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Party & Protest - 2002



1 New Year's Day Anti-Hunt Demos League Against Cruel Sports 020 7403 6155 or Hunt Saboteurs Association 01273 622 827

9-10 Regeneration or Decline? The British Countryside between the two World Wars Organised by the Interwar Rural History Research Group. At High Cross House, Dartington, Devon

12 Anarchist Walking Group. Location not yet decided call 07960 759755

13 Mayday 2002 Planning meeting 2pm - 5pm, London Action Resource Centre, corner of Fieldgate St. and Parfett St., London E2. Nearest tube Aldgate East or Whitechapel. "The first part of the meeting will be to discuss a mass action on May 1st, the second part of the meeting will discuss a week long Mayday festival, of community based picnics, parties, film-showings, bike rides, art exhibitions, skills sharing workshops, celebration of DIY culture, political and historical discussion, and autonomous actions. Please bring your enthusiasm and ideas." email:

16 Beyond Recycling:Zero Waste One day Conference. At The Terrace Room, Sussex University, Falmer, near Brighton, East Sussex. 10am -4pm Organisers: Zero Waste UK "Zero Waste is not just recycling and diversion from landfills and incineration but the restructure of production and distribution systems to prevent the manufacture of waste in the first place." Conference costs vary depending on who you are - more details

19 Benefit for International Red Cross/Red Crescent, Cardiff Coal Exchange, Cardiff Bay, 2:pm till late. Bands so far confirmed - Quattor; Jelly Bones- MC Captain Paranoid; Nick Turners All Stars; Flannel - Brighton's very own! Blue Horses; Fun-da-Mental; Zion Train (DJ set); Agent J; GringoSka; Charged; Alabama 3(DJ SET); Headlining band yet to be confirmed. Also, 'Side Show Phil' a second room at the venue,comprising of techno, MC, drumn and bass, list of dj's being drawn up. Organised by the Cardiff Bothered Collective who need volunteers "to help with the smooth running of the gig, People to suggest sites to post up our info on, web programmers, volunteers to help with some fundraisers beforehand (if needed) and basically people who are willing to spread the word or lend their support by turning up to the gig night -not to work, but to have a wicked good time."

23 Organic Food and Farming Rally, London. Organic Food and Farming Rally. Mass rally in London to lobby Parliament in support of organic food and farming. The rally is the culmination of three years' work by the Organic Targets Bill campaign, coordinated by Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming. If enacted, the Organic Targets Bill would put a duty on government to ensure that 30% of land in England and Wales becomes organic by 2010. Tel: 020 7837 1228

25 Festival of Flight - 'a festival of music, poetry and healing' email

26 Prison Abolition Conference, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. For more info or to help out send SAE to Prison Abolition Conference, BM Hurricane, London, WC1N 3XX

26 "The Networking Newsletter Project is planning to hold a major networking event aiming to bring together groups and individuals working on every area of social justice - from neighbours working for cleaner streets to animal rights protesters, from asylum seeker support groups to the Ramblers, from NGOs to the smallest, poorest groups." More details 6 Mount Street M2 5NS, Tel: 0161 226 9321

26- 27 Earth First! Winter Moot, Manchester E: "The Moot is taking place at the Bridge 5 Mill building in Manchester on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of January. The Moot is an opportunity for those active within the Earth First! Direct Action network to get together, discuss thought provoking issues and tactics and hopefully inspire each other. Past events have proved enjoyable and useful so see you there. Accommodation is available at the building from Friday night, there's likely to be a fee of around £10 for food and the building. There'll also be entertainment in the evenings. To help organise the event, join the facilitation group or for more information contact Manchester EF! on 0161 226 6814, or at Winter Moot 2002, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester M4 7HR."

30 Consultation on Birmingham Northern Relief Road ends For information on alternatives contact Campaign Against BNRR 0121 643 9117

31 - Feb 3 Wakefield Festival of Rhubarb 01924 305841

31 - 1 Feb The launching Conference of the European Network for Peace and Human Rights will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels. Further info and a registration form can be obtained from The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Russell House, Bulwell Lane, Nottingham. NG6 0BT E-mail:

31 Jan- Feb 4 Anti Capitalist convergence to protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in New York



All Month Stop Hare Coursing League Against Cruels Sports 020 7403 6155 or Hunt Saboteurs Association 0845 450 0727

Build Underground Resistance Not the Olympics, Salt Lake City.

Month of rememberance for animal activists killed while protesting Jill Phipps (1st); Vicki Moore (6th), Mike Hill (9th).

1-3 Munich Security Conference. Protest against the meeting of NATO officials and military strategists

2 Jill Phipps Memorial Day - animal rights activist who was killed on a demo against live animal exports. 12 noon Darley Oaks Farm.

3 Day of protest at Devonport, Plymouth. The focus is the arrival of the first Trident submarines to Plymouth - HMS Vanguard, scheduled to birth on Monday 4th February. The protest is against Trident and against the storage of large quanitities of nuclear waste at the Dockyard, representing a significant threat to the 270,000 people of Plymouth.Will include a protest march and Non-Violent Direct Action including sit down protests across all 5 gates of the Dockyard. 12 midday. There will be accomodation on Saturday for people who want to go to workshops and discussion forums. Tel 07803620390 or e-mail

3 Potato day at HDRA, Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry, Warwickshire. A potato extravanganza with over 100 varieties of seed potato to buy. 02476 308211

3-22 Exploring Globalisation "A wave of globalisation is engulfing the world. On the one hand, governments and multinational corporations are presenting this as a crucial step towards universal prosperity. On the other hand, civil society worldwide is challenging and resisting the forces of globalisation with vigour and vitality. This course will explore the many impacts of globalisation on people and the planet - economic, social and ecological." It's at Schumacher College, Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, England Tel: 01803-865-934

8 - M11 Road Campaign 10th Anniversary Exhibition celebrating 10 years campaigning against Road building, being held at a house formerly used by security on the M11 Road Protest. 491 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone

9 Seedy Saturday - Community Seed Swap. "This event is a way of bringing gardeners, seed savers or those wanting to learn more together. Speakers, stalls, demonstrations, seed swap etc." at St. George's Church, St.Georges RD., Kemptown, Brighton 11am - 4pm. Tel 01273 882552

9 Defend Council Housing National Conference. Christian Centre, The Parade, Birmingham city centre Details from PO Box 33519, London, E8 4XW Tel 0207 987 9989

10 - 6th Pedal Power Convention, RISC, 35-39 London St., Reading. noon -6pm 013444-482266

11-13 Block 'n Roll! The BIG Blockade 2002 " Three days of protest & nonviolent direct action at Britain's nuclear weapons base called by Trident Ploughshares, Scottish CND, British CND & Faslane Peace Camp." Call the Action Line 0845 4588361 (local rate) or e-mail

20 National Demo to End Student Poverty, Reinstate the Grant, Coaches from University of Brighton, tickets £1 from UBSU offices, 07812 148919

21 Justice Not Vengeance - Relatives of 11th September attacks speak out against war and for an end to sanctions on Iraq. 7pm, Friends House, Euston, London.

22-24 Rising Tide weekend course on Climate Change, Ruskin College, Oxford – everything is free, but only if you never went to college 01865 241097

23-24 National Anti-War Anti-Sanction Conference, Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E2. £10/£5. Details from or 0845-458-9571.

23/24 'Plan Colombia - Opening the Way to the Multinationals' Conference in London and the AGM of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign



All Month Veggie Month Animal Aid (01732 364 546)

8 Global Women's Strike on International Women's Day "On 8 March 2000 & 2001, women and girls in over 60 countries, in villages and cities, went on strike to stop the world and change it. We are now issuing the call for the 3rd Global Women's Strike. There has never been so much wealth in the world and there have never been so many of us, starting with women and children, who have nothing. At this crucial moment, with a world in greater turmoil and war raging, we women must make our voices heard and our collective power felt. Invest in caring, not killing
* $800+ billion a year is spent on military budgets worldwide
* $40+ billion more for "America's new war"
* $80 billion would provide the essentials of life - water, sanitation, basic health, nutrition, literacy & a minimum income for all. Strike to end:: 'America's new war' and all wars - women and children are most of those killed & wounded, and 80% of refugees. Globalisation - end no pay, low pay and too much work worldwide. Strike for: A world which values all women's work and every life - invest in caring not killing. Woman and girls do 2/3 of the worlds work for 5% of the income. most of this work is unwaged." The Global Women's Strike is coordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign, Crossroads Women's Centre, 230a Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2AB Tel 020 7482 2496

8-10 Women Speak Out International Women's Day Anarchist-Feminist Weekend. Meeting to organise actions, discussions, films, performance, music.Vegan food for lunch and dinner. 'The Dairy' 47 Kynaston Rd Stoke Newington. Info: 020-8809 1352 or 07985 365 992.

17 Global Day of Action for indigenous farmer's

23 ‘Long March for the Climate’ - one year after Bush dumped the Kyoto Agreement. The 20 mile walk starts 7am at the ESSO HQ, Ermyn Way, near Leatherhead and ends at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square 5.30 pm. You can also join in at the final leg 3.30 pm, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road. Info 020 88553327

27 Genetic Futures in Food and Farming CDB talk, 12-4 pm, Main Lecture Theatre School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Contact:

29- April 3 - Women’s Peace Camp outside Sellafield Nuclear Site. Info: 07751-450482, - This will be followed by a mixed peace camp (4th - 8th) Info: 20-8546-7795,



Injustice - the feature length documentary film the police tried to ban, about the killings of black people by police in England - will begin its Anniversary Tour with national and international screenings in April. There will also be an anti-censorship event back in the UK on the 30th April to mark the end of the tour. Tel: + 44 20 7729 9109 Fax: + 44 20 7729 6909 emails: details of screenings:

6-19 Resistance is Fertile are organising actions, workshops and activities for a world without GMOs and patents on life running alongside the UN Conference in Holland.

Until 28 Power of the People - An interactive installation by Tom Cousins and Frank Jackson. ( see SchNEWS 346) Taurus Crafts, The old Park, Lydney GL 15 6BU 01594 844 841

18-20 Another World Is Possible! Conference covering many topics concerning economic globalisation and its consequences as well as alternatives. At the Faculty of Political Sciences (Zagreb, Lepusiceva 6) and multimedia center m.a.m.a. (Zagreb, Preradoviceva 18) Croatia.. Contact: Danijela Stanojevic (++385)(0)91 455 77 39

18-24 The Unity Tour: For India-Pakistan Peace. The War Against Terrorism and the crisis in South Asia. The menace of communalism: report from Gujarat. Public meetings in Birmingham (18th) at Birmingham Sports Centre, 201 Balsall Heath Road (opposite Central Mosque) 7:30 pm, Sheffield (19th) at Sheffield Library Theatre, Sheffield 7.30pm; London (20) 12 noon outside the US Embassy on Grosvenor Square, London, where he is holding a vigil in solidarity with the US anti-war demonstration in Washington DC. (20) SOAS Student Union Common Room, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh St, central London Doors open at 6; speeches at 8pm; bar, food, music; live video link-up to protest in Washington DC. Entry: £5/£2. Southall (21) Reception and Public Meeting at Featherstone High School, Montague Road,. Organised by The Southall Monitoring Group. For more information contact Suresh Grover 07903 931365 3pm-7pm; London (22) School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, central London 5pm; London (22) Media Workers Against the War public meeting. University of London Union, Malet Street, central London. 7pm Preston (23) North West England Public meeting, Unity Community Centre, Shepherd Street, Preston. 7:30pm; Manchester (24)12 noon Manchester University; Edinburgh (24) St. Colombus by the Castle, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh 7.30pm
For more information about The Unity Tour or to arrange interviews or further meetings, please email or call 0207 275 9399.

19 Meeting for claimants with negative experiences of WORKING LINKS in Brighton and Hove at Brighton & Hove Unemployed Workers' Centre, 4 Crestway Parade, Hollingdean, B'ton, 7pm. Working Links is a "public-private partnership" which runs the benefits system (except housing benefit) in B'ton & Hove, made up of the employment service, accountants Ernst & Young and Manpower. Ernst & Young were recently paid £100 million by the Government to write a report on the viability of privatisation of the London Underground and also just happen to be consultants to some of the companies making a bidding for it! E.& Y. and Manpower get paid shitloads for getting people into jobs - any jobs - for at least 13 weeks, and can stop claimants benefits for up to six months if they don't dance to their tune. Tales of dodgy practices abound. Tel: 01273 540717/231922.

19 Demonstration against Swansea Incinerator Meet at 12:30, outside the Environment Agency, St Helen's Road, Swansea. This is the end-date of the period when the Environment Agency are to determine the incinerator licence (a decision whichthey have postponed many times!).

19-20 The End Of The Road Direct action gathering in Nottingham to build resistance to the new roads program and the corporate dominance it fuels...Friday 19th- 7pm Arrivals, food, preliminary meeting. Sat 20th- Update briefing on new road schemes and corporate links. Planning tactics and response. Sun 21st- No formal organisation, but meeting space will be provided for those wishing to build further on the day before. Arrivals will be met at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX (for directions check contact: 07813 505480 (left directions and a regular message check, a human on the morning of the 19th) BRING: interested people, ideas, information, propaganda, bedding, roll mats (crash space will be provided, contact us if you have additional needs) money for food and a contribution towards venue hire, what you'd wish to find.

19 Terrorism and Human Rights, Wesley Hall, Wesley Slope, Frome 7pm 01373 473320

19-21 All Tomorrows Parties Lo-fi indie festival. All the bands have been chosen by the world famous Shellac of North America. Less corporate than your average corporate festival and you get a chalet instead of a tent. Not very rock and roll?

20 The WOMBLES will be having a pre-Mayday public meeting from 3-5pm. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (nearest tube Holborn) "We will be discussing the WOMBLE 7 trial (see 29 April - 3 May below) what the WOMBLES will be up to this Mayday as well as some legal advice and a look at the White overall/padded tactic. There will also be people speaking from the Mayday Collective (including Festival of Alternatives) and many other exciting things."

20 Support the Palestinians -End the Israeli occupation. Brighton & Hove march. Assemble 11am Palmeira Square (south side), Hove.

20 Demonstrate to free the Miami Five on the 41st anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. 1pm, US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1 (nearest tube Marble Arch), called by Rock around the Blockade
The five Cubans were found guilty of 'spying' and given prison sentences of between life and 15 years by reactionary Miami judges in December last year. Their 'crime' was to have been sent to the United States to help prevent further sabotage and terrorist attacks against their country by CIA organised and funded bands operating out of Miami such as the wave of bombings in Havana that killed an Italian tourist in 1997.
'If preventing the death of innocent human beings, defending our two countries from terrorism and preventing a senseless invasion of Cuba is the reason I am being sentenced, then let that sentence be welcomed. I will wear the prison uniform with the same honour and pride with which a soldier wears his most prized insignia... we are political prisoners.' Ramon Labanino, one of the Miami Five.
020 7837 1688, e-mail, website

20 Anti Privatisation Demonstration leaves Midsummer Meadow, Northampton, to march to the town centre 11.30am "We will be taking our banner, the Grim Reaper (complete with George Bush mask), badges to sell, and leaflets explaining the connection between privatisation of essential services and the massive arms spending of the British Government."

20 UNA Wales presents an evening of song in aid of landmine clearance.
7-9pm Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff. Guest artists: Onllwyn Male Voice Choir and Matthew Wootton, cello.£6 / £3.50 including refreshments and landmine exhibition and info. 029 2082 1055

20 Nailsworth Festival, Gloucestershire. 8 day community festival run by volunteers with folk, classical, world music, drama and performance, for children and adults. Tickets and programmes 01453 836170

20 Benefit for Legal Defence and & Monitoring Group with Robb Johnson, Miranda Sykes and Saskia Tomkins + support 8-11pm at Union Tavern, Camberwell New Road, SE5, (Bus 36 or 185 or short walk from Oval Tube). Cost £5/£3 concs.

20 On Hitler's Birthday the fascist National Front are planning on marching through Bermondsey. This is to publicise the new Bermondsey branch of the NF and to "celebrate" St George's Day (23rd). "This is a call out to mobilise all anarchist and anti-fascist grassroots groups to join us and mobilise against the NF to prevent them from marching. We do not intend to merely stand at the roadside with "lollipops" chanting slogans and selling papers, we believe in using direct action to prevent the NF from marching through Bermondsey and intend to enforce a policy of "no platform". We have been inspired by the way in which anti-fascists in Europe have prevented fascist marches and intend to use their tactics. We want to make our presence felt and we want to show people that there is a way of fighting fascism. A large mobilisation of militant anti-fascists would deeply embarrass the NF in the run up to the May elections and would alienate them from the local community." Meet South Bermondsey station from 11am.

20 'South Asia, war, fundamentalism and democracy' Conference in central London, with novelist Arundhati Roy and peace activists from India and Pakistan. 07939 242229

20 Belper Green Fair for radicals/greens. Books,food music, storytelling, campaigns. Fleet Art Centre, Belper, Derbyshire. Info at:

20/21 Aspire is back on for a weekend event including films, vegan food, kids activities, creative stuff, healing afternoon and a massive party continuing till the open mic session starts on Sunday evening. This will launch a ongoing squat autonomous zone starting on April 24 with vegan cafe, resource centre, entertainment, quizzes, cabaret, open mic, gigs, etc and workshops on things like bike repair, permaculture, drama, hacking, etc More info at the website

21 Glasgow Mayday benefit gig at Blackfriars bar, Glasgow with Djs from Radar and Ignorant. 7pm £2

21-1 May Sponsored walk from Bristol to Downing Street to raise money for medical treatment of Palestinian children in Al-Awda Hospital and the Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture in Ramallah. To sponsor or take part in some of the walk contact Margret Jones 0117-9552739

21 Concert for Peace. Tony Lamb, clarinet, John Flinders, piano playing classical. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill 7.30pm. Organised by Musicians Against Nuclear Arms 020 8455 1030

21- 29 Nkrumah Week. The African Liberation Support Campaign with the support of the Afrika Studies Centre of the University of East London is running a series of eight workshops at venues across London, with a main event on Saturday 27 April, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of the first president of Ghana and Pan-Africanist, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The workshops will cover subjects such as reparations; culture and Africa; the role of the Diaspora and the struggle of Black women. The theme for the Saturday event is: Against globalisation to reclaim the fountainhead of Pan-Africanism. It will be a day of presentations, discussion, poetry, recitals and songs. Invited speakers include Nkrumahís son, Gamal Gorkeh Nkrumah, International Editor of Al Ahram newspaper, Cairo and Professor Kwesi Prah of the Centre for Advanced Study of African Society, South Africa. For details of venues and more information about the event P.O. Box 21266, London W9 3YR Tel 020 8223 4559

22 Car Free Day

22 Carnivalistas cafe night at Bonnington's Cafe, Vauxhall Grove, London SW8. from 7pm
The Carnivalistas are in the process of purchasing a space to run a community social centre. For more information please contact

22-28 'European Fish Free Week' Thousands of porpoises, dolphins and whales are dying in European waters each year, due to entanglement in fishing nets. Join the consumer boycott and help end Cetacean bycatch. For more info

22-28 Real Nappy Week Aims to focus attention on the environmental impact of nappies and raise public awareness of the availability of shaped and fitted modern cloth versions. Nappy schemes provide a prime opportunity to reduce waste and create new jobs. One scheme has, in just five months, saved 1,000 tonnes of waste and created four new businesses and nine part-time jobs. For more info contact: 020 7481 9004 email: or

22-28 Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty week of action 0845 4580630

23 BP in Colombia - the Human Cost of Oil. Come and hear lawyers and campaigners for victims of BP's Colombian oil pipelines, fresh from their intervention at BP's Annual General Meeting (see Thursday 18th April). 7pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, Holborn tube. BP's Colombian oil pipeline companies ODC and OCENSA are refusing to pay compensation to 300 peasants whose livelihoods have been ruined. The families were forced to abandon their land after two oil pipelines passing through their farms caused extensive environmental damage. The families now live in acute poverty, some live on a rubbish tip in a shanty town in the city of Medellin. Three Colombian lawyers sueing BP arrive Thursday 11 April and leave 24 April. If you would like to arrange a meeting for them with your organisation, contact us.
Colombia Solidarity Campaign, PO Box 8446, London N17 6NZ Email: Tel: 07950 923448

24 National Day of action against profiteering employment agencies
"On the fourth anniversary of Simon's death. We are asking supporters of our campaign across the country and internationally to mark the anniversary of Simon's death by demonstrating, in whatever way they see fit, at an employment agency in their area that profits from the casualisation that killed Simon. Simon Jones was killed in 1998 on his first day of work at Shoreham Docks. He was sent there without training or experience by Brighton-based employment agency Personnel Selection. By law, this employment agency should have checked that the job Simon was sent to was safe for him - they didn't. Despite their clear breach of the law, Personnel Selection have never been prosecuted for their role in Simon's death. Like employment agencies up and down the country, they are able to profit from casual labour without being held accountable for the safety of the workers they employ. Carly North of the Simon Jones Memorial Campaign says, "Employment agencies make huge profits by providing cheap labour for companies who prefer casual labour rather than a well trained, decently paid workforce."

In BRIGHTON people will be meeting at noon outside the offices of Personnel Selection in West Street. This is the office that sent Simon to his death four years ago. Simon's family will be attending this event. In OXFORD people will be meeting at noon at Carfax Tower. In LIVERPOOL people will be meeting at 1pm at Lime Street Station to target a well known rip off agency. Bring your own ideas and creativity, bring
banners, drums, whistles, placards, deck chairs, footballs, frisbies. This is part of a local carnival against casualisation organised by People not Profit. More details at In BRISTOL the Bristol against Casualisation Campaign will be taking part in an action against an employment agency in the Bristol area - more details nearer the time from There are also plans (so far) for protests and actions in BIRMINGHAM, LEEDS, LEICESTER, LONDON and MANCHESTER. More details to follow.

