It has been a dramatic past week at rampART. There was a pathetic attempt by the so-called owners to repossess. We’re still here! It was quite a scene and great to see so many people come out and help us keep the building. Inspiring. We are open and active, and the situation continues to be exciting.
We want to have as many people in the building as we can in order to discourage another eviction attempt. If you can help with an occupation rota, or want to give us your phone number to be added to an eviction alert phone tree, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparations continue for protests to “welcome” the arrival of the leaders at the G20 summit in London. rampART is hosting organisational meetings/workshops for the housing ‘black horse’ procession, one of the 4 marches which will converge on the Bank of England on the 1st of April. Next meeting 19 March, 8pm, first floor at rampART.
G20 CAFE AT RAMPART
We will be running an on-going cafe during the G20, from 26 March to 3 April, open from 2-10pm. This will serve as an info point, with various workshops, screenings and who knows what else.
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.
<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
-= WEDNESDAY 18TH MAR – SUNDAY 22ND MAR =-
FEM AD LIB KOLLECTIV
Feminist Café: 19th March, RampART, includes feminist films, stalls by Cherry Bomb Comics, Trespass magazine and free flowing chaos mobile art stall. Lovely food. Donation for event inc. food minimum £5
pARTy, 21st March, RampART includes showings of feminist art video works interspersed with live music, DJ etc. Showing work by Rosie Gunn (ex-Exposures), Alexis Hunter, Boryana Rossa, Oriana Fox, Edita Pecotic, Alex Brew and Romy Northover. Music includes Maria and the Mirrors, Constantinoplex and others to be confirmed. Call out for performers, artists, sound engineer, drums, decks. Donation minimum £5
FemAdLib Kolektiv is a non-hierarchical mix of artists making feminist art. Some who are well-known in the art world and others who are activists or less mainstream. We are inter-generational as a group and a mix in terms of backgrounds, race, class, sexuality and so on. We are keen to work in a positive way showing the advantages of working together on these intersections while always keeping feminism at the forefront of anything we do.
-= THURSDAY 19TH MARCH =-
G20 HOUSING BLOC MEETING FOR APRIL 1ST PROTEST, 8pm, on the 1st floor
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!
-= FRIDAY 20TH MARCH =-
NO BORDERS DETAINEE SUPPORT GROUP CAFE CINEMA, 5pm.
Tea, coffee, vegan cake, talk, discussion and films.
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
<* AT BELGRADE ROAD *>
A new fantastic autonomous space in Hackney!
Website ready soon :)
2a Belgrade Road, Dalston, Hackney, N16 8DJ
*Tuesday 7.30pm life drawing (free)*
naked narcissistic anarchists require people to draw us…
*Thursday 1 – 5pm bike workshop (free)*
Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike
*And from Sunday the 22nd March: Brazilian breakfast and dance!*
<* AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE *>
The main information:
We had our court case against the council on the 25th of February. The case has been adjourned until mid-May! :) So lets not talk anymore about court case and threat of eviction, this is irrelevant for now ;)
==Tuesday 17th 8pm==
*Library House Collective Meeting*
We meet as an open collective every Tuesday evening from 8pm to discuss use of the space, hear proposals, and if we’re lucky have some hot food and a cuppa!
==Wednesday 18th 6pm==
*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre*
As usual, this Wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation. Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre. March is a month of videos and movies TowardsGiTuenti: This week: “Housing”, with Films of Squatted Social spaces / University occupations, and a Colombian feature film “La Estrategia Del Caracol”
==Thursday 19th 7-9pm==
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and willingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!
==Saturday 21st 1-4pm==
*Theatre of the oppressed*
A workshop of political theatre
==Sunday 22th 12noon==
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
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
REEL NEWS at The Foundry this Sunday, March 22nd; 6:30pm – FREE
BUILDING FOR THE G20 AND NATO SUMMIT PROTESTS
The G20 in London looks set to be marked by the largest and most significant anti-capitalist protests here for 10 years. This is then followed by protests at the NATO summit in Strasbourg from April 2nd – 5th which is looking equally large and militant.
With this in mind, we’ll have the latest info on the protests, how you can get involved, activists present from the various groups involved facilitating discussion and showing the following films:
THE GREAT TRADE ROBBERY
A short animation from the World Development Movement showing the unfairness of the current situation.
CLIMATE CAMP: KINGSNORTH
The climate camp will be setting up camp in the city during the G20 summit. This film shows what happened at Kingsnorth coal fired power station last year.
WATERFORD CRYSTAL: UNDER OCCUPATION
So your factory is shutting down, your job’s gone and you’re being told there’s nothing you can do? Last week we visited the workers at Waterford Crystal glass factory in Ireland, who refused to accept their factory being shut and are now in their seventh week of occupation, with substantial gains already.
The most infamous European anticapitalist protest in history, as 300,000 protestors from across the world stood firm against a cowardly and violent attempt to shut down the anticapitalist movement.
We’ll be taking a collection and messages of support for the Waterford workers and for the workers at Prisme factory in Dundee who are also in occupation – see you on Sunday, and then see you in the streets!
Ravens Island Thames Occupied as Eco Action
Due to the need for urgent environmental action. We have occupied an island in The Thames. In these times of rising tides and melting ice shelves, we thought we should get a bit closer to studying the watery world and its rise.
Ravens Ait Island is a unique wedding and conference centre with halls, many rooms, workshop spaces, kitchens and gardens. On an enchanting island in The Thames near Kingston, (opposite Hampton Court). Which we are transforming into an Eco Conference Centre. Come visit, help, book in to run a skill sharing workshop and put it on the timetable. Network it. There will be an ongoing discussion here “how do we find SOLUTIONS to the environmentally critical situation we face?”
Ravens Ait Island, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4HN. Opposite Catherine’s Road, Kingston British Rail or Surbiton BR. (From Kingston BR turn right to Kingston Bridge, turn left at beginning of bridge and walk down Thames footpath on the same side as Kingston BR for 10 minutes until you reach London River Yacht Club. You will see the Island Ring us on 07769 791 387 or 07900 800 055 to let us know you are coming and to arrange a boat to pick you up.
Please go to this link for map
We need responsible and organised people to help set this up as an Eco Conference Centre, please get in touch as soon as possible if you can help in any way.
Saturday March 28th: Militant Workers Bloc
// meet from 11am at Victoria Embankment Gardens, Embankment. Look out for the sea of Red & Black flags!
Send request for flyers, posters and to be added to the list of supporters: email@example.com
-= 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 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.
Join us as we resurrect their memory and relevance today, ‘Full Circle Theatre at the Bank of England!
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