DONATE NOW TO HELP UPGRADE LIBCOM.ORG

Certain age to join?

13 posts / 0 new
Last post
araveugehc
Offline
Joined: 15-04-14
Apr 15 2014 23:53
Certain age to join?

Is there a certain age that you have to be to join the anarchist federation?

Steven.'s picture
Steven.
Offline
Joined: 27-06-06
Apr 16 2014 08:50

No, it's open to all ages, provided people agree with the aims and principles

Battlescarred
Offline
Joined: 27-02-06
Apr 17 2014 06:48

Are you thinking of joining, araveugehc? As Steven says the AF is open to all ages.

Devrim's picture
Devrim
Offline
Joined: 15-07-06
Apr 17 2014 09:25

I am not a member of the AF, but I would like to comment anyway. I'd be a bit worried about accepting members who were very young. I joined DAM when I was 17. Leo, who occasionally post on here, joined the ICC when he was 16. I think that is pretty young. I would feel a bit dubious about accepting people younger than that though.

Devrim

Battlescarred
Offline
Joined: 27-02-06
Apr 17 2014 09:31

We had a comrade who joined the ORA at the age of 14 and there weren't any problems. Perhaps younger than that might present difficulties.

Auld-bod's picture
Auld-bod
Offline
Joined: 9-07-11
Apr 17 2014 11:08

Please don’t follow Barcelona’s example, which according to the World Service a few nights ago, are signing up players before they’re born (must be true: Remember Think Football - Think World Service).

Chilli Sauce's picture
Chilli Sauce
Offline
Joined: 5-10-07
Apr 17 2014 18:58
Tommy Ascaso wrote:
I think I joined the AF when I was around 16, maybe 17.

Wait, Jim, didn't you found AF? Isn't that what you told me wink

Croy's picture
Croy
Offline
Joined: 26-05-11
Apr 18 2014 19:08

I'd say but don't be afraid to assert yourself, people can be ageist without intending to be and un consciously patronising.

ajjohnstone
Offline
Joined: 20-04-08
Apr 19 2014 02:06

Nor has the SPGB got a minimum age of membership. But we do possess a process where a prospective member is tested on his or her understanding, as many know.

I don't think none of us will deny that we are all constantly learning, regardless of our age or political experience.

And in regards to ageism, at the other side of the spectrum, i have encountered it only too often such as disparaging remarks about the advancing years of some of our members.
And as for a broader aspect of ageism, the fact we were founded in 1904 and not succeeded is used against ourselves but strangely enough, the 1905 started IWW are usually exempted from those type of jibes.

Spikymike
Offline
Joined: 6-01-07
Apr 19 2014 15:30

And you can leave any of the above at any age also although home comforts make that difficult for some!

ajjohnstone
Offline
Joined: 20-04-08
Apr 19 2014 15:55

Or welcome to re-join at any age, Spikymike wink

jolasmo
Offline
Joined: 25-12-11
Apr 19 2014 16:24
Chilli Sauce wrote:
Tommy Ascaso wrote:
I think I joined the AF when I was around 16, maybe 17.

Wait, Jim, didn't you found AF? Isn't that what you told me ;-)

AF was founded way back in the mists of time when Nick Heath fought a bear with his bare hands to become our first National Secretary. It's all explained in In The Tradition.

~J.