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Virtual Anarchist Bookfair 2010: Videos & Audios


The 28th edition of the Anarchist Bookfair has come and gone, and, as always, what an awesome event it was!, packed with thousands of people flicking through over a hundred stalls, attending a comprehensive program of meetings and talks, watching films & cabaret and generally catching up, networking, planning and plotting with others that “want to start making anarchism a threat again”.


Bookfair 2010 - Dr. Richard Barbrook


Does the word 'Revolution' has any meaning anymore? Is there any point to political writing? and was the last British election actually a coup d'état by the civil service?

This and other questions are put to Dr. Richard Barbrook, winner of the 2008 Marshall McLuhan Prize for 'Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology' and a University of Westminster lecturer.

He begins by discussing Guy De…

Bookfair 2010 - Interview with Fitwatch


Due to evidence that the police forces have been gathering unprecedented amounts of intelligence on indivuduals at demonstrations and actions (1), FITWatch, here interviewed during the 28th Anarchist Bookfair, are asking people to make requests under the data protection act for any information the police may be holding on them, to try and get a better understanding of how the police are gathering …

Bookfair 2010 - Iv. Milan Rai, Peace News


Milan Rai, a British peace campaigner best known for being arrested on 25 October 2005 next to a London war memorial, the Cenotaph, for refusing to cease reading aloud the names of civilians by then killed in Iraq in the course of Britain's most recent war, alongside fellow activist Maya Evans.

He is a writer and anti-war activist, and most recently, has taken on the role as editor for Peace News

Bookfair 2010 - Activist Trauma Support


"Trauma work is part of resistance. A lot of people drop out, disappear, stop being active, feel excluded because of their fear or because they are suffering from post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Even after obvious incidents like the Diaz school in Genoa, there was no emotional support set up for the victims. A lot them suffered more from the emotional consequences than the physical in…

Bookfair2010 - Audio: Simon Chapman/Thessaloniki 4

Simon Chapman, 30, from Basildon, Essex, was arrested, beaten and tortured, and accused of throwing Molotov cocktails during an anti-capitalism protest in Greece in 2003.

London Indymedia and Dissident Island caught up with him at he 2010 Anarchist Bookfair to talk about his hunger strike during his time detained, his torture and beatings at the hands of the Greek police, and his long legal battl…

Bookfair 2010 - Counter/Mapping Queen Mary Uni.


To begin by asking ‘what is the university’ requires an investigation of the function of the university not only as a knowledge factory but also as a border. Our investigation of what the university produces as knowledge, hierarchies and power exposes the border/s that operate in, on and around the university. That ‘the university is a border’ is made possible by the operation of a filter mec…

Bookfair 2010 - Interview with Michael Albert


An incredibly inspiring interview at the 28th Anarchist Bookfair in London with American activist, political theorist, and writer, Michael Albert on his ideas of Participatory Economics, 'Parecon', which uses participatory decision making as an economic mechanism to guide the production, consumption and allocation of resources in a given society. Here he touches on his ideas, and how they are slow…

Bookfair 2010 - Anarchist Cartoonist Donald Rooum


London Indymedia caught up with long time anarchist and cartoonist Donald Rooum to discuss his work with Freedom, Peace News and his Wildcat creation, and the things he enjoys about this years 28th Anarchist Bookfair in Mile End, London.

Bookfair 2010 - Chat about Neurodiversity


A Chat with Paul & Luke at the 28th Anarchist Bookfair on the subject of Neurodiversity and Anarchy and how neurodiversity can benefit the anarchist movement. Neurodiversity includes such medical 'handicaps' such as 'ADHD', 'Asperger’s syndrome', 'Autism' and other 'brain differences'.

Bookfair 2010 - Interview with Bookfair Collective


Short Interview with member from the organising group of the Anarchist Bookfair, on this years event, the bookfairs future, and the London Anarchist Bookfairs growing importance in the anarchist calendar.

Bookfair 2010 - Croatian Anarchist


Chat with Marko, a member of the anarchist collective Ispod Plocnika from Zagreb, Croatia, visiting the 28th Anarchist Bookfair in London, 2010.

Bookfair 2010: Int. with John Pilger


An interview with the legendary John Pilger at this years Anarchist Bookfair, covering topics on his new film, "The War You Don't See" and discussing news media on the internet and what effect the financial crisis will have on current imperialist wars and military adventures.

Life Is Too Short to be Controlled


London Indymedia got London No Borders to tell us about the up coming action 'Life Is Too Short to be Controlled' at last weekends Anarchist Bookfair. 'Life Is Too Short to be Controlled' takes place this Saturday afternoon, 30th October, at Picadilly Circus at 3pm.

Read the Part 1's report here

Bookfair Audio: 'Cameron's Cuts'

Paul Mason, Werner Bonefield and Endnotes debate: ‘Will Cameron’s Cuts lead to working-class defeat or to a new anti-capitalist movement?’ (Paul Mason’s writings can be found at his blog at bbc.co.uk and Ticktin and Endnotes articles are at libcom.org)

Bookfair Audio: John Pilger

Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, will spend half an hour talking with a member of the London Anarchist Bookfair collective about current world issues. This will be followed by a question and answer session with those at the meeting. John has been a foreign correspondent and a front-line war reporter since the Vietnam War in 1967. He is an impassioned critic of …

Bookfair Audio: Michael Albert - Parecon Intro

In the first of two talks Michael Albert (founder of ZCom and author of “Parecon – Life After Capitalism”, amongst many other important achievements) will address all the key issues that anti-capitalists face today.  Combined, the ideas presented in these talks constitute a comprehensive program for economic transformation.  Anyone serious about organising for an alternative economic…

Bookfair Audio: Their Crisis and Ours

Their crisis and ours - A discussion about financial capitalism

Despite incessant reference to the 'economic crisis', for many it is still unclear what exactly is meant by the term 'crisis' or how and why it happened, let alone what it means for anarchists. This session will begin with an accessible introduction to the financial crisis, followed by a discussion of the political implicat…

London Anarchist Bookfair 2010


Autumn, and the leaves are turning golden, and with the success of last Saturday's ’Crude Awakening’ still ringing in our ears, anti-cuts demos in London, and with mass civil unrest in Greece, Spain and France, and the world financial markets crumbling around us, this years London Anarchist Bookfair’s call to ‘start making anarchism a threat again’ has never sounded so ripe. If you have…

Booklets by Indymedia London and HacktionLab

Booklets that will be given out for donations at the bookfair, here available as PDFs.