Resist surveillance!

Resist Surveillance presents the 1st of a series of Surveillance Self Defence workshops. September 11th, 6.30-8pm.

In this workshop we’ll be focusing on locking down your social. Using social media safely and comfortably is an ongoing challenge for many people. We’ll go over some basic concepts and things to watch out for on social media websites and settings.

Agenda

SOCMINT and OSINT – what they are and why this matters.

Locking down your social media.

Browser extensions to make you safer – HTTPS everywhere and Privacy Badger.

We’re back at the awesome BASE! Donations are of course optional but will be given back to the venue.

Slides and all materials will be available at the end! Please bring something to write stuff down on!
We’d prefer no photography to respect people’s privacy.

No Cafe on 22nd July – can you help on 29th?

The weekly Sunday cafe is shut on Sunday 22nd July due to lack of volunteers. We could still do with a few cooks on Sunday 29th. Can you help? Sign up on the rota at BASE, or email kebelecafe@riseup.net (yes, we need to update that email address!)

The Sunday cafe is closed in August and will be open again in September.

Collective Care

Thursday August 9th 6-9pm

Are you involved in trying to make the world a better place? This work can often be challenging. We need to create cultures in our groups where we can care and support each other – not just in crisis but as the foundation. In this workshop, we explore collective care and how to create it, whilst sharing some food and some time together.

Please email us on collectivecareuk@gmail.com to let us know you are coming. We invite you to bring some vegan food to share if you can.

Sunday Dinner – 1st July

Come and join us for the regular vegan Sunday night dinner. The menu on 1st July will be pasta and ‘meat’ balls. There will be a gluten-free alternative. Browse the anarchist info shop and borrow a book or DVD from the library upstairs. Hope to see you there!
We also need cooks every Sunday in July, so do email kebelecafe@riseup.net if you can help with this.
Also, the plan is to close the cafe in August and to restart again in September!

 

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair workshops and Kids’ BASE

Saturday May 12th! Throughout the day at BASE there will be a range of workshops and discussions as part of the Bristol anarchist bookfair.

Event space

12.30 – Decolonising Spirituality
When can spiritual searching turn into cultural theft? What does
spirituality mean to us? How can we decolonise our spiritual practices?

2.00 – Consent

3.30 – Kurdish Solidarity
Charlie Qereçox, who fought with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Raqqa. On his experiences, the Rojava revolution, and why we should support the Syrian people in their struggle against wahabbism and Turkish fascism.

5.00 – Why we fight the TERF war
Over the last year or so, we have see an increase in Trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) rearing their hateful heads and spouting bigotry with great ferocity, often within our own communities. Come to this workshop to learn more about why TERFs are so dangerous, and what we can – and must – do to stop them.

Resource Room

12.30 –3.30 Screen Printing

3.30 – Student Staff Solidarity
From the picket lines and occupations, student activists involved in the recent UCU pensions strike will be running a workshop to share their experiences. We’ll be covering; how to use direct action effectively and inclusively; creating solidarity between students and workers; and what can we do now the strike is over?

5.00 – Smash IPP, Abolish the prisons!
Thousands of prisoners across the UK serve indefinite prison terms, known as Imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences. At this workshop you will hear about the ongoing work organised by the family and friends of IPP prisoners, and how you can get involved. You will also hear from members of Empty Cages Collective about how ending IPP sentences is a part of our work towards prison abolition.

Library

12.30 – Where are the children of the revolution?

Towards building radical community. Where are the children of the revolution (and the elders for that matter)? How do we build an inclusive activist community that can support and involve parents and children? We will share ideas on how to be an ally to activist parents. We will question assumptions about children and childraising. By looking at some case scenarios we will consider how to make spaces that provide learning opportunities, are inclusive and welcoming across generations.

2.00 – Anarchist structures/organising

3.30 – Anarchist Creative Writing

5.00 – Climate Action Update

Kids’ BASE!

NB We ask parents and carers to stay and play with kids as this is not a creche.

For the younger rebels and trouble makers we have a range of anarchist inspired activities.
There’s co-operative games, antifascist skittles, pie a politician, “decisions, decisions”, find famous anarchists in hiding, mask making, flag burning for beginners and more. Come warm up and make friends for a revolutionary life ahead! Get with the programme!:

12-1 – Placard making, decorating balloons with your dreams for the future, co-op games
1-2 – “Decisions, Decisions” workshop
2-3 – Zine making
3-4 – Pie a Politician
4-5 – Mask making, flag burning for beginners, co-op games
5-6 – Antifascist Skittles

Ongoing and optional activities throughout the day:
Badge making
Anarchists in Hiding / Get to know some revolutionaries!
Coloured pens & paper
Anti-colouring book
Balloons not ballots!
Cards for prisoners
Kids’ story books

100 years of antifascism

A weekend of talks and short films to celebrate 100 years of fighting fascism. All welcome.

In conjunction with the International Brigades Memorial Trust, Bristol Anti-Fascists presents a weekend of talks and films celebrating our rich collective history of fighting fascism in the UK and beyond. Come along, learn, discuss, share, network and plan for the future.

Events will run from 10-5.30 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday and a healthy, vegan lunch will be offered for a suggested donation on both days. In the cafe room, we are excited to be hosting the ANTIFASCISTAS exhibition by the International Brigades Memorial Trust.

A full programme will be released shortly but a list of confirmed talks is given below. If you would like to recommend a speaker or a film please contact us at 100yearsofantifascism@protonmail.com.

“Workers Power: Unions against Fascists”

“Bristol, an Anti-Fascist City”

“Beating the Fascists: Physical Resistance to Fascism”

“Fighting Fascism in the Middle East, a report by ex-YPG volunteers”

“A History of the Anti-Fascist Network”

“The 5th Column; Partisan Resistance to the Nazis”

“Culture Wars: Music against Nazis”

We will be showing many short films throughout the weekend. If you have any films you would like us to show (or films you would like us not to show) then drop us a line.

On Saturday night there will be a social event for anybody interested in discussing things further or networking. Details to be released nearer the time.

This is a free event but can only survive off the back of donations to cover our logistical costs. Anybody who can or wants to is invited to give a £5 suggested donation. Nobody will be turned away. Accommodation can be helped with if you are travelling from out of town but advance notice is needed.

BASE social centre (formerly Kebele) is an anarchist/libertarian space that survives off the hard-work of volunteers. It is a safe space and will not tolerate any form of oppressive behaviour at any time. As a rule, don’t be an arsehole.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1148577551945465/

Cooks needed for our Sunday cafe

BASE needs cooks for it’s Sunday cafe – can you help out any Sundays? If so, email kebelecafe@riseup.net with the date that you could do. You’ll need to be available from 3-9pm and we’d make sure you’re with someone who’s done it before if you’re new to the kitchen.

We have a new name…

Over the past six months, as you might be aware, there’s been a lot of discussion about our social centre’s name. It no longer felt appropriate to be called Kebele. None of us involved in the project had links to Ethiopia (where the word Kebele is from) and most people who came through our doors or website didn’t know from the name what the space was about. To reflect the values of the centre and to make it clearer that we are an anarchist social centre, we’ve chosen a new name. From March 2018, we’ve been called BASE: Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton. The website still has Kebele written on the menu bar and in the URL, and we’re asking around our techie friends to see if someone can help us change this! If you can help out with this, do let us know of course!