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Party & Protest - 2003



1 New Years Day Anti-Hunt Demos Contact the Hunt Saboteurs Association to find your local group
0845 4500727

1 Rememerance for Jill Phipps who tragically died opposing live exports

14 Food for All, major local conference examinging issues surrounding food in the city. Civic Centre, Southampton 023 8023 1942

15-16 Farms for Schools Annual Conference. Including workshops giving practical info and support for enhancing the quality of school visits to farms. Hatton Country World, Warwickshire

18-19 Mass Nonviolent Blockade of Northwood Military Base, London. To mark the anniversary of the Gulf War. Info 0845 458 2564.

19 Injustice - film about black deaths in police custody. 1.30pm at Birkbeck College, Malet St., London, WC1. Organised by the London Socialist Film Co-op 020 7278 5764

22 Benefit for Sussex Action for Peace. The first of monthly benefit nights with live music, DJs and film. The Hanbury Ballroom, 83 St George's Rd, Kemp Town, Brighton. £3

23-28 Another World Social Forum. 100,000 people are expected to converge on Porto Alegre, Brazil to talk about alternatives to the current social order.

25 Disobedience anti-war benefit. Featuring singer songwriters Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson. At London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1, 8pm £6/4

29 Lobby for Council Housing, Stop Privatisation. Rally 1-3pm Central Hall, Westminster, London. Organised by Defend Council Housing PO Box 33519, London E8 4XW. 020 7987 9989



Till March 15th Art not war 6.30 - 9.30 pm Conway Hall Humanist Centre 25 Red Lion square, WC1R 4RL London (nearest tube Holborn) contact

7 Anti-fascist (Benefit) Gig Gypsy's Tent, Spa Road (nr bus station), Bolton. 8pm till late. A musical extravaganza of reggae,punk, D&B and techno featuring Moss Side's Ruffkut, Steel Tip, Anarky Spanky and The Grind. £2.50 waged / £1.50 unwaged or student.

7- 8 Maximum Defiance Eviction Party two days of events from the Wick anarcho squatter crew. Live bands on Fri from 8pm till 3 am. On the Sat, Cafe, Films free shop and Record Stall from 4pm followed by Siren and Audiophile sound systems all night 25 White Post Lane Hackney Wick Nr Hackney Wick train station (Buses 276, 30, N30) £3

7 The International College for Sustainable Living have a course designed to explore who is exploiting/appropriating/controlling and who is on the forefront of the global movement to safeguard water. Coordinator, Bija Vidyapeeth A-60, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India Tel: 91 11 26561868, 26562093 Fax: 91 11 26562093

7-9 Earth First! Winter Moot. "It will be a space for discussions about how the EF! Network operates - our actions, tactics, gatherings, communication, and strategy. The Moot is open to anyone who identifies with the EF! Network, and is interested in these issues. Cheap vegan food will be available for the weekend, as well as crash space. If you have any special needs please let us know well advance." For details send an SAE to: EF! Moot c/o South Downs EF!, Prior House, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 2GY or 07763 552627

7-9 NATO Conference, Munich, Germany

8 Seedy Saturday community seed swap. Octagon Cafe, Inkerman Street, Llanelli, Wales 11am- 3pm.

8 Mass die-in 1pm Bournemouth Square. Dress in military uniform or white protective suits and gas masks. Bring banners, whistles, horns. 07743 537043

8 Worthing against War 1pm- Gathering in Montague Place with banners and speakers 2pm-March to war memorial, Chapel Road. Symbolic laying of wreath for those likely to die in a war against Iraq and those who have already been killed by the bombings and sanctions.

8 Mid Sussex Global Peace Campaign demonstrate for peace and against war 10 pm Burgess Hill Church Walk 01444 232 356

8 Mayday 2003 meeting 2pm. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X. Nearest station: Kings Cross.

9 Injustice, the film above deaths in police custody that the cops tried to ban 21 South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 6.00pm screening followed by Q&A with families and film maker.
Details & tickets telephone: 0118 9595115 or 07771 97678

9 CamPeace host a day of films and debate at the McCrum Lecture Theatre Benedict Street (next to Eagle Pub). 11-5:30

10-11 Come Visit the Oil and Gas Companies Trailer - BP, ESSO and all the usual tyrants will be at Heriot Watt (Edinburgh) on part of their £750,000 recruitment drive so either apply for a job or register your disdain. Dates may change so check with Jenny on 02078022410 or also

13 Human Rights and Equality; Friend or Foe? 1pm - 2pm Great Hall at King's College London, 152-170 The Strand, London Contact: 020 7401 2712 Free Organised by the British Institute of Human Rights.

13-14 The Oil and Gas recruitment drive pushes on to Napier University (Edinburgh) check date with

14 Campaign Against Arms Trade public meeting exposing local arms traders BAE Systems in Bolton contact 0207 281 0297or

14-18 Make love not war. Actions organised by Faslane peace camp including action against a Labour party war conference in Glasgow on the 15th. Tel 01436 820901

14- 16 Conference for Autonomous Action, Russia. The goal of Autonomous Action is to form a common libertarian communist organisation in the area of former Soviet Union. In our conference we will discuss political situation in the countries of former Soviet Union, chances to resist authoritarism and capitalism, strategy of libertarian movement in our countries as well as common projects of Autonomous Action
Please contact us as early as possible, especially if you need a nightplace. One should take with oneself dishes, sleeping bag and matrass, food or money for that and something for taking notes.Most likely participators of the conference will have to pay a fee of about 2$/euros to cover costs of rent., or

14 Feb An Evening of Anti War Events

Poets Against the War - with Michael Rosen, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah, Adrian Mitchell, Mr. Social Control, Sarah Maguire, Mahmood Jamel, Moniza Alvi and Jean 'Binta' Breeze. 6pm Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon Street. (Euston Square tube). £5

The War on Terror at Home: how anti-terrorism effects mirgrant communities and refugees with lawyer Gareth Peirce, Dr Siddiqui of the Muslim Parliament and author Ghada Karmi. Organised by the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities. 6.15pm Room 10\13, Friends Meeting House, (tube Euston)

Trade Union Rally: Bob Crow (RMT), Jack Hyman (president west coast Longshoreman), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Billy Hayes (CWU), chair Andrew Murray (Aslef). 6.30pm Bloomsbury Baptist Church, Shaftsbury Avenue, near junction with New Oxford Street, (Tottenham Court tube).

Globalise Resistance presents: Globalise This! Video link up with Edward Said answers your questions. Also live in London: Daniel Correa, National Coordinating Committee MST, landless movement, Brazil; Soheir Morsy, Campaign to Confront US Aggression, Egypt; Antonino Campenni, Cobas and arrested Social Forum Activist, Italy. 6.30pm Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement Building, London School of Economics, Aldwych (Temple or Holborn tubes).

'Revengers Tragedy' Alex Cox's introduces his new film starring Derek, Jacobi, Sophie Dahl and Eddie Izzard. 6.45pm The Curzon cinema, Shaftesbury Avenue (Leicester Square Tube £8)

Stop the War Coalition rally- Don't Attack Iraq, Tony Benn, Ahmed, Ben Bella, Yvonne Ridley, John Rees, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Euston Road (Euston tube)

9\11 and Dirty Pretty Things with introductions from Ken Loach and Stephen Frears 8pm the Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon Street. (Euston Square tube). £10.

Café Bookmarks: special late opening, anti-war exhibition and cafe in Britain's leading socialist bookshop in the heart of London, minutes walk from the events of the evening of 14th February. Drop in for anti-war books
and pamphlets, stickers, badges and posters. Refresh yourself with a coffee, tea and cake plus an exhibition of anti-war images from artists including Peter Kennard and David Gentlemen. Open 10am till 10pm
1, Bloomsbury Street, (Tottenham Court Road tube).

15 Don't Attack Iraq International Day of Action demonstration in central London from 1pm organised by Stop the War Coalition meet at Embankment 12 noon or Gower St 12.30pm (Warren St tube) 020 7053 2155 Join the Friends of Africa Against Imperialist War! 12 noon Embankment London 07890 738997/ 020 8265 Global Women's Strike are calling for women to march together -- look for the bright orange banner. Animal Rights bloc behind a 'Wars kill animals too' banner. Chip off the old Block and Posh Block will be marching behind a big bottle of champagne. There will be no anti-capitalist bloc, cos people have decided its quite dreary to surrounded by hundreds of cops and better to mingle. There will be a Critical Mass bike ride Wheels Against War meet at 12pm under Waterloo Bridge, South Bank to cycle over to the Embankment at 12:30pm and join the anti-war march through London, Mass sit down after demo from 5pm onwards. Assemble first at Green Park, near Green Park tube, then head for Eros, Piccadilly Circus where the mass non-violent civil disobedience will take place. 0845 458 2564 Stop the War Coalition 0207 053 2153/4/5/6

15 'Scotland says Not in Our Name, Mr Blair!' Anti-war march followed by rally outside the Labour Party conference where Blair will be speaking. Meet 10am The People's Palace, Glasgow Green.Join the Scottish anarchists Red n Black Bloc For more details and transport from other areas

16 Films and Discussion with Iraqi documentaries including 'In Shifting Sands' 1pm at The Other Cinema, Rupert Street, Soho 0208 806 6272

17 February - 1 March Sale of the Century National Tour As a part of the World Development Movement's (WDM) on-going campaign against the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS - see SchNEWS 286) a national tour will take the message of concern about GATS around the UK. Speakers include Robert Giuseppi, President General of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers in Trinidad and Tobago and K T Suresh, Co-ordinator of Equations in India.
Liverpool (17) 7 pm The Casa, 29 Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BQ 0151 638 7355 Preston (18) 7.30pm
St Wilfred's Parish Central, Chapel St, Central Preston, (off Fishergate) 01253 781 116 Sheffield (19) 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, St James St, Sheffield (close to Anglican Cathedral) 0114 236 0361 Leeds (20) 7pm The Civic Hall, Leeds 0113 391 7917 email Brighton (24) 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brighton 07903 098330 or email Stroud (26) 7.15pm Old Town Hall, The Shambles, Stroud 01453 750962 Bristol (26) 7.30pm Unitarian Meeting Hall, Surrey Lodge, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 0117 377 1426 or email Exeter (27) 7.30pm Palace Gate, Exeter 01626 821 745 or email Newcastle (27)
venue - to be confirmed 0191 211 6981 Shrewsbury (28) 7.30pm Hobbs Room, Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury 01743 353866 or email Edinburgh (28) 7.30 PM
Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace 0131 226 1488 or email Coventry (1 March) 10.30 am- noon Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, Earlsdon Avenue South, Coventry 024 7641 2565 Glasgow (1 March) Venue and timing tbc 0131 226 1488 or email

19 Injustice the film above deaths in police custody that the cops tried to ban Oldham Gallery, Education Suite, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 7pm screening followed by Q&A with families and film maker.
Details: 07973780305

19 Come Visit the Oil and Gas Companies Trailer - BP, ESSO and all the usual tyrants will be at University of Swansea on part of their £750,000 recruitment drive so either apply for a job or register your disdain. Dates may change so check with Jenny on 02078022410 or also

21 The Oil and Gas recruitment drive pushes on to Cardiff University - check date with

21 Injustice the film above deaths in police custody that the cops tried to ban Lloyd Auditorium, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 7pm screening followed by Q&A with families and film maker. Screening as part of the Oxford Brookes Human Rights Film Festival

21- 23 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Course. The Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The course will give an overview of the technology of renewable energy and outline the basic principles of solar electricity, small-scale wind power and microhydro-power and their applications for homes, businesses and farms.

22 National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns meeting to plan further campaigns and share experiences, there will be lunch and a creche 12.00 - 5.00pm Central Methodist Hall Oldham Street Manchester 0207 701 5197 0161 740 8206 0121 554 6947

23 Citizens weapons inspections at USAF Fairford, where B-2 bombers will be flying from to bomb Iraq. Transport from London 07817 061183.
For more information on Fairford, see

24 'A Spin Too Far: New Labour and the Irresistable Rise of Political Disaffection' With Alan Finlasyson (Author of Making Sense of New Labour) and Hilary Wainwright (editor of Red Pepper) 7:30 pm at The Union Tavern, 52 Lloyd Baker St, London WC1. Free 020 8926 7092

24-25 Come Visit the Oil and Gas Companies Trailer - BP, ESSO and all the usual tyrants will be at University of Dundee on part of their £750,000 recruitment drive giving you a chance to register your disdain. Dates may change so check with Jenny on 02078022410 or also

25 No Money for New Oil! Stop UK Government Support for the Baku Oil Pipeline. "BP wants to build a huge new oil pipeline through Asia and Turkey. More oil means more climate change. The project will increase the risk of conflict and human rights abuses in the region, may impact severely on the local environment, and lead to more corruption and distorted local economies, with very questionable benefits for local people. And BP wants UK taxpayers to help pay for it!" 020 7566 1673

25 Demonstration at the Waterloo Cup. Altcar near Southport.

26-27 The Oil and Gas Giants will be glad to see you at University of Abertay - confirm date with

28 Critical Mass Bike Ride to demand car-free spaces to move and air to breath 6pm outside National Film Theatre under Waterloo Bridge

28 Campaign Against Arms Trade public meeting exposing local arms traders BAE Systems in Bristol contact 0207 281 0297or

28-29 Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty start planning now for 48 hours of protest starting at midnight get a cambridgeshire map from

29 Stop the War: A D Day of Reflection and Resistance are looking for more speakers/workshoppers other contributers welcome.



1 Campaign Against Arms Trade public meeting exposing local arms traders BAE Systems in Cardiff contact 0207 281 0297or

3 Come Visit the Oil and Gas Companies Trailer - BP, ESSO and all the usual tyrants will be at Newcastle (Haymarket) on part of their £750,000 recruitment drive giving you a chance to register your disdain. Dates may change so check with Jenny on 02078022410 or also

6 Questioning Security Terrorism in a Globalised World. Organised jointly by Resurgence & Demos 6pm 6.30pm at Demos, The Mezzanine, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7YY (adjacent to Waterloo Station). Admission £5 with wine To book a place call 01237 441293 or email

6-7The Oil and Gas recruitment drive pushes on to Glasgow (George Square)- check dates with

7-9 Frock on Festival 2003, Glasgow. Feminism * Anarchism * Punk Rock!. A three day event with workshops and live music. Provisional venue Maryhill Community Centre.

