26 May - 1 June, Newport.
Organised by Anarchist Action Network, Stop NATO Cymru and South Wales Anarchists, the festival runs all week at 95-96 Commercial Street, Newport NP20 1LU. Sharing ideas and skills, celebrating resistance & organising to win. All welcome. Workshops and skill shares all week, free cafe all day and free meal every evening.
The NATO Summit comes to Newport at the beginning of September. Come along this week and prepare for the Stop NATO week of action 30 August - 5 September and take part in some of the many talks, sessions and workshops. Something for everyone! All welcome (except cops and mainstream journalists, who will be asked to stay outside). The venue is an alcohol & drug free space.
If you can only manage one day and want to get clued up on NATO and what's planned for August & September, come along on Sunday:
Sunday 1 June. 4pm: Talk - Resisting the NATO Summit. 6.30pm: Meeting to build resistance against the NATO Summit.
On the newswire: Protest & Street Theatre | Banner drops | Photos from Newport Rising | Anarchists Shut Cardiff Barclays | Anarchist Travelling Circus Presents Newport Rising | Protest the NATO Summit | Antimilitarists Block NATO Conference | NATO Uncut Call-out | Stop NATO Cymru Statement
On Saturday 2nd November 2013 a fundraising benefit gig for the family of imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning, organised by WISE Up Action, at The Casa in Liverpool, a pub set up by sacked Liverpool Dockers, suffered multiple violent attacks.
The day before the physical and verbal attacks on the anti-war activist organisers and The Casa staff, a statement on Adam Ford's blog, "from a group of activists who will be supporting Chelsea Manning but opposing Ciaron O'Reilly at an event in Liverpool tomorrow" claimed that "Ciaron O'Reilly - a main organiser of tonight's event - does not support Chelsea Manning in the same way that we do" and said that they "intend to protest against that". Ten days before the attack an article opposing the event, published on the blog of a member of the Liverpool Solidarity Federation and reproduced the next day on Libcom, claimed that Ciaron O’Reilly was a "vile misogynist and transphobic shitbag" and that "O’Reilly’s fundraiser in Liverpool will be challenged on the basis of his behaviour towards women and on the basis of his support for Julian Assange." Ciaron O’Reilly refutes the allegations against him, in response to the accusation that he made some sexist remarks he has said "I am not sure I have" and in response to the charge that that he refers to Chelsea Manning using her previous name of Bradley, he has made it clear that he does "not refuse to use the name Chelsea".
On 19th October 2013, outside the Anarchist bookfair in London Ciaron O’Reilly was physically and verbally assaulted because of his ongoing support and solidarity work for Julian Assange of WikiLeaks who has been sheltering from persecution in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over a year.
Links: Catholic among the Pigeons | Solidarity gigs/events for US prisoner of conscience Private Manning | Drunk Attack on Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool | Weekend of Solidarity with Chelsea Manning's Family - the good news! | Photos and audio from Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool
StopG8 have organised a week of action in London from 8th to 15th June, ahead of the UK G8 summit. Tuesday June 11th will be the big day, The #J11 Carnival Against Capitalism mass action will start at 12 noon on Tuesday June 11th, the meet-up points will be:
The action will finish with a ‘street party’ at 5:30pm, the location will be announced on the day.
Last week (see SchNEWS 753) we covered the protests against the sell-off of the Forest of Dean. But the implications of the Public Bodies Bill for the Forestry Commission go a lot further than that. Essentially the Tory’s are planning (in time-honoured fashion) to flog off the family silver and privatise forests up and down the country. The sale is intended to raise £2bn - less than half of one years tax avoidance by Vodafone.
In SchNEWS:SchNEWS 753
No Borders Camp 2010 in Brussels kicks off this Saturday (25th) til the 3rd October, so get yourself to the continent to make a start on creating a world where no one is illegal. Among the objectives of the camp are the denouncing of European migration policy; showing the links between this policy and the structures of capitalism and repression; the blocking of Brussels' deportation system and the organisation of an autonomous safe space for the voices of migrants and activists to be heard.1
The Africa House squat in Calais is to be evicted next Wednesday (9th). After a herd of 20 CRS vans circled the squat scoping the site on Wednesday morning (2nd), they deposited an eviction notice with those present, informing the migrants they had a week to hit the streets. The building - home to Eritrean, Sudanese and Ethiopian migrants, many of whom had already seen previous squats and camps destroyed - has been marked for demolition.
