UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
29-05-2006 13:34A group of squatters have taken over Home Farm in Stanmer and in a week successfully turned it into a community centre.
28-05-2006 12:49Cycling, food, dance, sunshine, salsa and fellowship across cultural boundaries, if it wasn’t for the hangover it would have been a perfect weekend.
27-05-2006 10:49this weeked is being celebrated as marking two years of existance for the rampART social centre in London.
25-05-2006 14:03I meant to post this yesterday...
24-05-2006 18:42HACKNEY LANDLORD HIRE PRIVATE SECURITY FOR ILLEGAL: EVICTION. 25/05/06 HELP, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ACTIVISTS. By Law they must wait for court bailiffs. When they were told they laughed saying they did'nt care. The case was in court today (24/5/06). Over 15 people will be homeless.
24-05-2006 06:25Our favourite autonomous social centre is 2 years old. It was opened on May 21st 2004 in an abandoned warehouse which was previously used as an Islamic girls school. Located in the East End of London near Whitechapel (15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA) it has hosted over 200 cultural and political events in it’s two years of existance - placing the rampART firmly and literally on the activist map of London.
22-05-2006 19:53This year, People's Global Action are meeting in France, from 19 August to 3 September. The convenors have sent out an invitiation for a focus on "digital struggles" - everything to do with alternative servers, media activism, connections between geek fights and other struggles. Here is the invitation:
Local people call for protest against the proposed Sharphill housing development in West Bridgford.
On Sunday (21st May) at 11am folks met up at Sharphill Woods and joined hands for the 'Hands across the Hill' protest.
20-05-2006 14:58A memorial garden, a national silence, supported by ALL
(A REPOST OF THE PICTURE OF THE SHEET HELD UP BY THE PEOPLE AT THE G8 - - - - VERY MUCH APPRECIATED .)
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20-05-2006 13:01I am organising stewards for peace in the park, which will be a glorious event in the Cemetery on Saturday the 3rd June. It would be GREAT if you would give up a few hours of your day to stand around in the sun pointing people in the right directions and collecting cash for some very good causes, helping set up/close down etc. We Really Need more stewards so PLEASE help if you can.
20-05-2006 12:51A brilliant new website has emerged. Check it out at
www.savesharphill.co.uk. Well done whoever made it! Talk about a giant leap...
Date: 25th May 2006
Time: 7:30pm (duration ~ 2 hours)
Venue: Queens Walk Community Centre, Queens Walk, The Meadows, Notts NG2 2DG
Have you noticed the following things happening in your community?:
Closure of local independent shops
Closure of the local Post Office
Closure of the local bank branch
Decline of local street markets
Closure of the local pub
Closure of local services e.g. health centres
Green spaces being built on
More traffic and less people walking on the streets
Less public transport services
More "clone" branded shops and huge superstores
Local Works is the campaign that aims to change this situation that is known as Ghost Town Britain. Instead we want local sustainability, which has these 4 measurements:
1. Thriving local economies
2. Environmental protection
3. Social inclusion
4. Active democratic participation
Please come along to the Public Meeting to discuss the Sustainable Communities Bill. Guest speakers include Alan Simpson MP and Jon Beresford from NAIL ) Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill)
18-05-2006 17:17After 6 years of sham consultations, ignored ballots, misinformation, broken promises and contemptful neglect, Leeds City Council has finally unveiled the worst kept secret since Maradona's 1986 handball.
18-05-2006 04:39Suggestion: permanent 'protest center' to be built on Parliament Sq, opposite Parliament, London + pictures of Brian Haw protest May 11th
17-05-2006 14:17Stop tesco: picnic and games evening on Thursday 18th May at 6:30pm on Chester Road, next to stretford leisure
16-05-2006 18:13On June 4th there will be a Sharphill mini green festival, following on from the Nottingham Green festival.