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Anarchists meet in Bristol to plan resistance to NATO summit

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Newswire | 0 comments

Next weekend (19th/20th April) people from different parts of the UK will converge on Bristol for a meeting of AAN: the Anarchist Action Network.

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Bristol becomes a national Extreme Energy frontline

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Newswire | 0 comments

The two most important new power stations you haven’t heard about… and why you want to ride with us this Saturday…

A couple of months ago we found out that we have an imminent and nationally strategic extreme energy threat on our doorstep. One that we may be in a position to make or break. The tide seems to be turning in our favour but it’s going to need a big push. So obviously the best solution is to go for a bike ride with a sound system and eat some cake in a park this Saturday…

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CALL OUT: Day of action against military spending/austerity and repression within universities – UWE Bristol this coming Monday (14 April 2014)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Newswire, Peace, Policing, Protest, Solidarity | 0 comments

1) ‘Spend on welfare and education, stop fuelling the business of death’. Joint action of UWE students, Bristol Against the Arms Trade and the Campaign Against the Arms Trade student network (nation’s action), part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending (#gdams #demilitarise)

2) ‘A university that represses its students is not a university anymore’. In solidarity with politically active students repressed around the country (#copsoffcampus), calling for calling for an independent review of the repression against 20 November 2013 ‘UWE arms fair’ student protests.

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Programme out now for the 2014 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, History, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability | 0 comments

Programme out now for the 2014 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

The full programme of meetings, and list of stalls, for the 2014 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, has been announced.

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Somerset will not become a Gasfield: Frack Free February 2014

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Newswire, Solidarity, Sustainability | 0 comments

Somerset will not become a Gasfield: Frack Free February 2014

This February more than 31 events took place as part of Frack Free February, our second annual month of action to resist unconventional gas in the West Country. Community members were proud to affirm that Somerset will not become a gasfield!

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UWE students see off biggest military business and arms fair in the South West, call for independent review, and announce national protest at UWE Bristol on 14 April

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Human Rights, Newswire, Peace, Policing, Protest, Solidarity | 0 comments

On 20 November 2013, UWE students “staged an ‘impeccable’ protest”1 against DPRTE, the military business and arms fair held at UWE in 2012 and 2013. Despite widespread hostility as well as systematic silencing, manipulation, repression and criminalisation, sometimes extending to threatened and actual violence from DPRTE participants, university security and the police, humble yet determined protests proved sufficient to see off the biggest military business and arms fair in the South West2. Early today, campaigning students released an open letter to UWE’s Board of Governors demanding an transparent, comprehensive and independent review into the university, following the repression against their peaceful protests, including direct efforts of UWE VC and the university’s Head of Security to intimidate and criminalise peaceful protesters. Campaigning UWE students also confirmed that activists and supporters will gather at UWE Bristol on 14 April 2014 for a national action called for by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade in solidarity with repressed UWE students, to denounce UWE’s collusion with the military and as part of the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending.

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No Glory – The Real History Of The First World War

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Newswire, Peace | Comments Off

Remembering The Real World War 1 held a public meeting last week. Here is your chance to read about the meeting and see a video of the speakers and discussion.

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Radical History Zone 2014 programme announced

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Newswire, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Radical History Zone 2014 programme announced

The programme confirmed for the 2014 Radical History Zone features sessions from 17th Cent. revolt to 18th Cent. women boxers, from WWI to 1970’s eco-activism, festivals and Asian youth.

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Anarchist Bookfair needs you!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Newswire | Comments Off

Anarchist Bookfair needs you!

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is quickly approaching and the deadline for all workshop and stalls forms is 12 noon 25th March 2014. There are loads of things you can do to help us out read this article for more details. Cheers the Bristol Bookfair Collective.

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Economic growth is merely the tinfoil hat on the frothing lunatic that is conventional economic theory.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Newswire, Opinion piece | Comments Off

In the Alice in Wonderland world of politics that we seek to enter and influence, economic growth is held to be the norm that guarantees our prosperity. Recession, or contraction, also inelegantly called de-growth, guarantees misery for many because it means unemployment and poverty.

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