Anarchism – Big ideas For A New Society
Hot on the heels of the recent Stokes Croft disturbances, and coming at the end of a week of benefit gigs, meetings and film shows, communal meals and who knows what else…welcome to the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2011 – Resistance and Alternatives to Cuts.
After 4 months of planning, the Bristol Bookfair Collective invites all Bristolians, and others living in the south west, to the 2011 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. Come along to find out everything you ever wanted to know about anarchism but didn’t know where or who to ask. The Bookfair sees most of the diverse strands of Bristol’s growing anarchist & radical movements gather together, along with many of the UK’s major anarchist publishers & distros.
Alongside an enormous range of anarchist publications and merchandise, you’ll find films, talks, presentations and discussions putting forwards anarchist and radical views on all the major topics of the day, and on plenty from the past too. This year there’s a particular focus on resistance and alternatives to the cuts. The Tories tell us there is no alternative, we’ve got a building full of alternatives, and they’ve got a lot more credibility than the failing policies of the mainstream political parties.
Andy Brigade of the Bookfair Collective: ‘If you are angry at the way the politicians, banks and corporations expect us to pay for their crisis then this is the place to be! We can see clearly that capitalism isn’t working and the entire political system ruling over us is a farcical failure – just look at the ConDem coalition, or at the way Bristol’s council and cops defend corporate Tesco against the interests of the local community.’
The Bookfair’s Davey Gower believes: “The local, national and international economy is in crisis, the environment is a mess, and all the political leaders offer is more wars and more pain for us. There is a growing anger amongst the working class that once again we’ve been conned, but also a growing awareness that now is the time to act – before it is too late. We appeal to the working class in Bristol and further afield to come to the bookfair and engage with us and our ideas. There’s never been a better time for us all to get together, we really do have a world to win.”
The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2011
Saturday 7 May – 10.30am to 6.30pm
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
View the full Bookfair programme
View all Bookfair related events from 29 April to 7 May
See the Bookfair promo video
Contact the Bookfair organising collective by text to 07818177927 and we’ll get back to you.
With love, solidarity and co-operation
Bookfair Collective xxx