We’ve starting booking stalls for 2014.
Here’s the list of stalls booked for 2013
If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stalls are subject to change so please contact stalls directly if you have any questions.
Photo by Iain Broadley
0161 Festival / Anti-fascist Merchandise
0161 Festival is an anti-fascist festival that will be held in Manchester, England on the 2/3/4 May 2014 over three different stages.
We distribute “all things anarchist” as cheap as we can including material from Haven and Freedom Press.
AK Press is a small, worker-run anarchist collective that has been publishing and distributing radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material for over 20 years. Our goal is supplying radical words and images to as many people as possible. The books and other media we distribute are published by independent presses, not the corporate giants. We make them widely available to help you make positive (or, hell, revolutionary) changes in the world. As you probably know, the stuff we carry is less and less available from the corporate publishers and chain shops
Manchester Group of the Anarchist Federation, an organisation of class struggle anarchists in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
The stall will have bookmarks, stickers, postcards and other small items (all original art) that will mostly be gifted or bartered with the community. They involve raccoons (which I think provide an excellent non-human role model for living cooperatively while maintaining strong individual character) with anarchist and similar messages. Younger and older folk alike usually respond positively and I hope that they will provide common ground and fun while we work to change the world
Autonomous Student Network
The UK network of anarchist students and student groups
Black Light Mutants Artwork
Artwork produced by Joey Mutant from dissident-anarcho-space-punk band Black Light Mutants. Using a mixture of traditional painted work as well as digital manipulation to put the works together Joey creates depictions and imagery based on the bands music, sounds and lyrics creating the menacing and dark world of an imaginary post apocalyptic Manchester, but within the squalour and desolation there is a story of love, hope and togetherness.
Bolton Diggers Group
Corporate Watch is an independent, not-for-profit journalism, research and
publishing group that undertakes research on the social and environmental
impact of corporations and corporate power. Corporate Watch is a workers’
co-operative – we work non-hierarchically and share responsibility for the
collective running of the organisation.
Critisticuffs/ Kittens Collective
Critisticuffs wants to understand and explain why things such as poverty, sexism, racism, homophobia exist in society. We think that understanding private property, capital, nation and state can provide many answers to such questions. We aim to share our ideas with other
people through public talks, meetings and texts.
Critisticuffs is based in London.
Now in its 39th year. Circulates within the Anarchist movement. Full colour. Letterpress. Emphasis on art and entertainment. Advocates cunning and imagination. Consistently
cautions against individualism and Marxism.
A small imprint publishing existing and new articles around green anarchism with the aim of informing and creating debates.
England’s Forgotten Revolution
We have produced a booklet, “England’s Forgotten Revolution” about the revolution in the 1640 and 50, Levellers, Diggers, Ranters but much much more, including the mutinies in the army, the first trade unions and the revolutionary uprising in London.
Ethics and Health Foundation
Promoting ethical and healthy living; vegan, ecological, organic, fairtrade, equality, global issues etc.
An anti-capitalist feminist collective with groups based in London and the North (Manchester/Sheffield). We believe that sexism, capitalism, racism and other forms of oppression work together and shape each other, and that it’s impossible to challenge any one form of oppression without challenging the other systems of exploitation that intersect with it. Our steering committee is open to all self-defining women, and trans* and intersex women are very welcome indeed.
Footprint Workers’ Co-operative
Brief description: Leeds based anti-capitalist printers who’ve started doing a distro of some of their favourite stuff that they print.
Paper drawing on the best traditions of both anarchist-communism and Dutch/German and Italian left communists.
Hand Job Zine
We are a DIY literary zine that collects writing and illustration from around the UK, trying to give a voice to many people with opinions and beliefs that are shunned or undervalued by a lot of the mainstream literary journals and magazines. We present it as an anarchist zine, but as long as people have an interesting idea we will put it in there.
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Manchester
The IWW is a revolutionary global union for all workers, including students and the unemployed. In recent years, the IWW has organised John Lewis Cleaners and Pizza Hut Workers within the UK, and Starbucks and other fast food chains in the US. We fight for better conditions today, and economic democracy tomorrow.
International Brigade Memorial Trust
Selling literature and merchandise relating to those who went to defend the Spanish Republic in 1936/1939.
LIES attacks the legacy of racism and transphobia that has plagued feminist organizing and strives to develop new ways of making autonomous feminist practices today that take pointed and militant attacks on white supremacy and transphobia as essential parts of feminist struggle.
Liverpool Solidarity Federation
Liverpool local of the Solidarity Federation, an anarcho-syndicalist union initiative and the British section of the International Workers Association.
Manchester Animal Action
Manchester Animal Action campaigns locally against all forms of animal exploitation. These activities can range from promoting veganism to holding demonstrations against animal circuses to travelling to larger national events.
Manchester Climate Action
Manchester Climate Action is a direct action group which formed in 2007.
We have been part of the Climate Camp network nationally as well as Reclaim the Power more recently. We have anti-hierarchy as an ethos and use consensus-based decision making. Recent campaigns have involved in
supporting residents resist airport expansion and peat bog extraction as well as opposing fracking on Chat Moss, Salford.
Manchester Hunt Saboteurs
We are the Manchester Hunt Sabs. We do what we say on the tin.
Manchester Social Centre
There has been a growing need for a radical community hub in the years since Manchester’s last social centre, The Basement, was closed due to flooding. Manchester Social Centre aims to fill this void by reclaiming space and services within the city and turning it into a ‘corporate free’ sanctuary for the community. We want to create a space for local activity and interaction, enabling groups to hold meetings and events at low cost, for members to share resources, develop and form links with other groups, and providing an accessible means for the people of Manchester to unite and share in positive radicalism.
