[Sat 28th Oct 2017] London Anarchist Bookfair (London)

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Kate Sharpley, May 30, 2017.

London Anarchist Bookfair
Start Date: Sat 28th Oct 2017 10:00 AM
End Date: Sat 28th Oct 2017 07:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

Location:
Park View School
West Green Road,
London N15 3QR

Posted By: Kate Sharpley

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  1. Pickman's model

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

    none of which suggest you're mentally deficient. go to specsavers to do with mental capacity? i think not: especially when you say you couldn't see the post i referred to. and if you haven't really thought matters through that means you haven't, not you can't. as for having a clue, once more nothing to do with mental capacity and all to do with your knowledge of the subject you comment on.
     
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    [that gif of grandpa Simpson going into a house and then turning around and going back out again]
     
  3. Tom A

    Tom A Goat among sheep

    Okay, quit nit-picking, I am aware it's not a "right" in the sense the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights, although having said that, this happens to be Article 1:

    Also Articles 7, 8, 10 are worth bearing in mind in regards to how to treat one's enemies:

     
  4. Pickman's model

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

    declaration. it neither speeds up nor slows down. the udhr may lay that down but there's still not right not to be venemously abused.
     
  5. Tom A

    Tom A Goat among sheep

    Have corrected accordingly.
     
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  6. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    So you don't regret and wouldn't like to apologise for not coming to blows with the SWP?

    How very ecumenical of you.
     
  7. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Where do we go from here?
     
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  8. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    I want the bookfair back.
     
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Best option is probably to sit this year out and then see if an expanded collective is possible for 2019?

    I think a lot of people (like me) who loved the Bookfair but took the organising of it for granted would lend a hand.
     
  10. Pickman's model

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

    six weeks down the line your inability to understand my post still shocks.
     
  11. Pickman's model

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

    Yeh too late to do anything much this year plus I suspect any event this year would be seen by some people as an opportunity to continue last year's debacle
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  12. nyxx

    nyxx Active Member

    what’s stopping you from contributing to making it happen?
     
  13. 19force8

    19force8 For the avoidance of faith

    Oh I understood it :p
     
  14. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Im up for helping
     
  15. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Well-Known Member

    Was also wondering what, if anything, was going on with any London Anarchist Bookfair alternatives this year. It's a bit of a poisoned chalice though if anyone does take it on, can't imagine they won't get it in the neck in some way or another.
     
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  16. Pickman's model

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

    they'll be lucky if they only get it in the neck

    i'm up for helping with finding a decent pub near any venue.

    TopCat Badgers Fozzie Bear Streathamite Mr.Bishie
     
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  17. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

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  18. Pickman's model

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

    i think it's only possible to tag five people in a post or i'd have done you too :oops:
     
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  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    This has been running for a few years and is a mixed bag (Tankies! Bookmarks! Arty zines!) but is still worth a look and features some Bookfair fixtures usually:

    London Radical Bookfair 2018
     
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  20. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Ooh. I'm almost never free for the @ bookfair's October date so this is good to know...
     
  21. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Come! Pickman's model is organising drinks and getting the first two rounds in.
     
  22. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    :thumbs:
     
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  23. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Will be going along, be good to see you and urbs and especially chilango if yoy make it :)
     
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  24. Mordi

    Mordi Amoral adventurist

    Has some good book prizes too, I particularly like their childrens book prize which they've helpfully archived the shortlist for each year.
     
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  25. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

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  26. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Provisionally blocked this off in my calendar :cool: I'm awol in Snowdonia the week leading up to it, but should be back.
     
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  27. Wilf

    Wilf Cocksucking Angry Columbo

    Be interesting to see to what extent the 'trans v terfs' battle plays out - or doesn't - in these venues. I think it will also be interesting if/when the London event runs again how the organisers approach the issue. I get the impression over the years there have been a few exclusions - conspiraloons, weird sects on the pavement outside, but haven't table/room bookings been pretty much open to anyone who self defines as anarco-ish? Would organisers be forced to come up with statements limiting the groups who can book? Would there be pre-negotiations between groups to avoid similar battles?

    None of that is put forward as a 'solution'. Quite the opposite in fact - I can't really see how any kind of 'planning' could stop these toxic battles happening again. :( All very sad really, makes you appreciate the efforts the organisers have put in over the years.
     
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  28. Pickman's model

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

    given what happened at millwall i suppose there'll be lot more er 'debate' on this issue to come.
     
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  29. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    You're assuming it didn't last year, to a greater or lesser extent. And there's been fights and feuds playing out through public events in the anarchist scene since the 19th century, including fistfights at the London event almost every year. All this isn't nearly as special as people seem to think.
     
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  30. Pickman's model

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

    yeh but so many of the other feuds and rows have been at least entertaining for onlookers.

    what we need next time is a choice between bareknuckle and glove and a ring for the contenders.
     
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