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Repression in Belarus & the Czech Republic – Infotour 2015

Joint event with Bristol Anarchist Federation!

Monday, June 22 at 7:00pm9:00pm in UTC+01
Kebele

Robertson Road, BS5 6 Bristol, United Kingdom
We are lucky to provide a rare chance to talk with comrades from the Anarchist Black Cross in Belarus and Belarus Anarchist Federation (ФАБ) and learn about the repression they face and their resistance to it.


Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus, following the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years.

The Belarusian ABC has campaigned tirelessly for the release of anarchists and other political prisoners. In the mean time they have faught for access to or provided the basics of prison survival; visits, medication, food, letters, legal support and literature.

They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IFA-IAF) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region and spark further solidarity.

Bristol ABC : https://bristolabc.wordpress.com/
Belarus ABC: http://abc-belarus.org/?lang=en
International: http://i-f-a.org/

Background info on ‘Operation Phoenix’ in the Czech Republic: http://325.nostate.net/?p=16254
and here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/brutal-attack-czech/

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June 11th – International Day of Solidarity with Longterm Anarchist Prisoners – event in Bristol

June 11 Poster

Bristol Solidarity demonstration with people on hunger strike and protests in UK detention centres

Bristol Solidarity demonstration with people on hunger strike and protests in UK detention centres

This Friday, 20th March, 5pm.

Corner of Stapleton Road and Easton Way, by Lebaq’s tavern and traffic lights.

Frack Free Festival benefit for the Mi’Kmaq Warriors

Frack Free Bristol presents a Frack Free Festival (that’s family friendly!) In solidarity with the Mi’Kmaq Indigenous Canadian people resisting Fracking on their lands. (See info at bottom of page)

Bristol ABC will be doing a stall & have cards for the current prisoners. Please promote!

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From 2:30-6pm there will be a family friendly day of free activities (all donations welcome) including: face-painting, 8 foot tall puppet dinosaurs, ‘Bat-a-Frack’ interactive drilling rig, environmental colouring in sheets, live films, Q&A talks. stalls & displays opening out onto Stokes Croft.

Free entry from 2:30-6pm. Music £5 entry afterwards:

DUB MAFIA: The seven-piece band – who blend drum and bass, dub, dubstep, bashment, breakbeat and world music into their own unique sound (with a strict policy of ‘no backing tracks’ – ever), Dub Mafia have become one of the most popular dance acts in the UK & Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txjrnlOuls4
http://dubmafia.bandcamp.com/album/sirens

SIAN EVANS & RON MCELROY: Sian Evans, singer of Kosheen, teams up with guitarist Ron McElroy for a unique and magic collaboration. Usually playing huge venues with her band, the two artists are going to be bringing the fire and passion of Kosheen’s music to a stripped down and beautiful acoustic performance. Not to be missed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1wKKXYQsrI

TROY ELLIS & HIS HAIL JAMAICA BAND: Troy is one of the sons of the legendary Alton Ellis OD, born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica. Studio One, Treasure Isle, Coxsone & Channel One studios are places his dad took him where he learn’t to familiarise himself with artists and inspirational characters such as Bob Marley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW2ojjLs4WM

WILL TUN & THE WASTERS: Dancing forward on the ale swilling, table stomping feet of Folk, the piston pumping, train fare jumping legs of Ska, the dusty, husky, seductive hips of Balkan Gypsy, Will Tun And The Wasters are on a world-wide mission to get everyone involved!

http://willtunandthewasters1.bandcamp.com/

CRINKLE CUTS: Fresh with a capital PH, Crinkle Cuts deliver you a blasting of tantric funk, smooth reggae and new-wave latin ska woven together in a bombastic psychedelic tapestry of good vibes for an eccentric, exotic and eargasmic live performance.

http://crinklecutsmusic.bandcamp.com/

REGIME: Tackling issues such as drug abuse, arms dealing and government oppression, Regime speak directly to the hearts and minds of free thinking people. Social and political commentaries are blended seamlessly with hip hop, reggae and rock to make audiences jump, laugh and think.

http://www.regimesound.com/music/

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/21/new-brunswick-fracking-protests

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Info Night & Fundraiser for Smash IPP Campaign, Thursday 2nd April

IPP Night

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Queer Disco this Saturday in Cardiff, to raise money for SMASH IPP

Vivisection Info Night & Blackmail 3 Fundraiser

Bristol ABC are supporting this info night as part of the World Wide Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories. We are helping to fundraise for the Blackmail 3 – for more information about this case & the repression of anti-vivisection campaigns visit blackmail3.org

Viv Info Night