This year will see the Class War crews come together with a stall in the bookfair, and a certainly provocative meeting, 12 noon – 1pm: Is Revolutionary Working Class Politics back on the agenda? Yes, say Lisa McKenzie and Martin Wright, authors, broadcasters and street activists. "Our class is fed-up, brassed-off, demonised, ridiculed, ignored, marginalised, under bitter attack from right, left and centre..." (more…) ... Read More
Down to Margate! Fuck the fascist White Lives Matter march – 22 October "The fascist ‘White Lives Matter’ (WLM) march in Margate on 22 October will attempt to stir up racial tension in our town. The group behind this march are the Neo ... Read More
London, UK. 9th October 2016: Class War felt that the official celebration was failing to reflect the spontaneous and anarchist nature of of the Battle of Cable Street. They see too many of the speakers representing organisations which had opposed popular resistance on ... Read More
8 OCTOBER 2016: Class War Women's Death Brigade SHUT DOWN Foxtons' main office on Upper Street after three of their agents attacked Jane Nicholl during a peaceful protest (not against them!) a couple of months ago. Foxtons directly condone male violence in this ... Read More
COMMUNITY RESISTANCE FILM FESTIVAL! ALL DAY CINEMA!
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 1pm – late
Fundraiser organised by the South West London branch of the Revolutionary Communist Group.
Suggested donation £5 unwaged – £10 waged.
Watch one film or stay all day! Re-entry permitted!
Children welcome (free entry). Refreshments available!
FILMS TO BE SHOWN:
1pm – Salt of the Earth (1954) Banned in the US on its release, an inspiring drama based on the true story of a Mexican-American mining community’s fight against racial, gender amd class oppression
3pm – Year of the Beaver (1985) Documentary about the Grunswick strike by mostly South Asian women in 1970s London tackling race, gender, trade unions, party politics, austerity, media misrepresentation – and ultimately resistance
4.45pm – FOCUS E15: MOTHERS RESIST! Short films about homeless working class mothers who organised to resist their own evictions – and went on to campaign with others in the local community to demand decent housing for all through occupations, standing up to bailiffs and weekly street events
5.15pm – Brixton Resists! Brixton has a legacy of resistance – and resistance is continuing today. Powerful films about the 1980s riots followed by talks and discussion about past and ongoing community resistance
7pm – Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) Documentary with new archival footage and interviews telling the story of the communist, revolutionary Black Panther Party for Self-Defence in the US and how they organised against the racist and imperialist US state
Shake! #SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance
FREE 5 day course on Race/ Art/ Media/ Power at Brady Arts and Community Centre, Tower Hamlets
24-28 October, half term holiday, 2016
Angry about the injustice you see around you?
Come shake tings up with performance poets, film-makers, musicians, artists & activists on a free 5 day course to creatively express frustrations & concerns about the world you live in.
Art can be a powerful and transformative force for justice and change. Each day Shake! creative workshops will provide space to imagine what justice looks like, experiment with new ideas, learn new tools and fire up your imagination.
#SurvivingTheSystem will be exploring ecologies and economies of resistance…
*How do we rupture and break cycles of violence inside and outside of our communities?
*How to do we heal and build resilient communities and movements?
*How do we build alternative sustainable economies to make our peoples as oppressed groups and communities thrive outside of the state?
*How can we heal, be safe and support ourselves in these violent times?
more details to be posted…
Over the five days, the course will include:
>> interactive workshops, stimulating dialogue & skill-shares to creatively campaign for change with practising artists/activists/educators:
>> ZENA EDWARDS
>> SAI MURRAY
>> PAULA SERAFINI
>> NUWAVE PICTURES
>> KULA ROOTS (Saara Luna)
>> DHELIA SNOUSSI
>> ADAM JAFFERY ROBERTS
>> SAKINA ZAHRA
>> FARZANA KHAN
>> PLATFORM LONDON
(+ more to be announced!)
>> practical hands-on techniques in creative writing, spoken word, film/video, restorative and healing justice, zine and music making to develop your ideas around injustice and power.
>> opportunity to showcase your work and continued involvement in the Shake! family.
Shake! welcomes and looks forward to applicants from all backgrounds. In our efforts to centre marginalised communities and create safe spaces, we will prioritise applications from people of colour, LGBTQI folk and residents from the local community of Tower Hamlets. Please state in your application if you want us to consider your application with this in mind.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and please let us know if you have any other access needs.
** LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE (for 16-25 year olds) **
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
To receive a short application & for more info, email: email@example.com
Shake! is initiated and coordinated by Platform in association with:
Conversations Verse in Dialog // Liquorice Fish // Nu Wave Pictures // Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust // Spotlight //
Platform is a company limited by guarantee no. 2658515 and a registered charity no 1044485.
The Working Class Goes to Heaven (Italian: La classe operaia va in paradiso) is a 1971 film directed by Elio Petri. It depicts a factory worker’s realisation of his own condition as a simple “tool” in the process of production and, implicitly, his struggle with the trade unions. The director called this film “propaganda for the working class”. Come and see if you agree.
Crisis are calling on MPs to change the law to ensure that no one is turned away when they approach their local authority for help. The proposals would ensure that homelessness is made a priority for housing and homeless issues tackled at a much earlier point, and single people receive a much more robust package of support.
This must be supported publically, we have lost too many friends www.streetskitchen.co.uk is a grassroots organisation that hosts street kitchens around London & beyond, who will be taking the kitchen to Parliament on that day to support this and to campaign for #NoMoreDeathsOnOurStreets
Resusitation is having to be taught to Streets Kitchens volunteers by London Ambulance such is the seriousness of this issue. Please come and support
Help us feed hundreds of hungry anarchists at the London Anarchist Bookfair 2016!
T.Chances, 399 High Road, N17 6QN London
Come join us and cook free food for the masses from 9am at T.Chances (399 High Rd, London N17 6QN). We will need help with food prep, chopping, cooking, cleaning, transporting pots of food etc. We are hoping to feed as many people as possible for free, so the more people can help, the more people we can feed!
*** PLEASE BRING FOOD DONATIONS ON THE DAY***
Especially non-perishable foods like pasta, rice, tinned vegetables, beans, spices, olive oil, …
Large pots and bowls are also useful!
Contact us on here or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out. Everyone is welcome. (Disclaimer: manarchists not actually welcome, unless you’re doing the dishes)
Come meet your local FNB crew at our stall and pick up some tasty free food from 12pm. We will be heading to the book fair from T.Chances at 11.30am, help to transport food, with set up and serving at the stall would be super appreciated too!
We are also collecting flyers and info from local groups and collectives in Tottenham / North London for our stall – get in touch if you’d like us to display info about your organisation.
***Accessibility Info for T.Chances***
The venue can be made wheelchair accessible – please get in touch with us in advance with access requirements!
ABOUT FOOD NOT BOMBS:
Food Not Bombs is dedicated to taking action around issues of capitalism, food waste, poverty, hunger and militarism that affect our society, as well as supporting local activist and community groups in their intersecting struggles for social justice.
How can anyone justify spending another penny on weapons of war when there are people going hungry on our streets? How can we continue to treat food as a privilege while we waste tonnes and let over a billion starve around the world? How can we organise in solidarity and be better allies to others around us?
1. The food is always vegan or vegetarian and free to everyone without restriction, rich or poor, stoned or sober.
2. Food Not Bombs has no formal leaders or headquarters, and every group is autonomous and makes decisions using the consensus process.
3. We believe in solidarity not charity.
We take positive direct action by gathering food that would otherwise be wasted, cooking it and serving it for free in public to anyone and everyone who is hungry. We hope to create vibrant and friendly communities that can work towards real social change together.
