“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Bookfairs and Poor Doors.

Don't time fly? No sooner have you polished of the last of the Easter Eggs and the Anarchist Bookfair is upon us again. As usual there are plenty of interesting meetings and talks to go to and the usual plethora of literature on everything from veganism to Vaneigem by way of anarcho-syndicalism and radical anthropology. How many of the couple of thousand comrades who usually attend will find their way from Mile End to Aldgate for the Poor Doors Picket is open to question but the poster looks a tad optimistic. See you there.

1 comment:

Dr Llareggub said...

Bookfair looks good with a wide range of topics. Well done the organizers. With so many ideas it should not be necessary for anarchists to adopt no platform policies or engage in censorship like the authoritarian left.My prize for this years' censorship goes to anarchists who blocked reports of US coal workers fight against closures. Presumably because fossil fuel is anti-green and it is probably racist to oppose Obama's green agenda.
As for segregated doors: opposition to proposals for gender segregation in universities and elsewhere was censored by Class War and others, who did not see this as a form of apartheid, and for similar reasons, perhaps, other anarchist sites censor comments about London property owned by billionaire Arabs who are unlikely to open their doors to the poor. I hope the Bookfair is a success, and recognize the hard work gone into it. But wish that fellow anarchists would rely on their ideas rather than closing off debates.