On the 27th of June the Anarchist Action Network will be meeting at the Peace Action Centre in Newport, south Wales. Last year, the same network organised Newport Rising, the anarchist travelling circus.
Date: Saturday 27th June
Time: 12noon – 5pm (with breaks)
Place: Peace Action Centre, 125 Lower Dock Street, Newport NP20 1EG
Anarchist Action Network consists of individuals and autonomous local groups, based in towns and cities across the UK and further afield. Join us to help organise the next week-long temporary anarchist space, in East London, this August, as the arms fair DSEI comes back to Newham (including the Welsh Government, who have an exhibit there).
All welcome to our meeting, except cops or journos.
If you need accommodation for anytime over the weekend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will take place at 7pm at the Wyndham Centre, 3-5 Wyndham Street, Cardiff CF11 6DQ on the 16th of June.
Whether you are new to demonstrations or an experienced veteran, this is for you. The workshop will include a showing of the excellent short film on stop and search by Y-stop, with the chance to contribute to debate afterwards. There will be discussions about other fundamental issues, such as the use of face-masks, and a look at some vital legal info, including the things you need to know if you find yourself under arrest, or facing new police powers of dispersal.
The workshop will be delivered as a mix of small group work, discussion and, of course, a short film. You won’t be lectured to death or drowned in legal-speak. You will have the chance to share your experiences and learn from others, and contribute to the process of claiming and defending our collective civil rights against an increasingly powerful and (still!) over-resourced public order police.
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Our weekly meeting will move to Swansea on Monday the 8th of June, all welcome except cops and journalsists.
The meeting will take place at 6pm at Cricketers, we hope to see you there!
Am y Gymraeg cliciwch yma.
“THE DAY WILL COME WHEN OUR SILENCE WILL BE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE VOICES YOU ARE THROTTLING TODAY.”
(August Spies on the scaffold before his execution)
South Wales Anarchists will be demonstating in Cardiff to celebrate this years May Day. Originally a pagan festival, the modern May Day bank holiday has its roots in the fight for the eight hour day and is celebrated across the globe as an International Workers’ Day to commemorate the anarchist trade union organisers who were executed in Chicago 1887. They were framed and wrongly accused of throwing a bomb at police breaking up a crowd in the Haymarket during a demonstration involving over 400,000 working in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
The anarchist idea did not die with these workers in 1887 and continues to be the inspiration for many fighting capitalism around the world. We call on all those struggling for a world of justice, dignity and freedom to come together and join us this May Day in Cardiff.
Bring your red and black flags and class struggle banners!
Meet at 12 noon at the southern end of St Mary St, under the railway bridge near the Great Western Wetherspoons. March starts at 12.30 through the streets of Cardiff City centre to…. somewhere with no bureaucrats’ speeches!!!
Cardiff Animal Rights has been very buysy recently. To join them in the struggle against animal abuse, join one of their regular demonstartions.
Weekly Fur Demos at Cardiff St Mary Street Market
Every Saturday afternoon Cardiff Animal Rights will be at the vintage market in St Mary Street. There there are several stallholders peddling fur there. Please do join us and let them know it’s time for a fur-free Cardiff.
Circus Monado are one of a dying breed of circuses that still continue to abuse animals in their acts, including a zebra, camels, horses and goats… Cardiff Animal Rights will be protesting against them every day untill they leave at Sully Sports (Caboot Field). We meet at Sully Sports Club at 16:00, Showings on the weekend vary.
As there will be a gap of about 90 minutes between the two shows the option to enjoy time at the nearby beach is going to be there so bring vegan picnic food.
I ddarllen yr erthygl yn y Gymraeg cliciwch yma.
On Saturday the 4th of April 2015, the Smash IPP group held their first a demonstration in Cardiff. For those of you who do not know what IPP is, it is an indeterminate sentence for public protection. This allows the court to add time onto an existing prison sentence often for minor crimes and therefore pushing back the release date indefinitely. This means that IPP prisoners live under the constant mental torture of having no release date. It was abolished in 2012, however this was not done retrospectively leaving more then 5000 people in jail for a non existing law with no release date.
At 2pm the group gathered at the Aneirin Bevan statue on Queen Street. We were joined by friends and family members prisoners under the IPP sentence. We stayed at the statue for about an hour handing out leaflets and talking to the public about IPP sentences as it is not a very well known subject. We then marched down queen street with black flags and banners. Everyone, including children who were marching with us, took turns chanting Smash IPP, Set them Free and Our Passion for Freedom, is Stronger then their Prisons.
We arrived at the prison entrance where we were joined by others who were visiting loved ones in prison. We continued to chant things like Freedom for all, Tear Down the Walls. We then we went to the top floor of the a nearby car park where there was good visibility. We could see the prison cell and the the prisoners could see us. We hung banners, chanted and communicated with people in the prison. The friends, families and demonstrators kept were still chanting, Give them a Date, Set them Free, Smash IPP!. The prisoners themselves sent us signals of their support and asked us to return.
There will be more events like this in future. This group Smash IPP is a collective of Anarchists and anti-authoritarians as well as the loved ones of IPP prisoners. We have chosen to stand against IPP because it is one of the most blatant abuses by the state of the justice system in order to punish those it deems criminals, while some of the worst crimes of all are begin committed by the cops, judges and screws.
Solidarity to all persons in prison and those who’s lives are affected by the prison system, including all those in the racist detention centers of the UK. All in all, it was a successful demonstration, there was a good atmosphere and no police presence. More stuff coming up soon, to get involved e-mail email@example.com