Nottingham Indymedia launches with feature on a community squatting project, a feature on squatting and also a straw bale eco-building project on allottments near the city centre ( St Annes ). They must certainly be busy up there.
“A building empty for many years has been occupied. The neighbours constantly fed up with the council inaction, a mess in the garden, drug abusers round the back of the property, windows smashed. Not something you would like to live next door to. Thus, the group has much community support, and now they’re secure in their new home, there is much tidying up to do and this has already begun.”
Link to the articles by Tash on Nottingham Indymedia
Community Squatting Project
Feature on squatting
Feature On Eco Housing – Straw Bale project
Rampart 1st Birthday
Rampart Social Centre in London E1 is known for a variety of activities such as Internet Radio, video editing, band rehearsal, benefit events, and skillsharing projects. It is one of a few squatted political spaces that have sprung up around the country in the past few years. This weekend, May 21st, will see Rampart Street celebrate it’s first birthday.
A year is a long time in squatting in the UK with 2-5 months being typical.
Ramparts operate under the principles of ” non-hierarchical DIY culture” with a “strong emphasis on conscensus decision making” working on a purely non commercial basis.
So to celebrate in typical Ramparts style we can expect live music, film screenings documenting Social centre projects, vegan food, chillout and live music. Check the calendar and the Ramparts website for more details.
London Students Occupation
It’s cheap MLB jerseys based at 76-78 Gower Street. The building has dontation run cafe selling Zapatista coffee (as fair trade as you’re gonna get), shows films , has talks and provides meeting space for groups interested in social change.
Wednsday Nights are film nights showing a mixture of political and informative HERE film. This week Rising Veel Tide are Companies staritng a gallery space exposing cortporate (oil) arts sponsorship as greenwash calcuated to counter any negative publicity una from human rights abuses and global warming.