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Bristol Co-Mutiny and Bookfair 2009

August 29th, 2009 · post by Fred Goodsell · Make a comment

Co-mutineers and bookworms will be descending on Bristol for a week of workshops, action, talk, friendship making and strengthening and planning.

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

Last year witnessed the return of Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. The event was a big success and this year is looking likely to be just as great.

The list of stalls has now been published and include Active Distro, Bristol Anarchist Black Cross Prisoner Support, Natterjack Press and Last Hours!

As well as this workshops taking place range from radical education to debt and radical history.

The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is on the 12th of September, 10.30am to 6.00pm at The Island, Silver St/Bridewell St, Bristol BS1 2PY

You can see a full list of work shops and stalls on the bookfair website at


Following the Bookfair is Co-Mutiny, a week of  actions and events against capitalism. Come down to Bristol and join the struggle! 12th – 20th September. Events will take place around Bristol but a convergence space will be announced soon.

The call-out from Co-Mutiny

‘Capitalism and its puppet de‘mock’cracy are spiralling out of control:a self-created recession, rocketing unemployment, soaring national debt, the illegal and unjust occupation of Afghanistan & Iraq, apathy towards massacres in Palestine and Sri Lanka, the criminalisation of free movement, the police assaults and murders of people on the streets, the construction of larger airports and coal-fired power stations in the face of devastating environmental degradation, the privatisation of social housing, the list goes on.
But there is hope. There are anti government protests from Greece to Paris, and China to London, as well as factory and school occupations across the U.K. World wide there are growing, active, and increasingly angry radical & working class movements standing up and resisting climate chaos, oppression, poverty, insecurity and state control.
Hand-in-hand with these protests are grassroots actions to build a new society and take control of our own lives. Ordinary people are finding ways to help each other in the face of the credit crisis created by the banks and corporations. We are re-learning old skills and learning new ones for the transition to a just society; enabling us to create community gardens, establish housing, food and worker’s co-ops, and use new economics in the neighbourhoods where we live.

In Bristol and surrounds, a diverse bunch of enraged creative, dreamers and schemers, builders and gardeners, workers, students and unemployed have been drawn together by the common threads of our indignation at how a combination of corporate greed, social injustice and environmental degradation is leading us all towards climate chaos and financial collapse.
We invite you to converge on Bristol for an uprising of autonomous actions and events from 12th – 20th of September 2009.

The themes for those events and days of action are:

  • Freedom of movement (surveillance, migration)
  • Anti-militarism (Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Palestine, Filton)
  • Climate justice (Just transition, financing of climate chaos, coal, airports)
  • Financial collapse / community growth (role of banks, creating a new economy)
  • Work (Workers’ solidarity, co-operative working, workplace occupations)
  • Food (animal rights, sustainable food production, permaculture)
  • Autonomous spaces (gentrification, housing, squatting)

The Co-Mutineers will be organising actions and events but we need you to get involved, wherever you are from and whatever your experience.

We encourage autonomous actions. Come on down, join the mutiny, get in touch!

For more information and the soon to be published list of protest and workshops visit

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