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Party & Protest - 2001
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14 Newbury Bypass 5th anniversary reunion picnic Meet 12 noon Northcroft Park, bottom of Northcroft Lane Tel 07000785201 www.geocities.com/newburybypass
15 and 29 Campaign against Plan Columbia meetings 7.30pm Mondays at War on Want, 37-39 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 (nearest tubes Borough or Southwark). Contact LASO Collective, PO Box 8446, London N17 6N
16 Non Violent Blockade Of Parlimant.10 years on the slaughter of the innocent continues. Come join a non violant blockade of Parliment. Meet 12:30pm Westminster Abbey. Wanted climbers to drop banners, lock on, do a die in, etc. / Campagn Aginst Sanctions On Iraq http://welcome.to/casi
17 Truth And Reconciliation Commission For Stonehenge. George Hotel Amesbury 2pm. English Heritage have agreed to repeat the public access for the Summer Solstice in 2001. Does this mean our work is finished? Hardly. Contact George Firsoff 0117-9542273 www.greenleaf.demon.co.uk
22 Bloody Sunday - Let the truth be told march Assembling at Victoria Embankment (Embankment or Charing Cross tube) 12 noon, march at 1pm via Westminster, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square before rallying at University of London Union, Malet Street WC1 3.30pm. Contact Bloody Sunday March Organising Committee, PO Box 10132, London SW2 3BZ, Tel 0208 442 8778.
25-28 ‘Public Eye in Davos’ Conference. Counter Summit to the World Economic Forums annual knees-up of corporate bosses and heads of state in Switzerland. www.davos2001.ch
25-20 World Social Forum Conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil . The event is running parallel to the corporate World Economic Forum and promises to be "a new international arena for the creation and exchange of social and economic projects that promote human rights, social justice and sustainable development." Fsm2001@uol.com.br
26 Anti Private Finance Initiative Demo called by The Save Leeds NHS Campaign to stop privatisation of Leeds Hospitals, 3.30pm, Leeds Town Hall. 0113-2408184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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3-4 Women Speak Out. Discussions, films, practical skill sharing workshops, entertainment, kids' space, cheap vegan food and accommodation. The event is free and the exact location will be confirmed in the week before the Gathering but it will be in central Bristol 07979 211897/ 0117 303 9261
4 Potato Day All those potatoes you never knew you could get. Over 100 seed varieties to buy at Ryton Organic Gardens, 024 7630 71425
4-5 Demo against the opening of the 2nd runway at Manchester Airport. More details 0161-226-6814
12 The Big Blockade 7 am at Faslane on the Clyde, near Glasgow, where Britain's four Trident nuclear missile submarines are based. The Big Blockade Team, Scottish CND, 15 Barrland St, Glasgow, G41 1QH. 0141 433 2859 www.gn.apc.org/tp2000
17 The new Terrorism Act becomes law on Monday 19th. There will be an Anti- Anti Terrorism Act demo on the 17th, meet 12pm Band stage, Castle Green, Bristol
18-24 Nonviolence and Social Empowerment Conference organised by War Resisters' International in Orissa/India. Contact WRI , c/o Patchwork, Kaiserstrasse, 24, D-26122 Oldenburg, GERMANY Tel +49-441-2480437, fax: +49-441-2489661 www.nvse.org
20 Picket for Mark Barnsley, 1-2pm, at the Prison Service HQ, Cleland House, Page Street, London, SW1 4NL (nearest tube St James's Park) www.freemarkbarnsley.com
23-25 The Squat Thing a weekend of squatter culture and DIY events at the Button Factory, corner of Hardess St and Herne Hill Rd, Brixton. To contribute Tel: 07890 363646
27 Vigil against Star Wars 2-6pm Parliament Square. Contact London CND 020 7607 2302 email email@example.com
27 In the first six months of this year there have been twice as many construction workers killed than in the same period last year. The Construction Safety Campaign (CSC) is calling for employees to face prison for killing workers. There will be a day of action in London on this date, to co-incide with Government’s Health and Safety Crisis in Construction Conference which is to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre on this date. London Hazards Centre 020-7794-5999 www.lhc.org.uk
Before 10 March Want to kick start a campaign against climate change in your area? Then why not get in touch with the Rising Tide who are going on tour in May and June. Call 0161 273 8516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till 3 March The Bogus Woman. A play "from a war torn African state to conflict in a British detention centre, one asylum seeker tells her gut-wrenching story." Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush Green 020 7610 4224
Till 12 March. Nuclear Castor transport from Neckarwestheim to Ahaus, Germany. www.antenna.nl/wise
Till 16 March Women and Children First: With the Painted Monkey display- Paintings by indigenous children from Chiapas. Opens on 23rd at 6pm, with a video "women and children confront the military" at 7:30pm. At Crossroads Women's Centre, 230A Kentish Town Road (entrance Caversham Road) London NW5. Fully wheelchair accessible. All welcome. Monday-Friday 12am-4pm Thursdays 5-7pm Entrance by donation to be forwarded to Indigenous women in Chiapas. Organised by International Wages for Housework Campaign Tel: 020 7482 2496
2 Is History on the Side of Socialism presented by the Theatre of Living Ideas at the Red Lion Pub, 20 Great Windmill Street, London. 10.30 am till 8 pm with dinner afterwards. Tickets £10
3 The National Front will be staging a demonstration at Nottingham Prison, Perry Road. They might attempt to march through Nottingham as well. A meeting point has been set up for those wanting to oppose them: Forest Fields Recreation Ground (Park and Ride) Gregory Boulevard/Mansfield Road, Nottingham 11:30am contact Nottingham Anti Fascist Alliance NAFA@veggies.org.uk 07949 312668
3 Word On The Streets, an evening of spoken word, live music, Indy Media Films and Megabitch Sound System in aid of People's Global Action. At the Arsenal Tavern, Finsbury Park, London. 8.30pm to 2am, £4/3
3 Refugees and the General Election. For further details contact the Day School Organiser, Dr. Bob Purdie, Ruskin College, Oxford, OX1 2HE Tel 01865 517819 email: email@example.com. £2.50/£1 conc. All proceeds to Asylum Welcome
3 Stop the Massacre! No to Ethnic Cleansing! Defend Palestinian Rights. Rally in Edinburgh. Assemble East Market St. 11am 0131 447 3967 email firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Critique Conference 2001- Socialism or Barbarism, short back n siders should head for Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 Topics to include, Does Russia matter anymore? Why this downturn is like no other. Colouring and perms by appiontment! email:email@example.com http://www.etehadchap.com Fax 004631 139897, 00448701257959
3 Day of Action Against the Fur Trade. Close down Hockley Furs. Meet 11am by Eros Statue, Picadilly Circus, London W1. More details 0845-458-4775 or 07796-774200. If you can’t be there on the day join in the phone blockade, call Hockley’s on 020-7493-6362, 10am-4pm
4 Huntingdon Campaign. National Demo at Occold Labs. SHAC:0121 632 6460. www.shac.net
5-10 Week of anti-GM actions and events in Liverpool, home of Cargill, one of the main players in the GM industry. 0161 226 6814.
5-18 Fair Trade Fortnight at the Brighton Peace and Environment Centre. Drawing attention to fair trade products. Further details ring Jenny on 01273-326030.
5 Picket outside GlaxoSmithKline, Great West Rd., Brentford, TW8 (Syon Lane train station) It’s the day that Glaxo and 39 other corporations are taking the South African government to court for having the cheek to try and make cheap drugs for AIDS victims (see SchNEWS 290). In London there will be a funeral procession at 11:30 am outside South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London. If possible, wear a red AIDS ribbon and dress in black. www.actsa.org
6 Britain’s Involvement in Starwars - public seminar Organised by Committee for Peace in the Balkans and London CND. Cttee Rm15, House of Commons, 7pm. Adm free. Contact 020 7275 0164 www.peaceinbalkans.freeserve.co.uk
6 After the Third World Debt - more of the same? St James' Church, Piccadilly, London 7 - 8.30 pm £5. Tickets from Global Development Forum, P O Box 2800, London SE24 9YX www.global-development-forum.org
6 Meeting Reform the Official Secrets Act, 6pm upstairs at Lucas Arms, 245 Grays Inn Rd, WC1, London. www.officialsecretsact.org
7 Stonehenge Campaign open meeting, 8pm 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London
7 Hackney will be on strike again to co-incide with the setting of the council budget. An alliance of Tory and Labour councillors plan increases in rents and council tax while cutting jobs and services and privatising others. There’s pickets of council workplaces from 7am rally on the town hall steps. 11.30am, and mass rally against the cuts budget, Hackney Town Hall 6pm
8 International Women’s Day will celebrate the second Global Women's Strike. Last year, women in 64 countries on every continent took what time they could away from waged and unwaged work in the first-ever Global Strike - for a millennium which values all women's work and all women's lives. Highlights included thousands of village women in India demanding ‘wages for all work’ as well as land; the Housewives Union in Argentina calling for ‘pensions without contributions for workers without wages’. In Burkino Faso rural women struck ‘to exist’ demanding money for birth certificates and identity cards. Women in Ireland stopped work for 10 minutes at 11am, and asylum seekers joined a celebration in Galway Town Hall. Spain saw a women’s stoppage at 12 noon across Catalunya, and in London sex workers launched the Strike with a march through Soho demanding justice against eviction from their homes.
Contact International Wages for Housework Campaign, Crossroads Women’s Centre 230A Kentish Town Rd (cnr Caversham Rd) London NW5 2AB Tel: 0207 482 2496 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Resisting Globalisation – creating a sustainable future at St. John's College (Garden Quad Auditorium), St. Giles, Oxford 7-9.30 pm Tel.01865 249 241 email email@example.com
9 Benefit for the Cannabis Festie in May featuring Chimaera (techno, hard house) and Femi-9(drum ‘n’bass) @ The Telegraph, 228 Brixton Hill, London SE 2
10 March against racism and police brutality. Haringey police are out of control – oppose the UK’s racist asylum and immigration laws. Assemble 12 noon at Tottenham police station, High Rd., N17 (nearest tube Seven Sisters), Mrch to Wood Green library then rally outside the surgery of immigration minister Barbara Roche Tel 020 7837 1688 email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Demonstration outside Oakington Detention Centre in Cambridge to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the refugee prison. Assemble 12:30pm Parker's Piece, Cambridge City Centre 01223 700644 email email@example.com
10 Introduction to Preserving Food by Smoking. Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, 9:30am-5pm £55 includes materials and ingredients. 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
11 The Peoples Cinema. Selections from the National Co-operative Film Archive 1.30pm at the University of London Union, Malet St., London WC1 £5.50/3.50 conc.
13 World Day of Action against Canadian Seal Hunting (Provisional date). Details from Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade 07939 264864.
13 Can GM Seed Help to Solve World Hunger? St James' Church, Piccadilly, London 7 - 8.30 pm £5. Tickets from Global Development Forum, P O Box 2800, London SE24 9YX www.global-development-forum.org
13 Rebel Alliance at the Hanover Community Centre, Southover St, 7.30 pm sharp Join your hosts ‘The Hagette’ girls to find out the latest news and views from direct action groups in the Bright Town. Served up with tasty tucker and top tunes...Children welcome. Bring yer own beer.
14 International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water & Life. Contact International Rivers Network, 1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703 USA Tel 510 848 1155 web: www.irn.org/dayofaction
15 International day of protest and solidarity against police brutality. COBP c/o The Alternative Bookshop, 2035 St-Laurent 2nd floor, Montreal, Quebec Canada, H2X 2T3 www.tao.ca/~cobp/index
16 Buskers, street entertainers and circus performers are being asked to gather at noon in the Abbey Courtyard, Bath to demonstrate against the impending loss of this traditional busking pitch on common land to private restaurant space. firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Phone Blockade of Hockley’s Fur Shop Call 020-7493-6362 10am-5pm (note witheld numbers can still be traced).
17 Anarchist Bookfair in Gent, Belgium 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Stalls from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, England, plus lectures, Art-happening, video showings, exhibition, creche and party at the end. Free entrance Details from Autonoom Politiek Infocentrum, Burgtstraat 3, NL-6701 DA Wageningen www.bos.nl/homes/infocen
17-19 Renewable Energy Course. If you fancy learning the basics about renewable energy, or if your interested in perhaps installing your own green energy system. Then the University of Aberystwyth are running a 3 day course. Contact Green Dragon Energy, 'Panteg', Cwm Llinau, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9NU Tel: 01650 511 378
17 London Permaculture Gathering A chance to exchange information, swap advice and dream up new schemes. 11am at the Bowlers Green Community Nursery,
17 Birmingham Protest outside gap against sweatshop labour in Birmingham New Street at 1:00pm further info contact the Birmingham s26 collective.
