This week, we’re extending thanks to President Barack Obama for informing us that computers are ‘weapons of mass destruction’. ‘A few key strokes’, apparently, could bring down the white house and ‘seriously damage’ the US corporate infrastructure. Unfortunately, he neglected to tell us which ones. rampART’s team of volunteer monkeys will be on to it as soon as they’ve finished the complete works of Shakespeare. Meanwhile, back at the hacklab….
<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
***Tuesday, 2nd June, Cinema Libre***
***Thursday 4th June, rampART Cafe, Commemorating Tiananmen Square***
***Friday, 5th June, Toys ‘R’ Noise Industrial Electronic Night***
***Saturday, 6th June, Crossing Channels IV: A benefit for the Calais Noborders Camp***
//TUESDAY, 2nd JUNE, 7PM AND EVERY TUESDAY///
Cinema Libre is a chance for people to meet up and discuss their perspectives and share and learn from others in an informal environment. Discussion is open, and we always look forward to all contributions. Each week we bring you a selection of shorts and feature documentaries in an attempt to flesh out the issues and explore the solutions and action needed.
Remember its still all free so your support is the only currency worth anything and our in-action the only deficit worth worrying about.
//THURSDAY, 4TH JUNE, 7PM///
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the events in Tiananmen Square. Films, food and discussion.
//FRIDAY, 5th JUNE, 8pm – Late///
TOYS ‘R’ NOISE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC NIGHT
Toys ‘R’ Noise – circuit bending burning speakers; Ambitek – mix; DJNee – outrageous electroclash; Branchu Nature Brute & Ventoline – schisosopheric video act;Vaisso – mutant turntable mix. Donations on door.
//SATURDAY 6TH JUNE, 8pm – 2am///
CROSSING CHANNELS IV:
A benefit for the Calais No Border camp Featuring live bands: * The Severed Limb – skiffle [http://myspace.com/theseveredlimb] * Captain of the Rant – acapella/punk/lyrical [http://myspace.com/captainoftherantpoetry] Plus DJs: * Sduk + cntrst- tropical/electro/dub [http://myspace.com/cntrst] PLUS MORE ACTS TBC! Suggested donation: £5 Refreshments available All monies raised go towards the No Border Camp in Calais, 23rd-29th June, 2009
//OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
//WEDNESDAY, 10TH JUNE///
CRUNCH THE CREDITORS UK TOUR, 2009 COMES TO RAMPART
US Anarchist Hip-Hop Benefit for Whitechapel Anarchist Group
Drowning Dog & DJ Malatesta (Entartete Kunst) – San Francisco – with support from Comrade Malone & Tickin Timebomb John
//FRIDAY, 12TH JUNE///
BENEFIT FOR FITWATCH
—- details in next week’s newsletter —–
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
<* AT 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 :) ibraryhouse..at..lists.riseup.net
**THIS WEEK (1st – 6th JUNE) AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE**
Excellent news, we have the date for our next court case: 14th of August 2009! So we’re here for another few months!! When you think that the whole eviction process started at the end of february… So we’re here, summer is coming, come gardening with us, get involved in the collective and dont hesitate to propose events! :)
==Monday 1st 6.30-8pm== *Kundalini Yoga 6-week course* Last session today… Kundalini Yoga returns to The Library House for six weeks only. The theme is vitality, Working with breath movement, mantra and meditation we will tap into our infinite energetic reserves and release old debilitating energy. Donations appreciated. Wear loose comfy clothing and bring water and a blanket or something warm to cover you; to relax in. If the weathers nice we’ll be outdoors. Contact Laura 07779 284527 for more details.
==Tuesday 2nd 6.30pm== *Fired Up Queers meeting* Next meeting of Fired Up Queers (formerly unnamed london queer activist group…) will be Tuesday June 2nd at 7.30pm at the Library House in Brixton. Possible topics under dicussion: – queer contingent for Calais No Border Camp – pride 4th July – follow on from bristol and leeds gatherings
==Tuesday 2nd 8pm== *Weekly Collective meeting* 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 3rd 6pm onwards== *Cafe Marie and 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.
==Thursday 4th 7-9pm== *Capoeira* We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots. If the weather is nice, we should go in the park. 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!
**<<== Belgrade Road social centre ==>>**
2a Belgrade Road, Dalston. Belgrade road is a newly opened social space in dalston/stoke newington. It is collectively run and open to the public.
REGULAR EVENTS *Tuesdays 7.30pm // life drawing* naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us. *Thursdays 1-5pm // bike workshop* Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike *Mondays 11am-2pm // Free English classes for beginners* everyone is welcome, tea and coffee will be provided. contact: 07928102817 email@example.com *Sundays from 5pm onwards // Cafe* – veggie and vegan food on donation – films – nice peeps hopefully will become a weekly event.
