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Radical GothamAnarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street$
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Tom Goyens

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041051

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.001.0001

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ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space

ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space

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(p.201) ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space
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Radical Gotham
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Alan W. Moore

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.003.0011

ABC No Rio is a long-running cultural institution on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is a nonprofit corporation under New York State law. It was founded and run on radical democratic principles, and its current director is an erstwhile anarchist organizer. A metal plaque out front states that it is dedicated to the “culture of resistance.” So is it an anarchist space? At the very least, ABC No Rio has an anarchist past. This chapter lays out some histories of the project, how it evolved through art and politics, and its present position in the midst of a major capital project to construct a new center on the site of the old....

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