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Party & Protest - 2000
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10-16 - ‘Cultures Of Persistance at 168 Tower Bridge Road, London. Including an art exhibition on The City...its drawbacks and some positive solutions. If you want to use the space contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0958 765 151
22 - London march against racist police frame-up and murder. Meet 12 noon at Wood Green Common (Wood Green tube) then march to Tottenham Police Station
22 - Bloody Sunday national demo, Meet 12 noon @ Whitehall Place, London. Info. Tel 0181 4428778, e-mail ICNwork@aol.co.uk
26 - There's a meeting against the Terrorism Bill Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, 6:30pm
28-30 - The Earth First! Winter Moot Oxford. More details send SAE to c/o URGENT, Box HN, 111 Magdalen Rd, Oxford, OX41RQ email email@example.com
29 - Campaign Against Arms Trade women's network are meeting 2-5 pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn to plan an event for International Women's Day in March Tel 0171 281 4369
30 - Showcase for Kosova Headmix Collective, story telling and films. 5pm-10:30pm, The Gloucester, Brighton. Free food before 7pm!. + Seattle Film
30 - Campaign For Real Events - Pedal powered PA's,children's pedal generators and recycled computer parts will be on display at the 4th Pedal Power Convention, 12.00 till 6pm at R.I.S.C. 35-39 London Street Reading. Cafe Open - and it's free
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1 - Riotous Assembly is a forum for direct action campaigners in Manchester to meet each other. 7:30pm, Yard Theatre, 41, Old Birley Street, Hulme (opposite the Junction Pub)This month's short discussion is "World Trade Organisation /Seattle - What Next? www.snet.co.uk/ef
3 - "People and Protest" a public meeting discussing the war against capitalism with a slant on the Seattle protests. 8pm at Middle Street Primary School Hall, Middle Street, Brighton.
3 - Public Meeting - After the Seattle hangover, there will be a public meeting with videos and speakers at 8pm at St Stephens Church Hall, Chessingham Road, Lewisham
4 - London Underground - meeting of direct action campaignes and activists at the Arsenal Tavern, Blackstock Road, London, N4 (Finsbury Park Tube). With cheap food and music from 9pm and a suggested donation of £2.
4 - Refugees at One World Week: Sir David Ramsbotham, Chief Inspector of Prisons will be speaking at the One World Week Fair, 2-4 pm Wadham College, Oxford. What a good opportunity for people to raise issues about the new practices at Campsfield... http://users.ox.ac.uk/~asylum
5 - 'Political Activism and Social Movements' Day School - University of East London are running a free one-day event aiming to bring activists and academics together. Including speakers from Exodus, Genetix Snowball, and Amnesty International, it takes place at University of East London, Docklands campus (nearest station Cyprus Station, Docklands light railway). Maps and further details www.uel.ac.uk
5 - May Day open meeting to discuss action possibilities for May Day. At University of London Union, Malet Street, 1-5pm
5 - A demo opposing the Russian war in Chechny. The march starts at 12 noon at Tothill Street London (behind WestminsterHall, Tubes: St James's Park) Tel 0171 207 3997
6 - Rebel Alliance - get together of activists in Brighton. At Brighton Unemployed Centre, 6 Tilbury Place 6pm (turn left past Hectors Pub up very steep Carlton Hill)
14 - Blockade of Faslane Naval Base is planned by Ploughshares and other anti-nuclear groups. Trident Ploughshares: 01603 611953 www.gn.apc.org/tp2000/
16 - Protest Songs against the Terrorism Bill - an open mike night of protest songs. The Gladstone, Brighton. Call Sarah 01273 231374 if you are interested in playing.
17 - Meeting to discuss the Terrorism Bill. 6.30pm at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Contact Box 1TA, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE99 1TA.
18-20 - The Land Is Ours Winter Gathering at the Exodus Collective Manor Road (the A6), Nr Luton. Sleeping space avaliable, bring a mat and money (£1 charge for each meal). Tel 0181 357 8504 www.oneworld.org/tlio
19 - May Day benefit gig - "an evening of music and comedy with Atilla the Stockbroker, the Doleclaimer's Robb Johnson, and North London Anarcho Syndicalist Choir". At the Arsenal Tavern, Blackstock Road (Nearest tube Finsbury Park) 7.30 'till late £4/£2.
19 - Southdowns Hunt Sabs Benefit Gig at The Freebutt, Albion Street, Brighton. It starts at 8pm and features ska/dub/punk group Inner Terrestials + support.
19 - Demo against the far-right Freedom Party outside the Austrian Embassy. 6:30pm outside Austrian Embassy, Belgrave Square, London (Hyde Park Corner tube).
26 - Leicester Prevent the Terrorism Act are having a day of action to highlight the new bill (SchNews 242), Meet at the Clocktower, Leicester city centre, 12 noon.
26 - Pedal Power! A critical mass cycling event - meet at Markeaton car park Derby at 1.30pm to ride to the city centre.
27 - Terror Tubbies Benefit Night - To raise awareness of the Government's proposed Terrorism Bill @ The Gloucester, with P.A.I.N., Tragic Roundabout and Mark Leveller. 5pm -10.30 Free food B4 7pm £3.50/£2.50 concs.
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4 - Menwith Hill Demo - Join satirist Mark Thomas for the real "Star Wars" at the U.S-run Menwith Hill Spy Base, near Harrogate, Yorkshire. Noon-4pm www.gn.apc.org/cndyorks/m4
7 - Housing benefit privitised. Refuse collectors next? A demonstration against the privitisation of Sheffield's public services, meet 12.30 pm outside the town hall.
8 - International Women's Day Women all over the world will be taking part in a Global Strike, calling for fairer wages for women, a total change in the priorities of the world's budget, and recognition of women's work both paid and unpaid. The strike has been called by the National Women's Council of Ireland, and the International Wages For Housework Campaign. Contact Crossroads Women's Centre, 0171 482 2496 or http://womenstrike8m.server101.com LONDON: Women are invited to a Day of Celebration and Protest, with films and performances by women singers, dancers and poets from around the world. Full wheelchair access, childcare, and refreshments. 1pm-11pm, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, Islington, N1 (Highbury & Islington tube).
11 - Campaign Against Arms Trade National Student Gathering, including evening entertainment from Mark Thomas and Seize the Day, Sat 11th March, London. Tickets £7 including vegan meal. Info: 020 7281 0297.
11 - Think Bacardi's Cuban cool? Find out the truth at a Boycott Bacardi, Smash the Cuban Blockade Dayschool. 11am-5pm at Marchmont Centre, Marchmont Street, London WC1 £5/£2. Contact FRFI BCM, Box 5909, London, WC1N 3XX Tel 0171 837 1688
12 - Shamrock Demo Tel 07020 936956 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
25 - National Campaigns and Activists Conference by the Socialist Alliance. The aim? "How to link direct action more closely with socialist and green campaigning. Leicester. 0116 244 0956 email@example.com
26 - Crystal Palace protest - Campaigners will be protesting outside 30 UCI cinemas to highlight the company's destruction of Crystal Palace park. Meanwhile, Bromley Council, not content with giving planning permission to UCI to carve up the Grade II listed park with a planned 20 screen multiplex cinema and huge roof-top carpark, now want to cut down another 200 trees. The Council want to clear 'historically inaccurate trees' that don't look primeval enough to make way for a dinosaur area! www.crystal.dircon.co.uk
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1 - Is Faslane Fool Proof? Come to Faslane on April 1st for a weekend of action against the Trident submarine base. Bring fancy dress and be prepared for a laugh-in. 01436 820901
1 - 'Stop the Terrorism Bill' April Fool Parade on..er April Fools Day in Manchester. Meet 1pm, Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens http://drink.to/dissent
1 - National demonstration at Harlan UK - Beagle breeders and suppliers to Huntington Life Sciences. Come dressesd as clowns, jokers etc. call 07940 171275 for location.
1-2 - Learn about permaculture philosphy and design, forest gardening and lots more at Naturewise's Introductory Weekend at Bowlers Community Nursery, 81 Crouch Hill, London. More info: 020 7281 3765
8 - Taking Control In the build up to May Day 2000, The Bradford 1 in 12 Club have organised 'Taking Control' on Saturday April 8th which is basically loads of workshops on practical steps towards taking back control of your own life. 10-5pm 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY. Tel: (01274)734160 www.legend.org.uk/~1in12
9 - 'Crops a Flop Party' in Hemel Hempstead, where there are two farm scale trials of genetically modified oil seed rape. Meet 1pm at Gaddesden Row more info 01442 248657
10 - Terrorist Tea Party will discuss how the existing 'Prevention of Terrorism Act' has been applied. Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. 7.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
12 - Hands off our Tube! Balfour Beatty is part of a consortium shortlisted to take over some of the Underground under the 'public-private partnership'. They have an appalling record of health and safety for previous development projects and at present have a contract for building the Ilisu dam in Turkey which is set to displace thousands of mainly Kurdish people. ( See SchNews 244) Tell Balfour Beatty what you think of them! Wed 12th April, 3pm, outside Angel Station. Campaign Against Tube Privatisation, 020 8533 1477 email email@example.com
13 - Public meeting on Racism and Police Brutality, 7.30pm; Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham N15. Speakers include Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, the community activist and former Black Panther and George Silcot, whose brother was framed for the murder of PC Blakelock. Contact Haringey Solidarity Group, 020 8374 5027.
16 - U'wa people in London. The U'wa people of Coloumbia have won a temporary reprieve against oil drilling on their ancestral land. A Columbian judge ordered Occidential Petroleum to suspend their operations because the tribe had not been properly consulted about the project. The U'wa people have been fighting against oil exploration on their land since1995, and were recently violenty evicted after occupying the oil drilling area. (SchNews 244) People of the U'wa tribe will be speaking at midday on Thursday 16th. at 32 Stoneleigh Place, London, W11, tel: 0171 792 5023 www.ran.org
16-17 - Mobilisation for Global Justice - Washington DC. There will be week long series of events with workshops and training on the global economy, ending with a massive rally at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) headquarters on Sunday April 16. Simultaneous events are planned in other countries. www.a16.org
17-23 - Real Nappy Week, when the financial ad environmental cost of disposables and the alternatives to them will be highlighted. Real Nappy Project, P.O. Box 3704, London SE26 4RX Tel: 020 7481 9004. Women's Environmental Network this week launched the first fully-funded project to promote greener alternatives to disposables. Tel: 020 7247 4740
22 - National Demonstration at Huntingdon Life Sciences as part of World Day for Laboratory Animals. Meet outside Huntingdon Lab, Cambridgeshire at midday. Phone 0121 6326460 for more info and transport details from around the country.
22 - National Demonstration against 5 years of live exports at Dover Eastern Docks, 11am, 01304-215909.
22-28 - TV Turn-off Week organised by White Dot. The campaign publishes a quarterly magazine of TV-Free Living and recently wrote the book Get A Life (published by Bloomsbury Press) White Dot, PO Box 2116, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LR www.whitedot.org
23 - Simon Jones benefit gig at the Gloucester in Brighton 5pm-10:30pm to see Flannel, Fish Brothers and Tragic Roundabout. The night is to commemorate Simon Jones, who died two years ago on his first day at work. For a new video about the campaign send £5 c/o SchNEWS address (payable to Simon Jones Memorial Campaign) www.simonjones.org.uk
24 - 'Raising a hue and cry against the forces of global capitalism and materialism. The dragon represents the spirit of the land, remember iton the day after St. Georges day.' Parade and actions through York. Bring costumes and cacophony. Meet front Museum Gardens, noon. York EF! c/o PO Box 323, York.
26 - Chernobyl Vigil - Christian CND and the Chernobyl Children's Project are holding a vigil to mark the anniversary 11am-2pm at St Martin in the Fields Church, followed by a walk to the Innocent Victims memorial at Westminster Abbey. Tel 020 7700 4200.
28 - The Crawley Hospital Campaign public meeting about the consequences to the NHS of the Governments Private Finance Initiative, and the fight against the downgrading of Crawley Hospital. 7.45pm, at the Civic Hall, Crawley. 01293 403461
28 - Critical Mass cycle ride - part of Mayday 2000. Meet 6pm, Southbank, London. Also a tour of the East End (Pankhurst, anarchists, etc) 7pm Whitechapel tube.
29-30 - Conference-Festival of anarchist ideas - part of Mayday 2000. Speakers include everyone from Chumbawumba to a former Black Panther. Kids space, football games, videos, discussions. 10am-6pm each day at The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7, nearest tube Holloway Rd.
30 - 'Terrorist' Mass Photo Shoot - part of Mayday 2000. All this comes at a time when the government are attempting to turn us all into terrorists (see Sch 242 & 251). Come dressed as yer favourite 'terrorist'. Meet 2pm, Highbury Fields, London N4.
1 - LONDON MAYDAY: RESISTANCE IS FERTILE
Come prepared for a mass gardening action: "Armed with trowels, seeds, and imagination, the idea is to garden everywhere and anywhere. An urban adventure at the threshold of nature and culture, guerilla gardening is about taking back our own time and space from capital. Guerilla gardening is not a street party. It is an action demanding everyone's participation and preparation. An adventure beyond spectating." Meet 11am Parliament Square, outside Parliament. More details phone 0207 281 4621, or check out www.reclaimthestreets.net
1 - Carnival Against Junk Food. Called by London Animal Action as part of Mayday 2000. Singing, dancing, protest and free veggieburgers! 10am, The Strand, WC2. 020 7278 3068
1 - Mayday Bristol - for info contact P.O. Box 13, 82 Colston St, Bristol BS1 5BB. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out www.maydaysw.fsnet.co.uk
2 - Close Down Campsfield Campaign public meeting, 7.30pm Oxford Town Hall.
