CARBON BASED LIFE FORMS MOUNT PLANETARY OFFENSIVE

In the week that delegates from 192 countries in Copenhagen are patting Barack Obama on the back for learning to say the sentence ‘greenhouse gases are harmful to human health’, the man with the biggest carbon footprint on the planet, Sir Richard Branson, has unveiled Virgin SpaceShip Enterprise, his own solution to the depletion of Earth’s resources. Lift ‘n’ Hoist’s Conspiracy of Conspiracies Cafe will feature a hastily convened seminar with specially invited experts on alien life to discuss the impact of corporate colonisation on other planets. Meanwhile, back at the launch pad…

We’ve been served papers and we’re in court on Wednesday, December 9th. The fight continues…

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<*EVENTS @ LIFT ‘n’ HOIST*>

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Speakers Corner Gig CANCELLED!

Event was scheduled for Saturday, December 12th.

Lift ‘n’ Hoist is at 1 Queens Row, SE17, off Merrow Street (Walworth

Road). Nearest tube Elephant and Castle.

/// FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 7pm ///

The Conspiracy of Conspiracy Theories Info Cafe

If not THEM, WHO??. Food, drink and a chat about social control and planet domination.

/// SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 9pm – 6am ///

Sound Foundation + Solidarity Not Charity

The rampART and Lift’n’Hoist collective present a night of dub + dubstep with the wonderful Sound Foundation (featuring Horsepower Productions) & Trebor soundsystem. Solidarity Not Charity is an organisation set up to support grass roots groups and communities in the Global South who fight for human rights and social justice and against poverty, war and the negative impact of globalisation. Donations from the night will go to aid refugees from Burma displaced by Burmese Army military campaigns. Line up:

Hygrade soundsystem (Reggae)

Onlyone dub band

Horsepower dub set

HYLU + MCJAGO (Dubstep)

Lysergide + COOPS MC (Dubstep)

Horsepower Dubstep (DJ KAI)

DJ Unknown (DNB)

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<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>

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~~ 56a InfoShop ~~

/// FULL UNEMPLOYMENT CINEMA ///

56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE

Full Unemployment Cinema – a bunch of no good commies and anarchists showing films about work and the struggles against it.

UPCOMING FILMS

DECEMBER: December 20th at 5pm

WAGES OF FEAR, Henri Georges Clouzot , 1953 (131m) + short

JANUARY: January 31st at 5pm

BANGLADESH LABOUR REVOLTS. Films form the recent Garment workers strikes and riots + Speaker

FEBRUARY: February 28th at 5pm

PART-TIME WORK OF A DOMESTIC SLAVE, Alexander Kluge, 1973 (91m)

Film Times: Doors open 5pm – All films begin at 5.30pm!!

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**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)

libraryhouse (at) googlemail.com

*REGULAR EVENTS*

=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

Plus….

*EnergyPolicy@LibHou*

9thDec//ENERGY POLICY

cars can run with oil, CH4, but also hemp and water, a night to experiment our knowledge about alternative energy forms, featuring a shadow puppet show and workshop on creating H2 at home!

16thDec//COPENHAGEN NEWS CAFE

the present: footages form copenhagen, the future: waht’s next?

23rdDec//FOOD4THOUGHT

a selection of films to change the consciousness of the World: Backwards Hamburger (US 2006,3min)//FastFoodNation (US 2006, 106min)

30thDec//HOMMAGE TO BRIXTON

Babylon (UK 1980) trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties between police repression, racism and reggae music

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>>NON COMMERCIAL HOUSE<<

Sunday, 13th December, 12 noon

FREESHOP OUTSIDE THE FREESHOP!!

So the freeshop’s been evicted but this will not be the end! Join us outside Non Commercial House for some freeshop-fun, bring stuff you no longer need and take stuff that you do!

noncommercialhouse….at….riseup.net

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:: VHS VideoBasement ::

Puss in Boots Strip Club

11 White Horse Street

Mayfair

London

W1J 7LL

videobasement.org

ohninesoho.blogspot.com

Tuesday 8th December HOLIDAY THEMED BRING YOUR OWN SHORTS, We want you to bring anything to tell us a 5 minute story about your holiday. So either video footage or a photo slide show, come narrate the visuals live. It could be a month long trip to India or a day trip to your grandma, as long as it was a holiday it’s great. We’re still showing shorts as well so bring those too!

Also, on Thursday, 10th December the films we’re showing (La Haine and Battle of Algiers) are in preparation for Copenhagen…

The discussion will be around violent resistance.

