Theory & Philosophy XXX: Mikhail Bakunin

New date: Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for the thirtieth discussion in the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. This is a mini-series within the broader project which explores anarchist theories of the state.

Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2016 Series

Hey there you lovers of social theory and philosophy – Old Capitol Books is teaming up again with the Direct Action Monterey Network to bring a series of seminars on critical and political theory to downtown Monterey. This summer’s seminars are facilitated by a collection of artists, professors, and students who live and work onContinue reading “Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2016 Series”

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Anarchist Critiques of Democracy

What is democracy, precisely? Will it ever deliver on what it promises? How significant is the difference between state democracy and direct democracy? Is anarchism a kind of direct democracy, or something else entirely? And how do democratic discourse and procedures serve the social movements that adopt them? Next reading group will be 19 JulyContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Anarchist Critiques of Democracy”

Paul Simons Talk on Rojava, Kurdistan, and ISIS

Monday 7 December 2015, 7pm: Old Capitol Books is proud to announce that we will be working together with the Direct Action Monterey Network in hosting Paul Simons who has recently returned from Rojava, where local grassroots and militias are fighting against ISIS. He has documented his journey in his Dispatches which are published inContinue reading “Paul Simons Talk on Rojava, Kurdistan, and ISIS”

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XIII: Antonio Negri

Wednesday September 23rd 2015, 7pm: Our Theory & Philosophy reading groups with the Direct Action Monterey Network have been a great success for over a year, and we’re coming up on our thirteenth iteration with the works of Marxist theorist, Antonio Negri. We’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers whoContinue reading “Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XIII: Antonio Negri”