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Party & Protest - 2004


5 London Earth First! is holding an open discussion on the plans for a new runway in the South East and how we can fight it with a speaker from the Heathrow Terminal 5 Campaign. 7pm Autonomy Club, Freedom Bookshop, 84B Whitechapel High Street, London E1

9 Camp Attack Television broadcaster, journalist and former Dominican friar Mark Dowd talks about his personal experience of the camp yet homophobic nature of the Roman Catholic Church. 7.30pm Conway, Hall, London.

9-11 Street / Action Medic Training in Glasgow. 6pm Friday - 7pm Sunday. This course will provide training in basic first aid, chemical weapons decontamination, emotional support, and street medic logistics. You do not need any prior health care training or experience to become a street medic. Contact: or visit

9-10 'Reconnecting the public with agriculture' Soil Association Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 0117 987 4586

10 Booksale and Cake Day at the Use Your Loaf Social Centre, 12.- 3.30pm. Cheap 2nd hand books on sale, plus yummy cake. Also, Social Centres Network meeting: gathering of folk from alternative spaces around London. Use Your Loaf is located at 227 Deptford High Street, SE8

10 Demo Against Cambridge Primate Lab There is a proposed primate vivisection lab to be built in Cambridge, despite the public enquiry rejecting it. 0845 3307985

10 till 24 April Permaculture Design Course, Sussex. 01273 501 304

11 Ghosts Wanted To Save Toad's Hole Valleyside Come & join the Phantom Conservation Volunteers & the Friends of Toad's Hole on Toad's Hole Valleyside to help pick up litter, cut back invading scrub & bramble, demonstrate that the Valley is ours, and demonstrate that the Valley should be in the National Park!! Officially we are trespassing so wear your ghost kit! Bring strong gardening gloves & bin bags if you can and wear tough old gardening clothes and work boots if you have them. Meet @ 11.00am sharp @ top end of DOWNLAND DRIVE, HOVE, by West Blatchington Junior School entrance. If you need transport, meet @ St Peters Church, The Level, Brighton, @ 10.00 am.

11 'Zapatista' film. The Locomotive, 44 Mill Road, Cambridge. 7.30pm. Organised by Cambridge Indymedia Centre.

11-30 Indigenous Wisdom, Course at the Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon. 01803 865934

16 Pagan Anarchy 2: A Talk By Barry Odea, Followed by Free Debate. 8pm-10 pm,
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn Tube), Organised by the London Anarchist Forum For location map see Contact:

16-18 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Courses, Wales. 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. Visit the Green Dragon website at Courses at the Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

16-21 World Social Forum, Mumbai, India.

17-18 Reclaim the bases weekend of anti-militarist action. A weekend of non-violent action at military bases - from vigils to NVDA. Start organising an event at a base close to you. Networking via:

17 From World War Iraq A Bloody History of Northwood HQ, Assemble at 12pm Northwood tube, Or 11am Baker St exit of Baker St tube. Northwood is where the UK Permanent Joint Forces HQ - are already planning for the next wars - Iran? North Korea? Somalia? Sudan? Contact: 07887 585721

17 Mobile demo against shops selling fur in Brighton. Meeting outside Lush to move off at 1pm

17 BIASAN (Bradford Immigration Asylum Support and Advice Network) Benefit Gig - featuring ninepoundnote, Breene, violent minority @ 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY 01274 734160

17 Class War East Anglia, London and South East Conference, Hog in Armour, Charing X, Norwich 11am till late. Guest speakers Mark Barnsley and Larry O'Hara.

18 Disarm DSEi 2005 Open Meeting. To target Spearhead the company who organize Europe's biggest arms fair. 2pm, London Action Resource Centre, Fieldgate Street, London.

18 Open Meeting to Plan for Mayday 2004 There are no firm plans for Mayday 2004, - the meeting is your chance to get involved in the process, to discuss, to share, to inspire and to plan. And remember to bring some ideas of your own! 2-5pm, London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, London, Subscribe to the list:

20 Benefit for the International Solidarity Movement and orgnisations working towards a just peace in Israel and Palestine. Comedian Ivor Dembina will be performing from his lastest show about his recent journey to Israel and the West Bank and his work there with the ISM. Musical entertainment will be provided by Manchester Klezmer. Upstairs at the Southern, Nell Lane, Chorlton, Manchester Tickets £6/5 (in advance) 0770 803 5335.

21 Women's Anarchist Nuisance Cafe (WANC Cafe), at The Chinaman, 54 Dalston Lane, E8, 7.30-11.30pm, Fit Jock Cyclist's Arse Theme, Entry: free, Dinner: £2. Contacts: 02082110663, or email or visit

21 Demo against water fluoridation. Central London To find out more 01226 360909

21-25 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. To read about the protests

23 January Vigil against mosque closure and Islamophobia by police. Protest the continued closure by police of the North London Central Mosque and police brutality against Muslims in the UK. Organised by the North London Central Mosque Working Committee and supported by IHRC and the London Muslim Coalition. 3pm outside New Scotland Yard, Broadway, London, SW1H OBG.

24 Northern Anarchist Network Conference, Bridge, 5 Mill, Manchester 10am-5pm 01422 842558

24 Non-Violent Direct Action Workshop for Palestine 2-5pm at Friends Meeting House, Ship St., Brighton. Hear first hand experiences, discuss techniques and implications and participate in planning for future actions For more info contact

25 STAND UP FOR PALESTINE Hackney Empire Comedy Benefit in aid of Medical Aid featuring Jeremy Hardy +Mark Steel.Tickets available from Hackney Empire Box Office.Tel 020 8985 2424.£15/10

24-25 Media Hacklab nstallation and networking weekend. Bring tools, CDs, etc. "We should have working internet access by this time. Anyone interested in learning computer setup, OS installation, networking etc. should come along and make themselves known and we can make it a time of skill sharing." 1-6pm. Freedom Press Bookshop Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX. More info on the hacklab

25 Animal Rights Calendar meeting. Camp Hill Community Centre, Dayrell Rd, Camp Hill, Northampton.12noon- 5pm.

26 'Negative Globalization, Human Rights and New Perceptions of the American in the World' A Seminar presented by Professor Scott Lucas of the University of Birmingham and Dr. Saied Reza Ameli of the University of Tehran. Open discussion will follow. The Library, Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London, W9. Time: 6 p.m.

27 Worthing Against War. Speaker on Aldermaston. Upstairs at Downview pub, opp West Worthing station. 7.45pm. 01903 206 588

27 'The World Social Forum: Peace AND Diversity' Talk/discussion organized by the South Somerset Peace Group Minster Rooms, Ilminster 7.30 pm. Entry is £2.- incl. drinks. 01460 53165

27 Public meeting "Justice and human rights for asylum seekers". Holocaust Memorial Day event 7pm - 9pm House of Commons - St Stephen's Entrance, Grand Committee Room. Nearest tube Westminster

27 Residents' Groups - revolutionairy or reactionary? Haringey Solidarity Group discussion evening 7-9pm Phoenix Millennium Centre, West Green Rd (entrance in Vincent St.), Haringey

27 'Islam and Human Rights'. 1.15 p.m. Chetwynd Room, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST.

28 Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day. Genocide in the Modern World "Lesson learnt, lesson still to learn" 7pm Kurdish representative invited at Quakers, Ragstone Road, Slough Speakers * Discussion * Questions * Video * Exhibition food and refreshments.

28- 27 Feb.Oxford Amnesty Lectures on Displacement, Asylum, Migration. Sheldonian Theatre Oxford.

29 South London Radical History Group meeting at the Use Your Loaf Social Centre. 8pm. Deptford historian Jess Steele talks about Rachel and Margaret McMillan, local socialists and educational pioneers. Use Your Loaf is located at 227 Deptford High Street, SE8

29 Zapatista Anniversary Screening @ The Other Cinema, 11 Rupert Street, London W1 Tel: 020 7437 0757 Nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Sq. 5/7 pounds waged/unwaged

29 Book launch: "Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Distortion in the Attack on Iraq" Speakers: Mark Curtis, (Author: "Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World" Faisal Bodi (writer for The Guardian, David Miller (Stirling University Media Research Unit) 6.30pm Followed by Q&A session with John Pilger NUJ headquarter: 308 Grays Inn Road (Kings Cross)

30-31 Indymedia London Convergence (30) We Seize - Roundup of the World Summit of Information Society 7pm (31) 12 noon - 6pm: - Indymedia London Convergence 7pm - 11pm: - Chill out, film screenings, bar and music

This weekend is the first European Day of Actions Against Immigration Detention and for Migrant Rights For a full list

Actions in the UK Against Immigration Detention and for Migrant Rights

30-31 'Shanty town' outside UNHCR, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1 (10am - 4pm Friday/ 12 noon - 1pm Saturday) 0207 482 2496

30 Protest Outside Parliament and the Daily Mail to call for a unconditional "Blunkett Amnesty", for all asylum seekers and those migrants without status. In support of the European-wide day of 'Actions Against Detention and for Migrant Rights' called by the European Social Forum St Stephens Gate Parliament 11am to 2pm. Protest at the Daily Mail, Derry Street (nearest tube, High Street Kensington) 5.30-7.00pm, 07949 282 445 email

31 Demonstrate at Campsfield House Immigration Detention Centre, Langford Lane, Kidlington,
Oxford. 12 noon to 2pm.01865 558145

31 Mass leaflet Waterloo Station in support of asylum detainees Midday- 2pm. Assemble under the concourse clock Waterloo Station's "Reception Centre" alongside the Eurostar Terminal is one of the main symbols of the government's anti-asylum seeker apparatus

31 Noise Demo at Lindholme Removal Detention Centre. Meet 12 noon @ Tyrham Hall Hotel, South Yorkshire, on the A614 south of Hatfield Woodhouse.

31 Liverpool Demonstration Against Fortress Europe Church Street, near the Podium 2-3.30pm

31 Hull Anarchist Prisoner Support Group demo against holding refugees in the prison outside HMP Hull, Hedon Road, Hull 2pm

31 'Know Your Rights' - Training Evening, Church Hall, Warwick Road West, Luton. How likely is it that you will be stopped and searched or arrested under anti terrorism laws? What are your Rights? What should you do if it happens? How should the community respond when a raid takes place? What can we do to prevent such action from happening in the first place? Come and learn your rights and give us your views.
Speakers include: Massoud Shadjareh, Mudassar Arani, Raza Kazim and Imam Iqbal Awan. 7pm - 9.30pm 020 8904 4222/ 07903 053362 or email

31 Big Bristolian Benefit Nite Out Bristolian Party Big Benefit Saturday January 31st at Seymours Club Midland Road St.Phillips Bristol 8pm-2am £5 Attila the Stockbroker Dynamo's Rhythm Aces Kid Carpet

31 "The GM Bill: Problem or Solution to the Growing of GM Crops in the UK". Meeting to look at the new law.Organised by The Earth Cymru Network. Swansea Environment Centre, Pier Street, Swansea. 01558 685353.

31 Green Architecture Day, An Overview of Green Architecture & Current Projects, 9.30am - 5.30, Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, South Laines, Brighton.

31 Sussex Action For Peace are meeting to organise for the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Everyone welcome. Community Base South Wing, 113 Queens Road, Brighton. 4.30pm

31 Demo in memory of Jill Phipps who was killed by the live animal export trade at Bagington (Coventry) Airport on the 1st February 1995. Meet on the Esplanade, Dover, Kent (sea front road to the Eastern Dock) at 12 noon.


1 Seedy Sunday Bringing together gardeners, seed savers or those just wanting to learn more about saving their own vegetable and flower seed. Speakers and films on biodiversity, the importance of seed saving, bio-piracy, genetics and related gardening topics, displays and stalls by community allotment groups and organic seed companies - as well as the seed swap itself. 10am-5pm Old Market, 11a Upper Market St., Hove. Seedy Sunday: 01273 381686

1 North Devon Seed Swap Tapeley Park, Instow, Nr Bideford 10am-5pm Bring some seeds to swap * heritage varieties * Talks * Cafe * information * demonstrations * fun! Free access to Tapeley park gardens to people who bring seeds to swap!

1 Talk on 'Chomsky: Power, Politics And Human Nature.' 11am Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1

2 Across Frontiers : poems, prose, personal experiences by refugees and asylum-seekers 7.30pm
Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street London WC2

3 Author Dave Hann on "No Retreat, The Secret War Between Britain's Anti-Fascists and the far Right". Upstairs at Downview pub, opp West Worthing station. 7.45pm.