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<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>

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/// HARINGEY CARBON REDUCTION FORTNIGHT ///

DECEMBER 5th-18th 2009

Two weeks (or more!) of green events throughout Haringey

WE ALL LIVE IN CO2PENHAGEN!

Haringey Carbon Reduction / Sustainability Fortnight

The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December is being called the most important international event in human history – discussing, debating and protesting on the streets about what needs to be done to reduce global carbon emissions, stop catastrophic climate change and to create a sustainable world for future generations. What can we, the people around the world, do ourselves to speak out during the conference?

The fortnight will kick off with huge demonstrations in capital cities, including London. Here in Haringey, residents and local community groups have organised green events throughout that fortnight to let people know what the key issues are which we are facing, and what we can all do to make a real difference. Please see the latest programme of events below, and encourage your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to go along and also to help publicise them…

Events free of charge unless otherwise stated. All welcome. Further info: http://www.sustainableharingey.org.uk

Tues Dec 8th 10am – 11.30am Green your home! Coffee morning. Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Rd, N4 1SF Use of available means and inexpensive appliances to make our homes greener, healthier and more comfortable places to live. Speaker: Suzan Page from EcoVate. Preliminary registration via e-mail info@greenlenstudios.com http://greenlenstudios.com

Tues Dec 8th 6.30pm. Muswell Hill Sustainability Group presentation re Low Carbon Zone at Muswell Hill Assembly, Highgate Primary School, Storey Rd N6 http://mhsgroup.org

Tues Dec 8th 7pm Film show: Age of Stupid + speaker Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Organised by local librarians http://www.ageofstupid.net

Wed Dec 9th 7pm Film show: Age of Stupid + speaker Hornsey Library Organised by local librarians http://www.ageofstupid.net

Thurs Dec 10th 7pm Film show: Age of Stupid + speaker Wood Green Library Organised by local librarians http://www.ageofstupid.net

Thurs Dec 10th 8.30pm. Plane Stupid! Film show at Green Lens Studios, 4a Atterbury Rd, N4 1SF http://www.planestupid.com

Sat Dec 12th 10am-11am. NO! to climate change & capitalism – Stall/leafleting at Seven Sisters tube, N15 Called by Haringey Solidarity Group. http://www.haringey.org.uk

Sat Dec 12th 6pm-9pm CHATI Transition Event – Ways to create a low carbon future @ Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 mayfield Rd, N8 With info about local currency and LETS, skills sharing and how to make your own low

carbon pledge. All this and food and and entertainment too! http://chati2009.ning.com/

Sun Dec 13th Launch of the new Haringey Urban Harvest Network – which will have fun harvesting and redistributing unpicked fruit next year. Meet to leaflet from midday starting at the clocktower crouch end, then 3pm get

together at the Tollgate pub, Turnpike Lane N8. http://www.UrbanHarvest.org.uk

Tues Dec 15th 6.30pm Sustainable Haringey special open meeting – how can residents get actively involved in the network and really make a difference together? @ Big Green Bookshop, Brampton Park Rd, N8

http://www.sustainableharingey.org.uk

Fri Dec 18th 1pm-3pm Food, glorious food! A mid-winter celebration of food growing and delicious home cooking in Haringey @ the Commmunity Cafe, Broadwater Centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17

Sat Dec 19th, 12-6pm Consultation and celebration event for the new Meadow Orchard Project, Hornsey Neighbourhood Health Centre, Park Road, N8

Sun Dec 20th 1pm-5pm. After Copenhagen – Where do we go from here? Public meeting / film footage brought back from Copenhagen / discussion – Organised by Reel News documentary team, hot from filming in Copenhagen

itself @ Tottenham Chances, 399 High Road Tottenham N17 6QN Daily footage (11th-16th) from Copenhagen on: http://www.reelnews.co.uk

/// VIRTUAL BORDERS, NoBORDERS@POGO CAFE ///

Tuesday, 8th December, 7pm

Talk and discussion by London NoBorders@Pogo cafe, 76 Clarence Road

London, E5 8HB.

While the migration regime is fortifying itself and setting up rings of defence around European wealth, inner control is tightening to keep public order, at a time where the nation state already seems to be a dead corpse.

This talk and discussion will explore how the idea of “controlling a nation state’s” outer borders and inner control are connected. It will also introduce into the idea of the planned demonstrations on Saturday 23rd January 2010. There will be two demonstrations on that day in London:

One will be at St. Pancras, where the UK (e-)border agency put up their controls in the middle of London. The second one will be at Piccadilly Circus where, while commuters, tourists and clubbers stare at the never-ending stream of commercials at ground level, they themselves are under constant observation by security and police in their cosy CCTV

headquarters below ground.

