Following the successful attack on Silvio Berlusconi with a scale model of Milan cathedral, we’re testing other national monuments for use as potential weapons. We’ve discovered the Houses of Parliament provide a good hand grip while you batter your politician with Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower is most effective employed as a stiletto, while a slightly modified Pentagon doubles as both a shuriken and a knuckle duster. Meanwhile, back at the armoury…
Major preparations are under way for our Conspiracy of Conspiracy Theories Cafe this Friday. We’ve swept the building for bugs, wrapped our mobiles in clingfilm and reinforced the Panic Room. All we need now is YOU. Come and tell us why we should believe that reptilian aliens are orchestrating climate change or why you think the Illuminati are alive and well and living in Milton Keynes. Of course, if you honestly believe that conspiracy theories emerge from displaced guilt and are perpetrated by people who are reluctant to take responsibility for their own part in perpetuating an unequal and destructive global system, then we need you too…
Major event on Saturday to raise awareness of human rights abuses in Burma. Films, performance art and an excellent Sound Foundation party. See below for details.
<*EVENTS @ LIFT ‘n’ HOIST*>
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)
/// THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st, 8pm ///
London No Borders Benefit
Benefit night featuring:
* The Leano – hip hop
* xtrats – drum n bass
* DJ Alfie – deep tech house
PLUS MANY MORE ACTS TBA
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
~~ 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.
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!!
*Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3-7pm (Saturdays, 2-6pm)*
Food Coop and Bike Workshop
**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
=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
16thDec//COPENHAGEN NEWS CAFE
the present: footages form copenhagen, the future: waht’s next?
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
++ 195 Mare Street ++
195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3QE
Do It Yourself Bike Workshop, Bike Repair, Meeting and Cooking Session every TUESDAY from 2pm to 8pm
++ Tuesday, 15th December, 7pm ++
LONDON FREESCHOOL MEETUP
The London FreeSchool has organised various workshops and discussions in social centres across London with the aim of promoting free community organised skill-sharing. In June the group occupied 165 Commercial Street and held a weekend of workshops relating to Squatting, Housing & Gentrification. This will be the first meeting since then to discuss the successfulness of previous freeschool events and to plan for future skill-sharing festivities in the new year.
See http://londonfreeschool.wordpress.com for more info about the group and past events.
76 Clarence Rd E5 8HB – 020 8533 1214
Tuesday, 15th December, 7pm
~~Practical Squatting Night~~
Meet people and get advice
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
/// LOBBY LONDONMET UNI BOARD OF GOVERNORS ///
Tuesday, 15th December, 4.30pm
London Metropolitan University, Moorgate Building
The Board of Governors of London Metropolitan University are meeting on 15th December to consider their response to the recent reports into the financial fiasco they got us into. Both staff unions, UNISON and UCU, and London Met students union, are now calling for their resignations.
We will be presenting them with our petition. Come and join our final lobby for 2009 and give them a last push http://www.savelondonmetuni.blogspot.com/
/// NO DEPORTATIONS TO IRAQ DEMO ///
Tuesday, 15th December, 12.30-2pm
@ 3 Elvaston Place, SW7
/// 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 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
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
/// LONDON BENEFIT EVENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED COMRADES OF RESALTO ///
Wednesday, 16th December, 6.30pm
at ‘*The Morgue*’ 122 Dalston Lane, London E8
The antiauthoritarian centre Resalto in Athens was raided by the police on the evening of December the 5th, as part of the ‘preventive’ strategy of the Greek state to repress any form of social and political action, a year after the assassination of Alexis Grigoropoulos by the Greek police. In response, the Town Hall of Keratsini was occupied by comrades, and was later raided as well.
22 comrades where arrested during the brutal break-in of the Resalto centre and where charged under the anti-terrorist law and another 42 afterwards in the Town Hall. The court imposed very strict bail conditions, the first ever so strict in recent Greek history, which
included very high amounts of bail-money. Only for the 22 of Resalto the bail money amounts to 51.000 euros.