8 International Womens Day/Global Women's Strike

8 Frock On organised by the Cailleach Collective, a feminoanarchist fest called in Glasgow with workshops and bands with activists, zine makers, herbalists and the like. 078 1294 3410

8 European Day of Action against sweatshop labour and the exploitation of women's work. Organise your own events and protests in your town. Organised by No Sweat UK. Tel 07951 493 232

8 Phone Mast Rally. Organised by Mast Sanity 11 am Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London

9-28 Design for life - Permaculture, Biomimicry and Sustainable Living course at Schumacher College, bursaries available 01803 865934 or

10-11 The Oil and Gas Giants will be glad to see you at University of Paisley- check dates with

13 Global GATS action day

13-14 this time those fossil fuel fools will be appearing at Caledonian University - check also

14 Edward Said & Mrs Al-Durrah Stop the Genocide in Iraq and Palestine! Live video link-up with New York and Gaza to Scotland 7-9pm Western lecture theatre/Boyd Orr Hall Glasgow Uni Campus 0141 333 9522

15 Seventh International Day Against Police Brutality.

17- 22 Towards Car-Free Cities III - Prague, Czech Republic. Bringing together people from across Europe and beyond who are promoting alternatives to car dependence and car culture. We will focus on strategy, collaboration and exchange, assisting the practical work of conference participants - whether it be organising car-free days or building the car-free cities of the future. -

17-18 The Oil and Gas recruitment drive pushes on to UMIST and stay to visit the University of Manchester on 19-20 check dates with also

22 Judgement Day ! National demonstration outside Fairford USAF base. Fairford is where B-2 bombers will be flying out from to bomb Iraq Called by Bristol-Stop-The-War-Coalition For details of travel from your area For directions

22 Foil the Base - national action at Menwith Hill Spy Base "Menwith Hill is the largest electronic monitoring station in the world. Run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and operating as US sovereign territory it picks up communications from satellites covering the Middle East - it even won an award for its eavesdropping in the last Gulf War. Menwith is also a key base for the project of long-term military
aggression - 'Star Wars'. To 'foil the base' - disrupt the satellite signal receivers - there has to be as much foil in the air as possible. Bring foil kites, foil balloons, foil puppets - use your imagination."
07905 913 139 or

25 No Money for New Oil! Stop UK Government Support for the Baku Oil Pipeline. "BP wants to build a huge new oil pipeline through Asia and Turkey. More oil means more climate change. The project will increase the risk of conflict and human rights abuses in the region, may impact severely on the local environment, and lead to more corruption and distorted local economies, with very questionable benefits for local people. And BP wants UK taxpayers to help pay for it!" 020 7566 1673

26 Demonstrate at Dungavel Removal/Detention Centre, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire ML10 6RF 1.30pm

28 Designed by Nature. Talk organised by Resurgence Magazine and the Temenos Academy with Janine Benyus, Rupert Sheldrake and Satish Kumar. At the Princes Foundation, 19-22 Charlotte Road, Old Street, London EC2A 3SG 6.15pm £5 with wine. Tel 01237 441293

29 Kyoto march - 2 years after Bush dumped Kyoto featuring 'March to the end of the world' (symbolic of where Bush and Exxon are leading us) 7am from ExxonMobil (='Esso') HQ, Leatherhead, 20 miles to the US embassy. Rally at Imperial War Museum (Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park) 3.30 pm, for march to US embassy ( = final leg of "March to the End of the World"). End of the World Party at the US Embassy, 5.30 pm Dress code theme: 'Armageddon from the US': Grim Reapers, Angels with Trumpets, Great Beasts, Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Whores of babylon, etc with a US twist : scythes with stars & stripes attached etc..."Join us in bringing home to the US and to the world, the truly horrific potential consequences of US sabotage of international action to combat climate change. Join our 'March to the End of the World' - which is where the US is leading us !" Organised by the 'Campaign against Climate Change', 0208 8553327/07903 316331


10 April - 30 September Sanctuary- Contemporary Art and Human Rights. Developed in partnership with Amnesty International and the Scottish Refugee Council. Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH. Free, open 10am- 5pm daily, 11am-5pm Friday and Sunday.

Till April 13 Occupy Your (pro-war) MPs Office. ARROW has called a fortnight of anti-war office occupations. "We're encouraging folk to use the internet to find out who thier local pro-war MP is, go to their office with a simple demand (e.g. that your local MP call for a strict adherence to International humanitarian law and join Oxfam in rejecting any military attack on Iraq's electricity system as a breach of the Geneva Convention), and refuse to leave until physically removed or their demand is met. A short info pack including legal information is available on line at or on request afrom the Voices office 0845 458 2564.

11-13 Pirate RADIO 4A on the airwaves in Brighton this weekend on 101.4 FM and internet streams at

12 Stop the War national demonstration in memory of those that have died in Iraq. People are asked to bring flowers, cards, wreaths etc to lay outside 10 Downing Street as we walk past there. Assemble 12 noon at either York Road, Waterloo or Victoria Street 0207 053 2153 Join the Kazoo bloc. Buy a kazoo wear read and join the marching band at south bank at the Royal Festival Hall bar from 11.30 am If you don't want to trudge through London, but just love listening to the same old speakers, then stay at home and listen at who'll be broadcasting live all the speeches from the main stage.

12 Stop the War demo, Scotland meet 11.30am Blythswood square, Glasgow 0131 538 0257

12 Blackburn Stop the War Coalition demo 11am till around 12:30 am outside Blackburn Town Hall. email

12 Voices for the Future conference near Euston, London 11-4.30pm to discuss and plan a political future beyond New Labour. Including Moving beyond New Labour and 'party politics' - the alternatives. Taking forward the anti-war movements and the anti-capitalist movements. Building a democratic society - Making the right to vote count. £5 conference fee to: Voices conference, PO Box 942, London SW1V 2AR.

12 Ten years on: The fight for racial justice and the struggle to defend the rights of asylum seekers. A one day conference organised by Leicester Civil Rights Movement. 9.30am-6pm Highfields Youth and Community Centre, 96 Melbourne Road, Leicester. Tel: 0116 253 1053

11-13 Womens Peace Camp, The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, Berkshire Meet at Falcon Gate, Tadley, between 7 and 9 pm 07904450307

12-13 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings, Washington DC

13 Protest at USAF Lakenheath, Suffolk. 01508 550446 (Davida Higgin)

13-20 EYFA and Escanda are jointly hosting a meeting that will take place in the beautiful mountain town of Pola de Lena in Asturias, the Spanish State, over the Easter week.
"A fundamental, but often overlooked, part of our actions and organising relies on good communications. This can mean our interpersonal relationships, the way we run meetings and make decisions, how we interact with our local communities, how we network, how we talk about our struggles, how we represent ourselves,
and are represented in the media, and how we share and distribute information. Taking 'communicating' as a broad theme for this meeting we hope to engage in lively discussion, share lots of skills and strengthen networks across Europe." Places limited - fill in an application form at: and send it back to: asap.

14 States of War seminar 7.30 pm The Union Tavern, Lloyd Baker Street Tel 020 8926 7092

14 Kites for Peace at MOD Llanbedr, nr Harlech 2pm. Meet Machynlleth Station 12.30pm, for 12.53pm train. Bring pictures, ribbons and flowers and a kite to fly. Flying kites is forbidden at MOD Llanbedr, and they will be flown as a symbol of opposition to the war machine. Info: 01654-702166/761463

15 Anti-Capitalist social night organised by TACT 7.30pm at The Foundry, 82-84 Great Eastern Street, London EC2 (on the corner of Old St & Gt Eastern St - nearest tube: Old Street) 07944 586416

15 West Papua Ake. A unique night, mixing Papuan singers with Ninjatune DJ's Matt Black and Mixmaster Morris. Also filming of new film Papua Merdeka (Free Papua!). At George IV - 144 Brixton Hill, London rtsp://

15 Brighton & Hove local food producers meeting. A get together of local food producers who sell food in Brighton. 7.30pm, Room 1, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

15 International Day of Anti-war Boycott Action. Boycott action pack from

17 Land and Freedom. Ken Loach film about the Spanish Revolution and Civil War. 7.30pm. Blackcurrant Centre, 24 St Michael's Avenue, Northampton

17 International Day of Farmer's Struggle

17-21 Gosport & Fareham Easter Folk Festival, Hampshire Cost: from £7 to £50: "Claiming to be England's biggest indoor Folk & Celtic Music Festival with over 300 performers from all over the world, it includes concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, Late Night Festival Club & more." 01329 231942

17-20 Ist International European Social Consulta, Barcelona

18 Peat Action Camp Good Friday West Yorkshire Bi-annual week of action to defend peat bogs. Bring: waterproof clothing, wellies, cash for food & fuel, soft, warm bedding, insect repellant and a vehicle if you can.
No tent required. For details after April 10th call: 07812 745836

18 Mad Pride launch of Stop the Suicide Campaign at Chat's Palace, 42 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, London, E9 (nearest train Homerton overground) 8pm £4 on the door. 07985780385

18-20 Permaculture. Course Details: The ethical basis of Permaculture: people care; earth care; fair shares. The principles of Permaculture design, for example "the problem is the solution." Tools of Permaculture design, for example "zoning", and "sector" Starting to apply Permaculture to your home / garden / work - some practical examples. The course will be taught through short lectures; group discussion; slides; and games. Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire. Cost: £150 waged, £100 unwaged. All meals and accommodation included. Organised by Low-Impact Living Initiative 01296 714184 web:

19 London school students Direct Action planning meeting. To create a network of school activists and to follow up the anti-war student walk-outs with a student strike on Mayday. Meet 1pm on Houghton St, WC2 near Holborn and Temple tubes.

19 World Day for Lab Animals. Rally and March in Cambridge. Coaches from London 07971 462813

20 till 20 June Balkan 'No Border' bike ride. The cararvan is passing amongst others Lijubliana, Zagreb, Vukovar, Belrad, Sofia and ending at the EU Summit in Thessaloniki, Greece.

20-26 Mental Health Action Week. 020 78020312/0313

21 National Zoo Awareness Day. This bi-annual event organised by CAPS raises awareness of the animal rights and conservation issues surrounding zoos. This year CAPS will be launching a new 'whistleblower' campaign to encourage current or ex-zoo staff to come forward with information. Captive Animals' Protection Society PO Box 573, Preston, PR1 9WW, UK. Tel 0845 330 3911

21 Demo against London Zoo. Meet 11.30am Camden Tube or noon at London Zoo, Regents Park. Organised by London Animal Action 0845 4584775

22 Really Big Blockade, Faslane naval base, Scotland. Help close down Britain's Trident base - home of Britain's very own weapons of mass destruction. . Scottish CND 0141 423 1222 email: For transport from London call 07810 192905 or email

23 Picket court in support of asylum seekers detained for Yarlswood fire 9 am Harrow Crown Court, Hailsham Drive, Harrow.(Nearest station is Harrow & Wealdstone) Contact 07767 414714 (See SchNEWS 348)

20-26 Mental Health Action Week organised by the Mental Health Foundation Tel: 020 7802 0312 /0313

23 The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. The Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters . Book signing with author Greg Palast 6pm followed by meeting 6.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1 £5/£2 concs 07977 229459 Sponsors by Red Pepper; Proceeds to the firefighters.

23-24 Film Premiere 'Jeremy Hardy versus The Israeli Army' The Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL, 15 Gordon Street, London - followed by question and answer session. "Easter, 2002. Overcome by curiosity and a love of justice, British comedian Jeremy Hardy travels to Palestine to try his hand at ending the occupation. What he doesn't know is that he will bear testimony to a horrific yet seminal moment in the struggle of the Palestinian people. This film is the unlikely journey of an unlikely witness from onlooker to human shield."
Tickets £6.50 0207 3888822

24 Shut down BP's Annual General Meeting. London Rising Tide invites you to join in shutting down BP's Annual General Meeting (AGM) with a massive celebration that says 'yes' to social and ecological justice, and 'no' to Big Oil, war, capitalism and climate chaos. Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London. Info or leave message at 01865 241097

* There will be a Critical Mass bike ride as part of the day's fun and games, meeting at 9.30am at BP's new HQ - 1, St. James' Square, SW1 - and ending up at the Carnival.

24 Another Way Is Possible "Film about the political and social transformation of Venezuela, one of the few democratically elected countries that has chosen an autonomous path against the dogma of globalisation and neo-liberalism and for the interests of its people. The film is a moving tribute to the political consciousness and determination of the people of Venezuela. It tells the story of another world which is not just POSSIBLE but EXISTS." Indymedia Cinema @ The Other Cinema, 11 Rupert Street, London W1
Tel: 020 7437 0757 (Nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Sq) £5/4 conc. 8.30pm followed by discussion with film-makers afterwards

24 The Jewish Anarchists. Documentary about community of radicals who published the legendary Yiddish language weekly'Free Voice of Labour'. 7.30pm. Blackcurrant Centre, 24 St Michael's Avenue, Northampton

24 Asylum seekers Legal Workshop St Columba's Church, Alfred Street, Oxford 2pm - 5pm 01865 722082

25- 2 May The Grand Plants For A Future Spring Clean. Go along to help clean up the Plants for a Future site in Blagdon. Communal vegan food will be prepared and there will be plenty of camping space. 01208 872 963 or 07813 067 250,

25-29 Green Flag Convention, A Gathering of Autonomous Groups and Collectives in the Philippines and of course PUNKS! Botanical Garden, Baguio City, Philippines

26 March for peace. Meet 11am Cardiff Castle and march to Assembly Rooms.There will be a rally with bands and speakers. Organised by Wales Coalition for Peace. Contact

26 Wars in Africa and Anniversary of the death of Kwame Nkrumah (first president of Ghana) and birthday of Mumia Abu-Jamal (African-American journalist on death row). 4-8pm Unity Centre 2-4 Ravenstone St., Balham, London SW12

26 Exploiting conservation and conserving exploitation in a reformed World Bank with Zoe Young writer and film-maker with Conscious Cinema and author of 'A New Green Order? French Institute 17, Queensberry Place, SW7 London, see for more details. Reservations to or call 0709 234 8726.

26 Uribe Velez - Bush's Man in Latin America. Conference at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1 with Francisco Ramirex, Colombian Mining Unions and Marta Hinestroza, Lawyer for BP Pipeline Victims 10am-5pm 07932 034477

26 Land matters - a colloquium Conference @ 11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ Speakers include Satish Kumar Director of Schumacher College, editor of Resurgence magazine and Rob Borland Agricultural engineer and expert on the causes and effects of soil degradation and restoration and its social and economic implications. 8.45 am to 5 pm. £15 (including refreshments and a buffet lunch) 020 7034 4000

27 Vegan Families Network Gathering. Come for a Teddy Bear's Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt at Highgate Woods, North London, on Sunday 27th April 2003. 1 pm to 4 pm. Meet at Children's Playground (under 5s) 5 minutes walk from Highgate underground. Please bring vegan food and drink to share and a teddy bear! Info 020 8861 1233

28 Workers Memorial Day. A day to * Remember the Dead - the huge number of people killed in incidents at work and by occupational illnesses like cancer, lung, heart and asbestos related disease each year; and * Fight for the Living - we fight for the living by campaigning for better health and safety at work and the prevention of death, injury and disease through real partnership with employers, increased rights for trade union safety reps, strict enforcement, serious fines and imprisonment for breaking health and safety laws.

