This is the final list of stalls confirmed for the Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2014.
We distribute “all things anarchist” as cheap as we can including material from 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.
The purpose of Anarchist Voices magazine is to give a voice to peaceful, practical Anarchist viewpoints from a range of anarchist traditions often ignored in other journals, and also to carry features about alternatives such as housing co-ops, worker co-ops, allotments, community businesses, self-employment and other similar initiatives. Anarchist Voices gives a platform to a range of viewpoints within contemporary Anarchism from Individualists and Mutualists to Social Anarchism.
Asylum is an international magazine committed to the principles of the radical democratic movement within and against psychiatry.
An anarchist translation, propaganda and print-collectiv from Vienna/Bécs in autogestion.
Citizens of the Wrong Type
Now in its 40th year. Circulates within the Anarchist movement. Full colour. Letterpress. Emphasis on art and entertainment. Advocates cunning and imagination. Consistently
cautions against individualism and Marxism.
Description: Dysophia put out zines and letters cover issues of the day and how they relate to anarchism and activism in a practical way.
Echo Manchester is a news and event listing site for left culture & politics. Echo hopes to provide opportunities for struggle against exploitation & oppression to grow, by increasing participation in demonstrations, events, organised groups, and fundraisers. It tries to get event information out of walled-garden social media websites, like Facebok, and into the public domain. We also have a paper events listing & regular mailing list.
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.
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-op
Printing workers’ co-op from Leeds specialising in zines, also do campaigning materials, record sleeves, fliers and stuff. We’ll be doing a stall of some of the best zines that have crossed our path.
Frock n Robe Publications
Frock n Robe (publications) evolved from a 2012 artwork ‘the Great Frock n Robe Swindle’ – an anti-monarchy, pro-republic artwork in the form of a free national newspaper, which was distributed across the UK. It was described at the time as embodying ‘the spirit of punk and working class activism’. Copies of the paper are rare now but some stock is still left and is now sold to fund future publications. Two more newspapers appeared in 2014 – REDSHOES #1 and #2. RED SHOES adopt an anti-austerity satirical stance. The newspapers style and format is always a loose, eclectic mixture of serious journalism, academic text, satire and tabloid parody. All three papers will be available at the bookfair alongside some newly created radical christmas cards. FnR publications is based in Cardiff and run by artist Shaun Featherstone.
Green and Black Cross Manchester
Green & Black Cross is an entirely independent grassroots project set up in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity to support autonomous social struggles within the UK. GBC was founded in November 2010 to provide legal support for protests against the government’s wave of massive spending cuts.
The project takes inspiration from the Anarchist Black Cross and from the diverse skills and infrastructure built up over the last decade by elements of the environmental movement, such as The Camp for Climate Action.
We have supported thousands of people from many backgrounds in their rebellions and protests. From a 24/7 legal support hotline to legal observers on the streets, action medics at large demo’s, to a kitchen team smuggling flapjacks behind police lines. Our emphasis on support is to allow the potential for further rebellion, for people to rise up and in doing so take control of the direction of their lives.
Today, GBC’s main focus is legal support, including support for defendants, though we sometimes also still mobilise street medics for larger protests. There are Green and Black Cross groups in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and London.
Haven Distribution aims to provide practical support to prisoners within the UK by:
Purchasing educational literature for inmates who are currently attending courses whilst in prison.
Providing dictionaries in English and other languages to inmates whose first language is not English.
Providing large print dictionaries and books on improving reading and writing skills to inmates with dyslexia.
International Brigade Memorial Trust
Selling literature and merchandise relating to those who went to defend the Spanish Republic in 1936/1939.
Liverpool Class Action
Class struggle anarchist group active in Merseyside.
Manchester Anarchist Federation
Manchester Group of the Anarchist Federation, an organisation of class struggle anarchists in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Manchester Animal Action
Manchester Animal Action campaigns locally against all forms of animal exploitation and raises awareness about a range of animal right issues. Our activities can range from promoting veganism to holding demonstrations against animal circuses to travelling to larger national events.
Manchester Climate Monthly
Environmental newsletter/website that keeps tabs on what the City Council is(n’t) doing and what people can do together to tackle the horrors ahead.
Manchester Hunt Saboteurs
We are the Manchester Hunt Sabs. We do what we say on the tin.
The IWW is a global, revolutionary union for all workers. We organise in a directly democratic, grass roots method, focused on using direct action and solidarity to build a world without capitalism.
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 and documentaries.
Mary Quaile Club
The Mary Quaile Club was set up to hold events on radical history and explore their connections with contemporary political issues.
News from Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
Liverpool’s 40-year old radical bookshop stocks books and radical paraphernalia on all subjects, from a social justice perspective. Expect anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anti-sexism, and pro-humanity; books to understand the reality of the world and how to change it for the better.
North West Book Fairs
Anti-fascist distro. Music / Clothes / Gigs. More information coming soon…so keep an eye out.
Northern Herald Books
Secondhand bookstall specialising in anarchism and libertarian socialism.
One Way Ticket To Cubesville
Putting politics back into absurdity since 1987
Plan C Mcr
Plan C MCR is the Manchester section of Plan C, a UK based anti-capitalist organisation of people who are politically active in their workplaces and communities. We work together to support each other, amplify our struggles and think strategically. We want to go beyond network-based organisation, without falling back on the model of a party. We are committed to ongoing experimentation to find the forms of collective activity needed to build a world beyond capitalism. Plan C is also concerned with making plans – plans to survive and resist capitalism’s attack on our lives, and plans for collective self-organisation.
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.
I’ve been scratching ‘Polyp’ political cartoons since 1980 (for Leeds Student Newspaper) and took it up full time in the 90’s, having been a care worker before then.
Prejudice Me is a small DIY record label and distro that helps raise funds for community groups and radical causes. At the moment we are raising money for Subrosa, Manchester’s autonomous social centre.
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.
Description: Radical Routes is a network of radical co-ops whose members are committed to working for social change. The network is made up mainly of housing co-ops of various sizes (none with more than 17 members), a few workers co-ops and a couple of social centres.
A jumble of second hand anarchist books and zines, for donations to a direct action benefit.
Utility accessories and gifts, hand made and re-purposed from reclaimed bicycle parts.
STRIKE! is a bi-monthly newspaper – we deal in politics, philosophy, art, subversion and sedition. Each issue we gather together a group of high-grade artists and authors and let them get creative. It’s a magazine, it’s a journal, it’s a carnival.
Subrosa Manchester Social Centre
More details soon
Anarchy On The Airwaves. Manchester’s anarchist 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
The Vegan Organic Network show how to grow food free from animal expoitation. We produce a regular magazine, books, dvds and give talks at events-visit our stall and join the Roots Revolution!