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Wed. A Show! & Thurs. Women, Trans, Queer Open Mic!

Wednesday August 20th: A Show!  With...

Hang the Old Year from PDX, on their Hooray for Anarchy! West Coast tour, hangtheoldyear.bandcamp.com

In the Winds from here, spells dreams and heartstrings by jessie james briar birdcall post abandon ship! banjo and voice, inthewinds.bandcamp.com

Like a Tree our friend Fir's musical project. Their music is catchy, dreamy, a little haunting and undeniably moving

An evening to put into practice our desire for SubRosa to be a vibrant social space. So, bring yourself and your passion and your magic and...

7:30pm (bring $ for touring folk & notaflof)
More info at  https://www.facebook.com/events/685610078197027/


Thursday August 21st: Women, Trans and Queer Open Mic!

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we reserve the stage for Women, Trans, and Queer folk though everyone is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the show. These Open Mics are always special.

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up.  This is an open space, full of possibility for you to step into.

Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration.

SubRosa Bi-Monthly Open Mic
1st & 3rd Thursday 8-10pm (signups at 7:30)
$3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Info & Reflection on police killing of Michael Brown & aftermath

Here are some articles and audio regarding the police killing of Michael Brown recently.  Police across this land, and across the world, kill and abuse people every day.  This occurs in a social context where race is often a factor as police serve to maintain an order that does not benefit most of us (and in fact I would argue that none of us actually benefit as this planet is being wrecked in such a way that all of life is threatened, not just human life).
And  beyond looking at these dynamics analytically, there is the emotional impact, where family members and friends grieve the loss of their loved ones, and sadness and anger are present.  These moments are times in which this every day reality for some has a spotlight shown for all of us to see and respond to, for deep questions, and for transformative action.

Of course, this killing by police is not an aberration, and racial tensions are still very evident in this country.  I want come together with others where we challenge these systemic imbalances.  There are also multiple ways in which we as individuals are positioned in this system, and I want to uproot those ways that are blockages from more fully connecting and relating to other people (and more) with whom I/we share this earth.

The Front Lines of Ferguson: The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri by Rembert Browne (Aug. 15th): This is a moving article from a person who went to Ferguson on Tuesday and experienced the complexities of being in the city as a black man in the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown. http://grantland.com/features/ferguson-missouri-protest-michael-brown-murder-police/

from Free Radical Radio (Aug. 14th): Interview with Luca and Elsie, two anarchists from St. Louis who have been in and around the riots/revolt against the police murder of Michael Brown.  They discuss the lead up to the riot, the militarization of the police, the peace police/left/liberal/church/non-profit's attempt at containment, and much more. https://archive.org/details/RevoltInFerguson

Initial report back from Anarchist News (another perspective) http://anarchistnews.org/content/ferguson-reportback

Police have also killed 4 people in Salinas this year. More at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/07/15/18758621.php


Really Really Free Market- Saturday August 16th, noon-3pm

Saturday August 16th: Really Really Free Market! noon-3pm

No money. No trades. Everything is free.

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.

Finding frustration and fighting fear (from http://santacruz11.wordpress.com/)

Here is a post from the website http://santacruz11.wordpress.com/ and as this is happening locally and SubRosa is a community space where you can get informed about various happenings in Santa Cruz, I am including this post on the SubRosa website. Part of our intention for SubRosa is to create a vibrant community space, and for folks to support each other to also engage in the rest of the city in ways that create more space for empowered and authentic relationships with each other and the land on/with which we live.

 
At the end of this entry, there is an additional post from the SC11 website about how you can join with others to show your support for the remaining four folks that are still facing charges.  Let's show them that they are not alone and that the weight of the legal system won't crush us!



(Posted August 4th):  On August 27th the remaining SC11 defendants return to court as Judge Burdick hears evidence of DA Bob Lee’s financial connection to Wells Fargo and other arguments of bias against the DA’s office. We encourage signs and actions of support leading up to the 27th, and hope you will join us in court as the next phase of this drama unfolds.

 

The Santa Cruz 11 case is perhaps the only remaining large open case stemming from the Occupy movement. Almost three years after the original action the case is still without a set trial date and serious motions by Defense attorneys remain unaddressed. Questions that have plagued radical movements for decades sit with us as we wait.

What does justice look like? How do we create a healthier society through our actions? Do people care? Is this worth it?

Spending even a little bit of time in a courthouse you get a picture of how the State uses a myriad of tactics to find quick and profitable outcomes to cases. Behind many options are the questions “Do you really want to put in the energy to see this case through? Wouldn’t it just be easier to end it now?” Innocence and evidence end up meaning less than the toll it takes to fight your charges or the fear of the State’s threats.

