PAD- looking for a new home

The PAD at 118 Clifton Street is no more after having to move out last Sunday 10th February. So what happens next?

The search is on for another suitable venue for a social centre in Cardiff. Weekly PAD organising meetings will continue to take place Wednesdays, 7pm at  the Fancy Dress shop, upper Clifton Street (next to Kappucino’s sandwich shop).

If you know of anywhere, please get in touch!

we hope to see you soon

Add comment February 12, 2008 thepad

Saturday 9th february

The PAD is moving, it’s all up in the air at the moment as to where, but to give 118 Clifton street, a good send off we’ll be having an all you can eat vegan sushi buffet! (more…)

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The New Coal Age- Sunday 3rd February

The New Coal Age starts
in Merthyr Tydfil

“I am sitting on top of an excavator the size of a house, dressed as a polar bear. In a world that’s gone mad this is the only sane thing left to do.”

Ffos-Y-Fran mine outskirts of Merthyr Tydfil 5th Dec 07

A chat / workshop on what we can do to stop the madness in Merthyr and prevent Climate Chaos.

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PAD isn’t moving!

You may have heard the exciting news that the PAD is moving to new (and most of us reckon improved) premises this weekend!BUT WE’RE NOT! – problems abound with the landlord and the new premises, Watch this space for news!

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A Presentation on Participatory Economics and PPS-UK

6pm Saturday 19th of January 


Contact Joe – or Mark –

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This Tuesday at 7.30pm the Health Collective will be showing Micheal Moore’s new film ‘Sicko’ entry is, as ever, Free.

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FREE gig on New Years Day

Acoustic Folk Punk from Tallahassee, USA

Acoustic folk punk from London
PJ & Gaby

Acoustic folk punk from Cardiff
Cup of Twee?

& More!

FREE at the PAD on New Years Day at 7pm

Add comment December 26, 2007 thepad

How Non-Violence Protects the State

Peter Gelderoos author of “How Non-Violence Protects The State” is an anarchist organizer from the US who was recently in prison in spain where he faces various charges. He’s currently out on bail and can only come to the UK for 12 days. He’ll be at PAD on Thursday 24th January, at 7.30pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *Gandhi said it’s better to resist violently than to use nonviolence to hide your passivity. Meanwhile, Bono, the Burmese military, and 9 out of 10 humanitarian NGOs agree, peaceful resistance is the best!*                                                                                            Violence never solves anything. Violence begets violence. The government is strong when it comes to violence, we need to attack them where they are weak! Everyone working for social change is familiar with the cliches of pacifism. And to many people it seems that using more radical, illegal, or violent tactics is naturally isolating. But what if it’s actually our supposed allies, or our own revolutionary practices, that are isolating us? What if violence is something diverse, undefinable, a hopelessly broad category that encompasses institutions that perpetuate oppression and actions that can empower and liberate us? What if we are all cogs in a violent system, and what if pacifists are tools of a violent system? People working for social change face plenty of difficult questions, but sometimes matters of strategy and tactics receive low priority. Among many activists, the role of nonviolence as the default mode of struggle bears little scrutiny. Even as it pretends to contain moral strength, nonviolence is a major obstacle in global movements for social change. Nonviolence is based on a number of historical falsifications that enforce an inaccurate understanding of revolution, it protects white privilege and the privilege of the Global North, it can reinforce patriarchal dynamics, and it makes anti-authoritarians complicit with the authorities, preserving the State monopoly of force. Ultimately, nonviolence is created and encouraged by the State, and antithetical to anarchist revolution.

Add comment December 23, 2007 thepad

South Wales Anarchist Forum

The next meeting of anarchist groups and individuals from south wales will be held at the PAD on Monday, January 7th, 8PM.

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Regular Events at the PAD

8pm – Cardiff Anarchist Network meeting

* apart from the first monday of each month, when  the South Wales Anarchist Forum is held at different locations in south wales, including the PAD!*

7.30pm- Cardiff Reading Anti-Capitalism meeting (fortnightly)

5pm – Cost price wholefood shop: a not-for-profit shop selling organic wholefood

7pm – PAD organising meeting – All Welcome!


7pm- No Borders South Wales meeting

Sundays- open 12 noon until at least 3pm
Vegan fried breakfast (sausage, beans, fried bread/toast, mushrooms, tomatoes & sometimes hash browns & onion rings!). *Breakfast is usually served 12-1pm*

Featuring Zapatista coffee and a selection of teas.

£2 donation

Help always needed in the kitchen. Contact us or come to a meeting to get involved.

Also at the PAD…

  • Info shop: A complete collection of ‘Gagged!’ newsletter, free leaflets, pamphlets and magazines on local, UK and international anti-authoritarian groups and campaigns and social struggles
  • Freeshop: clothes and some other stuff that has been donated that you can have for nothing.

Add comment November 25, 2007 thepad

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