Frack Free Solidarity Shindig

6:30pm, Tuesday 16th October at Base, Robertson Road, Easton.

3 nights and days atop
3 lorries bound for a frack site.
3 friends, anti-frackers, behind bars.

Bristol Rising Tide invite you to a night of solidarity at Base to write letters to our friends in prison and to learn more about how the state has used its prisons to try to stop us fighting fracking.

There’ll be dinner from the Base community cafe, music from 2/3 of Boom Boom Racoon and general scheming. We’re bringing down the frackers, now let’s bring down the prison walls!

For more information on how you can support the imprisoned anti-frackers in the meantime, visit frackfreefoursupporters.org.

Free Richard, Roscoe and Rich and free all prisoners!

No fracking, no drilling, no pipelines, no smokestacks – leave fossil fuels in the ground!

Resist Surveillance infonight

This event has been postponed so as not to clash with the delivery worker’s strike: 6-8pm this eve (04.10) at McDonald’s, Broadmead.

Watch this space for the new date for this session…

We will be covering both online and street surveillance.
Whether you be an Anti-fascist, hunt sab, Wobbly, full-time anarcho or just someone who wants to fight for social change this event is for you! We’ll be covering:

SOCMINT (social media intelligence ) and OSINT (Open source intelligence ) what they are, why this matters and how to keep things watertight online – personal profiles and group page modding.

Mobile phone security- dos and don’ts best practices and tips.

Demo and group security and threat modelling, with contributions from BDS.

Food and drinks available.

We’re new around these parts so donations are welcome and will be shared with the awesome BASE!

Content powered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
We’d prefer if you don’t take photos and will be happy to provide content on request.

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