Archive for May, 2009

Newsletter 25th May-1st June

Posted in events on May 25, 2009 by cHe0

First, thanks to all of you who came at “Le Grande Fete” on saturday, it was an amazing day! Fantastic weather, elderflower fritters and tons of food, music, bikes, capoeira and such a great crowd! Party went on really late and was very fun!

 

If you want to get involved, please do come round at our weekly meeting on tuesdays 8pm. We do need more people to make the place even more vibrant! Ok, having a meeting is not always very funny and exciting, but we promise you’ll get some tea and hopefully some cake :)

 

The main event this week is on Friday 29th of May: Latin American Cine Klub by Cinema Klandestino. A collective from Bristol that will come and present two movies:

1. FRETECO: Occupied Factories and Workers’ Control in Venezuela

2. LA TOMA (The Take)

 

==Monday 25th 6.30-8pm==

*Kundalini Yoga 6-week course*

Another 2 sessions…

Kundalini Yoga returns to The Library House for six weeks only. The theme is vitality, Working with breath movement, mantra and meditation we will tap into our infinite energetic reserves and release old debilitating energy.Donations appreciated.

Wear loose comfy clothing and bring water and a blanket or something warm

to cover you; to relax in. If the weathers nice we’ll be outdoors. Contact

Laura 07779 284527 for more details.

 

==Tuesday 26th April 8pm==

*Weekly Collective meeting*

This is a good chance to talk to the collective if you want to have an event in the space or to find out more about getting involved there.

 

==Wednesday 27th 6pm onwards==

*Cafe Marie and Cinema Libre*

The weekly cafe starts around 6pm with lovingly cooked vegan food and access to the free shop. Friendly folks get together to chat before the films from Cinema Libre at 8pm. Expect a clever mix of political and current event shorts or similarly themed documentaries for most nights. Discussions between films, as well.

 

==Thursday 28th 7-9pm==

*Capoeira*

We are a group of people sharing and learning some capoeira. We want to have fun while finding our roots. If the weather is nice, we should go in the park. We usually practice movements, make a rodinha and play live music. We have all we need: good mood, a lot of energy and willingness to learn. Sessions are free, and you are more than welcome to join us!

 

==Friday 29th 7.30pm==

*LatinAmerican CineClub by Cinema Klandestino*

Cinema Klandestino take leave of their hometown this Friday the 29th of May to travel to London for one night only. Two movies:

FRETECO: Occupied Factories and Workers’ Control in Venezuela

(Venezuela, 2009, 40mins). 

A new film on the Venezuelan Revolution.

Produced by Vive TV in Venezuela, this new documentary on FRETECO explores

the movement of occupied factories and workers’ control in Venezuela.

LA TOMA (The Take) (Argentina, 2004, 87mins)

A film by director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein, focusing on the

struggle of workers in Argentina to take back their abandoned factories

amidst economic collapse.

//The Cinema Klandestino collective//

 Inspired by the Cineclubs of Bogotá, the Cinema Klandestino

Collective have spent the past year and a half bringing the best of Latin

American cinema, old and new, to a Bristolian audience.

http://www.cinemaklandestino.org

 

 

**<<== 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.

REGULAR EVENTS

*Tuesdays 7.30pm // life drawing*

naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us…

*Thursdays 1-5pm // bike workshop*

Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike

*Monday 18th 11am-2pm // Free English classes for beginners*

everyone is welcome, tea and coffee will be provided. contact: 07928102817

alisisalisis@hotmail.com

 

 

**<<== Other Announcements ==>>**

 

**Anarchist Movement Conference 2009**

Anarchist Movement Conference 2009 will happen at Queen Mary & Westfield

College on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 2009. The space will

include 20 rooms and a large hall as well as a creche for both days. It is

a chance to put our ideas on the table and rebuild ourselves. The barriers

that exist need to be broken down, the experiences and ideas of those

involved in anarchist politics need to be shared, discussed, critiqued and

debated. The task is urgent, practical and necessary – are we as a

movement mature enough to face the challenge?

http://www.conference09.org.uk

Please set aside 20minutes to register. Download the form at

http://www.conference09.org.uk/register.html

If you are in a group in London PLEASE put this on your agenda at your

next meeting. It is important that we see this as a part of what we are

ALL doing. Its our movement, its our conference.