For the financial support of the 22 arrestees of Resalto and for the prompt payment of the bail-money, a solidarity event is organized by the comrades in London. It is very important that we all contribute in gathering this unusually high total amount.
Come and show your support!
* **Greek Food* Drinks, Music, Projections …and Discussions
/// 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.
/// 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.
/// WOMEN IN BLACK ///
Wednesday, 16th December, 6-7pm
at Edith Cavell statue, St Martin’s Place, WC2.
Silent vigil for peace
/// WEST PAPUA SOLIDARITY DEMO ///
Thursday, 17th December, 1-3pm
Indonesian Embassy, Grosvenor Sq.
Show solidarity with the people of West Papua under Indonesian occupation for 40yrs & struggling for freedom.
/// NEVER TRUST A COP DEMO ///
Thursday, 17th December, 4pm
Outside Danish Embassy, Sloane Street
In solidarity with Ntac and all arrested in Cph.
Dresscode : BLACK !!!!
Mood : PISSED OFF ( what else )
Spread the word.
///EMPIRES OF MUD ///
Thursday, 17th December, 5.30-7pm
@ SOAS, Russell Square, Room G50
Lecture on war and warlords in Afghanistan.
/// BENT BARS ///
Thursday, 17th December, 7pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London, E1 1ES
Letter-writing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender-variant,
intersex, and queer prisoners in Britain
/// FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD! ///
Friday, 18th December, 1-3pm
@ the community cafe, broadwater centre, 1 Adams Rd, N17. A mid-winter celebration of food growing and delicious home cooking.
/// IMMIGRATION AND SOLIDARITY ///
Friday, 18th December, 7.30pm – 5am
Belgrade Road Social Centre, 2a Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington, N16
Benefit for the Brufut Education Project in the Gambia. We will be starting with a discussion on Immigration and international Solidarity with reps from multiple groups here at home and abroad, examining the experiences on migrants to the UK, the effects of remittances in the global south, solidarity and social change through direct action. The night will be followed by all night fantabulous music by Radio Revolucion, Gravy Train, Jallykeba Susso, Jah Warrior, and more. See http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192615963193&index=1 for more details ;)
/// 8TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AGAINST ISOLATION ///
Friday, 18 December 2009
Place: BOLIVAR HALL, 54 Grafton Way London W1T 5DL (United Kingdom)Opening: 7.30 p.m
3 Workshops: 8.30 till 10.00pm (YMCA Indian Student Hostel, 41 Fitzroy Sq, London W1T, 6AQ)
Saturday, 19th December 2009
Place: BOLIVAR HALL
SEMINARS: Between 10:00-19:00
/// REEL NEWS: AFTER COPENHAGEN ///
Saturday, 19th December, 1-5pm
@ Tottenham Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd. Where do we go from here? Public
meeting / film footage brought back from Copenhagen / discussion.
/// FREEDOM CRIMBO PARTY ///
Saturday, 19th December, 6pm onwards
Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, off Whitechapel High Street (next to Whitechapel Gallery)
Come and join us for an evening of refined company and witty repartee with refreshments
/// LARC WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY ///
Sunday 20th December 7pm onwards
London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel London E1
Melt away those Midwinter blues, raise a warm mug of mulled wine under the
flying black flag to the merriment of live music, hot food and
conspiratorial whispers plotting to kick shit out of Kris Kringle if he
comes anywhere near our chimney. Never been the same since he signed that
Coca-Cola contract and scabbed on the Elves…
Come join the carnival collective that is known as Larc, formerly an
anarchist school in 1921 educating eighty to hundred children a week for
seven years, transformed into a modern resource centre from the hydra
headed hey days of Reclaim The Streets to the bubbling base of operations
thriving in the present.
SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER 7pm onwards.
Burn it to memory. Come join the ubiquitous riot of festivities.
/// 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
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 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?
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7582 6848
See http://rampart.co.nr for more info about rampART.
See http://bowlcourt.co.nr for more info about Ex-Bowl Court.
Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lift ‘n’ Hoist is at 1 Queens Row, SE17, off Merrow Street (Walworth Road). Nearest tube Elephant and Castle.
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