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Upcoming Events at Bowl Court Social Centre

a Bowl Courteer | 18.06.2008 14:47 | Culture | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | London

Although bailiffs may be on their way Bowl Court Social Centre is still running with events planned for every night this week. If you would like to get involved in the space or propose an event why not email, pop in for a cuppa or come to our regular monday night meetings from 7pm onwards. Keep updated at

Stuff coming up...

8PM - 11PM
Asylum Speakers Speak Out! and Film Night

Asylum seekers and refugees tell their experiences. This will be a
community circle not a stage. Speakers needed.

Films: After Sangatte by Oscar Beard
Still Human, Still Here: A.I. film on the plight of destitute asylum seekers
Real Harm: Schnews on the No Borders protest at Harmondsworth 2007
Land of No Return by Rachel Stevenson and Harriet Grant

Some free food provided, but feel free to bring more and share!

7PM onwards
Free Skool meeting

This weeks meeting combines a workshop on meetings with the meeting
itself. From 7 - 8:30pm methods of facilitating meetings will be
discussed and then this will be put in to practice with a half hour to
an hour meeting for organising the free skool itself. Ideas for
workshops/discussions/skillshare welcome as always.

8PM - 2AM

A benefit gig for green scare prisoner Eric McDavid, recently
sentenced to 20 years in prison for ‘conspiracy to commit arson’ on a
genetics lab in the USA (more info at
With performances from
- Hello Bastards-( -veganarchist
hardcore punk/thrash
- F.T.O.-( -anarcho hardcore punk
- Waste Away-( -political melodic hardcore

8PM - 2AM
benefit night for political prisoners in Atenco

There will be films, cabaret, bands, DJs and Mexican food.

On 3 and 4 May, 2006 more than 2,500 state and federal Mexican police
arrived at the small town of San Salvador Atenco, Mexican State, to
repress members of a social movement (People’s Front in Defence of
Land, FPDT) protesting in support of local flower sellers who had been
displaced from their traditional place of work because the government
was planning to build a Wall Mart there. Another reason for this big
repression was that in 2002 the people from Atenco organised in
People’s Front in Defence of Land (FPDT) and resisted the forced
displacement from their community to make way to a new Mexico City
airport. The FPDT supports the Zapatista’s Other Campaign which seeks
to connect all of the anticapitalist movements all over Mexico.

During this violent police repression which was ordered by the Mexican
State governor, Enrique Pena Nieto and then Mexican Republic
president, Vincente Fox;

A 14 year old boy and a student were killed
207 people (including 10 miners) were victims of cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment
145 were arbitrarily arrested
26 women suffered sexual assault
5 foreigners, in addition to the violence inflicted on them, were
illegally expelled from the country

Now, 2 years later, there has been no political responsibilities
admitted and no police officers brought to justice for their crimes
committed. However, there are still 16 people held in prison. 3 of
them in the maximum security prison of Altiplano, all accused of
kidnapping and attacks on the general means of communication and
sentenced to 67 years. 13 are in prison Molino de Las Flores, in
Texcoco, Mexico State.

The FPDT and all their supporters demand the freedom of all political
prisoners and the punishment of political and police responsibilities.
They continue their struggle against capitalism and the defence of the


from 7PM onwards
An informal report and discussion on the Rog Social Centre in Ljubljana

Members of the Rog collective will present on the current state of
affairs in an occupied factory in Ljubljana currently under threat by
local government. Rog is a completely furnished, programmatically
innovative and well visited concert hall, circus and gallery. The
social centre holds regular meetings and weekly discussions with
workers living in boarding houses, activists from the asylum seekers
home, people without papers, detained in the detention centre in
Postojna, the erased citizens of Slovenia and others who recognise the
creative, organisational and resistance potential of Rog. The
temporary users of Rog represent an inexhaustible wealth of knowledge
and experience. In many ways they have become an example to other
autonomous spaces of independent art and cultural, intellectual and
social activities both in Slovenia and in Europe.

The Rog factory proves that it is possible to organize life and labour
without concessions to privilege and profit demanded by the capitalist
city management and the advancing eradication of public spaces,
including institutions of art, culture, education and social
activities. As an active site of occupation, Rog’s users denounce all
forms of eradication of such places and stand committed to defending

The event follows a meeting of European Social Center’s meeting to be
held at ROG, 20-21-22 June
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