Solidarity demo, Cardiff Crown Court, Monday 23rd October, 2pm.

Cardiff Crown Court, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3PG.

We are calling for support and solidarity for a good comrade and tireless anti arms trade activist who is on trial for direct action against the Cardiff arms fair. This woman could not stand by while arms dealers furthered their profits by marketing mass murder. Instead of acceptance she chose resistance and did all that she could to disrupt the death dealers. She is very clear that her actions were necessary to prevent greater crimes but the judge has ruled that such a defence is not admissible. Evidently they won’t allow their courts to be used as a means to turn the tables and put the arms industry on trial. Now our comrade faces prison as the state seeks to make an example of her and discipline us all. It is crucial we stand together. Join the demonstration to show that she is not alone. Bring banners, placards and noise. Solidarity is our weapon and our best defence.

The Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability (DPRTE) took place at the Motorpoint arena on 28th March this year. It is an opportunity for the arms industry and government representatives to conduct their murderous “business as usual”, leading to the arming of brutal regimes everywhere with all the latest tools for repression and wars. It was forced to move from Bristol in 2014 as a result of determined demos and actions and activists in Cardiff and beyond are aiming to do the same there. Get involved and help shut them down next year!

Protest Unoliaeth, Llys y Goron Caerdydd Parc Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3PG Dydd Llun y 23ydd o Hydref 2pm

Rydym yn galw am gefnogaeth a unoliaeth i gymrodor da ac ymgyrchydd diflino sydd yn y cwrt am weithredu’n uniongyrchol yn erbyn Ffair Arfau Caerdydd. Ni all hon sefyll yn ddiymadferth tra bod y sawl sydd yn prynu a gwertu arfau yn pellhau eu elw gan farchnata ladd ar raddfa ddiwydianol. Yn lle derbyn y sefyllfa fe dewisiodd hi i frwydro nol a gwneud popeth yn ei gallu i ymyrryd ar waith y sawl sydd yn elwa o’r diwydiant arfau. Y mae hon yn glir iawn bod ei gweithredoedd yn angenrheidiol i atal troseddau gwaeth ond fe wnaeth y barnwr benderfynnu bod y fath amddiffyniad ddim i’w glywed. Nid ydynt yn barod i ddefnyddio’r llysoedd i rhoi y diwydiant arfau yn y doc. Nawr y mae i’n gwynebu carchar tra bo’r wladwriaeth yn ceisio gwneud esiampl ohoni a dysgu gwers i ni i gyd. Mae’n hanfodol ein bod yn cyd-sefyll. Ymunwc y brotest i ddangos nad ydi hi ar pen ei hunain Dewch a banneri, placardiau a swn. Unoliaeth yw ein harf ni ac ein amddiffyniad pennaf.

Cynhalwyd yr “Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability” (DPRTE) yn arena y Motorpoint ar y 28fed o Fawrth y flwyddyn hon. Mae’n gyfle i’r diwydiant arfau a chynryciolwyr o’r llywodraeth gynnal eu diwydiant ffiaidd, yn hwyluso diwydiant sydd yn arfu gladwriaethau sydd yn lladd eu pobl gyda’r teclynau diweddaraf ar gyfer gorthwm a rhyfel. Cafodd y ffair arfau ei orfodi o Fryste yn 2014 ar ol protestidau a gweithredoedd chwyrn a mae ymgyrchwyr yng Ngaerdydd a thu hwnt yn ceisio gwneud yr un peth. Ymunwch a’r ymgyrch i gau’r ffair arfau yma y flwyddyn nesaf!

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End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

All over the world prisons are toxic environments causing social and ecological harm. Folks from the US have been organising resistance at the intersection of mass incarceration and the environment, successfully delaying the only current Federal prison construction for over 2 years!

Through grassroots organizing, advocacy and direct action they have been challenging the prison system which is putting prisoners at risk of dangerous environmental conditions, as well as impacting surrounding communities and ecosystems by their construction and operation. Learn about their strategy and tactics, as well as broader struggles of prison abolition, anti-racism, and environmental justice.

