Announcing the 7th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, [Sep 8 & 9] 150 YEARS OF COLONIALISM; 150 YEARS OF RESISTANCE Aug 21

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Announcing the 7th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, September 8 & 9, 2012

We are pleased to announce the seventh annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, located on unceded Songhees Territory in Victoria, British Columbia. The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond.

This year’s workshops focus on a variety of historical and contemporary Indigenous issues, notably efforts to stop proposed pipeline developments on Indigenous territories in British Columbia. Speakers will also address topics such as the Quebec student movement; anarchism; radical labour struggles, alternative parenting, and activist media.

Participating publishers, bookstores and distros from the United States, Canada and elsewhere include: Spartacus Books Vancouver), AK Press (San Francisco), Camas Books (Victoria), Little Black Cart Press (Oakland), ThoughtCrime Inc. Press (Edmonton), Black Raven Records (Victoria), El Libertario Distro (Venezuela) and Red Lion Press (Nanaimo). We are also featuring tablers with an independent D.I.Y. orientation: zinesters, artists, patch and t-shirt makers, and video/new media producers Medianet.

Additionally, Victoria author Tom Swanky, who is well known for his research exposing the colonial use of small-pox as an early form of germ warfare on indigenous peoples, will be giving a talk to launch his book, The Great Darkening: Canada’s ‘War’ of Extermination on the Pacific Coast.

For more information, including the full bookfair workshop listings and the Festival of Anarchy schedule, please visit our website:

Bookfair Location:
Fernwood NRG Community Hall
1240 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, BC, Songhees Territory

September 8th Saturday: 11 am–6 pm
September 9th Sunday: 11 am–5 pm


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