4 'Web of Deceit' - talk by author Mark Curtis in which he examines Britain's role in the world since 1945 and its involvement in the 'war against terrorism'. St Joseph's church hall, off Elm Grove 7-8.30pm. Organised by Sussex Action for Peace 01273 706820

6-7 Demonstration against the NATO security conference in Munich, Germany. For more info contact:

7 Remembering India's Hidden Genocide 1984. To increase awareness of what happened to Sikhs during the events of June and November 1984. Speakers, stalls, exhibitions. 6-10. Hounslow Singh Sabha Gurdwara. Alice Way, off Hanworth Rd.

7 International Day Of Solidarity With Leonard Peltier. Tacoma, WA. 12 noon March for Justice - Portland Ave. Park (on Portland Ave. between E. 24th and E. Fairbanks Ave. Take Portland Ave. exit off I-5 and head east) 1:00pm Rally for Justice - U.S. Federal Court House, 1717 Pacific Ave.

7 Anarchist Class War federation national conference

7 Concert for Peace, Regent Hall, 276 Oxford Street W1Mark Padmore tenor, Roger Vignoles piano, The Johnston String Quartet. Works by Schubert, Britten, Tippett, Vaughan Williams. 7:30pm-10:00pm
Musicians Against Nuclear Arms 020 8455 1030

7-8 Next organising meeting against the G8 summit happening in the UK in 2005. The organising meeting will be taking place in Brighton. If you want to attend the gathering IT IS ESSENTIAL that you let the organisers know: How many people you are, if you require accommodation, if you have any special requirements, if you would rather stay in a smoking or non-smoking house, and if you are bringing kids with you. Please email this address: or send a letter to: G8 Gathering, PO Box 74, Brighton, BN1 4ZQ. For the full invitation to the Gathering and background information to the Dissent! network

7-8 Justice in the 21st Century? National Critical Lawyers Conference @ University of Kent @ Canterbury. Kent Law School. £5 Law Students £15 others. 01227 823425.

8 Shot at Dawn: Too late for a pardon? The time has come for a Judicial Review of the 300 Capitial sentences on Tommies in the Great War argues Dr Julian Putkowski 11am in the Library, South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC1 (Holborn tube)

10 SchNEWS On Tour - Southampton We briefly leave SchNEWS towers to talk about how it all comes together each week and about how to set up your own newsletter. This'll be followed by some short films and discussions on the G8 coming to Britain, anti GM actions and what groups in Southampton are up to. 8pm-midnight. Freedom Cafe, 134 High Street Southampton. Free!

12-15 The Peace Not War Four Night Music Festival, Hackney Ocean, Mare Street, London E8
£17.50 per night + booking fee. 020 7515 4702

13 The Debate that Changed the World - A dramatisation of the debate between Thomas Henry Huxley and the Reverend Samuel Wilberforce which took place in 1860 in front of 700 people at Oxford University. This hugely controversial gladiatorial contest between "Darwin's Bulldog" and "Soapy Sam" led to widespread acceptance of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. This is a special event to mark Darwin Day. 7.30pm Conway, Hall, London.

14 Challenging Militarism in Wales A day organised by Cynefin y Werin / Common Ground where groups and activists across Wales can meet to share ideas, co-ordinate actions and develop campaigns.10.30am - 4.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Back Lane, Newtown, Powys. 029 2082 1055 to confirm attendance/booking form and for details of directions/liftshares.

15 International Peace Music Day. There are concerts happening in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Paris, Melbourne, Adelaide, and of course the Peace Not War Festival in London:

15 'The Fourth World War' film"From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa,Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war." Free/donations The Packhorse, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.

15 Peace & Progress Symposium: "Britain's Guantanamo: Internment Without Trial in Belmarsh" Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London 2-4.30pm Speakers include: Gareth Peirce, solicitor, Shami Chakrabati, Director of Liberty Hugo Charlton, chair of the Green Party and Campaign Against Criminalising Copmmunities 07816 823437

19 Former Labour Environment minister Michael Meacher speaks at Worthing Labour Hall, Lyndhurst Road. 7.30pm.

20 'Cartoon art and anarchy' talk by Donald Rooum (Creator Of The world famous Wildcat Cartoon Strip). Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1 8pm Organised by the London Anarchist Forum.

20-22 SHAC 48 Hour do-it yourself demo. Target those connected with vivisectors Huntingdon Life Sciences. SHAC: 0845 4580630

21 End traveller evictions - public meeting to consolidate action network to respond to the dispossession of the traveller network.. 4 Sutton Street off Commercial Rd (nearest tubes Aldgate East and Whitechapel) 3pm. There will be film of the evictions at Woodside and Meadowlands- and the bailiffs' defeat at Bulkington.... people who took part in the resistance, plus people from the Gypsy Council, will be at the meeting. Anybody who has skills in resisting evictions will be sharing them. Together we can build an effective resistance to ethnic cleansing on our own doorsteps. Together we can put a stop to this racist shit!! 07963603111

21 Benefit night for Simon Chapman and Arkangel magazine. Chats Palace 49 Brooksbys Walk, Hackney East London. Punk rock provided to the punters by Drongos For Europe, In The Shit, Terminal City Ricochet and Active Slaughter. £4 7.30 - 11.30 pm

21 Seedy Saturday - community seed swap The Octagon Cafe, Inkerman Street, Llanelli 11am-3pm. 07818 278499

21 Who Profits from famine? Why do World Bank and IMF staff members push policies that will cause a famine? Why do aid workers, civil servants, and politicians endorse them? Peter Griffiths looks at the case where the World Bank forced a reform programme on Sierra Leone, privatizing food imports. This created a famine situation. Peter Griffiths is an insider: an economist who has worked freelance for the World Bank, FAO, UN Development Project and other aid organisations, and as a civil servant in several Third World countries. French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 10:45 am-12:45 £3/£2 con.

21 An African Afternoon - in Memory of Malcolm X. Speakers, poets, dancers, drummers and discussion 2pm - 8pm Unity Centre, 2/4 Ravenstone St, Balham, London SW12 9SS nearest station Balham on the Northern Line/overground Entrance £3, children free 020 8347 7605 (ask for Eki)

21 Fundraiser for Palestine. A night of world music including funky Arabic beats, hip-hop, r'n'b, Bhangra, rap & ragga from top London DJs Aki of Fun-da-mental, DJs Rich & Suki & live PAs from UK Apache, Shahin Badar & Living in Sin + new footage from activists in Palestine 9pm till late Sahara Nights, 267 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London £5 - funds raised will go to families in Balata refugee camp who recently had their homes demolished by the Israeli army 07931 544860 or 07748 764847

21 Dissent -- Anti G8 Day. invitation to a day event (& evening social) to discuss the forthcoming G8 Summit in the UK in 2005. 2pm onwards @ Occupied Social Centre, 93 Fortess Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1AG Tel: 0207 267 1373

21 Festival for Peace & Justice - a whole day of debates, workshops, & stalls. 10 am - 6 pm at Southville Centre, Beauley Road, Bristol BS3 1QG Free entry but donations welcome. Organised by South Bristol Stop the War Coalition 0117 971 7784

21 Buddhists For Peace Workshop: 'Anger' Free/Donation. Sukhavati - 21 Sussex Way, Finsbury Park, London N7.

21 National anti fur demo and day of action. Meet 12 noon Piccadilly Circus, London W1 0845 458 4775 Contacts on the day 07951 274371

21 Resurgence Magazine & Zed Books Present "Resource Justice - Cornerstone of the 21st Century"
with Wolfgang Sachs, The Wupertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany; Author of "Planet Dialectics: Explorations in Environment and Development"; Claire Heather, National Trust Policy Officer for London; & Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence Magazine & Director of Programmes at Schumacher College. at Salon des Artes, 191 Queens Gate, London SW7 5EU 3-6pm
£5 including wine. To book 0208 809 2391

22 @ 7:30 A celebration of the beginning of DISSENT! A Network of Resistance Against the G8, Oxford Indymedia and Undercurrents have launched monthly film nights kicking off with 'The Fourth World War'on. In Northgate Hall, St Michaels Street. £2/3.

24 Stop the Corporate Invasion of Iraq! Demonstrate at the offices of Halliburton, Bechtel, or other war profiteering company. For suggestions

24 Freedom for Kurdish Journalists 6.30pm NUJ Headoffice, Headland House 308 Grays Inn Road, WC1
(5 min from Kings Cross station) 020 7586 5892

25 Authors' reading night at the Use Your Loaf Social Centre. 7.30. Writers reading from their work. Come along if you have stuff to read, or just want to listen. Use Your Loaf is located at 227 Deptford High Street, SE8

25 Vigil for Ash Wednesday and service at RAF Lakenheath

27 Benefit for Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Campaign Against Depleted Uranium External Menace, Hooker, Politburo Icons of Poundland Seven Sisters + DJ Owen (Smile) @ Star and Garter, Manchester Hooker, Politburo, Icons of Poundland 9pm - 1am £5 0161 273 8283

27 London monthly Critical Mass bike ride. To demand car-free space to move and air to breathe. Meet outside National Film Theatre, under south end of Waterloo Bridge. 6pm

28 Demonstration outside Campsfield Refugee Detention Centre, Oxford 12pm-2pm

28 Leap years eve party / nuf fun - night of music n mischief: Punk bands: dsg, chiuawa z. Live drum n bass: Dead Silence. Multi rig: Siren, Headfuk, Pitchless, audiophile, abacus. Also theatre, performance, vj's, live art, cafe n chill. 11pm - somewhere in London 07906875481

28 Peace Centre Parade - to relaunch re-opening of Brighton Peace and Environment Centre 4.30 pm at the old centre in Gardner Street up North Street, up to the new centre in Surrey Street
(opposite the Brighton Railway Station) 01273 766611

29 The African Liberation Support Campaign Network public meeting addressed by Trevor Ngwane, leader of the Anti-Privatisation Forum and Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee of South Africa. 2pm to 5pm. Bertrand Russell Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL (nearest station: Holborn on Central/Piccadily Lines) 07890 738997

29 A Leap of Imagination, a Leap of Action! Meet 3pm at the pond inside Eldon square, Newcastle for mass leapfrogging (invite lots of people!) Other activities planned include chalk drawing, subvertising, stencilling, cake baking...!

Ahmad Sorany from the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and the regional coordinator for the International Solidarity Movement, will be on a speaking tour of Scotland. Ahmad was an eye witness to Tom Hurndall's fatal shooting in April, and was also friends with Rachel Corrie, the American who was run over by a bulldozer.

Aberdeen (29 Feb) time & place TBC, Inverness (1st March) time & place TBC. Dumfries (6) time & place TBC), Falkirk (8), 8-10pm, Falkirk Old and St.Moden's Parish Church Hall, Manse Road, Falkirk. Glasgow (9) time & place TBC) Edinburgh (10) time & place TBC) Dundee (11) room G12 at Dundee University's tower building 1-2pm and 7- 9:30 pm at Dundee University's tower lecture theatre.
More details 07952 969102


1 Libertarian parent and kid drop in - then every Monday 4:30-6:30pm Autonomy Club, Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St, (nearest tube Aldgate East).

1 National Day of Action against STA Travel's involvement in Burma and to raise awareness about responsible tourism. Events happening in London, Cardiff, Leicester, Norwich etc. Organised by the Burma Campaign Student Network

1 Nottingham's Direct Action Forum (NaSA) Features a video about current anti-logging struggles and wilderness defence in Australia, where beautiful old-growth forest is being clearfelled and chipped. And, as tree protest camps in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire face eviction, discussion on how we can support our own ecological defence frontlines! The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX.
0845 458 9595

1 Confront a warmonger. Alastair Campbell will be appearing at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Meet 6.30pm Ground Floor, festival hall (Waterloo, Embankment tube)

1-14 Fairtrade Fortnight Events across the country 020 7440 7676

2 'The Fourth World War' from the Big Noise Tactical crew - "from the front lines of struggles in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York and Iraq. The product of over two years of filming, The Fourth World War is a new kind of film for a new world." 7pm in upstairs bar, Brixton Ritzy, Coldharbour Lane SW2 (3 mins from Brixton tube)

2 Boycott Coke campaign meeting. Following nine deaths in Colombian bottling plants, the World Social Forum has declared its support for the boycott of Coke called by the Colombian food and drink workers union SINALTRAINAL. Videos and speakers. 7pm Southsea Community Centre King Street, Southsea, Portsmouth. 023 9225998

2 Nine months in Iraq. A Public Meeting with Ewa Jasiewicz. Quaker International Centre, Byng Place, Malet St, London (nr. ULU). 7.30pm, Organised by Voices UK

5 New Social Centre opens in london at 156 Fortess Rd., opposite Tufnell Park tube station.Free film nite plus pizza baked fresh on the premises.more info @

5 Serum SoundSystem presents a night of global beats and grooves from 8-2am at the Lark in the Park pub,Copenhagen st.,Islington, London.Free b4 9, £3 after.Money raised will go towards future activist-based events.more info @, phone 07799712376..Every first friday of the month.