17 Legalise Cannabis Alliance 2nd Annual Conference, Norwich, 11am. A presentation on cannabis, the law, human rights, medicine, food, the environment, politics and fun!. £10 includes lunch, refreshments and free gifts. LCA PO Box 198, Norwich, NR2 2Dh 01603 442215 www.lca-uk.org
17 Lincolnshire Against Cancer, PEX - Action on Pesticide Exposure and the Womens' Environmental Network. Contact The Women's Environmental Network, PO Box 30626, London E1 1TZ. Tel: 020 7481 9004 Fax: 020 7481 9144 www.wen.org.uk
17 Palestine solidarity picket of M&S at the bottom of Market St., Manchester 12-2pm contact email@example.com
17-25 ANYWHERE (everywhere). ‘European-wide Action Week Against Racism. Organise an event, get free posters, joint press release from UNITED, Postbus 413, NL-1000 AK Amsterdam t: +31 20 6834778. f: 6834582. www.united.non-profit.nl
18 Grow your own Vegetables Day. Advice from the experts at the Henry Doubleday Research Association. With lots of useful tips on how to grow organically. Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, 10am-4:30pm. £3/members free. 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
18 Kings Cross Peace Walk 2hr guided walk round radical action sights/sites. Suggested donation£5, fundraiser for Peace News. Meet at 5 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, 2.30pm. Contact 020 7278 3344 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Stop the Countryside Alliance. The Countryside Alliance are promising that London will see "the biggest civil rights demonstration Europe has ever seen." Help fuck it up – contact The Urban Alliance, PO Box 14672, London E9 5UQ
(The Urban Alliance are holding regular Thursday meetings at the Button Factory, Hardess road, Elephant & Castle (Loughborough Junction) 7.30pm. Stickers are now available for an SAE. WHAT A SHAME IT’S BEEN CANCELLED
20 Spring Equinox Sunrise 6.a.m ish local time east of Stonehenge
20 Is Globalisation the way out of poverty? St James' Church, Piccadilly, London 7 - 8.30 pm £5. Tickets from Global Development Forum, P O Box 2800, London SE24 9YX www.global-development-forum.org
20 Christine Nantongo from the Uganda Debt Network will be speaking and Kwesi Owusu will update us on the Africa Programme of Jubilee Plus There will also be information about the G8 meeting at Genoa. Christian Aid, 83 London Wall, London EC2, 7.30pm, all welcome 0208 8881 6351
21 Season of Carbon Action. For all concerned people, sympathetic communities, grassroots groups and individuals around the world to organise their own autonomous actions against climate change. While 80% of carbon emissions is emitted by the rich industrialised nations, the first to be affected are those in the 'developing' world. Climate change is yet another example of the inequalities of power and disproportionate share of suffering that exists in the interaction between the rich and poor peoples of this world. See www.risingtide.nl for more details and useful links
23 Greenwich International Womens Festival www.mi5.uk.com/venues/vuINET17
23 RESPECT 1-day Event, RESPECT is an initiative aimed at empowering young people to create their own sustainable future and supporting them with the tools they need to make their visions happen. Incl. Storytelling workshops. Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1. Info: 01453 861050, fax: 01453 861080 e-mail email@example.com http://www.r-e-s-p-e-c-t.com Admission: £25-£15 concessions
24-25 European Peoples Global Action Conference in Milan www.agp.org/
24 Everybody Welcome Refugee Party with samba from the Carnival Collective + funk, soul, latin, ska music etc. at The Joint, 37 West St., 10pm-2am £4.50/3.50. All money raised will go to the Sussex Refugee Association
24 Benefit for Tribal Voices and Stonehenge Campaign at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms www.geocites.com/tribalvoices/glastgig.htm
24 Setting up a small school or learning centre. One day introductory workshop for parents or teachers wishing to set up their own educational project. 10am-6pm, Bristol. £45 Contact Human Scale Education, 96 Carlingcott, Bath BA2 8AW www.hse.org.uk
24 Speak Out Against Racism- Defend Asylum Seekers campaign, National Rally, assemble 1pm Trafalgar Square followed by human chain to Parliament
24 International Music Solidarity Evening with Irish Ceilidh band, Ken Bowden (political song writer), Kurdish, Black Fusion Band etc. £1 6pm till 11pm @: Hundred flowers Cultural Center, 2A, Belgrade Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16
24 Several thousand anti-EU demonstrators are expected in Stockholm during the first EU Top Meeting in Sweden. The police plan to erect a 1.5 km chain link fence around the Convention Centre and have 800 uniformed police, as well as several hundred plain-clothes police, in the area. www.motkraft.net/gbg2001
24-25 Mini Film Festival at the Cube Cinema, Bristol called " Bugged" dealing with all aspects of CCTV and Surveliance Society. Showing top quality rare films. www.cubecinema.com
27 BEIJING +5 - has the status of women changed? St James' Church, Piccadilly, London 7 - 8.30 pm, £5. Tickets from Global Development Forum, P O Box 2800, London SE24 9YX www.global-development-forum.org
27-29 Castor Transport of Nuclear Waste from the reprocessing plant in La Hague to Gorlben , Germany There will be a massive protest and telephone blockade. www.oneworldweb.de/castor/english/wendish.html
28th 8th Sex Maniac's Ball & Erotic Awards
Striptease & Erotic Performance Semi-Finals 7.30 (prompt) till midnight Talk of London, Parker Street, Dury Lane, Covent Garden London WC2B 5PW. Tickets are £20 each. www.erotic-awards.co.uk Tel: 70 7499 0808 (Mon-Thur evenings) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Global Union Action Day for Railway Safety. Events are being organised for London. www.itf.org.uk/SECTIONS/It/rail/Railway_safety/campaign.htm
30-1 April Mystics and Scientists: Trees of Life - humanity and the harmony of nature Very expensive conference but includes accomodation and food! at King Alfred’s College, Winchester 01306 710072 email email@example.com
31-1 April Permaculture Introductory Weekend, London 10-5.30pm. Fees negotiable/flexible, full cost £80. Followed by full permaculture design course over 6 weekends Apr -Jun. Bowlers Community Nursery 81 Crouch Hill, London N8. Contact: 020 7281 3765
31 March and Rally against Vivisection. Demo against vivisection throughout the Midlands, which includes Harlan, Astra/Sera, Nottm University, Bantin and Kingman, Newchurch etc., plus Huntingdon customers and shareholders. Full details of march and rally in Nottingham City Centre to be announced. Phone Nottingham Animal Rights on 0845 458 9595 or 07967 944979.
31 to 7 April Horse Racing Awareness Week. Nationwide leafletting of betting shops. Contact Animal Aid on 01732 364546 for a new Activist Pack.
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1 (April Fools Day ) till May 1st ( Mayday ) International Month of Pie-rect action against Capital and State – Dessert the State in the Lead up to Mayday. Following on the fine tradition of the Biotic Baking Brigade and the many individuals who have inspired us all with pies in the faces of Bill Gates, Milton Freidman, Steve Bracks et al we call on you to partake in Operation Dessert Storm.
"What better way to draw attention to the often faceless leaders of the corporate world, shameful 'journalists', dodgy politicians and anyone who deserves a face full of dissent. The 'global movement' is often mis-represented in the mainstream media. You can't mis-represent a face full of cream. It sends a clear message to the recipient and the media that what these people are doing is ridiculous and that you are prepared to let them know - and have some fun while doing it!
The pie is the great equaliser. How many times have you wanted to see whipped cream smeared on John Howard's glasses or see Tony Blair choking on a strawberry? Now is your chance - mobilise en masse and pie! Operation Dessert Storm is a global month of action between April Fools Day and May Day 2000. Of course you can be fashionably late or early..."
Ensure that your actions are captured on film and upload your photos, favourite recipes and pieing tips to the site www.dessertstorm.org
2-3 Environmental Capacity at Airports. Manchester Metropolitan University. Organised by The UK Sustainable Cities and Aviation Network 0161 247 3654 www.scan-uk.mmu.ac.uk
4 Day of action against Sodexho (prisons and vouchers for asylum seekers), planning meeting on Feb 27, at the Celests Pub, corner of Kentish Town Road and Islip Street, London at 5:30pm
3 Remember Tom Worby Killed by Cambridgeshire foxhunts. HSA: 01273-622827
7 Festival and benefit event for Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation/Anarchist Black Cross in Mladkov - Vlckovice (Czech republic). Bands include See you in hell (hardcore), Sicher hate system (crust punk), Malignant tumor (mincecore- apparently!), Noise shit (crust grind) etc. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 ‘Cinema of Protest’ Film Screenings and Discussion £5.50/3.50 Palms Rm, 4th floor, University of London Union, Malet St; 1.30pm for 2. Organised by London Socialist Film Co-op. t/f: 020 7278 5764
8 Launch of the Campaign Against State Terrorism 1-5pm University of London Union 3rd floor Malet Street London WC1
10 Headmix AlbumLaunch. at The Garage London £5.00 Tel 020-8509-3353
12 Phone Blockade of Hockley’s Fur Shop Call 020-7493-6362 10am-5pm (note witheld numbers can still be traced).
14 Shoreham Revisited Exhibition of the Live Animal Export Protests at Shoreham Port, with raffle and refreshments. 11-3pm Shoreham Community Centre, Pond Rd, Shoreham. £1.50 01403 785947
17-21 People’s Summit against Free Trade Area of the Americas (see below) www.wtoaction.org.ftaa.phtml
21 CIA (Cambrdge in April) Action Day against all forms of abuse in Cambridgeshire. Environmental, human rights, social justice campaigners, call 0121 632 6460
21 World Day for Laboratory Animals/ Cambridge In April. CIA Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty 0121 632 6460 www.shac.net
20-22 Summit of the Americas, Quebec
Quebec City has the ‘honour’ of hosting the Summit of the Americas, which brings together the 34 heads of state of North, South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean (except Cuba of course).
"The Summit intends to talk about issues like hemispheric integration and migration, security and terrorism, democracy and human rights, as well as the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) agreement. The Summit of the Americas is in many ways a pre-packaged media spectacle for the leaders of the hemisphere, in a controlled atmosphere of gala dinners, cocktail parties and photo ops. Thousands of delegates and media representatives are to attend the gathering, as well as thousands of police in what will be the largest security and police operation in Canadian history."
* One of the summits major goals is putting the final touches on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) agreement which aims to establish a "free trade" zone that would extend NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement – see SchNEWS 200) to the tip of South America .
As usual the main purpose of this trade area is to allow corporations to reap greater profits by getting rid of what they perceive as barriers to trade – silly little things like environmental regulations, unionised workplaces, restrictions on child labour etc.
* Mass demonstrations are promised with the Summit of the Americas Welcoming Committee aiming to shut the whole thing down as well as organising a Carinival Against Capitalism throughout the whole of April culminating in a mass day of action on April 20th.
* e-mail: email@example.com web: www.quebec2001.net tel: +1 514 526-8946 post: 2035, St-Laurent Boulevard, 2nd floor Montreal, Quebec H2X 2T3 CANADA Otherwise subscribe by sending an e-mail with a blank subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe ftaa-l" as the main text.
* FTAA "Campaign of Inquiry" Packet. From: Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, 215 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, 202-454-5103
* Pocket booklet "Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA): What are the Corporations Plotting This Time and Why Do You Care?" out soon.
27 20 years of the 1 in 12 Club Party : 20 years of self management, music and mayhem at 21-23 Albion St., Bradford, BD1 2LY www.1in12.com
28 Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs. National demo at breeders for vivisection at Darley Oaks, Newchurch, Burton-on-Trent at Noon. Details 01902 564734. Transport from South-East: 07020-936956; London: 020-7278-3068; Nottingham: 0845-458-9595.
28 Workers' Memorial Day. An international day of remembrance of workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work www.lhc.org.uk/current/wmd_fs
30- 1 May Spring Meeting IMF/World Bank, Washington DC www.foei.org/ifi
1 Liberate the Streets The Autonomous Web of Liberation wants to Liberate the Streets of Melbourne. www.antimedia.net/awol
1 MayDay Monopoly disOwn it all. Celebrate MayDay by playing Monopoly. Get involved by organising yer own autonomous actions, choose a Monopoly theme: housing, debt, railways, privatised utilities, prisons, etc.Help is also needed to prepare a pamphlet, co-ordination and fundraising. Contacts: BM Mayday, London, WC1N 3XX, 07989-451096 e-mail: email@example.com ; discussion group firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.freespeech.org/mayday2k; or: www.mayday2001.org
4 Nukes in Space, Leeds International Annual conference on space militarisation and National Missile Defence. Contact: Yorkshire CND, 22 Edmond Street, Bradford 01274 730795 email email@example.com
3. Cannabis March and Festival. London and Worldwide. The event in London badly needs Stewards and bucketeers (an excuse to get dressed up and take peoples money). Stewards and bucketeers will get £10 expenses, grub on the day and a marquee of yer very own. Anyone with street performance or walkabout aspirations or experience who wants to help would be great and help add to the vibe of it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information or donations contact International Cannabis Coalition (U.K), PO Box 2243, London, W1A 1YF, Tel: 020 7637 7467 www.schmoo.co.uk/may2001.htm
5-6 Newcastle Green Fair
6 Gardening with Wildlife Talk by RSPB lecturer Geoff Kingsnorth. Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry. 2:30pm, £5 To book tel:024 76308211
7 Composting Day marking the end of Composting Awareness week. Tours and demonstrations. Ryton Organic Gardens 10am-4:30pm. £3/free to members. 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
7 Red Rrambles Meet 12 noon outside Hurt Arms, Ambergate, Derbyshire on the A6 road (also on bus route R1 for Nottingham to Manchester, 100 yards from Ambergate railway station) for a 4 mile work through Shining Cliff Woods. Walk ends with picnic so bring food and drink to share, musical instruments etc. Tel 01773 827513 http://members.tripod.co.uk/ainema/index-2.html
7-10 Firestarter stage at Manchester City Centre. Free Tel 02085093353 www.continentaldrifts.uk.com
12 Setting up a small school or learning centre One day introductory workshop for parents or teachers wishing to set up their own educational project. 10am-6pm, Edinburgh. £45 Contact Human Scale Education, 96 Carlingcott, Bath BA2 8AW www.hse.org.uk
12 'Waste Management in the 21st Century' Conference , London region Speakers include Ralph Ryder from Communities Against Toxics.
12-14 Brighton Festival 0208 509 3353 www.continentaldrifts.uk.com/
12-19 Home Educators seaside festival
15 International Conscientious Objectors’ Day. War Resisters’ International, 5 Caledonian Rd., London, N1 9DY 020 7278 4040 www.gn.apc.org/warresisters
15- 25 Solipse; Full solar eclipse in Zambia on June 21st 13:10 Tel: 0049 30 440 56263 www.solipse.com
16-17 National Organic Gardening Weekend. Organic gardeners throughout the country will be opening up their gardens to the general public. Contact HDRA for more info 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
16 Organic Gardening weekend with a talk "Talking flowers" about British wildplant conservation and the importance of our national wildplant heritage. Tickets £5 with free entry to the gardens. Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, 2:30-3:30pm.. 024 76308211
17 Organic Gardening Weekend at HDRA- Wildlife in the Garden, learn about building a pond and much more. Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry 10am-4:30pm. 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
18-25 Permaculture Woodland and Agroforesty Design Course. £400/300 conc. Including camping and food. Contact Sustainability Works, Droxford Rd., East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HR Tel 01730 823166 email email@example.com
23 – 24 Mothership and Poleshift proudly presents: Ful-On Tranceformation; Tel: 07747 063149; www.poleshift.net
25-27 Second Anarchist Film Festival in Chicago, part of ‘Matches and Mayhem’, which also includes a soccer tournament and debates. Contact 1573 N Milwaukee Ave #420, Chicago IL 60622 email firstname.lastname@example.org
25- 1 July National Vegetarian Week Contact Vegetarian Society 0161 9252000 www.vegsoc.org
26-27 Homelands; Tel: 020 8963 0940; www.homelands.co.uk/ If you don’t fry yer brain in traditional festie stylee, the sponsors Ericsson will be keen to oblige. Featuring Pulp, Orbital, The Orb, Josh Wank, and more knob-twiddlers.
