The Anarchist Federation is not a single issue group and we attempt to bring an anarchist communist perspective to a broad variety of struggles, as well as take a wider view of how these struggles overlap and affect each other. We do not (yet!) have the capability to engage with every possible form of struggle, but right now the London group is involved in a variety of areas:
Education and Organisation
The backbone of our activity is providing a space for members to talk, learn, and plan actions and campaigns. We run a monthly open reading group on the third Tuesday of the month, and usually have at least one closed general meeting a month. We also irregularly organise socials, film nights, tables, fundraisers, meetings and training on specific issues, and talks on topics like ecology or an introduction to anarchism.
London Antifascist Assembly
The London group of the Anarchist Federation is one of the founding groups of the London Antifascist Assembly (LAFA) and continues to be involved in supporting LAFA and other antifascist mobilisations. LAFA is a broad based antifascist alliance that brings together a variety of different groups on the left to try and combat the current resurgence in far right politics. As well as working within LAFA, we are also interested in developing a specifically anarchist understanding of fascism and how to combat it.
Green Anticapitalist Front
Both inspired by and dissatisfied with Extinction Rebellion, members of the London group started a more radical alternative; The Green Anticapitalsit Front (GAF). GAF has since grown well beyond the Anarchist Federation and beyond London, but several of our members remain involved, bringing a specifically anarchist communist analysis to the ecological destruction wrought by state and capital.
Fighting Homophobia and Transphobia
In September 2020 the government will be rolling out compulsory lessons about LGBT+ relationships nation wide. When this scheme was trialled in Birmingham earlier this year there was a backlash against it and a rise in hate crime in the area, with the far right trying to jump on the band wagon. Members of the London group are trying to lay the groundwork to fight such a backlash if it happens when this scheme is rolled out in London.
Spreading Anarchism Nationally
While our main focus is in London, as a member of the wider national Anarchist Federation we often have opportunities to further the anarchist cause outside of London, helping organise national speaking tours, taking part in broader campaigns coordinated with other groups in the federation, and going outside of London to support other groups in a variety of ways.