Category: Newswire

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!

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.

No Glory – The Real History Of The First World War

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Nato Summit in Newport – September. Organise now.

On September 4th and 5th the Celtic Manor Hotel on the M4 at Newport will be hosting a NATO summit. Political and military leaders will be coming from far and wide to discuss NATO’s plans to strengthen its grip on the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Asian Pacific.