[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

    arse :mad: i've just agreed to work the 20th of oct (which is something i don't usually do as the anniversary of the 20/10/90 brixton poll tax march/riot thing)
     
  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  3. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    I’ve talked myself into doing a talk...

     
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  4. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Wondering if I should start a thread for this (ie listing events etc)
     
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yes please. Otherwise this one will go get n forever!
     
  6. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Protest and direct action forum or politics and news forum?
     
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'd say P&D same as this. I'd do it myself but am dashing about. :)
     
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  8. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Been hearing the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair isn't happening this year due to worries about the same topic erupting that got the London one cancelled.

    Anyone got any more detailed news?
     
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  9. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    No idea about Sheffield, but london sort-of-bookfair appears to be organised by the gender-ID supporting crowd (based on many of the talks, and the apparent exclusion of/boycott by/not bothering with by the ACG
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    My understanding is that someone at last years Sheffield fair had a TERFy pamphlet, someone objected to it and asked them to not display it. It ended up on the stall still...the stall got harrassed..the organisers were upset about the whole thing...and it would appear have decided they dont want the hassle.



    Theres no central organising....different venues are organising their own things.
    ACG are doing something at the MayDay Rooms.
     
  11. Serge Forward

    Serge Forward Well-Known Member

  12. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Yes I’m hoping to get along to that.

    Noticeably though it’s not listed on the anarchist festival website/Facebook thing - whereas the anarchist festival is hosting eg sisters uncut and RITB (the latter call for a labour vote)

    Does feel like it’s to do with last years fall out - and that this years ‘bookfair’ event is mostly involving those on the anti-‘TERF’ side of that fall out
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yes it is
    Programme of events

     
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  14. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    My bad. Wasn’t when I last checked (or at least I couldn’t find it)
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    things are getting added all the time, liable to change too.
     
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  16. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    True. And the most popular event listed is the one I’m putting on :cool:

    We might need a bigger room.

    I’m bricking it haha :)
     
  17. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

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    Over one thousand people going/interested.

    Fahking hell!
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    just a general observation of what ive seen written and acted on by self-proclaimed anarchists over the last year, the majority seem to have come down on a side and that side is "anti-TERF", so if you're picking up a bias i think thats just a reflection of the majority view. Thats how it looks to me anyhow, i havent done a poll
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  19. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Fair enough, I just made an (probably wrong) assumption based on the organisers of this years thing, the events I saw listed and what appeared to be the non-involvement if the ACG.
     
  20. Serge Forward

    Serge Forward Well-Known Member

    Why would an imagined ACG non involvement suggest "anti TERF" organisers??? We are also opposed to "TERF" politics.
     
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  21. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Well there’s another mistake by myself.

    I thought the ACG split from the AF over disagreements on TERF-gate last year
     
  22. I thought the ACG made a statement against IDENTITY politics, and coming on the heels of last year’s debacle is an easy conclusion to draw.
     
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  23. Serge Forward

    Serge Forward Well-Known Member

    Aye, its maybe understandable and I suppose a fair few people have made a similar mistake. Yes we are critical of the recent shift towards anti oppression politics within anarchist circles and we were also critical of how the last London bookfair kicked off. Disagreeing with certain anarchos doesn't make us pro TERF though.
     
  24. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    Always fun when the old "self-proclaimed" gets cracked out. Though yes, Terf events are not welcome in most anarchist spaces at this point. As far as I know they've been told to sling their hook from all the remaining bookfairs and not the anarchist bookfair has an explicit policy on the subject. Even so, venues have been getting emails from some charming folks demanding that pro-trans events be taken off the schedule because it's "enabling rape culture."
     
  25. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    I take it you mean the sisters uncut event? Sisters uncut who defended punchy Tara flick wood?
     
  26. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Also your link doesn’t go to the policy your referring to Rob Ray . Got a better link?
     
  27. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    It does, but if you need the actual quote pulled:
    And I didn't mention which event I meant. It's rather telling though that you refer to Sisters Uncut, renowned for being both all-female and one of the most active groups in the country in taking direct action to protect services for women particularly related to domestic violence as "Sisters uncut who defended punchy Tara flick wood". Really puts a lovely spin on your attitude (this kind of shit is exactly why I've stopped posting on Urban's trans "debate" threads).
     
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  28. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    That link doesn’t take you the policyjust takes you to the Facebook group.

    And yes, why would anyone take issue with a group that defends a man who attacks a 60 year old woman
     
  29. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    And it’s the sisters uncut meeting you are referring to? ‘Telling’ that you mentioned this vaguely as ‘pro-trans’
     
  30. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    It takes you to the post which has the quoted passage, which I cut and pasted direct. And the page itself has that same post pinned to the top.
    Yeah that shit. Fucking revolting spinning so you don't have to think about why it is that a prominent all-woman group might have rejected Terf politics. If you want to do that nonsense don't expect me to engage with it.
     

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