As of March 1st, 2013, the Libertalia collective has closed its location at 280 Broadway in Providence, RI.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

!!!MAY DAY!!!

Join us in the streets tomorrow! 

Wednesday May 1st, International Workers Day. 


We will be marching at 3:30pm from Central High School to the state house, arriving around 5pm.

What's going on with Libertalia?

Dear Comrades & Supporters, 

As you may already know Libertalia was faced with the threat of eviction in the beginning of February.  Over the course of several collective meetings and community discussions, we decided to leave our space at 280 Broadway. 

After moving out March 1st, putting the library and collective belongings into storage, we have been slowly deliberating on how to move forward.  We have decided to maintain the collective, working on re-evaluating our structure towards the goal of sustainability.  We will also maintain and hopefully grow the Libertalia network as an online newsletter for movement announcements, building a stronger base of information and support for local efforts in the struggle for social justice.  

We appreciate all the support we have received over the past two years, and hope to continue working together to support each other.  

We are currently organizing the Providence Anarchist Bookfair again this year at AS220’s Foo Fest, August 10th.  If  you or your organization/group would like a table or would be interested in doing a talk or workshop, please contact us at: 

We are also interested in new spaces for another version of the project to re-start and new members who’d like to continue the vision of sharing information and creating autonomous spaces. If you know of something that might be suitable for Libertalia, please email us! 

Thanks for your support and patience, 
Love & solidarity, 
the Libertalia collective

Monday, February 18, 2013

the Last Supper: reunite, reminisce, write! Wed 2/20 6-9pm

What has your experience of the collective been over the past 2 years? Who did you meet? What did you learn, attend, organize, realize?

What would you want someone from the future to know about the successes and struggles of the project we call Libertalia? 

For our last Wednesday night discussion in the space, we're writing our own history of the collective: a zine of memories and reflections. Whether you're a former collective member or you just came once for a movie, we'd like to include your voice. Drawing and writing tools provided, or prepare something beforehand and bring it with you. (Contact us if you can't make it but still want to contribute!)

Tea, coffee, snacks provided. Bring friends and nostalgia. Donations welcome, kids welcome, first-timers welcome :)

-The Libertalia Collective

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Libertalia February Friday Film Series: Women vs Today and the Everyday

A film series that looks at the struggles that contemporary women face, struggles that are often ignored, dismissed or accepted. Do the different forms of feminism and women's movements of the past help us deal with today's conditions, or can we find new ways to address and oppose new forms of both visible and invisible oppression?

Feb. 1 – Letters from the Other Side (2006)
A documentary focusing on the lives of women in Mexico whose lives are destroyed by the effects of NAFTA, immigration, and the violence of globalization.
More info

Feb. 8 – Killing Us Softly 4 (2010) / Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded (2011) / The Souls of Black Girls (2008)
These three short documentaries address various and constant forms of media control over women's bodies and self-image, from a critique of advertising to the even more toxic feedback presented to women of color.

Feb. 15 – The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde (2002)
A documentary film created after the I AM YOUR SISTER CONFERENCE in honor of black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde, in which 1200 activists from 23 countries came together to celebrate and support Lorde's vision of liberation.

Feb. 22 – Women Without Men (2009)
Magical realism set against the backdrop of the 1953 CIA-led coup against Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister. Banned in Iran, this film centers on the lives of four women and the real ways in which human rights, civil rights and women's rights are often more mythical than fiction.

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." - Audre Lorde
Fridays in February at 7 pm.
The films will be followed by snacks, coffee, tea and discussion.
Suggested donation $3-5, but no one will be turned away.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Flying Donkey and Friends' A Police State Cabaret! Then Dance Party! Thursday January 31st!

First!: go on over to New Urban Arts (705 Westminster St.)!
Flying Donkey and Friends present: A Police State Cabaret!
Puppet-show! Epic tragedy! Real story!
$5-10 Donation (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Puppeteers are in town with a show about all times!
From ancient Rome to the skyscrapers of New York...
A lot has changed! Little has changed!
Toy theatre magic, puppets, ventriloquism, cantastorias, tricks, trombones and...lace?

Live music! Live puppets! All alive! Bring a friend! 

Find more info here!

This will begin at 7:30 pm sharp.

Then!: come to Libertalia!
Bring down the house at the first of a semi-regular anti-system dance party at Libertalia. 
Here will be:


Event is donation only; help us pay the rent and bring the rev up a level! 
Libertalia is a dry space.

This will start around 10 pm, so eat some food after the puppet show and come on over!