You can also register at Freedom Bookshop. Or email

registrations@conferecen09.org.uk for more assistance

 

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LE GRANDE FETE: open day and djs 23rd May

Posted in events on May 15, 2009 by cHe0

open day 23rd may

WORKSHOPS

  • 11am Invisible Food walk (harvesting wild herbs and plants that are growing in our streets and greens!)
  • 12.30 Cooking what we got during the walk!
  • 2-4pm DIY rainwater harvesting wheelie bin (we got rain, we got wheelie bins, lets make somerainwater harvesting wheelie bins!)
  • 4-5pm SOMA an Anarchist Therapy
  • 4-7pm Bike fixing workshop
  • 6pm Capoeira rodha

VEGAN BBQ

from 6pm (bring your own tofu!)

Hopefully a bit of a jam session around bonfire…

EARLY AFTERPARTY

9pm-3am Some bands (52 commercial road confirmed) + DJs (Dissident Island DJs…)

for pleasure and rage (free)

LatinAmerican CineClub by Cinema Klandestino

Posted in events on May 14, 2009 by cHe0

Cinema Klandestino take leave of their hometown this Friday the 29th of May to travel to London for one night only.KallingKardFront

We will be showing two films:

1. FRETECO: Occupied Factories and Workers’ Control in Venezuela
2. LA TOMA (The Take)

and presenting the collective and what we do!

*Location: Library House, 52 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QY*
*Time 7.30pm*
*on donations*

*FRETECO: Occupied Factories and Workers’ Control in Venezuela *freteco01
Venezuela, 2009, 40mins
Spanish with English subtitles.

A new film on the Venezuelan Revolution. Produced by Vive TV in Venezuela, this new documentary on FRETECO explores the movement of occupied factories and workers’ control in Venezuela.
From the Mitsubishi auto plant to the Inveval valve plant; from the Gotcha T-Shirt factory to the INAF hardware factory, workers young and old, male and female, tell their stories and explain why they came to the realization that demanding nationalization under workers’ control is the only way forward.
With examples explaining how factory and workers’ councils function, the role of the communal councils, and the movement for “trade unionism of a new type,” this video provides a living, breathing look at a crucial aspect of the Venezuelan Revolutionary process.
HandsOFFVenezuela: http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/
WorkerControl: http://www.controlobrero.org/
VideoOnline: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3120055233630014320

 
*LA TOMA (The Take)*
Argentina, 2004, 87mins
Spanish and English with English subtitles.la-toma

A film by director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein, focusing on the struggle of workers in Argentina to take back their abandoned factories amidst economic collapse.
In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act – The Take – has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.
In the wake of Argentina’s dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin America’s most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Forja auto plant lies dormant until its former employees take action. They’re part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system.
But Freddy, the president of the new worker’s co-operative, and Lalo, the political powerhouse from the Movement of Recovered Companies, know that their success is far from secure. Like every workplace occupation, they have to run the gauntlet of courts, cops and politicians who can either give their project legal protection or violently evict them from the factory.
The story of the workers’ struggle is set against the dramatic backdrop of a crucial presidential election in Argentina, in which the architect of the economic collapse, Carlos Menem, is the front-runner. His cronies, the former owners, are circling: if he wins, they’ll take back the companies that the movement has worked so hard to revive.
Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale.
Trailer: http://thetake.org/media/TheTakeQUICKTIME.mov
Website: http://www.thetake.org/index.cfm
VideoOnline: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6939956197822128063

