9th Belfast anarchist bookfair - 14-16 October 2016


The 9th Belfast anarchist bookfair takes place this weekend 14 October - 16 October with the main bookfair events being at the Black Box 19-22 Hill Street, on Saturday from 11.30am to 5pm.  On Friday night there are events at Just Books 22 Berry Street, Belfast

Friday 14th October at Just Books
5.30 - 6.00 Means and Ends: Against Borders, Against States, Against Capitalism. SolFed and working class self organisaton.
6.30 Cineforum: Year of the Beaver. A second chance to see this inciteful film about the 1976-7 Grunwick strike, by low paid, predominantly Asian women workers, supported by Trade Unionists across Britain in opposition to their employer and the Labour government.

Saturday 15th October at the Black Box
12.00 - 1.00 To the Daring Belongs the Future: Women, Anarchism, Feminism and Ireland. Panel discussion chaired by Barbara Graham (Belfast SolFed)

1.15 - 2.15 Spotlight on Migration: a talk and discussion, led by activists Nomathamsanqa Tholo and Sipho Sibanda, chaired by Luke Butterly.

2.30 - 3.30 The Rojava Revolution - Building Democracy in Spite of the State:
Activists with the Dublin-based solidarity groups Rojava Calling and Saoirse Jin will discuss: some of the origins of the Kurdish struggle; its connection to contemporary regional and international politics including the conflict in Syria and migration in Europe; why solidarity with the Kurdish struggle is so important at this time and how you can get involved in supporting one of the most inspiring democratic movements of our time.

3.45 - 4.45 Anarchism in Ireland: Past, Present, Future.
Discussion with:
Alan MacSimion, veteran Dublin anarchist, researcher and compiler of the irish anarchist history website irishanarchisthistory.wordpress.com
Jason Brannigan, anarcho-syndicalist and longterm member of the Just Books collective, Belfast.

Stalls from:
Active Distribution
AK Press
Dublin Anarchist Black Cross
Just Art
Just Books
Justice for the Craigavon Two
PM Press
Rojava Solidarity
Saoirse Jin
Solidarity Federation
Workers Solidarity Movement

More details linked from the Facebook event