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2 – Close Campsfield meeting at 60 Great Clarendon Street, a turning off Walton Street by the Oxford University Press building in Jericho in NW central Oxford. Tel. 01865 558145. The Town Hall - the usual venue - will be closed that day. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. For background see

4 – Manchester Anarchist Forum. Starting 7.30pm at the Basement, Lever St, M1 1HW. It's just off Piccadilly Gardens. All Welcome! email web

5 - Birmingham Critical Mass Bike Ride - starts at St. Philip's Cathedral, 5:30pm. For other Critical Mass events around the country click here

5 – York Critical Mass. Assemble at 5.30pm, by the West Doors, York Minster (or from University of York from 5pm at Costcutter). For other Critical Mass events around the country click here

12 – Road: Artists and the Stop the M11 Link Road Campaign – an exhibition of photography by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, 10am-4:30pm, at the Podium Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, free entry. For more info email

13-14 - Camp for Climate Action - National Gathering - to plan the next Climate Camp. All welcome, whether or not you were at the 2006 camp. At the Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ. Crash pad accommodation will be available (bring a sleeping bag and roll mat) and vegan food for £10 for the weekend. For more info, or to get involved email web

13 - London Anarchist Forum – a "symposium" on anarchist/non authoritarian solutions to crime and anti-social behaviour. 3pm at Freedom Press, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX. Free/collection taken. email web

13 - Whatever Happened to the Belmarsh Detainees? - A talk by Adrienne Burrows, of Peace & Justice in East London, 7.30pm at News from Nowhere Club, Epicentre, West Street, Leytonstone, East London, E11. Near Leytonstone High Road station on the overground Gospel Oak – Barking line. Also reachable by bus 257 or W14 from Stratford or Leytonstone tube station. 7.30 buffet: bring something if you can, followed at 8pm by talk and discussion, free entry

13 - Benefit gig for the RCT (rhondda cyon taff) Anarchists with Kilnboy, Tracey Curtis, Kyshera, and ex-SchNEWS maestro Cosmo at Clwb y Bont 85A Stryd Taf, Pontypridd CF37 4SL, starting 7.30pm - Vegan buffet for everyone. £4 entry! Email

13 - Brighton & Hove WDM (World Development Movement) are holding a stunt in Brighton town centre using environmentally-sound helium balloons to highlight the unfair burden on the developing world that greenhouse emissions from rich countries impose on the world’s poor. Starts Royal Pavilion Gardens at 12 noon and finishing at Churchill Square around 2pm. Web

14 - South Place Ethical Society presents a talk on Trident, the US Arms Industry and Related Issues with Martin Butcher. Free entry, starts 11am at Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq,London WC1, For more info call 0207 242-8034 email

14 - Brighton Animal Action Sealife Centre Campaign - Weekly demo's to bring to public attention the plight of animals imprisoned there. We want to re locate a turtle called Lulu who has been captive for over 60 Years. 1.00pm – 3.00pm, outside Sealife Centre. For more info call 07931 747 122. email web

15 - Campaign against Arms Trade - London Group. This will be the 2nd meeting of the recently launched CAAT London Group, and will be a great opportunity to meet people who oppose the arms trade, discuss campaigning opportunities in London and enjoy a drink. Please come along! 6.30 pm, at The Canal, 125 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9RG, free entry, for more info call 020 7281 0297, email web

16 - South London Radical History Group hosts a study night on the subject of Health. We’ll be studying examples of radical/community-led/ autonomous healthcare projects and ideas from history – South London and beyond. The plan is for people to research these topics before and bring their discoveries – plus books, photos, artefacts etc to the group. Hot chocolate provided. From 7pm at the 56a Info-shop, 56a Crampton Street, Walworth SE17 (near Elephant & Castle).

17 – The first 'Lone Demo' at Parliament Square for 2007, 6-7pm. Inspired by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) prohibiting 'unauthorised' protest around parliament (see SchNEWS 560) comedian/activist Mark Thomas is urging people to partake in 'mass lone' demos, by submitting an application for the demo at Parliament Square to Charing Cross Police Station a week beforehand, so their demo is legal. This time the application forms need to be in before Weds 10th. For more info call 07952 145854, email

19-21 - Feminist Health Gathering, Leeds. Looking at health - in the broadest sense - from a feminist angle. Discussions and workshops include - politics of anatomy, mental health, race, disability, disabilities, DIY gynaecology, radical parenting and more. With creche, wheelchair access. Women only – also trans and intersex people welcome. If you would like to do a workshop email For more info see

25 - Worthing Alliance meeting with news and views from various local campaigns. Open to all. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing, 8pm. For more of what's going on in Worthing see

25 – Edible Landscape Course. This is a ten week course looking at growing your own food using permaculture principals, specialising in low maintenance crops, perennials, managing pests naturally, soil, water etc. Starting Jan 25, ending April 12th at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd road, Cathays, Cardiff. For enrolment forms & course enquiries contact the Centre’s reception on: 029 2087 0000, email web For course outline or further info email the tutor on


27 - Social Centres Gathering – a space for discussion, practical workshops, sharing ideas, skills & experience followed by MAYHEM Cabaret & Cocktails. At the 1in12 Club, Albion Street, off Fulton Street, Bradford, BD1 tel: 01274 734160 web Accommodation available contact 01274 745002 or
* For a list of Social Centres in Britain see

27-28 - Films without Borders - A two day festival of independent film and discussion exploring migration, borders and human rights at the Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle. Screenings from 12pm on Saturday, 11am on Sunday. £1 to join the cinema, then pay per film, or weekend pass £5. Free for asylum seekers. No-one turned away through lack of funds. Donations welcome, any profits will be used to support asylum seekers. For updates see The Star And Shadow Cinema is on the corner of Stepney Bank and Crawhall Road, Newcastle, opposite the Tanners pub. The nearest Metro is Manors.

28 – Day of Action Against 4x4s in Bristol – a city wide day of action against 4x4. There is a call out for actions on this day, and there will be a planning meeting on Jan 7th – contact email address below for details. All actions are welcomed - whether coordinated with the alliance or independently. For more call 07817 447 406 or email

28 - G8 Mobilisation Meeting. This year the G8 are meeting in northern Germany from 6-8th June. Some of the Libertarian left in Germany have adopted the Dissent name and aims – to stop the summit and create a network of ongoing international solidarity. For more info email web At the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX, phone 0845 458 9595, email web Limited accommodation available – contact first. Vegan food provided by Veggies.

29 - Phone In Sick Day - Prof. Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University calculates this date as the most depressing day of the year! We aim to bring the country to a stand still, by encouraging nation to phone in sick! For more info call 07737020496, email web


3 - Control Your Arms charity fundraiser featuring breakdancers, beatboxers and graffiti art with a poignant political message. Every penny goes to Amnesty International's 'close Guantanamo' campaign, so be warned, we'll be dressing up in orange boiler suits!7pm-2am.Corbet Place, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL. £7 (£5 before 9pm. Web

4 – the sixth annual Seedy Sunday 2007 for Brighton/Hove. Growing every year, with over 1000 taking part last year, this is a great opportunity to get the seeds you need to start this year's crops. With talks, stalls, films, organic farmers market, seed selling and swapping. With organic cafe, creche and bar. 10am – 4.30pm, £1, kids free at The Old Market, Upper Market St, Hove. Call 01273 381 686 , web email

6 - Defend asylum seekers! Noise demo at UK Immigration Service, Communications House, 210 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BR (tube: Old Street) 1-2pm. Bring drums, pans and whistles. Email

7 - Campaign Against Depleted Uranium - Parliamentary Lobby - CADU's lobby hopes to put pressure on the Government to make the right choice and abandon this indiscriminate, inhumane and illegal weapon. Speakers: Dr Keith Baverstock - formerly of the WHO's Radiological Protection Division; Ria Verjauw - European Lobbyist ICBUW; John La Forge - anti Alliant Tech Systems Campaigner, Nukewatch USA; Dr Caroline Lucas MEP; Jeremy Corbyn MP; Rae Street - CADU. Lobby 2 - 4pm, Public Meeting 7-9pm
Parliament, SW1. 0161 273 8293 web

7 - Patient Privacy in the Database State – Public Meeting. The govt is planning to upload confidential NHS patient records onto a database – but how will it link in with the new ID cards and other surveillance? At Friends Meeting House, Ship Street , Brighton, 7pm-9.30pm. Chaired by Phil Booth - NO2ID National Co-ordinator, with speakers including Prof. Ross Anderson - Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University, Helen Wilkinson - National Co-ordinator of and others. For more see

7 - The Red Room presents INJUSTICE A controversial multi-award winning documentary film by Ken Fero and Tariq Mehmood, investigating the rising number of black people who have died in police custody (with a Q&A session with filmmakers afterwards). Tickets: Free (donation of £3 is kindly asked for, but not obligatory). 7.30pm at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. and

8 - London group of the Anarchist Federation public meeting to address the question on everyone's lips: What Is Anarchism? 7pm at Marchmont Community Centre, Marchmont Street , London WC1. Free entry. Disabled access. Nearest tube Russell Square. See

9 - Synergy Project – an “innovative, diverse, creative and progressive” club night. Scramble yer brains with all types of crazy psychedelic music then get taken in by performance poetry, conscious video installations, healing areas, workshops, organic whole food cafes and information stalls. 10pm-8am at The SeOne Club, London Bridge, London SE1. £20 on door, £15 conc. or advance. Email

10 - 'Guns and Global Warming; War, Peace and the Environment’. Network for Peace AGM. Special guest speaker: Dr Stuart Parkinson of Scientists for Global Responsibility. 2 – 3pm AGM, 3- 5pm speaker and discussion. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. Nearest tube: Holborn (Piccadilly line). Contact: Network for Peace, 020 7278 3267 Email: Web:

9-11 - The fabulous Queer tree planting holiday with treesponsibility sowing the seeds of change: a tree planting holiday for queers of all races, ages, abilities, sizes, genders and sexualities. This is a non-profit climate change event so costs have been kept to a minimum, and accommodation will be basic and communal. The event starts early evening Friday til Sunday, and there will be a party on the Saturday night - please bring instruments and music for the cabaret. At Height Gate, Todmorden Yorkshire, cost £20 incl. Vegan food and acc. - book in advance, and if you are really skint but still want to come call 0113 2252490, email

11 - No Sweat talk with Andres Aullet, a Mexican activisit-lawyer involved in defending workers arrested/detained in Oaxaca, Mexico. 5pm at the Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton .Plus film and discussions. (Other dates: 12 - UEA, Norwich (evening); 13 - Cambridge Uni (lunch), Nottingham (evening); 14 - Leeds Uni (lunch), York Uni (evening); 15 - Manchester Uni (lunch) Sheffield Uni (evening); 16 - they're handing in a petition in at the Mexican Embassy, London - available to sign at; 17 - 2pm at SOAS in London. More details: email tel: 07904 431 959

14 - Who needs love when you have music? Fundraiser for The Anchor Project, a refugee youth club with live music, juggling, facepainting, raffle, storytelling. Opulent folk and blues from Samuel Beer, rock and psychedelia from Opaque, super folk group the Memory Band and Casio-Folk-Pop from Spurn Point.
8pm till late at The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London. £5. Tel: 07886 770 348 email web

14 - Life under occupation: a report back from Palestine. 7pm at room S421, St Clement's Building, London School of Economics, Houghton St, London WC2 (Holborn tube) Free - all welcome. Tel 020 7837 1688 email

17 - No Sweat talk with Andres Aullet, a Mexican activisit-lawyer involved in defending workers arrested/detained in Oaxaca, Mexico. 2pm at SOAS in London (other dates: 16 - they're handing in a petition in at the Mexican Embassy, London - available to sign at More details: email tel: 07904 431 959

17 - Unite Against Fascism - Stop the BNP National Conference, 9.30am-5pm. TUC Conference Centre, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road. Registration fee: £10 organisational delegates, £5 individuals, £3 unwaged/students. Visit for more.

17 - London Anarhist Forum presents 'Political Linguistics - Take Back the Language' Free talk and discussion from 3pm at Freedom Press Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX. More info: or visit

17 - Join the march on Worthing Police Station to protest against police intimidation of supporters of the Titnore Woods eco-protest camp in Worthing, West Sussex. 2Pm at Montague Place, Worthing. See

17 - Offline Punk Rock Special at the Albert. The Urban75 crew present a night of punk, ska and new wave at the Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF. 9pm-2am free admission and cheap bar! Tel 020 7274 3771- Info/directions/poster:

17 - Animal Aid day of action for Primates pt2. Stalls around the country to raise awareness of primate suffering. Contact or tel 01732 364546.

17 - Protest in support of people of Palestine at 12 noon outside Marks & Spencer, on Market Street, Manchester.

17 – The people of Zimbabwe have spoken – join the call for social justice. WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise) & Zimbabwe Vigil invite you to endorse the Zimbabwean People's Charter. 2-6pm outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 249 The Strand, London (nearest tube: Charing Cross). For info: 07811 452030.

17 - Starbucks picket at Clapham North Tube, 11.45am

17-18 - Camp for Climate Action National Gathering. Meeting to plan the next Climate Camp to run 14-21 August 2007. All welcome, whether you have been involved with Climate Camp before or not. At The Common Place, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ. More info tel: 0845 345 7334 or visit

19 - The Refugee Council are planning a mass sleepout in Parliament Square to highlight the
desperate plight of refused asylum seekers made destitute by government policy. So if you're the hardy sleep-under-the-stars kinda campaigner, or merely willng to pull a short shift to give 'em some support or a flask of tea, email for details.

20 - 'Composting Capitalism' - why recycling the corporations can halt climate chaos. A World to Win Open Forum on strategies for tackling the eco-crisis. 6.30-8.30pm at The Hub, 5 Torrens Street
Angel, London, EC1V 1NQ (rear of Angel tube). Free.

20 - Protest the 'Great' British Circus, 6.30pm, Lincoln Showground. Martin Lacey's Lincolnshire-based circus (one of just three n Britain to still use wild animals) open their season. More info: 0845 458 9595

20 - Troops out of Iraq! Hands off Somalia! A public meeting organised by Hammersmith Stop the War Coalition. 7pm at Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London W6 (nearest tube:Hammersmith). Contact 07973 560648 or see

21 - Mass Lone Demo - 6-7pm. Parliament Square - protesting against the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) (see SchNEWS 483) - a whole load of separate demos on a range of topics, which to be legal need to have been registered at Charing Cross police by Feb 14th. For more info email web

21 - Class Acts Presents BLUE COLLAR – a showing of the film, directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), about Detroit autoworkers living at the mercy of a heartless corporation and a corrupt union, who decide to rob the union safe and open a dangerous can of worms... From 7.30 for food and 8pm for film. Only £4 including veggie meal at the Cafe Crema, 306 New Cross Road, London SE15

21 - Noise Demonstrations: Naming the Dead in Somalia at EDO MBM, Home Farm Road, 4-6pm. While the USA bomb Somali villages and the press look away, we will confront workers with the names of people killed in the 'war on terror'.

21 - Demonstration against Newhaven Incinerator organised by DOVE on the day of the Planning Application decision. Meet 9.45am outside East Sussex County Council offices, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes. More info:

22 - Parkrally - major demo against the controversial Priory Crescent (scheme F5) road widening, to take place at the next full meeting of Southend Borough Council. 6.30-7.30pm at the Civic Centre (main entrance/on the steps), Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex. Tel 07739 189165 email For recent news about Camp Bling and the protests see Schnews 573 or visit

22 - Lewisham Solidarity Group: meeting to discuss setting up this group. Come along if you would like to see a group of like minded people, working and playing together for social change in SE London. At Dog and Bell, Princes St, Deptford, 7.30pm.

22 - Special screening of V for Video Activist, the new schNEWS DVD, including two reports on Camp Titnore. Plus Worthing Alliance meeting with news from local campaigns. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing, 8pm. Buy the DVD from this site.

