2. Bristol’s 1st post-G8 summit meet was held on 19 July - and heard report backs/comments on events before/during the G8 summit in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Faslane, Stirling (the convergence camp-site) & Gleneagles. There was also a report from an individual involved in the BStW backed mini-buses that travelled to Scotland. For full reports on events during the G8 summit see http://indymedia.org.uk/en/actions/2005/g8/. Lastly there was a report on the Bristol anti-G8 demo on 6 July, attended by some 300 people, and believed to be one of the largest anti-G8 events in the UK outside Scotland. Nice one Bristol!
3. Bristol/southwest G8 defendants – Bristol Dissent is aware of 5 people locally facing charges/trials arising from non-violent direct actions on 6 July in Scotland, and of at least person already fined for a similar action (fine of £400). A number of other people from our area were also detained during the G8 protests, but not subsequently charged. This includes one legal observer volunteer held for upto 9 hours on 6 July before being released without charge. For G8 Legal Support info please see www.g8legalsupport.info and there is also a national prisoner/defendant contact email at email@example.com
Bristol Dissent is committed to supporting those facing charges, both practically, financially & emotionally. Around £120 has been raised so far, further donations are welcome – either cash at Bristol Dissent meetings, or by cheque (payable to ‘bristle’, with a note stating ‘defendant support’, to Bristle, Box 25, 82 Colston St, Bristol, BS1 5BB). Many thanks if you can help. Various fundraising ideas are in the pipeline!
4. ‘Bristling defiance’ – benefit 17 September. Organised by Bristle magazine (www.bristle.org.uk) in association with Bristol Dissent, to coincide with publication of issue 20 of Bristle mag. All proceeds to Bristle & G8 defendants. Venue booked. There will be 3 or 4 bands, plus DJ’s, film projections & stalls. Door tax £5/6. From 8pm to 3.30am. Full details to be announced shortly. Put this one in yer diary!
Contact Bristol Dissent:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Post – Box 102, 82 Colston St, Bristol, BS1 5BB
Elist - http://lists.aktivix.org/mailman/listinfo/dissent-bristol
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