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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

Notes from the tyranny of patriarchy workshop at the bookfair

The Bristol anarchist bookfair collective welcomes notes/feedback on the meetings and workshops held at the 2009 Bristol anarchist bookfair from the workshop organisers, and we’ll be happy to publish them if organisers want us to. we also welcome feedback by email from anyone who attended the bookfair.

We’ve received the following notes on the ‘Tyranny of patriarchy in the fight against the patriarchal economy’ workshop at the bookfair, from the workshop organisers – The Laboratory of Futurefull Acts. You can also read their pre-workshop notes here. Continue reading Notes from the tyranny of patriarchy workshop at the bookfair

The Tyranny of Patriarchy in the Fight Against the Patriarchal Economy

Applications for stalls and proposals for workshops/meetings are flying in for this years Bristol anarchist bookfair. The bookfair collective will be meeting on 11 August, when hopefully we’ll be able to finalise the programme of workshops/meetings, amongst other issues.

As a taster of the likely programme, here’s some politics sent in with a proposal from The Laboratory of Futurefull Acts in collaboration with The Mad Hatters (from Bath), which we hope will get many of you thinking… Continue reading The Tyranny of Patriarchy in the Fight Against the Patriarchal Economy