Friday, September 22, 2023

A New York City Anarchist Book Fair 2023


One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. And for some reason I thought to add a word for the dead in this post.

And so in between reading those headline news of the day, somewhere between weather disasters in Maui, Libya and Moroccoglobal migrant invasionsglobal migrant protestsnew world order agenda 2030 mark of the beast stuffNew York City is spraying pesticides into the streets and just waiting for the rapture that's supposed to happen during the feast of trumpets and the high watch holy week of Rosh Hashanah, I somehow found myself attempting to vend those #blacklivesmatter #S#!tJustGotReal #NotMyPresident #occupywallstreet #nopolicestate #yoga #music #morus #TheShadow #squat #tompkinssquarepark #washingtonsquarepark #unionsquarepark #eastvillage #lowereastside #brooklyn & #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each & Tompkins Square Park t shirts for $10 each next to Chris Flash of Shows in Tompkins Square Park at the 17th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair at BRICK BY BRICK: MoRUS'11th Annual Film Festival Saturday, September 16th at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, an event that happened a week ago already.

And if I could just copy and paste these event announcements, because hey, it's less writing sometimes in an attempt to maintain web 2.0 user generated content for this blagh and my other blog, it would read something like:

Save the date!

BRICK BY BRICK: MoRUS', that radical history museum in the Lower East Side, 11th Annual Film Festival, 155 Ave C, NYC

4 nights in 4 community gardens/parks.

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is holding its 11th Annual Film Festival. Showcasing perspectives on urban housing solutions.

Celebrate urban housing solutions at MoRUS' 11th Annual Film Festival — September 14-17, hosted in a different community garden each night.

10+ films with perspectives on urban housing solutions.
πŸ“ Thursday September 14, 7pm @ Green Oasis
πŸ“ Friday September 15, 7pm @ La Plaza Cultural
πŸ“ Saturday September 16, 7pm @ Tompkins Square Park
πŸ“ Sunday September 17, 7pm @ 6 & B

The first night of MoRUS' film festival, hosted at Green Oasis community garden, will feature three documentary films.

1. Picture the Homeless (15 mins) — Produced by Not An Alternative

Footage from 2009 action demanding housing for homeless in Chase Bank’s vacant lot.

2. Master of None / Toledo (15 min) — Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez

Portrait of Mario Bustamante, a Colombian immigrant squatting on the LES in the 90s.

3. The Spark (1 hour) — Directed by Antoine Harari & Valeria Mazzucchi

2021 doc on the fight to establish a “Zone to Defend” in a rural French commune.

The second night of MoRUS' film festival, hosted at La Plaza Cultural community garden, will feature three documentary films.

1. Battle to Save La Plaza Cultural (17 mins) — Produced by Emergency Video Network

1988 doc about an anti-gentrification campaign to save a community garden.

2. Nubia Way: A story of black-led self building in Lewisham (17 mins) — Directed by Timi Akindele-Ajani

2022 doc of London’s first self-built black housing co-op from the 1990s.

3. Rock Soup (1 hour 20 mins) — Directed by Lech Kowalski

Doc of a soup kitchen serving homeless people in La Plaza Cultural in summer of ‘89.

For the third night of MoRUS' film festival, we are partnering with the Anarchist Book Fair to showcase the Emma Goldman Anarchist Film Festival. Check out the book fair in La Plaza Cultural during the day, then stop by the screening at night.

The final night of MoRUS' film festival, hosted at 6 & B community garden, will feature 3 documentary films, including 2 new films premiering here.

1. Survival Without Rent (30 min) — Directed by Katie Heiserman + Elana Meyers

Doc in progress on LES squatters who formed a community of artists and activists.

2. Sleep on Water (length TBD) — Directed by Brandon Neubaur + Anne Kickert

Premiere of 2023 doc on boat squatting in NYC.

3. Battle of Tuntenhaus (20 min) — Directed by Juliet Bashore

1993 doc of a queer, anti-fascist squat in East Berlin prior to police eviction in 1990.


Special Workshop: The ABCs of Squatting

@ The Museum of the Reclaimed Urban Space (C Squat), 155 Ave C, between 9th and 10th street NYC.
Sat, Sep. 16, 3:30 pm
Housing advocates will share skills and insight into squatting. The session will be presented by Frank Morales and Bill Di Paolo and will include a slide presentation and Q&A on tools, building systems and the nuts and bolts of squatting. "The ABCs of Squatting" ties in to the of themes of the anarchist book fair by addressing people's need for community related low cost housing through DIY ideology and free how to zine on squatting.

And if I were to copy and paste that 2023 NYC Anarchist Book Fair website information, because again, it's less writing sometimes, it would read something like:


September 15 – Music Festival

September 16 – Book Fair & Art Festival

September 16 – Film Festival

September 17 – Virtual Workshops

We are still living in crazy times. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a no police state. Have a great film festival, anarchist book fair day and more.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Migrant mango vendors, Roosevelt Hotel migrants and homeless in New York City

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. The only thing constant is change and some stories do not end as you expect. 