Listening to the judgments and deals made with District Attorneys you also get a sense of how much weight money gets in this “justice” system. Often enough if people just pay the fine offered by the DA the details of the charges, what happened and why, lose meaning. One almost hears the sound of a cash register as person after person is ordered to pay and then passed on to probation.

In the SC11 case we can’t help feeling frustrated that things are still unresolved. If you have not been in the position of awaiting trial, it is often an extremely debilitating experience. How can one plan one’s life when at some unknown point in the possibly near future they might have a trial that takes up all their time for weeks? How can one plan one’s life when they don’t know if they will be in jail, up to their neck in fines, or tied to court dates that are imposed by other peoples’ schedules? The psychological effects of our judicial system have been proven to be traumatizing and this is speaking only of the internal affects. The pressure to take a deal and to get things over with builds as time goes, and the public tends to forget any sense of “innocent until proven guilty” putting the blame for the drawn out case on defendants. It takes courage in our political and criminal climate to fight charges.

Viewed in a certain light our society is pervasively motivated by fear. Fear of being wrong. Fear of difference. Fear of punishment. Fear of not belonging. Each interaction with law enforcement carries the threat of batons, tazers, guns, courts, jails, prison. It takes incredible integrity to remain true to oneself when faced with these threats. What would happen if we started giving each other space to stand without fear? What would happen if we could identify when we are afraid, communicate our vulnerability and from that place of connection seek resolution and actions that serve not just ourselves but differing communities? We hope that the Santa Cruz 11 case can be a source of inspiration and an opportunity to challenge ourselves to step out from behind our fear. We hope that it can be a part of us asking ourselves, does this makes sense? And if not, what can I do about it?

As most other Occupy cases are closed and as our County faces drought and other serious issues, the SC11 case just feels absurd. Hundred of thousands of taxpayer dollars have been spent by the City in efforts of saving face and making Wells Fargo some pocket change all the while keeping our community members in this place of waiting. The DA’s office has been unwilling to budge from the over $25,000 restitution amount even when their own police department estimates that over 150 people were involved in the occupation of 75 River. Is this about “right and wrong”? About money? Or about power? The relationship between money and power is clear in the courthouse and in City Hall with Wells Fargo as a perfect example of how prioritization is given to certain economic positions. Recently news of the bank’s policy of forging foreclosure documents has been made public and while court proceedings regarding those actions are underway Wells Fargo is still evicting people and profiting as the most successful bank in this country.

We who live in Santa Cruz are responsible for creating the culture we live in. We can remain strangers and potential criminals to each other, or we can live in good faith and see each other’s struggles as our own. We must make up our own minds about what makes sense, and listen to our own hearts about what feels right. May we live connected to the land we live on, to the people we live with and to ourselves and our truths.

Yours in commitment to the hard work,
Friends of the Santa Cruz 11

Join us on the 22nd as we Parade 

for the SC 11!

The best homage to Bakunin…

This is a post from the website http://anarchistnews.org/ which has some interesting content (its tagline reads The goal of anarchistnews.org is to provide a non-sectarian source for news about and of concern to anarchists). Note:  Please be careful when reading the comments as they range from insightful to depressing (or avoid them altogether).  And after the article I posted a very brief intro-bio and links for more information on Bakunin.

This article demonstrates the ridiculousness of state surveillance, and also how pervasive it is internationally (which is also a concern and issue to be smart about with one's practices).

The best homage to Bakunin for his bicentennial - 
Rio de Janeiro police register him as suspect to track and surveil

Posted on http://anarchistnews.org/ on Wed, 08/06/2014
 translated by waronsociety:

Note from El Libertario: Of everything that has been said and written about the Russian anarchist this year which marks two hundred years since his birth, we are quite certain that for him the most precious would be the involuntary homage paid by a surprising source: none other than the cops of Río de Janeiro, who included him recently in the dossier of subversive persons who must have a close eye kept on them.

A report on this particular matter–which we have translated from the Portuguese–appears in the following paragraphs. We suppose someone–not ourselves–will have to thank the repressive forces for such a valuable record on the surveillance of Mikhail Bakunin.

An Article published on Monday 7/28/14 in the Folha daily of S. Paulo includes a revelation curious to say the least: the legal summary of over 2,000 pages–elaborated by the Civil Police of Río de Janeiro in order to accuse 23 persons as responsible for the organization of violent actions in the recent street demonstrations–mentions the philosopher Mikhail Bakunin as a suspect. Dead since 1876, the Russian is considered one of the fathers of anarchism.

