London Action Resource Centre

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The Antisystemic Library in LARC

The London Action Resource Centre (LARC) is a meeting centre and planning area for several protest groups, including Queeruption and Indymedia in London. It also functions as a planning and information centre for Peoples Global Action. It was originally known as the Fieldgate Action Resource Centre. In 1999 the building became the property of the 'London Action Resource Centre Limited'. The building is situated in Whitechapel, in the East End of London. The building was formerly a synagogue and at one time housed the Louise Michel International Modern School.

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LARC was purchased in the autumn of 1999 by people active in Reclaim the Streets,[1] just after their success in the Carnival against Capitalism which occurred June 18, 1999. It was rebuilt over three years.

The library was set up to run on the principles of the Antisystemic Library on June 18, 2003. A split in the User Group over claims of institutional racism and of fascist infiltration of Peoples' Global Action.[2] of which LARC is one of the founding info-points, led to the expulsion of the No Platform group West Essex Zapatista at the December 2004 AGM of the company. This led to the forced departure of the Voice Refugee Forum[1] and eventually the relocation of the Antisystemic Library. Many of the books and resources, however, were retained by the LARC library.

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