.