Continuing our theme of technology we love to subvert, rampART’s techies are working round the clock to reverse engineer NEC’s face recognition advertising hoardings which ‘can determine the viewer’s gender 85-90% of the time, approximate age and ethnicity, and change the ads accordingly’. Our specially designed billboards will determine the viewer’s political persuasion and change their minds accordingly (with thanks to anti-fa for tactical suggestions). Meanwhile, back at the psych lab…
rampART is getting some much needed tlc this weekend. Meanwhile, 2A Belgrade road is having an Anti eviction party on october the 10th, hopefully celebrating not being evicted by court bailiffs on the 9th… come along, bring friends; get drunk. confirmed acts: 52 commercial road plus Dj’s’.
<* UPCOMING EVENTS AT rampART*>
///FRIDAY, 16th OCTOBER, 8pm///
Screening of A MASSACRE FORETOLD
Followed by MENTIRAS
The massacre of Acteal, Mexico, 1997, in which 45 unarmed Tzotzil Indians were murdered, most of them women and children displaced from their communities by violence, at the hands of paramilitaries trained and armed by State forces, is one of the most brutal episodes of the government’s counterinsurgency strategy in Chiapas since the uprising of the Zapatista Army in 1994.
None of the intellectual authors were ever tried. In August this year, Mexico’s Supreme Court set 20 of the material perpetrators free (the liberation of the rest is imminent), alleging not their innocence, but procedural irregularities in the original indictment.
There has been international outrage at this new flaunting of impunity. Yet documents and information have recently emerged to point directly at those responsible, including the then President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo, providing elements for a redoubled demand for justice.
We believe that this is the moment to join our voices and strength in order to demand the reopening of the investigation of the case, backed up by international courts, as this is a State crime. The screenings of the film and discussions are premiminary steps towards our planned demonstration on the Day of the Dead (2 Nov), coordinated with other cities and Mexico City.
Contacts: Adriana Díaz Enciso, email@example.com
Rita Lida Pérez Valencia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorna Scott Fox, email@example.com
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
**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)
=TUESDAY 7-9pm= Capoeira
=TUESDAY 8pm= Meeting of the collective
=WEDNESDAY 8pm= Summer Cinema snacks and videos
=Varied time, check website= English-Spanish Language Exchange
All free or on donation of course
the library house collective presents…October Cinema
++A QUEER NIGHT IN++
Wednesady 7th October
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001)
American musical film based on the stage musical by an East German transgendered singer and her punk rock band. The film was adapted and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. Edwing tells her life story through a series of concerts and explains that human beings were once round, two-faced, four-armed, and four-legged beings. Angry gods split these early humans in two, leaving the separated people with a lifelong yearning for their other half.
Wednesady 14th October
Survival is not enough. Fariba Tabrizi has made it. Under peril of death she has fled from Iran where she is persecuted due to her lesbian relationship. In Germany she has no alternative way of avoiding the threat of deportation other than to assume the identity of deceased co-detainee.
Directed by Angelina Maccarone the movie is a political drama and reminder of what women around the world must sacrifice and endure in order to love freely, to live freely, as a lesbians, specifically, and women in general.
Wednesady 21st October
HAPPY TOGETHER (1997)
“Happy Together ” is Hong Kong movie directed by Wong Kar-wai and is essentially a study of a couple falling in and out of love. The couple from pre-handover Hong Kong, visit Argentina hoping to renew their ailing relationship. The two have a pattern of abuse, followed by break-ups and
reconciliations. One of their goals in Argentina is to visit the Iguazu waterfalls, which serves as a leitmotif in the movie. A heady cocktail of vision and sound by Bueno Aires rythms and Frank Zappa’s jazz.
Wednesady 28th October
American comedy-drama film written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, who interweaves three separate tales of highly sexed and sexually frustrated New Yorkers, all of whom find some kind of salvation at an underground club named Shortbus. Anything goes at Shortbus–wild orgies
between people from different ages, backgrounds, and sexual preferences are treated as commonplace. The movie revolves around the search for identity and acceptance–into a prominent orifice will also find plenty to enjoy here.
