Buffalo Class Action Presents Deric Shannon, editor of Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics, who will give a presentation and lead a discussion on anarchist analysis of capitalism and it’s visions for a world free of oppression, domination, and coercive social control, to kick off our upcoming discussion series.
Do we have to accept living in a society divided between the wealthy few and the wanting many? Must people starve? Is the state eternal? Does the world need cops, prisons, bosses, and politicians? How do economic hierarchies intersect with things like racism, sexism, rigid gender roles, compulsory monogamy, and heteronormativity? Do we have to live like this? Are other worlds possible? And most importantly, what kinds of alternatives have anarchists put forward and how do we propose to get there?
This event will be a great chance to learn more about (and discuss!) anarchism, economics, and the fight for accumulating freedom in a world currently organized for hierarchy, coercion, and control.
Deric Shannon is an organizer who from Connecticut, who organizes around anti-racism, sexual freedom, reproductive justice, and more recently a small solidarity network in Eastern Connecticut. He has co-edited and co-authored four books including “Contemporary Anarchist Studies” (Routledge 2010), “Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State” (Pine Forge Press 2011), “The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics” (AK Press 2012), and “Queering Anarchism: Essays on Gender, Power, and Desire” (AK Press forthcoming). He may or may not be addicted to cute kittens.