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Resist the Bath drone fair - open planning meeting - sat 2nd june
Concerned people in Bath are putting together a meeting to plan the biggest possible resistance to the drone conference taking place in Bath at the end of June - see below for details. People from Bristol and the area are more than welcome. Spread the word!
RESIST THE DRONES FAIR - NO DRONES IN BATH - ORGANISING MEETING - SATURDAY 2nd JUNE - Manvers street Baptist church (1 minute walk from bath Spa station) - 10.30AM-3.30PM
As you may have seen, a large military fair - focussing on military and surviellance drones - is being held in Bath Between 25th and 28th of June. We intend to resist them, and want to bring together the biggest coalition of groups and individuals to educate, agitate, organise and make sure the death dealers stay in Bath isn't a pleasant one!
As we speak, groups and individuals in Bath, including the local Stop the War Coalition are doing stirling work petitioning the council to scrap the conference (as it is being held in council owned buildings). We hope that this tactic will encourage the council to see sense, but in case the fair does go ahead, we need to start organising ASAP to build the biggest and most effective response.
In an effort to make sure that resisting the drone conference is a process that includes as many different voices, groups and perspectives as possible, we are holding a planning day, where all groups and individuals opposed to the conference can kick-start the process of organising resistance/events. We would love it if you, and as many of your mates/representatives from your group as possible could make it along.
As you will probably know, drones are unmanned ariel weapons which have been indiscriminatley terrorising, killing and maiming hundereds of civilians in Countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The structure of the day is completley open, so if you have any amendments or suggestions, please drop us an email. At this point, we imagine the day will break down a bit like this -
*Introduction to the conference - who are the baddies/where and when will they be meeting?
*Feedback on progress so far - finding out the progress of petitions to the council etc
*Feedback from anti-drone conference protests in Bristol - what worked, what didn't?
*Forming an umbrella/organising group - do we need one? What could it be called?
*Events - coming up with ideas for protests/events and a timetable
*Any other ideas/ things that need to be discussed or have not been covered
*'To do list'
*people form working groups to complete tasks on the to do list
AFTERNOON SESSION - 1.00 - 3.30
*Split into working groups
*Feedback from working groups and discussion of next steps
We hope you can make it along, and tell as many people as possible.
Bath Stop the Drones