Jackdaw issue 3 is out - free bulletin of the Anarchist Communist Group

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Sep 7 2018 18:28
Jackdaw issue 3 is out - free bulletin of the Anarchist Communist Group

Jackdaw number 3 is hot off the press. Jackdaw is the ACG’s free bulletin. This issues contains the following articles:

- Save our NHS?
- Workplace Notes
- Universal Credit? Universal household debt
- The Poverty of Student Unions
- Practical Internationalism
- UCU “Resisting the Market” conference

It’s available in a a number of shops, social centres and gets handed out on demos and street distributions.

Alternatively, you can view a pdf on the ACG's website

Issues 1 and 2, can be viewed on our publications page

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Sep 8 2018 15:20

It's great that you guys are putting out a free, regular newsletter. However in terms of this particular issue I'm afraid I found the first sentence a bit offputting:

Quote:
Illness is treated individually,
but ill health is
mostly caused by economic
and social conditions we
experience collectively

That seems like an extremely bold statement, do you have evidence that that is true, in a UK setting, i.e. that the majority of ill-health in the UK is caused by that? Not being aware of any specific evidence, it seems to me that's pretty unlikely

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Sep 8 2018 17:37

Sounds interesting... I'll save the tab to read later.
Why the name Jackdaw?

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Sep 8 2018 20:02

Steven, I don't have any proof. I'll ask the person who wrote it. Mind you, it makes sense to me in a general sense, in so far as capitalism makes you ill. LBC it has a bit of an explanation on the publications page.

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Sep 8 2018 22:32
Lucky Black Cat wrote:
Sounds interesting... I'll save the tab to read later.
Why the name Jackdaw?

Why not?

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Sep 8 2018 22:33

Actually, jackdaws do look a bit like the anarcho punks of the bird world! Also, they are pretty keen thieves. It all seems to add up.
Maybe there’s a more definitive reason though?

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Sep 9 2018 03:45
Anarchist Communist Group wrote:
Why Jackdaw? Looking for a name that was not the usual, we settled upon Jackdaw because of the characteristics often associated with this bird, characteristics which are an important part of a revolutionary anarchist movement for a new society: resilience and a fighting spirit, as well as being social and co-operative. ‘Jack’ means ‘rogue’ and ‘daw’ means ‘call.’ We are rogues in the current society and our paper aims to call for a working class revolution and the creation of an anarchist communist society.

This stirs the spirit and ignites the heart; but it still doesn't hold a candle to:

Noah Fence wrote:
jackdaws do look a bit like the anarcho punks of the bird world! Also, they are pretty keen thieves.
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Sep 9 2018 11:08

Actually, I reckon crows are the most revolutionary corvids, on account of it turns out that they actually do that thing from the picture where a bunch of little fish chase the one big fish. Mutual aid and solidarity in action.

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Sep 9 2018 12:04

Yeah but in parts of Northern England crow is the word for bogie - for the non-English, that's a bit of dried snot.

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Sep 9 2018 15:43

Ravens are ace too.
Check Terry the Raven on Youtube.

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Sep 9 2018 17:00

Edit: Tried to post a picture of a crow wearing a top hat thereby exposing that particular bird’s bona fides as extremely dubious but unfortunately I’m still too much of a dumbass to figure out how to post images!
Coming soon: Noah fails to post a picture of a becloaked raven with wide brimmed hat and fizzing bomb!

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Sep 9 2018 17:15
rat wrote:
Ravens are ace too.
Check Terry the Raven on Youtube.

As you well know, the old Freedom group beat us to that title 30-odd years ago.