28 Bristol Workers Memorial Day Conference, Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street With workshops on corporate irresponsibility and the struggle for health and safety and how democratic is your workplace? 10.30am-4pm Organised by Bristol Against Casualisation Campaign

28 Demonstration through the City of London led by a horse drawn hearse. Spital Square, Bishopsgate. 11.30am Construction Safety Campaign 07747795954

28 Action in Bristol. For details contact

28 Tree planting ceremony outside St Peters Church (west side), York Place, Brighton 12.30pm Followed by a short commemorative service inside St Peters Church More details from Brighton and Hove UNISON. 01273 291620

29 Guitars against the war. Featuring Julie Felix, Steve Harley, Donovan and Neville Staples (The Specials). All proceeds to CND. The Sheperds Bush Empire, London. Box Office 0870 771 2000

29 Film showing of 'The Navigators' by Ken Loach 7.45pm, Cube Cinema, Dove Street, Bristol (off Jamaica Street) Organised by Bristol Against Casualisation Campaign & RMT South West Branch Free. You might want to contact to make sure about a seat.

Further information about activities on and around Workers Memorial Day this year is available at

29 April- 10 June (Every Tuesday Evening) An Introduction to the Theory of Permaculture Design. A course run in partnership between Brighton Permaculture Trust and the Friends Centre. 7.30-9.30pm, The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton. £80/50 Info 01273 327835

30 April - 11 May Exhibition: We Get Restless. Photos by Guy Smallman and Paul Mattsson from: Genoa, Mayday, Brussells, Gothenburg, Prague, Nice, Barcelona, Seville, and Stop the War images from London and New York. Paintings by Laura Norder. Paintings and Graphics by Paul Petard. At the Foundry, Grt Eastern St. London EC1.

30 Ravage Festival, Amsterdam, Holland. Alternative queensday


For 8-12 weeks Trial of Immigrants accused of being involved in the fire at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre (see SchNEWS 348) The trial is taking place at Harrow Crown Court and the Campaign For Justice In the Yarl's Wood Trial is looking for volunteer court "observers" to take notes of the day's events and report back. Info 07786 517379

Mark Barnsley Speaking Tour - prisoners survival and prison support - contact the campaign to help and organise an event in your town/city. Mark Barnsley c/o JfMB, PO Box 381, Huddersfield, HD1 3XX, England. Tel. 07944 522001

Mayday week of direct action against the arms trade

1 May Day Weapons of Mass Construction. A map is out now with details of targets for possible pre-emptive strikes against capitalism. Send an SAE to BM Mayday, London WC1N 3XX
Timetable for Mayday so far: Meet 2pm Lockheed Martin, Berkshire House High Holborn WC1 or meet 2pm for a Critical Mass, The Home Office, Birdcage Walk, SW1. 4pm convergence at Shell, The Strand WC2

1 London Mayday 2003 Critical Mass. "Part of 'London Mayday 2003 -A Weapon of Mass Destruction', a day of action against capitalism & war. Critical Mass is a non-polluting celebration of the alternatives to car culture capitalism, and draws the links between environmental destruction, war and capitalism. Calling all bikes, skates, anything without an engine; bring flags, flyers, humour and anger!" Meet 11am NFT, under Waterloo Bridge - South Bank, London

1 Mayday March for Liberty, Solidarity & Equality 12.30pm at Infirmary Fields, Bradford

1 1st hand experiences from the World Social Forum, 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY T 01274 734160

1 Protest against Channel Four's censorship of Injustice. 9pm Channel Four Television, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P. (St.James Park tube) Injustice is the award winning documentary about black deaths in police custody and since C4 won't screen Injustice then they are going to screen it on C4. If you can't make the protest then the telephone number for Channel Four is 020 7396 4444 or 020 7306 8333

1 The Wobblies. Documentary about the most radical trade unionists in U.S. history - the Industrial Workers of the World. 7.30pm. Blackcurrant Centre, 24 St Michael's Avenue, Northampton

1-2 Come Visit the Oil and Gas Companies Trailer - BP, ESSO and all the usual tyrants will be at RGU, Aberdeen as part of their £750,000 recruitment drive giving you a chance to register your disdain. Dates may change so check with Jenny on 02078022410 or also

2 Benefit Gig for Campaign Against Depleted Uranium @ Star and Garter, Fairfield Street, Manchester 9pm - 1.30am £4/£3 0161 273 8293

2 World Bank Boycott Europe Speaker's Tour in Oxford. 12:30 University of Oxford and 6.30 East Oxford Community Centre. The boycott is an international coalition of grassroots groups from the Global South, the US and Europe, which seeks to increase financial and political pressure from the World Bank by discouraging local institutions from investing in its bonds.

2 World Press Freedom Day. Journalists at war The Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City University, London 10am-5pm Tickets available from press freedom network 01684 891338 or e-mail

2- 30 Sanity. A CND, Griffin and Dazed & Confused Exhibition of Peace and Protest memorabilia from 1980 onwards. 10am- 6pm. Venue: Dazed and Confused Gallery, 112-116 Old Street, London, EC1 Nearest tube: Old Street. Info 020 7700 2393

3 World Bank Boycott Europe Speaker's Tour in London. The boycott is an international coalition of grassroots groups from the Global South, the US and Europe, which seeks to increase financial and political pressure from the World Bank by discouraging local institutions from investing in its bonds.

3 Cannabis march and festival, Brockwell Park, Brixton London. £3 donations For Carnival style march from Kennington Park Meet at noon FESTIVAL from 1pm 3 donation. Hemp Tent, Kids Area, Cannabis College, Food & Craft Stalls, Grow Tent, Sounds from Negusa Negast, RDK Hi-Fi, Ascension, Access All Areas, SQUALL, FEMI 9, Trojan, BASS, Rinky Dink, King Beat Sound system - UK Hip Hop. Info Spaces - Spike, Pirate TV, Green Party, Stop the War, Lambeth Community Police Consultative Group, Indymedia, Comtech, Festival bars (please bring no glass bottles), two live stages, Main Stage - Ooojami, Babyhead, Tarantism, Spacegoats, Didgi Dub, HashBash Stage - Pain, Headjam, Bryan Wilson Band, Orginal African Idians, Nomadix Roots, Soulclyde, Howard Marks, Dr Nuke, MC Vic Lambrusco. Due to the oil wars this festival will be powered by renewable energy, bio-diesel, love and tolerance.
Part of the international cannabis day of action. Info Line: 07931 243 855 230 other cannabis events happening around the world The festival costs about £70,000 to put on - to make a donation on-line: or call 020 8671 5936.

3 Demonstration against the use of Depleated Uranium in Iraq and Galloway. 1pm Dundrennon, by Kirkudbright, Galloway, South West Scotland.

3 Taking Control, workshops to inspire and inform in a DIY style featuring: using a sound system, food for free, homebrewing, DJing, doing zines, putting on a gig, growing food, more t.b.c. 12-6pm-1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY T 01274 734160

3 Zounds - anarcho punk squatter rock - a library collective benefit @ 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY T 01274 734160

3 Family May Day festival FREE! Belmont Recreation Ground, off Downhills Park Road, N17 12 - 4pm. Nearest tube is Turnpike Lane on the Piccadilly Line (come out and head East). The theme of the festival is "The Green Man". This mysterious visitor to Belmont Rec will be joined by West African drummers, Ibrahim Doglis' Turkish Band, Druid singer/song-writer Jim Faupel, The Idle Working Men's Club blues band, Michael Edmunds Jazz Trio; clowns, jugglers and children's entertainers.

3 Media Workers Against War - Dropping Songs on The Whitehouse. An evening of anti-war entertainment from members of the BBC division of MWAW. Here to prove that working for the BBC doesn't always mean taking the Government's side. Featuring Indie, Ska and South Asian music, plus poetry from William Alderson. 7.30pm, Studio Theatre, Union Chapel, Islington, London. £5

3 Picket of Wilkinsons, Acocks Green. The Retail outlet, Wilkinson's, is one of the many companies profiting from the slave labour of prisoners. In Swansea prison for example, where prisoners are forced to do packing work for Wilkinson's, prisoners are paid little more than £1 per day. Organised by Birmingham Campaign Against Prison Slavery. Meet outside Marks & Spencers in the City Centre at 10:30am

3 The Anti-War Movement:- Where do we go from here? Meeting to discuss Brainstorming Ideas for the Future. Newtown Methodist Centre (Next to Argos, sort of opposite the Bus Station). 1pm-5pm.

3 Tyneside May Day march and rally. Assemble 11am Transport House (TGWU), John Dobson Street. Women in Black and Stop the War Coalition sections in the march; followed by anti-war teach-in and workshops. Tel. 0845 458 8368.

3 Stop the War Teach-in. Looking at the causes of the war on Iraq, how best to support the Iraqi people and the futures of US foreign policy and the anti-war movement. St Johns Church Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne. 2-5pm. Tel. 0845 458 8368.

4 Tribute concert for Pete Shaughnessy At the Foundry, Great Eastern Street, London.EC1

4 Mayday Football Tournament, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, London N16 'Once again we are creating an autonomous social space in the park to include a 7-a-side football tournament, mass proletariat kickabout, 3 sided game (!!), kids game and Mayday Picnic.' It all kicks off at 10am. If you want to include your team (get together with your mates!) or want any further info email us at
or tel : 07958 11 2870.

5 World Bank Boycott Europe Speaker's Tour in Bristol at The Cube Cinema 6pm. The boycott is an international coalition of grassroots groups from the Global South, the US and Europe, which seeks to increase financial and political pressure from the World Bank by discouraging local institutions from investing in its bonds.

5-6 Oil and Gas Giants will still be looking for employees at University of Abedeen so why not pay 'em a visit - check dates with

6 World Bank Boycott Europe Speaker's Tour University of Leeds 7pm The boycott is an international coalition of grassroots groups from the Global South, the US and Europe, which seeks to increase financial and political pressure from the World Bank by discouraging local institutions from investing in its bonds.

7 World Bank Boycott Europe Speaker's Tour in London. Forum for Stable Currencies 6pm
The boycott is an international coalition of grassroots groups from the Global South, the US and Europe, which seeks to increase financial and political pressure from the World Bank by discouraging local institutions from investing in its bonds.

7 Ecology open meeting organised by Brighton Peace Messenger Brighthelm Centre, North Road. 7pm

7-11 Francisco Ramirez President of the Colombian mine workers' union SINTRAMINERCOL is in the UK and is available to give talks.If you would like Francisco to speak to your group, please contact Richard Solly (; 020 7254 4699) as soon as possible.

8 Little Brother Collective Night of Radical Film. With films about the Birmingham Northern Relief Road protests and the Nine Ladies Anti-Quarry Campaign, plus Crowd Bites Wolf. 6-8pm Coffeevolution, 9a Church Street, Huddersfield

8 The final act of neglect. Ceart's response document to the Prison Service review of the Irish deaths at Brixton Prison. Contact: Ceart, 07931844969

8 Shut Down DSEi open meeting, venue to be confirmed. 7.30pm. Info Disarm DSEi Coordinating Group, c/o 11 Goodwin Street, London, N4 3HQ. Tel: 07817 652 029 Email discussion list: Announcements list:

8 Blink- Palestine Solidarity Benefit. Drum and Bass, UK Garage. 6 - 11pm at the Underground Bar, LSE Students Union, Houghton Street, London WC1 £5/3 Cheap drinks all nite.

8 World Bank Boycott Europe Speaker's Tour London School of Economics 2pm Oxford 8pm organised by the Green Party. The boycott is an international coalition of grassroots groups from the Global South, the US and Europe, which seeks to increase financial and political pressure from the World Bank by discouraging local institutions from investing in its bonds. more details

8 Protest at AMEC's AGM Protest against AMEC's involvement in the controversial Baku-Ceyhan pipeline through Georgia. 9am at Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park for a briefing then 10 am outside the Radisson Hotel, Portman Square, London to build a GIANT pipeline, AGM starts at 10.30am 01865-200550/020-7566-1666.

8 Coping with the Weapons of Tomorrow: ethics and rules. BBC World service debate If you would like to participate in the debate by asking a question, please email 2.30-5pm Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE. London. Free but space limited so get there early.

8 The Social Revolution that is Venezuela, film at 8pm at the Side Cinema (near the Crown Posada pub on Dean Street), on Newcastle's Quayside. Suggested donation £3.

9 World Bank Boycott Tour University of Birmingham, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics 3.30pm Gloucestershire Green Party 8.30pm more details

9 Vigil of Remembrance and Justice for Terry Doyle. Terry died in prison over one year ago and there still has been no inquest, the review by the Prison Service was just a white wash. Terry Doyle was the last of seven Irish men to have died in Brixton. 7pm, HMP Brixton, Jebb Avenue, London. Contact: Ceart, 07931844969

9 The 'Anarchist' copper speaks. Commander Paddick will talk on gay rights and the police at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London 7.30pm

9-15 War Resisters International training and action seminar. Bringing together conscientious objectors worldwide. Near Tel Aviv, Israel (Venue t.b.c.). Contact WRI, 5 Caledonian Road London N1 9DX 020-7278 4040

9- 19 The Grand Plants For A Future Spring Clean. Go along to help clean up the Plants for a Future site in Blagdon Communal vegan food will be prepared and there will be plenty of camping space. 01208 872 963 or 07813 067 250,

10 The French Connection- Anarchism and organisation-convened by Anarchist Federation. David Berry, author of a new book on the French anarchist movement talks about its problems with organisation, the rise of Bolshevism, the Spanish Civil War. 2 - 5 pm Conway Hall,Red Lion Square, London WC1 Free 07946 214 590

10 Manchester's People Assembly

10 Can Human Rights Save Society Conference at BPP Law School with Yasmin Anwar, Vera Biard ECmP, Prof. Kevin Boyle etc. 68-70 Red Lion Street, central London 10am-4pm £20 concessions

10 2nd Sources of Radicalism Conference. Bringing together radical historians, trade unionists and community activists for a day of seminars and discussions on the past, present and future of radicalism in Britain. Topics include anti-militarism, Sylvia Pankhurst, trade unions and music. Full programme at Early booking advised!

10 London Transport: public service or private business French Institute 17, Queensberry Place, SW7 London, see for more details. Reservations to or call 0709 234 8726

10 Anti-war benefit night with MP Jeremy Corbyn and Irish folk band Flash Company. Labour Hall, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, 8pm-midnight. Admission FREE.

10 A conference to mark the 40th Anniversary of the publication of EP Thompson¹s The Making of the English Working Class 9.30-4pm Institute of Historical Research Malet St WC1

10 Baby Milk Scandal Demo. Demonstration against Nestle UK in Croydon.

10 Debate on GM Crops: Do We Need Them? Are They Safe? Hear the evidence and judge for yourself, with David Bellamy, Stanley Ewen, Mae-Wan Ho, Malcolm Hooper, Vyvyan Howard, Brian John, Peter Melchett, Arpad Pusztai, and many others. Kicking off the national GM debate with a case for a GM-free Organic. Britain. 1.30pm-6.30pm, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Auditorium B5, King's College, Waterloo, London. Admission Free. Get tickets now, for your local group, reply to

12 Making better use of the capital's media. A One-day seminar for refugees, asylum-seekers and support groups in advance of Refugee Week (16-22 June). Free, but please book in advance, Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 Info 0117 9415889

13 Alternative radio bulletin 11am-12pm on Resonance 104.4 FM broadcast across London or on the internet at Email

13 The war on terror threatens us all Public meeting jointly called by the Haldane Society and Campaign Against Criminalising Communities Moses Room, House of Parliament Westminster (St Stephens entrance) 7pm Speakers include Michael Mansfield QC Gareth Peirce human rights lawyer, Sait Akgul Federation of Kurdish Associations and Mark Thomas "The so-called 'War on Terror' threatens us all. It is a state-sponsored terror campaign against democracy, both at home and abroad. As Iraq is now bombed in the name of bringing democracy to its people, basic democratic rights are being attacked even more by the warmongers at home." 020 7586 589

13 Anti-capitalist actions at global summits: What next?, Side Cinema, Newcastle, 7:30pm. Video footage from the massive and diverse actions at Prague, Genoa, Seattle and London.

13 Shebab Daiyer (Lost Youth), film about life in Palestine. At the Spitz, Spitalfields Market, London. 7pm. Free

14 Public meeting on internet surveillance. Organised by the Foundation for Information Policy Research and Privacy International. 1.30- 5.30pm. The Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2. Free but space is limited, so please RSVP to

14-20 Global week of Genespotting action against the biotechnology industry. The idea is for local groups to find a GE site and have a Genespotting action there duriing the week. There is a video avaliable about Genespotting in Belgium. Posters and leaflets will be avaliable to download from

15 International Conscientious Objectors' Day. War Resisters' International 020-7278 4040

15 New Bands Night- Palestine Solidarity Benefit. Drum and Bass, UK Garage. 6 - 11pm at the Underground Bar, LSE Students Union, Houghton Street, London WC1 £5/3 Cheap drinks all nite.

15 Shebab Daiyer (Lost Youth), film about life in Palestine. The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton. Free. Members and their guests only

16 Concert for Peace with The Brindisi Piano Trio. 7.30pm Regent Hall, the Salvation Army, 275 Oxford St., London W1. £8.50/7 tickets from Musicians Against Nuclear Arms 020 8455 1030 email

16-22 Refugee Week. A nation-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate cultural diversity and promote understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary

16-18 Wheaton Aston Festival "A small, warm and friendly Festival…an eclectic line-up of music, song and dance…traditional British folk, folk-rock, rock, world, fusion, classical, blues and so on... a musical pot-pourri that's interesting and fun. The Festival occurs within the village and as well as concerts, there'll be workshops, ceilidh, sessions, street theatre and dancing, children's activities, a craft fair, good food available and a campsite near the village centre." Tickets £25 if ordered before April 14th, £28 after. Camping £3 per person. 01785 840010

17 The Fourth Manchester Radical Bookfair. 11am- 5pm Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR. If your interested in having a stall or running an event Write to: Manchester Radical Bookfair, c/o PO Box 29, South West PDO, Manchester, M15 5HW

17 Free Palestine rally Trafalgar Square, 1.30 p.m. Tel 020 7700 6192

17 Imperialism & the Anti War Movement and the Battle for the PLANET conference. Speakers include: George Galloway MP Susan Kareem, Iraqi exile, Lindsey German, UK Stop the War Coalition. 10-5pm Glasgow Caledonian University £3/1 Info: Tel 07985 797022

17 African Liberation Day meeting. Legacies of revolutionairy pan-Africanism a reflection 4-8pm Unity Centre 2-4 Ravenstone St., Balham, London SW12

17 Regime Change in the UK. Meeting organised by CANA UK and Justice International to discuss lessons of the war and the democratic deficit in UK politics. 10.30am- 4.30pm Orange Street Congregational Church Hall Orange Street London 0208 376 1454. Free (Please book in advance)

19- 26 Queeruption V "International gathering of radical queers / explosion of sex and politics. Workshops, performance, cafes, accommodation, parties, networking, actions, sex, and much more." Venues in Berlin to be confirmed.

19-25 National Vegetarian Week. Contact the Vegetarian Society 0161 9652000

22 Blink- Palestine Solidarity Benefit. Drum and Bass, UK Garage. 6 - 11pm at the Underground Bar, LSE Students Union, Houghton Street, London WC1 £5/3 Cheap drinks all nite.

23-25 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in Mid-Wales £35 (Concession: £25) To register 01970 622 677, email:

23-25 Off The Tracks Spring Festival Castle Donnington Folk, Roots, Dance and Fusion. Cost: around £35 01332 384518

23-25 Permaculture weekend for beginners, Dial House Centre for Dynamic Culture Change, North Weald (near Epping), Essex. £60 (flexibility/concessions available)

23-25 Ceilidh Gall Gallowa' Mayfest, set in the remote upland glen of the Water of Deugh at
Knockengorroch Farm, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 3TJ Knockengorroch Celtic music festivals are non-profit making projects of GODUHA, an organisation dedicated to cultural regeneration in Scotland's Southern Uplands. Tickets £31/28 concession if bought before May. 01644 460 664

24 Demonstrate outside offices of World Bank, 80 Haymarket, London SW1 11:30am to mark African Liberation Day

24 The Corporate Financial Takeover of Democracy with investigative journalist Greg Palast 11am French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 Contact 0709 234 89726 or email for reservations.

24 Homelands, The Bowl, Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire. 1pm - 6am More overpriced crap from corporate cock suckers the Mean Fiddler. £50 to be herded like sheep, overcharged for water and spied on by cops.

25 Redbridge Green Fair With live music, stalls, vegan food and much more. 11.30am- 7pm Melbourne Field, Valentines Park, Ilford, Essex. 0208 5545439

26 Maidstone Green Fair. - 10th year anniversiary. FREE. With a mix of blues, jazz, folk and world music as well as markets, arts and crafts, kids activities, street theatre and workshops. Noon- 9pm. Mote Park, Maidstone. Info: 01622 673413

26 Kingston Green Fair. 3 stages of world music, fantastic food, children's parade, stalls, exhibitions and more. Powered by the wind and sun. 11am- 8pm Canbury Gardens, Kingston upon Thames. £5 for adults/£3 concs/£2 children (Family tickets £10/Community Credits/Beaks Welcome) 020 8974 8608

27-28 Come Visit the Oil and Gas Companies Trailer - BP, ESSO and all the usual tyrants will be at Imperial College London for their final gig as part of their £750,000 recruitment drive giving you a chance to register your disdain or downright hatred. Dates may change so check with Jenny on 02078022410 or also

28 - 3 June Intergalatic Village. Near Evian where the G8 are meeting a variety of groups are organising an autonomous space in total opposition to the G8

29 The second Day of Action Against Depleted Uranium. The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium can provide fliers and a list of companies connected with DU in Britain. Info CADU, Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR. 0161 273 8293

29 Live Comedy Acts- Palestine Solidarity Benefit. Drum and Bass, UK Garage. 6 - 11pm at the Underground Bar, LSE Students Union, Houghton Street, London WC1 £5/3 Cheap drinks all nite.

29-31 The politics of footwear under scrutiny, University of Sussex. 'Do you know how much the person who made your trainers is paid? Or what their working conditions are like? Tel 01273 678888 email

29 - 1 June The 7th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair At The Assembly The full programme for the Book Fair is at, Tel/fax: 0131 662 9112

31 The Allotment- Its past, present and future. A conference organized by the Rural History Centre, University of Reading, UK. This conference is for everyone with an interest in allotments, whether you have one or not. It will look at the history of allotments and how knowledge of that history can help us to ensure they continue to flourish. 10.30am- 5pm. £25 Tickets from Dr Rachel Stewart, Rural History Centre, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 229, Reading, RG6 6AG, UK. Please book early as numbers are limited.

31 Polish Anarchist Bookfair, squat Rozbrat, Pulaskiego 21a, Poznan, Poland or

31 - June 1 Animal Rights Activist Gathering Tonbridge, Kent. "Come along and learn campaigning and activist techniques. Workshops we hope to include will be fundraising, media relations, the law, first aid for animals, starting a sanctuary, designing leaflets and posters, video and photography techniques." Free basic camping 0845 4560284


Till 30 September Sanctuary- Contemporary Art and Human Rights. Developed in partnership with Amnesty International and the Scottish Refugee Council. Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH. Free, open 10am- 5pm daily, 11am-5pm Friday and Sunday.

Till the 13 Star Peace Camp Fylindales. Fylingdales Space Command Base, North Yorkshire Moors, UK. Info 01287660067

Till the 13 No to Starwars Tour. A CND tour to the Missile Defence and nuclear hotspots across the UK. From Faslane, via Fylingdales et al, to MOD in London. Contact: Yorkshire CND, 01274 730795

1 Campaign Against Prison Slavery Conference A conference in Leeds is planned to highlight the slave work prisoners do. The use of prisoners is slavery (they have no choice) and affects workers outside prison whose pay and conditions are undermined. More details: 07944 522001

1-3 G8 meeting, Evian, France The eight richest nations will be getting together for their annual binge on power and free wine. Loads of the anti-capitalists will amass together to oppose them. For useful information on access, accomodation, towns, security measures, etc. Have a look at it

1-8 Stop the Arms Trade week of action Campaign Against the Arms Trade 020 7281 0297

4 The Arts open meeting organised by Brighton Peace Messenger Brighthelm Centre, North Road. 7pm

4 Lost Film Festival including Lego political comedy, anarchists adopting a motorway, the Sean Connery Golf Project, footage from the massive demonstrations in Prague in 2000, Anarchy Carpet, culture-jamming a fashion magazine, and lots more. Get an idea from 7pm at the Side Cinema on Newcastle's Quayside. Suggested donation £3.

GM public debate - have your say - meetings happening across the country "Decisions will be made in the coming months on whether we should allow the commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops in UK. The GM public debate - organised by an independent steering board. It is very important that anyone with an interest in GM takes part. Many people have concerns because they don't know enough about GM issues. The GM public debate is an excellent opportunity to become more informed, enabling decisions to be made about whether we want to eat GM food or have GM crops grown in the UK."
5 June: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
7 June: Holiday Inn, Taunton
9 June: Kings Hall, Belfast
11 June: Quality Hotel, Glasgow
13 June: Pavilions, Harrogate, (Yorkshire Showground)

To book tickets and for more information about the debate and other local meetings taking place contact Lee Hancock at the Central Office of Information 020 7261 8528

6 PDSA Benefit Gig. An evening of Sonic Entertainment to Benefit the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals. With Angel Mouth, Saturn Return, Birthmark and The Bastardos, plus Paradox the Poet, DJ Louise 1 and tasty Thai food. @ The Brixton Telegraph, 228 Brixton Hill, Brixton. £10/£8. 8.30pm 'til Late. Info: 020 8678 0666

6 International Solidarity Movement, Public Meeting, Glasgow. Nick Drurie, recently deported from Israel with Alice Croy, will join other Scottish ISM activists, to talk about the IDF crackdown on internationals and what practical support can be given from Scotland. 7pm, Wellington Church, University Ave, Glasgow. Scottish CND: 0141 423 1222.

6-8 Godiva Festival, Coventry. Features local bands, street entertainers, children's activities, craft stalls, show arena demonstrations, the historic Godiva Procession and the Greenspace. Greenspace focuses on natural crafts and enviromental issues. Activities include demonstrations featuring raku pottery, bodging, thatching and willow hurdle making; environment stalls from attractions such as Ryton Organic Gardens and local groups such as Coventry Organic Gardeners, Coventry Beekeepers and Coventry City Farm. There will be practical opportunities to 'have-a-go' and discover how to get involved in flora and fauna issues, both locally, nationally and globally. Come along and find out how to 'Think Global, Act Local'. T: +44 024 7660 7019

6-8 Meeting to co-ordinate occupying a prison construction site in France at Brooklyn Squat, 9 Rue de Fauchier, just off the Marceau roundabout. Tel: 0033612389628

6-9 Trident Ploughshares Aldermaston International Disarmament Camp. At AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) Aldermaston near Reading. Inside crash space also available. Info 07904 450307

7 Let's Start the Real Sexual Revolution! A jam-packed programme of diverse speakers including politicians, historians, erotic performers and sexual adventurers, giving insight on true sexual freedom and the secrets of acheiving a liberated, joyous society. 2.30-6pm @ The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Rd, Lower Clapton Rd, Hackney. £5/£2. 07770 884985

7 Hands Off The Middle East. Expert speakers, workshops, videos, artistic and kids' activities, professionally run creche, bookstall and campaign stalls. 9.30 a.m. - 1pm at the Brighthelm. Sussex Action for Peace. 07815 998127/07789 154582

7 Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge FREE. Strawberries and cream in Cambridge at this pleasant one day festival by the river.

7 Arabic Party. Dam - Palestinian rap crew; GM Babies- uk hip hop; bellydancers; DJ Zafer - the best of contemporary Arab music; DJ Deadlock - the freshest Drum n Bass; Shisha and Palestinian food. At Sahara Nights 257-259 Pentonville rd, next to Kings Cross Thameslink. 8pm - 4am £8/£6 concessions, all proceeds to Enlighten Charity and Palestine solidarity projects

7 Birmingham Campaign Against Prison Slavery will be picketing / leafleting Winson Green prison during visiting hours on Sunday May 25th, around 1:30pm to 3:30pm. They will also be picketing Great Barr Wilkinsons on meet 10:30am outside M&S in the town centre and go to Wilkinsons by bus. tel.0781 363 8454

7 Campaign Against Prison Slavery picket of Wilkinson's Burgess Hill Store. Organised by Brighton ABC. 12.30pm bring banners, placards etc..