 
*Cinema Klandestino*
Inspired by the Cineclubs of Bogotá, the Cinema Klandestino Collective have spent the past year and a half bringing the best of Latin American cinema, old and new, to a Bristolian audience.
Launched in November 2007, Cinema Klandestino is Bristol’s roving underground cinema club, screening features, documentaries and shorts on a weekly basis and providing a non-profit alternative to mainstream cinema for a weekly fee of only two British pounds – all of which goes to improving their setup and sourcing new films.
Borne out of a do-it-yourself philosophy, Kolectivo Klandestino have a conscious commitment to providing a space for exploring the cultures, societies and politics of Latin America and an opportunity for Bristolians to engage with film and one another.
Situated in an ever-expanding series of squatted spaces and independent Social Centres, the occasional Scout Hut and in people’s homes, CineK explores the geogra- phies of Bristol’s underground social scene bringing people and place together in new ways. In line with its do-it- yourself philosophy, the collective requires participants to take a step towards them and call the Klandestine Hotline to find out where each event will be held.
Cinema Klandestino is plugged firmly into the Bristol’s alternative cultural scene. From their Latin niche with- in the city’s vibrant independent cinema culture the collective have forged links with numerous other groups in the city, working with them to cross-promote independent cultural and political events and modes of organisation.
*http://www.cinemaklandestino.org
07747 833376*

Library House Newsletter 11th-18th May

Posted in events on May 10, 2009 by cHe0

Hello everyone

Put down on your diary the two next special dates:
Library House day on 23rd of May. One of the last event? :) A chilled out day of workshops, food, lazing around in the garden, bonfire and music (jam session and hopefully some DJs!). probably starting at about 4pm. More details later!
Cinema Klandestino on 29th of May. A collective from Bristol will come and present some latin american movies! http://www.cinemaklandestino.org

==Monday 11th 6.30-8pm==
*Kundalini Yoga 6-week course*
Kundalini Yoga returns to The Library House for six weeks only. The theme is vitality, Working with breath movement, mantra and meditation we will tap into our infinite energetic reserves and release old debilitating energy.Donations appreciated.
Wear loose comfy clothing and bring water and a blanket or something warm to cover you; to relax in. If the weathers nice we’ll be outdoors. Contact Laura 07779 284527 for more details.

==Tuesday 12th April 8pm==
*Weekly Collective meeting*
This is a good chance to talk to the collective if you want to have an event in the space or to find out more about getting involved there.

==Wednesday 13th 10.30am==
*Court Case support!*
This wednesday 13th is our court case. A second session after the adjournment 2 months ago. Anyone who’s around is welcome to come at court for support: 10.30am at Lambeth County Court Cleaver St, London, SE11 4DZ.
For the bravest ones: Radical Breakfast at 9am at the Library House!

==Wednesday 13th 6pm onwards==
*POST COURT Cafe Marie*
If you cannot go to court with us come along at the cafe, get updates, get happy or sad with us! :) The weekly cafe starts around 6pm with lovingly cooked vegan food and access to the free shop. Friendly folks get together to chat before the films from Cinema Libre at 8pm. Expect a clever mix of political and current event shorts or similarly themed documentaries for most nights. Discussions between films, as well.

==Thursday 14th 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 17th 7pm==
*South London Squatters Network Meeting*
the library house collective is calling the squatters or ex- or futur-squatters living in south London to come to a meeting on sunday the 17th May, 7pm @ the Library House.
We thought it’d be a good idea to try again to build some networking, and share our experiences and skills!
Maybe the aim of this meeting could be to decide clearly what we want to do with a network, how and when do we meet etc.? or maybe something else?
And remember there are still the squatting practical night in 56a infoshop from 7pm every 2nd and 4th tuesday of the month.
These are exciting times, lets squat the world!

**<<== 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.
REGULAR EVENTS
*Tuesdays 7.30pm // life drawing*
naked narcisistic anarchists require people to draw us…
*Thursdays 1-5pm // bike workshop*
Tools and skills available to help you fix/build/pimp your bike
*Monday 18th 11am-2pm // Free English classes for beginners*
everyone is welcome, tea and coffee will be provided. contact: 07928102817 alisisalisis@hotmail.com
SPECIAL EVENT:
*Sunday 17th May 5pm onwards // Together4tamils presnts an evening exploring the struggle for tamil cultural identity and self determination*
cafe, exhibition, movies, speakers, discusion, traditional tamil musical satire and music till late.