Food Not Bombs aims to provide a radical counter narrative to the current political and economic system by building our own sustainable and cooperative communities, demonstrating that we can replace the current violent and abusive system with one of cooperation, equality and abundance in very practical ways. We believe that sharing free food without restriction and expectations, and working in solidarity with those who we share our food with, is a revolutionary act in a culture that is devoted to profit and consumerism.
Seven Sisters (Victoria and Rail), Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly), Haringey Green Lanes (overground).
Buses: 41, 67, 230, 341
Getting to the venue:
Get the tube to Seven Sisters (Victoria line) & get off at the front of the train ‘High Road’ exit. Take Exit 1 by the papershop and you’ll come out to the start of West Green Road. Catch the 41 bus (the stop is just past Sainsburys), & get off at Philip Lane bus stop. Otherwise it’s a 15-20 minute walk.
The bookfair is, always has been and always will be, free entry for all. Donations and fundraising efforts warmly welcome.
This year will see the Class War crews come together with a stall in the bookfair, and a certainly provocative meeting, 12 noon – 1pm:
Is Revolutionary Working Class Politics back on the agenda? Yes, say Lisa McKenzie and Martin Wright, authors, broadcasters and street activists.
“Our class is fed-up, brassed-off, demonised, ridiculed, ignored, marginalised, under bitter attack from right, left and centre…”
Lisa and Martin, in their indomitable fiery style, argue the case for working-class insurgency and revolution in all spheres of existence and life. And against middle-class stereotyping falsely labelling us racist, reactionary and sexist. 12 noon – 1pm, Auditorium, Learning Centre, Ground Floor
On Saturday 29 October 2016, the families and friends of those who have died while in the custody the state will hold their annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street. They will assemble at 12pm at Trafalgar Square for a silent procession (to start at 1pm) along Whitehall followed by a noisy protest at Downing Street. We have been marching for the past 18 years and campaiging for much longer – join us this year!
Every year since 1999, the UFFC holds its annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in custody.
The UFFC was set up by the families who had lost loved ones at the hands of the state to challenge the injustice in the system. It began as a network of black families because disproportionate numbers of BME people were dying in police custody. It has now grown to include families of all races that die in custody.
Recent deaths in the US and the Black Lives Matter movement have raised the issue of police killlings of civilians to an international level. Come and support the families of those who have died at the hands of police, prison and secure medical units in the UK.
The UFFC network includes the families of: Leon Patterson, Roger Sylvester, Rocky Bennett, Harry Stanley, Sean Rigg, Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah, Azelle Rodney, Christopher Alder, Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Paul Jemmott, Ricky Bishop, Mikey Powell, Jason McPherson, Sarah Campbell, Jimmy Mubenga, Paul Coker, Mark Duggan, Sheku Bayoh, Olaseni Lewis, Thomas Orchard and many others.
The UFFC annual procession is supported by: 4WardEver, Migrant Media, INQUEST, BirminghamStrong Justice 4 All, Tottenham Rights, London Campaign Against Police & State Violence, LARAG, Newham Monitoring Project (NMP), Pan African Society Community Forum, Defend the Right to Protest, Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association (JENGbA), Institute of Race Relations, Edge Fund, UNISON, RMT, FBU, UNITE, UCU
The hashtag for the event on twitter is #UFFC18
There will also be an evening social organised by UFFC – more details soon.
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Gore celebrates his 10 year anniversary back where he started with a night of the most insane shows you will ever see in your life.
Extended Dr Gore show (Britain’s got talent semi finalist), with stunning and unusual burlesque, sideshow, and a multiple world record holder.
