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WAKE UP! WAKE UP! IT'S YER SARKY AS YER LIKE...
Published in Brighton by
Justice? - Brighton's Direct Action collective
Issue 217, Friday 25th June 1999
Video screening of June 18th day of action at Glastonbury
@ Groovy movie cinema, Green futures field 25-27 June 10pm every night
"Booze-fuelled hardcore anarchists turn anti-capitalist protest
into orgy of violence."
- Daily Star
It all started nicely enough - 500 cyclists staged a
Critical Mass blockade of the streets, Lloyds and NatWest banks were occupied
and animal rights activists shouted at an empty building. No-one - least of all
the police - could anticipate the mayhem to come.
"Just heard that the boys at Tullett and Tokyo whose office overlooks
London Bridge have been waving their gold cards and shouting 'Wankers' at the
eco-warriors going past."
- E-mail circulating City
Liverpool St. Station, 12 noon: Ten thousand ungrateful, work-shy
dole-scroungers gathered to bite both the hand that feeds them and the free
sandwiches provided to lure them away from consumer Utopia; colour-coded party
masks distributed amongst the crowd resulted in four separate columns of
protesters winding their way through the city streets to converge on the belly
of the beast - The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange
(LIFFE). At this point the Carnival - organised by and for a coalition of nice,
peaceful anarchists- was hijacked by the disgraceful, masked-up, beer-swilling,
black-clad, cop-hating psychopaths that give anarchy a bad name.
And then the fun really began.
"We're being beseiged by open-toed-sandalled hippy vandals. We have armed
our doorman, Bernard, with a shotgun."
- Partner at Maclay, Murray and
Spens ('The Lawyer')
To the noise of pneumatic drill gabba from a sound-system, a trained Class War
hate mob trampled on the bare toes of decent liberal protesters and embarked on
a systematic redesign of the urban environment. 'Imagine London with its
rivers unearthed and its valleys revealed' they screamed as CCTV cameras
were bagged up, revellers danced in a four-storey fountain of their own urine
and the front door of LIFFE was bricked up with breeze blocks and cement hauled
in by crack-fuelled chaos junkies. Punk band P.A.I.N.- at least one member
sporting an outrageous mohican haircut- baited rioters with angry hate
music- with added percussion from boots going through the windows of a Mercedes
"Five activists are reported to have shaved the head of a besuited City
type, while pinning him against Freshfield's wall."
- 'The Lawyer'
Dreadlocked crusties disguised in Oxfam suits stormed their way into the
reception of the Liffe building, showering traders- cowering behind piles of
photocopied tenners- with fountains of diseased blood as bare feet demolished
the plate-glass reception. The masked middle-class mayhem mongers stormed the
escalators in pitched battle with salt-of-the-earth Cockney dealers before
being squirted back out on the street with champagne cannons.
"Bankers, traders and stockbrokers are the real working class."
Daily Telegraph editorial
Other demonstrators attacked branches of McDonalds; kamikaze vegans hurled
themselves through the windows and bombarded police with frozen burgers, urging
customers to eat Edward and Sophie instead. Others covered themselves with
ketchup and deceitfully claimed police brutality.
"Schroeders were attacked by climbing nuts, who attempted to scale the
building with ropes and crampons, but were thwarted when traders urinated on
- E-mail circulating city traders
Thankfully, citizens, such spontaneity is unlikely to happen again. Assistant
Chief Constable James Hart of City Police has stated: "We may, if
conditions call for it, be more assertive next time; we'll come in harder, at
significant risk to innocent members of the public peaceful protesters and
police officers." Or maybe they'll just ban dissent altogether.
"Next Friday will be the International City Day of Action. On this day, we
ask you all to don your finest pinstripe, knot the italian silk tie, booted
with British brogue, apply your monocles, glue mobile phone to ear and then
head off down to Brighton to disrupt as many dreadlocked soap dodging men and
women with dogs on string as possible."
- E-mail circulating City
traders (unfortunately everyone in Brighton will be at Glastonbury).
The actions of a few hundred troublemakers clearly intent on causing mayhem and
violence marred what was otherwise a great day out. This small, highly
organised group, some of them wearing suits and sporting mobile phones,
managed to get into buildings housing major financial institutions. One man who
didn't want to be named told SchNEWS: "They had little or no connection with
the thousands of ordinary protesters out on the streets and were clearly intent
on causing serious violence. They used computer and comms equipment and were
quite aware of what they were doing. We did all we could to stop them but by
the end of the day they had killed 11,000 kids. That may sound shocking, but
these people are responsible for that, through easily preventable
poverty-related diseases, every day . They give protests like the one today a
very bad name, because they own the newspapers that print complete crap about
what's really going on. It is very important that the public supports our
efforts to bring these people to justice".