5 Antifascist Benefit featuring Random Hand @ 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY 01274 734160

Ahmad Sorany from the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and the regional coordinator for the International Solidarity Movement, is on a speaking tour of Scotland. Ahmad was an eye witness to Tom Hurndall's fatal shooting in April, and was also friends with Rachel Corrie, the American who was run over by a bulldozer. Dumfries (6) time & place TBC), Falkirk (8), 8-10pm, Falkirk Old and St.Moden's Parish Church Hall, Manse Road, Falkirk. Glasgow (9) time & place TBC) Edinburgh (10) time & place TBC) Dundee (11) room G12 at Dundee University's tower building 1-2pm and 7- 9:30 pm at Dundee University's tower lecture theatre.
More details 07952 969102

6 Ganja Festival Benefit party with Headfuk, Negusa negast, Stonka soundsystems andtThe Brixton Tea Party - chillout cafe and cannabis info. Central London venue tbc - Phone after 10pm 07092 230023 / 020 7644 5170 / 07906 957855

6 Bradford Trade Justice Network Event Meal & Live Music & Drama @ 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St, Bradford, BD1 2LY 01274 734160

6 'Enviromental Rock' environmental awareness and entertainment event. The Hobbit Pub, Bevios Valley, Southampton from 12 noon 079 74 106 293

6 "Bush & Blair, War Criminals, on Trial for Crimes at Home and Abroad". Organised by Global Women's Strike; sponsored by Iraqi Women's League and Eritrean & other African Women's Group 3pm Trafalgar Square, London Tel 020 7482 2496

6 'Nuclear Weapons Policy Today' led by Kate Hudson (British CND Chair). 2pm Subud Centre, Brecon Organised by CND Cymru.

6 Injustice - the film the police don't want you to see, showing at 491 Gallery, 491 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, E11 (Nearest tube: Leytonstone, Buses: W15, 257, N8) 8.30 pm Followed by a Question and Answer session by from the families of those who have died. Poets and musicians after. 07719 020 858

Banner Theatre will be touring a new production, Burning Issues: The Miners 1984-2004, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the 1984/5 Miners Strike.
(March 6) Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent as part of a day-long event to remember the strike, which also features speeches by Tony Benn and leading trade unionists and a showing of the film, The Battle of Orgreave.
(9) Dewsbury Town Hall, W Yorkshire: 7.30pm
(11) Blackwood Miners Institute, S Wales: 7.30pm
(12) Greenside Social Club
, Ryton, Tyne & Wear: 7.30pm
(13) Hetton Community Centre, Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne & Wear: 7.30pm
(18) Maerdy Community Centre, S Wales: 7.30pm
(19) Ammanford Miners Theatre
, S Wales: 7.30pm
(25) Citadel Arts Centre
, St Helens: 8pm
(26) The Picket
, Hardman Street, Liverpool: 8pm
(April 1) Whitwell Community Centre, N Notts: 7.30pm
(2) Worksop Town Hall, N Notts: 7.30pm
(3) Selby Arts Centre, N Yorkshire: 8pm
(8) Hebden Bridge Trades Club, W Yorkshire: 7.30pm
(29) Ystradgynlais Miners Welfare
, S Wales: 7.30pm
(May 1) Yorkshire Miners Gala, Locke Park, Barnsley: 2pm More performances are being arranged. 0121 682 0730

6-7 Frock On!! Women's Music/Skill-Sharing Festival in honour of International Women's Day. At the Pearse Institute, 840 Govan Road, Glasgow. 10 am-6pm daytime, 8pm-midnight nighttime Daytime - everything free, nightime - £3-£5. email: or visit:

6-14 Global Women's Strike Week of Activities 020 7482 2496

7 Theatre Workshop led by women from Enabling Theatre addressing the social marginalisation of disabled people 11-2.30pm Crossroads Women's Centre, 230A Kentish Town Road (corner Caversham Rd), London NW5 Tel 020 7482 2496

7 'The USA Culture War and the religious right' talk with Dr David Koepsell, Executive Director, Council for Secular Humanism Conway Hal, Red Lion Square, London W1 (nearest tube Holborn) 11am

8 International Women's Day

9 An Introduction to the work of Greenpeace both locally and nationally. 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, Union walk, Frodsham street. Chester All welcome. 01829 771750

10 "No Pride in the slaughter of others" Wages Due Lesbians hosts the Community Picket & Open Mic, inviting all lesbian/gay/bi/transgender/queer people (and supporters) to speak out against war, repression and homophobia everywhere. 5.30-7pm Parliament Square (opposite Parliament), London SW1; nearest tube Westminster. Tel 020 7482 2496

11 The invasion of Iraq one year on. Talk by Amer Albazaz speaking in the Methodist Hall, Haywards Heath

11 International Womens Week. Women's rights under Occupation. Speaker from the Iraqi Womens League. 7-30pm. Venue, The Friends Meeting House, Mount Street,Manchester.

12 "Refusing to kill - An evening with refuseniks from around the world". Organised by Payday: 020 7209 4751 7pm Crossroads Women's Centre, 230A Kentish Town Road (corner Caversham Rd), London NW5 Tel 020 7482 2496

12 Book Launch of Reclaiming Zimbabwe - The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation. With the author Professor Horace Campbell who will look at Zimbabwe's problems today, including the recent state and ruling party violence against citizens, as manifestations of the patriarchal model of liberation. 6.30pm, The Africa Centre, 38 King Street, London WC2E 8JT. 020 7836 1973

Till 25 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, London

12 "Refusing to kill - An evening with refuseniks from around the world". Organised by Payday: 020 7209 4751 7pm Crossroads Women's Centre, 230A Kentish Town Road (corner Caversham Rd), London NW5 Tel 020 7482 2496

12 Book Launch of Reclaiming Zimbabwe - The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation. With the author Professor Horace Campbell who will look at Zimbabwe's problems today, including the recent state and ruling party violence against citizens, as manifestations of the patriarchal model of liberation. 6.30pm, The Africa Centre, 38 King Street, London WC2E 8JT. 020 7836 1973

12- 14 Northern Activists Gathering, Hedden Bridge. Contact Kate c/o Sumac for details.0845 458 9595 .

12-14 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Courses, Wales. 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. Visit the Green Dragon website at Courses at the Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

13 Setting up a small school or Learning Centre, London. 01275 332516

13 Eritrean & other African Women's Group hosts an afternoon of food, music and dance 12noon Crossroads Women's Centre, 230A Kentish Town Road (corner Caversham Rd), London NW5 Tel 020 7482 2496

13 Palestine Solidarity Campaign street theatre at Marks and Spencers in Brighton - setting up an Israeli army 'checkpoint'. Contact for more details.

13 Peace Education Network Day Conference, Pax Christi, St Joseph's, Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4TY

13-14 Grass Roots Opposition to War Gathering The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street,
Nottingham NG7 6HX, England

13-15 Interested in independent media, jobs in the peace field, asylum, AIDS, whether globalisation can work for the poor...? The following series of events, speakers and workshops engage with all of these issues and more. Keynes Hall, Kings College Organised by People and Planet

14 International day of action on the World Bank and large Dams www.irn.og

14 National Disarm DSEi Meeting. Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, Cardiff at 1pm on Sunday 14th March. The meeting will be focussed on how to keep up the pressure on multi-national arms traders in between DSEi exhibitions using various forms of direct action.

14-15 REFUSE - a festival of resistance, Cambridge. 12 noon onwards Workshops, discussion groups, an indymedia cinema room, an art and photo gallery, an info-stall, a caf and a bar. As the evening draws in bands, poets and other performers will keep us entertained, and during the night there will be a raucous soundsystem party that will follow on well into the next morning. Suggested donations £4/£3 (waged/unwaged) for location details call 07968894591 on Fri eve / Sat morning to get involved e-mail

16 The Tide is Rising: Benefit Gig for Rising Tide and Corporate Watch @ Northgate Hall, St Michaels St, Oxford Doors 7:30pm, performance starts at 8pm, £5/£3 01865 241 097

16 'Rock Against Racism' - Love Music Hate Racism Benefit @ London Astoria, £12.50 07974 095233

16 'Hands Off' meeting organised jointly with World Development Movement about debt and the privatisation of Iraq

16 Commemorating the anniversary of the murder of Rachel Corrie, an International Solidarity Movement activist, in occupied Palestine by the Israeli military. Gather at Brighton station, 4.30pm

17 Mayday in Dublin 2004@ the Cowley Club, london rd., Brighton @ 6.30 meeting to discuss ideas for thoses interested in going to Dublin for this years mayday.The Irish State is the official host on may 1st for the "Welcoming" of the new EU member states, including Turkey. 07971 960678 for more info

17 The Bedouin of Israel The Bedouin of Israel are one of the Forgotten People of the world. A once nomadic people of the Negev desert, now being forced from their land and into townships, denied basic health and education services and their culture systematically eradicated. Friends Meeting House, 74 Ragstone Rd., Slough 8pm Organised by Slough4Peace

17-25 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, London

19 Block the Base. "You've marched in London - now come to the heart of the beast ... for one day, let's disrupt the military machine." Non-violent blockade and demonstration @ Menwith Hill, North Yorkshire, part of an international weekend of action against US militarism. Organised by Yorkshire CND - 01274 730795 -

19 Arms Dealers Out of our City. Local actions at arms companies around the county to draw attentioto their activities. Brighton: Assemble War Memorial, Old Steine at 2pm. 5.30 pm vigil outside EDO MBM premises, Home Farm Business Park, just off Lewes Rd, Moulsecoomb.

19 Critical Mass - no war for profit, cycle against capitalism. Part of Bristol Stop War weekend of action in solidarity with the global call for action on 1st anniversary of invasion of Iraq. Anything on wheels without an engine welcome. Bring noise, whistles, flyers, colour, humour & anger.Shut down Bristol! 5.30pm Meet outside the Arnolfini price

19 Theatrical protest and tour of Whitehall to mark one year since the US/UK invasion of Iraq. Assemble at 11amat the Edith Cavell Statue, St Martins Place, London 0845 458 2564

19 0nwards Kickstart social centre opening "We are a group of people in Manchester who go into empty buildings to create social centres and open, public space for whatever people want to do, eg. workshops, cafe, classes, gigs, films, parties, hanging out.." To find out what's happening

19-22 Dragon Festival. Los Tablones, Nr Orgiva, Granada, Andalucia Spain. This Festy has for the first time been given permission.

20 No more lies Tony Blair! National Demo in Manchester. Demo at Labour Spring Conference.

20 Global Day of action on the first anniversary of the U.S. Bombing and Invasion of Iraq

20 Day of action against war organised by Bristol Stop War Part of Bristol Stop War weekend of action in solidarity with the call for global action against war on 1st anniversary of invasion of Iraq. Come on down & shut it down - bring banners, flyers, noise, whistles, colour, humour & anger. 12 noon Bristol city centre, opposite the Hippodrome price

20 Benefit gig with Robb Johnson/Rita Lynch + support Part of Bristol Stop War weekend of action, benefit for Bristol Stop War & Columbian Solidarity Campaign 8.30pm to 1am Bristol County Sport & Social Club, Colston St, Bristol price £4/2

20 Global day of Action for Peace. All-Wales Rally: Assemble 10.30: Park Avenue, Aberystwyth (opposite Police Station). March through town to Castle Gardens. 2.30 - 4.00 Hen Goleg, King Street - 'Peace and Progress' symposium: International Law and Human Rights: The Damage Done by the 'War on Terrorism'. Speakers: Jill Evans MEP Chair of CND Cymru, Azmat Begg Father of Guatanamo detainee, Corin Redgrave Co-founder, Guantanamo Human Rights Commission, Eleanor White Amnesty Cymru
Details: CND Cymru : 01550 750 260

20 Rally to mark the start of the war on Iraq. 10.30am George Square Midday, St Enoch's Square, Glasgow. 0141 423 1222

20 Spring Equinox

21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 Phantom Conservation Volunteers will reclaim another piece of land from a selfish landlord and opening up access to the public, something which should have been allowed for decades. Bring strong gardening gloves and tools (bow saws, loppers, shears) - although we will supply these if you don't have them, wear tough old gardening clothes, work boots, safety glasses (if possible), bring picnic food and drink to share. Meet 11am: Brighton Station. Site location and transport details on the day: 07966 952018

21 My Dads Strip Club hosts Eat-My-Shorts an evening featuring video shorts for your pleasure celebrating the bare-faced-cheek of activists. Including favourites like London's coolest gang special agents the Space Hijackers on their hilarious Circle Line Party, Puppet, the winner of Adbuster's subvertising contest pasting over Bush signs in Chicago and Manchester's spoof March For Capitalism. Popcorn and ice-cream for those who don't scratch.

