The Scranton Radical Book Fair and Really Really Free Market is held yearly at the Nazareth Student Center at Marywood University. The book fair aims to promote the ideas of social, environmental and economic justice in the Scranton area. The book fair will include an exposition of lectures, demonstrations, books, zines, pamphlets, art, video, and other cultural and political creations.
Bring what you can; take what you need. A really, really free market puts in to practice the anarchist principal of mutual aid. Basically we are challenging the notion that the capitalist “free markets” are “free” (or even fair!). Instead of being free, capitalist markets depend on scarcity to keep prices for goods and services high. This scarcity means that, by design, some people can’t afford to get what they need, but it does create profit for capitalists.
PRESENTATION SCHEDULE (in progress)
12:00 P.M. – Jess Meoni – The Graphic Design Techniques and Cultural History of Radical Publications
12:30 P.M. – Shalefield Organizing Committee
1:15 p.m. – John Dobbs
1:45 P.M. – Daryle Lamont Jenkins – Standing Up and Shutting Down PA’s Fascists
2:15 P.M. – Break
2:30 P.M. – Mitch Troutman – Coal Region, Stories and Potential: Organizing in the Anthracite Region Today
3:00 P.M. – Margo and Marnie Azzarelli – Labor Unrest in Scranton
3:30 p.m. – Break
3:45 p.m. – Suren Moodliar – The Human Right to Water as a Movement Building Project
4:15 p.m. – Joe Ramsey – The Critical Communist Writings of Richard Wright: Lessons for us Today
5:00 p.m. – Jamie Longazel – Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
6:00 p.m. – Poetry Reading Featuring: Amanda J. Bradley, Maggie Gilbertson, Brian Fanelli, Sarah Zane Lewis and Daryl Sznyter