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July 21st 2018: Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair

shared via freedomnews.org.At Augustine’s Chuch,  41 George IV Bridge

The Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair is an all-day event open to everybody, not just anarchists or feminists. We want to provide an open, and welcoming point for people of all genders to learn more about both anarchism and feminism, as well for as folks organising on the ground to explore ideas in-depth together, work through concepts and reach concrete plans.

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The bookfair will start at 10:30 and run until 18:00 on Saturday the 21st of July, 2018. As well as space for stalls from publishers, book shops, zine makers and grassroots organising campaigns we’ll be hosting workshops and talks throughout the day on a wide range of issues, from abortion rights to mutual aid, social reproduction theory to housing, sex work to community accountability.

There’ll even be a practical session on vehicle maintenance for women and non-binary folk if we can find somewhere to park!

After the books have been cleared away and the workshops are over it’s time to party and celebrate. We have a cracking after party lined-up and more to add soon!

To help with accessibility, we’ve arranged for a free, professional crèche. See our Childcare page for more details if this is something you’re interested in.

How can I get involved?

If you’d like to help organise the bookfair, fundraise, or host a stall, talk or workshop, email us using the form below or at eafb@riseup.net. We’re particularly looking for folk to help with publicity in the run up to the event and to help with logisitics on the day.

Who are we?

We are a group of anarchist feminists who have come together to organise an anarchist feminist bookfair in Edinburgh in the summer of 2018. Some of us are already members of other groups you may be supportive of, like Sisters Uncut, Edinburgh Action for Trans Health, or AK Press; others are not part of any group.

The group has successfully raised funds for a professionally run crèche and will have food on hand to help with accessibility., email eafb@riseup.net to find out more.
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August 4th 2018: Dorset Radical Bookfair

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Including such wonders as books, stalls, food, meetings, a kids’ area, zines, films, talks and a safe space policy. “We welcome rational debate, we don’t welcome attention-seekers, bigots, fascists, grasses and scabs.”
Plus an afterparty at the Riviera Bar with live music and reggae DJ ’til 2am, £5 suggested donation.
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September 8th 2018: Bradford Anarchist/Radical Bookfair

11am-11pm at the 1 in 12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, BD1 2LY

Rebel Cat along with Aardvark Production Collective are organising the first anarchist/radical bookfair in Bradford since 2014. A smaller affair as it’s a new collective, it will nevertheless include stalls, films and hopefully some speakers/workshops. Get in touch with Rebel Cat Events for more info.


October 13th2018: Rhyddical Swansea Bookfair

Central Swansea, details tbc

Only recently announced and not many details yet
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November 17th 2018: Nottingham Radical Bookfair

11am-4.30pm at Nottingham Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood St

Nottingham’s second radical bookfair, organised by Five Leaves Bookshop, featuring stalls by national and local publishers, second-hand booksellers and a full supporting programme throughout the day. Image result for December 1st Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair


December 1st 2018: Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

at Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road

The collective has now confirmed it will be back in the same venue to see in the Christmas period. For enquiries, email manchester@bookfair.org.uk.
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Wed. June 20.. Action Day for our Framed and Tortured Russian Comrades!

From Anarkismo   JUNE 20, 2018 — Russian anarchists are asking for a day of action to highlight the torture and detention of Russian Antifascist Anarchists who are being detained with forced confessions for charges of terrorism.

The Actions: Please take photos of yourselves with messages of support and solidarity for the Anarchist prisoners. You can include signs with the names of those detained and tortured (names are below).Download PDFs of posters HERE: https://crimethinc.com/posters/solidarity-with-the-tortured-anarchists-and-anti-fascists-in-russia

Workers Solidarity Movement Ireland will be holding a demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm with such posters and signs.

We hope you can join us in this day of action and solidarity.

Egor Zorin — Arrested October 17-18. He was the first arrestee, and the first to make a confession. Currently under house arrest.

Ilya Shakursky — Arrested October 19. Law enforcement planted two grenades and a pistol under the back seat of Shakursky’s car. Tortured with electricity in the basement of the pre-trial detention center until he confessed. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Vasily Kuksov  (photo from his relatives)— Arrested October 19. Beaten by police and tortured in custody. Guns were planted in his car (the lock of which is broken). He still has not agreed to offer or validate any testimony to the police. Currently in pre-trial detention.Image result for free Russian Anti Fascist Anarchists

Andrey Chernov — Arrested at the beginning of November. Was tortured until admitting guilt. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Arman Sagynbayev — Arrested at the beginning of November in St. Petersburg. Sagynbayev is reportedly experiencing serious health problems and needs medical attention. Brutally tortured. Currently in pre-trial detention.

In the city of St. Petersburg
Viktor Filinkov — Kidnapped in an airport by the FSB on January 23 and tortured until he signed a confession. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Igor Shishkin — Kidnapped and tortured until he signed a confession. In pre-trial detention.Image result for Vasily Kuksov anarchist prisoner

Ilya Kapustin — A witness. Tortured and questioned. He is free.

