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July 17, 2018

Anarchist reading group #3

This month we will be looking at anarchist economics and have selected three pieces which cover this, including practical examples of anarchy in action. The meeting will be 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month (17th July) at Freedom Bookshop, 7pm.

Chapter 3 of Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos (

Eric Buck: The flow of experiencing in anarchic economies. In: Contemporary Anarchist Studies, p.57-69 (

Uri Gordon: Anarchist Economics (

Start: July 17, 2018 7:00 pm
End: July 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Freedom Bookshop
84b Whitechapel High St, London, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 29, 2018

Beautiful Anarchism: Geography, Possibility, Hope

London anarchist federation are please to welcome Simon Springer, anarchist geographer, to discuss ‘Beautiful Anarchism: Geography, Possibility, Hope’.

Simon is the author of the Anarchist Roots of
Geography, Fuck Neoliberalism, the handbook of neoliberalism, among others. More information is available on his website:

We will be taking donations on the night to maintain the LARC space and for London AF publications and events.

Start: June 29, 2018 7:00 pm
End: June 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Venue: LARC
62 Fieldgate St, London, United Kingdom, E1 1ES, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 19, 2018

Anarchist reading group #2

After discussions at the last reading group moved into ideas around education, what is it for and what is a ‘good’ education, this reading group looks at some texts on anarchist pedagogies. We’ve selected a few which cover both theory and practical examples.

Come and join us for a discussion of these texts on the 3rd Tuesday (19th June) at 7pm at Freedom Bookshop. The texts themselves are fairly short (8 pages for one- cheers, Colin!) so shouldn’t be too onerous and all available online as pdfs.

Colin Ward, Schools no longer (In Anarchy in Action, p.79

Judith Suissa, Anarchism goes to school (Escuela Moderna and the Ferrer School) p75-88 (in Anarchism and Education: A philosophical perspective

Jeffery Shantz, Learning to Win: Anarchist Infrastructures of Resistance (in Anarchist Pedagogies

Justin Mueller, Anarchism, the State, and the Role of Education (in Anarchist Pedagogies

Start: June 19, 2018 7:00 pm
End: June 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Freedom Bookshop
84b Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 13, 2018

The Anarchists in London 1935-55: Book Launch & Alleyway Gig

Freedom Press Presents: Albert Meltzer’s The London Anarchists 1935-1955 book launch and gig, featuring Gab De La Vega & Efa Supertramp

Join us in Angel Alley at Freedom Bookshop as we celebrate the publication of Albert Meltzer’s The Anarchists in London: 1935-1955. Meltzer was a contributor to Freedom and was a founding member of the Anarchist Black Cross.

“At the beginning of the 1930s British anarchism was barely clinging on as great movements happened elsewhere. By the mid-1960s however all that had changed. The movement was on the up, with hundreds of groups and dozens of publications to its name in a vibrant scene that would go on to make a major impact.
This is a story of the in-between years. Of solidarity with the Spanish anarchists as they fought Franco, clashes with Mosley’s fascist blackshirts, internment by the British State as it sought to crush internal dissent, of repression in a febrile post-war environment, and the bubbling pot as public sentiment turned against militarism and war.”

We will be keeping the bookshop open late, and socialising in the Angel Alley, there will be an amazing collective dinner provided. We are lucky to have a couple of amazing anarchist musicians coming to play in the alleyway so come along, have dinner and a drink with us, grab yourself a copy of the book, and support the local and travelling artists!

We are suggesting a £3* donation on the evening to go toward the performers’ travel costs, and if you purchase a copy of the book on the night then we’ll take £3 off the cover price. Any further money raised will go toward the Freedom Building Repair Fund.
*No-one will be turned away for lack of funds, if you don’t have a few quid to put in don’t worry, come down and enjoy the music and a meal with us anyway!


After years of playing punk and hardcore, Gab De La Vega started his solo project, putting The Smashrooms hardcore punk aside for a while and taking up an acoustic guitar.
Minimal and direct melodies, where the punk three-chords theory meets vaguely folk veins.
Stories of real lives, political practice, criticism and theories, some daily life glimpse and personal thoughts come along with the warm sound of the acoustic guitar, soundtrack of a journey, told with self-criticism and self-irony.
I Want Nothing:
Against The Grain:


Efa Supertramp is a folk punk grrrl armed with just an acoustic guitar and a powerful voice. With her passionate attitude for performing and DIY culture, she’s been making a name for herself in the underground punk and folk scene with her truthful attitude to life and politics. Originally from Wales, now based in London, Efa sings in both English and Welsh, her mother-tongue language. Her songs are angry but uplifting, she hates money, power, greed and inequality, but loves living life as free as she can.
Drawing much of her inspiration from social justice issues, Efa has been regularly touring around the European continent since 2012, playing in squats, living rooms, protests, street corners, bars and festivals; supporting punk legends such as The Damned, Viv Albertine and TV Smith. Her debut album “Rhyddid Yw Y Freuddwyd” (Freedom is the Dream) was released in 2015, through her label AFIACH.

