This week, we’re thanking Dr Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics who has offered scientific proof that ‘intelligent people are less likely to believe in God or hold conservative views’. Following Dr Kanazawa’s example, we’ll be holding a series of IQ tests to make sure we haven’t been infiltrated by thick conservatives posing as intelligent atheists. Meanwhile, back at MENSA…
The rampART project has occupied a new building. We are now based at 29 Three Colts Lane, Bethnal Green, E2. No events planned until we’ve got the building sorted so come down and help out. We meet every Monday at 7pm. Anyone with expertise in plumbing and roofing especially welcome. Or just come down and join us in making the place cosy for the residents and sorting out the ground floor and basement so that we can open as a fully functional social centre as soon as possible. Wish list: toilet (we’ve got one but need more), long screws, short screws, electrical plugs, 13 amp fuses, mops, roofing felt (urgent!), screwdrivers (we’ve been through about a dozen already), electric screwdriver (if poss!), hoover, paint, metal saw (fine teeth).
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
~~ 56a InfoShop ~~
56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE
*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 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
++ 195 Mare Street ++
195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3QE
The back bit of the building contains an amazing stage, where we already had the famous pantomime of “the three little squatter pigs” last month :)
We thought this part of the building would get demolished soon but its still there.
So we’re calling out artists to come and use the space, be it for theatre, cabaret, music, rehearsals, gigs… anything that would benefit from being on a stage is welcome!!
Other regular events happening in the building include:
– Bike kitchen (tuesdays 2-8pm)
– Gardening (saturdays 1pm)
– Food not bombs (twice a month on 2nd and 4th week end)
Do It Yourself Bike Workshop, Bike Repair, Meeting and Cooking Session every TUESDAY from 2pm to 8pm
++ FRIDAY, 5th – SUNDAY, 7th MARCH ++
*5th London FreeSchool Weekender*
It’s a school that’s free. Free of charge, free from teacher, free for any adult to come and learn.
// Classes of all sorts will be held throughout each day on a wide variety of skills and subjects, ranging from practical stuff like welding and cooking to other useful things like languages, philosophy, making your own radio show, do it yourself healthcare…
// All classes will be led by people who want to share whatever skills and knowledge they have with others.
// The ideas behind the FreeSchool are based around respect and equality. All people who attend will be encouraged to challenge and discrimination they see or experience such as racism, sexism, homophobia, classism… This FreeSchool is also seeking to explore issues around gender in learning and in other parts of our lives.
// To join the infoline text ‘freeschool’ to 07905774037
// email: firstname.lastname@example.org
// website: http://www.londonfreeschool.wordpress.com
Accessibility: The event will happen on the ground floor. There are few steps at the front door but there will be a ramp. Toilets are not very wheelchair friendly. People will be here to help as much as they can. Let us know if you have particular needs
Creche: there will be a kids space. Let us know your needs
^^^ Pogo Cafe ^^^
76 Clarence Rd E5 8HB – 020 8533 1214, pogocafe.co.uk
Cafe open Thursday – Sunday, 12.30 – 9pm. Plus…
^^^ Tuesdays ^^^
Sewing Workshop, 4-7pm
Practical Squatting Night, 7-8pm
^^^ Saturday ^^^
Yoga Class. 9-11 am
Bring mats if possible
||| 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
||| Tuesday & Thursday, 7-11pm |||
Cinema / food night
<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>
/// FIGHT CUTS CAMPAIGN AT WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITY ///
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
*Students currently in occupation*
Over 200 staff and students at the University of Westminster have protested, stormed the board of governors meeting and are currently in occupation, vice-chancellors office, in regard to recently proposed tutoring and administrative job cuts.
Management are planning to slash 285 jobs by April and this follows the closures of the ceramics department and the nursery. Recently, over 150 staff and students placed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the vice-chancellor and his management at a rally addressing Westminster’s severe proposed job cuts, on February, 17.
The vice-chancellor has openly declared that job cuts are the initiative of the governors, not his. Well, demonstrators asked him for themselves, after storming past security and into the governor’s meeting. They were greeted by a board of governors who were ‘quaking in their boots;’ shortly after students persuaded Geoffrey Petts, the VC, to stick around and answer some questions which he hesitated to on the first instance but then proceed to do with a full bureaucratic and dismissive tone.
Our demands to the vice-chancellor are:
A) Issue a statement on the avoidance of redundancies
B) Make freely available to the unions in the university appropriate financial documents
C) Produce alternative, sustainable plans for addressing the financial gap over the next several years.
Join us, over 40 students are currently occupying at Regents Campus, V-C’s office!
/// SUPPPORT DALE FARM – FILM NIGHT ///
Tuesday, 2nd March, 7pm
Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN.
Dale Farm is a traveller site in Crays Hill, Essex which is home to over 1,000 people.
It was established in the 1970s by Basildon District Council but is now due to be evicted after the same council awarded the notorious Constant & Co a multi-million pound eviction contract in December.
On Tuesday 2nd March at 7pm we will be showing a number of films about Dale Farm and the eviction of traveller sites, and will be discussing how we can support the struggle against the eviction. People from Dale Farm will be talking.
Solidarity donation on the night: £3
/// THE MASSACRE IN MAGUINDANAO ///
Wednesday, 3rd March, 6pm
Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard.
Panel discussion on impunity and political killings in the Philippines
/// YARL’S WOOD SOLIDARITY DEMO ///
Wednesday, 3rd March, 6.30pm
Outside Holloway Prison, Parkhurst Road, London N7 0NU
Demo in solidarity with the Yarls Wood hunger strikers detained at HMP Holloway, HMP Bronzefield and Yarl’s Wood itself.
