UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
01-03-2006 22:56I'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.
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
28-02-2006 03:26It' 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.
St Matthias ( Covergence ) Centre, Bullivant St, London E14 0ER.
DLR: All Saints. Buses: 15, 108, 115, 277, D6, D7, D8.
26-02-2006 16:22thoughts from d people resisting the demolition in d roof of dalston
lane theater- day seven.
26-02-2006 12:41Gothenburg 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.
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.
23-02-2006 14:11FRIDAY 24 - SATURDAY 25 - SUNDAY 26 - 2006
LIVE!@THE SQUARE Occupied social/political centre //
21 Russell Square, London WC1H
23-02-2006 13:00Sixty 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.
22-02-2006 17:56LIKELY EVICTION OF TREES AND WHAREHOUSE IN SHEPTON MALLET!