£500 raised for antifa and anarchist prisoners facing repression in Russia

A benefit show took place this Thursday raising £500 (39,000 rubles) for anarchist and antifascists in Russia!

The money will go to legal costs relating to the police raids and arrests of anarchists and antifascists in St. Petersburg and Penza, Russia. Read more about the repression here: https://avtonom.org/…/support-anarchist-and-antifa-prisoner…

Solidarity from Bristol! Until all prisons are destroyed!

Download the flyer here:  russian soli

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Prisoner Letter Writing Workshop // Bristol ABC

 

On the 4th of February from 7pm at Resisit! // Kebele Social Center after the usual Sunday dinner, 14 Robertson Road

Bristol Anarchist Black Cross is hosting an evening of prisoner letter writing. Writing letters to people on the inside is one of the simplest and most important ways we can show solidarity from the outside.

If your nervous or unsure about what to write to people on the inside that you probably haven’t met before, then we’ll have some experienced letter writers on hand.

We will have a list of prisoner addresses, come and find out how you can offer support people on the inside and get involved with the work Bristol ABC are doing.

letter writing materials will be provided!

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Bristol to Noise demo at HMP Doncaster!

11 February at 13:00–23:00

On February 11th we will join Action for Trans Health at HMP Doncaster to loudly protest the state-sanctioned murder of trans people.

On 30th December 2016 Jenny Swift was found dead in her cell after enduring incarceration, the withholding of her medication and transmisogynist harassment from guards. A recent inquest into her death found that she had been part of a suicide pact with three other trans prisoners formed because of bullying by prison staff.

Join us in raising hell outside the prison to let those inside know they are not forgotten and to let the guards know that we have not forgotten Jenny Swift. We gather at 5pm to avoid disrupting visitors so wrap up warm and bring torches, lights and sparklers. Bring your loudest voice and anything to make noise with – loudspeakers, amplifiers, drums, tambourines, horns, guitars, triangles, kazoos, pots and pans, party poppers… be creative!

email bristol_abc@riseup.net to confirm you are coming ASAP – transport is limited! We will leave Bristol at 1 pm (location tbc) and won’t be back til late.

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We demand:

That the transphobic guards never be allowed to work in prisons or with vulnerable people again
That hormones be available on demand to anyone who requests them, including people in prison
That the government cease all prison expansion and construction projects (including Scottish plans to create a non-binary prison), release prisoners and invest the £1.3bn it has planned for new “mega prisons” in restorative justice and community support instead of more isolation, violence and death.

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Vegan Burger Night Prisoner Support Fundraiser

On the 1st of February at 18:00–21:00 at
Cafe Connect – 114 St Mark’s Rd, Easton. BS5 6JD


Bristol ABC will be serving up tasty burgers and all the trimmings plus spicy potato wedges. There’ll also be the chance to learn about the importance of prisoner support and write letters to people on the inside.

£5 suggested donation and all the money goes directly to prisoner support funds. More details on which prisoners this will be coming soon.

facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/306229416448987/26952262_1756477497994811_1720046866419219473_o

Burger art by Sam Knock the Ham Hock (www.instagram,com/sam.knock)

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BDS fundraiser 09.12.17

Support Sam Faulder!

Bristol ABC are asking comrades to support anarchist prisoner Sam Faulder.

About Sam and her case: Sam Faulder is an anarchist prisoner currently serving a life sentence in England. Sam is a miscarriage of justice who has done over ten years in the prison system.

She has been an anti-authoritarian her whole life and was relentlessly targeted by police because of her lifestyle choices. After serving nearly two years on remand, Sam’s trial was a disaster. Police corruption impacted her trial and her solicitor firm withdrew from her case three weeks before it began. Her need to appeal coincided with cuts to legal-aid and she has been trapped in the prison system ever since. She is now working with Cardiff University’s Innocence Project on her appeal. Learn more about her case and appeal here: http://freedomforsam.org/about/

About Sam’s health: After ten years experiencing every abuse imaginable, Sam was sadly diagnosed with cancer in 2016.  She has still not had treatment. She has experienced intense medical neglect while being imprisoned in a for-profit prison, HMP Peterborough, run by Sodexo. Read the full story of her cancer situation here: http://freedomforsam.org/sams-cancer-timeline/

Support Sam needs:

  • Please send letters and cards with solidarity messages to: Samantha Faulder A1209CF, HMP Foston Hall, Foston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 5DN
  • Please donate to her support fund: http://freedomforsam.org/donate/
  • Organise actions and dedicate them to Sam, this will mean the world to her!
  • Pay attention to the website for action alerts about her treatment
  • Share her story online

For more info please email bristol_abc@riseup.net

Witness callout: Bristol antifascist demo, 10th September

solidarity with arrested antifascists:

Several antifascists are facing trial as a result of participation in the antifascist demonstration in Bristol on 10th September. They need witnesses. If you were witness to any of the police’s actions on that day, particularly surrounding any of the arrests, please get in touch. Having witnesses to support defence cases is very important, and can mean the difference between freedom and prison for a comrade.

Contact us by email at bristoldefendantsolidarity@riseup.net or on 07746741104. We can give advice if needed on making a statement and being a witness.