*Saturday 6th June 7pm // Resistance to the 2010 Canadian olympics*
This saturday the 6th of June at 7pm 2a Belgrade road will be hosting a meeting and discussion on resistance to the 2010 Canadian olympics. Hope to see a few of you there. Social War is Everywhere – No 2010 Olympics on Stolen Land. The “Bosses Grand Idea,” the Olympics, aptly termed by Greek anarchists in the time leading up to the 2004 Athens Olympics, is coming to Vancouver in 2010. We say it is already here. Before winning the Olympic bid in 2003, urban development, tourism and resource exploitation were heavily promoted as a way to sell BC on an international level. Not just an event, the Olympics functions to market this land, through ski resorts, mining, shipping ports, highways and security; to catalyze and secure the projects of the bosses. The Olympics serves to enforce projects of exploitation and social control across British Columbia that will, in many cases, integrate and bolster capitalist infrastructure internationally. Initially, anarchists in British Columbia, were inspired to participate in anti-Olympics efforts by the ongoing indigenous resistance to ski-resorts and development, destroying land and ways of life. By continuing in long-term pre-existing struggles, indigenous resistance is at the forefront of the anti-Olympics fight.
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
//CLIMATE RUSH PEDAL POWER///
MONDAY 1ST JUNE, 5PM
…A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED START-OF-SUMMER BIKE RIDE!
On Monday 1st June the UK Parliament returns from recess for the summer sitting. We want to give them a warm welcome and remind them of the heat they can expect if they continue to ignore climate change.
Ed Miliband (Secretary of State Energy and Climate Change) is in Bonn that evening, discussing with other ‘world leaders’ the agenda for the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen. Let’s give our ‘leaders’ a taste of the civil disobedience they can expect if real climate justice fails to materialise.
It is also the first evening of a coal conference at the illustrious ‘Chatham House’. Everyone who’s anyone, at least in the coal world, will be there.
We’ll begin our bike-ride outside their conference before winding our way through town.
Meet us from 5pm on St James Square, SW1Y 4LE. We’ll then move off at 6pm and take our bikes for a relaxed tour through London. Labour might think that investing in electric cars is the solution to climate change but we know that cars using electricity from coal-fired power stations is yet another red-herring.
//MELTDOWN: THE END OF THE AGE OF GREED///
with Paul Mason
WEDNESDAY, 3RD JUNE, 7PM
Newsnight’s economics editor Paul Mason discusses the financial crash and explains why, love it or loathe it, the neo-liberal era is over. Followed by Q&A and book signing. ‘Meltdown’ tells the story of the financial crash that destroyed the West’s investment banks, brought the global economy to its knees, and began to undermine three decades of neo-liberal orthodoxy. Covering the credit crunch and its aftershocks from the economic front line, BBC journalist Paul Mason explores the roots of the US and UK’s financial hubris, documenting the real-world causes and consequences from the Ford factory, to Wall Street, to the City of London.
In response to the immense challenge now facing the existing economic system, he outlines a new era of hyper-regulated capitalism that could emerge from the wreckage. Paul Mason writes: “The book tells the story of the events of September-October 2008: I’m the economics editor of BBC Newsnight, so I had a ringside seat. It explains how we got here – from the shadow banking system, to subprime, to the commodities speculation that forced a billion people to go without meals in mid-2008. It also explains why, love it or loathe it, the neo-liberal era is over.”
Paul Mason is the economics editor of BBC Newsnight and has covered globalisation and social justice stories from locations across the world, including Latin America, Africa and China. His previous book ‘Live Working, Die Fighting’ was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Paul’s blog on the unfolding financial crisis ‘Idle Scrawl’ can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/paulmason/. /
Housmans Bookshop 5 Caledonian Road King’s Cross London N1 9DX Tel: 020 7837 4473
Free entry Nearest tube: King’s Cross
//THE LATIN AMERICAN TURN: ON THE UNFINISHED PROJECT OF DECOLONISATION///
THURSDAY 4TH JUNE 9.30 – 5.30 One day Public Workshop Room B35 Birkbeck College
In European debates on the politics of emancipation, from Philosophy to Social, Legal, and Political Theory, from Jurgen Habermas to Toni Negri and Slavoj Zizek, the idea of the ‘unfinished project of modernity’ has become a mantra. In contrast, in other parts of the world, in the so-called ‘global South’ and specifically in Latin America, the debate that rages on, concerns the unfinished project of decolonisation. Crucially, in the Americas this debate takes place not only in theory but also in actual political practice, in places like Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil, but also among the Latino/Hispanic communities in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. This workshop will contribute to the exploration of such a problem and hopefully to the beginning of a more rigorous, equal and true dialogue.
