After a month off for the recent demo against council cuts, our discussion nights are back!
Trump’s election, and his actions since, have seen a massive wave of protest and action across the US to combat his destructive policies.
Many have echoed these protests in the UK and elsewhere, with thousands coming to the streets (some for the first time). However, other than voicing our somewhat vague displeasure, what purpose does this series of protests serve?
Can it be moulded into effective trans-Atlantic solidarity? Serve as a warning to those looking to import Trump-style politics to Europe? More importantly, can it have an impact on the abhorrent racism, misogyny and anti-working class actions of politicians much closer to home?
After all, we may pour scorn on (or laugh at) Trump’s plans to build a ridiculous and expensive wall across his country’s southern border… but our country ALREADY HAS SUCH A WALL – it was built in Calais by the Tories. It forms just a small part of our brutal border regime, along with other structures on the French coast, immigration detention centres across the UK, border enforcement officers and more insidious schemes.
Join us at Hydra Books, 34 Old Market, BS2 0EZ
7pm – 9pm on Tuesday 21st March.
Good news, everyone! Bristol Anarchist Federation has been running its monthly discussion nights for an entire year. Over the past twelve months, we have covered a range of subjects from ‘anarchism and violence’ and ‘revolutionary women’, to ‘mental health under capitalism’ and ‘a world without money’. The talks have been consistently popular, with most meetings seeing about 40 people attending – although, over 200 people showed up for our talk on mental health! We have met lots of new people, some of whom have gotten involved in anarchist organising in Bristol and helped to develop our ideas and actions. Continue reading