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Bristol Defendant Solidarity fundraiser weekend
bristol | miscellaneous | announcement Saturday December 08, 2012 17:02 by BDSer bristolarresteesupport at riseup dot net
A weekend of raising funds for Bristol Defendant Solidarity starts with...
The Bastard Squad Collective Presents
ANTIDOTUM - DIY Anarcho-Punk from Poland
SPANNER - Bristol militant ska punks
GT58 - Fast n furious Bristol hardcore
Kebele Sound at the controls
Friday 14th December
The White Hart
£5 in. 8pm start.
And then, the very next day...
Acoustic attack! The perfect way to recover from the noise the night before!
Hang on after brunch at Kebele for some great acoustic music. The awesome line up includes Clayton Blizzard, Cosmo, Tracey Curtis, Molly Samson and Emma Musty with more local acts to be confirmed. With ace music and cake, brandy coffee and mulled cider it's a recipe for a top gig. Suggested donation is £3. All proceeds go to fund the continuing work of Bristol Defendant Solidarity, keeping it solid for all local rebels and resisters on the receiving end of the law.
Saturday 15th December, 2-8pm @ Kebele.
Kebele is at 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol. BS5 6JY.
Bristol Defendant Solidarity supports people on the wrong (or more accurately, right) side of the law for involvement in direct action and resistance. As BDS put it, they are committed to “effective, lasting support and solidarity”.
“The authorities, fully aware and fearful of widespread and escalating unrest and anger, are attempting to subdue our resistance with punitive sentencing that is only matched in it’s harshness and brutality by police batons on the streets. Through the use of their judicial system, they intend to set an example of people like you and me, to the rest of their subjects. The message is simple: conform or feel the wrath of our justice. Step out of line and we will come down on you hard. The police are quite up front about it, in any number of their proclamations after the riots, instilling collective paranoia and fear of punishment. All of this is designed to keep us from taking to the streets, joining with others to resist, to confront authority and to fight for a better world….
…We send respect and solidarity to all of those awaiting trial, in court or imprisoned for struggling. We want them to know they are not alone and certainly not forgotten. We will continue to support anyone arrested or imprisoned as a result of demos, riots, direct action and escalating class war. Rulers and their tools of repression don’t always have it all their way: many people evade “justice”, don’t get caught, win in court, get cases dropped, successfully challenge punitive bail conditions and sue the police for abuse of power. We believe that real solidarity between us gets results and can keep us all safe and strong, free and fighting on.”
(from BDS site)