June 18th was the day when the world's seven most industralised countries and
Russia (G8) met in Cologne, Germany. On their agenda was more economic growth,
more 'free' trade and more power for corporations. (check back issues of
SchNEWS to find out why these are bad things)
The city was chosen because it is the place, as Anthony
Sampson described in the 'The Midas Touch' where "people buy and sell blips on
an electronic screen. They deal with people they never see, they talk to people
over the 'phone in rooms that have no windows. They sit and look at screens. It
is almost like modern warfare where people sit in bunkers and look at screens
and push buttons and make things happen."
It's a place where a small number of people play the world's largest and most
risky video game - the money game. But the consequences of this game are very
real: human lives, ecosystems, jobs and even entire economies are at the mercy
of this reckless system. To the frenzied traders it's might be about just
gambling with blips on a screen, but to the Peruvian coffee growers who's just
had the value of their crop halved ovenight, the game's for real.
As Business Week once observed "in this new market
billions can flow in or
out of an economy in seconds. So powerful has this force of money become that
some observers now see the hot-money set becoming a sort of shadow world
government." Perhaps one demonstrator put it best "the damage to property
that happened today, is nothing compared to the misery these financial
corporations create in their never ending quest for profits."Are we all
ready for a terrorist back-lash?
And now for a lesson on how multi-national companies bribe whole towns. One
of the UK's biggest companies, Vodaphone recently got planning permission to
build a giant HQ on a greenfield site on the outskirts of Newbury. Vodaphone
refused to contemplate moving to other sites such as the vacated MOD site at
Greenham Common (which they reckoned was a security risk because of the peace
women there - all three of them!), they said to the town, give us permision or
we'll pack our bags and go. Vodaphone were also surprisingly enough supporters
of the Newbury bypass, which was built, residents were told, to stop traffic
congestion and infil development.
- Did you witness, photograph or video an arrest or injury at the J18
protests in London? If so please send details (location & time of
incident) with your name, address & tel number to Legal Defence &
Monitoring Grp, BM Haven, London WC1N 3XX.
- A discussion pamphlet on J 18 to be published soon. Send contributions,
analysis, critiques and graphics etc to
or RTS, PO Box 9656, London N4 4JY
Hey, it's wasn't just about one day: "It's about building a movement.
From the global to the local it's about taking back control of our lives."
Here's a quick round-up of what SchNEWS has heard so far about last
AUSTRALIA | ARGENTINA
| BELARUS | BRAZIL
| CANADA | CZECH
REPUBLIC | GERMANY
| ISRAEL | ITALY
| MEXICO | NETHERLANDS
| NIGERIA | PAKISTAN
| SPAIN | SWITZERLAND
| UK | URUGUAY
Kim Beazley, Opposition leader, was pied for speaking at an APEC/Global Trade
meeting sponsored by Shell. Protestors harassed the Stock Exchange, McDonalds
and Australian bank, Westpac who invest in the Jabiluka uranium mine. Elsewhere
in Melbourne, bells were sounded to wake up the world to Third
World Debt problems, a Critical Mass and a Food not Bombs breakfast were held.
Protesters blockaded the stock exchange with dead wombats!
Unfortunately the report we've received is all in Spanish.
Picketers from Eco-resistance and Chyrvony Zhond gave out flyers and toilet
paper to customers leaving McDonalds. Permission for a large demonstration
In Desterro protesters defaced a city centre clock (built by
an 'entertainment' corporation) symbolising the 500 years of "discoverment"
(invasion) of Brazil.
In Vancouver a hundred people blockaded the Stock Exchange. In
TORONTO the RTS was a fun celebration and reminder that public
space is for public benefit, though it occurred very much within an imposed
350 people met in central Prague, disrupting banks and multinationals despite
over a thousand police (probably due to the previous 7000-strong street party
with people from the Intercontinental Caravan, where there were 114
In Cologne, about 95 people were arrested, mainly from the
InterContinental Caravan, who have been making peaceful protests thoughout
Europe. People were beaten by police outside an art hall and 500 people
protested outside the chemical transnational company Bayer in Leverkusen.
