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Watch out – there’s a Bookfair film about!

Wahey! The 2011 Bookfair has its own promo film.

tshirt_red1A 5 minute intro to whats on at the Bookfair and a few of the events in the week before, backed up by a cracking soundtrack. Watch it – click the links to open the film – on BlipTV and even on YouTube.

Thanks to the hardwork of a Bristol Indymedia activist for making it, and to Spanner for the cracking soundtrack – it cost nothing to make (except their time), there’s no paid ads in it, nobody makes money out of it. DIY all the way.

Whose crisis? Their crisis! We believe in ANARCHY!

Bookfair interview on Radio Kebele

One of the Bookfair collective was interviewed on Radio Kebele show no. 11. The show was mostly recorded on Sunday 17 April, edited and put online in the middle of last week. There’s a few minor factual inaccuracies and changes, but its a good giggle.

radio-kebeleYou can listen to the whole 60 min show on Radio Kebele (mp3 file). Also on the show are some tracks from the new SPANNER album, from Collectif Mary Read (who appear at the Bookfair After-Party), and interviews with a Moscow ABC activist on the run, and a comrade from Guatemala. Full details are here. Continue reading Bookfair interview on Radio Kebele

Solstice eve fundraising party

Solstice eve punky party and fundraiser

This is your invite from the Bastard Squad Collective…to a Solstice Eve birthday party for Fin and Myles, and the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2010 fundraiser volume I.

20-june_benefitSunday June 20 at The Croft, 117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RW
EARLY START: Doors open 6pm, film 6.30pm, first band 8pm. 5 quid on the door.

Film showing from 6.30pm is “Maggots and Men” a re-imagining of the 1921 Kronstadt sailor uprising with a twist of gender anarchy! Continue reading Solstice eve fundraising party

Jesus died so we could eat more chocolate

What came first, the crucifixion or the egg?

The egg silly!
So we have another christian festival upon us. 3 or 4 months after the arrival of the son of god via a virgin birth, now we’ve got his death, resurrection and departure to heaven. You couldn’t make this nonsense up if you tried.

As with all christian festivals, this one recuperates yet another pagan festival. In this case its a mixture of the spring equinox and a goddess of fertility (Ostara or Eostre), which in olden days was naturally a time of partying and good food (rabbits – a symbol of fertility)! Now every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, we get Easter Sunday. With added chocolate. Nowadays of course, capital grasps every opportunity to make a profit, so chocolate (made from raw materials expropriated from poor countries) and flowers (flown in from poorer countries) top the list.

Of course, you can just imagine how Roman Catholic priests welcomed the addition of chocolate, “Come into my study for some chocs little boy, but first suck this…”. So this song is for the Pope, god’s representative on earth….

CRASS ‘Reality Asylum’, banned from the1978 ‘Feeding of the 5000’ EP, but released as a double single in 1979 Continue reading Jesus died so we could eat more chocolate