Anti Repression cafe night 20.03.22

Bristol Anti Repression Campaign is cooking up trouble for the state and good food for the comrades. Come and show your support for Bristol’s finest, the Kill the Bill defendants, with a stonking solidarity dinner. Food served from 6.30pm. Please do a lateral flow test before coming to BASE.

Local anti repression groups have been working hard to ensure defendants and prisoners from the Bristol Kill the Bill demonstrations have all our support and solidarity. We have met the state’s quest for revenge and punishment with a determined alliance of defendants and support groups joining efforts to counter the lies and spin of the police and media and to stand alongside the defendants and prisoners all the way. Effective solidarity with those facing the wrath of the authorities for fighting back against the violence and escalating powers of the police is a vital part of the wider struggle against the PCSC Bill and this ever more authoritarian
government.

Come share food together, hear about ongoing Kill the Bill solidarity work, discuss the importance of anti repression organising and look at ways we can continue to resist together.

BASE cafe reopening sunday march 6th!!!

Come join us at Base for a community meal and comradeship. Meet new people. We have live music and are a friendly bunch. Donations are welcome but only your presence is required. So pop down and come see us. We look forward to seeing you all.


FOOD – MUSIC – COMMUNITY
3pm – Base bookshop opens
4pm – live music
6.30pm – vegan meal
10pm – close


We’re joined by songwriters Claire Vine, Mel Tee, Ninx & Beth Roberts who’ll be performing a couple of collaborative sets in an intimate unplugged setting.
Suggested £5 donation but please don’t let that be a barrier to entry. All proceeds go towards the costs of the meal and the space.
Can’t wait to see you all!

Bristol squatters research group @ base

BSRG will be at BASE on 6th March.. they will be in the library rummaging from 3pm, and doing a cafe from 6pm :)

www.bristolsquatted.org/

They are keen to talk to people involved in squatting in Bristol and especially anyone involved in squatting Base. If you want to chat to them come along.
Their research is on squatting in Bristol 1940’s to present day.

So much of what we love about Bristol was made possible by squatting. Bristolians have taken over buildings and public spaces for housing, protest, art, gigs, raves, libraries, food and laughter from Leigh Woods to Easton. We’ve squatted in the aftermath of the Second World War, during the Miners’ Strike and in response to 21st Century austerity. But the memory of squatted spaces is all too easily lost to eviction and criminalisation.

This projects seeks to map when, where and why us and our neighbours have squatted in Bristol. By mapping the impact of squatting on the city we hope to claim the tactic the space it deserves in the city’s history and ask what the role is for squatting in Bristol today.

We’re starting by interviewing people who have squatted in Bristol to pull together a map of formerly squatted spaces. We’ll use that to start developing ways to tell the story squatting in Bristol in the 20th and 21st Century and running workshops on the future for squatting in the city.

View the map (hosted by the Squatting Europe Kollective)

How can I help or get involved?

Have you been involved in squatting in Bristol? Whether you’ve attended squat parties, squatted for housing or supported people squatting on your street, we’d love to interview you. For the foreseeable future interviews will be over Zoom or telephone. You can remain anonymous and you will have control over what we record and what we don’t. Get in touch at toyo@riseup.net.

Are you interested in helping run the project? We’re particularly interested in this being an intergenerational project where younger Bristolians who haven’t squatted in the city get to know older generations who have. All skills and none are useful, but we’d be particularly keen to hear from people who know how to record audio and video, archive, interview and organise events. Get in touch via toyo@riseup.net.

https://www.brh.org.uk/site/project/bristol-squatted/

CHAS Walks and Lunch

We want to host community discussions on housing in East Bristol. These discussions will involve walks to key sights of interest (Chocolate Factory Redevelopment, Rosemary Green Workhouse Memorial, Greenbank Cemetery). We’re keen to invite anyone interested, but particularly those who have experienced housing crisis or homelessness. After walks we will also host a free
lunch, at BASE contact Pieter, details below….

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BASE FILM NIGHTS!

Fortnightly on Sundays, all start at 7:30 prompt….

27th February Bristol IWW present “Made in Dagenham”
13th March Bristol Kurdistan Solidarity Network present “The End will be Spectacular”
27th March Simon White (film-maker) presents “We need space”.

Hope to see you there! :)

Hosting a Movie Night? Now make it More Memorable in Denver!

The politics of martyrdom

Martryrdom: culture and politics

Sunday 20th 6.30pm at BASE

Throughout history and the the world there have been individuals and groups who through various differing situations becomes personified and held as Martyrs. This will be a seminar that will explore the culture and political significance of martyrdom in revolutionary sense. and where we can also share our own thoughts, feelings and experiences on how we approach martryrdom.

Bristol Kurdistan Solidarity Network @BristolKSN

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton