Monthly Archives: March 2007

Those Iranian Hostages … the smoking gun.

Recent rumours have suggested that the recent possible foray into Iran’s waters, resulting in the arrest of 15 British troops may have been due to the military’s new policy on smoking at work. The void’s impeccable source within the forces has confirmed that all military forces have been banned from smoking in enclosed spaces in advance of the upcoming government legislation aimed at stopping smoking in the workplace.

Our source has revealed that they may have slipped over into Iranian territory simply to have a quick fag. The government as ever is particularly disturbed by the revelations and have been quick to condemn the terrified mother and paid killer Faye Turney for smoking on Iranian TV. A government spokesman has said:

“Whilst we appreciate this is a delicate situation and that these may be difficult times for the individuals involved there is really no excuse for smoking on prime time television. Children all over the world have seen these images and it is frankly unacceptable and inexcusable, We appreciate that Faye may be experiencing some personal difficulties however we intend to take a firm line on this behaviour when she is released.”

Plans have already been drawn up to court-martial Faye on her return, in the meantime the government has released the image below (sponsored by Gallahers PLC) to warn of the dangers of smoking at work.

Last Call for RTF4

RECLAIM THE FUTURE 4
a day of workshops, info sessions, talks and stalls in a liberated London venue
Saturday 31 st March 2007 1pm -6.30pm

1pm Alternative film distribution , film showing * Olympics 2012 � Games Monitor * DSEI Arms Fair , London , September 2007* Intro to Transitional Culture- London Transitional culture group

2pm Space Hijackers – mystery surprise activity * Rising Tide (climate change) * Campaign Against the Arms Trade* Advisory Service for Squatters / 56a infoshop – Squat myth-busting/ squatting 101

3pm Faslane nuclear convoys * Actions around G8 meeting , Heiligendamm , Germany July 2007 * Detainee Support Group *

4pm Hands Off Iraqi Oil – Solidarity with Iraqi oil workers, resistance to Big Oil’s plans to privatise Iraqi oil; how the war and current oil scramble relates to global warming and what we can do about it * Haringey Solidarity Campaign – Why anarchists should organise locally * Camp Bling protest camp/Priory Park

5pm Insecurity – a chance for everyone to get involved in a radical re-think of squat party security. We don’t need the police, we can do it ourselves!

Dr. Bike/Bicycology drop-in bike repair space ( 1pm -6pm )

Other Workshops – times still to be confirmed:
Newham Monitoring Project – anti-terror policing, August 2006 police raid in Forest Gate and recent raids in local communities *German for beginners for the G8 – fun interactive lesson * 12 volt systems and lighting * Samba for beginners *

Projections, displays, art * CoMutiny Gardeners café * Cinema
Stalls include:

Haringey Solidarity Group, 56A Info shop/Advisory Service for Squatters, Active Distribution, Iraqi Oil Workers Solidarity, Priory Park, Faslane convoys, Camp Bling protest camp, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Disarm DSEI (arms fair actions), Detainee Support Group, London Rising Tide , RTF.

Followed by All Night Party with FIVE ROOMS OF LIVE BANDS, DJS, SOUND SYSTEMS, ART CABARET, INDYMEDIA / RAMPARTS CINEMA, CAFÉ, TILL LATE!

RTS live stage:- Nomadix roots ( reggae ), Headjam ( dub, dance ), Neck ( Celidh Punk ), Gertrude, 52 Commercial Rd ( psychedelic), Bottlejob ( punk ), RTS visuals

RTF URBAN CABARET:- Ian Saville Socialist magician, standup from Vic Lambrusco ( BBC ),Johny Fluffypunk, Whatsername, Becky Fury , Sir Gideon Vein, 12 Volt vandals ( liveactivist music ), Ecuador ( magician ),
live Conscious Hiphop from Manage, Ras Simeon Judah, JC01, OZ from ODC , Crowzone ( DS punkyhiphop ),
Casualty Corner( psychedelic band ), DJs: Megabitch, MC Chickpea, Terra Audio, Coltek & Lou D visuals.
Coltek / Scrap Records system.

