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May 5, The Circus of (Im)Migration in Portland!

C.I.R.C.A. Boredom Patrol's Traveling CIRCUS of (Im)migration!

A benefit for the No Border Camps in Calexico and Mexicali, the second week of November 2007.

...all the walls are falling down, falling down, falling down...

Clowning Skillshare, 5-8pm

See the Circus! 9-10pm

At the Watershed, 5040 SE Milwauke St

Join us on our tour in these cities!!!


April 30th to May 13th

Join us for stories, ridicule of fascism, creative resistance, tearing down walls and building community!

...including Fantastical feats of Fire, Lion Taming, Tight Rope Walking, Knife Throwing, Burlesque, Theater of the Oppressed, Videos, oh yeah and clowns too!

Eugene, OR

Fri, May 4th, 1pm, at the University of Oregon o the East Lawn, Circus performance at the Against Patriarchy Conference

Portland, OR

Sat, May 5th, CIRCA Boredom Patrol's "Subvert Everything" Skillshare, 4-7pm, at Watershed Project, 5060 SE Milwauke St

Bay Area

Mon, May 7, 12pm, Berkeley, Circus Performance, music by Entartete Kunst
UC Berkeley Promenade

Tues, May 8, San Francisco, "Subvert Everything" Skillshare, 5-7pm,
Circus Performance, 8-10pm, at Station 40, 3030b 16th St., in the Mission, music by Entartete Kunst

Santa Cruz

Thurs, May 10, Circus Performance including a puppet show and music by The Curse is Cast!, at the Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Fri, May 11, Los Angeles
Sat, May 12, Tijuana

San Diego

Sun, May 13, 7-9pm, The Rubber Rose, Circus Performance, benefit for the No Border Camps in Calexico and Mexicali in November, 2007

We are Clandestine because the sneaking game is our favorite, especially when everyone knows your coming.

We are Insurgent because we spend our days mocking racist vigilante paramilitaries. (aka the minute klan) Our only weapons are feather dusters, baguettes and bubbles.

We are Rebel because our solidarity knows no borders and because we want to eat borders like the cookie monster until it crumbles in our laps.

We are Clowns because what else can one be on the edge of the nation state. Because nothing undermines the border like holding it up to ridicule. Because since the conquest tricksters have embraced the contradictions of inclusion and exclusion, creating coherence through confusion. Because in the face of facism we are fools, both fearsome and innocent, wise and stupid, entertainers and dissenters, healers and laughing stocks, scapegoats and subversives.

We are an Army because in the borderlands we are in permanent war - a war of money against life, north against south, profit against dignity, to stop the right of mobility, of neo-Colonialism against culture and tradition.

We are C.I.R.C.A. because we live in the borderlands, always in between, on the edge of the nation state, mischevously ambiguous.

Look out!!! We're silly, we're angry and we've got grease paint!

If you want to giggle with this gaggle in your town give us a jiggly jingle: circa-sd at riseup d0t net

Past Mission(ary position)s:

Real Alien Invasion
Operation Bigger Fences Fewer Families
Operation W.T.F.
Operation more Secure than Depends
Operation Whose? Cops Our Cops!
Operation Where's the War?

Price? 05.May.2007 16:39

Another Clown

How much does it cost? It says that all benefits go to No Border Camps, but doesn't have a price

whatever you want to donate 05.May.2007 16:43

general giggles

You don't have to donate at all if you don't want to, so it's free. If you want to donate to the No Borders Camp, that's cool.