ANTI-MILITARIST COURT SOLIDARITY 4th Feb 2015

Court solidarity demonstration to support the last protester arrested at
the NATO summit, charged with assaulting a
police officer. There will be a short solidarity demonstration outside the
court from 9:30am on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Anti-militarist and
anti-police repression banners and well-wishers welcome. Afterwards some of
us will be supporting the defendants from the public gallery.

In south Wales during the NATO Summit security operation, we were host to
nearly 10 000 police officers in our city. No more than twenty people were
arrested in relation to demonstrating against the summit and the vast
Majority of those were either found not guilty or had their charges dropped.
Only two were convicted, one for obstructing the highway and the other for
causing a security guard distress by walking towards the UK Border Office
with a saucepan in their hand, (used to make a noise with as this was a
musical demonstartion).

During the NATO summit the police attempted to intimidate protesters from
demonstrating. People were followed and harassed. Evidence gathering teams,
were used to harass and intimidate the demonstrators.

The anti-NATO protesters sought to stop mass murder, displacement and
mutilation of civilians, people like you or me that just want to get on
with their lives but the West’s scramble for resources means they are
thrown into violence and conflict. Come and support the last NATO summit
defendant, if there was any justice it would be those responsible for
killing innocent people, not the victim of police agression –

Demonstration against the NATO Summit "Banquet of Death"
Demonstration against the NATO Summit “Banquet of Death”
Demonstration against the NATO Summit "Banquet of Death"
Demonstration against the NATO Summit “Banquet of Death”
on trial.Court solidarity demonstration to support the last protester arrested at the NATO summit, charged with assaulting a police officer. There will be a short solidarity demonstration outside the court from 9:15am on Wednesday 4th of Feburary 2015. Anti-militarist and anti-police repression banners and well-wishers welcome. Afterwards some of us will be supporting the defendants from the public gallery.

In south Wales during the NATO Summit security operation, we were host to nearly 10 000 police officers in our city. No more than twenty people were arrested in relation to demonstrating against the summit and the vast Majority of those were either found not guilty or had their charges dropped. Only two were convicted, one for obstructing the highway and the other for causing a security guard distress by walking towards the UK Border Office with a saucepan in their hand, (used to make a noise with as this was a
musical demonstration).

During the NATO summit the police attempted to intimidate protesters from demonstrating. People were followed and harassed. Evidence gathering teams, were used to harass and intimidate the demonstrators.

The anti-NATO protesters sought to stop mass murder, displacement and mutilation of civilians, people like you or me that just want to get on with their lives but the West’s scramble for resources means they are
thrown into violence and conflict. Come and support the last NATO summit defendant, if there was any justice it would be those responsible for killing innocent people, not the victim of police aggression – on trial.

CALLOUT – Sunday 31st August – Stop NATO action against securitisation and policing

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In preparation for the NATO summit, the authorities have put a giant fucking wall around parts of Cardiff and Newport. Local people do not want this wall – it prevents access to public grounds and services, disrupts essential travel and is an ugly visible reminder of the increasingly militarised zone that Cardiff and Newport have become in advance of this Summit.

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Stop NATO Cymru launch #NatoCopWatch campaign against police harassment

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In the wake of anti-NATO campaigners facing unwarranted police presence at their events, the increase in surveillance expected in South Wales in the run-up to September’s NATO Summit and police pestering activists in their own homes, Stop NATO Cymru have launched a campaign encouraging people to film and photograph police connected to the Summit and share the evidence on social media. Continue reading “Stop NATO Cymru launch #NatoCopWatch campaign against police harassment”

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This year NATO will have their next summit at Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, south Wales.

In early September 2014, “world leaders” – all directly responsible for untold death, illegal torture flights, and wars fought purely to protect Western business interests and resource supply routes – will gather on the edge of this historic Welsh city.

Many people from Newport, Cardiff, Bristol and beyond, will oppose the summit and use a diversity of tactics against it.Eleni, bydd NATO yn cynnal eu cynhadledd flynyddol yn y Celtic Manor yng Nghasnewydd, de Cymru.

Yn gynnar ym mis Medi 2014 bydd Obama, Hollande, Cameron, Merkel ac eraill yn dod at ei gilydd ar gyrion y ddinas hanesyddol Gymreig hon. Mae’r ‘arweinwyr rhyngwladol’ hyn a’u cynghreiriaid i gyd yn uniongyrchol gyfrifol am farwolaeth ar raddfa eang, teithiau artaith anghyfreithlon, a rhyfeloedd a gaiff eu hymladd er mwyn diogelu buddiannau busnes Gorllewinol a llwybrau cyflenwi adnoddau.

Bydd llawer o bobl o Gasnewydd, Caerdydd, Bryste a thu hwnt, yn gwrthwynebu’r gynhadledd ac yn defnyddio amrywiaeth o dactegau i wrthdystio yn ei erbyn.
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