21 Fairtrade benefit gig with Rory McLeod as part of the initiative to make Swansea a Fair Trade city. Tickets are £5 (U18 free). 3pm to late Royal British Legion, the Mumbles

22 'How to Build Solidarity with Sweatshop Workers' Chumbawamba's Alice Nutter reports on Mexican Sweatshops after her recent visit to Mexico. Also speaking will be Chinese trades unionist Wendelin,c.w.huang and local No Sweat activist Kate Buckell. 8pm, Adelphi Pub, Leeds

22 "Refusenik! Israel's Soldiers of Conscience" (edited by Peretz Kidron) Book Launch 7.30pm Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building (Opposite Student Union), Cardiff University, Park Place

23 Civil Liberties and criminalising communities. Public talk by Anne Walder, organised by South Somerset Peace Group, discussion afterwards time 7.30pm Minster Rooms Ilminster (behind the Dolphin Pub) £2.- incl. drinks 01460 53165

23 'Get clued up bout Globalisation' with Do Summat 7pm til midnight at the Green Room on Whitworth Street. Speakers include Kenyan flower picker and worker for workers rights Redemta Akoth... Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper magazine will also be speaking about her knowledge of the issue...
and Short films telling stories of how globalisation affects people's lives..all this will be mixed up with manchester's finest DJ's playin an eclectic mix of funky beats from round the globe...Entry is free, though donations are welcomed. or email

24 BASS//fundraiser @ Volks Club, Madeira Drive, Brighton. 10pm - Late * door tax: sensible donations only & please arrive early

24 ''The Opposite Of War: The Role of Civil Society in Creating A Civilised World Order' Annual Human Rights Public Lecture 1-2pm The Great Hall, King's College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS 7848 1818 Free.

25 Meeting the People who Grow our Food. With Jenny Jones, Green Party Deputy Major of London, Greg Pilley, Soil Association, Dan Keech, London Food Links, Julie Brown, Growing Communities. 6pm to 9.30pm, at Demos The Mezzanine, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7NQ. Admission £5 including wine Info: 020 8809 2391

26 Road Protest movement benefit all dayer Beat Bar, Dundee, Scotland 07753 808 709

26 Beyond TV UK Tour with films, music and performance £2/3 7-11pm The Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham UK

26 London Critical Mass bike ride Starts 6pm Southbank at Waterloo in front of the National Film Theatre under Waterloo Bridge

27 Free trade v Workers Rights - day school on trade union resistance to free trade 10am-5pm @ NUT Centre, Mabledon Place, London WC1 Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign 0207 272 9619

27 Oil on the Warpath - challenging the oil empire Day gathering of speakers, videos, workshops, campaigns. How can we break our Petro Addiction and effectively challenge the unholy trinity of oil, power and politics? What does a fossil fuel free future look like? 10am-6pm Friends Meeting House, James St, Sheffield. Please book a place in advance as space is limited 01865 241 097

27-28 Cork Social Forum Ballinhassig, County Cork, Ireland. The theme is "Who Governs? Let's Take Responsibility." and the programme for the weekend includes workshops, Open Space sessions and a practical advice shop for local actions. There will be a cafe and kid's area on the go, a gig on Saturday night, and a place to stay can be arranged if you need it. Cost is 15 Euro for one day, 20 Euro for two days. For bookings call (00353) 026 47352

27-28 Local action for Global change! Issues including Asylum, Wind Turbines, Affordable Housing, Depleted Uraniam,Co-operatives,Personnal Communication and much more! The Sherborne School Sixth Form Centre, Dorset 9.30am to 5.45pm To book £12 per day or £20 for the weekend call 01963 370175



2 Serum SoundSystem presents a night of global beats and grooves from 8-2am at the Lark in the Park pub,Copenhagen st.,Islington, London.Free b4 9, £3 after.Money raised will go towards future activist-based events.more info @, phone 07799712376..Every first friday of the month.

3 Ministry for Peace Conference 'Britain's role in the 21st Century: global peacebuilder or global policeman? Friends House, Marylebone Road, London

3 Freethinkers Bookfayre, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square London WC1 (Holborn Tube) 11am- 4.45pm organised by Black Cat 077 889 45143

3 Orgy of Climate Destruction - Campaign against Climate Change benefit gig @ Limehouse Old Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, E14, 8pm - late. Entry is by suggested donation, £10 or what you can afford, but booking in advance is essential.

4-12 Auto organisation - self organisation conference and action days, Berlin, Germany. "Throughout the world, self-organised projects and structures are struggling …these spaces are not only safe havens but also starting points for political struggles. Workers´ co-operatives as well as alternative economics and workplace democracy can offer us an alternative to a world of competition and pressure. Left-wing Bookstores, info-shops and independent media centres do not only help to get our political
viewpoints across they can also serve as a link between activists and bring political groups together. Autonomous centres provide space to get together, get organised and get involved in politics as well as cultural activities apart from mainstream culture." The conference will look at solutions as well as exchanging ideas. The Conference Centre will be Köpenicker strasse 137 (Train stops are Schlesisches Tor, Ostbahnhof or…) To book a place email

5-9 Protest photo exhibition from Genoa to Faslane with many London demonstrations, including Dsei's; Fairford etc Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars. 10am-4pm

9-17 Roundhouse Deconstruction Camp (see SchNEWS 443) Brithdir Mawr, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales "You are invited to participate in a unique event - a week long camp whose physical focus will be the careful unbuilding of our roundhouse… The rest of the time will be spent in camping in circles around fires on this beautiful site, singing, circle dancing, and some talking to holders of cameras and microphones."

After a hugely inspiring night in Southampton in February we've decided to go all out and do a 16 stop tour! We'll be showing some short films, talking about SchNEWS and getting your message across, about the G8 coming to Britain next year (preferrably with someone from a local Dissent! network associated group), and giving local groups a forum to talk about what they're up to. (10) Bath, (11)Bristol, (12) Cardiff, (14) Gloucester, (15) Oxford, (16) Leamington, (17) Bolton, (18) Liverpool, (19) Lancaster, (20) Glasgow, (23) Edinburgh, (24) Newcastle, (25) Leeds, (26) Sheffield, (29) Nottingham, (30) Norwich
We need more people to get involved with sorting out venues, publicity and somewhere for us to sleep. So, if you're interested in sorting any of this, or if you're part of a Dissent! group in, or near any of those places then please get in touch at ../extras/tour.htm

11 Annual Wolfe Tone Society Easter Sunday Commemoration for all those who died for Irish Freedom. London Irish Centre Camden, Murray St, London NW1. Mass 1pm followed by music from Sean Brady from 2.30pm at the Rosie McCann's pub corner of Agar Grove & York Way (5 mins from Irish Centre). 020-8442 8778.

12 Zoo Awareness Day 0845 330 3911

9-12 Aldermaston March against threat to develop new generation of nuclear weapons. 50-mile march from Trafalgar Square to Aldermaston. Marchers welcome to join for whole route or a day. Trafalgar Square 11am on 9 April. Marchers travel west through Southall, Slough and Reading to Aldermaston on Easter Monday. Aldermaston Womens Peace Camp(aign): 07793 000735, CND Press Office: 0207 7002350 or 07968 420859 , Slough4Peace: 0788 0941849

12-14 Oxford to Aldermaston Youth March or call 0796 7392229.

9-12 Peace Walk to Faslane from Glasgow. Leaving George Square at 1pm Friday and arriving at Faslane, 1pm, Easter Monday. Stopping in Clydebank, Dumbarton and Helensburgh with street events at each place.

12 March & Rally at Faslane - home of Trident nuclear submarines. Assemble 1pm at Faslane Peace Camp. 0141 423 1222

15 BP Annual General Meeting. Join the demonstrations organized by Rising Tide

16 Benefit for Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament @ The Longfield Suite, Prestwich with Stanley Accrington, Manchester Community Choir, Bernie Murphy
Carol Batton (poet) £70161 273 8283

17 International Via Campesina action day for farmers struggles.

22 Vanunu - Israeli nuclear arms whistleblower - day of freedom.

22-25 Annual meeting and 60th anniversiary of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Washington DC

23 Seaside Tribe & Campaign Against Arms Trade present... Peace and Revolution @ The Brixton Telegraph, 228 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London £5 tickets & B4 11pm £8 door after 07811 260359

24 National Demo for World Day for Animals in Laboratories. Demo outside Newchurch Guinea pig farm 07814 488173

28-30 European Economic Summit, Warsaw, Poland

29-12 May Sunseed Seminars, Sorbas, nr Almeria, Spain. Short courses on environment or development issues, methods of living sustainably in a semi-arid environment.

29 Benefit for Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Campaign Against Depleted Uranium @ Star and Garter Performance, The Strap Ons, Purgatory State 9pm-1am £5 0161 273 8283

30 London Critical Mass bike ride 10 year old birthday party. Starts 6pm Southbank at Waterloo in front of the National Film Theatre under Waterloo Bridge

30 - 2 May Permaculture Introductory course. Dial House, Near North Weald, Epping, Essex. To book your place 01702 303259

31- May 2 People against civilisation gathering: towards an anticivilisation network. Catalunya, Spain



1 Mayday in Dublin. Join the anti-EU festivities on the the streets of Dublin, Ireland. RTS parties, street blocades and forging links with Ireland based activists. For info on getting to and staying in Dublin, go to or

1 Mayday Join the Libertarian bloc for the TUC march on International Workers Day. Provisional meet up 12noon, Clerkenwell Green.

1 A celebration of the ancient festival of Beltane at Thornborough Henge in North Yorkshire. The ceremony will begin at 2pm in the afternoon and will take place at the central Henge. Thornborough Henge is under imminent threat from quarrying and we hope that as many people as possible will attend this event.

1-2 Newcastle Community Green Festival, Leazes Park. 10th anniversiary special! 12 noon - 6pm 0191 2321750

8 Cannabis festival, somewhere in London.

8 Annual James Connolly / Bobby Sands march through Central London. 020-8442 8778

8 North West Vegan Festival, Sachas Hotel, Tib Street, Manchester 0845 458 0146

9 Artists for Animals punk benefit gig. Satans Hollow, 101 Princes St., City Centre, Manchester
2pm - 10pm Bands to be confirmed but at least 8 bands.

14-16 Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Courses, Wales. 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. Visit the Green Dragon website at Courses at the Centre of Continuing Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

15 Kyoto March. Starting 7am at Exxon-Mobil HQ, near Leatherhead, Surrey, 20 miles to the US embassy, central London. 3.30 pm Rally at the Imperial War Museum. 5.30pm 'DINOSAUR PARTY' at the US Embassy Dress code theme: Dinosaurs, extinct species, threatened species, Oil/Coal industry Dinosaurs, Bush/Cheney Dinosaurs, Uncle Sam Dinosaurs, or of course just identify yourself as a member of a threatened species ! Plus anything that shows Bush, Uncle Sam, Exxon fat-cats etc climate/environmental villains. Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change 0208 8553327/07903 316331

15 Memorial/benefit gig for Chris Groner - who sadly passed away in March. With PAIN and other "ChrisG" bands @ Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, London E9

18-23 Media Against Racism, Xenophobia and Racial Discrimination in CEE/CIS Countries. Conference in the Czech Republic to discuss the rise of Racism in Eastern Europe

22-23 Forest Gardening course with the Agroforestry Research Trust. £95:

22-23 Genespotting weekend

27-30 Eighty Years of Biodynamic Agriculture. Anniversary Conference and Celebration Botton Village, near Whitby, N. Yorkshire

27- 1 June Trident Ploughshares Peace & Disarmament Camp. In Devonport Plymouth, where up to ten nuclear subs are berthed, and the four Trident nuclear-armed subs take it in turns to undergo servicing. Info: 0845 4588363

28 London Critical Mass bike ride Starts 6pm Southbank at Waterloo in front of the National Film Theatre under Waterloo Bridge



3-6 Permaculture woodland gathering, Hill Holt Wood, Lincolnshire. A forum of networking, debate and learning for those interested in the future of our woodlands. A showcase of the best examples in sustainable woodland management. A meeting place for scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts for their mutual benefit
0845 458 1805

5 Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge FREE

8-10 Free Speech Savannah. Actions in response to the G8 Summit.

9-11 Fifth International Conference on Walking in the 21st Century, Copenhagen.

10-30 Comedian Mark Thomas has organized a Coca Cola - Nazi advert challenge to highlight the links between the company and the Nazi regime @ at The Foundry, 86 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL. (Old Street tube)

12 Norwich's first annual anarchist bookfair. 07941 657485.

12-13 Wandle Valley Festival "The Wandle flows from Croydon through the boroughs of Sutton and Merton to join the Thames in Wandsworth."

14-21 'An Exhibition of Resistance to BP and Big Oil' . To celebrate the beginning of the end of BP's sponsorship of the National Portrait Award London Rising Tide) invite you to help put together this exhibition "We are asking you to rub your eyes, wipe away the mirage of 'sustainable development' and 'beyond petroleum', and create a truer portrait of an oil company in any way you like. It's time to strip away the greenwash; in fact it's time to save the whole planet from these robber barons with their bloody oil wars, climate chaos and massive pay hikes. We know there are better worlds out there, and they don't include profit or fossil fuels…(or an art market, for that matter). 07969 786770; c/o 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES (from May 1st) See also & Rising Tide UK SQUATTED SOCIAL CENTRE: The automous space for the exibition of reisitance is now opened... head off to 50 chalk farm road, in Camden Town, NW1. Friday night - live music jam night. Saturday night - film night. Get along!

18 "This land is for everyone" Celebrate the end of Refugee Week at the Coach and Horses, Edward Rd, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12. 8.30 till late. Live music from the Capones, Post-Mortem and Iota. DJs from SuperApe and Silver Dollar Soundsystems. £4 in/£2.50 concessions. All proceeds going to BMAG Asylum Seekers' Destitution Fund.

18 Fundraiser for the Guantanamo Human Rights Commission 8:30pm to midnight. The Bay, Marine Terrace with David Rovics and Atilla the Stockbroker. Organised by Aberystwyth Peace Justice Network

19 Manchester Radical Bookfair 11am until 5pm at Bridge 5 Mill, 22A Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester. The bookfair covers anarchism, peace, direct action and social change. There will be books, stalls, ideas, discussions and workshops. Please Note: The fair aims to promote and celebrate grassroots, non hierarchical, DIY activsm and is not a platform for party politics!

19 A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the last Stonehenge Free Festival @ Vertigo Arts Centre (aka the 491) in Leytonstone , with a photo exhibition, films, live music and DJs and promotion of Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion a highly anticipated new book by Andy Worthington.

19 National Badger Day 020 7228 6444

19 Free Vegetarian Food Fayre at St Anne Church, 55 Dean Street, London WC1 (off Shaftesbury Avenue). 12-4pm. Free entrance. 0845 458 4775.

19 Energy Beyond Oil Can renewable energy systems give us what we need or do we face a serious energy shortage over the next fifty years? Day workshop organised by the Earth Cymru Network, 11am - 4pm, Canterbury Room 4, Lampeter University. To book a place call Tim Shaw on 01558 685353.

19-20 Leamington Peace Festival, free entry. Music, stalls, kids stuff, workshops. Pump Room Gardens, Leamington. Seize The Day are playing on Sunday after noon. Call 08707 704 098, or visit

19-20 Peace Festival no location details yet. see for updates

19-27 Visit to Colombia with the Colombia Solidarity Campaign "This is a very important opportunity to show direct solidarity and learn about Colombia." More details 07743743041

20 A scabby farmer has destroyed species-rich rare chalk grassland prompting the Brighton Phantom Conservation Volunteers to spring in action with a Summer Solstice Mass Tresspass. The farmer bulldozed and ploughed the old Down pasture hillside known as Scabby Brow, at Ashcombe Farm between Lewes and Falmer. If you fancy letting him know what you think of the damage: Meet 12 noon (PROMPT) at St Peters Church, on The Level Bring water & a picnic & money for the bus. Wear good boots & have sun protection. Contact 07966 952 018 on the day for more info.

20 The Land Is Ours is meeting in Bristol. All the usual land rights and land reform will be discussed. Call 0117 944 6219 if you're interested.

21 Summer Solstice. Solstice is at 00:56. Sunrise 4:45am

At Stonehenge the car park (on the Western side, enter off the A303 from the roundabout - it's signposted) opens at 8pm Sunday 20th June, and closes at 1pm on Monday 21st June. Access to the stones themselves is from 10pm until 9am.

Next year is the 20th anniversiary of the Battle of the Beanfield (See SchNEWS 25)

For the Save Stonehenge campaign

21 BASS (Brighton Alliance of Sound Systems) Solstice Party a procession of colour, dancers and top Brighton samba onto the beach where a back drop of Brighton’s very own replica Stonehenge that will be brought into it’s own by video projections, lasers and fire performers. Black Rock car park from 8.45pm

21 Benefit concert for Palestine Solidarity Campaign, The Freebutt, Brighton 8pm - bar open from 5pm Featuring: Nimomashtic, Golgy Apparatus, GM Baby and The Unpeople

23-27 Teaching Permaculture Creatively and Teachers Gathering Event "A chance for permaculture teachers to gather, share and develop our teaching skills together." Dial House, near North weald, Epping, Essex. 01702 303259

23-27 Extremism conference will focus on European policies and immigration laws. Participation fees range from 30 euro (£ 20). Contact UNITED . +31 20 6834778.

24 "Suits and Savages", "Crowd Bites Wolf" and "Two Trevors Go to Washington" three films about the World bank and the IMF and resistance to them, plus a Q+A session with the filmakers. The Other Cinema, 11 Rupert Street, Soho, London. 9pm. £6.50/£4.50. 020-77341506,

24 Green Architecture Day Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester

25 London Critical Mass bike ride Starts 6pm Southbank at Waterloo in front of the National Film Theatre under Waterloo Bridge

25 Day of Action against Caterpillar. Caterpillar is being targeted for supplying of D9 military bulldozers to Israel, despite knowing that they are used to murder civilians (including peace activist Rachael Corrie and countless Palestinians) and to demolish thousands of civilian homes in illegal acts of collective punishment. Details: 07887648374

25 till August 19 Freedom Summer Palestine

25-26 Just when you thought it was safe to go somewhere hot for your summer holiday, George Bush comes to Ireland. Domoland Castle, Co Clare (very close to Shannon Warport, oh yes).
"The latest E.U.-U.S. summit is to take place in Dromoland castle in Clare, in the west of Ireland, on the 26th of June. George Bush is to land in Shannon airport on Friday the 25th, and to be ferried from there to the summit place by helicopter, before going on to a NATO meeting in Turkey. Also present will be the heads of those E.U. states involved in the war, such as Italy, Britain, and Poland. Seeking to iron over their differences with the supposedly anti-war bloc of France and Germany. "Anti-war", or rather anti any changes to the oil contracts they signed with Saddam Hussein. Hopefully, for the White House, making the finishing touches to the planned U.N. involvement in Iraq post June 30th. The choice of Shannon airport, being particularly apt, for it is this formerly civilian airport which of late is being turned into America's garrison in Ireland. A re-fuelling stop over for soldiers and weaponry on their way to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
More details of the protests planned

25-27 Glastonbury Festival 090 670 80808 For one persons view of what's happened to festival and the Mean Fiddlers involvement

26 End the occupation of Iraq - troops home now. Solidarity with the Freedom for Palestine Demo in Leeds city centre 12 Noon. 0773 907 4205

26 Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty National Demo 0845 458 0630

26-28 Anti- Repression Gathering around the Aubonne Court case, Geneva The Aubonne collective was created to support two climbers whose rope was cut by police during a blockade against the G8 summit in Evian last summer (see SchNEWS 409 )

26 - 4 July The Occupation isn't Ending A week of protests, non-violent direct action & occupations to expose the bogus June 30 'power transfer' to a so-called Iraqi Interim Government - the occupation will continue, as will the corporate invasion of Iraq and the killings and human rights abuses by 'coalition' forces. Voices in the Wilderness UK is encouraging groups and individuals to take action to demand an end to the US/UK military occupation. Nonviolent occupations of a relevant space (eg. your pro-war MPs office, the office of a corporate war-profiteer etc…) are especially encouraged. Voices in the Wilderness UK, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, England. Tel: 0845 458 2564

28 Lobby/demo against the British Fluoridation Society (BFS), outside the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, NW1 4LE, London from 9 am.

28-29 NATO summit, Istanbul, Turkey - with even a visit from Bush himself. Protests planned

29 Resurgence Magazine, ISEC & The Ecologist Jointly Present 'Science, Culture and Society: Perspectives from Tibet, Ladakh, India and The West.' An Afternoon with Samdhong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile; Helena Norberg-Hodge of the International Society for Ecology & Culture; Zac Goldsmith, Editor of The Ecologist; & Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence. 3pm - 6.30pm The Faulkner Hall, Maria Assumpta Centre, 23 Kensington Square, Kensington W8 5HN £10 including tea -
0208 809 2391

29 Revolution Protest against the handover of Iraq to a government that are puppets of Bush and Blair...Join us and our own puppets and puppetmasters around London during the day and then at Oxford Circus at 6pm. 07816 327646

30 Worthing anti war demo coinciding with planned fake "transfer of power" in Iraq by the illegal occupiers - the USA and UK. Meet at 6.30pm outside Worthing's main railway station.

30-2 July Fuse - A Random Artists Exhibition. A self organised event for artists and media of all senses, each evening will have a different theme. Venue tbc. 07050 614804



1 Demo outside meeting of the UN Compensantion Commission, Geneva

1-4 Green Anarchy in the UK, Gathering of the tribes "We have called this gathering to give green anarchists in the UK and elsewhere a great opportunity to get together and share thoughts and ideas about how to fight the megamachine, that is civilization, and learn primitive skills." Bilston Glen Anti-Bypass Protest Site, near Edinburgh 07747606558

1- 9 Annual Ecotopia Biketour will ride from Vienna to The Netherlands with a stop-over at the Towards Carfree Cities IV conference in Berlin.

2 The Latin Splash Festival II, Clapham Common London. 5-11pm.

2-4 Out There Bracknell Festival, South Hill Park £50 for the weekend : 01344 484123

3 McLibel Trial Anniversary. Celebrate the 10 years of campaign successes, following the start of the McLibel Trial. Read the story of the trial at

3 July Boycott Caterkiller (see SchNEWS 454) Meet 12 noon at junction of North Road/Kensigton Gdns (Look out for the Caterkiller bulldozer!) They will be visiting several local shops that sell Caterkiller goods, asking shoppers not to buy them and persuading the shops to stop selling them.

4 Independance from America protest at Menwith Hill, the US Spybase (see SchNEWS 410)

4 Peace Makers Ball! Part of the Independance FROM America Day! 4.30pm at Lakenheath US nuclear airbase, Suffolk. Come to party, wear your ballgown bring a picnic! 01508 550446

4 Brighton Sunny Day "A festival of renewable energy and sustainability. Now in its third year, this community-based event covers a broad range of issues from energy efficiency to recycling. Exhibitors will include solar hot water installers and electric bikes." 12 noon to 5 pm The Level. Free

9-10 Romsey Beggars Fair. Music, dance and street entertainment. Free / donations.

9-11 Clogfest in Skipton and Gargrave, North Yorkshire. A celebration of the glorious tradition of English step-dance!

9-11 Priddy Folk Fayre, Priddy, Somerset. "The friendliest folk festival in England" 01749 675562.

9-11 Introduction to Renewable Energy, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. £35/£25 cons. 01654 761 570

9-17 July No Border Camp, Imatra, Finland. The camp will gather people interested in migration and free movement. The purpose is to strengthen understanding of border related issues and find ways for abolishing borders. Happenings: movies, music, panels, art exhibition, possibility to visit Svetogorsk on Russian side (you need to get visa beforehand). And of course lots of hanging around with nice people. More details: / +358 50 325 0074

10 "Whose Rules Rule? 60 glorious or notorious years" Conference organised by the World Development Movement. On the 60th anniversary of the IMF and World Bank, WDM looks back at their blotted past and considers their future. Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. Free admission. 0800 328 2153

10 "Save Titnore Woods" protest is being held in Worthing town centre, meet 2pm at Montague Place (near Woolworth's). The campaigners are trying to get a big spectacular together as it's the last chance before the council makes a decision on the development.

10 Fordstock, Harbertonford, South Devon. "just a couple of stages in a field by the village, loverely atmosphere very mellow man, worth a look if down that way." Under a fiver to get in

10-11 Rhythms of the World "The UK's largest free festival of world music - indoor & outdoor stages, world food, craft stalls, music, dance, street art and children's activities. The annual festival is held in mid-July each year." Hitchin, Hertfordshire 01462 454649

12-13 Liberty will be in the high court with a judicial review appeal of the police use of anti-terror searches at last summers DSE arms fair. (see Were you or your friends searched in London by police during/before the week of September 6th-12 "DSEI week"? Liberty needs your search receipts ASAP for the second stage of a High Court legal battle against the Metropolitan Police.

14-18 Somerset Buddhafield Gathering. 07768 200797

14-18 Larmer Tree Festival, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. Over 50 bands will play in the heart of the remote and peaceful Cranborne Chase. £ 85 for 3 days. 01725 552300

10-24 Earth Activist Training Camp Ragmans Lane Farm, Gloucestershire

12-17 Common Ground meeting in Bulgaria. "The goal is to bring environmental activists and critical farmers from several countries together to discuss the food issue, to learn from each other and to get to joined strategies and projects. It will be an interesting exchange between the rural and the urban and between the western and eastern Europe."

15-18 Wasted Morcambe Punk Festival (including er, Chas and Dave!)

16-18 Guilfest Bands include Blondie, Simple Minds and UB40 (what year is it?) 01483 536270

16-18 3rd Anarchist Youth Network Summer Gathering. If you want to participate, please let the AYN know 07866 933927.

16-18 Glade festival, near Reading, Berkshire. Bands like Squarepusher, AFX, Eat Static, Hybrid, loads of psy-trance plus some house and breaks. £70

16-18 Festival at the Edge, in Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Story telling festival, workshops. £40. 01939 236626.

17 Respect Festival FREE anti-racist and multicultural festival for London.12-8pm 020 7983 6554.

17-18 Ashton Court Festival, Bristol. Everything from hip hop to poetry. £5 per day. 0117 904 2275.

17-18 Dartford Festival, Central Park. Free until 10 on Saturday features the amazing Kamel Nitrate, Headlined by the 32 piece Carnival Collective , also the Mukka, Ska Wars , Roma Rad, Fridge Magnets , Tonnes of Street Theatre and loads of stuff for the family.

18 The blahblah- mmh mmh day. Hosted by Ladidah, Dalston queerporated and the french whores. A day of discussion about queer Activism' body related workshops and fun! From noon, LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1. Free. 07949976016

19 Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Nicaraguan Revolution Film. Show, Speakers, Q&A, Quiz, Music, food and bar Organised by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. 6.30pm. From £5. Red Rose Club, 129 Seven Sisters Rd, N7. 020 7272 9619

19-24 Towards Carfree Cities Berlin, Germany

19-25 Farnborough International Airshow 2004. Protest against arms sales is an airshow tradition and training for it. This bisannual Airshow is an important part of the arms trade calendar with exhibitors including BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce and Boeing. The other face of Famborough is the weekend public days. CAAT are therefore calling a day of direct action on one of these "family" days to show that Famborough is primarily an arms fair and also to state that watching the latest fighter jets is not family entertainment. 020 7281 0297.

19 Campaign Against Arms Trade Demo against opening day of Farnborough Airshow. Farnborough Airshow is not really a show, but is in fact the most important arms fair this year, selling military equipment to all and sundry, no matter how unpleasant the customer.

20 Action at Farnborough Airshow Delegate's Dinner. 6:30pm, Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Lane, London. 07817 652 029,

22 'Eyewitness Colombia' Martin Summers of Bristol-Stop-The-War & Colombia Solidarity Campaign has recently returned from Colombia, where 7000+ political assassinations are carried out every year by right-wing paramilitaries. Colombia is being pushed ever deeper into civil war, with the support of
the Blair regime. 7pm St. Mary on the Quay Hall. City Centre. Colston Ave. (Opposite War Memorial).

22 The Refugee Project monthly meeting. 6.30pm. 020 7250 1315.

22-25 Trowbridge Village Pump Festival, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Folk/Roots music. 01225 769132.

22 to 14 August Dharma Yatra 2004: 'Walk in Full Awareness' across Northern England. You can join and leave at any time. At Amida Buddhist Centre in Narborough (near Leicester) to Menwith Hill, Yorkshire. Registration 20pounds. 07967 643389.

23 London Anarchist Forum with Gottfried Heuer. 8pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq., WC1. Free entrance. 020 7242 8032

23 Tour of the EU in Brussels. Join Corporate Europe Get to see all those corporate lobbyists and their access to the corridors of power. Booking essential:

23-24 The Wickerman Festival. Between Dundrennan and Auchencairn, Scotland. Spiritualized, Levellers Acoustic etc + dance tents and special area for children's. Day ticket: £30.

23-24 Wakestock "Europes largest wakeboard music festival" Abersoch, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales includes Goldielookinchain, Norman Jay, Soul II Soul etc £35 for the weekend. 01758 710000

23-26 Turaya Gathering, Dorset. Brand new four day music and arts festival in association with Onu sounds, Ninja Tune, Real World etc. Ticket only event - only 1,500 available.

23-25 WOMAD (the World Of Music Arts And Dance Festival), Reading. 0118 939 0930

23-27 Healing Field Gathering, near Shepton. From £32.

23-29 Peoples Global Action European conference, Resnik, Rakovica, industrial zone around Belgrade "Peoples Global Action is a global network of local struggles, a worldwide network that works towards a durable political, social, borderless and directly democratic alternative to capitalism and all systems of oppression, far away from the logic of parties, states and ideological frameworks of the state (statist trade unions, NGO's etc.). It is a space where anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist initiatives meet."

24-25 Truck Festival Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire. "There is no cut throat capitalism here, no huge entry fees. It's a nice day out in the country side with a few beers and a plethora of bands." (and SchNEWS will be there)

25 Farnborough Airshow Direct Action Day. Noon onwards. Farnborough Airshow is not really a show, but is in fact the most important arms fair this year, selling military equipment to all and sundry, no matter how unpleasant the customer. 07817 652 029,

25-30 International Anticapitalist Youth Camp, Ruesta , Spain Following the theme : " Against a Europe of capital and war - for a Europe " from bellow " and of the people" about 500 internationial young people from whole of Europe and various political organisations of the social movements meet.

28 6th Annual UK Big Brother Awards & Party "The annual human rights spoof awards ceremony that lambasts the people and organisations that have done the most to devastate our privacy & civil liberties." 6.30pm The Quad, Claire Market Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2 Awards will be presented for: Worst Public Servant; Most Invasive Company; Most Appalling Project; Most Heinous Government Organisation & Lifetime Menace. Then there's the "Dog-Poo-On-A-Stick" award for the most unspeakably heinous villain. It's invite only, so if you want to go email Phone 0207 955 6579

29 The aftermath of the Iraq war: the balance of fear and hope. 6.30pm. Free admission. Room B202, 2nd Floor of the Bloomsbury Suite of the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1. 020 7354 0883

29 till 1 Aug Cambridge Folk Festival

30 Queer Cabaret Café. A Benefit Cafe for the Pink Pauper the radical Queer alternative to the pink paper. Vegetarian food, Drag king and queen Waiters. Come in fancy dress.6pm-11pm. Bonningtons Cafe 11 Vauxhall Grove, London, SW8 1TD nearest tube Vauxhall. Free Entry, just have to pay for food £5 main meal. 07909995890.

30 till 1 Aug Big Chill, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire.

30 till 6 Aug Sidmouth 50th International Festival, Devon. For all you folk music massive 01629 827010

31 Party: Justice For Migrants And Asylum Seekers, Dover. Venue: TBA, meet McDonald's car park, Whitfield roundabout on the A2 just outside Dover, or meet at Dover Priory railway station at noon. Call 07785711864 for directions on the day or 07792187948 if you need a lift from the station.

Till 14 August Dharma Yatra 'Walk in Full Awareness' across Northern England. You can join and leave at any time. At Amida Buddhist Centre in Narborough (near Leicester) to Menwith Hill, Yorkshire. Registration 20pounds. 07967 643389.

31 Edinburgh Reclaim The Streets. "Liberate yer Lungs and Fuck the Fringe!" 12 noon at Bristo Sq. and Festival Sq Edinburgh

31-1 Aug National Protests Against Deadly Detention. Following the recent deaths at Harmondsworth and Dungavel Removal Centres, of two asylum seekers campaigners around the country are staging demonstrations this weekend at Removal Centres and Prisons, to commemorate the needless deaths. Show solidarity with detainees incarcerated in these establishments, demand an end to the deadly policy of indefinite detention of men, women and children who are not accused of any crime. Demos on Saturday (31) Campsfield Removal Centre (near Oxford) 12 midday 07968 292499
Removal Centre 12 noon 07785711864 Liverpool Prison (Sunday) HMP Forest Bank Agecroft Road,Pendlebury, Manchester 1pm Dungavel near Glasgow 1pm 07870 286 632


No Big Green Gathering this year - apparently the land got so churned up with all the bad weather at last years festival it needs more time to recover.

The Northern Green Gathering isn't happening either due to lack of a site. Any suggestions where they could put this on in the north of England would be welcome - they need about 25 acres, away from any houses. There are various Rainbow Circle camps between Westbury on Severn and Flaxley, right after the rail bridge, a busride southwest of Gloucester: 10p.m. noise curfew, Magic Hat food circles

1 Ambient Green Picnic, Shalford Park, Guildford. 4 main music arenas: the Live Stage, Acoustic Stage, Slave2Vinyl Dance Tent and Itsy Bitsy Ambient Cafe, as well as a host of family entertainment and information on local and environmental issues. £3 donation

1 Sudan benefit event with live music(Terra Audio, God Like Animals, Shalika, BBC and more) and films(Lucky People Centre International,Baraka and more) 6pm, @Occupied Social Centre 'Ex Grand Banks' @ 156-158 Fortress Rd.Opposite Tufnell Pk tube.

1 'Beat on the Brat' a punx picnic for punx with kids or their child-friendly mates. Bring games to play, veggie food to share, enthusiasm, yer offspring, the lot... don't get too pissed. Breeders unite! 3pm.Brockwell Park, Brixton, South London (meet near the playground, Water Lane side)

1-6 Exodus Activist Gathering and Culture Against Capitalism.

4-8 The Earth First! Summer Gathering. If ecological direct action turns you on, then this is for you. Location somewhere in the East Midlands 0845 355 0111

4-8 Funky raw food festival, near a beach on an organic farm in Cornwall. 02392 611607

5 Organising the UK and US Labour Movements Against War and Occupation Public Meeting with US Labor Against the War Co-Convenor Gene Bruskin 7pm Friends Meeting House 173 Euston Road, London NW1 (opposite Euston Station) Entrance Free/Donation £2

5 'Burning Issues - The Miners 1984-2004' Play by Banner Theatre. Burning Issues celebrates the miners' struggle and looks at what it tell us about Britain and British democracy in 2004. Anne Scargill and Bridget Bell of Women Against Pit Closures will introduce the show. Proceeds to the Justice for Victimised Miners Campaign. The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9HD 7.30pm £10/£6 020 8675 4744 or

5-8 Earthwise Festivala family festival promoting all aspects of environmental awareness on a farm by the sea in Dorset 0845 330 4340

6-9 To find commemorations for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki see

6-9 Gaunts House Summer Gathering "family fun, learning and music" 01202 841 522

6-14 'In Arms Reach' Workshops, Gigs, discussion and films in a squatted London (Zone 1) location. Come, stay at the place and help us out as of now: e-mail the below for the address, or check the website (up soon, promise)

7 Brighton and Hove Pride Parade and Festival. FREE You certaintly won't be 'the only gay in the village' in Brighton this weekend. 90,000 turned up last year making it the biggest gay festival in the UK 01273 775939

7-8 Festival of Light Rossendale Valley & Greater Manchester area 01706 829 390

8-14 The One World Summer Festival. Witley, Surrey. Holistic health, macrobiotics, arts & crafts, music & dance. 01273 279439

9-15 National Allotments Week A week to promote the awareness and availability of allotments both locally and nationally and to show the public and the local authorities the strength of support and interest for the heritage of allotment culture.

9-15 Dawn Star, Yorkshire. "A vision quest, Shamanic medicine camp." 0870 734 4573

9-23 Ecotopia. This year happening in Staatsbosbeher, Holland with the theme food and farming.
"Ecotopia is an international gathering on environmental and social justice issues for young people all over Europe. Ecotopia is not a 'holliday' camp. It is a place for learning and taking action, working together and having lots of fun."

11 Swap Shop Bring what you don't want to swop for what you do. 10am - 4pm, Haymarket/Gentlemans Walk Norwich.

12 Gwent Anarchists gig. Punk rock from No Choice, hardcore from a Kid Called Power, tales from war torn iraq from Kevin Williams & poetry from a brick throwing fairy @ Le Pub, Caxton Place, Newport

12-14 Cropredy Folk Festival.

12-15 The Bulldog Bash 'Europe's premier biker event'for only £40 with music from everything from Chuck Berry to dance music, wrestling to topless bike washing. Shapespeare County Raceway, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire 07713 000673

12-15 Annual Resurgence Summer Camp, Gloucestershire 0870 460 1198,

13 'A Summer in the Park - A Journal of Speakers Corner' Book launch by Tony Allen @ Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX.

13-15 Shambala Festival, Devon

14 European Creative Forum @ Project 142, 142 Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, London E5 1pm-1am Entry by donation

14 or 15 Anarchist Walking Group, outing on/near the South Downs (exact details to be confirmed) 020 8809 4150

18 - 1 September. Coulport International Disarmament Camp, north of Glasgow, 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 Britain's Trident nuclear weapon submarines.

