Virtual Anarchist Bookfair 2010: Videos & AudiosTagged as: anarchistbookfair2010 bookfair culture cuts
Published by group: Imc London Features
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”.
This year, Indymedia London not only had a stall as it did in the previous years, but it also put it’s kit where its mouth is, and, together with Dissident Island, it kept busy producing direct and DIY media. So if you missed the Bookfair, or you did go but couldn’t attend all the talks and meetings you would have liked to, worry no more! IMC-London is proud – and happy – to present a collection of audios from several speaker’s interventions, as well as a series of specially recorded video interviews with a variety of individuals, groups and campaigns which we and Dissident Island recorded on site. Read on for the full list …
Audio from talks and meetings:
- 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?’
- John Pilger. A session discussing several current world issues.
- Michael Albert. Founder of Zcom and author of “Life After Capitalism” addressing key issues anti-capitalists face today.
- Their Crisis and Ours. A discussion about financial capitalism organised by Corporate Watch.
- Simon Chapman / Thessaloniki 4. Simon Chapman was arrested, beaten and tortured, and accused of throwing Molotov cocktails during an anti-capitalism protest in Greece in 2003. He talks about the hunger strike during his time detained and his long legal battle and appeals.
- Dr. Richard Barbrook. Does the word ‘Revolution’ have 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?
- Interview with Fitwatch.. Due to evidence that the police forces have been gathering unprecedented amounts of intelligence on individuals at demonstrations and actions, Fitwatch offers a better understanding of how the police are gathering intelligence on us and how they are using it.
- Milan Rai, Peace News. He discusses the current stand-off between the West and Iran, the media manipulation of the news from Iran, and why we as anarchists and activists, have to support the democracy movement in Iran.
- Activist Trauma Support. If we want to be effective as a movement, and create sustainable activism, we need to be able to support each other. Trauma Support activists talk about their work.
- Counter/Mapping Queen Mary University. A group of students, staff and researchers at Queen Mary University have set out to map the ways in which migration, border technologies, surveillance and monetary flows intersect with the university as our place of work and study.
- Michael Albert. An incredibly inspiring interview with American activist, political theorist, and writer, Michael Albert on his ideas of Participatory Economics, ‘Parecon’.
- Anarchist cartoonist Donald Rooum. A discussion about his work with Freedom, Peace News and his Wildcat creation.
- Chat about Neurodiversity. With Paul & Luke on the subject of Neurodiversity and Anarchy and how neurodiversity can benefit the anarchist movement.
- Anarchist Bookfair Collective. Short Interview with member from the organising group of the Anarchist Bookfair, on this years event, the Bookfair’s future and its growing importance in the anarchist calendar.
- Marko, an anarchist from Croacia. A chat with a member of the anarchist collective Ispod Plocnika from Zagreb.
- John Pilger. An interview 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.
- No Borders. Tell us about the up coming action 'Life is Too Short to be Controlled - Part 2'.
Booklets by Indymedia London and HacktionLab (PDF’s):
- Three essays by London Imcistas. Covering issues related to ‘social networking’, activist media, data security and the commodification of the internet.
- Their business and ours - Google is watching you. If you ask anyone on the street, “what business is Google in?”, they’ll answer without hesitation, “they are in the search business”, but Google is not a search company …
- How to: write a feature for Indymedia London. A comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on how to write good articles for the Indymedia London website.
- Tech tools for Activists. A guide on internet security and organisation tools for political activists.