Ukraine herbal solidarity project 27.03

Come and join us this Sunday in supporting the Ukraine Herbal Solidarity project. We are making medicine to be taken to the Medyka Border Crossing in Poland next week. We need extra hands decanting litres of tinctures into small bottles, and bagging up tea blends.

You can come anytime between 10-2pm, but please let us know in the comments what time you plan on coming so we can organise.

Lateral flows and masks advised to make the space accessible for all.

Snacks provided.

About the project:

Ukraine Herbal Solidarity is organising a herbal medicine tent at the Medyka Border Crossing in Poland. This is the biggest crossing on the Poland-Ukraine border which thousands of people pass through each day fleeing the Russian Invasion and destruction of their homes.

Ukraine Herbal Solidarity is a grassroots response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Herbal medicine is part of an integrative medicine approach – it is not a stop-gap in place of more appropriate medical resources and we always work as part of an ecology of provision with other medical services. Herbal medicines are powerful tools in terms of health resilience, preventative medicine, self-care support and first aid. They offer stress, nervous system and immune support in unique ways.

You can read more about the project and donate to the crowdfunder here:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/ukraine-herbal-solidarity

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269910745329466/

We need space – cafe and film night 27.03

Vegan dinner served from 6pm. Pay what you can to support BASE social centre.

We are showing this powerful documentary about land rights in England, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and it’s impacts and the effects of HS2. Film starts 7pm.

With covid rates high again, please do a lateral flow test before coming to BASE and wear a mask when not eating or drinking if you can. Let’s carry on looking after each other!

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/

Base for Anarchy & Solidarity in Easton