After the London Anarchist Bookfair

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JoeBlack
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Nov 26 2004 12:44

Don't know where to post this so ...

There will be a talk in 3D between 4 and 5.00 on South American Anarchism

A Chilean comrade from the anarcho-communist organisation CUAC - recently renamed the OCL - will give a talk on revolutionary struggle in latin america, the development of an anarchist movement at the heart of the popular struggles in that region, and how the tradition of anarchism has adopted a new form in the 21st century

The speaker who is a friend of mine has pretty good English and spent the summer touring anarchist groups and struggles in the region. So there should be lots of first hand info from an area where the anarchist movement is growing rapidly.

URLs for a couple of articles he has written in English follow

http://struggle.ws/wsm/ws/2004/81/haiti.html

http://struggle.ws/wsm/ws/2004/79/bolivia.html

http://struggle.ws/wsm/ws/2004/80/immigration.html

http://struggle.ws/wsm/news/2004/2europes.html

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Nov 27 2004 17:13

Shite, I knew we were meant to do something today. Revol wont get out the fucking shower. He's such a prick. He's singing about how he's outside and against the unions roll eyes I hate him. Mao more than ever.

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Nov 27 2004 21:45

Yeah sorry I missed this. The security were being fash and not letting anyone in the D&D when I got there. Damn police state.

I think I met a few people outside with Jack briefly at some point. Hope you all had good times. I finally bought the ((edditted to remove embarrasing reference to punk)), lots of Solfed literature (thread to follow), and plenty of books/pamphlets and free newspapers. I turned down the opportunity to make £50 delivering post to travel to London and spend £60.

Also, the community organising meeting was obviously the best part of the day.

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Nov 28 2004 11:11
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
Yeah sorry I missed this. The security were being fash and not letting anyone in the D&D when I got there. Damn police state.

yeah damn those filthy health and safety regulations roll eyes

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Nov 28 2004 12:29
kalabine wrote:
yeah damn those filthy health and safety regulations roll eyes

Ah c'mon he was only jokin you muppet!

Hmmm yeah that didn't really work... oh well saw some people I hadn't seen before, which was cool. And revol68 and 3rd_season pulling when they were both pissed was a sight to behold grin

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Nov 28 2004 12:38

who'd they pull, each other?

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Nov 28 2004 12:41
GenerationTerrorist wrote:
who'd they pull, each other?

Yes!!

redyred
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Nov 28 2004 12:56

That's sweet.

Caiman del Barrio
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Nov 28 2004 14:23

Oh shit I'm sorry I missed this now!!

I suggest another Enrager social after an "anarchist" event, although I can't really think of any and most of you are far too busy being working class in mines or something to come to t'demo 'gainst t'war or t'capitalism(say that bit in a Northern accent).

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Nov 28 2004 14:27

Yeah was cool meeting people off the boards and saying hi to people who visited the stall etc.

Was a pretty good bookfair....

Apologies to the people we went out with after for my un-socialness... Was feeling like shit!

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Nov 28 2004 14:30

Some guy on the Freedom stall was really grumpy with me. I was buying some Kropotkin and he complained that "I'll have to go all the way over there *gestures to 10 foot away* now to get some change". Haha.

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Nov 28 2004 21:58

was very funny meeting jack and GB who had both thought before i was about twenty..

(didn't any of you ever wonder before how i'd managed to get through about fifteen different jobs and two kids in such a short life?)

and yes GB the picture IS of me... i scrub up nice

sorry not to have met revol and wayne though cause i wanted to see if they're both three foot tall with a collective ego the size of a planet and then poke them with sticks (a common form of communication amongst treehugging anarchists, more complex than grunting but not yet sufficently evolved for political debate and that heady pinnacle of political action, workplace organisation). grin

hope your new jobs still going well jack and thanks for sharing yr beer and smoke.

now all the funs gone out of this board cause i'm outed as old, so i'll go post somewhere else where i can wear headscarfs, handknitted cardis and smell of wee amongst my peergroup

cya

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Caiman del Barrio
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Nov 28 2004 22:01
lucy82 wrote:
hope your new jobs still going well jack

Well he seems to enjoy it...hahahaha.

lucy82
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Nov 28 2004 22:04

sounds way more fun than mine

i'm just jealous wink

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Nov 29 2004 09:22

it was good to meet some of you peeps, though i exposed my ageism by being shocked at how young you all are! Fuck me, too bad i missed redyred and other vocal critics, hopefully you guys are a bit older otherwise my class politics have been dissed by people who were about 4 when i had my first strike grin ok, ok, i got to get rid of this ageism thing, i know how much it used to piss me off...

