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London Anarchist bookfair 2020

butchersapron

blood on the walls
A few groups I'd like to meet/speak to there. I'd go to this. But, equally, a number of not exactly Anarchist groups there. Opens them up to age old arguments from the likes of the Squeegees and the ICC...

Be glad to see it happen though.
No one wants to see that happen. Why the CWO (now ICT) should give us back our typewriters and the case for socialism clearly stated. ZZZZ

Though, this may happen.
 

chilango

Neither Westminster nor Brussels....
No one wants to see that happen. Why the CWO (now ICT) should give us back our typewriters and the case for socialism clearly stated. ZZZZ

Though, this may happen.
I dunno might be a bit light relief from the more contemporary beefs.
 

chilango

Neither Westminster nor Brussels....
I'm all for keeping it politically tight. But I'd rather the CWO than (say) some PKK cheerleaders.

But I'm not organising it, or an alternative to it. I'd just be happy for something to go to and speak to people at.
 

Benjamin F

Lost my faith in Nihilism
A few groups I'd like to meet/speak to there. I'd go to this. But, equally, a number of not exactly Anarchist groups there. Opens them up to age old arguments from the likes of the Squeegees and the ICC...

Be glad to see it happen though.
I agree, I look forward to it starting up again. Glad to see local bookfairs and gatherings have taken off elsewhere too, I hope these continue rather than effort concentrates just on the London one. Not entirely anarchist groups and speakers have long been given space in the past - IWW and other Syndicalist groups (e.g. Education Workers Network), AFA, Jewish Socialist Group. I guess the difference between these groups and SPGB, ICC etc, is a matter of the degree of overlap with them and social anarchists, the willingness to work together, rather than be 'won over'.

I notice that SolFed, AFN and IWW are amongst those that haven't signed up yet - is there an organisational reason for this, or have they not yet go round to responding....?
 

butchersapron

blood on the walls
I agree, I look forward to it starting up again. Glad to see local bookfairs and gatherings have taken off elsewhere too, I hope these continue rather than effort concentrates just on the London one. Not entirely anarchist groups and speakers have long been given space in the past - IWW and other Syndicalist groups (e.g. Education Workers Network), AFA, Jewish Socialist Group. I guess the difference between these groups and SPGB, ICC etc, is a matter of the degree of overlap with them and social anarchists, the willingness to work together, rather than be 'won over'.

I notice that SolFed, AFN and IWW are amongst those that haven't signed up yet - is there an organisational reason for this, or have they not yet go round to responding....?
I think you've questioned your own answers there.

Are you Ben F what done the book btw?
 

cantsin

Well-Known Member
for those of us not very up on all this, is it all underpinned by trans / terf divisions ? But would that make the 17 / 18 organisers pro Helen Steel etc ? ( And then how come Active are back, who were vocally supportive of HS iirc ?

Or wrong end of stick ?
 

Brainaddict

chief propagandist (provisional)
So Plan C is no longer Plan Corbyn then?
They never were. As I said, a subset of the group got excited about Corbyn, tried to convert the rest and failed, then left. I met the leavers a couple of months ago complaining bitterly about how the rest of Plan C had failed to get with the social democratic program.

Also Plan C have been doing stuff at the bookfair for years. I think a bit more generosity to people putting time into organising something is in order (and yes, it would have been in order with the last organisers too, but two wrongs don't make a right).
 
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