Translating Anarchy Through Beer-Tinted Glasses with Mark Bray

So, just what is that “idea whose time has come?”

Whatever it was, the media and the majority of US punditry totally missed it when came to Occupy Wall Street. On this episode, we’re joined on Que4 Radio/AM1680 by fellow worker and author Mark Bray to discuss his book Translating Anarchy, The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. Listen-in as we take a stab at “Translating Anarchy” through beer-tinted glasses.

You purchase a hard copy or ebook version of Mark’s Book by clicking on the image below.

We’ll be discussing Mark’s book this Saturday

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This Saturday: A Beer with Mark Bray of OWS while we discuss “Translating Anarchy”

We’ll be discussing Mark’s book this Saturday

I just had a very pleasant phone conversation with Mark Bray confirming the details of his trip to Chicago. We are thrilled to have him over for a beer this Saturday, March 22nd, on the Revolution and Beer Weekend Show. We’ll be talking about his book Translating Anarchy, The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. If you’ve often found yourself asking where Occupy came from, and if it left a legacy as it ceased to be a constant occupation of public spaces, then you definitely want to tune in and call in.

Mark is holding a discussion this coming Sunday about his experience with the Occupy Wall Street movement as a direct participant in both the Media and Direct Action working groups. In his recently published book on the topic, Translating Anarchy, The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, Mark breaks with the typical for-or-against pattern of analysis, and dives deep into the methods of organization of the Occupy Wall Street movement and where they came from.

Mark didn’t come rushing into OWS, and his previous studies of history and social justice movements made him hesitant at first. After witnessing the rapid development of the movement as a real political force, he was inspired to apply the his skills at research and ethnography to pin down the political philosophies of the core organizers that worked around the clock to build the movement. He conducted in-depth interviews with 192 of these organizers and reveals origins far deeper than most anyone has provided so far.

His event will be held at Powell’s Books, located at 1218 S Halsted Avenue (Meeting room adjacent to Children’s Section). The event is being hosted by Four Star Anarchist Organization. You can visit the Facebook event page for more details.

To hear the show, tune into AM1710 if you live in the north central area of Chicago. You can also stream the show live at ( with mobile. The call in number for the station is 773 217-8344.


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Struggling To Win A Free Society

On this show we’re talking with Melissa, Gabriel, and Pablo, three Chilean organizers visiting the US to share their wisdom regarding working class organizing in Chile. They paint a picture of what it has been like for left-wing, working-class people’s movements in Chile to successfully organize against the tidal wave of neoliberalism that crashed down on their country during the rain of the Pinochet dictatorship.

Chile has a long history of working class struggle in shanty towns, factories, mines, community organizations, and schools. In the 20 years after the US supported coup which overthrew Salvador Allende’s government, much of the organizing was done underground. However after the fall of the dictatorship in 1990, there was a new rise of mass popular organization in the country. Anarchists have been a major force in the social movements, strategically organizing to build power. This has manifested in solidarity for the Mapuches, anarchists winning the student union elections at the University of Chile, militant pro-abortion actions, and libertarian labor organizations.This national tour brings three individuals involved in these struggles to talk about the lessons learned and to create solidarity across hemispheres. This winter, the speakers will be traveling throughout the country, coming to Chicago during the first week of February, and we hope that you can spread the word and hear about the important work that is happening in Chile.

Below is the information for their speaking tour, happening in multiple locations around Chicago.

Struggling to Win in South America



Donation- $5-15 suggested donation per event, no one turned away.

Wednesday, February 5th
Struggling to Win Gender Equality

Fighting Against Gender Violence and Discrimination in Chile –
Patriarchy and structural violence through capitalism, state and religion.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarchist Feminist Collective
6:00 pm
North Central College
Naperville, IL

Thursday, February 6th

Struggling to Win A Free Education

A student movement against corporate education in post-dictatorship Chile

Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, University of Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, February 8th
Struggling to Win A Free Society

Student and labor organizing, social centers and the arts in Chile
Pablo, Gabriel, and Melissa

6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Cultural Center
1757 N Kimball, Chicago, IL 60647

~Childcare provided.~

Labor donated

27 de enero 2014

Anarquistas chilenos vienen a Chicago
Luchando para ganar en América del Sur

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Chile tiene una larga historia de lucha de la clases en los barrios marginales, las fábricas, las minas, las organizaciones comunitarias y escuelas. En los 20 años después del golpe de Estado apoyado por los EE.UU. que derrocó al gobierno de Salvador Allende, gran parte de la movilización se hizo subterráneo. Sin embargo después de la caída de la dictadura en 1990, se produjo un nuevo aumento de la organización popular de masas en el país. Los anarquistas han sido una fuerza importante en los movimientos sociales, la organización estratégica de construir poder. Esto se ha manifestado en solidaridad con los mapuches, la victoria de los anarquistas en las elecciones de la asociación de estudiantes de la Universidad de Chile, en las acciones a favor del aborto militantes y organizaciones laborales libertarios.

Esta gira nacional lleva a tres individuos implicados en estas luchas para hablar sobre las lecciones aprendidas y crear solidaridad entre los hemisferios . Este invierno, los presentadores estarán viajando por todo el país, llegando a Chicago durante la primera semana de febrero, y esperamos que puedan correr la voz y escuchar acerca de la importante obra que está pasando en Chile.

Donación sugerida: $5-15 por evento, no se niega la entrada a nadie.

Miércoles, 5 de febrero
Luchando para ganar la igualdad de género
Lucha contra la Violencia de Género y Discriminación en Chile –
El patriarcado y violencia estructural a través del capitalismo , el estado y la religión.
Melissa Nefeli – La Alzada Anarquista Feminista Colectiva

6:00 de la tarde
North Central College
Naperville, ILJueves, 6 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una educación libre
Un movimiento estudiantil contra la educación empresarial en Chile posdictadura
Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Stuart Hall, Room 101, Universidad de Chicago
5835 S. Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60637Sábado, 8 de febrero
Luchando para ganar una sociedad libre
Uniones de estudiantes y trabajadores, los centros sociales
y las artes en Chile

Pablo, Gabriel y Melissa
6 – 8:30 pm
Quilombo Centro Cultural
1757 N Kimball , Chicago, IL 60647
~ Cuidado de niños disponible ~Patrocinadores
Rosa Negra Federación Anarquista
Primero de Mayo Alianza Anarquista
Chicago IWW; Chicago IWW Blog
Asociación Libre de Anarquistas
Alianza Solidaridad ObreraTrabajo donado

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