27 Brighton Stonehenge Walk leaves Old Steine Fountain, 3pm. 07748 954954 email@example.com
27 20th anniversary commemoration march in Glasgow of the Irish hunger strikes. For more details call 07899 810 735
28 Maidstone Green Fair.
28 Kingston Green Fair has been cancelled
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1 London Stonehenge Walkers Picnic 12-2pm Battersea Park Peace Pagoda www.geocities.com/SoHo/9000/stoneday
1-22 Sustainable Design, Building, & Land Use. Using the Institute for Social Ecology's 50-acre site as a laboratory, this program explores the history of agriculture, social ecology and design, organic agriculture, appropriate technology, alternative building, permaculture and ecological restoration and more. www.social-ecology.org or 1 (802) 454-8493
2 Strawberry Fayre, Cambridge. Free – and one of the best festivals of the summer Tel: 01223 560160 www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
7-10 Asia Pacific Peoples’ Solidarity Conference "Fighting Neo-Liberalism in the Asia-Pacific." Jakarta, Indonesia Contact Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET), PO Box 458, Broadway NSW 2007 Australia 61-(0)2-96901230 www.asiet.org.au
8- 17 Arts, Activism, & Social Change Workshop. A 9 day intensive workshop intended for artists and activists looking to gain practical experience with designing and composing activist art projects. Participants will receive hands-on experience in creating a wide array of activist art, including puppetry, dance, street theatre, songwriting, murals, and culture jamming. Tel 1 (802) 454-8493 www.social-ecology.org
9 Green Dragon Fair, Brentford.
14-16 European Union meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. Protests planned www.motkraft.net/gbg2001
16 J-Day Cannabis festie Brockwell Park, Brixton.
16 World Smell Day. Details from the Aroma Foundation, Mellon Charles, Loch Ewe, IV22 2JE
16-17 Leamington Peace Festival, Leamington Spa, Warkwickshire FREE
16 –27 Climate change talks in Bonn, Germany
20-23 World Peace & Prayer Solstice Gathering, Lower Pertwood Farm, Wiltshire (site of the Big Green Gathering). Unconfirmed
21 Summer Solstice 8.33am, access to Stonehenge for sunrise has already been confirmed
22 Stop Star Wars - blockade the Ministry of Defence. ARROW 020 7607 2302
23 Alternative Glastonbury Tel: 0208 509 3353 www.continentaldrifts.uk.com/
23 - July 21 Ecology and Community Courses. Including: Understanding Capitalism: Global Perspectives, Ecological Movements and Social Activism, Feminism and Ecology, Radical Agriculture and Ecological Technology, Toward Directly Democratic Communities, and Public Education and Community Action. or 1 (802) 454-8493 www.social-ecology.org
24 June European Sun Day
29-1st July Winchester Hat Fair. For all you summer fete
massive Tel: 01962 849841 www.hatfair.co.uk/
30 Statewatching the new Europe: international conference on the state, civil liberties and secrecy. Organised by Statewatch 020 8802 1882 www.statewatch.org/
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2 Red Rambles Cromford Canal to Scarthin Promenade for lunch and return, 6 miles. Meet 11am at Whatsandwell railway station car park on the A6 north of Ambergate 0177827513 http://members.tripod.co.uk/ainema/index-2.html
7-8 T in the Park Tel: 0115 912 9190 www.tinthepark.com
8 Ambient Green Picnic, Shalford Park, Guildford
8 Lewisham Peoples Day www.lewisham.gov.uk
5-12 Anti-Border Camp In Poland organised by No One is Illegal It will take place close to Polish-Belarussian-Lithuenia border (close Polish city Augustow)."We will protest against a EU migration policy, clossing the eastern borders for no-EU citizens (visas etc), against deportations of "illegal" migrants, against nationalism etc. We want to connect the political action with the good summer party." Contact Rozbrat, LF-Maciej Roszak, PO Box 5, 60-966 Poznan 31, Poland. Mobile; 0048 (0) 603 247 245 e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
11 International Day of Action against ExxonMobil (ESSO) - picket their petrol stations, refineries or offices. Dubbed the "Greenhouse Gangsters" this lot are President Bush's biggest supporters encouraging him to ditch Kyoto and drill for oil in Alaska.www.globalwarming.isbad.net
12-14 Renewable Energy Fair at Stroud Town Centre, Gloucestershire. Contact Energy 21 on 01453 752277 www.energy21.org.uk
14-15 Bristol Community Festival at Ashton Court: finest free event in the West Country. Tel: 0117 904 2275; www.bristol.digitalcity.org/members/bcf/
16-23 Climate Change Talks in Bonn - with actions and events planned throughout. For info about travelling there and accommodation, see www.risingtide.de or contact Friends of the Earth 26-28 Underwood St. London N1 7JQ 0207 490 0881 www.foe.co.uk
20-22 Big Chill Festival
21 Love Parade Leeds council have refused permission for the event to be held there after complaints from the cops , but Radio 1 are looking for another venue in the North
21-23 The G8 Summit GENOA
Italian groups including Ya Basta will take this as an opportunity to mobilise counteractions with a focus on migration www.g7.utoronto.ca
26-29 Cambrige folk festival
27-29 WOMAD 01225 743 481 www.womad.org/
28 The 16th Sex Maniacs' Fairy Tail Ball, London, UK. www.sex-maniacs-ball.com/
July 27-August 5 Anti-imperialist Camp 2001, Italy: It is the Anti-imperialist Camp's purpose to encourage whatever form of struggle against injustice, to create the conditions for a united anti-imperialist front and to set the bases for a new uprising of a global revolutionary alternative. www.antiimperialista.com
27 July- September 2nd Action Camp against the Itoiz Dam Come to the action camp at Itoiz, in the Basque Country and show your resistance to this dangerous and destructive project which has been driven by corrupt politicians, some of whom have served prison sentences for fraud relating to the funds of the dam project. The dam was declared illegal in 1995 by the Supreme Court of Spain because it would destroy areas designated as nature protection zones. However, the construction work continued, and in March 2000 the Constitutional Court of Spain legalized the construction of the dam by changing the laws only for Itoiz. Now they are beginning to fill it, and are cutting down trees and removing topsoil to prepare for the reservoir. For the last 17 years local people have resisted the dam - from juridicial challenge and technical reports proving it to be unsafe, to mass demonstrations involving over 10,000 people, to sabotage of construction machinery, and the direct action campaign of Solidarios con Itoiz, who went across the whole of Europe, building solidarity and spreading information. Eight of their members face 5 years in prison for an action which stopped the construction of the dam for one year. email@example.com www.infoladen-daneben.de http://wagenstraat.squat.net/itoiz/
28 National Noise Demonstration at the Italian embassy in protest against police violence at Genoa. Bring lots of banners, drums, whistles, pots & pans, and anything else that can make a lot of noise! Meet 2pm, Italian Embassy, Three King's Yard, W1 London (nearest tube Bond St.)
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Eastern Green Fayre near Bury St.Edmunds. Date to be confirmed 01603 811686
1-5 Earth First Summer Gathering on a beautiful site in the foothills of the Peak District. Over 100 workshops sharing skills, campaigning and networking. National and international campaign round ups, as well as rock climbing, nature walks, games. £10 donation to cover costs. Accommodation is camping only. Details 0845-4589595 www.eco-action.org/gathering
1-5 Aug Northern Green Gathering
3-5 Guildford Festival; Tel: 01483 454159 www.guildford-live.co.uk
10 Prisoners Justice Day
10-12 Radio 4A premier pirate stationwill be on the airwaves all weekend on 106.6 FM. If you're not in Brighton tune into www.piratetv.net.
11 Reclaim the Beach - Your radio is the sound system. Bring a radio and tune into Radio 4A (106.6FM) on Brighton beach near Gemini's 8pm - 10pm, for a live broadcast.
9-11 Cropredy Festival, Nr. Banbury, Oxon. 01869 337142 www.fairportconvention.co.uk
10 Prisoners Justice Day
10-12 Crawley Circus Festival at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, Camping is available in the wooded grounds and hard standing for Campervans/caravans in the car park. www.circuswurx.freeserve.co.uk/conventn.htm
10- 11 The Little Green Gathering at Paradise Greens Community Gardens Brackenhill Park, Hollingwood Lane, Bradford 11am-7pm 01274 428337 email firstname.lastname@example.org
10-12 Auchtermuchty Festival, Fife, Scotland. Traditonal music weekend, venues in town and open air events. 01337 828 732
11 Volcano Festival, Hackney Marshes FREE London's largest free underground culture event. Featuring 25 different areas all run by individual active grass routes cultural groups. Hundreds of bands, performers, and artists. They need help so if you are looking to get involved in the boldest and most un-commercial event in London get in touch Tel 020-8509-3353
11 Brighton Gay Pride www.prideinbrightonandhove.com
11 Abbey Park Festival, Abbey Park Road, Leicester. 12pm - 11pm. Admission: £5 children under 10 and OAPs free. Multiple Stages featuring acts of almost every musical genre, plus Childrens Village, Licenced Bars, World Food, Craft Stalls, Traders www.abbeyparkfestival.co.uk
11 Anti British National Party demo in Welshpool, Wales. Meet Welshpool railway station 10-11 am
11 Folkwoods Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
12 Eighth Annual Portsmouth Smokey Bears Picnic. 2 p.m., Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hants. This is the longest running 'legalise-cannabis' event in the country.After the police arrested a man at last year's picnic for commenting on an officer's ill-fitting ginger wig (which resulted in the police paying £1,200 in compensation to the protester) picnickers are being encouraged to wear brightly coloured daft wigs! They are also being advised to bring legal smoking mixes and oxo cubes wrapped in cling film to keep the police on their toes! A website is under construction www.smokeybearspicnic.com
12 The Gory Twelth. Start of the grouse shoot sabbing season. Contact Hunt Sabs 01273 622827
12 Oostende Festival, Belgium
12- 19 Interculture Experiential Camp. "Exploring the archetypal gateways of the Round Table of sustainable living." (eh?) at Turners' Field, Compton Dundon, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6PT 01458 442192 email@example.com
16-19 The Welsh Green Gathering CANCELLED (see Schnews 311 for reasons why) www.big-green-gathering.com/wales.html
16-19 Festival on a ship! Der Stubnitz, Rotterdam
17 'Injustice' the film the Police Federation don't want you to see (SchNEWS 316), is being shown in London. Call 07770-432439 for details.
17-19 Big Chill Festival II Lulworth Castle, Dorset.0207 688 8080, www.bigchill.net
17- 19 Der Ringfest Koln, Pop Komm, Germany. Free
17-19 Nantwich Folk & Roots Festival www.folk-roots.co.uk
17 Newham Mele
17-19 Northampton Balloon festival 01604 238 791
18 Canterbury Sound Festival Featuring Hawkwind, Caravan, Porcupine Tree, Osibisa, The Hamsters And Josiah. At: Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, Near Faversham, Kent www.canterburyfestival.com All tickets £30 in advance. Children under 14 free of charge (if accompanied by an adult) Postal applications by cheque / postal orders payable to: "Canterbury Sound Limited" with an SAE to: Second Wave Promotions, PO Box 385, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB9 5DZ
18 Keep Wales GM Free at Birchesfield Farm, Sealand, Nr.Chester, Flintshire. Meet 2.30 pm at Fore Gold Range (Map Grid SJ 26/36 REF 3532:6840) Tel 01244-538638
18 'Injustice' the film the Police Federation don't want you to see is being shown at Masque, 90 Seel St, Liverpool L1, 6:30pm. It's part of a benefit night to start the campaign for justice for Jimmy Ashley who was shot dead in his bed in Hastings by armed cops. Paddy Hill of Miscarriage of Justice Campaign. will be the main speaker
18 Eindhoven Raggae Festival, The Netherlands
18-19 Virgin Music Festival, Belhus Park, Aveley, Chelmsford Tel: 01142 554973; www.gigsandtours.com Couldn’t find any info about it, probably corporate shite.
23-27 Northern Green Gathering presents 'Green Up North - climate change focus.' . No sound systems on site. All music will be acoustic. Location nearer the time. Volunteers needed. Tickets £30 in advance - £40 on the gate/kids £5. Contact 1 Brookfield Road, Leeds LS6 4EJ, Tel: 0113 224 9885 www.vis.u-net.com/ngg
23-5 Sept. Queer Pagen Camp, Dorset 0208 692 2430
23-26 Beyond the Brain IV Meditation from a scientific and spiritual angle 01333 340490 Louise@innes14.freeserve.co.uk
24 Mike Taylor has an appeal against his conviction for organising a demonstration at Heathrow Airport to stop the deportation flight to Iraq of Amanj Gafor, a mentally-ill Kurdish refugee. He has had the support of BA pilots and air traffic control workers. Picket Islewoth Crown Court, 9am, 36 Ridgeway Road, Isleworth. Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers. 0117-965-1803, firstname.lastname@example.org
24-26 Lowlands Festival Holland / R2001 - Rotterdam _"a kind of Dutch Glastonbury with the best Dutch Disco people aboard."