2 - Global Phone In Sick Day - go on you know you want to! http://rtmark.com/sisk
3 - The Wages for Work Campaign are holding two events to follow up the Global Strike which took place on International Women's Day (SchNEWS 250). Meet opposite Downing Street at 1pm for a picket to highlight women's unpaid and unnoticed work. There's a video showing 'Women and the Battle of Seattle' at Kentish Town Church of England Primary School, Islip St, Kentish Town. Tel 020 7482 2496.
4 - Day of action against BAe Systems Annual General Meeting in London.. In previous years the meeting has been completely closed down, with opportunities for autonomous actions at over 90 BAe sites throughout the country. Contact Campaign Against Arms Trade 020-7281-0297. www.caat.demon.co.uk.
4 - Dissent =Terrorism?' is an exhibition in Reading recording dissenters in the Reading area over the centuries who could now be classed as terrorists. It's organised by Reading Roadbusters, and is launched on Thurdsay 4th May at the Global Cafe, 35-39 London Street, Reading. 0118 954 6430.
6 - The Cannabis 2000 Free Festival. Meet at Kennington Park at 1pm to shuffle to Brockwell Park, where the festival's taking place. For more info call 0181 671 5936.
6 - The Anarchist Heretics Fair takes place at the Hanover Community Centre, Southover Road, Brighton on May 6 between 10am-5pm. Discover the unknown side of Anarchy! A fair for the "outsiders and rejects from the mainstream anarchist movement." (mainstream anarchy?) More details 0181 459 5520
6 - 'The Erotic Oscars and Sex Maniacs Confusion Ball' at The Drome, St Thomas St, London Bridge, London SE1 from 9pm to dawn. It's a benefit for Outsiders, a club where disabled people can meet partners. There's striptease, erotic fashion shows and a ball. Strict dress code (no street clothes)Tickets from Paradiso, 60 Dean Street, London W1 £28
7 - Demo at Windmill Mink Farm, Dorset. Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, 07939 264864 www.arcnews.co.uk
9 - ‘Rap for Rights in Columbia’. Performance and talk by rappers from the displaced Cacarica community in Columbia. Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksbis Walk, London E9. Free. 020 72815370.
9 - Public meeting on Roma rights. Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn MP. Grand Committee Room, House of Commons, London SW1. 7.30pm.
10 - Wages for Work Campaign picket against the 40% benefit penalty from single mother's income support on Wednesday 10th May. Meet opposite Downing Street 1pm
10 - Women’s Wednesdays in Whitehall. Every Wednesday outside Whitehall. 1-2pm. Crossroads Women’s Centre 020 7482 2496 or http://womenstrike8m.server101.com
10 - Rio Tinto AGM Join people from Indonesia, West Papua and Philippines to hassle the mining company that gets its kicks from destroying indigenous peoples land. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre opposite Westminster Abbey. 11am. 020 77006189.
10 - Reith Lectures 2000, Radio 4. 8pm Series of lectures on the future of sustainable development. This lecture by Vandana Shiva on Povery and Globalisation. 8pm.
11 - Simon Jones Memorial Campaign film screening 7.30 pm at Queens Head Pub, Action St., WC1 (Kings Cross tube) Tel 020 7837 1688
11-13 - Edinburgh Independent Radical Bookfair at the Assembly Rooms with Shere Hite performing in the evening Tel 0131 662 9112 email@example.com
12-17 - International Hope & Resistance Gathering, Oxford. A gathering of people commited to nonviolent direct action. Reservation essential, £50 for full board for 5 nights. Tel: 01273625173.
12 - Anarchist Forum. Discussion group who meet every Friday, Conway Hall (Red Lion Square), London, WC1.020 8847 0203.
13 - Faslane Carnival, join the carnival and help stop Trident. Bring instruments to make your own entertainment. 10am at the north gates, buses arranged from Glasgow, contact 0141-4231222 / 01324-880744.
13 - Hull Car Free Day
13 - Refugees and an Ethical Foreign Policy. Day school discussing the impact of foreign policy on the lives of asylum seekers around the world. St Columba’s United Reformed Church, Alfred Street, Oxford. 10.30am-4.30pm. Admission £2. 01865 517819
13 - Picket for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Radical American journalist who is still on death row. Picket the American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, 3.30-5.30pm. Mumia Must Live!, BM Haven, London, WC1N 3XX.
14 - Fringe Sunday 12 noon - 6pm comedy, theatre, music on the Brighton Level FREE 01273 647100
14 - Demonstration against largest mink farm in UK. Woodview Farm, Youlstone, Bude, North Devon. 07931-962798.
14-21 Home Educators’ Seaside Festival. Dorset, 0208 300 7236 www.choiceineducation.co.uk/
16 - Anti-Fascist Action and Hillsborough Justice Campaign benefit gig. At the Lemon Lounge (upstairs of Liverpool Brewery), Berry Street. 9pm-2am, admission £2.
16-21 - Woodland Design & Permaculture. Course run by fully qualified Permaculture Design Teachers, £150/£100 all inclusive. Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR, 01730-823166
17 - Meeting about Nine Ladies Anti-Quarry Campaign - the camp needs more people as eviction is imminent. Set up to defend the historic wildlife site on Stanton Moor Hillside from destruction by the reopening of two quarries. They would cover about 30 acres and would be close to the Nine Ladies ancient stones. Contact 0797 404 9369 http://pages.zoom.co.uk/-nineladies/
18-25 - Aldermaston Trident Ploughshares 2000 camp. Confront the Atomic Weapons Establishment where they make Britain’s illegal nuclear weapons, with a Blockade on Monday 22 at 6am. Contact 01603-49301/01865-725991. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 - Can Anarchism Transform Your Life? Discussion by the London Anarchist Forum. 8pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1
19-29 - Blandford Festival. Bands, entertainment and much more. www.blanfest.co.uk/
19 - Citizen Fish + The Bus Station Loonies, 8pm at the Wellington Rugby Club (Somerset). £4 with proceeds to local environmental groups.
20 - Huntingdon Life Sciences National Demo. At the Occald site. Contact 0739 458846 for transport and more info.
20 - Energy Efficiency at Home and Work. Money saving tips and new ideas in non-technical language. 9.30am-5.30pm Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry. 024-76303517. web: www.hdra.org.uk
20 - Levellers Day, Warwick Hall, Burford. Info: www.levellers.org.uk
20-27 - Greyhound Awareness Week. 01562 745778.
21-23 - Speaking tour by Jacques Ngoun, from a Pygmy tribe of the Cameroon, the Bagyeli, whose tribal land is being lost forever to the relentless march of multinationls. He will be in London to seek international support for his peoples' struggle. A major oil pipeline is under construction which will desecrate the forest and animals the Bagyeli depend for their survival. Oil companies already involved in this scheme, including Exxon and Chevron, look set to be joined by a lovely new partner. Yes, the World Bank obviously couldn't just sit back and watch this destruction and displacement without getting their hand in, now could they? 020 7242 1441 www.survival-international.org
22 - Filming screening Rattle in Seattle and newly edited footage of Washington IMF/World Bank protests and Mayday screening @ the Cube Cinema, Bristol. Monday 22nd May, 8pm. Suggested donation £1.50
23 - Undercurrents Launch Party of new weekly netcast broadcast featuring audio and visual jams with a radical content. Every Tuesday 9pm-3am at www.piratetv.net. Launch party 9pm-2am at The Old Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Hollybush Row entrance, Oxford. Tickets £6 (£4 conc). Undercurrents 01865 203662
26-29 - Women Speak Out. London, venue t.b.c. A weekend gathering for all women involved or interested in political, feminist, radical and anti-capitalist activism. Contact: 020-83749885; email@example.com
27 - All day workshop. Where do we go from Mayday? University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1. 10am-6pm.
27 - Plymouth Reclaim the Streets. Fun, fetish and full of vegan and normal cosmic yoghurts. Meet noon at Bretonside Coach Station.
27 - Homelands. Corporate dance crap in Winchester
27 - Action on Human Genetics. International Centre for Life. Contact Gene No! 07788 520037
27-29 - Birmingham Pride. Free.
27 - Reclaim The Satyagrapha: Breaking the silence around nonviolence After May Day workshops and discussion, 10am-6pm; at University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1 Tel 020-7586 4627 http://www.satyagraha.org
27 - Peace in South Asia - the nuclear threat. Public meeting with Achin Vanaik and Praful Bidwai (India's leading anti-nuclear campaigners), Bruce Kent and Jeremy Corbyn MP. 7.30pm Conway Hall.
27 - African Liberation Day March and Rally, 1pm Ugandan High Commission Trafalgar Sq., speakers include Ramona Africa, sole survivor of the MOVE bombing and campaigner for death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, plus evening benefit. http://www.callnetuk.com/home/mumia
27-29 - Birmingham Pride. Free.
27-29 - Rare Plant Weekend, a chance to see and buy unusual plant varieties at Brogdale Horticultural Trust, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent. 9.30am -5.30pm Tickets £2.50/£2. 01795-535286
29 - Kingston Green Fair. Free 020 8941 6277 www.gfutures.demon.co.uk/KGF.htm
29 - Peace 2000 Celebration, Celebrating cultural diversity: global food stalls, workshops and performances. Hove Lawns, 11.45am-7pm, free. Details: 01273-620125.
31 - Campaign for Free Education Conference. Sheffield Hallam University Students Union, Pond Street, Sheffield. 11am-6pm. 0958 556 756 http://members.xoom.com/nus/cfe
31 - Benefit gig for Scarborough Against Genetic Engineering with English folk singer Martin Carthy along with Scarborough bands Slinkymalink and Nick Glaves. Kings Night Club, Scarborough, 8pm tickets £3/4. More details 01723-370588.
31 - Demo against the Hunting Inquiry. Meet 1pm outside House of Commons. National Anti-Hunt Campaign 01442 240246.
31 - Picket and Protest, outside Haringey Magistrates Court in support of the criminalising of Delroy Lindo 9.30 am Bishops Road, Highgate N6. (Delroy faces constant harrassment by the Met Police - he has had fifteen charges against him and been found not guilty every time - because of his campaigning for Winston Silcott) 0973 31 31 39
1 - Stonehenge walker's picnic beginning at the Battersea Park Peace Pagoda http://www.geocities.com/soho/stonecam.htm
1 - Kate from The Ilisu Dam Campaign will be talking in Brighton and Mark Thomas (if he's not in Turkey at the Dam site!!) 7pm, (Venue To Be Announced)
3 - Fight Privatisation-Stop the Cuts! Conference at Friends Meeting House, Mount Street Manchester M2, 11.30-4.30. Unison 0151 236 1944
3 - Moon at the Monarchy. 2000 arseholes wanted for the first ever public mooning at the Queen. 3pm right outside Buckingham Palace
3 - Birmingham Action against capitalism “carry on laughing”, meet outside central Library City Centre at 11.30
3 - Strawberry Fayre. Cambridge. FREE 01223 560160 www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
3-4 - Newcastle Festival. Community Green festival. Leazes Park, Barrack Road, Newcastle.Free. 0191 2321750.
3-11 - Green Transport Week. www.eta.co.uk
4 - A second Showcase For Kosova - featuring music from Deep Mamboo and Space Goats, films, poetry, food, dance and children's theatre, as well a Rebel Alliance space. At The Gloucester, corner of Gloucester Road, Brighton 5pm-10.30pm. Free food before 7pm!
4 - Get yer kit off and Protest Naked, for the right to be naked in public, Brighton Royal Pavilion, 2pm. www.geocities.com/thehumanmind/
5 - Bath Fringe Festival. An evening of alternative films including 'Rattle in Seattle', 'Unreasonable Force' and 'Not this Time' (Simon Jones memorial). 8pm at the Hat & Feather pub, Walcot Street, Bath. £1 donation. 07773 920284.
6 - "Justice Denied: can Public Interest be Served if Evidence is Withheld?" Joint public meeting of M25 Justice campaign and Freedom and Justice for Samar and Jawad, 7 P.M. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. More info from Miscarriages of Justice UK 0121-554-6947 www.freesaj.org.uk
6 - Video and talk on the Simon Jones Memorial Campaign (SchNEWS 182) 7.45pm. 42 Marine Parade (above Paiges bar) on Worthing sea front. Events@worthing.eco-action.org
6 - A world without money. Discussion on a moneyless world and networking of anti-capitalist groups. Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley Street, Manchester M14, 7.30pm. 0161 226 6814.
7-11 - Earth First! Summer Gathering, North Wales. This is an opportunity for groups to meet and share skills and inspiration. There’s over 100 workshops and planning campaigns covering all aspects of ecological resistance. Evening entertainment, kids’ space, nature walks, rock climbing and much more!. £10 per person, catering £2.50-£3 per day: Summer Gathering 2000, c/o Norfolk EF!, PO Box487, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 3AL. www.eco-action.org/gathering
8-15 - Resist Global Oil. Meeting of the World Petroleum Congress in Canada. A week of protest, action and discussion is planned. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. www.nisto.com/activism/project/petrol.html
9-10 - European Business Summit Brussels, Belgium. Various protests planned. www.ebsummit.org
10 - How to Stop and Influence Planning Permission. Free training event by Community Action on Empty Homes. Wiltshire, 020 7828 6288.
