IMMIGRATION HITS NEW HEIGHTS

In the week that the BNP’s publicity chief, Mark Collett, made a desperate plea for the hearts and minds of the electorate by threatening to kill Nick Griffin, we’re asking the 10ft aliens who landed in the desert town of Jafr in Eastern Jordan on April 1st and successfully eluded the security authorities who ‘combed the area looking for the aliens but didn’t find any’ to contact us for debriefing and skill sharing. Meanwhile, back at No Borders Planet Earth…

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<* EVENTS IN OTHER SOCIAL CENTRES *>

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~~ 56a InfoShop ~~

56a Infoshop, 56 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE

*Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3-7pm (Saturdays, 2-6pm)* Food Coop and Bike Workshop

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** Kew Bridge Eco Village **

24 Kew Bridge Rd, Brentford. Nearest train: Kew Bridge, nearest tube: Gunnersbury. Tel: 07967864370

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.

Also…

Every Sunday at 12 noon GROW YOUR OWN VILLAGE Learn the necessary skills to set up an eco village, eg how to spot good sites using the internet and going out walking in groups to find them, building compost toilets, rocket stoves etc. We’ll be posting the info about whats happening each week with updates on each site we find at http://www.growyourownvillage.blogspot.com The meetings on tuesday are there to follow up these practical workshops.

Plus…

Saturday, 10th April, 12 noon PERMACULTURE SESSION Planting vegetables, designing growing areas and much more!

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++ 195 Mare Street ++

195 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3QE boardsofhackney@safe-mail.net

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!! TUESDAYS, 2 – 8pm Do It Yourself Bike Workshop, Bike Repair, Meeting and Cooking Session WEDNESDAYS, 2 – 8pm Hacklab – a space for learning about Linux SATURDAYS at 1pm. Gardening. Come and help us make our garden grow with all sorts of yummy things. Other regular events happening in the building include: – Food not bombs (twice a month on 2nd and 4th week end) And…

Until further notice, rampART meeting every MONDAY at 7pm.

Plus…

++ SATURDAY, 7th APRIL, 8 – 11.30pm ++ BIG TAKEOVER 4 – All ages DIY Punk night BTO is an ongoing project attempting to link the spirit of the ‘temporary autonomous zone’ with DIY punk, aka a mass exodus from the back room of the pub to somewhere more exciting and less exclusionary than most of the ‘music venues’ in London. All the gigs are all ages, no bar (bring yer own) with lineups of at least four bands from across the world that don’t all sound / look / think the same, and benefit a carousel of good causes that have links to some of the subject matter sung about. So far we’ve set up everywhere from railway arches and disused offices and supported Croydon rape crisis and calais migrant solidarity. This BTO is happening at 195 mare street, and is a benefit for the U-turn project. (http://uturnproject.co.uk)

The line up is: Facel Vega / The Sceptres / Battle of Wolf 359 / Bird Calls/ Love Triangle / Flats more info: http://bigtakeover.co.uk

++ SATURDAY, 1st MAY, 8pm ++ HURIYA Fundraiser for London Detainee Solidarity network, supporting detainees who are protesting in immigration detention. Featuring: * CLAY PIGEON – Reggae/punk/ska * APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE – Punk/rock * GRAINS * THE MACHINE – Electro/tropical * XTRATS – Drum’n’bass * DJ JUVENILE DELINQUENT – doo wop/garage rock

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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…

^^^ Tuesdays ^^^ Sewing Workshop, 4-7pm Practical Squatting Night, 7-8pm

^^^ Saturday ^^^ Yoga Class. 9-11 am Bring mats if possible

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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

||| Tuesday & Thursday, 7-11pm ||| Cinema / food night

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<* EVENTS ELSEWHERE *>

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/// LONDON RISING TIDE/LONDON TAR SANDS ACTION MEETING /// Tuesday, 6th April, 7.30pm London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES Meet to plan for Party at the Pumps on Saturday.

