Our regular reading group will next meet on Tuesday, 18th of February 2020, 7-9pm at Freedom Bookshop (84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX).
We have now started a 3-months season to familiarise ourselves with Marxism (and Anarchism)!
This will be the second meeting on this topic and we will look at Marx and the state with the following texts:
Our regular reading group will next meet on Tuesday, 21st of January 2020, 7-9pm at Freedom Bookshop (84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX).
There won’t be a reading group meeting in December.
This January we’ll be starting another 3-months season to familiarise ourselves with another hot topic: Marxism (and Anarchism)!
Schedule as follows:
January: Introduction to Marx as a philosopher & to Marxist economics
February: Marx(ism) & the state
March: Marxism in relation to Anarchism
Our regular reading group will next meet on Tuesday, 19th of November, 7-9pm at Freedom Bookshop (84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX).
Lately members of the London Anarchist Federation has been discussing the idea of a solidarity network, so we decided we would do some reading on them. The texts we will be discussion are:
Building a Solidarity Network – The influential SeaSol guide to building a solidarity network.
Solidarity Network or Solidarity Service? – A critical look at a failed attempt to build a solidarity network along the lines of that guide from one of its participants.
On the home front: Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth – An interview with one the people involved in one of the more successful solidarity network style organisations in London.
As ever, we will be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (15th October, 7pm at Freedom Bookshop). This month we will be focusing on internationalism with the following texts:
Criminalizing solidarity: Syriza’s war on the movements – https://roarmag.org/essays/criminalizing-solidarity-movement-refugees-greece/
Internationalism and the Question of Revolutionary Leadership – https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/internationalist-commune-bager-rosa-internationalism-and-the-question-of-revolutionary-leadersh
For a new Internationalism of Women – https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/internationalist-commune-for-a-new-internationalism-of-women
Our next reading group will be on Tuesday, 17th September,
7-9pm at Freedom Bookshop (84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX).
This month, we’ll be discussing queer anarchism with the following texts:
Questions to consider:
Freedom bookshop, 16 July, 7-9pm
To close (for now) our ‘season’ of anarchist organising reading groups we will look into the more practical examples of organisation with the following texts. Bearing in mind that these are not ‘manuals’, but require a critical approach:
Questions to consider:
– What types of power and power relationships are prevalent in political organising and how can they be utilised?
– How does anti-authoritarian influence work?
– How to prepare direct action?
We would also encourage everyone to think of an example of successful or unsuccessful anarchist/anti-authoritarian organising, contemporary or historical, small- or large-scale, within a movement or as an autonomous project, which we can discuss applying the theory we have read in the last couple of months.
Going back to theory! Following up from last month’s reading group on Synthesis and Platformism, we’ll discuss Syndicalism on 21 May:
Going back to theory! The next two reading groups (in April and May) will be about anarchist organising, namely about Synthesis, Platform & Syndicalism.
We’ll start on 16 April (7pm at Freedom bookshop) with Synthesis and Platform and the following texts: