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UK: 2021 Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

https://bookfair.org.uk/

Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2021 will take place on Saturday 6th November from 10am until 4pm at People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Bridge Street, M3 3ER.

Please help spread the Word… but not the virus! We have postcards printed that we can send to you to help us get the word out there.

To keep others safe please take a lateral flow test before attending, don’t attend if feeling unwell and please wear a face mask.

No dogs except guide dogs please.

Update on the situation of anarchist comrade Toby Shone

Write an anarchist prisoner today!

via Enough 14

Bristol. UK. Toby’s trial began on 6th October at Bristol Crown Court. The charges for administration of 325.nostate.net, funding of terrorism through the website and dissemination of and collection of material useful to terrorists have now been dropped due to lack of evidence.

Rudolf Rocker: an anarchist ‘rabbi’ in London

From Red Pepper dot org UK

David J. Lobina rediscovers a forgotten but fascinating figure in London’s radical and Jewish history

Originally from Germany, the anarchist thinker Rudolf Rocker spent much of his life in exile in some of the world’s major cities – Paris, London, New York – where he always gravitated towards immigrants involved in radical politics, most notably the Jewish anarchist community in London at the turn of the 20th century. Often referred to as a rabbi by members of this community as a sign of appreciation, the epithet of an ‘anarchist rabbi’ is the title of a book about Rocker’s life and thought, as well as a documentary about his time in London.

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On Sexual Murder and Police Sadism

by Anonymous

The reaction in the UK to the murder of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old white woman, by Wayne Couzens, an off-duty specialist-firearms cop, has shown the usual mixture of lightning-rod rage and Spectacular media-trance. Anarchists have quickly suggested that people like Couzens are all over the police, that the police as a whole are the problem. Yet the police themselves quickly arrested Couzens and the courts convicted him – virtually unknown in Britain in cases of police murder. The main new information which has been released after the trial is that this was carried out as a bogus arrest. Sarah Everard was breaking lockdown, and submitted to handcuffing, believing she was being arrested – at which point, she lost any chance to fight or flee. The case is horrifying, as people (especially white women) become suddenly aware that police might kidnap them off the street for purposes of rape and murder. Likely the number of people resisting, fleeing or arguing an arrest will increase greatly, just at the time such “offences” are being more severely criminalised.

The situation of Toby Shone

Write an anarchist prisoner today!

via Enough 14

In November 2020 a series of co-ordinated raids against 325.nostate.net were executed by Counter-Terrorism cops in UK as part of “Operation Adream”. Several properties in the South-West of England were searched and one person was arrested and charged under the Terrorist Act. The charges are administration of 325.nostate.net, funding of terrorism through the website and dissemination of and collection of material useful to terrorists.

London Anarchist Bookfair & Antiuniversity Now

Caught in the net

From London Anarchist Bookfair and Antiuniversity

The Antiuniversity and the Anarchist Bookfair in London are joining forces in 2021 to bring together a week-long Antiuniversity Festival from the 4th to the 10th of September and the Anarchist Bookfair on the 11th and 12th of September.

AntiUniversity Now x Anarchist Bookfair in London

Party like it's 2021!!!!

from https://festival.antiuniversity.org

The Antiuniversity is an ongoing programme of self-organised radical learning and mutual education events. It is a collaborative experiment to challenge academic and class hierarchy – in, outside and against existing institutional structures. Anyone can organise an Antiuni event in any format, anywhere! For 2021, we are joining forces with the Anarchist Bookfair in London to bring together a week-long Antiuniversity Festival from the 4th to the 10th of September and the Anarchist Bookfair in London on the 11th and 12th of September.

Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying

 Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian

From The Bristol Cable, UK, by Neil Maggs, Rosa Eaton and Adam Cantwell-Corn on 15th July, 2021

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian

Chris Brian was a anarchist activist in Bristol and south Wales in the 90s and early 2000s. Unknown to him and fellow activists, deep undercover in in their groups were police officers.

Direct (In)Action

from Bella Caledonia by Luke Campbell

State Suppression of Community Organising

More than twelve years on from the global economic crash, across nations the world over, the state continues to not only abdicate responsibility for the ongoing social ills and economic hardships so many ensure, but, as witnessed this week, a significant proportion of those in positions of power actively suppress community-driven efforts to support those around them.

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