If you are interested in going along to or organising a protest, action, event, party or whatever on the day of action contact and let us know about it. We can send
packs of leaflets, stickers and balloons for you to hand out.

Simon Jones Memorial Campaign PO Box 2600 Brighton BN2 2DX. Phone (01273) 685913

Actions planned so far: BRIGHTON meet at noon outside the offices of Personnel Selection in West Street. This is the office that sent Simon to his death four years ago. Simon's family will be attending this event. In OXFORD people will be meeting at noon at Carfax Tower.In LIVERPOOL people will be meeting at 1pm at Lime Street Station to target a well known rip off agency. Bring your own ideas and creativity, bring banners, drums, whistles, placards, deck chairs, footballs, frisbies. This is part of a local carnival against casualisation organised by People not Profit. More details at In BRISTOL the Bristol against Casualisation Campaign will be taking part in an action against an employment agency in the Bristol area - more details nearer the time from There are also plans (so far) for protests and actions in BIRMINGHAM, LEEDS, LEICESTER, LONDON and MANCHESTER. More details to follow.

24 Get Kissinger! Stop Kissinger and the Corporate Criminals Henry Kissinger, the world's greatest living war criminal, is coming to speak to top business people in London. Protest 7.30am,all morning at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore SW7 (tubes: South Kensigton, Kensington High Street, Gloucester Road, Hyde Park) Blockade in the morning, rallies, street theatre,
and public tribunal of Kissinger throughout the day. Check out for attempts to arrest Kissinger in Cork, Ireland.

24 Close Down the Harlan Protest at the Sera Laboratory, Dodgeford Lane, Belton (Nr Loughborough), Leicestershire, meet outside the gates at 12 noon. Harlan supplies animals to the vivisection industry. Info LLAC, PO Box 5515, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1ZQ. Tel : 0700 900 1853

24 What We're Doing Presents... "A Concert for Peace. Proceeds towards organisations promoting peaceful solutions to conflict" featuring The Broken Family Band Eckie (Richard Ecclestone), Captain Rock at the Portland Arms, Mitchams Corner, Cambridge 8pm £3

24 MayDay meeting with Christian Aid speaker . Wesley's Chapel, City Road (old Street tube) 1-2pm 020 7326 5521

25 Picket Australia House to demand an end to the brutal and illegal detention of children seeking asylum in Australia. This has been organised by Chilout - Children out of Detention 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm The Strand, London, WC2 Temple, Charing Cross and Holborn Tube Stations This will be an inclusive event and children will be welcome. Please bring paper, art materials, placards, toys and teddy bears. If you are not based in the UK or cannot make it, you can send a message that we will read out. Send them to:

MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES - lots of events listed here happening over the next 10 day. To stay up to date, keep an eye on

Mayday Festival of Alternatives enquiries:
General email:
North & East London Mayday Festival:
South and West London Mayday Festival:
tel: 07786 716 335

tel: 07786 716 335
Postal Address: BM Mayday, London WC1N 3XX.

Mayday in Mayfair - Travelling Circus:
tel: 07786 716 335

Mayday in Mayfair - Carniball:
tel: 07786 716 335

26 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Picket for Paul Robinson - 2pm, University College of London, Gower St, WC1. Paul Robinson was imprisoned in Sweden for 8 months following the EU protests in Gothenberg, in June 2001. His job as a library attendant at UCL was kept open for him during his absence. 2 days after returning to the UK, he was sacked following a disciplinary hearing, for 'gross misconduct'. This decision is thought to be entirely political. Paul's appeal takes place at 2pm - please come along and support him.

26 London-wide Critical Mass bike ride, meeting at Waterloo at 6pm

26 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Opening Night A celebration of Balkan/Roma culture with
Tragic Roundabout, ROMANI RAD Empty Hat Orchestra & Tarot Magik DJs at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, E8. Nearest train station: Homerton on Silverlink line. (change at Highbury
Islington) 7.30pm till 1pm Entry: 5 quid/3.50 quid cons (3 quid for Critical Mass peeps) Tel 0208 533 The gig follows the Critical Mass bike ride themed around No Borders. Join the Critical Mass at Waterloo 6pm. Speakers and stalls by refugee support groups welcome (contact Critical Mass Bike/Skate/Wheelchair ride: 07786 716 335

26-28 All Tomorrows Parties Lo-fi indie festival. All the bands have been chosen by the world famous Shellac of North America. Less corporate than your average corporate festival and you get a challet instead of a tent. Not very rock and roll?

26-27 A New World (DIS)order - International Relations and Economics post September 11th. At the Hong Kong Theatre, LSE, London. Register at

27 World Day for Laboratory Animals. A demo is being organised against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Meet in The Park, Diss, Suffolk. For more information on World Day For Laboratory Animals and the campaign against HLS please contact Joseph Dawson of SHAC on 0845 458 0630 / 07951 988 553 or see

27 April - 1 May International Festival of Militant Marching Bands. Hosted by the Front Musical d'Intervention, a marching band from Paris. email: Telephone : 33 1 420 892 84 Site: "This is an open invitation to all marching bands that actively support social struggles by becoming musically involved, while remaining politically and economically independent. The Front Musical d'Intervention: Who are we? A melodious blend of cultural and political activities has created a special hybrid of festive, feet-stomping activism! Our musical "interventions" enable us to literally come out, on an ad hoc basis, for different social justice causes (undocumented immigrants, the homeless, anti-globalization, anti-militarization, etc.), to thus actively contribute, and yet remain autonomous. The Big-Bang In Movement! Marching bands in others areas, in other countries, participate in similar experiences. What do we all have in common? What views and perceptions? What is the potential for musical action? The aim of this initiative is to bring together musical groups that have a certain affinity in terms of their approach to activism and which are involved in social movements in their respective countries. This will be an opportunity for us to share our personal and collective experiences as marching bands, to exchange songs, to discuss the perspectives and issues surrounding the anti-globalization movement in which we are involved. Finally, to go out with a big bang, a festive rally will be organized with everyone playing together on May 1st, International Workers' Day.

27 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES. Day of workshops and discussions on the theme of social centres, squats & how to set them up. Workshops on plumbing, electricity, finding a good building & legal advice. Speakers from London Social Centres Network & Advisory Service for Squatters. There will also be talks from collectives who have set up both permanent & reclaimed social centres. Venue: Temporary social centre - phone: 07786 716 335 on Friday 26th April for details.

27 Workshop: 'What is Anarchism?' - ANARCHY, ANARCHISM, AND THE ANACHISTS -An informal talk on history, anthropology, psychology and ideology with special reference to the movements of the working class and disinherited, plus reflections on the anti-capitalist movement and the future. (Followed by open ended discussion, if so desired). Venue: Temporary social centre - phone: 07786 716 335 on Friday 26th April for details. Sorry, we don't even know what town it's in.

27 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES The Mayfest Village Fayre! The Fayre for Queers of all Sexualities - 7.30 - 1am DJs: Megabitch, Offshore and SexyRubberSoles and others. Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, E8. Tel 0208 533 0227. Nearest train station: Homerton on Silverlink line (change at Highbury Islington) 8pm till 1am
"Flaming Queers bring you the Mayfest Village Fayre - May Queens, fertility rites and sexy spring abandon! Join us for maypole dancing, apple bobbing, panata smashing, DJs, bawdy Mayfest cabaret and all the fun of the fayre. Fancy Dress: lusty wenches, willing farm hands, virgins and fair maidens, Green men, village idiots, mayflies, shepherds and other country folk, or just dazzle us with your glamour and escape the small no-costume surcharge! Dancing: join in with maypole dancing, learn to dance the gay gordon. Can you be a caller? Stalls: apple bobbing, cakes, kissing booth, brantub. A Benefit to support future LaDiDah productions: Free before 8pm, £4 concessions, £5 full price, with a £1 surcharge for anyone not making at least a gesture towards fancy dress. Attitude's more important than attire, of course."
For info./to offer a cabaret act: 07949 976 016

27 March and Rally for Palestine, Oxford Place for assembly and rally will be announced in due course

27 Demo and rally in the park against the presence of Trident nuclear submarines, Plymouth.

27 Anarchist Federation dayschool, Birmingham 0121 551 3161

28 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Critical Mass bike ride in Haringey to link in with road safety campaigns locally. Start mid-day Manor House, riding to Chestnuts Park Black Boy Lane for picnic/party at about 3pm.

28 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES New Cross & Deptford Radical History Walk - from the peasants revolt to punk rock! Meet New Cross Gate tube 3.00pm. This corner of south-east London has a rich revolutionary history. Home turf of pioneering punk band Alternative TV, its past spans the peasants revolt, anti-fascist riots and the New Cross fire campaign that signalled the uprisings of 1981. And "The Red Flag" - originally written to honour the Haymarket martyrs - was written in New Cross Gate!

28 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Women's Football Skills workshop - meet 12pm Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. (bottom side of park, near lake, behind tennis courts.) A chance to brush up on tackling, headers etc for the Looney Left footie tournament on Sunday 5th May.

28 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Indymedia film showings, 2-5pm, Rio cinema, Kingsland Rd, Dalston. Tel 0207 241 9410

2pm Globalisation and the Media - Undercurrents 2001 - 40 mins - This documentary explores the role of the media in this corporate led take over of the Planets natural resources. It explores how the media is involved in shaping public opinion during the 'War on Terrorism' - and offers a wide range of viewpoints from broadcasters, journalists, computer hackers, media activists, and news editors. It also investigate the bias of Television news during the protest blockades of the IMF and the G8 summits. From Nigeria to Britain the film reports on the violent suppression of alternative media and how new technology, such as the internet and camcorders, is challenging the role of the traditional news gatherer.

3pm Genoa Zona Rossa - IMC Global Mix - World Premiere - indymedia 2001- 80 mins - The 2001 G8 protests in Genoa Italy flashed across television screens worldwide - 300,000 people taking to the streets, the shooting dead of protestor Carlo Guiliani, the unseen levels of violence and police brutality culminating in the bloody attack of sleeping protestors at the Diaz school during the midnight raids on the Genoa Social Forum and Indymedia Italia. This film pulls together over 200 hours of footage shot by around 50 alternative media camera crews (individuals and collectives), to put the shocking events into their true context.

5pm IMC Argentina Film - about the recent crisis - from the start - subtitled eng - - 30 mins With time for discussion between each film. £5 entry.

28 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Workshops. Legal on 'dealing with public order situations', including 'Section 60'. Essential if you're going to Mayday. Medical workshop: 'First Aid on demonstrations'. Banner-making workshop - 12pm onwards Circus skills - come along & join the 'Anarchist Travelling Circus'
Juggling & juggling-ball making - 11am - make your own juggling balls & learn to use them. Poi Spinning & poi-making - 1pm Marching band - 3pm - bring a drum, tambourine, rice shaker or other portable instrument. 'Gender & women-only spaces' - all genders are welcome. 4pm. Venue for all of the above workshops: Social Centre - phone: 07786 716 335 on Friday 26th April for details of venue.

28 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Café in Social Centre - phone: 07786 716 335 on Friday 26th April for details of venue.

28 Workers Memorial Day. 11.15 am Three Mills Green, Hancock Rd., Stratford E15

"April 28th is International Workers Memorial Day, a day to remember those killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. The slogan for the day is "Remember the dead and fight for the living." This year the London Hazards Centre and the Construction Safety Campaign will be at Three Mills where there is a memorial to four men who died in a sewer gas incident in 1901. The ceremony will be held at the memorial to them placed on Three Mills Green. In 1990 three young men including two brothers died in a sewer gas incident at Watney Market, E1. There is a memorial clock tower with a commemorative plaque to these men at the Commercial Road end of the market.
The London Hazards Centre will link these two events and memorials and call for a similar memorial to be placed wherever anyone loses their life at work.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that globally in 1999:
* 1.1 million people lost their lives at work
* 250 million accidents caused absence from work - eight every second working children suffer 12 million work accidents, around 12,000 are fatal
* 3,000 killed by work every day
* Latest figures show that one in five UK workers (22 percent) are still exposed to cancer-causing substances for over 75 percent of their working week. Currently in the UK over 4,500 workers die every year from asbestos disease. This will increase rapidly to 10,000 per year with a likely total of 150,000 deaths by 2025. In London between 1997 and 2001 there were over 5,400 asbestos related deaths.

London Hazards Centre : Tel 020 7794 5999.

28 Workers Memorial Film night at the Old Hub, Bury St. Starting 6pm including new Simon Jones Memorial Campaign film and 'Matewan'

28 Terrorising Dissent - organised by the Southplace Ethical Society at Conway Hall, Library 3pm
020 7586 5892.

28 Stop the war coalition public meeting 1pm at the Edinburgh University Chaplaincy Centre (Bristol Square).

28' Don't Vote Nazi ' campaign in Burnley- Anti-Nazi League are asking supporters to help combat the threat of increasing Nazi votes in the English council elections

28 Scientists for Global Responsibility 10th anniversiary conference. Can scientists be trusted? Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd., London NW1 Tel 07771 883696

29 "CHOKE ON IT!! "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are having a celebration dinner at
Downing Street, Whitehall with Tony Blair. To celebrate Lording it over us at our expense. Also invited to dinner are the 4 other living Prime Ministers so that includes Thatcher, Heath, Callaghan and Major. This is a disgusting feast of inbred Royalty and arrogant politicians who between them have caused no end of problems for ordinary people. Well here's an opportunity to express your disgust at the Choke on It demonstration organised by the Movement Against the Monarchy (MA'M). Starting at 6pm at the gates of Downing street we'll be there for as long as it takes to give them a Royal send off - now that's MAGIC! Bring whistles, banners, drums and other entertainment to celebrate the end of the monarchy" 07931 301 901

29 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES M'AM (Movement Against the Monarchy) film showing of: "an anti royal documentary that was screened on Channel 4 two years ago that we helped to make. The producer will be there to talk/answer questions and talk about the forthcoming anti Jubilee film we're making." 9pm.
Venue: Social Centre - phone: 07786 716 335 on Friday 26th April for details of venue.

29- 3 May Beginning of week-long WOMBLES Trial at Horseferry Road Magistrates Court. Seven Wombles (White Overall Movement Building Libertarian Effective Struggles) are facing Public Disorder and other charges after an incident on Halloween last year. Demo outside with 'We are all Wombles' theme. Wear a white overall. For further information please phone 079 6097 3847 or email This trial is to be part of the wider Mayday celebrations and will be running over the week of the Festival of Alternatives.

"On 31 October 2001 a group of approximately 15 people, many wearing white overalls to symbolise ghosts (the original context of the white overall movement in Italy) and Halloween masks were harassed by uniformed police officers whilst walking down Oxford Street on their way to a Halloween party. Officers in a transit van, who identified some of the group from a demonstration against Henry Kissinger outside the Institute of Directors earlier that evening, stopped the group. The police officers were part of the ironically named anti-terrorist "Operation Calm", implemented in response to September 11th.

When the van stopped, a police officer jumped out, ran across the road, grabbed hold of one of the group and threw him against a shop window. Members of the group demanded to know what was going on, and that their friend be released. Other officers responded by pushing and pulling at the group. No attempt was made by the police to explain the situation.

After arresting a second member of the group more vans arrived and chased those remaining into an alley where they assaulted some of the group and arrested a further five.

The seven were held in police custody for between 14 and 19 hours and released on charges which were serious enough to warrant a jury trial. At the first hearing the charges were reduced to less serious charges to ensure that the group would not get a jury trial. This trial is about the criminalisation of dissent, and the political repression of a group of activists. The date of the trial is no coincidence. The state believes that it has found a way of keeping the seven and their supporters out of the Mayday celebrations.

The trial also makes explicit how the "anti-terrorist" hype after September 11 is being used to put more police officers on the streets, in order to crush dissent. Since September 11 2001 the British Government has been systematically removing our civil liberties in their ongoing 'fight for freedom'. The apparent contradiction goes unquestioned by our 'free' press. The terrorist attack in the USA has created a useful background for the government to increase police and governmental powers at the cost of freedom of movement and freedom of association.

With 1500 extra police on the streets, more CCTV cameras and a disregard for civil liberties, we are all under threat; not from Bin Laden but from our own government. Talk of the introduction of ID cards, the denial of the right to appeal for asylum seekers, the government's ability to read every email we send and to listen to every phone call we make is a dangerous turn of events.

When people cry out about the increasing government surveillance, many people say that 'if you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about'. But who decides what is wrong? If you are black you are 7 times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than a white person. If you attend an anti-war march you are very likely to be photographed and marked as a troublemaker. If at anytime you voice your concerns about government policy you could become a target of police surveillance. The Anti-Terrorist Bill would have made support for Nelson Mandella illegal and could have resulted in the indefinite detainment of anti-apartheid demonstrators.

A Statewatch report earlier this year ( shows the determination of the EU, via Europol, to criminalise protest with the creation of two new 'terrorist' categories: 'Eco-terrorism' and 'Anarchist terrorism'. Over 1000 people have died in police custody in around 30 years without one conviction. Not one person has been killed or seriously injured by anti-capitalist protestors in this country. Who is the real threat?

What has this got to do with the arrests in Oxford Street? These arrests are indicative of the power the police feel they have to harass members of the public. This sort of thing happens every night of the week, especially if you are black, Asian or live in a poorer part of London.

In their statements police consistently refer to "the violence of the WOMBLES" and to their "reputation for carrying concealed weapons", despite the fact that the WOMBLES are consistently monitored by a Police Forward Intelligence Team (FIT), are extensively filmed on all demonstrations, and have never been convicted of violence or charged with carrying weapons. At worst, the WOMBLES are 'guilty' of highlighting the repressive behaviour of the Metropolitan Police in their handling of "public order situations", and to advocate that people protect themselves from police violence on demonstrations by wearing padding and helmets. The group was not on a demonstration on that night, and were not wearing padding or helmets and so
were easily victimised by the police.

The police claim that there is no useful video footage of the incident, despite the fact that the initial encounter took place on Oxford Street, between two nests of cameras. Oxford Street is one of the most monitored streets in the world, and is known to have "facial recognition" software.

This trial is about rights, about repression and about police brutality. It is about one man, with a known anti-protestor bias, being responsible for delivering 'justice' to seven activists. It is a state sponsored attack on a part of the anti-capitalist movement. Parallels have been drawn between this trial and the OZ obscenity trial in the late 1960's. OZ was a counter cultural magazine and trial became a cause celebre. It was widely felt that the magazine was being targeted as a way of getting at the counter culture as a whole. The state is fearful of the 'anti-capitalism' and has targeted the WOMBLES as a highly visible symbol of the movement. This is a direct continuation of the police repression witnessed at Genoa, on the policing of the Brighton demo in September and the attack on a recent demonstration outside the Italian embassy on Saturday, 2 March 2002. Groups such as Indymedia ( are under increasing attack from authorities all over the world. Last year's Mayday protestors were under constant threat and FIT routinely monitor activists. Yet, far from destroying the 'anti-capitalist' movement this trial is drawing support from both the activist community and the wider community.

This is a part of an escalating attack on the anti-capitalist movement. Not because of handfuls of angry kids burning banks or breaking windows - but because our criticisms and ideas have gone from nowhere to gaining widespread acceptance in less than five years."

29 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Choke On It! Action organised by M'AM (Movement Against the Monarchy), against dinner by the 5 living Prime Ministers and the Queen. Downing Street - time tba.

29/30 Fair trade fashion show organised by Canolfan Traidcraft. Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff 7.30 pm Details/tickets 029 2022 2066.

30 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Daytime: Free Shop at London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 (corner of Fieldgate St & Parfett St). Nearest tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel. Bring books, records, clothes & other stuff to give away. (tbc) Workshop: Pirate Women - 1pm
Venue: Social Centre - phone: 07786 716 335 on Friday 26th April for details of venue.

30 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Protest against Channel Four's censorship of 'Injustice' - 9.00pm Injustice is a radical feature length film about the struggles for justice by the families of people that have died in police custody. On its release a year ago the police tried to censor the film by threatening cinemas. Months of fighting, by the film makers & families in the film, ended in victory with the police backing off and the film on release in cinemas across the UK & internationally. But Channel Four still refuse to broadcast the film because they won't take on the Police Federation. C4 are not only banning the film they are telling the police 'It's ok to kill, we won't turn our cameras on you'. Protest against the ban - since C4 won't screen Injustice then we are going to screen it on C4! Organised by 'Friends of Injustice'
Venue: Channel Four Television, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P. Tube: St. James Park.
For full details see:

30 Subvertize Day of Action The message comes at us from all sides - Shop, Buy, Consume. Yet it conceals an ugly truth that is best revealed. Time to reach for the paste brush


May Day/International Workers Day For events happening in North and South London Tel 07786 716 335 In Haringey call 0208 8374 5027 See SchNEWS 255 for a brief history of May Day.


