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Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends

As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it’s not enough just to call for another ceasefire. It’s time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare. Sign the petition! 1,599,002 have signed. Let’s get to 2,000,000!

Posted in Anti-War, Human Rights, Peace, Solidarity

East Bristol Commons Trust

Posted in Alternative Economics, Animal Rights, Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Arts, Music & Performance, Cooperatives, Education & History, Environmental, Feminism, Food and Growing, Housing, Human Rights, Journalism, Parenting, Social Centres and Community Groups, Solidarity, South West Groups, Sports and Leisure, Sustainability, Transport Groups, Unions

Just across the Bristol Channel: Newport Rising – happening now

The Anarchist Travelling Circus brings you Newport Rising. Workshops and skill shares all week, free cafe all day and free meal every evening. Preparing to resist NATO in Newport.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Globalisation, Newswire, Protest

Lead European candidate joins campaigners as they challenge nuclear weapons research at Bristol University

Lead Green European candidate in the South West, Dr Molly Scott Cato, joined campaigners in Bristol on Monday (19th May) to draw attention to Bristol University being among the top five universities in the UK receiving funding for research into nuclear weapons.

Posted in Anti-War, Newswire, Protest

50 subverts hit Bristol bus stops over weekend

Over 50 bus stop ads were replaced in Bristol this weekend as part seen the biggest ever unauthorised takeover of outdoor advertising in the uk.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Globalisation, Human Rights, Media, Arts and Culture, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing, Protest, Sustainability

Bristol People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, South West Groups, Unions

Anarchists meet in Bristol to plan resistance to NATO summit

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.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Newswire

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.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Newswire, Peace, Policing, Protest, Solidarity

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.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, History, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability

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.

Posted in Anti Austerity, Anti-War, Corporations / Big Business, Human Rights, Newswire, Peace, Policing, Protest, Solidarity