Xmas 2016 gifts for libcommers?

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Xmas 2016 gifts for libcommers?

The William Morris colouring book
From Penguin
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1112540/the-william-morris-colouring-book/
Britain's premier socialist and the world's premier libertarian socialist.
Relax and unwind with these beautiful, decorative patterns - and marvel at their timeless appeal.

2017 Slingshot Organizer
From Kersplebdeb
http://kersplebedeb.com/posts/2017-slingshot-organizers-at-kersplebedeb-leftwingbooks-net/
By far the most popular way for anarchists to stay organized, the Slingshot 2017 organizers are here, complete with mini-calendar, daybook planner, address book section, international radical contact list, and nifty what happened on this day notes scattered throughout. The artwork, as ever, is wonderful in a chaotic punk rock way. Now in its 23rd year of publication, Slingshot is a 176 page planner/agenda with radical dates for every day of the year, space to write your phone numbers, a contact list of radical groups around the globe,

SPGB 2017 Calendar
From Zazzle
https://www.zazzle.co.uk/spgb_2017_calendar-158060290963536847
Large wall calendar depicting the history of SPGB outdoor speaking
"Have a look it's theme is 'All our yesterdays' and the 'golden era' of the outdoor platform. Some faces us oldies would recognise from our youth"
"the calendar documents forcefully that the SPGB was and still is the dominating force in the "All England Political Soapbox Preaching Championship" for the last decades "

ACAB T-shirt
From AKUK
https://akuk.com/index.php?_a=product&product_id=5210
Anarcho Communists are Beautiful (ACAB) t-shirt

Freedom Bookshop various merch for donations
from Freedom Press
Freedom will be the proud possessor of 50 tote bags, selling at a very reasonable fiver, as well as 50 Save the Freedom Building t-shirts at £10 — all proceeds going towards the vital building works we’re raising cash for, see [url=https://freedomsbigrebuild.wordpress.com ]https://freedomsbigrebuild.wordpress.com [/url]for details. And for donations there will be 750 stickers of three Save The Freedom Building designs! There may also be lino cut patches — so far there’s just one design: ACAB4EVS, but who knows, others may also appear.

Freedom Magazine (FREE while stocks last)
From Bookshop itself
Exclusively available for free/donation from Freedom Bookshop up until the London Anarchist Bookfair on October 29th (where we’ll be giving as many away as we can), and featuring:
Iida Käyhkö on student rent strikes
A look at Sisters Uncut’s campaign work in Hackney
An in-depth analysis of what’s happening in the controversial fracking industry by Frack Off
A historic overview of democracy, nationalisation and the NHS
Ross Bradshaw of Fiveleaves Bookshop on the radical book trade
A double-page “who’s who” of anarchist groups you can get involved with
The 2016 Freedom Press report looking at what we’ve been up to and detailing our fundraising drive to stop the place falling down.
Plus our editorial on Corbyn and anarchism, comment on Brexit from Matt Black and more!

New guides to smarter activism
Several new guides to help activists be safer, more effective (and just know your stuff) have been released recently, so below is a brief roundup:

Squatting (Britain)

The Advisory Service for Squatters’ new handbook, brought out over the weekend, which is the first new release since the government made squatting empty residential buildings illegal. The guide is already available from Freedom Bookshop (it will be more widely available soon) and includes:
Your rights if you’re homeless or a property guardian
How to find places
Securing your new home
Dealing with alarms, owners and the police
How to prove a site’s non-residential
How to fix a place up to make it safe and habitable, including fixing water and electric
Defending your home in court
Living in vehicles

plus a great deal more.

Activist Security (everywhere)

The new ASS book comes shortly after the publication of an all-new and comprehensive look at activist security, released by Dresden Anarchist Black Cross and aimed at helping direct action activists keep safe. The guide, which goes into some depth on online and mobile phone security in particular, is practical, understandable, and a must-read for countries with repressive governments. The summary alone is sensible starting advice for dissenters pushing the legal envelope:
Do actions with people you trust, be honest with them but don’t gossip and brag and don’t keep more information than necessary
Separate your activist and your bourgeois life’s Internet identites as much as possible
Have meetings in inconspicuous locations without mobile phones
Put Linux on your computer and encrypt your data, learn to use PGP for inter-group email and build a network of Jabber contacts with verified OTR encryption for ad hoc chats
Learn to use TOR safely
Share skills, teach each other and don’t panic

Knowing your rights (Britain)

The venerable quick rights guides series from Solidarity Federation have been expanded this year, with Stuff Your Boss and Stuff Your Landlord getting updates along with a Manchester-specific update [pdf] of the excellent London Migrant’s Guide. Solfed has also produced a new pamphlet, the Office Workers Health and Safety Guide:

Selected Works of Voltairine De Cleyre
from AK Press
“The most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced…a forceful personality, a brilliant mind, a fervent idealist, an unflinching fighter, a devoted and loyal comrade.” —Emma Goldman

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Dec 12 2016 19:02

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/redirect.html?link_code=ur2&tag=libcom-21&cam...

