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From: "Jo Makepeace" (webmaster@schnews.org.uk)
Subject: SchNEWS 575, Friday 9th February, 2007
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:02:21 -0000


The demise of the Square Social Centre in London does not mean activists have been idle on the Capital's streets. A new squatted social centre, The Vortex, has been operating since being occupied on 6th January. Offering a daily cafe, plus radical cinema, club nights, talks, workshops and meeting space, the club has been proving popular. Perhaps more so than the plans to redevelop the site with the (oh yes of course) obligatory luxury flats and Starbucks.

With the support of locals, they managed to repel an eviction attempt by private goons on Jan 26th (photos and video at indymedia.org.uk) but following a subsequent high court ruling they are now facing another eviction attempt at any time.

Why not get down and show your support, lend a hand, and demonstrate your resistance to the latte of the law.

The Vortex is at Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 and aims to be open to the public daily from 12am to 11pm.


From: Jo Makepeace (webmaster@schnews.org.uk
Subject: SchNEWS 579, Friday 10th March, 2007
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 20:35:17 -0000


The Vortex social centre in Stoke Newington, London, was evicted earlier this week. First thing in the morning high court bailiffs and police moved in and turfed everyone out, eventually removing the one enterprising soul who'd hid in the attic and begrudgingly allowing most of the equipment inside to be removed. The old Jazz bar had been occupied since the beginning of the year and had been open for numerous and varied community events. A demo against the eviction has been called for Sat, March 10, from 11am-1pm at the entrance to Abney Park Cemetary, Church Street, London N16.

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