On the 29th April at All Hallows Hall in BS5 – it’s party time as we dance to raise funds for our BASE social centre. Thanks to Undo Cru for organising this beauty! Entry is a suggesteed donation of £5-10 on the door, if you can afford it please. If you’re arriving later you might want to be sure to get in by buying an advance ticket from Headfirst, same suggested donation. There’s an FB event here to share to your friends & networks.
Image text: Bass For BASE Fundraiser (with)… Spanner (Ska-punk) The Daltonics (Psychadelic rock) Ironside (Junglism) Elleyphunk (Breaks) Tillwah (Cheesy Classics) Wednesday & October B2B Caveat (footwork & jungle) – Undo Cru Ambisinister B2B Quiche Chegwin (punk & jungle) – Undo Cru Visuals by Bad Touch
At All Hallows Hall, All Hallows Road, Easton BS5 0HH (All Hallows FB page) 8pm-2am on 29.4.23 Powered by Undo Cru
Two years on from Bristol’s first of many #KillTheBill protests on 21.3.2021, campaigners against increasing police & state powers and violence will march and rally in central Bristol. Meeting at 5.30pm in the Bearpit, marching to Bridewell police station. Campaigners will express solidarity with all those brutalised, arrested and imprisoned for standing together and fighting back against police and state attacks on us all; and with all communities, genders & races bearing the brunt of misogyny and racism. Be there.
Text from the flyer image: “On the Tuesday 21st March 2023 we will hold a demonstration in front of Bridewell police station against the violence of the police and the British State.
34 people, mostly young, have been imprisoned for over a total of 100 years for the uprising that took place on this day 2 years ago. An uprising that was self defense against the brutality of the police towards demonstrators and in response to the rape and murder of Sarah Everard and the PCSC Bill.
In those two years we have seen the police continue to brutalise and murder young black men, refugees have been left to die in the channel, we have seen suicides and murders at the hands of the prisons, the inherent and vile misogyny and racism of the police has been openly exposed and we have seen increasingly repressive legislation against protest and the organisation of working people.
The police and prison system continues to attack and disappear the already most marginalised and oppressed areas of society.
At the same time the state protects and furthers a system of systematic poverty. It protects the wealthiest and most powerful who live as they please off of our backs whilst one step out of line puts us in prison. The state punishes those who are the victims of its policies.
We want to come together on this day to show who’s side we are on, to show our solidarity with the Kill The Bill prisoners and their families and all people brutalised by the British State and its institutions of repression.
We will hear from those affected and those involved in organizing resistance”.
Support for #KillTheBill Protestors, Defendants and Prisoners If you need support then contact these groups: Bristol Defendant Solidarity email – bristoldefendantsolidarity[at]riseup.net mobile – 07510 283424 Twitter – @bristoldefenda1
Scott Branson, author of Practical Anarchism is going to be facilitating a conversation on anarchist alternatives to major structures in our lives like work, education, policing, health and laws and representative democracy.
Daily Anarchism, or Bringing the Revolution Off the Street
Many of us have experienced that in the intensity of facing off against the violent forces of the state during street protest, one may form bonds of solidarity and clear space for a vision of a new world. But what happens after? How can we perpetuate a social revolution into our daily lives? These are questions that abolitionists, anarchists, feminists, and queer radicals have been asking, speaking from a place of desire to live more fully in those moments. An everyday anarchism helps us rethink what revolution and transformation can be, starting with our relationships and activities. It doesn’t matter if we smash the state but still can’t take care of ourselves or one another. Looking at how the ingrained state logics silence or erase the ways of organizing our lives that are easier and make more sense, we can see how we can prepare ourselves for liberation.
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.
This is a really strong film and a chance to meet (and possibly pose a question to) its director and producer: ‘London Mining Network is excited to bring director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso & producer Jordan Flaherty to the UK for a screening tour of the film Powerlands. The film touches on many of London Mining Network’s key messages and features communities we have been working with for many years around the Cerrejon mine in Colombia.Starting 21 September, Ivey Camille and Jordan will be presenting the film and answering questions at a number of venues across the country. See https://londonminingnetwork.org/powerlands-uk-screening…/ for the full list of dates and locations.—-A young Navajo filmmaker investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents. This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec. More here: www.powerlands.org
Powerlands is a documentary feature about global, interconnected indigenous resistance to resource colonialism. Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation. Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybdnhdp43g
This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec.
Featured on Democracy Now. Winner, Best US Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022, Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival 2022. Selected, Firelight Media Documentary Lab. Finalist, Chicken and Egg Project Hatched.
A discussion on the struggle for ecology and life under state oppression in Turkey and North Kurdistan
About this event
Join Kurdistan Solidarity Network for a conversation with the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement (MEM), a network of grass-roots organisations in Turkey and North Kurdistan focusing on ecological work with a radical vision for a better society.
MEM are active on many fronts, organising in a context of economic crisis, conflict, climate change and state oppression in Turkey. They are both struggling to protect nature and communities from state-sponsored megaprojects, such as mining and dams, which displace the population and destroy the ecosystem, and also working to create living, breathing alternatives through their democratic organising model, tree planting initiatives and co-operatives.
Rather than seeing ecology as separate from politics, the group imagines a radical reorganisation of society in order to ensure the protection of nature. MEM’s vision of a radically democratic, confederal politics is based on pluralism and social ecology, where people and human societies are a part of nature. They envision a communal economy based on gender liberation that moves beyond scarcity and hierarchy, toward a world that re-harmonises human communities with the natural world, while celebrating diversity, creativity, and freedom. And in doing so, protects not just nature but also the rights of women, all the peoples, cultures and languages of the region, and of humanity as a whole from war, alienation and dis-empowerment.
