UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
24-02-2004 01:27Calls to the NGO sector
24-02-2004 01:25Dear all,
i write from India, where, as some of you might know, i spent the last few months (from October last year) working in the WSF office in the organisation of the WSF 2004.
It has been an incredible experience! I thought i would be back in London soon to take active part in the organisation of the next ESF, but my plans have changed. My only chance to be with you is therefore virtual. The first few reflections are attached below. They will be in the Newsletter of The Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique. They are rather long notes (around 4 pages), but the most interesting paragraphs (for this list) are the last ones.
Hope this considerations could be of interest, I look forward to read your comments
See you soon
23-02-2004 22:09new website for manchester social squat opening soon!
Additionally several demonstartions took place, and a rally at the government.
The underlying causes were the new laws made for increasing flexibility at work, cutting down of the social and benefit system, repression and else...
Here some pictures. More reports under Argentina Indymedia.
Hopefully, a translation will be finished soon.
23-02-2004 14:55On February 24th High Court Bailiffs are due to evict the occupants of the social centre in Kentish Town at 8am. For all those who have been too, enjoyed, celebrated at the social centre a meeting was held on Sunday and it was agreed to try and resist the eviction. To show solidarity if any people can come down tonight, bring a sleeping bag and any materials it would be much appreciated.
LET’S TRY AND KEEP OUR FREE SPACES OPEN
On the 6th of January this year, after 6 months of neglect, 93 Fortess Road was occupied. The aim of the people involved was to set up a social centre, a free space for people in the local community to use as a resource and to create a place where people can come together and get creative. A place which is free, fun and accessible to everyone.
Occupying empty and derelict spaces and cultivating them as community spaces is important for us in having a direct say in our lives outside commercial business and the local authorities. No one is making a profit at our expense, and no one is gonna pull the rug when the cutbacks are required. What we directly put in is what we directly get out.
23-02-2004 03:26Never were Nicaraguans' chances better to get what the International Court ruled the US owed to them. A new initiative at the United Nations Security Council may be worthwhile given the current member situation.
They hand out truthful money to the toe tapping crowed
21-02-2004 11:48The Occupied Social Centre eviction date is TUESDAY 24th February first thing in the morning!!
18-02-2004 14:57The UK government's draft Community Radio Order is out.
17-02-2004 15:02Message from today below.
More on Nine Ladies - IMC Feature:
16-02-2004 16:25News from SchNEWS about the failed eviction attempt against the autonomous squatted school in Colliers Wood, south London.
12-02-2004 12:25Lowick Pioneers - "Shared reading is a firm favourite amongst the whole school, where the Infants chose a Junior to read with them."