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London Anarchist bookfair 2020

TopCat

Organise...
I asked if it was acceptable to distribute literature attacking religious people now. Apparently they have not sorted the nuances of this out.
 

Red Sky

It was like that when I got here.
In essence isn't the new bookfair a repeat of the Anarcha Feminist bookfair that happened in (2014?)..

That was all No Terfs, No Swerfs and a safer spaces policy.
 

Rhyddical

May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.
This thread, honestly guys.
Disclourse, I'm one of the organisers.

Ok guys, honest question. If a new crew set up a bookfair elsewhere in the country and had a no transphobia policy would y'all be stressing like this?

Manchester, Bradford, Edinburgh have all set up since 2017 and had these policies.

Didn't see the drama about them, shit even the transphobes didn't bother much.

So whats the issue?
That it's a new crew?

The old one wasn't don't anything... how long was polite to wait? 3 years seems long enough.

We let the old crew know in reasonable manner, asked for the passing on of resources but no pressure and said the old crew peeps who were up for it would be welcome in the new crew.

Are we so scared of change that we can't stand the thought of anyone doing anything differant? or young blood giving it a shot?

I find it really weird this notion that we have to "ask permission" to hold a bookfair in the city of London. That doesn't seem Anarchist to me and tbh The old bookfair crew havn't said anything like that, it's just comrades stressing on the internet.

So what if it's not as big as the previous bookfair or as smooth. Thats life.

Do you remember what the bookfair was like back what when?

Stuff changes, develops... If you've got a problem with how "Anarchist" it is, get involved and make it more Anarchist instead of pissing to the wind on the internet a fucking week after a statement like the good comrades you are.

There is over a year for bookfair and I'm sure thats plenty of time for all y'all to considor the merits of a return to a bookfair in London, hope you guys can at the very least give the benefit of the doubt.

Either way, I'm here to try and answer any questions you might have in good faith.

shoot.

(forgive the "guys" if you will ,see thread but TLDR, just a silly patter I've yet to stop properly, wont happen on thread again)
 
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colacubes

Well-Known Member
This thread, honestly guys.
Disclourse, I'm one of the organisers.

Ok guys, honest question. If a new crew set up a bookfair elsewhere in the country and had a no transphobia policy would y'all be stressing like this?

Manchester, Bradford, Edinburgh have all set up since 2017 and had these policies.

Didn't see the drama about them, shit even the transphobes didn't bother much.

So whats the issue?
That it's a new crew?

The old one wasn't don't anything... how long was polite to wait? 3 years seems long enough.

We let the old crew know in reasonable manner, asked for the passing on of resources but no pressure and said the old crew peeps who were up for it would be welcome in the new crew.

Are we so scared of change that we can't stand the thought of anyone doing anything differant? or young blood giving it a shot?

I find it really weird this notion that we have to "ask permission" to hold a bookfair in the city of London. That doesn't seem Anarchist to me and tbh The old bookfair crew havn't said anything like that, it's just comrades stressing on the internet.

So what if it's not as big as the previous bookfair or as smooth. Thats life.

Do you remember what the bookfair was like back what when?

Stuff changes, develops... If you've got a problem with how "Anarchist" it is, get involved and make it more Anarchist instead of pissing to the wind on the internet a fucking week after a statement like the good comrades you are.

There is over a year for bookfair and I'm sure thats plenty of time for all y'all to considor the merits of a return to a bookfair in London, hope you guys can at the very least give the benefit of the doubt.

Either way, I'm here to try and answer any questions you might have in good faith.

shoot.
I have no skin in the game here, but do you not think it’s a bit alienating to refer to everyone on this thread as “guys” twice in your first 2 sentences? It’s a sign of a pretty shitty brocialist mindset ime. Hopefully I’m wrong.
 

Rhyddical

May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.
Ok, I'm pretty sexy in the right light.

Got a question about the bookfair?

You seem to be asking "If the bookfair organised by working class people".

Yes. Yes it is, and as we develop a wider organising crew the nature of our employement, vocation and how we survive capitalism will no doubt be fairly varied.

We havn't written any "policy" yet be least to say no fucking bosses or parasites will be welcome.
 

Rhyddical

May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.
I have no skin in the game here, but do you not think it’s a bit alienating to refer to everyone on this thread as “guys” twice in your first 2 sentences? It’s a sign of a pretty shitty brocialist mindset ime. Hopefully I’m wrong.
Fair play.
I'm not perfect and "guys" isn't always a great phrase. I guess it's still one of those kinks in my speach I'm yet to fix properly.

Thank you for highlighting it, I'll try and speak in a broader manner in future.

(other people in the collective are much more "on it" with that stuff thankfully)
 

colacubes

Well-Known Member
Fair play.
I'm not perfect and "guys" isn't always a great phrase. I guess it's still one of those kinks in my speach I'm yet to fix properly.

Thank you for highlighting it, I'll try and speak in a broader manner in future.
Easily done. But thank you for recognising it is problematic :thumbs:
 
Ok, I'm pretty sexy in the right light.

Got a question about the bookfair?

You seem to be asking "If the bookfair organised by working class people".

Yes. Yes it is, and as we develop a wider organising crew the nature of our employement, vocation and how we survive capitalism will no doubt be fairly varied.

We havn't written any "policy" yet be least to say no fucking bosses or parasites will be welcome.
I didn’t ask if it was organised by working class people. You made a statement about hi vis and pretended to be working class. Don’t do it. You’ll get caught out in seconds.
 

Rhyddical

May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.
I didn’t ask if it was organised by working class people. You made a statement about hi vis and pretended to be working class. Don’t do it. You’ll get caught out in seconds.
Not sure what I can do to "evidence" my working class life mate. Would you like to see a pile of Hi vis or something?
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
Not sure what I can do to "evidence" my working class life mate. Would you like to see a pile of Hi vis or something?

You've probably noticed that wasting your time and generally asking leading, pointless questions is some people's favourite pastime.

Fucking with new posters can seem like a blood sport around here, despite all the many great things this site can be to people. :)

If you are who you say you are you'll probably want to save some energy for the questions that aren't designed to trap you. :thumbs:
 
Not sure what I can do to "evidence" my working class life mate. Would you like to see a pile of Hi vis or something?
Working class people don’t even talk like this. Working class life? :D

Quit whilst you’re behind. Or maybe Rutita will arrange the paperwork to help you out here.
 

Rhyddical

May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.
You've probably noticed that wasting your time and generally asking leading, pointless questions is some people's favourite pastime.

Fucking with new posters can seem like a blood sport around here, despite all the many great things this site can be to people. :)

If you are who you say you are you'll probably want to save some energy for the questions that aren't designed to trap you. :thumbs:

haha fair play, I am a bit of a sucker for a hazing and tend to go along for the ride.

I also don't know the site to well, whether people like prefer individual responses or come back and do a few at once.

Sorry for the spam etc
 

Rhyddical

May or may not look sexy in Hi Vis.
I’m not police because hi vis but I’m a ‘chippie’ honest although I didn’t connect the clothing.
I said I'm "working class as chippie mate"

Chippie as in chips. which I'm eating at the mo.

I actually work as a carer, piss about on photoshop and do tho odd bit of labour atm (thus the Hi Vis which I may or may not look sexy in)

But....anyways...the bookfair....

(look at me biting lol. I'll stop now. Going to stick to relevant questions not ripping on my shit)
 
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