SQUAT THE SINKING WORLD!

( news from rampART, and related people and places )

Plans to squat Dubai’s World Island Development are going ahead despite the news that the artificial islands ‘are rapidly merging together and also appear to be sinking’. Activists interested in joining the project are advised to come equipped with a bucket and a tow rope. Ocean view guaranteed. Meanwhile, back at the marina…

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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

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!!

plus…

*Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3-7pm (Saturdays, 2-6pm)*

Food Coop and Bike Workshop

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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 4-5pm = Freeshop!

=WEDNESDAY 8pm= Summer Cinema snacks and videos

=Varied time, check website= English-Spanish Language Exchange

All free or on donation of course

Plus…

= Thursday, 11th February, 7pm =

Emergency Calais Infonight

Following the repression of recent days in Calais after the opening of the Kronstadt Hangar, London No Borders is organising an infonight to

discuss what is going on there and how we support the struggle.

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++ 195 Mare Street ++

195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3QE

boardsofhackney@safe-mail.net

Do It Yourself Bike Workshop, Bike Repair, Meeting and Cooking Session

every TUESDAY from 2pm to 8pm

++ 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

++ SATURDAY, 13th FEBRUARY, 11am ++

Food Not Bombs

Cook up vegan grub and hand it out on the streets for free.

Plus…

++ FRIDAY, 26th FEBRUARY, 6pm ++

*No Borders/Calais Migrant Solidarity Benefit*

6pm onwards: Food / Film / Info

8pm – 2am: Music

Performers;

Captain of the Rant (A’capella / Punk / Lyrical)

52 Commercial Road (experimental / post-rock)

Rabies Babies (punk / rock / thrash)

Jakal (punk / reggae / ska)

Deferred Sucess (acoustic / folk / punk)

Plus more to be confirmed!

For more information on No Borders / Calais Migrant Solidarity check out;

http://london.noborders.org.uk/

http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/

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^^^ 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

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||| 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

Phone: 07776356252

Email: systemxchange@gmail.com

Web: http://systemxchange.webs.com

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<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>

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/// DEMONSTRATION AT THE FRENCH CONSULATE IN LONDON ///

Tuesday, 9th February, 12.30pm

Cromwell Road, Corber to Cromwell Street, SW7 2EN

London NoBorders and Noborders Brighton call for a demonstration at the French consulate in London to protest against the repression of the new Kronstadt Hangar Project in Calais by the French authorities.

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/// VERTIGO: FAREWELL BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ///

Wednesday, 10th February, 7pm

The Horse Hospital Colonnade (just behind Russell Square Tube

Station), Bloomsbury, WC1

Dear friends and fellow travellers, As you may know, Vertigo magazine is finally closing after 16 years charting independent, innovative, imaginative and internationalist moving image work in all its forms across the world. We close reluctantly, with many dedicated supporters – readers, writers, makers – but without the necessary financial assistance to continue and develop, despite numerous extended negotiations.

Eventually we aim to produce a book exploring the work Vertigo has charted. Firstly, however, we will host a farewell party to celebrate what has been achieved over the years in both the magazine and its numerous events / screenings. We will be at The Horse Hospital near Russell  Square from 7pm on 10th February and plan an evening of suitably independent world music from DJ Leon Parker, shortfilms and readings by a number of our esteemed contributors.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You! The Vertigo Team http://www.vertigomagazine.co.uk

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/// 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!

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/// RADICAL HISTORY NETWORK ///

Wednesday, 10th February, 8pm

North London Community, Centre, 22 Moorefield Rd., N17.

Paul Burnham talks on The Radical Exsoldiers of 1918

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/// *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

Investigate 9/11

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/

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/// LONDON RISING TIDE MEETING ///

Thursday, 11th February, 7-10pm

LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES

London Rising Tide takes creative action on the root causes of climate chaos.

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/// THE RETURN OF SIREN CINEMA!! ///

Thursday, 11th 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!!

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/// SOLIDARITY WITH YARLS WOOD HUNGER STRIKERS ///

Friday, 12th February, 2.30pm

Serco, 18-22 Hand Court (off High Holborn), WC1V 6JF.

Demo in solidarity with women on hunger strike at Yarls Wood since Friday 5th February. Serco run Yarls Wood on behalf of the UK Border Agency. Please bring banners and instruments.

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/// 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:

http://www.activedistribution.org

http://www.richardcowdry.com

http://www.appallingnonsense.co.uk

http://www.savagemessiahzine.com

http://www.cobaltcafe.co.uk

http://www.lordhurk.com

http://www.housmans.com

http://www.pinkmince.com

http://www.myeyeisonfire.net

http://www.diy-couture.co.uk

http://www.lasthours.org.uk

http://www.galleryofowls.org

http://www.vintagepoison.co.uk

http://www.lonelypanda.com

http://www.artisproof.com

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

Contact us:

Jimi jimigherkin@yahoo.co.uk

Gareth gareth@alternativepress.org.uk

Peter peterlally@gmail.com

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/// SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONER IN TURKEY ///

Saturday, 13th February, 1.30pm

Turkish Embassies/Consulates

On 6th January 2010 the police arrested 23 people in Ankara (Turkey) by using brutal force. The arrests occurred during a demonstration and press conference for the immediate release of the imprisoned military objector Enver Aydemir. One person among the arrested demonstratorshas been detained: our comrade and anarchist Volkan Sevinc has been in jail for 40 days. We protest the imprisonment of Volkan Sevinc as well as the planned conviction of 19 other comrades to prison sentences between 1-10 years on the indictment “discouragement of the people from doing military service”. We?re going to meet on Saturday, 13 February 2010 simultaneously in Ankara and Istanbul as not yet convicted, killing-refusing antimilitarists to do another demonstration with the aim of “discouraging people of doing military service”. We invite all comrades worldwide to join us in protesting against the fact that the lives of people who oppose killing are transformed into a prison, and the fact that they are imprisoned and tortured. We invite all refusers, antimilitarists and anarchists to protest the state and its institutions by doing demonstrations and actions on 13 February 2010, for example in front of the consulates / embassies of the Turkish state. We invite you to show solidarity with our comrade Volkan Sevinc, who is exposed state terror, and with all political prisoners worldwide.

