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Max Solling talks about the Glebe soldiers who lost their life. Photo: City of Sydney

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Sydney’s first “anarchist book fair” will take place at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville on March 22.

In addition to bookselling (ironically), attendees will be treated to talks, workshops and a selection of vegan and vegetarian foods.

Speakers include academic and investigative journalist Wendy Bacon, who will talk about the anarchist-feminist tradition, and Michael Schmidt, who co-authored Black Flame, a seminal, global analysis of the rise of anarchism, with Professor Lucien van der Walt.

Spokesperson Nic Neven expects at least a hundred people to attend, a crowd that will “reflect the fact that more and more people are beginning to search for an alternative to the chaotic political system that is capitalism”.

Memorial restored

Freshly-carved marble busts now adorn the Glebe War Memorial in Foley Park as part of the City of Sydney’s effort to restore its monuments ahead of the centenary of World War I.

A new angel watching over the 174 Glebe residents who perished has also been carved.

“We need to make sure memorials that honour those who served look their best,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“It’s a small thing compared to the sacrifice of those who served, but it’s incredibly important that we show our respect.”

Local historian Max Solling said the job had been outstanding.

“With a 90-year-old monument there’s a lot of work to do, but they are restoring it to the way it was,” he said.

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