22 - Offline Club, Brixton JAMM. Urban75 crew back with live bands, cabaret, stand-up, DJs and more! 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 6LH. 8pm-2am, free admission. Tel 020 7274 5537. More details:

23– 28 - Climate change kills - World Development Movement public meeting tour. Climate change is the single largest threat to the world's poor. Come and find out more - take action with WDM to end climate injustice. All events free For more info on these dates call 020 7820 4900, email or visit
23rd – Cambridge – 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA.
24th – Brighton – 2pm at Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD
26th – Glasgow – 7pm at T&G Scotland, Transport House, 290 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4LD
27th – Kendal - 7.30pm at The Malt Room, Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
28th – Sheffield – 7.30pm at Lecture Theatre 4, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield.


23 - UWE Reclaim The Streets - roadblock at the main entrance to the UWE Frenchay campus, Bristol, with entertainment by the invisible circus and live music. Meet at 1pm, and following onto the Bristol Critical Mass -(see listing above).

23 - Alabama 3 Benefit gig for No Sweat. Get there by 10pm to make sure you get in for the usual mix of DJs and bands as well as London's finest exponents of country-acid-house. 8pm-5am at The Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9. Tickets £6 online at or call Mick on 07904 431 959 for more info. Email

24 - No Trident / Troops Out of Iraq - National Demonstration. Assemble 12 noon near Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park. Rally in Trafalgar Square. Come and demonstrate against government plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system with a new generation of weapons of mass destruction. Organised by CND and the Stop the War Coalition. For more see There is also a callout for an autonomous bloc on the day - look for a large red and black banner with the word 'RESIST' near Speaker's Corner.

24 – (and every last Saturday of the month) is another Bike to Campsfield from Oxford to Campsfield - Meet at Martyrs Memorial, Oxford (near The Randolph and Debenhams) at 11.15am – to get there in time for the Close Campsfield Demonstration 12-2pm to give support to the detainees imprisoned inside. Bring musical instruments or saucepans to make some noise. See

24 - WDM Climate Justice Public Meeting. Including talk by Ricardo Navarro, former Chair of Friends of the Earth International and founder of CESTA (the Salvadorian Centre for Appropriate Technology). In 1995 Ricardo received the Goldman award, the Green equivalent of the Nobel prize. He says “the struggle for the environment is the struggle for our own survival – we cannot afford not to get involved.” 2pm, at Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton. Free. Tel: 07754 596 424. Email web

24 - London Zine Symposium Benefit - three awesome punk bands raising money for LZS2007: a day for zines, radical press and independent media. 7pm, X-Vortex social centre, Stoke Newington. £5/£3 donations. Tel 07909 991778 or email for more info

25 - meeting to plan the launch of - an interactive website for local activists to use to plot, plan, list events, argue on, learn from and educate with...It belongs to anyone who joins. Come along to our first planning meeting and make it what you want. All welcome! Free cake! 5pm Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton.

25 - Southampton 2nd Annual Seed Swap with 14+ stalls on all things horticultural including herbs, seed potatoes, onions, bulbs, heritage seeds, edible ornamental plants, books and seed swap table. Bring along your saved seeds (organic for preference) and swap like for like or packets are 30p each 4 for £1. Fair trade refreshments & mini cafe available, fully wheelchair accessible, 50p entry, chill out room (holistic therapies sample sessions) 10am-4pm, at St. Denys Community Centre, Priory Road, St. Denys, Southampton SO17 2JZ. For more call 02380 643813 web email

25 - Seedy Sunday 2007, Machynlleth - A day of seed swapping, talks and entertainment. 10.30 am – 3pm at the Machynlleth Community Hall, entry by donation. For more call 01654 703965. email

27 - Haringey Solidarity Group discussion evening - workplace organising. 7.30pm at Tara Cafe, Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Nr the Salisbury (Turnpike Lane tube, 29, 141, 341 bus)

28 - Supersized Supermarkets: A Global Dilemma. Some might say a cancer more than a dilemma, but a range of informed media-visable speakers (and a Costa Rican banana worker union rep) will
participate in a public forum to share what they think should be done about them. 6.30 for 7pm start at the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 3DW Entrance free but you need to book: Email

28 - Global Day of Action Against the Salween Dams in Burma. Protest against the Thai government's plans with the Burmese military regime to dam the Salween River – where civil war has already displaced thousands. Outside Thai Embassies around the world. For more see


1 - founding meeting for a new Merseyside Anarchist Group at 7.30pm in the Liverpool Social Centre, Basement 96a Bold Street, Liverpool. All anarchists or people interested in anarchism welcome. For more see

3 - 31 - Masters of War billboard poster by James Johnson-Perkins – with a single message ‘THIS WAR IS UNJUST’ in one metre high lettering will be on open display for the month of March outside Waygood Gallery’s temporary home at Harkers' Building, 548-560 Old Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle.

3 – Dublin Anarchist Bookfair. 10am-6pm, at Club na Múinteorí (the Teachers Club), 36 Parnell Square, central Dublin. With talks and film screenings. For more see

3 – Public meeting in Manchester on Asylum * 3.30pm-5pm Seeker issues. * 2pm-3.30pm about the right to work for all asylum seekers – with speakers plus open mike for migrant workers and campaign groups. Tel 07765 122829 email * – Campaign to stop removals to DR Congo. Refugees from Congo may face imprisonment or torture on return, talk by Congo Support Group. Tel 07931 524654 (after 7.00pm) email Day organised by Manchester Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers. At Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS. For more see

3 - Scrap Trident Action in Plymouth. Meet at 12 noon at the Torpoint Ferry (the three transport and pedestrian ferries across the River Tamar next to Devonport Dockyard). All Welcome – bring banners, ideas, megaphones, etc. Coordinator email:

3 - National torchlight march of abortion rights organised by Feminist Fightback, in central London. Email for more info:

3 - Fundraiser for Cuban Youth – veggie meal with live Turkish and Kurdish folk music. Rock Around the Blockade supports Cuba's socialist revolution and the gains it has brought for the Cuban people. 7.30pm, Thomas's Café 418 Essex Rd London N1 3PU. £10-20 by donation. Tel 020 7837 1688 email web

3 - Smash EDO benefit gig - 'Loosh and I died in a Piss Ritual' live at the Cowley Club, 12 London Rd, Brighton, from 8pm. For more see

4 - Fundraiser for Smash EDO - the campaign to close down Brighton's own bomb factory, EDO-MBM. 3pm - 11pm at Hector's House, Old Steine, Brighton. For more see

7 - demonstration against deportation of asylum seekers from DR Congo, who may face imprisonment or torture on return. The Home Office claims there is no risks, but even for just applying for asylum elsewhere you could be branded as a 'political dissident' and tortured back in Congo. 10am-12.30pm, Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Plaza, Mosley Street, Manchester, M1 4AH. By the Congo Support Project – contact 07871 676129 email For more see

7 - Democracy & Revolution - Latin America and Socialism Today: A discussion about revolutionary struggles in Latin America and the lessons that they hold for building socialism in the 21st Century. Guest speaker:Dr Diana Raby, Lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool. 7Pm, free entry, London School of Economics, Room H101, Connaught House, Aldwych, WC2 (tube: Holborn). Tel 020 7837 1688 email web

8 - International Women's Day vigil at the war memorial, Chapel Road, Worthing. 6- 7pm. Please bring candle and poster if possible.

8 - International Women's Day will be marked in Brighton by The Flash Mob-sters... Bring I-Pods and walkmans, or if you don't have them, any headphone-like equipment (earmuffs or yoghurt pots on strings will do). Remain quiet and discreet until the given time of 6.06 pm (see station clock) then - start dancing to your i-pod (or earmuffs) like no-one's watching!!! Not a women only event - and the more people that come, the better... 6.06 pm precisely at Brighton Station, by the departure boards.

8 - "Can Fairtrade make trade fair?" (er no?) Brighton Peace & Environment discussion evening from 7.30pm at 39-41 Surrey St, Brighton BN1 3PB (opposite Brighton Train Station. Email: Web:

8 - South Place Ethical Society Book Club Discussion about Philip Roth, "The Plot Against America", 7pm (tea from 6.30!) at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1. Free / donations. Tel 0207 2428034 email web

9 - SHAC demo agaist animal abusers Glaxosmithklines... From 3.30pm in west London – for details see or tel: 0845-458-0630

9 - Benefit gig for Reclaim the Future 4, From 7.30pm, featuring live music, DJs and standup at RampArt, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA (near Whitechapel, off Commercial Rd) see

10-11 - Alternative & Libertarian Bookfair, Ghent, Belgium. With subversive literature & paraphernalia on all anarcho and anti-capitalist topics, with cabaret act, vegan food, creche, and party after with live music. At De Centrale, Kraankinderstraat 2, Ghent, free entry 10am-8pm. For full programme see email

10 - No Border Gathering, Glasgow. Building solidarity and direct action in the struggle against the migration control system. A weekend of discussions, workshops etc bringing together the No Borders Network and refugee and migrant rights groups from across the UK. Resisting dawn raids, stopping deportations, and fighting for refugee an migrant rights. Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-2pm, at the Kinning Park Complex, Cornwall St, Glasgow (next to Kinning Park underground station). For more info or to book free accommodation email For more see

10 – Activist Mediation Network training day - Leeds. To help activist groups deal with internal disagreements and conflict, as well as conflicts in personal lives which affect activist work. Leeds, 11am-5pm - cost £10 (negotiable), for address and to book call 0845 223 5254, email web

10 - Rape, Race and Prostitution conference: Campaigning for justice in the 21st century. Entrance fee: £20 funded organisations & professionals; £10 waged; £5 low waged; £3 unwaged; asylum seekers free. No one turned away for lack of funds. 9.30am-5pm at Trinity United Reform Church, Buck St, Camden Town, London NW1. Tel: 020 7482 2496. Email web

11 - Free benefit party for nurses pay - presumably hoping to flog plenty of drink and get donations from 8pm at Parklands, Quendon Hall, Quendon Essex CB11 ??? [Try submitting full postcode next time! Ed]

12 - Forced Separation: Terry Boullata from Occupied Jerusalem tells her story. The Apartheid Wall is an enormous monument to Zionist racism, occupation and colonisation. It is imprisoning Palestinians in ghettos, separating them and stealing their land. The Palestinians continue to resist and remain steadfast in their struggle for liberation. Free entry, 7.15pm, at London School of Economics, Room E 304, East Building, Houghton St, London, WC2 (tube: Holborn), tel 020 7837 1688 email

12 – A conversation with Craig Murray, Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan. Murray helped expose human rights abuses by the formerly US-funded regime of Islam Karimov and is now a prominent critic of Western policy in the region. At Cafe Diplo, the Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ. Nr Farringdon Tube. £3/ £2 conc. From 6.45 - 8.45 pm.

13 - Demonstration against deportation of asylum seekers from DR Congo, who may face imprisonment or torture on return. The Home Office claims there is no risks, but even for just applying for asylum you could be branded as a 'political dissident' and tortured. 12.00pm-2pm, Dallas Court Enforcement Unit in Salford, South Longworthy Road, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2GF. By the Congo Support Project – contact 07871 676129 email For more see

4 - TIME TO SAY NO! CND has called an emergency rally in Parliament Square from 6-8 pm to coincide with the scheduled Parliamentary debate on Trident replacement. * For other events on the day, including 'Bombs not bombs' in London, and protests in in Bradford, Faslane and Plymouth see

14 - Worthing Green Social. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. 8pm.

16 - Public meeting with Prof. Manuel Hassassian, the UK's ambassador from Palestine. Talk and discussion regarding the current crisis, both in the West Bank and Gaza. Hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK) Glasgow branch. 6.45-9pm at Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow (junction Gibson St and University Av). See

17 - International day of protest on the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The British and US war machine has used cluster bombs, depleted uranium and white phosphorus weapons. Over 655,000 Iraqis have been killed by the illegal invasion and occupation. In London demonstrate 2noon-3pm, North Pavement of Trafalgar Square. Open mic, street theatre. Tel 020 7837 1688, email
** In Edinburgh there will be a Stop The War Vigil, 12noon, Mound Precinct, Supported by Edinburgh Stop The War Coalition and Edinburgh CND.
** Manchester
- meet 12pm at Piccadilly Gardens, city centre.

17 - Right To Protest. A demo at Churchill Square, Brighton, 12noon, following Sussex Police's complicity in criminalising peaceful protest at Brighton bomb makers EDO MBM (For more see Called by Sussex Action for Peace and Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign. For more info see also

17 - A Tribute to the late Chima Ubani: Friends of Africa celebrate the life of the Executive Director of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO). A committed human rights activist with unwavering dedication to social justice for ordinary Nigerians, Chima's untimely death is a huge blow to the movement in Nigeria. 2-5pm at room G50, School of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. For more info email: or tel 07984 405307

17 - Climate Action Gathering, Edinburgh, by Rising Tide Scotland, 9am-6pm at 3 Bristo Place, (Next to Forest Cafe, central Edinburgh).

17-18 - Shelter - Traveller and Gypsy Law: Introductory Training, a course in Devon – for travellers, groups and those working in traveller support agencies. Note only 16 spaces on the course so book now – call Amble on 07970 654288 or email

17 - Activist Mediation Network training day - London. To help activist groups deal with internal disagreements and conflict, as well as conflicts in personal lives which affect activist work. London, 11am-5pm - cost £10 (negotiable), for address and to book call 0845 223 5254, email web

17 - An Ecology of Freedom - One day conference exploring social ecology, participatory democracy and alternatives to capitalism. 10.30am-4.30pm, at St Hilda's Community Centre, London E2, free/donation. email web

17 - Live Animal Export Demo - Sheerness, Kent. With work being carried out at the port of Dover for a few weeks, live exports are now going from Sheerness in North Kent. Calves are going out two or three times a week on different days. Meet Sheerness (by Woolworths) at 10.30am leafletting and at 12noon to march to docks. All support appreciated See also

17 - A Tribute to the late Chima Ubani: Friends of Africa celebrate the life of the Executive Director of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO). A committed human rights activist with unwavering dedication to social justice for ordinary Nigerians, Chima's untimely death is a huge blow to the movement in Nigeria. 2-5pm at room G50, School of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. For more info email: or tel 07984 405307

18 - Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) Meeting to be held in Nottingham, hosted by Veggies at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX. 12-5pm. Working to stop animal abuse. Gather from 10am for vegan breakfast and snacks, info stalls, films etc. See

18 - Show of Support at Campsfield House: bring banners/music to show support for those still locked up inside this privately-run Immigration Detention Centre. 5.30pm at Campsfield House, Kidlington (6 miles from Oxford). For more info visit: or email:

19 - Global Day Of Action against the “War On Terror”, on the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. To find out what's happening in Britain on this day see here or watch out for updates on this listing.

18-19 - Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment Blockade & Vigil: Minibus from Bristol at 2pm on Sunday. Tour of base followed by a meal, planning meeting & crash space in Newbury overnight (bring sleeping bag & mat etc). Blockade starts 7am Monday. Return to Bristol in the afternoon. Only £5. Reserve your seat now. Email or tel 0117 951 2157

19 - Central London Arms Trade Crawl. London Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is to highlight the fact that the arms trade is corrupt, indiscriminate and part of the UK establishment by protesting outside three central London Arms Dealers. 11am: BAE Systems, 6 Carlton Gardens; 12 noon: LRLIH, 80 Haymarket; 1pm: MBDA, 11 Strand. Tel: 07939 159283. Email: Web:

20 - People's Assembly at London Central Hall, Westminster from 2-8pm. Have the debate that parliament won't have. MPs, US politicians, experts, campaigners and other witnesses will discuss the Iraq war and its consequences. Organised by the Stop The War Coalition.

