London Anarchist bookfair 2020

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Rutita1, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    There's also the Anarchist Festival 1st to Monday 4th May 2020, happening in May 2020, the decentralised model might make a small difference in taking the full focus off London and this one event.
     
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  2. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    Unofficially there's been some communication between the Anarchist Festival being in May, London Radical Bookfair in June, Anti-university (think July maybe?) and Bookfair 2020 in October to avoid too much crossover next year.

    Obv the ideal is to have something happening pretty much every month with everyone getting a weekend to themselves (Dorset and Bradford happening on the same day this year was a shame, ideally that one won't reoccur!) but that really depends on venues and what other big events are on as much as it does on how we work things out between ourselves - competing with the County Fair, big demo days, festivals etc is obv to be avoided where possible.

    Having listed all that, in among all the aggy stuff that goes on online I reckon if those old folks from the '50s had seen all this activity they would have been pretty chuffed. Back in the day the movement they were rebuilding mostly from scratch could just about manage a ball headlined by George Melly at Fulham Town Hall, but the idea of four big events in London alone and many more elsewhere in the country would have been pretty outlandish!
     
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  3. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    Cheers.

    Literally had no idea what your sex was until this juncture...

    No worries.
     
  4. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    I don’t have kids so never my responsibility in any kind of collective sense towards them.

    I don’t have cerebral palsy.
     
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  5. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    Your cheek gets more brazen.
     
  6. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    Are you an anarchist? Whats all this got do with you? Why did you start this thread?
     
  7. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    It is known.
     
  8. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    Ooh are you really gonna go there Topcat?

    I joined the Labour Party...

    I mean I'm cool with you doing as you will electorally-speaking, yea or nay, but it's not all that long ago you were publicly foregoing bookfair pints in favour of a Labour tipple and not expecting those of us you'd left behind to forgive you, so maybe forego that rush to judge ;)
     
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  9. TopCat

    TopCat Zap it!

    Fair enough.
     
  10. Rhyddical

    Rhyddical May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.

    You prefer your comrades mild mannered and polite?

    But not really sure I'm being cheeky... I've generally acted in a polite and courtesy fashion (couple of notable times I have not on the thread) enouraged the LABC member who said hello to talk to us and have a chit chat about what we intend to do and whether they want to be involved in any capacity.

    I think given the depth of passionate feelings this draws up for people and given that we view the LABC are comrades who we meerly disagree with on pretty much a single issue IE Should Anarchist spaces exlude all forms of bigotry (with a secondary issue about WHAT counts as bigotry), I think we're both doing a pretty good job as networks to do our jobs. That I might be a little more salty as a person on a hostile thread is neither here nor there. I am not the entireity of the Bookfair 2020 collective. We are not Borg.

    Truly tho... I do find this thing about the name facinating.

    Question to the thread in general....

    With the LABC on hiatus, seemingly indefinatly... how long is the name "London Anarchist Bookfair" not to be used? Would we say Anarchists have ownership of names even after they are using them? It's an interesting bit of thought.... would Freedom kick off is some crew up Birmingham opened a shop with the same name? What about if someone made a magazine called Resistance, would the AF kick off? I suppose it's whether or not there is cross purpose or deliberate confusion... but given that Bookfair 2020 has gone out of it's way to have a differant name, a very differant look and it going to be located in a differant bit of a vast metropolois, not sure anyone can say we're stealing the LABCs jam.
     
  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Books arent really the key thing so is Bookfair necessary? Could easily drop the books bit...seems to me better than dropping the Anarchist bit. Anarchist Fair?
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    books and other merchandise are quite central to the entire enterprise, it's where so many groups have gained much of - if not most of - their income for the year, so it seems perverse to me to downplay that side of things.
     
  13. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    The Grand Anarchist London Bookfair & Bunfight 2020.
     
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  14. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    The bunfight is as inevitable as the books. :D
     
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  15. Rhyddical

    Rhyddical May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.

    Long after you've all forgotten this and we run an april fool rebrand to Bunfight 2020 .... you know whose responsible.
     
  16. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    It won't be forgotten. There are "files".
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    It is foolish to reveal your April fools more than six months in advance
     
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  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    There’s something irritating about people setting up a new account to slag someone off too.
     
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  20. rat

    rat New Member

    There is something deeply irritating about Rhyddical. He is a very committed self-promoter.
    Take a look at his daft Twitter account: "Editor of Organise!" and "Organiser of bookfair2020".
    And why does he use such corny lingo in his posts?
    Very unconvincing
     
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  21. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Raddled old poet

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    Why is Fozzie Bear ’s reply displaying before the post it’s responding to?
     
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  22. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yeah I wondered about that too. Maybe I am becoming detached from the space time continuum.
     
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  23. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

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  24. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You could do that in a room though and invite people in to talk about the day and their projects.
     
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  25. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Goldsmith's students involved now. That report does read a bit ID politics-tastic too not surprisingly.
     
  26. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    I guess. Still seems at odds with the very firm ("without exception") rule, and might make some comrades nervous.
     
  27. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    Now?
     
  28. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Why have you assumed that Rhyddical is a he/male?
     
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  29. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Maybe they were before, was just my assumption from reading the report quickly. Considerations of interests from comrades from across the anarchist spectrum might well turn out to be so far from across the spectrum they're not even anarchists I suspect.
     
  30. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I'm glad that it seems to be happening
     
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