The Caravan members came to Cologne for the World Economic Summit to ridicule
the Gang of Seven in a Gandhi-style "Laugh Parade", but 250 were prevented by
police from entering the city centre. They were surrounded and some arrested,
including Vijay JAWANDHIA, president of the Inter-State Co-ordination Committee
of Farmers' Organisations, and his wife. Police used brute force, injuring at
least two and making racist remarks, this despite an admission that there had
been no violence on the side of the Caravan. On Saturday 19/6 estimates of the
numbers still in custody ranged from 6 to 30 people.
In Tel Aviv, a street carnival was held, and torches lit for
the victims of corporate human and animal rights abuse.
Demonstrators established night-long autonomous zones in the centre of
Bologna. Similar actions took place in Milan, Rome,
Siena, Florence, Ancona and Hamburg.
On June 15, the Electronic Disturbance Theatre staged a virtual
sit-in and clogged up the Internet pathways to the Mexican Embassy in
the UK in protest at the continuing war in Chiapas.
Amsterdam protesters were not allowed any sound (not even a
car radio) or an 8x6m banner. 50 people and lots of press showed up.
A 10,000 strong "carnival of the oppressed," brought Port Harcourt, Nigeria's
petroleum capital to a standstill. Many were from the Niger Delta where oil
corporations are destroying their environment. Shell and Agip had their
offices blockaded and a street named after General Abacha was unofficially
re-named after Ken Saro-Wiwa and the old signpost pulled out.
In Gujrat, Pakistan there was an enthusiastic anti-nuclear procession. The
leadership of the trade union association, Apfutu, which had gone underground
on the 14th came out masked and veiled and joined the rally despite blockades
by a local administration eager to arrest them. Angry protesters broke the
police control circle. Women went on hunger strike outside the deputy
During a protest gathering about 300-400 hundred police commandos arrested
several of the leaders. They used baton charges and tear gas on innocent men,
women and school children. 50 of the protesters were released on bail, and the
rest were shifted to the district jail. A reliable source says they are charged
with attempting to damage/harm the territorial integrity of the country. The
punishment for this is death. Bail had now been granted to all but about 9
leaders, who are said to have been tortured and beaten.
Neither the defendants not the trade union organisations can raise the money to
hire lawyers to defend them in court, but they welcome any donations to the
"International Solidarity Funds of APFUTU": title of account: International
Solidarity Fund of APFUTU, bank account no : 1180 (U.S. Dollars), 1181 (German
marks); Allied Bank of Pakistan Limited, main branch, Chowk Nawabsahib Gujrat
Supporters may transfer cash direct to the above accounts or send cheques/bank
drafts to the union address: All Pakistan Federation of United Trade Unions
(APFUTU) Union House, Rang Pura, Sargodha Rd, Gujrat 50700, Pakistan Tel: + 92
4331 28736/26398 Fax: + 92 4331 525302 E-mail:
300 people spent a couple of hours with music, fireworks closing down streets
and banks and Lladro's, the richest and most hated speculator in
In Madrid seven days of action in the financial capital came
to a head with a Reclaim The Streets smack bang in the commercial centre of the
city. Other highlights of the week included 100 people occupying the Madrid
Stock Exchange for more than an hour.
In Barcelona, two small groups of people closed two main
streets in. One of them, in Sant Andreu Town, recreated a
beach and they give fried potatoes to commuters in cars. 100 people took part
in action at the derelict site of a squatted house evicted and demolished by
police two years ago, creating an organic vegetable and medicinal garden, with
In Sant Cugat (20 km from Barcelona)a bike demonstration of
just 13 people managed to close the motorway and get to Barcelona to join the
main demonstration. Barcelona's Reclaim The Streets proper took place with up
to 700 people dancing until 11pm.
In Zurich, 300 people occupied a construction site in an area
currently being gentrified and held one of "the best parties for years". In
Geneva, over 50 anarchists washed (!) major banks in the
centre and 100 took part in a mobile carnival.
In Lancaster activists occupied Freshfields,
a city law firm which boasts of representing nuclear, aviation, road transport,
chemical, mining, asbestos companies, tobacco products and the drinks industry,
this was followed by a critical mass.
500 people turned Glasgow's George Square into the site of an
unofficial party with two sound systems, a critical mass bike ride and one old
Ford Fiesta with a J18 RTS registration plate. The Bank of Scotland, the Job
Centre, The Army Recruitment Office and Strathclyde Police HQ were targeted as
demonstrators marched around the centre for about 2 hours then headed for the
park for more partying.