7 Lost Film Fest a travelling showcase of independent media! 7pm Mumbo Arts Centre, fka the Granby, Princess St, Manchester £3 07816 254774

7 'Zimbabwe the present and the future' with Dr Brighton Chireka (Chairman of the Zimbabwe Association in London) This café aims to give a general overview of the economical and social issues Zimbabwe is going through and the consequences it can have to a wider scale in Africa. Cafe' Diplo, The French Institute 17, Queensberry Place, SW7 London 11am - 12.30pm Booking is not essential but it will help the organiser. 0709 234 8726

7 Diaries of Despair Day of Action. Calling for inquiry into the scandal of Imutran's horrific unnecessary xenotransplantation experiments and how the government covered up the shoddy science.

7 Frock On! Festival, organised by Glasgow's Cailleach Collective. Free workshops for women covering massage, bike mechanics, spoken word, co-ops/collectives, anti racist action, belly dancing. 10am - 5pm (workshops); 8pm-12am(bands). Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Glasgow (workshops); Queen's Park Glass House(bands). Workshops are free; gig is £3-£5,

7-15 Green Transport Week Environmental Transport Association 01932 828 882

7-22 Isle of Wight Festival. Community Festival with big show act weekender in between (14-15 with Bryan Adams, Paul Weller etc. Tickets £50 for the weekend, £30 for one day, £10 for camping.)

8 World Oceans Day global celebration of the planet's marine environment, events worldwide. 01989-566017

8 'Detained' (Asurot). The story of three Palestinian widows and their 11 children living in a house where the front is under Israeli guard and the Palestinian authority controls the back. Info:, 4pm, The Other Cinema, 11 Rupert Street London. Booking: 020 7734 1506, or on-line at £5/£4

9 Campaign for Justice in the Yarl's Wood Trial (see SchNEWS 348) Harrow Crown Court Hailsham Drive Harrow (Station Harrow & Wealdstone, Tube Bakerloo line, overland Euston) 10am

9 Anarquist / Queeruption La Di Dah planning meeting - first meeting to begin planning non-commercial alternative to Pride on 26th July. 7.30pm LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London, E1.0794 997 6016

9-15 Faslane Peace Camp 21st Birthday week of action. An action holiday by the sea with action, excitement and adventure, against nukes, war, militarism and other capitalist nastiness. Bring: warm/waterproof clothes, action equipment, money for kitty (£2 day, £12.50 week), vegan cake, yer mates, scaffolding poles, good vibes, musical instruments, entertainment. Faslane Peace Camp, Shandon, Helensburgh, Argyll, G84 8NT. 01436820901

9- 15 Nobordercamp in Timisiora, Romania. With concerts, workshops, actions.

10 Eye witness report of the Iraqi war zone. upstairs room of The Downview, opposite West Worthing railway station 7.45pm.Organised by Worthing Against War 01903 206 588

11 Stop the arms trade - shut down DSEI arms fair benefit gig with Conflict, Inner Terrestrials, Active Slaughter and FlatPig plus stalls and films. 7pm onwards at Mean Fiddler, 157 Charing Cross Road, London. Tickets are £6 and calling the ticket info line 07765 615 841 you can discover which outlets in London and Brighton can sort you for tickets while garanteeing to send all your cash (the whole £6.00) straight to the Dsei collective. Tickets are also availible online (from CONFLICT) at

11 George Galloway Meeting in Whitstable. 7.30pm St Alphege Infants School, Oxford Street, Whitstable. speakers: George Galloway MP, Lindsey German - Stop the War Coalition, Arram Rawf- Kent Campaign To Defend Asylum Seekers. Tickets In Advance Only £1. Reserve tickets by sending email to:

12 'Jeremy Hardy vs. the Israeli Army'. The film's producer Leila Sansour, who grew up in occupied West Bank and witnessed the destruction of her hometown while making the film, will be present at the screening. Activists from the International Solidarity Movement (including Kate whose shooting is documented in the film) will also be present. The evening will be followed by a question and answer session with Leila, and local Calderdale ISM activists.Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 7.45pm £5.00. Box Office: 01422 842 807

12 The Erskine Childers Lecture Caroline Lucas MEP on the Crisis at the UN, EU and NATO. 7pm, Friends House, Euston Road, London. Free.

12 Bush and Blair's War on Democracy. Public meeting orgainsed by Camden Stop the War Coalition with speakers including George Galloway MP and eye witness report from G8 summit in Evian. 7 pm at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London. Infoline: 07989-578 840

12 Sick of Sensationalism? One Day Seminar on Media for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Support Groups, Lancaster Hall Hotel, W2 PressWise Trust, Tel: 117 941 5889; Email:

12 Protest Against Group4 recruiting staff to reopen Yarl's Wood Removal/Detention Centre (see SchNEWS 348) 8am Yarl's Wood Removal Centre, Twinwoods Road, Clapham Bedford.

13 Pro Missile Defence Rally!?!? Join Blair and Bin Laden, Bush and Saddam standing side by side, hand in hand supporting missile defence. Outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London. Mark Thomas will be there to compere the event- to mark the day the ABM Treaty died a year ago. Join him dressed as a terrorist, soldier, businessperson, tyrant ... turn the facts on their head and see the truth from their eyes!. Info CND 020 7700 2393

13 London Anarchist Forum 'The Gift Economy' 8pm-10pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1(nearest tube Holborn) for location

Greg Palast author of 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy' book tour (13) Book signing at Blackwells Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ 5pm (14) Talk at Café Diplo French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 £1/£2 0207 359 8010 (17) Talk at King's College with Bianca Jagger B5 Auditorium, Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford St, Waterloo, SE1 9NN 6.30pm £5/£3 (students) 0207 292 5100 (18)' War, Imperialism and Labour.' 7pm - 9:30pm London School of Economics, Room G108, LSE, 20 Kingsway, London WC2 020 7837 1688 (19) Direct action empowerment and his past in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam era. 4pm Access All Areas Cybercafe, 117 Kentish Town Road, NW1 0207 267 8320 (19) NUJ, Presswise, Campaign for Press and Broadcast Freedom sponsored meeting: The Silence of the Media Lambs. 6.30-8.15pm NUJ conference room, 308 Grays Inn Road, London WC1 0207 843 3701 For more on the book tour 0207 916 2308 or

14 Mast Sanity National Conference Dorridge Methodist Church Hall, Dorridge, Solihull 10am to 5pm. 08704 322 377

14 Antiwar/ Anti imperialist benefit party. Somewhere in London, for location ring near the time 07742456480. There will be punk bands like Inner Terrestrials, Nukes, Flatpig, Cupid Stunts, Cracked Actor, Smiling with semtex....And Soundsystems - Siren , Reknaw , Richkid , Megabitch(tbc) As well as Indymedia cinema , Illuminitis dj visuals , and Pekham Franks Pancake Caff!

14 The Corporate Takeover of Democracy with Greg Palast His career began as undercover agent for trade unions and legal investigations into corporate frauds. He later applied his techniques to journalism, with explosive effects. He manages to land classified documents from WTO and IMF files, and has publicised the connections between the Bush and Bin Laden families. Cafe' Diplo, The French Institute 17, Queensberry Place, SW7 London 11am - 12.30pm Booking is not essential but it will help the organiser. 0709 234 8726

14 After The War. Leading experts discuss post-war Iraq and the implications of pax americana for its immediate neighbours (Syria and Jordan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey) and the Middle East region.Speakers include: Charles Tripp (SOAS, author of A History of Iraq), Sami Zubaida (Birkbeck, author of Islam, The People and The State), Toby Dodge and Mai Yamani (Royal Institute of International Affairs, author of Changed Identities: The Challenge of the New Generation in Saudi Arabia) At the ICA, The Mall, London, SWI
2.-6.30pmTickets from the ICA box office, by phone 020 7930 3647 or email:

14 Stop the War on Asylum Seekers Assemble: All Saints, Oxford Rd. Manchester (down past the BBC) 1pm March and then rally in the Peace Gardens (at the side of the Town Hall) Organised by Manchester Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers

14 Film afternoon to raise money for Sussex Action for Peace 2-5pm, The Sanctuary Café, Brunswick St East, Brighton. Organised by Sussex Action for Peace 07815 998127

14 Cambridge Vegetarian Festival, 2.30pm at Bharatiya Bhavan (Indian Centre), Mill Road, Cambridge. Speakers, awards and veggie food. Info: Nitin Metha 020 8686 6931

14-15 Leamington Peace Festival, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire FREE

14 - 15 World Development Movement Conference 'Whose Rules Rule?' Get the latest on trade, debt and globalisation and sharpen your campaigning skills to Scale up for Trade Justice. Speakers include Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, Bradford University, and representatives from the WTO, Red Pepper, WDM and the International Gender and Trade Network. Also debate, seminars, workshops and Campaigners; Convention. All events are free. University of Bradford. For more information or to book see or freephone 0800 328 2153. email:

14-15 Training Weekend for ISM volunteers. ISM volunteers go to Palestine to carry out human rights work on behalf of the Palestinian People. We are organising a training weekend in Manchester for those thinking about In Manchester email for details.

15 Health Freedom Movement March. Against restriction of health food supplment directive. Starting from North Carriage, Hyde Park. 11am.

15 Camden Green Fair & Bikefest St James Gardens, Cardington Street NW1 12pm - 7pm. Free

15 Stokefest, Clissold Park, London

15 Starkiss: The Indian Circus Girls. Film about fifty girls sold to the circus by their parents. A story about displacement, homesickness, fear of the outside world, and aspirations for a better way of life. Info:, 4pm, The Other Cinema, 11 Rupert Street London. Booking: 020 7734 1506, or on-line at £5/£4

Argentina Autonomista Tour! Over the last year an incredible wave of social protest and action has
engulfed Argentina. In the midst of a severe economic crisis there have been massive street protests, over 200 factory under workers control, more than three hundred cooperatives organized by unemployed women and men, countless neighborhood associations formed, and many other autonomous popular initiatives. Two women from the Piquetera (Unemployed Worker Movement) along with a full length puppet show will be coming to the UK to tell people about these inspiring grassroots organisations that has sprung up in Argentinian to fight for global economic justice and social change.

Brighton (16) 6pm, Cowley Club, London Road Guildford (18) organised by Guilford Anarchist Federation
London (19) 7pm, London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES Durham (21) Durham University Part of the North-East Social Forum Manchester (23) TBC Hebden Bridge (25) 7.30pm The Trades Club Glasgow (1 July) 7:30pm, Alexander Thompson Hotel, 320 Argyle St. Edinburgh (2) 7.30pm, Forest art space / cafe 0131 557 6242 Edinburgh (3) 7.30pm, CWU, 15 Brunswick Street Lancaster (5) The Gregson Centre, Moor Lane 8.30 pm 07810 168082 Bradford (7) Leeds (8) Liverpool (9) Cardiff (11) and Belfast & Dublin
To keep up date with venues and times

17 Ulla Roder's Pre-Trial (Location to be announced) Danish grandmother and well known Trident Ploughshares activist is currently on remand in Cornton Vale for breaking into RAF Leuchars in Fife on the 10th March and disarming a Tornado jet by causing over £1 million worth of damage to it with a pair of boltcroppers.

17 Trial of 20+ people charged with highway obstruction at mass blocakde of Britain's military HQ at Northwood in January. Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court, Support Welcome. 020 7937 0561

17 No to deportations of Iraqi asylum seekers. Picket and vigil outside the Home Office 50 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1 (nearest underground station: St. James Park) 12pm-2pm Called by International Federation of Iraqi Refugees 07734 704742

18 Freedom for Leyla Zana Public meeting in Moses Room, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, 7-9pm.

19 McLibel: Anniversary of 1997 High Court Victory!

19 Conscientious Objection in the 21st Century . Conscience annual event, Manchester Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, 10am-4pm

19 North London Critical Mass. Bring your wheels to take part in this carnival of anti-car culture. Meet 2pm outside Finsbury Park main gate, Seven Sisters Road. Takes place the third Sat of every month.

19 International Refugee Day. Vigil for asylum rights. Home Office, Queen Annes Gate, London, 4.30pm-6pm. T 020 7247 9907

20 'War, propaganda, lies and dissent' with George Galloway MP, Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, Muslim Parliament of Great Britain and Paul Ward, solicitor - immigration and refugee law Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton 7.30 - 9.00 pm Admission free. Organised by Sussex Action for Peace 07815 998127

20 Breaking the Silence: Somali Women Speak Out. interdisciplinary theatre created by for Refugee Week by Exiled Writers Ink!. Two performances only followed by a discussion. 1-2.30pm Soho Theatre and Writers Centre, 21 Deans Gate, London. Cost: £5 and £2 unemployed refugees. Tickets: £5/£2 from 31 Hallswelle Road, London NW11 0DH.

20-22 EU Summit, Halkidiki peninsula, Greece. EU heads will discuss European enlargement, new measures to control populations in the name of "security" while building ever-higher defences for Fortress Europe to keep out victims of their capitalist policies from the developing world. Check out what's on the agenda

20-22 Holidays in the Sun 2003 Punk fun in the sun in Morecambe. Including The Damned, 999, The Crack, Funeral Dress, Resistance 77, Splodge, Stuntface. Tickets £67.50 02476 559992

20-22 The Free Range Weekend. A get-together for people to exchange tips on 'Trash Technology'- the recovering useful equipment from the junk society throws out. Pantglas, near Llanwrda, West Wales. Booking essential Tim Shaw - 01558 685353

21 Dover live exports rally. Meet 1pm at the rondabout leading to the Eastern Docks. Bring whistles, drums, placards etc. No dogs please. Farmed Animal Action. 0845 456 0284

21 Breaking the Silence: Somali Women Speak Out. interdisciplinary theatre created by for Refugee Week by Exiled Writers Ink!. Two performances only followed by a discussion. 7pm Hampstead Theatre, The Space, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, NW3. Tickets: £7/£3 Box office 020 7722 9301

21 Tribute concert for Pete Shaughnessy at The Garage in Highbury, London.

21 'The NHS reform: public health or private profit?' with Prof. Allyson Pollock (UCL, London) Prof. Pollock is head of the Public Health Policy Unit at UCL and director of Research and Development at UCL Hospitals at UCL Trust. Her work on PFIs has been a major intervention and she has written on globalisation and Health. She will be speaking on whether the NHS Plan and Foundation Hospital Trust (see SchNEWS 404) lead to greater privatisation of health care funding and delivery. She has written reports on the PPP (Private Public Partnership) and the agenda for privatisation of the Welfare State. Cafe' Diplo, The French Institute 17, Queensberry Place, SW7 London 11am - 12.30pm Booking is not essential but it will help the organiser. 0709 234 8726

21 Summer Solstice at 7.10pm

21 Signs of the Times Summer School 'Days of Hope - Social Forums and the Politics of Protest.' "From the WTO and G8 demonstrations in Seattle and Genoa to the huge anti-war movement a protest= politics is emerging that is global, popular and idealistic. Days of Hope brings together writers, thinkers and activists to discuss the World, European and local Social Forums that these protests have helped found to provide a space beyond party politics, develop a base in communities and practice a new internationalism. Speakers include Katherine Ainger co-editor New Internationalist, Graeme Chesters co-founder, Caroline Lucas Green Party MEP and Mike Marqusee author Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties at Union Tavern, 52 Lloyd Baker St., London, WC1 10am-6pm £5,

21 Reclaim the Beach, London 11pm till 5am for info on when and where!

21 National Badger Day. Organised by the National Federation of Badger Groups. If there's not a group in your area, why not organise your own event? Info 0207 498 3220.

