Anarchy in the Sticks 2020!

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Dorset’s fourth Radical Bookfair will take place on the 8th August 2020 at Dorchester Corn Exchange. Invitations will go out soon, if you’d like to be involved please get in touch:

dorsetbookfair@riseup.net

Please note we now have our own paypal, use the above address to pay direct to the bookfair account

‘SAVE OUR LIBRARIANS – NO CLOSURES BY STEALTH’ COUNTY-WIDE DAY OF ACTION THIS SATURDAY

This is from the Save Our Libraries Essex (SOLE) Facebook page

Campaigners slam Essex County Council for continuing secrecy on takeovers – Council pledged to reveal library bidders ‘within three months’ back in August

From Harlow in south-west Essex to Manningree in the north-east of the county, library campaigners are staging an Essex wide day of action this Saturday (25th January). The libraries campaign SOLE last year successfully prevented the imminent closure of a third of libraries in Essex, but claim the revised proposals amount to a ‘closure plan by stealth’ for local libraries. In Chelmsford a demonstration will be held from midday to 1pm in the High Street (near Lloyds), which will be addressed by the Headteacher of Saint John Payne Catholic School Tom Coen, the deputy leader of Chelmsford City Council Marie Goldman, and local library campaigners. In Colchester protesters will gather outside Colchester Library in Trinity Square…

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4th Annual Derry Radical Bookfair 2020

DERRY RADICAL BOOKFAIR

RBposter2020On Saturday 1st February 2020, Pilots Row Community Centre will host to the 4th annual Radical Bookfair at it’s Rossville Street home in Derry.

Organisers of the annual community project have confirmed that the Bogside venue will host one of the largest number of independent radical press, book sellers, publishers and distributors from the length of Ireland with participants travelling from Scotland, England and Wales for the one day event.

A spokesperson for the Derry Radical Bookfair said “We are delighted to once again confirm that we are able to add the Derry Radical Bookfair to the city’s political calendar after previous successful book fairs. The day long event receives a fantastic response to from the city itself and across the northwest as it is able to provide easy access literature not normally found in usual bookshops and outlets. The radical book fair is an important event which gives a great opportunity to independent booksellers and…

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Book launch: Radiant Things

DERRY RADICAL BOOKFAIR

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Radiant Things is a new series of pamphlets produced by Industrial Workers of The World local branch in Derry.

The series will reprint and commission writing on subjects we find relevant to the struggles we are engaged in today. Based in Derry, as we are, we draw on a history of resistance and struggle – and of historical connection to a wide range of international equivalencies and solidarities.

This history gives us confidence to learn from the mistakes of the past and envisage new futures for the form our struggles will take.

Derry Radical Bookfair will see the launch of Issue #1, available by donation.

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Fighting for our Libraries

New Anarchist Research Group meeting | Open discussion
Saturday 25 January 2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DH

Over the last few years our public libraries have been under attack. Hundreds of small libraries have been closed, and thousands of jobs have been lost. Hours, services and resources have all have been cut as the remaining service has been hollowed out. The problem isn’t limited to public libraries – many schools have done away with their school libraries, while an ideologically-packed curriculum leaves little time for teachers to take pupils and students to public libraries. Because this has happened over several years, on a piecemeal basis and in different parts of the country at different times, and because the remaining staff are being gagged about what is happening, opposition has been sporadic.

The time to fight back is now. We need a…

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Request for support from Bristol Defendant Solidarity

Wessex Solidarity

Hello friends and comrades.

Please circulate and share this with anyone who may be interested to get involved with anti repression and solidarity work in the new year.

Thanks and see you on the streets!

Bristol Defendant Solidarity has been working since 2011 to support defendants facing charges from demonstrations and actions in Bristol and beyond. We provide active solidarity and unconditional support to anyone going through the courts as a result of involvement in social movements and struggle.

This support includes help with case and court preparation, finding witnesses, help with travel costs and fines and organising solidarity demos. We organise know your rights sessions and skillshares to prepare for demos and actions as well as providing police station support for arrestees.

We understand that if people feel supported they are more likely to stay involved despite the hassle from the authorities and their punitive processes designed to keep…

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A tribute to Mary Finch

Focus E15 Campaign

Focus E15 campaigners were very sad to learn about the death of Mary Finch who was an inspiration to us all, a real fighter for housing justice and an amazing woman who lived on Carpenters Estate. We are sending our thoughts and love to Mary’s family, friends and neighbours at this difficult time.

A tribute to Mary Finch by Sally Grey from Blueprint Theatre

Mary Finch was a thorn in the side of Newham Council who knew that as long as she lived, they would not be able to remove her from her home of almost 50 years.

A vociferous campaigner since the Carpenters estate firstappeared on the radar of developers,Mary fought off bids bya host of shady organisations, attracting attention from around the world with her feisty character and determination to protect her community from profiteers. She and her loving husband, Brian, understood the…

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