It’s five months since the last rampART eviction attempt and, judging by recent events, obviously time for another one. We’ve been visited by people who may or may not be bailiffs who may or may not come back some time in the near future and give us 24 hours notice to quit the building. They didn’t specify what would happen if we didn’t comply but we’re assuming they won’t try to persuade us with reasonable arguments. So… we’re on high alert, building barricades and preparing to resist. We need as many volunteers as possible to help with keeping the building occupied and we’re taking phone numbers of people prepared to turn up at short notice and defend the space. If you can help, please send your number to firstname.lastname@example.org and pass the message on to anyone else you know who may be prepared to help but who doesn’t receive this newsletter.
No parties this week so we’re devoting the weekend to cleaning up and securing the building. Again, if you want to get involved, email us and we’ll let you know what needs doing and what time we’re doing it.
//UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
/*/ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH /*/
Sister Spit: The Next Generation EuroTRASH tour comes to rampART!
—- more details next week —-
<* 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 :)
**THIS WEEK (24th – 29th August) AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE**
==Tuesday, 25th 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, 26th, 8pm====
A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. With his style, similar to indian shamans, was painting, Pollocks patterns”, known like fractals – the fingerprints of Nature.
Science has discovered them 20 years later…
==Thursday 27th 6.30-8pm== *English Spanish Language exchange* Learn each other’s language. monolinguists/Bilinguists/Polyglots welcome! :)
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.
*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
*Sundays from 5pm onwards // Cafe*
Veggie and vegan food on donation, films, nice peeps…
*Friday 4th September, 7.30pm-2am // Abahlali baseMjondolo the shack dwellers movement from South Africa visit Hackney*
Films and discussion with representatives from the South African shack dwellers’ movement, followed by uplifting African music from Jally Kebba Susso (kora master), Kodjovi Kush from the Soothsayers, Jah Warrior and Bubble-Wap featuring Isa GT.
£3 donation, free to hostel residents.
TALK Sat 5 Sept 3-5.30pm @ Navarino Mansions Community Hall, Dalston Lane, London E8 1AJ
‘Talk to us, not about us’ – talk and discussion with representatives from Abahlali baseMjondolo and Church Land Programme.
Fifteen years after the end of apartheid, poverty and inequality in South Africa have increased. The heritage of the liberation struggle means that today many communities are taking action to challenge this injustice. Durban’s shack dwellers started to build a movement in 2005 and Abahlali baseMjondolo is now the largest social movement of the poor in post-apartheid South Africa. The movement’s key demand is for ‘Land & Housing in the City’ but it has also successfully politicized and fought for an end to forced removals and for access to education and the provision of water, electricity, sanitation, health care and refuse removal as well as bottom up popular democracy. Amongst other victories the Abahlali have democratized the governance of many settlements, stopped evictions in a number of settlements, won access to schools and forced numerous government officials to ‘come down to the people’.
Children welcome at the talk. Venue is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets.
Contact email@example.com with any questions.
<* NON COMMERCIAL HOUSE *>
7PM, Tuesday, 25th August and every Tuesday 165 Commercial Street, E1 Come along every Tuesday from 7pm to get involved in the space, propose a discussion / skillshare / workshop or whatever you fancy! Non Commercial House is a recently opened space in East London, located at 165 Commercial Street. It aims to offer an alternative to mass consumption and capitalism based upon cooperation, mutual respect and sustainable living. The main space is used as a free shop where people bring items they no longer require and take what they need. It is not only about objects but about sharing! Other activities include free bicycle repair, workshop / skillsharing and cinema space. Children are very welcome within Non Commercial House. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. However, the only toilet in the building is on the top floor. Items can be dropped off anytime; knock on the door or leave them out front.
**Monday 31st August, 7pm**
FREE SPANISH LESSONS!
Ever wanted to learn Spanish? Come along to weekly lessons for beginners at Non Commercial House… If you are planning on attending please email beforehand – noncommercialhouse…at…riseup.net (replace the ….at… with the @ sign)
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
//CLIMATE CAMP 09 SUMMER SWOOP///
On Wed 26th August, the Camp for Climate Action will take back the city of London in a massive public swoop. Everyone is welcome to join us, as we converge on the secret location where the camp will rise. This summer, we are swooping together, and together we will transform a part of London into the physical manifestation of our desired worlds.
WHAT: We’ll get ready to swoop from scattered locations around London. We’ll be roaming about, seeing who we can pick up along the way.
There’ll be twists, turns, sneaking and outreaching. Then when the time is right, you’ll receive a message revealing the secret location of the camp, and the race will be on!
WHEN: Be ready and waiting in London, from 12 noon on Wed 26th August.
WHERE: We’ll gather at multiple, as yet undisclosed meeting points around the city. Subscribe to the climate camp newsletter and the SMS service to find out where the meeting points will be…
SMS SERVICE: http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/swoop-update
FACEBOOK: Join the Facebook swoop group.
For now, we’ll have to keep you in the dark a little. But it’s going to be amazing, so make sure you get signed up!
HOW: The exact location of the camp will be announced in three different ways. Sign up to the text message service, or if you can get twitter on your phone, join http://twitter.com/climatecamp . We’ll also send an email to the climate camp email list.
WHO: Everyone is welcome, and even if you’ve never been to a climate camp, you’ll find it easy to join in! To be successful we need massive numbers, so please arrive with as many of your friends as possible.
Tell everyone you know! The camp is organised into neighbourhoods, and your neighbourhood is probably already planning to swoop together, so check out…
…to contact people in your area.
As global disaster looms, politicians and financiers are falling over each other to resuscitate the same doomed economic system that has driven us to the edge of environmental meltdown. Join us in taking action for climate justice!
//NO BORDER CAMP: LESVOS 2009///
26th -31st August
Repression has no place on our boat…. Download callout text here http://london.indymedia.org/events/1837
Saturday, 29th August, 5pm
TALK / BOOK EVENT
‘London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories’
with Hilda Kean
Saturday 29th August – 5pm till 6.30pm
Housmans are proud to welcome Hilda Kean, whose book ‘London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories’ debunks the melodramatic and romantic clichés that pervade popular conceptions of working-class Londoners in the 19th and 20th centuries.
She will be recounting stories of muted historical figures, including an illiterate silk weaver, a grandmother in an asylum, a deserted family, an abused daughter, and a dead child, whose lives intertwine to evoke a haunting and original picture of working-class London that adds a much-needed, though bleak, facet to the city’s social history.
Part of Housmans’ ‘London’s Burning’ series – see http://www.housmans.com/events.php
//RECLAIM THE FUTURE 5///
Saturday, 5th September
Reclaim the Future 5 is a vast all-day party event in a liberated, self-managed occupied venue somewhere in London on
Saturday 5 September 2009 (note new date!)
At least two rooms of live bands 9pm-4am
Workshops, debates, discussions and stalls all afternoon and early evening (booking enquiries for stalls and workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org ) 12 noon -7pm
(info on: the arms trade, the G20, prisoner & detainee support, squatting, samba, permaculture, climate change, bike repair, etc. etc.)
Cafe area, vegan food
Cinema all day and night (provisionally pedal-powered)
Art spaces, exhibitions
Benefit for anti-capitalist and anti-militarist causes, prisoner support.
(“This time we’re really, really skint.”)
Help wanted – volunteers
Tat wanted: Lights, kitchen tat, tables, chairs, banner materials, paint, banners and arts, displays, cleaning stuff, basic tools, brooms, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, polyprop, gaffer tape
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