Stay Grounded Communications Training Weekend on Aviation & Climate Justice Open to activists and campaigners across the UK and free to attend, with overnight accommodation and support for travel costs available.
* Free training weekend about aviation & climate justice, greenwashing, just transition and changing travel policies
* Reflection on _how we talk _about aviation and _how we counter the industry’s greenwashing with our own narratives for fair and grounded mobility * Creating a network of _multipliers _in Europe who support each other with future workshops, campaigns and actions * Based on our latest guide ‘Common Destination: Reframing aviation to ensure a safe landing and lay the tracks towards a fair planet’
Who is it for? * Campaigners against airport expansions or for a fairer mobility system * Climate justice activists interested to do more on aviation * Communicators seeking to reflect and expand on their framing strategies * Anyone looking for a new way to join the movement and meet like-minded people!
Stay Grounded is an international network of more than 180 groups campaigning for a reduction of aviation and its negative impacts, as well as against problematic strategies like offsetting and biofuels.
Bristol Airport Action Network is a coalition of groups and individuals working to oppose Bristol Airport’s expansion plans and are currently mobilising around a Brisotl High Court hearing on 8-9th November. Get in touch to find out what you can do: BAANcc@protonmail.com.
Adblock Bristol are running a ‘Tea and Type’ to lodge as many objections as possible to BT’s applications for new advertising spaces in Bristol.
BT have started submitting applications for new ‘Street Hubs’, across the city. Some are in place of old phone boxes, but many would be new, and just like Clear Channel’s bus stop ad screens, use crazy amounts of electricity and shine all day and night. Lucky us.
BUT, have hope, because through Bristol City Council’s planning portal, Adblock Bristol has wielded the mighty keyboard to get multiple (70-something and counting) digital ad spaces rejected by the Council’s planning officers and councillors.
We’ll be in BASE’s library on Tuesday the 25th of October to get as many objections under our belts before our brains go fuzzy. If it isn’t something you’ve ever done before, come along anyway and we’ve got lots of helpful tips. It’s a surprisingly effective form of anti-capitalist activism. There will be tea.
Are you interested in presenting a movie/documentary/video/a talk at BASE film nights? Any chance you’d also like to cook for BASE Cafe? You can do either or both, as you like (no need to cook!)
The event runs every Sunday. Dinner served at 6, film/even starting at 7 pm. If you are interested, would you put down a few dates that you’d like and the activity you’d be up for: either film/event (write down the provisional name) or cooking or both.
The idea is to have a fun and relaxing social time that will bring together the interested community to watch movies/documentaries together and have discussion about them. It is an opportunity to look at the variety of struggles and topics that different activist collectives in Bristol focus on and have it as a space to highlight some issues or discuss topics. The screening material can be explicitly political, a documentary, but also more mainstream/not explicitly political thing.
The BASE film nights collective will create a poster, will do advertising, provide technical support and physical space, and facilitate the screening and discussion. You would provide the screening material (if you don’t have it, we can help finding it) and come to the screening, you will have the floor to say a few words about your collective and why you chose this film and then take part in the discussion.
Attached is the poster call out. It would be great if you could share it with your group and join us.
Jin Jiyan Azadi has been ringing out from Iranian occupied Kurdistan and has now spread throughout the entire Iranian state and around the world following the murder of Jhina Amini, a Kurdish woman, by the Iranian state.
The chant originates from decades of autonomous women’s organising and struggle by the Kurdish Women’s Movement which is the driving force of the whole Kurdish Freedom Movement.
We want to share and explore this history together as well as look at some of the ideas and principles that guide this movement for the liberation of all women and through it the liberation of society as a whole.
It is not necessary to read the text before hand (although it might help to get the most out of it), we will read it together in the session. People are also welcome to just take part in the discussion or to just come and listen.
Our monthly letter writing night takes place on Tuesday 1st this month (due to a clash with Halloween), We’ll be back to the last Monday of the month for November (28th).
Monthly session where we write to prisoners, Come along and learn about anarchist, antifascist, and Kill the Bill Prisoners,. Join campaigns, write some letters, make some art, sign some cards, or just offer moral support and some snacks. Solidarity in a chill way.
Donations for stamps and room hire appreciated, but not required.
contact bristol [at] afed [dot] org [dot] uk with any questions.
Paris, 1892. If you’re not rich, things look bleak. Political bombings and police crackdowns tear the city apart. Out of this carnage steps Emile Henry, a young anarchist preparing his war against the State. But when he hears strange mumblings from the future, madness beckons… Dead White Anarchists_ is a solo theatre show – a Molotov cocktail of radical history lesson, spoken word and sci-fi crime thriller. It’s a reflection on a bloody past and a chaotic present, but always holding hope for the future. Written and performed by Paul Case Directed by Emily Ingram
“A throwback to when political theatre meant the exploration of grand universal ideas… the piece doesn’t flinch. Four stars” – The Wee Review
PLUS spoken word open mic! Handful of slots available, five minutes each, sign up on the night.