After being inspired into action by the fight against global climate chaos, the Scarborough Climate Action group have opened "Green Planet", a community resource centre for education, information and participation on the east coast of Yorkshire.
They aim to provide a central point for people in the local area to find out how they can make positive changes to their environment, as well as providing an autonomous space for people to use the internet, meet like-minded people and get directly involved with the newly burgeoning Scarborough activist networks.
After four contested ballots, £millions of taxpayers money spent and five years of resistance to Leeds City Council's drive to demolish 435 council homes and replace them with private housing, the moment of truth has finally arrived for tenants of the Little London housing estate. The Council has just announced in a press statement that tenants have overwhelmingly backed controversial plans for an £85m regeneration scheme under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) after a highly disputed door-to-door consultation process in February. Despite consistent opposition from both the Little London Tenants and Residents Association and the Save Little London Campaign, Council officers are now expected to make their recommendation to the Council Executive in April to go ahead with the controversial 'Comprehensive Regeneration Option'.
But the PFI scheme is far from a done deal. At a community action day last Sunday (5 March), local residents and campaigners vowed ‘to fight on and win’ regardless of the Council’s decision. Possible courses of action include standing independent candidates in the May local elections, a legal challenge to the alleged irregularities and bias of the Council's consultation process, and alternative proposals for regenerating the area. As part of the fightback, this Tuesday (14 March) at midday, a lobby of tenants and campaigners will march from Little London Community Centre to Leeds Town Hall to make their voices heard outside a Stakeholders Meeting between the Council and tenants representatives.
The Common Place Social Centre in Leeds has relaunched with an incredible 10 days of radical films, talks gigs and art. Called The Revolution will be Televised, the festival is also the main political fringe of the Leeds International Film Festival. Hundreds of people have passed through the building, a former disused factory in the yuppified Calls district of Leeds city centre .Read more >>
Queer Mutiny North Invites you to...
the first ever Leeds Queer Film Festival and...
their MAGNIFICENT DRESSING UP PARTY!!
The DIY collective will be showing a diverse range of films by queer film makers and around subjects of queerness, transgender, genderqueerness. On the weekend of the 14-16th October. The event is free. Movie style snacks and refreshments will be availiable for donations.
Later in the month they are holding a Dressing up Party with music, performance and a DRESSING UP RO0M! There are still slots for DJ's and performance so get in contact if you wanna playRead more >>
Sick of a world that revolves round money not people? Tired of a politics which preaches freedom and choice but offers only bigger cages and longer chains? Fed up with a city that boasts a 24 hour lifestyle – 24 hours dominated by money and power?
You're not alone! Leeds Social Centre just got keys to a new 3 storey building in the city centre. There will be lots happening in the coming days and weeks. Come down and lend a hand and get involved - we hope to have a veggie cafe, radical bookshop, meeting space, health space, members bar/club - its up to us. If you want to put on a gig, event come down and talk to us. Our open weekly organising meetings are THURSDAYS AT 7 PM. We are at 23-25 Wharf Street (2 mins from the Corn Exchange - down Kirkgate and turn right, opposite the Duck and Drake pub).Read more | 1 comment >>
Residents of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire have opened a temporary "Pitt Street Social Centre", offering tea, cake, videos, workshops, a Free Shop, and a chance for residents to discuss how to stop council sell-offs and the "gentrification" of the former mill-town.
When the Pitt St building became the most recent of public buildings to be put on the market, frustrated locals asked Calderdale Council for time to put forward an alternative plan to keep it as a community resource. However, in their rush to make a quick buck, the Council steam-rollered opposition, and went ahead with the sale.
"Where has the money gone and who are the new owners? We’ve been asking questions but no-one seems willing to tell us anything. How dare our representatives continue to completely ignore our needs and views? It’s just more council corruption." said Katrina, a local involved in the occupation.