10 - Building Bridges to the People of Yugoslavia. Conference organised by Committee for Peace in the Balkans. Speakers include Alice Mahon MP, Tony Benn MP and Harold Pinter. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC2, 10.30am-5pm. 020 72750164 www.peaceinbalkans.freeserve.co.uk
10 - National Demo for the Newchurch Guinea Pigs. Meet 12 noon at Darley Oaks Farm, Newchurch. 01902 564734 for transport details.
10 - ‘Taking Control’ - A Radical Routes Event Speakers include comedian Mark Thomas and Dave Morris (McLibel defendant). Summerhill Centre, Winson Green Road, Birmingham. 11am-5pm. 0121 5511132
10-18 - Stop The Arms Trade Week. Plus later in the month, the Eurosatory Arms Fair Exhibition at Le Bourget, Paris is happening - promising to be the biggest European arms exhibition of its type ever. Campaign If you fancy some direct action there's transport from London leaving Sunday 19th June, returning Thursday 23rd. Estimated costs £60 per person which includes basic accommodation. For details of both events ring Campaign Against Arms Trade 020 7281 0297 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 - Organic Vegetable Growing Day. Talks, demos and activities for everyone, including beginners 10am-4pm Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry. 024-76303517. www.hdra.org.uk
16-21 - Stonehenge Free Festival 20 miles from the Stones Tel 07931 131233 on the 16th for directions.
16-18 - Solstice Eco- fest. 01522 829067.
16-24 - National Anti-Angling Week. Campaign for the Abolition of Angling 0870 458 4176. www.anti-angling.com/
17 - Edinburgh Reclaim The Streets. Bring along instruments, imagination and ideas for a creative street celebration. Assemble at Bristo Square, Edinburgh at 4pm
17 - ‘The Global Marketplace: In Whose Interest?’ Conference on the effects of globalisation on democracy. Includes prominent speakers and discussion with the audience. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R. 2pm to 5pm, £5 admission. 020 8444 4322 www.amisuk.btinternet.co.uk
17 - Resist the Private Finance Initiative. Conference by the Welsh Socialist Alliance on Labour's privatisation of everything that moves. Methyr Tydfil. 0290 830029 for more details.
17 - Demo outside Huntingdon Death Sciences vivisection laboratory 0121 632 6460 www.welcome.to/shac
17 - Day of Women’s initiatives. To coincide with the World Marches. More info email@example.com
17 - Cheeky Theatrical Monkeys up for some guerilla eco-theatre meet 7pm outside the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, London for a party, workshops, costume making etc and then on to perform at Stonehenge, Glastonbury and beyond. More info: Nick 07946 048602
17-18 - Leamington Peace Festival. Two stages, workshops, food by Anarchist Teapot and kids activities. Free. Sorry no camping. 01926 493214 www.digitalasylum.co.uk/lpf
17-18 - Ideas for Freedom. Two days of speakers and discussions covering Seattle, GM foods and much more. Tickets in advance £20/£10/£6. More info 020 7207 3997 firstname.lastname@example.org Caxton House, 129 St John's Way, London N19.
18 - Undercurrents will be putting on a film show @ Friends Meeting House,43 St Giles ,Oxford . Films include J18, Big Rattle In Seattle, A16 [Washington] and MayDay. This will be followed by a talk and discussion on the planned demos in Prague on 26 Sept.Tel.01865 203622 for more info
18 - The Scurge of Blagg Island, 3pm The Gloucester, Brighton, £3. Starring Tragic Roundabout and Thespionage in a multi-media extravaganza.
18 - Save Our World Festival Brockwell Park, London 12 noon - 9pm £3 donation 07958 637467 http//surf.to/sow
20 -23 - Eurosatory Arms Fair Exhibition, Le Bourget, Paris. Demonstions planned at Europes biggest arms fair. Details from Campaign Against Arms Trade 020 7281 0297 email@example.com
20-21 - Summit of the European Union, Oporto, Portugal. Demonstrations planned at Santa Maria de Feira, near Oporto. www.ras.eu.org/marches/
Stonehenge 2000 - Free Festival Yep folks , not only are we 'allowed' access to the Stones this year, [Schnews 261] there will also be a free festival 20 miles from the Stones from Friday 16th up until the Solstice. Details phone 07931 131233 for directions on the 16th onwards. [Summer Solstice 2.45am BST Sunrise 4.59am]
21 - Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge. Free entry into the stones for the first time in 15 years...(see Schnews 261 for full story) www.geocities.com/soho/9000/stonecam.htm
22-25 - World’s largest cyclethon - to celebrate the opening of 5,000 miles of the National Cycle Network. For details of events around the country, call Sustrans 0117 9290888 www.sustrans.org.uk
22-25 - Social Summit of NGOs. To run parallel to the United Nations social summit. Geneva, Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org
23 - Take 2000 One day conference speakers inc. Reclaim The Streets, Friends of the Earth Imperial Gardens, New Rd., Camberwell, London 07930 327248
23-25 - Glastonbury Festival. Tickets a mere £87 from Ticketline 01159-129129.
24 - Demo to defend asylum seekers, London
24 - Scottish March for Equality and Diversity, in Edinburgh supporting the repeal of Section 28, Move off from East Market St. at 1pm Details 58a Broughton St., Edinburgh_or email email@example.com
24 - World Development Movement Conference. 'Regulating Globalisation and uncovering the real debt crisis. A fairer deal for the world's poor.' London School of Economics. Free, yet bookings required. 0207 738 3311 www.wdm.org.uk
24- 25 - From Countryside to Table The whole food story. Find out more about local producers, Bentley Wildfowl and Wetlands Museum, Nr Lewes, East Sussex 01825 840573, www.eastsussexcc.gov.uk/env/events/foodfair.htm
26-28 - Mobilisation against Conference of New World Economy. Participants include the OECD, the WTO and numerous multinationals. Paris. obs- firstname.lastname@example.org
28-16 July - Sacred Voices Millennium Music Village, London’s longest running free music festival. A festival of divinely inspired vocal music from around the world. At venues all over London, free admission to many events, 02074560404.
30-July 2 - Big Blether Scottish Activists Gathering. Talamh community, Lanarkshire. 0131 5576242 or email@example.com
30-2 July - Bracknell Music Festival, South Hill Park Arts Centre Tel 013444 484123
1 - ‘Taking Control 2000’ - meeting in Lanarkshire -is a mixture of co-operatives and community groups getting together to provide free training and information about social enterprise across the country, like setting up a housing co-op, DIY media, permaculture and home education.. Followed by Elsmere Port 15 July - Yeovil 12 Aug - Nottingham 19 Aug - Llandeilo 31 Aug - Brighton 9 and Cambridge 27 Sept. Workspace may be limited so it is important to book in advance. Contact UpStart 0870 7332538 www.gn.apc.org/ss/upstart/tc or Radical Routes 0121 551 1132
1 - The Conference of Socialist Economists Fiesta - celebrating global struggles. Chiapas photo gallery, stalls from Mexico Support Group, Colombia Peace Association. Guest artist Leon Rosselson. Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd (Euston tube) 6pm £5/3 conc. inc. food. Tel 020 85522578 email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 - London Mardi Gras. Parade assemble 11am Hyde Park, followed by festival in Finsbury Park, Club Tents incl Trade, FIST & Wild Fruit, Arts Festival, Gay Games and soo much more. TICKETS £15 0115 912 9118. www.londonmadigras.com
1 - Greenwich Anti-Racist Festival; more/latest info at http://www.mi5.uk.com/venues/vuTSE486.html
1 - Unity Festival, Chorlton Park, Manchester
1-2 - Lost Weekend Festival; info http://www.lostweekend.co.uk
1-2 - Winchester Hat Fayre - for all you summer fete massive email@example.com
1-2 - International Conference, Global Capital and Global Struggles:Strategies, Alliances and Alternatives. topics include grassroots movements, genetics, New labour, Third World debt. University of London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1. £5 unwaged. www.gn.apc.org/cse
3 - Demonstate against Queen and Duke of Edinburgh public walk about in Inverness High Street. Organised by Scotish Seperatist Group www.angelfire.com/sc2/ssgscotland/index.html
4 - Independence (from America) day outside Menwith Hill Spy-base. A mass demonstration is planned to protest about the involvement of this spy-base in the Star Wars early warning system to protect the good ol’ USA from missile attack, interested? info, Tel 01943 466405 www.gn.apc.org/cndyorks/caab/
5-9 - Larmer Tree Festival nr. Salisbury Tel: 01722 415223 www.larmertree.demon.co.uk
7-8 - Beggars Fair Romsey, Hampshire music, dance and street entertainment Free Tel 01703 227256 www.beggarsfair.org.uk
8 - Leeds Love Parade through the streets of the City Centre www.loveparade.de/
8 - Insurrection 2000: Organisation and Disorganisation. A one day conference to share experiences of radical disorganisation. At the Rainbow Centre, 182 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, 12-6pm. Contact 0115 9585 666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8 - On fourth anniversiary of International Court of Justice ruling that nucelar weapons tend to be illegal, there will be demonstrations outside Faslane Trident submarine base. Faslane Peace Camp 01436 820901
8 - Demo outside Fylingdales military base. Another US base to be used as part of the Star Wars early warning system See Independence Day above, Info www.gn.apc.org/cndyorks/caab/ Tel 01943 466405
8 - Transport Activists Round Table for the Eastern Region meeting at the Friends Meeting House Stevenage 1.30pm-5pm.Including a local speaker on greenfield housing issues. 01603 504563.
8 - Durham Miners Gala Marches and brass bands start through Durham followed by speakers and probably a few beats from 9am.
8 - Anarchist Parkfest 2000, Clissold Park, 2pm. Bring along music, food and drink to share and unwanted books for exchange. www.tak.to/LAF
8-15 - Mad Pride World Week. Worldwide celebration of survivors of the mental health service. Mad Pride uses direct action to highlight injustices in gov’t policy - more harsh legislation to restrict their rights is planned. As they say, “No government - no mental health problems.” London festival on 15th, Clissold Park, N16. Bands include P.A.I.N. 0958 907357.
9-10 - Meeting of G7 Foreign Affairs Ministers. Miyazaki, Japan. 1
1- 12 - World Music Festival, Budapest, Hungary www.mandel.hu
11-16 - Buddhafield, Meditation, Buddism, music, environmental debates . £30 + £5 per vehicle. Tel 020 8671 7144
13-19 - No one is illegal antiborder camp is being established in Ustrzyki Gorne, south east Poland . “There will be discussions, provactions against border patrols, beer and good fun.” Contact Maciej Roszak, FA Poznan, Skr 5, 60966 Poznan 31, Poland email email@example.com
14 - Bastille Day. In July 1789 the people of Paris stormed the Bastille. The prison was a powerful symbol of repression which was torn down in the revolution that followed. Year 2000, the prison service continues to be a repressive regime which is being privitised with multinational corporations taking over the building and running of prisons for profit. Prison populations are increasing as asylum seekers are thrown into detention centres without trial, harsher prison sentences are doled out and police powers are increased i.e. the new terrorism bill. July 14th is a weekend of protests “inside” and out as groups resist the commodification of the prison industy. Groups interested in giving talks or running workshops are welcome. Bring camping gear, inspiration and people. Meet Golders Green station, 9am. CAGE, PO Box 68 Oxford, OX3 1RH. 079931 401962 www.veggies.org.uk/cage
15 - Carnival Against GM Crops. New Craig Farm, Davot at 2pm. The genetic oilseed rape on this farm is the only authorised large scale planting in Scotland. Tel 01224 451140 email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 - Protest Naked at Scotland Yard 2pm. You are Human, you are beautiful, you should not be punished because of how the human body looks. Do you have the balls? www.geocities.com/thehumanmind
15 - ‘Out on the Streets’ - Scrap Section 28 Now. National march and rally in Manchester, meet @ All Saints, Oxford Rd, Manchester 12.30pm More details PO Box 100, Manchester M22 4GZ 0161 234 3999 www.NoTo28.org
15-16 - Ashton Court Free Festival, Bristol Excellent FREE festie, Tel: 0117 904 2275 info www.mi5.uk.com
15 -16 - Hardcore Punk Festival £5/4 per day Contact 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY,UK. Tel: 01274 734160 www.legend.org.uk
15-16 - Essential Festival. Dance day on the Saturday, Roots on the Sunday. £30 per day. Tel 09068 230190 www.essentialfestival.com
16 - Football match in the middle of Camden High Street. All are welcome wear footie colours. Afterwards a chill-out space will be created so sofas, chairs, beanie bags are needed. Meet 12 noon at Camden Town Tube. For info on whats going on in London checkout www.londonanarcho.listbot.com
19 - Defend Council Housing are Lobbying Parliament (4pm House of Commons Lobby) to try and persuade New Labour to stop councils flogging off all their council housing. It's followed by a meeting at 6pm, Westminster Hall, House of Commons. Contact Defend Council Housing c/o 179 Haggerston Rd, London E Tel.020-72759994. www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk
21-23 - Severn Revels Music Festival, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire Everything from Headmix Collective to world music, roots and classical £35/30 Tel 01452 760584 www.deanarts.org.uk/Severn revels
21-30 - Fifth Anarchist Summer camp near Berlin between a wood, meadow and lake. The camp is “self organised”, requiring your input and ideas. Cost is 90140 DM, details (030) 42017286. http://travel.to/acamp
21-23 - Womad Festival, Reading 0118 939 0930 or http://realworld.on.net/
21-23 - Storeytelling Festival, Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire Tel 01952 504882 www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk/edge £31 for the weekend.
