UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
02-02-2007 14:53Vortex Social Centre was supposed to in court today, (Friday 2nd feb) to clarify the legal status of the private bailiff company and their right to carried out evictions.
30-01-2007 16:17The Art exchange on Radford Road is being torn down.
30-01-2007 10:50Last year cyclist Daniel Cadden was stopped by police for cycling in the road. They said he should have been cycling in the gutter. The case went to trial, and a celebrity loony juge ruled that Daniel should have been cycling on an off-road path, and fined him for obstructing traffic. Daniel recently appealed and won the re-trial.
Speaking outside court, Daniel Cadden said: “I am overjoyed that the ludicrous decision to prosecute me has been overturned. The recognition in this case must go to the real heroes, all those people who have supported it either financially by giving to the Cyclists Defence Fund, by joining CTC or by sending messages of support to myself and my family. Without the support of these people this fight would not have been possible. The overwhelming sum donated to the Cyclists Defence Fund has been testament to the solidarity shown by the cycling community on this issue. This success serves to reaffirm cyclists’ right to decide when to use cycle facilities and when they are inappropriate or dangerous. The first judgement was unreasonable in denying this.”
28-01-2007 17:53Here is the latest list of events at the Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, East Sussex.
27-01-2007 12:25You never know what the police are going to do next on the London ride. They clamp down on some things and relax on others from one month to the next and from one part of the ride to another. 'Shambolic' is perhaps the word that best describes their behaviour. They seem at times to behave more like Anarchists than the riders. You would think with their radios they could at least arrive at some sort of a consensus. In addition to our usual police overkill the Forward Intelligence Team were also in attendance at the South Bank, poking their cameras in people's faces. All this just because of a bike ride!
Disclaimer: This spoof is not about the Cowley Club - it is more generic - though there's an occasional reference to it.
26-01-2007 10:20From 8.30am around 70-80 people, the majority local residents, turned out to support the resistance to the threatened eviction of the Vortex Occupied Social Centre. The owner, Richard Midda, a well known thug and property developer threatened to use force to evict the occupiers if they did not leave by 9.00am.
25-01-2007 17:07We need as many people in the building at to ensure the security of the social centre against the bailiffs. Please circulate this widely and let as many people as possible know.
25-01-2007 13:57Public meeting tonight @ Vortex Social Centre against letting the social centre get evicted to make way for a Starbucks in Stoke Newington.
24-01-2007 13:51The squatted Vortex social centre has been fending off an illegal eviction attempt this morning. There is a call out for folks to help tonight and tomorrow morning
21-01-2007 22:50Saturday 3rd Feb - a one day conference at Manchester University, open to everyone, to meet and discuss the possibilties in and connections between aesthetics and radical politics.
21-01-2007 19:16Vortex Social Centre
139-141 Stoke Newington Church Street
21-01-2007 09:50last night the a57 was closed off for sevral hours due to an inopropirate response by police to ravers walking to a wharehouse party.
19-01-2007 17:21numerous events happening, includes afternoon do at the friends meeting house, euston rd, 4pm saturday.
despite seeming incorporation into media "sainthood", plenty is in the actual history to cause new thinking - so - in the spirit of the "remember the eleventh" campaign - 2 extra facts to remember . . . .