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We have made a new booking system as part of our ongoing work on the website. With the nights drawing in, and dark times looming, there has never been a better time to make a booking at your local social centre!
Please check our new Events List page for availability, then complete the Booking Form found here: https://network23.org/kebele2/contact/. You can click on “Book a room” or the icon showing lots of people enjoying a hearty meeting!
Note: some events aren’t publicly listed, but if your event meets the BASE criteria, and a room isn’t free, we will do all we can to find an alternative space.
Email. basesocialcentre [at] riseup.net

Radical Bookfair 25.09.22

BASE infoshop will be at the Exchange this Sunday alongside other radical groups and troublemakers. We think it will provide some welcome relief from weeks of enforced “mourning” and are reliably informed there will be no outpourings of grief for the ruling class or their figureheads. Instead there will be plenty of radical books, pamphlets, music, talks a bar and top notch vegan food. Come meet folks involved in local organising and carry on fighting back, for a better world together. See you there! The queen is dead. Long live anarchy!

Powerlands Film and Discussion with Director Thursday 29th September

Hosted by Bristol Rising Tide, 7pm Thursday 29th September

This event is free, but please sign up on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/powerlands-screening-at-base-community-co-op-tickets-400785910447 so we can keep track of numbers.

This is a really strong film and a chance to meet (and possibly pose a question to) its director and producer: ‘London Mining Network is excited to bring director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso & producer Jordan Flaherty to the UK for a screening tour of the film Powerlands. The film touches on many of London Mining Network’s key messages and features communities we have been working with for many years around the Cerrejon mine in Colombia.Starting 21 September, Ivey Camille and Jordan will be presenting the film and answering questions at a number of venues across the country. See https://londonminingnetwork.org/powerlands-uk-screening…/ for the full list of dates and locations.—-A young Navajo filmmaker investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents. This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec. More here: www.powerlands.org


Powerlands is a documentary feature about global, interconnected indigenous resistance to resource colonialism.
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation.
Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybdnhdp43g

This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec.

Featured on Democracy Now. Winner, Best US Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022, Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival 2022. Selected, Firelight Media Documentary Lab. Finalist, Chicken and Egg Project Hatched.

A Conversation with the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement

Thu, 23 June 2022 19:00 – 21:00 Online event

BASE regulars, the Kurdish Solidarity Network (KSN) are organising this event, A Conversation with the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement

note: it’s online, not at BASE… book tickets via the Eventbrite link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-the-mesopotamian-ecology-movement-registration-350465219907

A discussion on the struggle for ecology and life under state oppression in Turkey and North Kurdistan

About this event

Join Kurdistan Solidarity Network for a conversation with the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement (MEM), a network of grass-roots organisations in Turkey and North Kurdistan focusing on ecological work with a radical vision for a better society.

MEM are active on many fronts, organising in a context of economic crisis, conflict, climate change and state oppression in Turkey. They are both struggling to protect nature and communities from state-sponsored megaprojects, such as mining and dams, which displace the population and destroy the ecosystem, and also working to create living, breathing alternatives through their democratic organising model, tree planting initiatives and co-operatives.

Rather than seeing ecology as separate from politics, the group imagines a radical reorganisation of society in order to ensure the protection of nature. MEM’s vision of a radically democratic, confederal politics is based on pluralism and social ecology, where people and human societies are a part of nature. They envision a communal economy based on gender liberation that moves beyond scarcity and hierarchy, toward a world that re-harmonises human communities with the natural world, while celebrating diversity, creativity, and freedom. And in doing so, protects not just nature but also the rights of women, all the peoples, cultures and languages of the region, and of humanity as a whole from war, alienation and dis-empowerment.

KSN will join the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement for a two hour online discussion about their work, vision, and the context of war, fascism and severe state repression they are organising in. Ticket sales will support the work of MEM. Please donate what you can afford.

When we collectively organise with a radical vision for a better world, we have the power to make real change. And as states respond with violence, our solidarity and our struggles must be international to succeed.

Read more about the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement here.

Dead White Anarchists

17th October @ BASE, 7:30-10pm

DEAD WHITE ANARCHISTS (+spoken word open mic)

Paris, 1892. If you’re not rich, things look bleak. Political bombings
and police crackdowns tear the city apart. Out of this carnage steps
Emile Henry, a young anarchist preparing his war against the State. But when he hears strange mumblings from the future, madness beckons… Dead White Anarchists_ is a solo theatre show – a Molotov cocktail of radical history lesson, spoken word and sci-fi crime thriller. It’s a reflection on a bloody past and a chaotic present, but always holding hope for the future. Written and performed by Paul Case Directed by Emily Ingram

“A throwback to when political theatre meant the exploration of grand universal ideas… the piece doesn’t flinch. Four stars” – The Wee Review

PLUS spoken word open mic! Handful of slots available, five minutes each, sign up on the night.

FREE/DONATION http://www.paulcasespeaks.co.uk/

We Are Now

Sunday 5th June
Dinner at 6pm, film at 7pm followed by a talk and Q&A with one of the film makers.

We Are Now (documentary)
22 minutes with English subtitles CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective
At the high point of the George Floyd Rebellion, cop-free zones sprung up from coast to coast.

As they were unfolding, Atlanta police killed Rayshard Brooks, a black father of four.

Angry demonstrators torched the Wendy’s where Brooks was shot, occupied it, and defended it from police and Klansmen for 24 days.

‘We Are Now’ is a small window into the delicate moments of freedom—joyous and tragic—that filled the autonomous zones of summer 2020.

Trailer: twitter.com/crimethinc/status/139180346… 1
Dinner (vegan, by donation) – 6pm
Film and talk – 7pm
At Base social centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JY

FB event:
www.facebook.com/events/539451641051383

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton