Saturday 10th March – 11am – 1pm
Meet at the entrance to Abney Park
Cemetary, Church Street, N16
(then down to the Danish Embassy for 2pm for
the Copenhagen Solidarity Demo)
Brings drums, whistles, banners, pots,
pans and general noisemaking equipment
Early in the morning of March 6th, high court bailiffs and police
moved in to evict the Vortex Occupied Social Centre.
The old Jazz bar on Stoke Newington Church Street, North London,
had been occupied since the beginning of the year and had been open for numerous
and varied community events.A demonstration against the eviction
has been called for Saturday, 10 March, 11am – 1pm, at the entrance to Abney Park
Cemetary, Church Street, N16.
An International Women’s Day event, due to take place at the Vortex on March 8th from midday,
is still happening, same time and day, but will be at a different location in the area
( phone 079 5078 1893 for updates).
The building was previously the home of the world-famous Vortex Jazz Club until notorious Hackney
landlord and property developer Richard Midda bought the Vortex and threw the Jazz Club out.
Midda’s intention is to turn the venue into a retail outlet, possibly with luxury flats above.
Rumour had it that Starbucks was interested in opening one of its lookalike corporate coffee shops
on the site.
In response to the threat of a Starbucks in Stokey, local residents formed Church Street Community
Action Group, which is committed to preserving the unique and non-corporate character of Church Street.
Starbucks subsequently claimed to have “no plans” to open a coffee shop on the Vortex site, although
it remains to be seen whether they will change their minds now the building is conveniently empty.
see main article on Indymedia http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/03/364596.html