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Sep 27

September 27, 2013

Beating the Fascists: Lessons from the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation

We’ve been quiet here because we’ve been planning two amazing events for October, themed around anti-fascism. You’ll love them, we’re so excited that we’re dropping our pretense of disinterested cool and cynicism(*). First up we have: Beating the Fascists: Lessons from the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation Sunday October 6th, 6:30 @ Lecture Theatre 3, 7 Bristo Square. Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin, veterans of the Black Panther Party and organisers with the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation discuss the rise of the…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2013

ACE/ECAP Benefit gig this Friday

Whatever you’re planning on doing this Friday (23rd) you should cancel and come to this fundraising event for Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and The Autonomous Centre Of Edinburgh…   Featuring some of the best bands Edinburgh has to offer…   The z28 Northern Upland Sheep Strategy (Rodney Relax) White Lightnin’ Babylon Dub Punks Dapitz Punks Little Love and The Friendly Vibes Shock And Awe £3 entry. Cheap drinks all night – £2.55 for pint of lager or 80 shilling! Friday…

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Jul 16

July 16, 2013

Never enough feminism and workplace organising: 2nd chance to see these films

Edinburgh Anarchist Federation brings you a double bill – two excellent films about workplace organising and feminism. For free. Delicious! Sunday 21st July, from 3pm, at ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place, Leith

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Jul 10

July 10, 2013

Protest Sanctions Targets at Leith Job Centre

This week’s short-notice-hey-demo post features this call-out for action against Leith Job Centre’s move to “Sanctions Targets” Thursday, 10am at the bottom of Great Junction Street. Press release below: DEMONSTRATORS DENOUNCE “SANCTIONS TARGETS” AT LEITH JOB CENTRE      Claimants and anti cuts campaigners are set to demonstrate at Leith Job Centre on Thursday 11th July in a protest against “sanctions targets” set by a Job Centre manager.   “A new manager at Leith Jobcentre has told staff that 30%…

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Jun 25

June 25, 2013

Why Read Marx’s Capital

To some anarchists and orthodox Marxists it might seem odd for the Anarchist Federation to be coordinating a reading and discussion group on Marx’s Capital, after all Marxism and anarchism have had a fraught history at times and there are still tensions in theory and praxis today. But Marxism isn’t Leninism, and Marx isn’t Marxism. There wasn’t always such a clear distinction, either; as Ben Franks has recently well explained in the 19th century and even into the early twentieth…

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