Till 23 Ecotopia. This year happening in Staatsbosbeher, Holland with the theme food and farming.
"Ecotopia is an international gathering on environmental and social justice issues for young people all over Europe. Ecotopia is not a 'holliday' camp. It is a place for learning and taking action, working together and having lots of fun."

Till 1 September. Coulport International Disarmament Camp, north of Glasgow, 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 Britain's Trident nuclear weapon submarines.

20-22 Anarchist Youth Network Summer Gathering,

20-22 Renegade's 9th Pissed Indian Rally 0870 734 4810

20-29 No Border Camp, Rivesaltes, France. A temporary autonomous zone against borders - Over the last few years, a series of camps against social control and in favour of the free circulation of human beings has been organized throughout Europe, notably through the No Border network.

21 Cardiff RECLAIM THE STREETS "Meet outside the Virgin Megastore, Queen Street, Cardiff at 2pm, From there we will move off to a secret location, stop the traffic, reclaim the street and PARTY! Plans are in place to transform a the chosen location into a party zone, some of the entertainment will be laid on, but for it to truly work we need people to bring their own party. Bring your mates, drums, whistles, juggling balls, stilts or whatever you imagine is necessary for a loud and colourfull street party. It aint gonna be the Jubilee! Most importantly, wear a smile and your best dancing shoes." 07931 451707

21 National Tesco Day of Action. Viva! have followed up last year's investigation into conditions on a Tesco pig supplier and found animals still suffering. Local protests will be held outside Tesco stores throughout the UK. Contact Viva! to organise a protest or find out what is taking place near you.0117 944 1000

21-22 Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park, Devon. Organised by The Levellers 01392 425309

21-22 St.Agnes Place street party with music, comedy, food, Sculpture and art in the street and a photography exhibition covering sites at Newbury, M11, Manchester Airport, Bilston Glen, Sherwood Forest, Nine Ladies, 30 year history of St Agnes Place squatted community, and loads of other beautiful site, squat and protest pictures 12-12 60 St Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 4BE (Oval Tube)

22 Vegan Kafe returns at Kebele Kulture Projekt. After a summer of urgent repairs, the weekly Sunday Kafe returns at Kebele. Cheap vegan nosh, vibes, chats, info. 6.30pm onwards place Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5 Donations please 0117 9399469 email

22-28 International Seminar on Renewable Energies and Social Change Asturias, Spain

23 Carry On Up The Clyde, The Big Blockade. 7.30am. By blocking all the entrances to the base denounce what happens on the Faslane naval base, only thirty miles from Glasgow, and home to 4 Trident submarines that carry nuclear weapons. 08454588361

23 Demo to stop travellers eviction at Payne's Lane near Broxbourne train station in Essex (close to Epping - see SchNEWS 462).

24 South Somerset Peace Group Picnic. Everyone welcome: bring some food and drink to share. 6.30 pm, collect at Minster Rooms Ilminster (behind the Dolphin). £2. 01460 30228/62608/67368

24-30 WIT Music Festival for Women and Girls held in beautiful rural surroundings near Lampeter in West Wales. 01559 363882

26-29 Boom Festival, Portugal. If you love boom-boom trance….

27 Small World Solar Powered Summer Gathering

27-29 Infest, Bradford University, West Yorkshire. Festival of alternative electronic music (including dark-wave goth!) £30 0870 734 4755

27-30 Nantwich Folk and Roots Festival, Cheshire. Chumbawamba, Oysterband..322 0870 734 4548

27-30 Reclaim The Bases Summer Camp, Bluebell Wood AWE Aldermaston, near Reading . Skill sharing, training, workshops & tips on NVDA, anti-militarism, military bases and legal issues with a focus on practical actions.

27-30 Bridgnorth Folk Festival 01746 768813

27-30 Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse - Radical Christian festie with '100s of bands and solo artists playing rock, blues, folk, dance and jazz'

27-29 Leeds and Reading Festivals. Sponsored by Carling, run by those tossers at the Mean Fiddler. We'd rather be sick thru our eyes. 020 8963 0940

28 Freethinker's bookfayre presented by Black Cat Press from 11 am, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holburn Tube). See

28 Demo against the expansion of Shoreham airport from between midday-3pm followed by a walk through threatened marshlands of the Widewater Lagoon Nature Reserve. (Meet outside Brighton Station at 11am).

28 Creamfields corporate dance shit 'festival' of cashing in.

29 Teddy Bears' Anti-GM Picnic. Earlham Park, Norwich, (accessible by the number 25 bus from the train station, Castle Meadow, St Stephens, Unthank Rd). To protest about the recent trials of GM peas at the John Innes centre. Please come in bright colours or fancy dress, bring an acoustic instrument, fly a kite. This is a fun, family day.

29 Join the virtual march on the White House and send a message to the rogue regime that you do not support their stance on Iraq, the so called war on terrorism, environmental and defence issues.

29 The Peacenik Pirates collective of Bath will be holding a Carnival For Peace at Abbey Courtyard in the city centre from midday in solidarity with the Say No To Bush (and other white-washed dictators the world over) actions happening in New York that day. Highlights: lots of folx in pirate get-up commandeering the city for the afternoon; free cake hand-outs - courtesy of our Guerilla Bakers, Movers and Shakers; a massive game of street Twister. 07837 784715

29-20 Notting Hill Carnival, 0208 964 0544

29 to 2nd September Smash EDO Protest Camp. It is a part of the ongoing campaign against the arms dealers EDO MBM, which products are manufactured in Brighton and have been sold to Iraq. The camp is starting on Monday with NVDA workshops and daily protests through the rest of the week

30 Carshalton Environmental Fair live bands, crafts and stalls, wind and solar power etc 0870 734 4518



1-5 Permaculture NetTogether. Celebrating 21 years of permaculture in Britain. A unique opportunity to explore practical sustainability. The event is in two parts: Design School (1st - 3rd Sept) Leading practitioners teach permaculture ethics, principles and design. Convergence21 (3rd - 5th) Activists gather for networking, workshops and celebration. All held on eco camping grounds at Braziers Park. Oxfordshire 0845 4581805

2 Where Now for the anti-advertising campaign? Open discussion organised by Haringey Solidarity Group 7.30pm at 42 Falmer Rd., London N15 020 8374 5027

3 'Bristle' magazine benefit gig with P.A.I.N, DJ's & Positive Vibration Sound System. 7.30pm to 12 Porter Butt pub, London Rd, Bath price £4.50

3 Queer Mutiny North! Leeds 07763754356

3-5 Wilderness Gathering - 'the Bushcraft and Wilderness skills gathering.'

3-5 Solfest "is a new Celtic, World & Roots Festival nestling between the mountains and the sea in picturesque West Cumbria" Bands, dance tent, adult and children workshops. Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Silloth, West Cumbria (on the Solway Coast). 07876 598088.

3-5 16th Off The Tracks Festival. Bands include Gong! plus 45 real ales, food and various stalls. Weekend Tickets £45 Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel Isley Walton, Castle Donington Nr JCT. 24 M1. 01332 384518 / 833673.

3-5 Bunkfest, Wallingford. 'Music, dance, steam and beer'! Bands included Chumbawumba, Hank Wangford 07743 330494

4 BASS (Brighton Alliance of Sound Systems) Greenfield Event This will be a family event dedicated to raising awareness of the many local community campaign and environmental projects in Brighton and Hove. The Level, Brighton 12pm till 6pm.

4 The Iraq War Fat Cat Tour Exposing the British companies making a killing in Iraq Meet outside the Shell Centre (SE1 7NA, near Waterloo station)12 noon Supported by Voices in the Wilderness UK and No Sweat.

4 East Anglian Social Forum. 11am - 6pm Workshops include "How does education support capitalism? And what are the alternatives?" United Reform Church, Princes Street, Norwich Free, donations towards cost of room appreciated 07901 566731

4 Benefit Gig. Gertrude Rock @ Rampart Street. London (off commercial road) E1 2LA £5 rampART is creative centre and social space 07050 618445

4-5 Lost Vagueness summer festival near Lewes in Sussex. £33

5 Northampton Green Festival noon to 6pm.

9-16 Greenpeace in association with Bike Events are holding a sponsored Bike Ride around the stunning Ring of Kerry and on to the wild and rugged Dingle peninsula - one of the top 10 areas of outstanding natural beauty in the world. The trip costs £289 which includes return ferry crossing from Swansea to Cork, accomodation, meals, insurance and more! 0870 755 8519

10-12 The AktiviX weekend for campaigners to get to know GNU/Linux (a complete alternative to MS-Windows) "A weekend for environmental / animal rights / peace /social justice / anti-capitalist campaigners & activists / and cultural creatives to get to know GNU/Linux, each other, and to discuss political strategies and actions around Information and Communication Technology." Sheffield.

11 Resisting Identity cards Gathering Manchester

11 The Alternative Housing Conference, Clays Lane Housing Co-operative East London. 11am till 6pm. (running concurrently with the Speakers will talk about Co-op Networking, Community Ownership, Sustainable Building and Squatting

11 Timeless Festival, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, 2 stages, FREE midday 'til 9.30 pm 01484 432657

11 Cymru Cuba conference - "9/11 and the New Imperialism - Exploring the Alternatives"1pm - 6pm
Theatr Clwyd, Mold. Following the conference they are showing two films: Ken Loach's "The Other September 11th" and Estela Bravo's "Fidel - The Untold Story". Then Solidarity Salsa night from 8 to 11 pm with Omar Puente's Cubania. 01745 813402 or

12 Festival of Life Celebrating Sustainable, Compassionate, Raw/Living-Food and Holistic Lifestyles. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. 10am - 9 pm £4/£2 (concs)/Free (under 16's). 0870 7344888

13 Demo for Peaceful Trade in Yeovil. Demo outside Westland Helicopters in Yeovil to remind local people of the human and environmental cost of the arms trade and to call for a peaceful economy in the town. Meet 8am at the main entrance to Westland, off Lysander 01935 863349

16-19 Dissent! meeting, Bilston Woods/Edinburgh, The G8 (Group of Eight most industrialised nations) Summit is coming to Britain in the Summer of 2005 (see SchNEWS 459/60) Their meeting will be held at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland from Wednesday 6th-Friday 8th July 2005. In past years, everywhere they have tried to meet they have been met with a massive response from the world's social movements. Now, in Britain, a network of groups and individuals is emerging that hopes to resist the Summit, and build a lasting movement against capitalism.

17-19 Knockengorroch Autumn Festival twice yearly Celtic/ Roots/World music festivals in the hills of Scotland's Southern Uplands.

18 Stand Up Against the Wall - A Palestine Solidarity Campaign fundraising comedy night 8pm £12/10 The UCL Bloomsbury Theatre15 Gordon Street, London, WC1 £12, available from 020 7388 8822

23 Conway Hall's 75th Anniversary Celebration. Main Event to feature invited guests such as Polly Toynbee, Barbara Smoker, Richard Dawkins, Laurie Taylor and Martin Rowson, on the broad subject of 'Free Speech'. Celebrations to include exhibitions, tours of the Hall, live music and refreshments. Entry is free, but by ticket only. For tickets, contact Administration at:South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. 020 7 242 8034.

25 Switch Off Star Wars - National demo against the start of the US Star Wars system. The US is planning to announce that the first phase of their Star Wars system is online on October 1st. The system is designed for two reasons - to enable the US to fight and control more effectively and to offer an excuse to put weapons in Outer Space. It is one of the most dangerous military projects anywhere in the world and it's due to start this Autumn. There will be music, speeches, stunts, games, food and more at the demo. More important though is people. There will transport arranged from across the UK, especially Yorkshire. Noon - 4pm Fylingdales Star Wars base, North Yorkshire, near Whitby 01274 730795

26-30 Labour Party Conference, Brighton



1-3 Big Blether 4 is Scotland's biggest activist gathering where activists from many campaigns and organizations make camp in a green space for a weekend of information and inspiration...At Culdees, near Aberfeldy, Loch Tay, Scotland. £10-£30.

1-3 D- Form - Barcelona. "End the culture of Bullshit - fight for your rights to a life! Dont let your local authorities neuter alternative culture. Your autonomous spaces are the reproductive organs of this movement."

