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Location for London FreeSchool Announced...

18-06-2009 21:30

The London FreeSchool began occupying 161 Commercial Street. There will be various workshops and discussions held there over this weekend on 'Squatting, Housing & Gentrification'. The event begins at 10am Friday 19th June so feel free to pop in anytime from then onwards. For more information see the website

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Squatters in the JB Spray Building, prevent water company from cutting them off

17-06-2009 21:47

Squatters in the JB Spray Building, [Russel Street, Nottingham, NG7 4FL] prevented Severn-Trent water from cutting them off.

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Tyting Farm eviction alert

15-06-2009 20:20

A call-out from Tyting farm community...

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Lancaster Carnival of Culture 2009: Community Art Exhibition and Street Games

15-06-2009 11:25

Two events on Saturday June 13th made up the 2009 manifestation of the Carnival of Culture, three days before the Public Inquiry into the planning permission given to Centros Miller’s appallingly unimaginative retail-led developments to trash the “cultural quarter” of Lancaster, with it’s Music ians’ Co-op (est. 1976), Dance School, Grand and Dukes Theatres/independent cinema, listed building local brewery etc etc etc. Details of how to get involved towards the end.

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Stop The Deportation Of Laureine Tchaupo & Her Children demo monday

14-06-2009 07:37


Monday 15th June 2009

10AM – 12PM

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Swan Housing, other "social landlords" slammed by George Galloway

13-06-2009 12:32

Social landlords Swan Housing, Old Ford Housing, One Housing and East End Homes have been named and shamed by MP George Galloway in an Early Day Motion filed in Commons on June 11th, 2009.

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Dissident Island Radio - latest show ready for download!

11-06-2009 09:30

Check out the latest show from June 5th...

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Stalls @ Redditch Green Fair, this Saturday

10-06-2009 12:31

The 4th annual Redditch Green Fair is on Saturday 13 June. Featuring electric vehicles/cycles, organic food, energy conservation, waste reduction solutions, eco-friendly products, wildlife groups, compost clinic, alternative energies, recycled stuff, vegan catering, fairtrade products, live entertainment, campaign stalls & so much more...!!! FREE ADMISSION. This Saturday, St Stephens Church in Redditch Town Centre.

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London eco camp video update

10-06-2009 11:33

Still a long way to go, but the Eco Camp at Kew Bridge is making progress.

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London eco-camp - day one

07-06-2009 19:22

Around 70 protesters have occupied an empty plot of land next to Kew Bridge in Brentford, London (TW8 0EW). They've set up an eco-village.


This will showcase community based sustainable methods of living such as vegetable growing, compost toilets. They in the process of setting up tents and are cleaning the site of rubbish.

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No Border Camp benefit, tomorrow night in London

05-06-2009 12:41

Live bands and DJs at Rampart Social Centre from 8pm-2am. Food and refreshments available. All monies raised go to the Calais No Border Camp.

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Leeds Unity Day 2009

05-06-2009 12:19

Hyde Park Unity Day is just around the corner. An announcement of the date will be made 2 weeks before the event at and at

Here is a list of upcoming fundraiser events, and a call out for people to get involved and support Unity Day 2009.

IMC Northern (formerly IMC Leeds/Bradford) will be providing a "Be the media" stand at this years event so come along and meet us there.

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FreeSchool on Housing, Squatting and Gentrification

04-06-2009 13:23

19th - 21st June 2009

A weekend of free workshops, discussions and skillsharing focusing on issues relating to housing and squatting is being planned for mid-June. The London FreeSchool will be occupying an empty building for the weekend. This is an open project for people to come and get involved in creating a new space from the beginning. It will hopefully include workshops relating to opening/fixing squats, housing rights and gentrification.

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Eco-village occupation near Hammersmith this Saturday (June 6th)

04-06-2009 01:35

Pure Genius
Meet at 10AM under the clock in the middle of Waterloo Station.

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Riseup! Radio 17: Struggle in Our Cities

01-06-2009 23:58

Folk like this
Riseup! Radio 17: Struggle in Our Cities

Hi folks. Can you believe the weather? In this first June installation, we cover a jolly folk dance day that happened in Forest Fields on perhaps the only rainy weekend of last month. Nevertheless, lots of people, music and dance, with a tastefully anti-authoritarian undercurrent.

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Starbucks Closed by Rev Bill & Co

01-06-2009 21:46

Coffin and chaos in Starbucks Spitalfields
The Space Hijackers, Rhythms Of Resistance, Rev Billy & The Church of Life After Shopping, held a funeral procession, sermon's and street party in East London, campaigning against Starbucks.

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Callout for 2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009

01-06-2009 14:53

This is a call out to people involved in squats and autonomous spaces for
2 days of direct action on the 18th & 19th of September 2009 around
housing and the creation of more autonomous spaces at this time of crisis.

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Lund, Sweden: Report from Squatting festival "165"

01-06-2009 12:36

More than 1000 people took part in a squatting festival in the small swedish town of Lund, during a weekend filled with music, party, food and mass attempts to enter houses. Pressing through or evading the police lines the squatters, dressed in different colors and protective padding, managed to squat 2 houses in 6 tries while confronting horses, pepper spray and beatings from the police.
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