In our continuing attempt to monitor the draconian and repressive laws afflicting our comrades in Spain, we are glad to recently have received this piece of news translated from this webpage.
“The National Court signed the release order after eighteen days decreeing his imprisonment in Soto del Real. Judge Juan Pablo Gonzalez, after analysing the documentation prepared by the Mossos, ordered the release on bail to the tune of 8,000 euros Enrique Costoya, neighbor Santos, labour lawyer of the CNT and anarchist activist, jailed since October 30 .
He spent three weeks in the prison of Soto del Real, after the riot police and the General Information Office stormed his home the morning of October 28, as part of the second phase of Operation Pandora. They confiscated books, posters and supplies . It is expected he is to leave the prison early in the afternoon. Since Procés Embat Elissa Group and San Andres de Palomar have posted tweets where they gave a ‘welcome’.”
A short insight to how ludicrous and repressive the laws are in Spain facing protest can be gleamed from a New York Times piece in April of this year.
Free Family Summer Break, hosted by Love Activists
13th – 17th August 2015
With ever increasing living costs and pressure on parents with Government restrictions on term time holidays, Love Activists are offering families a much needed free summer break. Every child deserves a summer holiday!
Runnymede Eco Village, nestled in the forest of Cooper’s Hill, Surrey, is a welcome retreat with easy commutes from Central London. We recognise a need to offer a free summer holiday in a natural setting for families feeling the burden of Conservative Government cuts.
Come along and enjoy……
> film nights
> Rustic Adventure Play area
> Family Sports Day
> Live Storytime in the forest
> Big Dig day (bring a spade or trowel)
> Arts and Crafts tent
> Stage entertainment
> Workshops; including Forest Foraging, Den building and much more!
You’re welcome to take to the stage and share any musical or creative skills and talents.
As a communal space, we encourage you to bring vegetables and food staples for the communal evening meals every day.
FULL CAMPING GEAR IS ESSENTIAL, so bring your wellies! We are trying to provide as many tents as possible, however this is on a donation basis. Tents will be available on a first come, first serve basis as availability is limited. Please email or call us immediately to see if we can accommodate you.
Please contact us if you can donate a tent or any equipment, or would like to get involved with the activities and entertainment.
Email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us on: 07531964949
How to get involved:
* most of these campaign groups hold public meetings where anyone can come along and help plan actions, make group decisions, and show solidarity
* follow groups on social media, blogs and email lists, and help spread the word
* sign and share petitions
* look out for upcoming events such as marches, protests and open days at occupations
To suggest additions to this map please tweet at @actioneastend
London Anti-Fascists have put a London-wide call-out for a bloc against the fascist Pegida group. 4pm Saturday 4th April / Central London
“We urge all of our supporters to join us on the streets as part of a mass show of strength against PEGIDA and against all far-right movements.”
Very good write-up of this weekends events.
This weekend has been very busy for antifascists around the country, with many demonstrations and some interesting (and worrying!) developments.
First off, SS wannabes National Action staged a “White Man March” in Newcastle. North East Antifascists, alongside London Antifascists and many other autonomous groups, confronted them and made sure they had a real shit time. Chants such as “Hitler was right!”, plus burning an LGBT and Israeli flag, got 9 of them (ie half of their demo) nicked for racial hatred. It ended with around 20 idiots standing protected by dozens of police, sieg heiling to an empty street. Well done guys, that was a major victory for the white race /sarcasm.
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Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians – A.N.AL. Joint Statement.
It is well known that behind the face of a politician lies the logo of a corporation. For this reason that the Autonomous Nation of
Anarchist Libertarians (A.N.A.L.) and Squatter and Homeless Autonomy (S.H.A.) have occupied 123 Pall Mall, which was formerly the
Institute of Directors. The Institute, now a few buildings down the road, functions as a lobby group for business leaders and CEO’s who wish to “exercise influence in all areas of social and economic policy”. Zero-hour contracts, lower taxes in such a way that inevitably benefits the wealthy, and the erasure of workers’ rights are at the centre of the Institutes monetarist ideology. Their website states it plainly.
The building has been renamed the Institute of Dissidents. Dissidents are squatters, rioters, grass-roots journalists, community activists. In our age of mass exploitation and state violence, dissidents are those who resist the hierarchy summarised so crudely by this building’s previous owners.
A.N.A.L and S.H.A have opened the building as a radical space used to network anti-capitalist groups and individuals. In particular, we will host Know Your Rights, internet security and squatting workshops, screen the green anarchist documentary EndCiv, and use the cooking facilities in the building for the benefit of local street homeless people.
In their work ‘An Introduction to Civil War’, the radical collective Tiqqun revokes the lie of government. The State does not mean order, but the continuation of civil war: the rich are waging war against the poor, fascists against immigrant and black communities, PCSOs and their byelaws against squatters and other homeless people.
The opening up of squats and other autonomous zones, such as this at 123 Pall Mall, blows a strike in favour of the oppressed. A.N.A.L. and S.H.A welcome you to the Institute of Dissidents.
The Feminist Library is Britain’s pre-eminent collection of Women’s Liberation Movement and feminist literature with an incomparable collection of over 7,000 books, 1,500 periodical titles from around the world, archives of feminist individuals and organisations, pamphlets and ephemera, including many original posters, 600 unpublished papers and a small but important collection of archives from the women’s liberation movement.
The collection includes both fiction and non-fiction, and also a large collection of feminist poetry, and many of the items are unique to the library.
Based in London and run by a collective of volunteers, the Feminist Library has been supporting feminist research, activists and community projects since 1975 and this year is the library’s 40th anniversary.
Formerly known as the Women’s Research and Resources Centre, the library was set up by feminist activists and academics to record and document the burgeoning women’s liberation movement, safeguard its history and further the aims of the movement.
The Feminist Library’s former homes include above Sisterwrite Bookshop in Upper Street, next to Spare Rib in Clerkenwell Close, and above A Woman’s Place on the Embankment, before being moved as the Feminist Library to its present home in Southwark after the Greater London Council was abolished in 1986.
The Feminist Library, like many feminist enterprises, is completely unfunded and has faced more than its fair share of crises and uncertainties. It has been unable to afford paid workers for many years and several times in its 40-year history it has looked like the library might close and its collections be dispersed.
However, despite it all, the Feminist Library has remained open thanks to the hard work and dedication of the many women involved in running the library, and is going from strength to strength.
The recent upsurge of interest in feminism and feminist activism has seen a huge increase in the number of people and groups visiting and using the library, its collections and facilities, and the library is still providing crucial space for people to learn, educate and organise around feminist issues.
However, there are once again serious concerns about the future of the library. Our current location is damp and cramped and about to become seriously unaffordable as Southwark Council moves to collect market-rate rent. We are facing unsustainable increases in our rent and charges and as such need to find a new, more secure home to house this unique resource and community space.
The Feminist Library collective is launching a campaign to find a new, permanent and secure home. We are using this International Women’s Day as an opportunity to highlight the important work that the library does and request financial support for the library and help to find a new home.
To find out how you can help, please visit here where there are details about how to make a one-off or regular donation, a sample trade union motion to put to your union branch and details of other ways to support the Feminist Library.
The Feminist Library is open Tuesday 6-9 pm, Wednesday 5-9pm, Thursday 6-9pm and Saturday 12-5pm for the Feminist Library Bookshop. It is located at 5 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7XW. For more information on the library, its work and wide range of events please visit its website, follow us on Twitter or on Facebook.
Originally from the Morning Star