This week, we’re thanking the Government’s new ‘digital champion’, Martha Lane Fox for the announcement that six million people ‘at the bottom of the pile’ will be targeted for help with net access because ‘we know quite a lot about these people – who they are and where they live’. RampART and friends apologise for misunderstanding the purpose of the Forward Intelligence Teams and look forward to our free broadband. Meanwhile, back at Bletchley Park….
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be hosting The Great Collaboration Experiment this Saturday night. Come and party and check out new art from London Met Uni students and friends who were barred from using university premises for their final degree show. And Thursday cafe will be an info night for the No Borders camp in Lesvos (Greece) planned for the end of August.
And in other news: Non-commercial House is open for non-business…
Bring items you no longer require that are clogging up your home. Take stuff you need that someone else has abandoned. Come along to get help fixing your bicycle…
We live in a society of over consumption and waste. Non Commercial House aims to offer an alternative based upon cooperation, mutual respect and sustainable living. It is not only about objects but about sharing! We hope to have various workshops and discussions taking place over the coming weeks.
Children are very welcome within the space.. we are hoping to have a kids section of the free shop with free toys / clothes and hold family friendly events.
The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. However, the only toilet in the building is on the top floor and not.
Items can be dropped off anytime; knock on the door or leave them out front.
This is a non-profit, non-hierarchical space open to all and your input is valued so drop by some time to get involved and let us know what your ideas / thoughts are.
We hope to see you soon!
Non Commercial House 161 Commercial Street
<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
***Tuesday, 7th July, Cinema Libre***
***Thursday, 9th July, No Borders Lesvos Info Night***
***Saturday, 11th July, The Great Collaboration Experiment***
***Monday, 13h July, Rampart Social***
//TUESDAY, 7th JULY, 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 9TH JULY, 8.30PM///
NO BORDERS LESVOS INFO NIGHT/CAFE
Come to Rampart to find out about the no borders camp + in Lesvos (25-31 August 2009). A night of discussion, videos, photos and information to raise awareness and mobilise for the camp on the island of Lesvos (Greece), one of the main entrance gates for thousands of migrants seeking to enter Europe.
More than 1.100 migrants and refugees have lost their lives that way in Aegean sea in the last 20 years. The Hellenic Coast Guard, with the support of Frontext (the EU borders police, which started operating on the island in July 2008), within the framework of “prevention of entrance” policies put the lives of migrants in danger every day. Lesvos is the site of a detention centre where refugees and migrants are detained for weeks and sometimes months under inhumane conditions. Those who manage to continue their journey, if caught, are sent back to Greece in application of the Regulation Dublin II. (more at http://lesvos09.antira.info/). Yet, the community in Lesvos is involved in supporting the migrants, particularly those engaged in the centre for under-18s.
The info night will also include firsthand accounts about the lives and struggles of migrants at the Southern edge of the EU borders . It will also be a space to share the experience and reflections from the recent no borders camp in Calais and to coordinate actions and projects between the two camps across the two sides of the Continent and to jon the fight against the practices of control and repression of the EU border regime, against criminalisation of migration and for the freedom of movement for all!
(Food will be served from 8.30 pm)
/*/SATURDAY 11TH JULY 7pm – 2am/*/*/
THE GREAT COLLABORATION EXPERIMENT
Live Painting! Live Music! Live Performance! Featuring> Sculpture/Graffiti/Cartoons/Tripped-out Colours/Far-out Sounds/Balloons & Clowns!!
//OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
/*/ MONDAY 13TH JULY 8pm – 11pm /*/*/
After the Rampart meeting we’re having a social evening to be able to relax and spend time with our visitors. Come along and catch up with the collective, tell us what you have been up to…
/*/FRIDAY 17TH JULY 7pm – midnight/*/*/
AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN Border refugees BENEFIT PARTY
Benefit for Swat Valley Refugees NO BOMB NO BOSS NO BORDER
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COGS Collapse of Geographical Significance
7pm – 12am Friday 17th July 2009 rampART, 15 -17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd)
Fighting between the Pakistan army and the Taliban in the Swat Valley has left millions homeless. Donations from this event will go towards the Edhi Foundation’s relief work in Pakistan.
<* 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 :) libraryhouse..at..lists.riseup.net
**THIS WEEK (6th-12th JULY) AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE**
==Tuesday 7th 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 8th, 7pm onwards==
*Queer Cafe and F*U*Q meeting*
After the dinner, we’ll have a meeting discussing the future of “Fired Up Queers”. Areas of focus so far suggested: -London Pride re-cap -continuing to organise queer cafes/events at the Library House -running a follow up workshop from the Pogo Cafe event… with a moving forward anti-racism theme -doing more about borders/europe, facism (BNP/far-right), racism and other oppression within the queer scene
==Thursday 9th 7-9pm==
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!
