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(en) UK, SchNEWS Ture At 10th birthday celebrations

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Date Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:46:57 +0200 (CEST)


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The Kebele and Bristle collectives are also busy as they prepare for the arrival
of the Schnews national tour, as the long standing radical news-outlet celebrates
10 years of info-war. Bristle and Kebele KP proudly present: The Schnws Second
tour - Schnews At TeN Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St, Easton Bristol BS5 6AW
Sunday 11th April From 3pm To be followed by dinner at Kebele (6.30pm) Ffi: 0117 9399469
Films, info stall, presentations, and talks including... Effective print
Get your message across, G8 - UK 2005 U Dissent! Yep, we’re preparing for next June already
Indymedia - Open Access News - Don’t hate the media, be the media - Intro’ to basic video
editing U encoding, U how to publish your story on Indymedia - Genetic Modification
Constructive responses - Free U Open Source software - Free, friendly U good for you!

What are you up to?
Bring your own issues and make your own
news. Apple Macs, DTP software U ‘experts’ available. Free
high-speed printing
on Risograph digital duplicators


Please feel free to download the poster, to reproduce it and to distribute it.

As part of their 10th birthday celebrations some of the SchNEWS crew
are hitting the road again! Does anyone remember the SchLIVE tour of
1996? They were at Kebele … this was 8 years ago, I guess when we
were still quite new. They even keep the poster in their collection! (See
www.schnews.org.uk/archive/round-schlive-tour.htm)

SchNEWS is a inspiring weekly publication: not to pretentious, just a
photocopy both sided A4, but which is very suitable to be reproduced
and to be passed round. It's impossible to know how many people read
SchNEWS every week, particularly now it’s on the internet. They
are 3,000 printed, 650 posted out each week to subscribers and
bookshops, and about 50 go to prisoners around the world (who get it
for free). Add to that around 10,000 email subscribers, and the
thousands who visit the SchNEWS site each week. Many people
photocopy and distribute their paper copy locally, and PDF files mean
people all over the world can print SchNEWS and distribute it before it's
even hit the streets in Brighton!

In Bristol, Kebele is one of the many places where people can find this
sheet. People coming there for the bike workshp talks or the weekly
café, go straight to SchNEW display t get their copy. There you find
the latest and previous copies of the annual book too. The SchNEWS
book is a compilation of all the years' issues plus loads of articles about
different campaigns and struggles. Bristle has been responsible for
providing Bristol information, as well as contributing with articles and
graphics. A connection worth to maintain!
SchNEWS are an inspiration for anyone involved in alternative
information, like us Bristle.

So SchNEWS thought to go out again on a 16 stop tour! The program:
some short some short films, talk about this insparing and established
alternative information (SchNEWS) and contacting other people out of
brighton (their base)> Also some themes like the G8 coming to Britain
next year (preferrably with someone from a local Dissent! network
associated group), and creating a forum for local groups to talk about
what they're up to. SchNEWS will be in Bath on the 10th (see their
web-page)

It's impossible to know how many people read SchNEWS every week,
particularly now it’s on the internet. Out of the 3,000 that get
printed, 650 get posted out each week to subscribers and bookshops,
and about 50 go to prisoners around the world (who get it for free). Add
to that around 10,000 email subscribers*, and the thousands who visit
the SchNEWS site each week**. Many people photocopy and distribute
their paper copy locally, and PDF files mean people all over the world
can print SchNEWS and distribute it before it's even hit the streets in
Brighton!


SchNEWS at 10 – Bath:
http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire/display/14004/index.php

www.schnews.org.uk

It was in late 1994, at a meeting of
Justice?, Brightons campaign against the Criminal Justice Act that a
few bright
sparks first decided to start telling bits of news they’d heard.
Later, some of those bright sparks decided to write their stories down on
paper and the first SchNEWS was published. Now it’s nearly ten
years later, and they’re still printing!
From the anti road protests at the M11 in London to the Newbury
Bypass to the big Reclaim The Streets events of the nineties, SchNEWS
was there. From worker's struggles such as the Liverpool Dockers,
fights against privatisation of public services to reporting on social
centres and sustainable futures - week in week out SchNEWS reported
from the direct action front lines.
In February 1998 some of the crew went to Geneva for the first Peoples'
Global Action conference where they met people involved in grassroots
movements from across the world. Here they swapped stories, made
friendships and began to see a bigger picture, and with many others
who had been involved in localised direct action campaigns, SchNEWS
began to include detailed reports of the world-wide corporate carve-up
of the planet.
Crucially, the SchNEWS crew identified how important it was to
publish consistently, and made it a priority to produce a new edition
every week. The newsheet was therefore on hand in May 1998 when
simultaneous mass demonstrations were held world-wide against the
G7 Summit in Birmingham.
SchNEWS was in print for news of the international J18 demos in June
1999, and writers of SchNEWS were in the midst of the mass protests
against the WTO in November 1999 - the famous Battle In Seattle that
brought the anti-capitalism movement to the attention of the world.

The Party and Protest section on www.schnews.org.uk is updated every
week with festival dates, meetings and demos, as well as a section on
where to go if you want to find radical contact points around the
country. Our DIY section has useful tips on everything from setting up
your own newsletter to making your own biodiesel.
We also continually update our contacts pages which currently list over
800 useful grassroots organisations. Have a look...
It would seem reports of our demise have been exaggerated, as now the

www.bristle.org.uk
www.kebele.org
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