Two revolting anniversary events ending with 8 in Nottingham 3rd & 23rd June – come, & tell others!

Please come to, and tell lots of people about, these Nottingham based events on the subject of the hugely important 1968 and 1848 events put on by Nottingham’s People’s Histreh group, The Sparrows’ Nest archive & library,  and others.

Film showing of ‘If….’ with exhibition and panel discussion

On Sunday 3rd June (tomorrow!) join Nottingham’s radical history group Peoples’ Histreh for a film screening, an exhibition of original sources and a panel session of people sharing their memories of struggles fought here in Nottingham during that iconic year, which saw deeply-rooted conflicts erupt into open revolts all around the globe. Events start midday at the Broadway Cinema, Hockley, Nottingham.

The film screening is ticketed. You will be able to purchase tickets from Broadway Cinema at their usual rates from early May. The exhibition and the panel session are free of charge but spaces for the panel session are limited (first come, first served).


Midday-2pm: film screening of “if….” (ticketed as a typical film showing)

2-3pm: browse our exhibition (free)

3-5pm: panel session (free)


From Midday to 2pm there will be a screening of “if….”, followed by an hour (2-3pm) to have some lunch and browse our exhibition of fantastic source materials (pamphlets, newssheets, posters, unpublished correspondence, etc.) documenting the 1968 Revolts in Paris, Berlin, Prague (etc.), and of course events here in Nottingham. At 3pm we will get together for a panel session with people sharing some of their memories of the struggles fought in Nottingham in 1968 (spoilers: the struggle for equal pay and anti-racist work were already high on the agenda five decades ago!).

Then, Saturday 23rd June The Sparrows’ Nest presents

The 1848 Revolutions: An Anarchist Perspective

Follow this link for details.



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May 2018 – new publication and writing by the Anarchist Federation

Visit the AF website for blog articles with an anarchist viewpoint on the university pensions strike, persecution of the Windrush generation by the UK Border Agency and a 52-page issue of the lastest Organise! for Summer 2018, issue 90 (free download), all new since Mayday. All can be reached from the AF website blog:

uk border agenda billboard home of racism

Contents of Organise! 90

  • Editorial: “We fear change…” ( read in full here )
  • Cover art commentary
  • Transphobia as a Class Issue
  • Statement following London Anarchist Bookfair of October 2017
  • I’m Not Even Going to Try to Pass
  • Rest In Power, Ursula
  • Gendered Language in
  • Ursula Le Guin’s Gethen Stories
  • Assigned Male Comics
  • Social Anarchist Futures
  • Apologia for Killmonger
  • FALC: On Punching Left
  • June 11th
  • Anarchist International Solidarity with the
  • Mapuche Resistance: Marichiweu!
  • Campaign to Protect Pont Valley
  • CRIBS and Solidarity for Refugee Families
  • Education by Stealth
  • Subversive Cuisine
  • Listen Gamer!
  • Moscow Death Brigade
  • Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages
  • Anna Campbell – RIP
  • AF publications


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A bunch of great 1968 anniversary events in Nottingham during May & June 2018

Please come to, and tell lots of people about, these Nottingham based events on the subject of the hugely important 1968 revolt by The Sparrows’ Nest archive & library, People’s Histreh group and Five Leaves bookshop. Check out the ExLibris booksale too.

Nottingham 3rd June 12-5pm. Remembering the 1968 Revolts: Broadway film screening of If…, exhibition of contemporary materials & panel session with local links.

Earlier 1968 talk at Five Leaves on May 10th:

While we are here, the ExLibris booksale Apr 27th – May 7th will no doubt have some great ’60s books and other goodies: ExLibris can also be seen (or rather, partially obscured) on the small screen of YouTube with some amusing vignettes as they prepare for their latest event:

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History and Strategies of Antifa in Germany – anti-fascist speaking tour dates in Midlands – 9-14th Nov 2017

The History and Strategies of Antifa in Germany
Midlands dates 9-14 November 2017:

Derby. Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Mandela Community Centre
179-181 Peartree Road, DE23 8NQ Derby.

[ Also new  in Derby, a Social Centre project: ]

Nottingham. Friday, November 10 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
YMCA international community centre (ICC)
61B Mansfield Rd,, NG1 3FN Nottingham:
(followed by a social at The Sumac Centre)

Leicester. Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 PM – 6 PM
Duffy’s Bar, 18 Pocklingtons Walk, LE1 6BU Leicester.

Birmingham. Tuesday, November 14 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT Birmingham,

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We’re not from London, but …

… check out the latest from London AF group (co-published with Haringey Solidarity Group, IWW, Solfed and others) with their 16-page paper Rebel City, now at 7 issues:

Front page title ‘FED UP? THEN RISE UP!’. Full contents: Housing, benefits, IWW, Community struggles & self-organisation, Corbyn & Momentum, Land justice, The Grenfell Tower Inferno & Mutual Aid, Antifascism in the time of Trump, Memory in history,  London Anarchist Bookfair, Direct Action Environmentalism.

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Latest publications by AF, free online

The Autumn 2017 16 page issue of our free paper Resistance is out in print and available for free download here. Let us know what you think of it.


  • Mourn the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living! Grenville fire – 1 Cover article
  • Topple Trump – 2
  • Anarchism in the Age of Trump – 3
  • Latest Battle Against the Racist Vans – 4
  • Organising at Work – 5
  • From Bristol to Berlin, the Gig Economy Fight Back Continues – 6
  • Struggle For The Soul of Pride – 7
  • Because They Were Poor: The Grenfell Fire – 8
  • Four Ways You Can Support the Survivors of Grenfell – 9
  • Edinburgh Mothers Fight the Benefits Cap! – 10
  • Rent Strike in Toronto – 12
  • Say No to Prisoner Exploitation – 13
  • Struggling for Our Families and Our Lives – 14
  • Anti-Fracking Round Up – 15
  • Back page contacts etc – 16

Our magazine Organise! back issues are also free to download and there will also be a new one out for the London Anarchist Bookfair later this month (28th October: ).



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Midlands discussion & book events coming up in Leicester & Nottingham

Here are a few dates for your diaries in date order. Follow links for details.

The first of these is part of a regular monthly series of discussion events in Leicester. Libertarian Socialist Discussion Meeting 7.00pm, Wednesday 29th March
How could a libertarian communist society meet people’s needs and desires? at the Regent Sports & Social Club 102 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DA (very close to the train station).

Then, in April and May the Masked Book Sellers open to not one, but two Nottingham weekends of their house chock full of second-hand books to buy, all sold for charity. It’s a celeb fest as Nottingham born poet, TV/film writer and producer Henry Normal will be opening the Megabooksale on Friday, April 28th at 10am and a prize raffle includes three Sleaford Mods albums specially signed by one of the pair. The sale continues over the Mayday weekend (Sat 29th-Sun 30th April and Monday May 1st) and then continues the following weekend Fri-Sun.

Nottingham events continue in on May with the Five Leaves Bookshop Bread and Roses bookfair on 13th May 2017 which is pair of a 4-day ‘Bread and Roses mini-festival’ (details for the rest of festival 11th-14th May are soon to be announced). Nottingham AF with The Sparrows’ Nest Library and Archive will have a stall as most likely will Peoples’ Histreh, Nottingham’s radical history group.

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