20 - “Don’t Attack Iran” Peace Strike at Parliament Square, London, 10am for the whole day. On the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, this is a pre-emptive peace strike to support Brian Hawe at Parliament Square and help the anti-war movement build up and be ready if there is another US/UK military adventure in the middle east (eg Iran or Syria). This SOCPA Act authorised demo (woah!) is asking for people to take part in peaceful non-violent direct action. Tel 07818221473, web

21 - Spring Equinox Open Ritual – 'a ceremony drawing on ancient magical techniques to welcome the rebirth of nature and connect with the Earth cycles. Manifest the power of new beginnings to bring positive change into your life.' 7-10pm at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton. £12/£10 on the door, £10/£8 in advance. Tel 01273 307297 or email

21 Talk - Imperialism Out Of Iraq! Put the British govt on trial for war crimes, having spent £7 billion on imperialist projects in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to secure its strategic interests and promote the greed of British multi-nationals in the Middle East. 7pm, London School of Economics, Room E304, East Building, Houghton St, London, WC2 (tube: Holborn), free entry, tel 020 7837 1688, email

22 - Work: A four letter word. The Anarchist Federation (London) are holding another meeting on Work- A four Letter Word. The nature of work- can it be abolished? 7pm, at Marchmont Community Centre,Marchmont Street, London WC!, free entry, email web

23-24 - ViewPoints free film festival, Glasgow: Films, talks and film workshops exploring migration and asylum themes. Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 2-10pm at Pearce Institute, 840 Govan Rd, Glasgow. All films are free. For programme see See also

23 - April 27 - Payday Video Cafe (a Global Women's Strike event). Payday are a network of men working with Global Women's Strike. All showings start at 7.30pm at Crossroads Women's Centre, 230a Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2AB (near Kentish Town tube). Wheelchair accessible. Entrance by donation. More info: tel 020 7482 2496, email, web:

  • 23 March - Sir! No Sir! - extraordinary documentary of the massive anti-Vietnam War movement inside the military.
  • 30 March - Coming Home feature film of disabled Vietnam vet and an officer's wife who join together to discourage others from going to war.
  • 20 April - Ehren Watada - stunning speech to the US Vets for Peace conference last August by this Hawai’ian officer-refuser, followed by War Game – cartoon based on the WWI Christmas truce, and other shorts of soldiers refusing to go to Iraq.
  • 27 April - Regeneration - feature film based on the encounter between WW1 anti-war soldier-poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

24 - March and rally against Welsh gas pipeline. As part of the ongoing campaign against the 150 mile liquefied natural gas pipeline running through South Wales, there will be a march through the affected village of Trebanos, followed by a rally at Trebanos RFC clubhouse. Meet 2pm at the Lidl Carpark in Pontardawe to leave from the bottom of Glynmeirch Road at 2.30pm. For more info see: &

24 - Protest the England vs Israel Euro 2008 Match, from 1pm outside the Football Association HQ at 25 Soho Square, London W1D 4FA. The Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign calls for a sporting boycott of Apartheid Israel until Israel complies with international humanitarian law. Protesters are also urged to contact the FA to complain - email or tel 020 7745 4999. For more info tel 020 7700 6192, email or visit

24 - Benefit gig for the 'Save Omar Campaign' upstairs in the Hobgoblin, London Road, Brighton from 7.30pm. £3 entry. Featuring local acts 'Axis of Arseholes', 'Sak-Less Jack' & 'Dogs will be Dogs' - bands finish at 10.30 but bar open til 1... For more see

24 - Meeting of the Northern Anarchist Network, at the Hare & Hounds Public House, Shudehill, Manchester from 11am to 5pm. An American anarchist visiting the UK will be speaking, along with Dave Douglass and Graham Moss.

24 - Public Meeting against the deportation of DR Congo refugees, 4.30-7.30pm, at Ladywood Art Leisure Centre, 316 Monument Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8TR. Call CADA on 0121 633 7933 / 07737 772 615, email see also

24 - 'Hands Off Iraqi Oil' Teach-In. For the Iraqi people, war and occupation has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, relentless insecurity and crippling poverty. For foreign oil companies it has been a chance to take control of Iraq's oil and make massive profits. To find out more about the companies involved, to learn about the US and UK Governments' roles in a new smash-and-grab law, and to make plans to take action to stop British companies from joining the race to carve up Iraq's oil wealth, come along from 11am-5pm to Union Chapel, Compton Ave, London N1 2XD. For more information visit

25 - South Place Ethical Society will ask, as everyone does, 'What Is The Importance Of Hegel?' Talk and discussion from 11am at Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1. Free. Tel: 020 7242 8034. Email web

26 - ID-Day national day of action against ID-Cards and the database state. This day will coincide with the opening of the passport centres where people will have to go to be interviewed, fingerprinted and iris scanned for the ID card system.

26 - ID-Day Demo. Assemble at Churchill Square, Brighton from 5pm. Email:

26 - Protest at Dallas Court Reporting Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester, 12-2pm – a place where asylum seekers are kidnapped on a daily basis and taken to detention centres, where they are abused and insulted by racist staff. This is a monthly event. For more info see

29 - Worthing Alliance meeting. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. 8pm.

29 - Independent Asylum Commission public hearing, the second of its seven themed public hearings in the regions and nations. Sir John Waite and Ifath Nawaz and their team of commissioners will hear evidence from a range of people affected by or working in the immigration detention estate, and the impact of asylum on London. 2.30-5.30pm at Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG (nearest tube Westbourne Park) Web

30- April 20 - I Bike MCR Festival - a grassroots festival organised by cyclists for cyclists. For more details call call 07866 734351, email, web Donation for events unless otherwise stated:

  • 30 - usual monthly Critical Mass at 6pm (see below), and after at The Basement, 24 Lever St, featuring the premier screening of the new Manc bike film 'I Bike MCR'.
  • 31 - Bicycle Polo Class: Oxford bicycle polo team are coming to teach us how to play the sport (match on 14 April). Email to reserve a place. 1pm at Platt Fields Park, Rusholme
  • 1 April - Bicycle Treasure Hunt and Skill Share:
    - fun April Fools' Day Bicycle Treasure Hunt around the city. 2pm at Central Library, Manchester M1
    - Bicycle Bee Skill Share with bicycle mechanics, bike anatomy 101, road safety tips and bicycle decorating workshops. Get in touch asap with things you'd like to share. 2.30-5pm at The Basement, 24 Lever St, M2
  • 4 April - Moonlight Pub Ride: ride around the city's outskirts stopping at some lovely pubs for a drink on the way. 7pm at Sandbar, Grosvenor St (off Oxford Road/opp. All Saints Park)
  • 11 April - Women's/Girl's Only Ride: meet for a nice social ride on mostly off road routes ending with a beer in a pub! 7pm at The Basement, 24 Lever St, M2
  • 13 April - Hell Of The North West Alleycat and Alleykitten:
    - Fixies and roadragers ride the alleycat for a fast race round the city
    - Shoppers, bmx's & silly bikes ride alleykitten for a random race full of games & nonsense round the city
    £5 entry per race, amazing prizes. Email to register. 6pm at The Basement, 24 Lever St, M2
  • 14 April - Bicycle Polo Match: Manchester vs Oxford. 1pm at Platt Fields Park, Rusholme


30 - Critical mass and bicycle exhibition opening. The Manchester Critical Mass meets as per usual on the last Friday of the month at the Central Library at 6pm. At 8pm, the exhibition opens featuring portraits of Manchester's cyclists, research results about cycling in Manchester, Bicycle sculptures and crazy bike designs, films about bikes and critical mass, premiering a new documentary film made specially for the exhibition about cycling in Manchester. The exhibition is on at The Basement, 24 Lever Street M1 until Friday 20 April. For more info email web

31 - Reclaim the Future 4 - All day event in a self-organised space in London. Practical workshops, cafe, political cinema, stalls, infoshop and art. Party till late with live stages, dance rooms, urban cabaret, visuals. Money raised for anti-war and anti-capitalist action. 1pm - very late, £5, for more call 07756 163405 or 07758 119655.

31 - Southampton Free VegFest. 10am-2pm at Edmund Kell Hall, Belle Vue Rd, Southampton. Lots of free veggie/vegan food and Fairtrade organic refreshments plus local campaigning and trading stalls... Full disabled access. Entry by voluntary donation.

31 - Public conference to discuss how to bring about a Sustainable Haringey. 1-5pm at Wood Green Library, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6XD. Email

31 - 1 April - Zagreb Anarchist Bookfair (ASK - Anarhisticki sajam knjiga). An annual event offering a resource for anarchists and bringing together libertarian publications and distributors. If you'd like to hold a stall, or need accommodation in Zagreb email web

31 - A new film is out - Reclaim Power: Voices from the Camp for Climate Action, about the camp last summer at Drax Power Station - with copies available from Rising Tide email There will be a screening in Brighton at the Cowley Club, 12 London Rd, 6pm, with a meal available, plus a talk about plans for this year's climate camp on August 14-21. For more email


1 - Manor Garden Alloments are holding a Spring Party, the day before the official eviction date. These allotments have provided food for more than 150 families for nearly 100 years, being a focus for the diverse community in East London, but are to be turned into a footpath for the 2012 Olympics. (See SchNEWS 574) There will be music, food, digging, Easter eggs, Call 07956890825 web

1- A Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! public discussion meeting: Labour's war on asylum seekers. Featuring speakers from FRFI and Tyneside Community Action for Refugees. 2pm at Cross Street Chapel, off Market Street, Manchester. For more information see

1 - South Place Ethical Society. Talk on that pressing subject of 'Materialism (Dialectical) Reality or Mere Metaphysics?' by Aubrey Bowman followed by questions and discussion. At 3pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square,London WC1. See Tel: 0207 242 8034 Email:

2 - Public Meeting - With talk by Houzan Mahmoud, a representative of the Organisation Of Women's Freedom in Iraq and Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI), speaking on the current situation in Iraq, having just recently returned. By Sussex Action for Peace, 7.30 p.m, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton. For more see

4 - Protest against Canadian fur hunt of seals surviving biggest abrupt die-off due to Global Warming. An entire population of seals could be wiped out through the hunt plus climate change. Meet outside Canadian Embassy at 2.30pm, bring banners, whistles, etc. For more info tel 07722172393 email

5 - Expose Exxon Day - 24 hours of protest at Exxon (Esso) HQ, starting at 5pm, ending 5pm on Good Friday, with a Mass Action at 2pm on Friday. ExxonMobil - the world's largest oil company, making $ 1,000+ a second, and the highest annual profits for a company ever, in 2005 ($ 36 billion), who traded here under the name "Esso", have their headquarters south of London, about 20-30 minutes walk from Leatherhead Railway station (trains from Waterloo). It is North of Leatherhead, just inside the M25. For more see

5 - From Remembrance to Resistance: Deir Yassin Day 2007 Commemorations - protest at Marks & Spencers, Oxford Street (Marble Arch end) London, 6-8 pm. This is a regular Thursday picket of M&S, who invest in Israel. For more email To read about the links between M&S and Israel see

7 - Fundraiser for Vegan Prisoner Support Group. Downstairs from 4pm-12pm - live bands incl. Cupid Stunt, The ASBO Allstars, upstairs 4pm-4am Botchit 'n' Ska-Per - punk reggae mash up. At Epic Skatepark, Alcester Rd, Moseley, Brum, £5 entry + free curry. Dedicated to Gary Allen.

7 - International Day of Action to Free the Cuban 5 - Five Cubans unjustly imprisoned and declared guilty of spying, in a trial rigged by the extreme right, were only fighting against terrorism conceived in Florida and condoned by Washington. 12 noon at Grey's Monument, Newcastle. For more see email

9 - National Zoo Awareness Day 2007 - This bi-annual event is organised by The Captive Animals' Protection Society (CAPS) and helps to raise the awareness of the animal rights and conservation issues surrounding zoos. Other groups are encouraged to hold protests outside zoos. There will be a demo against Bristol Zoo in support of the animals in prison there and to ask people to go to more ethical places instead of zoos! 11am, Bristol Zoo,Clifton - for more info call 0793 9445598. For more info about where other protests are going call 0845 330 3911 email see also and The Captive Animals' Protection Society, PO Box 4186, Manchester, M60 3ZA.

11 - SmashEDO Noise Demonstration - meet 4pm at Brighton's very own bomb factory, EDO MBM, Home Farm Rd, Brighton. By Smash EDO. Bring something to make some noise with. Noise Demonstrations are every Wednesday 4-6pm.

12 - Grand National Demonstration at Aintree (part of Horse Racing Awareness Week 7-14 April). Protest against the cruelty of the 'Grand National' and horse racing in general at 12 noon opposite the main entrance to the Aintree Racecourse on the A59 (infront of Aintree railway station entrance). For more info email See also web and

12 - Demonstrate against deportations of refugees back to the war-torn DR Congo. Demonstrate against the brutality of the Home Office's forced removals to the DRC. Bring banners, drums, whistles - outside the immigration reporting centre, Sandford House, 41 Homer Road, Solihull B91 3QJ. 12 noon

12 - Oaxaca film night, rampART, London - screening of two documentaries to be followed by a discussion. 1) Oaxaca Vive (Oaxaca does not Surrender) (2007) - a new compilation of independent films about the movement that succeeded in Mexico for about 5 months and was oppressed by the government with massive violence and persecution. Plus 2) ‘The Plan Puebla Panama’. Free, 7:30 pm at rampART Social Centre, 15 Rampart St London E1 (off Commercial Road, nearest tube Whitechapel) Web

13 - London Guantanamo Campaign weekly protest. 6-7pm at US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair

13 - City Circle discussion: Pluralism in Islam: Lessons from Malaysia with Professor Dato Dr Khoo Kay Kim. 6.45pm at 45 Crawford Place, London WIH 4LP.

13-14 - Conference - Peace History: encouragement and warnings at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1. Registration:

14 - Haringey Independent Cinema Film Festival - All day festival with practical workshops, talks and shorts as well as main feature films, highlights include: Despite TV - talk and excerpts from Battle of Trafalgar; Make a film on your mobile phone; Does picking up a camera make a difference?; Hasting Free TV; The Battle for Broadway Market; Black Panther; The Holocaust Tourist; Grapes of Wrath; City of God; The Wind that Shakes the Barley... and much more. 12 noon-8pm at West Green Learning Centre, West Green Road, London N15. Entry - £5 (£3 low and unwaged) email web

14 - Films on Feminism in Glasgow. 'The F Word' and 'Fish on a Bike' - two films about feminism by culturally diverse young women. 11.45am-1.30pm, at the Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St. Free ticket event. For more info call 0141 5528345, email web

14 - Anti-deportation protest stall - held by anti-racist activists from NWASDG and Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! from 12noon on Market St, Manchester. Followed by an organising meeting at 2pm in the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester (near the Town Hall).

16 - Talk: Extraordinary Rendition - Is the British Government turning a blind eye to torture' with Doug Jewell from Liberty. 6.45-8.45pm at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ. Near Farringdon Tube. Entrance £3 (£2 concs). For more:

17 - Greenspeak: Fuelling a food crisis. The impact of peak oil and rising fuel costs on our ability to feed ourselves. 7.15pm at Terraces Bar & Grill, Marine Parade, Brighton. Donation. For details tel 07891 571739, email or visit

17 – First Meeting to organise against the proposed Newhaven Incinerator, which would emit 3.5million cubic metres of CO2 per day, spewing out carcinogenic dioxins (See SchNEWS 488), at the Cowley Club, 12 London Rd, Brighton, 5-7pm. There will be regular meetings every third Tuesday. For more call 07722 172 393, email

18 - Talk: The beginning of the end of the American hegemony: how and why? by Dilip Hiro. 6pm at The Gulf Cultural Club, 45 Chalton St, London NW1 1HY. Tel: 020 7383 2058

18 - Brighton Peace and Environment Centre's 25th Anniversary celebration with the Dhol Foundation. Led by Afro Celt Sound System drummer, Johnny Kalsi, Dhol Foundation blend bhangra, dance and electronica. Varndean School. Tickets £3. More at

19 - Talk: Rare doings at Camberwell by Melissa Bliss and Alex Hodson. The radical and social history of one of sunny South London's finest boroughs.7.30pm at Camberwell Squat Centre, 192 Warham Street, London SE5. Nearest Tube: Oval. For more info ring 07982 469755 or check:

19-22 - Climate camp-style weekend. Activists in Bath will be putting on eco-education, workshops, vegan food and music as well as protests against car culture; the main target is Land & Marine, a construction firm heavily involved with LNG gas pipe. For further info email: or phone 07800 583011

20 - Hrant Dink Memorial Concert. Classical Turkish Armenian Composers and Turkish music group Nihavend. 7.30pm at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, EC2 (Liverpool Street station).