REKNAW STAGE:- Spanner, King Blues, Mouthwash, Defcon Zero, Embers, Constant State of Terror.

SIREN STAGE:- in rough order
Beats & Pieces – Serif vs MixMasterMike
Breaks – Munkyboy vs Repeat / BPM
Jungle – Claire
D’n’B – Theo B / Frantic / Megabitch / Patrice
Techno – Rob Stow / Chuck Plethora and others

£5/£3 benefit for anti-war and anti-capitalist actions

location: check websites or phone on the day 07756 163405 and 07758 119655
http://rts.gn.apc.org/benefits.htm

wobbles in the void …

the void has been wobbling a bit recently which is a shame after a fine start to the year. We will be back shortly, with a relaunch of sorts so don’t go away just yet.

Because it’s far from over folks.

In My Language

“The first part is in my “native language,” and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawking freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not”

America Gets Pwn’d .. by Iran

Iran beat the U.S. in a wrestling bout 6-1 in their first appearance at the World Freestyle Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Iran’s winning wrestlers were Mehdi Taqavi (-60 kg), Hassan Tahmasebi (-66 kg), Hadi Habibi (-74 kg), Reza Yazdani (-84 kg), Amir Ganji (-96 kg) and Ali-Reza Rezaei (+120 kg).

A sign of things to come …

Iran beats U.S. in World Wrestling Cup

Reclaim the Future 4 .. Workshops Timetable

Reclaim the Future 4 grows nearer by the day and the timetable of workshops has recently been announced. So here they are:

Saturday 31st March 2007 – 1pm-6.30pm
1pm Alternative film distribution, film showing
* Olympics 2012– This Land Is Ours
* DSEI Arms Fair, London, September 2007

2pm Space Hijackers – mystery surprise activity
* Rising Tide (climate change)
* Campaign Against the Arms Trade

3pm Faslane nuclear convoys
* Actions around G8 meeting, Heiligendamm, Germany July 2007
* Detainee Support Group

4pm Hands Off Iraqi Oil – Solidarity with Iraqi oil workers, resistance to Big Oil’s plans to privatise Iraqi oil; how the war and current oil scramble relates to global warming and what we can do about it *
Haringey Solidarity Campaign – Why anarchists should organise locally
* Camp Bling protest camp/Priory Park

5pm Insecurity – a chance for everyone to get involved in a radical re-think of squat party security. We don’t need the police, we can do it ourselves!

Workshops still to be confirmed inc time, room etc:-

Dr. Bike/Bycycology drop-in bike repair space (provisionally 1pm-6pm)
* Newham Monitoring Project – anti-terror policing, August 2006 police raid in Forest Gate and recent raids in local communities
* German for beginners for the G8 – fun interactive German lesson.
* 12 volt sound systems and lighting – magic
* Wind turbines – ??
* Samba for beginners – Rythmns of Resistance
* Practical Squatting – ASS and 56a
*Transition culture – new London transition culture group

Stalls during the day and evening include:-

Haringey Solidarity Group, 56A Info shop/Advisory Service for Squatters, Active Distribution, Iraqi Oil Workers Solidarity, Priory Park, Faslane convoys, Camp Bling protest camp, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Disarm DSEI (arms fair actions), Detainee Support Group, Rising Tide

£5/£3 concessions – benefit for anti-war and anti-capitalist actions
location: phone on the day 07756 163 405 and 07758 119 655

http://rts.gn.apc.org/benefits.htm

Another Bloody Petition

We,re back and the motivation levels are rising again. Here’s a petition so save Radley Lakes from destruction … sign it!

The proposed destruction of Radley Lakes in Oxfordshire by energy giant RWE npower is one of the scandals of our age. Local communities are fighting to save the site, despite widespread gagging injunctions being served by npower. But as the legal processes churn on, npower has begun to destroy Thrupp Lake. In the last few days it has temporarily halted the destruction for the nesting season. Protesters are now trying to raise the profile of their campaign through a petition on the No 10 website.

“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Stop foreign-owned utility companies from ruining the British countryside”
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SaveRadleyLakes/

To find out more about the campaign visit http://www.saveradleylakes.org.uk