We’re now full, these groups have booked stalls:
A federation of groups and individuals across the British Isles fighting against Capitalism, Patriarchy, the State, Fascism and all other forms of oppression. For a free and equal society, for Anarchism.
AngryWorkers from the grim western suburbs of London – We’ll bring free copies of our local working class newspaper, leaflets, posters and insurrectionist pamphlets – We are always happy to chat to comrades from outside of the London bubble.
Berkshire antifascists are a grassroots, autonomous collective dedicated to resisting fascism in all forms. The funds raised by the selling of our unique merchandise, as well as raising awareness for the cause, will contribute to the travel, prisoner support and various other expenses involved in resisting the far right.
Bristol Antifascists is a group of local people committed to opposing fascism and all that it stands for. Part of the national Anti-Fascist Network, we stand alongside other groups and individuals worldwide in the fight to keep our streets and communities free from fascist ideas and activity. We aim to play a part in building a genuine grassroots movement which is strong, effective and rooted in our workplaces and communities. As militant antifascists we organise on principles of equality, solidarity and direct action. We believe in organising for ourselves, building links and joining forces to defeat racism and fascism wherever they raise their ugly head. To beat the fascists and the far-right we will need all sorts of tactics and actions, organisation and strength in numbers.
If you would like to get involved or want more information, contact us.
Bristol Radical History Group was formed in 2006 after the cricket and football teams we were playing for got sick of us going on about the book The Many Headed Hydra and its connections to Bristol. This book inspired us to look into our local history and its connections with the revolutionary Atlantic. We organised the first Bristol Radical History Week in Oct/Nov 2006 with the following aims:
- To open up some of the ‘hidden’ history of Bristol and the West Country to public scrutiny and challenge some commonly held ideas about historical events.
- To approach this history from ‘below’ by examining the actions and perspectives of those involved rather than the views of the contemporary establishment histories.
- To recognise that the history of Bristol is inexorably linked to that of the Atlantic and former British colonies through its seafaring and trading activities.
- To engage academics, local historians and the general public (including children) in the process through lectures, public debates, films and other events.
The events were a resounding success and showed that there was a significant public interest in radical history. Since then we have organised more than 250 events attended by thousands of people. Bristol Radical History Group group now operates within a much wider network of footballers, artists, techies, drunks, rioters, publicans, ranters, ravers, academics, Cancan dancers, anarchists, stoners and other ne’r do wells.
Critisticuffs is a Marxist group engaged in critiquing capital, the nation and the corresponding social relations and ideologies. We’ll be distributing the associated “kittens” journal at the bookfair and a couple of other texts we published.
Dorset Peoples Assembly Against Austerity www.dorsetpeoplesassembly.org
Comprising grassroots campaign organisations, community groups and trade unionists united against cuts and privatisation of public, community and welfare services. We are committed to social justice, open non-sectarian working and linked to no political party. Since 2013 we have continued to form and strengthen links with anti-austerity, environmental, anti-war and pro-diversity organisations. Our monthly meetings, actions & events are open to all.
The I.W.W. is a global union for all workers, seeking economic democracy and environmental sustainability through a fair distribution of resources and effort. In the meantime we fight for better conditions today, and demand respect for all workers using direct action and solidarity. Along the way, we have had many small victories against wage theft and victimisation simply by saying: “you can’t do that”.
Unlike trade unions we organise the worker not the job, so you can carry the union with you in and out of work, but members of other unions are welcome to join the I.W.W. as well. We are not linked to any political party or movement. We organise as we wish to live, all officers are unpaid volunteers directly elected by the membership and no one’s opinion counts more or less than any other, there are no leaders and there is no career ladder to climb.
Just Press is an unusual publishing initiative. We offer books, DVDs, art works and lectures/exhibitions that provide a platform for exchange between different generations and interests.
Our original works honour unconventional creativity and unsung aspects of human experience. In areas including history, religion, theatre, health, politics, art, poetry and fiction, we celebrate the unorthodox. Email email@example.com
Collective from Kebele Social Centre Bristol. Radical books, stickers, t-shirts and zines.
Moral Decay (distro)
CDs, books and merchandise. Hardcore/Punk/Oi!/Ska, Skinhead and Punk subculture. Staying true to the real sound of the streets, the Sound of Revolution!
Factsheets, merchandise including badges, stickers, tee-shirts and scarves, and books on the Palestine / Israeli conflict.
Radical and stimulating fiction, non-fiction and media; to entertain, educate, and inspire.
As the old politics breaks up, ruling elites everywhere are moving towards autocracy and even dictatorship. The general election is intended to give the Tories an absolute grip on power so they can re-arrange the state in the interests of the corporations, the banks and the markets. Democracy Unchained proposes a co-created movement to break the grip of the corporatocracy. ‘Democracy unchained’ e-book.
RIOTSKA RECORDS / BAKABUSH VEGAN RECIPE ZINE
RIOTSKA RECORDS – Bristol based Anarchist record label and DIY collective of radical free thinkers and musicans. Music for social change, not for fashion nor profit.
BAKABUSH – Cruelty free, tasty vegan recipes for all to enjoy.
More than 3989 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons. Five years since the sentence was legally abolished, thousands still languish in jails with no release date. 80% are over tariff and desperate to be free.
Sunflower Therapies and Training:
Seated Chair Massage is a clothed therapy and involves massage of the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands,and finishing with a relaxing head massage.
Seated Chair Massage does not involve the use of any oils,and is done in an ordinary chair.
Seated Chair Massage is good for relieving stress and anxiety, and may improve mood and sleep.This therapy produces a feeling of deep relaxation, and helps to improve general health and wellbeing. It is used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals,and other healthcare settings.
Swindon Rebel Books:
A selection of the best rebel books covering everything from trade unionism to feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism and more. Also bringing you up-to-date leaflets, materials and campaign info from the world of workers struggles.
Wessex Solidarity: South Coast Free Radicals
An affinity group for those in our region with an interest in anarchism, syndicalism or direct action, who share our goal of building a stateless, classless society around the principles of libertarian socialism.
Class struggle anarchism has never been more relevant or credible, owing to the abject failure of capitalism and representative democracy, or state ‘communist’ bureaucracies to meet the needs of the people. Surely now every other ideology is discredited. We aim to promote our ideas by constantly challenging the narrative of governments and the corporate media.
Our emphasis is on supporting workers’ struggles locally and globally, fighting inequality, oppression and fascism.
We’ll have a selection of seditious pamphlets, zines, badges, T shirts etc.