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29-06-2010 10:23Chancellor of the Exchequer 11 Downing Street London England 24th June 2010 Dear George Osbourne It has come to my attention that while many of my friends and I were at the funeral of our good friend Paul Reekie (aged 48) it would appear that you were giving a speech in Parliament announcing your intentions [...]
29-06-2010 10:03FOIE GRAS? NO TA!
The Queer In/Visible Academy organizes a weekend of workshops and discussions in the end of August or early September.
The event will coincide with Hackney Pride which is a non-commercial protest organized in response to the recent queer-bashings.
Our aim is to link our experiences, queer theory and queer activism.
We invite people of all shapes and colours to run workshops on various queer related topics.
If you have any special creative or practical skills to share you are welcome as well.
If you are interested in running a workshop, or would like to be involved in other ways get in touch with us on email@example.com
28-06-2010 23:46Jack been blooded with mcdonalds ketchup
28-06-2010 23:02Slavery stills exists: it’s human trafficking.
28-06-2010 22:48The judge has started his summing up of the EDO decommissioners court case.
28-06-2010 22:22Still plenty to do - come along and help!
Regular meeting of the bookfair collective organising this years Bristol anarchist bookfair, which will take place on 11 September at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft.
The collective would welcome a few new extra people on board this year as we are a bit stretched. If you have the spare time, energy & enthusiasm then come along and help out - tonights meeting is from 7 to 9pm at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY.
On the agenda - all things, matters and ideas involved in putting on the bookfair.
28-06-2010 20:39"Grabbed my arms, they yanked back. My notepad went flying. I was hit in the stomach by one officer as I was held by two others. As I was going over, I was then hit in the back and went down. After I went down and as I went down, I smacked my leg. I had officers jump on top of me. I was being hit in the back. My face was being pushed to the concrete. All the time I’m saying, "I’m not resisting arrest. I’m a journalist. Why are you beating me?" My leg was lifted up, and my ankle was twisted, from while I was on the ground not resisting. And at that point, after I started saying these things, the police then started saying, "Stop resisting arrest," as if to try and provide cover for themselves."
28-06-2010 18:39Ya Basta is a collective of writers writing about a range of issues from alternative angles. If you want to become a contributor, please get in touch.
28-06-2010 18:22A motion condemning the attacks on the Gaza Aid Ship, the Mavi Marmara, will be debated at the full Council Meeting this Tuesday.
Members of local organisations including Bristol-Gaza-Link, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and the Bristol Turkish Community are also planning submission to the meeting.
Vigil outside the main entrance of the Council House on College Green from 5.30pm onwards.
The meeting itself starts at 6pm
Please bring placards and flags etc
Full text of the motion:-
9. MOTIONS [CPR 2.1(2)(xi)] A COUNCILLOR J KIELY TO MOVE:
This Council notes the long standing links between Bristol and the people of Palestine through a range of organisations and activities over many years; therefore Council condemns the brutal attack on the ships of the Freedom Flotilla, in international waters, by the Israeli military on Monday 31 May 2010.
This was a convoy of ships delivering vital humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. At least nine human rights activists were killed and dozens more injured. Two Bristol citizens, Sakir Yildirim and Cliff Hanley were on one of the ships carrying aid to Gaza. We welcome the statement in the Queen's Speech that the UK Government will “continue to work for a two-state solution that sees a viable Palestinian state existing in peace and security alongside Israel,” but call on the Government to hold Israel to account for this illegal action and to ensure that future convoys from Bristol and elsewhere are able to deliver humanitarian aid without fear of an Israeli army attack.
Council expresses its support for:
The demand of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan for a prompt, independent and international investigation into the Israeli attack The UK Government to put Pressure on Israel to end the illegal blockade of Gaza and its military occupation of Palestinian land.
Sanctions be imposed on Israel until it complies with international law and ceases perpetrating human rights abuses.
An immediate suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement on human rights grounds. An immediate two-way arms embargo between the UK and Israel. Such an embargo would send a clear message to Israel that its actions are unacceptable.
Council requests the Leader of Council to write to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in support of the above demands and further requests that the Government issues a blanket exemption to all public bodies to allow them to dis-invest in Countries that flout international law in the above manner.
28-06-2010 17:33Demos, protests and direct action for the closure of CIE's in Italy
28-06-2010 16:30The march through London to the Israeli Embassy in response to the massacre aboard the Mavi Marmara.
28-06-2010 14:15No claim of responsiblity yet, but Islamists suspected.
28-06-2010 13:22Film Screening
A re-imaging of the Kronsdat sailors uprising with a twist of gender anarchy.
Friday the 9th of july at The Factory 2-8 Cave st, Bristol, BS2 8RU.
CAFE from 7pm.
Film at 8pm
28-06-2010 11:22Update, and way to be informed of the verdict
/img> Smasher writes: The trial of the decommissioners has now entered its third week and is moving along at a brisk pace. Originally scheduled to run for 10 weeks, then cut to 7, it now seems likely that it will conclude around the middle of next week. Some highlights of the case so far include the five-day-long cross examining of EDO's managing Director Paul Hills about his company's business weapon deals, and the early aquittal of one of the defendants after a submission by the defence that she had 'no case to answer' after the prosecution failed to present the jury with any strong evidence against her. At the moment the jury has heard evidence from most of the defendants and are being presented with evidence from Palestine, highlighting the war crimes that have been committed there.
So far so good...However, it's not over yet and the defendants still need your support! There is a vigil every day outside Hove Crown Court from around 9.45am. Everybody welcome both outside and inside court.
There is a demonstration planned for the day of the verdict, whatever the outcome. It will most likely take place at very short notice. If you want to know the outcome of the trial and come to the demo, please email your mobile phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. You will then be sent a text when the jury goes out and another once the verdict is announced, with demo details.
As you may have noticed, we have all been very busy during the trial period and have been bad at posting updates about how it is going...so, if you come to court and feel like writing about what's going on please feel free to send your impressions to Smash EDO's email and we can keep people informed.
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