We have just received the following message from the venue:
“Unfortunately it looks like there are no plans to re-open the Corn Exchange anytime soon, especially early August.
We are looking at bringing forward our repairs to the main roof so rescheduling to next year will seem to be your best option at present.”
The Corn Exchange staff are our friends and their well-being is important to us as is that of our attendees, they also have to labour under a dead weight of politicians and bureaucrats, which doesn’t help.
So with a heavy heart we are calling off Anarchy in the Sticks 2020. Up to last week we were still taking bookings, believing we could run it safely. We were especially excited about hosting Ellen Clifford of DPAC to talk about her new book ‘The War on Disabled People: capitalism, welfare and the making of a human catastrophe’.
We may run smaller events later in the Autumn, in particular we’d like to revive the Love, Anarchy, Solidarity series as soon as possible so keep an eye on the website. If you’ve paid, we can hold it over till next year or pay you back.
We don’t readily admit defeat, we remain revolutionary class struggle anarchists and one day we may call upon you to hold the barricades, to run through fire and take out fascist tanks with home-made explosives – but not today.
Read books, stay angry!
The DRB Collective.
Long awaited book now out by our good friend DP Hunter. Sadly you won’t be able to pick them in Dorchester at the bookfair in August but you will be able to order them online.
“Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors” available now from the Class Work Project
“Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors” is about the ways in which economically and socially marginalised people practice abolition on a daily basis. It’s about the fight for dignity in the face of unrelenting contempt. It uses some of the authors own experience living in poverty throughout his first 25 years, as he goes in and out of prison, the care system and homelessness, and how he and his fellow travellers navigate trauma and each other.. It’s about the violence of white supremacist patriarchal capitalism, and the ways in which this violence hurts our bodies and minds. It’s about love, care and solidarity being the everyday revolutionary practice from below.
Anarchist Communist Group
The ACG is pleased to be publishing the first English language print edition of Carlo Cafiero’s summary of Karl Marx’s Capital.
Capital, Marx’s epic work, describes in detail the capitalist system and how it functions. The anarchist Mikhail Bakunin saw the importance of Marx’s Capital, to the extent that he put any rivalries with Marx aside and immediately embarked on the first Russian translation.
But Capital is a notoriously hard read…
The anarchist communist Carlo Cafiero, rather than translate it, wanted to popularise Marx’s work in order to make it easier to read and be better understood by those who didn’t have a university education or weren’t so well versed in economics. In other words, his Compendium was aimed at ordinary working people.
Cafiero’s Compendium is a gateway to understanding the contents of Marx’s Capital.
This edition, translated by Paul M. Perrone, contains an ACG introduction and a biography of Carlo Cafiero.
Compendium of Capital is available direct from from the ACG.
108 pages Price £7 + £1.40 postage
Visit our publications page for details on how to order your copy.
See ACG website also for new edition of Rebel Rose.
We’re happy to share the following flyer that compiles a set of principles for solidarity in the streets alongside some practical tactical advice. The flyer features the text “5 Principles for the Anti-Police Brutality Movement”, a series of graphics and text outlining some ideas for staying safe in the streets, and a blank space
for folks to write a legal support number. Please share and distribute widely!
Text and graphics by Can’t Touch This NYC, Unity & Struggle, and the Comité Boricua En La Diáspora.
5 Principles For The Anti-Police Brutality Movement
Written by Can’t Touch This NYC
- We will respect a diversity of tactics in the streets, as they reflect a diversity of political perspectives within our movement. We will not physically prevent fellow demonstrators from taking actions they deem necessary.
- While we may debate and disagree, we will not denounce fellow protesters in public statements in a manner that exposes them to state repression. We will not denounce protesters for engaging in self-defense or property damage.
- We refuse to cooperate with politicians in legitimizing the repression of other parts of our movement. We will not accept this as a condition for dialogue with city officials.
- We refuse to help police repress our movement. We will not help police identify and prosecute protesters, nor hand protesters into police custody, nor provide general intelligence on our movement.
- We will avoid posting and circulating sensitive visual information on social media, as police use social media to collect incriminating evidence against protesters. We will not collaborate with the media to make such information publicly available.