===Sundays, July 12th, 19th & 26th===
*Free intro course for writing, directing and conceptualising a film*
All classes from 3pm to 5pm The classes are free and open to everybody It’s best if you commit to attending all 3 as they are related to each other Contact us for more information!
**<<== 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. http://belgraderoad.wordpress.com/
*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…
SPECIAL EVENT *MST BENEFIT GIG*
Friday, 10th July, from 5pm Access to land is one of the key issues for developing countries – and Brazil has one of the most inequitable land distributions in the world, with vast tracts of land held by ofton absentee landowners. Meanwhile thousands of peasants live in marginal lands in cities and rural areas. The Brazilian Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) has proved a huge success with the disenfranchised rural and urban poor in Brazil – becoming one of the largest social movements in the world. Please come for a day of music and information in support of MST. £5 donation entrance fee Ground floor. Bands and bar. From 8.30pm – Afro Indigenous Colombian band – Millie and the Moonstone – Tilt at Windmills – Nila and the Rajas 1st floor. Sebastiao Salgado photo exhibiton – 5pm – 11pm Brazilian food and cafe – 5.30pm – Eu, tu e Eles (Me, You, Them) Brazilian romance film. – 7.30pm – MST documentary – 10pm Acoustic acts followed by an open mike.
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
// CALL OUT – ANNE KEEN SQUAT GETS COURT DATE ///
Friday 10th July, 1.30pm
Call out! Anne Keen squat court date!
On the 26th june squatters occupied the ‘main house’ of MP’s Anne and Alan Keen (Mr & Mrs Expenses). On Friday 10th July the court date for the repossession will be heard at Brentford magistrates court, Brentford, west London – nearest tube station Gunnersbury or overground to Brentford
On Friday 10th July the Keen’s will seek a repossession order (IPO) in Brentford Magistrates court, the occupiers are calling for a demonstration outside the courthouse
//PUT THE “INDEPENDENT” POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION ON TRIAL!///
Friday, 10th July, 4-6pm
On Fri 10 Jul 09 it will be 100 days since the death of Ian Tomlinson. To mark this sad occasion, and to show solidarity with the Tomlinson family and the countless other families and friends still awaiting justice, the United Campaign Against Police Violence asks you to join us in putting the “Independent” Police Complaints Commission on trial.
WHERE: IPCC HQ, 90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BH
WHEN: Fri 10 Jul 09, 16:00-18:00 – put it in your diary right now, please
WHY: Currently those who police the police have shown themselves to be neither independent nor just. We are going to hold our own public investigation and trial of the IPCC and invite all those with complaints to bring them down to be aired (and judged) in public. We also come to stand in solidarity with all victims of police brutality, their families and their friends.
Called by the United Campaign against Police Violence, the campign which previously organised: • a vigil for the deceased victims of police homicide right outside the HQ building of the Metropolitan Police • Pix-&-Vidz of UCaPV Vigil, NSY – Wed 20 May 09 » http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1444 • the first UCaPV national demonstration – STOP POLICE VIOLENCE! KETTLE NEW SCOTLAND YARD! • Pix-&-Vidz of STOP POLICE VIOLENCE! – Sat 23 May 09 » http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/1472
• Location & Public Transport Map: IPCC HQ Mass Protest • Please use public transport to minimise this event’s carbon footprint » http://tinyurl.com/IPCC-map
• Website: United Campaign against Police Violence • Please join the mailing list to keep up-to-date with future actions and developments » http://www.againstpoliceviolence.org.uk
• Email: United Campaign against Police Violence » firstname.lastname@example.org
• Facebook Group: United Campaign against Police Violence • Please join the group to keep up-to-date with future actions and developments » http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162039415042
• Facebook Event: Put the Independent Police Complaints Commission on Trial! • Please invite your friends and comrades » http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123451130782
• Twitter: UCaPV • Please follow the United Campaign against Police Violence on Twitter to keep up-to-date with future actions and developments » http://twitter.com/UCAPV
//THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES MEMORIAL TRUST BENEFIT GIG///
Sunday 12 July 2009, 3pm to 11pm
INN ON THE GREEN 3-5 Thorpe Close W10 Ladbroke Grove tube Buses 7, 15, 23, 52, 70, 295 Cost: Donation THEY SHALL NOT PASS & WE SHALL GROOVE Compere – Shaman of the North http://www.shamanofthenorth.com/ Bands (in no particular order..): Foundlings http://www.myspace.com/foundlingsband Thee Intolerant Kidd http://www.myspace.com/theeintolerablekidd Gaia http://www.myspace.com/gaiauk Taurus Trakker http://www.myspace.com/taurustrakker Nyika & The People http://www.myspace.com/nyika Chester http://www.myspace.com/chesternoise The Dirty Curtains http://www.myspace.com/thedirtycurtains The Self http://www.myspace.com/selflondon
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