24-26 Tijuana Borderhack festival/US-Mexico border action. The location of the camp will be in the Playas de Tijuana part of the city, in front of the actual border fence that divides the third and the first world. http://www.neuroticos.com/borderhack/
25-27 The Carling Weekend. Used to be Reading Festival, now a two site dual shite festie split between Reading and Leeds; still a rock ting with bands with very daft names; Tel: 0208 961 5490; www.readingfestival.com
25 Limoges festival, France
25 Mass trespass on Hatfield Moor in Yorkshire to stop US company Scotts extracting the peat (bogs). Campaigners want the digging suspended and the place declared a 'special area for conservation,' otherwise Scotts will carry on digging for the next two years. This is a family friendly event - meet at Tyrham Hall Motel fishing lake 10:30-11am. Tel 07971-073282
25-1 Sept Bude Jazz Festival, Cornwall. 220 jazz events at 20 venues. 01288 356 360 www.budejazzfestival.co.uk
26 Deepdale Jazz Festival, Norfolk 12noon to 10pm. Live bands:Lumiere Rouge Ragtime Band, Jazz Girl, Drum workshops - run by Karamba Jamming Session - bring your own instruments or voice, Forster-Hammond Trio, New York Cafe Band, bar, food, craft stalls and more. Tickets £5 in advance, £6.50 on the door. Tel: 01485 210404 www.deepdalejazzfestival.co.uk
26-27 Notting Hill Carnival FREE 0208 964 0544
26-27 Demo at Edenbridge and Oxted Show, Blindley Heath. This is the Country Show where the Old Surrey and Burstow Hunt with West Kent parade their hounds before the start of the cubbing season. Contact Surrey Anti Hunt Campaign, BM BOX 7099, london, WC1N 3XX Tel 0771 9031066 email: email@example.com
27 Carshalton Environmental Fair at Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road, Carshalton, Surrey At £2 per adult, (£1 concessions) and children under 16 FREE enquiry line 020 8296 5485, EnvironmentalFair Collective, c/o The Old School House, Mill Lane, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JY.email firstname.lastname@example.org
27 Bog Snorkeling Championships and Mountain Bike Bog Leaping ! Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. 01591 610 666 http://llanwrtyd-wlls.powys.org.uk/bog.htm
30 - 1 Sept Conference about North American and European direct democracy, San Francisco www.iandrinstitute.org
31- 2 Sept Off the Tracks Festival. Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Castle Donington Nr Junction 24 M1. Contact Off The Tracks :-PO Box 68 Derby DE1 3XY 01332 384518 / 833673 www.offthetracks.co.uk
31- 2 Sept. Sola Luna, Samothraki Island, Greece. Trance festival. www.accessallareas.org
31-2 Sept. Soil, Soul, Society organic conversion: sustainable solutions for people and the planet . Not cheap 0845 458 4718 www.greengate.org.uk
31 - 2 Sept Scarborough Summer School. "Pluralists of the world unite! You have nothing to build but new chains...of resistance... in a non-binding, volunturistic, unrestrictive kind of way!" Organised by the Centre for Democratic Policy-making, Red Pepper, and the Leicester Radical Alliance. Registration £10, please book in advance. Accomodation £44 (£20 concessions). More info/bookings: Steve Rooney, 96 Knighton Fields Road West, Leicester, LE2 6LG. 0116-2832062. email@example.com
31 - 3 Sept Bumbershoot, Washington State, USA. "From around the Northwest and all over the world, each Labor Day weekend thousands of artists converge to form the mighty urban arts showcase that is Bumbershoot. It's the granddaddy of all parties, the tastiest sampling of entertainment ever compiled, a place where stars of tomorrow share the stage with living legends, buffoons stride alongside ballerinas and the everyday mingles with the mysterious" www.onereel.org
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To Be Confirmed: Free Tibet Festival including Beastie Boys in Brockwell Park
1 '3 headed' demonstration against Porton Down Meet at the Maltings, Salisbury at 1.30pm for a march and demo in the town and then on to Porton Down front and rear entrances. For map send SAE to Jenny Pothecray, Lemerle, Amesbury Road, Salisbury, SP4 0HN.
1 Feest In Het Park, Oudenaarde, Belgium.
2 Burston Strike School Rally---Norfolk annual event commemorating the longest strike in history, 26 YEARS! For supporting local agricultural workers, Tom and Kitty Higdon were sacked as teachers by the local clergy and aristrocaracy. They set up Strike School on the village green, funded by Trade Union movement, dispute only ended when Tom died. School now a museum. For more info 0208 8439591www.pastonroot.co.uk/gdownes/index.htm
2 Tortoise Day The British Association of Tortoise keepers will be at Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry for their annual get together. One not to miss. 12-4pm, £3/free to HDRA members 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
2 Nottingham Green Festival, Trent embankment.
2 Rebel Alliance - meeting of Brighton direct action groups, 7pm, Hanover Centre, Southover Street, Brighton
2-6 International ISWA Congress, Stavanger, Norway NOAS kompetansesenter A.S: The objectives of ISWA are to promote and develop professional solid waste management world-wide, through technological development and improvement of practices, for the protection of the environment and conservation of materials and energy resources.contact www.stavanger-forum.no/iswa2001 or www.iswa.dk
3 Cardiff Social Forum. Discussion about Genoa, global capital etc. Grassroots Cafe, Charles St Cardiff, 6:30PM. 02920 707102.
3 The family of Zahid Mubarek, who was killed by his racist cellmate in Feltham prison last year, have been granted leave for judicial reviews against the Home Secretary and the coroner to ask them to explain why they have refused a public inquiry. For more info contact Suresh Grover, of the National Civil Rights Movement and the family spokesperson, on 020 8843 2333
3-9 National Speakout week. "speakout gives homeless people a voice and a platform direct into decision makers about ssues and matters of concernfor us - about what is meaningful in our lives" Organised by Groundswell, 5-15 Cromer St., London, WC1H 8LS 020 7713 2880 www.groundswell.org.uk
4 -7 Centres for Change Conference at Manchester's new centre for sustainable living, MERCi www.centresforchange.co.uk
7-8 Beer Festival at The 1 In 12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford. BD1 2LY. UK Tel 01274 734160 www.1in12.com
8 World Development Movement Cabaret. Music from the Blazing Homesteads and the Soul Agents, plus stand-up comedy, food and dancing. 7:30pm - 12 midnight, Upper Hall, Battersea Arts Centre. Tickets £10, WDM 020 77376215. firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Deptford Free Festival , Fordham Park
8 Norwich Street Carnival. Day of peaceful protest against globalisation, McDonalds, Starbucks, capitalism, gm trials, you get the picture. c/o Direct Action Forum, PO Box 487, Norwich, NR2 3AL 0794487393
8-9 Forest gardening with Martin Crawford, an overview of how to design, implement and maintain a temperate forest garden. Details: ART, 46 Hunters Moon, Dartington, Totnes, DEVON TQ9 6JT Email: email@example.com www.agroforestry.co.uk Tel: 01803 840776
8-9 The Organic and Real Food Festival, Watershed Media Centre, Harbourside, Bristol. The best of organic products as well as lectures and workshops 01934 813407 www.naturalhealthshows.co.uk
11-14 DSEi Arms Fair
Ever wanted to buy some guns, tanks or cluster bombs to kill pesky protestors? If you are a nasty dictator you'll be welcomed with open arms at the Defence Systems and Equipment International arms fair (DSEi) at the Excel Centre, London Docklands. Maybe you'll be able to pick up some landmines, they are banned under international law but they got away with it last time. Mind you, if you're a peace protestor please don't turn up on the opening day for A Fiesta for Life Against Death, and don't call 020-72810297, write to Disarm DSEi, PO Box 9656, London N4 4JY, or visit www.disarm-trade.org, to find out how you and your mates can get involved.
16 Worldwide day of action against McDonalds to mark World Food Day. Adopt YOUR store Leaflets £10 for 750 from veggies 0845 458 9595
16 Save Your Own Seed Day. Take a look behind the Heritage Seed Library that protects rare and endangered varieties of vegetables. Learn how to save your own seeds. Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry 10am-4:30pm. Contact 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
16 Pear Day, Canon Hall near Barnsley. Come and check out the largest collection of pear varieties in England. 01226 790270
16 - 24 Third International Conference of Peoples Global Action, Cochabamba, Bolivia www.agp.org
20 Car Free Day www.carbusters.ecn.cz For details of possible event in Brighton contact Clare 01273 622299
21 'Diaries of Despair' demonstration. Uncaged, the anti-vivisection group, is planning a national demonstration outside the Home Office on the year anniversary of its publication of the 'Diaries of Despair' report which exposed ill treatment of primates at research centres working for Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), Imutran UK/Novartis and the UK Government. Uncaged needs 500 people dressed as primates to die on the pavement.07990 584158/9 www.uncaged.co.uk
21-23 Dry Rock, Amsterdam. Gathering of underground artists and musicians from throughout Europe. Held at the massive squatted dry Dock on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
22 FLAN (Flintshire Action Network) will be holding a non-violent protest outside The GAP in Chester, 12 noon, firstname.lastname@example.org
22-23 Cider and Perry weekend at Brogdale - home of the national fruit collection, Kent. More details 01795 535286
22-23 National weekend of action against asylum seeker detention www.closecampsfield.org.uk
22 European Car Free Day
28 – October 4 Mobilization! Washington, DC. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank will be holding their Joint Annual General Meetings. Call out for activists from all over the world to come to Washington during that week to protest and expose the illegitimacy of the institutions and officials who continue to claim the right to determine the course of the world economy. Contact 50 Years Is Enough Network www.50years.org
29 National Cannabis March, Central London, 12noon www.schmoo.co.uk/sep29.htm
29 Alternatives In Education Fair, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (Holborn Tube) 10.30AM -5pm Human Scale Education, 96 Carlingcott, nr.Bath, BA2 8AW 01275 332516 www.hse.org.uk
ANTI WAR PROTESTS, PEACE VIGILS
* To keep up-to-date with vigils and protests around the country check out http://pax.protest.net
* E-mail list to co-ordinate activities: Subscribe by sending email to: aftermath-11-Septemberemail@example.com
*North Welsh anti-war email list To subscribe send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
*For more info, contact CND on 02077002350, or www.cnduk.org
4-7 Centres for change network annual gathering and conference At the wonderful Merci in Manchester. The conference will offer advice on setting up new practical projects and policies for your community and resource centre. Contact 01792 480200 www.c4c.oxfree.com
5 Coming Out Day. A call for all gays, lesbians and bisexuals to come out of the closet. 08707-350450 www.comingoutday.org.uk
5 A Day Of Action in Bristol City Centre Action against Job Agencies (meet College Green, 3:30pm) organised by Bristol Against Casualisation Campaign (an autonomous group). 10, 000 people in Bristol alone are employed through job agencies. Job agencies are promoted as offering 'freedom', more choice, 'flexibility', it should really read insecurity, increased alienation and rampant exploitation. We call out to anti-capitalists to come along and participate, bringing your own ideas and creativity, bring your banners, drums, whistles, placards, clown masks, balaclavas, deck chairs, footballs, frisbees…a procession, carnival extravaganza!!
5-6 The Corporate-Security State: An international teach-in on the use of global police and militaries to protect corporate globalization against people and democratic dissent. Ottawa Ontario " As the anti-corporate globalization movement grows our governments are acting more and more as collaborators protecting global corporate interests. The tools of repression - tear gas, rubber bullets, blacklists and even live ammunition - are being used against people and democratic dissent." Contact End the Arms Race, Suite 405-825 Granville Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 1K9 Canada www.peacewire.org
6 "Spirituality & Social Activism in a Time of Global Crisis." - Narborough, Leicestershire Noon - 3pm at: Amida Trust, The Buddhist House, 12 Coventry Road Narborough, Leicestershire LE9 5GB 0116 286 7476 http://www.amidatrust.com
5-7 Treesponsibility Gathering. A weekend of treeplanting, debate and celebration. Since 1997 Treesponsibility has campaigned around climate change issues and taken action by reforesting the hills of Calderdale. Now they have their own tree nursery and plan to plant 20,000 trees this winter. Registration details from 10 Broughton St., Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 01422 843 222
5-12 Mersey Basin Week A week of events to clean up and enjoy the local riverside, with guided walks, clean ups and canoeing events. email@example.com ,www.merseybasin.org.uk Tel: 0161 242 8203
5-8 Transform Colombus Day If you read the mainstream press you could be forgiven for thinking that the struggle against global capitalism started in Seattle. But this struggle has been going on for years, centuries in fact. The Indigenous People of the Western Hemishere are still organizing and fighting against Capitalist Globalization, they will be protesting on Colombus Day, the date Colombus "discovered" the Americas. They call on all people to join them for four days in actively stopping and reversing the Columbus legacy. Find out more about the slave trader Colombus and his colonial legacy at www.transformcolumbusday.org. and http://raib.cjb.net/
6 Friends of the Earth's conference on environmental justice, looking at the connection between pollution and poverty from a global, national and local perspective. Free @ Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, South Wales For more info/booking form E mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.torfaen-fighttheplan.org.uk/
6 International day of action and demonstration against the return of trucks to the Mont Blanc area The mayors of the Mont Blanc towns of Chamonix, Servoz and Les Houches held a referendum on the return of the trucks last Sunday. August 19th. Environmental groups want to show their solidarity with truck-plagued Maurienne (which now gets all the Mont Blanc trucks) They will also demand a more sustainable European transport policy. Busses from Chamonix to the protest will be organised. Tel: 0033-6-21 98 98 94 email: email@example.com
6 Voices for Change a debate on the future of land use in Britain organised by the Permaculture Association Kingsley Hall, Bromley-by-Bow, East London. Info 0845 4581805, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.permaculture.org.uk
6 Environmental Justice conference Congress theatre, Cwmbran, south wales. A free conference organised by Friends of the Earth Cymru and Torfaen Friends of the Earth. Contact: FOE Cymru, 33 Castle arcade balcony, Cardiff CF10 1BY. Tel: 02920 229577, email: email@example.com, website: www.foe.co.uk.
