Following reports that iPhones have been classed as a ‘dangerous consumer product’ after investigations in 27 countries revealed that they have been ‘exploding spontaneously’, rampART volunteers will be setting up a collection point where worried owners can deposit their phones to be safely delivered to selected police stations in the London area. Meanwhile, back at the bomb factory….
A crowded weekend of revelry, including a Hunt Sabs fundraiser on Friday night + Radical Theory Reading Group meeting in the Library and Sister Spit: The Next Generation EuroTRASH tour on Saturday, warming up for Reclaim the Future. And, if you’re not already there, get down to Climate Camp at Blackheath tonight (Tuesday 1st) around 9pm(ish) to catch 52 Commercial Road al fresco.
<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
***Friday, September 4th, 6pm Radical Theory Reading Group****
***Friday, September 4th, 8pm-midnight. Hunt Sabs Benefit***
***Saturday, September 5th, 8pm-midnight. Sister Spit: The Next Generation***
///FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 6PM///
Radical Theory Reading Group
Last reading group discussed forms of political belonging, particularly in connection with the idea of citizenship and irregular migration. This meeting we’ll be discussing gentrification and its connection to social and sexual legitimation. We’ll be reading a paper by Phil Hubbard called ‘Sex Zones: Intimacy, Citizenship and Public Space’. Download here:
For information about the Radical Theory Reading Group, check out our (somewhat out of date) blog http://radicaltheoryreadinggroup.blogspot.com. Everyone is welcome.
///FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 8PM-MIDNIGHT///
HUNT SABS BENEFIT
Touring punk bands from czech (zemezluc, a brigade) and UK punk bands
See flyer for more info
///SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 8PM-MIDNIGHT///
Sister Spit: The Next Generation EuroTRASH tour comes to rampART!
Happening at rampART social centre, London: a night of queer performance, DJs, zines and general mayhem!
Sister Spit is a queer/grrrl performance troupe from the US led by Michelle Tea, author of Valencia, Rent Girl and other books which make the heart beat fast.
She brings with her a fabulous line up of queer performers, writers, zinesters & artists who will blow away any preconceived notions about spoken word and take you on a rowdy & raucaus literary adventure!
The Line Up:
MICHELLE TEA (www.myspace.com/michelletea), author of Valencia, Rent Girl, Without a Net and more…
RHIANNON ARGO (www.rhiannonargo.com), author of the novel The Creamsickle, about genderqueer strippers, tiny stolen dogs, curbside drug dealers and messy femmes!
CRISTY ROAD (www.croadcore.org), author and illustrator of Indestructible and Bad Habits, about self-medication, punk rock, feminism, Cuban-American families and girl crushes!
KIRK READ (www.kirkread.com), performance art provocateur and author of How I Learned to Snap, about theater fags, high school and the American south!
CHELSEA STARR, writer, DJ and fashion designer, whose zines and chapbooks explore sex work, small town lezzie bars and broke-ass childhoods!
KAT MARIE YOAS, who wrote about class and curly hair in the anthology It’s So You; prone to busting into psychokiller housewife performance personas!
EM LEDGER (www.myspace.com/theworldsamesszine)
Based in the UK, Em runs riot grrrl collective Lola and the Cartwheels and writes ‘The World’s A Mess and Yr My Only Cure’ zine.
Also featuring DJ Rockit! And more tbc
zines and food!
//UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
///FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 9pm-Late///
rampART residents + guests raising money to keep our studio supplied with post-it notes and those twiddly things that always go missing from the mixing desk. Full line-up next week.
///SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 9PM-2AM
Remember Chernobyl fundraiser
—-full 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 (31st August – September 6th) AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE**
==Tuesday, 1st 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, 2nd, 8pm====
Lessons in Darkness (1992)
Documentary from German director Werner Herzog showing the disastrous Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the eve of the the first Gulf War. With very little commentary and stunning photography, the movie offers an emotional and visionary insight into war and its consequences.
==Thursday 3rd 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.
