Dear members and supporters of Bristol IWW,
We’ve got a busy September coming up, so here’s the details of events you can get involved with.
This Saturday, the 9th of September, there is an IWW contingent joining the anti-austerity march and rally called by Bristol People’s Assembly on College Green. Facebook event here. Look for the IWW banner.
Sadly on the 10th of September, fascists will be descending upon our city from outside Bristol attempting to whip up Islamophobia and hatred. This time we’re dealing with Tommy Robinson front group ‘Gays Against Sharia’ who will be attempting to use the LGBT community to peddle known fascist speakers such as former BNP youth activist Jack Buckby, Paul Weston of Pegida UK/Liberty GB, figurehead of the EDL’s deluded LGBT grouping Tommy Cook aka Tommy English and wingnut fash-favourite, UKIP leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters. Bristol Queercaf have already called a counter demonstration and Bristol IWW encourages all members and supporters to go along. Fascist groups have never had much success at organising in our brilliant city but we need to keep opposing until they finally get the message. Again look for our banner or check Loomio for on the day plans.
On the 14th of September we have our branch meeting, which will include a workshop with our FWs from the Incarcerated Workers’ Organising Committee (IWOC). Come and find out how IWOC supports prisoners to organise & fight back against prison slavery and the prison system itself. After the meeting we generally go for a drink in a local pub.
On the 16th of September we’ll be running our usual stall at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair with t-shirts, badges and other IWW merchandise. If you can help with the stall, then put your name down on the rota on Loomio. If not, then just turn up for a chat. This year’s event will be at St Werburghs Community Centre BS2 9TJ
Finally on the 17th of September Bristol Radical History Group will be holding a Radical History Festival at the M-Shed, which looks to be a really interesting event with some contributions from local Wobblies.
Whatever you’re doing have a lovely September and we hope to see you sometime.
Tom / Bristol IWW