6 Exploring the Roots of Eco-magic Conference on eco-magic work with Nature Spirits. Speakers: William Bloom, Andy Lechter, Caroline Wise, Jani Farell Roberts and Jack Gale. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. 10 am 'til 5 pm. Contact: www.gn.apc.org/dragon/
6 Rock Around the Blockade presents: 'Revolutionary Cuba' - a day of discussion and debate 10.30am - 5pm at the Millman Community Centre, Millman Street, WC1 (nearest tube: Russell Square) £6 waged / £4 low-waged / £2 unwaged - includes Lunch. Creche and transport provided - please ring 020 7837 1688 in advance to book or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
6 "No to NATO: Festival of Creative Non-Violence" Ottawa, Canada, To celebrate non-violent opposition to war and injustice, and counter the NATO-related meetings being held there. www.ncf.ca/coat, or www.flora.org/coat/forum
6 Environmental Justice: our right to a fair and decent environment. Organised by Friends of the Earth Cymru and Torfaen Friends of the Earth. Congress Theatre, 2001, Cwmbran, South Wales. Free - for more information and a booking form. Tel 029 20229577 E mail email@example.com
6 The campaign to free Samar Alami and Jawad Botmeh two Palestinians who are serving 20 years in relation to the bombings of the Israeli Embassy and Balfour House in London in 1994 have organised a bus ride around London, starting at 2:30pm from Euston Square bus station www.freesaj.org.uk
6-9 The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane is CANCELLED. ww.crosswinds.net/~happyanarchy
7 Birmingham Anarchist Group Picnic in the Park Fury in the Forbidden Zone! Meet 2pm, The Bandstand, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham Tel: 07866 443407 firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Coming Out Day Get out of that closet and SHAKE IT! For help and advice call 08707 350 450; www.comingoutday.org.uk
7 Genetics Education Conference, Bracknell, Berkshire. £8/£4 01344 452893
7 No War but the Class War meeting, 5pm, The Exchange, Sebbon st, Islington nrst tube: Highbury/Islington. email@example.com
7-9 Farm Scale Composting Training. Info: Common Cause Co-operative 01273 470900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Special viewing of the video documentary about Samar and Jawad (see 6 October), 6:30pm, Room G51, at the School of Oriental & African Studies, Malet Street, London WC1 (Nearest tube: Russell Square).www.freesaj.org.uk
8 Anti War Meeting Brighton University speakers include Mark Steel (not SWP honest!) and local Councillor Keith Taylor, 6.00pm in the Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton
9 Network for Peace. A meeting of a wide range of peace groups to discuss a co-ordinated response to the current international crisis. Friends House, Euston Road, London, 6.00-7.30 on Tuesday 9 October. email@example.com.
10 Public meeting about Star Wars, Friends' Meeting House in Redland, Bristol. Speakers include Pat Arrowsmith - veteran of every anti-nuke and peace campaign you can think of - who during the Troops Out campaign confronted British soldiers, and was arrested for her pains - has been hosed down from the side of nuclear submarines - many times jailed. 7.30 pm. £4 / £2 (unwaged).
10 Media workers against the war Public meeting with speakers including John Pilger and Paul Foot, 7.30 pm October at the Camden Center, Bidborough Street, WC1, (near Kings Cross tube)
10 Actions against Shell to mark Anniversay of the Judicial Murder of 9 Ogoni Activists. 020-8678-9605 firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Base Invaders Protest against military action at RAF Valley (Anglesey), 11:30am Please bring banners and bread. Contact: 07941 735639
11 Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CACC) meeting 7pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London
11-12 The TransAtlantic Business Dialogue annual corporate knees up has been scaled down instead of the 400 delegates only 12 TABD leaders will meet with a small number of officials in Washington DC. According to US officials 80 per cent of the Dialogue's recommendations have been turned into official policy. www.tabd.nu.
12 Food Links 2001 Workshops and info on; setting up food co-ops; community cafes; food in schools; Get Cooking; community food growing; linking local producers and consumers; community owned shops. Exhibition space available for groups. All this takes place at Lewes Town Hall, High street Lewes from 10am-4.30 pm. Tel: 01273 703100
12 Fundraiser gig CSL Newham 3 Carpenters Centre, Gibbins road Stratford E15. 7 pm till late. £5 For more information & tickets contact: CSL Newham Three. PO Box 1681, London N8 7LE. email@example.com phone 0207 474 8367.
12 Help the Zapatistas set a precedent for Indigenous Rights around the world. 9 Zapatista political prisoners remain incarcerated under false charges. Fax, email, phone and write to the Mexican Embassy demanding that the Mexican Govt. comply with ILO convention 169 on ancestral land rights. Contacts: The Chiapas Community Defenders Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Estacin Libre at firstname.lastname@example.org
13 International Day of Protest against the Weaponisation of Space (STOP STAR WARS) The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases are organising a demontration at Menwith Hill Spybase Tel 01943 466405 www.caab.org.uk
13 Green Left Forum: "After Capitalism - What?" Univeristy of London Union, Malet St., 10pm -4pm 0116 2556369
13 Newcastle Upon Tyne British Sign Language March part of the campaign to get BSL recognised as an official language meet at 11am email@example.com
13 UK Ecodesign 10up Celebration of UK ecological design, £40, £25 conc. 9-5pm, Conway hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1. For more info contact: www.10up.org.uk
13 March and rally for peace and justice: Called by CND. Assemble 12 noon in Hyde Park (Marble Arch end). March 1pm to Trafalgar Square for rally. The march takes place on the International Day of Protest to Stop the Militarisation of Space, and CND will be stepping up its campaign against Star Wars
13-14 Hubble Bubble Grand Bazaar Festival Over 15 Live Bands, International DJs, Trapeze Artists, Belly Dancers, Fire Dancers, Light and Visual show, Exhibition, Workshops, Traditional food, and more...... Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, N1 £25 weekend ticket (£20 concessions) £15 Day ticket (£10 concessions) Box office; 0870 120 Info line; 0795 116 7654 web: www.hubblebubble.net
13-14 Gathering to tackle climate change welcomes all people who want to become more involved to meet learn and plan strategically for the coming year and beyond. The gathering will be held at Bridge 5 Mill an inspiring new environment centre in Manchester. Will include workshops and discussions, informal networking and socialising with like minded people. Info 01865 241097 or send a blank email to RTgatheringfirstname.lastname@example.org
13/14th Rising Tide UK gathering will take place in the inspiring BRIDGE 5 MILL environment centre in Manchester."The weekend will be a vital and empowering opportunity for all those currently taking action to tackle climate and change, as well as people who want to become more involved, to meet, learn and plan strategically for the coming year and beyond. " For more info 01865 241097 www.risingtide.org.uk
14 'CARNIVALISTA' Social Centre Meeting, Main Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank (nearest tube: Waterloo) 2pm. The Carnivalistas are a non-hierarchical group establishing a social centre in South London…We want to build a community space, inc: media centre, library, vegan café, meeting rooms. We support all forms of action that strive towards a world built on mutual aid. SHAKE YOUR MARACAS AND SHAKE THE SYSTEM email@example.com Tel. 07751432240, 07905015810 or 07790590319 http://www.community-fund.org.uk
14 Animal Rights Coalition Meeting Networking for all campaigning groups and individuals, at Veggies'Venue, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, Veggies Food. Details from ARCNews:0845 458 0146
15 Demonstration in support of MayDay nine Meet outside the court on the first day of the trial of nine people charged with public order offences at this years May Day. 9am, Birmingham Magistrates Court, Corporation Street. Donations are welcome for their defence. Cheques/postal orders payable to: BMDDC. Send to c/o PO Box 9417, Birmingham B13 9WA. 07980 416346. firstname.lastname@example.org
15-21 Organic Week A week of nationwide special events to raise consumer awareness of organic food and farming. Contact: Tom De Pass at the Soil Association, Tel: 0117 987 4585
15 The 15th Day of Dance With dance workshops and a party in the evening. All proceeds will be donated to Yorkshire CND and Oxfam 9am-11:30pm, Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Shipley.. For full details and a booking form send SAE to /day of Dance, c/o Yorkshire CND, 22 Edmund Street, Bradford BD5 0BH or 01274 730795
16 Worldwide day of action against McDonalds to mark World Food Day. Protest against the promotion of junk food, the unethical targeting of children, exploitation of workers, animal cruelty, damage to the environment and the global domination of corporations over our lives. Adopt YOUR store Leaflets £10 for 750 from veggies 0845 458 9595 McLibel Support Campaign / London Greenpeace 5 Caledonian Rd, London, N1 9DX, UK. Tel/Fax +44-(020) 7713 1269 Email: email@example.com Internet info:www.mcspotlight.org
16 Shut down and disrupt Toronto's financial district. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or mail Box 116, 339a College St., Toronto ON, M5T 1S2.
16 Speak Out Against Racism Hands Around the Home Office - Defend Asylum Rights Vigil at the Home Office, please bring candles 5.30 - 7pm Outside the Home Office, 50 Queen Anne's Gate, SW1 Speakers include: Fazil Kawani of ARC, Tony Young of CWU, Andy Gilchrist of FBU, Simon Hughes MP and many more. EU governments are meeting in a special summit in Brussels on16th and 17th October to discuss changing the 1951 Geneva Convention's definition of a refugee so as to tighten asylum laws. This vigil at the Home Office will draw attention to the summit and defend the right to seek asylum in the UK and the EU, and oppose attempts to dilute the convention. Contact: 020 7247 9907/07879 612 234
16- 17 Resumption of the appeal of Samar and Jawad who were sentanced to 20 years for allegedly bombing the Israeli embassy in London www.freesaj.org.uk
17 It's Your Choice! Changing patterns of production and consumption in the UK Conference at Imperial College, London. Contact: Hersha Mistry, Centre for continuing education , room 318, sherfield building , Imperial college of science, Technology and medicine. Tel: 0207 5946 884, email: email@example.com, website www.ad.ic.ac/cpd/uned.htm
17-19 Art From the Underground A mixed media event in a squatted venue in central London. Film-Nite on Thursday, live music & visual performance on Friday. Art + Refreshments throughout 07050 614804 firstname.lastname@example.org www.headfuk.org/TAA
18 Antonio Maceo 'Cuba's Black Hero'. 2 meetings arranged by the Cuba
Solidarity Campaign as part of Black History month. Freedom fighter from the
19th Century who fought in the Ten Years War against Spainish rule. Wounded
no less than 24 times by bullets and sword cuts. Maceo rejected sectarian positions,
defending himself as a Cuban. Famous for "Liberty is won with the machete,
not by asking for it." Renowned for his wit!! Goldsmiths College, Old Deptford
Town Hall, London SE7.
18 Meeting to revive the Wallingford peace group Wallingford Town Hall 7:30pm. Info 01491 202219.
19 Antonio Maceo Talk at RENCAICI 300 Mare St, Hackney, London E8. Info 0207 2636452 Free
19-28 Captain Cook Maritime Music Festival -, Middlesbrough, Staithes & Whitbycook. cook. Big up to the sea shanty massive! Bring yer parrots...Contact email@example.com
20 Anarchist Bookfair 10am-7pm Camden Centre, London (opposite St Pancras Station). With extra meetings in the Friends Meeting House (five minutes up the road) Anarchist Bookfair, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1. firstname.lastname@example.org www.anarchistbookfair.org
20 No Star Wars. Organising against Bush's National Missile Defence Programme, Conference at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 10.30 am -5pm More details London Region CND 0207 607 2302 www.londoncnd.fsnet.co.uk
20 Composting workshop at the Henry Doubleday Research Association organic gardens in Coventry. Tel 024 7630 3517 www.hdra.org.uk
20 Big Big World Glasgow International festival of world music 0141 221 0359 email@example.com
20-21 Anarchist Round Table Christchurch, New Zealand www.24.brinkster.com/aconference/ firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Jam Echelon Day Echelon is the electronic surveillence system they use at Menwith Hill. E-mail your friends and get them to go to the Jam Echelon website. http://cipherwar.com/echelon
21 National Apple Day A celebration of er, apples would you believe. 020 7267 2144 www.commonground.org.uk
21 Mass Sit Down Nonviolent civil disobedience against the war. Please wear black. Meet 1pm Temple Place, London WC2 0845 458 9571
22 Big Blockade of Faslane (Ok Blok) Trident nuclear submarine base 0141 423 1222 www.gn.apc.org/tp2000
22 Demonstrate outside Wickham Research Laboratories Meet at noon at the bandstand, West Street, Fareham Town Centre, and 3pm at the labs at Winchester Road, Wickham, Hants. Please bring placards, messages, flowers etc. to tie to the fence at the labs. 023 9258 8516
22-26 Energy Efficiency Week
23 Land For People Developing Community Land Trusts for social enterprise, housing and community supported farming. The space, stroud, Golucestershire. Contact: Martin Large tel: 01453 757 040
25 Our World is Not for Sale preparation evening, for WTO rally in November (see below). With workshops on trade justice and banner making Capel Penuel, Bangor email@example.com 6pm - 9.30pm
25-26 Organic Wales The wider benefits of organic farming. Pembrokeshire contact: Helen Scourfield, New Building, Old Hakin road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1XE. Tel: 01437 779 373
25 - 28 Womex Festival, Rotterdam "the biggest networking salon for the world's music ever"
26-27 Peace Brigades International 20th anniversary conference, Konstanz, Germany and Romanshorn, Switzerland. International conference on promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights - the role of civilian third party initiatives in conflict areas. www.peacebrigades.org
26-28 Wild/Front Weekend, Netherlands/Belgium. A gathering of activists from Belguim and Holland with workshops and entertainment.The location is not made public yet. Leave a voice message at 0031 84 8666018, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to po box 85069, 3508 AB Utrecht, Netherlands. Donations appreciated
26- 4 Nov. Scottish International Storytelling Festival Edinburgh and Lothians. 0131 557 5724 www.storytelling-centre.org.uk
26 Benefit Gig for Genoa Justice Campaign at Chat's Palace, Brooksbys walk, Hackney, 8pm - 1am. Bands are Gertude, MusH , the leeches, deejays are - housewives choice £3.50 on the door - Raising money to sue the Italian State for revenge/justice for the six UK residents savagely beaten and imprisoned at the protests against the G8 summit in Genoa
26 Rally against the war. Iin Caernarfon organised by Plaid Cymru. 11.30am Speakers: Hywel Williams Mp, Cllr Dafydd Iwan Organised by Cynefin y Werin Contact: 01286 882359 or email@example.com
27 CAAT National Forum. Open to all involved or wishing to be involved against the Arms Trade.10.30am-5.00pm, at: St. Vincents, Carlisle Place, Victoria, London SW1, Nearest tube: Victoria. For details call CAAT on: 020 7281 0297 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.caat.org.uk
27 Stem the Flow? 1 day Symposium on Third World Debt Speakers Peter Lang (author of ethical investments) and Brian Leslie (editor of Sustainable Economics). Marking One World Week at the Friends Meeting House, Frodsham Street, Chester (from 10am - 4pm). Contact Helen Trask 01244 311952
27 Radical Routes Autumn Gathering. All day workshops and activities, starting at 11am introduction to Radical Routes, starting at 2pm introduction to Radical Routes finance and social evening. At Kinning Park Community Centre, Cornwall Street, Glasgow (Kinning Park Underground). www.radicalroutes.org.uk Tel: 0113 262 9365 or Lynn 0141-332-8064.
