Friday, 13 August 2010

Fourth Belfast Anarchist Bookfair

04 September · 12:00 - 18:00

The Centre, 13-15 Clarence Street, Belfast, BT2 8DY

The fourth annual Belfast Anarchist Bookfair is taking place on 4th September 2010. There will be discussions, speakers and stalls from a range of campaigns and organisations throughout the day. Nommy vegan food all followed by a social to raise funds for the Just Books Collective.

Black Flag 40 years of Anarchist Propaganda talk by a member of the Black Flag Collective 12pm
Mental Health workshop by member of Revolutionary Anarcha-Feminist Group Dublin 1pm
Alternatives to the ICTU Unions - panel with Organise!, IWU and others tbc 2pm
100 Years of Struggle talk by CNT member Antonio Rios on the 100 years of the CNT 3pm
Vivir la Utopia screening of documentary on the CNT and the Spanish Revolution 4pm

Friday, 5 March 2010

Freedom to Organise! public meeting

Freedom to Organise! public meeting 13-15 Clarence Street, Belfast, BT2 Tuesday 9th March 7pm.

National speaking tour on the recent state repression of independent workers' organisations in Europe.

In Serbia, 6 members and associates of ‘Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative’ (ASI), the Serbian section of the International Workers’ Association (IWA) have been framed for ‘International Terrorism’ after a different group threw a petrol bomb at the Greek embassy in Belgrade, causing minor damage totalling just £18 (yes, eighteen!). They have already spent over three months in prison awaiting trial. More information.

Meanwhile in Germany, the Berlin IWA section FAU-B (the Free Workers Union) has been effectively banned by bosses at the Babylon Cinema through the courts. Workers at the cinema joined the FAU as a radical alternative to the existing union. The German court has now banned FAU from organising and some of its members face possible prison sentences. More information.

Main speaker: Secretary of the International Workers’ Association (IWA) and Organise! speaker.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Vivir La Utopia - Film showing Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre

Saturday 12th December Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre


Vivir la utopĂ­a. El anarquismo en espana.
Living Utopia. Anarchism in Spain

Spanish with English
subtitles. 95 minutes.

This documentary by Juan Gamero consists of 30 interviews with survivors of the 1936-1939 Spanish Revolution, and is one of the best documentaries dealing with this topic.
The testimonies of the anarchist militants are very moving and show the constructive work of the social revolution in Spain. During the social revolution around 7 million peasants formed collectives, in the cities 3000 workplaces collectivised, 150,000 joined the anarchist militias to fight fascism, and people engaged in cultural activities and the movement of the Mujeres Libres to free women from patriarchy.

Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, and the civil war and social revolution of 1936-39. Informative and inspiring the film will be introduced by a current member of Spain’s anarcho-syndicalist union the CNT – the union at the heart of the social revolution.