Global uprisings and the role of anarchists – speaker at The Sparrows’ Nest, Nottingham – 21st October, 7pm

This is a unique opportunity to hear from an activist from the Balkans who has been on a speaking tour about Central European and Balkan uprisings from an anarchist perspective. She was at the recent Balkan anarchist bookfair event in Bosnia and is in a position to talk more generally about the latest developments in the region.

Full title of meeting: Global uprisings and the role of anarchists: examples from Slovenia, Bosnia and Ukraine

Venue: The Sparrows’ Nest.

Date: Tuesday 21st October 2014.

Time: Starts 7pm (ends 9pm approx.)

We would appreciate an indication of numbers so please email in advance to say you are coming (or if you need directions), but equally just turn up (email address & phone no. via the Nest website below).

Note also: the meeting takes place following the London Anarchist Bookfair and the AFem2014 anarcha-feminist conference so we will have a lot of new goodies and information to share!

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Ex-libris Mega Charity Booksale in Carlton, Nottingham – weekend of September 12-14th

This year the Ex-libris 8th annual mega-booksale (Carlton, Nottingham) will be on Friday-Sunday September 12th – 14th, running from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm on all days. Books, refreshments, masks…

All details here:

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Not far away – Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair next Saturday 12th July 2014, from 10am

Come to the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair

Here’s a great chance to get hold of the latest anarchist lit or older stuff, visit campaign & organisational stalls (including Anarchist Federation, Afem2014 & The Sparrows’ Nest library) or attend/participate in discussions and educational workshops.
Whether you are new to anarchism & looking to find out more, are a long-in-the tooth activist, or just want to find an inspiring book, this is place to be on Saturday. After closing time, the bookfair carries on into the evening with a social event.

More details:

Date/time/venue (very close to the train station, in an independent cinema complex):
Saturday 12th July 10am-6pm
at Showroom Workstation
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BX
(Tel: 0114 2757727)

Full workshop programme now online (starts 11am):

The Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair is a free event organised by local activists and volunteers.
Each year, the book fair brings together over 50 radical booksellers, distributors, independent presses, and political groups from around the country, and features books, pamphlets, zines, art, crafts and films. It includes speakers, panels and workshops, and is followed by an evening social. Check out Facebook page for ongoing events leading up to the weekend:

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The Brief Origins of Mayday

May 1st is International Worker’s Day and is celebrated around the world with marches and actions. There have been many attempts to rewrite the history of May Day. In 2011 the Tories proposed moving the May Day Bank Holiday to October and replace it with “UK Day” and in America May 1st is has been “Loyalty Day” since 1921 (not that many people celebrate it mind!).

Because of this we thought it was important to repost this article, explaining as briefly as possible, the true origins of May Day or International Worker’s Day. Also check out this talk by Bristol Radical History Group from 2012 on the history of May Day:

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New AF publications – Resistance #156, Organise! magazine #82 & pamphlets

Organise! 82 cover imageWe are pleased to announce a special 16-page issue of our paper Resistance (156) for April 2014 in place of monthly issues from Dec 2013-March 2014 and out for Mayday we also have a new Organise! magazine – issue 82 Summer 2014, plus a brand new edition of our short pamphlet The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation.

Resistance and RORO are free downloads (or to order in print) and Organise! is currently available in print direct from us and soon to be available from the AK Press and Active Distribution online shops. Bulk orders are available – email distribution [at] for details.

Visit for full details. Look out for a new edition of one of our other pamphlets, Basic Bakunin, coming soon.

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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:

Visit this page for details of subscriptions online and print:

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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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