2 June: London Radical Bookfair
12 – 6pm, Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, SE14 6NW https://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com/
Bookfair includes ACG stall and:
ACG Meeting on Land and Liberty.
‘Land and liberty’ has been a key anarchist slogan through-out the world. This is because without land, one cannot survive, and without liberty, we cannot live. Though often associated with peasant struggles, the struggle for land is as much as issue today in urban areas as it is in the haciendas of Latin America. All our struggles in the city are arise because we do not have control and access to land. Houses, food, community and social spaces, parks and open spaces all are at the mercy of whoever owns the land. And this is extremely unequal. Although a majority of us have a small stake in the 5% of UK land upon which our housing is built, the majority of land (70%) in the UK is owned by just 0.6% of the population. But even land owned by the government is not land controlled by us. Think of Grenfell and the lack of control residents had over their homes that were meant to be in public ownership. Think of the land owned by the Forestry Commission and the Ministry of Defence.
This talk will discuss why demands for land justice need to be at the heart of our struggles, both to have common ownership but also liberty to organise how we use the land for the benefit of all. There will be some historical and international examples as well as examples from London.
No War But the Class War
The ACG will also be participating in a joint ‘no war but the class war’ meeting at the bookfair. Details to follow.
Anti-University 9-15 June – ACG events
What happened to revolution?
Most of our time is spent having to resist attacks on all fronts – bosses, the government, and all the general injustices of society. But for many of us, we hold in our hearts a hope for a completely different society. Isn’t it time we put revolution back at the top of the agenda? What do we need to do to make it a reality rather than just a vague hope at the back of our minds? Anarchist communists believe firmly in the possibility of working class revolution. This talk/discussion will first present anarchist communist ideas on revolution before opening up to general discussion about revolution today.
Sunday June 10th at 3pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube Holborn)
Anarchist Fitzrovia Walk
Visit all the hot spots of anarchist Fitzrovia
See where Frank Kitz, a leading light in the Socialist League, met with others and downed a pint or two in the process. Visit the sites of Louise Michel’s Free School, the German anarchist Autonomie Club, Lilyan Evelyn’s anarchist Ferrer School, the haunts of the celebrated Italian anarchist Errico Malatesta, the soup kitchen set up by refugees from the Paris Commune.
Goggle at the building that housed the (in)famous Malatesta Club of the 1950s. See where anarchist sympathiser and artist Augustus John drank. Stand outside The grocer shop of Albert Richard, hero of the Paris Commune, who sold only red beans and rejected reactionary white beans.
Linger at the newsagents run by Armand Lapie, scene of doctrinal disputes. Pause at the spot where the colourful anarchist Xo d’Axa played his barrel organ. All this and much more.
Meet at ticket barrier, Great Portland Street tube, Saturday June 9th, 3-5 pm
17 June: Cambridge Radical Bookfair
1pm-5pm, Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 3BA https://www.facebook.com/events/157165304991137/. ACG stall on the day.