London Anarchist bookfair 2020

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

  1. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    I suspected as much. It’s somewhat odd to involve yourself in the politics of an event that you don’t even attend/support.
     
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  2. Pickman's model

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

    an event which is important to so many people on the boards...

    For you and me it would be, anyway...
     
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  3. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    It’s seen as a big thing for friends of mine in the north. In some cases it might be the only time I’ll see them that year. And then you get those with no vested interest dipping their noses in and stirring the pot.
     
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  4. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    *sighs*

    Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind.
     
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  5. Pickman's model

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

    Nirvana have a lot to answer for
     
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  6. Pickman's model

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

    Oh I'm sure she has a vested interest, as will become clear if you read her 60 posts on the 2017 thread. It's just not anarchism though
     
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  7. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    I should have said a vested interest in its health and survivability as scarce infrastructure of the libertarian left.
     
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  8. kenny g

    kenny g Sheeple Wake up!

    Will any thought be put into increasing ventilation over previous venues? The one commonality amongst the various strands I have noticed over the past years is the pong factor. Might be political pheromones or a shared aversion to washing.

    Will dogs be allowed? Used to make book fairs more entertaining in years gone past.

    Can we re-introduce a cider bar? Preferably some fine scrumpy from Welsh/ West Country/ Nottingham comrades.

    Wetherspoons is CCTV'd to the nines (with audio recording).
     
  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Are you an anarchist kenny g ?
    Have you ever been to the bookfair?
    Do you have a vested interest?

    I actually don't want you to answer these questions but it seems that even talking about the bookfair here on Urban is being 'policed', so some might :thumbs:...ironic really.

    Oh also, your words, phrasing and writing style will be analysed to ascertain your prole authenticity. ;)
     
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  10. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Are you now or have you ever been...
     
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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yeah you missed it, thats exactly what many posters said, i can link the posts if you really want, and it wouldve likely stayed that way until one of the organisers popped up and the insults slowed down a bit after that (after some your not really working class nonsense).

    Funny, if there's one lesson from the bookfair fiasco that shut it down was if something is not to your liking don't immediately pile on and denounce everyone in a spirit of "the organisers are the enemy" as not surprisingly they'll walk away. Treat people on the same side as your friends and help to build. Yet within 24 hours of announcing this thing there's similiar shooting down point scoring and grandstanding

    Whoever the poor sods are who have decided to give this a try are obviously up against it from the off and have come out with their backs to the wall. I dont envy them one bit.
     
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  12. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Raddled old poet

    Although I’m an anarchist, I’ve never been to the London book fair. (I’m rarely in London. I’ve been, on average, once a decade). I don’t know the players. So it’s all a bit baffling looking at this from a distance.

    How would people who understand what’s going on explain it to anarchists from other parts?
     
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  13. Pickman's model

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

    Do you have a source for the audio (besides bouncer bodycams, which isn't a surprise)?
     
  14. Pickman's model

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

    A new lot are making rumblings about putting on a book fair in London next year, I'll keep you posted.

    That ought to do the trick
     
  15. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Fair enough. My bad.
     
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  16. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    You seem fine with the feminism threads being policed and troublemakers being kicked off those and yet your standards change when the boot is on the other foot it seems.
     
  17. kenny g

    kenny g Sheeple Wake up!

    Look y'all, stop chipping about and let's get back to the OP. I wish the BF every success and dare say will try to make the effort to attend. For all the internet drama most previous problems have involved a small number of people and for the vast majority of attendees the BF has been a great experience. The variety of strands of anarchism present has always been its strength.
     
  18. Gaia

    Gaia Urban's Village Idiot

    When I first heard about Plan C, my immediate reaction was that they were - for probably obvious reasons - a pro-Corbyn group. I don't, in all honesty, know too much about what they stand for even now.
     
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  19. Gaia

    Gaia Urban's Village Idiot

    So why have a name that makes themselves SOUND like they are then…?! Because that's what first thought (but, then, I'm totally higgorant, I'm more of an armchair anarchist). Have Plan C been in existence BC (before Corbyn)…?
     
  20. Gaia

    Gaia Urban's Village Idiot

    Oh, do calm down dear. Just because someone uses the word 'guys' as a generalist term, DOES NOT mean they are invalidating your right, as a woman, to exist. Okay…?

    I would now like to propose that the words 'brocialist' and 'brocialism' be added to the banned words list (and, just so CC doesn't think she's being left out, let's ban use of 'guys' as a generalist term - would that make you feel better< CC…?).

    Look, I have no problems with feminism, what I do have a problem with is feminists who take every use of a masculine term as a personal affront/affront to 'The Sisterhood'. I don't like extremes of any kind (that said, I wouldn't mind extremely fast broadband - my download speed averages 500kb/s - upload…? We're talking bytes).
     
  21. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    The name and group pre-exists Corbynism.
     
  22. Proper Tidy

    Proper Tidy Arsed

    I always assumed plan c because plan a = capitalism and plan b = command economy socialism/state socialism/whatever. Would seem the obvious connection to make to me.
     
  23. Proper Tidy

    Proper Tidy Arsed

    Also don't want to respond directly or make it a big deal given posters other threads but 'calm down dear' no thanks
     
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  24. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Rather than just guessing maybe have a look and read their website then, how to find this stuff out isn't mysterious.
     
  25. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    colacubes can obviously speak for herself but imo your first paragraph is not okay. You may not agree with the sentiment expressed -- which is obviously fine and up for debate. Telling her to 'calm down dear' on the other hand is not.
     
  26. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Yes, this. Gaia . It does seem particularly off that you chose a popular patriarchal trope to use against colacubes. You don't have to agree with her but insulting her in that way polarises and creates the very extremes you claim not to like.
     
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  27. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    This is pretty funny given how much sneering and stirring you've done on this thread already. Nothing I've posted has been to cause trouble but carry on projecting. :confused: :thumbs:
     
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  28. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Woop woop...
     
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  29. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I think you should probably take a step back and take a couple of deep, calming breaths. I asked the poster a question in a fairly polite way, he (I assume but don’t know for sure) actually agreed and accepted it was a reasonable challenge. I at no point suggested he was invalidating my right as a women (you assume) to exist. So I have to confess I find your ire several weeks and hundreds of posts later somewhat baffling tbh :confused:
     
  30. rich!

    rich! stalin tache

    Did we ever get to the bottom of whether you're the landlord of KK MCCools? I seem to remember you went pretty quiet on that.
     
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