Tag: Demonstration (page 1 of 6)

Stop Live Exports, Dover

Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE) hold regular demos outside Eastern Docks, Dover, on the first Saturday of each month.

Vigils are also held when there is a sailing of live animals on the designated livestock ship. The KAALE Newsline (01304 204688) is updated every shipment day, with final news on that particular evening’s events issued around 7pm.

Support invited from anyone living near or traveling on major transport routes. Look out for transporters on motorways, A-roads and service area. If you see a truck, try and get the number plate, the time, date and location, and phone/txt 07968 134489 or 07787 613265 – Write down these numbers, or put them in your mobile phone now

Support Kent Action Against Live Exports (KAALE)

Awakening Compassion demo in London

Please join us on Awakening Compassion demo in London.

Find the next event via We Are The Numbers Vegan on Facebook and click “Going” only if you really intend to come, if you support the demo but can not come in person click “Interested”. This will make the planning easier for us 🙂 Thank you!

We will be holding beautiful pictures of animals with the messages which will hopefully make some/many people think.

If you never got involved in a vegan outreach because you did not want to shout this demo is for you. It is static, respectful and silent.

The demo will be silent. If we get at least 10 people to hold the placards in the same time the message is already very powerful but we have 40 beautiful placards so if we could get 40-50 people to hold the placards and distribute the leaflets it would be amazing. I hope this event will grow in numbers month by month. Please imagine how powerful it will become when we have 100 or 200 people standing together showing our vegan power!

I would like to ask those of you who decide to hold the placards not to engage in discussions with the public. Everyone interested in our message can discuss the concerns with people leafleting to make the placards better visible to passers by.

Those of us who decide to give the leaflets to the public please engage in discussion with the deepest respect to other people’s beliefs regardless the fact how different they can be to ours. Before coming to the demo please get ready to hear: “I love my bacon”, “animals have no souls”, “I eat animals because they are so tasty”, “I love dogs but choose to eat pigs”, etc. etc. I know they hurt us but each time we start an argument we may do a disfavour to our cause. We can agree that we disagree and go to talk to people who are interested in our message and are ready to hear it and I guarantee you there are plenty of those people.

During the demos we will be distributing Animal Aid leaflets “Friends or Food” and Vegan Society leaflets “Why Vegan?”.

Details may change some months so please check the Facebook page before attending

If you want to know more please message via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/we.are.the.numbers.Vegan/

Please send RSVP only if you intend to come and in case something changes, change your RSVP or send a message that you can not make it.

Nottingham Greyhound Demo

Sadly, deaths and serious injuries to dogs running on the tracks are relatively common, and the existence of a major track like Nottingham is responsible for the putting to death of about 500 greyhounds every year.

According to a Guardian article: “Greyhound tracks are closing and the industry isn’t doing enough to care for the thousands of dogs who face an uncertain fate”

Demo at 6.30pm at Daleside Road Roundabout, (the entrance to Nottingham Greyhound Stadium).

Probably every 2 weeks, but call 07703 031667 to confirm.

12th Surround Yarls Wood – SHUT It DOWN! demonstration


Date updated to 18th November


Timeto build the Twelfth demonstration at Yarl’s Wood – lets shut down this racist, sexist hellhole once and for all!

SHUT DOWN YARLSWOOD

SHUT DOWN ALL DETENTION CENTRES

Movement for Justice have held 11 demonstrations at the notorious Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. With every demonstration there is more vibrancy, more anger, more determination – with ex detainees, asylum seekers, feminist and anti racist activists from around the country demonstrating right at the fences of Yarl’s Wood.

The women behind the fences join the demonstrations from their rooms with handmade banners, signs, ribbons of toilet paper, their arms and legs – deifying guards threats to express their rage and determination for freedom. We come together and everyone leaves feeling stronger and more determined.

The Surround Yarl’s Wood demonstrations are palpable, direct and visibly impactful acts of solidarity. They give the women inside the strength to continue their daily resistance to racism, sexual abuse, deportations, and inadequate mental and physical healthcare. They have also inspired a whole generation of new young activists across the country to take up the fight against detention, the brutalities and racism of the immigration system and borders.

In Yarl’s Wood 400+ women are indefinitely detained, most of whom have experienced rape, domestic violence, torture, forced marriage, sexual abuse, FGM, persecution due to sexuality. Many of whom have long and deep connections to the UK, have been here most of their lives, have all their family and friends here. Many have children; some are pregnant, elderly, disabled, sick and have mental health difficulties.

Yarl’s Wood has been exposed time after time in undercover investigations, government reports, inspectorate reports, and inquiry findings for sexual abuse/harassment by guards towards the women. Undercover footage by Channel 4 news showed the brutal, racist attitude of the guards.

These demonstrations keep Yarl’s Wood on the national agenda, they make it clear that there is only one solution – SHUT IT DOWN

Belle Vue Greyhound Demo

Shut Down Belle Vue campaign to raise awareness of the reality of greyhound racing, demos every Saturday outside Belle Vue track, Manchester, England.

Over recent years there have been a number of dogs killed at Belle Vue Greyhound Racing Stadium at Belle Vue Racetrack in Gorton, Manchester, so we have to tell the punters with all honesty that dogs are regularly dying in the Belle Vue ground.

