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Housing Speak-out in Brixton – This Saturday

Join us outside Brixton tube station from 12-3 to raise awareness of and build support for the fightback against the demolition of 7 estates across Lambeth, rents spiralling out of control and the social cleansing of working class people out of London, the gentrification of our communities and the pillaging of our public services.

Join the fightback! Organise the resistance with the SW London branches of the RCG ✊🏻❤

https://www.facebook.com/events/256731878082977/

Brixton Dykes on the Rampage – Afternoon Mince

The film Rebel Dykes is now in post production, and we are running this event as a Fundraiser, working with Queer Tours of London. We are inviting you to join our walk and to commit to working with us to raise funds to finish our important film. http://www.rebeldykes1980s.com/

You are invited to join our walk, tell your stories, listen to ours. We are inviting you to be part of the Fundraising vanguard for our unique DIY lesbian/queer documentary re-telling stories from the 1980s, and creating links with the lesbians/queer activists of today.

Brixton has always been a seething centre of queer and black activism. We will walk in footsteps of a bunch of Rebel Dykes who lived in squats around Brixton during the 1980s, creating dyke DIY spaces, zines and parties, whilst being active in numerous campaigns.

Meet up outside Ritzy cinema, and walk with us through the back streets back into the past, to learn about our present.

Pay as you feel. Limited spaces so book a ticket ASAP

There is another walking tour in the morning at 10am. https://www.facebook.com/events/131977960641269/
On the evening of Sunday 19th March we are hosting a Rebel Dyke presentation and discussion, followed by a Drag Kings, Queens and INbetweens Festival to celebrate the legacy of Rebel Dykes and our community at large. Watch this space!

www.rebeldykes1980s.com
www.queertoursoflondon.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/862405273862650/

Brixton Dykes on the Rampage – Morning Mince

As part of the Rebel Dykes Fundraising events we are working with Queer Tours of London to bring you, Brixton Dykes on the Rampage.

You are invited to join our walk, tell your stories, listen to ours. We are inviting you to be part of the Fundraising vanguard for our unique DIY lesbian/queer documentary re-telling stories from the 1980s, and creating links with the lesbians/queer activists of today.

Brixton has always been a seething centre of queer and black activism. We will walk in footsteps of a bunch of Rebel Dykes who lived in squats around Brixton during the 1980s, creating dyke DIY spaces, zines and parties, whilst being active in numerous campaigns.

Meet up outside Ritzy cinema, and walk with us through the back streets back into the past, to learn about our present.

Pay as you feel. Limited spaces so book a ticket ASAP

There is another walking tour in the afternoon at 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/862405273862650/
On the evening of Sunday 19th March we are hosting a Rebel Dyke presentation and discussion, followed by a Drag Kings, Queens and INbetweens Festival to celebrate the legacy of Rebel Dykes and our community at large. Watch this space!

www.rebeldykes1980s.com
www.queertoursoflondon.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/131977960641269/

STOP Mass Deportation – March through Brixton

STOP Mass Deportation Charter Flights 2 weeks of action (9th-24th Jan 2017)
END the British government’s mass deportation charter flights to Nigeria, Ghana, Jamaica, Pakistan and war-torn Afghanistan
MAIN EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1337459672940512/
#ImmigrantsAreHereToStay

We are calling on everyone to join us on the march through Brixton communities to build for the fight against mass deportations. We are marching together and demanding a stop to colluding with the UK racism! We are exposing the truth about mass deportation charter flights and demanding that governments internationally refuse to co-operate. No more mass deportations!

If we act boldly, collectively and internationally we can stop this charter flight and break the racist, unjust policy of mass charter flight deportations.

Charter flights are targeting long-established African, Asian and Caribbean communities in Britain, where so many families are multinational. They are dividing families and deporting people who have built lives in the UK, who have parents, partners and children here, men and women who have lived most of their lives in Britain, students who have not finished their courses, those who have sought asylum in the UK, people with serious health problems and others who are long-term carers to elderly and disabled relatives. Targeting so many people who are integrated members of their communities and wider society is a divisive act of racist discrimination.

We say together with women fighters in Yarl’s Wood detention centre:

No more chartered flights!

No more injustice – No more hate crime.

WE SAY NO MORE.

Stop colluding with the racist attacks of the British government.

Fight for freedom!

