Posts Tagged ‘norfolk’
Anarchists call against the G20 summit in Hamburg (Germany)
On the 7th and 8th of July 2017, when the most successful war criminals of the present, the most unscrupulous sweaters of human and nature, the self-titled leaders of this planet, meet in Hamburg, they will not be confronted and this be revaluated with some demands for better governance or social enslavement.
They will feel the rage of the street, when they are rushing with their convoys through deserted districts and talk about the nightly attacks of the last few weeks.
We just uploaded a talk from Movement for Justice that was given at the UEA last week. Listen to find out more about what they do, how they help women caged in Yarl’s Wood detention centre (including a personal account from Aisha, who had spent time inside the place), and what can be done to support their actions.
Apologies for the low quality of the audio. We’ll try and get better at recording these things!
A link to the recording can be found at our Audio Archive page.
Given the recent passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill through the House of Lords – meaning it is set to become law – we have been hard at work updating the security across all our electronic devices.
As part of this effort, we finally decided to implement a PGP key for email. What this means is you can now contact us with even greater security than using RiseUp alone can offer. You can find our PGP key on the email contact page.
If you’d like an easy tutorial on creating and using PGP keys then please check out this post on Reddit.
For more information on broader digital security measures, take a look at this article on The Intercept.
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…
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Even during the so-called “golden age” of hunting during the 19th Century, the sport was no more popular amongst people of the countryside than it is today. This letter by William Skinner Phillippo to the Norfolk News in 1856 illustrates how the problems of fox and other game hunting – including how it hides behind the machinations of Law – haven’t changed in more than 150 years.
We received this message slightly too late to be shared at our Rojava screening but it is insightful and practical so we wanted to share it here. It comes from Jo at A Girl and Her Thumb.
So obviously the biggest news is that Turkey has invaded Rojava under the pretext of fighting ISIS, and is instead killing Kurds (as usual), including unarmed civilians in Rojava who are protesting the building of a new wall that Turkey is erecting along the border, between North Kurdistan (East Turkey/Bakur) and West Kurdistan (North Syria/Rojava).
It’s important that we stand up and take action on this. Turkey is a NATO member and our government is permitting this to happen. If we want Rojava to survive, this is the time to act. It has never been as important as this before. There is a new strategic alliance between Erdogan, the USA, Assad, Iran and Barzani (KRG/Iraqi Kurdistan) ALLLLL against Rojava and the wider Kurdish movement. These people and states all hate each other, but they are coming together to fight the Kurds.
Another important campaign is the campaign to free Ocalan. There are currently 50 people from multiple Kurdish parties and platforms on an “indefinite and irreversable” hunger strike. They are really ramping up the pressure on this one now, as Ocalan has been entirely cut off from absolutely everyone for something like 2 years now. The other day I met 2 men who have been on hunger strike for over a week already in Strasbourg, who were on their way to a meeting with the European committee against torture. They want them to apply to visit Ocalan on Imrali island and check his condition, as all other applications from lawyers, etc have been denied. There have also been fringe meetings at all the big trade union meetings, with the aim of getting the trade unions to sign up as supporters of the campaign. I believe this process is going very well.
There are also other campaigns, such as the campaign to delist the PKK and the campaign to open the Simalka border crossing, previously the only open border into Rojava, in order to allow vital supplies of food and medicines to enter.
You can also still fundraise for Feed the Revolution. I have their bank details, though they very much prefer cryptocurrency as they “don’t like to encourage the use of banks”.
- Project info: https://coopfunding.net/en/campaigns/feed-the-revolution/
- Donation info: http://rojavaplan.com/donate.html
- More info: http://www.weareplanc.org/blog/feed-the-revolution-an-interview-with-rojava-plan/
On a smaller level, these are a couple of interesting articles about things people are doing in solidarity on the coops front:
One coop has partnered up with a bakery coop starting up in Rojava and they are fundraising specifically for that coop.
There is going to be this conference here in Brighton in November that might interest people:
We recorded the talk given by Mike Huskisson at this year’s Norwich Anarchist Bookfair and have uploaded it for you. Whether you were there and want to re-listen, weren’t there and would like to check out what happened, or would like to use it for samples/reference/fun, the recording below is yours to do with as you please. A slightly edited version will be appearing soon on Which Side Podcast as part of their lectures series.
Mike talks about hunt sabotage and his experiences with undercover work. This is followed by crowd discussion involving Mike about various animal liberation topics.
Thanks to Mike for his permission to put this up online. For more on his current activities check out the Animal Cruelty Investigation Group. Thanks also to the Bookfair organisers for letting us make this recording.