21-23 - Goddess Camp. All aspects of ecofeminism as well as belly-dancing, healing, drumming etc. Bestwood Country Park, Nottingham. Tickets £14/8 which includes Friday evening meal and camping.01159114878 email@example.com
22-23 - Fusion Festival Two stage music festie at Madeley Court Centres Outdoor Areana, Court St., Madeley, Telford £10 weekend ticket/£6 per day Tel 01952 582539
22-29 - 3rd Intergalactic Animal Liberation Gathering. Berlin, Germany. A chance to exchange info, skills and experience and to unite activists from around the world. Interested in running a workshop or discussions? Or just interested, volunteers required. Info: www.anti-angling.com/gathering e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
22-31 - Aspe valley Action Camp - training in non-violent direct action at the site of proposed E7 motorway through the Pyrenees. They are also looking for people who can teach techniques of direct action. 0030672634905 email@example.com 00330672634905 www.asperches.org
23 - Roots Reggae at Three Mills Island, Stratford, London E3 Only £26.50 for the day Tel 020 7326 4888
26-30 - Big Green Millennium Gathering on the Wiltshire Downs near Warminster powered by the wind, the sun and the people. Five daily themes exploring key aspects of the green future. Also Children’s area, and funfair, crafts, veggie food, and non-stop entertainment. Tickets in advance from BGG, PO Box 155, Hampton, TW12 2FJ, 020-89416674. www.big-green-gathering.com
27-30 - Cambridge Folk Festival Tel 01223 457245 www.cam-folkfest.co.uk
28-30 - Guildford Live music festival including the 24hr Guilfin Ambient Lounge, and a performance by Culture Club!01483 454159 www.guildford-live.co.uk
29 - Brighton Gay Pride, Starts Madeira Drive, finishes Preston Park FREE
29 - Leicester Mardi Gras Meet 1 pm, Wellington Street Originally cancelled because of threats from a tiny group of fascists, Leicester’s Mardi Gras is now happening.
29 - Demo outside Huntingdon Death Science vivisetion laboratory 0121 632 6460
29-30 - From Kosova to Seattle: What is the role for nonviolent action? Organised by War Resisters’ International in Oxford 020 772784040
From the end of July to mid-August - Radical Summer in Leicester! 3 weeks of activities and events with everything from guerrilla gardening to critical mass,direct action to stories of community resistance, art attacks to anarchist tea parties. Contact LEAF, Box Z, 13 Biddulph St, Leic, LE2 1BH Tel 0116 210 9652 Sat.
1-15 - Ploughshares 2000 Peace Camp outside the Trident submarine base in Coulport, Scotland. Tel 01603 611953
1-16 - Ecotopia, in the beautiful island of Maisaari in the west coast of Finland, near Turku. Ecotopia is an annual and international gathering for European activists involved in social and environmental issues (as well as summer gathering for the European Youth For[est] Action. “Ecotopia is trying to be an eco-utopia in practice: non-pollutive, egalitarian and just.” This years main theme will be globalisation with workshops in the day, followed in the evening with bands, theatre and open stage. Contact EKOTOPIA, Liisankatu 17 D 00170 Helsinki, Suomi-Finland Tel:+358-(0)9-2609074 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://kulma.net/ecotopia If you’d like info on the biketour going to the gathering, check out http://come.to@biketour2000
2 - Free Party! with Ground Zero 9pm- 2am at The Enigma, Ship St., Brighton (but seeing as all donations will be going to SchNEWS, we expect you lot to dig deep).
4-6 (possibly longer) - Free festival in Romania Bands and DJs from 25 countries, in a beautiful location. Proceeds to a foundation that attempts to improve the lives of orphans
4-6 - Bracknell Festival. Tel 01344 427272.
4-6 - Big Chill Enchanted Garden, Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire Tel 0207 503 9700 www.bigchill.co.uk
6 - Positive Vibrations - Afro-Caribbean celebration, bands, stalls etc. Blackbird Leys Park, Oxford 12 noon - 7pm FREE
6 - Midsummer Mass Trespass. Following on from the successful mass trespasses two years ago. Meet Midday Brighton Station, bring a packed lunch.
7 - Vigil and Action for Iraq. Mass act of civil disobedience to highlight the ongoing crisis in Iraq due to UN sanctions. Meet 12 noon Trafalgar Square, London. Voices in the Wilderness, 16b Cherwell St., Oxford, OX4 1BG Tel 01865 243232 www.nonviolence.org/vitw/voices-uk
9-13 - ACE 2000 African Celtic Explosion Multi Cultural Educational Convention. Workshops in African and Celtic culture, Permaculture, Sharmanistic Healing, Sustainable Living, Marshall Arts, Party and Dance time. 01994484708 Directions - OS map ref 260.305 16 milesnw Carmathen - A40 west, then B4298 - follow ACE signs
9-15 - Northern Green Gathering, wide range of workshops, info and entertainments, £35 0113-2249885
10-12 - Cropredy Folk festival hosted by SchNEWS favourites Fairport Convention in a field near Banbury, Oxfordshire Tel: 01869 338853 www.fairportconvention.co.uk
10-29 - ‘Into the Cauldron’ - Rainbow Circle Creativity Camp. Music, dance, theatre, spirituality etc. £100 waged/£60 unwaged 01452 813505.
10-13 - Gaunts House Summer Gathering Annual festival of like minded people to celebrate life, our beings and doings and to provide 120 stimulating workshops and relaxing entertainments every evening. Costs: £70 four days camping and workshops, £60 three days, £45 two days, £15/25 one day. 01202-841522
10-13 - Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Where to go if you want to see flying Coca-Cola bottles www.bristolfiesta.co.uk
11-13 - Farmer Phil’s Festival, Nr Gatten Farm, Ratlinghope, Shropshire.Various blues bands £20 including camping. 01588 650049 www.real_music.co.uk/farmerphil
11-12 - Reclaim our Education at University of East London. Organised by Campaign for Free Education, PO Box 22615, London. N4 1WT. Tel 07958 556 756 http://members.xoom.com/nus_cfe
11-16 - Boom Teknival in Portugal £35 Phone + 351 21 9281215 www.boomfestival2000.com
11-17 - North American Anarchist Conference, Los Angeles The August Collective, PO Box 6188, Fullerton, CA 92834 www.geocities.com/naacweb
11-20 - Lammas Moon Mysteries and Magic Camp, Herefordshire. Lammas is the fire festival of the sun £70 tickets from Wych Wood, Cherry Orchard, Newland, Glos. GL16 8NP Tel 07787 190162
12 - Hackney Volcano Everything from Brazlian to Turkish music to soundsystems, ‘reflecting the diversity of cultures in London’ FREE 020 85339492 www.continentaldrifts.uk.com/
12 - Anti-GM action. At Sealand Farm, Flintshire, North Wales, 2pm. This is the only GM site in Wales. Resistance is needed.
12 - Thurrock Music Festival. 60 bands and DJs on six stages! Described as a major underground, huge friendly party in its 4th year at Belhus Park, Aveley, Essex £5 + booking fee www.thurrockmusicfestival.com
12 - The Glorious Twelth. Start of the grouse shoot sabbing season. Hunt Sabs Association 01273 622827
12 - Meeting to discuss police racism 4pm - 7pm Queens Head, Acton Street, WC1 nearest tube Kings Cross For info: Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! BCM Box 5909, WC1N 3XX Tel: 02078371688 email: email@example.com
12 - Guerilla Gardening Action- want to reclaim some neglected land Leicester? more info firstname.lastname@example.org or give call 0116 210 9652
12 - Custodians of the Land peaceful protest and organic picnic at the GM trial site in Sealand, near Chester, meet 2pm on the playing field opposite Birchenfields Farm. Bring banners, music and organic picnic Help make Wales a GM free zone. For more information/in case you get lost, please contact: 07947 433577
12 - Taking Control 2000, Yeovil. Training and workshops on stuff like setting up a housing co-op, diy media, permaculture and home education Then Nottingham (26), Landeilo (31-3 Sept), Brighton (9 Sept), Cambridge (27 Sept) 0121 551 1132 www.gn.apc.org/ss/upstart/tc
13 - The Freedom to be Yourself. Vincent Bethell from the campaign has big plans "On the 13th August I will take off my clothes and will remain naked until the way that the human body looks is considered legal." (or until he dies of cold) www.geocities.com/thehumanmind/
13 - Smokey Bears Picnic 2pm Southsea Common, Portsmouth
13 - The Border Gathering Dumfries, Scottish Borders 01387 810439
13 - Hull Campaign Against G.M. Food, Demo against GM trials at Aldborough near Hull. Meet at East Park, Hull , Holderness Road , Noon Tel: O831 396895 email@example.com
13 - Lammas Day Picnic. Celebrate Lughnasadh (Old Lammas Day) with the New Lammas Lands Defence Committee on Leyton Marsh 3-6pm. Meet by Parish Boundary (black poplar trees) behind Lea Valley Ice Rink near Sandy Lane (path alongside river). Event will end with a walk along the new Sustrans cycle route to Hackney Marsh and long the towpath to thePrincess of Wales pub. Completely free.
12 Aug- 2 Sept - Edinburgh International Festival 0131 470 2020 www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk
12 - Anti-GM protest at the only genetic test site in Wales. Meet outside Sealand Farm, Flintshire, North Wales 2pm.
17 - Mad Hatter's Teaparty. On 16 August 1819, 11 people were killed outside St Peter's Fields, Manchester at a protest demanding radical reform of the government (AKA Peterloo Massacre). In remembrance of those killed, and as a protest against the new Terrorism Act there is a Mad Hatter's Teaparty, at 4.30pm, St. Peter's Square (outside Central Library). Bring some banners, instruments, appropriate dress. Info 0161 226 6814 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 - Rally outside Home Office for Roger Sylvester, who died in police custody in suspicious circumstances. Meet 2-4pm outside 50 Queen Ann’s Gate, SW1 07931 970442 www.rsjc.org.uk
17 - Beaten up, Fitted up, Locked up Launch of Mark Barnsley Campaign pamphlet, guest speaker Paddy Hill of the Birmingham six. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, 7pm, nearest tube Kings Cross.
18-20 - The Land Is Ours summer gathering, somewhere in Yorkshire. To confirm venue ring 01865 722016 nearer the time www.oneworld.org/tlio
18-20 - Pontardawe International Music Festival "an eclectic mix of international song and dance" Various ticket prices Tel 01792 830200 www.pontardawefestival.org.uk
Sat 19 - Cambridge in August - Day of revolt against global destruction. Why Cambridge? Because it’s the home of Huntingdon Life Sciences where 500 animals are killed by vivisection every day: Novartis and Imutran , the pharmaceutical and agrochemical alliance; Oakington Detention Centre, where hundreds of refugees are being held in prison at any time for the crime of seeking aslym; Monsanto – do we need to tell you about them? Lots of autonomous actions promised– get together with some friends and plan an action; roof top raves, pavement paties, office occupations, unannounced visits to company directors. 0777 6497005/0777 6497006
Oakington in August! - meet 12 noon. Bringing messages of support, gifts, toys, solidarity, music and fun.The centre is Oakington Barracks, but the entrance is at Longstanton. Stagecoach Busses 155 &159 run from Cambridge.Take the A14 from Cambridge towards Huntingdon and come off on the B1050 towards Lonstanton. CAGE - Tel 07931 401 963
19 - Street Party, Leicester. Jugglers, clowns, street art, theatre, music, stories of community resistance. Met 12 noon Peace Walk, Victoria Park
19-20 - V2000 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire. A weekend ticket entitles you to free travel on Virgin trains. So best take a map for the driver and don’t expect to get there before it finishes Tel 0115 912 9115 www.gigsandtours.com
19 - Doncaster Committee against GM crops peaceful demonstration against GM in Armthorpe, Doncaster. Meet 11am Armthorpe Community Centre. Contact 01302 531762.
19 - March in support of the striking Dudley hospital workers. Assemble 11am outside Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley. (See SchNEWS 271)
20 - Oxford Canal Festival Music, poetry, marquee, Canal trips. Free. Aristotle Lane Recreation ground, Jericho, Oxford 12-7pm
23-27 - World Voices Festival. Festival of fresh and creative ideas pioneering alternative sustainable solutions. Green & Away, Gloucestershire. 020-7372-7117. www.worldvoices.org
24-27 - Renewing the Anarchist Tradition. A conference in Plainfield, Vermont, USA e-mail: email@example.com
25 - Manchester Gay Festival Parade, vigil and local events, individually priced.
25-27 - Carling Weekend. What used to be called the Reading Festival is now named after piss-poor larger and just as entertaining. 0208 961 5490. Also happening at the same time in L eeds www.readingfestival.com/
25-27 - Gosport Festival, Hampshire. Music and lots of other events. 01483 454159
25-28 - Manchester Gay Festival Parade, vigil and local events, individually priced.
