New Directions Fest 2012 – Olympia

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About

This years NEW DIRECTION FEST is on August 3th-5th 2012 in Olympia, Washington (USA). If your band is interested in playing, or if you’re interested in giving a workshop, e-mail us at newdirectionfest@gmail.com.

It will be a space for people of the worldwide hardcore and punk community to share experiences, skills, ideas, and information about community organizing, activism, labor organizing, and other forms of radical action. This convergence will include live bands, workshops, and speakers engaged in the practical application of the radical ideas and values of hardcore punk. Through these, we hope to inspire and to mobilize one another to form a global network of resistance and a movement for radical change within the hardcore and punk community. The goal of this fest is to breathe new life into the hardcore tradition of resistance and to push our networks towards a NEW DIRECTION where we can bridge the gap between hardcore values and the application of these values through radical practice.

Bands

Oi Polloi

Oi Polloi are an anarcho-punk band from Scotland that formed around 1981. Although they started as an oi band, they are generally associated with the anarcho-punk scene. The members are supporters of Anti-Fascist Action and Earth First, and they use the motto “No Compromise in Defense of Our Earth,” which is an adaptation of Earth First’s motto. They have personally been involved in direct action in defense of the environment, hunt sabotage, and many other organizations that are involved resisting racism, sexism, homophobia, fascism and imperialism.

more info at: http://newdirectionfest.net

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