So the search for empties continues… If you have any suggestions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking to add to our crew so we can start a new social centre, so if you’d like to get involved you can also email us.
We’ve got a book launch on Friday night for Debra Shaw and Jeremy Gilbert, called ‘Technology, Creativity and Capitalism’. Details below. Whitechapel Food Not Bombs will also be cooking at Rampart and serving on Whitechapel High Street this weekend.
The following weekend (21-23 November) the Free School is back with a weekend of workshops. For details check out www.londonfreeschool.wordpress.com
–TECHNOLOGY, CREATIVITY AND CAPITALISM—
–BOOK LAUNCH FOR DEBRA SHAW AND JEREMY GILBERT—
–FRIDAY, 14 NOVEMBER, 7PM ONWARD—
A short seminar and long party
with Debra Shaw and Jeremy Gilbert
Marking the recent publication of ‘Technoculture: The Key Concepts’ by Debra Benita Shaw and
‘Anticapitalism and Culture: Radical Theory and Popular Politics’ by Jeremy Gilbert
–WHITECHAPEL FOOD NOT BOMBS–
–SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER–
Cooking : from 11 am at Rampart, 15-17 Rampart Street, E1. Check their website on http://rampart.co.nr for a map
Serving : from 2:30 / 3 until the pot is empty at Alta Ali part in Whitechapel. The park is on Whitechapel High Street, almost oposite Brick Lane, near aldgate east.
Whitechapel Food Not Bombs will be cooking skipped and donated food, and serving free vegan meals in Alta Ali park
–LONDON FREE SCHOOL—
–FRIDAY-SUNDAY 21-23 NOVEMBER–
Confirmed workshops include: Class Politics and Climate Change, Workshop of Nothing, Art, Gender and Autonomous Spaces, Zines + Self Publishing, Screenprinting, Publicity for Activists, Self-education, Permaculture, and Computers. More details to follow next week. The Radical Theory Reading Group will take place as part of the Free School, on Friday, 21 November, one week earlier than usual.
Keep checking the website from now onwards for more information on what is planned for the weekend and sign up to the newsletter at https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/londonfreeschool to receive updates.
—-RADICAL THEORY READING GROUP—-
–Friday, 21 November, 6-8PM–
Next reading group is timed to coincide with the London Freeschool Weekend (http://londonfreeschool.wordpress.com/) so will be on NOVEMBER 21ST (a week earlier than usual). We’ll still (hopefully) be in the rampART Library (www.rampart.co.nr) and we’ll be starting at 6pm as usual. In the event of an eviction, we will be moving to LARC (http://www.londonarc.org/index.php?section=19).
We’ll be reading two chapters from Cote, Day & de Peuter (eds), Utopian Pedagogy: Radical Experiments Against Neoliberal Globalisation (Univ of Toronto Press, 2007), available for download here http://www.box.net/shared/92n1if4b6e. (Part 1, Ch 1, Henry Giroux ‘Utopian Thinking in Dangerous Times: Critical Pedagogy and the Project of Educated Hope’ and Part III, Ch 14, Allan Antliff, ‘Breaking Free: Anarchist Pedagogy’). The download is a zip file so you’ll need to save it to your hard drive and unzip it (sorry! my scanner is only working on high quality at the moment so only produces big files).
The blog has been (www.radicaltheoryreadinggroup.blogspot.com). Please feel free to comment.
—OTHER EVENTS IN LONDON—
—CAFE MARIE: FOOD AND HOT DRINKS BY DONATION—
–WEDNESDAY, 12TH NOVEMBER, 6PM ONWARD–
Movie: “The battle of Algiers” Starts at 8pm
The battle of Algiers recreates the pivotal events that took place in the city of Algiers, where, in an attempt to end French colonialism, the Algerian National Liberation Front(FLN) began a war of liberartion.
..maybe even more relevant in today’s global political climate than ever before!
see u there!
the library house
Address: 52 Knatchbull road (entrance on Burton rd, behind Minet library) SE5 9QY.
nearest tube: Brixton, Oval, Kennington. nearest train: Loughborough junction, nearest bus: brixton road ( stop: loughborough road)
–LONDON LAUNCH OF RACE REVOLT–
–SUNDAY, 16TH NOVEMBER 12-5PM–
a zine discussing race, ethnicity and identity in queer, feminist and diy-punk communities
The Pullens Centre, Crampton St, SE17
12-5, free entry
Race Revolt Issue 3 Launches:
London, Sunday November 16th
The Pullens Centre, Crampton St
12-5, free entry
Themed reading groups on Race Revolt led by Race Revolt contributors:
race and music subculture
white critique of queer/feminist/diy spaces
feedback on race revolt, ideas and suggestions
The police and alternative organising
Cafe (12:30 – end)
hang out space, with vegan meal and cakes
—-“THE MORGUE” 122 DALSTON LANE, LONDON E8–
A space for Queer Art, Activities and Politics
Challenging homo/transphobia, racism, sexism and other straight mentalities
Vegan food on donation, drinks and cakes available
Café: 6pm-11pm (discussion from 6-8) & Cinema: 8pm-12am
Q&A Cafe Thursday 20th Nov:
“From Detroit To Soweto”
A veritable jamboree of works putting the spotlight on the creative contributions by people of Colour from across the globe via music, film & performance. From the birth of Detroit Techno, to French Hip
Hop, to the music of the Manouche + much more.
Proceeds from the evening will go to The Forum For The Empowerment Of Women – a non profit organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa, whose mission is to help Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Women build alliances and strengthen their visibility and reclaim their space in
the world whether socially or politically.
—POGO CAFE CINEMA—
—76 Clarence Road, Hackney, London. E5 8HB—
All films are free entry, though donations are welcome, and start at 7.30pm.
Two films, maybe three! The first “Women of the Land” is about the women of the Zapatista movement (in Spanish with English Subtitles) the second is “From Those Below” a 25 minute documentary looking at the state of the education system and womens’ role after the uprising in Chiapas just before the 2006 elections. The third is about the recent struggles in Oaxaca (but is only in Spanish as yet; we’re looking for subtitles!)
Battle in Seattle
Its November 1999, and five days are about to rock the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organizations Ministerial Meeting. Among them are Django, Sam, Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Jay. Each has a unique story, but they’re united in a common desire to be heard and to make a difference in the world. For these four protesters, this is very personal and the stakes are higher than mere politics. A peaceful demonstration to stop the WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot, and soon a State of Emergency is declared by the Mayor of Seattle. The streets are mayhem, and the WTO is paralyzed.
Caught in the crossfire of civil liberties and keeping the peace are Seattle residents, including its beleaguered mayor, a riot cop on the streets (W.Harrelson) and his pregnant wife (C.Theron). The choices they all make will change their lives forever.
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