This week, we’re grateful to scientists at King’s College who have finally proved the non-existence of the supposed locus of female sexuality by asking 1,800 female twins ‘whether they thought they had a G-spot’. We’re hurriedly recruiting our own sets of twins who we will ask to determine the existence, or otherwise, of global warming, Osama Bin Laden, life on other planets and whether there is a rational argument for creationism. Both sexes may apply but not Polish politicians or anyone who has recently appeared on X Factor. Meanwhile, back in the boudoir…
We’ll be opening a new space very soon but we need help! If you’d like to get involved, come to our next meeting at 195 Mare Street, E8 on Monday 8th February at 7pm.
<* 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.
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
++ 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
++ SATURDAY, 6th FEBRUARY, 1pm ++
++ MONDAY, 8th FEBRUARY, 7pm ++
rampART collective meeting.
++ THURSDAY, 11th FEBRUARY, 8pm ++
London Freeschool Meeting
Meeting to organise the next freeschool to take place 5th -7th March. Come to get involved or to
propose a workshop
165 Commercial Street, E1
Open most days of the week 12noon – 8pm
The Non Commercial House was a squatted autonomous space on 165 Commercial Street, London, E1. The project consisted of a giant Free Shop for people to share, recycle what they don’t need and take what they do. After several attempts that were resisted, the space was finally evicted on the 30th November 2009 by high court bailiffs, on behalf of the owner The City of London.
But the place has been taken back!! So, head down most days of the week to 165 Commercial Street for some freeshop fun! The space is also open to groups to use for meetings, film screenings, skill-sharing sessions, etc. If you would like to organise something or volunteer in the shop one day then join them for their weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 7pm or email email@example.com. It’s back but who knows for how long, so let’s make the most of it whilst we still can. Coming up…..
>>>Sunday, 7th February, 4pm<<<
NOMADIC QUEER CINEMA NIGHT
Attention! We have changed the usual time of the movie night from the first Thursday evening to the first Sunday afternoon of the month.
This Sunday we will screen the last three episodes of Angels in America at 4 PM.
Angels in America (2003, 176 min): Playwright Tony Kushner adapts eir political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
The screening will be held upstairs. The stairs are pretty narrow and it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, however assistance can be arranged.
^^^ Pogo Cafe ^^^
76 Clarence Rd E5 8HB – 020 8533 1214, pogocafe.co.uk
Cafe open Thursday – Sunday, 12.30 – 9pm. Plus…
^^^ Tuesday, 2nd February ^^^
Sewing Workshop, 4-7pm
Practical Squatting Night, 7-8pm
||| System Xchange Social Centre |||
An old courthouse on Sheen Lane in Richmond has been squatted for use as a Social Centre! The centre is there to promote support in the community. They will be running workshops and
food etc. All they need is your input to create this wonderful space… so come down and give a hand and a boost to this much needed project space.
Address: The Old Court House, 27 Sheen Lane, Mortlake, SW14 8HY
Nearest Public Transport: Mortlake (overground), Richmond (underground)
Postcode: SW14 8HY
Time: All Day Every Day
Price: Donations always Welcome
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
/// SOLIDARITY WITH RESISTANCE IN DETENTION ///
Tuesday, 2nd February, 7pm
Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, off Whitechapel High Street, freedompress.org.uk
/// I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER, NOT A TERRORIST: TALK ///
Tuesday, 2nd February, 7pm
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ
Come to the Frontline Club to hear seasoned photographer of social isssues David Hoffman speak about his part in the ‘I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist’ movement and a 30 year career in the photography business.
THIS EVENT COSTS £12.50 AND YOU HAVE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE
/// FIGHT BRITAIN’S RACIST IMMIGRATION LAWS ///
Tuesday, 2nd February, 1pm
outside Communications House, Old Street, London EC1
(nearest tube Old Street – exit on Clerkenwell Road side)
Close Communications House!
Solidarity with asylum seekers and migrants – Fight Britain’s racist laws!
Called by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! – all welcome
Start your opposition to Britain’s racist immigration laws! In the run-up to the next election as all parties compete for the crown of most ‘tough’ (ie racist) party, show the current Labour government and all contenders to succeed it that there is support for migrant workers and asylum seekers!
Stand in solidarity with migrants to Britain. Britain is a rich country and got that way by plundering half the world. People who come here from oppressed nations to live or work are only exercising their rights to what is theirs.