Life is too short to be controlled! http://london.noborders.org.uk

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/// ARABS, MUSLIMS AND THE POVERTY OF LIBERAL THOUGHT ///

Wednesday, 9th December, 7-8.30pm

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX

Tel: 020 7837 4473

Professor Steven Salaita, on a rare visit from the USA, discusses anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia and the inadequacy of critical thought amongst the ‘chattering classes’, showing how racism continues to exist in the places where we would least expect it.

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/// LETS START A FOOD NOT BOMBS CHAPTER IN HACKNEY! ///

Thursday, 10th December, 8pm

195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8

Have you heard of Food not Bombs?

One of the best idea of the past 30 years! very simple: a bunch of people getting together, getting vegetables and other stuff from bins or donated, cooking it altogether and giving it for free to anyone in the streets!!

How simpler, better and more rewarding could it be? Using waste of capitalism and surplus production to feed people you’ve never seen before with delicious vegan food :)

There used to be very active Food Not Bombs groups in London but things became less regular now.

A bunch of us would like to get things started again!

We have a great place to cook (an amazing space in Hackney), we’ve got most of the cooking gear, we’ve got places where to skip and get food from… all we need is people and energy!

If you’re interested, come to the meeting on the 10th of december 8pm, 195 Mare St, Hackney.

Let’s try to keep the meeting short!

This is what we thought we could talk about and get on with the real thing:

– What is Food not Bombs for us, why doing it? We’re probably interested in the FNB project for a lot of different reasons, and thats great! we just thought that talking about it and knowing where other people stand is a nice way to start.

– What does it mean practically to do FNB? (things like skipping, making sure that the place where we cook is accessible, cooking, serving and very important: the cleaning!!)

– when do we start doing it!?!? and how frequently!?

Bring food to share!!

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/// AN EVENING WITH FRANKIE ARMSTRONG ///

Saturday, 12th December, 5pm

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX

Tel: 020 7837 4473

Frankie Armstrong is a musician and voice teacher with over 40 years in the folk, women’s and peace movement. From the early days of the Vietnam War, to the recent concert for Musicians Against Nuclear Arms, she has sung to raise spirits and awareness.

Housmans are delighted to welcome Frankie for an evening of reminiscence and music in celebration of the re-launch of her autobiography ‘As Far as The Eye Can Sing’.

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/// ANARCHISM OR BARBARISM ///

Wednesday, 16th December, 7pm

Calthorpe Arms. 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR.

Discussion called by Anarchist Federation. All welcome.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are wars against the working class. We’ll have a night of debate on the wars and the economic crisis. These wars are costing millions and killing thousands. Let’s talk about how revolutionary action can stop them now.

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/// JOHN BARKER OF ANGRY BRIGADE TALK ///

Wednesday, 16th December, 7pm

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX

Tel: 020 7837 4473

John Barker, one-time member of militant libertarian group The Angry Brigade, discusses his experience of seven years imprisonment, and answers questions on the Brigade’s outlook and actions.

Between 1970 and 1972 the Angry Brigade, strongly influenced by anarchism and the Situationists, launched a bombing campaign which targeted banks, embassies and the homes of Tory MPs. In total, 25 bombings were attributed to them by the police. The damage done by the bombings was mostly limited to property damage although one person was slightly injured. A group of anarchists from North East London, the ‘Stoke Newington Eight’, were prosecuted for carrying out bombings as the Angry Brigade in one of the longest criminal trials of English history (it lasted from 30 May to 6 December 1972).

John Barker was one of those imprisoned. John went to prison in 1971, and stayed there for seven long years. ‘Bending The Bars’ is a collection of stories written then, and published together for the first time in 2007. This evening John will be discussing his experience of imprisonment, and answering questions on the Brigade’s outlook and actions.

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/// DO YOU REMEMBER OLIVE MORRIS? ///

until 24th January, 2010 (closed over Xmas holiday)

Opening times: Wed-Sun 12-6pm or by appointment

Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Underground: Oval / Vauxhall

Gasworks has full wheelchair access

http://rememberolivemorris.wordpress.com/

Olive Morris was an important community figure in Lambeth’s local history. She worked with the Black Panther Movement; was co-founder of the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD), and was central to the squatter campaigns of the 1970s. She died tragically young in 1979 at age 27.

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive programme of events organised by the Remembering Olive Collective and a programme of film screenings.

