this weeked is being celebrated as marking two years of existance for the rampART social centre in London.
The squatted social centre in East London was opened in May 2004 and has been an important part of the radical sub culture of London throughout that time. As it enters it's third year it is facing new challenges and so is have a bit of a party to celebrate the sucesses of the past and to prepare for the future.
Since 2004, the World Naked Bike Ride has been spreading it's message of opposition to car culture and oil dependency in rides throughout the globe. The ride celebrates the power and individuality of the human body. Many riders will have their first experience of social and non-sexual nudity through the ride. All rides are clothing optional in the truest sense. There is no pressure for riders to go more clothed or nude than they wish. Rides range in size from the very small (Sao Paolo 2004 had 2 riders) to the very large (Zaragosa 2004 had 400 riders). The average ride is under 100 riders, but London beat the odds by having 250 riders in 2005 for it's second ever ride. There are over 100 rides planned for 2006.
INVITATION TO THE NEXT CAMP FOR CLIMATE ACTION ORGANISING MEETING IN LONDON, SATURDAY 10TH & SUNDAY 11TH JUNE 2006
Climate change will transform life on Earth without action now. We are currently on course for a 3C degree rise in temperature, which is likely to mean the deaths of 400 million of the world's poorest people, and a social crisis that will engulf us all. And still the insane machine rumbles on: political clichÃ©s about sustainable growth, full steam ahead for nuclear power, the new Airbus, civil war in Iraq, the gridlocked motorways rumbling towards oil depletionâ€¦
If anyone is interested in doing a "first aid for activists" training please book a place on the course by emailing training AT actionmedics.org.uk [replace AT with @]
The Defra public consultation period is now over and the Government's new waste strategy is going to be formulated. There is still plenty of opportunity to influence the final outcome by
July 15th will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change. As G8 energy ministers promise trillions in new subsidies to the industries destroying our planet and our future, we will take action to shut them down! This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or bioregion.
*From the London area and thinking of going to the Climate Camp this summer?*
London Rising Tide is hosting an open meeting at 7.30 PM on May 23rd for people who want to find out more about the camp, and discuss the idea of a London neighbourhood or barrio.
Serco's office in central london was vandalised on friday morning. Windows were broken and the acrostic slogan, "Shockingly // Evil // Racist // Corporate // Obscenity" was sprayed.
Serco is in Hand Court, WC1, and their website is at Â http://www.serco.co.uk. They run Colnbrook and Dungavel detetion centres: Â http://www.serco.com/homeaffairs/immigration/detention/index.asp, as well as many other reprehensible activities.