Starting in the autumn of last year FSB have been arresting antifascists and anarchists organising boycotts of the presidential elections and upcoming World Cup to be held in Russia. They invented an anarchist terrorist group call ‘the Network’ and used the all the creativity of the state to make this fiction appear true. The FSB have planted evidence, kidnapped people and systematically used beatings and torture with electric shocks to produce confessions. Our comrades are being held in unbearable conditions in over-crowded detention centres to break them mentally as well as physically. This cannot continue in silence. The world’s attention will be on Russia with the FIFA World Cup beginning 14 June.
Let’s raise our banners and not let our comrades be forgotten.

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Solidarity? (The Case of the Penza and Petersburg Antifascists)

 ……….’Solidarity protests have been held in Copenhagen, Toronto, Berlin, and New York. Finnish anarchists and antifascists held a demo outside the Russian embassy in Helsinki. In Stockholm, the way from the subway to the Russian embassy was hung with Filinkov’s diary and posters bearing the hashtag #stopFSBtorture.

A concert in support of the arrested antifascists was held at a small bar in Petersburg. The organizers were able to collect 42,500 rubles in donations. By way of comparison, a year ago, at a similar concert in support of Ildar Dadin, who was tortured in a Karelian penal colony, organizers collected 29,000 rubles in donations. But there no incidents at that event, while there was an incident at the Petersburg concert. Ultra-rightwing thugs burst into the bar and started a brawl”……  https://therussianreader.com/tag/anastasia-baburova/

México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

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  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From El Libertario

by Cruz Negra Anarquista México – translated by thecollective

¡¡¡¡¡Fernando Barcenas Libre!!!!! – Adherentes Bcn

After spending the last 4 and a half years kidnapped in the North Prison of México City (DF), on the night of June 11th Fernando Bárcenas, returned to the streets! A group of around twenty libertarian anarchist friends travelled to the outside of the North male preventive prison (ReNo) [in DF] in order to wait for the departure of Fernando Bárcenas after four years and six months of prison.

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He was arrested at the age of 18, while studying at the College of Humanities and Sciences and working in a furniture factory. He was arrested on December 13th, 2013 and accused of burning a Christmas tree belonging to Coca Cola during a protest against fare increases on the metro in DF. During his imprisonment, Fernando participated in various hunger strikes. Continue reading México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

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Barcelona: Defending l’Agora occupied Community Site against Fierce Speculation

 ‘Ágora Juan Andrés’ is an amazing self-run occupied area in the old Raval area where all kinds of activities take place. It’s been going since Oct 2014 and is named in memory of Juan Andres, a local man who was beaten to death by the police in the street.

Manifesto:  l’Àgora must stay in the neighborhood

Defend an occupied green space for the neighborhood!
Speculation threatens us!
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On Wednesday, June 6, the occupied community site ‘Ágora Juan Andrés’ was notified of a claim by the company ‘Triquell y García SL’ against the “unknown occupants” of the plot requesting the eviction of the space and compensation of 20,000 Euros . We went to the Court nº 3  to defend ourselves against their accusations .

Surprisingly, the company is the same that lost the property in June 2007, having 3 pending mortgages as well as 2 procedures for seizure by the Public Treasury and the Town Hall of Barcelona. The site became the property of the SAREB bank but now Triquell y García SL is back as a claimant and owner. Continue reading Barcelona: Defending l’Agora occupied Community Site against Fierce Speculation

#FraguasRevive : Resistencia contra Desalojo, Carcel y Multas

#Fraguasrevivefirma la petición: NO AL DESALOJO DE FRAGUAS

Pancartas de apoyo a los okupas de Fragua

La Justicia condena a los repobladores de Fraguas a un año y 6 meses de prisión

  • Los acusados temen su entrada en prisión al no poder sufragar los 50.000 euros de multa impuestos por el juez
  • El incumplimiento de las sanciones se traduce en tres años de prisión para cada uno de los procesados
  • La defensa alegará en su recurso la ‘legitimidad’ del proyecto y la posibilidad de resolverlo por la vía administrativa
Raquel Gamo Follow @gamopascual

Los jóvenes repobladores de Fraguas, durante el juicioLos repobladores de Fraguas, durante el juicio Nando Rivero

Los repobladores de Fraguas deberán demoler el poblado de esta  antigua aldea de la Sierra Norte de Guadalajara que llevaban reconstruyendo desde 2013.

Así lo recoge la sentencia emitida hoy por el Juzgado de lo Penal de Guadalajara que condena a cada uno de los seis encausados por el caso  Fraguas a penas de un año y seis meses de cárcel por un delito contra la ordenación del territorio y a una multa de 12 meses a razón de seis euros de cuota diaria (2.160 euros). Continue reading #FraguasRevive : Resistencia contra Desalojo, Carcel y Multas

Fraguas: Occupiers of Abandoned Village resist Eviction, Fines and Prison

    #Fraguasrevive ”Justice” condemns the re-occupiers of Fraguas to a year and 6 months of prison, eviction and 50,000 euros fines.

sign petition: NO To EVICTION OF FRAGUAS  *74,000 so far!

Pancartas de apoyo a los okupas de FraguaIf we’re not kicked out there’ll be a Ziccini Garden

  • The defendants fear their entry into prison for not being able to pay the 50,000 euros in fines imposed by the judge
  • Failure to comply with the sanctions translates into three years of imprisonment for each of the defendants
  • The defense will argue in its appeal for the ‘legitimacy’ of the project and the possibility of resolving it by administrative means


first part by Raquel Gamo  @gamopascual    06/08/2018 –

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