In Edinburgh Reed Employment had paint and posters telling
them what people thought about their involvement in New Deal plastered all
The Montevideo June 18th Network occupied the main square of the Old Town (the
financial centre).A trade fair was set up, with themes such as cheap labour,
child labour, education, local culture, consumption and communication. Trade
unions were also involved. There was also a parade, entering into the Stock
Exchange, the Banco de Montevideo and passing in front of the Ministry of
Housing and the Environment and McDonalds, where they stayed for a while
singing and getting in the way.
37 people were arrested after people reclaimed the streets in New
York's financial centre. For nearly 2 hours, 500 costume clad
protesters took over, tying up traffic and rallying in front of the New York
Stock Exchange on Wall Street. 2 People were nicked and equipment seized.
In San Francisco over 500 people came out to Reclaim the
Streets, dancing through the Financial District, stopping outside the corporate
headquarters of some of the world's largest and most vile transnational
corporations and financial institutions. Stops also occurred at two of the
city's giant retail chains.
In Los Angeles protesters played cat and mouse with the police
as they tried to hold a party, blocking streets despite baton charges. Police
were forcing people out of the park by pushing and hitting people with their
More than 100 activists joined in a Carnival Against Capital in frontof a Bank
Boston in the city's financial district. Hundreds more workers
watched, costing the bankers many thousands in lost "productivity." 600
demonstrators organised by Jubilee 2000 in Washington DC
formed a human chain around the U.S. Treasury Department.
In Eugene, Oregan, a parade escalated into violence as police
deployed tear gas and arrested 15 people for rioting, a felony, and other
charges. Three officers suffered minor injures in the rioting, as did an
unknown number of protesters. As many as 200 protesters played cat-and-mouse
with police for hours stopping long enough at intersections to disrupt
rush-hour traffic and anger drivers, but paraded away when threatened with
arrest and tear gas.
Around 50 demonstrators in Austin, Texas baracaded
both ends of a street and took control of a section of road. The police
arrived and arrested three of them.
For more weblinks on J18 click
Unfortunately, global capitalism has obviously managed to survive June 18th and
so the process of stripping away what minimal protection the inhabitants and
environment of planet Earth currently enjoy continues.
After the big G8 shindig at Cologne, the next date on the calendar of the
world's power elite is 29th November, when the 3rd Ministerial Conference of
the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will start in Seattle, USA.
Here high ranking representatives of member states will continue shaping what
has been called 'the constitution of a single global economy.' Feeling nervous?
You should be - that quote was from ex WTO head Renato Ruggiero. Since its
birth in 1995 the WTO has, surprise, surprise, become almost entirely dominated
by the big economic powers, who have vast technical, political and economic
resources deployed to ensure 'negotiations' go their way. Most 'agreements' are
dreamed up in small, informal meetings of Western officials, and then forced
onto developing nations, whose small, under-resourced and overworked
delegations have little chance of getting a word in edgeways.
Even big powers like the EU can feel the wrath of the WTO's unelected
globalising maniacs - which is why we are being forced to buy all our bananas
from one of Clinton's funders, not just the 70% we already did buy from
exploitative US firms in Latin America. Its also why we shall soon be importing
US beef pumped full of carcinogenic hormones.
What can we expect from Seattle99? More of the same, of course. The Millennium
Round of "negotiations" will focus on amongst other things TRIPs. This one is
unfortunately not about acid legalisation, but the sinister stitch-up which
allows US agribusiness companies to patent plants that farmers and herbalists
have been using of thousands of years, and them charge them for the right to
continue using them. So, what are we gonna do about it? As SchNEWS went to
press we were awaiting info on the plans for the resistance.We can tell you
that there will be a second Inter-Continental Caravan from Latin America, and
expect J18 style antics.Watch this space.
"Excuse me, Mr.Policeman, why are you in riot gear, guarding
a load ofold stones."
Down came the fence, and in poured the people, heading for the five thousand
year old Stone circle. It was nearly two hours before the Cavalry started
clearing people out. Private security swung punches and cops dragged people
away while all the time a helicopter with spotlight buzzed nosily overhead.
Next from the darkness came the riot cops, dog-handlers and the horses, their
heads flashing with red-lights, pushing people back out over the fence.
