Anti Eviction Party

•October 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

faaag_o2A Belgrade Road has bailiffs coming on the 9th of October, so, we’re going to have a party on the 10th. Show your support by coming to the attempted eviction and the party and let the baliffs know they can bugger off.


Abahlali baseMjondolo the shack dwellers movement from South Africa visit Hackney

•August 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

‘Talk to us not about us’

Abahlali baseMjondolo the shack dwellers movement from South Africa visit Hackney

BENEFIT Fri 4 Sept 7.30pm-2am@ the Belgrade Social Centre, 2a Belgrade Rd, London N16 8DJ

Films and discussion with representatives from the South African shack dwellers’ movement, followed by uplifting African music from Jally Kebba Susso (kora master), Kodjovi Kush from the Soothsayers, Jah Warrior and Bubble-Wap featuring Isa GT.

£3 donation, free to hostel residents.

TALK Sat 5 Sept 3-5.30pm @ Navarino Mansions Community Hall, Dalston Lane, London E8 1AJ

‘Talk to us, not about us’ – talk and discussion with representatives from Abahlali baseMjondolo and Church Land Programme.

Fifteen years after the end of apartheid, poverty and inequality in South Africa have increased. The heritage of the liberation struggle means that today many communities are taking action to challenge this injustice. Durban’s shack dwellers started to build a movement in 2005 and Abahlali baseMjondolo is now the largest social movement of the poor in post-apartheid South Africa. The movement’s key demand is for ‘Land & Housing in the City’ but it has also successfully politicized and fought for an end to forced removals and for access to education and the provision of water, electricity, sanitation, health care and refuse removal as well as bottom up popular democracy. Amongst other victories the Abahlali have democratized the governance of many settlements, stopped evictions in a number of settlements, won access to schools and forced numerous government officials to ‘come down to the people’.

Children welcome at the talk. Venue is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets.

‘Talk to us not about us’

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Climate Camp Social at Belgrade Road this Saturday the 18th

•July 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Climate Camp are holding a fundraising social gathering this Saturday night from 7pm – 1am. Anyone attending the National Gathering during the day at Greenpeace gets in free, everyone else is expected to give a donation of a couple of quid. For your pleasure we have conscious music and spoken word from: Karen Grace Grassy Noel and many more tbc plus DJs Cal Jader (Movimientos) and Dreadnaut (Liquid Sound) sound will be provided by the Magnificent Revolution bike-powered soundsystem, so be prepared to get peddling!

For more information on the Climate Camp national gathering happening this Saturday and Sunday daytime see

D.A.M. Benefit at Rampart

•July 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

docA benefit party for Dialogues Against Militarism Friday 31st of July, 8pm onwards

Rampart Social Centre Rampart Street Whitechapel, E1

£5 – £3 suggested donation on the door

With music from:

Hello Bastards

52 Commercial Road

Dissident Island djs

Tickin’ Timebomb John

Film showing: “Occupation 101”

Speakers from D.A.M.

Vegan food on donation

D.A.M. formed from a cohort of U.S. military veterans, conscientious objectors, war resisters, social justice activists and community organizers from the San Francisco Bay Area. The idea is to connect anti-war activists and war resisters from the US with those in Israel/Palestine to work towards forms of more substantive support and solidarity for each other’s movements and to work collectively against the destructive forces militarism on a global scale. All money raised during this event will go towards funding the D.A.M. project.

Non-Commercial House GRAND OPENING this Sunday

•July 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

From Freeschool to Freeshop

161 Commercial street, the squat opened for the freeschool event on housing last month, is still occupied, and wioll be reopening to the public this Sunday with a 100% off Jumble sale, free bike repairs, free solar shower, stencil making workshop , food, and film showings.

Come on down from noon till 9 in the evening

please bring things to add to the free shop, and take anything you need.

Solidarity with the Landless movement of Brazil

•June 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Picture1(2)Time: Friday 10 July 2009, 05:00PM to 03:00AM

Place: 2a Belgrade Road, London, N16, United Kingdom
Access to land is one of the key issues for developing countries – and Brazil has one of the most inequitable land distributions in the world, with vast tracts of land held by ofton absentee landowners. Meanwhile thousands of peasants live in marginal lands in cities and rural areas. The Brazilian Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) has proved a huge success with the disenfranchised rural and urban poor in Brazil – becoming one of the largest social movements in the world.
Please come for a day of music and information in support of MST.
£5 donation entrance fee
Ground floor. Bands and bar. From 8.30pm
– Afro Indigenous Colombian band
– Millie and the Moonstone
– Tilt at Windmills
– Nila and the Rajas
1st floor. Sebastiao Salgado photo exhibiton
– 5pm – 11pm Brazilian food and cafe
– 5.30pm – Eu, tu e Eles (Me, You, Them) Brazilian romance film.
– 7.30pm – MST documentary
– 10pm Acoustic acts followed by an open mike.

this Sundays Cafe will be held at 161 commercial street

•June 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We are helping out with a london freeschool weekender this weekend, and will be holding our regular cafe at an irregular location; 161 commercial street.

The freeschool is in a newly squatted building and will be focused on squatting and housing related issues, including workshops and skillshares on plumbing, electricity, gentrification, gender and housing, and the property markets

For more info see