Reclaim the Fields International Action Camp

Am y fersiwn Cymraeg cliciwch yma.

South Wales Anarchists will be participating at this camp.

If you are intrested in joining us email gaggededitorial[at]lists[dot]riseup[dot]net


About the camp

Reclaim the Fields (or RTF) UK was born in 2011, as a star in a wider constellation of food and land struggles that reaches around the globe. Since 2011, camps and other RTF gatherings have helped support local communities in struggle, share skills, developed networks, and strengthened the resistance to exploitation, in Bristol, west London, Gloucestershire, Nottingham and Fife among other locations.

Every two years there is also an international camp, where people from around Europe and beyond meet together to support a local struggle (from gold mining in Romania to open cast coal mining in Germany, for example). People share share stories and ideas about resistance and reclaiming our food system beyond national borders. This year, an international gathering will be held in in Wrexham, Wales.

The aims of the camp are:

To support local communities in the west and north west of England, and the north of Wales with their struggles against fracking
To increase participation in Reclaim the Fields
To demonstrate visible, active opposition to prison construction
To support Borras Community Protection Camp build a garden and infrastructure to become more self-reliant
To demonstrate the interconnection between these struggles
To inspire and radicalise everyone involved

What’s taking place?

Actions – demonstrations & actions against companies involved in the construction of the North Wales prison, as well as local fracking-related targets. Everything from solidarity demos at local prisons to leafleting on Wrexham highstreet.

Workshops & Skillshares – Over the bank holiday weekend there will be abundant opportunities to learn, share, discuss and connect with other people.

Building & Growing on the site – Be part of installing gardens & low impact infrastructure at the community protection camp. Learn about permaculture, agroecology, forest gardening, mushroom growing, pallet construction, compost toilet making, off-grid electrics and more.

Why this camp? Why now?

This camp has been organised to support the local community in Borras to resist fracking in their area (as well as working with other local anti-fracking groups & protection camps in the North West who have been resisting extreme energy developments for a number of years). To find out more about their struggle visit:

It has also been organised to give attention to the North Wales Prison Project that is being constructed. This will be Europe’s second largest prison holding 2100 prisoners and the first of a number of ‘mega prisons’ that the UK Government wish to build. Click here for more information about the prison, why we are against it & links to articles about the prison industrial complex in the UK

Practical Information about the Camp

Click on the links below to find more practical information about the camp and how to get involved:

Workshops & programme – what’s happening & how to contribute
Planning Actions
Directions & public transport information
What to bring
Safer Spaces Agreement
Accessibility of the site
Food & donations

Getting involved

This is a DIY camp and everyone is needed to get stuck in to make it happen. People are needed to:

Support with publicity before the event – sharing the gathering online, putting posters up, encouraging your local group to get involved. People are also needed to help design the programme, respond to emails & plan facilitation.

Helping with site set up & building infrastructure (planning this in advance & being on site a few days before the gathering)

Signing up to a shift over the weekend to help with cooking, site set up & safety, being on the welcome tent & so forth

Supporting local groups to organise actions

If you can help with any of these tasks please email
Who are Reclaim the Fields?

Click here to read a history of Reclaim the Fields in Europe
Click here to read a history of Reclaim the Fields in the UK

We are a group of peasants, landless and prospective peasants, as well as people who are taking back control over food production.

We understand “peasants” as people who produce food on a small scale, for themselves or for the community, possibly selling a part of it. This also includes agricultural workers.

We support and encourage people to stay on the land and go back to the countryside. We promote food sovereignty (as defined in the Nyéléni declaration) and peasant agriculture, particularly among young people and urban dwellers, as well as alternative ways of life. In Europe, the concept ‘food sovereignty’ is not very common and could be clarified with ideas such as ‘food autonomy’ and control over food systems by inclusive communities, not only nations or states. We are determined to create alternatives to capitalism through cooperative, collective, autonomous, real-needs-oriented, small-scale production and initiatives. We are putting theory into practice and linking local practical action with global political struggles.

In order to achieve this, we participate in local actions through activist groups and cooperate with existing initiatives. This is why we choose not to be a homogeneous group, but to open up to the diversity of actors fighting the capitalist food production model. We address the issues of access to land, collective farming, seed rights and seed exchange. We strengthen the impact of our work through cooperation with activists who focus on different tasks but who share the same vision.

Nevertheless, our openness has some limits. We are determined to take back control over our lives and refuse any form of authoritarianism and hierarchy. We respect nature and living beings, but will neither accept nor tolerate any form of discrimination, be it based on race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or social status. We refuse and will actively oppose every form of exploitation of other people. With the same force and energy, we act with kindness and conviviality, making solidarity a concrete practice of our daily life.

We support the struggles and visions of la Via Campesina, and work to strengthen them. We wish to share the knowledge and the experience from years of struggle and peasant life and enrich it with the perspectives and strength of those of us who are not peasants, or not yet peasants. We all suffer the consequences of the same policies, and are all part of the same fight.



*Scroliwch lawr am y Gymraeg*

via Cardiff Uncut


Time: 12.00pm
Date: Monday 27th July 2015
Location: Cardiff Crown Court
Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3PG

Demonstration to show solidarity with two facing serious charges after being violently attcked and arrested by police at an anti-cuts demonstration at a HSBC branch in Cardiff in May this year.

There will be a short solidarity demonstration outside the court from 12.00 pm on Monday the 27th of July 2015. Anti-repression and anti-austerity banners and well-wishers welcome.

Were you present at the Mayday demonstration and march in May 2015? Even if you think you didn’t see anything you may be able to provide useful defence evidence as to the nature of the day.
If you think you may be able to help please email:


Unoliaeth Llys Gwrth Lymder 27 o Orffennaf 2015

Amser: 12.00pm
Dyddiad: Llun 27 o Orffennaf 2015
Lleoliad: Llys y Goron Caerdydd
Cyfeiriad: Parc Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3PG

Gwrthdystiad i ddangos unoliaeth gyda dau yn gwynebu cyhuddiadau difrifol ar ol cael eu hymosod arnyn nhw yn dreisgar a’u harestio gan yr Heddlu mewn gwrthdystiad gwrth-lymder mewn cangen HSBC yng Nghaerdydd mis Mai y flwyddyn yma.

Bydd gwrthdystiad unolaeth byr tu allan y llys o 12.00 pm ymlaen ar ddydd llun y 27 o Orffennaf 2015. Croeso i chi ddod a banneri gwrth-lymder a gwrth-orthrwm.

Oeddet ti yn bresennol yn y brotest Calan Mai a’r orymdaith yn mis Mai 2015? Hyd yn oed os nad wyt yn meddwl dy fod wedi gweld unrhywbeth gallet ddarparu gwybodaeth defnyddiol am natur y dydd.
Os ysych yn credu eich bod medru helpu os gwelwch yn dda e-bostiwch:

(Translation) Nid oes eisiau sleisan arall o’r darten – Rydym ni eisiau’r ffycin’ becws cyfa!


(Cyfieithiad – Cymraeg | English)

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The Anarchist Action Network returns to Newport!

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

Rights for Resistance!


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.

Event on Facebook

South Wales Anarchists Meeting in Swansea

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!

11245500_845206572219195_6963524367857158154_nDon’t mourn- Organise!

Radical Workers Bloc at Cardiff Mayday

Am y Gymraeg cliciwch yma.


(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!!!