Article aims to celebrate the increasing engagement in volunteering, public involvement in the community and the rise of community organizations and projects, especially utilising the fast developing online/digital landscape, and particularly, how good Bristol is at doing this.read more
Debbie Vincent, animal rights activist was sentenced to six years in prison today. During his sentencing remarks the Judge accepted that there was no evidence Debbie had been present during any criminal acts – she has literally been found guilty by association.
A solidarity protest, with a banner stating ‘Against Animal Testing and State Repression’ was held outside the court, to raise awareness of the case and to show our support for Debbie and Pru and Sven who will be on trial later this year.
View www.blackmail3.org for more info.
People can write to Debbie at:
Debbie Vincent A5819DE
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.read more
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…read more
CALL OUT: Day of action against military spending/austerity and repression within universities – UWE Bristol this coming Monday (14 April 2014)
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.read more
The full programme of meetings, and list of stalls, for the 2014 Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, has been announced.read more
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!read more
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
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more