The next few hours were a surreal stand-off as the sunrise began in earnest.
Every now and then someone made a dash for it, there was the obligatory naked
protest, while others who had managed to clamber onto the relative safety of
the stones were joined by people who had been given tickets by English
Heritage. About 500 people had gathered now, watching through the lines of riot
cops as the sun began its spectacular sun-rise. With the 4 mile Exclusion Zone
recently ruled illegal in the High Court, this was the nearest most people had
got in years.
Stonehenge means a lot of different things to a lot of people. To some it is a
spiritual home - so imagine if you can, being at a church service, surrounded
by riot police who every now and then throw someone out who hasn't got a
'ticket'. To others it has been the scene of so many broken bones, arrests and
trashed vehicles as the authorities put their foot down hard on the free
The next night people again headed for the Stones, but this time even the
ticket-holders were banned by English Heritage. As one veteran put it "You
don't stop the whole football season because of a twenty minute pitch
- In 1985 a large convoy of vehicles on their way to Stonehenge were forced
into a field and brutually attacked by cops. It has gone down in traveller
folklore as the 'Battle of the Beanfield'. For a copy of the video 'Operation
Solstice' send £8 inc p+p (cheques made payable to Neil Goodwin) to 37
Nightingale Road, Wanstead, London, E11 2HD. Essential.
- Stonehenge Campaign newsletter Send SAE + donation to 99 Torriano Ave.,
London, NW5 2RX
- 'Last of the Hippies ' Wally Hope was one of the people who got the
StonehengeFestival going in the early 70's, and met with a very suspicious
death £1 + SAE from DS4A, Box 8, 82 Colston St., Bristol,BS1
by Alan Weisman (Green Books)
This is one of the most amazing, inspiring books you'll ever read. Over the
past 30 years, the Gaviotas community have turned parched savannah into a
sustainable forest of Eden, despite being surrounded by the violence of
Colombia. But this isn't some hippie drop-out commune, Gavotias have searched
and come up with solutions - dreamers who put their words into practice, and
for the most part got it right. "Surrounded by a land seen either as empty or
plagued with misery, they had forged a way and a peace they believed could
prosper long after the last drop of the earth's petroleum was burned away. They
were so small, but their hope was great enough to brighten the planet turning
beneath them, no matter how much their fellow humans seemed bent on wrecking
- Order from Green Books Ltd, Foxhole, Dartington, Totness, Devon, TQ9 6EB Tel
- Or get yer library to stock it (ISBN 0 930031 95 4)
July 4th, 106.6 FM, Independence Day special, Analysis on Kosova, June
18th,Britains part in the arms trade + usual mayhem 11am - 7 pm
Want something to do this summer - why not get along to a protest camp?
GORSE WOOD, ESSEX A new anti-road camp set up to stop the A170
bypass from Chelmsford to Southend, to be built under the Private Finance
Inititive Scheme. Directions -go round the back of All Saints Church in
Rettendon, and follow the path round until you come to the camp. 07957 915977
ARTHURS/CEDARS WOOD The camps are in National Trust owned
woodland, but despite that Manchester airport want the trees chopped cos they
might block radar signals. Directions: near Oversley Lodge Farm, Altrincham
R., Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire. Tel 0161 225 4863/07931 931850
Victory! Plans to trash a neglected woodland HAGBOURNE COPSE
by junction 16 of the M4 have been dropped. The woodland was up for sale and
the agents dealing with it just love industrial development. However, after the
Rational Trust, threatened direct action, the sale was dropped. Rational
Trust, c/o 21 Beaulieu Close, Swindon SN5 8AQ.
AVON RING ROAD The Camp to stop 'Bristols answer to the M25'
was recently evicted. A fun day and further actions are planned for 28th July.