20 - Big Strawberry Fair Benefit Gig An opportunity to see some of the artists that will be playing at this year’s Strawberry Fair perform…without having to worry about the rain. The Junction, Clifton Road, Cambridge. 7.30pm-2.30am, £5 advance, £7 on the door. There will also be a collection for the Fair.

20 - Shut Down Guantanamo! Demo - call on the American government to shut down Guantanamo and illegal jails in the war on terror. 6-7pm outside the American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, W1. Protest every every Friday organised by London Guantanamo Campaign. For details email:

21 - Anti-SOCPA demo: THE BIG ONE. Mark Thomas is arranging another mass lone demo - help get this silly law changed. 10.30am-5.30pm at Parliament Square and environs. For more visit

21 - Demo and day of action against the Gatwick asylum seekers' detention centre being built. Meet at Jubilee Field in Three Bridges 12noon. Nearest train station Three Bridges – come out of the station and turn left into East Ave, after 2 minutes walk the park is on the right. Called by No Borders. For more info email For transport from Brighton call 07880 523231, email London call 07983 274 568

21 - Spring In The Patch - community fair day at the William Clarke Park (aka 'The Patch'), off Hartington Rd, Brighton. With farmers' market, bric-a-brac stalls, bouncy castle, Dr Bike free bike repairs, music and more. 1-5pm. For more see

21 - Sheffield Save ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) protest march, Devonshire Green, 10:30am.

21 - Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) Annual Conference: Rights and Resistance. Including SACC AGM and launch meeting of Media Workers Against the War Scotland. 9.30am-6pm at STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow. More info:

21 - No Borders Benefit: The Don Bradmans ('the undisputed champions of chap rock'), The Flesh Happening (depraved punk energy), FaT cHaV (Littlehamptons' finest!). 8Pm at the Cowley Club, London Rd, Brighton.

22-29 - World Week for Animals in Laboratories. The week that surrounds April 24th every year sees street stalls, media events and protests at laboratories to stop testing and research on animals, with many opportunities for local campaigning across the UK. For more info see

23 - CAMPACC monthly meeting, venue TBC. For info:

24 - Presentation of evidence of the Armenian Genocide. Organised by Armenian Solidarity. 4-5.30pm at Grand Committee Room, House of Commons, Westminster.

24 - Talk: The rise of Nationalism in Turkey during the EU Accession Process. Speakers Dr Sami Zubaida, Prof Dr Murat BElge, Assoc Prof Mesut Yegen. 5.45-8pm At London School of Economics, Room D302. For info contact Guney Yildiz on 07894347170 or email

24 - Brighton No Borders meeting working in support of migrants and against racism. 6pm in the back building at Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton. For info email: or visit:

25 - Somali and Exiled voices fusion Launch with Somali and other exiled writers and musicians. Organised by Exiled Writers Ink. 7pm at Oxford House Cafe, Derbyshire st, E2 (Bethnal Green station)

26 - Blockade of Faslane to commemorate Chernobyl Day. Groups involved include FoES, Greenpeace, People & Planet, Rising Tide with speakers in the morning & a die-in in the afternoon. Transport from Edinburgh - bus leaving Waterloo Place (east end of Princes Street) at 4am, returning bus leaving Faslane 5pm same day. To book places (£10 or £6 concession paid on the bus) please contact or phone 0131 554 9977. If you need transport from Glasgow email For more info about other protests at Faslane see

26 - World Day for Animals in Laboratories - Leicestershire Vigil outside the gates of Hillcrest Ltd (formerly Harlan UK) - animal breeders for the vivisection industry at Dodgeford Lane, Belton, Leicestershire, which could be described as a 'factory farm for dogs'. It is in the sleepy countryside of Leicestershire and the dogs are destined to suffer in needless experiments. See full report at: Food, and travel from Nottingham with Veggies. For more info call Loughborough Animal Concern tel 07981 789481

26 - Worthing Alliance. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. 8pm. For more info about what's going on in Worthing see web

26 - Defy ID meeting Liverpool Social Centre, Basement 96a Bold Street, Liverpool, 7.00pm, For more info see web

26 - CAMPACC (Campaign against Criminalising Communities) lecture: Northern Ireland - human rights and the democratic deficit. 6.30pm at Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University. Admission £10 (free to students, pupils, trainees, unwaged). No booking necessary.

26 - Square Roots with 3 of the finest artists from Planet-Mu: Vex'd, Jungle pioneer Bizzy B and Italtek on the 15k Gramps system. 10-3am at Volks Tavern 3 The Collonade Madeira Drive Brighton. Entrance £6. Info:

26 - Talk: Northern Ireland, human rights and the democracy deficit. Speakers: senior spokesperson from Sinn Fein and Prof Conor Gearty. 6.30pm at London South Bank University Keyworth Centre


28 - Jubilee Debt Campaign Annual Conference: Debt & Power - breaking the chains of economic slavery. A day of discussion, debate and workshops. 11am-5.30pm at South Camden Community School. Booking essential at:

28 - London Anarchist Forum Book Review. Sonia Johnson and Jade DeForest's Out of This World: A fictionalized true-life adventure. Followed by a discussion of the sadomasochism of everyday life. 3pm at the Rampart Centre, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA. Donation. For more email: or visit

28 - 2007 Climate Camp Benefit Gig. Presentation: Climate Change and the Arctic. Bands: Seize The Day (tbc), The Crucible, The Tell, Billy Moonstone, Acoustic. 8pm-2am at Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Rd, London E14 7HA. For more info: 07708 794665 or visit

28 - International Workers Memorial Day Protest, London: Meet 10.45am at Holland St, London SE1 beside Tate Modern. March to the statue of the building worker on Tower Hill. Rally at 12.15pm with speakers from families, trade unionists and campaigners. For more info phone Construction Safety Campaign on 07747 795954.

28 - International Workers Memorial Day, Manchester: meet 11am in Peace Gardens, behind Manchester Town Hall - Speakers: Tony Lloyd MP, Trade Unions and Linda Whelan from Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK). Later FACK are holding a free event 4-6pm at The Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manc. For more tel 0161 636 7557 email  web

28 Trevithick Day - Richard Trevithick pioneered high-pressure steam power. To celebrate this there's a parade, dances, music and of course steam engines in the Cornish town of Camborne.

28 - Reading Greyhound Demo. Greyhound Action supporters will be demonstrating outside the race meet to persuade punters not to be involved. Meet 6.15pm at Reading Stadium, A33 Relief Road, Reading, Berks, RG2 0JL - Directions: M4, take junction 11, (stadium 5 minutes from M4 off A33). Rail: Reading Station, five minutes by taxi to the stadium. Park in B&Q car park and walk back onto A33 and you will see stadium. Details from


11-20 - Lincoln Book Festival - Another literary festival including Billy Bragg (isn't he a musician?), ex Tory MP and smug git Gyles Brandreth and the top intellectual thinker Bob the Builder!

11-20 - Dulwich Festival - Arts and cultural festival with lots of free events. 020 8299 1011

14-19 - Writing on the Wall Liverpool's writing and storytelling festival. With Mozzam Begg (former Guantanamo Bay Detainee), Jimmy McGovern, Benjamin Zephania and many more. 0151-7074313

16-19 - [T]emporary [A]utonomous [A]rt [London] The TAA exhibitions are creative spaces which are organised and constructed by the artists themselves. We operate an open-access policy meaning that everyone is free to exhibit their work or perform. All creative forms inter-mingle, without the constraints of clinical art galleries; time-honoured art forms sit comfortably amongst digital work, sculptures, installations, films, performance and music. We encourage everyone to find their own creative streak and believe all our voices are equally important – there are no celebrities here. /

18 - Demonstration to show solidarity with asylum seekers, protest against reporting and detention centres. All welcome, open mic, bring your drums and whistles. 1-2pm outside the UK Immigration Service, Communications House, 210 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BR (tube: Old Street). For more tel: 020 7837 1688 or email:

18 - Save Titnore woods benefit, Hastings. Raising funds for the protest camp and campaign near Worthing to prevent a shopping and housing development on woodland. 7pm-11pm at the Rooms, Western Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, with live music from Robb Johnson, Nathan Godfrey, Astral Gypsies and DJ Recycled. Directions: one minute from Warrior Square station. For further details Or email

18-20- Projectile 2007, Newcastle. For three days in May Projectile will be exploring both contemporary and historical Anarchism in its cultural political and artistic forms. 7pm Friday - 5pm Sunday at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Weekend passes £25/£10. For more information or email

18-20 - rampART community creative space 3rd birthday. See for details of events as they go online. There will be a meeting on the 19th at 2pm open to all to discuss future projects. rampART Social Centre, 15 Rampart St London E1 (off Commercial Road, nearest tube Whitechapel)

18 - Titnore Woods Benefit with Robb Johnson, Nathan Godfrey, The Astral Gypsies, DJ Recycled plus SchNEWS film and raffle. 7-11pm at The Rooms, Western Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. Price: Free.

19 - National Day of Action for Refugees Street Event: all welcome, open mic, street theatre, noisy protest! 1-3pm at Wood Green Library, High Rd, London N22 6XD (tube: Wood Green). For more tel: 020 7837 1688 or email:

19 Cowley Food Festival A celebration of all things edible, vegan, local, organic and delicious. Stalls, free tasters, talks and demonstrations about food co-operatives, wine making and more, plus Gardeners Question Time. 11am-4pm at the Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton.

19 Fiver Film Club - The launch night of a new local film club showing the best social, environmental and political documentaries and feature films. Films showing: The China Syndrome - Oscar-nominated movie about a nuclear power station on the brink of a meltdown, starring Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon. and Uranium: The Yellow Monster - short documentary about the impacts of mining uranium for the nuclear industry on the Navajo reservation in Southwestern USA. 7.30pm, Balham Baptist Church, 21 Ramsden Road, London, SW12 8QX Tickets £5 on the door, £4 in advance. 07939 061006 or 07877 089229, email: or visit

19 - London Anarchist Forum: Self-Defence in Anarchist Society. What are the goals of self-defence training in the free society, how to achieve those goals, and where to start. 3pm at The RampArt Centre, 15 RampArt Street London E1. For more see:

19 - Climate Change: Information for Action Day. Workshops including speakers from Friends of the Earth and Camp for Climate Action. 10am-5pm at Methodist Hall, Oldham St, Manchester (opposite Affleck's Palace). Donation: £5. No booking required. For more see:

19 - Control Your Arms charity fundraiser for Amnesty International and Camp for Climate Action. UK Champion beatboxer Beardyman plus DJs serve up an intoxicating blend of reggae, dancehall and hiphop. 7pm-2am at Corbet Place, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL. Price £7 or £5 before 9pm. For more see

19 - Demonstration in support of The Cuban Five. Five Cuban men are in U.S. prison, serving life sentences, after being wrongly convicted of espionage conspiracy against the US. For more than 40 years, ANTI-Cuba terrorist organizations based in Miami have engaged in countless terrorist activities against Cuba. So Cuba sent these 5 Cubans to Miami to infiltrate and inform Cuba of imminent attacks. But instead of arresting the terrorists, the FBI arrested the Cuban Five ANTI-terrorists. Place: North Pavement of Trafalgar Square. Time: 12 till 2pm. Info:,,

20-28 - Orange Evolution - Week of live pop and rock in Newcastle and Gateshead, culminating with aan outdoor festie with Maximo Park, Echo & the Bunnymen and Larrikin Love. Not sponsored by the phone company of the same name (thankfully) and in aid of Water Aid

24 - Cyfanfyd Annual Forum 2007 - The Forum, apart from being Cyfanfyd’s Annual General Meeting, provides an opportunity to find out about recent developments in the field of education for sustainable development and global citizenship in Wales, and to meet individuals and organisations involved in this work. Place: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire. Info: 029 20668999 or

24 - Talk: Guantanamo Bay - close it down. Speakers Moazzam Begg and Sadat Sayeed. 6.30pm at London South Bank University Keyworth Centre.

25 - June 10 Bath - Fringe Festival - Another “fringe” festival producing “art” of various descriptions which not many people want to see - which is why its called fringe. The website has pointless annoying flying saucers on it.

26 - Illustrated talks. 'A Glimpse of Life in Iran'. Emily Johns relates her experiences with slides of her visit. Her partner, Milan Rai, adds a short, but extremely well-informed, political perspective. Place: Friends Meeting House, 87 Park Street, Bridgend. Time: 7.30 pm.

26 - Radical Book and Zine Fair - Books you won't find in Borders! From the Cowley Club bookshop and many other stalls. Anarchy allotments to anarchy, pirates to punk, sex to sustainability. 10am-5pm, Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton.

26 - Friends of Africa pesents African Liberation Day. Films, Poetry, Guest Speaker, Presentations, Stalls and refreshments. 12-4.30pm in Room V 111, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Vernon Square, London WC1. For more info tel 07984 405 307 or email:

26 - Camp Titnore Birthday Celebration. Bring balloons, cake, cards, party hats - whatever you think is appropriate to mark this very special occasion. Place: Montague Place, Worthing town centre. Time: 2pm. Price: Free.

26 - Radical Book and Zine Fair. Place: Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton. Time: 10am-5pm. Price: Free.

26. The Da Vinci Code and the Knights Templar. South Place Ethical Society. Mike Howgate leads a 2 hour WALK which starts at Conway Hall and finishes at Temple Tube. Time: 11am to 13.00. Info:,,, 0207-242-8034

26 to June 2 - Emily Johns Exhibition. 'Drawing Paradise on the Axis of Evil'. Emily is a fine artist, printmaker and peace campaigner. She visited Iran in May 2006 with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Place: Cardiff. Friends Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff. Info: 029 2021 7885.

26 to 27 - Down to Earth Project, Introduction Course: Permaculture – working towards living in harmony with ourselves, other people and the planet. Plus Full Design Course: 28 May and 3 additional weekends from June – July. Led by Looby Macnamara, Chris Evans, Angie Polkey.
Place: Manselfield (nr. Bishopston), Swansea. Info: or phone: 01269 822786;, 01792 232986.

27 - Illustrated talks. 'A Glimpse of Life in Iran'. Emily Johns relates her experiences with slides of her visit. Her partner, Milan Rai, adds a short, but extremely well-informed, political perspective. Place: Cardiff. Friends Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff. Time: 1.00 pm.

27 - Illustrated talks. 'A Glimpse of Life in Iran'. Emily Johns relates her experiences with slides of her visit. Her partner, Milan Rai, adds a short, but extremely well-informed, political perspective . Place: Friends Meeting House, Page Street, Swansea. Time:, 7.00 pm. Info: 01792 361794

27-29 - Welsh Cider Festival - Music and Cider - let's get pissed! Free entry, not the cider unfortunately. 02920 758193

28 - Reading Community Carnival - Free carnival through Reading ending in Prospect Park. “We have arranged the weather to be sunny and hot so be sure to come along.” Even with Global Warming this claim is just a tad far fetched, but its better than the usual “This is the biggest and best” claims.

28 - 2 June - Tent State University UK: 'education not war' protest. - Noam Chomsky will speak via video link and dozens of academics and activists will lead discussions at an 'alternative university', organised by a group of Sussex staff and students. The event is a protest against the invasion and occupation of Iraq. University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton. For further info email

31 - Offline Club Special -Brixton JAMM with live bands, cabaret, videos, stand-up, DJs and more! With Stewart Lee, Darren Hayman, James Harries and Catherine Anne Davies. 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 6LH. Tel: 020 7274 5537 7pm-2am Admission FREE!

