Yes, life does go on after the G20.
We hope that Ian Tomlinson’s family gets some justice, and that it doesn’t take as long as the papers are saying (3 years!). But we also hope that this might lead us to ask some hard questions about the criminalisation of dissent, and that the issues we all tried to raise during the G20 don’t totally disappear from the discussion.
This week we have a cafe organised by Food Not Bombs on Thursday the 16th of April and a fundraiser party for Rampart on Friday the 17th of April. Next week we have a G20 debrief on Wednesday the 22nd, the Radical Theory Reading Group on Friday the 24th,, and a benefit for Greek prisoners on Saturday the 25th.
//EVENTS AT RAMPART///
//THURSDAY, 16 APRIL///
CAFE WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS
Food Not Bombs will be running a cafe and screening the film ‘Delicatessen’, a post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who creates cannibalistic meals for his odd tenants, in a society where food is so rare it is used as currency.
//FRIDAY, 17 APRIL///
FUNDRAISER PARTY FOR RAMPART
No Mas Nada: a transglobal journey of three through styles and beats.
52 Commercial Road: London’s finest post rock band. if you like Godspeed You Black Emperor or Mogwai, you will love these five lads.
Plus they are by far the cutest you will see…
Savlon: prog rock, post rock, whichever you like, you will be delighted by these Canterbury four. (www.myspace.com/savlonizzle)
Walid will show his finest new tunes along the dubby side of life Kitty Kate will bring her finest reggae and dancehall singles collection along Dark takes the dancehall tunes to the ragga beat Klanger is the beaty side of the beasty breakcore – it’s hard, it’s tough, it’s life.
Ms Møndstrøm doesn’t really need an introduction. expect the unexpected. Diego and Fe-Bak get you onto the dubstep. but dub- based down the hip.
everyday junglist gets the urban jungle grime for you.
//WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL, 7PM///
It was a turbulent week – thousands at the G20 Meltdown at the Bank, the Climate Camp in the City, the death of Ian Tomlinson, as well as the police raids on social centres. Not everything went according to plan. Some things went even better than we expected. And there is a lot more to be done.
This is an open meeting to evaluate what happened at the G20, hopefully across as many of the different groups involved as possible.
Have our movements emerged stronger? Was our diversity of tactics used to maximum effect? What can we do to strengthen co-ordination between different groups? And what are the next steps in resisting police brutality?
Join our G20 debrief meeting from 7pm, Wednesday 22 April at rampART –
please forward this callout.
//FRIDAY, 24 APRIL///
RADICAL THEORY READING GROUP
The reading group will meet as usual on Friday 24th April, in the Library at 6pm. We will be reading a selection from Katherine A McKinnon’s book Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues (pp28-63). Download here:
//OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
SAT, 25 APRIL
BENEFIT FOR GREEK PRISONERS
THURSDAY, 30 APRIL
NO BORDERS MAYDAY CAFE
FRIDAY 1 MAY
NO BORDERS MAYDAY PARTY
//EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE///
Tuesday: Collective meeting at 8pm each week.
This is a good chance to talk to the collective if you want to have an event in the space or to find out more about getting involved there.
Wednesday: Cafe Marie
The weekly cafe starts around 6pm with lovingly cooked vegan food and access to the free shop. Friendly folks get together to chat before the films from Cinema Libre at 8pm. Expect a clever mix of political and current event shorts or similarly themed documentaries for most nights.
Discussions between films, as well. The cafe is free, though donations for the food are gratefully accepted.
Sunday: Gardening at Noon
Help sow seeds, trim plantings, and sometimes id wild plants in our lovely garden. We’re growing food and herbs primarily, but have some fancy flowers as well. Get your hands dirty!
Sunday: Political Theatre. afternoon
Please contact us if you’re thinking about coming.
The politics of the theatre workshop is yet to be discovered, that’s what we’ll be doing on Sunday; be it improvising work on ID cards, the story of money or even just reclaiming space for the use of something creative- it will be left to the group to find out the direction through a series of games (some of them on themes of Augusto Boal- the Brazilian practitioner who works on ‘the theatre of the oppressed’). If you have a game to bringplease do, so the workshop can be as inclusive as possible. No previous theatre experience required.
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 centre in Brixton Camberwell
Contact us if you want to be on our mailing list and be informed about the events there :) thelibraryhouse°°°at°°°googlemail.com
//DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO///
FRIDAY, 17TH OF APRIL 9PM ONWARD
Tune-in by clicking the ‘listen now’ button or download the show (and all our previous ones too!) at www.dissidentisland.org – Happy listening…>>
ONGOING-SUPPORT THE VISTEON 24-HOUR PICKET
The workers at the Ford Visteon plant in Enfield have ended their occupation, but have started a 24 hour picket to stop the company from going in the plant (where there are some very expensive car parts—and rumour has it that stock is getting low elsewhere). They will need help with a rota, as well as with leafleting other Ford plants.
For more information and to help out, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For ongoing coverage, and to download flyers to circulate, visit:
ENTER SHIKARI/REEL NEWS PARTY; APRIL SCREENINGS
April screenings featuring Visteon/Waterford/Prisme factory occupations, London G20 protests and Strasbourg NATO summit protests:
Sat Apr 25th 5pm LONDON Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road,
Kings Cross (with Smash EDO campaign)
Sun Apr 26th 6:30pm LONDON The Foundry, cnr Gt. Eastern St and Old
St (Old St tube exit 3)
Thurs Apr 30th 7:30pm BIRMINGHAM The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth
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