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03-08-2010 13:354 August BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
@ Cowley Club*
dinner with films 6pm
talk with Q & A 7pm
film and Palestinian music afterwards
03-08-2010 13:09Show solidarity with locked out tea workers in West Bengal, exploited by Tata and victimised for demanding their rights
03-08-2010 12:43An article based on interviews with three activists involved in the Toronto protests from last June, is online now
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03-08-2010 12:41Solidarity Demonstration tonight, 3rd August, 6pm @ Campsfield House
03-08-2010 12:07EDO, in Home Farm Road, Brighton, was attacked last night
03-08-2010 11:28Here is the text of the speech that was said at the Democracy Village anti-war rally at Victoria Tower Gardens on Saturday July the 31st.
03-08-2010 10:26A notts based, canadian oil company, Newton Energy, has said it wants to rip up some ground and start drilling and testing and various other crap in the nottingham countryside...He has actually published his number and title, so maybe a few phone calls from concerned residents telling him to shove it where it dont shine?
John Holloway is a Professor in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico. His publications include Crack Capitalism (Pluto, 2010), Change the World Without Taking Power (Pluto, 2005), Zapatista! Rethinking Revolution in Mexico (co-editor, Pluto, 1998) and Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money (co-editor, 1994).
02-08-2010 21:2212-5pm doors open!
The Factory Opens its Doors
On the 7th August The Factory, Bristol's latest squatted social centre,
will be opening it's doors to members of the public for their second
fabriCA writes: On the 7th August The Factory, Bristol's latest squatted social centre, will be opening it's doors to members of the public for their second Open Day.
Following on from the success of the previous Open Day on 8th May (which saw such interesting events as; a vegan cake stall, free fruit and veg market, slide shows, tours of the building and spooky tours of the basement) this month's event will include; a donations based café, cinema room screening various political films, games in Portland Square and even the possibility of live acoustic artists!
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The Factory was occupied by a group of people earlier this year
looking to create a free and open space for the community. Since it
has opened it has hosted such events as film nights, workshops,
cafés, discussion group, meetings and lots of other things! The
Factory relies on your participation to survive, and if you have an idea
or project you'd like to see take place then come along to the Open
Meetings every Thursday at 7PM.
check the website for more info, details of the day and how to get here!
2-8 cave street, st pauls, bristol, bs2 8ru
02-08-2010 21:01The first open day for the veterans mental health society Combat Stress is coming to Manchester this Saturday!
This week's show includes three speakers' exciting vision of a single, global, interconnected human family. We start with Jeremy Rifkin's uplifting conclusion of last week's Empathic Civilization talk, before an interview with Charles Eisenstein and concluding with a similarly uplifting call to change the human narrative by David Korten.
Monday 3rd August 2010
Earlier today in Nottingham County Court, a judge granted a possession order.
Earlier today in Nottingham County Court, a judge granted a possession order. Meaning that the building that has been squatted for over a year, could be evicted at any time from now on.
Folks are preparing for all eventualities. Begining with a banner drop to draw attention to these issues.
When / if they are evicted .... the building will return to being an empty eyesore with more bits continuing to fall off, and those currently housed there ..... become homeless.
Squatting is not a crime, but the owners right to just let it rot ... should be.
These are some recent posting on the newswire about recent events:
Possession Order granted to legal owner of JBSpray
J B Spray Squat, court date, Mon. 2nd Aug.resist!
These are links to older postings, showing some of the positive posibilites for the building:
Spray Building :: Russell Strett
J B Spray Building Occupied / Evicted / Reoccupied
Spray Building Squat, Radford: A Guided Tour
Spray Squat Party 1 : Acoustic Gig
Spray Building Squat : Nottingham County Court Appearance
Spray Squat Party 2 : Acoustic Gig, with diner
Squatters in the JB Spray Building, prevent water company from cutting them off
Spray Building 'spring into action' open for business
Nottingham Spring into Action :: Bicycle power for electric generation
Squatters Retake Nottingham's JB Spray Factory
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"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
02-08-2010 14:13It is a good balance to be able to hear a gay Hindu voice on National Television, with a supportive message from a mother about son's openly gay identity.
02-08-2010 13:49Activists sailed a raft down the River Seven and Past E.ONs Buildwas B power station and then under Telfords famous Iron Bridge to raise awareness of the camp at Huntington Lane
A judge granted a Posession Order for the JB Spray factory in Radford this morning. The order gives the legal right for David Andrew Philips, the legal owner, to evict squatters from the building which has been occupied since last Spring. This will make the current occupants homeless, and place a wonderful building back in the hands of someone who has left it to rot for many years. The occupants want help resisting eviction so get down there if you can.
The case was heard in Nottingham's County Court. Several occupants and their supporters turned up to defend themselves. Representing Mr Philips was a representative of the company that 'manages' the building on his behalf, a Miss Tracy Mallet. Miss Mallet is none other than the person who falsely claimed to be the owner of the building during a previous illegal eviction of squatters in 2006: http://nottinghamshire.indymedia.org.uk/2006/07/344121.html - Miss Mallet is pictured in the first photo. She was accompanied by a man who did not participate in the proceedings.
The occupiers were served with a photocopy of a page from the Squat Lobster website which 'proved they were squatters' and an invoice from Hire Station for equipment used by the occupants to secure the leaking roof of the building. The judge referred to neither document.
The owner had submitted a statement saying the current occupants had not been granted a license to use the building, although one of the occupiers expressed doubt as to whether it was Mr Philips who had signed the statement. The defence case rested on statements from occupiers that they had been informed that the group living in the building had been granted a license. The judge quickly ruled that, on the balance of probability, Mr Philips was entitled to a Possession Order.
Miss Mallet did not pursue the occupiers for costs because 'they don't have jobs so probably don't have any money'. When the defence representative raised the concern that occupiers would be made homeless by an eviction, hte judge rebuffed him saying that they should have realised that a Possession Order was sought. However, she did say that those in exceptional circumstances should petition the courts for an extension of stay in the building.
The occupiers were not surprised by the decision but are resolute in their intention to resist eviction from the building. They request help from anyone who sees the injustice of their situation. If you want to help the JB Spray occupiers get down there soon before the bailiffs do.