25-29 - Exodus ‘Free the Spirit’ Festival has now been moved to 8th-10th September
26 - Creamfields Liverpool More corporate dance shit
26 - Education Otherwise Conference – support for home-educating families Ripon & York College, York Tel 01423 770396
26-27 - Additives Awareness Weekend Write to Additive Survivors' Network (UK) at 63 Downlands Road, Devizes,Wiltshire SN10 5EF, enclose £8 cheque (includes 1 year's membership)payableto The Green Network Charitable Trust to receive your Family Pledge to Picnic Additive Free Pack.
26-28 - Notting Hill Carnival FREE, Tel 0208 964 0544 www.ifor.demon.co.uk/eurobeat.html
26-28 - Leeds Festival; Tel: 0181 961 5490; www.readingfestival.com
26-30 - Earth Spirit Summer Celebration 01273 813853 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
27 - Health aspects of Aspartame, talk by Betty Martini Witham, Essex - Spring Lodge Community Centre.12-3 pm Presentation and BYO picnic Contact T/F 01376 519847
28 - Colchester Free Festival, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex. 3 music stages, green area and childrens theatre 01206 547505 www.go-n8tive.com/colfreefest.
28 - Sutton Green Fair, Carshalton, Surrey Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road, Tel: 020 8647 9201
28 - Captive Animals Awareness Week Info: Captive Animals Protection Society 01384 456 682 email@example.com
28 - Sept 4 - Burningman Festival, Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada, US. An annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. It is a commerce-free event with only coffee and ice sold. Before you think about going, you’re advised to read their Survival Guide Tickets $185 from Burning Man, P.O. Box 884688, San Francisco, CA 94188-4688. www.burningman.com
28 - Drift Permaculture Project , Scotswood Natural Community Garden. Lots of activities for all the family Tel: 0191 2004706
29 - Leicester Radical Alliance Meeting, Secular Hall. 7.30pm www.plebs.com/leicester-radical/
30 - Health aspects of Aspartame, talk by Betty Martini Glasgow 01241 875679
30 - Permaculture in Nepal, slide Show by Chris Evans (Jajarkot Permaculture Programme), 7.30pm, Phoenix Community Centre, Phoenix Place, Brighton, Suggested contribution £3 01273 381686
30 - Picket outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, W1 (nearest tube Bond Street) 4 - 7pm to coincide with President Clinton's visit to Colombia and to protest against the US 'Plan Colombia'. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
31 - Health aspects of Aspartame, talk by Betty Martini Edinburgh, Salisbury Centre 01241 875679
31- 3rd Sept - Hull ‘Sea Fever’ International Sea Shanty Festival hosted we presume by Cap’in Pugwash, Roger the Cabin Boy and Master Bates 01472 696757
1 - Simon Jones 27th birthday - if he hadn't been killed by the profits-before-everthing economy he hated. Simon always enjoyed a good party, so let's give him one. Meet 1pm steps of St.Paul's Cathedral, London. Transport from Brighton, tickets from the Peace Centre. 01273 685913 www.simonjones.org.uk
1-3 - Off The Tracks ‘eclectic roots, fusion and head music’ Park Farmhouse, Isley Walton nr. Castle Donnington 01332 384518/ 833673 Weekend tickets £30 in advance. Day tickets on the gate www.offthetracks.freeserve.co.uk
2 - Worthing Green Fair. Field of Hope, Beach House Green, Sea Front. 12 noon -10pm. FREE 01903 210351 email@example.com The event is not being funded by Friends of the Earth this year, and the organisers are asking for support/donations in order to keep this event independent. Cheques payable to "Worthing Green Fair" to P.O. Box 4144, Worthing, E.Sussex BN14 7NZ
2 - Health aspects of Aspartame, talk by Betty Martini Evening: Shrewsbury Music Hall Contact: 01743 281281 (Box Office - open til 7 pm)
3 - Burston Strike School Rally, Norfolk. Annual event celebrating the longest strike in history. March round the village, stalls, info, speakers and entertainment. Organised by Education for Tomorrow. 020 8843 9591
3 - Tortoise Day. If you want to adopt a tortoise or already have one go to the annual get together of British Association of Tortoise Keepers. 12noon-4pm Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry. 024-76303517. web: www.hdra.org.uk
4 - Dumping the Pumps for Good Mass Cycle Rides 7.30am from North London: Highbury Fields (near Highbury Corner); East London: London Fields, Hackney (by Hackney Town Hall); South East London: Peckham High Street, opposite northern end of Peckham Rye; South West London: Clapham Common (south side, next to Windmill Inn); West London: Shepherds Bush Green. Converging on Trafalgar Square 8.15-8.30am http://come.to/londoncm/
4 - i-Contact Video Network will be holding an evening of groovy grassroots activist films at the Hat & Feather pub, Walcot Street, Bath. All the films centre on The World Bank, The International Monetery Fund and the World Trade Organisation. 8.pm, £1 www.videonetwork.org
5 - Benefit gig for Colchester-Prague minibus - local bands and poets at the Oliver Twist, 8pm £3 (Anybody wanting to go to Prague from Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford Area should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are £70)
6 - Save your Own Seed Learn how to save your own vegetable seeds! Run by Henry Doubleday Research Association at Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk
6 - Health aspects of Aspartame! Talk by Betty Martini founder of Mission Impossible International. 2-4.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London (opposite Euston Tube). Tickets £6/4 in advance only, send SAE with cheque payable to: The Green Network Charitable Trust, 27 Armond Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2HD Contact T/F 01376 519847 www.green-network.organics.org
6-8 - A Coalition has formed to organize a massive people’s presence at the United Nations Millennium Summit in New York City This is the largest gathering of heads of state in history, and it demands the energetic attention of all those fighting against the continued path of the globalization, militarization and de-democratization of the world. To join discussion group send blank e-mail to S8-Mobemail@example.com
8-10 - Exodus ‘Free the Spirit’ Festival, Luton Usually the best festival of the summer – just like the old days 01582 508936 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Safe Fest All day Hardcore/punk benefit show for SAFE (saving animals from exploitation). Three Horseshoes Barn at Scottow near Norwich. Entry is £5. Vegan food, info stalls, record stalls.
9 - Taking Control 2000 Find out how to set up your own business, housing co-ops, or credit unions. Hangleton Community Centre, Harmsworth Crescent, Hove. 10am - 4pm Free lunch - Free (& wonderful) creche. For more info: (01273) 556843 http://www.gn.apc.org/ss/upstart/tc
9 - Justice for Mark Barnsley (SchNEWS 252/169) Sheffield Info stall starts 11.30am Fargate. Pulic meeting 6.30pm Broomspring Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomfield. Help needed call 07944-522001.
9-10 - Energy 2000 : A Free three day festival celebrating renewable energy @ Western Park, Leicester Tel 0116 222 0222 www.environ.org.uk
9-10 - Nottingham Pride (formally PINKlace) Gay and Lesbian Celebration, Nottingham Castle 0115 8471032 0r 0115 8419096 www.nottinghampride.org
11 - Trash Trident Trail, Manchester Crown Court. Come and support the two women charged with causing £25,000 damage to Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine, HMS Vengeance. Tel 07808 553778 www.gn.apc.org/tp2000
11-12 - Cider and Perry Festival. Brogdale Horticultural Trust, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent. 9.30-5.30, Tickets £2.50/£2. 01795-535286/535462
11-13 - Asia-Pacific Economic Summit at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. 10 heads of state, 800 Chief Executive Officiers...Join the people’s pre-Olympic festival outside Crown Casino. More details Anarchist Media Institute, PO Box 20, Parkville, Vic. 3052, Australia www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/3879 www.S11.org . There's a solidarity demo in London, meet Monday 11th, 5pm at Shell-Mex House, the Strand, London. Keep up-to-date with actions in Melbourne on September 11 at www.melbourne.indymedia.org
11-18 - National Speakout week! "If you want to help tackle homelessness and poverty by putting people with first-hand experience of it the centre, get involved." Contact Groundswell, 5-15 Cromer St., London, WC1H 8LS Tel 020 7713 2880 www.oneworld.org/groundswell/events
14 - Benefit night for the London S26 Collective featuring DJ Aki Nawaz (Fun-Da-Mental), Stone Valley, Fusing Naked and Blakelock. It's at the George IV (Brixton Hill) £4/3 B4 11, a bit more after.
15-16 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester Contact CARF, 020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX email@example.com.
15 - Benefit for People's Global Action, with comedian Rob Newman, music from Earth Tribe, Nomadix Roots and Head Jam, films, stalls cheap beer and veggie food, at the West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Road, London N8. £5/£3.50 concessions
15-17 - Barbed Wire Europe: Conference Against Immigration Detention Ruskin College, Oxford, UK Organised by the Campaign to Close Campsfield Tel 01865 558145 http://users.ox.ac.uk/~asylum
16 - Norwich Street Party meet outside city hall 1.30 pm 07944 874393.
16 - Open Day at Abbey Wood! Europe’s biggest office complex housing the MOD’s ‘Weapons Procurement Executive opens its doors on National Heritage day Tel: 0117 9130668
16 - National demo against Huntingdon Life Sciences by Shut Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) outside HLS in Huntingdon, Cambs contact SHAC for info and transport details. SHAC, PO Box 381, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50 1UF, 0121 632 6460, www.welcome.to/shac
17 - National Vegan Food and Drink Festival 10am – 5pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 Contact CALF, BM 8889, London, WC1N 3XX email firstname.lastname@example.org
17 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting Oxford Contact CARF,020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX email@example.com
17 - Palestinian Refugees march, London. To demand an end to ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israeli armed forces, and to demand that Palestinian refugees expelled from their towns and villages since 1948 to go home. March starts 11am Tothill Street (opposite Westminster Abbey, SW1) followed by rally in Trafalgar Square. Tel 020-723-73317 (evenings) www.ataha.com/londonrally/.
17 - Grand finale of the Coin Street Community Festival, with music and fireworks. at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens, Gabriel’s Wharf, Riverside walkway. Tel 020 7928 0960 www.jazzservices.org.uk/fest/festc/CoinStreetFestival.htm
17 - Glasgow-Prague benefit night at the 13th Note Club, Clyde St, Glasgow. Line up to be confirmed firstname.lastname@example.org (for details of transport Edinburgh-Prague call 07932 413 254)
17 - Demo to Stop British Airways Deporting Asylum Seekers at Manchester Airport Terminal One (Arrivals), 2 pm. 0121 5546947
21 - World Car Free Day Contact Car Busters, Kratka 26, 100 00 Praha 10, Czech Republic Tel: +(420) 2-781-08-49 ; Fax: +(420) 2-781-67-27 www.carbusters.ecn.cz
22 - John Zerzan writer/activist will be speaking about the green anarchist movement in the US, the recent anti-WTO protest in Seattle and the growing international opposition ‘to the totality of civilization’, 7:30pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. For info contact BCM 1715 London, WC1N 3XX Tel: 0836 22646
22 - European Car Free Day Anyone interested in organising initiatives in the UK should contact Richard Evans of the Environmental Transport Association at 29 Somerset Ave., London SW20 0BJ Tel 0208 9460912 www.eta.co.uk www.22september.org
22-24 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting Dover, Margate, Brighton Contact CARF,020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX email@example.com
22-23 - Autumn Equinox party and action at Faslane Peace Camp, Dunbartonshire, Scotland - home of trident nuclear submarines. 01436 820901 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 23 - National Protest Rally in Brighton against New Labour conference, meet 1pm Preston Park (A23).
23 - National day of action against nuclear trains, at train stations along their route. Contact CND 020 7700 2393
23 - Smokey Bears Picnic Hyde Park, London 1pm www.schmoo.co.uk/harvest.htm
24 -28 - CESTA, Cultural Exchange Station in Tabor, Czech Republic Sixth annual Arts Festival of performance, exhibition and workshops www.cesta.cz
26- Leicester Radical Alliance Meeting, Secular Hall. 7.30pm www.plebs.com/leicester-radical/
26 - IMF/Word Bank Day of Action Prague
So Prague 2000, S26 is the next big mobilisation against global capitalism. Mass protests and a festival of political arts and culture are planned for this historic city, with groups co-ordinating internationally (see below), continuing the ethos of ‘resistance as transnational as capital’.
Since taking the IMF/World Bank dollar in 1990, the Czech Republic has been feeling the repercussions. The Czech group Initiative Against Economic Globalisation spoke of the "inaccessibility of health care and education, sharp increases in living costs, unemployment, the destruction of local eco-systems and the curtailment of union rights". The World Bank and IMF are basically global loansharks, lending governments’ money with no real democracy or justice for affected communities. But as resistance grows so does spending on PR (see Schnews 253 ‘Corruption of all Knowledge Bank’), and also the fears of the authorities. While a demonstration will now be permitted on the 26th September, Czech police have announced that streets will be evacuated, schools closed and 30,000 residents moved out to give the 20,000 delegates a ‘protective ring’ of 11,000 police. In the UK there will be a series of workshops over the summer to discuss what might happen in Prague and why. A full on ‘teach-in’ is planned for early September, and simultaneous actions in the UK would be welcome on S26. The September 26th collective was formed by London-based activists after A16 and an international meeting in April in Prague. Co-ordination and mass mobilisation to Prague needs active individuals and groups around the country. Seeya there!
