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.
There will also be room to discuss the ongoing struggles against austerity across Europe, and the diversity of tactics being used. From clashes in Spain, Italy and Portugal; to demonstrations in Greece, Italy and France; and international rail strikes in Belgium – as part of the ‘European Day of Action and Solidarity’.
From Red & Black Umbrella:
To mark the arrival of the Anarchist Black Cross Prisoner Art Tour featuring the artwork of a number of revolutionary and rebellious prisoners worldwide, we invite you to a short notice presentation and discussion of prison and the society that creates it. Monday Nov 5 we’ll be meeting at 7pm at the Red & Black Umbrella to have an informal discussion and an opportunity to look at & perhaps be inspired by the artwork of these imprisoned freedom-lovers.
Tea & Coffee provided, anything else up to your creative genius…
November sees the launch of Cardiff ABC, as well as Cardiff Defendant Solidarity (CDS), with a bunch of events to go along with it. The Red and Black Umbrella will be hosting a legal observer training evening with CDS including overviews on stop and search, custody scenarios and public order policing. (Date TBC but 7pm Tue 14th Nov is likely)
One of the most important aspects of prison is how people end up there. For many, by knowing the law they could have made their time more bearable or even avoided it completely.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn valuable information on the law and arrest process from a no bullshit perspective.
Cardiff ABC will be hosting the second leg of the Prisoner Art Tour featuring artwork from past and current radical prisoners.
After an initial preview in Bristol, and exhibitions in London, we are proud to be hosting the exhibition for the month of November at the Red & Black Umbrella, 57-58 Clifton Street, with a launch night on the 2nd. The event includes live music, doors at 7pm, with a pay what you can – donations appreciated style tax.
September 25th, 2012
An Open Letter to Striking Prisoners in Greece
We, the Red and Black Umbrella Anarchist Social Centre, wish to extend solidarity to the striking prisoners of: Larissa, Trikala, Grevena, Domokos, Malandrino, Komotini, Koridallos, Patras, Corfu, Chios, Nafplion, Diavata and Alikarnassos prisons in Greece; and every rebel that is mobilizing against the inherently unjust and inhumane prison system.
Due to the lack of information in English, we do not know the depth and breadth of the situation but feel an urgent need to show our support for your actions.
As a small gesture we have reprinted the demands of the Larissa prison (see here), posted them up along with a copy of this letter and hung a banner on the exterior of the social centre. We do this not only to express our solidarity, but to echo the voices in your struggle for dignity and to inspire other people in their personal and collective struggles.
We hope that your spark amongst many others will ignite the fires that turn the prison system to ashes.
Love & Rage
The Red and Black Umbrella Social Centre (Cardiff)