All strength to Brighton’s anarchist social centre, the Cowley Club! They’re currently raising money to get through the tough times. Please show your solidarity and give what you can to make sure this important autonomous space, part of the UK social centres network, continues to fly the flag and continue their awesome work. Keep at it Cowley crew!
Here is their callout for help and see links below.
“We’ve made it this far thanks to our tireless volunteers and the support of our community, but we need your help to make it through the next few months and keep The Cowley Club going until we can open up again! We’re crowdfunding just short of £5,000 to ensure we’re still here once we make it through lockdown and the pandemic, so we can get back to doing what we’ve been doing since 2003, and keep on getting better!
No matter how small a donation you make, everything helps keep us going to get through this. Please support The Cowley Club by donating at https://crowdfunder.cowley.club“
Four people charged with criminal damage for removal of the Colston Statue have their first court hearing on 25th January at Bristol Magistrates Court. If you are glad that Colston is no longer on a pedestal in our city, join us online to show them your support. We’ll be putting on a teach in and holding an 8 minute silence at 9.45am to remember the 84,500 people whose kidnap and enslavement Colston helped to fund and organise during his time with the Royal Africa Company. As well as taking time to celebrate the enslaved whose many rebellions brought about abolition. Given the ongoing risks from the new variant of Covid-19, we are asking people not to attend a protest at the magistrates court in person but to do so virtually instead. Between 9.30am and 10pm on Monday 25th please share solidarity photos and post to the event or to your social media using #GladColstonsGone, saying why you’re glad Colston’s statue is no longer on our streets. And keep checking back for updates, there will be more details and exciting associated events coming soon.