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Anarchist Bookfair 2006

category dublin | anti-capitalism | news report author Sunday March 05, 2006 20:30author by W. - WSMauthor email improvemyself at hotmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Interviews and Feedback

http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/bookfair.mp3mq6g0b.mp3

On Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th of March 2006 the Workers Solidarity Movement held Dublins first anarchist bookfair.

This is a collection of interviews with the organisers, guest speakers and random punters. Includes interviews with NEFAC, Anarchist Youth, Shell to Sea and Organise!

Related Link: http://www.anarchistbookfair2006.blogspot.com
author by ThisBikeIsAHypeBombpublication date Sun Mar 05, 2006 20:40Report this post to the editors

Any photos from the event up yet?

author by xpublication date Sun Mar 05, 2006 22:33Report this post to the editors

Say it aint so...

author by xxpublication date Sun Mar 05, 2006 22:51Report this post to the editors

i will not go, turn the light off, carry me home.........

author by sovietpop - wsmpublication date Sun Mar 05, 2006 23:13author email sovietpop at hotmail dot comReport this post to the editors

Huge thanks go out to the Belfast kitchen who managed to feet (almost) everybody at the end of the fair.

Books for sale
Books for sale

Sitting down for dinner at the end of the fair
Sitting down for dinner at the end of the fair

Eating together
Eating together

author by sovietpop - wsmpublication date Sun Mar 05, 2006 23:14Report this post to the editors

That should have been 'who managed to feed almost everyone' above. sorry.

author by hpublication date Sun Mar 05, 2006 23:39Report this post to the editors

fair paly to all involved and cooks, pity about turnout - hardly the feeding of the 5000 in that photo

author by W. - WSMpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 00:11Report this post to the editors

It wasn't the feeding of the 5000 by any stretch of the imagination but I'd say there was around 100people there on the friday night and Saturday probably had around 250 visitors between 12noon and 7pm.

author by expublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 00:37Report this post to the editors

I'd imagine the location of the hall probably had something to do with the turn out i mean people did'nt randomly come in off the street, but either way it was really great , fair play to all involved!!!

author by John - ISNpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:49Report this post to the editors

And a lesson for socialists in anti sectarianism with many non WSM groups attending. On behalf of the ISN I would like to thank the SWM organisers for our invite and their hospiltality and wish them well in future bookfairs.

author by historianpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:38Report this post to the editors

This wasnt Irelands first anarchist bookfair. Anarchists organised a number of bookfairs, titled 'radical bookfair' in the early 90's which some members of wsm actually participated in. they were held in a few venues around temple bar including connolly hall.

author by John - ISNpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:38Report this post to the editors

That should have read WSM not SWM. Obviously, its too early in the morning for me to be posting on indymedia.

author by Clarepublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:44Report this post to the editors

Thanks to everyone who organised the bookfair it was a great weekend.

Audio interviews above were good too but must be noted of all the 8 and a bit minutes of it not one single woman was interviewed. I was very surprised by that, there were woman attending the event, there were women heavily involved in the organising and there were plenty of women running stands and workshops.

Yikes, we have a bit of a way to go yet I think.

author by Joe - WSM 1st of May (personal capacity)publication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 13:16Report this post to the editors

It was a good weekend and the Jack White branch did a good job in both the organisation and dealing with the technical problems that arose on the morning. A lot of people who were not WSM members also helped out with the kitchen crew deserving special mention.

In terms of numbers I'd guess between 400 and 500 people were in at some point over the weekend but probably no more than 150 at any one time. The largest meeting was the republicanism and anarchism one, amazingly just under 50 managed to cram into the room (which only had room for 36 chairs). The people I asked mostly thought the level of discussion at the meetings was very good.

I'd say that not only is the potential there for this to become an annual event but it could become a very big annual event. My branch should be organising it next year.

Be interesting to also hear report backs from individual stalls, workshops, meetings and the video team. It would be useful when we come to look at how we will organise things next year.

author by listenerpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 13:23Report this post to the editors

Just listened to the audio report there, have to agree with clare, also there are a couple of voices on it that are always "the" voice of anarchism, heard them so many times, would have been good to hear people who had just wandered in or first timers so see if they thought it was any good.

author by Lucky Jimpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 13:50Report this post to the editors

It seems this event was twice as big as the SWP's Marxism, though in fairness they charged an entrance fee.

author by dunkpublication date Mon Mar 06, 2006 14:32author email fuspey at yahoo dot co dot ukReport this post to the editors

event was great,
great music on fri night.; punks with funny hair cuts playing trad (a fine rendition of that crazy tune "johnny jump up")
sat was really enjoyable, really good atmosphere without the clickeness of past events, a lot of different people felt this ; well done to all who organised, turned up, talked with new people, had a laugh, dreamed.......