Information will then be shared about resistance to the six new mega-prisons in England and Wales, which themselves are proposed for toxic sites, including radiological contamination and asbestos pollution, as well as habitat destruction at every site. Learn how you can get involved!

Learn more:

Check out a recent article we wrote:  –  Fight Toxic Prions: Mass Incarceration and Ecology

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This Autumn, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons from the US will be touring the UK with Community Action on Prison Expansion.

All over the world prisons are toxic environments causing social and ecological harm. Folks from the US have been organising resistance at the intersection of mass incarceration and the environment, successfully delaying the only current Federal prison construction for over 2 years!

Through grassroots organizing, advocacy and direct action they have been challenging the prison system which is putting prisoners at risk of dangerous environmental conditions, as well as impacting surrounding communities and ecosystems by their construction and operation. Learn about their strategy and tactics, as well as broader struggles of prison abolition, anti-racism, and environmental justice.

Information will then be shared about resistance to the six new mega-prisons in England and Wales, which themselves are proposed for toxic sites, including radiological contamination and asbestos pollution, as well as habitat destruction at every site. Learn how you can get involved!

Tour Details

Thursday 28th September
London
7pm, 125 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9RG
https://www.facebook.com/events/114869449183950/

Friday 29th September

Cardiff
With IWW Cymru Wales and No Prisons De Cymru
Connect International English Academy, First Floor, 26-28 Churchill Way, CF10 2DY Cardiff https://www.facebook.com/events/129793397664005/

Saturday 30th September
Port Talbot
10.30am, Aberavon Beach Hotel, The Princess Margaret Way, Swansea Bay, Port Talbot, SA12 6QP https://www.facebook.com/events/116023012410416/

Swansea
With No Prisons De Cymru
7pm, Swansea Environment Centre, SA1 1RY
https://www.facebook.com/events/115834292452554/

Sunday 1st October
Bristol
With Bristol Anarchist Black Cross
7pm, Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/686514301554356/

Monday 2nd October
Manchester
With Manchester No Prisons
11am, Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, M4 4FY Manchester, https://www.facebook.com/events/695802160615245/

Tuesday 3rd October
Leeds
With Yorkshire Campaign Against Prisons
Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ
https://www.facebook.com/events/262431267610681/

Wednesday 4th October
Leicester
With Leicester Prison Resistance
Venue TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/664969193699307/

Thursday 5th October
Norwich
With DIT Collective
Space Studio, Swan Lane, Norwich, NR2 1HZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/538149689910439/

Friday 6th October
Liverpool
Venue TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/167401487144097/

Day of Action Against Youth Prisons

The Empty Cages Collective is calling for actions in solidarity with the Australian campaign against youth prisons, Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe.

First nations people and non-Indigenous people from around Australia have called for an International Week of Action at the end of September to shut youth prisons and end deaths in custody. We want to strengthen their action and bolster their message, whilst also raising awareness about the traumatic reality of our own youth prison system. The UK call-out can be read here.

Two events are taking place in London on Friday September 29th to support the Week of Action:

Please get along if you can and share the events online!

Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 18th February 2017.

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STOP THE CARDIFF ARMS FAIR COMMUNICATIONS BLOCKADE #5 NA I FFAIR ARFAU CAERDYDD DEFNYDDIWCH EICH LLAIS #5 9th March 2016.

STOP THE CARDIFF ARMS FAIR COMMUNICATIONS BLOCKADE #5 NA I FFAIR ARFAU CAERDYDD DEFNYDDIWCH EICH LLAIS #5 Facebook event

Tell the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena what you think about them hosting the DPRTE arms fair. Join us in asking the Motorpoint Arena not to host these dealers in death.

Please remember that the people dealing with your call or message are unlikely to have had anything to do with the decision to host the arms fair, and most will just be trying to make a living, so please be polite when putting your views across.

Below are various contact details for the arena, if you have any others, please let us know and we’ll update the event to include them. You don’t have to wait until Wednesday to be heard, but let’s try and get as many people as possible calling and emailing on Wednesday 🙂 This is one of many escalating comm’s blockades (unless the arena decide to pull the plug – fingers crossed!)