**<<== 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…
*Saturday, 10th October*
//Life Drawing Exhibition//
We’re facing eviction, so whilst resisting we’re going to put on an exhibition of the drawings we’ve done at our life drawing class. If anybody attended and wants to submit work for the exhibition drop by.
Court Bailiffs are due on Oct 9th. Anticipating a successful resistance (it is the first set of Bailiffs) we’re going to have a party and art exhibition on the 10th. come down at 9am on friday to help us resist and on the 10th for a knees up with live bands and dj’s!!
FUCK MAY ’68 -FIGHT NOW!
<* NON COMMERCIAL HOUSE *>
7PM, Tuesday, 6th October 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 groundfloor 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.
**Wednesday, 7th October, 3pm**
Screen Printing Workshop
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
///CLOSE COMMUNICATIONS HOUSE!///
Tuesday, 6th October, 1pm
Outside Communications House Immigration Reporting Centre
Immigration reporting centres are places of fear for asylum seekers, who have to report to them monthly, weekly or even several times a week. From reporting centres asylum seekers are often detained without warning and sent to removal centres to await deportation. Migrant workers, like the SOAS cleaning staff detained on 12 June, are also taken to detention via IRCs like Communications House.
Communications House is not just a reporting centre – caseworkers based inside are issuing the directions to deport people. It is an integral part of the immigration system.
Britain’s Labour government has declared war on migrants:
‘The message is clear – whether you’re a visa overstayer, a foreign criminal or a failed asylum seeker, the UK Border Agency is determined to track you down and remove you from Britain.’ Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, 18 March 2009
Racism is the form which national oppression takes within an imperialist country like Britain. Imperialist nations brutally exploit and impoverish oppressed nations, justifying their plunder and wars on the basis that people in these countries are inferior or have brought their oppression on themselves. They then use immigration laws to keep out people fleeing from the resulting war and poverty. The British working class is encouraged to see immigrants as the cause of its problems rather than capitalism. State racism and divide-and-rule government tactics then create a fertile recruiting ground for overtly racist parties like the British National Party.
So just as the government’s message is clear, ours must be too
NO DETENTION! NO DEPORTATIONS!
SUPPORT ASYLUM SEEKERS AND MIGRANT WORKERS!
NO TO STATE RACISM!
///NO BORDER FOLK///
Wednesday, 7th October, 7.30pm
Upstairs at The Dog House, 293 Kennington Road, SE11 6BY
Acoustic fundraiser for London No Borders, a group fighting immigration controls, featuring:
* SKINNY LISTER – acoustic/folk
* STEVE FERBRACHE – folk/country/alternative
Suggested donation: £3
Thursday 8th – Saturday, 10th October
AhíNamá! Festival of Contemporary Cuban Documentaries has been set up to raise funds and awareness for the group CanalDocumental TV, which serves as a vital online point of distribution for independent, documentary filmmakers, either from Cuba, or making shorts about Cuba. It takes place at select venues across London from 8th-10th October 09.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba entered a period of devastating scarcity known as the “Special Period”. Naturally this scarcity affected all aspects of life on the island and the film industry was no exception.
Since 1990, young, independent filmmakers have had to make films in new ways – both materially and ideologically – in order to embrace the transitions on the island. This has lead to some extremely innovative filmmaking that has documented these times of transition in Cuba.
The festival celebrates Cuban culture, documentary filmmaking and resourcefulness.
PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE:as this is designed to raise funds and awareness, we encourage advance ticket sales, however tickets will be available on the night.
7pm-11.30pm: Thursday 8th Oct.09 at El Commandante: 10 Annette Rd, Holloway, London, N7 6ET
6.30pm – 8.30pm: Friday 9th Oct.09 at Ronnie’s Bar, Ronnie Scott’s, 42 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 1HT*
7pm – 11.30pm: Saturday 10th Oct.09 at The Regent, 201 Liverpool Rd, Islington, London, N1 1LX
Please get in touch for more information, or to offer any kind of support: firstname.lastname@example.org
///THE GREAT CLIMATE CAMP CEILIDH///
Friday, 9th October, 7pm
Hackney Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd, London, E5 0PU
On 9 October, come and dance to Green Kite Midnight’s infectiously danceable jigs and reels as they whip up a storm to raise much-needed funds for Climate Camp. Everyone’s welcome – dancers, maybe-dancers and would-be dancers – be there if you can!