21 'Call Time On Convoys' A workshop on tracking, exposing and stopping nuclear weapon convoys. Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling, Scotland 1:30 - 4:30pm Hosted by Stirling CND 01786 474450

21 Tottenham Festival, Bruce Castle Park, Tottenham 2pm-8pm. Carnival starting noon from Ashley Road, N15.

21-22 Stonehenge Acoustic Free Festival - Protest at English Heritage's decision to open the monument on the wrong day! Actual solstice on 22nd of June, but officially only open on the 21st. Temporary Solstice car park open from 00.01a.m. to 4p.m. (last admittance 11a.m.) on Saturday 21st. June 2003. Free access to the stones (subject to security searches) will be allowed from 2a.m. to noon. Unfortunately the Solstice dawn occurs on Sunday June 22nd and we intend to protest at the decision to deny access to us with music fun and chaos. We demand the full restoration of our traditional rights of free access to Stonehenge and provision of land for camping while we attend the Summer Solstice Celebrations from Saturday 21st. to Sunday

22 Lordship Rec Summer Festival. 'Green feel' festival with willow workers, story tellers, dog wizardry(!), sharing food picnic, local band, art and craft workshops, green stalls. Lordship Recreation Ground, London N22. 020 7239 1391

22 National demonstration against Haslar removals centre (see SchNEWS 405) meet at 4pm at the Haslar, Dolphin Way, Gosport, Portsmouth. Bring drums and noisy things, so the detainees can hear you! Transport from Brighton, tickets from Community Base, Queens Road or Cowley Club, London Road.

22 Brighton Alliance of Sound Systems Burning of the rigs summer solstice knees up. 7.30pm
till 10.30pm - on the beach by the banjo groyne (past the Concorde). Bring pik-niks - NO GLASS PLEASE - and binbags. Drummers, jugglers, performers welcome. Afterparty @ Concorde 2 from 10pm-2am.Brighton's free party DJ's take control of the Concorde2 with three rooms of post rave madness on this their third birthday. 3 earth pounds, with all profits going to the free party cause. 10 till 2

22 Looking behind Bush's war. Jewish Socialist's Group public meeting. 7.30pm, Betrand Russel Room at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn.

23 NO to forced deportations of refugees: Defend the Kurdish and Afghan Refugees, 7-9pm, Parliament. Committee Room 11, WestminsterHosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP. Info: Estella 020 7586 5892

23 Sustainability Conference. Successful Businesses are Sustainable Businesses. Free, organic buffet included, booking essential, phone 01273 292246, Hove Town Hall, Hove, 9.30am - 4pm

23-25 Agricultural Summit- before the WTO summit in Cancun, Ministers of Trade, Agriculture and Environment from 180 nations are swarming on Sacramento, California to plan the hijacking of the world's food supply. If you wanna anti-bio-tech holiday contact The Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture: or call (916)-456-9435

26-27 The Future After Iraq: European Network for Peace and Human Rights conference, European Parliament, Brussels. Contact Ken Coates, Email:; fax 00 44 (0) 1159 420 433

27 Musical Crossroads A Benefit for Peace in Kurdistan and Campaign Against Criminalising Communities. With Anatolia - telling stories through kurdish, armenian and turkish songs; Odyssey -journey across musical cultures: Nnawroz - Kurdish singer plus Kurdish buffet. 8pm, Kufa Gallery, 26 Westbourne Grove, London W2. £10/£5

27 Cabaret Benefit evening followed by screening of Michael Moore's 'Bowling for Columbine' for Sussex Action for Peace. Mad Hatter café, Western Rd (near Waitrose) 7.30-11pm. 07815 998127

27-29 Glastonbury Festival SOLD OUT Direct Coaches from Brighton to Glastonbury are laid on by Brighton Peace and Environment Centre. Tickets from the Hemp Shop in Gardner Street, Brighton. 07944 152 706

28 Peace Education Conference. Annual conference of Peace Education Network, in Birmingham. Contact: Peace Education Network, c/o Network for Peace, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1.

28 Kids Peace Festival Brighthelm, North Rd, Brighton 12-5pm Kids' musicals with an environmental theme and tons of activities Free

28 William Hill Greyhound Derby Day of Action. Picket your local oulet. Posters and leaflets from Greyhound action. 01562 745778

29 Latin Splash, Clapham Common, London £25 07941 552232

30 Ulla Roder on trial for disarming a Tornado jet (Location to be announced). Danish grandmother and well known Trident Ploughshares activist is currently on remand in Cornton Vale for breaking into RAF Leuchars in Fife on the 10th March and disarming a Tornado jet by causing over £1 million worth of damage to it with a pair of boltcroppers.

30 - 6 July Eclectic Tech Carnival, Athens, Greece. A seven day and night carnival of exchanging computer related skills by women for women…tech-heads, indymedia sistas, geeks, programmers,
designers, video activists, radio stars, coders and more… Always wanted to learn more about how computers and tech stuff work? Love playing with these bits and pieces and want to meet other women who do to?
/etc is the place to be this summer! "



First two weeks of July Barra Festival, Isle of Barra Western Isles 'Festival of Gaelic song, dance and drama. 01851 703 088/01851 810 336

1-24 People's Global Action Caravan in South-East Asia,

4 July 'Independence FROM America' Day. Annual demonstration at Menwith Hill Spy Base 12-4 pm Speakers, public reading of Declaration of Independence from American militarism - guided walk on/round the and much more. Organised by Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases 01943 466405

4-6 Guilfest Festival, Guildford, Surrey. SchNEWS favourites plastic manufactured corporate cock-suckers Atomic Kitten are headling one night, £65, day tickets around £30, camping around £25 (per tent)

4-6 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Courses, Wales. Providing an overview of the technology of renewable energy and outline the basic principles of solar electricity, small-scale wind power and microhydro-power and their applications for homes, businesses and farms. The Centre of Continuing Education, Aberystwyth. £35/25 Tel: 01974 821 564 or

4-6 Beyond the Border storytelling festival St Donats Castle, near Cardiff

5 Alternatives to war - security and sustainability, two sides of the same coin. Conference with speakers including Vandana Shiva 10am-5.30pm City of London School for Girls, St.Giles Terrace, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BB £25/15 unwaged 01237 441293

5 War on Terror Study Day School, War, media, battle for hearts and minds - Miriam Ryle; War and environment - Dr. Stuart Parkinson; British Foreign Policy - Dr. Julian Saurin; War on terror and Asylum Seekers - B'ton speaker. 10am-2pm at Centre for Continuing Education, Sussex Univeristy Enrollment forms at

5 St. Paul's Carnival, Bristol. The second largest Caribbean Carnival in the UK with kids' camp, mass parade, sounds, stages etc.Kuumba project, 22 Hepburn Road, St Paul's, Bristol. 0117 942 1870.

7 Introduction to Community Composting Newcastle Monday Venue t.b.c 0114 258 0483

11-13 Willow Festival Rock and pop acts on the Embankment of the River Nene in Peterborough. Also a food village, alternative market stalls, all day bars, extreme rides, children’s funfair, giant bouncy castles, quad bikes and riverside picnic. FREE 01733 346529

13 Brighton Peace Festival, Hove Lawns 01273 241625

13-20 Cyprus Week Festival Celebrates the historical treaty of the Republic of Cyprus with the European Union and the recent free movement in the occupied part of Cyprus which may still heal 29 years division of the Island.

14 'Making Links:Community food projects and networking.'The Food Poverty Network's national conference Friends' Meeting House, Euston, London "For nearly 10 years, the Food Poverty Network has been campaigning for better food for people on low income. The Network has linked food projects ranging from rural co-ops to inner city cafes, and provided a forum for everyone concerned about food poverty to share knowledge and express their views." Tel: 020 7837 1228, fax: 020 7837 1141

14 North Korea: Is there a threat? Hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP, with Keith Bennett, former editor of Asian Times, 7-9pm, Committee Room 9, House of Commons, London.

16-20 Somerset Buddhafield Gathering

17-20 Larmer Tree Festival Larmer Tree Gardens, nr. Tollard Royal, on the Wilts./Dorset border
Cost: around £68. weekend, £23 Thursday only Larmer Tree Festival. "the most unique festival setting with a FREE campsite right next door, overlooking the Cranborne Chase the friendliest, safest, child-friendly atmosphere"

18 Benefit night for Amnesty International, Banbury Sixth Form School , Oxfordshire

18-20 Wickerman Festival. "sited on 120 acres of isolated farmland, near Dundrennan, South West Scotland, in deepest Galloway.Welcoming families and featuring a main stage, northern soul tent, dance tent, acoustic stage, chill out area, free campsite, children's area, trade stalls, alternative area, bars, a talent stage and food stalls." Bands will include Dead Men Walking, Bad Manners, and Nine Below Zero.Tickets £30 in advance are strictly limited 01738 449430,

18-20 The Festival at the Edge, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, Storytelling festival.

18-25 Holistic Food Course at Sunseed Desert Technology, Almeria Province, Spain. Learn all about food - from growing, cooking, preserving and eating back to composting food waste. £180/£120 including all food and shared accommodation. Tel. (00 34) 950 525770, or write to Sunseed Desert Technology, Apdo. 9, Sorbas 04270, Almeria, Spain.

19 Respect Festival, The Dome, North Greenwich. 020 7983 6554

19-20 Ashton Court Festival, Bristol Cost: around £3 per day, children under 14 free. Tel 0117 904 2275

19 Uncaged Campaigns London Wide Street Collection Animal Rights day Uncaged Campaigns 45 Carver Street, Sheffield, England, S1 4FT. Tel: +44 (0)114 2722220. or

19- 20 Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Steventon, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire "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 Ambient Green Picnic, Shalford Park, Guildford FREE 4 music stages powered by ecologically sound energy sources, kids stuff, stalls, workshops..

20 Dartford Festival, Central Park, Dartford FREE The Theme is 'Magic, Myths and Legends' and will combine a diverse range of world music alongside family entertainment in the main arena. 01322 343961

21- 27 Nobordercamp near Puglia-Salento, Italy. Workshops and actions against the borderregime in the mediterranean sea, against detention-camps and about the working conditions from migrants in the agricultural sector

24-27 Healing Field Gathering near Shepton Mallet

25-27 WOMAD, Reading. Family friendly festival, seven stages of music, arts and dance from around the world. Cost: around £85 including camping. Day tickets around £25 Fri, Sat £45, Sun £40. 01225 743481

26 Pride Parade. 12 noon Victoria Embankment then onto Pride in the Park, Hyde Park, London. £20 available from 0870 1200 722.

26 - 3 August No Border Camp, Puglia, Italy. Puglia has been chosen due to its position on the edge of "Fortress Europe" and because of the presence of thousands of migrants who work under conditions of total exploitation, especially in the gricultural sector.

28 Unity demonstrations against the Nazis in Burnley and Tipton Anti-Nazi activists, trade unionists and many others are joining forces to rally against the Nazi BNP in Burnley, Lancashire, and Tipton, West Midlands.

30 - 3 Aug Big Green Gathering on new site near Cheddar, Mendip Hills Tel: 01458 834629

31- 3 Aug Cambridge Folk Festival Cost: around £62 for the weekend with difffering prices for day tickets.

31- 10 August No Border camp and conference in Cologne, Germany followed by actions against iom, azr (-database) and at the deportation airport in dusseldorf



All month Exhibition The Situationist International & after: what IS living? & what IS dead?
The Aquarium Gallery, Euston, 10 Woburn Walk WC1H 0JL 020 7387 8417

Till 15 Trident Ploughshares Camp. The camp is sited in Peaton Wood, Coulport, on the shores of Loch Long just half a mile from the Trident warhead depot, and a few miles from Faslane naval base, home to

Till 16 Art for Aid Exhibition. Barns of Chagford House, Chagford, Devon. 11am - 5pm in the All monies raised to Red Cross and UNICEF for Iraq. Organised by Chagford Peace Group. 01647 23105

Until 16 August Exhibition 'The life and times of Charles Bradlaugh radical MP for Northampton' Blackcurrant Centre, 24 St Michaels Ave., Northampton

Till 30 September Sanctuary- Contemporary Art and Human Rights. Developed in partnership with Amnesty International and the Scottish Refugee Council. Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH. Free, open 10am- 5pm daily, 11am-5pm Friday and Sunday.

1-3 Big Chill @ Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire Cost: adults £99, children (5-16) £25, under-5s FREE, campervans £25 020 7684 2020

1-8 Experience Festival, Chennai, India. Western hippies go east to "discover themselves". Adult tickets from $500

2-3 Nottingham Riverside Festival FREE Roots and World Music stages, steam organs and fun fairs street performance and fireworks. 0115 915 3591

3-9 One World Summer Festival, Witley, Surrey. Holisitc Health, Macrobiotics, Arts and Craftys, Music and Dance, Cookery, Sports and Natural Movement £165-£235 weekend, £35-£55 day, all food included. 01273 279439

7-8 Sidmouth International Festival, Sidmouth, Devon

7-10 Cropredy folk festival with everyone's favourites Fairport Convention

7-10 Bulldog Bash Festival. Bikes, bands, babes and beer, washed down with testosterone and engine oil. Avon Park Raceway, Long Marston. £35.

