Join us on the streets to raise awareness of the Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign.
This Saturday, 15th June, the Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign is calling on its supporters to join a demonstration at the initial scene of the arrests – Newcastle’s Haymarket Metro station on Northumberland Street. From 12-2pm we will be leafletting and petitioning about the situation and seeking witnesses to the arrests who regularly pass Haymarket. The demonstration will also be speaking out against all forms of racism and the need to build a strong anti-racist movement, free from censorship and exclusion.
There will be an open-mic for all to speak against racism and political policing.
Defend anti-fascism! Defend democracy! Defend the Newcastle 14!
Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign:
Tuesday, 4th June, 6pm. Bar Loco, 22 Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4PG. (2nd Floor).
Public Meeting – Attacks on Democratic Rights: A History of Political Policing
Tuesday 12th July, 7pm, uptairs at Barkollo, 22 Leazes Park Road NE1 4PG, near St James Park
Paul Mallon, member of the Glasgow Defence Campaign (glasgowdefencecampaign.blogspot.com) and expert on British colonial policing in Ireland, will be speaking on the historic and current role of the British police force in attacking protests on the streets that challenge government foreign policies and policies at home. And how we can defend ourselves. With plenty of time for discussion.
Protest outside the appeal of Mark and Patrick
Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th September, 9am, Crown Court, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3LA
Mark and Patrick’s appeal is set for the end of September, come down to the court to show your solidarity and support. Bring megaphones, placards, banners…they will not intimidate us or force us off the streets. They are crimialising protest, we have to be clear – savagely cutting education and healthcare is criminal, supporting the occupation of Palestine is criminal. Dissent is not criminal, standing up, speaking out and taking action against attacks on the working class is not criminal. Free the HSBC 3!