Anarchists in fact have a long history of campaigning for may of the things Humanists also support – democracy, women’s rights and so on.  They have also been active in supporting workers rights, fighting for the 8 hour day for instance, and opposing war (but fighting against fascism when war in Europe did break out.)  By the end of the talk Kevin had produced a long list of things we should all be grateful to the anarchists for.   

We had another good turn out (around 30 people) including a fair number of new faces, which is always pleasing to see.

Here’s a list of useful web sites Kevin provided after the talk:  

Freedom News. The original newspaper founded by Kropotkin (among others) back in the 19th century. Now only an online presence:  and their bookshop:

Solidarity Federation. The latest attempt at starting up an anarcho-syndicalist movement in the UK. Successor to the Direct Action movement, and before that the Syndicalist Workers Federation:

And the still struggling Industrial Workers of the World (UK arm):

Also the Anarchist Federation of Britain:

And a recent break-away from the Federation, the Anarchist-Communist Group:

Last but not least is the Kate Sharpley Library. The online website is pretty old fashioned but it contains lots of interesting stuff: