24th March #WorldAfrinDay Brighton → London

Brighton Comrades:

Friends, comrades and others inspired by the struggle of Anna Campbell (Shehîd Hêlîn Qereçox) and her commitment to the Kurdish Freedom Movement will be going together to the demonstration in London for #WorldAfrinDay.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/205096633582492/

Meet Brighton station by the piano at 10:30am to travel together.
After the demonstration there will be a memorial for Anna at the Kurdish Community Centre in London.

If people would like to stay overnight in London to attend the Newroz (Kurdish New Year) celebration the following day, sleeping space can be organised.

Newroz has long been a symbol of struggle and resistance for the Kurdish people and its celebration has long been illegal in Turkey.

“Hêlîn, you are going to be my way. Now I should not feel lost anymore. Every time the forces of the state, patriarchy and capitalism try to influence me I will think of you, and you will be my light to continue always looking forward. Like you always did. Hêlîn, your murder just gives me more strength and generates in me more anger. The pain is not going to blind me, it will only make me stronger. I know that while following your steps I am on the right path, the road to freedom, which was always your way.” (Internationalist Commune)



Anna Campbell

With great sadness we mark the death of Bristol IWW member Anna Campbell,  a 26 year-old plumber formerly from Lewes, East Sussex, who was killed by a Turkish air strike along with 100 other Y.P.J. volunteers on the 15th March.

Anna was a veteran of the battle of Deir ez-Zor against the daesh fascists and went on to participate in the defence of Afrin against their erstwhile allies, the equally fascist Erdogan regime.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends, in the firm conviction that her sacrifice will not be in vain.

Long live the Rojava revolution!

Anna Campbell – Rest in Power Fellow Worker Statement from Bristol IWW

Calling all South West Activists! Demo March 24th

Calling all South West activists, workers and radicals!

Bristol Antifascists are rallying on 24.03.18 at 1pm at King’s Square, Bristol, to protest the rise of the far right. An ascendant far right is a threat to all of us, and opposing fascism on the streets is an important part of the struggle for a fairer society.

We are marching to show the fascists the strength of the public’s opposition to their views, and to demonstrate Bristolian’s beliefs in a strong working class movement and a better world.

We are asking all local groups to come out and support the demonstration, share the event on your social media and circulate to your members and contacts-event link below. Bring your banners and your best chants.


Bristol Antifascists



Reminder: We’ve Had Enough! Bristol Demo on March 24th

From Bristol Antifascists:

Calling all South West radicals, please circulate to your members and help spread the word! We’ve had enough! of…

  • The rise of the far right and fascists on our streets
  • Power hungry politicians and the rich that they serve
  • Profiteering landlords and no affordable housing
  • Greedy bosses and the rule of capitalism
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Racist borders and militarised states
  • Attacks on immigrants and refugees
  • The police
  • Everyday bigotry and oppression
  • The abuse of all species and the planet
  • A culture of patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia
  • Right wing mass media and governments
  • Religious fundamentalism

… The list goes on!

None of this is the fault of refugees or migrants. It has everything to do with capitalism, it’s interconnected forms of oppression and the system of profit over all life on earth. We cannot rely on politicians or leaders to sort our problems out. We’ve had enough of their world. It’s all got to go and it’s up to us.

For a strong working class movement capable of being a real threat to the system. For a new world based on freedom, co-operation and solidarity.

They want us to feel isolated and powerless. But we are not alone. We refuse to be divided and set against each other by the media, politicians or fascists. We share common dreams as well as common enemies and we are stronger together.

Join the march to show we are on the move towards a better world. Meet at King’s Square Bristol BS2 8JW, on Jamaica Street behind Stoke’s Croft, 1pm on March 24th. Spread the words, bring your friends and bring sruff to make noise with!

Oppose the far right in Plymouth 25th January 2018

Another one for Tomorrow, a very busy day!

The hair’s real, apparently.

25 January at 19:00–22:00 at the weston mill pub. 57 Bridwell Road, Plymouth, PL5 1AB

facebook event
Anne Marie Waters, a far-right Islamophobe, is planning on addressing a meeting in Plymouth of a group calling itself “For Plymouth”, the local branch of her “For Britain” party. They are meeting on Thursday 25th January.

Anne Marie Waters is friends with former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, who has endorsed her new party, and she was the co-leader of Pegida UK, the British arm of the Muslim-bashing German street movement.

Free Rodrigo Lanza!

Barcelona Indymedia – Machine translated:

From different companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza.

United by anti-fascist ideas, we want to make a public statement about the recent events that have led our colleague to enter prison.

After days of media bombardment with false and unsubstantiated information, with the intention of obtaining a public verdict prior to the declaration of the parties, today we finally have the version of Rodrigo and other witnesses.

The first “official truth” has built a version that little fits the events that took place on Thursday night, presenting Victor Laínez as a passive victim of hatred of the Spanish flag, and Rodrigo Lanza as an armed aggressor, acting with premeditation, from behind and in a gang.

That night our comrade defended his life against a fascist aggressor with a knife, he defended himself with his body, unarmed.

Victor Laínez is a member of the far right of Aragon related to both known neo-Nazis and the Spanish Falange of the Jons, who recognize him as a member of their organisation and publicly state:

“Let everyone know, that if the Vasconavarra Falange has to choose between the heroic examples of Victor Lainez and Josué Estébanez, both of us are happy, but we are going to opt for Josué. Before prison than cemetery.”

Let us remember that Joshua Estébanez de la Hija is a neo-Nazi paramilitary who ten years ago killed the 16-year-old antifascist Carlos Palomino, stabbing him in the chest.

Victor Laínez was not a “good-natured patriot,” an ordinary citizen who loved his country. He was a fascist with an active and openly racist attitude. We have evidence of his earlier participation in violent events, (as in the attack carried out together with neo-Nazis in the “Barrio Latino” bar more than 20 years ago) and of an entire career in the Falange movement.

The facts of that night: after previously insulting Rodrigo (South American and punk style) by saying “sudaka de mierda, go to your country”, Victor Laínez followed Rodrigo, and when he left the bar, took a knife and tried to stab him in the back. Fortunately Rodrigo was warned by one of the witnesses, he turned around and to repel the attack, struck Victor Lainez then left the premises.

Thanks to this legitimate exercise of self-defence Rodrigo is still alive, about which we are happy, since in other occasions we can not say the same.

We must bear in mind the number of political assassinations carried out by extreme right-wingers in the Spanish state in the last 30 years, and the present rise of nationalist aggression. Fascism and anti-fascism are in conflict, and that’s nothing new in this state or elsewhere. The rise of the extreme right is a very palpable reality around the globe.

The current political climate in the Spanish state could not be less favourable due to the nationalist conflict for the self-determination of Catalonia. With the complicity of the press, this case is being exploited by partisan and electoral interests which extol national pride and point to the squat movement and migrants in general, as enemies of society.

On the other hand it is clear that there is a clear intention to take political advantage of what happened to put in doubt once again the version of the police assembly of the 4F, for which Rodrigo served 5 years in prison.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and solidarity and reiterate that the fight for a more just society continues.

Freedom for Rodrigo Lanza!

Companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza