Archive for September, 2010

bxl no borders update

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, 30 September, 2010 by bristolnoborders

basically everyone got nicked most before they got any where near any action like me…

Wednesday 29 September at 13:00, activists succeeded in blocking a meeting organized by Frontex in Brussels. The executive director of Frontex, lobbyists, multinationals were all invited to this meeting to make the European bordercontrols more efficient.[Photos] [Videos]
Around the same time the trade union demonstration started from the Midi station. The anticapitalist block of about 150 demonstrators, with samba and truck were stopped from joining the demonstration.
Around 14:00, while the truck was immobilized by the police, the activists were dispursed and then regrouping around the sambaband 500 meters further, and could melt into the trade union demonstration. The block moved on chanting anticapitalist slogans and slogans for the freedom of movement towards the Porte de Hal where a  massive police force tried to isolate the block
. Many activists were arrested atvthat point.
Follow the timeline for more information.

Just to add on a personal note that while most of us were able to enjoy the consolation of a post arrest beer two people remain under arrest.

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Bristol No Borders To Join Anti Austerity Demo In Brussels

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, 29 September, 2010 by bristolnoborders

Gonna leave in a mo, but although the Police have said hey will not allow No Borders on he demo will attempt to join one of the biggest demos in Bxl for a while

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11432579

Bristol No Borders at Bxl NB Camp

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 by bristolnoborders

Since the first of us got here some of us have been involved in the construction of the camp, including the all important toilets. The camp is situated in and around an old train station, which has kindly been lent to us. There are currently 300 people here, not bad for the beginning of the week. As well as ” kitchens, there is a on site bakery and showers.

A number of Sans Papiers have been visitig us, as well as plenty of interested locals. Bike tours around the city, visiting places of interest have taken place including the squatted monastery, occupied by more than 150 Sans Papiers Picture below.

Police profile has so far been low, but the demos don t start properly till tomorrow.

More Updates to follow.

Bristol No Borders@Bristol Anarchist Bookfair -This Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, 6 September, 2010 by bristolnoborders

As well as having the obligatory stall, we will be hosting a workshop on “Free Movement and Social Movement”.  Asking the question: How does a No Borders perspective form part of, or compliment an anarchist perspective ? Room 2 at 5pm

Also, for those of you who couldn’t make it the Brusells No Borders Camp (25th Sept-2nd Oct) info night last week, we will be able to supply you with info at  the stall on what exactly is happening.