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Learning From SHAC: Winter European Speaking Tour

Poster also in French and Spanish

We are pleased to announce our Winter European Speaking Tour across France, the Basque Country & Spain.

Friday 29th January – Dijon | 7pm | Eternel Detour, 16ter rue de Fontaine-lès-Dijon, Dijon

Saturday 30th January – Grenoble | 12pm | Parpaing Paillette, 104 avenue Ambroise Croizat, Saint Martin D’here

Saturday 30th January – Lyon | 8pm | l’Atelier des Canulars Canulars Workshop, 91 rue Montesquieu, Lyon

Sunday 31st January – Marseille | 7pm | Le Raccoon, Place du Lycée Thiers, Marseille

Monday 1st February – Toulouse | 5.30pm | Self-managed Social Centre of Toulouse (CREA)

Wednesday 3rd February – Pamplona | 6pm | Iruñeko Gaztetxea, Konpania Kalea, 3, Pamplona

Thursday 4th February – San Sebastian | 12pm | EHU Gipuzkoako Kanpusa, Donostia

Thursday 4th February – Zarautz | 8.30pm | Putzuzulo, 20800 Zarautz

Saturday 6th February – Bilbao | 5pm | Izar Beltz Social Centre, Bilbao

Sunday 7th FebruaryGijon | 5pm | Centru Social La Llume. C/Nava 1 (Esq. Avenida de Portugal), Xixón, Asturies

About the Talks

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) was the most powerful and effective international grassroots animal liberation campaign the world has ever seen. After more than a decade of using innovative and groundbreaking activism against Europe`s largest animal testing laboratory HLS, the campaign finally ended in 2014, following years of state repression and the imprisonment of dozens of activists.

This presentation will analyse and critically reflect on the history, tactics and repression of the SHAC campaign. It will look at the importance of SHAC and what can be learned from the successes and failures of the campaign. There will be discussion of the use and effects of repression on the animal liberation movement and how this is affecting our activism today. We will learn about the importance of solidarity and understanding the role of the state when fighting dominant industries and how we can work differently to make our activism more sustainable and resilient to repression in future. The presentation will include the personal stories of one of the SOCPA7 defendants and an ex-prisoner from one of the earlier Conspiracy to Blackmail cases.

There will also be information on the ongoing SHAC case against Sven and Natasha, who are currently waiting to be extradited to the UK for their trial and face up to 14 years in prison.

For more info:

events[at]freesvenandnatasha[dot]org
freesvenandnatasha.org

French | German

Marseille, France: SHAC Infotour in support of Sven & Natasha in the Netherlands

SHAC Infotour: A presentation on the SHAC campaign by activists from England in support of Sven and Natasha, two individuals charged in the Netherlands.

Sunday 31st January 2016 at Le Racoon, Place du Lycée Thiers.

Vegan food 7pm, presentation 8pm.

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) was the most powerful and effective international grassroots animal liberation campaign the world has ever seen. After more than a decade of using innovative and groundbreaking resistance against Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory HLS, the campaign finally ended last year, following years of state repression and the imprisonment of dozens of organisers.

This info talk will analyse and critically reflect on the history, tactics and repression of the SHAC campaign. It will look at the importance of SHAC and what can be learned from the successes and failures of the campaign. There will be discussion of the use and effects of repression on the animal liberation movement and how this is affecting our work today – including the implications for all political struggles.

We will learn about the importance of solidarity and understanding the role of the state when fighting dominant industries and how we can work differently to make our fight more sustainable and resilient to repression in future.

The talk will include the personal stories of an ex-prisoner who served 3.5 years for her role in the SHAC campaign and one of the recent SOCPA7 defendants. There will also be information on the ongoing SHAC case against Sven and Natasha, who are currently waiting to be extradited to the UK for their trial and face up to 14 years in prison.

French | German

Dark Matter Publications: MFAH, Blackmail 3 & The SHAC Model (zine)

New zine released by Dark Matter Publications and hosted by 325: ‘Militant Forces Against HLS (MFAH), Blackmail 3 & The SHAC Model’. An animal liberationist zine about the fight against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).

You may read it here. Distribute at your own risk.

I claim this opportunity to dedicate this zine to Darko Mathers. A friend & comrade I spent many hours with discussing anarchism, nihilism, and what he coined ‘civil anarchism’. The section on the MFAH is dedicated to him, for his contribution in publishing insurrectionist zines such as “August 2011 Revolt”, as well as his strong conviction in critical analysis.

Person(s) unknown