UK 2008 Days Of Action For Autonomous Spaces Newswire Archive
11-04-2008 15:48Housing advice centre occupied
Since a few days, a group of people have occupied the Old County Hall in Nottingham as part of the international days of action for free culture and autonomous spaces. Also see feature article. The building, also known as 'the Judges' Lodgings' has both a fascinating history and is a building of outstanding beauty. So what is its history? Who's been living there over the years? And why has been sitting empty for so many years?
"For many years it was used as the Judge's Lodgings, and behind it is a really charming garden which forms an oasis of greenery which it is very difficult to see from anywhere else than the windows of the schoolrooms of Halifax Place Chapel. It is a 17th century house which was greatly altered about 1833, about which time it was purchased from the Fellows family, who had removed thither from a smaller house a little to the west. Before their time it was occupied by Lady Hutchinson, the mother of Colonel Hutchinson." That's an extract from an article on Notts History, an online collection of copyleft articles on Nottinghamshire's vibrant history. Reading through articles about the history of the Judge's Lodgings, one thing is certain. And that is that some very high ranked individuals have lived here over the centuries.
11-04-2008 10:24A vacant city centre building, the Little Theatre in Colston Street, was occupied this morning by homeless Bristolians as part of a co-ordinated day of action round the world.
10-04-2008 17:19Building now in hand for the weekend of events in Birmingham - for timetable see http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/birmingham/2008/04/396049.html
10-04-2008 15:28You are invited to a lovely party and workshops at the new women's social centre in Hackney, East London! This Saturday 12th April . 4a Corbridge Crescent, off Mare Street, Hackney E2.
10-04-2008 13:39Part of a one-off series of events in London autonomous spaces to coincide with the days of action in defence of squats and for an anti-capitalist popular culture. Things kick off on the evening of Friday 11th with a social meet up and info night at the rampART social centre on Friday evening - a chance to chat about events and actions over the weekend and tell people about the autonomous spaces you are involved in.
From 7pm at 15 rampart street, London E1 2LA
09-04-2008 22:32Approximate timetable of workshops and events at the temporary squatted social space which is happening this weekend (see http://april2008.squat.net and http://indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/birmingham/2008/04/395249.html ). The venue will be within a short walk of the Custard Factory and of Moor Street Station - email email@example.com or phone 07527580190 for exact location details.
- side stepping the property ladder
This is a one-off series of events to coincide with the Europe-wide days of action in defence of free spaces and for an anti-capitalist popular culture. The events are based at a new squatted social centre in Shoreditch and other autonomous spaces around London
The themes for Space Is the Place is the appropriation of public space by big business through privatisation and speculation, the sell-off of council housing and how the current housing crisis affects the most disadvantaged, gentrification and redevelopment of East London for the Olympics in 2012, the mismanagement of land and its ownership by the wealthy elite...
There will be an open access art-space themed as above, discussions and skill-sharing to bring people together and share ideas on how we can solve the problems we face, info-station for DIY action, films, photography, music and cafe. There will also be a benefit gig to raise money for the Advisory Service for Squatters.
If you are engaged in struggle relating to land, housing, poverty etc - whether a group or individual - please contact us ASAP about doing a presentation, info stall, workshop etc
To contribute: firstname.lastname@example.org
08-04-2008 13:21Part of the International Weekend of Action in defence of squats and autonomous spaces - see http://april2008.squat.net
08-04-2008 12:55As part of the global days of action for squats and autonomous spaces (see http://april2008.squat.net or http://www.indymedia.org.uk "upcoming coverage" in top left corner of home page) two (maybe three!) events will take place in Reading, Berks.