31- June 3 - Appledore Visual Arts Festival Showcasing arts from Devon, with exhibitions, workshops, talks and music. Many free events. 07900 212747

31 - CUBA - Eyewitness Reports – Come and hear 1st hand accounts of Cuban Socialism in 2007 from “Rock around the Blockade” (RATB). The US won't allow anyone to either buy-from or sell-to Cuba - a blockade that is illegal. So RATB break the blockade and take sound systems to Cuba - so far delivering seven. This year RATB went to Cuba bringing £3,000 raised in Britain for a sound system to give to a youth project. RATB also live and work among Cuban people, learning about how Cuban society is organised. Place:Room 506, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University, Glasgow. Time:6.30pm. Info:,

31 - Worthing Alliance. Place: Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. Time: 8pm.

31- Offline Summer Special. Brixton JAMM with live bands, cabaret, videos, stand-up, DJs and more! Heading up the bill is the legendary comedian/writer Stewart Lee, backed by the Hefner main man Darren Hayman, with the hotly tipped James Harries and the fantastic Catherine Anne Davies PLUS a full set of cabaret and comedy, with visuals and DJs. Place: 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 6LH. Map/directions: Time: 7pm – 2am Price: Free. Info: 020 7274 5537,


1-9 - Brockley Max Festival - Exhibitions, open studios, music, theatre, dance and comedy shows.

6-8 - Mass protests against the G8 Summit at Heiligendamm on the north coast of Germany near Rostock. For more see and (more links and updates added soon)

7 - CUBA - Eyewitness Reports – Come and hear 1st hand accounts of Cuban Socialism in 2007 from “Rock around the Blockade” (RATB). The US won't allow anyone to buy-from or sell-to Cuba - a blockade that is illegal. So RATB break the blockade and take sound systems to Cuba - so far delivering seven. This year RATB went to Cuba bringing £3,000 raised in Britain for a sound system to give to a youth project. RATB also live and work among Cuban people, learning about how Cuban society is organised. Place: Salmon and Compass pub, 58 Penton Street, London N1, (tube: Angel) Time: 7pm – 2am. Price: Free entry/donations before 9pm then £3 after. Info: 020 7837 1688,,

7 - Smash Edo. A benefit gig featuring 'Axis of Arseholes' and 'Crowzone'. Place: Cowley Club. Price = £3. Time = 9.00. Info: 07736960195 or

7 - Somalia and the "war on terror." Media briefing with DAHABO ISSE a Somali Civil Liberties and Human Rights Organisation. Organised by Media Workers Against War. Place: NUJ head office, Headland House, 308 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1. Time: 6.30pm Info: 07801 789 297

07 & 21 - Concert to Counter “Live Earth.” Instead of driving or flying to the nearest megaconcert, walk or use public transport to the center of your own home town. Then dance or sing to the music of your own iPod or MP3 player. Time: 7:07PM Info:,

8 - York World Naked Bike Ride 2007. A ride through York as part of the 50-city worldwide environmental protest against oil dependency - a unique celebration of the body and the bike! Riding under the slogan “real rights for bikes”, participants cycle naked to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets and to draw attention to the destructive effects of car culture. Last year’s ride was the largest ever naked protest in British history with over 800 people riding through the city's streets. The ride is a body-positive event where nudity is optional, so it’s “bare as you dare!" Place: Memorial Gardens (off Leeman Rd, YO26 4ZZ) Time: 6pm. Price: Free. Info:

8 - Southampton World Naked Bike Ride 2007. A ride through Southampton as part of the 50-city worldwide environmental protest against oil dependency - a unique celebration of the body and the bike! Riding under the slogan “real rights for bikes”, participants cycle naked to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets and to draw attention to the destructive effects of car culture. Last year’s ride was the largest ever naked protest in British history with over 800 people riding through the city's streets. The ride is a body-positive event where nudity is optional, so it’s “bare as you dare!" Place: North end of Southampton Common. Time: 6pm. Price: Free. Info:

8 - Manchester World Naked Bike Ride 2007. A ride through Manchester as part of the 50-city worldwide environmental protest against oil dependency - a unique celebration of the body and the bike! Riding under the slogan “real rights for bikes”, participants cycle naked to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets and to draw attention to the destructive effects of car culture.
Last year’s ride was the largest ever naked protest in British history with over 800 people riding through the city's streets. The ride is a body-positive event where nudity is optional, so it’s “bare as you dare!" Place: The Basement, 24 Lever Street, nr Piccadily. Time: 6pm. Price: Free. Info:

8 Silent Disco in Faslane Naval Base. Come and make your own individual protest against the spirit of the war machine Bring your mp3 player, discman, walkperson, etc and boogie against the nuclear bomb - dance to your own tunes and shake your arse at the warmongers. Bring spare batteries, banners and/or handbags for dancing round. . This is a family friendly event. Place: North Gate, HMNB Clyde aka Faslane Naval Base. Time: 3pm-ish til late as you like. Price: Free. Info:,

8 - Picket of the Parole Board HQ - part of the ongoing campaign in support of John Bowden and his parole application and against the labelling of him and the Anarchist Black Cross network as "terrorists".
Place:Grenadier House, 99-105 Horseferry Road. Time: 12.00. Info: Brighton ABC

8 - London No Borders presents: G8 Migration Night. Films, footage and feedback from the G8 in Germany. Followed by benefit party for the Gatwick No Border camp in September 2007,feat. Place: RampART, 15-17 Rampart Street, London E1. Time: 7pm – midnight. Price: by donation. Info:

8 - Protest against Cheltenham Science Festival and Tipu Aziz. Protest against animal abuser Tipu Aziz and the Cheltenham Science Festival who freely accept blood money from Arms Dealers and Manufacturers, Human and Animal Rights abusers. Place: Outside the front entrance of Cheltenham Town Hall.Time: 12:00 to 17:00 Info: 07934 246 007

9 - Brighton World Naked Bike Ride 2007. A ride through Brighton as part of the 50-city worldwide environmental protest against oil dependency - a unique celebration of the body and the bike! Riding under the slogan “real rights for bikes”, participants cycle naked to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets and to draw attention to the destructive effects of car culture. Last year’s ride was the largest ever naked protest in British history with over 800 people riding through the city's streets. The ride is a body-positive event where nudity is optional, so it’s “bare as you dare!" Place: The Level. Time: 10am. Info:

9 - London World Naked Bike Ride 2007. A ride through Central London as part of the 50-city worldwide environmental protest against oil dependency - a unique celebration of the body and the bike! Riding under the slogan “real rights for bikes”, participants cycle naked to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets and to draw attention to the destructive effects of car culture. Last year’s ride was the largest ever naked protest in British history with over 800 people riding through the city's streets. The ride is a body-positive event where nudity is optional, so it’s “bare as you dare!" Place: Just north of Achilles statue, near Broad Walk, Hyde Park Corner, London. Time: 3pm. Price: Free. Info:,

9 - Mash-Up Party in Brixton - Offline June Jollies. Place: Prince Albert  418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LF. Time: 9pm - 2am. Price: Free. Info: Phone: 020 7274 3771

9 - Demonstration: END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION - JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE. An international day of action to mark the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War and Israel's military occupation of Palestine. The London demonstration has been organised by the ENOUGH! coalition of charities, trade unions, faith and other campaign groups, including Stop the War Coalition, who have come together in the cause of peace in Palestine. They want tens of thousands of people to join them for the primary international event of the year in support of the Palestinian people. Assemble at Lincoln's Inn Fields for the march to Trafalgar Square. Time: 1.30pm. Info: email tel 020 7278 6694 or visit or

9 - Turn the World Upside Down: a day of debate, discussion, food, film, music, comedy and poetry organised by A World to Win. Workshops from 2.30pm: Composting Capitalism. From 5.30 to 10.30pm: Home-made food; Music by Peyoti for President, Rob da Rub, Soundwaves and Woodkist; Films by Indymedia; Comedy from Dylan Strain & Judy Batalion; Social Surrealistic Psychotic Performance Poetry. Place: St Gabriel’s Hall, Glasgow Terrace (off Lupus Street), Pimlico SW1V 3AA. Registration from 2pm. Price: £5 (£3 concessions). Info: email: Tel: 07871 745258 or visit:

9 - Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - Annual Event. Each year Animal Aid stages a 10 km sponsored walk on beautiful Hampstead Heath. This is an excellent way to raise money, keep fit and spend a beautiful summer's day in the park. Place: Hampstead Heath, Time: 13:00 Info: or call 0845 458 9595 or 0787 086 1837 or

9 - Brighton Alliance of Sound Systems are hosting a live music event. Showcasing local bands and performers on a wind and solar powered stage. Place: West Pier, Brighton seafront. Time: Midday till 8pm. Price: Free.

9 – 10 - Bristol Vegan Fayre 2007 – the world's biggest vegan event, to be held over two days in the Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, central Bristol. 130 stalls booked so far, plus 6 talks and demos areas, and two stages running, with a kids area, a fully decked out Bedouin tent, a Healers and Therapists zone and a gourmet vegan restaurant on a Double Decker Bus. Headline acts The Beat and Puressence are joined by some of Bristol finest to make an awesome line up of music. Place: in the Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, central Bristol.Info: or call 0845 458 9595 or 0787 086 1837 or

10 - Springwatch Festival: celebrating wildlife friendly living with lots of free stuff being given away. Local music, beer bus, Sussex Farmers Market, Tracker Trail, fairyland yurt, see wild animals, Wildlife Gardens, Spring Carnival Fiesta with Carnival Collective. Transport: 78 bus from Old Steine or train to Falmer. 10am-4pm at Stanmer Park, Brighton (free event)

11 - Bangor and Mon Peace Group - Talk by Ben Gregory on recent visit to Nicaragua by Welsh delegation. Place: Y Ffynnon, Ffordd y Tywysog, Bangor. Time: 7.15.

11-16 - Cambridge Children's Festival - Week of fun activities for kids, culminating with a Family Festival Fun Day on the Saturday on Jesus Green.

13 - Worthing Green Social. Place: Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. Time: 8pm.

15 - Indigenous women's action for land and sovereignty. Three Haudenosaunee women from Ontario, "Canada" will speak about reclaiming land from development and struggling against colonialism. Talk, films and discussion. Place: Crossroads Womens Centre, 230 A Kentish Town Rd, London. Time: 7.30pm. Price: Free / Donation. Info: better_noir(at) or

15 - FIGHT THE PIPE benefit gig with Dub The Earth, Jah Crew sound system and The Smerkin Merkins. A night of ska, dub, roots and reggae with a little bit of punk rock! Info stall there with information on the pipeline. Place: Brunswick, Park Road, Gloucester. Time: 7.30pm. Price: Donation. Info: 07966497410 or or

15-17 - The 6th Thimbleberry music festival: set on an ancient Viking settlement high up in the Wear Valley, featuring Neville Staple (former lead singer of The Specials), many other bands of exceptional and eclectic talent, house and psy trance, old school tent, reggae Bedouin tent, comedy, spoken word, children's area, the Electric fish café, tepees, market stalls, alternative practitioners. Thimbleby Hill Farm, Stanhope, County Durham. £40 for the weekend incl. camping. Further info at

15 – 17 - Faslane Peace Camp 25th Birth-Day. Workshops, Actions, Music, Dance, Mayham, Food, Sound Systems. Place = Faslane Peace Camp. Get train from Glasgow to helensburgh, then local 316 bus to peace camp. Info: 01436820901

16 - 'It's broke - let's fix it! finding solutions to poverty, conflict and climate change' - All day conferencing aiming to take a positive approach to some of the grave global problems that concern us all, and which underlie many of the issues discussed in the cafe diplo talks. Imperial College, South Kensington, London.

16 - Nyerere's Tanzania - The Lessons for Development, Unity & Peace with Godfrey Madaraka Nyerere, son of Julius Nyerere (Tanzania's 1st President). Also: Exhibition of children's art and Live Music Benefit for Butiama School. Place: Trinity United Reform Church, Buck St, Camden Town, London NW1. Time: 11am-midnight. Price: Entrance to meeting and music benefit: funded organisations and professionals £20; waged £10; low waged £5, unwaged £3; asylum seekers free. No one turned away for lack of funds. Entrance to exhibition: by donation. Info:

16 - South London Summer Special with the ACTIONETTES, MENDICANT, Cabaret + more! Place: 95 Church Road, Crystal Palace, London. Time: 7pm - midnight. Price: free. Info: Tel 020 8653 3223

16 - Northern Anarchist Network Conference. Speakers include Pauline Farrell on care in the community, John Simkin on ID cards and Averill Hobson on climate change. Place: Central Methodist Church, Hargreave Street, Central Burnley. Time: 11.30am.

16-17 - The Riverside Festival - Two days of local rock and pop bands, entrance is free, but there's a £10 entry per person to the campsite. The Millfield, Charlbury, Oxfrodshire.

16-24 - Broadstairs Dickens Festival - 70th Anniversary of this Dickensian festival, literature, cricket and music hall entertainment. Half of the events are free. For more tel: 01843 861827 or visit:

17 - The Third West Country Scythe Festival and Competition. Alastair McIntosh talking on the subject "Scything through Swathes of Landed Power While Making French Country Bread" and Graham Harvey, agricultural story editor of the Archers, author of "The Forgiveness of Nature - The Story of Grass", will be talking about: "Grass". The country's leading scythers will be competing. 10am-10pm at Thorney Lakes, near Muchelney, Langport, Somerset. Info:

19 - Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) national meeting. ARC exists to promote cooperation and to spread information between the various groups and individuals working throughout the UK to stop animal abuse.
Place: Evesham Town Hall, Evesham, Worcs, WR11. Time: Doors open from 10am for vegan breakfast, info stalls, films etc. Meeting starts at 12noon til about 5pm, with a break between for food and discussion. Info: or

20 - Pre-emptive Peace Strike #6. "Don't Attack Iran." Show your feelings about the war and say NO to any further military action. Protest near Parliament without risk of arrest just for peacefully demonstrating, because this peace camp is SOCPA 'authorised.' . Place: Parliament Square. Time: From 10am, (in time for PM questions) Info:

20 - Meeting: Defend the Palestinian People, End Labour backing for Zionist terror! At Room S421, St Clements Building, London School of Economics, Houghton St, WC2 (tube: Holborn.) 7pm – 9.30pm. Price: Free. Tel 020 7837 1688 email

20-24 - Midsummer Festival at Hill Of Tara - celebrating Tara and Irish heritage with music, poetry, storytelling, and a Solstice celebration at sunrise and sunset this Thursday (21st). This is aligned with protests to stop the motorway development at the Hill Of Tara (See SchNEWS 585).

20 - July 4 - 'Rule Blairtannia' exhibition. Drawings, collage, cartoons, poetry and election flyers by Dave Bishop (Lord Biro) covering Blair's reign of power. Includes the abolition of Clause 4, the Dome Fiasco, the death of the 'People's Princess', Blunkett's downfall, Afghanistan, Iraq, New Labour spin, Climate Change etc. The highlight is 'the Bushburger Frying Solar-Powered Electric Chair', apparently. 11am-7pm (not Sunday) at The Art Organisation, 21 Station Street, Nottingham NG2. For info see: or email:

21 - Summer Solstice - sunrise at 4.58am. At Stonehenge access to the stones will be from 8.30pm on Wednesday till 8am Thursday. At Avebury, there will be a ban parking live-in vehicles - eg - it is essentially aimed at travellers - and the council are urging people to take public transport.

21 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: the 1in12 – Bradford. Info:

22 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: Norwich. Info:

22-24 - Leigh Folk Festival - The largest free folk festival in the country. Folk, blues, Celtic, Englich, Scottish and African dance group, country dancing, line dancing and jive. Lots of kids events laid on. And all free. (Beards optional). Leigh on Sea, Essex.

23 - Leicester Pride - Gay festival for the Midlands. Free.

