Afiach Release Two Benefit Compilations, to coincide with Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair

The two compilations ‘If It Was Easy They Wouldn’t Call It A Struggle’ and ‘Prosecute The Arms Dealers’, are both officialy released on the 20th of February 2016, to coincide with this years’ Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair.

One of the compilations will be raising money for Stop The Cardiff Arms Fair, and the other for Cardiff Defendant Solidarity. Both these causes are very worthy and currently relevant. In the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, DPRTE will be hosting their arms fair – they moved to Cardiff after leaving Bristol following massive protests. We hope the same will happen in Cardiff, so get involved in resisting the arms fair on March 16th 2016. Cardiff Defendant Solidarity helps and supports people going through the legal system, who need funds. Often for those facing charges, their expenses and fines add up quickly and adds more pressure and worry.

Donate or purchase online, share on your social media sites and come to the Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair or any other ‘Afiach’ stalls to pick up a CD.
100% of proceeds go straight to these groups.

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The Track-Listing ……..

Afiach # 7 – If It Was Easy, They Wouldn’t Call It A Struggle
(Cardiff Defendant Solidarity Benefit)

4pp CD Booklet.ai

CD
1. Prison Abolition – Conscious Youth
2. Snow is Freedom – Tracey Curtis
3. Dangerous – WOWZA
4. Turbid Milieu – Grand Collapse
5. Tear Apart The Walls – Cistem Failure
6. Disgrace – Petrol Girls
7. I Wish There Was No Prisons – Cosmo
8. The Otherside – Will Tun & The Wasters
9. By Morning – Evan Greer
10. The Hunt – Failed State
11. Burn It Down – Jugganote
12. Jack Shit – Efa Supertramp
13. Until All Are Free – Rover
14. Fine Lines – Rufus Mufasa
15. A State of Affairs – Ap Cooper
16. Your Laws – Kilnaboy
17. Tân yn dy ‘Sgyfaint – Radio Rhydd
18. Squat Rave – SubFire
19. Don’t Worry – Jamey P
20. The Process – Brian Curran
21. Experiment – Joe Dirt
22. Watch Your Back – Primeval Soup

Full Digital Album also features:
23. P.R.S (Live) – Public Order Act
24. The World Is Ours – Gab De La Vega
25. Reveal The Sharks – We Are Animals
26. Fe Gerddaf Gyda Thi (remix) – Roughion
27. Different – Bibi
28. Too Blind To See It – Smiler
29. Yrth Quackin’ – Zhubat
30. Fuck Off – Spam Javelin
31. Gemini Whatever Happened To You – Jacob Nico
32. Think What You Like – Ferny Mac
33. Jiffy Hoof Out – Mwstard
34. One World Riot – Primeval Soup
35. Apocalypse Dub – Preppa
36. CCTV – Deadbeat
37. Coming Home – Pog

DOWNLOAD / PURCHASE CD HERE.

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Afiach # 8 – Prosecute The Arms Fair
(Stop Cardiff Arms Fair Benefit)

4pp CD Booklet.ai

1. System – Petrol Girls
2. Vampire – Black Star Dub Collective
3. Heddwch VIP – Roughion
4. Enter The International Court of Justice – Atterkop
5. Ladybug Ladybug – Conformist
6. Three Little Piggies – SubFire
7. Y Byd ar Dân – X4C
8. Missiles On The Roof – Holiday
9. Refusenicks – Kilnaboy
10. Help Define Heroes – Emissaries of Syn
11. Politricks – Spred The Dub
12. Survivor’s Parade – Pog
13. History’s Lies – Viva Zapata
14. Their Eyes (feat. Taina Asili) – Evan Greer
15. Pollution Evolution – Bratakus
16. For My Brothers – Jugganote
17. All The Girls Love a Soldier – Tracey Curtis
18. Not Wrinkles, Not Bombs – Mwstard
19. Billy Was My Buddy – Garden Folk
20. Hook, Line and Sinker – Johnny Campbell
21. They’ll Speak of us for Years – Zebedy

Full Digital Album also features:
22. F.E.A.R (feat. Efa Supertramp & Secret Weapons) – Clusterfuck
23. Byd ‘di Blino – Radio Rhydd
24. These Streets Are Ours – Cosmo
25. Nation Violation – Failed State
26. Like Waves – Gab De La Vega
27. Zero Degrees – Ferny Mac
28. It’s Not The End of The World Yet – Days & Ages
29. Black Skies – Worthy Victims
30. Be The Best – The Manifest
31. Vote Your Friends In – Smiler
32. History – Noah
33. All My Friends Are Freedom Fighters – Efa Supertramp
34. Steadiness Is Lying – Jacob Nico
35. Let’s Blow Up The World – Alaric Newnham
36. Y Stryd – Terfysg
37. War Puppet – Sods Law
38. Racists – 51st State
39. Weasels
 – Internationalcuntcircus
40. F.N.W.O – Rufus Pearce
41. Jen Dalsi Pisen Proti Valce – Hledani
42. Pork Beli – Zhubat
43. Zombie Dub – Zombie Dub

DOWNLOAD / PURCHASE CD HERE.