27 World Peace: Working towards a Positive Change. A day of meditation and discussion with talks and live music. Bring sandwiches and a cushion. 10.30am - 4.30pm King Alfred's School, North End Road Golders Green, NW11
27 Global and local resistance in the 21st century. Organised by Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) to celebrate 25 years of Capital and Class.1pm - 6pm (following CSE's AGM). The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1. Donation
27 Organising in the Work Place An introduction to Health and Safety. Organised by the Solidarity Federation 10.30am, The Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester Tel 0161 2327889 www.solfed.org.uk
27 Anti War Demonstration Human Chain around the Ministry of Defence building, Brown Street, Glasgow.
27 Stop E$$O in Cardiff Action. Meet at Victoria Park Bandstand 2 - 2:30 pm At E$$O Garage Near Ely Roundabout Both Locations Cowbridge Road, Cardiff.
27 Cardiff Critical Mass , meet noon at the National Museum Steps, off Park Place. Fliers avaliable at: www.cardiffcriticalmass.moonfruit.com
28 (the day the clocks go back): OurPower meeting to address the issue of the Council cuts to the Voluntary Sector, which affects the whole spectrum of voluntary organisations, including the closure of the Hove CAB office at Christmas. 6.00.p.m, Albert Pub, top of Trafalgar Street by Brighton Station
28 Benefit for Afghan Refugees with The Brighton Agitators, DJ Bin Liner, Tragic Roundabout, Video Propaganda by Guerrillavision, and comedians from Voodoo Vaudeville, 7-10.30pm, at Gloucester Club, Brighton, free food before 8pm, £3.50/£4.
28. Brighton Council Cuts To discuss recent council funding cuts to essential voluntary and community groups. at the Albert Pub, upstairs. Trafalgar St, Brighton, 6pm.
29 'The Globalisation of Capital versus the Globalisation of Spirit - a new strategy for radical social transformation.' Rabbi Michael Lerner talks on the growing 'Politics of Meaning' movement. 7pm, Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 (opposite Euston rail/underground; disabled access). Entry charge: donations. See the progressive political magazine Lerner edits, Tikkun at www.tikkun.org Politics of Meaning/event info: email@example.com tel 07957 787847.For FAQs: www.meaning.org/frame_what.html
29 Vigil at site of proposed primate research site at 307 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, from 6pm.
29 No War but the Class War (Now "Brighton Against the war") upstairs at the Hob Goblin, by St. Peter's Church, Brighton. 7.30pm. Meet every Monday.
29-Nov 9 Climate Change Conference COP7, Marrakech, Morocco (see SchNews 327). Rising Tide in Europe and activists across the Mediterranean (the MARE network www.mare.net.gr) are calling for an international day of action against climate change on Tuesday 9th November. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
29. HAG (Hellraising Anarchist Girls) meeting at 397 King's Way, Brighton, 7pm.
30 - 1 Nov. COPEX arms fair, Sandown Racecourse. Exhibition of 'counter-insurgency' items previously exposed as a market place for torture equipment. For protests contact Campaign Against Arms Trade 020 7281 0297 email@example.com
30 Leicester Radical Alliance general meeting. Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester.07718 629651
31 Tyneside Radical Film Festival present Global Protest anti-globalisation movement through some of the days of action which have occurred across the globe including the films: Crowd Bites Wolf - Prague, London May Day 2001, Genoa, The Pies the limit. Suggested donations is £3. 8pm The Side Cinema, Newcastle's Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE. For more info contact Paul on 0191 272 4635 firstname.lastname@example.org
31 Give Nike Hell. Meet at 6pm outside Nike Town, Oxford Circus. Come dressed as something as evil as child sweat-shop labour. No Sweat, PO Box 36707, London SW9 8YA. 07904 431 959. www.nosweat.org.uk
31 Hallowe'en 9 Ladies Anti Quarry Protest Site Fun-Raiser Upstairs: Superfast Oz (Kaktai), Matt, Jude, pHarma Giles, Downstairs: Sean, Reddy Frec, CAT. ( till late with SchNEWS and SchMovies) Volks Tavern, Madeira Drive, Brighton. Entry: donations http://pages.zoom.co.uk/-nineladies
31 Hallowe'en Party at Newchurch Farm Details from Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs, 7pm 01902 564 734
31 Hallowe'en Party for kids 5-8pm at Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project, allotments behind Moulsecoomb train station, Brighton. Bring a bowl and sppon for soup and dress up. Regular workdays Tuesdays 10am-4pm and Friday mornings.s
31. Follow up Brighton Urban Design and Development (BUDD) meeting at St Peter's Hall, York Place, Brighton, 7.45pm, to discuss Sainsbury's plans to develop Railtrack land www.solarcity.co.uk/BUDD Tel; 01273 291165
1 Fox Hunt Sabbing Season opens. (Foot and mouth permitting). Contact your local Hunt Sab group or Hunt Saboteurs Association. 01273-622827
1 World Vegan Day. Vegan Society: 01424 427393
1 Meditate to Liberate A day of meditation and prayers outside the gates of Huntingdon Life Sciences. Bring warm clothes, waterproofs, musical instruments and food. 6am-6pm Info from John 07771953465 or Joan 01223 311828 email@example.com
1 Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels Carnival http://www.tarbarrels.co.uk/
2 Benefit night for West Country Activist Gathering featuring Disruptive Element (anarchic ska punk) and Twitcher (self proclaimed worst punk band in Bristol), The Enjoyment Service etc @ The Bristol Comedy Pub, Stokes Croft, Bristol 9pm - 1am £3.50
2. Meeting to set up a small school/learning centre in Brighton. The Pheonix Community Centre,Brighton, 7pm. Contact Anna on 245042 for more details.
3 Trade Justice Carnival - protest against world trade rules. Assemble 12.30pm Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Imperial war Museum, Lambeth Road, London. Tel. 020 7274 7630 www.wdm.org.uk www.tradejusticemovement.org.uk
3 Protest about Star Wars. Edinburgh CND: Contact 0131 661 7785. CND Scotland's webpage about Star Wars is: http://www.cndscot.dial.pipex.com/starwars/
3 Stop the war public meeting. Tony Benn, Tariq Ali, 4.00 p.m Southall Community Centre Merrick Rd (next to Sunrise Radio, close to Southall Station) Afghani Refugee Stop the War Coalition Local: PO Box 304 Southall Middx UB2 5YR
3 Socialist History Society Public Meeting. The Kurdish women's movement and the Kurdish national struggle: Gender and Identity. Talk and discusssion Marx House Clerkewell Green 2-4pm 020 8574 8195 Morganshs@hotmail.com
3 Discussions on Fundamentalism in power in Iran and Afghanistan, the war against Afaghanistan, How to build an anti war movement, What kind of solidarity. Organised by Movement For Socialism & Workers Left Unity- Iran 1.30pm - 5.00pm, Birkbeck College, London University, Mallet Street, London http://www.etehadchap.com
3- 4 Queertalk 2001- Equality Alliance Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campaigning Conference. University of London Union, starts Sat 10am, Sun 11.15am.
3 The Unions Fightback Conference Conference to take the fight against privatisation forward. St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street/St. Mary's Path, London. 11.30 -5.00pm (tube: Angel or Highbury & Islington). Workshops include: Schools - no place for business, no place for profit, How do we stop post privatisation?, Public housing sell-offs, Defending victimised union reps, Getting round the anti-union laws and The future of the union political funds www.unionsfightback.org.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07944 960103
3 Queeruption presents Flaming Queers @ Cock Tavern, 340 Kennington Road, SE11 (nearest tube oval/vauxhall) a benefit party for Queeruption IV - London 2002 8pm-2am performance by Mr dan Bloom "in silence, gayson famous and friends fireshow by fire brigade local 69 others TBC sounds by DJ wankers, elvina, and F.A.B. expects 80s trash, riot girrl, indi, wierd, whatever...£3 recommended on door 020 7735 3199 www.queeruption.com
4 BASS Bonfire Night Blow Out - fireworks and afterparty @ concorde2, Brighton, 6pm till late - Free entry/donations welcome. Most of the BASS collective will be present, so expect sets from Bust the Box, APT, Nu-Sense, co-existence, FAF, Positive Sounds, The Free Party/Bob Dobbs, Aimless, TAG, Subsystem, Teknophobia, Kymera, Crackpot and Liquid sound system DJ's. Funds raised will pay for crew to get first-aid trained.
4 Stop the WAR - Help build an anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-war coalition. 4pm Millman Street Community Centre, Millman Street, (Russell Square tube)
4-23 Farming for Better Food " Food and farming are in crisis all over the world. This crisis embraces a huge range of social and environmental issues, from international trade to the future of rural life, from genetic engineering to the role of family farms, from public health and nutrition to the power of consumers. Three leading experts in these fields will explore how and why the crisis has emerged, and offer viable and practical solutions." It's at Schumacher College, Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, England Tel: 01803-865-934 http://www.gn.apc.org/schumachercollege
5 Justice for Simon Jones. Beginning of the trial of Euromin boss on charges of corporate manslaughter for the death of Simon at Shoreham docks. (see SchNEWS 182) www.simonjones.org.uk
5 Prisoner of the War on Weed Benefit Night @ Concorde II, Brighton. Bands include DSG, Digi Dub, Dead Plants, Flatpig (some of the bands on the SchNUSIC compilation - see our merchandising section) plus DJ's etc. 8 till late £4.50. This is a benefit gig to pay off the prison fine of Mark Cullinane who has spent the last six years in a prison in Tangiers email@example.com www.dirtysquatters.com
5-8 World Forum on the WTO, Beirut organised by the Arab NGO Network for Development and the Lebanese Platform on the WTO www.worldforumbeirut2001.org.
5-11 Landmine Action Week 020 7820 0222 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 National Pensioners Convention Rally and lobby of Parliament. Presenting a petition on health care for pensioners
6 Hidden agendas behind the war in Afghanistan - public meeting hosted by Worthing Eco-action at the Downsview pub (West Worthing Station), 7.45pm
6-13 WTO Shrink or Sink: Week of Action against World Trade Organisation Ministerial Meeting, Qatar Events are planned in London, Paris, Washington and Geneva email@example.com. A compilation of events will be circulated on a regular basis.
7 Justice for Simon Jones. Beginning of the trial of Euromin boss on charges of corporate manslaughter for the death of Simon at Shoreham docks. (see SchNEWS 182) www.simonjones.org.uk NOTE DATE HAS CHANGED FROM THE 5th
7 Women against the War are holding a torchlit march for peace and womens rights 6pm ULU, Malet St. London WC1 (Euston/Russell square tube) Contact 07977980857 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Cardiff Activists Network 7pm DaiQuiris, Salisbury Road, Cardiff. ( Opposite The Warm As Toast Cafe).
8-11 Activist Video and Film Festival, Denver, Colorado. If you want to enter your film or video go to www.visualized.org
9 Picket of Qatar Embassy at the beginning of the Word Trade Organisation meeting 11.30am, 1 South Audley Sreet,London W1 (nearest tube New Bond Street. Info: IMF and World Bank wanted for Fraud Campaign 02087497179 email@example.com
9 Premiere of "Black Star Green Room", (A film about Ghana & the WTO). Organised by Cynefin y Werin, Y Ffynnon Prince's Rd. Details: 01286 882359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9-13 European call to action against World Trade Organisation meeting in Qatar 9 Nov Massive Regional Actions November 9 to 13 Decentralized Local Actions Peoples Global Action www.agp.org If your collective would like to co-sponsor this Call to Action or if you are planning to organize an action, campaign or event please send a message to email@example.com
9 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) Global Unions Day of Action calling for a"new globalisation" at work-places throughout the world set to coincide with the first day of the 4th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Qatar The day of action calls for globalisation that benefits all people and delivers global justice and equality. For more information, contact the ICFTU Press Department on +32 2 2240232 or +32 476 62 10 18. www.icftu.org
9 'WTO: Abolish or Reform?' 7pm at The Small Hall Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, Euston. www.oneworld.org/tlio/issues/legacy.
9 International Climate Day of Action Risingtide and Mediterian activists arranging international day of action to coincide with COP 7 climate summit Details; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01865241097 www.risingtide.org.uk
10 Public meeting organised by the IMF and World Bank Wanted For Fraud Campaign 2- 6pm, University of London Union(ULU), Malet Street, London WC1 (Euston Sq and Goodge St tubes) £2 registration , 020 8749 7179
10 West Country Actvisit Gathering. "All across the West Country people are challenging the corporations and the bureaucrats, whether it is campaiging against quarries, destroying genetically modified crops, challenging racism, or keeping a local hospital open, those who challenge power are diverse and we take joy in diversity." It's at St.Werburghs Community Centre, Hurley Rd., Bristol 10am-6pm £3 donation on the door. No dogs. No alcohol. No hierarchies. Box 2, 82 Colston St., Bristol, BS1 5BB www.geocities.com/westcountryactivist
10 Stop the War march and rally in Brighton Assemble 12 noon at the Level
10 In remembrance of those who died in the USA on September 11 and those now dying in Afghanistan from the bombing. This vigil is to be a solemn occasion so the organisers stress the following: please wear black. No placards or banners, and no chanting. Whitehall, 2.30-4pm Local CND groups across the UK are organising vigils for the same day. http://www.cnduk.org 020 7700 2393 email@example.com
10 No to the WTO public meeting with speakers including Tony Benn and George Monbiot, University of London Students Union, Malet Street, London WC1 (Nearest Tubes Euston Square/ Googe Street) Info: IMF and World Bank wanted for Fraud Campaign 02087497179 firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Our World is Not for Sale Rally and march to coincide with World Trade Organisation meeting in Qatar.Outside of the Post Office, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, noon email@example.com
10 Third annual Anarchistische Boekenmarkt (Dutch Anarchist Bookfair). ACU, Voorstraat 71 and (3 min walk from) Cultural centre Moira, Wolvenstraat 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 11.00 until 6.00. Lectures, films, vegan food, books, presses, orgs, t-shirts etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
10-11 National Civil Rights Movement: International Festival for Peace, Justice and Human Rights, Featuring: Anti-racist Family and Defence Campaigners, Question Times on Prisons and Racism; Post MacPherson Racism and Asylum under New Labour Public Rally on Global Racism and the New World Order @ University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1. For more infos see www.ncrm.org.uk or call 020 8574 0818.
