Who We Are

There is so much misinformation about anarchists that we wanted a group to loudly and proudly show people what anarchism is really about. We will do that through concrete projects in the community that support people and contributes to the world we want to see. We want to break some common stereotypes about anarchists and do things that make people take a second look at anarchism.

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What We Do

Projects are the heart of what we do and how we engage with the public. We are working on:

 

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Join us at the next Public Gathering!

Curious about anarchism? Want to be involved in projects that benefit your community and enrich your life? You’re invited to the Neighborhood Anarchist Collective Public Gathering! We’ll explain the purpose of NAC, demonstrate how we work together, explore how we’re organized, and provide new members with the tools they need to plug in! Join us to learn about actions, projects, and how to get involved!

NAC welcomes everyone. Our meetings are ADA accessible. If you have any questions or accessibility needs please feel free to contact us.

Check the events below for the location and details.

Upcoming Events

Here’s some of the upcoming events either organized or supported by NAC:

Latest News

May Day 2022

There are a number of events leading up to and around May Day this year! 

Fri April 22nd 6pm – “No Gods No Masters” Part 1 @ https://twitch.tv/nogodsnomasterseug
Fri April 29th 6pm – “No Gods No Masters” Part 2 @ https://twitch.tv/nogodsnomasterseug
Sun May 1st noon-8pm – May Day Celebration! @ Park Blocks
Tues May 3rd 2:30pm – Campus May Day! @ EMU
Wed May 4th 6pm – “No Gods No Masters” Part 3 @ https://twitch.tv/nogodsnomasterseug

Share Fair on Pause

Hello everyone!

We wanted to give an update on the status of the Share Fair for the new year.

As the Covid pandemic began Share Fair was forced to adapt in form away from being the creation of a social space in which people could share goods; services; and, most importantly, presence to a more mobile but disconnected mutual aid project. Mobile distribution and, eventually, the pods functioned as a way of getting needed supplies to members of the community most effected by the threat of Covid and the city’s draconian policies but never really allowed for the communal spirit that Share Fair was originally intended to create. While the distribution of supplies is important and, fortunately, continues with many groups in the community the shift from community building to supply logistics was a strain on many organizers involved resulting in burn out for many involved.

Reflection on this burnout, what we needed as organizers, and where we felt able to invest time and energy led to the decision to put Share Fair on pause until we can get back to something more in line with its original form and intent. What does that mean? There won’t be any Share Fair meetings or distribution events for the near future. There has been excitement about a possible May Day event that would be more in line with the classic form of Share Fair as community building event and we’re going to look at that as a possible soft reboot on Share Fair. If the energy and spirit of May Day demonstrate the feasibility of bringing Share Fair back in its more original form, we’ll meet again to assess what that could look like and hopefully have joyous news for y’all on that front (world events allowing!). If people are interested in organizing for the May Day event itself you can contact NAC to get involved.

All of the love and gratitude to everyone who has been involved in making Share Fair happen, whatever the shape!

<3
– Share Fair Team
The Real Labor Day

The Real Labor Day

Many do not know Labor Day was concocted by President Cleveland, with an insidious, but not official intent to diffuse support for May Day (International Workers Day), with its Anarchist and Socialist roots. To add even more insult to injury, american patriots re-branded Mayday as ‘loyalty day.’

Mayday has its roots in two different themes. First, it was a pagan celebration of the spring, which was opposed and suppressed by the church. Second, it commemorates the labor movement and the Chicago Haymarket Affair of 1886. The latter was a sequence of events that started as a large rally. There was a bomb blast, with several cops and citizens killed. Afterwards, government, business and the press perpetuated the red scare. Eight Anarchists were arrested and tried for the bombing, with four of them executed by the state. Historic analysis of the trial revealed the proceedings to be anything but a fair trial. Labor continued its fight for the 40 hour work week and benefits and an end to child labor, for years to come. The labor movement achieved much, but many of the hard earned gains, are under threat.

If you are one of the lucky ones who’s boss gave you today off, enjoy your day. Lastly, remember all of those who fought against the cogs of capitalism, with risk to their livelihood and lives, for many of the benefits we enjoy today, and don’t forget to celebrate the real labor day next spring on May 1st International Worker’s Day.

More Reading:
https://archive.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday/
https://workingclasswhole.com/category/journalism/
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-linebaugh-the-incomplete-true-authentic-and-wonderful-history-of-may-day

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