We need to put an end to this miserable place, please give us your support.

Stand Up To Trump: Protest T.B.C

Provisional dates: 5th – 8th October 2017.
Protest called by Stand Up to Trump

Supporting groups include:

  • Stand Up to Racism
  • Stop the War Coalition
  • People’s Assembly Against Austerity
  • CND

Theresa May and Donald Trump have just announced Trump will be visiting the UK later this year

When the date is announced, we will be organising protests to oppose Trump’s racism, sexism and bigotry.

The invitation to Donald Trump for a state visit will be opposed by millions in Britain. Our government should not be seen to be endorsing the sorts of ideas and policies he is putting forward. We are committed, along with other campaigning organisations including Stop the War, Peoples Assembly against Austerity and CND , to oppose this visit and to organise mass protests if it takes place.

Join our protest to tell Trump his racism and bigotry isn’t welcome in the UK

More details TBC

Anti-Greyhound Racing Demo

A peaceful Demonstration to raise awareness about the underlying exploitation of Greyhounds in racing.

http://www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/

*Raise awareness about the plight of greyhounds bred for racing.
*Campaign for the abolition of commercial greyhound racing.
*Promote greyhounds as pets.
*The government to pass legislation making it illegal to place or accept bets on greyhound racing.*
*The general public to NEVER attend or bet on greyhound racing, so the industry fades away through lack of support.

Stop the Arms Fair

The Defence & Security Equipment International arms fair (DSEI) sells everything from bullets to battleships, bringing together 1500 arms companies and representatives from over 100 countries. The results of DSEI are felt around the world as people are killed, economies are devastated, refugees are traumatised and peaceful protest is crushed.

Eight activists on trial for blocking the set up of the London arms fair, DSEI, in  September 2015, were found NOT GUILTY following “Clear compelling & largely unchallenged evidence” of criminal activity at Government sponsored arms fair

If the world’s arms industry arrives in London in September 2017, Stop the Arms Fair coalition will do all we can to stand in its way.

Veggies Food is HereVeggies will provide campaign catering at the Big Day of Action on Saturday 9th September at the East Entrance to ExCeL, 2 mins from Prince Regent, Victoria Dock Road, London. We hope you can join us. Reports from Veggies in 2013 & 2007

Meanwhile see more events in the lead up to the week of action at https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/

As part of the actions against the arms fair, there will be a public event on Sunday 10th September, on international militarism and the arms trade. This will include dialogues with anti-arms trade activists from countries where the arms sold in DSEI are produced, and where they are bought and used – such as South Korea and Germany, Turkey and South Sudan.

Conference at the Gates: Academics Against the Arms Fair

This September, arms dealers from around the world will congregate in London’s ExCeL Centre for the DSEi arms fair. As one of the world’s largest arms fairs, DSEi brings together over 1,500 arms companies and military delegations from over 100 countries. On display will be everything from crowd control equipment to machine guns, tanks, drones and even battleships. It is a crucial event in the business of the international arms trade, and the deals done here play a major role in reinforcing Western militarism, fuelling conflict, repressing dissent and strengthening authoritarian regimes across the world. The Stop the Arms Fair coalition have called a week of action at the venue to disrupt the setup of the arms fair.

Building on the successes of Conference at the Gates 2015, on Friday 8th September there will be an open air conference-action at the gates of the ExCel centre. The aim is to build networks of solidarity in opposition to the arms trade, to explore forms of academic practice that don’t stop at the university walls, and to directly disrupt the setup of the arms fair. Blurring lines between theory and practice, academics from a range of disciplines will gather at this event to explore issues and ideas relating to contemporary militarism and global politics. In addition to papers and presentations, there will be interactive workshops, performances, and creative activities exploring themes including the militarisation of police and security forces, contemporary imperialism and colonialism, the gendered politics of conflict and militarism, the militarisation of education, militarism and popular culture, and the purpose of radical theory.

Further info can be found here: https://conferenceatthegates.wordpress.com/

And you can get in touch with the organisers via email at this address: conferenceatthegates@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

The Official Animal Rights March 2017

UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS!

In 2016 Surge hosted the first Official Animal Rights March where 2,500 vegans marched through London demanding an end to all animal oppression. It is now with great excitement that we are announcing the 2017 Official Animal Rights March, in collaboration with The Save Movement and HeartCure Collective. We want this march to be a big thank you from us for the all the hard work, time and energy every activist puts into helping the animals and the planet. Every single person in this movement is just as valuable as the next and every voice is just as important.

Let’s make the 2017 march bigger, louder and bolder than last year’s and send a clear message that veganism can’t be stopped. The future is vegan, but we must take to the streets and continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends.

We can’t wait to see you on September 2nd!

http://www.theofficialanimalrightsmarch.com
http://www.surgeactivism.com
http://www.thesavemovement.org
http://www.heartcurecollective.com

2017 MARCH TRAILER:
https://www.facebook.com/surgeactivism/videos/571264066404043/

PREVIOUS YEAR!

SHORT FILM (2016):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-GRFu5IOh0
PHOTOSET (2016):
http://bit.ly/2jjfCzC
EVENT PAGE (2016):
https://www.facebook.com/events/316252992050809/

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