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Apr 28 2009 19:43
Organise! launch The Leveller

First issue of the new quarterly tabloid, The Leveller, is now available, from Organise!
It's 12 pages, tabloid-size, and costs 50p.

We're really happy with how it looks and think people will be pleasantly surprised smile
To be honest it looks fucking sweet.

Includes:
- Jeff Monson in Belfast
- Fightback for workers' rights in NI
- Visteon occupation
- Coverage of workplace and community issues
- Comment and guest article

Also inside is the new bulletin, Education Worker News, from Organise's Education Worker's Branch, with:
- the recession and education
- student fees
- HE job cuts
- education news summary

Anyone can contact me, Deezer, or Notch if they want a copy.
Or, you can send payment (SAE + 50p, or equivalent in stamps) to - Organise!, 9-11 Lombard Street, Belfast, BT1 1RB

Groups wishing to buy a bunch can PM me for paypal details.

Serious, buy this shit because it's fucking sweet.

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Apr 28 2009 22:53

It was be going to be called The Belfast Pint, but that was just toooo working class.

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Apr 28 2009 23:24

fair play, great to see. Are you sending some down to us?

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Apr 28 2009 23:35

Yeah if youse want PM how many you want and what address I should send to smile

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Apr 29 2009 06:01

this looks good, we discussed it in our last brighton solfed meeting and will be ordering some to distro here. good work comrades!

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Apr 29 2009 06:08

Any chance of a .pdf? Really doesn't seem like much point in mailing any all the way over this side of the planet (and we'd have no way to get you $), but I'd be keen to see it.

Nice work for getting it out regardless smile

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Apr 29 2009 11:43

pm me your email asher smile

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Apr 29 2009 11:46

Just got a copy last night - looks interesting, is nicely set out and has a good array of content - a good first effort!!!

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Apr 29 2009 12:14

cheers smile

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Apr 29 2009 12:33
weeler wrote:
It shows real potential. Selling 2000 copies though, you are going to have to turn into the SWP!

There may be another 'burning'.

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Apr 29 2009 13:00
Choccy wrote:
The Leveller

my first tagline here was 'leveller symp', so that's a very cool name.

Bobby
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Apr 29 2009 14:06

Good news smile - the more anarchist propaganda on the streets of Belfast the better. Like weeler I think it shows potential and hope it lasts.

It is relatively easy to get out a paper. The most difficult thing is to keep it going, selling and distribution.

I shall leave it at that

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Apr 29 2009 15:15

you mean a national organisation, we dont have a hq and belfast members do contribute articles for our paper. cool

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Apr 29 2009 15:19

Good news, make sure you send a few to Freedom Books on sale or return...

Not a big fan of the name though.

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Apr 29 2009 17:34

Yeah looks interesting. Don't be stupid Luddites though, make it into a PDF and put it here in the library!

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Apr 29 2009 19:48

Dude of course it's going on here roll eyes we're just waiting a few weeks to shift some wink

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Apr 29 2009 20:58
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Dude of course it's going on here roll eyes we're just waiting a few weeks to shift some wink

Our experience (AF) has been that the sooner it's on the web the sooner people buy Organise. Weird, but true.

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Apr 29 2009 21:03

hmmm perhaps we'll reconsider wink

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Apr 30 2009 03:19

Looks good - didn't read the whole thing but had a skim and there's def a good range of content. I'd watch some of the headlines, some look quite stretched. But otherwise nice work Organise crew smile

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Apr 30 2009 10:20

yeah think you're right about the headline thing!

BB
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Apr 30 2009 12:56

Up to Organise!s usual standard, current and coherent. Can't wait to see the real thing.

On another note, i thought Organise! were heading down the freesheet route, why the about turn?

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Apr 30 2009 13:28

Mo' Money Mo' Problems.
We figured if people pay for something they are more likely to read it, not just take it, put it in their pocket and then put it in the recycling when they get home.
We'll still do freebies / leaflets or whatever when appropriate.

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Apr 30 2009 15:31
notch8 wrote:
Mo' Money Mo' Problems.
We figured if people pay for something they are more likely to read it, not just take it, put it in their pocket and then put it in the recycling when they get home.

Fair enough. I suppose it depends on who the propagandas primarily aimed at.

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Apr 30 2009 16:20
weeler wrote:
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To be different from the WSM

fixed

We're effortlessly different, didnt need to do a paper to prove it.

Personally, I think a lot of people dont, or cant be annoyed to, differentiate between all the xeroxed leaflets they get handed on marches / demos etc. Hopefully this will stand out a bit.

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Apr 30 2009 18:08
weeler wrote:
It shows real potential. Selling 2000 copies though, you are going to have to turn into the SWP!

The key number isn't the printrun though. It's the number you have to sell to recoup enough of the outlay to make another issue financially viable.

If that number is 2000 then we probably won't be seeing another issue of The Leveller any time soon, but it's probably a lot lower than that.

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Apr 30 2009 23:05

Yes it's a LOT lower than than smile

Anyway, we straight-up about gettin that Do'

Bobby
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May 1 2009 10:24

from China?

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May 1 2009 10:51

yes definitely from china

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May 1 2009 22:13

No one in the sweat shop was allowed to piss till they were ALL printed.

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May 3 2009 15:37

Aye, but for modern sweated print shops that only means they need to hold it for about five minutes.

And like notch8 said, paper or not, we are effortlessly different to the WSM wink

But here, one of their Belfast 'lot' has offered to help with advice on layout and shit like cos we have never written any articles or printed anything before etc, etc... roll eyes

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May 5 2009 20:20

What would we do without him, oh wait, shitloads more wink