What We’ve been up to: October-December 2010

A month late but never mind. We are aware we haven’t been posting on here much. That’s not to say we haven’t been doing anything. So here’s a brief report on the last quarter of 2010.

The last quarter has been very busy for Bristol AFed with the group both losing and gaining a fair number of members as we set our sights firmly on fighting the Governments Austerity measures.
We regularly have between 7 and 9 people at our meetings. We now meet fortnightly at a city centre location and also communicate via crabgrass (http://we.riseup.net).

In the last three months we have been to Birmingham for the Tory Party conference rally, the Anti Cuts Alliance march in Bristol, anti-cuts demos in Bath, Gloucester and London and attended all the Student demos in Bristol to date.
We have also been involved in organising actions against tax-dodging corporations in Bristol and have attended all the meetings of the Bristol Anti-cuts Alliance.

On top of this we have run some stalls, been involved in both Bristol University occupations, and brought food to the UWE occupation as well as co-hosting a skill share for the students on safety and legal rights on demos.

Our Anti-cuts campaign has branched out to communicate with other groups in Bristol as well as Bath and Hereford to share ideas and co-ordinate activities.

In total we raised £200 from two events and a donation for Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, of which we have spent around £100 on anti-cuts publicity and propaganda (£50), equipment (£35) and subsidising some travel costs (£15) – although our expenses policy has now been reviewed to hopefully cut this down.

In 2011 we hope to further expand our Anti Cuts Action campaign while linking in other activities and campaigns including the launch of our exciting new activist sports club beginning in mid January for which we are looking for assistance, equipment & ideas.

Bristol AFed

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