Please bring banners and instruments.
/// SHACK DWELLERS FILM NIGHT ///
Wednesday, 3rd March, 7pm
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
/// HACKNEY UNITES ///
Wednesday, 3rd March, 7-8.30pm
Cafe Z Bar, 58 Stoke Newington High St.
Meeting to discuss workers advice project, threat of BNP, hackney community conference…
/// LARC MEETING – COME HELP RUN LARC! ///
Wednesday, 3rd March, 7.30pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Tel: (020) 7377 9088, http://www.londonarc.org
This event is a regular meeting reminder for all the many people and groups out there that use LARC (or want to become involved in the space) to discuss and plan the running of the place we all know and love to depend on: the London Action Resource Center.
For the past decade, LARC has been a useful resource in the growing struggle against capitalism, centralised power, environmental destruction and war… and a shared tool on the way to creating a truly free and ecological community…
And so too will it be for the next decade – So come get involved and help LARC be all it can be, in aiding in the struggle! Bring your ideas and energy to the agenda… Meetings start promptly at 7:30pm and end by 9pm.
/// RADICAL EDUCATION FORUM ///
Thursday, 4th March, 7pm
Artillery Arms, Old Street.
Reading & discussion group focusing on a different aspect of progressive education each month
/// RADICAL THEORY READING GROUP ///
Friday, 5th March, 6pm
195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3QE
This month’s reading group is moving to Mare Street to become part of the 5th London FreeSchool Weekender. See under 195 Mare Street above for full details.
So… our discussion of Levinas last month brought us around to considering the concept of toleration and the function of language in mediating social relationships which led to the suggestion that ‘Postulates of Linguistics’ from Deleuze & Guattari’s A Thousand Plataus (Ch 4) should be our next reading. Download here http://www.box.net/shared/f7gon5jcoi.
/// DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO ///
Friday, 5th March, 9pm
whitechapel, and pumpin’ out of your stereo!
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…or just click here for a direct link to the stream (remember it starts after 9).
/// MILLION WOMEN RISE ///
Saturday, 6th March, 12 noon
Park Lane, Opposite Hyde Park.
An annual national demonstration against male violence.
AFTER MARCH CELEBRATION
4.30pm – 1am
52 Club, 52 Gower St.
We’ve marched. We’ve rallied. Now’s the time to celebrate. Women-only event children and boys
under 10 years welcome.
/// FEMINISM TODAY ///
Saturday, 6th March, 5-6.30pm
Housemans, 5 Caledonian Road N1 9DX
With Nina Power & Lindsey German
/// WESTMINSTER PEACE PROCESSION ///
Sunday, 7th March, 1.30pm
Peaceful campaigners from all or no faiths call for an end to the illegal occupation and war against the Iraqi civilians, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan
/// BREAKING THROUGH THE BOYS’ BROADCAST BARRIER ///
Monday, 8th March 7pm
Friend’s House, Euston Road
THE London Freelance Branch of the NUJ celebrates International Women’s day with eminent journalists and leading campaigners for the recognition of women within the media industries: Dinah Caine, Kate Kinninmont and Katharine Whitehorn.
/// LONDON PROFEMINIST MENS’ GROUP MEETING ///
Tuesday, 9th March, 2pm
Contact us for location details londonprofeministmensgroup at gmail.com. Probably somewhere around stamford hill.
We’re a group of men meeting in London every 2 weeks. The aims of our meetings are:
* – to support each other in our personal struggles as men, including our efforts to rid ourselves of sexist behaviour
* – to discuss issues around gender politics generally
* – to plan what kind of action we can take as pro-feminists
If you have any comments or questions or if you are interested in attending one of our fortnightly meetings, please send us an email: londonprofeministmensgroup at gmail dot com.
/// YES MEN FIX THE WORLD – SCREENING AT LARC ///
Thursday, 11th March, 6.30pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES
Come along for this special screening of the movie ‘Yes Men Fix the World’.
Doors at 6:30pm, film to start promptly at 7pm.
Donations/contributions to help cover the cost of the screening will be most welcome, so please be prepared to give a couple squids. (Though if you really can’t afford it, that’s cool too.)
Nearest tube: Whitechapel / Aldgate East (<10 min walk from each)
This event is brought to you by your local DIY radio crew – Dissident Island and friends.
/// SURVEILLANCE AND THE CITY ///
Film screenings and roundtable discussion.
Presented by: The Raphael Samuel History Centre Urban Studies group
Venue for the film screenings: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD
Venue for the roundtable discussion on 7th June: Room B03, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD
Since Foucault’s notion of the panopticon as a machine of power there has been a metastasising of the technologies of surveillance throughout the fabric of post-industrial urban society. Cinema is the ideal art form through which to explore the ideas of surveillance and the city. The three films in this season, The Conversation (Coppola 1974), Red Road (Arnold 2006) and Cache (Hidden) (Haneke 2005) develop complex visual and narrative engagements with the interactions between the city and surveillance and cinemas implicit and explicit collusion with the machinery of power.
All welcome to join us for screenings and discussions chaired by Dr Amber Jacobs (Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)
Monday 10th May: Screening 1: The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola 1974)
Monday 17th May: Screening 2: Red Road (Andrea Arnold 2006)
Monday 24th May: Screening 3: Hidden (Cache) (Michael Haneke 2005)
Monday 7th June: Roundtable discussion on the 3 screenings.
The screenings and the discussion will begin at 6.00pm. The events are free – all welcome. First come, first admitted.
See http://rampart.co.nr for more info about rampART.
See http://bowlcourt.co.nr for more info about Ex-Bowl Court.
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