" This Mayday, as well as the mass active are holding a Mayday Festival of Alternatives - a week or so of events which celebrate and demonstrate autonomous, anti-capitalist, co-operative culture. The idea stemmed from a collective need to respond to the often asked question - 'What Are You For? What do you actually Want?' The festival aims to answer this by actively showing the resourcefulness of DIY culture as an alternative to consumer, market and profit-driven culture. This includes squatting, creating grassroots social centres, sharing (instead of selling)practical skills (clothes making, plumbing, electronics, gardening - tips on growing your own food supply, alternative health and mental health, media production basics etc etc), and showing independent political art exhibitions, films, gigs and performances. This is our attempt to show solidarity, mutual aid, free association, and radical history and politics, in Practice, in particular to non-activists and people curious about anti-capitalist politics. For the festival so far, we have organised: film showings of independent films from Germany and Belgium, a documentary about the Spanish Civil War (plus talk by director), the feature-length documentary 'Injustice'- dealing with police custody killings (plus talk by director); a radical bookfair; a mass-picnic including a 'loony-left' football tournament; a 'No Borders' Roma music and dance night; a 'Queeruption' cabaret night; a week-long 'free shop' (free second hand goods exchange); a tree-climbing workshop and exhibition on the history of tree dwellings and protest; a wombles picnic on Wimbledon Common (TBC); And the following workshops: Biodiversity and food security (TBC); Shiatsu; alternative therapy; Children's book writing; Plumbing; Nuke issues; Clothes making; sweatshop labour, third world industrialisation/out-sourcing; Asylum - law, history, detention, migrant uprisings, migrant deaths (TBC); electronics; Outlaw women; Journalism and researching; Desktop publishing; Flamenco; Allotments and wildlife garden projects (TBC); and DIY documentary, film production and radio programme making (TBC). Two talks on the same subject are not a problem - not everyone will be able to make everything, so don't be put off from doing a similar workshop to any that have already been mentioned. If you are in or near London, we are asking you or your group to take on a workshop/film showing/event as part of the festie. Locations are in the process of being confirmed (and if you have any available spaces then they would also be invaluable) but the main thing is to get some commitment and conformation of events which people want to do so that we can put them up onto our website and begin networking." Mass mayday action info: Tel No for both: 07786 716 335 Website:


1 Daytime: 7.30am - Critical Mass - 2 meeting points, south and north.

9am - B.A.R.F. (Breakfast Against Routine Fit-ups). Start the day with vegan breakfast outside WOMBLES showtrial at Horseferry Road

1pm - Mass Action: "Mayday in Mayfair" 5pm - "Nobody is illegal" Sexual Freedom Coalition event in Soho, with sex workers union & samba band - meet Cambridge Circus.

Evening: Comedy gig with Indymedia film screenings at Chats Palace, 42 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, E8. Nearest train station: Homerton on Silverlink line. Contact for gig:

1pm - Multiple Independent Meet-up Points This year sees us return to the traditional place of Mayday celebrations - Mayfair in London. Mayfair is the area bounded on the north by Oxford Street, on the east by Regent Street, on the south by Piccadilly & on the west by Park Lane. Now one of the most opulent and cloistered areas in the capital, full of luxury pads, exclusive shops, fancy hotels and national embassies, it takes its name from the fair which was held every year from 1 May for 15 days until its suppression in the mid-18th century. Mayfair was once a teeming hotbed of fun, frolics and freedom for the working masses, in what is now Shepherds Market. Circus performers, magicians, pagan priestesses, vagabonds, alchemists, nomads, witches and outlaws made merry in the mossy lanes and shacks to celebrate the over-turning of the elitist and prohibitive class system they were increasingly subject to - if only for a short time. After having been transferred from Haymarket in 1686-8 the May Fayre soon became notorious for riotous and disorderly behaviour and in 1708 it was abolished, only to be revived again with similar results. Building on the site was probably the most effective way of permanently suppressing the fair and by the mid-18th century almost the whole of modern Mayfair was covered with houses. Mayday falls slap-bang in the middle of the week, so make sure you have the day off work, school, college or university. Call a strike (you know it makes sense), phone in sick (or well!), bunk off, but do whatever it takes to be on the streets of Mayfair on Wednesday 1st May. Mayday in Mayfair Mayday in Mayfair will be a fluid, spontaneous and exciting return to the Mayfayre, happening everywhere at once, without a fixed starting point or finish. Four separate but intertwined elements of Ye Olde May Day will take place. There's no advertised starting point to the celebrations due to police tactics of containing movement by violently imposing cordons for hours on end - which resulted in the entrapment of thousands in Oxford Circus last year. We can't allow this to happen again! We all need to take the initiative in Mayfair. So create your own fun events, play your own games, come with friends, join with others, generate your own street arty/performance/pavement picnic, everyday-reality-subverting-situation - above all keep moving and don't let the cops trap and surround you! This way our festivities will not be crushed.

The 4 Elements:

1. The Travelling Circus A mobile, spontaneous, and collective performance full of jesters, jugglers, minstrels, show girls, gypsies, pagan sorcerers, ring masters, ring mistresses and clowns - reclaiming the roots and culture of mayday! Fancy dress, a sense of humour and the guts to shake lose and inhabit new characters and roles - the true spirit of circus culture - is the order of the day

2. The Wake for Capitalism A vibrant and luminous celebration of the imminent death of capitalism; a celebration of the new world waiting to be born; a resistance in remembrance of those incarcerated and murdered by capitalism; and a manifestation of our defiance as a movement to be labelled 'dead' by the state, media and politicians the world over post September 11. Following the tragedy in New York and continuing daily tragedies inflicted by the war on terrorism the world over, many people, resident citizens and 'aliens' have been terrorised and attacked - the state whipping up a climate of fear to justify its new racist and authoritarian legislation and actions. We say: DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED. Bring your fear, bring your terror and exorcise it on the streets of Mayfair. Dress all in black or white. Don the mantle of death with skeleton or ghost masks. Coffins, tombstones - fluorescent a la the Mexican day of the Dead or blacker than black props and garb - you chose.

3. Carniball! A rambling, co-operative gigantic game with balls that reclaims the UK's precursor to football - gameball - in a carnivalesque way. Gameball was a mass multi-sided festival of play, enjoyed in villages throughout the country in the 15th and 16th century. The objective of gameball was to keep the ball (or pigs bladder as it was then) moving from one end of town to the other. In the 17th and 18th centuries, people often called gameball get-togethers with the aim of pulling down the fences around enclosed land - common land 'privatised' by the gentry, the state and private landlords. This year's version of gameball has many balls and inflatables (bring them with you), with the main goal being to keep co-operating, moving and having a jolly good time. Handballs and bounces allowed. Anything goes! Our goal is a new world!

4. Critical Mass Mass bicycle (or wheel barrow/horse and cart) rides are a traditional part of mayday celebrations today as much as they were in the past. Villagers and townsfolk often took to the streets and lanes, together, in a show of leisurely strength and solidarity. Got a pair of wheels? - be it a bicycle, rollerskates, a wheelchair, a shopping trolley, or a skateboard - join in! Get Prepared! For Mayday in Mayfair to be a huge success we all need to prepare. Make costumes, banners, flags, placards, whistles, klaxons and musical instruments. Get hold of inflatables, balls, nets and other props. Make food and bring it to share. Look at a map of Mayfair and consider the possibilities. Contact us for leaflets and stickers or produce your own. Spread the word. Get together with your friends and form an affinity group - a group of people you know and trust who will look out for each other on the day. Above all get planning as Mayday is fast approaching!


"Ride For Your Life!" Full details of the rides are still to be firmed up, but there will be 2 rides, both meeting up approx 7.30am. To reflect the fact that people south of the river felt a bit left out last year...there will be one coming up from the south, starting around Camberwell Green; and one coming down from the north, from the Camden Town area. The aim is to meet up near the US Embassy to protest the US exportation of car culture & oil dependency - and their consequences, amongst other things (and currently there are many other things!)..before regrouping around lunchtime at Speakers Corner to participate in the May Fayre in Mayfair. We do need more people to help with keeping the rides safe, particularly the south ride - get in touch if you are up for it (contact details at end). All bikes, skates, boards, wheelchairs, scooters, and anything on wheels with no engine are welcome. Bring music, whistles, fancy dress, flags, skeleton masks, wigs, leaflets etc. Bring your friends, family and kids.

1 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Comedy and Magic night featuring: Rob Newman, Ian Cognito, Smile & Subvert Tony Allen (compere). A mad bad bunch of anarchist comix to relieve the stress of the day with Vegan food available from the Emmaz cafe crew. at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, E8. Tel 0208 533 0227. Nearest train station: Homerton on Silverlink line (change at Highbury
Islington) 8pm till 1am £3.99 / £2.99 concs entry. (A benefit for Our Mayday)

1 Mayday carnival, Liverpool 12 noon from St Lukes ( Bombed out church) on Bury St. Into the city Centre. Anyone got a sound system? Bring Banners, Drums - anything. Also May 1st Nightime. Play about Tolpuddle Martyrs at Casa, Hope Street. followed by bands and entertainment.

1 MayDay in Glasgow

1 Mayday Mayhem against the Fur Trade 10am outside Fairheads, Ilford 60-64 Cranbrook Rd., Ilford. Call the day before to check event is still happening 12pm Philip Hockleys, 20 Conduit St., W1 (off Regent St.) biggest fur shop left in London. Both events organised by London Animal Action 0845 4584775

1-5 May Festival del Pueblo, Boston, USA, a five day celebration of community, resistance, and freedom.
Bookfair, free school, community carnival, concerts, radical sports tournament, marches, demonstrations, and direct actions. Help and money needed

2 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Daytime: Council Elections - 'Vote For Nobody' campaign. 'Health & healing' day at London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1.
A day of Shiatsu, Thai massage, herbal treatments and Yoga (see above for yoga). A chance to relax and unwind after the stresses and strains of Mayday, and try out alternative health treatments for free.
Details tba. Sports massage - 5pm radicalyoga - free yoga classes with opportunities for discussion, practice and meditation. You will be very welcome to participate…wearing loose clothing, bring a happy heart, an empty stomach and an open mind. 4:30pm-7pm – London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1

2 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Showing of a documentary film (Spanish, no subtitles) of the SINTRAEMCALI trade union occupation of the Emcali tower in Cali, Columbia. On Christmas Day last year, 800 workers occupied the nerve- centre of the state-owned municapal company which runs water, electricity and telecoms, for over three weeks,and won their fight to stop essential resources being privatised.( see SchNEWS 339) A talk by former SINTRAEMCAL President Alexander Lopez plus a member of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign, follows. Colombian food possibly available. Venue: The Union Tavern, Camberwell New Rd, nearest tube Oval or BR Vauxhall, in the luvly back room called The Latin Palace.

3 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Daytime: Workshop/discussion: Feminism 101 - an introduction to feminist arguments for men. time & venue tbc. West London Anarchist & Radical History Walk in Hammersmith William Morris's connections with Hammersmith are well known, but but there is much more to our radical history than just Morris. Join us for a tour through the past finishing with a drink at one (or more) of Hammersmith's finest pubs. Children welcome. Meet at Hammersmith Tube, Hammersmith & City Line, 6.15pm.

3 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Late night films at the Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, Dalston. E8 Tel 0207 241 9410; £6
11.15 pm - Black Box BRD (Black Box Germany) Dir Andres Veiel -Powerful documentary film by the award-winning director Andres Veiel. It steps back into German history and portrays the Federal Republic of Germany during the 70s and 80s. The country is polarized due to the power struggle of the German state and the "Red Army Faction", and thus on a constant brink of civil war. Society is torn; the fronts are irreconcilable.

3 East Timor Night, at Toxteth Town Hall, High Park St, Liverpoool with Township band and Fieldy and Little Col.

3 Post May Day discussion organised by the London Anarchist Forum 8pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube Holborn) £2 donation appreciated

4-5 Newcastle Community Green Festival, Leazes Parkl- the biggest green event in the North East will be focussing on climate change. This is the event where we can educate, celebrate, and decide on our future! To help or to get involved contact Anna on 0191 260 3166 or write to

4 Cannabis Festival, - the fourth annual event at Brockwell Park, Brixton and it's Free. The day will begin with a carnival style march from Kennington Park (assemble 12pm) with floats, banners, costumes and samba beats leading to an all day free festival in Brockwell Park, Brixton. Brockwell Park will feature music, the Hemp Expo, Medical Cannabis Marquee, Speakers Area, Hemp Food, and much more besides. Soundsystems from London's underground party scene due to be present on the day include an Access All Areas marquee featuring London's finest underground techno, S.L.U.R. (South London Underground Records), Brighton Alliance of Soundsystems (BASS), gurly beatz of a garage and d'n'b nature with femi9 product, a live Hip Hop stage, the Squall posse, Unsound, chimaera sound system, dub and roots provided courtesy of RDK Hifi and Negusa Nagast and more to be confirmed.

4 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTENATIVES A political punk rock event featuring: Seein Red (legendary Dutch Hard core lefties of the DIY scene) Whizzwood (Singalong angry punk stuff with humour from Hull) Shakari (Noisey kids of Holland) Freaks Union (more Hull based punk rock that rips and swings!) Scalplock (London's grindcoredoomnoisemerchants). Benefit for Emmaz Social Centre during the Mayday Festival of Alternatives With Vegan food available from the Emmaz cafe crew. 8pm till 1am at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, E8. Tel 0208 533 0227. Nearest train station: Homerton on Silverlink line (change at Highbury Islington) Entry: £4

4 Report back meeting with the Sussex students who have been taking part in the International Solidarity Movement actions on the West bank, 2pm at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton

4 People Not Profit Social Forum. 12 - 1.45 The middle east - whose war? Various speakers from the struggle there and here. 2.15 - 4pm Regeneration - How come most of us are worse off? 4.30 - 6.15 Fighting Injustice The Police have literally been getting away with murder for years. Various speakers 7pm All Power To The People. Former Black Panther Robert King Wilkerson speaking about the struggle on the streets and in the prisons. plus 2 hour film documentary All Power To The People

4-6 Essential Festival, Ashton Court, Bristol. Saturday is Dance Day, Sunday is Indie Rock Day and the Monday is Roots Day - tickets are £35 a day.

5 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Loony Left Football Tournament + picnic, music, kids' stuff at Clissold Park, Stoke Newington N16. Will start at 12 o'clock. Bring: Food, drink, musical instruments, ghetto blasters, and your own football. Mayday tournament need to send £20 to c/o PO BOX 32 136 KINGSLAND HIGH ST. Cheques payable to 'Between the Lines". Money goes to covering the costs, printing etc.. You should also send names of teams, shirt colours, and team contact number. http://sag.

5 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Bass-heavy punky reggae bash with the Restarts, Nomadix Roots, One Style + DJ Dave (Zion Train) 8pm till 2am at Arsenal Tavern, 175 Blackstock Road, N4 (Arsenal, Finsbury Park) Entry: 5 quid/3.50 quid

5 Second Manchester Radical Bookfair 1pm-5pm Merci, Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR Bookstalls, workshops and food all day. Wheelchair accessible * anarchism * feminism * ecology * peace * direct action * social change * For more information and to get involved, e-mail Full list of workshops and speakers available soon. Check the website at for latest updates!

6 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Film: Incitement to riot - 6pm; followed by a discussion about how police tactics during public order situations have changed over the past few decades. "Incitement To Riot" is an hour long video that does just what it says on the box! Packed with footage from all the best riots of the past, and a hard hitting soundtrack, from Gil Scott Heron to Conflict! followed by: Film: New Kids on the Black Block. Venue: London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 (corner of Fieldgate St & Parfett St). Nearest tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel.

6 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Radical Bookfair - 11am - 5pm at The Exchange Community Centre, Sebbon Street, Islington, N1. (off Upper Street, behind Islington Town Hall). Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington. If you would like a stall at the bookfair please email:

6 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Workshop: Food Autonomy - 4pm. A one to one-and-a-half hour talk plus gorgeous slide show featuring images of diverse agriculture and grass roots resistance to corporate control of the food chain. Workshop also includes updates from the Resistance is Fertile ( actions in Den Haag April 8 - 19 against the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (phew! - aka Cop6) which looks at the commodification and privatisation of 'genetic resources'- plants, ecosystems, land, agriculture, and knowledge. Venue: London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 (corner of Fieldgate St & Parfett St). Nearest tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel.

6 MAYDAY FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES Haringay: Mayday at the Markfield: A celebration of independence and interdependence of our communities, (Speak outs, festive stuff, discussions, videos, displays) at the Markfield Project, Tottenham.

8 AMEC AGM London. The planned protest organised by the Ilisu Dam Campaign is still going ahead. AMEC have now pulled out of the controversial Yusefeli dam in north east Turkey. Ilisu Dam Campaign, Box 210, 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 7DL

8 CITY meeting CWU Building Edinburgh 7.30pm Edinburgh direct action groups get together

8-11 International Activist Meeting at the Middle East technical University, Ankara, Turkey,,

8 A Police Service for Northern Ireland?. A meeting on the 5th Anniversary of Robert Hamill's death. Committee Room 10, The House of Commons, 7:30pm. In the early hours of April 27, 1997, Robert, a 25-year-old Catholic, was kicked to death by a large gang of Loyalists, in Portadown, County Armagh. It was a random sectarian attack, and it happened in full view of an RUC Land Rover, 200 yards from an RUC station. Four RUC officers remained in the Land Rover during the attack. The British Government has now appointed an 'international judge' to look into the death of Robert Hamell and two other deaths in Northern Ireland. Robert Hamill Justice Campaign, C/O CA, 1 Camden Park Road, London NW1 9AU

10 No Sweat Comedy Cabaret - fundraiser for no sweat 'Indonesian workers' solidarity campaign. Starring Rob Newman and Attilla the Stockbroker 7pm-late The Bread and Roses 68A Clapham Manor Street SW4 Nearest Tube: Clapham Common £15 solidarity price / £10 waged / £5 unwaged.To get your ticket in advance send a cheque to 'Indonesian workers' solidairty' to No Sweat, PO Box 36707 London SW9 8YA . Phone 07904 431 959

10-12 Northern Permaculture Convergence nr. Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 01422 843759

10-12 Wind Generators and Solar Electrical Systems. Learn how to run your household appliances with the power of the wind and the sun. Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire. £150/100 all meals and accommodation included. Contact LILI, Redfield Community, Buckingham Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3L. Phone 01296 714184

11-18 Home Educators Seaside Festival Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth, Dorset. 'Worlds largest gathering of home educated kids' 020 7388 0559/ 0783 3794062

11 Plan Colombia and its impact on human rights and the environment. Two women speakers from the Colombia Solidarity Campaign talk about US military intervention in Latin America, with Colombia as an example. News From Nowhere Club, The Epicentre, West St (Leton Station) Free 0208 555 5248

11 Sources of Radicalism - A one day event focussing on the history of popular protest and radical social, political and cultural movements, Manchester. Including: Past and present-day anti-fascism, punk and disco, the General Strike, the Irish in Britain, Irish Republicanism, the Manchester Women's Trade Union League, women and politics in the inter-war years, the Pan African Congress of 1945, the 1970s radical press in Manchester, politics and the internet, and international solidarity. Speakers will include: Sally Alexander, Richard Cross, Bob Dickinson, Dave Haslam, Bernadette Hyland, Laurence McKeown, Alice Nutter, Pat Reynolds, Sheila Rowbotham, Marika Sherwood and Linda Walker. Participating organisations include the North West Labour History Group and Centre for Labour Studies. Entrance fee is £7.00/£3.00 (unwaged), including lunch. Early booking is strongly advised. For info and booking form

14-16 Protest Against the German Atomic Forum, Stuttgart, South Germany. The atomic forum is a group of industrial leaders of the nuclear industry, together with politicans and other supporters of the nuclear energy.

14-15 NATO Foreign ministers meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland.

15 Benefit for Faslane Peace Camp/ Ploughshares 8.30pm in Nice N Sleazy (Sauchiehall St, Glasgow) Tickets
available in advance by phoning 0131 664 3231

15 International Concientious Objectors' day Look out for events in London and around the country.In Cardiff there will be speakers, stalls and an inexpensive lunch at the Temple of Peace 12.30 - 2.30 pm 01446 774452

15 Benefit Gig for Faslane Peace Camp and Trident Ploughshares Nice N Sleazys, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, 8:30pm. £7 (cons £4). Advance tickets from 0131 664 3231

15 Green Centres Around the UK. Short talk by Judith Varley. 8pm at The Stork (real ale, no smoking room), Price St, Birkenhead. 0151 639 2121

17 Anarchy's big problem. Talk and discussion at the London Anarchist Forum, 8pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube Holborn) £2 donation appreciated

17-18 EU summit in Madrid (with Latin American leaders)

17-19 Knockengorroch festival set in the remote Galloway glen of the Water of Deugh, Scotland The festival "is a voluntary project of the Garths of Deugh Upland Heritage Association (GoDUHA), a non profit-making organisation dedicated to rural regeneration in Scotland's Southern Uplands." Featuring Zion Train, Croft Number 5, Burach, Nusa, Trudge Euphoria and the Wallace Clan with DJ's from Eden, Tonque n Groove and Flying Rhino plus many more folk, roots and world musicians Also open stage, session tents, stalls, story-telling, sculpture park, a multitude of workshops and demonstrations of country crafts, fine food, real ale. Tickets £28.50 / £25 (concession) Young children free. Free camping. Tel: 01644 460662

17-19 Wheaton Aston Festival , near Telford, Shropshire. "We're a small, warm and friendly Festival and have great music - an eclectic line-up of music, song and dance, some familiar, some less so, but all of the very best. The Festival occurs within the village and as well as concerts, there'll be sessions (a further venue, this year),workshops, street activities and dancing, a French bal, craft fair, food available and a campsite near the village centre." Weekend ticket £27. (camping £3 per person)

18 National rally and demonstration for Palestine Assemble noon in Central London Rally at Trafalgar Square

18 HAG Cabaret benefit for the Cowley Club 8pm at the Ray Tindle Centre, Brighton Tickets £5 in advance from the Peace Centre or £6 on the nite.

