Come on Bristol – It’s time to move!
Around the world, social movements of people are rising up in anger against their corrupt and dictatorial leaders, and against an economic system that demands that they pay the costs of the present worldwide crisis of capitalism – whilst the rich just get richer. In some countries, such as Egypt and Tunisia, years of brave small scale difficult struggles repressed by their brutal states have erupted in recent months into fullscale
uprisings, toppling individual dictators & leaderships, and threatening whole regimes. In others, such as Yemen and Iran, these brave struggles have yet to reach a critical mass. Across Europe late 2010 saw an increase in struggles led, as is often the case to begin with, by youth and students. The ongoing conflicts across Greece since 2008 have threatened to become generalised across Europe. The UK has not been immune to this, as
nationwide student & youth protests demonstrated late last year. Bristol too was briefly touched by the energy, dynamism and fearlessness of these protests.
The British ruling class – the corporations, bosses, politicians and state – are shitting themselves. They are desperate to avoid a rallying point around which disparate struggles can coalesce. The cracks in their coalitions are evident, the party political
opposition is non-existent. The field is open for all of us who reject the inequalities and injustice of capitalism, who oppose the politically motivated attacks on jobs, services and communities, who stand in opposition to the creeping controls of the surveillance state. We need not wait for a rallying point, the nature of the sytem is our common enemy, our weapons are solidarity, mutual aid, co-operation and direct action.
Come on Bristol – it’s time to move.
Get on the streets
Saturday 19 February – city wide protest against the cuts. Meet 11am at Castle Park.
Saturday 19 February – UKUncut day of action against banking greed – target Barclays.
Tuesday 22 February – protest and stop cuts by Bristol city council. From 1.30pm at the Council House.
Saturday 26 February – UKUncut day
of action against banking greed – target RBS.
Saturday 26 February – Cut the war not the poor – target the military industrial banking complex. 1pm at Castle Park.
Saturday 26 March – national protest in London against austerity measures & cuts. Keep your eyes open for info on autonomous feeder marches, and avoid the coach park/drop off point near Wembley stadium.
May Day – solidarity & celebration of struggles past and present, everywhere.
Everyday – resist, refuse, protest, party, strike, occupy, act. Everytime we take action we are stronger, and the ruling class trembles a little bit more.
More events – see Indymedia calendar, contact the groups/places in our Links section (to right of home page), and DIY.