Dorset Radical Bookfair 2018 Meetings timetable

It’s Alternative Working Class Question Time at Dorset Radical Bookfair!

Anarchy in the Sticks!

Alternative Working Class ‘Question time’! Chaired by Charles, branch sec, Dorset IWW.

On the panel, Lisa Mckenzie and Martin Lux from London Class War, Cassie from Bristol, John from Moral Decay Distro, Paul from Dorset IWW, others to be confirmed.

Submit your questions on the day in box provided – add a handle to call it out yourself, or anonymously to be read by the chair.

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New IWOC Newsletter: The Imprisoned Worker #1

We are happy to announce the first issue of The Imprisoned Worker. This zine has been put together by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Incarcerated Workers’ Organising Committee (IWOC) in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. It aims to provide a platform for prisoners, ex-prisoners and fellow workers to educate and organise one another in order to agitate against the prison-industrial-complex.

You can download the Imprisoned Worker in colour here (2mb): Imprisoned Worker #1 Colour

Or download the version for printing (2mb): Imprisoned Worker #1 for Printing

If you would like to order printed copies to distribute, please email iwoc@iww.org.uk

If you have a friend in prison that would like a copy, please email us their address and we would love to post one in.

Entries are welcome for the second edition. Email them to iwoc@iww.org.uk or post them to IWW, PO Box 5251, Yeovil, BA20 9FS

Repression and resistance round-up for early July: Cardiff, Bulgaria and beyond…

Cautiously pessimistic

A quick round-up of repression-related news:

In Cardiff, three defendants facing charges related to an attempted disruption of an arms fair have just been acquitted.

In Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association have put out an urgent call for solidarity actions, as their members are facing increased harassment. Brighton ABC suggest a number of ways to support:

“The BPRA has had many successes in struggle to establish better conditions for prisoners and against the arbitrary rule of the prison authorities. For this reason Jock and his comrades became a target of repression. Recently he had been charged by the prison administration with the distribution of BPRA stickers. According to the authorities, stickers with a slogan “When injustice becomes the law, resistance becomes a duty” are promoting racism and are hate speech! No-one explained against which race or national group those stickers are supposed to be directed, but as…

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Book Launch. ‘Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdoğan’s Turkey’. 11th July SOAS

Wessex Solidarity

“Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts… I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.”

—Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment, 10 February 1985

Join Black Rose Books, Peace in Kurdistan, Kurdistan National Congress UK, Kurdish People’s Assembly in Britain, Freedom for Ocalan Campaign – UK for a special event marking the release of Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdoğan’s Turkey Edited by Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley and Dr Federico Venturini.

Wednesday, 11 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm at SOAS, Russell Square, College Main Building, Room DLT, WC1H 0XG Register for the free event here:

A solidarity donation of £2 is suggested to help cover our costs. Copies of the book will be available for half price! £12.50 Paper back

Speakers include: Dimitrios…

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