After 2 years, Reel News is finally back live – in a space which hopefully everyone will feel comfortable in. Big screen in a large outdoor heated beer garden, cover from the elements and fantastic pizzas, as we restart our informal blend of films, chat, music and drink – with a fair amount of organising thrown in …
THIS MONTH (Timings approximate): 7pm – 7:30pm SCUNTHORPE SCAFFIES STRIKE
One of the most important disputes in Britain at the moment, with scaffolders working for contractors at British Steel on all out strike just to get the proper rate for the job, in a dispute which has also seen unofficial walkouts in solidarity and direct action targetting the bosses. We’re hoping to have UNITE organiser JOE ROLLIN along to give an update, and we’ll also have news on action you can do to support the scaffies – here in London (keep the 17th free) as well as elsewhere.
7:30pm – 8:15pm STOP THE EDMONTON INCINERATOR
The major climate change struggle in North London, where the North London Waste Authority want to expand an incinerator which already causes some of the highest levels of pollution in the UK, causing serious health issues and above average infant mortality rates to the mainly non-white population that surrounds it. The expanded incinerator will put out a whopping 700,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, making it impossible for London to meet its climate targets – and with no pre-sorting of recycleables from the black bin waste that will come from seven London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington & Waltham Forest – disgracefully, six of them Labour councils), loads of our plastic will be burned in the incinerator too. DELIA MATTIS from Black Lives Matter Enfield will explain more about the huge local campaign, the environmental racism of the project and why it’s so important to build an equally big one in Hackney and the other five boroughs involved.
8:15pm – 9pm SWAZI LIVES MATTER
In Swaziland, Southern Africa, protestors are calling for justice for victims and survivors of state violence, and an end to the regime that continues to intensify the poverty and exploitation. There have been huge mobilisations against the regime and just recently the President of the Swazi national student union was released on bail after being charged with alleged sedition and proprty damage. While many other activists are still in jail, this is a victory which is certain to kick off another wave of protests. Activists from SWAZI LIVES MATTER will be giving a full update – and facilitate a discussion about how we can deliver practical solidarity.
9pm onwards: plenty of time to stay and chat informally over a drink – as always, admission FREE.
Running Time: 12:25 In Swaziland, Southern Africa, protestors are calling for justice for victims and survivors of state violence, and an end to the regime that continues to intensify the poverty and exploitation. In this […]
Running Time: 8:17 In unprecedented scenes, a demonstration against the expansion of the Edmonton incinerator sensationally shut down the North Circular Road in North London, marching al the way to the incinerator itself – despite […]