According to the document, Bakunin was cited by a demonstrator in a message intercepted by the police. From there he went on to be classified as a “possible suspect.” Professor Camila Jourdan, 34 years old, one of the persons under investigation, mentioned this episode in order to demonstrate the fragility of the accusation. “From what little I’ve read, I can say that this legal summary is a work of fantasy literature of the lowest quality,” she said.

This is not the first time that dead and very well-known intellectuals have been the target of “attention” by the Brazilian authorities. During the military dictatorship, Karl Marx was on one of the black lists of the Department of Public and Social Order (DOPS), one of the primary apparatuses of repression of political and social movements, which identified him as a “subversive.”

Jourdan spent 13 days imprisoned in the penitentiary complex of Bangú in western Río. Known for her academic excellence in the State University of Río de Janeiro (UERJ), where she coordinates the postgraduate program in philosophy, she says she is a victim of the devices of the investigative police. “There is a need to fabricate supposed leaders for these demonstrations. And who fits well the role of intellectual mentor? The university professor. It fits like a glove, you see?” she said.

To refute the “role of leadership” that the police assigns her, the professor draws from the theories of the French philosopher Michel Foucault: “Foucault says that intellectuals have discovered that the masses do not need them as interlocutors. I have no authority to speak about the oppression of any other person. The movement does not need me to fill that role.”
Originally published in Revista Forum 
Translated [to Spanish] by the editors of El Libertario.

(below is an excerpt from longer biographical entry about Bakunin from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakunin)-  "Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Бакунин; IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil ˌbaˈkunʲin]; 30 May [O.S. 18 May] 1814 – 1 July 1876) was a Russian revolutionary anarchist, and founder of collectivist anarchism. He is considered among the most influential figures of anarchism, and one of the principal founders of the "social anarchist" tradition.[1] Bakunin's enormous prestige as an activist made him one of the most famous ideologues in Europe, and he gained substantial influence among radicals throughout Russia and Europe."

More about Mikhail Bakunin is at http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/anarchists/bakunin.html (biography and writings) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakunin (from wikipedia) and http://theanarchistlibrary.org/authors/michail-bakunin  (many writings from anarchist library) and http://anarchism.pageabode.com/anarcho/the-revolutionary-ideas-of-bakunin (site dedicated to anarchist writers).

Wed. A Wonderful Show! & Thurs. Open Mic!

Wednesday August 6th, A Wonderful Show! 7pm-ish...bring $ for touring bands (notaflof)

-Whales Whailing
(Spiritual Psychedelic Folk Rock from Portland and San Diego, http://whaleswhailing.bandcamp.com/)

-Johanna Warren  (singing songs from somewhere in Oregon,
http://johannawarren.bandcamp.com/)

-Lost Dog (friends from Santa Cruz doing their own thing)

They will be vibrating vocal cords and guitar strings to make harmonious sounds.   Hope to see you all there.  Let's make it a special evening together!!


Thursday August 7th The Open Mic!

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up.


Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration.

SubRosa Bi-Monthly Open Mic
1st & 3rd Thursday 8-10pm (signups at 7:30)
$3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Questions & Intentions

What does it mean to hold and act on anarchist principles?  How does this relate to being in a community with other folks that also have similar orientations?  Near, where we are in each others' lives directly and far, where we form broader networks of relations across space (and time?).  How do we individually and collectively relate to other folks that don't consider themselves anarchists and are also working/living/struggling for ways to live that are more authentic to them?  What is your/our relationship to this planet on which we live and depend on for our very survival?  How can we thrive in that relationship?  What does/could that look like?  How does that relate to your anarchist principles?  How does that relate to other orientations and ways of being?

Let's explore these and other questions together, in theory and action, with creativity and passion.

Yea for Thursday & Saturday at SubRosa!

July 17th- 3rd Thursday
Women, Trans & Queer 
Open Mic

Open mic is a space for you to share yourself in anyway that feels right to you. You can read a story, poem or journal entry that feels important to you. You can sing or play a song you are excited about. You can make other people act out weird or funny things you think of. You can ask questions you need help answering. You can rant about things that piss you off. And you can just come and soak it all up. 

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we reserve the stage for Women, Trans, and Queer folk though everyone is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the show. These Open Mics are always special and this one you can expect at least one accordion! 

Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly. Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration.

