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Events today were:
16.15-20.15 • Films at the Rio • 16.15 Themroc (dir. Claude Faraldo) + 18.20 Un Chien Andalou (dir. Luis Buinuel) 8.40 Ghosts of the Civil Dead (dir. John Hilcoat) • ABC prisoner support group stall • Rio £4.50/3.50
19.30 • Visions of Poesy • Riff Raff Poets • Hackney launch of this anarchist poetry bock with readings from contributors • The Acton Arms • £2
20.00 • Exploding Cinema *A visual feast – no budget and low budget shorts, films, videos and live performance • The Factory Squat • £3
Message From The Organisers
So it’s finally happening, but what is it and why? First, it is whatever you “the people” make of it, if riots and insurrection ensue during or following the week you can bet we’ll be blamed or celebrated, depending on the bias. All that the co-ordinators have done is in fact what you see on these pages of the programme. We asked those who call themselves Anarchist or Anarcho-something to do their thing during this week. Hackney Anarchy Week is therefore just a concentrated reflection .of what the Anarchists of Hackney and London are, however weak, disorganised, diverse or dynamic that is. For those who are unfamiliar with Anarchist politics it may seem confusing but take heart that there are people who believe in changing things away from the tired hypocrisy of government and trendy left (and right) wing revolutionaries who can’t see past their paper sales!
We did not aim to provide a Hackney Anarcho-Butlins Holiday camp. The festival has come through a Do It Yourself structure and we see it as an ongoing path for the week and the eventual revolution itself. Hackney Anarchy Week did not ask the council for anything, and in fact all they have done is attack us, and we do not expect to be asked of anything ourselves. We want to inspire. to bring together, to celebrate and to advertise, not to patronise, regulate or act as benevolent guardians of revolutionary anger. We’ve done something, it won’t end here, what about next year’?
Dedicated to Albert Meltzer, Emma Cray and Joshua Compston for lives of dedication and enthusiasm.