Archive for March, 2009

This Week (2nd-9th April)

Posted in events on March 31, 2009 by cHe0

Here are the events happening this week. No cafe Marie this wednesday, we’ll start again next week! :)

==Thursday 2nd 7-9pm==
*Capoeira*
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and wilingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!

==Friday 3rd 8pm==
*Queer Movie Night*
Made In Secret: The Story of The East Van Porn Collective
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Made in Secret is an enthralling, inspiring and deliciously perplexing labour of love, made over the course of three years by a group of friends who wanted to make a documentary about their local anarcho-feminist porn collective. The only problem was, that collective didn’t exist. And so, in order to make the film, they actually became the anarcho-feminist porn collective that they so passionately wanted to document. So is the resulting film a documentary? A fictional drama? Even the collective doesn’t know anymore. And ultimately, it doesn’t matter, because the movie isn’t about what happened or what didn’t happen — it’s about what’s possible. And the possibilities are huge, transcending the quest for egalitarian porn and touching at the very heart of how we engage with others and with the world around u.
http://www.eastvanporncollective.org/

==Sunday 5th 12noon==
*Gardening*

==Tuesday 7th 8pm==
*Library House Collective Meeting*
We meet as an open collective every tuesday evening from 8pm to discuss use of the space, hear proposals, and if we’re lucky have some hot food and a cuppa!

==Wednesday 8th 6pm==
As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation for our Cafe Marie. Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre.

##we’ll let you know about the new date and time of Kundalini yoga lessons asap! :)

**<<== Belgrade Road social centre ==>>**

2a Belgrade Road, Dalston
Belgrade road is a newly opened social space in dalston/stoke newington. It is collectively run and open to the public. We currently have two weekly events and more to come soon…
*Tuesday 7.30pm life drawing*
naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us…
*Thursday 1 – 5pm bike workshop*
Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike
*Sunday 9am-12noon Brazilian breakfast and Portuguese lessons*

g20 HousingMarch

Posted in g20 on March 28, 2009 by cHe0

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Together with other social centres, squatters and housing groups we will join the Housing March (Black Procession) on the 1st of April.

The march will start at 11am in front of Cannon St tube station 
but if you want to join us, we are cycling to central london from
the LibraryHouse at 10am: JOIN US!

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g20 TearDowntheWalls & RaiseTheRoofs!

Posted in g20 on March 28, 2009 by cHe0

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This Week (24th-31st March)

Posted in events on March 22, 2009 by cHe0

Hey everyone

G20 is coming!
To find some info about the events related to the G20, check the wonderful London Indymedia website, they compiled confirmed events and initiatives so far from various groups and coalitions.

http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/889

For a GOOGLE map of events, times and locations see: http://tiny.cc/gZxZ6

On the 1st of April, join the Library House crew and other social centers, autonomous spaces and squats in the Housing Block, part of the Black Horse procession, 11am Cannon St rd.
Bring a pillow with a slogan on your pillow case, as a symbol of the right of all to sleep comfortably without the constant threat of evictions, repossessions, high rents and slavery to landlords!
There is a banner/signs/placards/prop making day this sunday 29th. If you’re south of the river, come to the Library House at 2pm. If you’re north of the river, go to Rampart!

==Tuesday 24th 8pm==

*Library House Collective Meeting*
We meet as an open collective every tuesday evening from 8pm to discuss use of the space, hear proposals, and if we’re lucky have some hot food and a cuppa!

==Wednesday 25th 6pm==

*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre*
As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation. Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre.
March is a month of videos and movies TowardsGiTuenti:
This week: “Direct Action”, with Films from REEL NEWS and other, about political campaigns that used direct action as a mean of struggle… The cafe will be again a benefit for the Tamil Mercy Mission, a ship of goods sent to the tamil population being massacred in Sri Lanka. http://vannimission.org/

==Thursday 26th 7-9pm==
*Capoeira*
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and wilingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!

==Sunday 29th 12noon==
*Gardening*

==Sunday 29th 2pm==

*Art Party*
Banner/props/placards/costume making for the Housing block. Bring some pink, yellow and black fabrics.

##we’ll let you know about the new date and time of Kundalini yoga lessons asap! :)

**<<== Belgrade Road social centre ==>>**

2a Belgrade Road, Dalston
Belgrade road is a newly opened social space in dalston/stoke newington. It is collectively run and open to the public. We currently have two weekly events and more to come soon…
*Tuesday 7.30pm life drawing*
naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us…
*Thursday 1 – 5pm bike workshop*
Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike
*Sunday 9am-12noon Brazilian breakfast and Portuguese lessons*

We Need Fabric and Art Supplies

Posted in events on March 22, 2009 by zalaazil9

The Library House likes banners … so we’re in search of large pieces of white or pale colored fabric, particularly sheets. We also like costumes, so if you’ve got some material or costumey bits to get rid of, we’ll make them into something fun.

Sheets and large pieces of fabric in white or black are most desired.

Other fabric colors might be yellow or pink.

Rope and paint will also be put to good use!

Come and enjoy an art day of banner/visual making on Sunday 29th from 2pm!

Week 17th-24th March

Posted in events on March 17, 2009 by cHe0

==Tuesday 17th 8pm==
*Library House Collective Meeting*
We meet as an open collective every tuesday evening from 8pm to discuss use of the space, hear proposals, and if we’re lucky have some hot food and a cuppa!