7-10 Maker Sunshine Festival. Family friendly festie with three stages and entertainments. £35. 01752 823623

7-16 Queer Pagan Camp Open to all sexual persuasions and spirituals paths (but it helps if yer a queer pagan) in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect. Workshops and DIY entertainment. 01273 579699 07940 704492

8 Cuba from an anarchist perspective 8pm Talk and debate by The London Anarchist Forum at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (Holborn tube)

8 Ricky Bishop died in police custody. Protest called by the family 5 - 7.00pm Brixton Police Station Ricky Bishop Campaign 07940 314 129 United Families & Friends Campaign 07770 432 439

8-9 Unstone Grange Organic Gardens Open days, Dronfield, Derbyshire. 10 am till 6pm "As gardening is the new rock 'n roll, here is the line-up for the best summer event in NE Derbyshire. Live! , Elvis Parsley and The Alan Parsnip Project, The Red-Hot Chilli Peppers, Plums 'n Roses and the Smashing Pumpkins.Thanks to the efforts of the volunteers who work this 5-acre Soil Association certified site, you will have the chance to see some excellent horticultural rarities for yourself. Tour the gardens, lush orchard, restored Victorian greenhouse and huge polytunnel at this year's organic garden open weekend…. and of course, meet our expert organic gardeners." £2 , kids and concessions free. Tel :01246 412344 www

8-10 Hawkfest. Hawkwind mini-festival, are they really still going? Northwest England. Tel: 020 8203 1165;

8-10 Gig in the Park Halesworth Town Park, Suffolk. £3-£9 per day.

9 Nagasaki day and anti-Depleted Uranium protest, at Dundrennan ranges Kirkcudbright, Galloway. 01671 403340

9 Arundel bypass victory campaign walk on the route of the now-rejected Arundel bypass. This will also serve to urge the area's re-inclusion in the National Park proposed area and declare our intention to fight any future resurrection of the scheme as a result of pressure from road lobby interests. Meet outside Ford railway station at 1.15pm (direct trains from Worthing, Brighton, London and elsewhere). May well end up in a pub!

9 Brighton and Hove Pride. 'The Greatest Show on Earth' Parade & Festival @ Preston Park FREE The Parade starts at 11am from Madeira Drive, fun starts in Preston Park from 12 noon

9 New Brighton Festival of Contemporary music, Vale Park, New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside. 2pm

9-10 Beached Festival. Air Guitar Championships and Scarborough's Biggest Live Music Event, 24 hours of music over two days.

9-10 Festival of Light Valley View Farm (Permaculture Project), Gincroft Lane, Edenfield, Bury, Lancashire. The festival is a completely free event, but volunteers get paid in kind with food, company and entertainment 01706 829 390

9-17 The World University, Chennai, India. Rich hippies go to India to study mysticism. Courses cost from $300.

9-11 October 'The art of war and the arts of peace' exhibition. Museum and Art Gallery, Barker St, Shrewsbury 01743 361196

10 Public meeting with Andile Mngxitama of the Landless People's Movement of South Africa Unity Centre, 2-4 Ravenstone St., Balham, London SW12 9SS (Balham tube) 7:30 pm 020 8968 0113 or e-mail

10 Sponsored bike ride around USAF Fairford 3pm.(where the B-52s were based - see SchNEWS 388).

10 Animal Charities Fair Byeways Cat Hotel, Sayerland Lane, Polegate, East Sussex. 01323 485564

10-11 Eden Festival a music festival with environmental, cultural and humanitarian themes. 4 stages in Arrow Park, Wirrall. £63 weekend incl. camping, £30 day ticket. 0151 630 0090

11 Oxford Rising Tide demonstration in London. 01865 241097

11-17 Ladyfest, Bristol Multi-platform arts femininst festival to celebrate the wealth and diversity of womens talents in the arts, openand available to all genders. Staffed entirely by volunteers and all profits go to local women's charities.

12 The Gory Twelth Start of the grouse shooting season, Hunt Sabs will be trying to disrupt this "sport". 07960 038230

13-17 Earth First! summer gathering. A get together for people involved- or those that want to get involved- in radical ecological direct action get together for four days of time and space to talk, walk, skill share, learn, play, rant, find out whats going on, hang out, laugh and conspire. The gathering is an example of non-hierachical living- this means that everyone helps out, from food prep to cleaning the toilets. This year's event is somewhere in a field in North Yorkshire. Costs £10 on the gate. Food provided by the Anarchist Teapot (About £3 a day). No dogs except by prior arrangement. EF! Summer Gathering c/o Cornerstone Resource Centre, 16 Sholebroke Avenue, Leeds LS7 3HB.

13- 18 Swedish Anarchist Festival. Help needed in making this happen contact

14 Political Film Night: two films by Max Pugh, one on the Johannesburgh 2002 Earth Summit/water privatisation, etc. and the other on biopiracy. Free 8pm at the Forest Cafe, 9 Westport, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

14 National phone and email blockade of Nottingham Racecourse, for more info call 141 0115 910 333, or visit or e-mail

15-18 Shambala Festival Location revealed with ticket, in the south west countryside. Clean camping, bands, DJs, cinema and kids events. £42 adults £10 kids, £10 car. or e-mail

16 Palestinian Film Festival Hillhead Library, Byers Rd, Glasgow (turn right out of Hillhead Underground) 11am - 4pm £4 / £2

16-17 Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park, Fairmile, Devon. "The first Levellers festival Beautiful Days has been created to offer not only the best in live music today but to re-create a community spirit that many events nowadays lack or choose to ignore." £55 Weekend Camping tickets/ £27.50 Saturday or Sunday Day tickets

16-17 V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford & Weston Park, Staffordshire. SOLD OUT Punters who go to the Weston Park event can look forward to being the first festie goers in the country to provide swab samples from their hands to see if they’ve taken drugs. A small, sensitive detector will pick up microscopic traces of drugs in four seconds and flash green, amber or red to show whether or not they’re a drug crazed maniac. It’s voluntary but anyone refusing to take part will no doubt be searched.

16-6 September Totnes-Brighton Peace Walk.

17 Political Film Night - Another Way is Possible in Venezuela 'This lucid and wide ranging doc… demonstrates how to fill the gaps left by the mainstream media's failures of coverage and how a country might build a new, just and workable society form the ground up'(Time Out) Q+ A with the directors afterwards Free 7pm at the Forest Cafe, 9 Westport, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

17 Talk by Joanne Baker, recently returned from Iraq. 2.30pm, 61 Coval Road, Richmond, SW14. Tickets £5 (all monies raised to voices and the Pandora DU Project). Contact 0208 940 2562.

17 Carnaval del Pueblo Latin American Carnival, - Salsa, Cumbia and Samba dancers. At Burgess Park, Southwark, London. Free.

17 Kids against clusters demo with anti cluster bomb balloons. Meet in Parliament Square at 12 noon then walk to Downing Street. All welcome (including adults!) Organised by Voices UK and Children Against the War 0845 458 2564

17 School Speakers Training Day organized by Animal Aid at the Quaker International Centre, 1-3 Byng Place, WCI.(Russell Square tube). To book places 01732 364546

20-25 Tribe of Doris Intercultural Summer School, Blackdown Hills, Somerset "A many cultured arts collective that has been running for ten years. 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." £150, kids £20 0845 458 0190

20-26 Save Newchurch Guinea Pigs week of action 01902 564734

20-26 WIT Festival, West Wales "Women in Tunes annual music festival for women and girls of all ages and abilities…the UK's only Women music festival."

20-3 Sept Ecotopia 2003 Europe camp for people involved in environmental and social issues. At a sustainable community in Ukraine. Also bike tour from Poland

21 Political Filmnight - Undercurrents Festival special - the news you don't see on the news. Free 8pm at the Forest Cafe, 9 Westport, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

21-25 Towersey Village Festival " The 38th Towersey Village Festival is a strong community festival with folk/roots music, dance and song. International line-up of artistes. Large children's festival with activities. Indoor and open-air concerts, dances and displays. Great showground entertainment for a family day out." 01629 760 345

22 Womad - The Eden Session. Womad festival goes to The Eden Project in Cornwall. 01225 744494

22 Modra festival, Modra, Slovakia

22-24 Canterbury Fayre, Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill (near. Canterbury), Kent. Currently confirmed includes Robert Plant, Roy Harper and the John Otway Big Band plus Whirl-y-gig big top, the Croissant Neuf circus stage, a bigger chill out tent and kids area. Prices start at £70 for weekend ticket. 01494 794887

22-24 Liquid Connective Gathering UK Psy-Trance festival. somewhere in the UK.

22-25 Reclaim the Bases summer camp, Bluebell wood, AWE Aldermaston, near Reading "Aldermaston & its sister site at Burghfield, 6 miles away, are at the centre of Britain's nuclear weapons industry. Ever since the 1950s, as Britain developed the Polaris system, Aldermaston has been the 'factory' where Britain's nuclear weapons have been researched, developed, produced, & eventually decommissioned." 07887 585721

22-24 Leeds Festival - Usual selection of Top of the Pops bands, crap food, babylon and camping. Organised by those tossers at the Mean Fiddler (check out and to find out why) and sponsored by piss weak lager Carling (drink some to find out why, or perhaps not, just take our word for it.)

22-24 Reading Festival - Same crap as the Leeds Festival except in

22-24 Infest Alternative electronic music embracing EBM, industrial, rhythmic noise, synth-pop and darkwave goth (er darker than black?). £30

22-24 Permaculture Introductory weekend at Dial House, near Epping, Essex £75 for weekend - but negotiable 01702 303259

22-25 Earth Spirit 2, yoghurt weaving, tofu welding and other hippiness, somewhere in Sussex 01273 608315

23 Tribal Gathering Relive those aciiiid house days with those tossers at the Mean Fiddler in a secret dirty warehouse in Manchester for just £30. Read the blurb and puke at

23 Creamfields House wankers Cream, Cream in your money then cream over their profits. £46 for one night.

23 Bielawa Reggae festival, Bielawa, Poland

23-25 Nottinghill Carnival One-time Afro-Caribbean event no branded and corporatised/sanitised. Top name acts and other performers. Free. 020 8964 0544

23-25 Chelmsford Spectacular Evening concerts by renowned artists. Includes day events suitable for the whole family. Must be good, features Elaine Page!!! 01245 606985

23-30 United Summercamp. Youth for Understanding training course on history as a cause of conflicts in Europe. To promote the idea of understanding and non-violent conflict resolution by learning and exchanging knowledge on history interpretations as a source of conflicts and misunderstandings. Krakow, Poland. Tel: +31-20-6834778

24 Deep Dale Jazz Festival, Marsh Barn, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk. Jazz and “nice” stuff! £7 advance/£10 on gate. 01485 210404

24 Red Rambles walk, walk 11am at Hurt Arms pub car park, Ambergate, for five mile walk and picnic through mixed deciduous woodland.

24 Chiemsee Reggae festival, Ubersee, Germany

25 Carshalton Environmental Fair. Live bands, crafts and stalls, wind and solar power, kids stuff. 020-8647 9201

25- 5 October 'Dying To Play: Football In The West Bank & Gaza' Exhbition. 52 York Way London N1 9AB Includes previously unseen pictures from the Jerico Winter Cup 2003, as well as images from Ramadan 2001.Open Monday-Friday 12am-11pm, and Saturday 6pm-1am

25 Green Man Free Festival '12 hours of Folk and Folktronica in the Brecon Beacons.' Craig Y Nos Castle, Abercrave, Powys 01874 611129

28 - 3 Sept Samothraki Dance Festival Trance, trance and more trance

29 Surfers Against Sewage summer ball.

29 Ladyfest Manchester. Music from The Gossip, Science Bastard, Texas Pete
Flamingo 50, Valerie + Radical Cheerleaders Mumbo Arts Centre (the Granby - corner of Granby Row and Sackville Street) £5

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

29-31 Off The Tracks Autumn Festival Castle Donnington. Folk, Roots, Dance and Fusion. Cost: around £35 01332 384518

29-31 Edinburgh Mela Multicultural arts festival. Free. 0131 557 1400

29-31 Hull Sea Shanty Festival. Artistes from around the world celebrate Hull's maritime heritage. Hull Marina.

30 People's Assembly to Indict the Government for Lies. 10.30am - 5.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London with Hans von Sponeck. Org. by STWC. 020 7053 2153.

30-6 Sept Vegan Summer Gathering, Swansea, Wales. 01792 792442

30 Global day of action against Adidas. Organised by Viva! 0845 456 8220

30 Respect Festival, Platt Fields, Manchester 2pm-10pm. FREE

31 'Another World is Possible - Love music, hate Racism' Festival, Whitstable

31 'Aftermath' Greater Manchester and District CND Benefit with bands and DJ's at the at Night & Day Cafe, Oldham Street, Manchester 2pm - 10.30 pm £5 0161 273 8283



3 'Roma and asylum in Britain: Global issues, local concerns' Conference at Newcastle University, The Fenwick Room, Castle Leazes Halls of Residence, Spital Tongues. 0191 222 8362

4-5 Trial of Brighton anti-war activists arrested for 'die-in', Brighton Magistrates Court. Support welcome. Contact

4-7 Ladyfest Manchester. Bands, films and the largest exhibition of women's comic art in the UK ever plus stalls, food etc. Zion Arts Centre Stretford Road Hulme Manchester

6 Save Newchurch Guniea pigs (bred and sold for vivisection) national demo Meet noon east end of Minster Pool on Dam Street, Lichfield See for maps 01902 564734

6- 12 Shut Down DSEi. DSEi (Defence Systems Equipment International) is Europe's largest trade fair for guns, bombs, military planes, small arms, mines and tanks. A mass international protest has been called. Planning is starting now sign up to local/national and international networking discussion groups at or or More info, Address: c/o 11 Goodwin Street, London, United Kingdom, N4 3HQ. Tel: 0781 7652 029 07887620379

10 Day of Direct Action against DSEi. Protesters will attempt to close down DSEi and damage the arms industry by whatever means necessary. Mass actions are being planned along with assorted affinity group actions. Planned by Destroy DSEi who can be contacted by email at: For helping at the reclaim the streets party in the afternoon

8am for a 9am start Critical Mass bike ride Bank Junction,City of London,EC2
9am - dress smart - meet inside Custom House station.
11am - mass blockade at Canning Town roundabout, nearest station Canning Town
11am - mass blockade western end of Royal Albert Way, Connaught Bridge underpass (Royal Albert St.) 3pm Reclaim the Streetz party for life. Meet Rathbone Market, London E13.
Plus affinity group actions throughout the day.

8-12 Introduction to the Hydraulic Ram Pump. This course will provide the practical skills necessary to plan a system. 295€-420€ including food and accommodation.