================================================= /// RESIST NUCLEAR POWER: FILM AND DISCUSSION NIGHT /// Wednesday, 7th April, 7pm London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES Join us for an evening of short films and presentations about nuclear power followed by a discussion on how we can build strong resistance to nuclear new build in the UK.

=================================== /// THE LAST DAYS OF GORDON BROWN /// Wednesday, 7th April, 7pm Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX. Tel: 020 7837 4473 SNP MP Christopher Harvie discusses ‘Broonland’, his scathing and witty indictment of the architect of New Labour, Gordon Brown.

======================== // ACTION FILM KOLEKTIV /// Wednesday, 7th April, 8.30pm The British Prince, 49 Bromley Street, E1 0NB. Free filmnight screening ‘La estrategia del caracol’ (the snails strategy). More short films & animations to be confirmed.

======================================== /// NEWHAM & DISTRICTS CLAIMANTS UNION /// Thursday, 8th April, 7.30pm 8 Neville Road, London E7 9PX. We work together to help each other sort out benefits, pension credits etc and problems.

=========================== /// VIEWS FROM THE BORDER /// Thursday, 8th April, 8.30 – 10pm Brondesbury Park Road, Willesdon Green. A film shot around the south of Israel during the Last Gaza War that reflects the reality on the ground as it happened but also the views of Israelis on the Peace process, dealing with Hamas and the morality and outcome of the War

======================== /// HUNGRY FOR HOUSING /// Friday, 9th April, 11am Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, E8. The Hackney housing group, who are homeless people and people in bad housing, are fasting for one day outside Hackney Town Hall. Come and give us support! There will be free children’s activities all day in the town hall square (art, face painting, balloons) Come at 6 pm to help break our fast with a free meal and demonstration outside Hackney Town Hall in support of our demands.

======================= /// FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE /// Friday, 9th April, 8pm Duke of Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner. The whole skate lasts for 10 to 12 miles, about two hours, returning back to the Arch at 10pm.

======================== /// THE FEMINIST LIBRARY /// Saturday, 10th April, 11am – 6pm 5 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7XW. A large archive collection of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

======================= /// PARTY AT THE PUMPS /// Saturday, 10th April, 1pm Meet at Oxford Circus BP want to start extracting oil from the tar sands, the single mostdestructive project on earth – fuelling climate chaos and trampling therights of indigenous communities. We want to stop them. On Saturday, 10th April, hundreds of people from London and beyond willgather at the pumps to send a message to BP: “you’re not going into thetar sands without a fight!” Come to a mass action! Bring yourselves, your friends, whistles and drumsif you have them, and a Zone 1-2 travel card. Meet at Oxford Circus and beready to make a move to our final destination. Expect dancing and drums, sunshine and soundsystems, party and protest. This action is part of the BP Fortnight of Shame.Organised by London Rising Tide/London Tar Sands Network, in solidaritywith the Indigenous Environmental Network.http://www.no-tar-sands.org The BP Fortnight of Shame (April 1 – 15 2010) is a call to action from theUK Tar Sands Network, Rising Tide, the Camp for Climate Action and theIndigenous Environmental Network to force BP to reverse their crazy plansto move into Canada’s tar sands. It runs between the annual Fossil Foolsday on April 1st, which in recent years has seen a flurry of actionagainst the fossil fuels industry, and BP’s Annual General Meeting onApril 15th. Grassroots groups across the UK and around the world, will betaking action in solidarity with First Nations communities in Canada tostop BP’s deadly plans in their tracks.

====================================== /// GENDER MATTERS IN GLOBAL POLITICS /// Saturday, 10th April, 5pm Housmans, 5 Caledonian Road N1 9DX Cynthia Cockburn and Dibyesh Anand will introduce the book.

