"Abolition is about presence, not absence. It's about building life-affirming institutions."" -- Ruth Wilson Gilmore

"A kiss is the beginning of cannibalism."" - Georges Bataille

"I don't believe in culture ... I believe in encounters. -- Gilles Deleuze

"We can't afford the luxury of an unconscious." - Terrence McKenna


Yes We Cannibal has been forced to delay its full opening since April 1 but in the meantime we are hosting limited online events. Our new website will be online in mid-September.

FALL 2020

Saturday Afternoons September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17 (2-4 pm Central US)

ANNOUNCING: A free Zoom reading group in collaboration with La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology:

THE SOCIOLOGY OF FREEDOM: Manifesto of the Democratic Civilization, Vol. III (2020)


Sessions will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Each will be devoted to a selection of about sixty pages of the text. The convenors will begin the session with introductory remarks, a summary of the reading, and posing of questions, and end it with brief concluding remarks. An hour and a half of the two hours will be devoted to general discussion by the group.

September 12: pp. 6-67
September 19: pp. 68-129
September 26: pp. 130-191
October 3: pp. 130-191
October 10: pp. 253-313
October 17: pp. 314-374

To receive a Zoom Invite, please email La Terre Institute.

Abdullah Öcalan's thought is of world-historical importance because of its profound influence on the social revolution in Rojava and its subsequent effect on social movements around the world. For a brief introduction to the Rojava Revolution, see A mountain river has many bends: an introduction to the Rojava revolution, the introduction to the book A Small Key Can Open A Large Door: The Rojava Revolution.


Thursdays July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6 (6:30-8 Central US / 7:30-9 Eastern US)

ANNOUNCING: A free Zoom reading and discussion group in collaboration with Incite Seminars and La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology:

BEING NUMEROUS: Essays on Non Fascist Life (2019)


July 16: Intro and Chapters 1-3
July 23: Chapters 4-7
July 30: Chapters 8-11
August 6: Natasha will join us for a follow-up Q/A.

To receive a Zoom Invite, please email meetmeat@yeswecannibal.org. The ebook is available through Verso

Saturday June 13th and Sunday June 14th (10 am - 4 pm CDT)

First annual FREAK PLANT fundraiser

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Yes We Cannibal is an anti-profit counter-institution that offers an open home for unrestricted and non-hierarchical cultural experimentation in the areas of art, music, food, social research and performance.

Yes We Cannibal enables collaboration in new ways of non-fascist living with free and low-cost programming in-person and online. All are welcome to attend and/or propose to lead a class, workshop or event.