Request for support from Bristol Defendant Solidarity

Hello friends and comrades.

Please circulate and share this with anyone who may be interested to get involved with anti repression and solidarity work in the new year.

Thanks and see you on the streets!

Bristol Defendant Solidarity has been working since 2011 to support defendants facing charges from demonstrations and actions in Bristol and beyond. We provide active solidarity and unconditional support to anyone going through the courts as a result of involvement in social movements and struggle.

This support includes help with case and court preparation, finding witnesses, help with travel costs and fines and organising solidarity demos. We organise know your rights sessions and skillshares to prepare for demos and actions as well as providing police station support for arrestees.

We understand that if people feel supported they are more likely to stay involved despite the hassle from the authorities and their punitive processes designed to keep us off the streets. BDS maintains a radical perspective and is opposed to the state “justice” system and its enforcers.

We need more people to be involved and share the vital work of standing together in the face of repression. Antirepression and solidarity work is everyone’s responsibility. There are lots of tasks and roles. Anyone interested can contact us; we’ll arrange to meet and chat about our work in more detail. Get in touch and get involved! Contact us at:

bristoldefendantsolidarity@riseup.net

In solidarity,
BDS.

Greece: Anarchist Kostas Sakkas starts hunger strike

Originally published by Blog YY. Translated by Enough 14.

Deprived of several of his fundamental rights for six months in the Korydallos prison, including the possibility of studying, Kostas sakkas wrote this open letter yesterday (December 16, 2019, Enough 14):

“Over the past six months in Korydallos prison, I have been imposed an informal exceptional regime, depriving me of the right for benefits, excluding me from educational programmes, forbidding me to carry out any activity within the prison and anything that could help me to support and improve my situation.

As of today, December 16, I start a hunger strike in order to put an end to the exceptional regime that I am subjected to, as for all the other prisoners and comrades in struggle.

Kostas SAKKAS, December 16, 2019
Korydallos prison, Athens.”

The 43 Group.

Bristol Fundraiser and pamphlet launch 14th December 2019

We are very pleased to announce a BAF fundraiser DJ night and a pamphlet launch of the Bristol Radical History Group’s “Facing the Fascists”, a history of the Anti Nazi League in Bristol.

Pamphlet launch and intro to Bristol Antifascists from 8pm and first DJ from 8.30pm. DJs playing a liberated mix of punk, ska, 80s/90s classics and jungle!

14th December at the Plough, 223 Easton Road, Easton, BS5 0EG.

facebook event

London: Fascist Attack At Pie ‘n’ Mash Squat in Deptford

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Last night, Saturday the 9th of November, two bonehead hooligans kicked in the front windows of the Pie ‘n’ Mash squatted community cafe in Deptford, London.

After stomping around the streets of Deptford in the last weeks, and even entering the squat twice previously, the two hooligans demanded to be let in, in order to beat up the squatters, and then proceeded to put their steel-toes through the front door before scarpering as support arrived from upstairs.

The boneheads had been seen the night before in the off-licence (liquor store) abusing the owners, calling them taliban and making homophobic jibes, and seem to think they have a free reign of an area that has for many years been a stronghold of multiculturalism and antifascist community. We have since spoken to the shop owners who are excited to be part of organising against these wannabe-nazis, and we will be coordinating with anarchists, antifascists, and neighbourhood groups to keep these scum off our streets.

Get in touch with the Pie ‘n’ Mash squat at squatcafe [at] riseup [dot] net to help with the neighbourhood outreach.

Fuck the fash. We are antifash pie ‘n’ mash.

Pie ‘n’ Mash Squat
203 Deptford High St
London
SE8 3NT
United Kingdom
https://squ.at/r/7fnf

The life and death of Ivan Khutorskoy, antifascist. #memory161

Ivan ‘Vanya Kostolom’ Khutorskoy, was a skinhead, a lawyer, a talented martial artist and a fearless antifascist. As we approach the tenth anniversary of his assassination in Moscow on the 16th November 2009, here is some biographical material from his friends and comrades.

Libcom article: A gentle bonecrusher – The life and death of Ivan Khutorskoy

#memory161 – International Campaign in Memory of Antifascists Murdered by Neo-Nazis Nov 10 – Dec 20, 2019

Anarchists Worldwide

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November 16, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Ivan “Kostolom” Khutorskoi- a comrade, friend and elder brother.

He was a significant member of the anti-fascist movement in the beginning of the millennium, one of the leaders of RASH-Moscow. Ivan not only inspired people for the struggle against neo-Nazis who created a lawless environment on the streets of Russian cities, he was an example for us, thanks to his personal qualities: moral courage, devotion to friends, responsibility and kindness. It is impossible to overestimate his contribution to the anti-fascist scene in the Eastern Europe countries.

We launch a campaign in memory of Ivan and other anti-fascists who died at the hands of right-wing radicals in 21st century.

We ask you to join the solidarity actions in your city from November 10 to December 10: draw a graffiti, place a banner during football match, make a campaign or an commemoration event. All ideas are welcome. A movie about Ivan is available with the subtitles in different languages https://youtu.be/P_pfgPf3PG0

Post the photo and text for the campaign with the hashtag #memory161 or/and send it to memory161(at)riseup(dot)net. We also collect information about anti-fascists from all over the world murdered by neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists during last 20 years. Please send photos and texts as well as clarifying questions to memory161(at)riseup(dot)net

Distribute this text, information about solidarity actions and campaigns among your comrades and on the anti-fascist resources of your cities and countries.

No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.

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