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Yorkshire & the Humber

Tip for climbing fences

pocket ladder

Many activists get arrested cutting through military fences and so get the extra charge of 'malicious mischief'. Using a ladder to climb fences is impracticable as you tend to get intercepted and charged for approaching a base with a ladder. You can buy 'telescopic-ladders' but they are very expensive so here is the cheapo solution.

SOCIAL CENTRES NETWORK MEETING AT THE CLIMATE CAMP 28TH AUGUST

CALL OUT TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CENTRES:

SOCIAL CENTRES NETWORK MEETING AT THE CLIMATE CAMP 28TH AUGUST (DATE TBC - might be tuesday)

After a first, packed meeting in January in Leeds at the Common Place Social Centre, there is an opportunity for those involved in social centres to meet again at this years climate camp in august - to share stories, experiences, skills, strengthen the network and organise for the future. There are now about 20 radical, self managed social spaces across the UK and the number grows!

OCCUPIED SPACE: 120 (PARTY THIS FRIDAY..) SHEFFIELD

Our name comes from 120 bands that played at 111 Matilda Street, formaly known as Matilda, now under occupation of Yorkshire Foroword.. We have taken some time in getting this space open, 120 also comes from the fact of 120 people killed in Iraq on the day we occupied the space.

(corrected) Christian-based direct action gathering, Leeds, 28th-30th July

CHRISTIANITY HELPED TO CREATE CAPITALISM...NOW IT MUST DESTROY IT!

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. (James 5:1-6)

Save The Cemetery free event - Sunday 9 July

To raise awareness and register opposition to the planned development of luxury flats on the site a free party (with license) will take place in the general cemetery on Sunday 9th July.

The site is on Cemetry road, near the Vine pub (5 mins from Ecclesall Rd) Sheffield. For those of you a bit confused, it's where peace in the park was this year and is a valuable and rare public space which deserves to be preserved for the community, not sold off to make some dosh for the council and random developers.

Christian-based direct action gathering, 27-29 July 06, Leeds

CHRISTIANITY HELPED TO CREATE CAPITALISM...NOW IT MUST DESTROY IT!

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you. (James 5:1-6)

Matilda the Departure

Matilda goodbye

28.06.2006
Predictably YF failed to turn up to repossess "their" building

The energy seemed to have flowed out of the Matilda collective and the will to resist had gone. We were ordered to be out by 9 on Tuesday morning and like the polite people we are we invited Yorkshire forward down to accept possession of "their" building. The press turned up in anticipation of a bit of amusement but neither YF or their representatives nor the council who had also been invited, showed their faces. It was rather a sorry showing and the great project begun in the heat of G8 resistance rather fizzled out on a grey Tuesday morning.

Invite: Scottish Climate Camp meeting, 8-9 July

We'd like to invite you to the Scottish organising gathering for the Camp for Climate Action, which will take place at Talamh Housing Co-op (South Lanarkshire), Sat 8- Sun 9 July.
The meeting will be a chance for people from Scotland to come together and plan for the climate camp as well as joining in with the overall organising of the camp. We're expecting 60-80 people, from England and Scotland.

MATILDA - I fought the law and the law won

Eviction Aruga!!
Matilda court case 2

22.06.2006

The Matilda Social Centre in Sheffield was in court today facing eviction and there was a small protest outside.

Animal Rights 2006 Gathering in southeast England, 23-26 June

A four day gathering for activists near Tonbridge in Kent. Loads of workshops, acitivities, socialising, etc. Marquees, a healing area, a football tournament, vegan refreshments, showers, camping. And it's completely free (donations needed!). http://www.ar2006.info/index.html

The reality of M1 Motorway noise

Today (17/06/06) the Highways agencies M1 motorway exhibition was (allegedly) disrupted by members of the No M1 Road widening campaign. Having toured the slick PR display boards and wide screen monitors, which were actually very short on real information that many members of the public were asking, they brought a touch of reality by playing back a sound recording of the M1 (3 thee lanes only!). Although the recording was played much quieter than the real thing it still proved too much for those on the highway agencies payroll. They demonstrated that sound had no part in the exhibition and they did not know how much louder an extra lane on the M1 would be.

Direct Action info + planning night in Sheffield 22nd June

Oh, the long summer stretches ahead of you, weeks and weeks of hot days and nothing but Big Brother on tv. If only there was something better to do with your summer... something effective, positive and fun.... something like DIRECT ACTION.