10 Anti-World Trade Organisation meeting, Bangor. Organised by Cynefin y Werin Details: 01286 882359 or email@example.com
10 Anti-war benefit with Bryan Wilson, Sounds of the Earth, All U Can Eat, Earth Tribe and others 8.30pm - 2am £2.50 (cons) / £4 at Arsenal Tavern, 175 Blackstock Road, London, N4 Tube / BR Finsbury park
10-11 Peace, Justice and Human Rights Festival called by National Civil Rights Movement. University of London Union, Malet St, WC1 Tel 020 8574 0818
11 Meet at the war memorial in Alexandra Park, Hastings to observe 3 minutes silence at 1.30pm to remember the victims of the war against Afghanistan. Wear black and a white poppy. Organised by Hastings Action for Peace
14. Brighton Jewish Film Festival Khaled el Hagar's 'The Gulf Between Us" 8.45 p.m. Duke of York's, '. £5 (£4 members and concs.)
14 Tyneside Radical Film Festival Violence and the State, showing the film 'Injustice' which documents the struggles for justice by the families of people that have died in police custody. 8.00 pm. Suggested donations is £3. The Side Cinema, Newcastle's Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE. For more info contact Paul on 0191 272 firstname.lastname@example.org
14-15 Action at the European Space Agency Council meeting, Edinburgh 020 7700 4524
14. Food Justice: An end to food poverty Public meeting 7.00 - 9.30 pm, at the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London
15 Community Base will be holding a public meeting on the subject 'A caring city - how do we get it right?' Community Base conference room, refreshments at 7pm, meeting starting at 7.30pm. We have invited Don Turner of Brighton and Hove Council and a representative of the local voluntary sector to address the meeting. www.communitybase.org
16 Pembrokeshire Environmental Forum with German Agricultural govt. adviser and a Japanese green TV film maker to discuss rural futures. email@example.com
16-19 Trident Ploughshares is coming to London. Four days of events including a talk on 'Ploughshares, Gandhi and Protest' on 17th at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3. More info from Sue Davies 02089816871 firstname.lastname@example.org
16-18 Raise Your Banners Festival of Political Song, Sheffield, S Yorks. "Celebrating the power of music and song in struggles for liberation, equality, peace and justice, in defence of the environment and for a better world ahead." Tel: 0114 249 5185 www.ryb.org.uk
16- 18 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Course This event will be held at Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth £35 (Concession: £25)To register directly contact the Centre for Continuing Education,University of Wales, 10-11 Laura Place, Aberystwyth SY23 2AU, tel: 01970622 677, email: email@example.com.
16-19 Trident Ploughshares weekend. Aiming to rid Britain of Trident nuclear missiles. Members pledge themselves to disarm the system openly, accountably, nonviolently and with respect to all life - whilst maintaining dialogue with the Government to urge it to disarm Trident itself.
17 Globalisation and the World Trade Organisation talk organised by the World Development Movement. Swansea Friends Meeting House 10am- 12:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
17-18 Star Wars, Celtic Theology and Flyingdales. Organised by Christian CND 020 7700 2357 email@example.com
17 Mordechai Vanunu Benefit Night at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London 7-9.30pm www.vanunu.freeserve.co.uk
17 Keeping the Private Out of the Welfare State. Bringing together a diverse range of people to extend the campaign to keep the welfare state public. City Rooms, hotel St., Leicester 9.45 am - 5.30pm 0116 2703053 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Crown Court trial of two anti-GM activists, Worcester Crown Court, for an action at the ADAS research centre, Herefordshire, August 2000. This will be the first jury trial of grassroots anti-GM activists (i.e. not peers of the realm!) to take place. Any support up to and during the trial appreciated. More info: email@example.com
17 - 24 National Anti-Fur Week. Note revised dates. Send details of your planned actions at fur shops and on the street everywhere to: CAFT, PO Box 38, Manchester, M60 1NX. Ph: 07939 264 864
17 William Borroughs Night. An evening dedicated to exploring the life and work of American cultural icon - William Seward Burroughs.(The Naked Lunch). Features Jack Sargeant whose underground film events and tours combine academic lectures, screenings and occasional outbursts of virulent nihilism.8 pm, Hanover Centre, Southover St, Brighton.
18 Red Rambles Walks for radicals. Lathkill Dale. Meet 11am at Monyash Village Green by the War Memorial. Wear walking boats, bring waterproofs, bring food and drink. www.members.tripod.co.uk/ainema/index-2.html 07939 440548/01773 827513
18 Brighton Jewish Film Festival . Special Event: 'I am, You Are Israeli /Palestinian'. 2.00 p.m. Duke of York's Cinema. (£5, £4)
19 International Day of Action for West Papua, meet noon outside the gates of Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford. 07909 721100 www.westpapua.org
20 Universal Children's Day Voices in the Wilderness will be marking the day by buying dates (the ones you eat) from Iraqi farmers and then selling them. 020 85542205 firstname.lastname@example.org www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk
20-30 11 days of action against economic sanctions on Iraq. With an international phone and fax blockade directed at the British and Commonwealth office 020 85542205 email@example.com www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk
20 Start of the trial of the "Star Wars 17" starts in America www.stopstarwars.org/html/press.html
20 Soil Association National Conference on Community Supported Agriculture To promote and start the development of CSA initiatives in the UK. Meanwood valley, Urban Farm, Leeds.Contact: Soil Association, 40-56 Victoria street, Bristol BS1 6BY, tel: 0117 922 1680, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 - Rebel Alliance - Brighton's direct action get-together 7.30pm Upstairs at the Albert pub on Trafalgar Street. Followed by a discussion about the war.
22 SchNEWS 7th Birthday Party - 2 floors of uplifting tunes: Dub Reggae, Funky Tekno, Drum n Bass, Hard House, Nu-NRG, Techno-Trance, with SchMovie visuals. Club New York, Dyke Road, Brighton, 9pm-2.30am. £3 on the door, no blaggers.
24 Buy Nothing Day anti-consumerism campaign. Enough 0161-2266668
24 Sweat Shop Labour Just End it Conference Bringing together campaigners against sweatshops and globalisation, and trade unionists to discuss and plan campaigning activity.University of London Union. Contact No Sweat, PO Box 36707, London SW9 8YA. 07904 431 959. www.nosweat.org.uk
24 HACAN ClearSkies who've been campaigning against Heathrow Terminal 5 are marching in London. Meet Whitehall Place (just off Whitehall) at 11am. 020 7737 6641 www.hacan.org.uk
Dita Sari was jailed and nearly killed for her part in the fight for free trade unions and against the Indonesian Dictatorship. She survived to become one of the leading figure of the revolution that swept Suharto from power. She is speaking at the No Sweat Conference at University of London Union, Nov 24 and will also be speaking on: * Sun 25 (eve) in Leicester * Mon 26 1pm, Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 9, Sheffield University * Mon 26 7.30pm Manchester Friends Meeting House - meeting joint with Labour Behind the Label * Tues 27 (lunch) Nottingham * Tues 28 (eve) Leeds, meeting hosted by Leeds Trades Council. More details from the No Sweat campaign 07904 431 959. www.nosweat.org.uk
24 8th Anniversary Demo against Campsfield Immigration Detention Centre, Campsfield House, Kidlington, near Oxford 12 - 2pm. See www.closecampsfield.org.uk or email email@example.com for details.
24 Irish Anarcho groups are holding a meeting in The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin, Open forum. Tel 087 9934150 http://grassrootsgathering.freeservers.com
26 -2 December Boycott Esso Tree Week. This is the week when climate killers Esso (Exxon-Mobil) is staging one of its annual greenwash campaigns. "We and many others don't want to be part of a corporate publicity exercise. We believe taking care of our local and global environment is something not to be left to multinational corporations. Let's spoil their campaign by holidng our own in parallel. Let's plant trees together in our communitites, while getting the word out about who really cars for the planet and who is paying lip service while raking in the profits made from destroying our planet." Contact Treesponsibility 01422 843 22
28 Tyneside Radical Film Festival Indigenous Movements, documenting resistance from indigenous groups from all over the world. two short films Strong Roots and The Coconut Revolution. 8pm Suggested donations is £3. The Side Cinema, Newcastle's Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE. For more info contact Paul on 0191 272 4635/ firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Stop the War benefit party with DJs Boombastic & live salsa from the Carnival Collective funk, soul, jazz, latin, afro, hip-hop, reggae at The Joint, 37 West St, Brighton 10pm - 2am £5 / £4
1 International day of action against GAP, where it is hoped to have people leafleting outside every GAP store in the world! www.gapsucks.org
1 Essex demonstration against the war 3pm Colchester War Memorial, Colchester High St. All Essex "Not In My Name" torchlit procession with Samba band through this garrison town. email@example.com
1 Anti War benefit night with The Johnson Sound, UM, and Right Turn Clyde. (half the cash going to Afghanistan, half to our own porpaganda reproduction). It's at the Portland Arms, Cambridge. 8pm
1 Stop the War! Fight Labour Imperialism! 3.30pm for tea and coffee for a 4pm start "to a public meeting with exciting and inspiring speakers and discussion open to all...." @ Sebbon Street Community Centre, Sebbon Street, London N1 - behind Islington Town Hall, parallel to Upper Street, nearest tube Highbury and Islington. Buses 19 and 43.
1 Aids - towards patented diseases? Jonathan Neale discusses the role of multinational pharmaceuticals and the effect of their strategies on world health. Cafe Diplo at The French Institute, 17 Queensbury Place (South Kensington tube) 11am
1 Stop ESSO Day Picket your local station email:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 08700109510 (local rates)
1 Future of Farming: Small farms or corporate agriculture Day of talks and workshops 10am-4pm Braziers park, Ipsden, Oxfordshire Contact Kathryn 01865 791 391 or 07796 430 141 email: email@example.com
1 World Disarmament Campaign annual conference @ London Interfaith Centre, 125 Salusbury Rd., Queens Park 10.30am -5pm Contact World Disarmament Campaign, PO Box 28209, Edinburgh, EH9 1ZR 0131 4474004
1 Gather outside Sikh Temple , 2a Dallow Road witness for peace. Part of the Luton for Peace, Justice and non-violence tour c/o PO Box 923, Luton, LU2 0YQ Tel 01582 485868 firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Food not Bombs for Afghanistan. March for Peace assembling at Parnell Square, Dublin. 2.30pm.
1 -2 Northern Green Gathering / Green up North! wintermoot at York environment centre for anyone interested in helping with next years gathering There will be a big meeting on the Saturday, a bit of a party/open mike/jam* in the evening and workshops/meeting on Sunday morning. We'll then go for an (optional) stroll on the city walls ending in a pub near the station, where people can head home from. For more details, and to book a place contact Kerry:email@example.com
2 Justice Alert at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre for asylum seekers 2pm Directions : To Bedford - By car : take A421 from J13 of the M1. By train : Thameslink line (45 mins from Kings Cross / St. Pancreas. To Yarl's Wood - take the A6 north out of Bedford towards Kettering, pass thought Clapham village, at the round-about turn right into Twinwoods Road, drive up the hill 1.5 miles . please park safely up the top. www.stoparbitrarydetentionsatyarlswood.co.uk/
2 Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 . 10am to 5pm . Stalls, vegan cafe and celebrity auction. Organised by Animal Aid, The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1AW. 01732 364546
3 Benetit night for Palestine Solidarity Campaign featuring members of Transglobal Underground at Cargo, Rivington St, Shoreditch, London 8pm-1am £8/6.50 Tel 020 7739 3440 www.palestinecampaign.org
6 Hands Off Asylum Seekers - Candlelit Vigil St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London 6pm - 7.30pm " As the season of goodwill approaches, show your solidarity with asylum seekers. Bring a toy for an asylum seeker child to the vigil." -National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) 110 Hamstead Road Birmingham B20 2QS Phone: 0121-554-6947 Web site: www.ncadc.org.uk
6 Anti-sweatshop Movements - Making a Difference? £3/£1. 7:30pm, Green Room, Whitworth Street West With Linda Shaw & Jess Mock (Women Working Worldwide) Info: Sources of Radicalism 0161 275 4794 firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Talk by Trevor Bark , where he'll discuss his views on his treatment by the media about his anti-royalist views and on direct action in Britain.3pm at the University of Glasglow, Rutherford McGowan Building, Crichton Campus, Bankend Road, Dumfries.