**<<== Other Announcements ==>>**

**56a Info-shop Benefit Party @ Rampart Friday 15th, 9-late**
52 Commercial road : beautiful atmospheric post rock
Me and Goliath : Screamo Core
Sorro: Sludgy Doom
Hobocop- Dissidant Island DJ – dubstep
Klaus. Minimal step
@Rampart Social centre 15-17 Rampart st, E1 2LA. Whitechapel tube

**Anarchist Movement Conference 2009**
Anarchist Movement Conference 2009 will happen at Queen Mary & Westfield College on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 2009. The space will include 20 rooms and a large hall as well as a creche for both days. It is a chance to put our ideas on the table and rebuild ourselves. The barriers that exist need to be broken down, the experiences and ideas of those involved in anarchist politics need to be shared, discussed, critiqued and debated. The task is urgent, practical and necessary – are we as a movement mature enough to face the challenge?
http://www.conference09.org.uk
Please set aside 20minutes to register. Download the form at http://www.conference09.org.uk/register.html
If you are in a group in London PLEASE put this on your agenda at your next meeting. It is important that we see this as a part of what we are ALL doing. Its our movement, its our conference.
You can also register at Freedom Bookshop. Or email registrations@conferecen09.org.uk for more assistance

Queer Movie Night Fri 8th 8pm “Stonewall”

Posted in events on May 6, 2009 by cHe0

==Friday 8th May 8pm==
*Queer Movie Night*

“STONEWALL”stonewall
Who could have guessed that a bunch of men in dresses would breath life into the movement to win equal rights for gay men and lesbians? Certainly not the police who raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular “drag” bar in Greenwich Village. After a long history of police raids, extortion, and brutality, a gaggle of drag queens at the Stonewall decide they have had enough and begin to riot when the police try to load them into a paddy wagon. Told by “La Miranda” (Hector), a regular customer at the Stonewall Inn, the film is a recounting of events that led up to that fateful day in 1969. “Matty Dean” is the handsome angry young man that La Miranda meets at the Stonewall one day and with whom she/he quickly falls in love. “Bostonia” is the self-styled Queen Mother of the drag queens and guides each initiate gently “into the life.” Her lover, Vinnie, is the closeted proprietor of the Stonewall. His tragic response to the suffocation he feels bearing down on him from a homophobic world — perhaps as much as anything else — sparks the riots. This is the Stonewall Riots “As Told By La Miranda”.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114550/

This week (4th-11th May) at the Library House

Posted in events on May 3, 2009 by cHe0

==Monday 4th 6.30-8pm==
*Kundalini Yoga 6-week course*
Kundalini Yoga returns to The Library House for six weeks only. The theme is vitality, Working with breath movement, mantra and meditation we will tap into our infinite energetic reserves and release old debilitating energy.Donations appreciated.
Wear loose comfy clothing and bring water and a blanket or something warm to cover you; to relax in. If the weathers nice we’ll be outdoors. Contact Laura 07779 284527 for more details.

==Tuesday 5th 7.30pm==
*Queer Group Meeting*
A new queer (activist) group has started. It meets twice a month, once in North London (at LARC), and once in South London (at the Library House). The group is very new, so discussion about what it should be and do are still ongoing, but there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm to work on race/anti-racism issues, creating a queer bloc/affinity group for demos and actions, and community education (within our own communities and reaching outwards).

==Tuesday 5th April 8pm==
*Weekly Collective meeting*
This is a good chance to talk to the collective if you want to have an event in the space or to find out more about getting involved there.

==Wednesday 6th 6pm onwards==
*Cafe Marie + Cinema Libre *
The weekly cafe starts around 6pm with lovingly cooked vegan food and access to the free shop. Friendly folks get together to chat before the films from Cinema Libre at 8pm. Expect a clever mix of political and current event shorts or similarly themed documentaries for most nights. Discussions between films, as well.

==Thursday 7th 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 8th May 8pm==
*Queer Movie Night* STONEWALL

**<<== 2a 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