Send a blank e-mail to email@example.com. For a fortnightly bulletin, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07941 355 508.
www.amp2000.cz – the website of the local organisers, lots of local info.
www.whirledbank.org . A pisstake site, what’s wrong with the Bank.
- 24-27, Public forum on activities of IMF/WB. Jubilee 2000 of the Czech Republic/Friends of the Earth.Contact email@example.com
- 25-28, ‘Global solidarity against global capital’. Initiative against Economic Globalisation.
- 25 September, legal demonstration in Prague
- 26-28, IMF/World Bank annual meetings.
For an excellent feature on the above plus ‘An Activist’s guide to Prague’ check out www.squall.co.uk
26 - Oct 1st - Cornwall Convergence - a gathering for all those in Cornwall involved in direct action, environmental and social campaigning, education, permaculture, organics and anything else you can think of. They need help with arranging site crew, wood burners, performers, playworkers etc. Cornwall Convergence, c/o PO Box 19, Penzance, TR18 2XY.
29 - Oct 1 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool Contact CARF,020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX firstname.lastname@example.org
29 - Crunch, Benefit night in reaction to increase in racist attacks in Leicester. 8pm-2am at "Y" (opposite Leicester Railway Station). Reggae, Ska and Hip-Hop bands, with sound systems. Tickets available now from "Y" for £2.50/£4
29 - Demonstrate against BP's investment in PetroChina (a subsidiary of a state owned Chinese business - China is a huge new market for the car industry), Britannic House, Finsbury Circus, London EC2 (nr Liverpool St) at 11 am. Contact Free Tibet Campaign 0207 833 9958.
30 - Conference on the Private Finance Initiative. (see SchNEWS 210) Organised by the Welsh Socialist Alliance 02920 830029
30 - Alternatives in Education Fair at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 (nearest tube Holborn) organised by Human Scale Education 01275 332516
1 - International Nuclear Weapons Abolition Day There’s a shout out for all groups in NATO nuclear weapon states to organise nonviolent direct actions against their local nuclear weapon-bases. email@example.com
2 - Dumping the Pumps for Good Mass Cycle Rides 7.30am from North London: Highbury Fields (near Highbury Corner); East London: London Fields, Hackney (by Hackney Town Hall); South East London: Peckham High Street, opposite northern end of Peckham Rye; South West London: Clapham Common (south side, next to Windmill Inn); West London: Shepherds Bush Green. Converging on Trafalgar Square 8.15-8.30am http://come.to/londoncm/ (see SchNEWS 269)
6-7 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting Exeter and Plymouth Contact CARF,020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX firstname.lastname@example.org
7 - Global action against Militarisation of Space at Menwith Hill Spy Base Contact Campaign for the Accountability fo American Bases, 8 Park Row, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1HQ. O1943 466405 www.gn.apc.org/cndyorks/caab/
7 - Carnival Against Capitalism Chelmsford town centre from 1pm. Individuals and families come together for a no hassle celebration of the growing opposition to capitalism. Bring carnival gear, donations and help welcomed. 01245 420178 am
7-8 - The Great Potato Challenge An amazing display of over 500 potatoes at Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry 024 76303517 : www.hdra.org.uk
7-22 - Northumberland Tradtional Music Festival, Morpeth 10pm.
8 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting Bristol Contact CARF,020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX email@example.com
8 - Nonviolence workshop and planning meeting for direct action against the economic sanctions on Iraq - 11am - 5pm at Kingsley Hall Community Centre, Powis Road, London E3 (near Bromley-by-Bow tube station) Voices in the Wilderness 01865 243232 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 - Rally against the Terrorism Act, Cardiff. Meet midday outside the Welsh National Assembly. Contact Repeal The Terrorism Act, c/o Ty Gwydr, 1 Rhes Trevelyan, Bangor 01248 355821 email email@example.com
12 - Annual day of solidarity with McDonald’s workers. McLibel Support Campaign, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX, UK. Tel 0207 713 1269 www.mcspotlight.org
13 - Oh No! More Roads A day of action and peaceful protest against the revival of road building in central London. Input into what should happen on the day is needed. Tel 0961 517324
13-14 - ‘Moving beyond rights, peace and justice’, international conference organised by the International University of People’s Institutions for Peace and the University of Trento, Italy. +39 0464 424288.
14 - Anarchist Bookfair, London 10am–6pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (nearest tube Holborn) http://freeserve.virgin.net/anarchist.bookfair
14 - National Demonstration in support of asylum seekers, on the anniversary of the death of Ricky Reel. Meet 1pm Embankment. Part of the The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism Civil Rights Caravan c/o CARF, BM Box 8784, London WC1N 3XX Tel 020-7837 1450/ 07957-240755 www.ncrm.org.uk/caravan
14 - Bath Reclaim The Streets Party meet 12 noon @ the Circus www.geocities.com/bathfin
14 - Inner Terrestrials and Tragic Roundabout at the FreeButt Pub, Brighton. Benefit gig for the Hunt Sabs
14 - March and rally against McDonalds, Noon, outside Virgin Megastore, Bull Street, Birmingham 07788 770741 firstname.lastname@example.org
14 - 85th Anniversary of Women’s International League for Peace Seminar and Peace Fair, London 0208458 2847
14 - Mink Farm Demo, Child Okeford, Near Blandford, Dorset. 12 noon. Dress for Mock Funeral Through Village. October is culling time and 10,000 mink will be gassed!
14 - Arrival of Women’s World March in Europe. Brussels, Belgium.
14 - The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism will be visiting London Contact CARF, 020-7837-1450, BM BOX 8784, London WC1N 3XX email@example.com
15 - Meeting to discuss May Day 2001, 2-5pm, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1.
15 - Apple Day at Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry 024 76303517 www.hdra.org.uk Many varieties of apples on display for both tasting and buying. Competitions, demonstrations and talks. Adults £3; children FREE.
15 - Come and celebrate the 25th anniversiary of the Elgin Avenue squatters 6.30pm at WECH Community Centre, corner Elgin Ave/Harrow Rd, W9 (Westbourne Park tube) 0410 432320
16 - World Food Day – mark the day by adopting your local McDonalds and causing them grief. Leaflets from Veggies 0115 958 5666 www.mcspotlight.org
16 - ‘The corporate take over of science’ talk by George Monbiot 8pm Live Theatre, Newcastle 0191 2438206 email Tom.Shakespeare@centre-for-life.co.uk
16 - Annual World Anti-McDonald’s Day Actions taking place outside stores across the country, for info contact Veggies 0845 458 9595
16 - Annual World Day of Action against McDonald’s Meet at McDonald’s, Chamberlain Square, City Centre, Birmingham 07788 770741 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 - No Borders Meeting at the Cock Tavern, Phoenix Road, near Euston, London, 6pm
17 - Meeting about Time banks (see Positive SchNEWS 276) 7-9pm at the London School of Economics, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, London (nearest tube Holborn), £12.50 including a complimentary book 'No more throw away people'. Tickets available from New Economics Foundation, Cinnamon House, 6-8 Cole St, London, SE1 4YH Tel: 020 7407 7447 www.timemoney.org.uk
17 - The Construction Safety Campaign are planning a protest outside: Holiday Inn, Nelson Dock, 265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HW from 9-10 am where inside a conference on construction occupational health and safety is taking place. Speakers include Lord Whitty, Minister for health and safety and tickets are only £300 Contact Construction Safety Campaign, PO Box 23844 London SE15 3WR, phone 07747 795954 email email@example.com
18 - Benefit night for Mordechai Vanunu, in prison for last 14 years for spilling beans on Israeli’s nuclear secrets at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (nearest tube Holborn) 7-9.30 pm £10/5 conc. 020 7378 9324 www.vanunu.freeserve.co.uk
18- 31 - Big World International festival of world music, Glasgow 0141 221 0359
18 & 19 - Stop the deportation of Rene Kouekam! Protest at Home Office (12am-2pm)
20 - Stop the deportation of Rene Kouekam! All Day Protest at Home Office (10.30am-5pm). 50, Queen Anne¹s Gate, London, SW1 (near: St. James Park Tube). Rene is an activist fighting for democratic rights in Cameroon, forced to flee his country and seek asylum in Britain. He now faces deportation on 22nd October Rene will be in severe danger if returned.
The Civil Rights Caravan in solidarity with asylum seekers and victims of racism is visiting towns and cities across the country, holding pickets, public meetings and concerts. Dates left are Margate (20) Dover (22), Birmingham (27), Manchester (29). The Caravan has been organised by the National Civil Rights Movement and the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism. Civil Rights Caravan c/o CARF, BM Box 8784, London WC1N 3XX Tel 020-7837 1450 / 07957-240755 www.ncrm.org.uk/caravan
21 - Keep the tube public. Demonstrate against privatisation of the London Underground. 11am outside Railtrack (front of Euston station) Campaign Against Tube Privatisation, 31 Malpas Road, Hackney, London E8 1NA, 0208 533 1477, firstname.lastname@example.org
21 - Defend Council Housing National Conference, 11-4pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester. Fighting to stop the privitisation of council houses. 179 Haggerston Rd., London, E8 4JA 020 7275 9994 www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk
21 - Achieving Justice and Rights for Pensioners Today and Tomorrow. Open Conference. Leicester Town Hall 10.30am-3.30pm. 01455 290499 for details and to book a place.
21 - Student CND Network Forum, University of Sheffield Union of Students, 12-6pm Students. More info Sophie Bolt on 07930235791email email@example.com
21 - Planning meeting organised by the European network of citizen movements against corporate globalisation in Paris Meeting will plan demonstrations in Nice, France where the fifteen European Heads of State plan to adopt a new Treaty on the Reform of European Institutions. Sounds fascinating? Then check out 6th December listings. Contacts and registration: Christope Ventura, preferably via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +33 1 43 36 26 61 / fax +33 & 43 36 26 26. ATTAC 9 bis, rue de Valence, 75005 Paris
21-28 - Soul in Education ‘This conference is for people who wish to bring consciousness of soul and spirit into the classroom and learning environment.’ At the Findhorn Foundation, The Park, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TZ, Scotland. Tel 01309 691933 www.findhorn.org/edu/sol/
22 - Talk by John Rety during the ‘protest and survive’ exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (the exhibition lasts till 12th November) Talk will discuss the work of Freedom Press. 2.30pm
22-29 - One World Week. "Thousands of activists in the UK and around the world use a Week in October a focus for activities, education and celebration of One World issues, using a common annual theme. This year it’s...as if people and the earth matter Details from PO Box 2555, Reading RG1 4XW Tel 0118 939 4933 www.gn.apc.org/oneworldweek
24 - Samar Alami and Jawad Botmeh Appeal These two Palestinian Human Rights Activists were jailed for the alleged bombing of the Israeli Embassy in 1994. ‘New’ evidence has come to light that could set them free. Demo at Court of Appeal, Strand, London. Tel: 0958-680449, www.freesaj.org.uk
24 - Burmese Food and Video night with OU Burma Campaign - St Johns College, Oxford email@example.com
26 - Peter Sichrovsky, MEP and General Secretary Of Haiders Austrian Freedom Party has been invited by the European Affairs Society to give a lecture at Oxford University 8.15p.m. at the Dansom Room of Trinity College. A picket has been called from 6 p.m.
27 - Demo against the pet supermarket trade in Brighton. Meet outside Harvest Forestry (behind the London road Sainsburys) 12.30 pm www.animalaid.org.uk
27 - Welsh Organic Farming and Food Industry Event stalls and workshops aimed at raising the profile of organic farming in Wales, Pembrokeshire College, Havorfordwest, Pembrokeshire, £10 including Lunch Tel: 01437 779373
28 - Close Down Campsfield Detention Centre Demonstration , meet noon at the main gates. Tel: 01865 558145/ 557282
28 - Time Up For Trident – Glasgow: March and rally organised by Scottish CND and the Scottish TUC to call for the scrapping of Tridentand the switching of Trident jobs to more productive work.. Assemble: 10.30 Blytheswood Square – Glasgow. Rally 12.00 City Halls. Contact SCND - 0141 423 1222 - for more details, leaflets and posters
28 - Three Sites of Special Scientific Interests and a forest are being destroyed to make way for an airport development near Farnborough. Local people have organised a protest at 10am, meet near Forester’s pub, Aldershot road, Church Crookham, 01252 675231
28 - Demonstration in support of Dudley Hospital workers (see SchNEWS 278) Assemble 11am Priory Park, The Broadway, Dudley, followed nby a rally at the Town Hall Tel 01384 244350
30 - Meeting to build for Nice European Union demonstrations Diorama Centre, Osnaburgh St London NW1 , 7.30 pm (nr Great Portland St tube).For info on why demonsrations are taking place see entry for 6th December
30 - Victims of Torture. A discussion with Amnesty and torture victims , 7:30pm, Rainolds Room, Corpus Christie College, Oxford
31 - Casualisation Kills The Simon Jones case, public meeting in Manchester, 7:30pm at The Brow House , 1 Mabfield Road, Fallowfield, Manchester. Contact SF PO Box 1681, London N8 7LE Tel: 0208 3745027 www.simonjones.org.uk
31 - Rally Against the Ilisu Dam 12-2pm in Parliament Square, in Westminster, London.(see SchNEWS 266)
31 - Fuck the Monarchy March on Buckingham Palace!. Assemble in Hyde Park, 2pm. Tel: 01523 160145
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1 - Fox Hunt Sabbing season begins For details of your local sab group ring Hunt Sab Association 01273 622827
3 - November Nuclear Trains Day of Action. A day to make people aware that trains carrying spent nuclear fuel travel through their areas. Contact: London Region CND 020 7607 2302, West Midlands CND 0121 643 4617.