7-8 Worldfair, organised by Oxfam, War on Want and World Development Movement 11am to 6pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1, nearest tube: Holborn www.worldfair.org.uk/
7- 9 The Second Big Chill Winter Festival; Tel: 0207 503 7504 www.bigchill.net
8 Radical Bookfair in Manchester at MERCi, Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick St., Ancoats, Manchester M4 7HS 12-7pm, " Manchester's radical bookfair will focus on books relating to Peace, Ecology and Radical Social Change. There will also be speakers on a range of topics, local campaigns and practical issues. If it is successful this bookfair will happen several times a year. Contact us if you want to have a stall, suggest a speaker or want to provide some veggie food." e-mail email@example.com or phone 0161 273 1736
8 Kebele's 6th Anniversary party! Featuring Disruptive Element, malarchy, Mr. Brown's Pig, Enjoyment Service, Spinster, JD, Sophie A, RAGman, Dilettante, DJ Clandestino and more…@ Easton Community Centre, Bristol. £3 Tel 0117 939 9469 firstname.lastname@example.org
8 The Groovy Movie solar powered film of 'The 2001 Bath - Stonehenge Rinky-Dink Road Trip' (Summer Solstice ride) at Cycles Maximus Warehouse, 6 - 10 rear of Kensington Place, London Rd, Bath from 7pm. Also - more filming and live video mixing, Highlights of Robodock 2001 etc., Rinky-Dink DJs Phone info 01225 319 308 email@example.com www.grooviemovies.org
8 Xmas Cabaret special and Benefit Night for Hillsboro Justice Campaign at the Masque, Seel St., Liverpool 8pm with The Beautles, Mike Field ('The fantastic whistling anarchist'!), etc plus club resistance DJs £3
8 Student anti-war conference at Edinburgh University Tel 0141 423 1222
8 National Demo against Huntingdon Life Sciences SHAC 0845 458 0630
8 Speak Out for Asylum Seekers 1pm, Cross Street Chapel, Manchester. Speakers, politics and music to support the rights of asylum seekers Info: National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns 0161 740 8206
8 Assemble outside the Synagogue in Bury Park, Luton with candles to remember the dead from the Holocaust and all Jews who died in all wars. Part of the Luton for Peace, Justice and non-violence tour c/o PO Box 923, Luton, LU2 0YQ Tel 01582 485868 firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Naturewise London permaculture Gathering 12 noon til @ 9pm-Socialising, communal food and forest gardeing activities at Bowlers Community Nursery, 81 Crouch Hill, London N8 Tel 020 728 3765
8 Not in Our Name - Justice Not War Conference, 11 am - 5.30 pm, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, Bristo Square, Edinburgh. One day conference organised by the Edinburgh Stop the War coalition www.cndscot.dial.pipex.com/news/2001b/8dec.doc
8 Film showing of 'Injustice' the film about deaths in custody which the cops tried to ban. Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 3.30pm screening. Information Line: 0901 2727 007 Booking Line: 020 7494 3654 www.injusticefilm.co.uk
8- 9 Campaign for Planning Sanity training weekend. "Far too many developments are allowed because local communities do not have the knowledge or experience to object in a meaningful way. This conference is about redressing the imbalance in the system, by providing the tools and advice needed by those most affected." Tel 0161-959 0999 www.onlincam.freeserve.co.uk
8-9 Eurotop [an anti EU, activist meeting] weekend in eurodusnie, Leiden, Holland "Only a few days from the Brussels-summit EuroDusnie organises a weekend of info party and training. Starting Saturday from 14:00-18:00 with workshops about commercialisation. Focuspoints are education, housing and identity (incl. the body) and of course the role of the EU. After diner activists of the Bruxxel platform and Centre Libertaire (Brussel) will inform us about what will happen during the EU summit. Members of D14 (EuroDusnie is not) will tell some things about logistic stuff organised from Holland. At around 22:00 there will be concerts of the Skatonomen and Rene Biname. On Sunday there will be practical workshops including non violent direct action, self defence, outreach, the openness of demo's, forming of affinity groups etc." www.eurodusnie.nl To see the declaration from groups that are mobilising for the events in Brussels www.anothereurope.org
9 Disarmageddon Day 24 hours of music and songs including a 3 min rendition of the Nutopian national anthem. Contact; Rainbow George on 020 7433 1390
10 On International Human Rights Day stand up for Colombia. No More Paramilitary Massacres! Stop Plan Colombia! Yes to Human Rights! Peace with Social Justice! Vigil outside Downing St., Whitehall, SW1 (near Westminster tube) 6pm-8pm On the same day send an electronic protest to the Colombian Ambassador to the UK. Fax: 020 7581 1829 e-mail: email@example.com
10 Blockade of British Military Joint Forces HQ "A mass nonviolent action to disrupt the smooth running of the war machine against the British forces command and control centre." Meet 7.30 am outside Northwood tube. Tel 07950 567099 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.northwood.cjb.net
10 Disband 'Immigration Snatch Squads' End detention and fast-track deportations. Demonstration outside Home Office, Queen Annes Gate, London SW1H 9AT (nearest tube St James) 1pm to 3pm In the morning there will be pickets outside several embassies, whose countries are the source of many thousands of asylum seekers. Bulgarian embassy, 10.30am Czech Republic embassy, 11.00am Slovakia embassy, 11.00am Romania embassy, 11.00am Ukraine embassy, 11.00am Polish embassy, 10.30am. At 12.00 noon in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, there will be a press conference Further info: Grattan Puxon 01206 523528 email@example.com www.ncadc.org.uk
10 2nd International Day for Animal Rights. Uncaged will be co-ordinating events across the world 0114-253-0020
10 Candle-lit vigil in support of International Day for Animal Rights 7pm outside the gates of the National Institute for Medical Research, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 Contact 07767-471111.
11 New Labour's anti-terror laws threaten us all - Charter for Basic Democratic Rights Meeting. Speakers include Stephanie Harrison, chair of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, David Shayler, ex-MI5 whistleblower, Randa Alami, Free Samar and Jawad campaign, Paddy Hillyard, author of Suspect Community, member of Statewatch Friends House Euston Road London NW1 (opp Euston station) 7pm
11 Benefit Gig for the campaign against depleted uranium Scapa Flow, Polythene, Desolation Angels, Politburo, Flamingo 50 + Carol Batton (Poet) & Edward Barton (Poet & Compere) 8 'til late at Night and Day Cafe - Oldham Street Manchester £3.50 with flier £4.50 on the door 0161 273 8283 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Brighton Screening of Injustice Film. Film about deaths in police custody which the cops tried to ban Cinematique, Middle Street, Brighton 8pm. Film followed by question and answer with families and film maker 01273 384300
12 Women's Gathering: Menwith Hill 'Stop Star Wars: Stop War Spying: Stop Afghanistan War'. Meet 10 am onwards in the lay-by opposite the Black Bull pub on the A59, 7 miles west of Harrogate, just before you get to the golf-balls. " Women only.We ask women to come for the day & be self-sufficient [because we haven't the resources to provide facilities]. The pub sells food from 12 noon & there's a snack stall in the lay-by near to the site of the Women's Peace Camp. We shall not be demonstrating at the Main Gate of the base [unless you want to stand in the wind on a freezing cold hill waving your placard to nobody but the police!] but we hall be very visible along the verges of the A59 highway. Please be forewarned: this is an extremely busy main road carrying fast moving traffic. Take care!" Womenwith Hill Women's Peace Camp[aign], P.O. Box 105, Harrogate. HG3 2FE Tel: 01943 468593 email: email@example.com
12 Tyneside Radical Film Festival Zapatista Night, showing the film Zapatista which explores resistance from the mountains of south east Mexico. 8pm Suggested donations is £3. The Side Cinema, Newcastle's Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE. For more info contact Paul on 0191 272 4635 firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Guided tour of the hot spots of corporate power around Brussels - lobbying capital of the European Union. Meet at Info Point Europe, Rond Point Schumann, 12 (metro Schumann), 2pm, The tour is free and will be in English and Dutch, your tour guide will be Erik Wesselius of Corporate Europe Observatory. To register contact email@example.com or phone Corporate Europe Observatory on +31-20-6127023
12 Edinburgh CITY (Change IT Yourselves) meeting 7:30pm at the Communication Workers' Union (First floor - 15 Brunswick Street, off London Road). "You might want to bring: * a friend * food to share * an event announcement * your thoughts on social issues * your visions of social change" www.edinburghcity.org.uk/
12 Film showing of 'Injustice' the film about deaths in police custody which the cops tried to ban. Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 9.00pm screening. Information Line: 0901 2727 007 Booking Line: 020 7494 3654 www.injusticefilm.co.uk
12 'Green Drinks North London 6-11pm at the Jackson's Lane Community Centre opposite Highgate Tube on the Northern "an informal and organic way to encourage folk to exchange info/ resources/ produce/ support etc." Line More info 020 7916 7390.
12 'A Night for the Animals' Benefit to raise funds for Scarborough's animal welfare group S.T.A.V.E. with Bleeding Hearts ( 'Driven Punk Folk Anarchy',) and Becky Mills at Kings Nightclub, Huntriss Row, Scarborough. Doors open 8.30 pm. For tickets and more information tel: 01723 506448
12 London Ibogaine conference- Raising awareness of a revolutionary new treatment for drug and alchohol addiction @London voluntary sector resource centre. 356 Holloway rd, London N7 Contact Nick Sandberg 0207 278 46 56 firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets £40!
13 Hackney Not 4 Sale. Action to disrupt further auctioning of Hackney community buildings by Hackney Council. Venue - tbc, somewhere in central London E: email@example.com
13 Guided tour of the hot spots of corporate power around Brussels - lobbying capital of the European Union. Meet 10am at Info Point Europe, Rond Point Schumann, 12 (metro Schumann), 2pm, The tour is free and will be in English and Dutch, your tour guide will be Erik Wesselius of Corporate Europe Observatory. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Corporate Europe Observatory on +31-20-6127023
13-14 European Union Summit, Brussels, Belgium. Protests planned www.eurodusnie.nl
14-16 Radio 4A will be transmitting this weekend on 106.0 FM tune in for underground music, party music and speech based piracy. www.radio4a.org.uk
15 Guildford anti-capitalist demo - in solidarity with the anti-capitalist demonstration at EU Summit. Assemble Guildford train station 1pm
15 National march and rally against the War, Glasgow. Assemble City Chambers, George Square at 12 noon, march to the car park of the Central Mosque for a rally there at 1.30 pm. Contact: 0141 423 1222
15 Leicester Radical Alliance Christmas Party - curry and entertainment at secular hall, Humberstone gATE 7.30pm till late. tickets from Little Thorn Books £6 - under 16's £3
15 'ACE (Afro-Celtic Experience) Festival' Benefit Concert 12 noon-11pm Memorial hall, Newport, Pembrokeshire. Afternoon: Stalls, Workshops(Dance,Drumming,Singing),DJ's, Kids activities, Nutters Cafe... Evening: African,Welsh,Galician, Breton, and Celtic music... Tel 01994 484708
15 National Disney Day of Action Recent research in South China factories shows further evidence that Disney suppliers are breaking international and Chinese labour Law, as well as the Disney code of conduct. Join an international campaign to put pressure on Disney to ensure living wages, reasonable working hours and health and safety in their supplier factories Venue TBA Info: Jess Mock, Labour Behind the Label (0161 225 7321/07816 234545, email@example.com)
15 Public meeting to look back at 'the war on terrorism' and forward to the 'New Strategic Relationship'at Greenwood Theatre, Guy's Hospital 2.30pm Contact CND 020 7700 2393
15 Hindu meeting place to witness for peace with candles and peace poetry. Part of the Luton for Peace, Justice and non-violence tour c/o PO Box 923, Luton, LU2 0YQ Tel 01582 485868 firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Freedom Bookshop party 12 noon to 5pm in Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St., London, E1 7QX
15 - 1 Jan PSC and Women in Black delegation will be joining the International Solidarity Campaign (ISC) who will be coordinating two weeks of direct nonviolent actions designed to expose and confront the human rights abuses by the Israeli Occupying Forces in the West Bank, Palestine.
16 Fans United day protest against the planned attempt to move Wimbledon to Milton Keynes, and instead push for a return for the club to return to its rightful home in or near to Merton. This will take place at Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest www.wisa.org.uk
16 BUDD social celebrate the festive season at the Lord Nelson (back room), Trafalgar Street, from 7.30 pm. Friends, family, partners etc all welcome. There will be drinks (from the bar!), nibbles and maybe even some live music… (Er… the last depends on whether those of you who are at all musically gifted want to turn up with your instruments).
17 Anarchist Walking Group - exercise, pleasure, discussions, politics, trespassing, seeing a bit of nature....All welcome. Meet 10am Tottenham Hale tube for a walk along River Lea Tel 07960 759755
17 Benefit night for local community projects "Heaven or Hell" @ the Ocean Rooms, 10 till 2, £3 & 2 conc, two floors of drum n' bass, live sampling, house and trance. Sorted? magazine and AudioActive
17 Animals, People & Environment Fundraising Party 8pm at Bath House, Gwydir St, Cambridge . [map] . Ph:01223 311828 or email.
18 Iraqi delegation report. Reports from a delegation just returned from Iraq, and Christmas auction of sanctions-breaking Iraqi goods. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (Holborn tube) 7.30pm Contact Voices in the Wilderness UK 0845 458 2564 email@example.com
20 Justice for Mark Barnsley picket of the Home OfficeQueen Annes Gate London SW1(Nearest tube St James Park) Thursday 12-30pm - 2.30pm Framed activist Mark Barnsley's 8th Christmas in jail. Join us to send a Christmas message to David Blunkett in his first year as Home Secretary - Tel: 07944 522001 firstname.lastname@example.org www.freemarkbarnsley.com
21 Ceilidh/barn dance at the corn exchange, Brighton 7 pm Child Friendly gig. Bar and Kids coctail bar, free supervised chillout room for under 8's. Live band. Tickets Tel: 709709 £6 (Concs. £4) Kids £1
21 Winter Solstice - things can only get lighter.
21 Anti-Christmas Party at the London Anarchist Forum, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn. 8pm www.trak.to/LAF
21 Meditate To Liberate Winter solstice event 7am - 6pm at Huntingdon Life Sciences, Wooley Road, Alconbury. [map]. There will be a special pagan dedication for Barry Horne at 3pm. The crucial time will be when the workers leave between 4pm - 5.30. Ph:0777 195 3465 or email.
21'Who ate the pantomime cow?' Anti-McDonalds demo Meet 2pm outside the White Rock Theatre in Hastings. Hastings Animal Shac, P O Box 46, Hastings TN34 3WB Saturday 22nd - . - Covance Laboratores. Christmas Demo with candlelit march from Harrogate to the labs. [map] . Details:07960 992824 / 07949 349630 or email.
22 10th anniversiary of Mordechai Vanunu vigil Outside Israeli Embassy, Kensington. www.vanunu.freeserve.co.uk
23 'Localise Resistance', a campaign group which fights for the acquisition and defence of Autonomous Zones and other Free Spaces. 'Dwars' Building, Oude Gracht 229, Utrecht, Holland 2-5.30pm. More info: 06-18200684 or www.lokaliseerverzet.nl
24-25 Christmas day fast against sanctions and war in Afghanistan. Downing St. 6pm Contact Voices in the Wilderness UK 0845 458 2564 email@example.com
24 Carol Singing to associates of Huntingdon Life Sciences! Call Cornwall & Plymouth SHAC nearer the date for more details: 07773 572970
24 Demo of Doves at BIBRA Labs Annual vigil at contract testing vivisectors, British Industrial Biological Research Association, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, SM5. [map] [Nearest Station/s: Carshalton Beeches, Sutton] Contact Croydon Animal Aid on 01737 554048
25 Bernard Matthews Picnic Noon Great Lenwade, Norfolk (look for 'lorry' direction signs). West Norfolk Animal Rights: 07779 206073
25 Covance Laboratories Annual Christmas Vigil . Details: 07960 992824 / 07949 349630
25 Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty Chrismas at HLS Woolley Road, 1mile north of A1/A14 Junction . [map]. Details: 0845 458 0630 or email 25 Bernard Matthews Picnic. Noon at Great Lenwade, Norfolk (look for 'lorry' direction signs). West Norfolk Animal Rights: 07779 206073
26 Boxing Day Anti-Hunt Demos Contact League Against Cruels Sports (020 7403 6155), Hunt Saboteurs Association: 01273 622827; or your local Hunt Sab group.
29 $hell Action Day Target your local Shell Garage in support of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty