Subvert Festival

Subvert Festival – 23 to 25 October 2009!
The Bastard Squad Collective swing back into action with their annual Subvert Festival, roping in a number of other local groups to help them along the way. With 3 nights of politics, inspiration, and fun!

squat-film-flyer1Friday 23 October, from 7.30pm.
Section 6 – a squatting film night
At Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, BS5 6JY

In light of the recession and sky-rocketing home repossessions and evictions, a spark of inspiration in this collection of short films about the squatting movement and squatted projects here in the U.K and in other parts of the world. With free information and advice from the Bristol Housing Action Movement (BHAM), copies of the latest edition of the Squatters Handbook, and teas by donation or B.Y.O. Free entry, all welcome.

subvertfestival2009Saturday 24 October, from 6pm to midnight
Subvert Festival benefit night
At White Hart pub, Whitehall Rd, Easton BS5

Subvert Festival fundraiser for the autonomous mobilisation for the COP 15 in Copenhagen and for a new squatted social centre here in Bristol. An international line up of punky noise and bloodcurdling grunge bands: Sangre, Horror, Deportation, Give up all hope, Constant state of terror, Jesus Bruiser, Murder of the crows. Plus stalls.
£8 quid on the door.

Sunday 25 October, from 6.30pm
Vegan cafe and talk at Kebele social centre, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton BS5 6JY
A joint event with Bristol ABC and the Bristol anarchist bookfair collective.

Vegan meal for a donation from 6.30pm, followed by at 7.30pm a talk and discussion.

zabalaza_small1Anarchism and present social struggles in Southern Africa
With a speaker from Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (from South Africa)

Starting with a brief history of Southern African anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism and the current situation South African anarchists face. Followed by a look at the current context: the xenophobic pogroms of 2008; the recent election of Jacob Zuma as president and what his administration means for the popular classes; effects of the global economic crisis on SA; the recent wave of strikes and community revolts etc. and activities anarchists are involved in. If time, we will also look at the situations and struggles in Zimbabwe and Swaziland, and try and relate this in to the relationship these countries have with the UK. With the world cup 2010 due to be held in South Africa, come and find out what that may mean for your average South African.

Full details from The Bastard Squad!