But i didn't know that this forum is based on the work of AYN, so you tend to get these ideas in your head about people on the board. for instance i thought jack was some bitter middle aged geezer grin he turned out to be a young skate punk student. Anyways, it was nice to meet you mate, and as i imagined, you are allright in real life, it's just on this board you come across as a nasty and discriminating twat wink

Sorry i couldn't make it to the social, it was a hard choice: spending the time with my friend who i haven't seen for years and a crew of south african anarchist vegans, or meeting bunch of abusive guys who i only know by their username wink hope you had a good one though.

Besides, it dawned to me that I've met Wayne already, although very briefly.

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Nov 29 2004 11:19
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kalabine wrote:
yeah damn those filthy health and safety regulations roll eyes

Ah c'mon he was only jokin you muppet!

so was i

angry

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Nov 29 2004 13:01
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sorry not to have met revol and wayne though cause i wanted to see if they're both three foot tall

Revol pretty much is. It's not often I meet someone my age who's shorter than me.

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it was good to meet some of you peeps, though i exposed my ageism by being shocked at how young you all are! Fuck me, too bad i missed redyred and other vocal critics, hopefully you guys are a bit older otherwise my class politics have been dissed by people who were about 4 when i had my first strike ok, ok, i got to get rid of this ageism thing, i know how much it used to piss me off...

Don't worry JDMF, I'm only 23 and I feel pretty ancient among most anarchists (and Jack's harem). Yeah, I was looking forward to meeting both of you, but I had to come straight from work and didn't actually get there til about 5. Oh well, maybe next year.

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Nov 29 2004 14:38
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Don't worry JDMF, I'm only 23 and I feel pretty ancient among most anarchists (and Jack's harem). Yeah, I was looking forward to meeting both of you, but I had to come straight from work and didn't actually get there til about 5. Oh well, maybe next year.

So how old was the oldest person there? Just wondering if anarchists turn into something else when they get near 30...

smile

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Nov 29 2004 14:41
samjam wrote:
redyred wrote:
Don't worry JDMF, I'm only 23 and I feel pretty ancient among most anarchists (and Jack's harem). Yeah, I was looking forward to meeting both of you, but I had to come straight from work and didn't actually get there til about 5. Oh well, maybe next year.

So how old was the oldest person there? Just wondering if anarchists turn into something else when they get near 30...

:)

Well I'm nearly 15, but I had to shave twice last week, which is braggable 8)

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Nov 29 2004 14:46

Funny because its true tongue

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Nov 29 2004 14:46

Haven't you seen Logan's Run?

Or am I just showing my age!

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Nov 29 2004 14:49
nastyned wrote:
Haven't you seen Logan's Run?

Or am I just showing my age!

Logan's Run is excellent! When was the last time you met anyone worth talking to over the age of thirty anyway wink

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Nov 29 2004 15:35
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i thought jack was some bitter middle aged geezer grin he turned out to be a young skate punk student.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH...I love you so much just for saying that. A skate punk student is what he is. Mr. T

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Nov 29 2004 15:37

I'm pretty sure i have seen jack on a skateboard... and funny it was.

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Nov 29 2004 16:15
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So how old was the oldest person there? Just wondering if anarchists turn into something else when they get near 30...

some of us turn into anarchists...... wink

and i DID see people older than me

also i think i have also met Wayne when JDMF did, possibly at the bus station when we were on our way to HMP Forest Bank for a little mild activism. He was wearing a strangely attractive bright yellow jacket armed with a walkie talkie...

Hey Wayne, was that you??

smile

lucy82
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Nov 29 2004 16:26

JDMF shall we start a breakaway branch and call it the AON?

samjam
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Nov 29 2004 16:26
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now all the funs gone out of this board cause i'm outed as old

So how old are you then?? I don't think I've ever seen an anarchist older than about 25. smile

.... Oh wait a sec, there were these two old folks on TV once, but they just sounded like ex-hippies...

lucy82
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Nov 29 2004 16:27

JDMF you can be in the youthwing! grin

lucy82
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Nov 29 2004 16:35

I ain't telling you samjam. i'll give you a clue.. my eldest daughter is 22.

i was a little hippie freak at 15 although i was kinda political and hated people controlling me so I spent more time running out of school than in it. I was doing a three day week long after the miners gave up on it... so thats another clue. Left school at 16 with not much in the way of qualifications, started work in various shit jobs and started getting angry.. raising kids in thatchers britain on my own did nothing to improve my mood. theres only so many times as a single parent you can be blamed for the downfall of society before you start getting seriously pissed off

the rest is history

black bloc

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Nov 29 2004 16:38

you and JDMF's combined age is younger than anyone in the youth wing of the SPGB, so look on the bright side wink

well it was nice seeing GB (who was in disguise as a trendy student so i didn't recognise him), jack (who's actually quite pleasant in person) and lazlo again (whose now joining the ranks of professional activism).

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