Bristol eco-village set up camp this week with huge support from the local people and activists from all over the country. The off-grid urban community kicked off last Saturday (17th) on a patch of waste land in St.Werburghs previously notorious for fly tipping, arson attacks and hard drug users.
"It's rapidly becoming obvious that this is a nationwide issue - somehow the police have got it into their heads that music and dancing are bad for society. They've used the licensing laws as a weapon." - Strawberry Fair organiser
In what is fast becoming a summer tradition, yet another gathering has fallen victim to party-pooping police tactics. One of the UK's last free open-air festivals has been cancelled under police pressure. Strawberry Fair, in Cambridge, viewed by many as the starting gun for the festival season, has been stopped in its tracks after 37 straight years. Some (on Facebook at least) are vowing that some kind of festival will go ahead anyway.
11th of October saw the first worldwide protests against surveillance measures such as the collection of all telecommunications data, the surveillance of air travellers and the biometric registration of citizens. In at least 15 countries citizens demanded a cutback on surveillance, a moratorium on new surveillance powers and an independent evaluation of existing surveillance powers.
In Liverpool, political campaigns came together to hold stalls in the city centre and distribute leaflets. Police riot vans surrounded and intimidated them, but surrounding crowds helped intervene to block the police and defend the stalls.Reports: | 1 | 2 |
UK Social Centres Gathering 28/29 November
Dutch squatters take island
The Fuck Parade Strikes Back! - Reclaim Camden, Reclaim the Beats
19-05-2015 15:07 | 2 comments
Magna Carta - Festival For Democracy
16-05-2015 14:52 | 1 comment
Anarchist flags raised in Liverpool by LOVE
Mayday! Reclaim the Beats!! - Join the Fuck Parade!
Runnymede needs You! Eviction Resistance ॐ
06-04-2015 19:36 | 3 comments
Mayday - Reclaim the Beats
25-03-2015 23:54 | 1 comment
Letter from Lerwick
Curo Housing building work stopped by
Squat Eviction in Mexico City - Chanti Ollin
Trip to the edge of the world
Safer Spaces Exposed
17-10-2014 12:21 | 11 comments
squat!net downtime / hardware update
Whatever happened to the unemployed organising themselves?
03-08-2014 23:50 | 2 comments
Social centres and 'civil' anarchists
28-07-2014 19:10 | 4 comments
Analysis on the abuse of the critical whiteness theory
08-07-2014 02:59 | 1 comment
Fascists given free reign in newcastle
10-05-2014 14:56 | 3 comments
afinity sutton hosing asociation
03-02-2014 16:03 | 2 comments
Amsterdam - 100 refugees squat place
15-12-2013 02:18 | 1 comment
AgainstGreece: Day for Alexis, day for students Cops intrudeattack on university
06-12-2013 13:36 | 1 comment
To-day In Nottingham and beyond Radical Routes...TODAY!!!
COPFS Letter sent with following evidence
13-11-2013 01:03 | 2 comments
EDL and anti-fascists demonstrate in Shotton colliery 09.11.2013
10-11-2013 14:14 | 4 comments
09-11-2013 14:48 | 1 comment
Call for decentralised action for the first anniversary of ZAD evictions
14-10-2013 17:09 | 1 comment
Kebele social centre is 18 years young
08-10-2013 10:58 | 3 comments
#126: the Common House, Bent Bars, anarchism in Brazil & DJ BPM
No Pasaran Uncut - new anti-fascist animation
19-09-2013 08:03 | 1 comment
One Town, Many Events for World Peace Day in Wrexham
Berlin: Raids and Demonstrations - "We are not scared".
16-08-2013 18:36 | 1 comment
Action against David Irving in Newcastle upon Tyne
Where Am I To Go? London Roma Evicted
121 - Hackney Renters, ZAD - Klaxon Radio, 52 Commercial Road, DJ Al
Summer Peace News Camp In-Line!
Nkululeko Gwala Murdered in Cato Crest
03-07-2013 07:20 | 1 comment
The Truth is out there!!Listen!
StopG8 Statement on Protests and Police Violence 11 June
12-06-2013 00:32 | 2 comments
[Utrecht, NL] The Ubica-eviction: a report
28-05-2013 14:10 | 2 comments
UG#642 - Living a 3-Dimensional Life (Living Moneyless, Walden #1)
On Known and Unknown Self (dis) Organisation.