(If you can’t make this one, how about the ‘Heathrow Adopt-a-Resident Ceilidh’, organised by Plane Stupid, at the West Drayton Community Centre on Saturday October 10th; www.planestupid.com)
///517 YEARS OF RESISTANCE///
For Life and Mother Earth!
Monday, 12th October
4:45 Colombian Embassy 3 Hans Crescent SW1 (Knightsbridge tube)
5:30 Peruvian Embassy 52 Sloane Street SW1
5:50 Spanish Embassy Chesham Place SW1
6:30 UK Foreign Office Parliament Street SW1 (Westminster tube)
12th October is an international day of protest in solidarity with indigenous people and against global warming – a “Global mobilisation for Mother Earth”
Come and join us to support the “Minga” of indigenous resistance called by the Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indigenas (CAOI).
We support the struggle of Latin American native peoples and protest against the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union and agro-fuels.
NO TO EU FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS!
The European Union (EU) plans to open up the Andean region’s services, natural resources and biodiversity to even greater despoliation by pushing through Free Trade Agreements that favour multinational corporations. The deals made behind closed doors by the governments of Colombia and Peru are a threat to Andean integration. The EU is trying to isolate the progressive governments of Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Alongside them are the indigenous peoples and their organisations who were never consulted over the negotiation process.
Indigenous peoples do not recognise the EU agreements because they will destroy ancestral territorial rights and collective knowledge.
The UK government is particularly responsible for this policy – the former EU Trade Commissioner was Peter Mandelson who has been replaced by another Labour politician, Baroness Cathy Ashton.
///PROTEST! TALKING ABOUT YOUR RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT///
Monday, 12th October, 2pm
London South Bank University, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG
INDEX ON CENSORSHIP and LIBERTY are combining forces to lead the first in a series of events about protest.
It is directed at students, but open to everyone and will give out a positive message about protest and its power to bring about change.
SHAMI CHAKRABARTI and JOHN KAMPFNER will host the event.
Speakers include PETER TATCHELL, SIR KEN MACDONALD QC, BIBI VAN DER ZEE, SEEDS FOR CHANGE, PLANE STUPID & LOWKEY
///AGROFUELS DON’T ROC(K)! DEMO///
Monday, 12th October, 6.30pm
Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW
Demonstration against renewable energy subsidies for Agrofuels
Monday 12th October, 6.30 pm
Photo-op at 12.30 – 1.30 pm
Called by Campaign against Climate Change, Biofuelwatch and Food not Fuel
The government is using renewable energy subsidies (Renewable Obligations Certificates – or ROCs) to fund power stations that use agrofuels. While the UK’s only significant wind turbine factory has just been closed up to twice as much subsidy is going to producing power from agrofuels than from onshore wind.
Agrofuels – biofuels procuced using intensive agriculture – are a a major driver of deforestation, in turn, a major cause of climate change. Agrofuels from palm oil in particular are accelerating the burning of Indonesian forests and underlying peat bogs with truly astronomical emissions as a result.
In Italy and Germany there are already large numbers of agrofuel power plants and almost all of them use palm oil because it is by far the cheapest feedstock. It is pretty certain that agrofuel power plants in the UK will follow the same economic logic.
Burning palm oil is probably the most environmentally damaging and climate negative way to produce power and yet this seems to be what the government wants to subsidise! Join the demo on the 12th and stop this madness!
///HAMMER & TONGUE OPEN POETRY SLAM///
Monday, October 12th, 7.30-11pm
Green Note Café, 106 Parkway, Camden
Hammer and Tongue is London’s most politically astute, fiesty and uproarious poetry night. This month we are delighted to present ‘astounding’ Welsh and performer, Rhian Edwards, with support from up-and-coming Londoner Alex Gwyther for the second night of our autumn season.
A poet and singer-song writer, Rhian’s poetry reflects her entanglement with musical rhythm and her pamphlet Parade the Fib (tall-lighthouse, 2008) was awarded the Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice for autumn 2008. Having delivered 300 stage, radio and festival performances worldwide since she started writing poetry six years ago, Rhian’s deliciously acid tongue and arresting characterisations leave audiences breathless. Her poems bristle with sensual wit, chronicling relationships young and old, personal portraits and the minutiae of life as we live it.