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Cardiff Homeless Solidarity becomes Cardiff Homeless Action!

Cardiff Homeless Solidarity, set up in 2012 after a mass sleep out in response to Cardiff Retail Partnership’s call to use a 188-year-old law to “rid the city’s streets of homeless people” during the Olympics by locking them up for up to three months has, this year, been working with other groups to put together an event aimed at getting people involved in taking further action in solidarity with people who are homeless. This event will mark World Homeless Day in Cardiff.

Homelessness-Awareness-posterDaytime, starting at 3pm, will see workshops, information stalls, activities for kids, free-shop, speakers and free vegan food from Food Not Bombs Cardiff.

Then in the evening there will be bands and DJs including: Junior Bill and the Scallies, Rockin’ Sinners, DJ Guy, Dope Biscuits and Big Red.

There will be free vegan food provided by Café Atma, and a bar “which unfortunately will be selling rather than giving away drinks”!

We would very much like everyone who cares about the issue to come along on the day and also to encourage people you know to come who are homeless or precariously housed.

Workshops are as follows:

in the cafe…3:30  Creative writing for mental health
                    4:30  Homelessness and substance use
                    5:30  Skipping for food
in the upstairs room…3:30 Bedroom tax
                                 4:30 Squatting – still legal, but harder. Intro to Cardiff Squatters Network and discussion (incl. Cardiff Squatters Network meeting)
                                 5:30 No recourse to public funds? Action on migrant destitution
Circus skills workshops to be delivered throughout the day in the garden or one of the halls.
Please help spread the word!

The website for the event is http://cardiffhomelessaction.org and an event page has been set up at https://www.facebook.com/events/317357601770700/

The group then plan to stay together as Cardiff Homeless Action to plan future events, activities and campaigns.

The Big Queer Picnic 2014

 

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Following the huge success of last year’s picnic, so many people have asked for a similar one this year; an inclusive, non-commercialised community based event celebrating our sexual and gender diversity: So here it is!
 
**Saturday 16th August**

**1pm at Sophia Gardens**

SCHEDULE

1:15 – 2:15 Yoga by Reiki Moon
Start the afternoon with an hour of beautiful physical, mental, and spiritual exercises to transform your body and mind.

2:15 – 2:30 Poetry by Jake Ord
Very powerful use of aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of the English language to highlight some severe topics and thoughts in our society.

2:30 – 3:00 Music by Aislinn Peters & Rhiannon Lord
Kick-ass refreshing music by Aisha and Rhi from the all female band Aisha and the Astronauts are coming to BLOW. YOU. AWAY! Why don’t you give them a listen? https://soundcloud.com/aishaandtheastronauts/rocket-ship-aisha-and-the-astronauts

3:00 – 3:30 Music by Emy Robbins
The brilliance of Emy’s music is a clever mix of subtle voice and seriously raging lyrics that you wouldn’t want to mess with. A performance that you wouldn’t want to risk missing.

3:30 – 4:00 Music by Georgia Paterson
Self pronounced lady-lovin acoustic singer/songwriterr, the refreshing sounds of Georgia Paterson was recently featured as ‘Welsh Artist of the Week’ on BBC Radio Wales. Her debut single was produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers) with Catatonia’s Aled Richards on drums.
Have a listen at www.soundcloud.com/georgiapmusic

4:00 – 5:00 Speed dating & Friends making by Rufus Pearce
Session organised by the wonderful Rufus where you can come and meet people of different genders, sexuality, backgrounds, and life paths.

5:00 – 5:20 Belly dancing by Dancing Queer
What’s that? Belly dancers should have long hair and shave their legs and underarms? Well, not this one! The pierced and tattooed queer dancer will give you a very oriental performance with a twist.

5:20 – finish Drum Circle
To finish off, join us in a large drum circle to play some banging tunes till we drop! Don’t let the name fool you, all musical instruments are happily welcome.

Face painting by Suzy Youngman
Want to be a cat or a butterfly for the day? Don’t worry, Suzy’s here for the rescue! Whatever you fancy, Suzy’s got it covered.

Food by Food Not Bombs Cardiff / Bwyd Nid Bomiau Caerdydd
Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world every week to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend billions on war?

Henna by Shroukie
The art of temporary tattooing based on dyes developed by the Henna plant will leave your skin stained with delicate designs that may last up to two weeks.

**Starts at 1pm at Sophia Gardens**