23 - Cymdeithas y Cymod pilgrimage to Epynt. A repentence service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War. There were Welsh speaking soldiers on both sides of the war. Young people from Wales went as part of the British army and people of Welsh descent from Patagonia went as part of the Argentinian army. The Rev Guto Prys ap Gwynfor will lead the Service that will be held in the remains of Capel y Babell on Epynt at 1pm. Place: Llanwrtyd Square. Time: 11am. Contact:

23 - Midsummer Tree Ceremony, Place: Broadwater, Worthing. Meet Cricketers pub, Broadwater

23 - Parliament Square Peace Camp. Protest near Parliament without risk of arrest just for peacefully demonstrating, because this peace camp is SOCPA 'authorised.' Guest speakers, singer songwriter Harry Loco from Holland plus open mic session. Build contacts, show solidarity and share ideas . Place: Parliament Square. Time: from 2pm. Info:

23 - Titnore Woods Work Day. Titnore is having a clean up. Bring gloves and boots.Place: Meet at Brighton station. Time: 10:45 See

23-28 - “War is STILL the Issue” Peace camp in Parliament Square to celebrate Blair's departure. On 27 June Tony Blair will step down as PM. Demand: troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, scrap Trident, no war on Iran. Please note that this is an "unauthorised" demonstration within 1km of Parliament and that under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act it is a criminal offence to participate in such a demonstration (max fine £1000). [A nonviolent direct action workshop and legal briefing will take place the evening before the Camp: 7-9.30pm, Friday 22 June. Venue: D3, Diorama Arts, 3-7 Euston Centre, London NW1 3JG]. Place: Parliament Sq. Time: From 12noon. Info: e-mail or or

24- July 1 - Bournemouth Live! Week-long mix free concerts of pop, rock and classical music. Starts with a Marching Band on 24th through the streets of Bournemouth.

24 - Anarchist Federation (London): Social Change Not Climate Change - Ecology, Environment and Anarchism. Place: Marchmont Community Centre, Marchmont Street, London WC1 (nearest tube Russell Square). Time: 7pm. Price: Free. Info:,

24 - Keep Torture Flights Out of Scotland. Protest about the continuing use of Scottish airports by US planes suspected of involvement in “extraordinary renditions”, that is: kidnapping, illegal detention and torture.
Place: Outside the Scottish Parliament. Time: 8am and at 12noon. Info: or phone 07936432519

24 - Troops out of Iraq now demonstration. Place: a special Labour conference in Manchester
Info: 020 7278 6694

24 - Demo: “Troops Out of Iraq!” Stop the War Coalition is organising an anti-war demonstration at the special Labour conference in Manchester at which Gordon Brown will become party leader, before being installed as prime minister three days later. The slogans will be: Troops Out of Iraq Now, No Attack on Iran and Break the British government's link with US foreign policy.Place: Assemble at Albert Square, Manchester. Time: 12 noon Info:

24 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: The Common Place – Leeds. Info:

25 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: The West Indian Club – Leeds. Info:

27 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: The Cowley Club – Brighton. Info:

28 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: The Rampart Centre – London. Info:

28 – 3 July - STRIDENT TENT-STATE. Student anti-Trident camp and blockade, up near the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland. Come along for a week in the woods, including speakers, workshops, bands, protest and direct action. Place: Peaton Glen Woods, near Faslane. Price: £15 donation for the week. Info: or

29 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: Bath Place – Leamington Spa. Info:

29 - Public Meeting to oppose the 48" high pressure gas pipeline being built by National Grid through South Wales. Speakers from Columbia will talk about their struggle to oust a multi-national company, namely BP, from their homeland. Organised by Safe Haven Network. 12 noon at Town Hall, Neath, Port Talbot.

29 - Film night: SAFE? Refugee Special. Camcorder Guerillas presents a selection of films looking at the issues facing asylum seekers and their communities. Includes the latest Guerillas film 'Those Left Behind' and 'Tar Angel', an award winning drama by Canadian filmmaker Denis Chouinard. Free but ticketed. From 7pm at CCA - Cinema 4, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 352 4900, Email: or visit:

29 - "With or Without Fidel" is the latest documentary from Rice N Peas Films, the makers of the internationally acclaimed Hasta Siempre. Place: The Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road,
NW6. Time: 6.50pm. Info: 020 7328 1000 or or

29 - Talk: Mexican activists' community-teacher movement. Two organisers speak about their achievements in Oaxaca, bringing together the demands of the poorest Indigenous communities with teachers - in the wake of Mexico's stolen election. 7-9pm at Trinity Church, Buck St, Camden Town, London. Entry by donation. For info tel: 020 7482 2496, email or visit:

29 – 1 July - Workhouse Festival - A 3 day eclectic extravaganza of music, cabaret, solar venues, djs, dance tent, comedy, green crafts, campaigns stalls, healing area, sauna, camping, walkabout, kids area and more. Bands so far incl. Baka Beyond (with the gbine tribe), Transglobal Underground, Mabon, Subsource, Tarantism, Los Albertos, The Baghdaddies, Kilnaboy, Sicknote and many more. Llanfyllin, Powys. Advance sales £40 adults, £15 youth, 12 and unders free. Tel 07890 458561, email

30 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: The Drum Centre – Birmingham. Info:

30 - The third Soundings annual event: 'New kinds of socialism for new global modernities'. A one-day event looking at the impact of financialisation and globalisation, the role of the state, and the politics of the social recession. 10.30am-5pm at Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3. Registration £25, unwaged £10 (includes lunch). Early booking advised. For more info visit:

30 - London Pride - Procession from Oxford Street to Hyde Park in London Village.

30 - World Development Movement annual conference - Activism past, present & future. Keynote speakers include Ngugi wa Thiong'o & George Monbiot plus sessions on apartheid, slavery, climate justice, privatisation struggles, music & protest, women's rights, corporate globalisation. 1-6pm at University of Leeds. Free entry. For more tel 020 7820 4900, email: or visit

30 - The Incredible Veggie Show: set to be the UK’s largest ever veggie event. A whole range of free food tastings from leading veggie food manufacturers, advice on changing your diet and 100 exhibitors of food, drink, clothing, footwear, cosmetics, toiletries and baby products. Plus talks and cookery demos by celebs and top health experts. Place: The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lawrence Hall & Conference Centre, Greycoat St, London. Time: 10am-5.30pm. Price: £3 (under 16s free). Info: Tel 0117 944 1000,,

30 - Public meeting: get involved in the Gatwick No Border Camp (19-24 Sept). Work together to stop the building of a new detention centre, and build up the fight against the system of migration controls. 1-6pm at RampART Social Centre, 15-17 Rampart St, London E1 2LA (nearest tube: Whitechapel or Aldgate East). For more go to: or e-mail

30 - Campaign against Climate Change demonstrations. London: demand a Climate Bill that really works! Let Gordon Brown know we're serious. 2pm at Parliament Square, London. Sheffield: Cut the Carbon Cyclecade. Make a placard, dress yourself or your bicycle up in a global warming theme, or come as you are. Please email if you are coming. Assemble 2pm at St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane. Proceed around the city centre to Barker's Pool (opposite the Town Hall), for a rally and to launch a petition. Manchester: Climate Carnival demanding local council emissions targets in support of an effective national climate bill. With speakers, cycling contingent, samba band, african drum band, circus acts, stalls. Let's make some noise! 1pm at the Peace Gardens, near St Peter's Sq, Manchester. For more info on all events: tel 020 7833 9311, email or visit

30 - Protest to defend the Palestinian struggle: This week marks 40 years since Israel began its occupation of East Jerusalem. Zionist 'counter-protesters' are reported to oppose the picket. Get out on the streets in solidarity with Palestine. 12 noon outside Marks & Spencer, Market Street, Manchester.

30 - Conference to mark 2000 days of Guantanamo Bay. A South London man, Shaker Aamer, has spent almost six years in the world's most notorious prison camp, without charge or trial, under a state of torture. A wife and four children eagerly await his return. Join us to call for the return of Shaker and others. 6-8:30pm at Memon Centre, 3 Weir Rd, Balham, London SW12 0LT. For info: email, tel 07904 247288 or visit


1 - Brading Day - Back in 1285 King Edward gave the people of Brading on the Isle of Wight a Royal Charter to hold an annual fair. They've been making merry for the last 722 years. There's a fair in the day and music in the evening at Beechgrove Playing Fields, entry £2, under 14s free.

1 - On A Move UK Tour 2007. Talk by Ramona Africa, sole survivor of 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered. Come and listen to her story and watch the “MOVE” documentary. Place: The Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle. Info:

1 - Potato Protest: it's not too late to stop GM spuds. Join us for a walk to see the BASF/NIAB GM trial site and a protest picnic. Bring costumes, families and your favourite potato-based dish. This site (planted beginning of May) is now the only location in Britain where GM crops are contaminating the countryside. Starting at 12 noon from Girton Parish Church, Girton, Cambridgeshire. See for info.

1-15 - a new concept in guerrilla art arrives with the first London 'Street Blitz'. Billed as two weeks of 'creative urban modification', the idea is to use the whole city as an open gallery. You install your art, or modify something currently spoiling either your mind or your view and then mark it on to the Blitz website map with text and pics. As the organisers say, "The corporate image factory... fill your lives with an unrelenting barrage of preposterous ideals, numb values and false icons. No one asks for your permission before they push these images in your face so neither should we seek consent in order to leave our own mark on the city..." For more see - or if fancy setting one up in your town, email

1-22 - Artists & Makers Festival. Worthing and Horsham.

6-8 - Antiworld Outdoor Festival Experience - "Full On & Progressive Psychedelic Trance, Minimal Techno, Electro Techno, Funky Techno, Breaks Techno, Trance, House, Hard-Dance, Hardcore, Uplifting & Hard Trance, Antiworld Classics, Acid House, Proactive Mix Up, Old School, Broken Beats, Chill Out, Brazilian Beats, Electronica, Leftfields Beats, Tek-House & Funky House. Over 21 Different Music Styles" - or more like 21 slight variations of techno-trance-house. At a secret location near London.

7 - St Paul's Carnival, Bristol - Community carnival that culminates with the masquerade procession

8 - Phillip K Dick day - This is part of a film being made in London about the prolific, prophetic and bonkers science fiction writer, at Hyde Park, London. The director/writer of this film is looking for actors and others that are interested in working as part of a film crew. All afternoon. Email

10 - Greenspeak returns: Flying Sauces & Plane Pickle. The economic argument against aviation expansion and the chilling reality of salad. Expert speakers searching for solutions to the big issues, in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere, followed by an open discussion. All welcome. 7.15-9pm, downstairs at Terraces Bar & Grill, Marine Parade, Brighton. Entry by donation.

10 - Second hand Book Sale in aid of Amnesty International UK. Free entrance. 11am-7pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1.

12 - Peace Not War presents 'Hello Gordon Brown'. An evening of summer frivolity featuring: Slovo (with Dave Randall from Faithless), DJ 279 (Choice FM), Visionary Underground Feat. Dr Das from Asian Dub Foundation, United Vibrations (massive live hip hop band) and others plus an exclusive showing of the anti-war political art/music project - 'deadfisch'. 7pm-1am at Cargo, 83 Rivington St, London EC2A 3AY. Price: £6/£5 concs. For info tel 07779 276575, email or visit

13 - Hill Of Tara Protest - against the planned motorway near the Hill Of Tara, Ireland, one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, at the Irish Embassy in London. There will also be other protests at other Irish Embassies around the world. 12 noon at 17 Grovesnor Place, south of Hyde Park Corner Tube. For

13 - 2nd International Day of Solidarity with John Bowden. Join a show of strength against the attempt to terrorize both John Bowden and the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC). Make this an inauspicious day for the Scottish Prison Service. Various actions are being organised: London - Solidarity Picket of the Parole Board HQ, Grenadier House, 99-105 Horseferry Road, SW1P 2DD. 12.30-2pm. Bring placards and banners. Edinburgh - Solidarity Picket of the Scottish Parliament from 3pm. Bring placards and banners. Brighton - card-signing, letter-writing and access to a phone provided by Brighton ABC. 12-5.30pm at the Cowley Club, 12 London Road. Leeds - Solidarity actions plus a get-together to sign cards, write letters, etc. from noon through the afternoon at The Common Place. For more info visit

13-15 - Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival - Annual trade union festival and rally in Dorset to comemorate the Tolpuddle Martyrs. This year Tony Benn and Billy Bragg will be joined by Chumbawamba, the Men They Couldn't Hang, Mark Thomas, the Badgdaddies and more... Tolpuddle, Dorset. Free - charge for parking and camping. 0117 947 0521

13-15 - Godiva Festival, Coventry memorial park. Free music festival with bands from the local area dubbed as: "The Midlands’ Biggest and Best Free Festival." but then every festival is the biggest or best something or other. 024 7622 7264

13-15 - Glaneirw Housing Co-operative's Summer Volunteering Weekend: do some hard graft for free and hang out in this small but growing community on a large old wooded farm. Believe it or not, people from all over the country flock to these events. Communal meals provided. Accommodation in the communal cottage or camping. Glaneirw, near Cardigan, Wales. Places limited: to book contact 01239 810129 or email

14-29 - Bicycology Bike Ride 2007. After their successful roadshow last year, two-wheeled proponents of sustainable living are cranking up again: pedalling their way across the South of England, they'll be visiting Aylesbury, Oxford, Bristol, Yeovil and Exeter, offering bike related fun to allcomers. Demonstrating the viability of being 100% human powered, they are carrying all their equipment and travelling without support vehicles, yet will still offer free bike health check-ups, a working alternative technology display, workshops on subjects wide and varied, a pedal-powered sound system, iron horse make-overs and funky recycled accessories not to mention running games of bicycle polo! For more info and event dates see

20-29 - A-Camp 2007 Anarchist summer camp in Austria. "Resistance - we hold this to be a synonym of vitality. In this spirit, the second anarchist summer camp in Austria should be a week spent living together, loving, laughing, debating, making plans, dancing, gathering ideas, cuddling and doing whatever else catches our fancy. The camp is not a holiday (the latter resulting from the separation of work and leisure time, which is dictated by society). Rather, we wish it to be an opportunity to freely mould our shared life during the camp, get to know each other and integrate anarchist theory with the practice of solidarity, during debates and workshops as much as in everyday life."

20-Aug 4 - Brouhaha International Street Festival. Carnivals, street festivals and art workshops. The highlight of the annual festival is the Liverpool International Carnival, the region's largest multicultural parade, which will be dancing through the streets of Toxteth. Email

21-28 - Manchester Jazz Festival - Lots of free nice jazz events at various venues. 0161 2280662

26 - Offline Club Summer Special, Brixton. JAMM with live bands, cabaret, videos, stand-up, DJs and more! Place: 261 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 6LH. Time: 8pm – 2am. Cost: FREE ALL NIGHT Info: 020 7274 5537 Map/directions:


27-28 - Civil Rights, Liberties and Disobedience: Alternatives to Governance in the 21st Century at Loughborough University

27-29 - Brightlingsea Music Festival - Free local DJs music and skating competitions by the Brighton seafront. It's sponsored by Hampstead Homes and as you guess from the name they build yuppie flats!

27-29 - Badger Trust Conference. Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Nr. Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU. Info:, email:, tel: 020 7228 6444

27-Aug 5 - Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival - Week long festival opening with a weekend of free open-air concerts. Allegedly the biggest Jazz festival in UK. 0131 4675200

28 - Swindon Mela - Free celebration of Asian arts and culture. 3 Stages in Town Gardens, noon to 7pm. There is life in Swindon after all.

28 - (and last Saturday of every month) Close Campsfield Demonstration. Give support to the detainees imprisoned inside. Bring musical instruments or saucepans to make a cheerful noise. 12-2pm. See

28 - The Bowl 2007 Festival After party. A night of bands, DJs and a full cabaret set with a soundtrack of ska, indie, punk, new wave, Motown with a trouser flapping rock and roll mash up. Free admission. 7pm to late at Alma, 95 Church Road, Crystal Palace, London SE19 2TA. For more visit


1-5 - Big Green Gathering - does what it says on the recycled tin. Sustainable living, music, and all the usual hippy nonsense thrown in. Near Cheddar, Somerset. Ticket hotline 01458 830281 web

3 - Offline mash-up party. Describing themselves as cheeky anarcho-indie scamps, promise beer-spilling to a soundtrack of dance, punk rock, ska, electro, new wave, indie and Motown with six DJs. Free admission. 9pm-4am at 38 Charterhouse, Smithfield, London EC1M 6JH. Nearest tubes: Barbican, Farringdon. For more visit:

3-5 - Creation Fest - Free Christian pop/rock music festival with stoning to death of gays, heretics and adulterers. Wonder if George and Tony are going? Woolacombe, Devon.