7-14 Peoples' Global Action Asian and Gender Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh,

10-14 World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference, Cancun, Mexico (see SchNEWS 417) If you can read Spanish or

9-14 Peoples Forum for Alternatives to the WTO

9 Day of Global Action against the WTO

11 International Day of Mourning (for victims of war, military terrorism and economic violence)

13 Global march against military and economic war

As well as people of every stripe converging on Cancun this September there will also be held the world's first ever Pagan Activist Convergence. If your whim is to cast spells whilst others are ripping up fences, join the convergence yahoo group :

12 Krakrock festival, Avelgem, Belgium

12-14 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Course Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The course will give an overview of the technology of renewable energy and outline the basic principles of solar electricity, solar water heating , small-scale wind power and microhydro-power and their applications for homes, businesses and farms. Green Dragon Energy, 01974 821564 or

13-20 Home Educators Seaside Festival Charmouth, Dorset. 020 7388 0559

14 Stanmer Organics open day, Stanmer Park, Brighton 07989 406 131

14-19 Gaia's Kitchen. Julia Ponsonby demonstrates a wealth of experience in balancing the need for diversity of diet with the need to support local producers. Daphne Lambert will focus on the nutritional benefits of an organic, wholefood diet, demonstrating the value of juicing, sprouting and dehydration. Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon. 01803-685934.

18 World Trade Organisation meeting : Find out what really happened in Mexico. Public meeting organised by World Development Movement

19 Vigil - six months on - a memorial for all those killed in the invasion of Iraq. 6.30 - 8pm, meet at Parliament Square. Please bring flowers. Organised by Voices UK. 0845 458 2564

19-21 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival The U.G.C, Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland 0141 552 6111

19-21 Thinking Through A Collapsing World - pathways to reconciliation, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London (nearest tube Holborn) £150/75

20 Sex Maniac's Ball, Club SeOne, Weston St., London SE1

20-22 Midge Death The largest free festival in Scotland! Come and enjoy (it's slow). Rosshire, Scotland

21 Vegan Organic Farm Visit Tolhurst Organic Produce, Whitchurch-on-Thames near Reading The farm has an organic box scheme covering houses in the Reading/Oxford area. Learn about commercial vegan-organic farming, 1-4 pm £18 Organised by the Vegan Organic Trust Tel: 01489 896471

21 Gathering of the Thousands. A multi-purpose benefit remembering Joe Strummer with Conflict, Napalm Death, Atin-Flag, get the picture @ the Forum. £15 tickets available from Mortarhate, PO Box 448, Eltham, SE9 2QS

21-26 Business and Sustainability: Towards Natural Capitalism. Exploring the possibilities of an economic system that recognises natural capital, and look at nature as teacher and role model for our industries and business. Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon. 01803-685934.

22 Car Free Day Give up your car for a day, or better still forever.

23 Autumn Equinox. 10.47am

24-30 Holistic Food Course covering organic growing; energy use and solar cooking; food seasonality with traditional and innovative methods of preserving; and composting all waste to complete the cycle. 170€-320€ including food and accommodationn.

25-29 Permaculture in 5 days. Extended Introductory course with Patrick Whitefield @ Talamh Life Centre, Birkhill House, Coalburn, South Lanarkshire. ML11 0NJ 01555 820880

26-27 Conference: Dissent and the State Since 1945. with Peter Hennessy, Prof. of Contemporary History, Queen Mary & Westfield College, Hilary Wainright, Editor, Red Pepper, Mark Seddon, Editor Tribune etc. Organised by the Socialist History Society. Institute of Historical research, Senate House, Malet Street, London. £18/£12,;;

28 International rabbit day



1-5 Trident Ploughshares Devonport Camp. Sixdays of disarmament activity focused on the refitting of the UK Trident nuclear weapon submarine HMS Vanguard. During the TP camp in November last year activists boarded the sub causing a security furore. Contact Claire on 08454588363 or Matt on 01823 601346.

2-5 Inspired Art Fair - for artists with no formal qualifications. At the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.

2-6 Davenport Peace Camp Plymouth. Mass Blockade on the Monday - working day. To get involved with Plymouth Trident Ploughshares Affinity Group: c/o Sandra Leslie: or visit:

4 Second Manchester People's Assembly Venue TBA. Manchester Stop the War 07986 305 320

4-11 Keep Space for Peace Week. International days of protest to stop the militarisation of space. Organised by Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. Actions at Menwith Hill spy base. Organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases and Yorkshire CND

5 Benefit Gig for Hastings Against the War

5-6 Lakenheath demonstration and trespass day. Demonstrate 12 noon-4pm on the Sunday (5th) Trespass 6am to midnight on the Monday (6th) Lakenheath in Suffolk is the primary U.S. tactical airbase in Europe. It has about 30 nuclear weapons deployed there (although the authorities refuse
to deny or confirm their existence) totally under U.S. control.

5-24 Seeing With New Eyes: An Introduction To Holistic Science. Holistic science involves an extension of conventional science to include qualities as well as quantities, and ways of knowing that are intuitive as well as analytical. This course will introduce holistic science by reviewing ideas that are shaping a new, integrated approach to understanding nature. Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon. 01803-685934.

6-9 'Jeremy Hardy vs the Israeli Army' The Cornerhouse cinema, Leeds Call 0161 200 1500 for more details.

11 National March and Rally in Cambridge to oppose a proposed primate lab Stop Primate Experiments At Cambridge 07957 588 253

16 Worldwide Day of Action against McDonalds 0845 458 9595

20-25 Temporary Autonomous Art Space 07050 614804

25 Anarchist Bookfair, ULU Malet Street, WC1. They're looking for ideas for meetings, comedy, exhibitions, art, action, anything really. "Interested in activities that appeal to soon-to-be anarchists: people who've wandered in off the streets out of curiosity. Our costs are much higher, but we're going to keep the charges for stalls and meetings/workshops to the same as the last few years. This Bookfair is an opportunity for your group/activity. We're talking up to five thousand bored passive consumers, or five thousand people working out how they can make a difference. Let us know how you want to make that difference yourself."

25 National demo against deaths in police custody. Assemble Trafalgar Square 1pm for march to Downing Street. Please wear black.

26-31 The Roots Of Learning: Reconnecting To Nature. How can teachers help children reconnect with the natural world - no matter where they live? This course will immerse participants in the wonderful ways that this connection can be built at a number of levels: conceptual, emotional, spiritual and practical. Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon. 01803-685934.



20-21 Mobilize for Miami!! Miami, Florida, is hosting both the eighth round of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA- see trade negotiations and the eighth Americas Business Forum. "Trade Ministers from 34 nations in the Western hemisphere, and hundreds of their closest commerce-inclined friends, will descend on this city for a week of business and pleasure: the business of advancing capitalism's parasitic agenda, and the pleasure of getting away with it. This is the invitation that you and 800 million of your closest friends have been waiting for. We are calling for creative, decentralized, autonomous actions in response to the FTAA ministerial." Learn much more: or mail:

23-25 Shut down the US army school of the Americas, Fort Benning, Georgia (see where the god ol US of A teach South and Central American dictatorships the tactics of murder and oppression

29 Buy Nothing Day

29 Campsfield: 10 Years Too Long! Tenth anniversary demonstration at Campsfield Detention Centre, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxfordshire with guest speakers and music.Bring drums, whistles, etc to make sure the detainees hear us! 01865 558145 or 01993 703394



Till 12 COP 9, Milan, Italy. This is the main negotiating forum for the governments which have signed the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Previous COPs have seen major protests and counter-conferences. Proposed public events for COP 9 include exhibitions, workshops, meetings and a film festival.

Till 16 Exhibtion 'Freedom & Justice for Samar & Jawad' is organising an exhibition of paintings by Jawad Botmeh at the Kufa Gallery, Westbourne Hall 26 Westbourne Grove tel: 020 7229 1928 , London, The exhibition is dedicated to Palestinian political prisoners everywhere.The two are entering their 8th year in prison for the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Embassey in london.Amnesty International have declared their convictions unsafe and called the trial "unfair" For more details on Sawar and Jawad

5 Why be exploited by some profit-making agency scum? A meeting to discuss establishing a workers co-op for office temps 7.30pm at the Autonomy Club, Freedom Bookshop, 84B Whitechapel High Street, London E1.

5-6 'Campaigning for Peace - in context of the war on terrorism' Conference Organised by Network for Peace 020 7278 3267

5-6 World Fair "celebrate Christmas with a conscience" Fair trade fair. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 020 7354 4231

5-6 Peaceful future - campaigning for peace against a context of never-ending 'war on terrorism'. Conference Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd., London 020 7278 3267

5-14 ASPIRE Squatted Social Space, Leeds.

6 Fifth Manchester Radical Bookfair. Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester. 11 am - 5pm

6 Resistance Against the Multinational Empire- Boycott Coca-Cola Activist Conference 2pm - 6pm
School of Oriental and African Studies, London WC1 Speakers from Colombia, Palestine, India, Turkey, Bolivia, USA, Ireland, Scotland 07743743941 Followed by Party for Palestine and Colombia from 8pm website

6 Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty National March and Rally in Cambridgeshire. Starts 12 noon.

6 Frock On! Glasgow

6 Bush vs. The World. Come along and participate in an afternoon of presentations, discussion and debate on America's actions on weapons, the environment, trade/development, the Muslim world, Iraq, civil liberties.
1-5pm Mawdsley Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham Trent University.

6-7 Trident Ploughshares Pledgers' Training Stirling, Scotland. There will be a two-day nonviolence workshop for people who wish to become Trident Ploughshares pledgers. To register 0788 1818487

7 Anarchist walking group. Meet 10am Loughton tube station (central line) for walk and bits of radical history in Epping Forest. Please bring whatever you might need (food, drink, boots, waterproofs). Tel: 07952 926186

9 Bristol indymedia film screening Hat & FeatherWalcot street, Bath Free

9 A Fair Hearing For All - Stop Legal Aid cuts for asylum and immigration work. Grand Committee Room House of Commons 6.30 pm Organised by the Coalition Against Legal Aid Cuts 020 7247 9907

10 Drop Bush not Bombs - Talk and Film Screening about Food Not Bombs. Keith McHenry will talk about the movement he helped start 23 years ago. 8pm The Forest Cafe, 2 Bristo Place, Edinburgh

10 Tariq Ali 'Bush in Babylon: the recolonisation of Iraq.' He will be at October Books, Southampton from 5.30 till 6.30pm then at lecture theatre B at University Avenue Campus 6.45pm Free Tel 023 8058 1030 email

10 International Animal Rights Day

11 The International Criminal Court. Speakers: Graham Blewitt (Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) Lessons from Yugoslavia; Dr Gerry Simpson (Senior Law Lecturer, LSE) - Political Trials: the ICC and its Precursors; Prof Colleen Graffy (Academic Director of Pepperdine University Law School) - the USA's approach to the ICC. Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff 2pm - 6pm

12 Drums against Guns - Campaign Against Arms Trade benefit with Taiko Japanese Drumming Band - Meantime Koolaking - funky Jazz band, 5 DJ's 'Optional' Fancy Dress! - PVC activism Matrix, Peace/War & Baraka visuals Bellydancers & Healers 8pm-4am @ The Brixton Telegraph

12 Grassroots organisations and local social forum meeting for European Social Forum meeting (snappy!) Students 'Cafe' of the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London (Russel Square) 7.30pm

13 Glasgow Anarchist Dayschool 10 am - 11pm The Annexe, 9a Stewartville St, Partick

13 End injustice at Guantanamo Bay 1-4pm, opposite Downing Street, London. Campaign against Criminalising Communities 020 7250 1315

13 An Introduction to Housing Co-operatives 10am-4pm @ Brighton Unemployed Centre, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton For a free place and an almost free lunch book by Nov. 28th on 01273 327480

13-15 Menwith Hill Spy Base women's peace camp and blockade. 01943 458 593 For more on Menwith Hill SchNEWS 410

14 Kick start Lancaster Indymedia Centre 2-6pm in The Basement, 78a Penny St. Lancaster Note: it's NOT going to be too tecchie! computer illiterates welcome!

14 Should we set up a 'Food Not Bombs' group in Nottingham? 7pm. Sumac Centre. 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX 0845 458 9595 . email

16 Benefit Pasrty for aids orphans in Zambia 3 rooms Reggae dub ragga electro breakbeat drum n bass jungle acid house punk rockabilly electronica techno and live fire performances and drumming outside. 9pm till 3am £5

18 Ilisu Dam Campaign Refugee Project book, Listen to the Refugee's Story: How UK Foreign Investment Creates Refugees and Asylum Seekers party/cultural event at the Halkevi Community Centre, Stoke Newington Rd., Hackney. 7pm

20 Party for Peace. Freedom from Oppression. Protest for Justice. Come and protest and party on the last Saturday before Christmas in and around Brighton's Churchill Square! Meet at 1pm outside Churchill Square. Bring your cameras and be ready to make some noise! Info: 07768815472

20 The Campaign Against Prison Slavery are having a Xmas Picket at Wilkinson's 78-102 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15, noon Bring banners, Xmas fancy dress and plenty of Christmas spirit!

20 Christmas Jumble to raise funds for Women Against Rape 10am - 1pm Crossroads Women's Centre 230a Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AB (corner Caversham Road) Kentish Town Tube 020 7482 2496

21 Women Against Rape Xmas Benefit Gig Sunday @ The Telegraph, 228 Brixton Hill, SW2 DJ Maxi Jazz (from Faithless), A Girl Called Bob, The Seen, Lorna Marshall 7pm- 1am. Café-bar, with food. £10/6 020 7482 2496, email

21 Reverend Billy's Church of Stop Shopping "Presenting video and stories of the man who puts the odd back in God. Put down those shopping bags, raise up your free hands and join us at the Sumac (Not Shopping) Centre for the screening of the first televised ministry, featuring the Rev and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir time." 3pm Sumac Centre 245 Gladstone St, Forest Fields, Nottingham

22 Benefit for Leonard Peltier Defence Commitee, Joiners Arms, St. Mary’s St, Southampton with bands: Crowzone, Careless, Chihuaha Zycantah £3 (free booklet) or

23 South Somerset Peace Group Xmas party. Bring your kids and your parents, and food and drink to share. Also some presents from the gift stalls for sale. 7.30pm Minster Rooms, Ilminster (behind the Dolphin Pub)£2 01460 53165

23 Surrey Anarchist Group meeting/social Royal Oak, Guildford 8pm

25 Annual Christmas Cycle Ride. Fed up with Christmas already? Annual Christmas Ride - organised by Greenwich Cyclists. Meet 11am Thursday 25th December at Cutty Sark Gardens for a gentle ride to deserted central London and its parks. Late lunch with veggie/vegan options. Pubs will be visited. Join/leave whenever you like. Barry. 07905 889 005

26 Get BASS'ted with BASS (Brighton Alliance of Sound Systems) @ Concorde 2 Madeira Drive Brighton.10pm-3am. £3 on the door.

26 Boxing Day anti Hunt demos. Contacts the Hunt Sab Association 0845 450 0727

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