BIRMINGHAM RELIEF ROAD
The campaign to stop England's first toll motorway continues despite the camp
being evicted last Friday. The road will be 27 miles long and will pave the way
for greenbelt expansion along its route. A new camp is promised soon. 07931
FASLANE PEACE CAMP
Still hassling the Trident nuclear base next door after 16 years! The latest is
that there's a massive development under construction on the west bank of Loch
Lomond. Trees have been cut down, a long-established swan's nest trashed, 2
lagoons filled in, so a golf course, hotel/lodges can be built. People are
badly needed, a camp is planned and there's strong local support. 5th July
there's a Reclaim the Loch meet Balloch train Station 11am. 01436 820901
The Anti-Wicca War" is a new book out that covers the 3 years of the
PRESSMENNAN WOOD campaign in Scotland exposing how the
bureaucratic process was rigged, and also talks about the importance of ancient
woods especially their use in alchemy. The woodland is still under threat
despite ancient woodland covering a mere 1% of Scotland - over 300 of the trees
are due to be felled in the autumn. To get involved email
To buy the book send £5 (includes postage) to Potent Productions c/o PO
Box 1021,Edinburgh. EH8 9PW
There's loads of eclipse events in the 'line of totality', all of which will
see you seriously out of pocket, so keep your ears to the ground for free
events. The police have already promised to use the party-pooping 'five mile
exclusion zone' powers contained in the Criminal Justice Act if they think a
rave might take place, so use your wits - and respect the land.
- Thur 1 onwards Russian Rainbow Gathering,
near Moscow Tel +7 (812) 3146920
- Fri 2/4 Bracknell Festival £40 Tel:
- Fri 4 Return To The Source Open Air Festival, Tel:0181
- Fri 2 - 4 Winchester Hat Fair Tel: 01962
- Fri 2-3 X72 End of the
world (according to Nostradamous) free party, Spain
Tel 0034 93 316 5763
- Sat 3 Mardi Gras Gay Pride Festival,
Finsbury Park, London £10/7
- Sun 4 Free Festival of Global Rights
(Hackney Marshes); Tel: 0181 808 9755 CANCELLED
- Fri 9/11 Larmer Tree Music Festival nr.
Shaftsbury £50 Tel: 01722 415223
- Fri 9 Education for Sustainable
Communities at Pearce Institute, Govan Rd., Glasgow 3 pm Tel 0141 332
- Sat 10 Conference on sustainable housing
by the Urban Regenration and Greenfield Environment Network (URGENT!) Ruskin
College, Walton St., Oxford Tel 07000 785202
- Sat 10 Summer Animal Fair, Hove Town
Hall, E.Sussex 10 am-5 pm organised by Justice and Freedom for Animals, PO Box
2279, Hove, BN3 5BY
- Sat 10-11 T in the park, Kinross,
Scotland £58 0115 912 9190
- Sun 11 Ambient Green Picnic, Shalford
Park, Guildford 12 noon - 9 pm Michael Dog/Mandragora + lots more
FREE/DONATION Tel 0956 319 692
- Sun 11 Demonstration to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the
fall of Srebrenica when 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were
massacred when the UN 'safe area' was allowed to fall to the Bosnian Serb and
Yugoslav armies. Tel Women of Srebrenica 0171 465 5312
- Mon 19 The three hunt sabs who were nabbed in December
1997 and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Violent Disorder after a big day out
at the Hursley Hambledon foxhunt are finally coming to court. Support them on
the first day of the trial, 1:00pm, at Portsmouth Crown Court. Portsmouth 3
Defence Campaign, c/o Box H, 167 Fawcett Rd, Southsea, Hants.
- Fri 16 Babymilk Scandel - London
Anarchist Forum, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Holborn) 8pm Tel
0181 847 0203
- Fri1 6 - 18 Severn Revels CANCELLED;
Tel: 01452 505384
- Fri 17 - 18 Ashton Court Free Festival,
Bristol Tel: 0117 904 2275 FREE
- Fri 17 - 18 Music In The Square,
Portsmouth FREE Tel: 01705 357593
- Sat 17 National Day of Action against Tarmac contact Earth
First! 07971 755823
- Sat 17 Derby Punx Picnic Bass Recreation
Ground, Derby 12 noon onwards + weekend of gigs
- Sun 18 Tolpuddle Rally and festival nr.
Dorchester. South West TUC events Tel 0117 965 3394
- Sun 18 NATIONAL GENETICS EVENT:Stop the
farm scale GE trial at Model Farm, Watlington, Oxfordshire rally followed by
walk to the site. Meeting place in Watlington tba Contact GEN on 0181 374 9516
To find out what genetic test crop sites are near you, check out the Friends
of the Earth web-site
- Mon 19-20 Organic Gardening Weekend Contact Henry
Doubleday Research Association Tel 01203 303517
- Tue 20 - onwards International anti-nuclear
camp near the Balakovo nuclear plant, one of the most dangerous power
stations in Russia. In 1990 protests stopped construction of the second part of
the plant. Contact Ecodefense!,Moskovsky Pr 120-34, 236006 Kaliningrad Tel +7
0112 437286 email
- Wed 21 - 25 Buddhafield Festival,
Somerset Tel 0181 677 9564
- Thurs 22 - 29 Annual Congress of the European
Civic Forum Stubbendorf @ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Tel +33 (0)4
- Fri 23 - 25 Foothills Festival, Wales
- Fri 23 - 25 Womad, Reading £65 Tel: 0118 939 0930
- Fri 23 - 25 Guildford Live; Tel: 01483 454159
- Fri 23 - 25 Music In The Sun, Donvalley Grass Bowl
Attercliffe, Sheffield £6 Tel: 0114 275
- Sat 24 Tissue! Tissue! We all fall down!