4 - Brighton Pride - Parade starts from Madeira Drive at 11am to Preston Park, where lycra clad revelry continues till 8pm.

4 - Lammas Festival, Eastbourne. Folk music, dance, beer, storytelling & crafts. 10.30am-5.30pm in and around the Winter Garden, Eastbourne. Entry £2.50. For info tel 01323 735364 or visit

4 - Fund-raising benefit for “Radical Art Group” (RAG) in Portsmouth. They are inviting contributions from professional and non-professional artists for an exhibition on climate change. The exhibition is intended to inform and inspire real change for the Earth and all of us. Place: India Arms, Portsmouth. Time: 8pm-1am.
Contact: or or 02392 822362.

4 - Just Defy! Benefit punk night for the Anarchist Federation. 9pm at The Dirty South, 162 Lee High Rd, Lewisham, London SE13 5PR. Nearest station: Lewisham DLR. Entry £5. Flyer:

5 - QUEER MUTINY/IN EVERY HOME... A HEARTACHE. An alternative anarchic post-Brighton Pride night for radical queers and their admirers. DJs: Von Doogan, Lady Die & DJ Wanker, playing Girlgroups to Electro to Pyschobilly to Surf to Glam to Whatever. Live: Peepholes. The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA. £2 donation. Info: and 01273 696104

5 - Brixton Splash Festival street party: Coldharbour Lane from the Ritzy to the Dog Star will be closed to traffic for the event. The Offline crew's rig will offer a lively set of old skool ska, punk rock, dance and electro. 5pm to midnight outside the Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LF. 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses. Info/directions/poster:

9-12 - Northern Green Gathering – on an organic farm at Ackworth near Pontefract in West Yorks. The site is well drained, and has not flooded during the recent bad weather. Adults £60, Children 5-16 £15, Vehicles £15.

9-12 - Bristol International Balloon Fiesta - More hot air than the Houses of Parliament! Mass balloon ascents at 6am and 6pm, night glows on Thursday and Saturday at 9.30pm. Plus fairground, food stalls, craft fair etc. Free Entry, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol.

10-13 – AR2007 International Animal Rights Gathering 2007, Appelscha, northern Netherlands. Next to a orest with camping. The day before (9th), there will be an Animal Rights march through Amsterdam, focusing on fur and vivisection targets. Sleeping places are arranged in Amsterdam, after the demo we will all move to the gathering site...

11 - Worthing Anarchists Summer Gathering. 11am-5pm at Camp Titnore, Durrington, followed by socialising.

11 - Benefit Gig for the Gatwick No Border Camp. Place: The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX. Time: 7:00pm to 2:00am. Price:£5 waged / £3 unwaged / free for asylum seekers. Contact: or

11-27 - Edinburgh International Book Festival Many free events for adults and children, including the Amnesty International imprisoned writers series.

14-21 - Camp for Climate Action - After the success of last year's at the Drax Power Station, this summer the camp will take place at a location near Heathrow airport to highlight airport expansion and the role of the aviation industry in carbon emissions and climate change. Also, Climate Camp permaculture workshops. If you"re interested in giving a workshop, you can ask for an application form.

18-26 - Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival - transporting the town back to Victorian times with Victorian costumes, carriages, window displays, small children cleaning chimneys and repressed sexuality. “We are not amused”. Tel: 01597 823441 or visit

21 - Vegan Organic Network & Trees For life Benefit gig with Robb Johnson, internationally acclaimed singer song rioter, and the unique Tim Hoyte. Doors 7.30pm. Venue: Eat@ cafe, 12 Claremont, Hastings (near Hastings library). Entry £5. Email for more details.

22 - Gadjo w/ The Master Chanyjis, Those Gay Hippies, and DJs Turner
Barcellonan eight-piece gypsy-swing collective Gadjo tear up the 'ford with live support and DJs playing a selection of transcultural party music. Place = The Imperial, 31 Widemarsh Street, Hereford. Time = Doors at 7ish (Music starts early) Price = £5 Contact: 07725050751 or or

23-27 - Sustainable Community Summer Camp. Workshops and demonstrations in green wood skills, working horses, crafts, seedsaving, renewable energy, dance, community living. Also music, cafe, kids activities, healing space. Venue: Brithdir Mawr, Pembrokeshire. Tickets £50-£70 adult, half price kids 6-16. For info email: or visit

26-27 - Nottinghill Carnival - Dancing in the streets with a couple of million others.

27 - World Bog-Snorkelling Championships - Takes place in the dense Waen Rhydd Peat Bog near Llanwrtyd Wells - in Mid Wales. Competitors have to complete two lengths of a 60 yard trench cut through the peat bog in the quickest time possible, wearing snorkels and flippers but without using any conventional swimming strokes. More smelly madness at

27-30 - Smash EDO Summer Action Camp - Direct Action against the War machine. The Protest Camp will be a chance to work together to close down the arms factory in Brighton. We will have workshops on effective campaigning, actions against EDO MBM and lots of fun together. Come and join us! Call 07875708873 or see

27-Sep 2 - Ladyfest Bristol 2007 celebrating the creativity, achievements and experiences of women. The festival involves art exhibitions, club nights, gigs, workshops, films, theatre and spoken word events. Various venues across Bristol, including The Cube, Thekla, Cafe Kino and Here Shop. Accessible to all. For more email or visit

30-Sep 1 - Belfast Anarchist Bookfair. Hosted by the Just Books Collective and Organise! Film showing, speakers, stalls, followed by a social. 7-10pm on Friday and 12-6pm on Saturday in the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. For more see

31 - No Borders Benefit Gig, for the upcoming Gatwick No Borders camp, 19-24th September. Featuring live acoustic sets and DJ, 7.30pm-midnight, at RampART Social Centre, 15-17 Rampart St, London, E1 (Tube – Whitechapel/Aldgate East) £5/£3/free asylum seekers. See

31 - CRITICAL MASS - The peddle powered direct action where cyclists retake the road en-massel. These events are held in cities around the world, including several British cities, usually on the last Friday of the month at 5.30pm at a regular meeting point. NB - check to confirm all dates...


1-30 - Brighton Food Festival - This is supposed to be "A Taste of Sussex" but its sponsored by mega supermarket chain ASDA, (owned by US corporate Giant Walmart) so it's a bit of a joke really.

2 – Wychwood Forest Fair - A fair which ran from late 18th-mid 19th century at Newhill Plain, Cornbury, and was revived after The Land Is Ours squatted the original site in 1997. It is now on another site at Capps Lodge near Burford, Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire border, and there will be 150 stalls, funfair, Morris dancing, storytelling and more. Noon til 5pm. Web

9 – Urban Green Fair – Brockwell Park, Brixton. Music, cafés, kids' zone, speakers, poets, workshops, DJs, craft and campaign stalls, all powered by working examples of renewable energy.

11 - Disarm Desi - a day of actions against the Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi), the arms sales expo held every other year at East London's ExCel Centre.

13 - South Place Ethical Society (SPES) discuss The War For Childrens Mind by Stephen Laws. Place:Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1 Price:FREE Contact:0207-242-8037 or or

14-16 - Arts Fest - A weekend of pop, theatre, ballet, film, Bhangra and more in Birmingham. The organisers make the usual “UK’s largest free arts festival” claim - what, another biggest and best festival?! 0121 4645678

17-6 Oct - Amnesty bookshop sale - all books £1...Mon to Sat 10am-6pm at 241a Eversholt Street, Camden, London NW1 1BE. Tube: Mornington Crescent. Email:
Tel: 07771 888 825. See also

19-24 - Gatwick area No Borders Camp. This will be a space to share information, skills, knowledge and experiences, and to plan actions together against the system of border controls. Place: Gatwick area. Info:

22 - World Car Free Day (we live in hope). For details see

22 - National Demo against detention and deportation - Crawley Town Centre to Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre, Gatwick. Assemble 12pm at Memorial Gardens, College Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10

23 - Manor Garden Allotments Demolition Day - March & Rally against plans to bulldoze site for the London olympics (See SchNEWS 575). 'This is not regeneration - it's obliteration'. Meet 2pm at Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, to finish at The Old Baths, 80 Eastway London E9. See

23 - U-Turn for Peace: Join Maya Evans and John Catt for Mass Civil Disobedience outside Neo Labour's conference in Bournemouth. Meet 1pm at the bandANDSTAND, in the Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, between the pier and "The Square"

23 - Benefit gig "A Seriously Funny Attempt to Get The Serious Fraud Office in The Dock!" - A big name comedy gig to raise money to help pay court costs to get the Serious Fraud Office to reopen the investigation into bribery by BAE Systems in its arms dealings with Saudi Arabia – something Blair (remember him) dropped like a hot potato. With Mark Thomas, Russell Brand, Omid Djalili, Simon Amstell and others. At Hammersmith Apollo, London, for tickets call Ticketmaster (0870 606 3400) or Ticketzone (0870 011 26 26)

26-30 Open House Festival - More than 70 roots music events from traditional Irish, to bluegrass, blues and country at venues in Belfast, about half are free events. Tel: 028 90246609 or visit:

27 - Big Brother is Watching You: The Surveillance Society - ID Cards and the Surveillance State - and How To Fight It... 7pm at Marchmont Community Centre, Marchmont Street, London WC1. Free. Email Web:

28-29 - 'Mrs Molly Sweet' an original pathos fuelled musical. At Sallis Benney Theatre (Opp Royal Pavillon) Brighton. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Adults £8 (OAP/Child £5).

28 - Critical Mass - The peddle powered direct action where cyclists retake the road en-massel. These events are held in cities around the world, including several British cities, usually on the last Friday of the month at 5.30pm at a regular meeting point. For the list of cities click here - but check to confirm all dates..

28-30 - Animal Rights UK Gathering on land owned by a farm animal sanctuary near Tonbridge, Kent. The weekend includes talks, discussions and workshops on issues and activities related to animal rights campaigning. Volunteers needed. See

30 - Burma: A March for Freedom - Trafalgar Square to the Burmese Embassy, 11:30am - 4:00pm. (Not known who's organising this demo.)


1- Faslane365 Big Blockade. After a year of blockading Faslane nuclear base, a mass bloc will take place to clebrate the campaign and shut down the base,everyone is invited!!be colurful and wear big smiles. Starts 6.30am, at the north and south gate of Faslane naval base. For more call 0845 45 88 365, web

5 - Offline at the Charterhouse - Smithfield Mash Up Session. 9pm-4am. 38 Charterhouse, Smithfield, London EC1M 6JH. Telephone: 020 7608 0858. Tube: Barbican, Farringdon. Free. DJs to include: citydreams (campervan cruisers), editor (urban75), bluestreak (beyond fathomability), DJ Bigga (ragga dancehall bizniz ) and Louise (re-rave all). For more see

5 – Synergy – is back for more conscious partying. 10pm to 8am, SEOne Club, London Bridge, Weston Street, SE1 London UK. £15 before Sept 30th, £20 after.

6 - Planning Meeting for 8th December Climate Demo at St Marys Chuch, High Street, Oxford. 1-6pm. Free. See

6 - Cranks DIY Bicycle Workshop and Penelope Pitstop's Mobile Bike Repair - on the Level, Brighton, with their pedal powered sound system from 12pm. Bring down your bike and we''l show you how to make it well again. Donations welcome.

7 - Lecture: Jim Herrick Shelley & Freethought followed by questions/discussion. 11am at South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1. Admission free. For info tel 020 7242 8037, email or visit

7 - 'Stop Bombing Afghanistan' walk to mark the 6th anniversary of the 2001 invasion. Meet 10am, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AG. Tel: 0845 458 2564 or visit

9 - Stop Deporting Cameroonians! Anti-deportation, anti-immigration acts demonstration called by UK Cameroon Support Network (CSN). 12-2pm at UK Immigration Service, Sandford House, 41 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3RJ.

11 - South Place Ethical Society (SPES) book Club discuss Self Made Man by Nora Vincent. Place: Conway Hall, ,Red Lion Sq, London WC1 Time: Tea from 6:30 discussion 7-9pm Price: FREE Contact: 0207-242-8037 or or

13 - Keep Space For Peace - week protest - as part of the international protest called for by the Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space, the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) is demonstrating at the American base at Menwith Hill. 12noon-4pmish at the main entrance, Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. For more info tel: 01423 884076, email: or visit

13 Black History Month: the War on Terror, the Occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and Proxy Wars in Africa. As part of Black History Month, Stop the War Coalition are holding a 1 day conference on war in the middle east and Africa. Place: Room V111, Vernon Square Building of SOAS, Vernon Square (near Kings Cross), London WC1. Time: 10am til 5pm. Price: FREE For more Info: Explo Nani-Kofi    07984 405 307

13 - What: Save Tasmania’s Wild Forests - Protest in London. Australia is systematically destroying forests and reducing the world’s ability to resist climate change. What happens there will affect us all. Forests are the Worlds’s Lungs so let Australia know the world is watching its planned new pulp mill. This Tasmanian “World’s best practice” plant will: Consume 6 million tons of ancient old growth forest annually; Emit 10 million tons of CO2 a year and discharge 64,000 tons of toxic effluent into the sea, every day. In Australia it is illegal to kill endangered species, yet this practice continues within forestry without fear of prosecution. Tasmania only has 13% of its old growth forest left. Licences have already been issued to reduce this to 6%. Time: 12noon - 1pm. Australian High Commission, Strand, London WC2B 4LA. Contact: tel: 07809 150344

19-21 - if you happen to find yourself right in the belly of the beast in Washington DC, keep an eye out for the North East Anarchist Network on the streets of Georgetown and join their IMF-World Bank meeting protests... See

20 - Tenby PunkFest 2007. Mayhem and 'music' from Conflict, Rubella Ballet, Lost Cherrees, Liberty, Active Slaughter, Refuse/All, Filthy Habits, Politicide. At De Vallance Pavillion, Upper Frog Street, Tenby, South Wales.

23 - The New Scramble for Africa: talk and discussion with Charlie Kimber, journalist and writer on African affairs. 7.30-9pm at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. Free entry. See or contact 01273 706820 for more info

24 - No Sweat: Harvard Living Wage – a film screening about how students at Harvard took on university managers to help campus cleaners and caretakers win a living wage. Plus discussion of future actions by anti-sweatshop campaign group No Sweat. 7pm, Cowley Club, London Road, Brighton, free entry, tel 07811 723131 email web

26 - Critical Mass - The peddle powered direct action where cyclists retake the road en-massel. These events are held in cities around the world, including several British cities, usually on the last Friday of the month at 5.30pm at a regular meeting point. For the list of cities click here - but check to confirm all dates...

27 - Anarchist Bookfair - Queen Mary & Westfield College, Mile End Rd, London, E1. 10am-7pm. Jam packed with stalls, talks, meetings, films, cabaret, food, creche and more. Tube - Mile End or Stepney Green


3 - "Bash the Rich!" march on David Cameron's house in Notting Hill, London.