Dr Gore (Bizarrist. Britains got talent semi finalist)
Syban (medical Artist)
Preacher (sideshow and comedy, multiple world record holder)
Marlena (Snake Dancer)
The London City Sideshow (insane sideshow artists)
Helena Kuntz (Dark Burlesque)
Martin the Bard (Twisted comedy music)
Nick Sick (Compare)
Doc’n Roll Film Festival is delighted to present an amazingly diverse selection of alternative music documentaries on subjects including:
Parliament-Funkadelic, (the) Melvins, Frank Zappa, Sid and Nancy, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bad Brains, Placebo, The Orb, Gregory Porter, satanic black metal, Norwegian Cosmic Disco, Burmese punk, jazz stars Ben Webster _ Verve Records, The Dexter Gordon Society and Bill Evans, plus legendary producer Bert Berns (starring Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and Van Morrison (Official)).
This year’s London Doc‘n Roll Festival features multiple filmmakers Q&As, 4 World premieres, 2 European premieres, 10 UK premieres and 1 London premiere.
Eight of the films premiered at this year’s Doc‘n Roll Film Festival have been short-listed to participate in a competition for the Best Music Doc 2016 prize, judged by a panel consisting of Fay Milton (Savages) Simon Taffe (End Of The Road Festival), Liz Kershaw (BBC 6Music), Steve Mason and renowned photographer/filmmaker Dean Chalkley.
2nd November 9pm BFI South Bank
Gregory Porter – Don’t Forget Your Music featuring a Q&A with Mr Porter himself and dir. Alfred George Bailey
4th November 6:30pm Picturehouse Central
Placebo: Alt.Russia with dir. Q&A
5th November 6pm Picturehouse Central
Blackhearts – The documentary with dir. Q&A
5th November 9pm Rich Mix
Northern Disco Lights with dir. Q&A
After Party Junction House from 11pm – 3am
6th November 5:30pm Picturehouse Central
Sad Vacation with dir. Q&A
6th November 5:30pm Picturehouse Central
BANG: The Bert Berns Story with dir. Q&A
7th November 6:30pm Picturehouse Central
The Royal Dutch Tour: Bonnie Prince Billy with dir. Q&A
8th November 8:30pm Picturehouse Central
Cool Cats – a documentary on Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon with dir. Q&A
8th November 8:30pm Hackney Picturehouse
Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words plus Q&A
9th November 1pm Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club
Cool Cats – a documentary on Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon with dir. Q&A
9th November 6:30pm PIcturehouse Central
The Colossus Of Destiny – A Melvins Tale with dir. Q&A
10th November 6:30pm Picturehouse Central
Tear the Roof Off: The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic
10th November 8:40pm ICA
HR Documentary with dir. Q&A
11th November 6:30pm Picturehouse Central
Lunar Orbit with dir. and Alex Paterson Q&A
12th November 1pm Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club
Bill Evans, Time Remembered with dir. Q&A
12th November 4:30pm Picturehouse Central
MY BUDDHA IS PUNK with dir. Q&A
13th November 5pm PIcturehouse Central
Burn The Place You Hide: The St Thomas Film with dir. Q&A
13th November 6pm Hackney Picturehouse Central
A Long Way To Nowhere – The Parkinsons Story with dir. and band members Q&A
Closing Party MOTH CLUB with The Parkinsons gig from 8pm-11pm tickets on sale soon!
‘The East End is blighted with Jack the Ripper Tours ‘ The Telegraph.
So, to celebrate the Day of the Dead and cash in on this ghoulish craze we are organising another one but with a difference.
Becky Fury and Venice Allan will be exploring this social phenomena on a tour based loosely around Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel on the subject; ‘To Hell’. Join us in banishing ‘Jack’ and his ‘mythogyny ‘ back there by celebrating the lives of the women cast as ‘victims’.
Join us on the Day of the Dead as we wander through the historical streets of East London, discussing this fascinating subject from different perspective. Come on a search for the ghosts of the women; Polly, Annie, Liz, Kate and Marie Jeanette. Light a candle at the sites where the dead are so ill remembered help lay them to rest.
Price: £5/£2 if you are skint.
For more info call 07952 912758