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Smash IPP fortnight of action

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

We will be undertaking a number of actions between 9th and 23rd July in response to Smash IPP’s callout for action for and solidarity with IPP prisoners. This will include things such as letter writing and flyering as well as participating in a prison noise demo. More details will be confirmed over the coming weeks. For ease of reference, we’ll be using the hashtag #smashippnorfolk for everything related to this fortnight.

Fortnight of action against IPP sentences

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Smash IPP have called for a fortnight of action in July. We’ll be doing our part to support this in Norwich and Norfolk.

If you’d like to join us in our plans, or if you’d like support with your own plans, then please contact us. We’d recommend sending an email using PGP encryption (our key can be found here).

Stay tuned for more updates.

Friend Arrested and Charged

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

A friend of ours was part of the 14 arrested and charged for grounding the mass deportation flight on March 29th at Stanstead. Solidarity to the lot of them!

No support fund has been started yet but that may change depending on the outcome of their court appearance. We will remain updated.

For more information please visit Stop Charter Flights.

Heckling Lizz Truss

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Today alongside Anti-Capitalist Cambridge we supported Smash IPP and Shirley, mother of an IPP prisoner, in heckling Lizz Truss outside the MP’s constituency surgery at Breckland Leisure & Waterworld, Thetford.

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Upcoming events

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

There are a bunch of upcoming events that anarchists and other radicals around Norfolk may be interested in attending. Here are some of the ones that have caught our eye…

November

  • Movement for Justice workshop @ UEA. MfJ are the group that have been organising noise demos at Yarl’s Wood detention centre. They are at the UEA to provide insight into the work they do. Weds 16th.
  • Frack Off presentation about Sibelco sand mine at King’s Lynn, who have been providing sand to Caudrilla for their wells. Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich. Weds 16th.
  • Three Acres and a Cow is a play about the radical history of land rights in the UK. @ Central Baptist Church, Duke St, Norwich. Sat 19th.
  • Rojava Revolution film night by compañerxs in Cambridge. We’ll be heading down there so send us an email if you’d like a lift. Sun 27th.

December

  • Public meeting of new anti-fracking group in Norwich, to continue discussion of what effective anti-fracking action could look like in Norfolk, particularly with regards to the Sibelco site mentioned previously. Marzano, The Forum, Norwich. 7pm on Thurs 1st.
  • Breckland Compassionate Living Fair at the Guildhall in Thetford. Lots of vegan and animal friendly things.
  • Being in the World, which will be our last screening of the year. It is about the philosophy of Heidegger and how it can be seen in the every day world. Space Studio, Swan Lane, Norwich. Sun 4th.

East Anglian Anti-Fascist Network

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

DIT Collective is proud to be participating in the newly formed EA-AFN. This is a network of individuals, groups, and organisations working to broaden communication about anti-fascism across the region. While Norfolk isn’t a hotbed of activity as some other parts of the region are, there is nonetheless an undercurrent that we must remain vigilant about.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to fascist, neo-nazi, traditionalist, or other far right activity and feel comfortable talking to us about it then please send us an email or message us on FB. All information will be treated with sensitivity and security.

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Calais // The Jungle

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We’ll be heading over to the Jungle in Calais in November, carrying hopefully lots of items that are currently on the priority list over there. If you’d like to provide some donations, or if you’d like to help us out, then please email or send us a message on FB.

Some Local Bastards

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Here is a Government-mandated list of local bastards, taken from an 11th August 2016 press release, that can’t even be bothered to pay their staff minimum wage.

While this lot are horrible, let’s not forget that there are plenty of larger companies doing similar things that the Government turn a blind eye to because £££s.

Whin Close Poultry Farm approved

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Sedgeford poultry farm application approved by west Norfolk councillors

West Norfolk Borough Council approves plans for a high intensity poultry farm near Sedgeford, in the north west of the county.

The farm will comprise four buildings, each 20.1m by 91.4m, that each hold 45,000 broiler hens (i.e. chickens raised for meat rather than egg production). According to Newcome Baker Farm’s own application this equates to 38kg/m2; at an average maximum weight of 2.5kg that broilers reach before slaughter, that means there are approximately 15 chickens per square metre. This falls below even the RSCPA’s already poor “Freedom Foods” expectations.

  • Website for the proposed development. Note the use of the word “farm” rather than factory: a facile attempt at distraction and PR control that continues throughout the entire website. For example, there are almost no details about the actual development itself even on the so-called “The Facts” tab.
  • The planning applications submitted by Newcome Baker Farms Ltd to West Norfolk Borough Council. These contain actual details.
  • List of appointed directors. Other businesses owned by them include Fakenham Racecouse, South Pickenham Estate which holds regular pheasant shooting days, and “Countrywise Sports Ltd” and “West Norfolk Amateur Racing Club Ltd” that both  seem to be shell companies for who knows what. A bunch of lovely people, in other words.

While the No to Poultry Factory campaign focuses primarily on the impact that Whin Close Poultry Farm will have on the local human community, this is an important issue for people in Norfolk that give a shit about animals and the earth.

National Action East Anglia

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

An East Anglia branch of National Action recently emerged, covering Norfolk and Suffolk according to their blog. So far it seems their activities are limited to stickering but let’s not let it get further than that, eh?

Deface and destroy those stickers in the most creative way possible, then take photos and send them our way!

For those unaware of National Action, they are a grass roots national socialist group aimed at “youths” that have appropriated an anarchist aesthetic in attempting to make their nauseatingly dull politics slightly more interesting. The group has had limited success of the street elsewhere in the UK, most notable for their PR-winning “White Man March”.

Please spread the word to your friends and comrades.