Communications House is one of a chain of ‘reporting centres’ for immigrants to Britain. Immigration reporting centres are places of fear for asylum seekers who have to report to them monthly, weekly or even several times a week.
Communications House is also a prison – the gateway to detention and deportation. From reporting centres asylum seekers are often detained without warning and sent to removal centres to await deportation. And migrant workers targeted in early morning workplace immigration raids are taken away to detention – via Communications House, or Beckett House, its south London equivalent.
Communications House is not just a reporting centre, or even just a prison – caseworkers based inside are issuing the directions to deport people. It is an integral part of the immigration system.
The 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
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!
For more information tel: 0207 837 1688
/// ANTIMILITARISM IN LATIN AMERICA ///
Tuesday, 2nd February, 7pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX, Tel: 020 7837 4473
Free entry. Nearest tube: King’s Cross
Activists Pelao Carvallo and Rafael Uzcategui will discussing the growing antimilitarism movements in Latin American countries. The event will be in both Spanish and English.
In recent years, there have been efforts to create a Latin America-wide antimilitarist network, which has produced statements on, amongst other issues, the threat of war between Colombia and Venezuela, and the military coup in Honduras. One of their most significant challenges is the new populist face of militarism in the region, with leaders such as Hugo Chavez garnering widespread support from civilians for potential conflicts.
Organised by War Resisters International, who monitor, report on and promote pacifist causes across the world, this event will feature activists Pelao Carvallo, a Chilean living in Paraguay, and Rafael Uzcategui from Venezuela, discussing their
experiences within the burgeoning Latino antimilitarist movement.
/// RADICAL EDUCATION READING GROUP ///
Thursday, 4th February, 7pm
1 Kite Place, Bethnal Green, E2
A small group of us have been meeting once a month to make some time to think about the links between education and social change. Last year we had some really interesting discussions on adult literacy, privatisation, Marxism and education, Freirian pedagogy, and deschooling, but we want to get bigger. If you are someone interested or involved in education and like the sound of manageable amounts of reading, informal conversation, and hopefully some stimulating ideas, come and join us. We meet on the first Thursday of the month between 7-9pm in Bethnal Green.
The next meeting is on Thursday 4th February at 1 Kite Place, Bethnal Green, (ring for directions), and will be a discussion on the ideas of A.S. Neill as embodied in his Free-School, Summerhill. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for readings or call for more information. Hope to see you there.
Laura – 07971 842027
Alice – 07976 274516
/// BAKE GOODS NOT BANK BAILOUTS ///
Thursday, 4th February, 7pm
Housing Justice, 22-25 Finsbury Square.
Talk with food not bombs co-founder Keith McHenry.
/// THE RETURN OF SIREN CINEMA!! ///
Thursday, 4th February, 8pm
Lift’n’Hoist, 1 Queen’s Row, Walworth, SE17
Sick of seeing movies at over priced plastic covered muitinationals!!!? Sick of having popcorn thrown at you by the local yokels!!? then we have the answer!!!!!
YES THATS RIGHT. SIREN CINEMA is BACK! Come eat CAKE drink TEA sit in COMFY CHAIRS or on the FLOOR if you wish, get popcorn thrown at you by fellow Sirenites
Opening night will be thursday the 28th of January. We will be having short animations from 8pm and the main feature at 9pm this week it will be the critically aclaimed cult documentry DARK DAYS about life for the homeless living in the New York subway tunnels. As always Siren Cinema is FREE but donations are always welcome!! There will also be a tea coffee and cake bar. THE VENUE!!!! is the Lift and Hoist on the corner of Queens row and Merrow Street Wolworth SE17 for more info please go to our website at http://www.siren-net.co.uk
and remember dont think orenge wednesdays think SIREN THURSDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cake making volenteers are NEEDED thats right Siren wants YOU to put ya pinnie on and make CAKE so we can EAT CAKE if ya intrested in helping out please contact us through the website!!
WE WILL BE RUNNING AT THIS VENUE EVERY OTHER THURSDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE but please check the website for info and updates!!
/// RADICAL THEORY READING GROUP ///
Friday, 5th February, 6pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES
Our discussion of Kropotkin in January led us to question the ethical principles of mutual aid so we’ve chosen Emmanuel Levinas’ ‘Humanism and An-archy’ for our next reading. It’s included in the collection Humanism of the Other, or you can download it here http://www.box.net/shared/lxjqrrqzxl.
