TROUBLE showing, April 1st, 7pm @ Firestorm

Rather than our normal film-showing on the last Friday of the month, we’re joining our Trouble showing to the end of letter writing.  5pm, Sunday the 1st of April at Firestorm, come down and write some letters and meet BRABC friends.  Stay for the showing of Trouble at 7pm.  A description follows:

Destroying Domination: Revolutionary Feminism in an Age of Misogynist Reaction

Today, decades of hard-fought victories in the struggle for female emancipation are under threat from waves of resurgent misogyny. From attacks on abortion and reproductive justice, to the revival and spread of religious fundamentalism and authoritarian nationalism… patriarchy is on the march. Meanwhile, as the corporate media celebrates the #TimesUp movement initiated by rich women in Hollywood, femicide, sexual exploitation and rape continue to tear more marginalized communities apart.

Systems of male domination lie at the very roots of capitalism and state power. During periods of political crisis and counter-revolution, women, and all those who eschew their socially-assigned gender roles, are often the first to be targeted for repression and increased violence. In part, this is because of the important position that women have always occupied, as the beating hearts of communities of resistance. But this repression is also intended as a token gesture to working-class men that are upset by their declining social and economic status, and who rather than focus their rage at their true enemies – the rich and powerful – have historically and consistently opted to clutch ever tighter to their positions of relative power and control over their would-be female comrades.

In this month’s edition of Trouble, sub.Media takes a look at patriarchy as an enduring system of social, economic and political control, and shares stories from some of the front-line struggles being waged by women around the world – from Indigenous communities fighting against the colonial dispossession of their lands, to the challenges faced by migrants forced from their homes by economic inequality, climate change, and war.
Love & Tacos,
The Troublemakers @ sub.Media

TROUBLE #10: Student Organizing

On Friday, 2/23 at Firestorm, #BlueRidgeABC continues it’s tradition of showing the newest episode of TROUBLE immediately upon it’s release from the video gulags deep in the tundra of Klanada by the hard-working proles at sub.media. Join us at 7:30pm the last Friday of the month to watch and discuss the film.  Here’s a flyer for this episode’s airing in #Asheville.

This month, come and see their second episode on student organizing. The first, available for free at sub.media, covers the student strikes in Montreal of 2013, student revolt from the dictatorship through the Penguin Revolution til today, and anti-austerity organizing by students in Puerto Rico.

TROUBLE double-header for #AVLJ20: Fight and Build 2018

For this week of #AVLJ20: Fight & Build week of events, #BRABC will be showing the 4th episode of TROUBLE from sub.Media on movement self defense and repression alongside the brand, spankin new Trouble short documentary, #9 on the 2012 Student Strikes in Quebec. These free film showings will be followed by some discussion and resume our regular, monthly TROUBLE showings and discussions for the last Friday of the month.

Flyer

Nov 24 TROUBLE #8 showing at Firestorm

At 7:30pm at Firestorm, BRABC is going to show the newest episode of TROUBLE from Sub.Media. TROUBLE is a short documentary series that features current topics of interest to anti-authoritarians, anti-capitalists, and anti-racists. This latest episode concerns hacking and features an interview with imprisoned anarchist hacker, Jeremy Hammond. After the 30 minute short film, we’ll be engaging in the questions the producers sent along for discussion.

Scroll down to see a preview of the episode.

Here’s a pdf flyer for the event.

 

09-29-17: Trouble #6 screening

“Community Policing,” social networking, counter-intelligence…  Counter-Insurgency assumes that the population is always in one stage or another of revolt and must be watched, defused and undermined.  What does that mean for marginalized communities and resistance movements? We’ll watch the latest episode of the mini-documentary series, TROUBLE from sub.Media and have a conversation prompted by questions…