… although she was truly one of the most despicable, Thatcher’s death should not distract us from the fact that there’s still plenty more slimy parasites left alive (see left,) or the wave of oppression that the current Tory government is employing on many of societies most vulnerable.
-FUCK PIP- -FUCK ATOS-
Thanks to everyone who came round to our party on Monday, it was good to see everyone enjoying the good news. Perhaps we could do it again some time?
Most will be aware of the proposed party in trafalgar square on Saturday but for those unable to attend, fear not. 325 has published a list of proposed “party” locations happening across the country (and world) on that day.
The Red and Black Umbrella have joined forces with The Wells Hotel (77 Craddock street, Riverside) to present to you a twoday two part ‘History of the Road Protest UK.’
The first part of the two day event will be on April 12th when we will show an hour long documentary about the Reclaim the Streets movement that hit Britain and the rest of the world in the 90′s. The movement was anti-capitalist, anti-car and consisted of many different people from many different walks of life coming together to celebrate in the street and show the government that mass mobilization can be fun. We don’t need to spend extortionate amounts of money to have a good time!
Guest speakers T.B.A. Doors at 6.30pm, film will begin at 7pm.
Vegan snacks and beverages for donations will be provided. Money made will go to the Combe Haven defenders and other current road protest funds.
Stay tuned to find out about part two, coming soon!
10.30am Saturday 9th March 2013 SWANSEA.
The National Front have called a “White Pride World Wide” demonstration in Swansea on March 9th, and a strong antifascist presence is planned in response.
Whether you can come or not – please spread the word…
In 2013 the UK is once again host to the G8 Summit for the first time since 2005, eight world leaders from the most powerful capitalist nations are meeting here on our home turf.
The G8 facilitates irresponsible greed, corporate protectionism, overwhelming inequality and ruthless exploitation. It is here, at the G8 summit, that the economic, political and military objectives for the year ahead will be discussed and agreed.
So while the global elite plot their next actions to pillage and plunder the land, our homes and our minds let’s relax and have a nice spot of dinner.
Come along on Saturday 2nd February from 6pm with (or without) a VEGAN meal to share with others. There will be a short presentation on the G8 and why it should be opposed, an update by the stop G8 network and hopefully plenty of discussion.
The Red and Black is hosting an update on the legal situation around squatting, including how the English and Welsh squatting community has been affected by the law change last year and what’s still happening despite it!
We’re happy to welcome squatters from London who have been involved in the Eviction Resistance network and Squash – the Squatters Action for Secure Homes campaign and look forward to an update from these groups, and to discuss how we might have to unite again to stop the criminilastion of squatting in dissused commercial properties which has been proposed by some MP’s.
We also hope to update each other on the latest local squatting news from Cardiff, London and elsewhere, and bring in a discussion on how we can show solidarity with the hundreds of squatters evicted and arrested in Athens in the last few days.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and maybe a splattering of gack is likely to be available.
Come along on Sunday at 6pm to be a part of it!
Hope to see you there.
Love and rage - Lord C.Squeebington
Sunday 16th December at the Red and Black Umbrella! Bike workshop noon till 4pm, then an acoustic benefit Gig to raise money for our off grid electricity fund!
Featuring amazing poetry and lyrical mastery from the Gran Archist.
Music from the Quemlins, acoustic belters and poetry from Taffy Twp, Efa Supertramp, Gail Something Else and local legend Cosmo!
And we’ve just had news from Perkie (http://www.facebook.com/PerkieMusic) that she’s up for playing too. It’s the night after The Dirty Old Christmas at the Moon, Cardiff.
This Sunday, not to be missed! Doors at 4.30pm, drink tolerated, drunkenness not! Love, Lord Squeebington. xXx
As the Red and Black Umbrella is also our home, it was inevitable that some of us would be home for the 25th December, we have decided to open up on good ‘ol xmas day and have a lovely big (Vegan-as usual) pot luck meal with an open invitation to friends, family and comrades.
Hot food, tea, coffee, deserts and other vegan treats all welcome, bring a dish! (If you don’t, pretend you did…)
We hope to celebrate the day the same as the rest of the country, but for us it will be a celebration with different personal meanings, instead of part of the capitalist/religious show. There will be no baubles, tinsel or tree, but please do feel free to bring all the pudding you like!
Normally as part of our safer spaces policy our pot lucks are dry events but as it’s a special occasion drink will be tolerated, drunkenness not.
Please try to make all meals vegan so all our guests can try your delicious cooking.
Hope to see you there! Love and Peas.x
Last Monday we at the RBU had a house meeting where a few close friends came to help out with events and input into the running of the RBU. We greatly appreciated their input and the whole new atmosphere at the meeting felt really good so we have now chosen to host regular social center meetings come new year. . Keep an eye on this site for updates on when that will be.
The agenda was long, and I don’t have the minutes handy but I can guarantee that next year our calendars will be packed with events, workshops and socials that will be run by awesome people and you will not want to miss one of them!
A sneak preview of things to be hosted at the RBU in the new year- combat and self defense skill sharing, sea Shepard talk, language lessons, Cardiff ABC, survival/wilderness skill sharing, renewable energy workshops, readings groups and some other stuff that I can’t remember but I’m sure it’s pretty cool too!
If you have any ideas for the space, would like to organize a workshop, run an event, cook for a people’s kitchen or just want to help out and hang out, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Use of the space is free, and we try and make ALL our event donation based ONLY, so if you’re skint (like me…) you won’t miss out.
Love and Peas. x
This Thursday 22nd November @ 7pm the Red and Black Umbrella will host a discussion about the armed group, Revolutionary Struggle in Greece. This will be a good opportunity to discuss armed struggle and it’s effects, how such groups are perceived by the state, the states reactions to such groups and a general overview of the Revolutionary Struggle cases so far.
For information on Revolutionary Struggle see here:
Revolutionary Struggle on Cardiff ABC