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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/

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

Locked down, but not knocked down!

Make no mistake, the lockdown is a massive power grab by an authoritarian government straight out of any number of dystopian future fictions. Except it’s happening now, it’s for real and they will not give up their new powers easily. The Corona virus Bill 2020 is a huge attack on our ability to gather, organise and resist the escalating totalitarian state we now face. The time to join the resistance is now.

Yes, we will self isolate for now to stop the spread of the virus, but we won’t be divided in our contempt for a government and corporations that from the outset made things so much worse and continue to make us pay for their characteristic greed and callous inaction. As usual, the root of the problem is capital and state and it’s not just the coronavirus that we need to defeat…

We share here some links to articles and statements put out by groups doing solid counter information, anti repression and anti police state work. Read, react, resist!

https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/2020/03/emergency-coronavirus-bill-most-draconian-powers-in-peace-time-britain/

https://netpol.org/2020/03/19/netpol-calls-for-restrictions-to-police-powers-and-a-strict-time-limit-on-draconian-coronavirus-bill/

https://freedomnews.org.uk/i-never-want-to-see-the-word-covidiot-again/

From Slave Trade to Arms Trade

Bristol Against the Arms Trade (BAAT) presents: From the Slave Trade to the Arms Industry
BAATBristolians played an active part in abolishing the slave trade, despite the economic benefits it had for the city. Now Bristol’s wealth is tied to military aerospace and arms industries which are profiting from the current endless wars. Time to call for conversion?

On Sunday 28 February, doors open at 1.30pm, at Kebele social centre:
2.00pm – Open Planning Meeting + speaker from CAAT
4.00pm – Films “Not in our Name” and others
6.30pm onwards – The Legendary Kebele Sunday Social and vegan cafe.
See FB event
All welcome!

Operation Fenix (Czech) – Infonight on Sun 7th February

The-Operation-Fenix-posterOperation Fenix is a murky & dirty tale of Police repression, fit-ups & coercion in the Czech republic. It targetted anarchists, animal liberationists & other radicals, leading to numerous arrests, leaving some comrades on remand in prison and numerous facing long trials.

There’ll be a Presentation on Operation Fenix, followed by questions & answers & discussion. Starts at 7.30pm.

Read here background info: https://antifenix.noblogs.org/english-info/
And recent news: https://antifenix.noblogs.org/post/category/english/

Join us for the Sunday Social Vegan dinner in the cafe first, from 6.15pm – on Sunday 7th February

Operation Fenix (Czech) – Infonight on 7th February

FenixOperation Fenix is a murky & dirty tale of Police repression, fit-ups & coercion in the Czech republic. It targetted anarchists, animal liberationists & other radicals, leading to numerous arrests, leaving some comrades on remand in prison and numerous facing long trials.

There’ll be a Presentation on Operation Fenix, followed by questions & answers & discussion. Starts at 7.30pm.

Read here background info in English and recent news in English.

Join us for the Sunday Social Vegan dinner in the cafe first, from 6.15pm – on Sunday 7th February