GET IN TOUCH TO HELP ORGANISE ACTION AND ADD YOUR ORGANISATIONS NAME TO THE LIST OF ORGANISATIONS TAKING ACTION!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1656608867971882/

Brixton Prison NYE Noise Solidarity Demo

HOSTED BY:
– London Campaign Against Police and State Violence
– SEL Sisters Uncut
– Black Lives Matter UK
– NUS Black Students’ Campaign
– Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth

Bring banners and something you can make some noise with (pots, pans, kitchen utensils, drums, sirens, speakers, megaphones, horns, your voices!)

Black people are killed by the state on the streets, but they are also killed under incarceration. Jimmy Mubenga was suffocated by racist G4S security guards on an aeroplane. Sean Rigg was asphyxiated in Brixton police station. Ricky Bishop was also killed in police custody at Brixton police station. Sarah Campbell died within hours of arriving at Styal Prison. 15 year old Garthe Myatt was killed by security guards at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre. Between 1990 – 2016 over 5,600 people have died in prison and police custody. Few have ever received justice.

Where they don’t kill you outright, prisons take time from you, isolate you from your community and your family and do the same to your loved ones on the outside. This is not done at random, but is systematically racist in its intent and practice. It is another side of state racism that is elsewhere seen in the racist application of stop and search, immigration law, and extra-judicial killings.

The proportion of people of African-Caribbean and African descent incarcerated here is almost seven times greater to their share of the population. In the United States, the proportion of black prisoners to population is about four times greater.

Incarceration is not only destructive of the lives of black men and women, but also the men, women and children who make up their families, their friends, their lovers and their lives. Every life destroyed inside prison includes many other lives destroyed outside of it.

Noise demos outside of prisons are a continuing tradition across the world. A way of expressing solidarity for people imprisoned during the New Year, remembering those held captive by the state. A noise demo breaks the isolation and alienation of the cells our enemies create, but it does not have to stop at that. It is time to imagine a world without incarceration, without detention, without racism and injustice.

In North London there will be a demo at 9pm Pentonville Prison https://www.facebook.com/events/1177292359032994/

https://www.facebook.com/events/209301226143013/

Brixton Arches: Traders vs Goliath, a Christmas update

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BY MIKE URBAN – DECEMBER 12, 2016: “Twenty-two months into our campaign to save Brixton Arches, we find ourselves again at the doorstep of Christmas. A time for giving thanks, a time for giving gifts and a time for telling stories of legends. But this year, our Brixton has it’s very own legend to tell. The legend of the Brixton Arches. The story of four traders who continue to risk everything to stand against Network Rail – a modern day Goliath – to protect their businesses and defend their community….”

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Ritzy strike // Brixton to Leicester Square

** SECOND RITZY STRIKE **

This Friday we are on strike again, and we’re heading to Central London!

Join us in Leicester Square at 5pm, where we’ll be rallying at the BFI London Film Festival.

We’re calling on the BFI to break ties with Picturehouse until they pay us enough to live on: the London Living Wage!

We will be walking out at 1pm in Brixton, and visiting a number of LFF events – see below for a full schedule of the day. Join for any or all of them!

In our 2016 BECTU pay claim, we’re asking for:

* The London Living Wage
* Company sick pay for all
* Company maternity/paternity/adoption pay
* Pay rises for supervisors, duty managers, chefs and technical staff

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TIMETABLE:

1pm – Ritzy staff walk-out / Windrush Square, Brixton.
3.30pm – Join us at BFI Southbank
5pm – JOIN US IN LEICESTER SQUARE!!
6pm – Join us outside of Picturehouse Central, Shaftesbury Av.

https://www.facebook.com/events/744640825713149/

Death of a community: The cafes are cleared out of Brixton Station Road

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Brixton, 4 October: “The once bustling Brixton Station Road feels a very different place these days, with most of its popular cafes closed down in advance of Network Rail’s hugely unpopular refurbishment plans, which will take up to a year to complete.”

Death of a community: The cafes are cleared out of Brixton Station Road

BY MIKE URBAN – OCTOBER 4, 2016

Death of a community: The cafes are cleared out of Brixton Station Road

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Brixton Arches solidarity action against evictions, Brixton, 19 September

Brixton, 19 September “Locals, traders and former customers assembled in Atlantic Road today to pay respect to those who are being evicted from the Brixton Arches, as well as showing solidarity with the one-third of traders who will not be leaving…”

In Photos: Brixton Arches solidarity action in central Brixton, Mon 19th Sept

BY MIKE URBAN – SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

In Photos: Brixton Arches solidarity action in central Brixton, Mon 19th Sept

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