Speakers: Linda Martin-Alcoff (City University of New York) Marcia Martins da Rosa (NHS) Enrique Dussel (National Autonomous University of Mexico & UAM-Iztapalapa) Lewis Ricardo Gordon (Temple University, Philadelphia) Nelson Maldonado-Torres (University of California, Berkeley) Ramón Grosfoguel (University of California, Berkeley) Eduardo Mendieta (State University of New York) Paul Gilroy (LSE) tbc. Boyan Manchev (College International de Philosophie, Paris) This event is free – for more information visit http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Naked Punch are sponsoring How The Light Gets In – http://www.howthelightgetsin.org – the UK’s first philosophy and music festival which coincides with the Hay Literary Festival from 22-31 May. With live music every night from Michael Nyman, Roger Eno and more, philosophy debates including guests Will Hutton, AC Grayling and Simon Blackburn, and bracing walks along Offa’s dyke, it should be wonderful fun. Take a look at the full programme for more information or to book tickets at http://www.howthelightgetsin.org
//DEATH AND ASTONISHING RESURRECTION: THE LABOUR PARTY///
FRIDAY, 5TH JUNE, 10PM
London & Brighton pub, 139 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2ND * Location & Public Transport Map: http://tinyurl.com/TLP-rising-map * Facebook Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/TLP-rising * Event Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/TLP-rising-flyer
A Government of the Dead Production A circus performance in which governments fall, Parliament is sacked and politics exceed the wildest possibilities of art… Invited Guests * Mister Mayhem » the Laughing Professor » General Secretary of THE Labour Party * ‘Honest John McDonnell’ » the one and only direct action MP » the Honourable member for Hayes and Harlington » Chair of the Labour Representation Committee We the working class want a party of our own. Many ingenious names have been suggested for this party, e.g. * The Gordon Brown Nightmare Labour Party * The Astonishingly Resurrected Labour Party * The Radioactive Mutant Labour Party * The Monster Raving Loony Labour Party * The Street-fighting Direct Action Labour Party * The ‘Bash the Rich’ Anarchist Labour Party * The Cataclysmically Violent World Revolutionary Labour Party…. To maximally piss off New Labour, however, we decided to call ourselves simply * THE Labour Party » Four bands + DJs + comperes + poetic justice + live radio on http://www.ph7.com + samba to shake the House of Commons down. » New singles launched: songs for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. » Admission charges: Bankers £1,000; Toffs: £10; Low earners: whatever you can cough up.
//ECO-VILLAGE OCCUPATION NEAR HAMMERSMITH///
SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH, 10AM
you may be aware of the eco-village occupation which is being planned for Saturday June 6th. The idea is to occupy a disused urban site in SW London near Hammersmith and to start an eco-village community based on sustainable methods of living such as vegetable growing, compost toilets the works. There is a press release below- please can you distribute it to all and sundry and tell everyone you know who would want to know that this thing is going down or up? (depending on which way you look at it 8-)
The land is everybodys.
This eco-village occupation is inspired by campaigns like The Land is Ours which campaigns peacefully for access to the land, its resources, and the decision-making processes affecting them, for everyone, irrespective of race, gender or age. for more information, please visit: http://www.tlio.org.uk
The exact location of the site will be revealed on the day. The meet up point is at Waterloo Station (under the clock in the middle of the station) at 10AM on Saturday 6th June. Please try to be on time as we don’t want to be hanging around all morning.
If you would like to speak to someone regarding the campaign or the occupation, please contact Carolyn on: 01727 812369 or Gareth on: 07515 166011 or email: email@example.com
//POLICE AND VIOLENCE AT THE SASSOON GALLERY///
SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2009 4-9PM 213 blenheim grove se15 5bb
Following his reenactments of the death of Jean Charles De Mendez, and most recently Ian Tomlinson, Mark McGowen continues this theme by curating a one day event a based on real live events about pigs kicking people’s heads in. Featuring art, live performances, bands & more from some of the most interesting contemporary artists based in and around London. You are invited to participate in what promises to be an anarchic, interactive and informative event.
Anne Margrete Bergh, Shitter of the Yard, Richard Dedomenici, Chiara Mu, Simon Ould, Louise Loudoun, Robin Bale, Charlie Fox, Neil Drabble, Sara Burgess, Jenny Gordon, FREEE, David C West, Gilbert and George, Micalef, Byron Pritchard, Yul Hilton, Jackie Clark, Laura Oldfield Ford, Rachel Cattle, Harry Pye, Sottish Weirdo’s, Jim Woodall, Vanessa Mitter, Kate Kotcheff, Geraldine Ryan, Liam Herne, Phoebe Collings James, Fiona Symes
//SATURDAY, JUNE 6th & SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH///
ANARCHIST CONFERENCE ’09
Queen Mary & Westfield College
**Anarchist Movement Conference 2009** Anarchist Movement Conference 2009 will happen at Queen Mary & Westfield College on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 2009. The space will include 20 rooms and a large hall as well as a creche for both days. It is a chance to put our ideas on the table and rebuild ourselves. The barriers that exist need to be broken down, the experiences and ideas of those involved in anarchist politics need to be shared, discussed, critiqued and debated. The task is urgent, practical and necessary – are we as a movement mature enough to face the challenge? http://www.conference09.org.uk <http://www.conference09.org.uk/> Please set aside 20minutes to register. Download the form at http://www.conference09.org.uk/register.html If you are in a group in London PLEASE put this on your agenda at your next meeting. It is important that we see this as a part of what we are ALL doing. Its our movement, its our conference. You can also register at Freedom Bookshop. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
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