Barbar Luck, ex-King Prawn, gives the G8 the finger at evening benefit
Worthy of note was the way in which large numbers of participants gave their time freely to prepare the event and help out whenever needed on the day, from setting up to tidying up, running the kids-space, and helping out with the Kebele Kafe’s top notch vegan food (and I don’t just mean eating it!). A good example of mutual aid and collective self-organisation. Financially, the event paid for itself with donations on the door and from the Kebele Kafe’s sales. It goes without saying that no one participating in the event was paid.
The evening benefit was a well-attended stormer, raising hundreds of pounds for Bristol Dissent, and leaving me (at least) knackered & hungover.
Overall I felt the event very worthwhile, especially given the lack of publicly accessible/organised anti-capitalist and/or anarchist events where political discussions take place. There should be more of these, well done Bristol G8 Dissent! for going ahead with this one.
(Picture, by Bristle mag: Barbar Luck, ex-King Prawn, gives the G8 the finger at the evening benefit).
NB: Next Bristol Dissent meet is 26 April, 7.30pm at Kebele (14 Robertson Rd, Easton), discussing events around the G8 summit itself. There will also be a Bristol Dissent stall at the ‘Don’t agonise, organise’ event on 16 April, and a workshop there in the afternoon. Be there.
Bristol G8 Dissent group main contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or Info4Action day organising email at email@example.com