Next weekend I will be speaking at the Tattoo Circus in Amsterdam. It is a prisoner support benefit and non-commercial tattoo festival. I will be talking about the lessons learnt from the repression of the animal liberation movement in the UK and generating support for the Free Sven and Natasha campaign. I will also hopefully be getting some ink!
More about the Tattoo Circus:
The Tattoo Circus began 2007 in Rome and since then activists from all around Europe (Barcelona, London, Thessaloniki, Bern, Athens, Madrid, Basel, Berlin… etc) took on the concept for supporting those people who can’t be among us.
The idea behind this solidarity event is to create a space where tattoo culture and political involvement come together. Several tattoo artists will provide their creativity, experience and as much ink as possible, in order to support the anti-prison struggle and to become a part of it.
The principle of the Tattoo Circus is that nobody earns anything from this event, neither the tattooists, nor the piercers, the bands, performers or speakers, and the complete proceeds will go to those people who fight against the state and capitalism.
Every euro collected in Tattoo Circus goes directly to structures supporting prisoners and the Anti-Prison-Fight. Tattoo Circus won’t limit itself to the tattoo culture, therefore, a rich program is being prepared. It will include lectures, workshops, readings, info about prisoners, movies, shows, communal kitchen.
As opposed to some established conventions, Tattoo Circus takes place in a non-competitive, non-commercial an non-hierarchical atmosphere.
Solidarity is a weapon. Untill every prison is empty. For a society without prisons and repression!