Bristol Anarchist Black Cross will be helping to co-ordinate the Bristol date of the Tear Down The Walls: Prison Abolition Speaking Tour due to start on the 23rd March.
The Tear Down The Walls Tour is organised by members of the Empty Cages Collective as part of the Prison Abolition 2014 year of action & organising against the prison-industrial-complex.
From the poster:
There are currently 85,690 people held in prison, not including people detained under the Mental Health Act, in Secure Children’s homes or in Immigration detention. The prison population of Britain has doubled over the last twenty years.
“Tear Down The Walls” is the rallying cry of prison abolitionists around the world. When we begin to understand the harm caused by prisons, the concept of dismantling the prison-industrial-complex seems like the most logical conclusion.
But the common narrative surrounding prisons is that they are a necessary part of justice. As prison abolitionists we refute this and claim that prisons are the symptom of a broken system.
This March members of the Empty Cages Collective will be touring the north of the UK to discuss the ideas of prison abolition and alternatives to incarceration.
The talk will take place on Sunday 23rd March at Kebele as part of their regular Sunday lunch. Food will be served from 6:30PM with the talk due to start at 7:30PM. Bristol ABC will have copies of the prisoner list and writing materials available and we encourage everyone to write to a prisoner while they enjoy their food.
Bristol ABC are supporting with an information evening & workshop exploring Resilience to Repression. There will be talks about the repression of the animal liberation movement over the last 8 years, including the upcoming trial of the ‘Blackmail 3‘. These talks will be followed by a workshop exploring what can be learnt from this examples of repression and how can we be more resilient in the years ahead.
There will be tea and cake available from 6.30pm, with a 7pm start.
Sunday 27th October 7pm at Hydra Books
Bristol ABC have organised a launch evening for our new publication ‘On the Out’ a zine about life after prison. Articles include pieces around license conditions and social control, tagging, the emotional affects of repression, supporting someone leaving prison and more.
There will be Q & As with ex-prisoners who have experienced the new wave of even more repression license conditions to control behaviour beyond the prison gates.
There will also be letter writing to prisons around the world.
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Bristol ABC is proud to announce the launch of our new Prisoner Letter Writing Evenings at Kebele. They will take place on the first Thursday of every month with the first date being Thursday 6th December.
We will be serving vegan food from 6:30PM and hosting a range of films/talks/discussions/other entertainment each month. Please come and join us and show solidarity with anarchist, radical and class struggle prisoners by writing them in prison!
If you would like to help cook at one of our letter writing evenings or have a suggestion for a film/speaker/discussion then please e-mail us at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bent Bars and Bristol ABC present a film screening and information night
Thursday May 12th from 7.30pm
‘Under the Stars’ , Narrow Quay, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4QA
(the boat – in the water opposite the Watershed)
Kiss of the Spider Womanfilm screening followed by short readings of selected writings from prisoners involved in the Bent Bars letter writing project, plus information on LGBTQ prisoner solidarity and how to become involved with the Bent Bars prisoner penpal program. Continue reading
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Ratface, Mr Van, Puppy Bucket and more!
Benefit for Haven Books to Prisoners
Saturday 1st August
Bath Buildings, Bristol
£3.50 on the door
more details: http://www.myspace.com/ratfacemuzak
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Bristol ABC regular monthly letter writing and discussion meeting.
Wednesday 11 February
7 to 9pm.
Kebele Social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY.
Bring snacks to share, hot drinks available.
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