|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
Friday, 13 August 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
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
JUST BOOKS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS
Vivir la utopía. 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.