2 National Campaign Against Deportation Campaigns has been bringing together families and individuals fighting deportation since 1995. To date there have been 122 successful public campaigns. At present there are approximate 70 public campaigns against deportation. This meeting will bring together campaigns that have won, old and new Anti-Deportation campaigns and people wanting to start campaigns. 12 noon till 5 pm ARC, 60 Dovecote Street, Stockton on Tees 01642 679298

15-17 European Social Forum, London. For a critical view of the ESF


18 Fourth Media Democracy Day

19 International Day of Action Against McDonald's, to mark World Food Day. 020 7713 1269 Adopt your local store - for ready-made leaflets 0845 458 9595

22-24 Whitby Musicport - an indoor World Music festival! Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula, North West Wales "Artists provisionally booked include: Chumbawamba, The Skatalites, Black Umfolosi, Mugenkyo, The Peatbog Faeries & Satnam Singh" 01947 603475



19-21 Make Your Own Bio-Diesel. Course at Centre for Alternative Technology - One of the best solutions to soaring petrol prices is to learn how to make your own biodiesel - and it's much better for the environment too. 01654 705981

12 -22 Justice for Iraq's Detainees: A Speaking Tour by Peggy Gish, co-ordinator of the Christian Peacemaker Teams' Iraq Project, 0845 458 2564

27 Anarchist Bookfair, University of London, Mallet Street 020 7242 8032

27 Buy Nothing Day


3 Pesticide Action Network is holding 2nd Annual Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture, by Felicity Lawrence 020 7065 0912

3 International no more war day

4 Campaign Against Climate Change and the Boxing Club present: 'Climate Jam the finest squished and mashed beats with added cabaret and musicians a wide range of flavours from resident DJ’s and more
natural and artificial projected colours from iConscious and selected Vj’s and artists.' £6/ 4 if dressed up (or down) Doors 8pm | performances 9 til late Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road London E14 7HA All proceeds to Campaign Against Climate Change.

4 Global A-Fayres Come along to the Global Fayres to discover the diversity of Swansea, find out about people from all over the world, learn about the links between local lives and global issues and how you can take positive global action. Live music and performance from around the world, stalls, activities, workshops, games, Fairtrade cafe, raffle. 12-4pm, Clase and Caemawr Community Centre. Details Bronwen on 01792 466 090 or

4 'No Bad Women, No Bad Children, Just Bad Laws' International Conference on prostitution
A response to the government's review of the prostitution laws, the first in 50 years 9.30 - 6 pm St Mary's Church, Somers Town, Eversholt St, (cnr Aldenham St) London NW1 Organised by English Collective of Prostitutes & International Prostitutes Collective Tel: 020 7482 2496

4 Fundraiser for Trident Ploughshares Fundraising Ceilidh featuring the Belle Star Band, Edimbira (Zimbabwean Music) and Waa Sylla (lively West African Grooves). Rudolf Steiner School, 60 Spylaw Road, Edinburgh 8pm - 1am £9/£5.00 (conc.) tickets - 07946 226 208

4-5 Dissent! Gathering ( Network of Resistance Against the G8 ) Newcastle Booking essential

4-5 No Sweat Conference. University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1. Includes session on building solidarity with Iraqi unions. Direct action, street theatre, cyber campaigning and prop making workshops on the Sunday.

4 No Sweat benefit for workers' organisations in Haiti with Atilla the Stockbroker and Robb Johnson at the Ivy House, Southampton Row, Holborn, London 7pm £5 Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn

5 A Rough Guide to a future without Global Capitalism , Corinna Lotz & Paul Feldman introduce the arguments in their new book, A World to WIn, Lupus Books. South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, 3pm

5 Iraq Occupation Focus International Teach-In, including workshops on: human rights in Iraq; the Iraqi economy; legal challenges in Britain; the British media; women in Iraq; resistance in the military; practical solidarity and direct action; solidarity, resistance and the anti-war movement, registration is £5 waged £2 unwaged, no need to register in advance, e-mail

5 London Rising Tide film night presents 'The Corporation' All are welcome for the screening, as well as for a discussion and something to eat afterwards. This will be a space to learn, debate and share ideas for action on issues raised by the film, as well as on climate change itself - probably the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. London Rising Tide takes creative direct action on the root causes of climate chaos, and promotes socially just, ecological alternatives to fossil fuel madness.5.30 pm LARC, 62 fieldgate St., E1 1ES, London Free 07708 794665

5 After Arafat, the future for Palestine-with, Film: 'The Sun Dont Shine in the Camp', Speakers: John Rose- author of new book 'Myths Of Zionism', John Drake-trade unionist just returned from Palestine, Dr Khaled Ghrayeb- Palestinian Doctor, De Murphy- local activist & film maker. The Gloucester Room,
Guildhall Swansea 2:30- 5:30 (for lifts from outside Swansea ring 01792 526405)

6-9 Military Families speak out/Iraq veterans agains the war speaking tour. Leeds Civic Hall (6), Glasgow (7), Manchester (8); Colchester (9).

6 'Can the Iraqi Resistance defeat U.S. Imperialism?' Discussion at Mad Hatter Café Western Rd (Corner of Montpelier Road), Brighton. - 7:30 pm.

7 Discussion to set up a Bristol Social Forum 7-9pm the CEED centre (opposite the corner of Dean St & Wilder St). Free

7 Vanunu4rector campaign in Glasgow is holding a QMU Vanunu Rally with Mark Thomas, Peter Hounam, & others 1pm for more details.

8 Public Meeting Smash EDO and Brighton Quakers Joint Meeting All welcome. The meeting will be held from 6 till 8pm at the Friends Meeting House on Ship Street, Brighton.

8 Leeds Anarchist Black Cross fundraiser. A day of prison films at Leeds Maelstrom squat (Hyde Park corner) 11am - Porridge breakfast with 'Porridge' the film. Fancy dress optional! 1.30pm - 'Das Experiment' - Powerful German film about a prison experiment. 4pm - 'Murder In The First' - Alcatraz is put on trial. Starring Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, and Christian Slater 7.30pm - 'The Shawshank Redemption' - Award-winning prison drama starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

9 Hacklabs, Building Autonomous Labs Against Infocapitalism GNU/Linux is a self-organized cooperation that threatens one of the biggest info-capitalist corporations: Microsoft. So how could a bunch of (anarko) computer geeks end up threatening one of the major figures of capitalism? Come to this meeting and find out. The Cowley Club, London Road, 6pm

10-12 Projectile: a festival of anarchist film and culture, exploring the past, present, and future of anarchism. Movies with talks, workshops, gigs, and socialising, help needed with organising, get in touch if you can help.. At the Side Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne.

10 Our Pagan Christmas - Denis Cobell, President of the National Secular Society, explains the origins of traditions surrounding the Christmas festival - most of which have nothing to do with Christianity 7.30pm
South Place Ethical Society , Conway Hall, RedLion Square, London WC1 020-7242-8034

10 Circus2Iraq benefit. Circus2Iraq is the brainchild of its Easton based founder, activist and Law student, Jo Wilding. Jo went to Iraq three times between 2001 and this year. Circus 2 Iraq, a.k.a. Boomchucka Circus plans to support a school in Iraq and return to Kurdistan. The event will feature DJs from Parlour Deluxe, Future Funk, Notorious Duvet Gang, Toxic Dancehall and Action Time Vision. Live music takes the form of exciting drum and bass live outfit "Gurnard", Mankala purveyors of African influenced funk rhythms and Easton favourite daughters and sons, Crass-soaked ska-punksters: "The Scavengers". Plus films & info. 9pm to late! The Black Swan, Stapleton Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5 price = TBA 07970 416788 email

10 Scottish writers for Vanunu with Alasdair Gray / James Kelman / Tom Leonard / Agnes Owens / Gerry Loose & others speak at Oranmor (top of Byres Rd), Glasgow 7-9:30 pm for more details

11 Antifa, Anarchist Federation, Class War and the Wombles joint Xmas party. There will be music, raffles, stalls and Vietnamese food, with everything running from 8pm-11. The Harp Rock Bar, 97-99 Parsons Mead, West Croydon.

11 Stop Blairs ethnic cleansing of Britain's travelling people. Public meeting and filmshowing 7pm London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel

11 Flexible labour contracts, temp agencies and causalisation and collective resistance, RampARTS Social Centre, 15-17 Rampart Street, Off Commercial Road E1 10am - 6am (followed by Food, DJ's, Cheap Bar 'til late)

11 ''Forward with revolutionary Pan Africanism' public meeting Unity Centre, 2-4 Ravenstone St, Balham, London SW12 4pm Organized by the African Liberation Support Campaign Network
07984 405 307

11 Stencil & art workshop. Organised by Bristol Dissent! Group artists & friends. Materials available, but bring more and/or donations. No previous experience need - bring your imagination. 3pm Kebele Projekt, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0117 939 9469

11 Bass not Bombs! Benefit night "Bass not Bombs is a fund/awareness raiser linking the struggles because we're stronger and louder together. If they ain't listening ... turn it up! All proceeds to Bristol Stop-The-War, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, and Bristol Dissent." Featuring soundsystems in 3 rooms from Dissident, Prank, Escapade & Bass Logic. Plus in room 4 info, audiovisuals, altmedia. 10pm - 5am Black Swan, 438 Stapleton Rd, Easton, Bristol, BS5 £5

11-12 'Strengthening networks of resistance to war: an anti-war forum' 'More creative forms of protest, direct action and civil disobedience have to become prominent features of campaigns if we are to succeed in stopping future wars.' Speakers, workshops, food and loads more. Share info & ideas for grassroots action. Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow. donation: £2.00 / £3.00. For more info & to book a place email: or phone 07751477628

12 THE EVENTS OF 9/11: Challenging the Official Conspiracy Theory (Hon. Visiting Prof. Jay Ginn, Univ. of Surrey) & ONE DIMENSIONAL HUMANS: Herbert Marcuse's Critique of Modern Industrial Society (Peter Vlachos) South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 11am.

12 Projectile Preview: 'Projectile' is an event 11-13 Feb 2005 featuring rare & radical films, music, entertainment & talks. Come along, have a preview & maybe get involved . 7:30 pm Side Cinema, Newcastle

12 Rough Guide To A Future Without Capitalism Corinna Lotz & Paul Feldman introduce the arguements in their new book (Lupus Books) Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square. Holborn, London WC1R 4RL Organised by South Place Ethical Society

13 Tony Blair is giving greater powers to local councils bent on ethnic-cleansing 3,000 Travelling families from their own land. Bedford-based private security firm Constant & Co. has been hired to do their dirty work. Already homes have been bulldozed, caravans burned, children beaten. Meet Bedford Railway Station 12 noon 07963720402

13-16 EDO/MBM Technology Six court case. (16) Demonstration and Support March. Time tba .. Read the Court Case Press Release on our web site.

15 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' play by Andrew Dallmeyer's about Osama Bin Laden hiding out in a Florida shopping mall; Brilliant theatre, seasonal theme, a penetrating demolition job on Bush & Blair's war drive, and funny. put on by Dialogue Theatre & Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, Elmbank Cr, Glasgow & 18 7:30 Augustine Church, Geo IV Bridge, Edinburgh
mail if you would like to have this marvellous one-man play in your town

16 Schnews at Ten - The Movie Brighton Premier of a film ten years in the making. SchNEWS is Brighton's get off yer arse - direct action newssheet that is celebrating ten years of publishing. This movie plots the story from the Courthouse to their recent massive party in London - and everything in between. Cowley Club, 12 London Rd, 6pm, call 01273 696104

16 Trial of the EDO 6 In May 2004, a group of protestors blocked the road into arms co EDO/MBM in Brighton. They are on trial for obstruction of the highway. Trial runs 14-17 Dec. Demo called to support. Brighton Magistrates' Court, Edward St. Tel: 07900698550, email, or see

17-18 rampART Social Centre Open Day Lots of workshops, exhibitions, performances & Schmovies too! 15-17 Rampart St, London E1 2LA for full program check out

18 Global A-Fayres Come along to the Global Fayres to discover the diversity of Swansea, find out about people from all over the world, learn about the links between local lives and global issues and how you can take positive global action. Live music and performance from around the world, stalls, activities, workshops, games, Fairtrade cafe, raffle.12-4pm, Penclawdd Community Centre, entry free to all. Details Bronwen on 01792 466 090 or

18 Fund-raiser for the new Leeds Anarchist Black Cross there will be a day of prison films at Leeds Maelstrom squat. Programme:- Porridge breakfast with 'Porridge' the film. Fancy dress optional! 'Das Experiment' - Powerful German film about a prison experiment. 'Murder In The First' - Alcatraz is put on trial. Starring Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, and Christian Slater. 'The Shawshank Redemption' - Award-winning prison drama starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. First film 11am at Leeds Maelstrom squatted social centre (Corner of Hyde Park)

18-19 The Mistletoe Rite, Forest of Dean. Co-organised by the Druid Network, the Albion Conclave and the Mistletoe Foundation. Workshops, discussion and ceremony on mistletoe mythology, folklore, herablism and propagation 0870 734 4659

21 Winter Solstice, Stonehendge 12.39

Christmas Day Demonstrate outside Campsfield immigration detention centre, Oxford 12-2pm 01865 558145.

26 International Pizza Punk Day "mark this day in your calendar to practise the ancient arts of mutual aid, voluntary association and, of course, vegan pizza making workshops."

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