Any groups active in the N/E of England?

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Nov 27 2017 11:20
Any groups active in the N/E of England?

I'm based in the N/E of England, Gateshead to be exact and I'd be interested to know whether there are any groups active in my area. I'm primarily interested in discussion and education at this stage as my level of knowledge in Anarchist theory is still relatively low.

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Nov 27 2017 17:32

The Solidarity Federation at www.solfed.org.uk does list a Newcastle group but not sure if they are still active. I don't think there is an active AF group there but you could ask.
This site has plenty of material you could educate yourself with.

Not of course anarchist but they do have some meetings in your general area see CWO here:
www.leftcom.org/en

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Nov 27 2017 18:21

Cheers Mike, will check them out.

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Nov 28 2017 13:45

Yep, the CWO holds regular meetings in the North East.

On the anarchist end, there is not much. I believe the Solfed local collapsed, and there is no AF group. The closest thing is probably the recently formed IWW branch - not anarchist but you'll find some anarchists involved.

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Nov 28 2017 15:31

The truth is my politics are in flux. I don't really know where I belong on the far left now that I'm no longer part of the Leninist movement. I'm intrigued by Anarchist and Left Communist ideas whilst also having questions, doubts, reservations.etc which I'm sure are perfectly normal. I know I'm not the only one to find the route out of Leninism particularly disorientating.

As implied in my bio I'm not hardcore cadre material at the moment due to health and so I'm primarily looking for groups that encourage discussion and education alongside whatever else that they do.

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Nov 28 2017 16:25

You could try the Star and Shadow radical cinema, it's anarcho-friendly iirc and did some great film festivals in the past.

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Jan 15 2018 13:37

Not sure if this is still relevant but I recently moved back to Newcastle and I'm interested in being part of a regular meeting, maybe a consciousness raising group of some sort. Maybe we could meet up sometime

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Jan 15 2018 16:28

If you find anything, let me know. I don't how committed I can be to begin with, its difficult when you've got young kids, but I am interested.