A radical space for social movements, campaign groups, underground distributors and alternative publishers. Like the Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair and Derry Radical Bookfair, the event is about a lot more than books – there will be stands, pamphlets, stickers, workshops, tea and coffee, childrens’ corner, maybe a gig, and a lot more.
From Freedom News
Marking the run-up to the launch of deep ecology and anarchism at this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair on October 28th, below is the latter part of an essay by Robert Hart, a founding mover of the forest gardening and permaculture movements.
From Alternet by Alexander Reid Ross (September 28, 2017)
Witnesses recall smoke bombs, Nazi salutes and chants of "blood and soil."
Together, they raised their arms in a salute of "Sieg hiel." On Sunday, September 24, about 25 men in masks and balaclavas descended on an anarchist book fair in Houston. The group call itself Patriot Front and is loosely affiliated with Vanguard Front, a fascist organization that includes Heather Heyer's murderer, James Alex Fields, as one of its members. They rushed the door of a multicultural community center, igniting a pair of smoke bombs. Witnesses say the assault was led by construction worker and area neo-Nazi, William Fears.
HOUSTON – With chants of “Blood and Soil” about 30 fascists affiliated with Vanguard America and the Proud Boys attempted to rush the entrance of the Houston Anarchist Book Fair underway at MECA Houston community center on Sunday, September 24. The attempt occurred at 11:50am but was quickly rebuffed as the security team present locked the doors to the facility, blocking the entrance briefly but foiling the effort of the fascist groups to enter the building to intimidate and likely attack organizers and attendees.
Contrary to some rumors, the 2017 Houston Anarchist Bookfair will go on as planned!! Our only serious setback from the storm is that we are behind on promotion, and a lot of people in the city have a lot on their plates this week, us included. So we want your help getting the word out for the next three weeks!
“It is happening again…”
We are happy to announce the return of the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair. This year the book fair will be on Saturday, August 26th, and this year we will be returning to our longtime home, the Vera Project at Seattle Center.
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is a radical gathering with thousands of people attending and over 60 vendors sharing books, pamphlets, posters, artwork and more. This annual event is free and open to the public, welcoming people interested and engaged in radical politics to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more. It is an inclusive space to introduce new people to anarchist ideas, foster productive dialogue between various radical and Left political traditions, and create an opportunity to discuss radical politics, philosophy, and social movements.
Below are the workshops and presentations for this year's Anarchist Book Fair in Seattle on Saturday, August 22nd. The book fair is being held at the Vera Project, located on the corner of Warren Ave N. & Republican St. right next to the Seattle Center. Worth mentioning is the separately organized Rojava Solidarity March starting at 6:00PM at the Space Needle. Event details on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/865616033532062/?_fb_noscript=1