great to meet heads; new and old, irish, from abroad

more audio to come with women interviewer and short interview with kids from the street, unfortunately i missed doing an interview with an old couple who turned up and who have been at rts's in the past -- it was a bit hectice, hopefuly we can catch these fine people and get both their perspectives on the event..

and on sunday a good few people came up to dolphins barn garden and had a fine day

slán
dunk

author by harcesz - obin.orgpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 00:11author email harcesz at poczta dot fmReport this post to the editors

http://obin.org/video/wawa/04-03-06-bookfair.mpg
40.1MB, mpeg2, shot on 3rd and 4th of march in Dublin, soundtrack by rebel folk band which name I dont know

if anybothy has got higher quality videos/photos, and would like to share thous we might be able to do a better material

the poeple with hidden faces are not terrorists (at least i dont know about it ;) - i just didnt have chance to ask them if they want their faces shown, and they possibly didnt know that i was filming them

Related Link: http://indymedia.ie/article/74661
author by dunkpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 00:52author email fuspey at yahoo dot co dot ukReport this post to the editors


films great, well done, zayabiyshtya y jenkuyi

summary of the "social centres- social or political spaces"
from one of the dublin social centre collective
7 mins - http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/social_centres.wav

clare interviews dunk about the social centres and spaces workshop
7mins - http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/social_centres_2.wav

talk with oli from save iceland campaign, they put out an international SOS after dodgy state dealings and plans to dam up the country.
http://www.savingiceland.org/
24 mins - http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/oli.wav

radio stuff found on w's link above - http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/8890.php

anarchist bookfair this way
anarchist bookfair this way

welcome to the anarchist bookfair 2006
welcome to the anarchist bookfair 2006

new things, new ideas;  purses made from recyled soya milk carton
new things, new ideas; purses made from recyled soya milk carton

young and old
young and old

loads of books
loads of books

author by dunkpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 00:58Report this post to the editors

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freeshop...........
freeshop...........

rules......there are virtually no rules
rules......there are virtually no rules

tough punk with mean patches
tough punk with mean patches

grubs up c/o the belfast food not bombs crew
grubs up c/o the belfast food not bombs crew

tasty tasty vergan gruel
tasty tasty vergan gruel

author by dunkpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 01:02Report this post to the editors

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arm your desires
arm your desires

war of dreams
war of dreams

little prince and other fine books
little prince and other fine books

revolt video stall
revolt video stall

greening the city stall
greening the city stall

author by dunkpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 01:07Report this post to the editors

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film crew come down to check out whats going on
film crew come down to check out whats going on

revlots vids on all day
revlots vids on all day

greening the city ; because we have only 1 home
greening the city ; because we have only 1 home

queuing for the free grub
queuing for the free grub

author by pat cpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:31Report this post to the editors

some good pics there. especially the one of the tough hooded punk with the skull & cross-bones pocket patch. that one will probably turn up again. i can see the capitalist media using it so this might be a case of a need for copyright as well as copyleft.

author by krossie - wsmpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 19:03Report this post to the editors

I have a query in for audio of the repubican/anarchist debate - any one record some or all of it

Krossie

author by dunkpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 19:08Report this post to the editors

some of the band that appear in film from bookfair are lynched, http://www.myspace.com/lynched4life is there site, theres some top tunes there to listen too - described as "Folk political street rats with cheeky ballads of anti-authoritarian blackguardism " check it out,

author by dunkpublication date Tue Mar 07, 2006 19:20Report this post to the editors

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bookfair panoramic - click to enlarge
bookfair panoramic - click to enlarge

author by james - barracka bookspublication date Wed Mar 08, 2006 02:22Report this post to the editors

Congrats to all involved. Very good event well organised , friendly and open. there was a very good atmosphere the whole two days.

Barracka Books Workers Co=op had plenty of customers and made useful contacts. we will definitely be back next year.

author by d-funktpublication date Tue Mar 14, 2006 15:25Report this post to the editors

audio report form recent anarchist gathering in Dublin.
interviews with organiser and participents at the recent Dublin anarchist book fair.

This is a first attempt at uploading audio to indymedia....If its not accessable maybe someone could let me know..Or perhaps give me some tips on the tech side which isn't my strong point. cheers.
click here to link http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/8996.php

author by dunkpublication date Mon Apr 24, 2006 13:46Report this post to the editors

anarchist picnic and lots of other stuff on this weekend

things are building, time to go to the streets again,

the revolution starts now

why?
What is the Truth? Ed Horgan Calls a Spade a Spade - and when the state(s) dont listen, time to fight.....
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/75612&comment_limit=0&c...46810

how?
each to their own, personally peaceful and creative interactive fun educational growing things.....

ie?
this weekend:
wheels turn, lots and lots of little revolutions - lots of stuff on; gardening, bike fixiing, criticall mass, greenway, screenings, audio hearings, gatherings, gigs.......
little by little
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/75596&comment_limit=0&c...46792

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