Use the libcom amazon link and they get a cut.

I already treated myself to some stuff so not getting much for christmas.

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Dec 12 2016 19:55

Here's a free one for anyone in the south east. An exhibition of Gee Vaucher's work including the amazing pieces made for the anarchist paper International Anthem. First Site gallery in Colchester.

https://www.creativereview.co.uk/introspective-gee-vaucher-crass-trump/

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Dec 14 2016 16:04

forgot this finger puppet of Emma Goldman
http://www.philosophersguild.com/Emma-Goldman-Finger-Puppet.html

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Dec 14 2016 16:17
jondwhite wrote:
forgot this finger puppet of Emma Goldman
http://www.philosophersguild.com/Emma-Goldman-Finger-Puppet.html

that has got to be one of the weirdest things I have ever seen

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Dec 14 2016 18:21

I would like the gift of being able to get through a whole book about anarchism.

petey
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Dec 14 2016 18:24

this is weirder

http://www.philosophersguild.com/Sebastian-Pincushion.html

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Dec 18 2016 08:01

Which book(s) are you asking Santa for? smile

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Dec 18 2016 10:44
wojtek wrote:
Which book(s) are you asking Santa for? :)

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674013803

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Dec 20 2016 17:38

Over the last twelve months my eyesight had deteriorated rapidly and for months I have not been able to drive.
Last month I had cataracts removed. Today the eye clinic confirmed to me that my vision is now superior to the last fifty-odd years.

So comrades, may I wish you all similar good fortune in the year ahead, and perhaps collectively we can help dam the tide of right wing sewage, which threatens to drown us all.

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Dec 20 2016 18:57
Auld-bod wrote:
Over the last twelve months my eyesight had deteriorated rapidly and for months I have not been able to drive.
Last month I had cataracts removed. Today the eye clinic confirmed to me that my vision is now superior to the last fifty-odd years.

nice gift!
next year i'm having the sinus surgery. hopefully this will leave my sinuses in better condition than they have been for the last 50-odd years, which is how long i've been around. in the last months i've had a maxillary sinus infection, an ethmoid sinus infection, and either another maxillary infection or an upper-respiratory infection, i can't tell which. been this way from a lad, can't take it anymore. may the rightwingers be flushed away along with my excess mucus.

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Dec 20 2016 19:12

When I got my cataracts dealt with years back first experience was a bit like tripping but it soon wares off! and I still need glasses. Had Sinus problems for years so might go for that treatment in the future if it gets worse assuming that they don't add that to the growing list of delays and cutback currently going through the NHS. Next up knee replacements and then on to the full robotic treatment. But enough of this chit chat or my brain will fog up.

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Dec 20 2016 19:44

Amen! Same here really, I got the gift of a liver transplant 2 months ago. It's highly likely that without it I wouldn't be seeing Christmas at all this year. So I've thrown off my usual bah humbug attitude to Christmas and am going to use it to express gratitude for my life. Me Jane and our three grown up kids have agreed to ditch the Christmas present thing apart from some token socks or whatever and are just going to appreciate the fact that we're still all together.

Petey - I wish you success with your treatment - I had sinus problems which fortunately got mostly fixed a long time ago. It's a real bastard condition to have in many ways.

Auld Bod - I'm very pleased about your improved eyesight. The only problem is that now when we hook up you'll see the proof in my face of the sort of life I've lived! Brace yourself comrade!

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Dec 20 2016 22:26

I'm going to be a pedantic prick and say the following- Christmas means nothing to me. Midwinter/Yuletide and/or Festivus is what I will celebrate though and I'd like more people to do likewise.

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Dec 20 2016 22:57
potrokin wrote:
Festivus

will you have The Airing Of The Grievances?

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Dec 20 2016 23:10
petey wrote:
potrokin wrote:
Festivus

will you have The Airing Of The Grievances?

Well, I hope not really. Missed last midwinter with my family as I was in hospital so am hoping to have a nice time at home with them this year.

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Dec 20 2016 23:19

Heres to the health of us lib-commies all!