3 - Benefit night for Peoples' Global Action at the Arsenal Tavern, 175 Blackstock Road, London N4. (tube & BR Finsbury Park) Featuring Maroon Town, One Style and Tarantism, DJ Megabitch. Stalls, info, Prague videos. £4/3 8.30pm-2am, www.agp.org
4 - National Demo against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Meet at main gates 12 noon Woolley Road, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. Contact the SHAC campaign for more info 0121 632 6460. www.welcome.to/shac
4 - Mass action against the Beaufort Hunt The Beaufort is the ‘royal hunt’ Assemble Central Malmesbury, Wiltshire 9.30am Ring 07715779843 for info on the day or before
4 - UNISON Dudley Group of Hospitals Demo against Privatisation of the NHS. Stourbridge Town Hall from 12.30pm. This fits with the end of the PFI conference called by UNISON West Midlands Region. There will be a rally at the Town Hall following the march at approximately 2pm.
4 - Hands Around the Home Office. Defend asylum seekers. 11am Embankment, London.
4 - Campaign Against Arms Trade Nartional Forum, London 0207281 0297
4-5 - International Conference Against Depleted Uranium limited places available Contact Campaign Against Depleted Uranium, One World Centre, 6 Mount St., Manchester, M2 5NS O161-834-8301
6 - Planning Meeting for Miss World Demonstration at the Queen's Head Pub on Acton Street (off Grays Inn Road, nearest tube King's Cross)
9 - Public event to launch World Development Movements campaign on the threat posed by the World Trade Organisations plans to "privatise" public services worldwide. Friends Meeting House - 7-9pm. Entry free. Speakers: Naomi Klein (author of No Logo), George Monbiot, Jessica Woodroffe (WDM)
10 - Actions against Shell on 5th Anniversary of "judicial murder" of Ken Saro Wiwa and 8 other Ogoni activists. 0208 6789605 firstname.lastname@example.org
10-13 - Aldermaston Women’s Peace camp outside the beautiful atomic weapons establishment in Berkshire 0117 9393746
10-13 - Trident Ploughshares 2000 Peace Camp outside Trident submarine base, Coulport, Scotland 01603 611953
11 - ‘Community Action: organising for radical change’ Speaker Dave Morris from the McLibel campaign. Epicentre, West Street, 8pm. Organised by News from Nowhere Club 020 8555 5248. Admission free, but bring something for the buffet.
11-19 - 4th National Anti-Fur Week highlighting the slaughter of 15,000 mink for their fur on British fur farms. Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade 07939 264 864 email@example.com
12-26 - United Nations International Climate Change Conference - The Hague
Corporates in fossil and nuclear sector ally with biotech companies and industrialised governments. Climate negotiations in danger of becoming trade treaty. Obscure plans revealed for international carbon fund. Rebel Alliance rising tide plans guerilla counteraction.........
Two weeks of action against big business and Western Governments fucking with our climate (see SchNEWS 263 for details of global warming).
What's going on? In November, negotiators from 180 countries will get together for the Climate Change Summit 2000. Supposedly, their aim is to thrash out a solution to climate change. But, in reality, it’s very unlikely that they’ll get to grips with the problem. For the wealthy countries, the summit will be an exercise in trying to avoid changing their oil guzzling ways. For the small, low-lying islands, at risk of being flooded out of existence, the summit will be spent struggling to make their voices heard. Meanwhile, the oil, coal and gas corporations will be lobbying feverishly to prevent any action reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, and their profits. Further info: Contact Rising Tide c/o CRC, 16 Sholebroke Ave., Leeds, LS7 3HB 0113 262 9365 www.squat.net/climate www.climateconference.org
How to get there: From the 17-20 People & Planet are travelling together on the same ferry from Harwich Port in Essex, leaving on Friday and returning on Monday. All your travel from Harwich Port to The Hague and back, plus 3 nights' accommodation will cost you just £25. phone 01865 245678 www.peopleandplanet.org/climatechange/summit.asp
13-14 - Resist the UN Climate Summit at the Hague. Contact Rising Tide c/o CRC, 16 Sholebroke Ave., Leeds, LS7 3HB 0113 262 9365 www.squat.net/climate
13 - Rising Tide of Resistance action against climate criminals. Meet 11.30 am at Liverpool Street station, London
14 - Burma Night Discussion and video presentations in support of pro-democracy and anti-globalisation in Burma, The Sanctuary Cafe, Brunswick Street East, Hove. 8-10pm. Free entrance.
15 - 'Grants not Fees' Demonstration Meet 11.30am outside ULU on Malet street London before marching to Kennington Park in South london for a rally.
Campaign for Free Education PO Box 22615, London. N4 1WT 07958 556 756 email firstname.lastname@example.org
16 - SchNEWS 6th Birthday Party. Three Floors of Hip Grinding, Candle Blowing, Pamphlet Guzzling, Rib Ticklin Kiss-Me-Quick Entertainment. Thursday 16th November 9 til 2 @The Ocean Rooms - 1 Morley St Brighton 2£.50/£2 Con/Student. This is a benefit for both SchNEWS and the Peace Centre.
16 - Picket in support of Satpal Ram, jailed for the past 13 years for defending himself against a racist attack 10 Downing Street from 12pm to 4pm. Tel: 07947-595367, email@example.com
16 - Low Impact Dwellings in Britain Slide show and talk by Selena Lea, 7:30pm, Pheonix Community Centre, off Richmond Place, Brighton, suggested donation £3, Tel: 01273 501304
16 - National Day of Action against Genetically Modified Animal Feed 01865 513224
18 - Conscious Clubbing event at the Scala in support of Satpal Ram jailed for the past 13 years for defending himself against a racist attack Tel: 07947-595367, firstname.lastname@example.org
18 - The Corporate Takeover of Britain: Does big business have more control of our lives than the democratic process? Speaker: George Monbiot, journalist followed by discussion @ The French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 (near the South Kensington underground station), in the ground floor café, from 11.30 a.m. to 1p.m. £2
20 - Iraq Sanctions- who suffers? Talk at the APE meeting at 8pm The Bath House, Gwydir St, Cambridge
24 - Buy Nothing Day - fuck the shop till you drop culture. Contact Enough! 0161 226 6668 www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd or www.culturejammers.org
24-26 - Global Fair Workshops, ethical products and charity stalls, Olympia 2, London. www.globalfair.co.uk Tel: 0208 6822442
25 - Steal Something Day
26 - Rebel Alliance Brighton's direct action knees-up (sort-of) 7pm at the Hanover Community Centre, Southover St, Brighton. There will be a showing of the new Zapatista film with food and music provided. Kids welcome. Bring your own beer.
26 - Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre Kensington Town Hall, Horton St., London 10am –5pm
28 - International No Shop Day Contact Enough! 0161 226 6668
1-3 - Anti-Sanctions Conference, Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester. Co-sponsored by Voices in the Wilderness UK and the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. Registration: £5 unwaged/£10 waged. Speakers include Hans von Sponeck, former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq. For more information and a booking form please email Glenn, email@example.com or send an SAE to him at 29 John St, Enfield, Middx. EN1 1LG.
1 - Seattle Anniversary celebration and indymedia UK first birthday party. 9pm-6am £3 at the Button Factory, Hardess Street, just off Herne Hill Road (nearest station Loughborough junction). 3 rooms of alternative celebration and Chill Out Ambient Grooves, wiggle ass bass and insurrectionary dancebeats from SQUALL sound system, Global Resistance Cinema - Films from the Frontline, Agitprop Infostalls and Hallucinatory Projections by Rear Window, networking discussion space, freedom food refreshments 07780 763890 www.indymedia.org.uk
There will also be the London Underground's monthly meeting beforehand (7-9pm) – the forum for direct action groups across the capital.
1 - Appeal date for Cambridge 2 who were recently released on bail after being sentenced for a total of nine years for running a homeless hostel where drugs we’re being sold (Schnews 266). Meet 10 am outside the Strand, London 01233 513033 www.cambridgetwo.com
1 - Prisoners for Peace Day War Resisters International publish a list of anti-militarists presently in prison.. Details: WRI, 5 Caledonian Rd.,London, N1 9DX. Tel:020 7278 4040 www.gn.apc.org/warresisters.
1 - Day of action against Focus Do-It-All on the theme of "don’t buy animals for Christmas." More details from Animal Aid 01732 364546
2-15 - Birmingham based Banner Theatre are going on the road with there new production "Reclaim The Future". 25 young people from marginalised communities in El Salvador, the former East Germany and the West Midlands have shared their experiences to produce a multimedia production looking at the issues of race and how they create their own identity against a backdrop of McDonalds, Coco Cola and Britney Spears. To find out if there performing in your area call 07971 770073
2 - Bristol benefit for S26 Prague prisoners and legal funds, Easton Community Centre, Bristol. All nite bands, DJ’s, food, info, films etc. Wanna place to stay? Contact Kebele 0117 939 9469
2 - The Future of the Peace Movement Networking and Co-operation, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, 1-4pm 0207697 0949
2 - Latin America's Silent Revolution The privatisation of state economies: who gains and who loses out? Speaker: Duncan Green, Catholic Action for Overseas Development @ The French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 (near the South Kensington underground station), in the ground floor café, from 11.30 a.m. to 1p.m. £2
2 - Light The Flame meeting and rally to celebrate Jubilee 2000 campaign. Meet 2pm St.Margaret’s Church, Westminister Abbey. Bring a candle or torch 020 7739 1000 ext.236 www.jubilee2000uk.org
2 - Day of Action Against McDonalds in Liverpool Outside McDonalds on Lord Street at noon. Bring whistles, drums, megaphones, costumes etc. 07733200856 firstname.lastname@example.org
2-4 - Assembly of Collective Resistance Groups in the struggle against unemployment, European Marches, La Villete, Paris, France. Info www.ras.eu.org/marches
2-15 - Birmingham based Banner Theatre are going on the road with there new production "Reclaim The Future". 25 young people from marginalised communities in El Salvador, the former East Germany and the West Midlands have shared their experiences to produce a multimedia production looking at the issues of race and how they create their own identity against a backdrop of McDonalds, Coco Cola and Britney Spears. To find out if there performing in your area call 07971 770073
3 - Seattle anniversary event Comedian Rob Newman, Bary Coates from the World Development Movement, Conscious cabaret and short films by Kohoutek at Public Life, 82a Commerical St., Spittalfields, London 7pm Donation. Kohoutek is a media collective which aims to present the arguments about economic globalisation in innovative ways.
4 - Big Brother Awards London School of Economics. Awarding those who in the last 12 months have done the most to invade our privacy www.privacyinternational.org
4 - Re-cycle meeting, to discuss setting up a bike recycling project in Oxford. Meet 8pm at East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Rd 01206 382207
5 - ‘Zapatista’ film showing at Worthing eco-action meeting, 42 Marine Parade, above Paiges bar 7.45pm.
6 - European Confederation of Trade Unions (ETUC) have called for massive demonstrations for Nice in France on the eve of the European Council meetings where the fifteen European Heads of State will be busy with finding ways of privatising anything that moves, deregulating, getting rid of social welfare etc. (see SchNEWS 284) They will also be deciding on a Charter of Basic Rights designed to form the basis of an EU Constitution. This in the words of ETUC General Secretary "guarantees the freedom to conduct a business", but gives no guarantee of the right to collective bargaining and trade union action, including strike, at European level" as well as no guarantees of the right to employment and housing, which are written into the constitutions of many EU countries Tel + 33 1433 62661 www.attach.org
6 - Day of Anti-Roads actions 0961 517324
6 - Peace Lobby of Parliment to end the International Year for a Culture of Peace, Downing Street , London contact 01273 476358
6 - The Party’s Finnished! Finnish Independence day and the Finnish Movement invites foreign visitors enjoy spoiling an elite party with the "most techno-nomadic demo Finland ever saw!". Meeting for demonstration in Railway square 15.30. http://kuokkavieras.cjb.net (all in Finnish), email@example.com, +358-50-534 8022
7 - Demonstrations continue in Nice with a ‘surround the conference centre’ action
7 - ‘Sources of Radicalism’public meeting with Glen Jenkins (Exodus Collective), Sue Bowen ( East Manchester Community Forum), Cath Miller and Helen Woodcock (Manchester Environmental Resource Centre Initiative) 7:30pm, Green Room, Whitworth Street West 0161 225 0807
8 - Return of Star Wars – A threat to Peace? Public meeting at Birkbeck College, University of London (nearest tube Russel Square) British Pugwash Group 020 7405 6661 email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 - Kebele Kulture Project free party!! @ Easton Community Centre, Bristol. With Acoustic, Poetry, Techno, "In a Babylon" Ecletic and Video Areas. Plus vegan food and drink from Kebele Katering Forces.