============================= /// ACTIVIST REALISM /// Saturday, 10th April, 6pm London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES An opportunity to forge new links between critical theory and contemporary activism. Activist realism is an event which brings together a working group of activists and theorists in order to address the following questions: How can an anti-capitalist critique premised on ecological concern be rescued from an all-pervasive greenwash ideology? What kinds of political actions can succeed against the increasingly repressive policing actions of a weakened government? What new means can be found to communicate the political rationale behind actions before the old media can neutralise its message? For both critical theorists and political activists, opposing capitalism is no longer business as usual. Confirmed participants: Mark Fisher (k-punk), Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Sarah-Jayne Clifton (Friends of the Earth), Simon Lewis (Turbulence), Debra Shaw (University of East London), Dimitris Papadopoulos (Cardiff University), Martin McIvor (Unison), Alex Williams (Splintering Bone Ashes), Dan Leighton (Demos), Amadeo Policante (Goldsmiths), Mark Barrett (Campaign for Real Democracy), Angus McKenzie, Andres Rogarth, Matt Travers. Come down for an evening of music and heated debate. Event will be streamed live on Dissident Island Radio http://www.dissidentisland.org/. Music by DJ Steene.

================================= /// THE 11TH OF THE MONTH /// Sunday, 11th April, 1pm Parliament Square, Westminster This 11th come and stand with others who want to take REAL action for 9/11 Truth and Peace – Outreach (dvd’s + leaflets) – Guerrilla Film Screening – Non-violent Direct Action (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolence)

================================ /// RADICAL READING COLLECTIVE /// Sunday, 11th April, 2pm LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES Discussing “Organisational Platform of the Libertarian Communists” published by a group of exiled Russian anarchists in France in 1926

============= /// FILM 17:00 /// Sunday, 11th April, 5pm The Castle, 65 Camberwell Church St, SE5. A different lesbian/gay film will be screening every Sunday at 5pm in the upstairs room at The Castle (free entry). Make it a regular Sunday tradition!

===================== /// EXPOSE THE EXPO! /// Wednesday, 14th April, 12noon Olympia, Olympia Way, W14 Protest outside the Counter Terror Expo. Please bring banners and instruments. More info: http://www.dsei.org/counterterror

====================================================== /// A RISING TIDE OF DISINFORMATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE /// Wednesday, 14th April, 6.30pm Room G2, SOAS, off Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG PUBLIC MEETING Speakers including… David Adam, Environmental Correspondent from the Guardian Ben Stewart, Greenpeace George Marshall, COIN – Climate Outreach and Information Network (founder) Who are the “sceptics” or “deniers” , how are they organised, who is paying them? Is it true that theirs is the message that people most want to hear and why? What can we do to fight back? These questions and more… hear some answers and bring your own…

========================== /// DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO /// Friday, 16th April, 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).

======================================================= /// POLICE MONITORING AND LEGAL OBSERVATION TRAINING /// Sunday, 18th April, 10.30am Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ Know Your Rights! Are you worried about abuse of police powers at protests and in your community? Ever moaned about an ever increasing police state but haven’t known what to do? Come to the Network for Police Monitoring training and start holding them to account for their actions. Everyone welcome, whether you have experience to share, want to brush up on skills or have no experience whatsoever. Many abuses of police powers occur because we let them. Legal observation and police monitoring are effective tools in tackling such abuses and can make a real difference from collating the data necessary for effective legal challenges to providing and collecting witness statements for those arrested. These actions have both challenged the way protest and the streets are policed and kept innocent people out of prison. Sessions will include police powers, stop and search and surveillance, as well as workshops on legal observation and police monitoring. Network for Police Monitoring is a new organisation made up of individuals involved in Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, Climate Camp Legal Team, Fitwatch, Legal Defence and Monitoring Group and Newham Monitoring Project. This is the first time such a range of people have come together to offer training and it should be an interesting day. However, it also the first time we have offered this training, and feedback will be very welcome. Although participants do not have to commit to doing legal observation/monitoring, it is hoped you will want to use your skills and we will be inviting people to join us for the next major protest on May 1st in Central London. Whilst there is no registration, please email info@networkforpolicemonitoring.org.uk to let us know if your planning to come so we have an idea of numbers.

============================== /// SURVEILLANCE AND THE CITY /// Film screenings and roundtable discussion. May/June 2010 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.

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