Start: June 13, 2018 6:00 pm
End: June 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Freedom Bookshop
84b Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Cost: 3

June 9, 2018

South London Punx Picnic 2018 w/ Extinction of Mankind, Coitus, Visions of war, Agnosy, Farce @ New Cross Inn

South London Punx Picnic 2018
Sat 9th June 2018

Extinction of Mankind


VIsions of War (Belgium)



@ New Cross Inn,
323 New Cross Road
London SE14 6AS
Ticket link:
Doors- 7pm

Punx Picnic from 3pm in nearby Fordham Park!

Start: June 9, 2018 7:00 pm
End: June 9, 2018 11:55 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £10adv/£12otd

May 28, 2018

Migraines + Skinners + MethxCamp + Zek + Apocalypse Addiction @New River Studios

The West Country Brotherhood are coming to smash New River Studios dick in half, smoke a phatty and play some choonage with 2 BANGIN London bands- Zek and Apocalypse Addiction! 8===x==D- – - – - – - – -
It’s all in the name of foreplay + fundraisin’ for our Greek tour which starts the next day=hangover on a plane! Gonna be sick!

Skinners – Bath Leftist Powerviolence

Migraines- Bristol Sk8-HxC! New album, Young, Gifted & Fast, on bandcamp now…

Methxcamp- Bristol Tyskieviolence

Apocalypse Addiction- Apocalyptic dbeat/thrash from London

ZEK- Raw n raging hardcore n noisy Londoners

Creds for the poster art to Olivia Sparrow @

Venue: New River Studios
Damage: £4 / Liver

Start: May 28, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Ground Floor, Unit E, 199 Eade Road, Landan, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 4

May 22, 2018

Anarchist reading group

The London anarchist federation are kicking off a monthly reading group in the downstairs shop space of Freedom Bookshop. We will be reading and discussing an anarchist book, chapter or pamphlet each month.

For the first one we’re starting with some classics and will be reading two chapters from volume 1 of ‘Anarchism, a documentary history of libertarian ideas’, edited by Robert Graham. We will be discussing chapters 8 ‘Anarchist Communism’ and 9 ‘Anarchy and anarchism’. A pdf of the texts can be found over at libcom:

The chapters include the follow essays/extracts:

Carlo Cafiero: Anarchy and Communism (1880)
Kropotkin: The Conquest of Bread (1892)
Kropotkin: Fields, Factories and Workshops (1898)
Luigi Galleani: The End of Anarchism (1907)
Jose Llunas Pujols: What is Anarchy (1882)
Charlotte Wilson: Anarchism (1886)
Elisee Reclus: Anarchy (1894)
Jean Grave: Moribund Society and Anarchy (1893)
Gustav Landauer: Anarchism in Germany (1895)
Kropotkin: On Anarchism (1896)
E. Armand: Mini-Manual of the Anarchist Individualist (1911)

After this trip to the 19th Century we intend to look at some more modern texts in future months although book choice will be agreed by those attending. Suggestions so far include:

Barbara J. Fields and Karen Elise Fields, Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life
François Martin and Gilles Dauvé, The Eclipse and Re-emergence of the Communist Movement
Silvia Federici, Caliban And The Witch
C.L.R.James, A History of Pan-African Revolt
Adolph Reed Jr, Class notes
Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Hopefully something there will pique your interest. Attending every month is not a requirement- just come along when we’re discussing a text you like!

Start: May 22, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Freedom Bookshop
84b Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 12, 2018



Start: May 12, 2018 8:00 pm
End: May 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: the Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road, London, SW8 2HJ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

May 5, 2018

May Day social

Seen enough Stalin banners for one May Day? Tired of explaining the Haymarket affair to Maoists?

Come to Decentre for a friendly social for anyone on the non-authoritarian left. There will be drinks! There will be crisps!*

Facebook event here, invite yo’ friends!

Start: May 5, 2018 6:00 pm
End: May 5, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Decentre
84b Whitechapel High St, London , E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 5, 2018

Becoming///Animal (members of Zu/This Mortal Coil/Cindytalk), The Brain Center at Whipple’s, Mark Dicker

Chaos Theory proudly presents Becoming /// Animal, a new project by amazing collaborative duo Massimo Pupillo of Zu, and Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk and This Mortal Coil.

Their first album “A Distant Hand Lifted”, an intense, filtered orchestra that roars and hisses, becoming one with magnificent haunting vocals, has just been released by Trost Records.

Support from:

The Brain Center at Whipple’s, an experimental semi-improvisational trio who use noise and electronics shamelessly. Last seen by us when they DJed at Mouse On The Keys, Mutiny on the Bounty and Strobes at Rich Mix last year.

Mark Dicker of Bruxa Maria and Palehorse, performing his solo project, rife with heavy electronic sounds and audio experimentation.

Start: April 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 5, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Servant Jazz Quarters
Phone: 020 7684 8411
10A Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN, United Kingdom
Cost: £10