Action against animal to human transplants with an attempt to break world
record for largest ring-a-roses (currently 1,197 people) Jesus Green, Cambridge
2 pm sharp Contact Uncaged, 14 Ridgeway Rd., Shefield, S12 2SS Tel 0114 2530020
- Tue 27 - Wed 4 Aug. Sprial
Women's Camp near Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Pay what you can afford
Tel 0181 257 5028
- Weds 28 - 1 Aug Northern Green
Gathering, Pontefract, W.Yorks £30 0113 224 9885
- Wed 28 Protest naked for the right to be
naked in public 2 pm Royal Courts of Justice (Holborn tube)
- Wed 28 National Bog Day 0131 312 7765
- Thur 29 - 1 Aug Greenbelt 99 Cheltenham
Racecourse, Cotswolds, £60 0845 845 0021
- Fri 30 - 8 Aug The 4th Anarchist
summercamp, nr.Hannover, Germany Tel 0049 531 82909
- Fri 30 - 1 Aug Organic Food and Wine Festival at Royal
Horticultural Halls, London, SW1 Tel 0181 746 2832
- Sat 31 - 1 Aug Brighton Festival,
- Sat 31 - 2 Setting up Ecological
Communities course at Stepping Stones Coop, Wales 0870 7332538
- Sat 31 Sexual Freedom Parade 2pm Soho
Sq., London, W1. Sexual Freedom Coalition 0171 460 1979
- Sun 1 Sunsplash 99
- Sun 1-2 Ecotopia nr. Timisoara, Romania solar eclipse
info EYFA, Postbus 94115, 1090 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel + 31 20 665
- Sun 1 - 15 Moonshadow Eclipse Family
Camp, Cornwall 0181 941 6277
- Sun 1 - 21 Green Futures Eclipse Family
Camp - a snip at £200 01736 788926
- Fri 6 Hiroshima Day
- Fri 6 - Sat 8 The Big Chill 'Enchanted Garden
99', Salisbury £73 Tel: 0181 372 9735
- Fri 6 - 13 Zac's Tipi's Total Eclipse Camp (family
friendly) 01558 685682
- Fri 6 - 12 Megadog Essential Total Eclipse Festival,
Plymouth £95 Tel:0181 806 6242
- Fri 6 - 15 Sunshadow Festival, Torpoint,
Cornwall £85 Tel: 01502 230387
- Sat 7 - 12 Eclipse Party, Cornwall Tel:
0161 860 6472 £25
- Sat 7 - 14 Lizard Festival, Goonhilly
Down, Cornwall £125 Tel: 0906 2102376(25pp/m)
- Sat 7 - 14 Cornish Eclipse Stone
- Sat 7-8 Organic Gardening Weekend -
Henry Doubleday Research Assocation 01203 303517
- Mon 9 - 16 Solipse 99 Tel: 0049 30 440
- Mon 9 Nagasaki Day
- Mon 9 - 16 If I had a hammer.Trident
Ploughshares 2000 Disarmament Camp at Coulport Trident missile base, Scotland
Tel 01603 611953
- Tue 10 Prisoner Justice Day This day has
been commemorated in several countries since 1976. This year in the UK the
focus is on the notorious Woodhill control unit in Milton Keynes. Opened last
year, it consists of 3 units, where prisoners considered too "subversive" to be
contained in the mainstream of the prison system can be arbitrarily confined
until they "progress" with the behaviour modification programme. More details
from Anarchist Black Cross (London), 27 Old Gloucester St., London, WC1N 3XX
- Wed 11 Total Solar Eclipse Devon/Cornwall
- Wed 11 Tribal Gathering, Men-an-Toll,
- Thur 12 Day of action against the glorious
Twelfth (protest against the start of the grouse shooting season) Hunt
Sabs Assocation 01273 622827
- Fri 13 Abbey Park Festival Leicester
Tel: 0116 2673196
- Fri 13-14 Cropredy (Fairport Convention) Festival,
Oxfordshire Tel: 01869 338853
- Sat 14 Brighton Gay Pride FREE 01273
- Sun 15 National Vegan Festival, Camden
Centre, Bidborough St., London WC1 0181 670 9585
- Sun 15 Smokey Bears Picnic, 2 pm Southsea
Common, Portsmouth FREE
- Wed 18 - 23 Earth First! Summer Gathering
