June 11, 2019 at 6:06 pm #187690alanjjohnstoneParticipant
For those of us with time to attend and like to engage in discussion
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
• 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
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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