01-05-2013 21:47 | 5 comments
s144 - Damned Lies and No Useful Statistics
Benefit for Greek Anarchist Prisoners & Squats - Nottingham
10-04-2013 11:30 | 1 comment
Native squatter refuses to cooperate in court after mansion eviction
11-03-2013 22:57 | 5 comments
Greek Solidarity Night & Belarus ABC Infotalk this week
Solidarity campaign for liberated spaces and anarchist comrades worldwide
04-02-2013 21:23 | 1 comment
Councillor Peter Jones CBE, Combe Haven Destruction Facilitator!
28-01-2013 20:51 | 6 comments
Greece, Athens: Video from march in solidarity to evicted squats 12/1/2013
16-01-2013 11:49 | 1 comment
Digging The Dirt!
10-01-2013 11:33 | 1 comment
Statement of the squatters of the former ministry of finance in altona, hamburg
17-12-2012 18:50 | 2 comments
Buy Nothing Day
24-11-2012 10:00 | 2 comments
Romney's Mormon Church Abuses Animals
23-10-2012 16:00 | 1 comment
La ZAD Eviction Up to date Report
22-10-2012 17:08 | 1 comment
Heifer International Continues Its Animal Torture
20-10-2012 17:51 | 1 comment
Britain 'has worse record on internet freedom than Philippines'
20-10-2012 14:43 | 1 comment
Largest Protest Zone in Europe Being Evicted - La ZAD
Greek Squat Anarcho's All But One Released
Cowley Club listings Sept/Oct
Rossett/wrexham eviction date 19th september 2012
12-09-2012 15:59 | 1 comment
Free space Nether edge sheffield s7
video.squat.net back online
Squatting "not dead yet" in Netherlands
16-07-2012 13:40 | 2 additions | 16 comments
Squatban in Jamaica?
13-07-2012 16:46 | 1 comment
Diggers2012: Runnymede Eco Village Lives On + Saturdays Workshops
13-07-2012 14:06 | 1 comment
Internet, Social Media Upcoming Tools in Civil Unrest
By the dawns early light.
Updated Squatters Convergence Info - Brighton
Mayday in Seattle
01-05-2012 23:42 | 1 addition
Free School day - Sat 28th April - @ Cowley Club in Brighton
26-04-2012 17:11 | 2 comments
Dutch government wants to silence criticism of queen Beatrix
Reprise of Sgt.Brighton Bike Fest Band Day Six
More Cake!! And Bikes!! aka Day Five of Brighton Bike Fest
Day Three Brighton Bike Fest
Day Two Brighton Bike Fest
Week of Resistance
17-04-2012 01:22 | 1 comment
Blockupy Frankfurt - Participate!
Shiny n Rusty All Welcome(aka BrightOn Bike Fest)
06-04-2012 19:25 | 1 comment
Radical Events Listings - Call For Submissions
03-04-2012 21:13 | 2 comments
Save Leyton Marsh - Update
26-03-2012 22:47 | 2 comments
22/03/12 Soli Demo with Elba Squatters, London
Squatban to go to third reading in Lords
21-03-2012 13:22 | 1 comment
Latest Updates from Protect the Wilderness & Reclaim the Fields
Reclaim the Fields Spring Gathering 2012 - details & updates
24-02-2012 22:11 | 4 comments
Does Evgeny Lebedev support EVENING STANDARD suppressing the truth?
21-02-2012 23:05 | 1 comment
Beware the Agent Procrastinateur...
08-02-2012 19:30 | 2 comments
Reclaim the Fields Spring Gathering 2012
Action to re-occupy the ZAD
Brighton Squatters - Update on a crazy week
03-02-2012 22:44 | 3 comments
Public squatting in the U$A on the up
08-01-2012 15:30 | 2 comments
CSO Castillo - about us
21-12-2011 13:51 | 1 comment
Titnore Woods Info Night
Activists blockade mass Tamil deportation, allege torture risk
15-12-2011 12:07 | 1 addition | 3 comments
Occupy SF Bradley Manning Plaza camp attacked by cops
Empty Ex-Forest Cafe Squatted and Reclaimed for the Community
01-12-2011 10:22 | 1 comment
463 Years After The Ketts Rebellion...
Victims Of Charity
Occupy Movement: where next?
18-11-2011 11:48 | 5 comments
Radical Routes Success!
Radical Routes Gathering 2011
The war on squatters
06-11-2011 20:59 | 7 comments
Squat news from Amsterdam
02-11-2011 00:15 | 1 addition | 1 comment
Open letter from Glasgow Women's Activist Forum to Occupy Glasgow
01-11-2011 17:35 | 9 comments
Plans afoot to criminalise squatting in residential buildings
Occupy Pompey Today Noon.
Big Society V's The Big Society
Epicenter of a coming movement
Public sector cuts
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