Thursday, November 20, 2008


The British Anarchist Federation, the English section of the International of Anarchist Federations, has proposed an educational for next year. Here's the proposal via the A-Infos website. I'm sure that further updates will appear on the website of the AF in coming months. A couple of corrections to what appears below are in order. 2009 will be the 40th anniversary of the Battle of the Bogside, not the 20th. Similarly it will be the 70th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War (the "revolution" was a dead letter far earlier, largely courtesy of the communists), not the 40th.
Britain, AF, Anarchism 2009 - public event celebrating anarchist ideas:
After the success of the Northern educational it was suggested that the AF hold a public event celebrating anarchist ideas. It is going to be a big event with the all encompassing theme of "celebrating cultures of resistance" both internationally and at home. Speakers will be coming from across the country (and the globe) to speak of their experiences in class struggle and the focus of the day will be very much on the lessons that can be learned from our ideas in practice. The year also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the miner's strike, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Revolution and the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Bogside. These events will be incorporated as central themes throughout the day.
The intention is to hire out a large venue (enough to give us a cinema space, cafe, area for stalls and large meeting area) as well as additional seminar rooms for smaller meetings. Films, music and various other entertainment will be incorporated into the day as well as the more educational stuff. It will be held in June as this will also allow us to generate a great deal of publicity for 2009 G8 (and invite some Italian comrades to come over and speak about the mobilisations).

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