If you’re hungry for more, link here to Levinas’ Anarchism of the Other Person http://www.waste.org/~roadrunner/writing/Levinas/AnarchismOtherPerson_WEB.htm
/// DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO ///
Friday, 5th February, 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 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… Keep it cool.
/// ALDERMASTON BLOCKADE LONDON NVDA TRAINING ///
Saturday, 6th February, 10am
Friends House, 175 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ 10am – 12.45pm.
A number of nonviolent direct action training workshops tailored for individuals and groups wanting to take part in the Aldermaston Blockade on 15th February are coming up in London, Gloucester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Book your place today! For more details, along with details of regional transport being organised across the country for the blockade, see: http://blockawe.blogspot.com/2010/01/training-and-transport-for-blockade.html
/// MAKE CAPITALISM HISTORY ///
Saturday, 6th February, 1.30pm
On the 6th of Feb 2010 groups from all over the world will be joining to storm into their financial districts and make capitalism history. We ask that you all take part in your own capitals and help our voices to be heard!
/// NO SWEAT HAITI BENEFIT ///
Wednesday, 10th February, 7.30pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 0AX
Tickets are £12 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/70232
In the wake of the recent earthquake No Sweat are putting on a comedy night to help raise funds for radical groups in Haiti.
Featuring comedy from SHAPPI KHORSANDI, ROBIN INCE, JOSIE LONG, JEREMY HARDY, HILS BARKER and music from ROBYN HITCHCOCK!
/// *THE ELEVENTH OF THE MONTH* CHALK THE BBC ///
Thursday, 11th February, 11am
BBC Centre, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ – nearest Tube White City or Wood Lane
The Time is Now – On the Eleventh Day of Every Month – We Unite in Action for Truth until Justice
Join us this coming 11th outside BBC Television Centre. Please bring chalk as we intend to cover the entire pavement outside the BBC with ‘Investigate 9/11’ messages
This action starts at 11am and finishes around 7pm. We’ll head off for refreshments and food afterwards.
London Truth Action http://meetup.com/londontruthaction are part of http://truthaction.org an international autotomous grassroots organisation committed to raising awareness of the true nature of the events of September 11th 2001. Join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=201828813818
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead
Learn more about this action here: http://www.meetup.com/londontruthaction/calendar/12335682/
/// ALTERNATIVE PRESS FAIR 2010 ///
Saturday, 13th February, 12noon – midnight
St Aloysius Social Club, London
A FREE event celebrating all things self-published and DIY. Comics and Zines, Radical Literature, Poetry, Printmaking, Book Arts and even a bit of DIY Fashion come together in this carnival of modern cottage industry! There will be a huge variety of things to see and do, including collaborative drawing and live screen printing where you can make your own poster of the day. In the evening there will be a party to celebrate the first birthday of the Alternative Press Fair with an open mic night for all comers to try, also featuring poetry, spoken word and music. So come along and help us blow out the candles!
But don’t take our word for it, heres just some of the great artists that will be there on the day:
Please get in touch if you’re interested to know more, or you have any small-press related news for the blogs. http://www.alternativepress.org.uk
/// SEEDY SUNDAY ///
Sunday 14th February (Valentines Day!) 2010, 11am-3pm
Kew Bridge Eco Village, 24 Kew Bridge Rd, Brentford Middlesex, London
Brentford’s first annual seed swap event. Come along and support local biodiversity. Bring your seeds to swap. There will be a wide range of vegetable and flower seeds available as well as ‘seedball’ workshops, storytelling for children, gardening related stalls and refreshments.
Seedy Sunday is also a campaign to protect biodiversity and protest against the increasing control of the seed supply by a handful of large companies.
DIRECTIONS: The Eco-Village is situated next to Kew Bridge on Kew Bridge road in Brentford. The entrance is next to the Wagon and Horses pub.
For more info on the Eco Village Seedy Sunday, please visit this link: http://www.seedysunday.org/page_id__97_path__0p2p9p.aspx
/// WESTMINSTER PEACE PROCESSION ///
Sunday, 7th February, 1.30pm
Join people of all or no faiths to call for an end to illegal wars in Iraq & Afghanistan
/// RADICAL READING COLLECTIVE ///
Sunday, 7th February, 2pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES, londonarc.org
Discussing Rudolf Rocker’s Anarchosyndicalism
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
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