Friday 24 October @ The Sumac
Bring your conkers for a Conker face off at the Sumac Centre. Live music from fast folky band Bendigo DC + DJs
and Sunday Brunch this Sunday from Noon!
Saturday 25th Oct - Picnic In The Park - The Sequel
A new open cast coal mine site is about to get underway in beautiful Derbyshire unless we stop it now. To combat open cast mining "Leave it in the Ground" supported by Earth First! invites you to a second Picnic in the Park for a mass trespass to see it before the destruction starts, meet the locals and have fun. Come and Discover Derbyshire!
Meet noon at the Visitors Centre, Shipley Country Park, off Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX.
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1408
Tuesday 28th - Film and discussion - We Become Silent’
Details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical and giant food companies to limit the public's access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.
Protect our right to safe foods and health choice -see http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1404 .
Friday 31st October @ The Sumac
Bwa HA HA! - Bring yer jack o lantern and your ghoulish gear
Its a Halloween party at the Sumac ! All treat no tricks.
- Come and dance with the devils
- Enter a jack O Lantern in the pumpkin contest
- Wake up with a ghoul
Also on Friday 31st:
Critical Mass Bike Ride - Horrah Its Back!
Old Market Square at 5pm
No Borders / Small World Kitchen
Traditional African Vegan Food provided by the Women's Group of the Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum, at the Sumac Centre.
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1115 .
See full details of events at Sumac and elsewhere at http://www.veggies.org.uk/diary.htm
Did you miss The Sumac Debates - an opportunity to review and reflect on grassroots approaches to the problem of climate change (in the UK).
"We examine the interaction of approaches that prioritise social change and those that appeal to centralised power, and ask: where should / does the movement for radical social change go from here?"
The audio recording of the September debate is available now, and last Tuesday's is coming soon, at http://riseupradio.wordpress.com/the-sumac-debates/
Did you miss the Anarchist Bookfair??
Veggies Library and Book Stall is available whenever the Sumac Centre is open and we don't mind if you just want to browse...
Just In - October 2008
Rolling Thunder #6!
Hot off the presses, the latest journal from the Crimethinc Collective focuses on experimentation — the processes by which radicals invent and refine new approaches. It features an evaluation of the model activists have used to target the animal testing corporation HLS, discussing whether it could be effective in other contexts; a photo-essay documenting the efforts of Swedish anarchists who, unable to defend a squat, built a social center from the ground up; a consideration of the role proper support plays in cultivating communities of resistance; a report from student strikes and riots in Colombia; and an analysis of the past decade of anarchist organizing in NYC. In addition, the issue includes an investigation of the function of gift shops in maintaining global empire, historical accounts of Bakunin’s daring escape from Sibera and the riots that killed off the hated poll tax in Britain, and lots more."
Other New Titles:
* Roadside Bicycle Repair. A Pocket Manifesto by Sam Tracy
"a radical-minded bike aficionado with a 90-pound toolbox, distills his breadth of knowledge into this handy, pocket-sized repair credo, organized by the major bike components—wheels, seats, stems/handlebars, brakes, and drive-trains. With the mindset of a stranded rider, Tracy efficiently chases down the sources of mechanical woes and describes how best to tackle these repairs in a time-conscious fashion to get riders speedily back up on their bikes."
* Activist Security, V2.72008.
A Practical Security Handbook for Activists and Campaigns -
* Slingshot Organizer 2009.
15th edition "to raise funds for radical, independent Slingshot Newspaper, by an all volunteer collective - no bosses, no workers, no pay".
* Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman - Cathy Wilkerson
* Pornography of Meat by Carol Adams, author or The Sexual Politics of Meat
* Jailbreak Out of History. Uncovering the censored story of one Amazon woman, Harriet Tubman - Butch Lee
* The Little Squatters Handbook by Ziggy and Cordelia
"A lonely house all falling down; five homeless folk alone and cold. How can there be a happy end? Read on and see the tale unfold...a family of five house themselves, and live happily ever after. A full color tale for young kids..think Dr. Seuss squats a house. The Grinch never had it this bad."
* Squatters Handbook, 12th Edition, but rationed until the Advisory Service For Squatters gets the next one out.
* Permaculture - A Beginner's Guide by Graham Burnett
* Earth Writings. Articles, artwork, songs and conversations spanning 3 decades of involvement in 'Earth Right' activities - Graham Burnett
* The Battle of the Beanfield. Edited by Andy Worthington, with photos and contributions by our own Alan Lodge (aka Tash)
* Green Living in the Urban Jungle (Green Books).
Lucy Siegle has a mission to make green lifestyle accessible to all urbanites, banish stereotypes that scare people off and promote a newly energized way of green thinking.
Details at http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=1109 .