SubRosa Bi-Monthly Open Mic
1st & 3rd Thursday 8-10pm (signups at 7:30)
$3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Saturday July 19th Really Really Free Market! noon-3pm

No money. No trades. Everything is free. 

This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited. Mutual respect. If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.

Final Straw: A view from Sao Paolo on resistance to FIFA; Layla Abdel Rahim on "Wild Children – Domesticated Dreams"

In previous weeks I have posted links to zines that offer thought provoking perspectives on the realm of theory-into-action.  Now I offer a link to a radio show that also offers radical perspectives to consider and act upon as you will.  And now freely lifted from http://anarchistnews.org (a site with many interesting articles, but I caution you about reading the comments).

Final Straw: A view from Sao Paolo on resistance to FIFA; Layla Abdel Rahim on "Wild Children - Domesticated Dreams"


Streaming at AshevilleFM through June 29nd, 2014, then podcasting later at radio4all.net and airing on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM

This week's show features mainly a dubbed interview by comrades at A-Radio Berlin with a member of a Comite Popular da Copa in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The interviewee speaks about the context of resistance in Brazil and how it's developed, public discourse around elections, the cost of living, developments around the FIFA World Cup and upcoming Olympics in Brazil. He discusses the links between politicians supporting these huge events, the political power of the construction companies, the displacement of poor, urban peoples and the further gentrification of cities under the guise of facilitating these huge events that draw short term profits but cause longterm damages. Information about the Comite Popular da Copa in Sao Paolo can be found at: http://comitepopularsp.wordpress.com/

More works by A-Radio Berlin can be found at http://aradio.blogsport.de

At about 40 minutes into the show, the begin presenting a conversation with Layla AbdelRahim about her recent book, "Wild Children - Domesticated Dreams: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness". She is an anarchaprimitivist who explores ideas of education, domestication and civilization in terms of childhood development and overall human health. In this portion, we define some terms and talk about instrumentalization of living things and symbolic thought and how they are used to shape the child's mind into the civilized and non-empathic perspective. Info on the book can be found at http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca

Sean Swain, this week, talks about the corruption and enslavement involved in the construction of the Ohio State Capital building in Colombus.

Women, Trans, and Queer Open Mic & Reflections on Riots and Revolt in America & Really Really Free Market Info!

3rd Thursday Women, Trans, and Queer Open Mic,
Thursday June 19th, 7:30-10pm (no open mic Thurs. 6/12)

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we reserve the stage for Women, Trans, and Queer folk though everyone is invited and encouraged to come enjoy the show. These Open Mics are always special. Donations directly benefit this community-supported space. Signups for performance at 7:30 fill up quickly, and it begins at 8pm.  Bring your creativity and artistic inspiration. $3-7 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Reflections on Riots

and Revolt in America,

Friday June 20th at 7pm

With the passing of the Occupy Movement, the official Left has pushed for a return back into the political system people sought to rebel against. The movement, which sought to break America out of its slumber has been defeated. But as the global situation across the world continues to worsen; economically, ecologically, and socially, revolts continue to pop up and occur across the world and the US, seizing public space, organizing in assemblies, and using the use of riots to defend occupied zones.

Looking back on the history of revolt in the United States, Doug Gilbert discusses his new book, ‘I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots, Revolt, and the Black Bloc’ and how the Left has often distorted the history of resistance in this country. Self-organized and disruptive action often has been a greater force for change - and a possible departure point to other forms of life, than formal and traditional forms of non-violent protest.


Talk will be followed by Q + A. Free tables of radical literature will also be on hand. Kid friendly.



Really Really Free Market, Saturday June 21st, noon-3pm

No money. No trades. Everything is free. This market is based on a gift-economy and thinks capitalism sucks. Bring food to share. Bring your special items that you don't use but can't throw away (ex. clothes, toys, art supplies, instruments, books and zines...your free box). Bring your special talents to offer people (ex. haircuts, message, reiki...). Come and take what you can use and say thanks! We will have folks to check in with as you arrive. First come first served, space may be limited.  If you bring things, you are expected to take away whatever is left at the end of the market.



And come visit SubRosa during our regular open hours!  We are making a concerted effort to be open regularly, even during the summer.  So, bring a friend, check out a book from the Anarchist Library, peruse the Meristem Health Distro, spark an engaging conversation and much more!


Also, here is another reminder to Support SubRosa
during our Spring/Summer Fundraiser!
You can donate to our secure page at EverRibbon, which collects the money through WePay. SubRosa is also fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation can be tax deductible.
And so you can donate HERE!