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Occupied Dalston Theatre Wins in High Court But Eviction Proceedings Continue

01-03-2006 22:56

I'm sure someone who knows more will update on this very soon, but just to say that today the High Court ruled that the application by Hackney Council for possession of the occupied theatre + buildings in Dalston should not have been made to the high court, and they refused to rule on it.

It's now to be refered to the county court for a judgement this coming Friday.

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ASBO Squat : New Deal for Community [NDC] Magazine Item

01-03-2006 00:03

In their latest issue of the bi-monthly mag, 'Front Page', they've given the ASBO squat on Burns Street, a bit of write up.

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Council announces ridiculous move in anti-begging campaign

28-02-2006 22:57

Should this man be treated like a criminal?

Nottingham City Council has announced a new measure to reduce the 'problem of begging' on Nottinghams streets. A press release given out yesterday (Feb 27th) states: 'Nottingham City Council is urging members of the public to help them eliminate begging in the city by erecting signs in begging hotspots telling them to call the anti-social behaviour helpline if they see individuals begging'

The Council's 'respect for Nottingham' website states: The aim of the Respect for Nottingham strategy is to clean up the City’s streets, take an uncompromising stand against begging, street prostitution and drug dealing and demonstrate that Nottingham is not a soft touch for those bent on criminality and damaging the quality of life in the city. Interesting how they consider begging as 'criminal' and damaging the quality of life for others...

Links: Council's press release | Police escalates offensive crackdown culture poster drive | Respect for Nottingham

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Sumac Centre Nottingham - Posters for March - Download and Display

28-02-2006 22:00

Bar events and Centre diary for March, A4 PDFs to download

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infousurpa n13

28-02-2006 16:49

weekly independent poster of social centres activities

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Autonomous café – an experiment in self-management

28-02-2006 13:14

Occupied Space
Autonomous Cafe has successfully commandeered EDB Cafe of the University of Sussex on the 31/01/06. They served delicious food and the free shop contained many goodies. In fact it was such a success, that the collective has decided to organise the cafe on a regular basis: Every Tuesday from 12-3:30pm.

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To the people of Dalston

28-02-2006 03:26

It' s time for us (the people who are occupying the theatre) to tell you why we are here. And why we decided to do our bit to resist the demolition of these houses, the theatre behind, and the gentrification of the wider Dalston area all around us that for years has been part of your lives.

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Sustainable Communities Action Forum London - Saturday 4th March - 6pm

27-02-2006 11:39

St Matthias ( Covergence ) Centre, Bullivant St, London E14 0ER.
DLR: All Saints. Buses: 15, 108, 115, 277, D6, D7, D8.

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EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE community space in Hackney is open!

26-02-2006 22:25

A theatre in Dalston...
As of this morning (monday February 27th 2006) a new social centre is open in Dalston lane Hackney. All are welcome especially those with skills or experiance that could be useful to the space

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dalston theater 4 d roof of resistance

26-02-2006 16:22

thoughts from d people resisting the demolition in d roof of dalston
lane theater- day seven.

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Critical Mass in Gothenburg, a taste of paradise

26-02-2006 12:41

Gothenburg is only Sweden’s second largest city but it’s home to the country’s biggest regular monthly Critical Mass and has by far Sweden’s worst air pollution.

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Dalston Theatre occupation - Update Saturday 25th.

25-02-2006 20:08

Sat 25th .. occupation continues, with activists at the roof.
Activists are still defending the occupation and resisting the demolition of the Dalston theatre and the two adjacent buildings.

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Video - Prestes Maia solidarity demo in London (16/2/06)

25-02-2006 07:21

[9min Xvid 27MB] Short video of an impromptu solidarity demo for the community of Prestes Maia. British squatters speak out for 468 families under threat of gentrification inspired eviction in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The demo took place at the Brazilian Embassy in London on 16th Feb 2006.

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London, An evening of discussion and interchange

24-02-2006 22:56

Logo Centre of Cultures
Today’s youth feel increasingly discriminated, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and suicide are all on the increase – yet today’s youth feel more idealistic than ever. They yearn for a world without violence, they see no reflection of their values in today’s society that places the value of money as the most important value.
In this situation instead of participating actively in organised social change they increasingly isolate themselves, saving their idealistic expressions to anti-war marches and anti-capitalist events.

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movie of last saturday's wonderful shell petrol station blockade in islington

24-02-2006 10:24

sorry it's taken so long! but it's a proper little film that hopefully captures the afternoon. it's nearly fifteen minutes long, but this compression makes it only 10.8 Mb, so it's just about do-able even on dial-up if you're patient.

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LIVE!@THE SQUARE [No Borders//Bolivia Solidarity//Blutgeil]

23-02-2006 14:11

FRIDAY 24 - SATURDAY 25 - SUNDAY 26 - 2006

LIVE!@THE SQUARE Occupied social/political centre //
21 Russell Square, London WC1H

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rampART Chechnya film night - tonight

23-02-2006 13:00

Sixty two years ago, on 23 February 1944, Stalin ordered the forcible deportation of the Chechen, Ingush and other nations of the North Caucasus to Central Asia. The people who were were transported with little or no provision in cattle trucks and more than half died in transit or in massacres committed by Soviet troops. Those who survived the journey were left facing starvation and disease in the harsh winters of Siberia and Central Asia. In 2004 the European Parliament passed a motion formally recognising this tragedy as a genocide.

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Anti-Tesco Tree Camp Loses in High Court as More Campaigners Target Tescos

22-02-2006 13:58

grabs from bbc pix
Wed Feb 22nd: Campaigners have been in the high court today over a protest camp in Shepton Mallet, where around 30 people have been defending trees against Tesco's plans to build a new supermarket.

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Dalston Theatre occupation - Update Tuesday 21st.

21-02-2006 19:13

Activists are still defending the occupation of the Dalston theatre and the two adjacent buildings from eviction.
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