Dsei activist fashion supplement

This week, we’ve been browsing the DSEi catalogue for DIY defence solutions for embattled activists. We recommend the Instavest Ballistic Overvest which features ‘a new quick release jettison system’ and ‘a rifle butt rest system for added comfort’ which is apparently ‘compatible with ‘advanced new age combat requirements’. rampART instavests will also feature a Kevlar shoe rack and a dinky pocket for post-it notes. Meanwhile, back at the bunker…

We’re raising money for rampART art spaces with rampART’s resident Antigone Project + Katy Baird showcasing new work on Thursday and the extraordinary !!LOVE BOMB!! on Friday – a full day of live music and art to promote and raise money for our music studio.

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<* EVENTS @ rampART *>
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***Thursday, 10th September, 8pm. Confusion Cafe***
***Friday, 11th September, 12pm-10pm. The Antigone Project + Everyday Junglist presents…!!LOVE BOMB!!***

///THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 6PM: PERFORMANCES 8PM///

The Antigone Project Presents…

THE CONFUSION CAFE – free entry

Performance art evening featuring a special performance from Katy Baird, a new piece of RadioMime from The Antigone Project and music from The Gun + Littleone. All proceeds towards the rampART art spaces.

///FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 12pm-10pm///

The Antigone Project + Everyday Junglist presents…

!!LOVE BOMB!!

A full day of live music + art to promote the rampART music studio
CAFE / LIVE BANDS / INSTALLATIONS
Featuring…
The Rub
Sam + Tom
Sarah Bear + Josh
Daisy
Jumble
Sarah Jevo
Installations from Antigone Project
10pm onwards… JUNGLE /DUBSTEP / REGGAE featuring The Everyday Junglist and MCs Indeed and Ishu + special guests.
FREE ENTRY B4 10pm – £3 suggested donation after
www.myspace.com/lovebomb2009

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//UPCOMING EVENTS AT RAMPART///
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///FRIDAY 18TH AND SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER///

International days of action for squats and autonomous spaces. rampART outreach balloon event happening all over the city. Get involved. Send us event flyers for Saturday happenings and anything you want to tell London about squatting, social centres, taking back the land etc. email: rampart@mutualaid.org

///SATURDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 9PM///

BIG TAKEOVER #2

Five bands from all over including London, Belgium, and South Africa, all styles, all DIY all ages, five pound suggested donation, BYOB. A benefit for Croydon Rape Crisis Centre. for more info www.bigtakeover.co.uk

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<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
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<* 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 (7th – 13th September) AT THE LIBRARY HOUSE**

==Tuesday, 8th 7pm==
*Capoeira*
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music.
We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and wilingness to learn.
Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!
Sessions on Tuesdays between 19h and 21h.
Check our blog, thats part of The Library House Website
http://thelibraryhouse.wordpress.com/capoeira/

==Tuesday, 8th 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, 9th, 8pm====
*Summer Cinema*
The Devil Came on Horseback
A documentary film by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg illustrating the continuing Darfur conflict in Sudan.

==Thursday 10th 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.
http://belgraderoad.wordpress.com/

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
alisisalisis@hotmail.com
*Sundays from 5pm onwards // Cafe*
Veggie and vegan food on donation, films, nice peeps…

<* NON COMMERCIAL HOUSE *>

7PM, Tuesday, 8th 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 714th 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)

Coming up….

**Thursday, 17th September, 7pm**
RESISTING GENDER NORMS
Film screening and discussion
Come along to watch the documentary ‘Gendernauts’ about how members of the transgender community of San Fransisco are challenging gender norms.
Participate in the discussion after the film on our experiences of gender oppressions and resistances.
An evening for all genders.

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<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
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///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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///NO NEW COAL – STOPPING KINGSNORTH///

Wednesday 9th September – 7pm till 8.30pm

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London N1 9DX
Tel: 020 7837 4473

This evening Housmans will be welcoming guests from Greenpeace and Climate Camp to reflect on this year’s camp, and to consider future strategies for campaigning against the expansion of the Kingsnorth coal power station.

Greenpeace will be providing details of their forthcoming campaign ‘The Big If’. The campaign asks supporters to make pledges as to what they will do if Ed Miliband gives the go-ahead for a new dirty coal power station at the Kingsnorth site in Kent.

Climate activist Jonathan Stevenson will be talking about this years Climate Camp, and also recalling some of the other recent actions that have been undertaken to try and raise awareness of the governments energy policies.

There will also be a screening of Nick Broomfield’s short documentary ‘A Time Comes’, which tells the story of the ‘Kingsnorth 6’ – the six Greenpeace volunteers who in 2008 were tried and acquitted for shutting down Kingsnorth power station after scaling a tower at the coal-fired power station.

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///SOLIDARITY WITH IRANIAN WORKERS///

Friday, September 11th, 4.30pm

Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT (nearest tube Knightsbridge)
Solidarity with Iranian workers

• For the right to join and organise independent trade unions in Iran
•  The International Labour Organisation should stop recognising Iran as a member state
•  Free jailed trade unionists and all political prisoners

We will be holding monthly protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London to demand these things — up until the next ILO convention in June 2010. Join our campaign and support our protests.

Independent trade unions are banned in Iran yet Iran allowed to be a member of the International Labour Organisation, a body which claims to safeguard and uphold basic workers’ rights around the world?
The international labour movement needs to step up its campaign against the Iranian government’s repression of trade unions.

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=122314907729&ref=mf

Supported by: Emancipated Cinema, No Sweat, Organisation of revolutionary Workers of Iran, Solidarity movement with Iranian people in struggle, Worker-communist Party of Iran-Hekmatist, Workers’ Liberty

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///PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL – FREE NIGHT OF PALESTINIAN FILMS///

Friday, September 11th, 6pm

Westbourne Studios
242 Acklam Road. London. W10 5YG
Portobello Film Festival

The biggest celebration of independent film in Europe
Free Entry to all Events

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/// DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO///

Friday, 18th September, 9pm

Let’s be honest here. We islanders rarely know what the heck is gonna be on the show until it actually airs. This is because we are committed to getting the absolute latest word on the street. (That and because we are a little bit disorganised sometimes.) But we can guarantee the show is gonna kick ass. Cos it always does. So go to http://www.dissidentisland.org to find out what’s happening on the show…or you can forget all that jazz and just tune in at 9pm, every first and third Friday, by clicking the player on the front page of IMC London (top right corner) or the player on the dissident island homepage…

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///KEY PARTY///

Saturday, 19th September, 10pm

the venue will be announced on the day. call: 07534523430

Benefit gig to buy a keycutter machine for the squatting movement!
It is a de-privatization of a service – getting things out of the market, by building alternative, autonomous infrastructure that anyone can use to copy their own keys.

[this is a response for the callout for 2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009 around housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis.]

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