LA Anarchist Bookfair Rejects Anarchist Publishing Project
Dear Aragorn [sic],
We Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair (LAABF) Collective members have decided not to accept your application to table and share our space at this year’s Book Fair. We have refunded your Paypal transfer of $150.00 for Little Black Cart (LBC).
Why, you may ask? First, we know that a physical fight broke out at the recent Seattle ABF over the publication of Atassa, and we wish to avoid a repetition of any such occurrence at our ABF. More importantly, however, giving a platform to ITS is completely unacceptable in our view, given its wanton violence against women, ordinary people, and humanity in general. This goes against our principles as collective members in how we present and represent what Anarchism is all about. We have also noticed that, rather than choosing to discontinue publication of Atassa, you have used the controversy surrounding it to market it further. Simply not presenting eco-fascist material at the ABF, as per your proposition, is not nearly an adequate corrective response in our view.
Consider our response final. Given the reasons cited above, we cannot have LBC present as a vendor at our ABF this year. However, we also do not want to neglect LBC’s presence and work in the past as an anarchist book distributor. We hope that LBC makes a reassessment of its ties with ITS and other eco-extremists and consider applying for next year’s ABF when your position has changed.
The Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair Collective