NEFAC has just announced a speaking tour of New England, with more dates throughout the Northeast to be announced shortly, featuring Andrew Flood on the topic Building a Popular Anarchism. From their promotional material:

A decade ago the active anarchist movement in Ireland consisted of little more than a dozen people in two small organizations. Today hundreds of people are active and one banned libertarian demonstration in 2004 saw 5,000 people take part. Anarchists are increasingly replacing Irish republicans as the bogeyman of the mainstream media.

This talk explains how this breakthrough happened and details the various struggles anarchists have been involved in. The bad news is, I couldn’t get it worked out to have him come to Montpelier (this time around). The good news is, he’s got several already lined up and even more on the way (maybe there’ll be a Vermont date in there somewhere, I’m working on it).

Andrew is an active anarchist organizer and writer, with twenty years experience in Ireland, most of that time as a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement. More recently, he has become a member of NEFAC and is a founding member of Common Cause, Ontario. His publishing record includes well over one hundred articles, translated into over nine languages, chapters published in three books, and articles in seven English language anti-authoritarian magazines and newspapers. As well as numerous events in Ireland he has been the speaker at meetings in Britain, Italy, Canada, the Czech Republic and the USA and attended conferences in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Mexico.

A partial archive of Andrew’s writings, radio interviews and
translations can be found at

If you can make it to any of these, I highly suggest you do:

Worcester MA Feb 20th 7pm

Stone Soup, 4 King st

Providence RI Feb 21st, 7:30

DARE, 340 Lockwood street

Boston, MA February 23rd, 7pm

Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th Floor, Chinatown (

Portland, ME, Feb 25th,

Meg Perry Centre, 644 Congress St

Amherst, MA, Feb 27th or 28th,

Food for Thought books, 106 N Pleasant street

Dates for NYC, Hartford, Philly, Baltimore, DC, Richmond, Fredricksburg, Harresburg, Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo to follow.