Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Rebellion in Patagonia film on July 2nd



Tuesday 2nd July 7pm: London ACG – Film/Meeting
At May day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4
Rebellion in Patagonia- Film show followed by discussion
Workers in Patagonia, influenced by anarchist ideas, demand improvements in pay and conditions. After employers at first  agree to workers’ demands, which are supported by workers in other sectors and areas, the regional governor, under pressure from local employers, orders  the paramilitary police to intervene to crush the movement. In response a general strike is declared, paralyzing the ports and wool production for export. The government backs the landowners, and soldiers are  brought in to crush the strike.This dramatised account of the events directed in 1974 by Hector Olivera was banned by the Videla dictatorship in Argentina. Meeting convened by London Anarchist Communist group. Free.
Eventbrite booking here:

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Forthcoming London ACG/Rebel City Meetings


Forthcoming London ACG/Rebel City Meetings
Saturday 15th June 1-3pm: London ACG Meeting
At May day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4
Vision of a society without government
Is organised human life possible without a state? How would it be better than the situation we have now? Why have so many people and movements fought for a world without government? This session will explore the history of radical anti-statist movements and look at the potential these movements and ideas have in our society today.  An Antiuniversity event: 

No Gods No Masters: Rebel City Collective Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7-9pm
• Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1DH
Religious belief is still very strong, despite predictions it would disappear with science and the development of a secular society. For many, this is not a problem - we should be tolerant of the beliefs of others. After all, these beliefs are about things that we can’t prove or disprove and don’t really affect what happens in our society. Anarchists believe differently. Just as we reject other ‘masters’ such as the bosses or the State, so we reject any belief that looks towards an external authority for what to believe and how to live. In addition, these beliefs very much do affect society, e.g. views on abortion, homosexuality, race. Throughout history people have used religion as a justification to oppress others, often with extreme violence, e.g. the slave trade, the Crusades and ISIS today. But how do we argue against religious beliefs? It is especially difficult when these beliefs are held by persecuted minorities and people we are working with in unions and community campaigns. This meeting will consider why anarchists reject religion, then invite participants to join a discussion about what strategies we can adopt to challenge religion in our society.
An Antiuniversity event: 

• Anarchism for Beginners: Rebel City Collective Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019
• 7-9pm
Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH
Anarchism is often represented in the media as meaning chaos and disorder. But nothing could be further from the truth. This meeting, presented by long-term active anarchists Rebel City Collective, will explain in simple terms what anarchism is, its different forms, what it wants to achieve, and how it might deal with difficult issues, such as police and prisons, for a future society. There will be plenty of time for questions from participants and discussion.
An Antiuniversity event: 
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Childcare between 1-6pm offered:

Friday, 31 May 2019

Forthcoming London ACG Public Meetings


Forthcoming London ACG Meetings
Saturday 1st June 1-3pm : London ACG Meeting
At May day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4
Myth of Community: The Challenges of Organising Locally
‘Save the community’, ‘Support from the community’, ‘The community thinks’, ‘Community Land Trust’ are just a few of the references to ‘community’ that we us when are involved in a range of struggles such as housing, saving a library or getting access to land. However, to what extent does this ‘community’ exist? In this meeting, drawing on many practical examples of organising, we will discuss problems such as the impact of capitalism and divisions within localities. We will then hope to discuss how we can create genuine community based on working class struggles. An Anarchist Festival event: eventbright link


Saturday 15th June 1-3pm : London ACG Meeting
At May day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4
Vision of a society without government
Is organised human life possible without a state? How would it be better than the situation we have now? Why have so many people and movements fought for a world without government? This session will explore the history of radical anti-statist movements and look at the potential these movements and ideas have in our society today.  An Antiuniversity event: eventbright link


Tuesday 2nd July 7pm : London ACG – Film/Meeting
At May day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4
Rebellion in Patagonia- Film show followed by discussion
Workers in Patagonia, influenced by anarchist ideas, demand improvements in pay and conditions. After employers at first  agree to workers’ demands, which are supported by workers in other sectors and areas, the regional governor, under pressure from local employers, orders  the paramilitary police to intervene to crush the movement. In response a general strike is declared, paralyzing the ports and wool production for export. The government backs the landowners, and soldiers are  brought in to crush the strike.This dramatised account of the events directed in 1974 by Hector Olivera was banned by the Videla dictatorship in Argentina. Meeting convened by London Anarchist Communist group. Free.


Monday, 27 May 2019

Deliveroo Strike

London ACG supported the recent actions and were present at the blockades:

LONDON IWW PRESS RELEASE:
Deliveroo drivers, and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) London branch took spontaneous action at the Deliveroo Editions kitchen in Swiss Cottage on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Drivers are working under terrible conditions, with low pay and no security. It is an untenable situation that demands change.
In a meeting last week drivers from Swiss Cottage voted on the following demands:
*£4 per drop
*£8 per double drop
*Maximum 2 mile radius for deliveries, including double deliveries
*Maximum 5 minutes waiting time – Restaurants call the drivers only when deliveries are ready.
*All delivery zones should be free zones
The IWW stands beside both member and non-member drivers in their fight for better working conditions. We believe in calculated and collective direct action, and hope that drivers in other delivery zones will be inspired by the action in Swiss Cottage. On Saturday, drivers and the IWW successfully halted all operations out of the editions for 2 hours. We hope to do the same on Sunday night.
If you are a Deliveroo or UberEats driver working in London, or are interested in volunteering for the campaign, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Work conditions can change, but only when we work together.
If you are a driver and would like to join the union, please go to https://iww.org.uk/join/.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

West London Group of the ACG is setting up!

Yes, we've formed a West London group of the Anarchist Communist Group, to be active in Hammersmith, Greenford etc, Contact londonacg@gmail,com

Monday, 6 May 2019

New Jackdaw is Flying!


Issue Number 5 of the free news sheet of the ACG, Jackdaw, has come out. It contains articles on Neither Labour nor Tory Nor Lib Dem, UKIps, Farage, TIG, Greens etc, Leave or Remain on Brexit, and the Anarchist Origins of May Day. Read it online, get a hard copy from us, or get it in bookshops and social centres or from your friendly local ACGers.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

London ACG Film Show on July 2nd

Thursday July 2nd , 7pm at May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4

Rebellion in Patagonia- Film show followed by discussion
Workers in Patagonia, influenced by anarchist ideas, demand improvements in pay and conditions. After employers at first  agree to workers' demands, which are supported by workers in other sectors and areas, the regional governor, under pressure from local employers, orders  the paramilitary police to intervene to crush the movement. In response a general strike is declared, paralyzing the ports and wool production for export. The government backs w the landowners, and soldiers are  brought in to crush the strike.This dramatised account of the events directed in 1974 by Hector Olivera was banned by the Videla dictatorship in Argentina
 Convened by London Anarchist Communist group.
Free.