November 11, 2016
We will be listing activist groups, actions, demos etc but for the time being here’s a page of Activist groups based in and around London. And of course for news of what is happening in the UK activist scene there’s still no better resources than Indymedia, Schnews and Veggies!
NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION
#DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017
On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.
Trump stands for tyranny, greed, and misogyny. He is the champion of neo-nazis and white Nationalists, of the police who kill the Black, Brown and poor on a daily basis, of racist border agents and sadistic prison guards, of the FBI and NSA who tap your phone and read your email. He is the harbinger of even more climate catastrophe, deportation, discrimination, and endless war. He continues to deny the existence of climate change, in spite of all the evidence, putting the future of the whole human race at stake. The KKK, Vladimir Putin, Golden Dawn, and the Islamic State all cheered his victory. If we let his inauguration go unchallenged, we are opening the door to the future they envision.
Trump’s success confirms the bankruptcy of representative democracy. Rather than using the democratic process as an alibi for inaction, we must show that no election could legitimize his agenda. Neither the Democrats nor any other political party or politician will save us—they just offer a weaker version of the same thing. If there is going to be positive change in this society, we have to make it ourselves, together, through direct action.
From day one, the Trump presidency will be a disaster. #DisruptJ20 will be the start of the resistance. We must take to the streets and protest, blockade, disrupt, intervene, sit in, walk out, rise up, and make more noise and good trouble than the establishment can bear. The parade must be stopped. We must delegitimize Trump and all he represents. It’s time to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and the world that sustains us as if our lives depend on it—because they do.
###In Washington, DC
DC will not be hospitable to the Trump administration. Every corporation must openly declare whether they side with him or with the people who will suffer at his hands. Thousands will converge and demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime. Save the date. A website will appear shortly with more details. #DisruptJ20
###Around the US
If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. #DisruptJ20
###Around the World
If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of neocolonial power. Our allegiance is not to “making America great again,” but to all of humanity and the planet. #DisruptJ20
Spread the word. Join the fight. #DisruptJ20
SATURDAY 5th MARCH 2016
Radical Housing Network are calling a collective action: opening OUR HOUSE occupied Social Centre for a week, publicly taking back disused space of the super-rich, and turning it back from investment to a much better use.
Meet on SATURDAY 5th MARCH 10am at Kings Cross Station Entrance to Platform 1. From there we will go to the opening of the space, numbers are really important at this stage and we need people to support the action: banners and people are integral.
Our House will be open to all, it’ll be a family friendly space, with activities for kids, it’ll be collectively hosted, and run for a week in the build up to the march against the Housing Bill on Sunday 13th March. There will be a schedule of workshops and events , music, food and much more! This will be a significant attack on property profiteers, as well as uniting ourselves and supporting those who’ve not yet taken this form of action to do so. Get in contact if you’ve got any ideas for an event!Facebook event forFacebook event for theNATIONAL DEMO AGAINST THE HOUSING BILL ON MARCH 13TH: https://www.facebook.com/events/973999866019425/please share these and invite others.************************************************MORE INFO on the action:While property brokers buy up every square inch of
our city, local authorities are forcing poor people to be housed out of London, with over 68,000 people in slum-condition temporary accommodation and millions more on council housing waiting lists. The government’s response is to push through a Housing Bill that marks the biggest attack on social housing provision we’ve ever seen.To highlight the malicious nature of this Housing Bill on all but the richest, some of us involved in the Radical Housing Network are planning direct action. We plan to set up a social centre in a highly politically significant space. When our community centres, libraries and homes are being taken away, we can reclaim space from the elite. People experiencing and challenging the housing crisis need cultural and creative spaces to share our struggles. And we need space to explore how the right to a secure home intersects with the other things we want, need, and are proud of in our lives – how the crisis affects us all differently, but how we’re all in it together.Running this space as a social centre will involve a programme of workshops on practical and not-so-practical skills, advice drop-ins, discussions, cooking meals, performances, and a host of other events. There will be an action element discussed and decided at the centre as well. The social centre will run for the days preceding the demonstration on March 13th.Over the last 18 months we have seen a number of successful significant housing occupations, from the Carpenters Estate, to Sweets Way, to the Aylesbury, highlighting the criminality of evicting long term residents to make way for private redevelopments. Now we feel its time to take action within the boulevards and avenues of the rich. We need to mount a significant attack on property profiteers, as well as uniting ourselves and supporting those who’ve not yet taken this form of action.
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