IWA congress greetings, Manchester 8-10th of December

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Dec 7 2006 12:04
IWA congress greetings, Manchester 8-10th of December

Comrades,

The IWA congress is kicking off informally tonight in Manchester. Some delegates have already been flowing in from various countries such as slovakia, serbia, spain, portugal and columbia.

There is no mandate to post about decisions before they are agreed, but hopefully delegates, observers etc will be posting other kind of stuff on libcom, i suggest this thread!

For geeks such as myself, this is actually pretty exiting times wink

red n black star

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Dec 7 2006 13:38

I suspect the outcome of the discussions will determine the level of excitement.

Here's the WSA's greetings sent to the IWA, Section's & Friends:

"Re: Congress Greetings, Manchester, England

IWA Comrades:

Anarcho-Syndicalist greetings to the 23rd Congress of the International
Workers Association.

For a world without bosses, bureaucrats or states.

Workers Solidarity Alliance."

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Dec 7 2006 13:49

yeah JDMF jack mentioned you guys posting some stuff from there, maybe to the library? We can set up a tag for IWA 2006 say, and put stuff in there (non-confidential of course). One thing that would be particularly interesting would be things like organisation + country reports, mini-interviews etc., maybe a photo or two with people's permission?

Just some ideas...

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Dec 7 2006 15:05
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My plan is to get an interview with someone from every country attending. 1 about what their section has been doing, 1 about the general class struggle in their country.

Nice one Jack.

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Dec 7 2006 17:01
Jack wrote:
My plan is to get an interview with someone from every country attending. 1 about what their section has been doing, 1 about the general class struggle in their country.

That's just what I was thinking would be the best possible content. I know the IFA congress everyone did one of those run-downs anyway, so hopefully people will be thinking of it and stuff.

Damn thinking of IFA reminded me that maybe I could've snagged myself an invite to the congress for offering my italian translation services...

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Dec 7 2006 20:09

live update from the basement: more comrades have been arriving, 5 italians, norwegians, spaniards, french...

Brilliant to meet comms from all over, though the language barrier is pretty hardcore with many and we need to resort to sign language.

Many libcom members spotted as well wink

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Dec 7 2006 20:21
revol68 wrote:
the last plenary I was at was like a Newsnight/Hollyoaks mash up but with periodic references to the Spanish Civil War.

That sounds fucking awesome.

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Dec 7 2006 20:42

was I supposed to do anything this evening?

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Dec 7 2006 20:53
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was I supposed to do anything this evening?

lol! good morning mate wink Nah, dont worry, quite a few solfedders around. Just drop by any time to basement after work, or to the congress location during the day.

More spaniards just arrived, and bunch of sol fed troops.

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Refused wrote:
revol68 wrote:
the last plenary I was at was like a Newsnight/Hollyoaks mash up but with periodic references to the Spanish Civil War.

That sounds fucking awesome.

mate, the things you miss when you put off joining solfed.

Ps. there is cake.

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Dec 7 2006 21:05
JDMF wrote:
Refused wrote:
revol68 wrote:
the last plenary I was at was like a Newsnight/Hollyoaks mash up but with periodic references to the Spanish Civil War.

That sounds fucking awesome.

mate, the things you miss when you put off joining solfed.

Ps. there is cake.

Holy fuck. I'm there. I'll bring my subscription fee.

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Dec 7 2006 22:15
syndicalist wrote:
For a world without bosses, bureaucrats or states.

Like it....

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Dec 8 2006 13:57

Someone post something... I'm off at 4, and won't be back til tuesday. cry

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Dec 8 2006 14:00

Saii is not here as far as i know, though there are couple SolFed peeps who i dont recognise.

The official stuff kicked off this morning and it is all very interesting wink

The congress stuff will end around 7 and then its dinner time, which will take late into the night i presume so Jack, navigate straight to the Basement, 24 Lever Street when you arrive so you can start doing your interviews.

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Dec 8 2006 14:19
JDMF wrote:
The official stuff kicked off this morning and it is all very interesting ;)

Ha, ha, bastid!

Could you say hi to SolFed sec for me?

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Dec 8 2006 14:46

BB, i will try to remember!

Jack wrote:
How far from Manchester Pic.? Is it walkable? If not, what's the ebst way to do it?

10 minutes walk. 15 with getting lost factor.

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Dec 8 2006 14:48
Jack wrote:
How far from Manchester Pic.? Is it walkable? If not, what's the ebst way to do it?

5 mins walk from Piccadilly.

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dublin dave wrote:
Jack wrote:
How far from Manchester Pic.? Is it walkable? If not, what's the ebst way to do it?

5 mins walk from Piccadilly.

ok ok! 5 mins for a machine like Dave, and 10 minutes for a powerlifter. 15 minutes for Jack.

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Dec 8 2006 20:17
JDMF wrote:
10 minutes walk. 15 with getting lost factor.

If I remember correctly, there is pretty little getting lost factor in walking from Pic. to Lever Street.....

On the other hand... Why did it take Moses 40 years to lead the Hebrew people through the desert? Men just never ask for directions.

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Dec 8 2006 23:56

All the smart comments are from the people who werent involved in some of the two hour discussions....

....takes match sticks from eyes....

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Dec 9 2006 21:07

Jack's a really fast walker, actually.

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Dec 9 2006 21:18
Jess wrote:
Jack's a really fast walker, actually.

I don't think aspersions were being cast on Jacks fitness levels, more his navigation skills... tho as the anarchist geographer.. wink

Aswad - the Moses comment. Bang on. You are right. Men never like asking for help even when it is sooo obviously needed.. grin

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Dec 11 2006 01:35

How'd the Congress go?

Sorry.
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Dec 11 2006 02:05

and then there 14...

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Dec 11 2006 02:27

Ok, do you mean at least one section was expelled? or that a couple of section's were no longer in existance? Also is the 14 regarding only sections and not including friends?

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Dec 11 2006 04:16

Way to leave us hanging in suspense...

Sorry.
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Dec 11 2006 06:35

we are (or will shortly be) less one section. The FAU.

Sorry.
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Dec 11 2006 07:06

quite.

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Dec 11 2006 07:51

Gee, only one section? I made a bet for two – the FAU and the USI, thus cutting the IWA into halves. But as we know: "Con algo hay que empezar" smile

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Dec 11 2006 07:51

Gee, only one section? I made a bet for two – the FAU and the USI, thus cutting the IWA into halves. But as we know: "Con algo hay que empezar" smile

Sorry.
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Dec 11 2006 08:17

USI survived pretty comfortably actually.