Aren’t you smart–instead of listening to an elected clown announcing that you won’t be bailed out and that there will be no reduction in the maximum wage, you are reading this instead.
<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
//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.
//THURSDAY, 23 APRIL, 7PM///
POLICE REPRESSION CAFE
On Thursday 23rd April the regular cafe of the RampART social centre will be about “Repression”. We will be cooking some vegan food and delicious cakes just to try to forget about the violence and repressive methods that the police (and some journos) have been using against all of us during the G20 protests.
We will be projecting some VIDEOS and PICTURES from the G20 repression machine. There will be also some “international solidarity videos” about social movements in times of the corporate police state.
In between the screenings we will be holding an open panel discussion, so, please, come along and participate.
Please read our reflections ‘A RESPONSE TO THE G20 RAIDS’:
If you want a brief glimpse of the “Big Brother” F.I.T. Team, just watch this SKY news “report” inside the police cordon at the Earl Street Convergence Space raid.
//FRIDAY, 24 APRIL. 6PM///
RADICAL THEORY READING GROUP
The reading group will meet as usual this Friday, in the Rampart 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:
//SAT, 25 APRIL///
BENEFIT FOR GREEK PRISONERS
A benefit gig to support anarchist prisoners from December’s revolt in Greece State of Urgency// Armed Respone Unit (HC/ Punk/ Trash) // The Fighting Cocks //Immoral Morality // DeathSkulls // This Routine is Hell (holland) // Smash the Statues (hc holland) //Scaredy Cats (tbc) // CxRxP (tbc)
Plus– DJ’S: DIE/GIA Taranto House Sound Sistem // Mitzakos Dj DIY HC sound
Plus– video and food
//OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
THURSDAY, 30 APRIL
NO BORDERS MAYDAY CAFE
FRIDAY 1 MAY
NO BORDERS MAYDAY PARTY
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
<* 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 22nd 6pm onwards==
*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre*
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.
==Thursday 23rd 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 wilingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!
==Saturday 24th 5pm==
*Cafe Marie Philo/creative*
A day for people to share their own philosophical ideas, opinions and anything they want to talk about. Coame and get the ball rolling with whatever is in your mind! (for more details rosesq..at..inbox.lv)
==Sunday 25th 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!
##we’ll let you know about the new date and time of Kundalini yoga lessons asap! :)
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
<* 100 FLOWERS BELGRADE ROAD SOCIAL CENTRE *>
2a Belgrade Road, Dalston, N16
Belgrade road is a social space in dalston/stoke newington. It is collectively run and open to the public.
==Saturday 25th April from 7pm==
Stop Deportations Network Benefit and info nite.
Featuring: James Cameron, Camilla Cancantata, Corneilius, 52 Commercial Road, Mama Skank, Lonesome Cowboys from Hell + speakers + film +vegan food
All proceeds go to Stop Deportations Network to fund support for asylum seekers and other migrants threatened with deportation, campaigning, and direct action against deportations by charter flights. £ 5 suggested donation
We currently have two weekly events and more to come soon…
*Tuesday 7.30pm life drawing* naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us…
*Thursday 1 – 5pm bike workshop* Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike.
*Sunday 9am-12noon Brazilian breakfast and Portuguese lessons*
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
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:
Join the weekly vigil for the return of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine.
Wednesday 22 April 5-7pm, St Martin-in the-Field Church Steps, Trafalgar Sq, London.
Iraq, Haiti, Palestine — occupation is the crime!
While public opposition to the occupations of Iraq and Palestine is well known, the five-year occupation of Haiti has been largely ignored by the media.
On 29 February 2004, a US-backed coup, supported by Canada and France, forced out democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a hugely popular liberation theology priest. Two months later UN forces occupied and have been there ever since. They have been responsible for rapes and murders, while refusing to help a population devastated by consecutive hurricanes. Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, kidnapped 12 August 2007, worked ceaselessly with women and children victims of this and previous coups.
Sign the petition: www.petitiononline.com/lovinsky/petition.html
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
FlatScreen Talks: Home
Saturday 25 April at 2pm
Gallery 2, Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY
Monica Ross in conversation with Ann Bodkin and Naomi Siderfin on housing, shifting communities and social power.
Architecture and urban planning – be it at macro or micro level, a private villa or an office block – must not only be a showpiece of design and technology, but also give expression to those democratic ideals of respect for human dignity, equality and freedom that are fostered in our society. Ralph Erkskine, Times Online, 2005.
Fallen idyll – the end of a perspective is “a home movie” made by Monica Ross over two years: in 2003 while living in a council flat on Erskine’s 1970s Byker estate (which had become a ‘no-go’ area in Newcastle upon Tyne) and then in 2005, as a document of its demolition.
To book, please email email@example.com
The Ragged Canteen will be open throughout the talk.
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