18 Montreal's Third Annual Anarchist Book and Freedom Fair 10am to 6pm at 1710, rue Beaudry (metro Beaudry) Montreal, Quebec, Canada details from

18-19 Freedom Press and Literature Fair. An event for publishers and readers of anarchist literature. To meet and talk about the future of the freedom publishing movement in Poland. At Squat Rozbrat, Poznan, Poland. Contact: group anarchist solidarity, michal wojcieszak, p.o. box 12, 60-975 poznan 61, poland or

18 Stop ESSO Day II The aim is to boycott ever Esso garage in the UK.
phone the hotline 0870 010 9510 or see the website at

18 Magpie 10th anniversiary festival, Saunders Park, Brighton. FREE

19 McLibel Anniversary of the 1997 High Court Victory!! Leaflets from Veggies: 0845 458 9595

22 An introduction to the Trade Justice Movement, led by Elened Jones of Christian Aid. 7 30pm Trinity Church Hall, Woodland Place, Penarth. 02920 711943,

22 - 24 Temporary Autonomous Art 5 "Explosion of art and culture from the underground. Gallery space and cafe throughout with all contributions welcome. Thursday night is open access film night and Friday night host live music and performance." mid-day to midnight. Free 07050 614 804 To contribute call artists hotline 07092 012 299 or email

24 10th Anniversary of the legendary Castlemorton Free Festival "Diverse meeting of all soundsystems and all walks of life - sometime around then but expect date to change, don't expect a venue unitil the last moment, if at all."

25 Maidstone Green Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent FREE Two or three music stages and various incidental entertainments. The music is blues, folk, jazz rcok and world, with markets, arts and crafts, kids activities, street theatre and workshops. Midday until about 9pm.

25 Samba Festival hosted by Brightons Carnival Collective. All the UK's samba bands coming together in one place...arghhhhh

25 Sixth Global Boycott Procter & Gamble Day. Last year activists in over 25 different countries took over 130 separate actions to highlight Procter & Gamble's continued cruel and unnecessary animal testing policies, all to convey the common message "If you buy Procter & Gamble products, you are actively supporting and sustaining animal testing." More info: 0114-2722220

26 Save Titnore Woods. Protest against threat to destroy ancient woodland. 2pm Titnore Lane entrance to Northbrook College, Durrington, Worthing just north of Goring-by-Sea railway station. Bring banners, music and food.

30- 2 May Bilderberg Group meet near Washington DC. The Bilderberg Group are the secret puppetmasters who control the IMF, G8, NATO, UN, US, World Bank, EU, and possibly Domino's Pizza

31 Open Day at the Cylch recycling magazine The Bell Centre, Blaenllechau, Wales 11am- 11pm

31-2 June Feeling Of Life Festival - 'somewhere' "A Celabration of 14 years of the scene representing music from the past and the present in a happy - safe environment inc systems from all over the U.K . A Party With True Free Party Spirit.

31- 2 June Off The Tracks Festival, Donnington Park, Isley Walton nr Castle Donnington. Featuring The Levellers Nagus, Prego, Andy Boles, Diego Brown and the Good Fairy Jerry Carnhill ~ Spokane. "The organisers of this intimate gathering are old festival heads steering clear of the money-motivated corporate trend. They aim to create an honest, friendly event for up to 1,500 people." Weekend tickets in advance £25 (includes camping) 01332 384518

31 Foreign Matter - Short Films from the Canadian Underground. Only UK date. At Hatcham Social Club Hall, 369 Queens Road, New Cross, London SE14 (Transport: Queens Road Peckham BR + New X BR, New X Gate tube Buses: 36, 53, 171) Doors open 8pm. £4 0207 732 8058


1 London-Stonehenge Walk leaves Battersea Park Peace Pagoda

1 Scottish CND Peace Carnival "Love the Planet" George Square, Glasgow. Speakers include Jenny Gaiawyn (ex- Faslane Peace Camp, Trident Ploughshares) who has just returned from the West Bank
Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 0141 423 1222.

1 Jambouree against the Jubillee Bristol Centre (Fountains/St Augustines Parade)
"Instead of celebrating a tired old bitch with shit dress sense, instead of rejoicing in this medieval
social system and our own slavery within it, we're going to have a party to celebrate; Anarchy Solidarity
and Freedom. We want to have a party. We'll see what they do to try and stop us.."
Contact us at

1 Never Mind the Jubilee The Zion Housing Co-op in association with Hebden Bridge Cricket Club. Third Annual Cricket Festival with live music, fun, frolics, stalls, food and drink. Salem Fields, Hebden Bridge. £2 Tel: 07960 055846

1 'Who's Coat's that Jacket?' South Wales Multicultural Charity Event with 10 Hours of Frolics and Fun For Red Cross Cardiff Clothing Project "As the Refugees flee their war torn countries, and continue to arrive with very little or no personal items at Newport Reception Centre, the Red Cross are providing them with a valuable service, warm clothing, bedding and the likes. The Red Cross Cardiff Clothing project received funding for its first year, this funding is very near to running out, money is needed urgently to keep this service going, which also provides a tracing facility, helping refugees to trace missing members of their families. Cardiff Bothered, who brought you Afghan Plight Night, have yet again pooled their collective talents to bring you this event at The Railway Club, Sanquahar St Cardiff. ( Nr the magic roundabout) 2pm till

1 Gang Stop Demo in Manchester March for an end to the rising tide of gang violence. Organised by local families, the march passes through Longsight and Moss Side., assemble at 1pm in Whitworth Park.

1-2 Homelands The Bowl, Matterley Estate, Winchester, Hampshire. Only £50 to line the pockets of those corporate cock-suckers at the Mean Fiddler for you to be herded like sheep, overcharged for water and spied on by the cops. One not to miss. 1pm-6am Tel: 020 8963 0940 Check out why Meanfiddler are such tossers

1 Sex Workers Show and Tell. Reclaiming Sex, Sexual Freedom Coalition. Mini-Conference a jam packed programme of diverse speakers on among other things legalising porn, lowering the age of consent and sex gourmet classes for men. At The Diorama Theatre 34 Osnaburgh Street, Regents Park, London NW1 Nearest Tube: Great Portland Street 2.30 to 6pm. £3/1

1-4 Magikana Festival Wales " We will transform an already beautiful piece of welshness into a multidimensional party play station..complete with chill space, cafe, teepees , healing areas, and of course theres the perfectly clear 6k rig.. would be mighty nice if you would consider joining us for the beautiful gathering.. there is a mass of space for camping and van etc so make a weekender of it. Tel 07890033654

1-2 Training for people planning to go on International Solidarity Movement Direct Action programmes in Palestine, Manchester. Contact, or box 29, 22a Beswick St, Manchester M4 7HS for details

1- 10 Lampeter's Drovers Arts Festival. Now in its in third year, is a showcase for the best of West Wales' creative talents. It is a unique event, in which the whole town takes part: an exhuberant celebration of the colour and the kindly vitality of the Teifi Valley and its people.

2-4 Up the republic! Stuff the Monarchy! A long weekend of music, debate, videos, talks, practical sessions and direct action at Clwb y Bont, Pontypridd, Wales. For more details of events, accommodation, crêche and tickets, contact PO Box 661, Wrecsam, LL11 1QU Tel 02920 830 029

2 Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Famiies for Peace Talk on attempts by Palestinians and Israelis to promote peace followed by two films and then questions St John¹s Wood Liberal Synagogue, 28 St John¹s Wood Road, London NW8. (tube) St. John¹s Wood 7.30pm E-mail:

2 Reclaim The Streets, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2 Never mind the Jubille street party barbecue , Dj's, bouncy castle + games starting at noon ... evening enterainment from the disco band....Bradford 1 in 12 Club 01274 734160

2 Talk from Spanish Anarchist about the upcoming EU meeting in Seville. Starts 2pm at the Radical Dairy, 47 Kynaston Road Stoke Newington, London N16 Tel: 020 7249 6996

2 Support the mass protests of Kurds against the EU terrorism list. "The Kurdish community has launched a continuous protest action against the unjust decision by the European Union to include the PKK on its list of terrorist organisations. A symbolic hunger strike is now taking place outside the Halkevi community centre in Stoke Newington to show opposition to the ban and will culminate on 2 June in a mass protest.
* Visit the Halkevi hunger strike at 92-100 Stoke Newington Road, London N16
* Join the march to St James¹s Park which will assemble at 1pm near Temple Underground.
For further information 020 7249 6980

3 Kingston Green Fair, Canbury Gardens, Kingston upon Thames 11 am to 8 pm. £4 Adults/£1 Children

3 Deconstruction, Finsbury Park, London. Punk rock, extreme sports and music festival tour. £17.50 from

3 Anti Jubilee Party, Glasgow Green 1pm 6pm .bands ,speakers etc.

3-16 Isle of Wight Festival. After an absence of 32 years it's back- although in a slightly different format with a mixture of rock, blues, jazz, samba, folk and world music. The event will kick off with a rock concert - called Rock Island - for 25,000 at Seaclose Park, Newport. Note that tickets will not be on sale on the day - buy your tickets in advance! The lineup for Rock Island has been confirmed as: The Charlatans, Ash, Starsailor, The Coral, The Bees, Johnny4 and DNA Doll, with a further local band to be added. The rest of the new-look Isle of Wight Festival will comprise of many musical events of many styles across the whole Island. A Blues, Folk and World Music weekend will take place over 8/9 June with a Festival finale of Jazz and Samba on 15/16 June. A target of over 100 events in 75 different venues has been set.

4 Execute the Queen Street Party, 10.30am starting at Tower Hill for the judgement and execution, and beyond. contact 07931 301 901 and 07946687192 on the day for details of where we are later on. we
will end up somewhere safe for an evenings entertainment as well (details tba) Tel: 07931 301901

4 Never Mind The Jubilee Street Party Peoples Park, Luton 1pm onwards picnic, bouncy castle, kacchina sound systems, inflatable slide, stalls, games, raffle and some more surprises 07811 209368

4 Anti-royalist madness, Dogshit sandwich and legends, Hereford 9pm, £3, profits shared between MA'M and the anarchists federation.

4-9 Climate Convention Prep. Meeting Bonn, Germany. Different direct actions planned, main day J9

5 World Environment Day

5 International day of action for Gothenberg Prisoners. In Solidarity with the 41 people who have so far been sent to prison after the protests against the EU Summit in Gothenberg last year. Between them the 41 have been sentenced to 476 months in prison, over 12 months each. Many of the convictions have been based on very dodgy evidence These sentences are extremely harsh and are much loner than those dished out at any other the other big anti-capitalist demonstrations. Organisers of the day of action are calling for people to protest outside Swedish embassies, consulates or to do other similar actions in solidarity with the prisoners, and to call for the halt of the criminalisation of summit protesters.

6 Why International Law embarrasses the UN. Erskine Childers lecture by Dennis Halliday (the man who resigned as Iraqi weapons inspector because UN Sanctions are killing so many people.) At Friends' House, Euston Road. Organised by Action for UN Renewal 020 8399 2547

6-8 European Business Summit, Brussels, Belgium. Actions organised against corporate greenwashing.

7 Benefit meal for Mark Barnsley and the Anarchist Black Cross. 3 courses - pay what you can 7.30pm at Bradfords 1in12 Club. Tel. 01274 734160

7-11 Earth Spirit Festival Spring Awakening Camp, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. music, dance, kids stuff, crafts, healing, camping, eco forum, workshops. £75 01273 685553

7 So Lost In Music, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Dance fest. 1pm-6am £43.25

7-15 Faslane Peace Camp celebrates 20 years outside the Trident nuclear submarine base near Glasgow. Contact Faslane Peace Camp, A814, Shandon, near Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, G84 8NT, Scotland. 01436 820901

7-11 Appleby Horse Fair

8 Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge. FREE. SchNEWS favourite one day festie, where you'll find us sitting by the river drinking pims and eating strawberries. And its free.(the festie not the pims) Tel: 01223 560160 E-Mail:

8 National Tampon Alert Day. 0161 7483123

8 National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns AGM Hinde St Methodist Church, Thayer St, W1 (Bond St Tube) 12pm-5pm

8 Hackney Stop the War film Screening of "Not in My Name" followed by a public discussion at the Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 £2.50 (£1.50 concessions) 4.00 pm 07979 066447

8 Anarcha-feminism meeting about setting up new group and a magazine. 4 pm at ACE, Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 West Montgomery Place (near Leith Walk) in Edinburgh.

8 - 9 World Development Movement Conference, Institute of Education, London with John Pilger, our mates the World Trade Organisation and others. Tel. 020 7737 6215

8-9 International Solidarity Movement (ISM) Training for Summer Campaign in Palestine "ISM participants will visit Palestine this summer in solidarity with the Palestinian people. We will carry out peaceful protests and non-violent actions against the military occupation, and we will live and work with families in the refugee camps

8-16 Stop the Arms Trade Week

10-13 World Food Summit, Italy

10-16 Creative and Active meeting in the Netherlands to prepare for local events during the World Summit on Sustainable Development. "The World Summit on Sustainable Development is taking place from the 26 August to the 4 of September this year. The 'Creative and Active meeting' is meant to bring activists together to discuss and organise nice local actions during the World Summit. By combining the theme's 'creative and active' we want to stimulate interesting original action forms. At Rheden: a village close to Arnhem in the East of the Netherlands. . Tel: 0031 20 668 22369

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection will be holding a series of meetings around the UK to present evidence of animal suffering at Cambridge University, including undercover footage. If you would like to attend any of the meetings email
Cardiff (11) County Hall, Cardiff Bay 6.30pm Bristol (12) "At Bristol", Bristol Harbour Side 7pm Exeter (19) Picture House 7.15pm Southampton (20) Picture House 7.15pm Manchester
(25) Film Works, Dantzic Street 7.15pm Birmingham (26) Electric Cinema, Station Street
6.30pm Edinburgh (July 2) Dominion Theatre, New Battle Terrace 6pm

11 Manchester Friends of the Earth are holding a special evening all about local and organic food. "We think its time to question the conventions that bring us pesticide-ridden food from halfway across the world, and time to look at alternatives. To this aim, the evening will be packed with talks from people who have set about making healthier and environmentally sound options available to us all. Talks will include community supported agriculture and anti-gm campaigning. And as if that weren't enough, there will be food available for free, and all of it organic - a chance to taste the difference! 7pm Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

12 Direct from Palestine 'Frontiers of Dreams and Fears.' Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival at The Side Cinema, Newcastle Quayside (near Crown Posada Pub, Dean St.) 5.30 pm and 8pm Tel 0191 2724635

12-14 Sustainability in Education The fifth International COPERNICUS Conference in Sweden will examine how we can further incorporate sustainability into higher education. Goteborg, Sweden.

13 March and Rally for Palestine. 1pm Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, then march to Trafalgar Square Organised by Muslim Association of Britain

13 Nought for Conduct film club night showing 'Blue Collar' a feature film about racism and the role of the unions in the Detroit car plants. Followed by discussion. 7 .30pm Marchmont Community Centre, Marchmont Street, WC1 (nearest tube Russell Square) £2 waged £1 unwaged. Disabled access. Convened by Anarchist Federation 07946 214 590

13-15 Trident Ploughshares Disarmament camp at Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment, near Reading, Berkshire 0845 458 8366 for further details.

14 - 15 Party on the Moor, Fylingsdale, Yorkshire. "The Anti Ballastic Missile Treaty will expire on 12 June and the US is likely to ask the UK for permission to use Fylingsdale as part of its Star Wars Missile Defence plans soon after the treaty expires. There will be a public meeting on 14 June followed by a walk to Fylingsdale for a rally there on Saturday 15 June. A contingent will be travelling from Scotland. Please let us know if you are interested in taking part." 0845 458 8366

15 Albion Community Arts Trust benefit night at Norwich Arts Centre to help fund the Earlham Park Festival. Tickets £5/4 conc. 7.30pm till midnight.

15 Heavyfest II with Sloth, Evil Kneivel and The Sex Maniacs. 2pm- late. The 1 in 12 club, Bradford £7/6 Tel: 01274 7344160

15 Justice for Palestine - No war in the Middle East North West Regional Demo Assemble 10.30am Whitworth Park, Wilmslow Road, Manchester Organised by ad hoc committee. Info: 07760 224 580 CND 0161 273 8283

15 National Protest at Harmondsworth Detention Centre. Protest to kick off the Refugee Week of Action 12-2pm. Outside the Detention Centre, near Heathrow. Bring banners, whistles, drums and ballons. Tel 07960 309457

15 Challenge the status quo - shape the future A day of discussion, debate and workshops 11am - 5:30pm at Diorama 2 3-7 Euston Centre Regents Place London NW1A £5/£3 unwaged (includes refreshments)

15-16 Leamington Peace Festival FREE! The Midlands premier free festival with stalls, bands and workshops. Held in the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa.

15 ­ 22 Week of Action in Support of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers " The week will commence with national demonstrations at Harmondsworth and Dungavel Removal Centres on Saturday 15th June and culminate in demonstrations in London and Glasgow, on the 22nd June. During the week there will be local activity, protests against deportations, pickets of companies who run the detention estate,
public meetings. The main targets will be: * Removal Centres * Removal Prisons * Group 4 * Sodhexo * Airlines who carry deportees * Airports * Reporting Centres * Enforcment units. We hope you will support us in making this week of action a strong show of opposition to the attack on civil rights embodied in government policy."
Barbed Wire Britain
Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers
National Civil Rights Movement
National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns

14 Electronic Civil Disobedience Action. A virtual sit-in as part of the campaign to close down Huntingdon Life Sciences

14-16 Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival, Cheshire. Mainly a community festival, organised in association with British Waterways. Two dedicated stages with stuff like Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne and Isla St Clair! £55.

15 SK8+ Springfield Park, Hackney Part of the nine-day Stoke Newington Midsummer Festival, this event brings together hip-hop, skate-metal and graffiti art. Free.

15 Giving Effective Solidarity to the Palestinians Conference 10am - 5.00pm in Edinburgh (St John's Church Hall, corner of Princes St & Lothian Rd, at the West End) To register & receive a final agenda & discussion papers, e-mail or write to Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, c/o Peace & Justice Centre, St John's Church, Princes St,
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ or call 0131-538-0257 or 0780-32-44-

16-22 Stoned 2002 "Environmental arts and healing festival." Help to create a massive stone labyrinth around the ancient Ryedown standing stone in time for the solstice sunrise. Camping is on an organic farm above Bodmin Moor . Only £145!

17 Refugee week: 'Underground Orchestra' Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival at The Side Cinema, Newcastle Quayside (near Crown Posada Pub, Dean St.) 5.30 pm and 8pm Tel 0191 2724635

17 London Social Centre Network general meetin at the Radical Dairy, 47 Kynaston Road Stoke Newington, London N16 Tel: 020 7249 6996

17 Critical mass bike ride to kick-start a fight against new parking garages and destruction of the city green of the town of Utrecht, The Netherlands. +31 84 8666018 (celebrating six years of Dutch Earth First!)

17 First Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration organised by GAIA, Unit 320, Eagle Court Condominium, 26 Matalino St., Barangay Central Quezon City, Philippines Tel. + 632 9290376

17-18 People and Planet Summer Festival "A student festival for action to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. 48 hours of dynamic skills workshops, inspiring speakers and entertainment. All this in a beautiful outdoors location with hundreds of students working for a better world." Braziers Park, Oxfordshire £10/£12 01865 245678

17-20 Eurosatory Arms Fair at Villepinte, Paris France.

17-23 Refugee Week. Suggested local campaigns for direct action through out the week:Actions at airports to get deportees of planes. Pickets/occupations of airline ticket offices - targeting central London Offices immediately after the demo. Activists who can't come to London might want to occupy their local offices at the same time.Fax campaigns against airlines who carry deportees Pickets/occupations of: Group 4 - Sodexo - Premier Prison Service etc, who run the detention centres Wackenhut, who transport the detainees to detention centres.

19 McLibel Anniversary of the 1997 High Court Victory!! Leaflets from Veggies: 0845 458 9595

20-21 Dartford Festival, Central Park. FREE Very diverise festival including music from Headmix, Nucleus Roots, Rory McLoud, Top Cats, Tarantism as well as dog shows and the Dartford half marathon ! Tel 01322 343961

21 Summer Solstice: sunrise 4.53am There is access to the stones at Stonehenge from 8pm on Thursday 20th, the carpark will open at 7pm, last entry will be at 4.30am on 21st. Access to the stones is due to end at 7am on the 21st car park will close at 1pm. Full information on access from English Heritage Solstice Hotline 0870 3331186. Peace Stewards are urgently needed to help out on the night (see website for details). Discussions are still underway about a site for a park up after the solstice, but these have been hampered by the police putting pressure on landowners. The police have promised to shut down and confiscate equipment if anybody who tries to have a free party. Talks are underway for their to be a legal free party after the Solstice next year. Keep up to date at

21 'Woomera 2002' a video from Australia will receive its UK premiere "During Easter 2002, activists from around Australia converged upon Woomera Detention centre to protest at the Australian government¹s mandatory detention of refugees. Activists coordinated with the detainees protests within the detention centre resulting in the mass break out of 50 refugees.
Most of the escapees were returned to the detention centre, but 11 detainees achieved freedom. 7pm Tower Room, Conway Hal, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn tube) The film will be followed by a discussion and and planning for future activities and actions against the detention of asylum-seeking children in Australia and the UK.

