While we knew him for only a short time, we couldn’t fault the dedication and passion of a comrade uncompromised by the struggle…
“a comrade through and through….i will remember him for a long time.”
“a top bloke and a good mate. You taught me a lot and your conviction in your beliefs was something to be admired, I’m grateful for the time we had”
“Darko was in his early twenties. He died too soon, like many of the best.”
“REST IN POWER COMRADE”
The struggle goes on, he will be in our minds and hearts as the barricades go up and the battles go on…
Hope to see you down the RBU on Wednesday 8th Jan (tomorrow) as we have another workday.
A few of us are putting a vegan breakfast on at 11am for anyone that can come by, and the plan is to eat together and then to get on with a few jobs by midday.
The fortnightly “tea, cake and chat” about the social centre, which is the space to bring ideas, energy and plan for future events, is also back at 7pm tonight.
Other things are back this week as well, including meditation on Thursday at 8:30pm.
Another thing we’re back on is twitter, after a longer break there, check @RedBlackBrolly for updates, news, links and more.
Thanks and happy new year from the crew x
People’s Kitchen is back again tonight at the Red and Black Umbrella.
Come by at 7pm for a hot home-made vegan meal, tea, coffee, and more!
Acoustic guitars and other instruments at the ready, we might have a bit of a jam afterwards. Our Radical Library and free shop will also be open. Event is free but donations welcomed to cover costs. This will be the last People’s Kitchen before January. x
After a short break throughtout summer, we hope to start regular events at the social centre again.
The meeting will begin at 6pm.
On the agenda will be various events we have in mind, including beginning to organise an Anarcho-Folk festival in Cardiff.
We hope you can make it
Love and Peas, E xxx
By 07:00 on wednesday 14th august, the roof of the squat had been occupied by a lone squatter who played hide and seek with CCTV in the area for over an hour to pass the time. At approximately 08:30 United Welsh representative Barry James along with police, bailiffs, members of the fire crime unit and workers from Celtic Horizons (approx 20-30 total bodies) arrived and began attacking the frame of a back door. At this point the lone squatter climbed down to seek support from locals (no phone calls could be made). By 09:10 the fuckers had gained access and begun applying sitex to several windows, no support had arrived in time.
Why Barry?! Why!?!
Press release from Antagonistic Collective Against Boredom (ACAB):
In the early hours of Sunday morning, we entered and occupied Canton Police Station. We did not ask for permission, as it is our legal right to do so. Given Cardiff Police abandoned the building over a year ago, kindly leaving twelve different open windows for us to choose our entrance from, permission seemed a bit of a formality anyway.
We squat because we believe that corporations and landlords have no right to hold property empty for their own profit while people less lucky are homeless, that people should not have to sell their freedom to employers or jump through government hoops to put a roof over their heads, and that the police should not be allowed to act as hired muscle for the rich and powerful, consistently ignoring, abusing and outright breaking the law to maintain the interests of the ruling classes.
We are squatting here to show our disgust at the way the police use their power to oppress others for their own ends. Since the murder of Lynette White shone a light on the corruption of Cardiff Police, the people of Cardiff have seen for themselves that the police don’t protect the public only themselves: while innocent people lost years of their lives in prison, the three cops who set them up – to protect the real murderer – walked free, pardoned by the IPCC in a move that made it clear just who the police care about. We squat here to show Cardiff Police not everyone is afraid.
To have a home is a basic right, not a commodity to be exploited as a resource by landlords for money and by the state to keep us in our place. Taking the building we act as individuals in a community we have made for ourselves, showing our defiance of the culture of fear the police maintain, and our will to resist oppression and support ourselves and on another.
…is advertising for friends to join in an equality based meditation practice.
Equality for the compassion and openness to contribute with and for each other, an openness that is only possible without hierarchy.
There will be a meeting to begin where experience and practice for that meditation are discussed and agreed on by method of reaching a consensus.
There will be meditation followed by a chat about what happened during the meditation if people want to talk about it and a meeting about any business relevant to the group.
7.30pm – every Thursday at the Red and Black Umbrella
Free, Donations are Welcome.
For more info contact @sageofhappiness on twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also more info on the blog http://sageofhappiness.blogspot.co.uk.
Share an evening of crafts, sewing, knitting and learning over a nice cuppa and probably some good conversation, come along to our new sewing circle!
6-9pm, 11th July. xXx
The Social Centre is available for use for workshops of all varieties for anyone to put on (within reason – no fascists/cops etc).
Thanks to generous, mostly anonymous donations and fund-raisers we now have solar power that can be used for laptops/lighting and audio devices so please don’t hesitate to use the resources we have available.
Open social centre meetings will start taking place again on the 25th June 2013, 7pm.
The meetings will be great opportunity for people interested in having something put on to meet up and discuss times to run workshops- which we can of course promote/facilitate and host.
Residents can be on hand to help with anything you need doing for the workshops, from making posters or updating the website to bringing out refreshments or just being present to help host.
We want to share this free-space with others for workshops, skill shares, activities, community groups, lessons, talks, info nights, games and more so if you want to see something put on please ask and we’ll make it happen.
If you are a teacher or want to try your hand at teaching something we can set up a regular or one-off class for you.
Love and Rage, E xx