Events and film screenings

EVENTS     Entry fee: £1 donation with an Olive Morris badge

SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER

Remembering Olive Bicycle Tour, 12PM

Meeting at 11:45am in front of Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RL.

Visiting some of the places where Olive did things, and learning more about her, and Brixton’s history. The bike tour will end at Gasworks in time for the 2pm event.

Housing Matters, 2-5PM

This event investigates how housing has changed since her times, and what forms of struggle have been adopted. We will hear from some of the people who have been involved in those struggles, with a Q&A session with groups who provide advice to tenants, squatters and the homeless, including the Latin American Housing Coop and the Squatters Advisory Service.

SATURDAY 9 JANUARY, 2-5PM

Self-Education: On Alternative Strategies of Education

In Olive Morris’ Brixton, self-education initiatives challenged the failings of standard comprehensive education for Black children. Members of ROC will be joined by a diverse group of educators to explore and exchange different approaches towards learning, across sectors and communities. This open, round table discussion will be initiated by a film screening.

THURSDAY 14 JANUARY, 7-9PM

The Heart of the Race: Oral Histories of the Black Women’s Movement

The Heart of the Race’s author Stella Dadzie, Kelly Foster and Mia Morris from the Black Cultural Archives introduce this year-long oral history project documenting the activism of Black women in the UK.

SATURDAY 16 JANUARY, 2-5PM

Financing the Revolution

How does one fund work of a radical nature? What happens to community initiatives when public and charitable funding dries up, or imposes their own agenda? With Onyekachi Wambu (AFFORD) on fundraising to support indigenous economic development in Africa, Sandra Hurst on financial literacy for Black liberation, and Carolyn on low-budget/zero-budget organising.

SATURDAY 23 JANUARY, 2-5PM:

Closing event of the exhibition and launch of the publication Do you remember Olive Morris?

FILM PROGRAMME

SUNDAY SCREENINGS

Sunday 22 November, 4PM

Pressure (1975), dir. Horace Ové, 120 min.

Sunday 29 November, 4PM

Babylon (1980), dir. Franco Rosso, 91 min.

Sunday 6 December, 4PM – Double Bill

Baldwin’s Nigger (1969), dir. Horace Ové, 48 min.

Dread, Beat an’ Blood (1979), dir. Franco Rosso, 45 min.

Sunday 13 December, 4PM

Born in Flames (1983), dir. Lizzie Borden, 90 min

Sunday 10 January, 4PM – Double Bill

From You Were Black, You Were Out (2008), dir. Colin Prescod, 38 min.

Blood Ah Goh Run (1980), dir. Imruh Caesar and Menelik Shabbazz, 20 min.

Sunday 17 January, 4PM

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), dir. Gini Ritcker, 72 min.

Sunday 23 January, 4PM – Triple Bill

On Becoming An Activist (1999), Angela Davis, 3:36 min (audio)

David Gilbert: A Lifetime of Struggle (2002), dir. Claude Marks and Lisa Rudman, 30 min.

We Were Born to Survive (1995), dir. Paul Okojie, 29 min.

OTHER SCREENINGS

Saturday 5 December, 5PM (after the ‘Documenting Migration’ event from 2-5pm)

Signs of Empire (1984), dir. Black Audio Film Collective, 44 min.

Thursday 10 December, 4PM – Double Bill

Grove Roots (2009), dir. Rae Evelyn, Kaye-Ann Adjei, Dontony Gill-Nasady, Moktar Alatas, Zakiya Amlak, Clinton Plummer-Nelson, Bankole Adegbulugbe, Jodechi Cumberbatch, 45 min.

Sam the Wheels (2008) dir. Clovis Salmon, various durations

Thursday 7 January, 4PM – Repeat screening

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), dir. Gini Ritcker, 72 min.

FILMS ON DEMAND

If you want to come in individually or as a group and watch films outside of screening times, you can organise your own screening at Gasworks with the view-on-demand film library. A member of staff will provide you with technical support and access to a list of films including Dread, Beat an’ Blood, From You Were Black, You Were Out and Grove Roots, as well a selection of YouTube clips.

For more information and to arrange a suitable time if you are coming with a group, please contact: info@gasworks.org.uk Tel: 020 7582 6848

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See http://rampart.co.nr for more info about rampART.

http://www.myspace.com/rampartlondon

See http://bowlcourt.co.nr for more info about Ex-Bowl Court.

Email rampart@mutualaid.org or bowlcourt@riseup.net

Lift ‘n’ Hoist is at 1 Queens Row, SE17, off Merrow Street (Walworth Road). Nearest tube Elephant and Castle.

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