North London Practical Squatting evenings are back!

After a long summer break, the Practical squatting evenings are back on the north side of the river.

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm, at Offmarket 68 Dalston Lane E8 3AH, Hackney.

And still, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm at 56a infoshop, Crampton st, SE17 3AE.

Spread the word! Extortionate rents, eviction, huge council waiting lists, and still all these empty buildings around us.

The more people squatting the stronger the resistance! Fight the squatting ban!

See the North East London Squatters Network website

Squatting Criminalisation: Call out for action

Out of the squats and into the streets

 

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The Government wants to sneak through the criminalisation of squatting, it will be voted on in Parliament this Tuesday 1stNovember.

Over 95% of responses to the ‘consultation’ on squatting were against further criminalisation, despite this the government is still going ahead with their proposals – effectively bypassing democracy.

SQUASH have tried engaging with the democratic processes but despite overwhelming support to not criminalise squatting we have been ignored.

Our only rational response now is to call for people to TAKE ACTION. We have been forced into this position. See you on the streets!

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*MONDAY 31st OCTOBER : CALL OUT FOR A MASS SLEEP OUT*

CRITICAL MASS (BIKES) MEET AT WATERLOO BRIDGE 7PM
PEDESTRIANS MEET AT HIGH KEN TUBE STATION 6.30PM – EVENING STANDARD HQ -
NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE, 2 DERRY ROAD W8 5TT.
BRING SLEEPING BAGS.
if you would like to propose an event to hold during the sleep out
– teach outs, comedy shows, face-painting, music, cardboard house making, trick or treating, pumpkin soup kitchen
– get in touch, or just make it happen! remember, we’re going to be there all night, so bring things to keep everyone warm and busy!

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*TUSESDAY 1st NOVEMBER: EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS*

9am – Outside Westminster Housing Options Service, 101 Orchardson Street,
LONDON NW8.

THIS CALL OUT EXTENDS TO OTHER CITIES TO TAKE ACTION OUTSIDE THEIR REGIONAL HOMELESS PERSON UNITS WITH MASS SLEEP OUTS, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT.
FOLLOWED THE NEXT DAY BY AN EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS PERSONS UNIT IS, AND CHECK OUT THE HOW TO ON THE SQUASH WEBSITE.

see you on the streets

 

Link_go http://www.squashcampaign.org

Email Contact email: info@squashcampaign.org.

OffMarket FreeSchool

OffMarket Social Centre is back… and to kick start the project it will begin with 2 weeks of free workshops and skill-sharing sessions. See their blurb below for more information and how to get involved.

We, the OffMarket collective, take disused buildings and turn them into open resources. We have just moved in to 68 Dalston Lanes E8 3AH.  It is a larger space than we’ve had before, with a shop front consisting of a large back room, smaller rooms to the front and a good sized yard out back. We have lots of ideas about what to do with this space and look forward to hearing yours!

Free School: To launch the new space we will be holding a two week Free School packed with workshops and skill-shares. If you would like to propose a workshop or otherwise get involved with the running of the space you can come to our meetings every Monday at 7pm, email us on offmarket@riseup.net or just show up and get stuck in.

Workshops confirmed; Life Drawing, Sewing Curtains, Sign Writing/Flyer Making, Lock Changing, Shelf Making, Basic Electricity and Plumbing, Using and maintaining Power Tools, Insulation for Winter, Ecological Cleaning, Wireless Internet Security, 12V Music Making, Home Brew

And those whose times are already scheduled…
Tuesday 25th: Building Accessible Barricades 12-3
Wednesday 26th: Furniture Building and Carpentry 12-4 / Basic Tools
Skillshare for Women/Trans/Queer Folk 5-7pm
Saturday 29th: Vegan Cooking 12-5 / Café from 7pm
Tuesday 1st : Practical Squatting Evening 7-9pm
Thursday 3rd : Legal Workshop on Squatting from ASS 7-9pm
Saturday 5th : Self Defence 10-6

Open meetings are on monday at 7pm if you want to meet us, check the space out, or have any proposal to use the space!

Accessiblity: As of yet the space is not very accessible, we will be working on this as a priority and will have detailed info available in the next few days.

InfoUsurpa 24th – 30th October 2011

InfoUsurpa is a weekly listing of radical events happening in London’s autonomous spaces and beyond. If you can, then please help by printing and sticking it up in your local social centre or anywhere else for others to see.

To download it as a PDF click here

Resistance to Squatting criminalisation

Squattastic and SQUASH have been very active lately about the potential criminalisation of squatting. Don’t be fooled, squatting is still legal, and likely to be so for quite a while! but squatters are getting organised! Yesterday was the last day of the consultation. Check the above website and another thing you can do is send photos of bedrooms, pretty improved squats. Before/after shots preferred, but anything to make people think squatters make loads of effort! For this website (thousands of hits already!) http://www.squatorrot.wordpress.com Email annaannavo (at) gmail.com with photos and descriptions please.

InfoUsurpa 26th September – 2nd October 2011

InfoUsurpa is a weekly listing of events happening in London’s autonomous space and beyond, in a easily printable A4 format.

If you would like an event listed or to get it emailed to you weekly contact info_usurpa[at]riseup.net  – remove [at] with @ sign

For the latest issue see below or download the pdf here

InfoUsurpa 19th-25th

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