ArBolivia – A Model of Co-operative enterprise
A presentation of this unique co-operative solution to poverty and deforestation in the Bolivian Amazon funded through a pioneering UK based, not-for-profit society. Over 500 members have committed over £3m to date to a joint-venture forestry enterprise with around 1,000 families growing native trees on underused areas of their land.
Ditch Coal – have anarchists swapped sides in struggles with the coal industry?
In the 1980’s anarchists battled alongside miners to save the coal mines, now anarchists fight to end the coal industry. A workshop from the Coal Action Network looking at why this change has come about and examining the global social justice and ecological impacts of the UK’s addiction to coal.
Introduction to green anarchism
A green anarchist
Why do so many anarchists care about animal rights and environmentalism? This workshop seeks to clarify why resisting oppression goes hand in hand with green politics. The topics discussed will include anti-speciesism, social ecology, deep ecology, and total liberation. Around half the session is reserved for open discussion.
Swimming against the stream, the challenge for revolutionaries
Communist Workers’ Organisation
Capitalism faces its longest ever unresolved crisis. In Britain we find ourselves between the illusion in state capitalism spearheaded by the Corbynistas or a rejection of the revolutionary potential of the working class (communisateurs, Paul Mason etc). A discussion for those who want proletarian revolution not capitalism with a left face.
Ruth Kinna & Thomas Swann
How do/should anarchists agree principles of association and rules of co-operation? Are these principles and rules constitutional statements? Can safe spaces policies, social spaces agreements and rules governing disagreements be agreed by consensus, or do principles like anarchy or non-domination matter too? Come and discuss this contentious topic.
For recording from previous years see https://sheffieldbookfair.org.uk/archive/