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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 01:23:53 +0100
From: "Jo Makepeace" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: SchNEWS 302, Friday 27th April, 2001
URL - http://www.schnews.org.uk/
UK SQUATTING NEWS ROUND UP - APRIL 2001
11th Edition of Squatters Handbook now available
Contrary to what Louise Casey, the 'Tsar' of homelessness, knows, squatting is still legal. Just to prove it the new 11th Edition of the Squatters Handbook is now out. A definitive guide, even having the diagram of a yale lock!! Fully updated to take account of new Civil Procedure Rules. Great value at an incredibly low price of £1+57p postage. From the Advisory Service for Squatters, St. Pauls Road, London N1 2QN. (For squatting advice call 0207 359 8814 Mon-Fri 2-6pm; and they're always on the lookout for new volunteers)
Okasional Café (Manchester)
The saga continues! Manchester's Okasional Café is back. After a kickin' launch party last Friday, it's business as usual. Events, workshops, poetry and film nights, 3 course vegan meals, capoeira-all are planned. Now at the old Empire Exchange, 61 Charles St, nr. Oxford Rd train station. Tues-Sun 4-Midnite (or later!) Wanna get involved? 07753 606723 / 07977 760842
Eclectic City II (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Women Squatters in Newcastle have reclaimed a building to delay it being turned into a lap-dancing bar. It's been opened by the women as a Social Centre for the community rather than the proposed sad sordid watering hole that was given approval last Tuesday. Named Eclectic City II after a squat that was set up back in October on the future site of a massive entertainment complex called Electric City, the new squat is located in Carliol Square off Market Street. Eviction is threatened for early next week, so get down there soon to show your support before the poles go up!
Events are happening every day with a May Day benefit night this Saturday starting at 7pm (to follow on from the Tyneside May Day march). Squat Hot Line 07833 646228
Atherden Community Centre (London)
The squatted Atherden community centre in Hackney is gonna be evicted very, very soon. So get down there this weekend for a final fling of festivities and frolics designed to hold off the bailiffs!
This Sat (28) - 'Never Mind The bailiffs' spring fete, 1-8pm. Music, stalls, food etc.; Sun 29 café and film night; Mon 30 benefit café for Rhythms of Resistance samba band. Tues May 1st: 7am Mayday brekkie for striking Council workers, then all day open house, folks with kids especially welcome. Get down there!!
1 in 12 Club (Bradford)
27th till 12th May 1 in 12 club in Bradford celebrates 20 years of autonomous mayhem and fun, providing cheap food, beer and gig/party space (Sch 296). Program of events: 27th critical mass 5.15 pm from Centenary Square and then 20th anniversary party at the club. 1st: May Day carnival meeting at Infirmary Fields 12.30 pm. 5th-6th: Grand Football Competition, and yet another dance party. Finishing 12th with a day of workshops based on 'Taking Control - Direct Action and Autonomous Social Centres' from 12 pm till 5 pm and then cheesy disco from Leeds Action Group for Environmental Resistance (L.A.G.E.R) crew till late. 1in12 Club, 21-23 Albion St., Bradford, BD1 2LY Tel: 01274 734160
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