East London Against Gentrification

Two events being held in East London this week are worthy of a plug, highlghting as they do the devasting impact gentrification and the London Olympics are having on working class communities in East London.

First up:

Vancouver Anti Poverty Committee: Fight the Olympics
Public Talk on Wednesday the 21st of May 8pm

Action Eastend and London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP) are organising a joint public meeting for a Canadian comrade involved in the Anti Poverty Committee in Canada and anti-olympic solidarity.

She will be introducing the ‘Five Ring Circus’ film about the travesty of the 2010 Winter Olympics followed by questions and discussion.

The event is being held at the Bowl Court Social Centre, Bowl Court, Shoreditch.

Then on Saturday:

Movement for Justice in El Barrio: Gentrification from Harlem to Dalston
Public Talk Saturday the 24th of May

Juan Haro, a speaker from Movement for Justice in El Barrio, will talk in Dalston about their struggle against displacement by gentrification in Harlem, New York City.

The venue is Passing Clouds, on Richmond Rd, just off Kingsland road in Dalston from 7pm.

This will be followed by Latin bands and DJs hosted by Movimientos at around 9pm “From folkloric to electronic Movimientos is the sound of London’s Latin alternative”. (£5 entry)

For further details check indymedia.

Finally we say a belated goodbye to WiminSpace Social Centre in Hackney which was evicted just over a week ago. The folk involved in this popular space for women and trans-people are setting up an anarcha-feminist collective. If you want to be part of the early stages of forming this group then get in touch: womenorganise@yahoo.co.uk

We’re feeling very worthy today, we’ll be back to sarcasmand abuse soon.

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