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July 2020

GAF Lockdown Reading Group discusses: Braiding Sweetgrass

30 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our aim with these meetings is to discuss different subjects each time so it is not necessary to have joined a previous session to participate. Before each meeting we will share a variety of readings of different lengths and types to give some background information on the subject to be discussed. Participants are invited to pick and choose what they would like to read in preparation. No prior knowledge of any of the subjects is necessary as our aim is…

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August 2020

The Green Anticapitalist Front does Lockdown – Livestream: A World Without Prisons

5 August @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GAF is reacting to the Covid-19 lockdown and enforced social distancing, by moving online. We will be doing a series of lifestreams about a variety of subjects that we hope will provide food for constructive discussion. Episode 8: A World Without Prisons An introduction to prison abolition, following a legacy of Black feminist and queer analysis and struggle. Join us for a workshop to discuss the realities of the prison system in the UK and why prison abolition is a…

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GAF Lockdown Reading Group discusses: Police Abolition

13 August @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our aim with these meetings is to discuss different subjects each time so it is not necessary to have joined a previous session to participate. Before each meeting we will share a variety of readings of different lengths and types to give some background information on the subject to be discussed. Participants are invited to pick and choose what they would like to read in preparation. No prior knowledge of any of the subjects is necessary as our aim is…

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Climate Change as a Queer and Feminist Issue

18 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

GAF hosts an online talk by Catrina Randall from Young Friends of the Earth followed by a Q&A. Link to be posted here. Catrina Randall (she/her) coordinates Young Friends of the Earth Scotland a network of climate and social justice activists aged 16-30 from across Scotland. She has been involved in divestment and sponsorship campaigns, grassroots community organising, and queer and feminist direct action groups. She has written about the need to frame climate change as a queer issue. Zoom…

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September 2020

The Green Anticapitalist Front does Lockdown – Livestream: The Mapuche Struggle for Indigenous Autonomy

3 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GAF is reacting to the Covid-19 lockdown and enforced social distancing, by moving online. We will be doing a series of lifestreams about a variety of subjects that we hope will provide food for constructive discussion. Episode 9: The Mapuche Struggle for Indigenous Autonomy GAF will be interviewing Carole Concha Bell about the continuing struggle of the Mapuche people in Chile to defend their land. We will learn about the history of their fight and how it is connected to…

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GAF Lockdown Reading Group discusses: The Commons, the building blocks for a society beyond capitalism?

10 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our aim with these meetings is to discuss different subjects each time so it is not necessary to have joined a previous session to participate. Before each meeting we will share a variety of readings of different lengths to give some background information on the subject to be discussed. Participants are invited to pick and choose what they would like to read in preparation. No prior knowledge of any of the subjects is necessary as our aim is to make…

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October 2020

The Green Anticapitalist Front does Lockdown – Livestream: Interview with Palestine Action

14 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GAF is reacting to the Covid-19 lockdown and enforced social distancing, by moving online. We are doing a series of lifestreams about a variety of subjects that we hope will provide food for constructive discussion. Episode 10: Interview with Palestine Action Palestine Action is a network of activists and groups taking direct action to EJD complicity with Israeli Apartheid. Recently they've embarked in a campaign against Elbit, Israel's largest privately-owned arms company. This has included protests, occupations, adhacking and much…

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GAF does Bookfair 2020: Green Solidarity – Learning from the GRASS experience

18 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Anarchist Bookfair is back! Unfortunately due to Covid it is going to be an online event. We will be hosting a virtual stall, but also a workshop. Workshop: Green Solidarity - Learning from the GRASS experience At the end of February 2020 individuals organising under the GAF banner squatted the The George pub near Holloway Road. Initially it was used to host talks, workshops and all kinds of events as part of the GAF Week of Action that was…

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GAF Film Club discusses: Social reproduction and solidarity economy

29 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Over the past months we put together a lot of reading lists and had a lot of reading group discussions. We now felt that we needed a change of pace and  a move to an easier format to continue these discussions. We will be trying to emulate our pre-Covid film nights only on an online platform instead, by streaming one or two short films (coming to a combined running time 30 minutes maximum because we realise online streaming is not…

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November 2020

GAF does Lockdown – Interview with Peter Gelderloos on The Dangers of Non-Violence in the Environmental Movement

26 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

GAF is reacting to the Covid-19 lockdown and enforced social distancing, by moving online. We are doing a series of livestreams about a variety of subjects and groups that we hope will provide food for constructive discussion and inspiration for action. Episode 11: Interview with Peter Gelderloos on The Dangers of Non-Violence in the Environmentalist Movement Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist activist and writer who for years has been talking about the dangers of the non-violent doctrine in social movements…

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