Over the last two years an incredible wave of social protest and
action has engulfed Argentina. In the midst of a severe economic
crisis there have been massive street protests, over 200 factory under
workers control, more than three hundred coordinated microenterprise
cooperatives organized by unemployed women and men, countless
neighbourhood associations formed, and many other autonomous popular
initiatives. Yet, little is heard about this in the United States or
in Europe. Hogshead Pub, upstairs, 7pm, Wednesday 18 June 2003.
EU Summit happening on the 20-22 June on the Halkidiki peninsula in
Greece. The summit has been moved from Thessaloniki apparently because of
fears of crowd trouble, with one cop saying 'Nothing will be able to come
close to the summit, not even a fly.' European heads of state will
discuss amongst other things EU expansion, new measures to control
populations in the name of 'security' and building ever-higher defences
for Fortress Europe.
Party for Independence from the USA. You are cordially invited to the
Gatecrasher's Ball, Menwith Hill Spy Base, North York Moors. Put on a
party mask and wear your best tuxedo or ball gown. Bring food, a
bottle of bubbly, party poppers, ladders, etc. For your entertainment
there will be sound systems, samba, bands and speakers including
comedian Mark Thomas. 4 July 2003. 01943 466405
Alternatives to War: Security and Sustainability. Two sides of the
same coin. Speakers incl Vandana Shiva, Anita Roddick, Ann Pettifor,
Satish Kumar, Caroline Lucas. City of London School for Girls. 5 July 2003.
020 8340 3967
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Concert in The Park. George V Playing Fields,
Farnborough. Gates open 5pm, Sat 5 July 2003. Sponsored by TAG
Aviation and BAE Systems! Help leaflet the event so the concert-goers
know who their sponsors are.
Baku-Ceyhan Campaign. Pipeline Protest at DFID. A section of pipeline
covered with thousands of protest letters will be presented to DFID.
Meet outside DFID's offices, Palace Street, London SW1. Monday 14 July 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org 020 75661673
Earth First! summer gathering. A get together for people involved-
or those that want to get involved- in radical ecological direct action
get together for four days of time and space to talk, walk, skill share,
learn, play, rant, find out whats going on, hang out, laugh and
conspire. The gathering is an example of non-hierachical living- this
means that everyone helps out, from food prep to cleaning the toilets.
This year's event is somewhere in a field in North Yorkshire. £10 on
the gate. Food provided by the Anarchist Teapot (About £3 a day). No
dogs except by prior arrangement. EF! Summer Gathering c/o Cornerstone
Resource Centre, 16 Sholebroke Avenue, Leeds LS7 3HB. 13-17 August 2003.
Introduction to Renewable Energy Weekend Course Centre of Continuing
Education, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The course will give an overview
of the technology of renewable energy and outline the basic principles of solar
electricity, solar water heating, small-scale wind power and microhydro-power
and their applications for homes, businesses and farms. Green Dragon Energy.
12-14 September 2003. 01974 821564
Gaia's Kitchen. Julia Ponsonby demonstrates a wealth
of experience in balancing the need for diversity of diet with the
need to support local producers. Daphne Lambert will focus on the
nutritional benefits of an organic, wholefood diet, demonstrating
the value of juicing, sprouting and dehydration. Schumacher College,
Totnes, Devon. 14-19 September 2003. 01803-685934.
Business and Sustainability: Towards Natural Capitalism.
Exploring the possibilities of an economic system that recognises
natural capital, and look at nature as teacher and role model for
our industries and business. Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon.
21-26 September 2003. 01803-685934.
Holistic Food Course covering organic growing; energy
use and solar cooking; food seasonality with traditional and innovative
methods of preserving; and composting all waste to complete the
cycle. 170€-320€ including food and accommodation.
24-30 September email@example.com
Permaculture in 5 days. Extended Introductory course
with Patrick Whitefield. 25-29 September 2003. Talamh Life Centre, Birkhill House, Coalburn,
South Lanarkshire. ML11 0NJ 01555 820880 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rushmoor have prepared a secret report in collusion with KPI, to serve Compulsory Purchase Orders on anyone in Farnborough town centre who gets in KPI's way. This is to be discussed at the next Rushmoor Cabinet meeting. 14 October 2003.
Worldwide Day of Action against McDonalds 16 October 2003. 0845 458 9595
The Roots Of Learning: Reconnecting To Nature. How
can teachers help children reconnect with the natural world - no
matter where they live? This course will immerse participants in
the wonderful ways that this connection can be built at a number
of levels: conceptual, emotional, spiritual and practical.
26-31 October 2003. Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon. 01803-685934.
Stop the Corporate Invasion of Iraq. Protest outside
the Conference 'Reconstructing Iraq' (admission £1099) to demand
that Iraq's people be allowed to determine their own economic
future. 1 Whitehall Place (near Embankment tube) 8.30am onwards, 22 October 2003. 0207
837 0561 email@example.com
Bushwars and Blairism: Milan Rai, anti-war campaigner
joins Mark Curtis, author of a critical history of British Foreign
Policy and Loretta Napoleoni, expert on the funding of Al Qaeda to
discuss, war, what was it good for? 7.30pm, The Union Tavern, 52
Lloyd Baker Street, London. Free/Donation. 28 October 2003.
'Don't Worry It Is Safe to Eat - the True Story of GM food,
BSE and Foot and Mouth' talk by the author Andrew Rowell 11am
Talk followed by debate at the Cafe' Diplo, French Institute 17,
Queensberry Place, SW7 London. Booking in advance helps the
organizers £2 non-members/£1 members 0709 234 8726. 1 November 2003
World Vegan Day - London Animal Action are holding a
free Vegan Food Fayre 12-4pm. St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street,
London WC1 6AF (off Shaftesbury Avenue) Nearest Tube: Piccadilly
Circus or Leicester Square. 1 November 2003.
Protect our Woodland route walk of the Arundel Bypass.
Now the scheme has been scrapped campaigners are pushing for
Binstead Woods and Tortington Common ancient woodlands to be
included in the South Downs National Park. Meet 1pm Arundel High
St., opposite Norfolk Hotel. 2 November 2003.
Farnborough Airport Consultative Committee. 20 November 2003.
Mobilize for Miami!! Miami, Florida, is hosting both
the eighth round of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA- see
and the eighth Americas Business Forum. "Trade Ministers from
34 nations in the Western hemisphere, and hundreds of their closest
commerce-inclined friends, will descend on this city for a week
of business and pleasure: the business of advancing capitalism's
parasitic agenda, and the pleasure of getting away with it. This
is the invitation that you and 800 million of your closest friends
have been waiting for. We are calling for creative, decentralized,
autonomous actions in response to the FTAA ministerial."
20-21 November 2003. firstname.lastname@example.org
Killer Coke: Resist the Evil Empire Conference to discuss Coca-Cola's activities around the world. Speakers from Colombia, India, Ireland, USA. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, Goodge St or Russell Sq tube stn. 1-5pm Sat 6 December 2003. Party afterwards.
Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI), a non-profit making organisation
dedicated to helping protect the global environment by researching and
promoting sustainable, low-impact alternatives to various aspects of
everyday life, run courses.