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"Nobody, regardless of who they are, whether a lawmaker or someone, has the right to swear at and insult our police.” - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan
We’re really happy to tell you that the new home for the London Queer Social Centre is …..
63 Sancroft Street, London SE11 5UG – in an abandoned pub called The Duchy Arms.
Here’s a map: http://goo.gl/maps/1H52W
We’ve been working away at making it nice, and we think you’ll like it. It’s wheelchair-accessible (though without adapted toilets unfortunately), and has space for all the events we have planned, plus a nice outside area for smoking.
We open on Saturday. Be sure to check our full programme of events, and come by and see us.
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Bristol Defendant Solidarity (BDS) was formed in the aftermath of the street resistance in Stokes Croft in late April 2011. That resistance occurred when the state acted to defend a newly opened Tesco shop on Cheltenham Rd which had been the focus of widespread community opposition.
Now after 2 years of active solidarity work since its formation, Bristol Defendant Solidarity, with a little help from Kebele Sound Collective, present a benefit night of international radical hip hop, rap and conscious beats.
A exposition on struggles in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, and Athens
Special first chance to watch this urban land reclamation documentary adventure film; about the rise and fall of 'Kew Bridge Eco Village' and Parliament Square's 'Democracy Village.' Also featuring a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (the Guardian), including Maria Gallastegui from Peace Strike and other activists from the film.
Radio interview with G8 man whom in media main stream eyes was saved by the police!?
Nationally, there are plans afoot to build hundreds of miles of new roads, at a cost of at least £30bn. Catastrophic climate change, devastating species loss and huge cuts in public spending notwithstanding, George Osborne is determined that these roads must be built.
Come to the beautiful Combe Valley in East Sussex on Saturday July 13, site of the proposed Bexhill Hastings Link Road - the 'first and worst' of the new roads - to say NO to this destruction.
Rally, route walks and a chance to meet others who are determined to stop this madness. Organised by Campaign for Better Transport, Combe Haven Defenders and Hastings Alliance, supported by Greenpeace, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), CPRE Sussex, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and Bexhill Link Road Resistance (Blinkrr).
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StopG8 held a “Carnival Against Capitalism” in the West End of London today (11 June), demonstrating against 100 murderous banks, corporations, “dens of the rich” and other hiding places of power in the run up to the G8 Summit.(**)
The carnival went ahead despite extreme pre-emptive violence from the Metropolitan and City Police, which caused a number of protesters to be injured. The police surrounded the StopG8 Social Centre on Beak Street, W1 from 10am, and then broke in through the front doors and from the roof later in the morning. At the demonstrations starting at 12 noon in Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, police snatch squads violently arrested and assaulted more demonstrators.
Prime Minister Erdoğan is back in Turkey after a visit to North Africa, sternly demanding that the demonstrators leave Gezi Park. The idea of their voluntary dispersal at the moment seems inconceivable. Who knows what may happen next? But in the meantime, long live the Occupation!
Turkish people in Birmingham on the 5th June demonstrated in solidarity to support of their countrymen's defence of their democratic rights in the face of the brutal onslaught by the AKP-led government and against the police killing of demonstrators
Check out the latest show from Dissident Island
Last night hundreds of people gathered in Trafalgar Sq to show their support for the people of Turkey as they face the onslaught of state repression.
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Squatters resist the eviction of the 21-year squatted Ubica in the centre of Utrecht. Town hall painted and barricade set on fire in town square. Cops take until following afternoon to cut final lock ons and evict everyone.
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BGSG presents a solidarity event in Bristol to raise awareness and funds in an attempt to support social struggles and social movements in Greece.
One squatter convicted, two walk free. An appeal for the one has already been launched...
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Patmos Lodge, a squat of 2+years with 100 residents due for eviction this Tuesday morning