2009 Dublin Anarchist Bookfair - 6 & 7 March

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The Workers Solidarity Movement proudly presents the 4th annual Anarchist Bookfair which will take place on weekend of the 7th of March in Liberty Hall. The Bookfair this will host workshops, stalls from campaigning groups and book stalls. For more details see http://www.wsm.ie/bookfair Contact the bookfair co-ordinators at anarchistbookfair2009@gmail.com

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Dublin Anarchist bookfair 2009 weekend running order
author by Andrewpublication date Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:09Report this post to the editors
The 2009 Dublin anarchist bookfair is almost upon us. Here to the best of our knowledge is the complete running order for the weekend, note there are two venues, Seomra Spraoi for the Friday and Saturday nights and Liberty Hall for the bookfair itself during Saturday daytime.

On Friday the 6th we will be hosting a screening of ‘An Anarchists Story’ in the Seomra Spraoi social centre at 19.00. Seomra Spraoi is located at 10 Belvedere Court, off Gardiner Street in Dublin 1.

On the 7th Liberty Hall will be the venue for the Bookfair itself, which will start at 10.30. In the main hall we will have bookstalls and information stalls covering a range of active campaigns and revolutionary groups including the WSM, Stitchy Press, Rebel County Books, Organise!, Class War and Just Books. Liberty hall is on Eden Quay and is hard to miss as its 16 stories high. We'll be in the basement and on the ground and first floor.

Meetings during the bookfair are listed below

11.30 - 12.30
Connolly Room
Left Unity? What sort of Left should we be trying to build? WSM & ISN

Red Space
Seomra Spraoi workshop - exploring the links between social centres, social movements and shifts in capitalism.

13.00 - 14.30
Connolly Room
“Whatever happened to the future?” The current economic crisis, WSM

Ashanti Alston: From the Black panthers to Anarchism,

15.00 - 16.00
Connolly Room
Sexual Health, RAG

Red Space
What is anarchism?, WSM

Organising the fightback. WSM and others.

16.30 - 17.50
Connolly Room
Palestine, the current state of play.

Martha Ackelsberg- “The Trials of Theory and Practice: Spanish Anarchism, Mujeres Libres, and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women”

Post bookfair party
Right after the bookfair an evening of entertainment will start in Seomra Spraoi. Seomra Spraoi is located at 10 Belvedere Court, off Gardiner Street in Dublin 1.
6pm - food
8pm - trad session
later - till 1pm DJ's
This is a BYOB event with a suggest donation of 8 euro. Donations will go towards the cost of the bookfair and the upkeep of Seomra Spraoi

Not an official part of the bookfair but well worth attending is the Feminist walking tour which will start at 1pm Sunday March 8th 2009, International Women's Day at The Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. More info at http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90888

Films at the bookfair
author by bfpublication date Thu Mar 05, 2009 22:41Report this post to the editors

CINEMA AT THE BOOKFAIR/////////////////////////////


The Dignity Of The Nobodies
La Dignidad De Las Nadies


Produced, directed, written by Fernando E. Solanas.

It's hard to make a passionate film about average Joes that can cause viewers' pulses to race, but Fernando E. Solanas' exhilarating docu "The Dignity of the Nobodies" proves it can be done. Designed as the second in a four film series after Solanas' 2004 "A Social Genocide," which analyzed the policies of power and the role globalization and neo-liberalism played in Argentina's economic disaster, "Dignity" is more anecdotal, celebrating individual and collective actions that show how a seemingly immoveable reality can be changed. Its narrative and human appeal should make it marginally more marketable than its predecessor.

The veteran Argentine helmer noted for his social documentaries is clearly outraged by the injustice brought about by his country's economic collapse, but he chooses to concentrate not on how the poor are victimized, but how some of them have managed to win small but telling victories. An upbeat tone guides a wealth of intercut stories over a rather stretched two-hour running time, ending in a rousing final call to action and resistance.


Wallets Full of Blood: Houses On The Moon: 'Zombies Roam An Undead Republic'
Directed by Eamonn Crudden.


Amidst the collapse of the Irish economy, the inhabitants of a rural hinterland begin to feel the touch of the dead hand of the housing market. Set in the notorious ghost estates of post 'celtic tiger' Ireland, 'Wallets Full of Blood' features Dennis Hopper as the voice of Brian 'Brains' Ahern. 'Brains' is a developer and a 'big man' in politics. He's also the overseer of a particularly gory property price collapse on 'Fiddler's Green'. He reckons he can clean up as a result of the creeping zombification all around him but his plans take on a zero-sum logic of their own. To save himself from the killing floor that results, 'Brains' attempts to turn his minions against each other but finds to his horror that control of the vicious cycle of blood and price drops has slipped from his greedy, grasping fingers.

See: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/91171