Bristol Women’s Strike

Feminists of all genders come and strike with us on International Women’s Day in Bristol!!!

On International Women’s Day millions of women across the world will go on strike. We will strike from the work we do – regardless of whether we get paid or not. We will strike from the violence we suffer as women.

Everyday, we cook, shop, clean, chaperone, comfort othes. Without our work there would be no society, and the profits will stop flowing.
To keep profits flowing we are forced into working more and more, so that we have less time and more things to buy- from cars to childcare to frozen meals- all to reinforce the power of the few that continue to destroy the planet.

Women have already suffered the burden of a decade of austerity and with Brexit it will be even harder. The cost of childcare in Britain is so high that many of us are trapped in low-paid, undervalued and unrewarding work.

When we strike we defy those who continue not to believe us when we are harassed, attacked and raped every day all over the world: at work, school, home or in the streets. Last year, more than 100 women were killed in England and Wales. But we are still not listened to.

The feminist movement is what keeps us moving forward. The 8th of March is our day. It is an intersectional and revolutionary day, with a clear political message. On 8th of March, all the women of the world are invited to join the FEMINIST STRIKE.

Our identities are different. We are trans, lesbians, migrants, sex workers. The list is endless. But we are all together fighting for the same reasons.

Come and join millions of women and non-binary people across the world in fighting for a feminist future. When we stop, the world stops with us! Expect music, free food, punk aerobics, English performance of the Chilean ‘A rapist in your path, speeches, kids’ football and other children activities, feminist education and demo where we will be marching together.


ACCESIBILTIY INFO:

The demo will be accessible for those with any physical impairment and designated reduced mobility spaces will be available for the entire duration of the event. As we will meet in central Bristol, a list of nearby accessible toilets will be made available before the event. We will make sure people in wheelchairs, with reduced mobility and any other kind of disability will be able to be in the front, leading and enjoying the demo.

Some of the organisers will undergo a Visual Impairment Awareness Training. If you have received training and would like to assist during the event, please get in touch.

We are looking for a qualified BSL interpreter to assist us during the entire duration of the event. Please get in touch if you, or anyone you know, can help with this!

https://www.facebook.com/events/323909655170230/

BASE fundraiser party

Come and have a knees up and support your local social centre this Saturday night! The amazing Ash Ludd and Efa Supertramp will be providing the folk and the awesome Undo crew sound system and DJs will be bringing the bass! £3 donation on the door and refreshments available. All funds raised for BASE. Now there’s a political party worth getting in on! Tell your friends and join the resisdance!

BASE open day

Come along to…

  • Share good food and drinks
  • Have a tour of the social centre and it’s various projects
  • Learn about BASE and autonomous spaces
  • Hear about anarchist ideas and organising
  • Meet good people, share your ideas and make plans
  • Find out ways you can get involved

1200: Doors open, drinks and snacks
1230-1400: Workshop: History of BASE
1400-1430: Guided tour
1430-1600: Workshop: Anarchist organising
1600-1630: Guided tour
1630-1800: Workshop: Autonomous spaces

1800: There will be an awesome vegan dinner for £3 donation.

1900-midnight: fundraiser gig with a mix of acoustic acts and DJs (£3 donation again).

Love base day

On this most special of days, come and show some love for your local anarchist social centre! Whether it’s some tender strokes of paint, some caring cleaning or some dedicated de-tatting, there’s many ways to give BASE some much needed TLC right now. So let’s make BASE feel special and awesome again and remind ourselves just how much the place means to us this Valentine’s day. The loving starts from 10am and keeps on going all day. Join in when you can!

Why campaigns fail – and what to do about it (12, 14, 19, 21 March)

The Next Level Of Campaigning. Why campaigns failed, fail, and how they will not fail again.

Responding to time running out for achieving urgent and ultimately needed change, locally and worldwide, environmentally, politically, socially.

Most campaigns for change (since the 1960s) were based on experience, creativity and community. In spite of this, they have sometimes won specific gains but have failed to cause the wider changes desired.

After having thoroughly reviewed many campaigns, actions, and projects from the 1960s up to 2019, their successes and failures – here’s a summary of the most common mistakes, the reasons, and a surprisingly simple mind-map that can make campaigning look fairly different in set up, practice, and success in causing effective change.

This is a talk of 30 min – 45 min, followed by open time for discussion, questions, responses. Ideally leaving you with something to take home on the day.

Free Entry
Thursdays 5 March, 12 March and 19 March 2020
6:30-8:30pm

Each Thursday event is followed by a Saturday workgroup (ie on 7, 14 and 21 March) from 1-3pm.

Base Community Coop (formerly Kebele Social Centre)
14 Robertson Rd
BRISTOL BS5 6JY

200 Yards from Robertson Rd bus stop (buses 48, 48a, 49, 24)

Labour behind the label meeting 20.02.20

Human Rights & Clothes: Activist Meet-Up #1 6-8pm

Would you like to join us in supporting garment workers worldwide to defend their human rights?
Labour Behind the Label setting up regular meet-ups in Bristol in 2020 for campaigners and activists to get together, share ideas and plan campaigns, protests & actions to fight for garment workers’ rights worldwide.

We know that solidarity works!

Join us for our informal first meeting to find out more information and explore some of the ways that we can stand up for human rights in the garment industry and support garment workers demands for better working conditions.

If you are interested in joining our movement, please get in touch by emailing  meg@labourbehindthelabel.org. For more information about Labour Behind the Label- please see our website:
https://labourbehindthelabel.org/

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton