Ahead of the London anarchist bookfair on Saturday, here's a few recommendations and announcements from the libcom team.
Fall Back's pick: 'Strikes, Nukes & Overdue Subscription Fees – Anarchist organisation in original documents (1944-64)' (Room 322, 2-3pm). I went to the launch of this a few months ago and it is AMAZING, in an anarchist history nerd kind of way.
Ramona's pick: 'The struggle for abortion in Ireland' (Room 323, 2-3pm). Its crucial not to become complacent about women's rights and bodily autonomy, which are under attack here too. Women in Ireland and elsewhere need our solidarity.
Libcom admin Ramona will be on the panel of the 'What is class struggle?' discussion (Room 320, 3-4pm), and Joseph Kay will be speaking on a panel discussion on 'Anarchist Economics', alongside Iain McKay, Michael Albert and David Graeber (Mason Lecture Theatre, 4:30-6:30pm). JK and the other libcom admins have previously debated Iain McKay here, Parecon and Michael Albert here and here, and have discussed David Graeber's latest book here and here.
We won't have a stall this year, but we will have a box under the Solidarity Federation stall where people can leave any pamphlets, newsletters, leaflets or books which they would like us to scan and put online in the libcom library. N.b. unfortunately any texts other than those on single sheets of paper will be damaged in the scanning process, so only donate texts you wouldn't mind us damaging or cutting up.
Libcom will also be hosting a joint social with the Anarchist Federation and the Solidarity Federation, upstairs at the New Globe, 359 Mile End Road, from 7pm. Join us for drinks, chat, and meeting all those annoying people off the internet. We'll also be passing a bucket round to support Freedom after their recent financial troubles.
And finally, here's libcom's anarchist bookfair eye spy game from 2007. Still surprisingly current!