The Arena’s : Facebook Page

Tickets and Ticketing Enquiries Line: 029 20 22 44 88

Main Reception: 029 20 23 45 00

Email: motorpointarenacardiff.boxoffice@livenation.co.uk

Live Access (Disabled Access Information) Phone: 02920 234509 Email: liveaccessmotorpointarenacardiff@livenation.co.uk

Conference & Exhibition, Private Functions & Hospitality enquiries: 029 2023 4551 / 029 2023 4998

Email: motorpointarenacardiff.sales@livenation.co.uk

Email cardiffencoreexperience@livenation.com

Encore Hospitality Packages 029 2023 4555 / 029 2022 4488
cardiffencoreexperience@livenation.com

Na i Ffair Arfau Caerdydd – Defnyddiwch Eich Llais #1

Gadewch i Arena Motorpoint Caerdydd wybod eich teimladau am ei penderfyniad i gynnal y ffair arfau DPRTE.

Ymunwch â ni i ofyn i’r Arena Motorpoint i beidio gynnal y ffair a fydd yn gwnued elw o farwolaeth.

Cofiwch mae’n bosib fydd gwiethwyr Arena Motorpoint – sy’n ateb y ffon neu’r ebost – yn weithiwr sydd ddim wedi cael dylanwad uniongyrchol yn y benderfyniad i gynnal y ffair, ac felly byddwch yn gwrtais wrth roi eich barn os gwelwch yn dda.

Gwelwch manylion cyswllt isod ar gyfer yr arena, os oes gennych unrhyw cysylltidau eraill, rhowch wybod i ni a byddwn yn ddiweddaru’r digwyddiad i’w cynnwys.

Does dim rhaid aros tan dydd Mercher i adael yr arena wybod eich barn, ond os gweithredwn ni gyda’n gilydd gallwn ddanfon neges cryf. Hwn fydd y cyntaf o nifer o blockades comms cynyddol (oni bai bod yr arena yn penderfynu dynnu’r plwg – croesi bysedd!)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1024911857567957/

Short programme for Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 20th Feb 2016.

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List of stalls confirmed so far:
SWA, IWW Cymru, Sharedydd / No Borders, Afiach / Agrrrrls, ANTIFA, Revolting Queers, Cymdeithas, Cardiff AR, Active Distro, Bristol ABC/ Empty Cages, Bristol Radical History Group, FHED, Frack Free Wales, Black Star Printshop, ParEcon, Swansea/Palestine, Swansea Anarchists, PM Press, Kebele infoshop, Bristol AFed, Wessex Solidarity.

Motorpoint Arena Comms Blockade 10th Feb 2016

STOP THE CARDIFF ARMS FAIR   COMMUNICATIONS BLOCKADE #1    NA I FFAIR ARFAU CAERDYDD   DEFNYDDIWCH EICH LLAIS #1

Tell the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena what you think about them hosting the DPRTE arms fair. Join us in asking the Motorpoint Arena not to host these dealers in death.

Please remember that the people dealing with your call or message are unlikely to have had anything to do with the decision to host the arms fair, and most will just be trying to make a living, so please be polite when putting your views across.

Below are various contact details for the arena, if you have any others, please let us know and we’ll update the event to include them. You don’t have to wait until Wednesday to be heard, but let’s try and get as many people as possible calling and emailing on Wednesday 🙂 This will be the first of many escalating comm’s blockades (unless the arena decide to pull the plug – fingers crossed!)

The Arena’s : Facebook Page

Tickets and Ticketing Enquiries Line: 029 20 22 44 88

Main Reception: 029 20 23 45 00

Email: motorpointarenacardiff.boxoffice@livenation.co.uk

Live Access (Disabled Access Information) Phone: 02920 234509 Email: liveaccessmotorpointarenacardiff@livenation.co.uk

Conference & Exhibition, Private Functions & Hospitality enquiries: 029 2023 4551 / 029 2023 4998

Email: motorpointarenacardiff.sales@livenation.co.uk

Email cardiffencoreexperience@livenation.com

Encore Hospitality Packages 029 2023 4555 / 029 2022 4488
cardiffencoreexperience@livenation.com

Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 2016.

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