Introduce yourself! Any London anarcho-communists?

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Bunny Love
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Sep 1 2009 12:34
Introduce yourself! Any London anarcho-communists?

Hi everyone! So, I'm new to libcom and wondering who everybody is. I'm starting at SOAS in September, so I want to get to know any London folks especially. Any advice on sites to visit, groups to join and general introductions to the anarchist movement in London would be great. Thanks.

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Sep 1 2009 12:43

There's a two Solidarity Federation locals in London (North and South), which have been involved in organising with latin american cleaners at SOAS. you can contact North London SolFed here:

* North London SolFed
PO Box 1681, London N8 7LE
Tel; 07984675281
E-mail; nelsf(at)solfed(dot)org(dot)uk

There's also an Anarchist Federation group, but i'll let someone who knows more about them fill you in.

edit: jack beat me to it

Bunny Love
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Sep 1 2009 12:50

Thanks guys. That was quick! I like these forums already.

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Sep 1 2009 17:52

Hi Bunny, SOAS is a good uni for radical types. There are moves afoot to set up an Autonomous Students Network this year coming,

www.autonomous-students.net

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Sep 1 2009 19:30

I'm also a student coming to London this September for postgrad study. I'm an AFED member so look forward to meeting London chums from there.

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Sep 2 2009 16:10

Yeah, London AF's contact details are london (at) afed.org.uk and http://www.afed.org.uk/london/

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Sep 2 2009 23:29

There are moves afoot to get London students together, which isnt as bad as it sounds considering how outward looking some of them are. Might be a good opportunity to have a social and a wider gathering.

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Oct 1 2009 17:49

Hello - i am new to this site. I'm also a new student in London and would be interested to hear of any organisations around London University.

I'm probably not as clued-up about this end of politics as i should be - i don't know if i would call myself an 'anarchist' per se. Still, i have been browsing these forums for a while - it certainly seems a more attractive approach than joining a front organisation for a political party (eg. 'Revolution', or 'Socialist Appeal' - the Labour Party?)

Thanks.

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Oct 12 2009 10:22

It might help if you let us know which uni you're at and roughly where you are. For example if you live near lewisham then south london sol fed would be a good contact to make, if you're at Royal Holloway I think there's a poster in a group there.

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Oct 12 2009 23:39

I met 3 people calling themselves the most "right-wing people at soas" the other day and they were just Tory types; I went to Royal Holloway and there were some real right wing nuts there so SOAS is probably pretty good, and it has a nice pub! I went to school with the VP of SOAS many moons back and he is a slimey creep though.

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Oct 13 2009 00:04

Go to London Anarchist Bookfair weekend after next

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Oct 13 2009 11:19
Choccy wrote:
Go to London Anarchist Bookfair weekend after next

but don't talk to 905 of the people there or visit their stalls.

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Oct 13 2009 11:50

Fair enough, but which 905?

~J.

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Oct 13 2009 13:48

That was meant to be 90% sorry.
I'd say go and see HSG, SF and the AF then say hi to the ICC on the way to the pub.

We could do a list of approved stalls.

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Oct 13 2009 13:57

I will go to any stall if jef from the interweb says is cool.

~J.

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Oct 13 2009 14:20
jef costello wrote:
That was meant to be 90% sorry.
I'd say go and see HSG, SF and the AF then say hi to the ICC on the way to the pub.

We could do a list of approved stalls.

Pity Organise will already have smashed up all their stalls wink

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Oct 22 2009 18:20

UCL smile

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Oct 25 2009 23:29

I would recommend introducing yourself here but also discovering the politics off the campus. AF and SF are active in london, and there is the usual approved front groups like LCAP you could information from.

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Nov 23 2009 17:39

hmm it would be good to have an Autonomous Student Network social. We were meant to have one after the bookfair, not sure if anyone managed to in the end, ppl having to leave to get their coaches etc. I like the idea of heading out of london for a change! Wot with all these student actions gearing up, and even the friggin NUS actually deciding fees are going that bit too far, id like to see a more visible ASN, thougn many ppl felt uncomfortable about doing anything under a collective ASN banner...

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Nov 24 2009 10:47
karl wrote:
id like to see a more visible ASN, thougn many ppl felt uncomfortable about doing anything under a collective ASN banner...

we had the same problem with the anarchist youth network back in the day - the only people who use the collective name of the things were the small, London centric group which started it in the first place. Most of the others used their small sub collective identities. I think this was due to our collective lack of political agreement.

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Nov 24 2009 11:16
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the usual approved front groups

*sigh* October how many times, the first rule of front groups is that you're not supposed to talk about them. This is also the second rule. The third rule is to do with bringing special brew into meetings so probably not relevant here.

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Nov 25 2009 02:13

Who are LCAP a front group for, October??

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Nov 25 2009 12:26
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The third rule is to do with bringing special brew into meetings so probably not relevant here.

Is it "definitely do it, do it a lot, do it all the time"?

~J.

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Nov 26 2009 22:57
Jason Cortez wrote:
Who are LCAP a front group for, October??

I did not mean that in the Trotskyist sense of a front.

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Nov 30 2009 16:46
Jason Cortez wrote:
Who are LCAP a front group for, October??

Don't you know? Solfed got SELCAP, L&S got LCAP. wink

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Dec 1 2009 14:43
vanilla.ice.baby wrote:
Jason Cortez wrote:
Who are LCAP a front group for, October??

Don't you know? Solfed got SELCAP, L&S got LCAP. ;)

Yes, I got that impression too. I'm none too familiar with SELCAP but it woulda been a bit strange if solfed didn't utilise their south london presence to some level within SELCAP, nonetheless it's not a bad thing per se.

It's kind of strange no one has mentioned groups such as HSG, WAG or anything like that to the OP.. but perhaps that is just me. wink

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Dec 1 2009 16:19

Well if that is the case then LCAP must be a battleground of warring factions considering how many different political groups are involved. black bloc As for SELCAP well Autonomy and Solidarity have the most members, so it is obvisously a front for them. groucho

Seriously though I don't think talking about LCAP etc, as a front group is helpful or accurate in anyway.

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Apr 16 2010 04:33

I'm going to be in London with my family for a wedding from the 20th to I think ~ the end of the month. I'm gonna have some time to do some sight-seeing and touristy things... sooooooooooooooo, if anyone wants to meet me & have a drink, email me and then I can give you my # for you to text.

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Apr 20 2010 12:26

Hey denna, are you connected with any group/campaign?