This month will see the return of the (6th) annual Bristol Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday 26th April 2014 at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, BS2 0NW. The following advert is from their blog:
“As politicians proclaim ‘economic recovery’, the gap between rich and poor in Britain continues to grow. It’s not surprising really. Another housing bubble, combined with Cameron’s ‘permanent austerity’ package was unlikely to do much for anyone but the top 10%. As we continue to bailout the bankers and the true extent of MPs (false) expense claims becomes clear, those worst affected by cuts are demonised as ‘scroungers’.
To shift attention from the real fraudsters, the right-wing press fuels immigration hysteria – another vulnerable group is criminalised, and the borders are increasingly fortified. Despite the recent floods and the scientific consensus on climate change, the state and corporate response is to extract more fossil fuel by ‘fracking’.
All over the world, resistance and experimental alternatives to this broken system are well under way. From everyday resistance enacted in the home, workplace or school, to more spectacular forms of direct action. From a thousand spanners in the works to a million spades in the earth, people are occupying, creating and organising new ways of living without hierarchy, domination and capitalism.”
They go on a bit, but we thought best to stop there, before you start to think it’s not a bookfair but a kind of hippie therapy sesh. As it is, there will be over 60 stalls, a large discussion room, 30+ workshops (the programme is up here)/activities, a Radical History Zone and the Permanent Culture Now marquee. There will also be freshly cooked food by Kebele Cafe & Anarchist Teapot, and some Kids space and outside adventure playground, too. And we at BARF will be there, too, of course.