Anarchist Justice: Sexual Attack, Oppressive Behavior and our collective Responses to it

 

Cliciwch yma am y Gymraeg.

AgrrrlsCaerdydd invites you to an open discussion on the all too often hushed topic of sexual attack and oppressive behavior in our communities and ideas around collective response:

What can we do to support people who experience sexual attack and /or oppressive behavior in our communities?

How can we respond in a way that brings about positive change and what is our sense of justice?

What is an ‘accountability process’?

Sun, 26 October, 5pm – 7pm, Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, Cardiff

Plus an Introduction from Sohvi, an anarchist who put together a new zine “What about the rapists? Anarchist approaches to crime and justice”. Sohvi thought the lack of literature on grassroots responses to oppressive behavior undermined the credibility of anarchism. With a view to changing this, she studied law & legal theory for five years – although most of her inspiration comes from the anarchist ideas and practice of her comrades of the past and present. She will be discussing her contributions to the new zine, which summarise some of her main ideas on this theme.

Available to download here: http://dysophia.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Dys5-WhatAboutTheRapistsWeb2.pdf. A wider selection of zines (for donation) for further reading will be available and some snacks.

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Stop NATO Cymru Week of Action in Cardiff & Newport

All week: action camp at Tredegar Park near Newport, with gigs, workshops, skillshares.

Graffiti Spotted in Cardiff City Centre ahead of the Summit

Graffiti Spotted in Cardiff City Centre ahead of the Summit

Sat 30th Aug, 1pm meet at Civic Centre Car Park, Newport – Radical bloc will join demo against NATO in Newport.

Sun 31st Aug, 3pm at the Security Gates nearest to the Nye Bevan statue (west end of Queen Street, opposite the Castle), Cardiff- Action against securitisation and policing.

Mon 1st Sep, 1pm at The Cenotaph, Newport – Sabcat day of action against austerity, benefit cuts and evictions. B.Y.O.Catmasks.

Tue 2nd Sep, 12pm At Home office and Border Force in Cardiff (31-33 Newport Road) – No Borders S. Wales and Stop NATO Cymru Day of Action Against Racism, Prisons and Borders.

Wed 3rd Sep – Day of skillshares and action training at the camp.

Thu 4th Sep – Stop NATO mass action to disrupt the summit. Further details near the time (via contacts below). Affinity group actions to help disrupt the summit also welcome!

Fri 5th Sep – Affinity group actions against capitalism, the state and

NATO; get together with your mates and organise your own action.

More details of all events will be available at the camp, and from:
network23.org/stopnatocymru anarchistaction.net
@anarchistaction 07440 192330 stopnatocymru@riseup.net

Callout – Sabcat Day of Action Against Austerity, Benefit Cuts and Evictions.

Meet at the Cenotaph, Newport at 1pm. Dressing up as Sabcats optional, but we recommend that you mask up. Cat masks will be available on the day. Wear ears, fluffy tails and cat face paint and masks!

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Between Oct 2012 and December 2013, 2,388 people were “sanctioned” by Newport’s Charles Street Jobcentre. Newport Council alone had 28 people on WP/SWP programs in 2011, and 51 in 2012, along with 33 Work Experience in 2012. How many more were forced into working for their benefits?

More people working for their benefits means less people with jobs. The government chooses this policy because they back the interests of bosses over workers. The bosses prefer to get their workers for nothing than pay them. They also profit from scaring those in employment with this humiliating alternative.

How many people have lost their homes, or are in huge debt, because of the Bedroom Tax? How many are forced to use food banks? How many rip-off loan sharks have opened up in the past few years? And how many of us are forced to use them?

It’s happening even to people in full-time paid work.
It’s obscene.
We can fight it!

Join us at the Cenotaph on Monday. We will be taking action against those who profit from this poverty and suffering. But remember, this isn’t a one day wonder! Join your local unemployed group and check out http://www.boycottworkfare.org

CALLOUT – Sunday 31st August – Stop NATO action against securitisation and policing

In preparation for the NATO summit, the authorities have put a giant fucking wall around parts of Cardiff and Newport. Local people do not want this wall – it prevents access to public grounds and services, disrupts essential travel and is an ugly visible reminder of the increasingly militarised zone that Cardiff and Newport have become in advance of this Summit.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/nato-summit-2014-cardiff-ring-7659971

Whilst they are in no way equivalent, we are mindful of the daily plight of the Palestinian people, hemmed in by giant walls that prevent them from accessing sufficient provisions, medical care or shelter from the prolific murderous Israeli attacks that have recently claimed thousands of lives. We stand against all those states and corporations which would seek to profit from human misery, division and securitisation.

Meet us at 3pm on Sunday 31st August at the security gates nearest to the Nye Bevan statue in Cardiff (west end of Queen Street, opposite the Castle) to make our feelings known.

Bring Palestinian flags and banners.

Stop NATO Cymru and Anarchist Action Network Meeting

Stop NATO Cymru and Anarchist Action Network National Convergence

Saturday 19th July 11am -5pm in Newport, South Wales at the Community Space Partnership, 128 Lower Dock St, Newport, NP20 1EG

Sunday 20th July 11am- 5pm in Cardiff, South Wales at the Owain Glyndwr Pub, (Tair Pluen function Room) Cardiff, 10 St John’s Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1GL

Stop NATO Cymru is a group initiated by local activists to mobilise against the NATO summit. Stop NATO Cymru joined with the Anarchist Action Network as a group with the same fundamental principles and as a group with the experience and skills gained from the anti-G8 mobilisation in 2013.

The Anarchist Action Network is working with Stop NATO Cymru to mobilise against the forthcoming NATO summit. This is the penultimate organising meeting before the summit – come and join the mobilisation!

Please email us in advance to discuss any queries about disabled access, childcare or crashspace at: stopnatocymru at riseup dot net.

South Wales Anarchists Meetings – New Structure

It was decided that the South Wales Anarchists meetings would take a new structure.

Meetings will take place every fortnight , with a meeting in Cardiff on the second Wednesday of every month and a meeting in another location in South Wales on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Meetings will be at 8pm.

Would you like to host a South Wales Anarchists Meeting in your town? If so contact us at gaggededitorial [at] lists.riseup.net

The next South Wales Anarchist meeting will be in Cardiff as it is next month we will begin meeting in different locations in South Wales.

The next meeting will be at 8pm, Wednesday the 25th of June at O’Neills pub near the market (upstairs).

See you there!

Next South Wales Anarchists meeting in Newport

The next of our weekly meetings will take place in Newport. The venue of the Newport Rising week long event where this meeting will take place will be announced this weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!

The meeting will be on Wednesday the 28th of May and will start at the later time of 8.30pm. Why not come down early? The day’s theme will be class struggle and austerity.