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(en) UK, London, Wombles, Report back from our actions & events last week (Posted 10 March 2004)

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>(http://www.wombles.org.uk/)
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:36:31 +0100 (CET)


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Ex-Grand Banks - Occupied Social Centre
Opening night was last Friday where we continued our acts against intellectual
property by showing "21 Grams" the new Sean Penn film. Around 70 - 80 people
showed up many from the local area amazed that we had finalliy occupied 156-158
Fortess Road after 2 years of it being vacant. So far so good, a very positive
response to our project and we even recieved a donation of 4 huge veggie Pizzas
from Tops Pizza who were are next door nieghbours at 93 Fortess Road! On Saturday we
held an Anti-repression night event with short talks from Guy Smallman and Simon Chapman
about last years events in Geneva and Thessaloniki respectively. Again a different
crowd of about 60 - 70 people showed up - locals, anarchos, as well as local anarchos!

Anti-Prison Demonstration

Although it was only organised among a few people and only in the space of a
few days, our contribution to International Womens Day was to make as much
noise outside Holloway Prison as possible and to communicate with passersby,
school kids and friends and families of prisoners. Around 40 - 50
anti-authoritarians and anarchists took part, attempting to block Securicor
vans and the roads, there were a few scuffles with around 25 cops when this
happen - no one really wanting to kick-off but people were successfully
de-arrested. The text of the leaflet will be posted to the site soon.

>>>International Womens Day Cafe @ Ex-Grand Banks

Small but well formed [!] event afterwards with a cafe, visuals and music up
until midnight or so. Due to usual womble-fuck-ups, the prison discussion
didn't happen which was a shame. Our point of doing the demo at Holloway as
well as having a mixed event in the evening AND talking about prisons was to
go beyond the usual stereotypes of international womens day discussions and
talk concretely about our next step against prisons. This discussion will
happen in the next few weeks.

UPCOMING:

Ex-Grand Banks Occupied Social Centre
156 - 158 Fortess Road, Tufnell Park
Opposite Tufnell Park Tube
Open from the Afternoon onwards [a more specific opening time will be
annouced soon!]

- 6.30pm Wednesday March 10th

General meeting of the social centre - get involved, propose events..etc

- 9pm Friday March 12th

The Popular Cinema Continues! - Now with Surround Sound!

- 6pm Saturday March 13th

The next open meeting to plan the road ahead for the Hacklab is
taking place on this Saturday the 13th of March at 6pm at the new
156 Fortess Road social centre, Kentish town. This will be
followed by a benefit at 8pm to raise funds for the Hacklab.
There will be music, a Cuban rum cocktails bar and food.

Social centre address: Grand Banks, 156-158 Fortess Road, Tufnell
Park, NW5 - just opposite Tufnell Park tube. Bus: 4, 134 or 210.

A new Media Hacklab is getting started in the east end of London.
Based at the Freedom Press bookshop and social centre, it will
be an open access computer lab with internet access. Going
beyond the preponderance of internet cafes, a Hacklab is a
political space used for alternative media, the use and
development of free software and other emancepatory techologies,
skill sharing and collective learning, community projects and
anything else we can organise. The projects that happen there
will depend on the commitment of those involved.

Media Hacklab at Freedom Press Bookshop
http://www.freedompress.org.uk

Contact us on the mailing list: freedomlab@sinroot.net
Or subscribe: http://sindormir.net/mailman/listinfo/freedomlab

- 6.30pm Sunday March 14th

Self-organisation, Consensus Decision Making and Facilitation workshop

Meetings or Assemblies are the main form our discussions and organising takes
place - so why don't we take more time making these
gatherings less shit! This workshop is about how making these meetings more
dynamic, clear and particpatory.

Food will be served at 6.30pm!

Wombles
White Overalls Movement Building Libertarian Effective Struggles.
wombles(at)hushmail.com
http://www.wombles.org.uk


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