21 Ecodefence streetparty, Utrecht, The Netherlands (six years of Dutch Earth First!) "People, to the streets! to transform Utrecht into an automous zone of celebration of the solstice, to counter car culture, to be in solidarity with all the people on the streets of Sevilla." + 31 84 8666018

21-22 EU Summit Seville, Spain

22 Privatisation and war - what next in Colombia? After the election of Alvaro Uribe Velez the hard and right candidate 6.30pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube Holborn). Speakers include Alexander Lopez, former President of SINTRAEMCALI and leader of the successful 36-day occupation to stop and Carlos Olaya, part of the foodworkers union taking Coca Cola to court for murdering 6 trade unionists. Plus Music and Colombian food. £10 waged / £5 unwaged. Colombia Solidarity Campaign PO Box 8446, London N17 6NZ Tel: 07950 923448

22 Gatecrasher, Turweston Aerodrome, Brackley, Northamptonshire. 15 hours for £50 Tel: 0870 1210121

22 Demonstration in support of refugees, commemoration of the anniversary of the death of 58 Chinese people who suffocated in a lorry in Dover. Central London

22 Porton Down. Rally against animal experimentation. 1.30pm in the Maltings henind Library, march round the City, demo and vigil outside main gate of Porton labs. 01980 629692

23 Camden Green Fair 2002 St James Gardens, Camden. London. If you want a book stall contact John Jopling 020 7722 3710 12-6pm

24-26 World Bank Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway

26 International day for remembrance of victims of torture

26-28 G8 Meeting, Kanannaskis, Alberta, Canada. Protests planned To find out about the expected ecological impacts of hosting the summit in this sensitive and remote area www.kananaskig8.nt 'Take the Capital!' Ottawa.
Join the revolutionairy knitting circle, for anti-capitalist patterns For the full story

28-30 Glastonbury Festival SOLD OUT Tel: 090 670 80808 (see SchNEWS 340) Latest news from Guilfin "Mean Fiddler, who organise Reading in such a methodical and efficient manner ARE involved ... the local council insisted on them being in charge of site infrastructure. Reports suggest they get 20% of the net profit now, rising to 40%. They are not in charge of the actual festy. Yet.The Traveller's Field is apparently a big no-no ... they were more complaints about that than anything else last time. If a big party goes off outside the fence this time, the council are threatening to imprison Eavis." Open letter from Michael Eavis on why people shouldn't jump the fence. Stuff about the MeanFiddler security This will make you puke - VIP's helicoptering into the festival. Guilfins Ambient Lounge, Squall and the Greenpeace stage have been refused tickets. Rumours of free festies gathering pace...we will keep you posted.

28 Terrorism - mapping the new legal framework. A one-day conference organised by Justice at The Hatton, Hatton Garden, London EC1 For bookings 020 7762 6437

29-30 Diaspora free festival, Kew Gardens, London.Noon till 9 pm "The festival launches a programme on culture and migration that offers fresh insights into issues of identity, cross-fertilization and peaceful co-existence."020 7456 0404

29- 6 July Anti-Nuclear walk and action camp. In response to the Russian governments decision to import 20,000 tonnes of high-level radioactive waste. It will take place near Krasnoyarsk, a Siberian city with over a million people and home of Russia's largest spent fuel storage site and a plutonium-producing reactor.According to the plans by Russia's Ministry of atomic power (Minatom), Krasnoyarsk is where the imported radioactive waste will be temporarily stored, and likely permanently dumped. Info + 7 (095)7766281 (English speaking)

29 - 30 South West Permaculture Convergence at Plants For A Future in Blagdon, Devon Tel: 01208 872 963 / 07813 067250



1-3 Court case for people arrested at Euromin Docks during a Simon Jones Memorial Campaign action. 01273 685913

4 The annual 'Independence FROM America' demonstration (organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases(CAAB) and supported by Yorkshire CND) will be held the Main Entrance of NSA Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire from 12pm - 4pm Tel 01943 466405

4-19 Trident Ploughshares International Disarmament Camp, at Peaton Glen Wood, near Coulport, Scotland 'Fifteen days of direct disarmament action and campaign workshops at the Faslane and Coulport nuclear weapon bases. Open to all who will undertake nonviolence workshop and sign nonviolence pledge' For information and a briefing call 0845 45 88 366 (from outside UK: ++441259753815) or e-mail

5-14 No Border camp with actions and workshops north-east Poland

5-7 Winchester Hat Fair " Hat Fair is a FREE event; it gets its name from the traditional voluntary contribution of money in the hat to street performers. It draws an audience of around 30,000 people of all ages from all over Britain. Hat Fair is Britain’s longest running festival of street theatre. Each July, the historic City of Winchester is shaken with a vibrant mix of oddball characters, breathtaking performance, unbelievable stunts, specialist circus, crazy clowning and new world music. Over 40 companies from all over the world will take part in the festival including a UK premier from the internationally renowned French company – Friches Theatre Urbain." Tel: 01962 849841

5-7 Big Chill Enchanted Garden, Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire. Tickets £99/£25 kids (children under 5 free). Tel: 0207 503 7504

6 London Mardi Gras, Hackney Marshes, London. "The day begins with Pride Parade, gathering in Hyde Park before progressing to Victoria. Then it's all aboard for the busiest, brightest tube journey imaginable to the showground in Stratford, where major international pop acts will perform to happy hedonists" £17.

6 Thurrock Music Festival, Orsett Showground, near Orsett, Essex. A back-to-roots event for unsigned bands and DJs. More than 40 live bands plus two dance stages. Bar, refreshments, stalls and other attractions. Tickets £5 in advance (more on door). Profits to charity.

6-7 Diaspora free festival, Regent's Park, London. Noon till 9pm "The festival launches a programme on culture and migration that offers fresh insights into issues of identity, cross-fertilization and peaceful co-existence."020 7456 0404

6-7 Ocean FM Balloon and Flower Festival, Southampton Common. Free.

7 Ambient Green Picnic, Shalford Park, Guildford, Surrey.

7 Peace Messenger Fair, Hove Lawns. c/o 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 OGY Tel 01273 671213

7- 8 Protest at the Manchester Military Tattoo at the M.E.N. Arena. The event glorifies war, and in its literature, shows glossy photos of our trooops in Afghanistan. Meet on Friday 7th 6.30pm at the Post Office by Victoria Station. Contact CND on 0161 273 8283 for details of possible pickets on the Saturday shows

8 35th World Vegetarian Congress- "Food for all our futures"Heriot Watts University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Hosted by the Vegetarian Society 0161 9252000

10-14 Earth First Summer Gathering, West Country. "An oppurtunity for anyone interested in non-hierarchical environmental direct action to get together and spend Five days in the countryside learning new skills and discussing campaigns with a range of practical workshops and theoretical discussions on everything from 'how to do an office occupation', facilitate meetings and run a newsletter to self defence, land collectives and community organising. Discussions on past, present and future UK campaigns, the implications of the global economy and building international resistance. email

11 Nought for Conduct film night. Matewan - true story of a West Virginia mining town that formed an unlikely union between striking hillbilly miners and black and Italian scabs in the 1920s. 7.30pm at Marchmont St Community Centre, Marchmont St, London WC1. Wheelchair access. (Nearest tubes Russell Square & Kings Cross) £2 Waged, £1 Unwaged. Organised by the Anarchist Federation 07946 214 590

12-14 Positive News Readers Weekend, Herefordshire. More details from Positive News, No.5 Bicton Enterprise Centre, Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8NF Tel 0845 458 4758

12-14 Willow Fesitval FREE The "region's largest rock and pop extravaganza set within the beautiful surroundings of the Embankment of the River Nene in Peterborough and is the culmination of the Peterborough Festival." 120 bands on six stages over three days - just avoid the Queens Jubilee bullshit. Volunteers needed. Limited camping 01733 346529

12-19 5th No one is Illegal-Camp in Jena/Thuringia/Germany, on the 19th July a convoy will start from Jena to Strasbourg.

13 End Factory Farming - march and rally. Meet noon at Kennington Park, London SE11 (nearest tube Oval).Viva! 01273 777688

13 Food for Life Festival, Camden Centre, Judd St., London WC1 (Kings Cross tube) 11am-7pm Viva! 01273 777688

13- 14 Compost Toilet Design & Building Workshop, Dial House North Essex (home of CRASS) "In order to expand Dial House's capacity for hosting gatherings and events, as well as creating practical solutions for turning a 'problem' into a 'resource', This will be a 'hands on' skills sharing and learning event taking place at this beautiful and vibrant North Essex venue which has in the past served as a base for projects and initiatives ranging from organic gardening to free form jazz and continues to look to a peaceful, sustainable and earthright future for all... Dial House is about three miles from Epping (Central Line tube train from London). Cost is sliding scale £20 to £40 for the weekend to cover costs and materials (with any excess being donated to the Dial House Trust Fund), inclusive of accomodation. 01702 303259 For more information about Dial House

13-14 Diaspora free festival, Greenwich Park, London.Noon till 9 pm "The festival launches a programme on culture and migration that offers fresh insights into issues of identity, cross-fertilization and peaceful co-existence." 020 7456 0404

13-14 T in the Park, Balado, by Kinross, Scotland Tickets £37.50 per day, or £74 for the weekend with camping.

13-14 Leicester Belgrave Mela, Abbey Park. Asian arts and culture. Free

14 Finfest 2002, the Finsbury Park Community Festival 1 - 7 pm. The lineup will include a world stage, with musicians from Finsbury Park and beyond; youth entertainment; a photography contest; sports contest; a space for acoustic music and poetry; a children's village; market stalls; and a grand finale of a carnival procession.

16-18 Tools for Change. The 4th Groundswell self help forum. Bringing together homeless people, activists and housing professionals. Prices vary from £220/90 free places also avaliable. At the Poderosa, Sheffield. Contact Groundswell 020 7737 5500

17-21 Buddhafield Gathering, Devon. "Radical Futures. Advance booking only 020 8671 7144

18-21 Larmer Tree Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire. Family folk festival in 11 acres of garden, surrounded by eastern temples, peacocks and Nepalese pagodas. Weekend adult tickets with camping £68.

19-21 Guildford Festival, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey "Appeals to a wide and varied audience, including families wishing to take advantage of the comprehensive children's area and over 100 craft stalls. While the Guilfin Ambient Lounge offers a 24-hour mellow performance zone, a daily open stage slot encourages participation from budding young and unknown musicians. A main stage, comedy and dance tents and Aladdin's Cave - full of classic musical gems - are housed in the grounds. This year's line-up is "a secret", although we can reveal that Fun Loving Criminals and Rolf Harris will be there. Capacity is for 15,000 per day, with around half of those camping onsite." Tickets £30 per day or £90 for the weekend, including camping.
Tel: 01483 536270

19-21 Video Activist Training Weekend, Oxford.There are still a few places left for a video activism residential course in Oxford - and its free. Call 01865 203661or email to book your place.

19-28 Noborder-Actioncamp in Strasbourg. A ten-day laboratory of creative resistance and civil
disobedience to demand freedom of

19-21 Festival at the Edge, Stoke Barns, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Storytelling festival. Weekend ticket including camping £35.

20 Respect festival, Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E2. Free anti-racist festie. 020 7983 4000

20-27 Blitz Festival "A radical political arts festival will be held in Manchester UK, timed to coincide with the opening celebrations of the Commonwealth Games. Half of it will be more formal, legit and promoted, using many city centre venues, bars and galleries, for visual art, photography exhibitions, musical acts and film." The 20th will be a big opening party with Undercurrents, BeyondTV and others showing films and bands playing right through the day. The end celebrations on the 27th will be more spontaneous and bizarre. Participants include...Seth Tobocman, Origional Art Wankers, Agit-Prop, Polyp, Surveillance Camera Players, Alan Lodge, Nick Cobbing, Crass, Nick Cobbing, Spacehijackers, and many more...

20-21 Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Near Abingdon, Steventon, Oxfordshire Price of the ticket incudes camping on Saturday night. 07979 646 815 "There is no cut throat capitalism here, no huge entry fees, and huge advertising boards (well maybe one, a small one, just in case). It's a nice day out in the country side with a few bevies and a plethora of bands."

20-21 Ashton Court Festival, Bristol - finest free event in the West Country

20-21 Organic & Real Food Festival, Kenton, nr. Exeter, Powderham Castle Tel 01934 813407 email:

20-21 Home Herbal Training. Skills and Inspirations for a greener future.Organised by Keveral Permaculture Group 01503 250135

24-28 The Big Green Gathering. Venue to be announced. 01932 229911

24 - 31 International Solidarity Mission to the Philippines " We have received an urgent appeal for participation in this mission against US armed intervention in the Philippines. Six hundred and sixty US soldiers are now involved in military operations there focusing on the island of Mindanao. The official line is that the US forces are there to train Filipino soldiers in counter-terrorism, specifically to crush the Abu Sayyaf, a small bandit group of about 80 men based in the small island of Basilan. Anxiety is high over potential "collateral damage" to civilian communities and the environment, violations of human rights, abuse of women and children and various adverse socio-economic effects. Even the fate of the peace negotiations in the country now hangs in the balance. Moreover, the Philippines might become the staging ground for US aggression against other countries. It is in this context that concerned organizations in the Philippines are inviting individuals and representatives of organizations in different countries to take part in the mission, which will include joining the "Peace Caravan". If you're interested

26- 28 WOMAD Rivermead, Reading, Berkshire. Ticket bookings 0118 939 0930

26- 28 VooV-Experience, northern Germany. Open Air Trance Festival. 35 Euro's

27 Godskitchen, Long Marston Airfield, nr Stoke-Upon-Trent, Dance Festival 4pm-7am Tickets £45 plus booking

27 Northern Anarchist Network. A meeting for northern anarchists and those interested in anarchism. 10:30 - 5:30. Salem Community Centre, Salem St., Hebden Bridge. T: 0161 707 9652

27 Skate Attack and Critical Mass! "Skateboarding in Manchester city centre is banned, cycling in Manchester is dangerous and not particularly pleasant! On Saturday the skaters and cyclists are invited to take part in simultaneous reclaiming of space and celebration of cycling and skating." Meet 1pm in St Peters Square by the Central Library, anyone with wheels, without an engine is welcome to join in. 07763740453

27-4 Aug Woodcraft Folk camp, Lurgashall in Sussex. " We're an educational movement for children and young people, designed to develop self-confidence and activity in society, with the aim of building a world based on equality, peace, social justice and co-operation." Tel 020 8672 6031

31- 4 August Goddess Conference, Glastonbury (where else) Celebrating "with ceremonies, adorations and praise songs, talks, workshops, beautiful womanspirit exhibitions, music, stalls, fun and dance." 01458 833933

31- 8 Aug Szeiget 2002, Hungary £7 per day Bands inc: Pulp,Muse,The Cure,Mambo Kurt,Transglobal Underground, Stereo MC's,Herbalizer etc. "Wipes the floor with alot of the moneymaking mainstream festies in the UK."

The film NOT THIS TIME - THE STORY OF THE SIMON JONES MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN chronicles the death of Simon Jones on his first day as a casual worker - and the fightback, involving direct action against government agencies and departments, that forced a prosecution of those responsible for Simon's death.
The film tour continues in Glasgow (4 Aug) John MacLean Centre, 34 Clarendon Place (St George's Cross underground) 7pm, Edinburgh (5 Aug) Forest Cafe, West Port, off Grassmarket 7pm, Leicester (11 Aug) Phoenix Theatre, Upper Brown Street 5pm.
The 25 minutes film is available for five pounds including postage from the Simon Jomes Memorial Campaign, PO Box 2,600, Brighton BN2 2DX. For more information go to or call 01273 685913

Till 9 August Viva la Republique art exhibition, Windows Gallery on Charing Cross Road, London,

Till 4 August "Crisis is an exhibition offering critical perspectives on the political upheavals of globalisation and the struggle against war, violence and injustice. Centred around key events such as the protests at the G8 summit in Genoa in July 2001, the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East, and the rise of the anti-war movement, the exhibition highlights the artist's important role as both chronicler and critical interpreter of events and challenges "truths" represented in the mainstream" media.Exhibition by Jess Hurd and Alke Schmidt Vaults @ The Foundry 84-86 Great Eastern Street,Shoreditch,London ,EC2 (Old Street tube) 020 7515 6291


Till the 24 Ecotopia 2002 will be a two-week environmental festival taking place in County Clare, Ireland. For further information now or are interested in giving a workshop please contact call 00 353 86 3097622 email There will also be a "Eco-topia" biketour, crossing England and Wales. To take part call 07870 467 231

Till the 19 The Autonomous Mutant Festival, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest/Cascadia, U.S.A " a gathering of underground sound systems, performers, musicians, artists, circuses + absolutely free and non-commercial - one of the few free festivals in the US."

Sometime in August : Healingfield Gathering "After 15 years of growth at Glastonbury Festival, we wanted to bring the Healing Field to a beautiful secluded Somerset location, as well as continuing our commitment to the Festival."

1 Hunting Ban begins in Scotland 0131 225 6039

1-4 Cambridge Folk Festival. Weekend tickets £62, plus camping at £27 or £18.

1-4 Ladyfest London, Ladyfest London is a celebration of the achievements of women, primarily in music and the arts. It is run by volunteers on a non-profit basis, with money raised being donated to women's charities. With the exception of some workshops, the festival is open to women and man alike, with highlights including performances by The Gossip, The Haggard, Gertrude, and Sara Dougher. For more info visit

1-9 Conference on a Sustainable World, (in the lead up to the UN Earth Summit - see below) Cape Town, South Africa Green Party of South Africa Cape Town 00 (27) 21 789 1391

2- 4 Essential Music Festival, Hackney Marshes, London CANCELLED

2-4 The Big Weekend, Cardiff. FREE

2-9 Devon Sidmouth Festival. Time to get those clogs out - but please people stop buying those stupid brown pointy hats.

3 March and rally in support of sweatshop workers around the world, demanding the Commonweath Games organisers in Manchester make a stand against exploitation. Assemble 11.30 at All Saints' Park, Oxford Road for march to City Centre. Manchester No Sweat 0161 861 7160 Followed by No Sweat benefit to riase funs for Dita Sari and the Indonesian union federation that organises clothing workers @ Manchester Met Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester 8pm-2am. Dita turned down a $55,000 prize from Reebook out of principle. Manchester No Sweat 0161 861 7160

3 DAAWN (Direct Action Against War Now) demo and occupation of Oxford Street Selfridges who sell products produced in illegal Israeli settlements. 1pm at the entrance - or dress as shoppers and do what you have to do once your inside. 07817 061 183

3 Justice for Mark Barnsley national meeting and social to discuss the future of the campaign. 1.30pm, at The 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion Street, Bradford.

3 Stanmer Organics Open Day 11am - 4.00pm 01273 620486

3-4 Nottingham Riverside Festival

3-10 Stories and strategies for non violent resistance and social change. War Resisters International Conference in Dublin 020 7278 4040

3-11 National week of action against war and sanctions on Iraq. 0845 458 2564

3-17 Vegan Camp, Park Foot caravan and camping park, Howtown Rd., Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria.

3-11 Crossover Summer Camp. Camp to bring people together from a variety of backgrounds to find intersections and make new alliances. Event will take place near Cottbus, Germany. Info

4 Grass Roots Gathering in the spirit of '2 Minutes of Infamy' from 3pm at the Irene Warehouse
Pitt St, Brunswick, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.

4-11 Ealing Jazz Festival, Walpole Park, Ealing .

4-19 Trident Ploughshares Disarmament camp at Peaton Glen Wood, near Coulport, Scotland Tel 01324 880744. Fifteen days of direct disarmament action and campaign workshops at the Faslane and Coulport nuclear weapon bases. Open to all who will undertake nonviolence workshop and sign nonviolence pledge.Blockade of Faslane (5) from 7am, No War on Iraq Die-In (6) 8 am, Camp Open Day: (11) from 11 a.m. For information and a briefing call 0845 45 88 366 (from outside UK: ++441259753815) or e-mail

5 Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), London Branch meeting. 7:30pm at the Bricklayers Arms (back bar), Gresse Stret, London W1.

5-11 Celebrate one year of the Lappersfort protest camp in Brugge, Belgium.

5-11 No Border camp. Imatra, Finland "The freedom of movement and settlement is the right of every human being. It is a right which should not depend on citizenship or wealth. It is a right that belongs similarly to those who have fled from their home country because of their opinions, religion or ethnicity and those who have left to search for better living conditions somewhere else...The No Border network consists of different groups that criticize the current immigration and refugee policy of the European Union. The central demand of the network is the freedom of movement and settlement for every human being. This demand is expressed by different means of direct action including demonstrations, stoppings of deportations, support of illegal immigrants etc. The Finnish No Border group will organize a border camp in Imatra, in the border of Finland and Russia, in the eastern border of the European Union, which maintains the second largest difference in the standard of living in the world. Commodities and money are circulated over the border but the movement of people is strictly controlled."

5-11 Politics For The Future - Scandinavian Summer Camp, Stockholm, Sweden, "Discussions will range from introductions to social ecology and communalism, to advanced discussions of particular aspects of this revolutionary project."

