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WTF is the Solidarity Economy?! BOOK LAUNCH – FRI 12TH JULY 6-10PM

_From mutual aid and cooperation to internationalist solidarity; building a new world in the shell of the old while defending our rights and surviving together. Come and learn more about solidarity economy as revolutionary strategy._

Book launch, workshop and social with Solidarity Economy Association ticket link

July 12th 6pm-10pm at BASE Social Centre (Bristol). Workshop starts 6:30pm. 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY


🎉 Radical Fridays 👏 – every Friday 5-8pm at BASE. Come and meet new people and old friends 🥰, browse the library and infoshop 📚, drink tea or bring a beer🥂, eat snacks , plan the revolution 🤩. There will be a different topic to have a casual chat about each week 🌿


On the 1st July 2024 ‘Tranche 2’ of the Undercover policing inquiry (UCPI) will start.  This year, it will run for several months.

Anarchists and activists have been engaging with this process for several years now.  But what can we ever really learn from the police investigating themselves?  Is the UCPI just a time consuming distraction? The exposures happened in 2010, and it will be over a year before that time period is reached in the courts…  

The phrase ‘Spycops’ has become well known and understood… but in this process have some of the wider implications of undercover policing got lost?

Why is it important to continue to interrogate these issues from an anarchist perspective?

How can information be shared when there is no affinity?

How can we learn from the past without it consuming us?

The issues around infiltration are still very much relevant today, but it is vital to find new ways to engage with them.

  • Many groups are now publicly organising/mobilising around Palestine and ecological direct action.   What can be learnt from previous issues around “mass action” in terms of corporate and state surveillance?
  • This year Reclaim Power will target Drax power station in Yorkshire.  Last time this was a direct action target (2006), several of the undercover cops were involved.
  • The discussion will highlight some of the issues from the recent wave of exposures of undercover police in Barcelona.

The discussion will take place after Sunday cafe, so join us for food at 6

BASE 14 Robertson Rd, Easton  BS5 6JY

Sunday 26th May: BASE Cafe & film “BRUCIA ANCORA DENTRO

📽️🍛✊🏻 Sunday 26th May: BASE Cafe & film “BRUCIA ANCORA DENTRO – about the murder of Davide Cesare, “Dax”, a young anti-fascist who was killed by right-wing extremists”
🍛 6 pm vegan dinner (donation-based)
📽️ 7-8.20 pm film “BRUCIA ANCORA DENTRO”

💥 BRUCIA ANCORA DENTRO (film+book) retraces, through the voices of the protagonists, the story of 16th March 2003 – the Black Night in Milan – in which three right-wing extremists stabbed to death Davide Cesare, “Dax”, a young anti-fascist who grew up in the outskirts of the city. This is a documentary project, the intent of which is to narrate the turning point in the existence of an entire generation of friends and comrades who look back, exploring twenty years of memories, and entrust this collective memory to new rebellious generations.
💥 💥 Always poised between hate and love. 💥 💥


In defence of the Dannenröder forest, Germany, 2020, Ella found themselves landed in pre-trial prison, having faced a brutal eviction. What differentiated their case was that without giving any personal details to the authorities, for 1 and half years they remained anonymous throughout prosecution. Beyond the state’s violation of ecocide, the torment of intended social control via identification was brought to the fore. Ella presents their memoir ‘Imprisonment is for Burning’, for discussion in relation to the many other social-ecological struggles that interconnect us, and for the ecosystems that interdepend with us.

Conflict Club presents: Moving towards generative conflict WEDS 1ST MAY 6.30 – 8.30PM

What does it look like? How can you get there?

This 101 session will introduce some frameworks to help us think through how we can embrace conflict as a force that can generate positive change. Why can conflict be so scary, and how can we reduce the fear around it?

All welcome, with a particular welcome to groups who want to improve the way they relate to conflict. We will organise a follow up session if folks are keen!

Conflict Club is a peer organised group for exploring and learning skills to help navigate and support conflict. We’ve been meeting up since autumn 2022, we have had a break during the start of this year but are keen to make more of our ideas happen including a regular space! For now, join for announce updates


Yoga Drop-in every Monday 5-6.30 pm at BASE. No fee but we kindly ask for a donation. Bring your mat and other props if you need. “First come, first served” as the space is limited.

DJ WORKSHOP – 10/4, 8/5, 12/6

This is a free monthly vinyl Djing workshop with Frolic at BASE community centre in Easton.
The intention is to encourage a more diverse and democratic DJ culture, by allowing those people who are underrepresented to come and have a go, make the space theirs and dethrone the superstar DJ. Everyone is welcome, but you are especially welcome if you are a refugee, LGBQT+, a person of colour, a woman or working class. This event is suitable for 14+.
If you come along, expect to learn what the different parts of the DJ
set-up do, how to handle records on and off the turntable, how to
beat-match and mix on vinyl. No prior experience required.