You don’t have to watch the nightly TV news to realize that money is tight these days. It is an international problem that has put many anti-authoritarian printing projects in jeopardy including this one. For that reason we are planning a benefit party to raise money for the international anti-authoritarian press.
Although we sometimes find ourselves in sharp disagreement with one another, we share a basic commitment and comradeship and we want to assure that none of the publications go under for want of funds.
On Friday, January 29, there will be a blow-out bash at the Grinning Duck Club, 4156 Third Ave. at the corner of W. Willis, with live music performed by the Layabouts and the John Grant Band. Rocking from 9:30 p.m. until the doors close, the bands will be shaking the club’s walls to raise money and provide a night of fun for all in attendance.
The money raised will be divided up among the Fifth Estate; Work and Pay, San Francisco; Revista Anarchica, Italy; Black Flag: Organ of the Anarchist Black Cross, United Kingdom; the Ann Arbor Anarchist Print Co-op, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and L’Internazionale, Italy. For some of these publications, such as Black Flag and Open Road, their financial situation is one of life and death.
Admission fee is $2.50, but there is also a $10 ticket for those who can afford to give a little extra help. It won’t get you anything more than the normal $2.50 ticket, but a bigger thank you. Of course, we won’t say no to anyone interested in a $50 or $100 ticket (we’re very obliging). A full accounting of the proceeds and the division of funds will appear in the next issue of the fifth Estate.