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An evening with Gabrial Kuhn

jon active | 29.09.2010 18:00 | Analysis | Education | Gender

An introduction to political pirates and straight edge by PM Press's most prolific author.

Gabriel Kuhn has been politically active since 1989, n the 1990s, he worked for the Austrian autonomist journal TAT blatt and with the Vienna anarchist publisher Monte Verita. An essay of his on piracy appeared as part of the Black Rose book Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger (1997), co-authored with Ulrike Klausmann and Monika Meinzerin.

In 2000, Kuhn founded Alpine Anarchist Productions (AAP), a DIY publishing project that has released numerous pamphlets, many authored by Kuhn under different pseudonyms. The Anarchist Football (Soccer) Manual became the series' most popular work.
Since 2005, Kuhn has published extensively with German radical publisher Unrast Verlag. Tier-Werden, Schwarz-Werden, Frau-Werden. Eine Einführung in die politische Philosophie des Poststrukturalismus (2005) has become a standard left-wing introduction to poststructuralism, and the book Neuer Anarchismus in den USA. Seattle und die Folgen (2008), an annotated anthology of contemporary US anarchism, with translations from David Graeber and the CrimethInc. Collective to John Zerzan and Ward Churchill, was named "Book of the Year" by Berlin's Bibliothek der Freien. In Tötet den Bullen in eurem Kopf! Zur US-amerikanischen Linken, White Supremacy und Black Autonomy (2009), Kuhn also made texts by Greg Jackson and the Black Autonomy newspaper project available to a German audience.

Since 2008, Kuhn has been collaborating on various projects with PM Press. Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy (2010), continued his work on piracy. Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics (2010), is an anthology documenting the radical currents within the straight edge hardcore scene. Revolution and Other Writings: A Political Reader (2010) by Gustav Landauer is a collection of writings by the influential German anarchist.

In addition, Kuhn has contributed to various zines and journals, from Germany's Direkte Aktion to Sweden's Brand. In 2010, Kuhn was forced to cancel a three-month speaking tour of the USA after being denied authorization to travel by US authorities, who informed him that he had been placed on the "No Fly List.

He will be at 56a on Friday 22nd October talking about his work from 8pm.

56a Infoshop

56a Crampton St
Elephant and Castle
London SE17 3AE

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