2019 wall calendars

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Dec 30 2018 20:48
2019 wall calendars

A large anarchist wall calendar has been published here
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/greatest_anarchists_2019_calendar-158597340485315491

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Dec 30 2018 21:06

https://working-class-history.myshopify.com/collections/christmas/produc...

This is nice too.

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Dec 30 2018 21:07

I’d just as soon buy a Che t-shirt.

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Dec 30 2018 21:32

Going to plug the Certain Days calendar here, available in the UK through Active Distribution. Also if you want a diary, I think Brighton ABC have sold out of their copies of the Bottled Wasp, but it seems to still be available through Pozor Distro. There's also another labor history calendar here. I remember there used to be a really nice Geordie radical diary called Wor Diary, no idea if they're making one for this year though.

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Dec 30 2018 21:32

Edit: oop, doublepost.

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Dec 30 2018 21:35
Noah Fence wrote:
I’d just as soon buy a Che t-shirt.

What's wrong with calendars? I also like the fact there's an entire Wiki page on wearing Che t-shirts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_fashion...

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Dec 30 2018 21:47
zugzwang wrote:
Noah Fence wrote:
I’d just as soon buy a Che t-shirt.

What's wrong with calendars? I also like the fact there's an entire Wiki page on wearing Che t-shirts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_fashion...

I guess I’m just a bit snooty about anarchism being made into a commodity.

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Dec 30 2018 22:10

Honestly Noah, nobody is going to be able to retire to the Bahamas by selling a few very niche wall calendars on Zazzle. I figure that if you're buying one them putting a few quid into the pocket of a comrade at the same time isn't a bad thing.

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Dec 30 2018 22:19
Fleur wrote:
Honestly Noah, nobody is going to be able to retire to the Bahamas by selling a few very niche wall calendars on Zazzle. I figure that if you're buying one them putting a few quid into the pocket of a comrade at the same time isn't a bad thing.

Ah, but where you make your error Fleur is that you failed to take into account that I’m a curmudgeonly old bastard that just chose to spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day on my own away from my partner and kids because, amongst other reasons, the commercialisation of fucking everything makes me want to jump off the Orwell bridge with my pockets full of rocks.

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Dec 31 2018 23:05

And a Socialist Party of Canada 2019 calendar
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/socialist_party_of_canada_2019_calendar-158951425439478504

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Dec 30 2018 22:32
Noah Fence wrote:
zugzwang wrote:
Noah Fence wrote:
I’d just as soon buy a Che t-shirt.

What's wrong with calendars? I also like the fact there's an entire Wiki page on wearing Che t-shirts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara_in_fashion...

I guess I’m just a bit snooty about anarchism being made into a commodity.

Unfortunately lots of ordinary people associate anarchism with Russell Brand or musicians like Arch Enemy, when they should be reading Bakunin or Kropotkin instead.

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Dec 30 2018 22:37

I guess that I just haven't attained your level of grinchiness yet. I had a very nice Xmas btw. A bunch of people with nowhere else to go came over and despite my extreme antisocial tendencies, I actually had a good time.

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Dec 30 2018 22:41
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Unfortunately lots of ordinary people associate anarchism with Russell Brand or musicians like Arch Enemy, when they should be reading Bakunin or Kropotkin instead.

I don’t really see how the mugshots of a bunch weirdy beardies is going to do anything to rectify that.
Anyways, ignore me, I’m in a bad mood, I’d probably pick holes in the establishment of full communism if that happened tonight.

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Dec 30 2018 22:43

Full communism tonight? Fucking diabolical. Should have happened last week before I paid my phone bill tongue

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Dec 30 2018 22:51

Anyways, I’ve actually already purchased a calendar - the BBC Countryfile one. No shit. Now that’s one for the ‘I’m officially middle class’ thread. And I’ll tell you this, it’s a whole lot better to look at than this bunch of plug uglies.

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Dec 31 2018 00:27
Noah Fence wrote:
Fleur wrote:
Honestly Noah, nobody is going to be able to retire to the Bahamas by selling a few very niche wall calendars on Zazzle. I figure that if you're buying one them putting a few quid into the pocket of a comrade at the same time isn't a bad thing.

Ah, but where you make your error Fleur is that you failed to take into account that I’m a curmudgeonly old bastard that just chose to spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day on my own away from my partner and kids because, amongst other reasons, the commercialisation of fucking everything makes me want to jump off the Orwell bridge with my pockets full of rocks.

I wound up sleeping through the holidays myself, mostly through lack of choice and some antisocial tendencies. (Night shifts are a great way to avoid people and the general rush of capitalism/business as usual.) Don't think there's any escaping commodities in capitalism unless you don't buy anything. AK Press sells "anarchist commodities" in the form of books etc.

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Dec 31 2018 07:31

Zugzwang

Of course, your point is entirely valid, but to win an argument with me using that point relies on me placing an expectation of moral consistency on myself, which I don’t. I reserve that expectation for others and closely scrutinise them for it!

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Dec 31 2018 04:36

Fraid the prices of the calendars are far too high.

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Dec 31 2018 08:38

Certain Days and Solidarity Forever are both around £10. Bottled Wasp is only £5. I suspect the various producers are only breaking even on costs.

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Dec 31 2018 08:49

The Zazzle calendar is just portraits with no quotes. This is at best a missed opportunity for propaganda, or at worst a cynical attempt to commodify the cult of personality.

The title “greatest anarchists 2019” suggests the latter.

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Dec 31 2018 09:09

Also it’s weird that the Socialist Party of Canada have subcontracted production of their calendar to an anarchocommunist, but I guess that’s where the talent is these days.

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Dec 31 2018 23:04
Fozzie wrote:
Also it’s weird that the Socialist Party of Canada have subcontracted production of their calendar to an anarchocommunist, but I guess that’s where the talent is these days.

Now fixed
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/socialist_party_of_canada_2019_calendar-158951425439478504

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Jan 1 2019 15:00

An impossibilists 2019 wall calendar
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/greatest_impossibilists_2019_calendar-158115142299860432