6 Hiroshima Day Ceremony. Noon in Tavistock Square. Organised by Hampstead CND and London CND 020 7607 2302

6 Don't fire Trident at Iraq - die in. Anti-war, anti-sanctions, anti-nuclear, nonviolent direct action on the anniversiary of Hiroshima and imposition of economic sanctions on Iraq. 8am Faslane nuclear weapons base, Scotland. 0845 458 2564

6 Drop sanctions, not bombs. Silent canlelit vigil in black outside BBC TV Studios, Birmingham. Organised by Iraqi People First and West Midlands CND 0121 449 5683

6 Hiroshima Day lantern floating, Peace Pagoda, Milton Keynes. 01908 663 652

8-11 Welsh Green Gathering, CANCELLED see SchNEWS 354. 01267 267500

8 Greenwar Gathering, Glamorgan. For details of how to find it see the environment pages on For proposals for workshops e-mail:

8-11 Cropredy Festival nr Banbury, Oxfordshire. Fun with Fairport Convention. £55 for the weekend but bikers and backpackers go free.

9 International Day of Indigenous People

9-12 Shambala Festival, mystery countryside location, revealed with ticket purchase " The south-west's best-kept secret, this is a friendly, independent festival attracting up to 2,500 people. The organisers' enthusiasm is evident in the detail; clean camping facilities include hot tubs, sauna, showers, and a choice of organic or standard toilets. Entertainment from live bands and DJs is complemented by impromptu performance, a cinema, workshops, children's activities, visual art and laser projections - plus a few pleasant surprises." £30

9-16 Broadstairs Folk Week, Kent

10 Festival for Peace and Hope, Plymouth. Part and protest starts 12 noon. Contact 01503 250215

10 Gay Pride festival, Preston Park, Brighton. Parade begins at 11am. Celebrating the Queens 50 years on the throne with a gold and glitzy theme in Preston Park

10-11 Eden Festival, Arrowe Park, Wirral FREE "Indie / Rock festival with an environmental theme, a northern Glastonbury. It's a pilot for what is anticipated to become a successful annual event and is to be held on behalf of Wirral Green Alliance and Friends of the Earth. An estimated 60,000 plus crowd is expected. Our Green Arena will have environmental stalls, marquees and exhibitions, a world music marquee and a catering area serving world wide vegetarian dishes. The whole festival will have a carnival atmosphere with students creating colourful Notting Hill style costumes from recycled materials for our awareness campaign. To add to the atmosphere, we'll also have street entertainers, acrobats and a fun fair, circus... There will be entertainment for grown ups too from local musicians, poets and artists. As ever, more than a hundred stalls will tempt visitors with crafts, tasty food, plants, information, alternative therapies and household items.
This is the ideal time to find out about living more sustainably and the Sustainable Living Marquee will be full of ideas on how to change your lifestyle and create recycling ideas for all ages to try."

10 - 24 Ecotopia 2002 will be a two-week environmental festival taking place in County Clare, Ireland. For further information now or are interested in giving a workshop please contact call 00 353 86 3097622 email There will also be a "Eco-topia" biketour, crossing England and Wales. To take part call 07870 467 231

11 Queer caff/social at the Pullen Centre, Crampton Street, SE17. Glam and glitter theme, cabaret, vegan food, DJIY (bring yr own vinyl/CDs/tapes), films, and exhibition of photos from the year's radical queer events (Queeruption IV, Queer Mutiny etc). Starts 4pm. More details from the Queeruption hotline on 0794 997 6016, or e-mail:

11 Smokey Bears Picnic. Starts 2pm Southsea Common, Southsea, Hampshire

12 The Gory Twelfth. Start of the grouse shoot sabbing season. Contact Hunt Sabs 01273 622827

12 Demonstrate against the Draft Mental Health Bill, Meet Noon at the Department of Health, Richmond House, Whitehall

12 - 19 The Autonomous Mutant Festival, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest/Cascadia, U.S.A " a gathering of underground sound systems, performers, musicians, artists, circuses + absolutely free and non-commercial - one of the few free festivals in the US."

14-15 CND annual conference, Univeristy of London Union 020 7700 2393

15-30 Earth Activist Training Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershirewith Starhawk & Penny Livingston-Stark. A permaculture design course for visionary activists: Learn the skills to transform a piece of land, a community, and our political and economic systems. Learn the skills to transform a piece of land, a community, and our political and economic systems. £400 waged £200 low income £100 unwaged c/o 3 Yew Tree Cottages Pitt Court North Nibley Glos Gl11 6EB e-mail:

16 Schill-y-out-days. No Borders Action Camp in Hamburg

16-17 Swaines Green Festival, Lower Swaines, Epping. A green event powered by solar energy featuring the Croissant Neuf green circus, live music, lantern walk, in which the land will be illuminated with lanterns and specially commissioned music, Indian dance, guided tours and workshops.The aim of the festival is to help save the meadows and woodland which lies adjacent to the festival fields. The festival will take place in Epping. Further details from Paul Flack, 56 St Johns Rd, Epping Essex CM16 5DP 01992 574534

16-18 How to Make Biodiesel. Course on how to produce your own cheap bio-neutral diesel. This course covers everything from a small home-made plant, to commercial-scale biodiesel production. At Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire. £150 waged, £100 unwaged. Discounts for 'Friends of LILI'. All meals and accommodation included. Info 01296 714184

16-18 The Big Chill festival, Eastnor Caastle, Herefordshire "Cinema, cafe culture, poetry recitals and performance art blend with the cool vibe music."

17 Mass demo against Live animal exports. Meet Midday Pencester Gardens, Pencester Rd., Dover. Later march to Dover Docks 01730 237 379

17 Stop the Hiding Free Festival Music including the Random Groove Movement, Mouse and Susy Thomas, comedy, theatre, healing. Midday until 8pm Streatham Common, London "Every minute of every day a call is made to the police in the UK to assist in a domestic violent situation. " For more info to volunteer on the day 020 7700 1092

17 Trouble! ?kinoKULTURE in conjunction with Iain Aitch presents an evening of film documenting Art As A Form Of Cultural Resistance. Films include The Yes Men - Horribly Stupid Stunt, Pie Fight and Crowd Bites Wolf Doors 7.30 pm Tickets 6 / 5 members / concessions / wearing a Santa outfit Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1HX 020 7833 364

17 Day of action against thw Fur Trade. Meet at Fendi, 20 Sloane St., London (Knightsbridge tube). London Animal Action 0845 458 4775/07796 774 200

18 Empty Cages: The Meaning of Animal Rights. Talk by the World's leading animal rights philosopher Tom Regan. At the Jarvis Learmonth Hotel, 18-20 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh EH4. Organised by Advocates for Animals 0131 225 6039.

18 Red Rambles. Meet 11am Robin Hood pub car park on the Baslow to Chesterfield Rd approx two miles from Baslow, Derbyshire for 6-8 mile walk along the Derbyshire Edges. 07775 977136

20-26 Tribe of Doris, Blackdown Hill, Somerset. "We use the arts of music, dance, song and ceremony to bring people together, to raise awareness and to encourage respect and understanding of different cultures and musical origins." Everything from Animal Spirit Dance to Ghanaian Zylophone, Brazilian Samba, tablas and Innutitut Throat Singing! Tel 0845 4580190

21-24 Boom Festival, Portugal. If you like psychedilic trance...

22 World Healing Day 020 8806 3828

22 - 26 Sustain Up North!, Northern Green Gathering. West Yorkshire.

22-26 Samothraki Dance Festival, Greece. Featuring 35 Live Acts and 60 Djs on 3 Stages. The Main Stage (psychedelic trance), Stage 2 (progressive trance), Stage 3 (ambient-freestyle-chill out music) !

22 - 1 Sept Rainbow Circle Phoenix Performance Camp, Severn Valley Tel: 01423 500699

23 Canterbury Festival, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill Near Faversham Kent So far confirmed The Stranglers, The Damned, Rick Wakeman, Pretty Things, 21st Century Schizoid Band Tickets are £80 (children under 14 free), including camping, and no day tickets are available. Told to buy them earlier (well they would say that) cos capacity is only 4,000.

24 Creamfields, Old Liverpool Airfield 2pm-6am £46 plus booking fee.

24 Druid 2002 conference Stourbridge Town Hall, Dudley, West Midlands. £11 entrance. 01384 251700

24-25 Deepdale Jazz Festival Tel: 01485 210404

24-26 Notting Hill Carnival. Second largest carnival in the world after Rio - and it's all FREE. Check out excellent article in Freedom (10th August copy) 50p + SAE to 84b Whitechapel High St., London E1 7QX

25-26 The Big Green Road Show. Displays of sustainable woodland craft, renewable energy sources and
elements of sustainable living. At the South of England Rare Breeds Centre in Ashford, Kent. For info contact: Margaret Hanlon, Tel: 01233 861493, ext.224.

25-26 Demo against the Old Surrey, Burstow and West Kent Foxhounds at the Edenbridge and Oxted Show, Ardenrun Show Ground, Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, Surrey. 10am till 5pm Organised by Surrey Anti Hunt Campaign 0771 903 1066 email

26 Colchester Free Festival, massive free community arts festival held in Castle Park,Colchester 10.30am-7pm 5 performance areas, 2 workshop areas, free music and art workshops throughout the site, craft area, green field, children's area, instrument zoo, stalls, displays, bars and catering. Tel 01206 531185 / 07950716365

26 Day of action against Zoos and Safari Parks 01384 456682

26 Carshalton Environmental Fair, Carshalton Park, Ruskin Rd, Carshalton. Two stages of music, 100 stalls, vegetarian food, children's entertainment and a healing tent all go to make up this year's Environmental Fair. £2/1 020 8647 9201

26 - 4 September United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa.(see SchNEWS 361/2 and 368) "A group of First Nations, anti-privatisation and anti-globalisation movements have broken away from the Civil Society forum and will be holding our own conference. The group fears that the civil society forum has been set up to rubber stamp structural adjustment policies for Africa." For more info

Radio Earth Summit will also provide news, features and interviews with individuals from around the world in the run up to Johannesburg

26-1 September 'Home Is Where The Art Is.' Tower Garden residents of Haringey, London very own arts and creativity exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum.

26-2 Sept Burning Man Festival Full on bonkers festival in the Nevada desert, USA £130

26-1 Sept National Week of Action against Newchurch Guineapig Farm, which sells them to the vivisection industry. 01902 564734

28- 31 Mountain Trek to the villages threatened by the Itoitz Dam in Spain. The trek begins in Agoitz and ends in Itoitz

29-31 Eastern Green Gathering near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 01284 728253

29-1 Sept International Solidarity Conference (i2002) for syndicalist unionists and other social revolutionary workers from all over the world, held in Essen, Germany. Registration: Contact:

30 Pro-Peace gig at the Sophbeck Sessions, Cambridge, featuring WoodWorks, Sunday Driver and The Others. £5/£3 Proceeds to the Stop the War Coalition in support of the national demo on 28th September.

30-1 Sept Off The Tracks Festival at Donnington Park, Isley Walton near Castle Donnington Folk, roots, dance and fusion 01332 384518

31 Global Day of Action against a corporate influence on our lives (see SchNEWS 361/2) On this day we call on all groups to take action to raise awareness about the issues at stake. About 60.000 people are expected at the summit in Johannesburg but this is also an opportunity to spread our messages locally. Organise a 'NoLogo' march in the shopping centre, occupy the headquarters or local office of your favourite TNC, drop a banner from a corporate television building, reclaim urban space by guerrilla gardening, subvertise greenwash advertisements in the streets, do some street-theatre, dance against corporations, show your alternative lifestyle and solutions or do something original and creative! Tel:+ 31-20-6682236

31 Another World Is Possible Free Festival. "Resisting Privatization, racism and war." Tankerton Slopes, Whitstable 1-9pm "This festival is to mobilise for the European Social Forum in Florence in November..and will have a main stage, featuring The Happy Accidents, Las Bragas, Slingshot round the moon, Jazz, acoustic music playing in the marquee (with DJ) and childrens play area... There will be a global village at the festival for campaigning groups and small traders. We we also have speakers form various organisations such as Christian Aid, Globalise Resistance, Columbia Solidarity Campaign, Green Party, National Stop the War Coalition Unison and lots more. 07950 610257

31 Edinburgh Mela, Pilrig Park, Edinburgh. Free.

31 Non violent direct action workshop to plan resistance and protest actions if Iraq is attacked. 2.30 - 5.00 pm, RISC, London street, Reading. Reading Peace Group:0118 966 8328

31 Close Campsfield (refugee) Detention Centre, Kidlington, Oxford. 12-2pm.

31 Vegan summer gathering, Exmouth, Devon. For details send an SAE to Flat 10b, Windsor Sq., Exmouth, EX8 1JU or call 01395 270280 (evenings)

31-2 Sept Walk for the Earth - People and planet before profit Calderdale, West Yorkshire. In the run-up to this year's Earth Summit in Johannesberg "our theme will be climate change, and we will highlight both threats and positive developments in the Upper Calder Valley, putting these in the context of the wider global picture. Carbon dioxide emissions have risen at 2% per year since the first Earth Summit in 1992 (in spite of the need for global cutbacks of at least 60%), and there is now significant global warming already in the pipeline. We'll be putting the case for a "climate change of another kind" - a shift towards personal and collective responsibility, and real sustainability..One of the aims of the walk is to have fun, but we do have a serious message - at roughly 10 tonnes for every man, woman and child in the country, annual carbon dioxide emissions from the UK are more than five times the sustainable level. This is not acceptable." There will be lots of walks to places of sustainability to places under threat. If you'd like to take part, please ring Penny on 01422 843222 or email

31- 4 Sept 2nd European Conference of the Peoples' Global Action network in Leiden, the Netherlands. Peoples Global Action is a worldwide network that works towards a durable, peaceful, social, borderless and directly democratic alternative to capitalism and all systems of oppression. Eurodusnie- are the European convenors of the upcoming PGA conference, and are calling on the different European social movements who have an affinity with the networks hallmarks to converge in Leiden. Topics covered will include migration and racism, autonomy and self organisation, ecology and conservation, militarisation, and the PGA structure. Organisers need to know as soon as possible how many people are going so they can arrange accommodation application deadline is 1st August. Contact: PGA Workgroup/Eurodusnie Postbus 2228, 2301 CE, Leiden, The Netherlands. Tel +31 (0)71 5173019 For information on the world wide PGA network



5 'Argentina & Venezuela: Organizing for survival and revolution - The truth behind the headlines' including video premiere 'The Global Women's Strike & the Venezuelan revolution' @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube Holborn) Speakers from Argentina: Isabel Zanutigh and Beatriz Marega of the Red Interbarrial de Mujeres - the interneighbourhood network of women set up by grassroots women's assemblies - and the highly respected Sindicato de Amas de Casa (housewives union) which co-ordinates the Global Women's Strike in Argentina. The women will also be available for interview contact them thru' Global Women's Strike and International Wages for Housework Campaign 020 7482 2496

6-8 The Big Blether 3. A weekend to bring together people interested in direct action, environmental issues and campaigning in Scotland. At the Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Speakers include:
John Watson: Think Globally, Act Locally and Michael Cropley: The Zapatista Communities in Struggle, with workshops on everything from greenwashing vs. corporate responsibility, herbal medicine, alternative technology... Parking is limited so please use public transport. Cheap vegan food avaliable but please come as self sufficient as possible. Donations of £5-20 depending on income. Info 0131 557 6242

6-8 Introduction to Permaculture, 'Fodlas, Talysarn, Gwynedd. The course is free to Welsh residents on a low income 01286-882827 (evening) email

6-8 Straw Bale Building, Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire Cost: £150 waged, £100 unwaged. Discounts for 'Friends of Low-Impact Living Initiative' 01296 714184

6-9 Centre for Alernative Technology Conference. 'A climate for change: effective strategies for building a more sustainable and secure world - and one that is based on principles of universal human values and mutual support - could not be more urgent." 01654 705950

7 Independent Judicial Inquiry into vivisection. Meet noon at Carriage Drive, Hyde Park, London for march to BBC and on Trafalgar Square, for mass rally with scientific anti-vivisection speakers etc.

11 International Day Against Video Surveillance.

13 Womens Performance Night including spoken word and live music at The Kings Head, 44 Middlesex Wharf, on the River Lea Canal, East London, (nearest train Clapton) £3/2

14 Wickham vivisection laboratories national demo 12 noon bandstand, West St., Fareham Town Centre. Demo will be followed by a visit to the labs. Please bring placards, flowers, messages etc to tie to the lab fencing 02392 588516

14 Mental Health Alliance demo. Gather 12 noon at Whitehall Place, Central London and march to rally in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (Imperial War Museum). "There has been widespread criticism of the draft Mental Health Bill and the Mental Health Alliance is determined to change it."

15-17 Anti-World Economic Forum gathering in Salzburg.

20 Car Free Day

20 -21 Diaries of Despair protests This will mark the second anniversary of the still-injuncted Diaries of Despair report into Imutran's pig-to-primate organ transplant experiments at Huntingdon Life Sciences. .Uncaged 0114 2722220

21 Peace One Day. Idea for one-day truce in all armed conflicts on UN's International Day of Peace, plus celebratory events. 020 7456 9181

21 Class War National Conference. More info soon at

21 London Peace Trail. Includes Mystery Walk for children - get your peace passport stamped at eight sites, learning about our peace heritage. Organised by Movement for the Abolition of War 020 7609 2777

21 'Family' blockade of illegal activities at at Faslane and at Devonport Trident bases with members of their families.

22 Dublin Reclaim the Streets

22 Countryside Alliance will be marching in London - counter demonstrations planned. Peaceful picket against the march in Parliament Square, London 11am. 07931 301901

23 Autumn Equinox

23 The first international conference on local food will take place in Warwick on the - part of the Foundation for Local Food Initiatives programme.

27 Non violent direct action at Shannon airport, Ireland where the US bomber and fighter planes are landing to refuel and transport planes are landing to billet troops overnight before moving on to the Gulf/Middle
East/Afghanistan. Meet 1.30 pm

27 The Peoples Strike - a day of non-compliance and resistance. Washington DC "In the city hailed as the capital of the free world we call for a People's Strike to shut down this machine and take back our freedom."

28 International Rabbit Day 020 8888 0001

28 Demo against Bush and Blair's proposed war against Iraq. London, ending in Trafalgar Square (for a change) Organised by Stop the War Coalition.

28-29 Annual Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Washington, USA.

29 National Vegan Festival, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London 020 8670 9585


Vegetarian Awareness Month Everywhere!

4-6 Rising Tide UK Gathering. Get together for those campaigning about climate change or for those who want to get involved and inspired. Workshops on the Baku pipeline, local community campaigning, carbon trading, why the Kyoto protocol fails, worldwide impacts of climate change, climate justice, inspiration for taking local action, climate change despair and empowerment, networking, videos, music and more……
Booking in advance essential. Further info Tel 01865 241 097 or check the website for updates:

5-6 Woodland Gardening Courses. Designing and creating the Garden of Love - a woodland garden in an acre of existing woodland which is dedicated to Robert Hart who established the UK's first forest garden. Tel: 01208 872 963 / 07813 067250

5-11 The Unbearable Weight of Memory - The politics and power of forgetting: how communities in conflict deal with the past, cope with the present, and create a bearable future, with Peggy Owens, human rights lawyer, and Michael Marten, Middle East advocate. Iona, Scotland. For further details, contact the MacLeod Centre Bookings Secretary:

6 Demo and actions at Lakenheath US air force base in Norfolk.

7 "Coming Out Day". For help and advice call 08707 350450

Till 19 Faith in World Peace Peace Walk - Leicester to London "The pilgrimage will wind its way to Parliament Square via Wellingborough, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Oxford, High Wycombe, Maidenhead and Reading before finally heading directly into Central London. We will be staying at centres belonging to a variety of community and faith groups. En route there will be events, talks and discussions - time to meet and share inspiration with other peace groups and faith communities. We are very grateful to all those who have already contacted us with offers of help. Current details will appear on our web site before the end of this week. All are welcome to join us for all or part of the route, for days or hours. " 0116.286.7476

11 Benefit for Simon Jones Memorial Campaign, Banbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote. An evening of guitar/flute and guitar duets from early renaissance to present day. Cost £7 and only available in advance - phone 01295 254563 for details.

11 Unchained Reaction! An elektronik, anti-nuclear party at the Nevada Test Site Mercury, Nevada exit, about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas - part of the Action for Nuclear Abolition's Direct Action/Peace Encampment, or email

11 London Anarchist Forum "Taking on McWorld". An open discussion led by the McLibel defendants. 8pm. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London.

12 Stop 'star wars' and stop the bombing of Iraq. Demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill North Yorkshire 12 noon - 4 pm. Organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases 01943 466405

12 SOAS Stop the War Teach-in. A day of lectures, discussion, debate and film covering all aspects of Bush and Blair's "War on Terror". 11am-7.00pm Venue: SOAS Main Building

12 Scrap Trident demonstration. Assemble 12 noon at Plymouth Hoe. Leave 1pm for a march through Plymouth to Albert Gate, Devonport Dockyard.

12 Voices in the Wilderness presents an afternoon of films against economic sanctions and war on Iraq. Rio Cinema, Kingsland High St., Dalston, London E8 £4/2.50 Tel 0845 458 2564

12 'McLibel: Two Worlds Collide' - the inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on the McDonald's Corporation.and 'Drowned Out' about fight against the Narmada dam in India 10 am @ Curzon Soho cinema, Shaftesbury Ave London W1V 7AE 0871 871 0022 McLibel defendants Helen Steel and Dave Morris will be there for a brief Q&A session, as will the director of the film, Franny Armstrong.

12 Whose Terror? Public Meeting, speakers from people's movements in Iraq, Palestine and Columbia give their perspectives on the problems facing their countries, the role of Britain and the US, and popular resistance. Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton, 2pm.

