This week we’ve been scrutinising Harriet Harman’s new Equality Law which protects vegans from discrimination but not people with ‘scientific or political beliefs such as Marxism and fascism’. Presumably the law will be used to prosecute anyone who forces a vegan into close physical contact with dairy products. Despite the low risk of BNP and EDL members being able to prove ‘an ethical commitment to animal welfare’, we’re advising anti-fascist activists and anarchists confronting the SWP to arm themselves with rotten tofu. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen….
3Colts opens this week with a party celebrating the best female artists on the underground scene. See below for details. And check back next week for details of the first Rax Cafe, brought to you by our wonderful canine resident, Rax the Dog.
<* EVENTS AT 3COLTS *>
3Colts is at 29 Three Colts Lane, Bethnal Green, E2. We’re practically next door to Bethnal Green overground station and just round the corner from Bethnal Green tube. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
/// SATURDAY, 13th MARCH, 2pm – LATE ///
Even Rude Girls Get the Blues
Last Monday was International Women’s Day but what’s it all about? This year a bunch of women involved in the squat/party scene got together to organise an event putting on the best female artists on the underground scene. Join us from 2pm for discussions, food, film, singers, cabaret, music and loadsa fun plus the chance to explore what it really means to be a woman in 2010. Kids, pets, everyone welcome. Infoline 07507 162 708/ 07092 375 924. http://www.nofixedabode.info / http://www.siren-net.co.uk. Donations on the door.
/// SATURDAY, 20th MARCH ///
Sound Foundation / 3Colts Fundraiser
The best reggae / dubstep / drum’n’bass from the wonderful Sound Foundation crew. Full line-up in next week’s newsletter.
<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>
~~ 56a InfoShop ~~
/// FULL UNEMPLOYMENT CINEMA ///
56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE
*Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3-7pm (Saturdays, 2-6pm)*
Food Coop and Bike Workshop
** Kew Bridge Eco Village **
24 Kew Bridge Rd, Brentford. Nearest train: Kew Bridge, nearest tube: Gunnersbury.
Spring is coming and at Kew Bridge Eco Village, we are busy planting the seeds for more villages to grow and flourish in London.
We would love you to come and help us create a vision for another low impact, perma culture community to spring up in the urban jungle.
If you are interested in living within a sustainable urban eco-village, come to Kew Bridge on Tuesdays at 7PM to eat some food and share some ideas.
Peace and love,
All at Kew Bridge
++ 195 Mare Street ++
195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3QE
The back bit of the building contains an amazing stage. 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
^^^ 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!
/// 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.
/// PROTEST THE CRIMINAL MPS ///
Thursday, 11th March, 10am
Westminster Magistrates Court, 70 Horseferry Road, London, England, SW1P 2AX
Protest as the 2 Labour MPs and Tory Peer who swindled thousands off of us appear in Court!
These scum suckers used their expense accounts to steal thousands of pounds and now expect to get off because they’re MPs and therefore above the law!
Whitechapel Anarchist Group, Class war and somel of the Dale Farm travellers support groups are already mobilising for this.
Let’s show those scum sucking thieving MPs what we really think of them.
On a more serious note, this will be the first real public outing for the Election Meltdown collective.
Hang ’em all!
/// 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.
/// ELECTION MELTDOWN MOBILISATION #4.1 + MAY DAY ///
Saturday, 13th and Sunday 14th March, 3pm
Downstairs at The Foundry, 80 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL
Over three Election Meltdown Mobilisation gatherings, our numbers, reach and plans have grown from strength to strength. From co-creating a May Day Carnival in Parliament Square, fed by four convergent Carnival Parades, to taking up the call from the Climate Justice International to convene participatory direct democracy People’s Assemblies in the Square and elsewhere, these are exciting times for those who would actively create a popular, truly democratic, and ecologically harmonious future for humanity and our biosphere. We’re an Open Network collective, open to individuals and groups who’d like to collaborate face-to-face and online, to build a better world for all life on Earth – so YOU are invited, to help broaden out these initiatives, add in your own to the mix, and spread the word before the UK general election: there IS a ‘System Change not Climate Change’ alternative to the mainstream party’s planet-wrecking austerity measures – because We Weave Our Destiny With Our Own Hands!
• Election Meltdown Mobilisation gathering #4
• EMM#4.1 – Saturday 13 March 2010, 15:00-18:00
• EMM#4.2 – Sunday 14 March 2010, 15:00-19:00
» Phone Contact: 07 854 390 408
» Queries: email – email@example.com
» Election Meltdown Mobilisation #4: Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=335605841164 – click on ‘Attending’, then ‘Invite people to come’ and invite your friends to join us
/// EDUCATION WITHOUT FRONTIERS ///
Thursday, 18th March, 5pm
RHB 141, Main building, Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, New Cross, SE14 6NW
Closest train stations: New Cross, New Cross Gate
Buses: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453.
Plenaries, Workshops, Music, Food
Goldsmiths, University of London, March 18, 5 p.m. till late.
We stand united, as students and staff, in opposition to the new points-based immigration rules…. They frame students as suspects and turn staff into border agents. Join us, meet others, and help spread the campaign! With Frances Webber (Human Rights Lawyer), Phil Booth (NO2ID), Valerie Hartwich (Manifesto Club), Sandy Nicoll (SOAS Living Wage Campaign/Justice for Cleaners), speakers from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, No Borders, and more.
Hosted by Goldsmiths Student Union and Goldsmiths UCU
/// DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO ///
Friday, 19th 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).
/// 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3Colts, 29 Three Colts Lane, Bethnal Green, E2
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