<* NON COMMERCIAL HOUSE *>
7PM, Tuesday, 1st September 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 7th September 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 *>
///NO BORDERS FOLK///
Tuesday, 1st September, 7.30pm
The Dog House, 293 Kennington Road, Kennington, SE11 6BY
Acoustic fundraiser for London No Borders, a group fighting immigration controls, featuring:
* Steven Finn – blues/folk/roots music
* The Lorcas – folk/country/alternative
* Madame Pepper – a’capella/lyrical/soul
Suggested donation: £4 waged, £3 unwaged
///LAST HOURS PRESENT SPOONBOY & GUESTS///
Friday 4th September, 7-10pm
5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX
Tel: 020 7837 4473
Last Hours is an online and print zine for the anti-authoritarian, DIY and punk communities, offering news, analysis, interviews and articles about radical culture, be it music, protests, events, books, zines or comix.
This evening the good folk at Last Hours will be hosting a night of top-flight acoustic folk-punk acts. Apologies I Have None and PJ & Gaby’s emotive and outspoken acoustic songs have made them well established names on the scene. Joining them in a rare appearance in the UK will be Spoonboy, already a cult figure in the US, and sure to win over new fans whilst in London.
Get there early as it’s sure to be packed out.
Nearest tube: King’s Cross
///TALK TO US NOT ABOUT US///
Saturday 5th September 3-5.30pm
@ Navarino Mansions Community Hall, Dalston Lane, London E8 1AJ
– 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.
//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
For info on the event location, call one of these numbers: 07 758 119 655, 07 729 178 836
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
///RECLAIM THE FUTURE 5 ON DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO!!///
in a location TBD – call:
07 758 119 655 ; or
07 729 178 836
Dissident Island Radio will be streaming all bands and DJs (well, until we get too wrecked to take care of the equipment). So tune in and rock out. If you can’t be there, at least you can tune in, eh?
Go to www.dissidentisland.org to listen to the stream on September 5th 2009…
And go to the Reclaim the Future website for more on what will be happening during the course of the day: http://rts.gn.apc.org/
Our very own DJ Lungcollapser and DJ Hobocop (and maybe even Young Noel Edmonds) will be on decks. So check it!
Hope to see you there…D*I
///GREEN JOBS AND THE GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION///
Monday, 7th September, 7pm
A Public Meeting on Monday 7th September, in Conway Hall at 7.00pm. Speakers will include:
John McDonnell MP (Labour, Hayes and Harlington)
Bob Crow (General Secretary of the RMT – National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers)
Tony Juniper (ex Director, Friends of the Earth, Green Party candidate)
Ann Pettifor (advisor Operation Noah, fellow New Economics Foundation)
Ian Terry (worker from the Vestas wind turbine factory)
Phil Thornhill (Campaign against Climate Change)
Don’t miss this important meeting on the UK’s future direction in the era of Climate Emergency – are we moving full steam ahead towards Green Jobs and the Green Energy Revolution at a speed that we can and should?
This meeting also comes as part of the build up to the next “Save Vestas” National Day of Action on Thursday 17th September.
///POGO CAFE SCREENING – COMRADES///
Monday, 7th September, 7.30pm
The tale of the Tolpuddle Martyrs; a group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages, as recounted by Bill Douglas.
///QUEER PRISONER LETTER WRITING EVENT///
Tuesday, 8th September, 7.30pm
London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street
Whitechapel, London E1 1ES
Nearest tubes: Whitechapel, Aldgate East
Becoming a penpal can give a person in prison vital emotional support and help them be less vulnerable to violence. If you already have a penpal come along to write your letter in a sociable setting with tea, cake and chat. Come and meet others who are involved. Or join us to be matched up with a penpal and get advice and ideas about writing to a prisoner for the first time.
Also a chance to get involved putting together a newsletter about coming out in prison, using the voices of prisoners involved in the project. Inside penpals have started submitting writing for the newsletter and there are some really inspiring contributions.
The Bent Bars Project is a new letter-writing program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant, intersex, and queer prisoners in Britain. Recognizing that LGBTQ people are over-represented in the prison system as a result of systemic discrimination, inequality and social exclusion, the Bent Bars project aims to develop stronger connections and build solidarity between LGBTQ communities inside and outside prison walls.
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