This is the second occupation of a public building that has been sold off by the council, in the last year. For five days in April 2004, hundreds of local people were involved in the occupation of the old Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre, turning it into the People’s Information Centre. And residents are well aware that other buildings are in line for possible sell-off, including the library and the council offices.Read more >>
Maelstrom is Leeds' squatted infoshop, located at the old Post Office in Hyde Park Corner. After three succesful weeks of events (read the story so far) a weekly schedule has been set. Regular events will include
Tuesdays: Reading Group from 7.30pm
Wednesdays: Cafe + Discussion and/or film
Thursdays: Subvertising Workshop from 6pm
For info on irregular events or if you are interested in holding an event @ maelstrom just keep checking indymedia or the front door.Read more | 1 comment >>
April 2006 No Borders Days of Action
Art and Activism Caravan 2006
Climate Camp 2006
French CPE uprising 2006
G8 Russia 2006
Lebanon War 2006
March 18 Anti War Protest
Refugee Week 2006
Transnational Day of Action Against Migration Controls
estrecho / madiaq
san francisco bay area
santa cruz, ca
process & imc docs
Leeds Unity Day 2009
Cruch the Creditors 2009 European Tour - UK 3rd - 10th June
Newcastle's 2 Day Radical DIY Festival starts tomorrow!
Radical DIY Mini-Fest in Newcastle
06-05-2009 14:37 | 1 comment
European Emergency!: on May 6th some of the Europarlamentaries intend to finish
03-05-2009 17:16 | 1 comment
Dissident Island Radio - latest show ready for download!
Critical Mass! Nottingham pictures...
24-04-2009 19:41 | 9 comments
Scarborough Climate Action Network opens community resource centre.
Council's £50,000 attack on volunteer-run social centre
27-02-2009 19:46 | 1 addition | 8 comments
Post Office campaign: 140 MPs now support EDM 428 ‘Royal Mail’
14-02-2009 12:52 | 1 comment
Autonomous Space in Headingley
Shell to Sea Visit Leeds: Part 1 - An Illegal Eviction
05-02-2009 12:49 | 1 comment
Gaza Appeal - BBC Complaints Line
24-01-2009 13:52 | 6 comments
Leeds Uni - The Occupation Continues!
23-01-2009 15:58 | 6 comments
Leeds Uni Occupied!
22-01-2009 18:24 | 3 comments
Leeds Social Centre in court next week
14-01-2009 23:32 | 1 addition | 2 comments
325 #6 Out Now - Social War & Anarchy. Jan 2009
Christmas in Prison for Peace Protestor Grandmother
18-12-2008 17:42 | 4 comments
Buy Nothing Day Leeds
26-11-2008 11:56 | 2 comments
Publicity for 2nd Annual North East Working Class Bookfair
North East Working Class Bookfair Sat November 22nd 2008, 12-4pm
Solidarity Film Night
07-10-2008 13:12 | 1 comment
I Bike MCR Mini Festival.
2nd Annual Working Class bookfair, Durham, 22nd November
NO to Missile Defense - Oct 4 - Menwith Hill
Sat. Oct. 4th: "No Missile Defense at Menwith Hill"
11-09-2008 10:46 | 2 comments
Turning parking into parks... reappropriating urban space for people
Blackpool CCTV review
Short audio - Bodge House eviction
Faslane Beltane/Punx Piknik
South Yorkshire Pride
27-04-2008 20:55 | 2 comments
Squat days of action summary...
14-04-2008 11:48 | 1 comment
Action report-Angel Group targetted
14-04-2008 10:52 | 1 addition | 7 comments
Audacious Space Cinema
11-04-2008 16:40 | 1 addition | 1 comment
the Audacious Space free cafe & info-shop - Leeds City Centre 11-12 April
08-04-2008 13:21 | 3 additions | 5 comments
Notes from the UK Squatters' Meeting 9/10 February 2008
07-03-2008 17:27 | 3 comments
Lancaster 'First' Carnival Of Culture 2008
04-03-2008 12:25 | 1 comment
Second Action Central Meeting in Leeds: March 16th
Leeds: Are we going in the right direction? 28th feb 6pm
reclaim the city action planning event sun 17th feb 6pm
"How non-violence protects the state" - Tour starts Jan 23rd 'til Feb 2nd
18-01-2008 12:17 | 5 additions | 9 comments
National Squatters Meeting 9-10 February 2008 Leeds
14-12-2007 11:57 | 9 comments
Free Stall in Leeds for Buy Nothing Day
24-11-2007 20:00 | 2 comments
Manchester Temporary Autonomous Arts Exhibition
Rock Around the Monument! Cuba solidarity report on Tyneside, police harrassment
30-07-2007 01:28 | 28 comments
Hug The Odeon
14-07-2007 17:24 | 1 addition
The Mutatoes Are Coming !!!
