Monday, 19 February 2018

RItzy Cinema Workers Strike.



A week of strikes and pickets has started at Picturehouse Cinemas in London:

Picket lines: 
*Saturday 17th: Hackney Picturehouse (17.30-20.30) 
*Sunday 18th: Picturehouse Central (17.30-20.30)
*Monday 19th: DEMO at Picturehouse Head Office, Orange St
 (11.300-14.30)
*Tuesday 20th: East Dulwich  Picturehouse (10.45-14.00)  

*Wednesday 21st: Crouch End Picturehouse  (17.30-20.30) 
*Thursday 22nd: Ritzy (17.30-20.30) 

*Friday 23rd: Picturehouse Central (17.30-20.30)

https://www.facebook.com/RitzyLivingWage
 

Please support the strikes and don't cross the picket lines.

National Day of Action against Universal Credit

"On Thursday 1st March there will be a national day of action to call for Universal Credit to be scrapped. We hope local groups will be able to support this and please send details of any planned events to mail@dpac.uk.net "

Day of Action against Universal Credit - local protests

Brighton – March 1st Clock Tower, Brighton, 10.30 am – 1pm information handout    https://www.facebook.com/events/327263861014031/

Bristol – March 1st at Broadmead Shopping Centre 12 – 2 pm. All meeting up in the middle. Please wear black if possible.


https://www.facebook.com/events/1725015990888709/
 
Edinburgh: Thurs 1st March 1pm - 2:30pm.
Leith Jobcentre, 199 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6JF.
Edinburgh action called by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty – grass-roots anti-austerity and disability rights groups invited to participate with their banners and stalls.
https://www.facebook.com/events/437482893334245/ 
 
Falmouth: March 1st 8-11am at Penryn Jobcentre, Penmarin House, Commercial Rd, Penryn TR10 8SB.
https://www.facebook.com/events/560750934288894/ 
 
Manchester: March 1st at 13:00–15:00pm.
St Peter’s Square, Manchester,
https://www.facebook.com/events/382322465513090/ 
 
Norwich – Norwich City Hall 12.30 – 2pm
More info https://dpac.uk.net/2018/01/national-day-of-action-to-stopandscrap-universal-credit-march-1st/ https://dpac.uk.net/2018/01/dpac-position-statement-and-motion-for-union-branches-on-universal-credit/   

http://communistanarchism.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/national-day-of-action-against.html

Friday, 2 February 2018

Bristol Radical History Group


Check this excellent website by the Bristol Radical History Group. As they say themselves: "Since 2006 BRHG have organised over 250 events; staging walks, talks, gigs, recreations, films, exhibitions, trips through the archives and fireside story telling. We have several active research projects, publish a range of books and pamphlets and host an archive on this website.
BRHG projects and events are organised by local people from Bristol and are NOT funded by universities, political parties, business or local government. To break even we rely on members giving their labour for free, donations from the audiences and the sale of publications.
BRHG are associated with several other history groups in Bristol including Remembering the Real World War One, Eastville Workhouse Memorial Group and the Counter-Colston Group. BRHG have also recently become a member of the International History From Below Network."

Bristol Radical History Group

A Bulgarian Anarchist's Story - Alexander Nakov

The following book is the autobiography of the 97 year old revolutionary anarchist communist in Bulgaria, Alexander Nakov. This first English translation was edited and contributed to by former AF members now associated with this Communist Anarchism blog.


The Dossier of Subject No. 1218 

A Bulgarian Anarchist's Story

by Alexander Nakov


ALEXANDER NAKOV, BORN 1919: “SECONDARY EDUCATION IN FASCIST PRISONS… HIGHER EDUCATION IN BOLSHEVIK PRISONS”

Of the few who managed to survive the horrors of Bulgaria’s Stalinist concentration camps, Alexander Nakov is possibly the most representative of the older generation of active and committed anarchists.

Initially reluctant to write his memoirs, Alexander was eventually persuaded by friends that his story needed to be told. And by telling that story, he now remains a vital link between the anarchist militants of the past and the youth of today.

In clear and concise prose, Alexander details his youthful activity, his subsequent imprisonment and his fierce resistance to an inhuman system.


As well as his memoirs, this book also contains official government and state security documents about the author – documents that give yet another insight into the anarchist Alexander Nakov, targeted by the "People’s State" and classified as "Subject No.1218."

Translated from the Bulgarian original by Mariya Radeva, edited by Rob Blow, foreword by Nick Heath.

Check the Communist Anarchism site for info about how to get your hands on a copy.


No War but the Class War!

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