Our friends from Angry Workers of the World present ‘Ditching the Fear’: this is a film we intended to show at the bookfair but had to delete owing to lack of space.
Ditching the Fear tells the story of warehouse workers in Italy who recently went on strike, and overcame all obstacles to win. The film screening will be followed by a discussion led by Angry Workers, who went to Italy to speak with some of the people involved. facebook
Starting 4pm at the Fortescue on Mutley Plain, Plymouth, on Saturday 19th August. Hosted by Marea Granate Plymouth
You can read more about the strikes on the Angry Workers website
It hasn’t escaped our notice that another orgy of representative politics is underway, with folk who do nothing else offering to lead you hither and thither.
When we conceived this event back in February we made a collective decision not to accept bookings from political parties, without anticipating that a general election would be scheduled for the following week. Some of the participants in the bookfair are members of political parties and will be participating in the forthcoming shenanigans, nevertheless we ask comrades to refrain from electioneering on the day.
We don’t want to labour the point; it’s just not what we’re here for.
Zines, pamphlets, booklets… whatever you want to call them, many of us can agree that they’re a great way to spread information and share ideas easily and accessibly.
So this May, as a build up to this year’s bookfair, we are having a Bristol anarchist zinefair! There will be activist and distro stalls including our own distro of the bookfair collective’s favourites. There will also be a zine making workshop and other workshops and discussions. Kebele vegan cafe will be serving food and cakes all day. In the evening there will be a fundraising gig at a different venue, more info on that nearer the time.
May 13th 12 – 5pm
Kebele social centre
14 Robertson Road
And to set your minds at rest and put to bed all the rumours that have been circulating, YES the Bookfair itself IS happening! It’s going to be on the 16th of September and it’s going to be fabulous.