police out in numbers for riot screening
Just popped out to the shop and there are LOADS of police out in and around mina road park tonight, vans driving around. Very visible presence.
Perhaps thay came down to see the films? You can get in free with a silly hat and a uniform, apparently.
Or perhaps they are worried about what might be in the films.
There’s been plenty of screenings round abouts before now, and no interest from the fuzz. What gives?
If you’re at a loose end, don’t forget the occasional cinema screening tonight!
Solidarity with the Taunton Two!
On 20/04/2011 two South-West activists were unjustly arrested and charged for squatting a derelict building in the town of Taunton, Somerset; with the intentions to promote squatting as an alternative lifestyle and provide a centre in which social groups and communities can use.
It has been on the agenda to get a Social Centre up and running in Taunton for a while now, being a potential base for Taunton activist collective groups, and even more importantly being open to those of which squatting is a necessity.
The police broke into the secured building using angle grinders, and even arrested one of the activists on the street, acting as a legal observer. The activists were charged with the intent to cause criminal damage, burglary and abstracting electricity. The lack of evidence to support these charges further incriminates the police for unnecessary use of force and intimidation to evict the squatters from their rightful home.
The case has an indirect impact on the South-West Anarcho-Punk scene, with a member of Anonymous Promotions coming under attack. This could be a potential threat on the non-profit organisation and even the increasing Anarcho-Punk movement itself.
The Taunton Two need solidarity and support from those in favour of the Squatting Network, with the court date being on the 12/05/11 at 9.15am: Open to demonstations against the case and those of us against the upcoming Squatting Ban.
NOW IS THE TIME TO RESIST!
Taunton Two Solidarity facebook page:
Court Date facebook event:
For more information on the Taunton Activist Collective:
FACTORY FILMS: Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Factory Films Presents: Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
“Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?”
Factory film nights are every Wednesday at 7pm, free entry, free nibbles and tea. (donations welcome)
police caused riots to show thin blue line to ensure no police jobs and units will be cut