New AF publications: Organise #81 and Resistance #155

The latest Organise! magazine (issue 81, Winter 2103) is out since the London Anarchist Bookfair last weekend. Details and full contents list here: (Organise! is twice a year).
Order Organise! in print direct from the AF, or (shortly) via online distributors AK Press and Active Distribution.
Back issues free online.
This month’s theme is ASPECTS OF THE FUTURE SOCIETY. Read editorial and sample article…
Editorial –
Beyond Perfection: What we can learn from science fiction anarchist Utopias –

Also the November issue of resistance is out (free online):
Resistance is around 10 issues a year and print subscription are available.You can subscribe to receive Resistance free by email each month either as text or PDF:

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Anarchist Bookfair in London – 19th October 2013 – information and notice of AF meetings

As usual members of Nottingham AF will be present at the annual Anarchist Bookfair in London where the AF will run a stall and host several meetings. There will be a new issue of Organise! magazine too. Do come and meet us!! The London Bookfair is considered to be one of if not the biggest regular anarchist event in the world. In recent years there have also been very good local & regional bookfairs.

This year’s London bookfair will be on Saturday 19th October 10am-7pm and at the usual venue Queen Mary’s university on Mile End Road in the East End.


Meetings at London Anarchist Bookfair 19/10/2013 organised by Anarchist Federation (or related)

The International of Anarchist Federations is hosting ‘Spreading Organised Anarchism’. Much of the focuss will be on the Mediterranean and one of the speakers will be an Egyptian anarchist delegate. Room 320 at 11.00 am.

Anarchist federation meeting on The Idea of The Commune, the Idea of Organisation. Why we need to resurrect the idea of the Commune as an inclusive model for the WHOLE working class. Room 241 at 1.00 pm.

Anarchist Federation meeting on Solidarity Networks- How and Why. Room 326 at 3.00 pm.

Meeting hosted by the Anarchist Federation to discuss launching an Annual Anarcha-Feminist Conference. We urge anyone serious about feminism within the anarchist movement to attend. Room 326 at 4.00pm.

Anarchist federation meeting. Sexual Consent Workshop. Room G07 at 5.00 pm.

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Black Autonomy members to speak in Nottingham on 8-10 October 2013

Speaking Tour by ex-Black Panthers JoNina Abron Ervin and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin from the USA. Nottingham meetings are on 8th, 9th and 10th of October.

This is to let you know more about the Nottingham leg of the tour by ex-Black Panthers JoNina Abron Ervin and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. They are both active in the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, and on the national board of the Black Autonomy Federation of North America, and Lorenzo is an anarchist of long-standing.

JoNina Abron Ervin & Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin will hold three meetings in Nottingham. Please come! Please pass the message on!

Tuesday 8th October. 7pm until 9:30pm Hyson Green Youth Centre, Terrace Street, NG7 6ER. Meeting with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. Lorenzo is the author of “Anarchism and the Black Revolution”, “The Progressive Plantation”, and “Black Power, Black Autonomy” is an ex-civil rights and Black Panther Party member. Lorenzo has been an anarchist for over 40 years. He will speak on Anti-Racist resistance to the rise in the far right.Open to all.

Wednesday 9th October Nottingham anarchists have asked them to run a closed workshop about internal racism, for activists working against racism, hierarchy and political authority. Come if you would like to take steps towards addressing this issue within the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement, with practical outcomes for our engagement in wider community struggles. It will be a challenging workshop, but an important one. Venue: Sumac Centre, 7.30 pm.

Thursday 10th October. JoNina Ervin, author of “Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era”, will speak about her interviews with some 20 Black Power activists as well as about her activity in the Black Panther Party in the 1970’s. Venue: 5.00pm-7.00pm. Room A 41 The Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Open to all.
For more information contact 07860785970 and

You can find some texts by Lorenzo in the Sparrows’ Nest library, scanned in to complement the event and available to read in full at the Nest (St Anns, Nottingham).

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Resistance #154: latest issue of the AF bulletin is out for Sept/Oct 2013

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 issue of the Anarchist Federation paper RESISTANCE is out. Contents: MASS ARREST at EDL London counter-demo, Anti-fracking action at Balcombe, SeaSol solidarity group success, No borders in Greece, Russian anti-fascist prisoner appeal.

Read latest issue issue online or download PDF (all free):

Follow same link for back issues, info about subscriptions etc.

See also the AF’s magazine Organise!:

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Food for thought … Stitched up: The Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation.

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Read & support: Internet campaign for sacked IWW bus driver

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Opposing charity involvement in Workfare – a new local campaign

framework nottinghamYesterday a new Nottingham campaign was begun to demand that Framework, a local homelessness and housing charity, stops using mandatory work placements from the Job Centre. Everyone can get involved.

Charity involvement in workfare, where benefits claimants are forced to work for free with the threat of cut-off benefits if they do not, is rife in Britain – see the list of ‘providers’ compiled by Boycott Workfare. The goodwill of true volunteers, a vital part of most charities, can only be degraded by the coercion of these work-for-free schemes which also displace paid jobs. Some of the larger charities may operate like any cut-throat business and not care how they cut costs, but at least some have been shamed into pulling out of workfare when their involvement has been publicised. Local charities in particular rely on goodwill from supporters and should listen to anti-workfare campaigners.

In this latest Nottingham campaign, a letter to Framework was delivered by hand by Nottingham Against Workfare. The campaign asks for your support as follows.

On Sunday 5th May we’ll be raising the issue on their Facebook page and Twitter feed. We ask that you join us to:

1) Ask Framework to end their involvement in the workfare programme.

2) Explain to them that the Workfare programme is exploiting the very people that they proclaim to be supporting.

3) Share this information with as many people as you can.

4) Get in contact with us and join forces in stopping Framework’s exploitation.

Details and links for the action (including the text of the letter sent to the Framework Chief Executive) can be found here:

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