______________12th NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2018

the next
will be June 8 and 9, 2018 
at Judson Memorial 
we are accepting workshops / tables / zines / books etc 
you can collabotare in organize our NYC Anarchist book fair / art/film/music festivals 
our next meeting will be 
March 22
at THE BASE - Brooklyn 
 We especially welcome native americans, women, LBGTQ, and people of color to join us in planning, organizing, and running the book fair.

Announcing The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement -
NYC Community Bail Fund




Support here: https://www.fundedjustic e.com/51JDId?ref=ab_372K5a


RAM NYC is proud to announce the launch of our Community Bail Fund and the first successful release of a person from the New York City jail system. 


Unable to afford bail and facing minor charges, Max* was about to be sent to Rikers to await trial, before our intervention spared him the horrors of the Island. Now he is back at home, and because he still faces charges, we continue to work with his family to connect them to additional resources.


Without being convicted of any crime, people are forced to remain behind bars because they cannot afford exorbitant bail. In actuality, these high bail amounts function as ransom against being held in brutal and violent conditions, and makes it almost impossible for families to mount a legal defense for their loved ones. 


RAM NYC, in tandem with the larger Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, is now laying the groundwork for what was outlined in Burn Down the American Plantation. We are creating revolutionary infrastructure that is immediately and ethically aiding people who are held in captivity by the white supremacist state. Revolutionaries desire to materially change peoples' lives for the better and within RAM NYC we are now taking our first steps in that process.


We understand that the political system is written with fundamental anti-black politics. The politics of abolition, then, must be underwritten by a willingness and desire to reach into the plantation system; to liberate those in captivity; to spread revolutionary ideas, to offer a concrete political and social alternative, and to raise the mantle of black liberation to the forefront of our movement.


The RAM NYC Community Bail Fund intends to release one person per month from Rikers Island or central bookings in NYC. We primarily focus on bail amounts under $3,000. When court proceedings are complete, bail money is returned to the RAM NYC fund and we can continue to bail out other people.


We realize any amount of time inside the prison walls is destructive, and potentially deadly, and every bit of support is meaningful. Through this project we will further the abolitionist cause for freedom.



To support this project: https://www.fundedjus tice.com/51JDId?ref=ab_372K5a


*His name has been changed to respect his privacy




Contact: revolutionaryabolitio nistmovement@protonmail.com

Website: https://ramnyc.org/

FB: RevAbolitionistNYC

Twitter: @RevAbolitionNYC


Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=NKtfE6Sblk4

Watch here -> Sacco and Vanzetti Letters reading performance <- at the XI NYC Anarchist Bookfair. 
Many thanks to Marc Shanker, who directed the piece, for hsaring it with us. 
Despite the tragedy, this is an inspiring piece of our history and should not be forgotten! 

















This year honouring:

Immigrant & Anarchist Emma Goldman

and remembering her persecution on the 100th anniversary of her prison sentence. 

The 11th Annual NYC Anarchist Art Festival will take a place on Friday May 12, 2017 ( 7pm- 3am)


GUERILLA ART VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/220149194                                                  ANARCHIST ART FAIR VIDEO https://vimeo.com/22015034



The 11th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair will take place on Saturday May 13, 2017  (11am - 8pm)

NYC anarchist Film Festival in honor of Emma Goldman  May 13, 2017 ( 8pm - 12:00)

@ the Judson Memorial Church.







The Far Right Today in the US and New York City by Spencer Sunshine

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Mmv0iAO4bBc&t=5s



Anti-Colonial Anti-July 4th Noise Demo!    by Global revolution 

Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn






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  posters by (left) David Spitzer, (right) Kalan Sherard 







 2017 BookFair >> https://www.facebook.com/events/1937879306425469/

2017 Art Festival >>  https://www.facebook.com/events/1685796248127720/

 2017 Music Night >> https://www.facebook.com/events/165619573964408/





send us an email nycabf [at] riseup.net  if you want to come





(thanks to artivism.com )





Watch: NO BORDERS @submedia visiting the 9th nyc anarchist book fair   

The second episode of “No Borders, Social Struggles across the world” looks at the New York City Anarchist Bookfair, the fight for $15 minimum wage, with music from by Rebel Diaz. https://submedia.tv/stimulator/2016/10/18/no-borders-part-2/

LEARN MORE about the NYC ABF: READ our 10th Anniversary celebration book!  

Including essays from collaborators in Greece and Spain, in addition to the NYC community, pictures, posters, etc.

by AK Press


                                                                                        cover by Lucy Valkury








Link to Photos of 2015 Anarchist Bookfair 


Anarchist Art Festival Video Link: https://vimeo.com/126942470