in East Anglia. Contact 0113 262 9365
- Sat 21 - 22 V99 Weston Park, Staffs £70 Tel: 01142
- Sat 21 - 22 V99 Chelmsford £70 Tel: 01142 554973
- Mon 23 - 26 second conference of the People's
Global Action against 'free' trade and the World Trade
Organisation.Hosted by the Karnataka State Farmers Association in Bangalore,
- Tue 24 Aug - 19
Sept Apple - a story of club culture The Etcetera Theatre
(above the Oxford Arms), Camden Town, London NW1
- Fri 27 - 29 Reading Festival £78
Tel: 0181 961 5490 if you must
- Fri 27 - 30 Exodus festival, Long Meadow
Farm, Charlton, Beds FREE 01582 508936
- Sat 28 - 30 Leeds Festival Tel: 0181 961
- Sun 29-30 Notting Hill Carnival, FREE
- Mon 30 Sutton Green Fair, Carshalton
Park, Ruskin Rd., Carshalton, Surrey. 10.30 am - 8 pm 0181 647 7706
- Fri 3-5 Building Sustainable Economies, Centre for
Alternative Technology, Machynlleth,SY20 9AZ
- Sat 11 Norwich Reclaim The Streets 0793
- Sat 11 National demo at Wickham Research
Laboratories 12 noon meet in Mill Lane car park Tel 01705 588516
- Tue 14-17 Demonstrations against the Defence
Systems Equipment International, Chertsey and London Docklands arms
fair. Campaign Against The Arms Trade 0171 281 0297
- Sat 16 Anarchist Bookfair, Conway Hall,
Red Lion Square, Holborn, London 0191 2479249
- Mon 18 Marks the 15th anniversary of Veggies
catering company to be celebrated with parties and picnics. The
comprehensive Animal Contacts Directory is available for £4/3.50 from
Veggies Catering Campaign. Tel: 0115 958 5666 E-mail:
A book is to be published, if you've got any submissions should be sent to 180
Mansfield Rd., Nottingham, NG1 3HW
- Fri 15 23 Aberdeen Alternative Festival
- Tue 2 - 4 Shut down the Copex arms and equipment
fair at Sandown Park.This is the place to be if you are a dictactor on
the look out for the latest in electro-shock batons or other torture equipment.
Campaign Against The Arms Trade, 11 Goodwin St., London, N4 3HQ Tel 0171 281
- Wed 22nd Winter Solstice and Full Moon
- Sat 1/1/00 Satanic orgy Royston Parish
Church. Please bring condoms and a partner.
FOR MORE PARTY & PROTEST INFO CHECK OUT
- Rebal Alliance last Weds every mnth 7pm upstairs @
Hobgoblin Pub (next one 30 June)
- London Reclaim The Streets meet every Tuesday 7pm - Cock
Tavern pub, Phoneix Road, Euston. Tel 0171 281 4621
- SQUALL Crew presents COMMOTION every
alternate Friday(next one 2nd July)Pembury Tavern, Amhurst Rd., Dalston Lane,
- London Anarchist Forum meet every Friday 8pm Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, London WC1r (Holborn tube) Tel 0181 847 0203
Despite the best efforts of the authorities, people are still putting on free
parties up and down the country. Here's a few do's and don'ts just in case you
stumble wide-eyed across one:
- Be prepared to be self-sufficient. Facilities will be minimal.
- Park sensibly, keep site roads clear.
- Be friendly to local residents, ramblers etc. Smile - you're at a free
- Bury your shit!
- Don't trash the site - take a bin bag.
- Fires - use dead not live wood (it doesn't burn)
- Make a donation - if someone passes a bucket round, don't be a mean git. It
costs money to put on a free event.
- Know your rights - get yourself a BUST CARD, 10p from Release. Advice line
0171 729 9904.
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