Initiative for solidarity with the antimilitarist detainee Volkan Sevinc

Information about the demonstration in Istanbul:

Date: 13 February 2010, Saturday

Location: Tram stop “Taksim”

Time: 13.30 o’clock

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/// RECLAIM LOVE 7 ///

Saturday, 13th February, 2pm

Statue of Eros, Piccadilly Circus

http://www.o-i-l.net/

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/// ELECTION MELTDOWN MOBILISATION 2 ///

Saturday, 13th February, 3pm

Downstairs at The Foundry, Old Street tube (exit 3), 84-86 Great

Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL‎

At the founding meeting for our Election Meltdown Mobilisation on Sat 30 – Sun 31, over 50 people from of wide variety of groups and networks converged to begin planning a strategy for an effective, decentralised movement in response to the bosses’ elections in May. We’ve set up an open Facebook group, an open activists email group, and are developing plans for People’s Assemblies, a Mayday Hometree Street Carnival and more. So now you are cordially invited to join this exciting flock of initiatives, and to initiate and integrate your own, at our next Election Meltdown Mobilisation gathering

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/// POSSIBILITIES FOR THE POST-CAPITALIST ERA ///

Saturday, 13th February, 5pm

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

Tel: 020 7837 4473

“Dissident economist” Harry Shutt predicted the recent economic collapse as early as 1998 with his book ‘The Trouble With Capitalism’. In the second edition of this remarkably prescient publication, he argues that the on-going crisis has arisen as a result of fundamental economic problems, stemming from the growing redundancy of both labour and capital since the 1970s. In doing so, he exposes the sham of laissez-faire economics, showing that state power and capital are increasingly being used to prop up capital while pretending that the aim is to roll back the frontiers of the state.

His latest book, ‘Beyond the Profits System: Possibilities for the Post-Capitalist Era’, moves beyond the predictions explored in ‘The Trouble With Capitalism’ to offer a radical yet realistic way forward in light of the catastrophe.

The author will be discussing his theories and publications, answering questions and signing books. Do join us at Housmans for what promisesto be an extremely interesting event.

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/// 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

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/// COMMUNITY ORGANISING ///

Sunday, 14th February, 7pm

MOTH club, valette street, hackney.

Film & discussion night organised by Hackney Solidarity Network & REEL News.

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/// BENT BARS LETTER WRITING NIGHT ///

Thursday, 18th February, 7pm

LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES

Letter writing night to support LGBT prisoners.

These regular gatherings happen on the third thursday of each month (next ones are March 18 and April 15 if you want to mark your diary now). We aim to provide a supportive space — with tea and cookies! — for folks to write to their penpals, find a new penpal or talk about any questions or issues that come up through the project.

For more info (including a map to get there) see the link below:

http://www.co-re.org/joomla/index.php/component/content/article/34-newswire/54-letter-writing

We are hoping to get some regular letter writing nights going in Bristol and Leeds, so stay tuned for more details. And if you are are based elsewhere and want help organizing a letter-writing night where you are, get in touch.

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/// DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO ///

Friday, 19th February, 9pm

LARC – whitechapel, and pumpin’ out of your stereo!

This is what we have lined up for the 53rd edition of Dissident Island Radio, which will broadcast live on Friday 19 February at 9pm: Captain of the Rant will be in the studio live with his latest political raves and rants… We’ve got a bunch of other tricks up our sleeves and will keep you in suspense a bit longer…so check back here at IMC London or go to http://www.dissidentisland.org to find out what we’re planning for the show… Or you can forget all that jazz and just tune in at 9pm, every first and third Friday of the month, 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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/// CLIMATE EMERGENCY: WHERE NEXT AFTER COPENHAGEN? ///

Saturday, 20th February, 12noon

Room G2, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

Pubilc meeting. All welcome to come and discuss:

Where next after Copenhagen?

Building a campaign for emergency climate action in the UK Post-election action/demonstration to challenge the new government to take emergency action on climate How can we best use the Climate Emergency EDM ? (Early Day Motion 189 – previously 2057 signed by 45 MPs – which calls for 10% cuts by end 2010, a million green jobs by end 2010, banning domestic flights, 55 mph speed limit, 2hrs climate info TV per week etc……see more at http://www.campaigncc.org/climateemergencycopenhagen ) Plus Campaign against Climate Change AGM

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/// DIRECT ENERGY AND OTHER “NON LETHAL” WEAPONS ///

Saturday, 20th February, 3pm

The Boardroom, Central YMCA, 112 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NQ

This London Meeting will be a opportunity for people to meet others. Please do pass this invitation to other people who are not on this email list as well as family and friends. The meeting will be a chance to discuss matters of urgency such as activism strategies, human rights programmes and others topics.

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

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

— Stay Informed, Get In Touch

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

http://www.myspace.com/rampartlondon

Email: rampart@mutualaid.org

— Location

rampART, 15 Rampart Street, off Commercial Rd, Shadwell E1 2LA

Close to Whitechapel/Aldgate East, map http://tinyurl.com/3hfp2a

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