UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
The boarded up buildings of what was a Community Youth Centre in Sparkbrook have been occupied by a group of activists who along with local people are putting it back into use as a Social Centre, called 'The Cottage Occupied Social Centre'.
They believe their occupation and outreach will compel the Council to return the property to community use. The buildings, however are scheduled to be auctioned off, by Bond and Wolfe today, Wednesday 19th July.
18-07-2006 23:33International volunteers, support and Assistance are required for a protest camp that has been established at the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland, to prevent the construction of the M3 motorway beside Tara. Additional Camps can be established, the more the better!!!
about the decoration made to Bob Petterson, a famous Brazilian politician
18-07-2006 07:26A coalition of tenants, residents, public sector workers, trade unionists are trying to launch a city-wide anti-privatisation campaign. There is a meeting tomorrow night in the Little London estate.
"It is illegal for an individual to hold a placard protesting in Parliament Square without permission from the police. So what happens if a number of individuals want to demonstrate about different things at the same time? We are about to find out."
17-07-2006 13:09La Haine, a film that explores the harsh realities of life in Paris' noterious housing estates.
16-07-2006 22:38ABOUT THE TERRORISM TODAY IS ALWAYS, FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE SOCIETIES
16-07-2006 17:39The Forest Fields Social Club, which is based at the Sumac Centre, Nottingham, will have limited opening times over the summer.
15-07-2006 18:11Well they've done it again. Some dick with a can of spray paint and nothing better to write or prove has sprayed the initials A F (circle A anarchy style no less) outside the rampART. This wouldn't perhaps be so annoying if A F meant anything in terms of the rampart by virtue of indicating that a group known by those initials actually have anything to do with running the space, but they don't. It wouldn't be so anoying if the letters weren't deliberatly sprayed over a piece of art work that was actually commisioned by those who do run the space....
As the Kebele Social Centre approaches it’s 11th anniversary later this year, it has already given itself an early birthday present – by paying off it’s mortgage well ahead of schedule.
Yes that’s right. Kebele has full control over its building from now on, free from the restrictions of capitalist profiteering. And you thought it was just a bunch of hippy lifestylists with dogs on strings? Think again, scratch the surface, and go beyond the perceived stereotypes. You may be surprised – at the commitment, motivation and political awareness of those involved.
In an exclusive article for Bristle magazine (see below), Kebelians have outlined their thoughts & plans for the future.
10-07-2006 17:52City of God, the moving and brutally real movie depiction of favela life in Brazil, will be showing at 'Everything4Everyone' on Tuesday 11th July.
10-07-2006 10:15Taken from Bristol Indymedia : www.bristol.indymedia.org
Last week 6 billboards were felled in Bristol
The 'Cottage of Content' was used by the local community for social events, a youth club, english lessons for Asylum Seekers, Adult Education and a Yemeni Cultural Centre. Without any consultation with the local community, Birmingham City Council are planning to auction the property off on July 19th for 'commercial use'. They also claim it has 'development potential'.
The occupation of the property, which has been enthusiastically received by local people, seeks to prevent this happening and aims to return the Cottage of Content to community use.
08-07-2006 12:18MORE than 100 people packed into a vibrant public meeting in Worthing on Thursday night, July 6, to show their support for the Titnore Woods tree camp - and now they have been invited to an open day at the occupied Sussex site.
On the encounter among the abandonments, truthful history.