New to Anarchism, looking to get involved.

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Mechanist
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Mar 14 2013 11:59
New to Anarchism, looking to get involved.

The title is self-explanatory.

I'm only 18, and have been a liberal/libertarian for the last few years, but recently started reading up on things like the Kronstadt Rebellion, the Free Territory, the Trial of the Thirty, the May 1968 protests in France and on figures such as Goldman, De Cleyre, Stirner, Proudhon among others.

I want to get involved with activism & discussion , I want to read about the different philosophies and schools of thought involved with Anarchism and want to meet & discuss issues with some like minded people (due to the majority of my friends being moderates, monarchists, conservatives and tire of it slightly).

Any recommendation for a way to get involved with anarchists, and any recommendation for reading material would be really helpful. Thanks.

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Mar 14 2013 16:13

Greetings and welcome.

Where are you located? This might help with pointing you towards some folks who are active.
If some of your friends are "monarchists", I'd suspect you're in Euroland, perhaps?

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Mar 15 2013 09:52

Yeah, where are you at? Assuming you're in England, it might be worth keeping an eye on the announcements section of the website to see if there are any interesting actions happening round your way:

http://www.libcom.org/forums/events

Being at an event is good place to start to meet other anarchists in person and get a feel for some of the different groups that are out there--and to see which ones best fit what you're interested in/want to accomplish.

Mechanist
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Mar 15 2013 12:34

Yes, I live in South East England, only an hour or so from London.

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Mar 15 2013 19:57

I'd contact the AF and SF in London, then. Perhaps the IWW, too, although they're not specifically anarchist:

http://www.solfed.org.uk/local
http://www.afed.org.uk/organisation/contact.html
https://iww.org.uk/

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Feb 25 2015 16:05

Can you tell us a bit more clearly where you are located. An hour from London? Could be Brighton, could be... I'm asking because want to see if there are any AF members near you who could meet up with you.

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Feb 25 2015 16:22

I'm in Colchester - anywhere near there?

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Feb 25 2015 16:22

I'm in Colchester - anywhere near there?

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Feb 25 2015 16:45
Webby wrote:
I'm in Colchester - anywhere near there?

Have you started your own movement Webby?

no1
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Feb 25 2015 17:09

OP is a couple of years old

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Feb 25 2015 18:19
plasmatelly wrote:
Webby wrote:
I'm in Colchester - anywhere near there?

Have you started your own movement Webby?

Ouch! Nup, I tried several times to get in touch with the local AFA but never got a response. It's more that I was thinking that if the OP writer was near me or between here and London we could hook up to travel to meetings, pickets etc. or maybe just get together to bitch about life!

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Feb 25 2015 18:20
no1 wrote:
OP is a couple of years old

Oh dear.

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Feb 25 2015 19:05

Webby - only kidding mate!

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Feb 25 2015 19:10
plasmatelly wrote:
Webby - only kidding mate!

Maybe so but its not such a bad idea - my workmates have taken to calling me both Chairman Mao and Wolfie Smith - there's definitely a charismatic leader in their waiting to break out. Our Bob better watch his back - there's a new kid on the block!

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Feb 25 2015 20:01

Webnovshchina?

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Feb 25 2015 20:50
plasmatelly wrote:
Webnovshchina?

Well, seeing as everything I touch turns to shit, how about...

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