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On Saturday 16th October we’ll be having a benefit gig at Six Feet Under nightclub in Newport, tickets will soon be available on their website and in local record shops.

The Oppressed are the world’s foremost anti-fascist skinhead band; formed in Cardiff in 1981 they have been speaking out against racism in a scene where too many have kept quiet. Responsible for bringing “SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice” (SHARP) to Europe over twenty years ago and still active in anti-fascist organising with Cardiff Independent Antifa. Though the band now regularly play events across Europe, local gigs are few and far between, this will probably be your only chance to see The Oppressed anywhere near South Wales this year. Not to be missed.

Support comes from other outspoken Cardiff punk and skinhead bands. No Choice are one of the best UK punk bands formed in the early 80s that are still recording and along with anarcho-folk-punx KilAboy have been regulars at No Borders benefit gigs for years. Tighten Up are a 60s skinhead review group and The D Teez are “just another punk band” both featuring members of the Oppressed.

There is an event page on Facebook, please invite your friends. Tickets are £5, all money raised will be used for local anti-deportation campaigns and Calais Migrant Solidarity. Entry will be from 7pm Read the rest of this entry »

On Friday 5th March we will be having a Benefit gig at The Promised Land, Windsor Place, Cardiff. For only £3 you’ll be able to see four great punk bands from South Wales and the West country.

Expect hard sounds and hard politics from these outspoken bands. There will be ska-punk from Spanner, crust-punk from Jesus Bruiser, anarcho-punk from Filthy Habits, and hardcore-punk from The Shortcuts. Doors will be open from half seven, first band on about 8pm.

All the money we take on the door (once the bands have had petrol money) will be spent on Calais Migrant Solidarity and Movement Newsletter; both worthy causes very much in need of your support. Any additional donations on the night will be gratefully received!

You can find an event page on facebook and myspace please Read the rest of this entry »

n110460828921_6073On Sunday 30th August we’ll be having a fundraising event in TJs, Newport. For a modest entry fee of £5, you can feast on a delight of rabble rousing rebel music.

Over on tour from Belgium are dub/ska-punk band The Usual Suspects who bring militant politics to music in a manner that can only be matched by Spanner who are coming over from Bristol. They are joined by Cardiff revolutionaries KilnAboy and Dirty Revolution who bring folk-punk and reggae-punk respectively.

There are event pages on both facebook and myspace, please help us promote this event by inviting your friends! On the night you’ll be able to find us activists taking turns behind  our usual stall, it would be good to meet anyone who is interested in finding out more or getting involved.

It’s a bank holiday the next day, so  check out these videos and if you like what you hear, why not come on down:

Sincere radical political music is a rare and splendid thing, we Read the rest of this entry »

On Wednesday 27th May a group of No Borders activists braved the lousy weather to picket the Border Agency offices on 31-33 Newport Road. We distributed leaflets to those passing by and entering the building, which were well received. Despite the weather, the police deemed a presence necessary at this peaceful protest, as those who arrived were suprised to be awaited by two CSPO’s standing in the rain!
demo27thThe next picket of the UKBA at 31-33 Newport Road will be held on 17th June 2009, 12 noon. We will be Read the rest of this entry »

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