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There is no need for cuts. Full stop.

There is no need for cuts. Full stop. End of discussion. It’s just one big lie. (see slide show link below)

The Bristol Indymedia event at The Cube on 7 February featured on the current deluge of cuts being imposed by the ConDem Coalition, and ways of resisting them – we heard from a panel of speakers from various campaigns and groups about what they are doing, how and why. However perhaps the most interesting part of the evening came at the start. It was unusual because it consisted of a presentation on economics, and for once it questionned the constant message from the ConDems and Labour that cuts are unavoidable. Continue reading There is no need for cuts. Full stop.

Bristol anarchist bookfair latest news

So 2011 is upon us, and nothing much has changed…
recession-poster-copy1The politicians continue breaking promises (VAT, EMA, control orders, bankers bonuses), benefit cuts and job losses are starting to kick in, and the state’s clampdown on those who dissent escalates. But Bristol seems to be warming up nicely! The new year was greeted by a noise protest outside Bristol prison, whilst others attacked a couple of state agencies, and thousands attended free parties. Protests in Bristol are beginning to line up – 11 January against the loss of EMA; 22 January against the arms trade; 24 January protests against benefit cuts27 January at 6pm & 22 February at 2pm against Bristol council’s austerity budget and cuts (at the Council House); 29 January day of action linking student protests with cuts; and on the same day a big anti-cuts festival down in Taunton; and much more besides. And Bristol being Bristol, there’s DIY fundraisers aplenty too, with one every weekend so far uptil mid-February. 2011 – bring it on! For calendar info check out Bristol Indymedia, and The Cutz.

Bookfair Updates
1. The Bristol Indymedia room and the Radical History Zone at the Bookfair are now confirmed, details to follow.
2. The Bookfair after-party is a goer, thanks to Kebele Sound for taking that on.
3. A joint Bookfair/Indymedia event on 2 May at The Cube is confirmed, details to follow.
We would love to hear from any other groups/networks/projects of any other ideas/proposals for events of an anarchist nature in the week before the bookfair. And dont forget May Day – lets make a week of anarchy! Continue reading Bristol anarchist bookfair latest news

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair taking bookings now for 7 May 2011

early poster
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Bristol Anarchist Bookfair
7 May 2011

At Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol BS1 3QY

10.30am to 6.30pm

In The Tradition Of May Day…Resistance and Alternatives To Cuts

The 2011 Bristol bookfair is coming at you 4 months earlier this year. It will happen at the end of a week that includes an outrageously expensive royal wedding, local elections and a referendum on the latest parliamentary elections voting scam. It will happen shortly after the budget cuts of the national LibDemCon government, and local councils, will be known; whilst the job losses and cuts inherent in the austerity drive to bail out capitalism will be kicking in. The anarchist bookfair will be the perfect antidote to all this misery and displays of wealth inequality. Continue reading Bristol Anarchist Bookfair taking bookings now for 7 May 2011

Bristol Indymedia at the Anarchist Bookfair

imclogo_jpgOnce again this year, our friends at Bristol Indymedia are contributing significant support and involvement to Bristol’s anarchist bookfair.

For the second year running, they have handed over their monthly September event at The Cube to us. On Monday 6 September, at 7.30pm, they along with Bristol ABC present a challenging theatrical event that looks at the oppressive reality of prison life, performed by an ex-prisoner. Come along to watch ‘Prison?’ and join in the debate after. Full details here.

At the anarchist bookfair itself on Saturday 11 September, Bristol Indymedia will host and facilitate a series of talks, discussions, film shows and info sessions in one of the meeting rooms. This is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the indymedia project, and how you can get involved, so come along and see what they have got to say.

Read on below for the full programme of events in the Indymedia room, or download it as a pdf here bindymedia-room_programme Continue reading Bristol Indymedia at the Anarchist Bookfair