3 May 2020


Venue: Anarchist Festival [online location]

Organiser: Lucho FORGED BOOKS

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The armored Christians who later ‘discovered’ these communities knew that these people did no work, and this knowledge grated on Christian nerves, it rankled, it caused cadavers to peep out. The Christians spoke of women who did ‘lurid dances’ in their fields instead of confining themselves to chores; they said hunters did a lot of devilish ‘hocus pocus’ before actually drawing the bowstring. These Christians, early time-and-motion engineers, couldn’t tell when play ended and work began. Long familiar with the chores of zeks, the Christians were repelled by the lurid and devilish heathen who pretended that the Curse of Labor had not fallen on them. The Christians put a quick end to the ‘hocus pocus’ and the dances, and saw to it that none could fail to distinguish work from play.

An online discussion about chapters 1, 21 and 22 of Fredy Perlman’s Against His-story, Against Leviathan hosted by FORGED BOOKS, Manchester’s anarchist reading group.

Conversation will take place on the jitsi platform here:

We recommend the Chromium browser on desktop: Chrome should also work. We couldn’t get Firefox to work with Jitsi. If you don’t have Chromium or Chrome and don’t want to install a new browser you can use one of Jitsi’s apps here: - you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to and join the room /forged/books For mobile devices try: - you will need to change ‘Server URL’ in settings to and join the room /forged/books In our test session, the mobile apps kept losing their connection. If you’re really stuck, you could try joining the meeting room /forged/books with the desktop and mobile apps listed here:

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