Stalls 2020

We invite applications for stalls from individuals, non-hierarchical groups and campaigns, grassroots unions, independent and non-commercial booksellers, artists, publishers and distributors. Priority will be given to those active in class struggle, antifascism, anti-oppression, environmentalism and mutual aid. No political parties please. Our e-mail address is dorsetbookfair@riseup.net

Stalls are £25 each in the main hall, In the unlikely event that we have any spare tables we’ll do our best to share them out on the basis of need. Setup from 9:30, open to public at 11:00. The hall must be cleared by 18:00 so we can set up for the gig.

Payment

By bank transfer to: Account number 84669314 Sort code 518118, by paypal to: dorsetbookfair [at] riseup [dot] net, in cash to a member of the collective or post a cheque payable to ‘Dorset Bookfair’, to: Dorset Bookfair collective, c/o The Firkin Shed, 279 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8BZ.

It goes without saying but if you send money by paypal, please select “friends and family” or you are going to make a donation to a corporation with a net annual income of 2.5 billion USD, at our expense!

Booking form for stalls and meetings

Confirmed so far:

Anarchist Communist Group

We are a revolutionary class struggle anarchist group who aims to contribute to the building of a libertarian working class movement which can overthrow capitalism, the State and all forms of oppression. We believe it is important to be organised at local, national and international level. In addition, we believe it is vital to be involved in a variety of campaigns and grass roots movements and to produce material that gets anarchist ideas across to the wider working class.

Anarchist Federation

A federation of groups and individuals across the British Isles fighting against capitalism, patriarchy, transphobia, the state, fascism and all other forms of oppression. For a free and equal society, for anarchism.

BLACK SKIN BLACK FLAG

Selling pamphlets, postcards and other bits and bobs.

BSBF AIMS:

  • To expose and challenge the white monopoly/supposed authority on moral, historical and spiritual truth
  • To reiterate and update the economic, social and political discriminations that constrains black people living in a multi-cultural society
  • To explain the many historical and present day practices employed by the so-call “Civilised West” to keep Africa weak
  • To bridge the state sponsored racial “divide and rule” strategy that weakens and distracts the working class as a whole from uniting under one banner
  • To restate the many moral dysfunctions of capitalism
  • To highlight the social inequalities and injustices as well as the ecological damage that makes up the capitalist reality
  • To investigate the emotional and spiritual costs that are caused by a system based on overwork, consumption and debt
  • To make clear that an alternative, just and better world is possible

BSBF Catalogue

Boycott Workfare

Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive social security. We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact.

Boycott Workfare is the only independent campaign to successfully oppose all forms of ”conditionality” aka sanctions and workfare, no ifs, buts, political strings attached or punches pulled. We are now stepping up to take on Universal Credit.

Anyone needing help with Universal Credit is invited to email info@boycottworkfare.org.

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Bristol radical history group

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’er do wells.

Chris Savory, author.

Promoting my new book: Confessions of a Non-violent Revolutionary: Bean Stew, Blisters, Blockades and Benders. The True Story of a Peace Activist in Thatcher’s Britain by Chris Savory.

Published by Clairview Books, Forest Row, Sussex April 2020.

Green Anti-capitalist Front

Industrial Workers of the World Dorset

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.

Moral Decay

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! Facebook

No Sweat

Radical Routes

A network of radical co-ops, whose members are committed to working for positive social change. The network is made up of housing co-ops, workers’ co-ops and social centres. We offer mutual aid to new and existing co-ops who gain membership, which includes legal advice, financial advice, practical advice and loans.

Retro IT Ain’t!

is a not for profit unincorporated association set up to raise awareness of our social history by creating platforms to tell the stories of people who have stood up for social justice and political representation.

Established in 2016, based in Dorset, it is run by Haydn Wheeler, Sheila Wiggins and local artist Stewart Macarthur.

Socialist Party of Great Britain (South West Regional Branch)

Our aim at the event will be to sell and distribute literature to promote the case for a world-wide socialist system which is based on anti-state and non-market principles.

Part of the World Socialist Movement

South Essex Radical Media

Featuring: The Heckler, Alternative Estuary, papers / flyers on putting the politics into veganism / flyers on guerilla gardening / pamphlets on community organising / pamphlets on building neighbourhood solidarity / booklets featuring stuff we’ve written on class +ID politics. Plus anything else we might produce in the meantime…

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.

Weymouth Animal Rights

Local Dorset animal rights group, protecting wild animals in South and West Dorset