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Everybody Into the Tent 

Wednesday, Mar 28 2012
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The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is 17 years old, and we’ve been covering it just as long, so forgive us if we dwell on this year’s promotional material: the poster art. We like the poster art every year, of course — anarchism cut with books is a dream theme for artists. But we especially like this year’s drawing of a warm, inviting Occupy tent (occupied by readers) surrounded by dark, menacing riot cops. Who among us, if we weren’t already in a tent, wanted to be in a tent, at least for a night and some community soup, and maybe a book? (Aside from everybody who calls in to Hannity and Limbaugh, obviously.) This year, anarchism — the meaning of it, the implications of it, often just the food and clothing and bathing habits of it — edged further into the national spotlight, with many reporters sweeping back the flap for better look. At this year’s fair, one lecture looks as inviting as that tent, with three award-winning science fiction writers — Kim Stanley Robinson, Rudy Rucker, and Terry Bisson — coming together for “Occupy the Future! SF Writers on Radical Visions of Tomorrow.”
March 31-April 1, 2012

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