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UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive

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Video and pics of Oxford tree protest against shopping centre expansion

09-01-2008 23:36

Video and pictures from today's demo. The video is on YouTube (sorry) as it was too big to post here.

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Sacrificial trees for the uber Westgate being cut down now!

09-01-2008 10:52

10am - trees being cut down in Paradise Square.

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Westgate protest continues; court on Monday

08-01-2008 23:55

Tree-sitters in Bonn Square (Oxford) opposing the massive expansion of the nearby Westgate shopping centre were served with a court summons today for an eviction hearing on Monday. More action is sorely needed.

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Poland Rozbrat Squat - Alarm!

08-01-2008 21:14


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Squatters Needed!

07-01-2008 09:03

A new Social Centre in Wiltshire requires volounteers. Accommodation is of course free.

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Update on struggle to keep the rampART social centre

05-01-2008 14:16

On the 3rd of January, a possession order was granted to the alleged owners of the squatted properties in Rampart Street however the occupiers have not left and have submitted an appeal against the possession ruling that was made in the county court on the 20th of December. A date has not yet been set for the appeal hearing and the appeal application also contained a request to postpone any warrant for possession which would allow the owners call the bailiffs in.

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South Wales January Diary

04-01-2008 15:37

The PAD social Centre can be found at 118 Clifton Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff CF24 1LW

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"How non-violence protects the state" UK tour with author Peter Gelderoos

03-01-2008 20:43

Jan 23rd - Feb 2nd 2008

*Gandhi said it's better to resist violently than to use nonviolence to
hide your passivity. Meanwhile, Bono, the Burmese military, and 9 out of
10 humanitarian NGOs agree, peaceful resistance is the best!*

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A social centre in Birmingham? Meeting Wednesday 16th January

03-01-2008 20:40

Birmingham City Council's forthcoming selling off of buildings presents an opportunity for disability and other social groups. Call out for people interested in a short or long term autonomous social centre in Birmingham...

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New London Social Centres for the new year

03-01-2008 13:35

There is a meeting on the 6th of Jan to breath new life into maintaining radical autonomous social centres in London. The aim will be to set up a London wide social centres collective which will open and help run squatted spaces as well as publish listings of events and activites taking place in these spaces. The meeting will probably take place at rampART at 2pm unless is needs to be moved in which case it will be at LARC.

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24C3 - Demonstration against data retention

30-12-2007 22:19

There´s a new law for data retention in Germany. It passed all hurdles and will come into effect starting from the 1st January 2008. The connection meta data (phone, cell phone, internet) of all citizen of Germany will be stored for six month then. A law suit against this law will be started soon. The AK Vorratsdatenspeicherung organized a demonstration that took place here in Berlin starting in front of the congress center to protest against this and similar laws. There will be more demonstration in the near future.

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Fuck The Bailiffs! Smash The Borders!

28-12-2007 20:57

Last chance to visit the rampART in 2007 and perhaps the last big event to be held at the rampART full stop...

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rampART losses in court

26-12-2007 23:19

If you’ve been wondering what happened in court on the 20th… rampART lost. No great surprise but it had been felt that there was a good enough defense to have had a shot and at least come away with a adjournment till the new year.

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Message from Ramón Labañino, Cuban Five.

26-12-2007 16:14

Ramón is in lockdown since December 11 and for that reason he has not been able to send all the letters and salutations for the new year to his friends around the world...

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"We are no longer citizens of the USA". Lakota Indians break away from the US!

22-12-2007 10:01

"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us."

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rampART losses possesion case but buys two more weeks

20-12-2007 22:37

Today the rampART social centre lost in court against a claim for possession. A possession order will now be granted although not until the 3rd Jan 2008.

Text 'follow londonscn' to 07624801423 then reply with a name as instructed.

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A new social center for London

17-12-2007 12:56

Things appear to be on a low ebb in terms of social centers in London and with the rampART likely to be closing within the next month or so, it is clearly time to open a new space.

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National Day Of Action in Holland Fighting Anti-Squatting Legislation (timeline)

15-12-2007 12:41

Eviction in Amsterdam, October 2007

Squatting groups across the Netherlands are up in arms about newly proposed anti-squatting legislation. The 'ban on squatting' would make an end to the country's long and rich tradition of the creation of free spaces. This is the english version of the timeline of the actions today (Saturday 15th December).

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Mars Attacks! The corporatisation of Birmingham's community space

14-12-2007 14:23

Mars Pension Trustees, owners of Fiveways Centre in Birmingham, are threatening to shut it down in the New Year regardless of no planning application having been submitted and no firm proposals for development in place. This will mean the closure of some independent businesses that add great diversity to the corporate landscape of Birmingham City Centre including Cafe One, Fairtrade music venue and meeting space for student and campaign groups inc. Amnesty, Green Party, Respect and Oxfam. No offer of relocation or settlement has been forthcoming as social enterprise is not considered acceptable in the corporatisation of this lively community space.

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National Squatters Meeting 9-10 February 2008 Leeds

14-12-2007 11:57

So we are inviting people involved in all squatted autonomous spaces around the UK to meet and discuss the squatting situation and some preparation for the days of action in April. The idea for this meeting is inspired by the recent international meeting in Dijon.
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