The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Collective present a facilitated discussion & workshop on activist identity and public engagement. Plus share ideas and tactics for making the anarchist movement more visible and accessible to wider society.
Wednesday 18 March, 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY
As the police and media gear up for a summer of civil unrest fuelled by economic recession, corporate greed, and the growing police state, Britain’s (and Bristol’s) radical communities continue a year of actions and events. We ask:
- How are activists perceived by society and the media?
- How does direct action affect public opinion?
- What role does the radical left (and the anarchists) have in the 21st century?
- And what actions are available to engage the public, strip away the misconceptions portrayed by mainstream media, and present anarchism as a viable option for social change.
All anarchists AND non-anarchists welcome to this discussion.
‘The summer of rage’ was a phrase coined by a top London cop recently in a warning to the media and politicians that Britain may face civil unrest in the comming months. This may have been a ploy by the cops to get extra funding for their paramilitary activities and equipment, as well as being a genuine assessment of the potential situation. But a potential situation it remains, there is no guarantee their will be widespread unrest or resistance, however justified such a revolt may seem in the present circumstances. That dear reader, is up to you, and us.