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Public Meeting for Workers’ Memorial Day: The Fight Against Blacklisting
Monday 29 April 2013 @ 7.30pm
Tony Benn House, 92 Victoria Street, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6AY
Politicians and employers like to portray the blacklisting of trade union members for their health & safety activities as a thing of the past. That does not correspond with the reality of life for those who continue to stick their neck out to protect themselves, their workmates and the public.
The meeting will be introduced by:
Di Parkin is a historian and has published “60 years of struggle”, the history of Betteshanger, a militant Kent pit. She will be speaking about the actions of the Economic League who provided blacklisting information to employers in the 1970s and the impact this had on militants in places such as Cowley car works and the Kent coalfield.
An electrician who has worked in the construction industry for 40 years will talk about his experiences of victimisation and the campaign against blacklisting. He is an active member of Unite, a shop steward on a number of jobs and is the Welsh rep on the Rank and File National committee.
A discussion organised by Bristol & District Hazards Group & Bristol Radical History Group.
BRFF Presents "Power to the People": Films on the Black Panther Party + Afterparty
'Who Are the Angola Three?' (Hugo Levien, 2013, 30mins) plus director Q+A; and
'Eldridge Cleaver: Black Panther' (William Klein, 1970, 70mins)
Plus a night of foot-stomping blues, funk and soul with John Fairhurst, Ben Sayer, Leonie Evans, Singing Club, DJ Dad and DJ Mon.
Arc Bar (27 Broad St, Bristol, Avon BS1 2HG)
£3 on the door. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 10pm.
Come along, see some inspiring films and dance the night away! This event is a fundraiser for the film festival, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds, and asylum seekers can come for free.
“We gonna say to the whole damn government: ‘Stick ‘em up motherfucker. This is a hold up – we come for what’s ours’”
20th April, looking sunny
Bristol's 5th anarchist bookfair moves to The Trinity Centre this year, enticed by the possibilities of the green open space outside. Expect a mixture of traditional bookfair inside - that is some 66 tables of stalls, 38 meetings & workshops; along with aspects of a fayre outside - outdoor activities, perma-nent-culture, fun & games. Plus there'll be a kids space, and delicious vegan cafe. Entry is free/donations requested, and everyone is welcome!
The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair is on 20 April 2013, from 11am to 6pm
At The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW
(Radical History Zone down the road at Hydra Bookshop, 34 Old Market St)
Thatcher may have gone, but her legacy remains - brutal neo-liberal economic policies (ironically part-funded and underpinned/bailed out by public money), backed up by the iron fist of the state to clamp down on any dissent (also funded by public money!). To do away with her legacy will require ideas, practices and action - debated, refined and implemented on a mass scale.
As we enter yet another year of the current economic recession, 2013 must be the year that Britain joins up with much of the rest of Europe in resisting the top down austerity measures that see the rich getting richer, and the rest of us getting poorer - the north-west European Spring has got to start somewhere soon!. The Bookfair says loud and clear that 'we won't pay for their crisis', and aims to bring you the information, knowledge, skills and contacts to put that slogan into operation. So whether you are a hardened anarchist, or a pissed off local looking for a dialogue about alternatives to the mess this country is in, you'll find something for everyone at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair. We'll be seeing you here then!
a big thanks to all those running stalls, meetings, the cafe, outside events, the after-party, and everyone else who has helped beforehand and on the day!
solidarity - Bookfair collective xxx
Full Bookfair programme is here - http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org/2013-bookfair/meetings-workshops/
All general info is here - http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org/2013-bookfair/
Maps, transport, parking & accessibility info is here - http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org/2013-bookfair/venue-directions-accessibility/
Other related events are here - http://www.bristolanarchistbookfair.org/2013-bookfair/other-events/
Bookfair crackbook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bristol-Anarchist-Bookfair/181481115217516
Bookfair crackbook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/437820852938597/
After-party fundraiser crackbook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/327212370723659
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Organised jointly by Bristol anarchist bookfair collective & Bristol Indymedia, an evening of speakers, images, film and discussion.
In 2013 Britain chairs the G8 group of powerful nations (plus the ECC), and hosts a summit of G8 leaders on 17 & 18 June in Northern Ireland. Other meetings focusing on specialities (finance, policing etc) take place throughout the year. The G8 are in effect the unelected leaders and managers of the world economy, wielding massive power, and deciding what they can get away with in terms of making the majority pay for the crisis of capitalism. But whenever or wherever they meet they face opposition, which is one reason their summits occur in out of the way places!
The G8 were last in Britain in 2005, well out of the way at the Gleneagles hotel near Stirling in Scotland. A significant movement developed in opposition to them, spread across a range of groups - liberals, reformists, NGO's and Jubilee debt campaigners called on the G8 to 'Make Poverty History'; lefty groups offered up their lefty alternatives; anti-capitalists & anarchists combined in the Dissent Network to 'Stop the G8'. Widespread protests caused disruption in and around Edinburgh & Glasgow, and closer to Gleneagles on the first day of the G8 conference there was some success in stopping delegates attending. All sides were however brought to a halt by the sick islam jihadist-motivated public transport bombings on 7 July in London that killed many innocent people. So whilst attention was brought to bear on the activities of the G8, and they were disrupted, their role continued much as before. Poverty was not made history, and 8 years on much of the populations of the industrialised nations now face real poverty too. See this Dissent 2005 review (written before undercover cops exposed).
Tonight we will look back at the work of the Bristol Dissent (anti-G8) Group in 2005; consider the role of the G8; and hear about what opposition is planned by the Stop G8 Network for 2013.
Monday 15th April from 7.45pm to 10.00pm
At The Cube Cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD
Entry £3/4 but nobody turned away for lack of money.
Shut them down book - http://www.shutthemdown.org/ (downloads available)