The occupation of the Labyrinth Theatre and the two buildings opposite is continuing and gaining in strenght. The buildings are being cleared up and getting ready to open to the public as a social centre and a community resource. The theatre itself is still illegaly 'occupied' by workers from Hackeny council's contractors, which intend to demolish it, and it is being defended by an activist that has been on the roof continuously since Monday morning.
Anarchist prisoner James Borek is scheduled to be released today after spending more than two years in prison for his participation in a 1999 London Reclaim the Streets sponsored Carnival Against Capitalism protest.
EARTH ACTIVIST TRAINING
15th - 29th July 2006
Ragmans Lane Gloucestershire
with Starhawk & Penny Livingston- Stark
A permaculture design course and more for activists:
Learn the skills to transform a piece of land, a community and our political and economic systems.
The next general meeting of the Camp for Climate Action is in Nottingham, 11-12th February.
Saturday's times are 11-6, Sunday 10-5.
The agenda and directions are on the website, climatecamp.org.uk
Corporate Watch is a small independent research organisation, based in Oxford. We publish research to help those resisting corporate power -- check out www.corporatewatch.org.uk
There is rising concern about the flood-threatening levels of greenwash that will we seeping from The Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), also known as Chatham House (1), this coming Tuesday February 7th 2006, when BP Chairman Peter Sutherland will be speaking there on 'The future of the World Trade Organisation in addressing sustainable developmentâ€™ (2). (What we like about these guys is their bone dry sense of humour.) With delicious yet appalling irony, February 7th is also likely to see BP announce record quarterly profits.
Saturday 4th February 2006 10am-5pm
The Activist Trauma Network is organising a day of discussion and networking for all who are involved in promoting practical mutual support in activist, campaigning and community groups. This is an ever expanding area, as political work of any kind can be extremely demanding on every level. Many, but not all of us, became involved in this work by having first hand experience of trauma related to activism, police brutality, burn-out, stress-related physical illness and mental health issues. We are planning to discuss our own chosen work in these areas and expand on ideas we may have for projects, make new contacts and give/receive constructive feedback.
1. Call to stop all airport expansions across the uk!
Airport expansion is nearly on us, and we have to get networks running in order to defeat these multi billion pounds projects! cutting through our country side, building new roads to supply them, and of course, CLIMATE CHANGE!
EX-SSEES Occupied Social/political Centre â€“ 21 Russell Square, London WC1
//Closed Circuit City
Evermore spaces for students are being regulated by commercial interests, mediating so-called public and common space for the benefit of expanding markets and profits. Our ability to participate and interact on our terms, with our environment has been severely undermined. Leisure time becomes an extension of work, studying is quantified by our ability to assimilate and conform to uniformed timetables, common rooms are designated â€˜financially not viableâ€™, whilst the bars become corporate money-makers. But not just in universities, all around us, the enclosure of public spaces is ongoing and being resisted.