And so in between attempting to vend those Black Lives Matter, Not My President, Occupy Wall Street, No Police State, Sh*tJustGotReal Tompkins Square Park, Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, Frida Kahlo, Yoga, Music, Brooklyn, East Village, Lower East Side and I Love New York necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each and Tompkins Square Park t shirts for $10 each at the 35th Annual Tompkins Square Riot Reunion at Tompkins Square Park when your Tompkins Square Park t shirts sell out because the singer from Xtinguish The Code wears one on stage and dropping off a "Save Charas" photo for All Tomorrow’s Gardens A Celebration of NYC Community Gardens Presented by EV Gallery August 4-13, 2023 Curated by George Hirose & Kerri LindstrΓΆm Opening Reception: August 4, 6-9pm Special Performances: 6:45pm Adam Ende / Jawbone PuppetTheater "The Turnip 7pm Rude Mechanical Orchestra With Sidewalk Tape Art Installation by Kuki Gomez Featuring work by various artists, and reading the headline news of the day, I somehow found myself posting a bunch of migrant mango vendor videos in that city of New York on my YouTube page and my Instagram page I guess because hey, I've been seeing migrant mango vendors and homeless in the streets and subways everywhere throughout my travels in that city of New York this summer, and the migrants at The Roosevelt Hotel  intake center seem to be in the news lately also. And in the age of advanced technology with everyone having one of those zombie apocalypse cell phones, it makes making those cell phone videos easier to make.

And so the titles and descriptions of some of those YouTube videos that find themselves posted above, read something like:

A walk along 42nd Street, Times Square past Broadway, 7th Avenue, 8th Avenue and Port Authority Bus Terminal and Union Square and East Village in New York City. A street full of tourists, migrant mango vendors and homeless. 

"Migrants, many from Africa, wait outside the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC. The hotel is full, and the city is running out of places to house them. Also, a look at the homeless situation in Midtown. (Hotel footage was sent in from today.)" Video @ East Ghost Reports @NJEGmedia 

A walk along 42nd Street, Times Square past Broadway, 7th Avenue, 8th Avenue and Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. A street full of tourists, migrant mango vendors, homeless and cops. (short version)

No one is free when others are oppressed

We are all immigrants


Are we all immigrants?

The Ten Kings Are Here with BRICS and it's the end of the world as we know it.

And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Have a great migrant mango vendor day and more.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

East Village Zine Fair 2023

The 8 Ball CommunityPrinted Matter St Marks, East Village Zine Fair happened indoors at PS 122 Community Center this past weekend after being postponed from a rain date outdoors on St Marks Place in that city of New York in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side, now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe. 

And I had a great time vending #blacklivesmatter #nopolicestate #occupywallstreet #sh*tjustgotreal #washingtonsquarepark #unionsquarepark #morus #theshadow #yoga #music #brooklyn #eastvillage #lowereastside & #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins $2 each & Tompkins Square Park t shirts for $10 each outside on the sidewalk next to Chris Flash of Shows in Tompkins Square Park, The Shadow Newspaper and indoors with Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS at East Village Zine Fair at 8Ball Community Printed Matter Zine Fair/ St. Marks this past weekend.

And with over 70 exhibitors at this zine fair, if I were to copy and paste part of Printed Matter's website description of this event, (because hey, it's less writing sometimes....) it would read something like:

"Printed Matter / St Marks and 8-Ball Community are excited to welcome you to the third annual East Village Zine Fair, a celebration of NYC’s zine-makers, independent publishers, and the East Village’s history of DIY culture past and present.

Though originally planned for June 24, due to rainy weather the EVZF will now take place Saturday, July 8th AND Sunday, July 9th at Performance Space New York, 150 First Ave.

Saturday, July 8th 11AM - 7PM (11AM - 1PM are mask mandatory hours, register here*) 

Sunday, July 9th 11AM - 5PM 
For our new venue, we cannot imagine a better alternative than Performance Space New York, a fellow arts non-profit in the heart of the East Village. We are so grateful for their support and generosity in hosting the EVZF this year πŸ“šπŸŽ±

 *Saturday will begin with two mask-mandatory hours and a reduced visitor capacity to ensure that those who are immunocompromised and/or disabled have a chance to browse the Fair. To ensure entry during this time, register via the link above or through
For the rest of the Fair masks will be available and highly encouraged. 

We’re so excited to welcome everyone to the fair, and since we are not outside on St Marks Pl this year, we Are working with a much more limited visitor capacity. As such, we encourage you to arrive early and be prepared for potential wait times to enter the fair. Once inside, we are asking that guests try to keep their visit limited to 2 hours so that as many people as possible get to experience the EVZF. 

Questions? Email

The EVZF and its programs are free and open to the public. Details about fundraising editions, musical performance and more are forthcoming!Stay up to date via Instagram Printed Matter8-Ball Community) and by subscribing to Printed Matter’s mailing list "

We are still living in crazy times. Have a great New York City festival day and more.