Monday, 21 October 2013

Further Update on London Anarchist Bookfair & the NAN Stall

LAST Friday we put out the following stop press on this Blog:
'Unfortunately, owing to illness, it may not be possible to open the NAN bookstall at this year's London Anarchist Bookfair. But the current printed issue of NORTHERN VOICES No.14, is still available for sale at all our usual outlets in the North of England and beyond - see below.'  

As things turned out on the day of the Bookfair a loyal supporter of the Northern Anarchist Network (NAN) from South Sheilds, Dave Douglass, a former miner, stepped-in and opened the NAN stall at the London Anarchist Bookfair and was later joined by Barry Woodling from Manchester.  Considering the history of attacks by certain so-called left-wing anarchist political groups on both Northern Voices and NAN publications including the theft of trade union literature last year by members of a specific 'anarchist federation' [AF] this was a noble action by our comrades from the northern regions.  At present the people responsible for the theft of this trade union literature have been condemned by a total of three trade union branches in the north of England and the matter is still ongoing within trade union bodies associated to the TUC.  The people concerned with leading last year's attack have been notified by letter of the consequences of their actions but have so far refused to respond.

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