May 30, 2017
We are holding a fundraiser for Cribs (https://cribsinternational.org/), a group working with pregnant refugees and new mothers in Greece. There will be a talk from a breastfeeding counsellor who has been out in Greece volunteering with the organisation and we will be putting on vegan food and booze to get you in the mood to donate.
So come along- eat, drink and help out some people in desperate need of solidarity!
June 11, 2017
Book launch of Peter Gelderloos’ new work Worshiping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation.
This book provides a history of state formation in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe, from Mesopotamia to the 20th century. Identifying different models or paths of state formation, Worshiping Power lays the groundwork for an anarchist theory of the origin of states, and in the process disputes common misconceptions stemming from liberal, Marxist, primitivist, and environmental determinist theories of state formation.
Rather than treating state formation as a singular event, a Pandora’s Box, Worshiping Power analyses state formation as a constant process, with religious, militaristic, economic, and kinship-based motors. It is also a work in grassroots scholarship, taking the study of the State out of academic institutions and into the streets, showing how a historically grounded understanding of the nature of the State is relevant to today’s struggles against patriarchy, environmental devastation, racism, war, and capitalism
There will be a talk by the author and Q&A session.
Peter Gelderloos is the author of many books including Learning From Ferguson (2015), The Failure of Nonviolence (2013),
Anarchy works (2010) and How Nonviolence Protects the State (2007)
Accessibility info: The venue has step free / levelled access
June 17, 2017
South London Scum presents
South London Punx Picnic 2017
Saturday 17th June 2017
@ Off The Cuff,
Arch 645, 301-303 Railton Road, Herne Hill SE24 0JN London, United Kingdom
Music and getting drunk midnight-1am
£6 on the door
£10 solidarity price!
Any proceeds after paying bands and costs will go to London Antifascists
PUNX PICNIC- 2pm in nearby Brockwell Park (Brixton tube/Herne Hill rail)… field up hill from Brixton Water Lane entrance, between toilets and childrens’ playground.
June 30, 2017 – July 1, 2017
Four bands – hardcore / crust, punk, melodic hardcore, stoner / doom – unite for a night of sheer NOISE