3 - Gagged! benefit gig - No Choice (, KilnAboy (, & Gunrack ( 8pm, at Le Pub, Caxton Place, Newport, £3 email = web

8 - Action on Climate Change - The Time Is Now. Public meeting at the Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, London. Plus all star turn from George Monbiot. Free entry. Tei 020 7833 9311 Email web

9 - Rossport Day Of Action - almost one year since Gardai batoned people protesting the Corrib Gas Project and twelve years since Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni eight were hanged by the Nigerian government Shell to Sea has called a day of action at Bellanaboy, Co. Mayo. ublin Shell to Sea is running a bus to Mayo. Tel (from Ireland) 087 99 35 876 see also

9 - Real News - The launch for a regular monthly residency on the second Friday of every month. As well as screenings of newly produced Real News, also featuring speakers, discussions, music and more. 8.30pm-4am at The White Lion, 232 Streatham High Rd, info 07779109628 £5/£3, postal workers free see

10 - Lewisham 77 - remembering 30 years on from the 'Battle Of Lewisham' when the far-right National Front tried to march through Southeast London. Locals and anti-fascists mobilised against them, leading to a street riot which saw more than 200 arrested and 100 injured. A day 1pm-5pm of exhibitions, screenings and talks from those at the event and others. At Goldsmiths College, (Great Hall), New Cross, London, SE14. Tel 07881 614119 email web

10 - Stop The Wall! Boycott Israeli Apartheid! Day Of Action. The 9th-16th is the 5th International Week of Action against the Apartheid Wall. The Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign are calling for all to show their solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle, take action to raise awareness of the illegal occupation of Palestine and to join the movement for boycott and sanctions against Israel. On the 10th there will be a picket and protest on Oxford St, London from 1pm. Meet Marks and Spencer, 258 Edgware Rd. (tube Edgware Rd) tel 020 7837 1688 email For other actions see

10 - Shac demo against HLS – a march against the animal abusers in the town centre then back for demos at the labs. 11Am at Riverside Rd, Huntingdon. Email web

10 – Trade Unions & African Liberation Day Conference. The African continent is in a state of virtual re-colonisation for its mineral and othner riches, and the majority of its people of no concern to the world's powers that be. Organised by the African Liberaiton Support Campaign Network, (ALISC Network), Friends of Africa Students Society@ SOAS and Kilombo magazine. 10am-5pm, Roomo VIII Vernon Sq Campus (SOAS), Vernon Sq off Kings Cross Rd, London, WC1. (Tube Kings Cross) Tel 07984 405 307

10 - East Anglian Social Forum is taking place in Halesworth(about 15 miles from Lowestoft off the A12) this November. If you are interested in social change at 'grass roots' level and want to know more about social activism in the area then come along and find out what people are making happen in their local communities. Place: United Reform Church Hall, Quay Street, Halesworth, Suffolk Time: 10am-5pm Price: n/a Contact: 01986 873051 email web

10-11 - Student Action for Refugees (STAR) National Conference. At Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.£25; free for anyone with a refugee experience (?!) to find out what they might mean by this, see

12 - Block the Builders blockade at AWE Aldermaston. Help block Britain's own WMD weapons factory in a day of non-violent direct action. Overnight accommodation available Sunday. Legal support on the day. Info pack on or call 07807 522454.

13-17 – Kathy Kelly speaking tour of the UK – about the consequences of the Iraq occupation. Kathy is a US peace activist, co-founder of Voices In The Wilderness US, and has travelled regularly to Iraq since 1991 and was in Baghdad during the 2003 invasion. * Bangor – Nov 13th, 7pm at Lecture Room, Main Arts Building, University of Bangor * Hebden Bridge - Nov 14th, 7.30pm at Trades Club, Holme St, HX7 8EE * London – Nov 15th - Battlefields Without Borders: Iraq's Refugee Crisis - plus speaker from the Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq. Organised by Iraq Occupation Focus, Justice Not Vengeance and Voices UK. 7pm-9pm, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA (tube: Liverpool Street) *Sherborne – Nov 16th, 7.30pm, Sherborne House, Newland, DT9 3JG * Eastbourne – Nov 17th - 1.15pm, Our Lady of Ransom Church, 2-4 Grange Rd, BN21 4EU. | |

13 - Climate Change - The Solutions - Something better is on the way Free talks and discussions hosted by Kingston World Development Movement. 6.30pm at York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA. Tel: 020 8892 3271 Email: or see

13 - Gagged! benefit gig - Give Up All Hope (, AntiMaster (, Jesus Bruiser (, Threat Manifesto ( 8pm, Le Pub, Caxton Place, Newport, £3, email web

14 – Hands Off Iraqi Oil - a national speaking (November 14-28) to build the campaign against the forced privatisation of Iraq's oil industry (to Shell, BP etc...) Brighton public meeting with guest speakers Ewa Jasiewicz and Jo Wilding (Jo at Cowley Club meeting only). Discussing such issues as what is happening to Iraqi oil now, including workers struggles within Iraq, as well as international including British agendas – and what can be done? 2pm - Room A5 Arts A Building, Sussex Uni, 7.30pm – Cowley Club, 12 London Rd, Brighton. For more info email

14 - Worthing Green Social. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. 8pm.

16 - Gagged! benefit gig – Rejected (, Plinth (, Gunrack (, Drop Dead Darling ( 8pm, Le Pub, Caxton Place, Newport, £3. email web

17 - Combatting Pro-War Media Bias - a half-day conference organised by Media Workers Against the War. With Andrew Gilligan, Phillip Knightley and others. Time and venue tbc. £10/£5.

17 - Peace Gig for Child Victims of War. Musicians incl. Liane Carroll, Liam Genocky, Simon Shaw, Steve Rivington, Zoe Konez, Astral Gypsies. 12pm till late at The Rooms, St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN37 6DJ. Free. Tel: 01424 433230 Email: Web:

20 - Director of ‘Black Gold’ to speak in Brighton. Marc Francis, co-director of the acclaimed documentary about the international coffee industry giving free talk at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, 7pm

24 - Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) National Gathering 2007 - focussing on the Control BAE campaign and CAAT's ongoing work to end government support for the arms trade. Open to anyone interested in anti-arms trade campaigning, the day is free and includes vegetarian lunch. 10am - 6pm, South Camden Community College, Charrington Street, London, NW1 1RG (tube: Mornington Crescent, Euston or King's Cross) To book a place contact Anna Jones: or 020 7281 02907.

24 - Global Justice Strategy Forum. Nearly ten years on from Seattle and the free market economic globalisation juggernaut has swept the global justice movement aside. Hosted by Simpol-UK, there will be open forum and a panel of speakers. Free, but reserve your place now – email before Nov 9th. 9Am, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, tel 020-8464 4141 web

28 - End Israeli occupation! End the siege on Gaza! Respect Palestinian democracy! Lobby of Parliament from 2-6pm, followed by a Public Meeting at 7pm. Call your MP to arrange a meeting for the 28th or turn up on the day and ask for a 'green card' to request a face to face - or go the meeting and suggest other forms of protest.

29 - Worthing Alliance meeting. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. 8pm.

30 – Book launch: 'Birds, Booze & Bulldozers' by Peter Styles - the story of Britain's environmental direct action movement of the mid-1990s. Untold tales of standing up for what we stand upon. 7.30-11pm at Joogleberry Playhouse, Manchester St, Brighton. Free entry. Order from Email: or call 07946 825926 for details.

30 – Radical Theory Reading Group. We'll be reading selections from Emma Goldman's writings 'The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation' and 'Marriage and Love'. 6.30pm at rampART Social Centre, 15-17 Rampart Street, London, E1.

30 - Critical Mass - The peddle powered direct action where cyclists retake the road en-masse. These events are held in cities around the world, including several British cities, usually on the last Friday of the month at 5.30pm at a regular meeting point. For the list of cities click here - but check to confirm all dates...

30 - Anti-Guantanamo Bay Protest outside US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1 (nearest tube: Marble Arch) every Friday, 6-7pm. Organised by the London Guantanamo Campaign. Tel 07824 386 747 email

30 - Benefit for the Stop the War Coalition: Rhythms of Peace with Tony Harrison, Julie Christie, Ahdaf Soueif and Janet Shell. 7pm, St James's Church, Piccadilly W1 9LL. Tickets £15.


1 - No Sweat Annual Gathering – With speakers on subjects ranging from Water Privatisation and Child Labour in India, Human and workers' rights in China for the Olympics, Christmas High Street Campaigning, London Olympics and Workers' Rights, The Corporate Plunder of Iraq, screening of Black Gold plus more... 11.30am-6pm, at TGWU building, Theobolds Rd, Holborn, central London, £6/3(concs), Plus Benefit Gig follows on Saturday night 7pm @ The Ivy House, Southampton Row, Holborn with Babar Luck & others. web

1 - World Against War Conference: a unique event with delegates coming to London from all five continents. Speakers include Mrs. Marzieh Mortazi Langroudi from Iranian Mothers against War, Hasaan Juma from Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions, plus Craig Murray, Tony Benn, George Galloway and Mark Thomas. 10am-6pm at Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1 9NH. Price £10/£8. To book your ticket phone 020 7278 6694 or visit

1 – Benefit: Viva Venezuela! Music, song, stories and video to celebrate political change in Venezuela in support of Venezuelan Popular Education UK tour. £7.50 waged, £5 unwaged/students, asylum seekers/ refugees: free. 7.30pm at The Drum Arts Centre, 144 Potters Lanne, Aston, B6 4UU. Contact: 07828 883309

1 – Conference: Zimbabwe Diaspora Women Stand Up and be counted! Zimbabwe has experienced negligence on the rights of women and girls. It's time to rise up and organise Diaspora strategy by women's groups to call for the elimination of violence against women. 12-4.30pm at Transport House (TGWU headquarters), 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN (nearest tube: Holborn). More or email:

1 - National Anti-Fur March and Rally. Meet 12 noon, Belgrave Square, London SW1, near Victoria station.

1 - Benefit Gig for Occupied London with Ras Simeon Judah, The Skints, Refuse, MC Chickpea, Eltham, Carrot Audio and Two Mini DJ's. £5 suggested donation. 7pm till late at RampART, 15 -17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA. Nearest Stations: Shadwell, Whitechapel. For info:

1 & 2 - BeyondTv international political video festival. Undercurrents hosts the 8th annual festival in Swansea. Great films from Bolivia, USA, Afghanistan, South Pacific, Burma and UK including the latest from Naomi Klein (No Logo). Meet video activists from Big Noise Films, Camcorder Guerillas and Undercurrents. Launch party for Eco-Surf movie, On the Push. Weekend ticket £10. Full details:

2 - 30th anniversary of Animal Aid's Christmas Without Cruelty Fair. Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Sr, London, from 10am.

2 – Public meeting: Stand up for your freedom to protest! Gordon Brown plans to extend the restrictions on demonstrations near parliament to cover the whole country, claiming that this will simplify the work of the police. The freedom to protest was won through hard struggle and if we want to keep it we must take a stand to say enough is enough. A public meeting to plan a response. 2-4pm at Room H102, Connaught House, London School of Economics, Houghton St, London WC2 (Temple tube).

4 - Campaign to Close Campsfield planning meeting to organise demonstrations, plan events and hear news from inside Campsfield. All welcome. 7:30-9:30pm at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates. To find out more about the campaign, visit or email

6 - Booksale for Amnesty: all books £1 - Brand new remainder stock plus old and decorative warehouse clearance in all subjects. Amnesty Christmas cards & wrap, diaries, calendars. 11am-7pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. nearest tube: Holborn. For info: 07771 888825

7 - Anti-Guantanamo Bay Protest outside US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1 (nearest tube: Marble Arch) every Friday, 6-7pm. Organised by the London Guantanamo Campaign. Tel 07824 386 747 email

8 - National Climate March. Join people all around the world to demand that world leaders take the urgent action we need to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate. 10am, Cycle Protest assembles at Lincoln's Inn Fields. 12 noon assemble Millbank for main march [Westminster Tube]. 2.30pm Rally at US Embassy.

8 - Global Climate Campaign. An open space forum for people centred solutions to living sustainably. 12:30-3pm at Ski Jump Ramps (West Street Subway), Phoenix Centre 201 St. James Road, Glasgow, G4 ONT. Free. Visit: or email:

8 - Conference on Elections and Democracy in Africa organised by African Liberation Support Campaign Network and Centre for African Studies. 10am-5pm in Room B111, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, London WC1. (Nearest tube: Russell Square). To register: or 07984 405307

8 - Fundraiser Concert for Peace Tax Seven: UK citizens going to the European Court of Human Rights to claim the right for conscientious objectors to have the military part of their taxes diverted to a peace fund. 7.30pm at Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford. Music by Schubert, Telemann, Messiaen & more. Tickets £8, concs £6. For info: 01380 812294 or visit:

9 - South Place Ethical Society (SPES) Event for Human Rights Day with Mathew Hepburn - 'The Revolt Against Rationality Has Implication For Human Rights' and Mazin Zeki - 'Human Rights Aspects of The New Religious & Racial Hatred Bill'. 11am and 3pm. Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1R 4RL. Free entry. Tel 020 7242 8037, email or visit:

9 - International Animal Rights Day (10th) will be marked by a dignified, candle-lit procession in support of Animal Rights. Meeting at Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, from 2.30pm

9 - Book Launch: "The Guantanamo Files": The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. Andy Worthington gives a short talk about his new book, followed by discussion and book signing. Free. 7pm at Libra Aries Books, 9 The Broadway, Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3AH. Tel: 01223 412411.

10 - Demo against repression of Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. Bring things to make a noise. 1pm. Outside Mexican embassy, 16 George Street, London W1S 1LX. Tube: Oxford Circus.

11 - Save Titnore Woods! Protest outside South Downs National Park pre-inquiry meeting, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove. 1pm.

13 - Animal Protection Agency Christmas Party. Live Music, Vegan Buffet, Celebrity & Local Auction, Irish ceili band. Tickets: £15 must be purchased in advance (all proceeds to APA's campaigns). 7pm at King Alfred Leisure Centre, Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WW. Tel: 01273 674253 or visit

13 - Book Club. South Place Ethical Society (SPES) discusses Ethical Slut by Dosie Easton and Catherine A Liszt. 7pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1. Free. For details tel 020 7242 8037 or visit

15 - Halfway up the Hill Festival - warming up those dark winter nights, with that festival vibe, featuring Tarantism, The Hooleys, Opaque, Great British Smile and more... The Uptocollective working for a better community at a Grass Roots Level. 8pm till late at Croft St Community Centre, Lincoln, £5.00, email web

15 – March and demo against Sequani in Ledbury. Sequani (used to be called toxicol) are a contract testing lab in Lebury who test all sorts of products on animals. Meet 12 noon in Ledbury train station car park. Email: website:

15 – Brixton Christmas Punk Rock special - The crew are going to kick 'Yo Ho Ho' season ass with a no-nonsense event featuring classic new wave tunes, punk, ska, banging new tunes and a great live band – the UK's newest Ramones tribute band. Admission: free. 9pm-2am at Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LF. Tel: 020 7274 3771. Info:

15 - Benefit gig for Rock Around the Blockade: Rebel Music presents Brothers Bab: an 8-piece ska band with a calypso twist ( plus DJs. Gig to raise money for the Cubans are Coming Speaking Tour (21 Feb - 5 Mar 2008). 8pm-2am at The Others, 6-8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA. £5 before 10pm, £7 after. See for details or tel 020 7837 1688.

16 - Marx walking tour for Rock Around the Blockade: 'The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways, the point however is to change it'. See the sites of Marx's London, learn about his life and visit the pubs he frequented! Part of the campaign to raise awareness and money for the Cubans are Coming Speaking Tour ( Meet 11am at Piccadilly Circus Tube, Exit 1 (above ground). £5 donation. For details phone 020 7837 1688.

17 - Booksale for Amnesty: all books £1 - Brand new remainder stock plus old and decorative warehouse clearance in all subjects. Amnesty Christmas cards & wrap, diaries, calendars. 11am-6pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. nearest tube: Holborn. For info: 07771 888825

20 - Worthing Alliance Festive Social. With mulled wine. Upstairs at The Rest, Bath Place, Worthing. 8pm.

22 - Grand Anarchist Winter Solstice Party with London Anarchist Forum/Freedom Press. Please bring food and drink to Share and invite others. All welcome, admission free. From 2pm at Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street. Tel 020 7247 9249 or email

31 - Offline New Year's Eve party with the Brixton-based crew. Beer-spilling punk rock floorfillers, booty-shimmying Motown and Soul, brogue-shuffling Ska, plus a feast of Big Band, rock'n'roll, Country Swing and party tunes. 9pm-4am at Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LF. Admission: donation. For info tel 020 7274 3771 or visit


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