KSN will join the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement for a two hour online discussion about their work, vision, and the context of war, fascism and severe state repression they are organising in. Ticket sales will support the work of MEM. Please donate what you can afford.
When we collectively organise with a radical vision for a better world, we have the power to make real change. And as states respond with violence, our solidarity and our struggles must be international to succeed.
Read more about the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement here.
BKSN WHAT IS KURDISTAN? 🧭🏔️ WHAT IS KURDISTAN? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO THE UK CONTEXT: EDUCATION/DISCUSSION 🏔️🧭
⏰ Date: 24th May 2022, 18.30-21.30 🏜️ Location: BASE social centre, 14 Robertson Road, BS5 6JY.
Bristol Kurdistan Solidarity Network invite you to an introductory education/discussion on Kurdistan and the geopolitical situation. The event will be an opportunity to introduce the Kurdistan Freedom movement and its goals, and understand why this movement is important to our context here in the UK. Please arrive on time so we can start promptly. Snacks provided, share widely and bring your friends!
Roll up! Roll up! It’s the awe inspiring, dazzling and immense BASE and Roses online raffle! Help this mutual aid and solidarity project to continue providing free food for as many people as possible in Bristol. Get your raffle tickets here: hdfst.uk/E63763
Since the start of April 2019 BASE and Roses has been distributing thousands of cooked meals and food boxes to 100s of people across Bristol to people who really need it.The project, self funded and run by volunteers, really needs funds to carry on. So tell all your friends and get those tickets in!Tickets are £5 each, 3 for £10 or 8 for £20! Prize draw: February 26th live on Facebook!!!
Here are some of the prizes donated by legendary people and local businesses in our community!
* Weekend break in yurt on /Scottish border, summer 2021 * £50 Bar Tab at The Plough * Unwedding Festival 2021 ticket in Abergavenny * 2 x tickets to Outcider festival * G Bros pizza meal for two * Rowdy (graff artist) scarves and stickers * Booja Booja box of chocolates * BASE anarchist bookshop prize bundle * Spanner record, CD and T shirt * 45RPM print + art box containing stickers, patch, bin badge and customised playing cards * 3dom original framed print * 2 x three course meals out Pitchfork Cafe * Cooking Masterclass session at Square Food Foundation * We Creatures headdress – handmade red spiral devil horns * Herbs & Roots handmade bath salts + womb doom balm (could be one prize or two) * Dog Section Press book bundle (Abolishing the Police, Great Anarchists, Make Rojava Green Again, NO! Against Adult Supremacy) * Subscription to DOPE magazine for a year * Punk Aerobics session for one winner and anyone in their household * ‘Eat The Rich’ necklace made by Fuck The Tories * Sam Knox art prints and zines * Bokeh Versions t shirt and record bundle * Efa Supertramp and Killdren band merch * Princess Di Love Dollars T Shirt from Scumdance Collective * NoCorner, LavaLava and Rwdfwd record bundle * Base n Roses T Shirts and patches * 2 x Electric guitars * Idle Hands record bundle * 2 x Noods Radio t shirts * Autonomads band merch * Clayton Blizzard CDs * Grand Collapse band merch * Menstrual Cramps band merch * Blackstar Printing Tshirts * Chelsea Inn back patch * Migraines records from Carnival Punks * Patches from Suniti * A working bike! * Champagne and sloe gin from Emma * Alex Mack art print * Mind Your Peas art print * Viva La May art print * Sepr graffiti piece * Stay Rotten art print * Mollusca t shirt * Handmade real silver crowbar earrings by Captain Grimace * Bar tab and pizza from the Red Lion * 2 x bottles of super fancy delish cider from Barleywood Orchard * 1 x vegan cake – designed and made to order * Bristol Fungarium: 3x bags of dried mushroom mix and 1x 2kg crate of fresh mushrooms * Specialist Subject Records Merch & £30 Voucher * Exchange Tshirt * Active Distro – 2 x certain days prisoner support calendar + £20 voucher * Deadspace Chamber Music CD and tote bag * Abi Hubbard print and handmade patch * Pull up bar * 4 x Alice Jennings handmade ceramic mugs * Empty Brains handmade t shirt and mask (+stickers) * Falafel time meal for two * Scoopaway food hamper * St Paul’s Cidery gift pack * Jeevans box of samosas * Bundle of cooking, gardening and DIY books * Bundle of board games * Essential food hamper +much much more – prizes coming in all the time!
About the prize draw: as much as possible we will avoid posting items, instead we’ll do local delivery and collection to keep environmental and financial costs down. Please bear this in mind if you’re from outside of the Bristol area.
BASE and Roses is a food distribution collective formed to tackle issues around food security in Bristol. We are delivering weekly, free food parcels to people in Bristol and distributing cooked meals to homeless people.Our initiative is based on principles of solidarity and mutual aid. We are not a charitable organisation. Anybody can self refer and request a food parcel if they need one; our distribution is not means tested.Our food distribution is run by volunteers with a small budget and is predominantly reliant on donations from food suppliers. We are aiming to get as many food donations as possible for the distribution, however to ensure our food parcels contain a substantial amount of food and a balanced selection, we are buying in extra food.We urgently need funds to pay fuel costs for drivers and to buy additional food for the parcels.