Anna is with us, we fight on! Bristol Antifascists Demo 16.03.19

Bristol Antifascists are joining with other radical groups and comrades in Bristol for a demonstration on 16th March to remember our amazing and inspiring comrade Anna Campbell. We also want to show our shared commitment to all that she stood for and towards the better world she fought so hard for.

Here’s some of the struggles Anna gave so much to and which we carry on:

Anarchism, Anti capitalism, Feminism, Anti Patriarchy, Queer struggle, Antifascism, Animal liberation, Hunt sabotage, Prison abolition, Defendant solidarity, Ecological struggle, Eviction resistance, Direct action…

Join us! Meet 2pm near the International Brigades plaque in Castle Park, between the church and the river.

15th March 2019 marks the first anniversary of when we lost Anna Campbell. Anna went out to Rojava, the Kurdish region of Syria, to join the Kurdish struggle against fascism. She was inspired by the revolution because of the politics of direct democracy, feminism and environmentalism and fought with the YPJ (Women’s Protection Units), who have been at the forefront in the fight against ISIS. Anna was killed by a Turkish airstrike whilst defending the city of Afrin.

Anna lived in Bristol before she left for Rojava, and throughout her life was active in many groups and causes, including prison abolition, feminism, anti-fascism and animal liberation.

Join with us to remember Anna and all those who have fallen in the struggle, and to take a stand for all that she, and we, believe in. The demonstration will be followed by a gathering at Hydra Bookshop, where Anna volunteered, to launch a zine made by Anna’s friends and comrades and to (hopefully) link up with the Internationalist Commune in Rojava.. If you have ideas or contributions for the gathering on please get in touch by email.

Friends, comrades and all those who wish to remember Anna and others are welcome.

Bristol Antifascists

Bristol IWW

facebook event

https://alternativebristol.com/events/anna-is-with-us-we-fight-on/

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A Bristolian (and a toy fox) who fought ISIS

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Saturday September 16th 2017

RADICAL WORKERS’ BLOC AT TOLPUDDLE 2017

This year’s Martyrs Festival and rally is Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2017, our well oiled machine will spring into action on Friday lunchtime, if you haven’t done this with us before it’s a lot of fun. If you have, you know what to expect … View map

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Photo by Wheelz.

For a world without leaders, elections, jobs, money, nukes or fascists: Report from Radical Workers’ Bloc at Tolpuddle 2016.

Cowley club appeal

If you’ve ever visited the Cowley Club in Brighton it’s a great community resource and worth defending. It’s struggling financially due to the council imposing punitive business rates.

These places are a threat to those who seek the total commercialisation of our town centres and are coming under pressure everywhere. We’ll miss them when they’re gone. Please consider supporting this appeal:

If enough people set up a small standing order each month from their bank account we could thwart the bureaucrats and developers by keeping our radical social centre alive. A tiny amount you won’t miss, even one pound a month per person would be a massive help!

Name: The Cowley Club Ltd
Account no: 60362080
Sort Code: 09-01-55

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TIME TO STOP THE GHOSH

If you vote Tory you’re an animal-fucker

-Ed

Dame Helen Ghosh earns 185,000 pounds a year as head of the National Trust charity which is providing one of the biggest cover ups for illegal hunting this country has ever seen

Campaigners have spent six years in total trying to find out what hunts she gives a trail hunting licence to,  Now campaigners have got increasingly frustrated and have started to storm her lectures shouting BAN THE HUNT all the way through and they are making plans to ensure that the National Trust AGM meeting does not go ahead without strong protest and demonstrations.

Six years have been spent asking the same question “what hunts to do you give a licence to” and not once has a straight answer ever been received.

William Shawcross ,  head of the charity commission claims that the commission  have no legislation to act that exists for a charity that exploits loopholes in the law so effectively and the charity is not subject
to the freedom of information act.

The National Trust claim that the fifty hunts they give a licence to are following an artificial scent

Most of the hunts that The National Trust gives a licence  have been prosecuted for breaking the law, including the very notorious Heythrop Hunt. Repeatedly these hunts are found to be breaking the hunting act but yet are reinstated by the charity

http://www.huntingact.org/news/national-trust-bans-fox-hunt/
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/14021300._Out_of_control__hunt_did__extensive_damage__to_3_000_year_old_hill_fort__says_National_Trust/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/national-trust-banned-fox-hunt-exmoor-estate/story-28723081-detail/story.html

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/national-trust-faces-backlash-for-allowing-hunt-on-its-land-after-attack-on-beach/story-30066896-detail/story.htp

The National Trust is receiving hundreds of emails a week from people making enquiries. It has had a meeting with the League of Cruel Sports and still the public do not know the answer to the question “what hunts do you give a licence to”

https://www.league.org.uk/news/hunting-on-national-trust-land-league-statement

Currently everyone is being given this same standard response

“We believe the majority of our trial hunt licences and approved trail hunting dates have ended for this season. We will be reviewing how licences will be issued for the coming year.

We have received a number of communications making enquiries about licensed trail hunts over the past year. The National Trust’s position and information regarding trail hunting is available at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/our-position-on-field-sports and is being updated with information following the end of this year’s trail hunting dates – this will be available shortly.”

Petitions to sign are

https://www.change.org/p/rachael-pavey-national-trust-stop-giving-minehead-harriers-a-licence-to-kill

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/887/114/403/revoke-land-use-licences-to-fox-hunts/

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/no-moor-management-for-grouse-shooting-on-two-national-trust-estates-in-derbyshire

Kate Bradley