Cafe Politique at the CommonPlace Thursday 12 April
Climate Chaos Cafe
Manchester Bicycle Exhibition
Public meeting on affordable housing crisis announced
Leeds 'Right to Rent' conference report
12-02-2007 20:50 | 4 comments
150 at demo against repression and police brutality
04-02-2007 22:29 | 2 comments
SchNEWS 573 with Social Centre Spoof
27-01-2007 00:15 | 2 comments
Aesthetics and Radical Politics conference - Manchester - 3rd Feb
21-01-2007 22:50 | 1 comment
UK Social Centres Winter Gathering '07
Free Shop in Guisborough, nr. Middlesbrough
23-10-2006 13:48 | 1 comment
Lost and Found social centre Manchester opening this Wednesday!
Repression in Osaka, Japan, as city bids for G8 2008
Camp for Climate Action Benefit @ Common Place
Public meeting about new Chapeltown Community Centre
Latest news from the rampART
Climate Camp follow up meeting @ Common Place, 10 Sept
Hay Stax Not Drax
31-08-2006 20:33 | 1 comment
Life at the Climate Camp - a personal perspective
30-08-2006 20:06 | 1 comment
Mass callout to help build the climate camp
02-08-2006 10:27 | 4 comments
Our homes are not for sale - public meeting, Weds 19 July
World Cup Final Day at the Common Place, 9 July
Little London World Cup Final Football Fiesta - 9 July
Who Really Runs Leeds? next meeting 10 July
'Our Cities are Not for Sale' - two public meetings in Leeds
THE BASEMENT - fundraising dinner, quiz and entertainment! 7th July
28-06-2006 13:57 | 1 comment
MATILDA R.I.P.: A Poem For Eviction Day
Its good night from Matilda
23-06-2006 20:42 | 3 comments
common place cinema event on 25 June cancelled
Matilda is a cave! Squatter's Filmnight
Yorkshire Forward, Matilda and the Discurs of Health and Safety
14-06-2006 23:39 | 2 comments
Little London Community Day this Saturday
Commonplace to screen alternative World Cup
Leeds City Council to go ahead with PFI in Little London
The people vs Leeds City Council this Wednesday
Leeds tenants say 'hands off our homes'
Little London anti-PFI campaign - public meeting 10 May
Protesters want moor car park plan inquiry
08-05-2006 19:12 | 1 comment
Kicking and Screaming Autonomous Art Show
Chaos Mass: Mayday weekend in Manchester starts with bike ride
Who Really Runs Leeds? Event
SUPPORT BARCELONA PRISONERS!!!
20-03-2006 17:24 | 1 addition
Indymedia needs YOU
17-03-2006 15:50 | 2 additions | 6 comments
Pie Night at Clergy House Squat Bradford
Little London PFI scandal - how Leeds City Council blackmailed a community
10-03-2006 20:47 | 4 comments
Little London PFI Consultation Results Announced
10-03-2006 17:37 | 1 comment
Little London update: will an independent stand in May's council elections?
08-03-2006 18:39 | 1 comment
'We fight on, we will win' say Little London residents in Leeds
06-03-2006 15:42 | 2 additions | 1 comment
Leeds City Council suppresses report into PFI consultation
06-03-2006 15:29 | 3 comments
new and improved base
Save Little London from gentrification
Queer BarberShop and Shoeshine
14-02-2006 17:49 | 1 comment
Queer Mutiny Northern Spring Gathering
Report from social centres gathering, Leeds 29 Jan
Acoustic night at Shearbridge Squat
ABC Bradford Meeting
anarcho plumber badly needed
27-01-2006 00:05 | 6 comments
Squat gig at Shearbridge
Improve Not Remove: Anti-PFI campaigners picket Leeds City Council
Leeds anti-asbo demonstration - full report and more pictures
23-01-2006 16:56 | 1 addition | 6 comments
CS used in second raid on Bradford Squat
22-01-2006 11:06 | 4 comments
Acoustic night at Shearbridge Squat Bradford
Campaigners step up Little London anti-PFI fight
20-01-2006 20:09 | 1 comment
Social centres gathering in Leeds, 29 Jan
Class struggle at The Common Place
15-01-2006 10:44 | 3 comments
Leeds Bradford Indymedia meeting