Manchester SolFed (Solidarity Federation)
Manchester SolFed is the local of the Solidarity Federation covering Greater Manchester.
Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group
Part of the UK Zapatista Solidarity Network. Since the Uprising of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in 1994, the Chiapas Zapatistas have become an inspiration to many groups concerned with Global Justice and radical democracy. In resistance to constant paramilitary pressure they have built up autonomous structures in Zapatista territory in Chiapas. MZS supports other Zapatista groups in the UK with fundraising for autonomous water, health and education projects, and runs workshop on Zapatista thought and practice. The stall has books on and writings by the Zapatistas, documentaries, the Zapatista Solidarity calendar 2014, and a Zapatista solidarity 2014 diary.
Nolletti’s relationship with photography came out by chance. It is the music to be at the centre of his formation and his creativity.
Coming into the darkroom shows him the infinity of possibilities which the photography gives, it is presented like a new sphere of exploration of the reality. Nolletti does not exchange the music with the photography, but uses both of them with the same sensibility and with the same finality, identifying in the camera the element which gives him the opportunity to live and explore
new situations, often far away from him. The photography is, like the music, for Massimo Nolletti the possibility to enter in contact with the vibrations which the world contains.
Northern Herald Books
Secondhand bookstall specialising in anarchism and libertarian socialism
Northern Save UK Justice
We are a group of lawyers, students and activists fighting to save legal aid to secure justice to everyone – we are fighting together to save criminal and civil legal aid, and hope you can join us!
Fifth issue of the journal by the anarchist collective Occupied London. Illustrations by Leandros.
One Way Ticket To Cubesville
Putting politics back into absurdity since 1987
http://www.pastpixels.co.uk (temporarily off line)
Publishers of greetings cards, postcards and posters using images from the history of the labour movement.
Plan C MCR
Plan C MCR is one of the four groups in Plan C (the others are Leeds, London and Thames Valley). We are currently organising around anti-work and anti-national politics as well planning a series of discussions in the new year around the concept of the future. As well as working on UK politics we are busy building European contacts in Germany and Greece. If you are interested in getting involved, telling us about your project or just finding out a little more then please let us know.
PM Press was founded at the end of 2007 by a small collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience. PM Press co-conspirators have published and distributed hundreds of books, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs. Members of PM have founded enduring book fairs, spearheaded victorious tenant organizing campaigns, and worked closely with bookstores, academic conferences, and even rock bands to deliver political and challenging ideas to all walks of life. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake.
We seek to create radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, T-shirts, visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire you. We aim to distribute these through every available channel with every available technology, whether that means you are seeing anarchist classics at our bookfair stalls; reading our latest vegan cookbook at the café; downloading geeky fiction e-books; or digging new music and timely videos from our website.
DIY record label based in Manchester. We like to collaborate with bands and other labels on a mutual-aid basis where we aim to promote each other collectively to strengthen and unite our scene both musically and politically. Promoting Actions/Benefits where we can and also co-organising Dirty Weekend, a 100% DIY, not-for-profit festival raising funds for various causes.
UK-based journal of socialist and feminist philosophy, the first issue of which appeared in January 1972. The journal is run by an Editorial Collective and appears 6 times a year. It features major academic articles by some of the most famous writers in contemporary left-wing and feminist philosophical, political and cultural thought, including Alain Badiou, Étienne Balibar, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Paul Virilio and Slavoj Žižek.
A network of independent cooperatives working for Radical Social Change.
Red Pepper is a bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture. We’re a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and libertarian politics. We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for anyone who wants to see a world based on equality, meaningful democracy and freedom.
A magazine that promotes co-operative and community-led political alternatives taking place outside of the market and state.
In October we publish our third issue on the future of money.
STRIKE! is a radical, quarterly newspaper – we deal in politics, philosophy, art, subversion and sedition. Each issue we gather together a group of high-grade artists and authors, give them a theme, and let them get creative with it. It’s a magazine, it’s a journal, it’s a carnival.
Vegan Catering, Cafe and Cakes! We will have our usual stall at the book fair with excessive amounts of cake and other vegan treats!
Tea Jamboree provices a playful tea experience where you can concoct a cuppa to suit your mood! Come along and explore the selection of teas, flowers, spices, herbs and fruit, and enjoy your unique cup of tea. Try something new and unleash your creativity!
Twigs and Apples Collective
Twigs & Apples is an open zine collective, based in the North West UK / Preston. We like: art, illustration, photography, writing, reviews, music, film, veganism, recipes, anarchism, environmentalism, sports, gardening, bike-riding, philosophy, travel, DIY & craft , found image & text, and more
Under The Pavement Radio Show
Anarchy On The Airwaves. Manchester’s radical radio show brodcasts every Thursday from 11.00pm-1.00am on community radio station ALL FM 96.9 across south, central and east Manchester and online at http://www.allfm.org.
WAST: Women Asylum Seekers Together
WAST is a group of women who are sharing experiences, empowering and supporting each other, fighting for their rights, raising awareness about the issues that force women to seek international protection and the effects of the injustices of the British asylum system. They will have copies of their new book to buy and an opportunity to support them by signing petitions to the Home Office
HELP! WAST (Women Asylum Seekers Together) are trying to collect toys, sweets etc for 40 children of refugees and asylum seekers this Christmas. If you want to help you can bring along any donations and drop off at the WAST stall.
Stuff needs to be new and suitable for babies right through to 14 year olds.
Please note: This is an anarchist bookfair.