Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fri- @ brkfst & Strengthening Movements presentation / Sat- A Show! / Sun- film & discussion re: confronting the rise of the new right / & More!

-Thursday, May 18th, 11-4pm:  Open Hours! 
    Come on by SubRosa and see what's going on around town or check out a book from the @ library or purchase a zine or book.

-Friday, May 19th:  in the morning & evening!

    9-11am:  Rise up and Shine: Raisin' Branarchy

    An informal anarchist breakfast for those who rise up early. Current events discussion, baked goods, coffee, and our weekly early anarchist poll.   So, begin your day with other folk, sharing food and conversation...what's on your mind, in your heart...

    7pm:  Fighting Charges, Strengthening Movements (This is a book presentation and community discussion being put on by the Tilted Scales Collective)

    Please join us for a community discussion about strengthening our struggles for liberation when facing criminal charges. This presentation and discussion are based on the ideas in the recently published book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant. The Tilted Scales Collective is excited to bring you this comprehensive guide about facing charges in the criminal legal system. Rather than being a how-to guide, this book offers a way of thinking about criminal charges that is based on defendants' goals: personal, political, and legal. And these goals are framed with this question in mind: "How is my case part of revolutionary struggle?"

The full book will be available at a discount and a chapter-length excerpt (Chapter 2, on setting goals) will be available by donation. The government is all too successful at using criminal charges to disrupt, destroy, and neutralize radical and revolutionary struggles for liberation. A Tilted Guide draws on the wisdom of dozens of people who have weathered the challenges of trials and incarceration,including many former and current political prisoners/prisoners of war. This event is part of a nationwide tour aiming to help strengthen our movements on all fronts and take away the power of criminal charges. By thinking strategically and being in solidarity with each other, we can turn terrible situations in movement-building ones! Tilted Scales Collective is a small collective of dedicated legal support organizers who have spent years supporting and fighting for political prisoners, prisoners of war, and politicized prisoners in the occupied lands of Turtle Island (i.e., the so-called united states).

Tilted Scales Collective and Combustion Books have also created free ebook versions to ensure this resource gets out to all comrades who need it:  More information:

-Saturday, May 20th, 6:30pm:  A show! Boy Scouts, Justus Proffit, Eve's Peach, Soap

*Boy Scouts (on tour from SF) bedroom folk for foggy weather
**Justus Proffit (on tour from LA) sad acoustic bedroom pop
***Eve's Peach (local) guitar pop band!
****Soap (local) folk punk folk punk

$5 (notaflof) // All Ages // Safer Space //

-Sunday, May 21st, 6pm: 
Trouble #2 Bash the Fash: Confronting the Rise of the New Right

    Santa Cruz TroubleMakers presents Trouble #2 Bash the Fash: Confronting the Rise of the New Right. Join us for a screening and facilitated discussion.

Reactionary right-wing politics are on the rise in the west, and events are moving at a dangerous pace. In the wake of Trump's ascendency to the US presidency, a toxic mix of white nationalism, Islamophobia, transphobia, violent misogyny, and anti-migrant hysteria is rapidly coalescing into a growing movement that has in turn sparked a surge of interest in anti-fascist organizing. Battle lines are being drawn, and street clashes are escalating.

In episode #2 of Trouble, anarchist media collective subMedia interviews a number of individuals from the US, Canada and the UK in order to get a better understanding of just what it is that we're up against, what a viable strategy for confronting this threat might look like, what steps we can take in order to mount an effective response, and how this all fits into our efforts to build a revolutionary movement against capitalism and the state.

subMedia // //

And the SubRosa fundraiser is still ongoing (perpetually)!

Click here (& actual link below): support-subrosa!

(and money is processed through a secure WePay account). 

So far we have raised a bit over $300, which really helps a lot right now.  Although the space is packed with events that range from shows to workshops to meetings to speakers, we don't make enough money each month to cover our expenses (and have been drawing down our meager savings).

We appreciate any support you can offer to this anarchist community space...large and all helps!  And with your financial contribution we can focus on running this community space and not stressing about finances.  And Thanks!

Note:  You can choose how regularly you contribute to SubRosa and the default on the website is weekly.  This can be changed to other time frames as well.  Also, the Action Network, which hosts the fundraiser requests a "tip" and this can also be adjusted from the default of 10% to "no tip" or even more.

Other Happenings Around Town: 
E.A.R.T.H. Lab Presents!  An Ecosex Symposium, Thursday & Friday, May 18th & 19th at UCSC

"Join us for a multi-disciplinary gathering to explore our relationships with the environment and social justice, engage in human/non-human collaboration, critique ideologies and debate new sexualities. What happens when we posit the Earth as our lover? Let's examine where our "bodies" end and "nature" begins."  (more info at & at

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