Friday, 6 June 2008

Manchester Anarchist Bookfair

Not an LRM event but one which we heartily endorse and urge everyone to pop along to tomorrow, Saturday 7th June 11-5 at Jabez Clegg. Lots of interesting things including much situationist literature and a big stack of (free) Get Lost programmes on The Basement stand

The Bookfair is the main opportunity of the year for anarchists in the north west to meet together, to network, plan and of course to buy and sell books, magazines and pamphlets. In addition to the 20 or so stalls, we also have a programme of meetings, food in the form of vegan fish and chips (yes, honestly) and music.

Stalls will be provided by: Active Distribution, AK Press and Distribution, Anarchist Federation, Basement Bookshop, Cattle Prod, Class War, Corporate Watch, Escapade, Hands off the People of Iraq, Industrial Workers of the World, Manchester Animal Protection, Manchester Climate Action/ Climate Camp, Manchester Film Co-Operative, Natterjack Press, No2ID, Northern Anarchist Network, Northern Herald Books, Northern Voices, Shift Magazine, Solidarity Federation, Under the Pavement, Workers Solidarity Movement, and more.

TALKS: We will be holding a series of sessions and talks at the Bookfair.

11.30am: Independent media

12.30pm: This is Anarchism "Everything you ever wanted to know about anarchism, but were afraid to ask..." Members of four different anarchist groups: Anarchist Federation, Class War, Solidarity Federation and Ireland's Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) talk about their organisations and offer their definition of anarchism. This will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

1.30pm: Music from Daniel Orlick As a break from talks a live acoustic set from radical singer/ songwriter Daniel Orlick
2.30pm: Anarchism in Aotearoa An anarchist from New Zealand will be talking about anarchist politics, about Maori struggles and the recent state repression..

3.30pm: Anarchism and Economics
Warm greetings to all comrades and space cadets who will be in attendence - and don't forget to pop out for the Cadaceus walk, meeting 11am at The Royal Exchange xx

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