UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
24-09-2004 00:10This Friday 24th from 8-late there's an London Rising Tide benefit at the Rampart St. E1 social centre, with...
* quality dinner
* films of oil, climate chaos & resistance (including 'Cheeky Apocalypse', 'Oil Be Damned', 'The Curse of Oil' & 'Don't Worry')
* live tunes from The Tell, Godlike Animals as well as the decks
* acoustic jam, open to all
22-09-2004 20:05The BC Government and Delta Hotels are teaming up against the Secwepemc People and stealing their land and destroying their homes, cabins, forests and other sacred places/sybols.
22-09-2004 08:12Live-aboard boat-owners on the river Cam are celebrating their new status as an official association.
21-09-2004 09:45Squatters in Rose Hill were recently overheard having polite conversation with neighbours and agreeing to live amicably alongside one another.
21-09-2004 09:44It's Cuba Night @Rampart's anticopyright cinema this Wednesday 22nd! So come join us for quality food, music & films...
We have been served an eviction notice (attached) to leave the building by 10:00am, in 24 hours time. This is simply not sufficient time nor warning for us to leave the building with all our possessions. We are calling a peaceful demonstration at the Nursery from 9:00am tomorrow. There will be a breakfast of tea coffee and cake for everyone who can support us. People are very welcome to come and stay this evening if that's more convenient. Please come and support us!
Although these two stalls may have appeared unrelated to the casual observer, they were in fact inextricably linked, by the University of Bath and by issues of town planning, development and accountability to the public.
18-09-2004 15:12Some creative people provide a global warning about our future...
The meeting will take place this Saturday 18th September at 12:00 pm AT the Nursery Social Centre, 1 Bournbrook Road, Selly Oak Birmingham.
The donation based Cafe will be open, and a herbivore barbecue in the secret garden.
A report compiled from documents published over the last year, and updated to give the latest situation.
There's a lot missing from here, especially all of the positive and constructive proposals made by various of the "horizontal" activists around website tools and communications structures designed to increase participation and transparency in the ESF process.
We know that the details of the logistics of a particular social forum tend to be the responsibily of the local organising committee / process, however there are some areas that have an impact of the very real political shape of the event, and are themselves political, and which should concern us all.
Communication structures and tools, websites, mailing lists, computers, media centres, press policies, software platforms, and licensing of media are all highly political issues, yet they have been dismissed as mere practicalities by many involved in the uk ESF process.
COUNCIL SEEKS TO EVICT SOCIAL CENTRE
Occupiers threatened with eviction - court case today
15-09-2004 01:04Wednesday Community Cinema 15th September
15 Rampart Street, London, E1 2LA (off Commerical Rd)
With the anniversary of 9/11 now behind us, we present an evening of conspiracy theory at the rampart. Depending on how our downloads go tonight, we’ll a jam packed session that would gladden the heart of conspiracy nutters anywhere.
13-09-2004 23:50The Nursery is being taken to court by Birmingham City Council on Wed 15th
13-09-2004 11:13As the promise of wealth and sustainable communities for the Thames Gateway reveals itself as a housing behemoth to satisfy the developers' greed and the Government's desire to concrete over the south east of England, a web site exists that can help people fight the most undesirable parts of the grand Thames Gateway plan.
11-09-2004 16:59Loads of good people presenting stuff and speaking: