Support the Bristol anti-arms trade campaigners arrested in Brighton

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Since the morning of Saturday 17 January, nine anti-arms trade campaigners have been arrested, some at the EDO arms factory near Brighton. It appears some of the nine campaigners gained access to the premises during the night, and took action to decommission EDO’s weapons making capability. The action was an attempt to stop the war crimes perpetrated by the Israeli state and military against Palestinian people, by denying them supplies of military equipment that EDO help make.

According to the local police and media, the decommissioning work was extensive, and will take some time to rectify. Some are asking if this may be the final blow that helps close the EDO arms factory once and for all?
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Cage prisoners, cage society!

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The arrival of the excellent Cageprisoners tour, in Bristol on 12 January, provides an excellent opportunity to hear about the experiences of both prisoners and their guards at the infamous and inhumane prison known as Guantanamo Bay. The event takes place from 7.30pm at the Kuumba centre, 20-23 Hepburn Rd, Bristol BS2 8UB. Come early! More details on the Cageprisoners website at http://www.cageprisoners.com/tour
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Greek Solidarity

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1968_fight-nowThe rebellion by Greek youth, students, workers and migrant workers & immigrants that began on 6 December 2008, following the murder in Athens of a 15 year old youth by police officers, has generated a lot of interest across Bristol and the UK. There has also been some solidarity action in Bristol, graffiti and posters have been seen around town, and persons unknown have claimed on Bristol Indymedia four solidarity attacks on police stations/vehicles.

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Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners 2009 Calendar

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Certain Days 2009 Calendar

Certain Days 2009 Calendar

Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organisers in Montreal, and three Political Prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York state: Herman Bell, David Gilbert and Robert Seth Hayes. The initial project was suggested by Herman, and has been shaped throughout the process by all of our ideas, discussions, and analysis. All of the members of the outside collective are involved in day-to-day organising work other than the calendar, on issues ranging from refugee and immigrant solidarity to community media to prisoner justice. We work from an anti-imperialist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, feminist, queer and trans positive position.
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SUBVERT 2008 Festival 24th-26th October

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A weekend Festival of Resistance drawing together the themes or anti-prison campaigning & prisoner support, and organising against border controls and the demonisation of migrants.

You don’t need to be a genius, nor an anarchist, to see the links between the two, as the number of prisoners and detained migrants rockets, as state surveillance reaches new levels of intrusiveness, all against a backdrop of global financial crisis and the start of a major economic depression. The state is clamping down on dissent, preparing for social unrest, and as usual scapegoating the most vulnerable sections of society.

This weekend of events will look at alternatives to the current failing economic & social policies, and highlight examples of resistance.
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Why Prisons Don’t Make Our Communities Safer

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24th October 2008
7pm
Kebele Social Centre
14 Robertson Road
Bristol, BS5 6JY
www.kebelecoop.org

Free entry
Drinks and snacks by donation

Bristol ABC is very pleased to host this free workshop, facilitated by Sam Lamble. This is a shortened version of a longer workshop that examines the social cost of prison, especially for women, transpeople, queers, people of colour and poor people, while also exploring the alternatives to punishment and imprisonment.

For an online resource pack that complements the workshop, please visit this site:
http://www.mediafire.com/?spducjbhkqp