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Accoustic Winter Warmer – Bristol Defendant Solidarity Benefit

£3 suggested Donation – 2pm -8pm

Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY

Prisoner Art Exhibition this Sunday @ Kebele

Prisoner Art Exhibition Open Night @ Kebele Social Centre
Sunday 15th July @ 6:30pm

Bristol ABC will be celebrating the current prisoner art exhibition at Kebele this Sunday. The artwork is by artists who either have been or are currently behind bars. We are also proud to present the Bristol segment of the European speaking tour by Antii Rautiainen, a Finnish anarchist from Moscow who will talk about the Russian anarchist movement, it’s successes and failures.

There will be great music, projections, audio art installations and more…

Suggested donation for food (to fund Antii’s travels and art show): £3

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The Russian Anarchist Movement: A talk by Antii Rautiainen of Moscow ABC @ kebele

The Russian Anarchist Movement: A talk by Antii Rautiainen
Sunday 15th July @ Kebele Social Centre

Bristol Anarchist Black Cross presents the Bristol segment of a European speaking tour with Antti Rautiainen. A finnish anarchist from Moscow who will talk about the anarchist movement in Rusia, it’s successes and failures.

Antti lived in Moscow for 13 years, participating in anarchist activities. His residence permit was revoked in March of this yr, allegedly because he “called for violent overthrow of constitutional order, or otherwise endangered the safety of Russian Federation or its citizens”. He is a member of Autonomous Action and Moscow ABC.

The anarchist movement in Moscow has faced huge challenges recently. We strongly encourage you to come along and hear Antti’s first hand account of these experiences.

We will also be launching Bristol ABC’s new prisoner art exhibition at Kebele.

Vegan food served from: 6:30pm
Suggested donation for food: £3

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Prisoner Lists July 2012 & Upcoming Events

International Prisoner List – July 2012 (Bristol ABC)

Revolutionary Prisoners in Chile – July 2012 (Bristol ABC pamphlet)

Sunday 8th July @ Kebele Cafe, Easton – 6:30-8pm
The famous Vegan Sunday Dinner
Featuring letter writing

Wednesday 11th July @ The Croft – 8pm
Benefit for Bristol Anarchist Black Cross
Vestiges (US) + Downfall of Gaia (GER) + Warprayer. £5 adv, £6 otd

Sunday 15th July @ Kebele Social Centre, Easton – 6:30pm
Talk on the Russian Anarchist Movement by Moscow ABC comrade
w/ Prisoner art exhibition launch night & vegan food

Prisoner List June 2012 (Updated) & Upcoming Events / Calls for Solidarity

PrisonerListJune2012 - from Bristol ABC

Monday 11th June
Day of Action in Support of John Bowden
Imprisoned since 1980, (and in fact for most of his life before that), John Bowden has been a thorn in the side of the English and Scottish prison systems for three decades.

Monday 11th June @ Kebele Social Centre – 6:30pm
International day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners
Infonight/benefit evening featuring: Vegan food, discussion on Eric McDavid and Marie Mason’s case, and screening of the documentary “The Jeff Luers Story” (running time: 40 minutes).

Tuesday 12th June
International day of solidarity with anarchists in Instanbul

June 30th – 2nd July
Call for common actions in solidarity with Belarusian anarchists

Wednesday 11th July @ The Croft – 8pm
Benefit for Bristol Anarchist Black Cross
Vestiges (US) + Downfall of Gaia (GER) + Warprayer. £5 adv, £6 otd.

A discussion on the struggle in Chile and “The Bombs Case” @ La Ruca Cafe

A discussion on the struggle in Chile, clips from the film “The Chicago Conspiracy” and a talk about “The Bombs Case”. Letter writing to Latin American prisoners at end.

Chiacgo Conspiracy:

The documentary addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of  combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area. The larger story is wrapped around three shorter pieces, which explore the student movement, the history of neighborhoods that became centers of armed resistance against the dictatorship, and the indigenous Mapuche conflict. The filmmakers, militant film collective Subversive Action Films, question their relationship to the documentary, taking a position as combatants. See here for more information.

The Bombs Case:

On August 14th, 2010, fourteen anarchists and anti-authoritarians were arrested in a series of raids in Santiago in what became known as the `Bombs Case`. They were accused of a series of bombings against capital and the state that took place around Santiago in the previous years, as well as of “criminal conspiracy” under the Pinochet-era Anti-Terrorist Laws. Since then, following a hunger strike by the prisoners, as well as countless solidarity actions from around the world, the charges against nine of the accused have been dropped (one of these people is facing other charges in a separate trial), but charges against five comrades remain. They are: Omar Hermosilla and Carlos Riveros, accused of providing the money to finance the costs of the attacks, as well as Mónica Caballero, Felipe Guerra, Francisco Solar, accused of the placement of the explosive devices at different points in Santiago. The trial continues.

Love and Struggle booklaunch and Weather Underground film screening

Love and Struggle booklaunch and Weather Underground film screening Tuesday March 13th at Hydra Books (34 Old Market Street) at 7:30pm

Bristol ABC are pleased to host the booklaunch for David Gilbert’s new book, Love and Struggle and we will also be screaning The Weather Undergound film.

Watch the trailer for the Weather Underground movie here.

Watch a promo trailer for Love and Struggle here.

Want to find out a bit more about the book? Go to the publisher’s website or ready this:

A nice Jewish boy from suburban Boston—hell, an Eagle Scout!—David Gilbert arrived at Columbia University just in time for the explosive Sixties. From the early anti-Vietnam War protests to the founding of SDS, from the Columbia Strike to the tragedy of the Townhouse, Gilbert was on the scene: as organizer, theoretician, and above all, activist. He was among the first militants who went underground to build the clandestine resistance to war and racism known as “Weatherman.” And he was among the last to emerge, in captivity, after the disaster of the 1981 Brink’s robbery, an attempted expropriation that resulted in four deaths and long prison terms. In this extraordinary memoir, written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost thirty years, Gilbert tells the intensely personal story of his own Long March from liberal to radical to revolutionary.

If A Tree Falls Screening & Discussion @ Kebele

Bristol ABC Presents:

If A Tree Falls: Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Thursday 26th April 2012
w/ talk & discussion on activist security

Food served from 6:30pm, film starts at 7:30pm

In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front– a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”

For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado.

With the arrest of Daniel and thirteen others, the government had cracked what was probably the largest ELF cell in America and brought down the group responsible for the very first ELF arsons in this country.

IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT (http://ifatreefallsfilm.com/) tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members.

Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thrilller, the film interweaves a verite chronicle of Daniel on house arrest as he faces life in prison, with a dramatic recounting of the events that led to his involvement with the group. And along the way it asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

Drawing from striking archival footage — much of it never before seen — and intimate interviews with ELF members, and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them, IF A TREE FALLS explores the tumultuous period from 1995 until early 2001 when environmentalists were clashing with timber companies and law enforcement, and the word “terrorism” had not yet been altered by 9/11.

 
Suggested donation for food: £2.50
 
Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol. BS5 6JY
Vegan food served from 6:30pm, films start at 7:30pm

Prisoner Support Benefit Gig in LONDON FRI 10thFeb2012

Resistrance. A benefit for defendant solidarity in Bristol

Here’s the full details of the massive political party planned for Saturday 3 December in Bristol, with all proceeds going to maintain the work of Bristol Defendant Solidarity in supporting those arrested and/or imprisoned following the disturbances earlier this year in Stokes Croft and elsewhere. Organised and hosted by Resistrance, Kebele Sound, Next2Nothing and friends…

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