Why so quiet?

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RichardGriffin
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Oct 24 2003 08:55
Why so quiet?

Does anyone know why politically the SE is so quiet? This is not just an issue for anarchists, the trots (in Kent) have a mjor problem mobilising anyone. Lots of Kent are working class yet fuck all ever seems to happen. The most active people seem to be the Greens in the leafy bits (Canterbury, Tonbridge). The few activists I have met have all expressed the same frustration. Any insights/advice (other than moving!) welcome.......

Toxictears
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Nov 19 2003 00:01

Yea, it is dead! Is their nothing going in in NE Kent or Rochester way? I have problems getting places where i live due to the fact every train travelling to or from london has to go under old old old tunnels and the tunnels are always collapsing! Its so unreliable. But ill try anyhow.

Anarcho_Saint
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Mar 12 2004 16:29

It seems to be the same through out the south east. In hampshire there doesnt seem that anything at all is going on. (except i hear a group are starting up in pompey, so not so good for southamptoners!).

Im just glad im in norwich at the mo where there is some good activity, and action.

will have to organise though when i go back down south, in a years time!

im not going back to my arm-chair!!!

RichardGriffin
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Mar 15 2004 11:52

This problem isn't just restricted to anarchism. I went to an antiwar demo in Canterbury Saturday (a university city) and there were a grand total of 37 people there - 34 of whom were SWP members! I was bought up in Berkshire, Newbury in fact and despite issues like cruise missiles and later the by-pass found very few local people willing to get involved in anything. Must be something in the water...

Toxictears
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Jan 25 2005 03:40
RichardGriffin wrote:
despite issues like cruise missiles and later the by-pass found very few local people willing to get involved in anything. Must be something in the water...

Yea. Prozac tongue

Lazlo_Woodbine
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Jan 25 2005 13:10

Maybe linked to centuries of yeoman prosperity and consequent paternal development of capitalism?

LiveFastDiarrea
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Jan 25 2005 14:59

maybe its cos there are lots of nice pubs?

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Jan 30 2005 21:07

Perhaps when we have the kent meet-up we should try & get the roots of a forum or something going on? I reckon there definatly needs to be some way that people who arent already anarchos/socialists etc, to be able to make some sort of positive contact around here. i dunno if itll help the general apathy of this area but at least its a starting point. in my experience its been incredibly difficult to network or get in contact with any libertarians round south east area.

LiveFastDiarrea
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Jan 30 2005 23:36

well, we can't really think about having some kind of kentish soviet until we atleast meet up with the few of us who are already known to each other. but that will be done soon, and hopefully kent will be the start of the revolution in england, and we can loot canterbury cathedral and drink the altar wine grin

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Jan 31 2005 13:49

Actually its funny you should say that coz on one of the canterbury anti-war demos everyone decided it would be a good idea to storm the cathedral, I remember the surprised & confused look on these two coppers faces as they were sandwiched between the door & 30 odd protesters shouting in there faces hahaha. sadly we didnt get inside the actual cathedral, which i reckon wouldve been pretty funny seeing as there was some kind of OAP mass going on. smile

LiveFastDiarrea
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Feb 1 2005 00:28

was there a mass urge to do brass rubbings or something?

Bokonon
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Feb 20 2005 14:05

Dont know bout any other places in the south east, but worthing and brighton are both nicely active... i know brighton in particular has a very healthy amount of anarchos and few (as far as i'm aware) trots...

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Mar 8 2005 13:52

Hey all,

In Reading area RAGE ( Reading Anti-G8 ) is now up and running. We are a local group acting within Dissent! and the Resist G8 South East Assembly, but are also more generally an anti-authoritarian/anti-capitalist group up for mobilising on whatever issues people want to do. Also if other groups in the South East wanna link up for anything (or just meet up for a pint...!) then great, get in contact!

We hold weekly open meetings every Tuesday, 7.30pm, The Coopers Arms, Reading or email us at reading-anti-g8@cyber-rights.net

Anyone up for anti-arms trade action in Reading on 21st March, please get in contact too.

Cya folks.