12 National Miscarriage of Justice Day Public Meeting @ Blackburne House, Hope Street, Liverpool 1.30pm 0151 653 0046

12 Megalithamania! Including A History of the Stonehenge Free Festival, Protest Culture and Paganism
Earth Mysteries, a brief history, future folk etc. 10am - Midnight Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London 01380 723933.

13 Benefit for Greater Manchester & District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Star and Garter, Fairfield Street - Manchester. Four Live Bands for £3.50 / £2.50 with flier. Starts 8pm 0161 273 8283

14 Live Exports Protest (10am-1pm) - Cardiff, Wales. A peaceful Demonstration outside the National Assembly of Wales, Cardiff Bay. This is the first day the Assembly reconvenes after recess.

14 Schnews 8th pre-birthday party L.S.D.S, Miss CMC & MAMA, Judge Trev, Jelly & Visuals & Performance. Prince Albert, Trafalgar Street Brighton, 8pm.

14 Campaign Against Criminalising Communities Meeting, 7pm, at KNK office 10 Glasshouse Yard, Barbican, EC1. 020 7586 5892 or 020 7250 1315

14 - 19 National Organic Week. Contact the Soil Association for details at Bristol House, 40-56 Victoria St, Bristol, BS1 6BY. Tel 0117 929 0661, Fax 0117 925 2504.

15 Rationalists in the Pub. Why is the Anti-War movement ignoring Saddam's crimes? Peter Tatchell on how Saddam Hussein & Robert Mugabe should be put on trial. A short talk followed by extended discussion over drinks. 7.30pm Upstairs Bar, The Rugby Tavern, 19 Great James Street, WC1N 3ES. Organised by

16 Worldwide anti-McDonalds day of action to mark World Food Day. Adopt Your Local Store - leaflets from Veggies 0845 458 9595 This will also be the first ever co-ordinated, international, worker led mobilisation by the McDonalds workforce. "We are not necessarily expecting to see strikes, but definitely sabotage, go slows, partial walk outs, 'phone in sick days', etc.

16 McLibel - Two Worlds Collide. The inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on the McDonald's Corporation. Film with discussion afterwards. 8pm at Cinematheque, 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton. £1

16 Public meeting on the current emergency in Colombia 7.00pm University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1

16 Human Rights v Basic Rights St.James Church, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1 7pm Tickets £5/3

16 What is happening in Argentina? Book launch and film @ Waterstones Piccadilly, Simpson Room, 6th Floor , 203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE. From 6.30pm Brought by Latin America Bureau brings you an evening of film and discussion about what people in Argentina believe is going on.

16 Rock around the Blockade campaign meeting. 8pm The City Pride Pub, 28 Farringdon Lane EC1. Nearest tube: Farringdon. Showing of Che Guevara video and a celebration of his life and revolutionary work. 020 7837 1688

16 Imperialism and War public meeting at Glasgow City Halls, Albion St. Organised by Glasgow Fight Rcism! Fight Imperialism! 07779 785 529

17 Global Day of Protest against Corporations Denying AIDS Drugs. Join ACT UP, Health GAP, Treatment Action Campaign, and others to demand Coca-Cola and other multinational corporations pay for AIDS treatment for workers living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries.

17 British Institute of Human Rights Lecture 1-2pm Cohesion v Identity: Can democracy get the balance right? Speaker: Trevor Phillips, Chair of the London Assemblyat Great Hall at King's College London, 152-170 The Strand, London WC2 Contact: 020 7401 2712

18 Fuck Off and Die!!! A night of uncompromised extreme noise terror. Hardcore . Gabba . Breakcore . NOISE Venue details on the night, somewhere in London 07050 601945

18 Return to Camden Town "Festival of traditional Irish Music, Song and dance."

18 Gainsborough Folk Festival

18 Media Democracy Day

18 Benefit for support of resistance in the Phillipines starting at 9pm with a film, singer/songwriter, vegan food, Siren sound system, and ZE Black Poodle drum and bass act. At the King's Head, 44 Middlesex Wharf, near the River Lea Canal, Hackney. Nearest train station: Clapton. £3.

18-20 Introduction to Permaculture, Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire. Organised by Low-Impact Living Initiative 01296 714184

19 Scotland Says Don't Attack Iraq. 11.30am George Square, Glasgow. Set to be the biggest anti-war rally in Scotland since the early eighties. Transport is being organised from across Scotland. Three feeder marches are being organised from across Glasgow to join the main march: Southside: Assemble 10.30am Kenmuir Park (the `Square Park') North (Sighthill): Assemble 10.30am Huntingdon Square, Sighthill (by the shops) Westend: Assemble 10.45am University Gardens (outside the QM). If you can help in any way (even a few hours leafletting will help) contact CND Glasgow on 0141 423 1222

19 Anarchist Bookfair, Camden Centre, Euston Rd., London WC1 (Kings Cross tube) Followed by benefit gig for the bookfair with Chumbawamba and Gertrude, also at the Camden Centre. Tickets £8/6 in advance from Housmans Bookshop.

19 Shut the Dover Removals Centre. Picket 10am Western Heights, Dover. Demonstrate on the Anniversary of the Tampere Agreement at which the first building blocks of Fortress Europe were put in place "We as part of a day of coordinated action across Europe are having a day of action against immigration detention and deportation and racist border controls.We hope to highlight the shocking plight of refugees on both sides of the Channel. We will also be sending a delegation of people to France to join campaigners from France and across Europe in order to show solidarity for the present and future occupants of the camp at Sangatte which has been proposed for closure and to oppose the extension of a removals centre at Coquelles."07789 961744

19 After the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development. Day of reports and workshops at the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Shaftesbury Ave., WC1. Organised by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom 01892 750 576

19 Open Planning Meeting/AGM of the Abolish War Campaign. Planning, campaigning and information sharing. Vaughan House behind Westminster Cathedral nr.Victoria Station. 10.30 - 5pm. Contact:02083476162 or

For contingency plans for nonviolent civil disobedience if / when the war starts on Iraq. 2 - 4 pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square ARROW: 020 7607 2302

20 Pledge of Resistance Dayschool. A day of practical workshops for those interested in taking part in or supporting nonviolent action against the war. 11am - 4.30pm, Cruiciform building of University College London, north end of Gower Street. Organised by ARROW and Voices in the Wilderness uk 0845 458 2564

19 International Music Night organised by Rock around the Blockade 8pm til late Upstairs at the Hawley Arms pub, 2 Castlehaven Road, NW1. Nearest tube: Camden Town. A chance to dance, chat and relax to the sounds of international beats. Free entry 020 7837 1688

20 Crass film/performance at Rio Cinema in London.....Part of a punk film festival there. More details to follow.

20 - 27 One World Week Contact: or 0118 939 4833

21-25 Roots & Routes: 350 years of Quakerism. Activity Holiday led by David and Althea Boulton, an exploration of Quakerism since 1652. Glenthorne Guest House and Friends Centre. Contact: 01539 495 389. or

22 Marxism and education: renewing dialogues. A day seminar 9.30am - 5pm, Room 642. University of London, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. The Seminar is free, but you will need an admission ticket.

22 Vigil Against Deaths in Custody
In solidairity with our brothers and sisters in America and with all grieving relatives and friends worldwide who have lost loved ones in state custody. 5.00pm to 8.00pm, US Embassy, Grovsner Sq, London. Details: United Families & Friends Campaign on 07770 432439

22 The Italian fascist leader, Gianfranco Fini, and the foreign minister in the Berlusconi government Is addressing the Italian Business Club at Claridge's Hotel. Fini was in the police control room at Genoa. The Anti Nazi League has called a protest from 8am onwards outside Claridge's hotel, 53 Brook Street, London, W1 (Bond Street tube).

22 Support anti-privatisation activists in South Africa. Picket the South African Embassy. 5pm, South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1
87 people from Soweto, including pensioners and children, were arrested on charges of public violence, malicious damage and assault in April this year. They were at the ANC Mayor of Johannesburg's house protesting against electricity cuts offs, water price-rocketing and evictions. All thesehave resulted from the ANC government doing what western banks, governments and multi-nationals want: privatising state-owned utilities, helping multi-nationals lay off thousands of workers, breaking promises to provide free electricity and water to poor people, and to provide them with housing, health care and education. The activists wanted to cut off the Mayor's water and electricity to give him a taste of his own medecine. His bodyguard shot them with live bullets and they fought back. Contact: 020 8223 4559

23 The Trade Unions and New Labour. Where do we go from here? Here the viewsof some leading Union figuress, with Bob Crow - General Secretary, RMT and Andy Gilchrist - General Secretary Fire Brigades Union. 7.30pm at Brighthelm Community Centre, North Road.

23 Making globalisation work for the poor St.James Church, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1 7pm Tickets £5/3

24 Peace in the Middle East, talk with Rev. Chris Gilham back from Plaid Cymru work in Iran, Palestine, Ireland, Israel. Newport Hall, Pembrokeshire 6pm

25 London Anarchist Forum- Anti-war evening. To stimulate anti war debate. 8pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1

26 Radical Routes Autumn Gathering - Grassroots Co-operation and Social Change @ Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick St., Ancoats, Manchester M4 7HS
2pm: public workshop: Introduction to Radical Routes
3pm-6pm: informal info-space to talk to people involved in co-operatives.
Radical Routes is a network of about 50 small co-ops, committed to radical social change. These include housing co-ops, workers' co-ops and social centres., e-mail or telephone Equinox Housing Co-op on 0161 224 4846

26 Sabbed 2 Fuck Benefit for North and East London Hunt Sabs . A night of anarcho punk with Special Mystery Guests + Active Slaughter + Riot/Clone + Cop Car Pile Up etc. @ Chat's Palace, 49 Brooksbys Walk, Homerton, Hackney E9 6.30pm till 1am £5/4 conc. For directions

26 Whose Trade is it anyway? Organised by Merseyside and Region Global Justice Issues Network. Conference on Influences of international companies, impact of agricultural subsidies, intellectual property rights and third world development. Hope College, Everton, Salisbury Street; 9.30 - 3.30pm £5 Contact: 0151 709 0148

26 Protest Against Custody Deaths 4th Annual Remembrance Procession, Rally at Trafalgar Square, Central London. Assemble at 1pm. Silent Procession along Whitehall followed by Noisy Protest at Downing Street! Please wear black, bring your group's banner, but no placards, please. United Families & Friends Campaign: 07770 432439. Miscarriages of JusticeUK (MOJUK) 0121-554-6947 web

26 Green Left Annual Forum. Public Private and the Quality of Life. Speakers and workshops. UNiversity of London Union, Malet Street, London. Contact:

26 Stick One on Poverty. A young people's event (16-24) From Save the Childrens beat poverty campaign. Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, 11-4pm. Contact: Chris Whitfield 0161 438 2740,

26-27 Grassroots Gathering, @ Giros, 1/5 Donegal Lane, Belfast 07759598798,

26-27 Woodland Gardening Courses. Designing and creating the Garden of Love - a woodland garden in an acre of existing woodland which is dedicated to Robert Hart who established the UK's first forest garden. Tel: 01208 872 963 / 07813 067250

26-27 All day two-day 'manifest-action' around the issue of the Car in the City.Overtoom 301 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With activists and experts on noise, air pollution, free public transport, car lobby and oil industry. Also quizzes, music, cabaret and poets and opening of a unique "Autoholics Anonymous Cold Turkey Centre".Tel: +31-20-6761773 or check

28 New War Order: The USA and Global Power "After 1989 neoloiberalism declared 'the end of history'. After September 11 the USA decided that it would declare 'war on terrorism'. Is this the beginning of a new imperial order where might is good, resistance and difference outlawed, and where does this leave the USA in global models of political, economic and cultural power. Robert Brenner, Author of 'The Economics of Global Turbulence', Ziauddin Sardar, co-author 'Why do People Hate America' and Peter Gowan, author 'The Global Gamble: Washington's bid for World Dominance' open the October Signs of the Times seminar. The Union Tavern, 52 Lloyd Baker Street, London WC1 at 7.30pm. Free.

29 Speaking Out Against War On Iraq: CND Fringe Meeting. At the Warbreck Suite, The Savoy Hotel, Blackpool. Speakers include Tony Benn. 9pm- Midnight. Tel: 020 7700 2393 / 07751 628174.

30 Picket of the Columbian Embassy - 4.00 - 6.00pm 3 Hans Crescent, London SW1 (back of Harrods, Knightsbridge tube) No to Crimalisation and Repression! End the State of Internal Commotion! For the Right of Social Protest!

30 Demonstrate against DSEI arms fair - planning meeting. 7pm St Ann's Church Hall, Canning Town, London Docklands Speakers include: Campaign Against Arms Trade, Disarm DSEi Co-ordinating Group, Local Community representatives.
One of the world's biggest ever trade fairs for guns, bombs, military planes, small arms, mines and tanks is taking place in London Docklands next September 2003.
"Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEi 2003) is an arms fair, sponsored by the British government. It will host arms buyers from all over the world - including countries on Amnesty International's list of human rights abusers. Also shopping at this huge arms fair will be delegates representing some of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia. The last DSEi took place over 11th September 2001, the day of the attacks on New York and Washington in America. (see SchNEWS 322) While many businesses around the world closed, the arms fair was not halted. For three more days, countries including America, Israel and 14 different Arab nations continued to shop, side-by-side, for weapons to attack each other with!
"The arms trade, of which DSEi 2003 is an important part, is an international political business made up of multinational companies which make products that kill and maim for profit. These companies play a leading role in the unjust global economic system which causes poverty and abuse of human rights around the world. The arms business in the UK harms local communities. The London borough of Newham, where DSEi is taking place, is one of the poorest in the country. The people of Newham do not want this fair for weapons of death to come into their community. They want real investment in education, health and job creation."A week long festival for Life Against Death is being co-ordinated for the week of the arms fair. A number of vigils, demonstrations, direct actions and non-violent actions will be co-ordinated against the fair, the companies that exhibit there, the buyers and the governments that pay for the whole show. Participants are also encouraged to plan their own actions and demonstrations. There will be workshops, basic accommodation and a Convergence Centre. Disarm DSEi Co-ordinating Group, c/o 11 Goodwin Street, London, N4 3HQ. Tel: 0781 7652 029

30 Not in my backyard - linking refugees and development St.James Church, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1 7pm Tickets £5/3

31 The Stop The War Coalition has called for a day of action to oppose the possibility of a full out war on Iraq. Ideas include anti-war themed Critical Mass and various actions. There is currently no organising body or any solid plans. We need people to get involved now, keep updated at a provisional website for London critical mass under-construction at and discussion list For events around the country see

31 Anti-War Day of Action in Cambridge. Vigil organised by people from CamPeace and Women in Black and there are plans for Street Theater and Speakers which is being organised by a group under the banner of Cambridge Stop the War Coalition. This will be happening from 12 noon in the Market Square, Cambridge.Public Meeting is also planned for the evening.


1 Fox Hunt Season begins. Hunt Sab Association 01273 622827

1 Woodside Evictions. Help fight the eviction of travellers who bought their own site ( see SchNEWS 360) but who have had their planning appeal to live there turned down. Join the eviction phone tree 01206 523 528

1 World Vegan Day

1 Gran Baile de Calaveras - Day of the Dead Party Mexican Musicians, food, bar & fancy dress competition - 8pm - 1am Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign & Mexico Support Group - Red Rose Club, 129 Seven Sisters Road, N7 (nearest tube: Finsbury Park) £8.00 / £4.50 concs. (disabled access)
For further info. please contact: 020 7272 9619 or

1 South Asia Solidarity Group invites you to War & Peace/Jang Auraman, a documentary by Anand Patwardhan, India's foremost political filmmaker, which is currently banned there. Filmed over three years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the USA, War and Peace uses the voices of ordinary people to expose the contradictions inherent in jingoistic nationalism. (2hrs 28mins), followed by a discussion with the director. 6.15pm, ICA Cinema, The Mall, London SW1. Tickets from ICA Box office, 0207 930 3647 or For further details contact South Asia Solidarity Group on 0207 267 0923 or

1 CLR James as a Political Leader- A Personal View. Video showing as part of Black History Month 7pm, Crossroads Women's Centre, 230A Kentish Town Road, London NW5. Fully wheelchair accessible Organised by Women in Dialogue. Tel/minicom: 020 7482 2496

1 The Porkbolter Worthing's radical local newspaper with a historically vindicated pig obsession has a 5th birthday bash with live band Becomes the Water of Death, Attila the Stockbroker and DJ's 7.45pm- midnight at Vinters Parrot, Warwick Street, Worthing. Donations of the door

1-3 Film makers gathering. A get together for independent film makers to discuss experiences, problems, obsessions and plans as well as more technical stuff . At the Lacket, Lockeridge, Nr. Marlborough, Wiltshire. Booking essential as spaces limited. £15 including food and crash space for the weekend. Tel 020 7359 2755 or 07931 316 970

1-3 Scottish Environmentalist Alastair McIntosh is running a workshop, based on his book, 'Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power', at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre (Birmingham). It's £120 (bursaries available). 

2 Runway No Way demonstration at Stansted Airport. Assemble 12 noon at the Montessori School, Mole Hill Gn., near Broxted. Bring please a homemade scaregrow! 07817 708113

2 Trees and People - lecture by Chris Baines (founder of urban wildlife movement) 2pm @The Waterside Lecture Room, Conkers, Rawdon Rd., Moira, DE12 6GA . £7 limited tickets from The Woodland Trust 0800 056 0643

2 Stop Imperialist Aggression Against Nepal. Public meeting, slide show and international speaker Li Onesto, discussing impact of US and UK backing of Nepali regime and their aid of military equipment to suppress rising popular insurgency as Western interests take their toll on local population. Also bookstalls, revolutionary music, food & raffle. Main Hall, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1. Entrance £3. Information WPRM-Britain, BM Box 7970, London WC!N 3XX, email

2 'Work & Welfare, not Weapons' Conference organised by Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Campaign Against Arms Trade @ Manchester Town Hall. Will look at diversification from military production and the creation of a non-military economy. 0161 273 8283

2 Can We Create a Local World? Speakers: Zac Goldsmith, Caroline Lucas and Pooran Desai. Victoria rooms: 10am-5pm, Schumacher UK 0117 9031081

2 Demonstration against Turkey's threat to attack Northern Iraqi Kurds. Turkish Embassy, Belgrave Square, London, 3-5pm.

2-3 SHARED PLANET Student Conference, Warwick University Arts Centre. Guest speakers including Mark Thomas, George Monbiot, Caroline Lucas MEP, as well as campaigners from the 3rd world, talk on global issues that matter. 60+Workshops hosted by a variety of NGOs as well as by experienced grassroots activists. 'Question Time' panel debate with representatives of the government and big business. Ticket price includes basic accommodation (bring a sleeping bag & roll-mat!). Tickets Just £13 / £16 (discount rate for group bookings). For more info, 51 Union Street, Oxford OX4 1JP, tel 01865 245678 or

4 Lecture by Doris Pilkington Garimara, the author of 'Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence' - a true story of three Australian Aboriginal girls forcibly taken from their family during a government programme in the first half of the twentieth century to be trained as domestic workers and integrated into white society. They are part of what is known as the 'Stolen Generations'. Organised by the European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights (ENIAR). 6.30-7.30pm @ G6 Lecture Theatre, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Sq, WC1H OPY A Film based on the book opens in the UK on 8th November.

4-11 Week Of Action against Covance vivisection laboratory to coincide with the anniversary of Barry Horne's death. Beginning with a phone blockade 01423 500011 on Monday the 4th. Pickets all week and other events 07960 992824

5 Remember Barry Horne. Anniversary of the death of the animal rights prisoner who died on hunger strike against the government broken promises of animal welfare reform. Memorial demo from 2pm followed by night vigil at HLS, Alconbury, Cambs. Details and directions: 0845 458 0630 or 07899 775493

6 Firefighters Support Group meeting. Prince Albert Pub, Trafalgar Street, Brighton. 7.30 p.m.

6 Land Rights and Wrongs, with Orin Langelle, environmental and anti-globalisation campaigner from the US. Organised by Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and United Nations Assoication Wales. 1pm
Temple of Peace, Cardiff. Details:

6 The Horror of War All Quiet on the Western Front - Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival The Side Cinema, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne.Contact Alan 0773 6673246 or

6 Public Meeting with video "NOT IN MY NAME" followed by discussion, 7:30pm, The Methodist Meeting Room, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath (5 minutes from the station). No charge. Collection. Organised by the Mid Sussex Global Peace Campaign (for further information 01444 831 364 or 01444 232 356)

7 Emmaz social centre benefit night Inner Terrestrials, The Restarts, Bug Central@ the Lord Cecil Pub, Lower Clapton Rd., Lower Clapton E5

7 Eco-Creativity Workshop, The End of Auto Life as We Know It? Workshop on End of Life Vehicles and Tyres Directives which will provide a range of challenges for business to dispose of these in a sustainable manner at . Royal College of Art, London. Cost: £50

7 Land Rights and Wrongs, with Orin Langelle, environmental and anti-globalisation campaigner from the US. Organised by Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and United Nations Assoication Wales. 7.30pm
Pilgrims Café, Brecon. Details:

7-10 The European Social Forum will bring together thousands of people in Florence, Italy "to oppose the free market and militarism, the policies which dominate the mainstream political agenda across Europe. The ESF is to be based on the World Social Forum that took place in February in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Anti-capitalists, greens, trade unionists, socialists and many others will all protest and debate how we can create a better world." But not everyone thinks it's a good idea.