==Wednesday 18th 6pm==
*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre*
As usual, this wednesday 6pm, there will be some hot drinks and hot food on donation. Then at about 8pm, movies about recent political struggles by Cinema Libre.
March is a month of videos and movies TowardsGiTuenti:
This week: “Housing”, with films of squatted social spaces / University occupations, and a Colombien feature film “La Estrategia Del Caracol”

==Thursday 19th 7-9pm==
*Capoeira*
We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots The space is rather small but it is great fun as you need to be really aware of your surroundings. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and wilingness to learn. Sessions are free and you are more than welcome to join us!

==Friday 20th 11am-1pm==
*Kundalini Yoga*
Kundalini Yoga Sessions on donation. Bring your own yoga mat and blanket if you can.

==Saturday 21st 1-4pm==
*Political Theatre*
This saturday the 21st of march there is to be a political theatre workshop held at the library house social centre in camberwell from 1-4pm. The space is brilliant, hopefully if the weather is good we will run the workshop in the garden.
The politics of the theatre workshop is yet to be discovered, that’s what we’ll be doing on saturday; be it improvising work on ID cards, the story of money or even just reclaiming space for the use of something creative- it will be left to the group to find out the direction through a series of games (some of them on themes of Augusto Boal- the brazillian practitioner who works on ‘the theatre of the oppressed’). If you have a game to bring please do, so the workshop can be as inclusive as possible. No previous theatre experience required.

==Sunday 22nd 12noon==
*Gardening*

**<<== OTHER PLACES==>>**

==Belgrade Road social center==
2a Belgrade Road, Dalston
Belgrade road is a newly opened social space in dalston/stoke newington. It is collectively run and open to the public. We currently have two weekly events and more to come soon…
*Tuesday 7.30pm life drawing (free)*
naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us…
*Thursday 1 – 5pm bike workshop (free)*
Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike
*Sunday  9am-12noon: Brazilian breakfast and Portuguese lessons!*

Solidarity with Tristan Anderson

Posted in events on March 16, 2009 by zalaazil9

You may have heard about the injury of Tristan Anderson in the West Bank town of Ni’lin, Palestine. Tristan is a fellow activist from Oakland, who I’ve known through organizing and community building over the past few years. He has  friends in London who love and value his spirit and actions.

Tristan has spent plenty of time defending his own backyard, sowing seeds and tending communities. And like so many others, he took his skills and compassion to other places, like Oaxaca and Palestine.

Tristan was shot in the head with a long range tear gas canister on Friday, March 13th at a demonstration against the apartheid wall in Ni’lin, Palestine. This caused him critical injury to his face, eye and brain. Israeli soldiers continued to fire tear gas directly at the medics attempting to evacuate Tristan. His ambulance was also detained. He was eventually transferred from a Palestinian ambulance to an Israeli ambulance so that he could receive treatment in Israel.

Although the village of Ni’lin lies within the West Bank, the wall cuts the village from 300 acres of its olive groves. This process has been repeated across the West Bank, perhaps most famously at Bil’in, which lies two miles southeast of Ni’lin.

The construction of the wall inside the West Bank actively redefines the borders of Palestine. Towns such as Qalqilya are enclosed up to 320 degrees with Israeli soldier staffed checkpoints offering the only exits. This is all within the West Bank. These aren’t folks trying to cross into Israel or even Jerusalem. These are people attempting to go to their own fields or into neighbouring West Bank towns. It’s these ordinary people that solidarity activists often seek to defend.

Tristan was shot in the head by a ‘non-leathal weapon’. In my experience, the IDF uses tear gas ruthlessly and in excess. These regular, coordinated demonstrations are blatantly used as training grounds for new soldiers, who the IDF knows incur no risk of injury from non-violent demonstrators be they foreign, Palestinian, or Israeli. I’ve witnessed the use of concussion grenades, two types of tear gas canisters, rubber coated steele bullets, batons, truncheons, and live bullets at these demos. The experimental use of new weapons at demonstrations has been catalogued by ISM and B’Tselem. The same weapon that struck Tristan previously broke a man’s leg in Ni’lin. These bullet-shaped canisters are meant to be shot toward the sky in an arc, allowing them to fall, not to make a direct hit on the crowd.

One boy (Ahmed Mousa, 10) and 3 young men (Yousef Amira, 17; Arafat Rateb Khawaje, 22;  Mohammed Khawaje, 20) have died in Ni’lin since resistance against the wall began there 10 months ago. Many more have been injured as they struggle to keep their olive groves, which are an important source of their livelihoods and culture.

I’m writing this to bring awareness about Tristan’s injury, but also about the struggle that took him to Palestine. I’m writing this on the 6th anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie, an American activist who was killed in Gaza when an Israeli soldier ran over her with a Caterpillar bulldozer. The violence in Gaza over the New Year inspired renewed calls for boycotts of Israeli products. We should all boycott Israeli goods in honor of the activists and civilians that have suffered because of the occupation and war.

According to his family, Tristan’s condition seems to be improving. He’s demonstrated that he knows who is with him and that he can respond to the question of doctors and friends. A solidarity demonstration will take place this afternoon in San Francisco, outside the Israeli Consulate. For more information on the demo or to see Tristan’s reporting over the past few years, see Indybay.org.