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.

Submitted by Ed on May 22, 2007

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

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

5pts
:arrow: The oversized AF stall which they use to over-emphasise their influence in the movement
:arrow: A green anarchist/primmie talking absolute shite
:arrow: 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
:arrow: 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
:arrow: An Anarcho-Celebrity e.g. Donald Roumm, Isy Morgenmuffel, Mark Barnsley, Nick Heath etc.
:arrow: Someone from Class War wanking over the Poll Tax and how they were the only group that mattered
:arrow: 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
:arrow: 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
:arrow: Someone from Solfed wanking over how their international is the only one that’s ever taken part in a revolution
:arrow: Jack reading a Raven
:arrow: That short, bald man from the SPGB who looks like he needs more Iron in his diet

100pts
:arrow: An anarchist back from holiday/living abroad whinging about how shit the movement is in the UK
:arrow: 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
:arrow: 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)
:arrow: Stuart Christie

500pts
:arrow: The Libcom stall!

Maximum score: 1125

By Ed, first published in Freedom newspaper

Comments

Joseph Kay

14 years 5 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by Joseph Kay on September 18, 2009

bump.

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

little_brother

14 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by little_brother on October 26, 2009

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

miles

14 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by miles on October 26, 2009

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

posi

14 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by posi on October 26, 2009

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

14 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by jaocheu on October 26, 2009

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

14 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Ed on October 27, 2009

Yeah, this needs updating. Especially this bit..

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..

;)

888

14 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by 888 on December 7, 2009

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

14 years 2 months ago

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Submitted by Yorkie Bar on December 7, 2009

888

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 :D.

~J.

Steven.

11 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on October 24, 2012

We should probably update this:

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

11 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Chilli Sauce on October 26, 2012

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

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by 888 on October 30, 2012

Yorkie Bar

888

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 :D.

~J.

"of the World"

the button

11 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by the button on October 31, 2012

Like the World Series. 8-)