8 - Poetry for Palestine Benefit to raise money for two community arts projects in Palestine. 9-12 midnight. £5 at the Planet, 11 Malvern Rd., London NW6
8-9 - World Fair Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1. Live world music, Arts, Crafts, Clothes, Cards, Books, Toys, African drumming and Egyptian dance classes. Crèche (Saturday only). For further info call 020 7401 3366 www.worldfair.org.uk
9 - Day of action against Nike and Gap Contact No Sweat, 23b Northlands St, London SE5 07958 556 756 www.nosweat.org.uk
9 - Undercurrents Foundation Swansea alternative media eventincluding films made by people from Swansea area. 10am at the Environment Centre, Pier Street. 01792 455900
9 - Benefit for Mad Pride (see SchNEWS 265) at the Button Factory, Hardess Street, just off Herne Hill Road (nearest station Loughborough junction) 8pm onwards £4 Tel 0958 907357
9 - ‘Older And ‘Bolder’ People from Growing Old Disgracefully and the Older Feminists Network discuss aims of their organisations at Epicentre, West Street, London 8pm Organised by News From Nowhere Club 020 8555 5248 Admission free, but bring something for the buffet.
9 - Oxford Winter Green Fair, Oxford Town Hall 10.30am –4.30pm 01865 438400
9 - Stop the Killing! National Anti-meat Day of Action with demos outside high street burger bars, butchers shops and supermarkets. Free action pack: Viva! 01273 777688 email@example.com
9 - Cambridge in December A day of action against all forms of abuse in Cambridgeshire 0121 632 6460
9 - Palestine Solidarity Evening. 7pm Portslade Town Hall, £5/£3. Speaker plus Palestinian food, music and maybe dancing.
9 - Poetry for Palestine Benefit to raise money for two community arts projects in Palestine. 9 pm. Till late £5 at the Planet, 11 Malvern Rd., London NW6
9-10 - South East Permaculture Convergence / Saturday – social at the Phoenix Community Centre, Brighton (next to the Free Butt Pub on Phoenix Place) / Sunday - Convergence 10.30am until 5.00pm at St Mary Magdalen RC Primary School, (on Spring Street, Off Western Road, Central Brighton) Call 01273 503613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 - No To Plan Colombia, No Funds for US Intervention in Latin America (see SchNEWS 273) Meet 2pm outside Downing St., Whitehall (nearest tube Westminster) Contact LASO Collective, PO Box 8446, London N17 6NZ. email@example.com
10 - Justice for Mark Barnsley Campaign supporters meeting 3pm Dog and Partridge, Trippet Lane, Sheffield
10 - Close Harlan UK will be holding a demonstration at Harlan's Firgrove Farm, Firgrove Road, Cross in Hand, East Sussex the biggest breeders of laboratory animals in the country. Meet outside farm 12 noon 0700 900 1853 The demo will be also be a celebration of International Animal Rights Day.
10 - Memorial rally for Pat Pottle, anarchist and peace campaigner. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London 11am – 1pm
10 - 3rd International Day for Animal Rights. Events around the world. Contact Uncaged 0114 2530020 http://www.uncaged.co.uk
11 - Trial of the Birmingham 6 – six anti-capitalists who we’re arrested at a demonstration in Birmingham in June. Meet at Birmingham Magistrates Court 10am email firstname.lastname@example.org
11 - NoBorders meeting at 7:30pm at 76 Shaklewell Lane, Hackney, London
12-14 - Dakar 2000 Meeting: Cancelling the Debt Dakar, Senegal. Under the auspices of the Committee for the cancellation of Third World debt www.users.skynet.be/cadtm
14 - Fundraising night for Pirate TV and Beyond TV. Featuring Matt Black (Coldcut - Ninja Tune), Clown Warfare (Offshore State Circus) and local DJ’s plus video mixing at Oxford Coven, Oxpens Rd, Oxford £6/5 or cheap tickets if you ring 01865 203661 The venue is also open in the after noon to show Undercurrents footage of direct action, social justice and environmental films plus debates www.piratetv.net www.beyondtv.org
14 - Out Against Racism - Defend Asylum Seekers. Hands Off My Friend candlelit vigil, 6pm-7pm on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Details 020 7247 9907.
14 - Conscious Cinema will be screening Suits and Savages at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 (Bromley By Bow Tube) at 7:00pm. The film examines the relationship between The World Bank, Indian Tribals and the disappearing Bengal Tiger. There will also be speakers, a discussion, food and refreshments. Entry is by donation with proceeds to the Gandhi Foundation. Details 020 8981 8409.
14 - High Court trial Imutran Vs Uncaged Uncaged are trying to overturn Imutran’s gagging order against them overturned, allowing them to publish their report Diaries of Dispair 0114 2530020 www.uncaged.co.uk
16 - Asylum Welcome winter party at the Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way (off Cowley Road) 7.30 p.m. Tickets £10/£7 con. (includes delicious international food). African and Balkan Live Music and dancing to Arawak and Destination Roots Reggae plus the Full Duplex (Dylan mix) and DJ Manello (Music from Africa) 01865 722082 http://users.ox.ac.uk/~asylum
16 - Close Harmondsworth Detention Centre , Colnbrook by pass 12 noon – 1.45 pm The government keeps 90 refugees locked up without a charge or trial in Harmondsworth, near Heathrow airport. Next door they are building an even bigger detention centre to hold 550 asylum seekers including families. 07931 198501
16 - London Animal Action Christmas Fundraiser featuring Less, The Disturbed, The Chihouaua’s plus DJ’s, quizz and vegan food £5/3 at the Arsenal Tavern, Blackstock Rd., London N4
16 - Mayday 2001 Planning Conference 10am-5pm, Button Factory, Hardess St off Herne Hill Rd., Brixton, London (Loughborough Junction Station) BM Mayday, London, WC1N 3XX. Email mayday email@example.com 07989 451 096 www.freespeech.org/mayday2k
16 - The Great Wreck ‘n’ Roll Cirkus. Bands including The Crocketts, Johnni Fiori, Cursed Earth and more. DJs including Bedlam, Asset, Razor and Gus. Projections, Films, Performance, SchNEWS and Sabs stalls. At Tyssen St. Studios, Hackney. !0am till 7pm, £10 (£7 concessions).Sub Cultural Radical Arts Production 07949 868318, firstname.lastname@example.org
16 - London Class War Xmas Bash Caribbean theme. Detail to follow. 07092 170105
17 - Picket of Father Scrooge McKitterick's Service at St Peter's Church, Brighton, at 10am. Father Douglas McKitterick, Cannon of the Parish of Brighton, has publicly backed the government and council campaign that money should be given to charities instead of beggars. Brighton Against Benefit Cuts 01273-540717
17 - Reclaim the Beach, Midday at Royal Festival Hall Beach London. A mass picnic party on the beach in central London for a few hours. Bring food, picnic rugs, good music, and all your friends. www.swarming.org.uk
18 - Stop The Countryside Alliance public meeting to build opposition to the landowner and foxhunters march through London on March 18th 2001 at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, central London. 7.30pm Holborn Tube. Contact The Urban AlliancE, P.O. Box 14672, London, E9 5UQ.
18 - Huntington Life Sciences Customer phone blockade Call Servier on 01753 662744 between 9am to 5pm.
18 - Animals, People & Environment fundraising Party. Bath House, Gwydir St, Cambridge at 8pm. 01223 311828 www.ivu.org/ape
19 - Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty City Demo. Meet 11am at Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate exit. 0121 632 6460 www.welcome.to/shac
20 - Leicester Radical Alliance winter social - and Grand Raffle - Ale Wagon, Charles St. 7.30pm 07718 629 651 www.plebs.com/leicester-radical/
22 - Picket at Uxbridge Magistrates Court, Harefield Road, Uxbridge for asylum rights and the right to protest against forced deportations. Michael Taylor, Branch Secretary of Bristol NUJ, is to appear in Court to face charges relating to his and others actions at Heathrow Airport in defence of the deported Iraqi-Kurd Asylum Seeker Amanj Ghafor Tel 0771 4757984 www.geocities.com/bdasc/
25 - Bernard Matthews Picnic. Noon at Great Lenwade, Norfolk (look for 'lorry' direction signs). West Norfolk Animal Rights: 01553 617521
26 - Boxing Day anti hunt demos Hunt Sub Association 01273 622827
29 Dec – 4 Jan - Nonviolence & Social Empowerment Conference. Nonviolent social empowerment, looking at power within and power against social movements. Orissa, India. Further details: War Resisters International 020-7278-4040, email: email@example.com
30 Dec - 2 Jan - Psychedelic trance party in a beautiful island location in Morocco. Tickets available for £95 Telephone & Fax: +44 (0)20-7267 8320. www.morocco2001.com
LAST UPDATED 11th AUGUST 2000
* Vigil outside Foreign Office, Whitehall (corner of King Charles St., SW1) calling for lifting of sanctions against Iraq 5.30 – 7pm
* Alternative film makers Undercurrents are broadcasting a weekly netcast hosted by PirateTV.net from 9pm – 3am.
* Vigil for free Tibet 6-8pm outside the Chinese Embassy , Portland Place.
* Vigil for lifting of Iraqi and Yugoslav sanctions in St.Peter’s Square, Manchester. 12.30 – 1pm Contact Salford CND 01942 894862
Picket outside Downing Street Street, 1-2 pm in support of Global Women’s Strike Demands: the recognition of caring work and wages and benefits for caring work; pay equity; abolition of Third World debt; accessible water, housing and transport; non-polluting technology; and asylum from rape and protection from all violence. Organised by Wages for Housework Campaign, Crossroads Women’s Centre 230a Kentish Town Rd London NW5 2AB, Tel: 020-7482 2496 http://womenstrike8m.server101.com
** Women in Black Vigils Weekly women’s protest calling for an end to sanctions in Iraq. Wear black, meet 6pm Edith Cavell Statue, St Martin’s Place opposite National Portrait Gallery, London. Contact Women in Black c/o The Maypole Fund, Box 14072, London N16 5WB
* Campaigners against the Birmingham Northern Relief Road are holding weekly protests outside the offices of Midland Expressway Ltd. Also picnics and games every Saturday on the proposed route of the road. More details ATOM 07818 687742 email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Thursday of the month Newcastle Critical Mass bike ride Meet 5.15 pm outside St.Thomas Church, Haymarket, Newcastle
* (last Friday of the month) London Critical Mass bike ride Meet 6pm South Bank Under Waterloo Bridge
* (last Friday of the month) Bristol Critical Mass Meet 5.30 pm at the Arnolfini
Every Friday, London Anarchist Forum, 8-10pm Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL (tube Holborn) www.trak.to/LAF
* every week Vigil for release of Vanunu, in solitary confinement in Israeli prison for 12 years for revealing countries nuclear secrets. 12noon – till 2pm Kensington High St., opp.end of Palace Green W5 near Israeli Embassy Contact Campaign to Free Vanunu 020 7378 9324
Every Saturday Vigil against Iraqi sanctions outside Guildhall in Market Place, Cambridge Tel 01954 719644
Last Saturday of the month demo outside Campsfield refugee detention centre, Oxfordshire. Tel 01865 558145
2nd full weekend each month Women’s Peace Camp outside Aldemaston Atomic weapons base at Falcon Gate Tel 0117 939 3746
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To find out whats going on in Scotland contact Global Action Scotland: a new forum for discussion and networking for direct action, non-heirarchical community in Scotland, with particular emphasis on organising solidarity action with the Prague events in September www.egroups.com/invite/globalactionscotland
For info on parties and teknivals call United Systems party line: 0208 959 7525 Or www.partyvibe.com/freeparties.htm http://cobalt.freetekno.org
For a list of seriously hippy rainbow gathering type festivals (like Diamond Yoga Intensive Weekend, sweetlodge weekenders and experimental astrology) send an SAE to Campscene Directory, Cirenor, Wells in the Field, Whitchurch, Hants, RG28 7NG or http://bobo.realitycom.com/spiritnet
For information on a wide range of weekend courses on renewable energy and sustainable development contact Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth, Powys, SY10 9AZ Tel: 01654 703743 www.cat.org.uk
For more festival dates send £3 + A4 SAE for a copy of Festival Eye, BCM 2002, London, WC1 3XX www.festivaleye.com
For more on party and protest dates check out
Guilfin’s Something For the Weekend – a weekly info-burst, keeping you up to
date with the latest festival, party, gigs dates, and all the upcoming campaigns.
To find out what’s happening in the North West check out the Networking Newsletter Project 6 Mount St., Manchester, M2 5NS http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/terrace/gdn22/NNP
To find out whats going on in Scotland contact Global Action Scotland: a new forum for discussion and networking for direct action, non-heirarchical community in Scotland, with particular emphasis on organising solidarity action with the Prague events in September http://www.egroups.com/invite/globalactionscotland
For info on parties and teknivals call United Systems party line: 0208 959 7525
For a list of seriously hippy rainbow gathering type festivals (like Diamond Yoga Intensive Weekend, sweetlodge weekenders and experimental astrology) send an SAE to Campscene Directory, Cirenor, Wells in the Field, Whitchurch, Hants, RG28 7NG or http://bobo.realitycom.com/spiritnet
For a more dates send £3 + A4 SAE for a copy of Festival Eye, BCM 2002, London, WC1 3XX www.festivaleye.com