Libcom's Eye-Spy at the Anarchist Bookfair

Libcom's Eye-Spy at the Anarchist Bookfair

Libcom's own version of the popular in-car children's game involving regular sights at the annual Anarchist Bookfair in London.

1pt
libcom arrow for bullet points A hippie
libcom arrow for bullet points A nutter
libcom arrow for bullet points A punk, British
libcom arrow for bullet points A group of punks drinking, British
libcom arrow for bullet points An SWP member coming to check out genuine socialism
libcom arrow for bullet points An anarchist who used to be in the SWP
libcom arrow for bullet points An old man with a beard. Possibly old enough to lead you to ponder whether or not he fought in Spain…

2pts
libcom arrow for bullet points The Socialist Party of Great Britain stall
libcom arrow for bullet points Someone from Fight Racism, Fight Imperialism
libcom arrow for bullet points A punk, Euro
libcom arrow for bullet points A group of punks drinking, Euro

5pts
libcom arrow for bullet points The oversized AF stall which they use to over-emphasise their influence in the movement
libcom arrow for bullet points A green anarchist/primmie talking absolute shite
libcom arrow for bullet points Me, all of a sudden enthusiastic at the site of all these anarchists in one room, starting to think that this year we’ll be able to sort out the libertarian socialist movement in Britain
libcom arrow for bullet points A video of Seattle or Genoa playing to a packed room followed by a film about a strike playing to room with just the director, his new girlfriend and some Irish anarchists, talking amongst themselves

10pts
libcom arrow for bullet points An Anarcho-Celebrity e.g. Donald Roumm, Isy Morgenmuffel, Mark Barnsley, Nick Heath etc.
libcom arrow for bullet points Someone from Class War wanking over the Poll Tax and how they were the only group that mattered
libcom arrow for bullet points An Animal Rights person who is saying things that mean they’re obviously not an anarchist (e.g. “I reckon we should set up an animal-human state in Somerset”, or “This Paki was eating a burger so I spat on him”) but thinks they are
libcom arrow for bullet points Someone who is certain that they overheard fascists planning to attack the bookfair (when it was probably just a group of chavs in a pub talking about their jobs or something completely unaggressive and unrelated to the bookfair)

50pts
libcom arrow for bullet points Someone from Solfed wanking over how their international is the only one that’s ever taken part in a revolution
libcom arrow for bullet points Jack reading a Raven
libcom arrow for bullet points That short, bald man from the SPGB who looks like he needs more Iron in his diet

100pts
libcom arrow for bullet points An anarchist back from holiday/living abroad whinging about how shit the movement is in the UK
libcom arrow for bullet points A pamphlet called “Anarchy for the New Millenium”/ “Anarchy in the 21 Century”/ “Anarchy in the New Age” or something else about how Anarchism has to radically change its analysis since the revolutions in capitalism since 1999
libcom arrow for bullet points An aging activist talking bollocks to look like a hardened, experienced, intellectual super-activist in a bid to sleep with younger activist girls who are new to radical politics (all the while these girls are looking for the quickest way to leave the dirty pervert without him following)
libcom arrow for bullet points Stuart Christie

500pts
libcom arrow for bullet points The Libcom stall!

Maximum score: 1125

By Ed, first published in Freedom newspaper

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Ed
May 22 2007 00:58

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Joseph Kay
Sep 18 2009 12:30

bump.

shall we update this? no SPK, and the libcom stall is no more...

little_brother
Oct 26 2009 14:08

1pt -No Sweat trots getting inside again.
50pts -finding AWG lit on sale.

miles
Oct 26 2009 16:59

67 and a half points - a member of the ICC mentioning the word 'decadence' in a sentence..? wink

posi
Oct 26 2009 17:51

5 points - someone spelling "anarka feminist kollektiv" (or whatever it is) wrong.

25 points - meeting about class struggle

5 points - meeting or book in which household chores such as knitting or cooking are implied to have radical content.

jaocheu
Oct 26 2009 21:15

10 points - anarchists stopping off at MacDonalds on their way to the book fair.

25 points - someone saying what golden opportunity was lost by not spreading the vegetarian message during the miners strike.

50 points - working class person

Ed
Oct 27 2009 09:33

Yeah, this needs updating. Especially this bit..

Quote:
Me, all of a sudden enthusiastic at the site of all these anarchists in one room, starting to think that this year we’ll be able to sort out the libertarian socialist movement in Britain

I'm never enthusiastic when I see lots of anarchists in a room together..

wink

Tiara79
Dec 7 2009 10:15

Yeah, don't really like those guys either.

888
Dec 7 2009 20:15
Quote:
Someone from Solfed wanking over how their international is the only one that’s ever taken part in a revolution

Ah, but the IWW is technically an international that was involved in the Mexican revolution.

Yorkie Bar
Dec 7 2009 20:27
888 wrote:
the IWW is technically an international

Is it? I reckon you have to actually have the word international in yer name to be an international grin.

~J.

Steven.
Oct 24 2012 19:29

We should probably update this:

Quote:
A pamphlet called “Anarchy for the New Millenium”/ “Anarchy in the 21 Century”/ “Anarchy in the New Age” or something else about how Anarchism has to radically change its analysis since the revolutions in capitalism since 1999

to be about the crisis instead, and the "revolutions in capitalism" since 2008.

Chilli Sauce
Oct 26 2012 09:34
Quote:
Fight Racism, Fight Imperialism

I used to be in the same town as a group called FIST: Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.

Associated with the Workers World party, supported North Korea and Iran. Nuts.

888
Oct 30 2012 21:56
Yorkie Bar wrote:
888 wrote:
the IWW is technically an international

Is it? I reckon you have to actually have the word international in yer name to be an international grin.

~J.

"of the World"

the button
Oct 31 2012 15:34

Like the World Series. cool