8 The Crass Collective- Voices and Music in Opposition to the War. 7pm Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. £15/12.50. Box office 020 7960 4242

8 London Day of Action against HLS. Meet Merryl Lynch Finance Centre, 2 King Edward St., EC1. Merryl is the parent company of Herzog Heiner, one of HLS's remaining market makers in the US. Ring 0845 4580630 and leave your mobile number.

8 Land Rights and Wrongs, with Orin Langelle, environmental and anti-globalisation campaigner from the US. Organised by Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and United Nations Assoication Wales. 1pm
Pantycelyn Halls of Residence, Aberystwyth. Details:

8-10 Dedbeat alternative festival weekend of music (Hip Hop, Electronics, Funk) and loadsa fun activities at Pontins Holiday Village, Hemsby, Norfolk. Tel 08705 331199 or

9 Anarchistische Boekenmarkt Cultural centre Parnassos, Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht (near Stadsschouwburg), The Netherlands. Entrance free.

9 AFRICAN LIBERATION SUPPORT CAMPAIGN MONTHLY DISCUSSION 4pm to 8pm, 27th ANNIVERSARY OF ANGOLA'S INDEPENDENCE Speakers: Maria Teresa Santana, Moyo wa Taifa (Pan African women's group) and peace activist from Angola Antoine LeKongo--Congo Solidarity Campaign UNITY CENTRE, 2-4 RAVENSTONE STREET, BALHAM, LONDON SW12 9SS Nearest tube, Balham on the Northern line 07890 738997, 7252 8782, 020 8223 4559, 020 8968 0113

9 A Lifetime in Refugee Camps - What is the future? Western Sahara Campaign AGM and Training Day. With Breica Lehbib, Polisario Representative to the UK, Ann Clwyd MP and Eurig Wyn MEP., 10.30 - 5.30 Transport House, Cathedral Rd, Cardiff. Details: John Gurr on or 0845 458 9577

9 Anarchist Day School, Kinning Park Centre (the old school next to Kinning Park underground), Glasgow, Scotland. 10.30am-5pm. Workshops, discussions, and much more! £3.00 waged £1.00 low/unwaged - Tea, coffee and lunch provided email: or or visit:

10 Actions against Shell on 5th Anniversary of "judicial murder" of Ken Saro Wira and 8 other Ogoni activists.

10 Mobile Huntingdon Life Sciences Demo. Against the animal testing laboratory. Meet 12 noon, Bagshot rail station, Surrey. Phone with mobile phone numbers beforehand, contact SHAC 0845 458 0630

10 The Abolition of War Lecture by Prof. Sir Josef Rotblat Nuclear Scientist and Nobel Laureate. Organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, 2pm contact:02083476162

11 Land Rights and Wrongs, with Orin Langelle, environmental and anti-globalisation campaigner from the US. Organised by Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and United Nations Assoication Wales. 7.30pm
Capel Salem, Caernarfon. Details:

13 Fundraiser for Sussex Action for Peace. Club New York, Dyke Rd, Bton, 10 - 2, various DJs. 

14-19 Trident Ploughshares International Disarmament Camp, Devonport Trident Ploughshares invites you be part of its autumn disarmament camp in Devonport - the base where the Vanguard submarines that carry Trident Missiles are being refitted. You will need your own sleeping stuff (plus disarmament tools if you have them!) but food is organized communally on a donation basis. We don't bring or use alcohol or drugs and everyone contributes to the good running of the camp by joining one of the task groups when they register. For more information and a briefing pack:08454588363 E-mail Main Tel: 0845 45 88 366 (from overseas ++44 1259 753815)

14 Tariq Ali Lecture - Infinite War & the American Empire. Brunei Gallery lecture theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh St, London, WC1H OXG. 7pm (doors open 5.30pm), tickets £3, £2 Conc. Bookstalls at venue. Ticket applications (with payment) to The Barry Amiel & Norman Melbourne Trust, 48 Bonnington Square, SW8 1TQ or pay at the door. Enquiries

15 Sex Maniac's Ball @ Bagley's Studios, Kings Cross Freight Depot, London.

15 Concert for Peace with the MANA Chamber Orchestra. 7.30 St James Church Piccadily. Contact:02084551030 £10/8.5 reserved £8/7 unreserved

15 Demonstration at the next court appearance of the 12 Yarl's Wood detainees facing charges over the fire at Yarl's Wood in February. 9 am Harrow Crown Court, Hailsham Drive, Harrow. Nearest tube - Harrow
& Wealdstone - Bakerloo line, or overland train from Euston. info: 07786 517379

15 Demonstration at Sangatte refugee camp- France. On the day that the camp closes it's doors to new comers.

15- 16 Crossing Borders: The Legacy of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act. A conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Commonwealth Immigrants Act with two days of discussion and debate on the implications of four decades of immigration control for European politics and society from the perspectives of activists, practitioners, policy makers, and opinion formers.London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road , London N7 8DB

16 Land Rights and Wrongs - dayschool on defending indigenous land rights, with US environmental activist Orin Langelle, Sel Williams of University of Wales Bangor, and David McKnight of Wales NSC. With showing of Ken Loach's Land and Freedom., 1.00 - 6.30pm, Parkfields Community Centre, Mold. Details:

16 Vanunu Benefit at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1 (holborn tube) including Mark Thomas, Tony Benn, Bruce Kent etc Vanunu has spent 17 years in an Israeli prison after telling the world they had nuclear weapons. Tickets £10/5 020 7607 2302

16 Anti-Imperalist Forum : war, imperialism and globalisation. A day of discussion and debate at Strathclyde University, Glasgow followed by evening social 07779 785 529

16 BUSH/RAYMOND WEDDING MARCH Celebrating the marriage between George W Bush, President of the USA, and Lee Raymond, Chief Executive Offficer, Exxon Mobil. The march will go from Lincoln's Inn Fields (Holborn Tube), via the central London offices of ExxonMobil on Aldwych, to the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square. Assemble 11 a.m. at Lincoln's Inn Fields. 'Marriage Ceremony' 1.30pm at the US Embassy. Dress code (strictly voluntary) : suits, dresses, formal wedding-type attire. Organised by Campaign against Climate Change. For more info visit : or email or phone 020 88 55 33 27, or 07903 316 331

16 Brighton Palestine Solidarity Campaign Meeting with Local MP's. And report back from recent solidarity trip. 2.30pm Friends Meeting House, ship Street, Brighton

16- 17 Greenpeace's famous ship the Rainbow Warrior open day in Portsmouth - you can come and help out too if you like. Info from CBT via or

17 Beginning of the mobilisation against the NATO summit in Prague. Demonstration against capitalism and NATO. For further details contact or visit

17 Open Meeting to discuss plans for mass direct action at DSEi 2003. LARC Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London.

17 Where to next with the Anarchist Bookfair?. Open meeting for anyone for feedback/ideas of how it can be developed. 6-9pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R.

18- 22 Cultural eXchanges is a week-long programme of lectures, exhibitions, performances, concerts, workshops and debates organised by the Faculty of Humanities in order to explore the cultural life of the faculty, De Montfort University and the city of Leicester. All 35 events are open to the public, Bookings 0116250 6199,

19 TACT (Temporary Anti-Capitalist Teams) social night This will be the first of a regular monthly social night, on the 3rd Tuesday every month, where anti-Capitalists of all flavours can meet up for a drink and a chat, make contacts in a welcoming atmosphere, with no politics being pushed (except those you bring yourself!) - just a friendly night with no hassle. 9 pm upstairs at the Princess Louise, 208-209 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP (opposite Southampton Place, nearest tube Holborn). 07944 586416

19 More actions against the NATO summit in Prague, Dinner for summit participants - Protests at the site of the dinner; Food Not Bombs, remembrance of the victims of capitalism. For further details contact or visit

20 Human Dramas of Privatisation - The Navigators Not This Time - Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival The Side Cinema, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne.Contact Alan 0773 6673246 or

21-22 NATO Summit, Prague, Czech Republic. Held at the same Congress Centre where the IMF/World Bank met two years ago. This is the first time a NATO summit is taking place in the former Eastern Block. Actions are being planned against the summit. See or or email: Wednesday, November 20:

On the evening of the 21 there is an official dinner for summit delegates a loud protest is organised bring pats and pons 17:00, Na Prikope street

The day the summit begins (21) will be the day of the loudest protests and an international day of action against NATO. Autonomous actions are being encouraged. 14:00 demo on Namesti Miru

Understandably, more than a few people won't be able to cross the borders to get to the protest. It would be a pity if their energy and potential went unused, and they headed straight home. The best reaction would be to hold demonstrations in cities near the border. We are looking for groups or people in cites near the border who could be a contact for protesters prevented from crossing the border, and who could also organize actions in solidarity with the Prague actions. Information about border actions will be published on our website (so far two anti-borders points are organized in Dresden and Wroclaw). For more info see or email:

22-24 Women Speak Out Gathering. A weekend gathering of women activists from all kinds of movements and backgrounds to meet and exchange experiences, views and ideas. There'll be a wide variety of workshops, discussions, skill-sharing, networking, campaign information, socialising and fun. At the MERCi Centre, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester . Children are welcome, crash space. £10 donation requested for the weekend including vegan food. For more info contact: WSO Manchester, Dept 29, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HS Tel: 0161 227 8086 Mobile: 07753 606723 email, web

23 LETS Co-operate. Open space to bring together all those who are developing complementary currencies with others doing all sorts of co-operative work in their own communities.Conway Hall, Red Lion Square 10.30- 9.30pm. Contact LETS Co-operate, 13 North Road, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1LN email:

23 Freedom for Palestine and Don't Attack Iraq, marching through Brighton, assembling 12pm Preston Park to Hove Lawns with top speakers. 07815-983022/01273-706820/01273-685946

23 Sweatshops, Globalisation and International Solidarity. This conference aims to bring together campaigners and campaigns from the anti-sweatshop movement. 12-6pm School of Oriental and African Studies, London. £5. 07904 431 959

23-30 National Anti-Fur Week. Actions planned around the country. CAFT, PO Box 38, Manchester, M60 1NX. 07939 264864.

24 Your Health in Crisis. Find out why up to 1 in 4 hospital beds are taken up by patients made ill by the drugs they were given. Guest speakers include Patrick Rattigan (BAVA), and Robin Webb (ALF press officer). Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Hebden Bridge. 07960 992824

26 London Permaculture Gathering

27 Public meeting on the current emergency in Colombia, Bristol, 7:30 pm at Cube Cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol, BS2 8JB Video: The Tower of Victory - SINTRAEMCALI and the struggle for social justice in Colombia.

27 What Future for Palestine. Conference at Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Palestine Solidarity Campaign 020 78321310

28 Stop the War Fundraiser. And launch night for the Peace Not War CD. With DJ's and special guests. Scala nightclub, Kings Cross, London 8pm- 3am -

29 Buy Nothing Day

30 Brighton Buy Nothing Day Event. It's easy to be an anti-consumerist, just do what it says on the tin and don't buy! If in Brighton, there's fun and frolics from 11am in Churchill Square. T 07887 608 609

30 Close Campsfield campaign is holding their 9th anniversary demonstration at Campsfield, with guest speakers and music. To find out more visit or you can email


1 Global Day of Action against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Mobile demo, meet Birchanger Green services 11am M11.

1 Anti War Dayschool/Prop making. In preparation for the demonstration on 2nd. Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, off Bruce Road, London E3. 0845 458 2564

2 Jo Wilding to appear in court for breaking sanctions on Iraq. Bristol Magistrates' Court. 9am

2 Demonstration Against Live Exports (9am-12,30pm) Meet at main entrance A- Llanelwedd, Wales 
By CIWF outside the Royal Welsh Agricultural Winter Fair at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales.

2 No War on Iraq War Zone Whitehall. A nonviolent die-in against war and sanctions on Iraq. 10.30am Whitehall Place, London SW1. 0845 4582564

4 What if there was a nuclear strike - Threads - Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival The Side Cinema, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne.Contact Alan 0773 6673246 or

7 Manchester Radical Bookfair 1pm until 5pm at Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Ancoats Manchester.

7 Anti-privatisation conference in Leicester. 07718 629651

7 Bournemouth Anti-war rally. 5pm Lower Gardens.

7-9 Twyford +10/ Rio +10 Ten years since the battle of Twyford Down and the beginning of the anti-roads movement and there's a camp to 'Remember, Rejoice and Resist!' St Catherines Hill, Winchester.

7 Demonstration for Judicial Enquiry into vivisection. Meet outside BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12. Noon. Anti-vivisection speeches and mass leaflets. The Judicial Enquiry Campaign P.O.Box 38552, London SW1W 9YQ.

7 Under the Pavement. Radio show reporting on Manchester's radical and activist communities. 10pm- midnight on Manchester's ALL FM 96.9

8 How UK Foreign Investment Creates Asylum Seekers. Public seminar. 1-6pm, Kurdish Community Centre, 11 Portland Gardens, London N4. Call Ilisu Dam Campaign, tel 07876 771 576,

9 Kurdish Human Rights Project 10th Anniversary Lecture by Professor Noam Chomsky St Paulıs Cathedral at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) Tickets: Adult £5, Friends of KHRP £10, Concessions £8 For further info. please contact Hannah Vaughan-Lee on: Tel: 020 7287 2772

9 Peace Brigades International. Human Rights Day fundraising event with a performance from the Alma Flamenco Company, music, food and a raffle. At the Red Rose Club, 129 Seven Sisters Road, N7 -nearest tube Finsbury Park. 7.30pm, £6/£4.50 concs. Info 020 7263 7265.

10 International Human Rights Day events
Lobby of UN Association meeting on Migration, 11.30pm, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster
"No safe place for Roma" demonstration - 12- at the Home Office, 50 Queen Annes Gate, London SW1H 9AT.
Stop Ethnic Cleansing 3pm, House of Commons, Committee Room 21
Justice In The Yarl's Wood Trial Campaign demonstration - 5- 6pm, Crown Prosecution Service 50 Ludgate Hill, London. EC4M 7EX / 07786 517379
Human Rights are Human Rights Public meeting, Room 3c, 7.30pm University of London Union Malet Street, W1
Migrant Workers: Who Benefits? Debating the UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers At Church House, Westminster, London. 9am - 4.30pm, £35 (£15 concs). Info: 020 7930 2931

10 International Animal Rights Day For more info contact: Uncaged Campaigns, St. Matthew's House, 45 Carver Street, Sheffield S1 4FT 0114 2722220 or New Email: or go to

10 Picket of the BBC- Stop the War against Congolese people. 4million congolese people have died since 1998, but the BBC is silent. 5-7pm BBC, Wood Lane, London W12. Info 020 8223 4559/0789073899

11 Public meeting about the government's proposal for an Entitlement (identity) card. Organised by Privacy International. 2- 4.30pm. The Old Theatre of the London School of Economics. 07960 523679

12-13 EU Summit, Copenhagen, Denmark Contact or

12-13 Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp: WOMEN it's time to take a day off for non-violent peaceful protest. 12th December was the day Mrs Thatcher announced Cruise and Trident missiles would be sited in Britain. Cruise has gone. We must get rid of Trident too, part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (ATTACK) system, better known as STAR WARS. Bring warm clothes, banners, music, good spirit. Have fun with WoMenwith Women. Info: Helen John, tel. 01943 468593. Transport has been organised from London, leaving 7.30am on the 12th. £25/15. 07930 235 791 Cheques should be made payable to LRCND and posted to London Region CND, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ

13-15 How to make bio-diesel. Weekend residential course. Produce your own cheap, carbon-neutral diesel - no need for alterations to your engine. This course covers everything from a small home-made plant, to commercial-scale biodiesel production. Redfield Community. Buckinham Road, Winslow, Buckinghamshire. £150/100. 01296 714184

14 Dockers - Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival The Side Cinema, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne.Contact Alan 0773 6673246 or

14-15 Plants For A Future's Woodland Weekend - gathering looking at native woodland management: rescuing trees, coppice, pollarding, hedge creation, plant identification and more. Blagdon Cross, Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5DF Tel: 01208 872 963 / 0845 458 4719

14-15 Fair Trade Fair - christmas shopping with a conscience. 11am-5pm £3/1 conc.

14 Dockers - Part of the Tyneside Radical Film Festival The Side Cinema, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne.Contact Alan 0773 6673246 or

14 Love Music Hate Racism benefit. femi9product London's best underground all girl performer events back with a vengeance to do battle against injustice with a benefit night. Expect fantastic music all night long in a new plush venue, with superb sounds and wicked visuals - both boyz and gurlz welcome! Chapel Bar, 29a Penton Street, Islington N1. 7pm - 2am. £5 07960 014 864

14 Mass Weapons Inspection of USAF Fairford, Gloucester. In response to the arrival of US stealth bombers at the base. Gloucestershire weapons inspectors are planning to demand an inspection of the base. 12 noon base is a ten minute walk from A417 at Lechlade village., Transport from Brighton - details 01273 298192 Transport from Bristol 0117 9211369

14 Peace Rally with Samba Bangor. Y Maes, Caernarfon, Wales. Noon

14 European Social Consulta in the UK. The European Social Consulta is (according to one of its many emerging interpretations) a continental effort to network and create new spaces of direct-democratic debate, decision and action in grassroots society. At the Common Room, New Dale Building - 40-ish Cowley Rd., Oxford. 11am- 7pm 07900-067680

14 Demo at Swindon Greyhound Stadium. Demonstration organised by Swindon Animal Concern, 6.30pm Abbey Stadium, Lady Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire. Tel: 07952 125895.

15 Peace Benefit. Upstairs at The Carlislie, Hastings. 2.30pm onwards with kids fun, live poetry, live sounds and info stalls.£3/2 All proceeds split between local CND & Medical Aid for Palestine.

15 Film night by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign 'Bethlehem Diary' and 'Citizen Bishara' followed by discussion. Birkbeck College, Malet St., WC1 1.30pm £5.50/3.50 Organised by London Socialist Film Co-op 02072785764

15-21 Week of action against the war

16 Ask Santa for a Train Set. Victoria train station, Manchester, 8am. Manchester Friends of the Earth will be asking Santa for a new train system for Xmas, and demanding it all works properly.
Info: 0161 834 8221,

17 Brighton Urban Design and Development (BUDD) festive social. From 8pm, The Albert, Trafalgar Street, Brighton

20 Argentina in Revolt. Showing of a film telling the story of the Argentinian revolution. Organised by the Walthamstow Anarchist Group. At the William Morris Community Centre, Green Leaf Road, Walthamstow, London. 8pm. Free

20-21 Two days of social disobedience in solidarity with the Argentinean popular rebellion. For two days in December, tens of thousands of Argentineans will take to the streets to celebrate last years uprising. Actions and events will take place across the world in solidarity with the people of Argentina. What can you do on these days ? Here are some ideas ...Take pots and pans into the streets to celebrate the sound of the Cacerolazo, start up a local neighborhood assembly, Blockade roads in solidarity with the Piqueteros, occupy your workplace or college and try out self management, expropriate goods,subvert the spirit of consumer Christmas by creating a barter market ....the options are endless... Many groups are planning actions/events: ranging from the Disobedients in Italy, to Direct action groups in Belgium, Wombles in the UK (see, Yamango in Spain, as well as groups in Jordan, Finland and Germany. To join the organising email list send mail to:

21 McGo-Slow As Fuck Day. McDonalds workers are being encouraged to make fast food a bit slower for the day in solidarity with the popular rebellion in Argentina. Posters and fliers from

22 Winter Solstice - 01.14 GMT things can only get lighter

25 Bernard Matthews Picnic (tbc). Noon at Great Lenwade, Norfolk. 07779 206073

26 6th Annual International Pizza Punk Day, "encouraging you to form local autonomous vegan pizza-making workshops and cultivate the skills of cooperation, mutual aid and free association." Details

26 Boxing Day Anti-hunt Demos. Contact the Hunt Saboteurs Association to find your local group
0845 4500727

28 Punk rock benefit gig for Rape Crisis and Arkangel - animal rights prisoners with The Inciters, Active Slaughter, Anarchy Spanky and Cop Car pile up. Lord Cecil Pub, Lower Clapton London E9


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.

London Free List Events and attractions in London that are either free or no more than £3 to get in.

Eroding Empire a monthly DIY punky bulletin listing gigs, actions, classifieds and events for the London (ish) area. Send stamps to receive copies c/o 56A Crampton St., London, SE17 5AE

For actions around the world check out

If you're heading to any of the major days of actions or protest camps on the European continent this summer, check out this rideboard and hook up with other folks heading your way. Same thing if you've got space for someone, you can put it on the rideboard. The site also has info/calendar on whats going on this summer, analysis and articles on summit hopping, and links to other resources.


Underground Party Network 07092 230023 HDFK 07050 601945 Negusa Negast 020 7644 5170 Prank 07870 827511 Stinky Pink 07961 735663 Panik 07092 043044 Underground Sounds 020 7644 5601 Malfaiteurs 020 7644 5179 Iffe 07971 273481 Stonka 07984 580660 Audiophile 07754 537792 Random Sounds 07816 013733 United Systems 020 8959 7525 Adrenaline 07867 961469 Deep Cartel 07971 3 71227 Warped 07813 620336 Planet 101 07816 282063 Shock Wave 07816 357545 Storm 07976 914523 Unsound


HDFK Panik Dead Silence Hekate Crossbones Network 23 Nightstorm Psychosis Brighton Alliance of Sound Systems

Nicked from

These listings mostly come from snapshots of the SchNEWS website taken by the Wayback Machine. By this stage, SchNEWS only printed P&P listings in the issues when there was a special event or festival, usually in summer - these have been included here. Because SchNEWS didn't back up the listings - once they were out of date they were deleted - there is no full back-up.

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