Winner of the Hammer and Tongue Braindrop slam in August, Alex Gwyther is a fast ascending light in the UK spoken word scene. Having taken the title of Farrago slam champion earlier this year, Gwyther will be appearing alongside the One Taste collective and in Trafalgar Square as part of London’s Week of Peace in late September.
There are 8 slots up for grabs in the open slam, sign up from 7pm on the door to take a place for your chance to win a place in the H&T London final.
Contact: Michelle Madsen on 07809 236133
///DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO///
Friday, 16th October, 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 check back here at IMC London for more on what will feature, or go to 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…
///STOP VEDANTA MINING IN INDIA : MEETING///
Saturday, 17th October, 2pm
Corporate murder, environmental crimes:
Vedanta plc, DfID and the Indian State
PUBLIC MEETING AND FILM SCREENING
Samarendra Das activist, film-maker and researcher will discuss these and related issues at a screening of extracts from his remarkable film Wira Pdika (Earthworm and Company Man) in which people from the Adivasi Dongria Kondh and Majhi Kondh communities, activists, singers and dancers, forest dwellers and fisher people speak about their lives and their struggles against Vedanta. If Vedanta are not stopped, the mine will destroy the Niyamgiri hills – known as the most beautiful mountains in India – wiping out the ancient civilization of the Dongria Kondh adivasi community who regard the Niyam Dongar mountain and forests of the area as their Gods. It will also lead to unprecedented environmental disasters, water pollution and mass unemployment
///@COUSTIC FEST 09///
Saturday, 17th October, 6pm
the rose and crown, crown lane, Streatham, sw16 3jg
acoustic squat fest featuring members of bands such as inner terrestrials, filaments, king prawn, suicide bid, i.c.h, tofu love frogs etc. acts on the night are- j terrestrial + chezney, babar luck, captain hotknives, johnny one lung, sarah bear, ed ache, sarah bear, the granarchist + more tba
///ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR – CAPITALISM’S PRESENT CRISIS///
Saturday, 24th October, 4pm
Queen Mary & Westfield college, Mile End Road, London E1, Mile End tube.
BOOKS, WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS, FILMS, MEETINGS including:
Capitalism’s Present Crisis – How Will It End? meeting with Paul Mason, John Holloway et al. 4pm – 6pm
The capitalist system is facing years of crisis and social instability. This raises two questions:
1) what caused the crisis? Was it ‘greedy bankers’, the natural tendencies of the capitalist system, or the resistance of the working class?
2) how will the crisis end? Will it be with more state regulation, more cuts in living standards or with working class revolution?
The Anarchist Bookfair and Mute magazine have invited three speakers to debate these issues:
Paul Mason, a presenter on BBC’s Newsnight, and author of Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed
John Holloway, author of Change The World Without Taking Power and Crack Capitalism (forthcoming).
William Dixon, Mute magazine contributor.
This discussion will take place at the Skeel Lecture Theatre, Anarchist Bookfair, Queen Mary & Westfield college, Mile End Road, London E1, Mile End tube, from 4-6pm.
For further information on the Anarchist Bookfair, including a roster of many other talks, go to:
///CALL OUT TO ANARCHAFEMINISTS///
Sunday, 25thOctober, 1pm
This year anarchafeminists around the UK and Ireland organised massively. No Pretence forced some visibility within the anarchist movement, we created ‘zines including ‘RAG’, ‘Chickweed’ and ‘What the fuck is anarchafeminism anyway?’. We created safe spaces to explore health and practical skills, and organised actions.
Can we go further and create a national or even international network of anarchafeminists (of any gender) to work on countrywide actions, Activities and publishing? Please come and discuss the possibility of a network for national and international anarchafeminist actions and solidarity. …. but first lets eat lunch together. Lunch served at 1pm on Sunday 25 th October (weekend of the Anarchist Bookfair in London.) at LARC (London Action Resource Centre) at 62 Fieldgate St, E1 1ES
It will be followed by a meeting ending 3pm.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare for this meting, but children are very welcome to attend.
See you there,
London Anarcha Feminist Kolektiv
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