Last week Gordon Brown announced the UK is winning the war, as military deaths in Afghanistan surpass those in Iraq. So that settles it once and for it — it’s lost. Come to rampart this Friday for an Afghanistan/Pakistan border refugees benefit, and help raise funds for the real cost of this war.
There will be a planning session on Sunday, 7pm, for the Autonomous Days of Action in September. ORGANISE YOUR RAGE!
Want to do something meaningful on Sunday…cleaning and organising the rampART building. 1pm-4pm DITTO!
<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
***Tuesday, 14th July, Cinema Libre***
***Friday, 17th July, Afghanistan/Pakistan border refugees benefit party
***Sunday, 19th, July, 1pm, re-organising and cleaning day at rampART
***Sunday, 19th July, 7pm, planning for Autonomous Days of Action in September
***Monday, 20th July, rampART collective meeting***
///TUESDAY, 14th 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.
///FRIDAY 17TH JULY 7pm – midnight///
AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN Border refugees BENEFIT PARTY
Benefit for Swat Valley Refugees NO BOMB NO BOSS NO BORDER Bands include: SLAPPER W€$T €$$€X INQ@£@B ?????? West Essex Inqalab COGS Collapse of Geographical Significance +more 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.
///Sunday 19TH JULY ///
1pm Come by and help re-organise, clean and repair rampART. 7pm Planning session for Autonomous Days of Action for the 18th & 19th of September
As a movement we have been on the back-foot for too long – now its time to start taking things back – to kick capitalism while its down and liberate the land from privatised enclosure; to take housing and create space where we can live outside of monetary exchange.
>From Dijon to Berlin to the thousands of places where actions took place in defence of squats and autonomous spaces in April 2008 a process has begun, new groups have formed, networks grown, and more people have become involved. As a movement we recognise that power and domination must be contested at multiple sites – this is beauty of our mode of struggle and why we call for decentralised, coordinated and confrontational action on the on the 18th & 19th of September 2009. ORGANISE YOUR RAGE – OCCUPY, RESIST, CREATE!
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
<* NON-COMMERICAL HOUSE *>
161 Commercial Street 7pm on Wednesday 15th July
Subvertising: An Evening of Film, Discussion & Making Things A person is faced with 1004 adverts on average everyday telling them that they are not good enough, that they need to consume in order to be happy. Subvertising alters the message of advertising to make a statement against mass consumerism, war, etc. It is a way of reclaiming public space and voicing an alternative message to passers by.
Come out and watch footage of subvertising in action, make your own stencils and the such like… Bring tools, paint, enthusiasm and ideas if you can!
Part of the workshop will be stencil making. See http://lmv.hu/node/3600 for a description of how to do this on your computer.
<* 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 14th 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.
==Thuesday 14th 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!
==Wednesday 15th 7pm onwards==
No Cafe this week but from next week there will be a super fresh summer film programme! Check mail and website and film-suggestions are super welcome!
==Sunday 19th 3-5pm==
Write2Shoot Film Classes @ Library House! #2 Last 3 Sundays of July ? 12th, 19th & 26th
Free intro course for writing, directing and conceptualizing a film *Class #2 Making a film* The film crew, The cast and the director, Dynamics on set <<break>> Building scenes and sequences, Types of shots, Transitions
<* 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/
==Saturday 18th July, 7pm – 1am==
Fundraiser for Climate Camp
Featuring live acoustic music, spoken word and DJs. Entry by donation. This is the social for the Climate Camp National Gathering happening all weekend, more details at http://climatecamp.org.uk
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
//Margaret, tell us about Obama, about …///
Thursday 16 July, 19:30 Trinity United Reformed Church, Buck St. London NW1
Public meeting, dynamite speaker Margaret Prescod, Barbados-US, Women of Colour in the Global Women’s Strike, presenter of ‘Sojourner Truth’ Pacifica Radio’s KPFK, active in the civil rights, welfare & anti-war movements since the ‘60s.
Tell us about Obama, about US policy in Haiti & Honduras, Afghanistan & Palestine, about the economic crisis at the grassroots, about the struggle for national health care, about the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, about mothers battling to get their kids back from racist social services, about the movement against criminalisation, prisons & the death penalty, about the electoral campaign to decriminalise sex work . . .
Plus A RESPONSE FROM LOCAL ORGANISERS: Is the US movement helping our campaigns for change?
Wheelchair accessible hall. Toilets nearby. Camden Town tube
0207 482 2496
//Bonuses are Back Pig Party!///
Friday 17 July 2009, 5:37 p.m. precisely! Bank of England, Threadneedle Street
They thought they chased us out of town on April 1. Well we’re back! The Bonuses are Back Big Time! Come and get your fill! Pigswill Party on the steps of the Bank of England, Friday July 17, Head down, snouts in the trough, all at the taxpayers’ expense, hahahahaha we’re laughing all the way to the Bank!
Pig snouts provided, turn up with your accessories — pinstripe/bowler/cigar, handcuffs/truncheon/helmet, or rosettes for prize-winning Pig MPs — and we guarantee to turn YOU into a PIG!
//Visionaries, Dissenters and Rebels – a walk through Islington’s history’ with David Rosenburg ///
Saturday 18th July – 11am
A walking tour of radical Islington. Find out: • Who used to meet in Clerkenwell’s Jerusalem Passage and why, Which woman in Islington first proclaimed women’s rights, Where the “Rights of Man” was written, Which Islington school was closed because of its radical education, Who the Spenceans were and why there were riots at Spa Fields, Which radical newspapers were written in islington…
There is no fee for the walk but there will be a request for voluntary donations at the end. Limited spaces: to book a place and for more info please email email@example.com
//Unemployed Cinema screening: À nous la liberté, Rene Clair (1931) ///
Sunday 19th July 5pm at 56a Infoshop
56a Infoshop in South London, a social centre now in its 18th year of operation. As usual there is the monthly screening of films about work presented by Full Unemployment Cinema. Also there is a special weekender organised to show our finally rejigged Zine Library. Details: http://unemployedcinema.blogspot.com/
// Financially autonomous, looking for adventure? ///
We are 3 people (2 French and 1 Bulgarian), living in what we would like to become an international ecoplace (In Izgrev, Bulgaria, 550 inhabitants). We are currently looking for people (as many different nationalities as possible) who would like to live with us. http://www.e-coplace.org
Right now, we have a 5000 square meter land and a 160 square meter building, which we are renovating, the most of the renovation will be done by September. We are looking for motivated people, who are ready to initiate a project, speaking english (even if it’s basic), having knowledge in sustainability and/or art, craft. People should be financially autonomous and it would be good if they even have some funds to invest. As we are not really installed yet, don’t expect luxury ;)
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