Count-down to the G20. 20, 19, 18, 17……KABOOOOOOOM!
The summit of the 20 most industrialised country, in which Brown and his naughty fellas will try to unearth a decomposing capitalism from its grave, will be soon arriving in London and here @ rampART we can already smell the stink!
This week we begin a programme of events (talks, meetings, workshops) building up to the anti-G20 protests.
Come to this week’s thursday cafe’ to get to know more about the summit and the protests that are being organised against it and join the open assembly on Monday the 16th of March to organise an autonomous spaces / housing bloc for the upcoming demonstrations.
GET INVOLVED AT RAMPART
Weekly rampART organising meetings are held at Rampart every Monday from 7pm.
You are welcome to come by and get involved. We welcome proposals for our Thursdays’ info-cafes.
THE LABORATORY OF INSURRECTIONARY
IMAGINATION PRESENTS: C.R.A.S.H: A postcapitalist A to Z
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination is a network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life. We are inviting creative resisters, unemployed workers and art activists to take part in our latest project – C.R.A.S.H: A post capitalist A to Z – in London’s financial district in June 2009.
To Download more information and an application go to
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-= THURSDAY 12TH MAR =-
20-20: COUNT-DOWN to the G20 @ rampART THU CAFE’
The G20 is just 20 days away. To warm up for it, we invite you to this Informational event comprising videos about the G20 and protests against financial institutions as well as previous anti-capitalist protests like the J18 which stormed the City in June 1999.
Come over to know more about the summit and the protests, discuss and get to know your protest buddies.
The event will be soothed by amazing vegetarian food from rampART’s most beloved cook (not to be missed).
-= SATURDAY 14TH MAR =-
INFOBASS: EVENT ON THE OPPRESSION OF TAMILS IN SRI-LANKA
Informational / solidarity event on the repression of the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka.
It will feature up and coming independent local Tamil artists on stage (from 8pm
till late). There will also be a video presentation (7pm sharp) to highlight the plight 250,000+ Tamil civilians caught up in the ongoing genocide and an opportunity for further discussions.
-= MONDAY 16TH MAR =-
ASSEMBLY FOR AUTONOMOUS SPACES BLOC @ G20
Organisational meeting for an autonomous spaces bloc (social centres/squats/housing bloc) against the G20 summit in London. Come over to discuss what to do during those days and start preparing actions, slogans,
banners, dazebaos, costumes for the demonstrations.
Spread the word and come along!
-= WEDNESDAY 18TH MAR – SUNDAY 22ND MAR =-
FEM AD LIB KOLLECTIV
Art exhibition of London AnarchaFeminist collective.
For further info http://lafk.wordpress.com
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A new fantastic autonomous space in Hackney!
Website ready soon :)
2a Belgrade Road, Dalston, Hackney, N16 8DJ
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See their website
THE LIBRARY HOUSE
52 Knatchbull road (entrance on Burton rd, behind Minet library) SE5 9QY.
Nearest tubes : Brixton, Oval, Kennington.
Nearest train : Loughborough junction.
Nearest buses : P5 or Brixton road (3/N3, 59, 133/N133, 159/N159, 415.
stop: loughborough road)
Check The Library House Website : http://thelibraryhouse.wordpress.com The
Library House is a social center in Brixton Camberwell
Contact us if you want to be on our mailing list and be informed about the
events there :) libraryhouse #### at ### lists.riseup.net
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-= WEDNESDAY 11TH MAR – 7pm =-
‘CRANKS AND REVOLUTIONS’
with Mark Gold
5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX
Tel: 020 7837 4473
Nearest tube: King’s Cross
Animal Rights campaigner Mark Gold discusses the inspiration behind his latest novel ‘Cranks and Revolutions’, a light-hearted drama-documentary of the last fifty years of radical protest in the UK.
‘Cranks and Revolutions’ tells the story of two brothers from a family for whom protest has always been a way of life. Brought up in the 1960s on CND marches, fund raising events for the victims of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war and rescuing oiled sea birds after the Torre Canyon disaster, the Bob Dylan inspired Rob goes off to university to be part of the hippy generation, campaigning passionately against the Vietnam War and apartheid.
-= THURSDAY 12TH MAR =-
NIGHTCLEANERS PT 1
Nightcleaners Part I: A woman’s work- Film Screening and panel discussion
Date: Thursday 12 March
Time: 6.30-9.00 pm
FREE (booking essential)
Please arrive on time – latecomers will only be allowed in at suitable intervals
Venue: Area 10 Project Space, Eagle Wharf, Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT
A public screening of Nightcleaners: Part 1, a rarely seen experimental film from 1972 by the Berwick Street Collective (Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan).
Nightcleaners Part 1 was a documentary made by members of the Berwick Street Collective. The films charts the campaign to unionize the women who cleaned office blocks at night and who were being victimized and underpaid. Intending at the outset to make a campaign film, the Collective was forced to turn to new forms in order to represent the forces at work between the cleaners, the Cleaner’s Action Group and the unions.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with film co-director Humphry Trevelyan, and people involved in researching and campaigning for better working conditions for night cleaners.
Bookings and enquiries:
Tel: 07817 654 468
Travel: Old paper mill situated to the back of Peckham Library
Buses: 12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 436, 345, 177, 312, 343 / Train: Peckham Rye Station
-= THURSDAY 12TH MAR =-
DEMONSTRATION AT YARL’S WOOD DETENTION CENTRE
*Demonstration at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre*
London NoBorders, Campaign Against Immigration Controls, SOAS Detainee Support Group and Campaign To Stop Arbitrary Detention at Yarl’s Wood call:
*For An End to Immigration Detention *
Saturday 21st March 2009 Gather 11.30am at Bedford Town Centre to march from
Bedford to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre, to demonstrate between 12.30 and 2pm.
For An End to Immigration Detention – Saturday 21st March 2009 Gather 11.30am at Bedford Town Centre to march from Bedford to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre, to demonstrate between 12.30 and 2pm.
more information and travel info at:
-= WEDNESDAY 1ST APR =-
BANQUET AT THE BANK
12 noon, April 1st, Bank of England. Thread Needle Street
Bring friends and family food to share.
Come celebrate the future: a world no longer led by fools, a world without
war, unemployment, home repossessions or self-inflicted climate chaos.
Music, theatre, and a convergence of communities.
The bankers, politicians and their corporate cronies made the foolish mess we’re in. Only we the people can sort things out. Seize the day. Close your business, take a day off work and come out to play your part.
Meet 11.00am at either Moorgate, Canning St, Liverpool St or London Bridge Railway station to move off at 11.30am. Four carnival horsefolk of the apocalypse (see photo) parades will proceed to the belly of the beast: The Bank of England. PS: Calling on all policefolk: call a sickie on 1st April.
1st April 2009 is the 360th Anniversary, and so we are going full circle with the Diggers and the beginnings of their short lived, but ever inspiring revolutionary commune on St Georges Hill.
“The Earth a Common Treasury for All” was one of their watchwords so let’s stick it the Bank!
The poem at
mourns the loss – through the Acts of Enclosure, the Tragedy of the Commons that the Diggers were responding to.
Join us as we resurrect their memory and relevance today, ‘Full Circle Theatre at the Bank of England!