deterrent

“Did you wee in a jug last night, Dad?” “Er, no – I forgot.” “Mum’s gonna be cross with you! You better remember!” [adopts faux hypnotist voice] “Weeeeee iiiiiiin a juuuuuuug! Yooooooo wiiill remeeeeeeeember! Weeeeeeee iiiiiiin a jug!” “Isn’t it time you brushed your teeth?” It’s the foxes, see. They are bold as brass round …

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Battle for Broadway Market screening 11th Feb

HACKNEY INDEPENDENT FILM SHOW The Battle for Broadway Market   At the end of November 2005 an occuption was started by local residents at 34 Broadway Market to prevent it being knocked down for luxury flats. Over the next few months support multiplied and the news travelled around the world. It’s a story that brings …

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reading: Just for you, London

John Barker – Reader Flattery: Iain Sinclair and the Colonisation of East London Ben – Dalston Revisited – Report on the protest at Gillett ‘square’ today Hackney Independent – Winter 06/07 newsletter Bryan Magee – Clouds of Glory: A Hoxton Childhood (Pimlico, 2004) Unwaged fightback – A history of Islington Action Group of the Unwaged …

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Broader than Broadway

DVDs of the films ‘The Battle for Broadway Market’ by Emily James and ‘5 ½ roofs’ by Sepp Brudermann are available now. The proceeds will all go towards paying Spirit’s rent arrears for December and January? The DVDs are available @ £10 each, or £ 15 for the pair, if you buy direct from Spirit’s …

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Sat 25th: ‘Save the Spirit of Broadway Market’ Late night benefit film screening

5 1/2 ROOFS (15) UK 2006, director Sepp R Brudermann, 84m According to Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 the occupation of empty property in the UK is not illegal. In London there are more than 13.000 people living in squats. These are 6 episodes of 6 different London based squats and their …

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A dispatch from Tony’s cafe

Though my corner of Hackney has yet to attain a Middle-Earth level of cosmic grandeur, the ongoing battle between local people and the forces of regeneration has been growing in stature. We’ve got our very own Dark Lord, in the shape of a property developer called Dr Roger Wratten, who has an underground island base …

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34 Broadway Market – they thought it was all over…

Website for the community occupation of 34 broadway market. On Boxing Day morning, a new group of supporters of the campaign managed to enter and re-occupy the cafe. We have now undertaken an ambitious reconstruction scheme and are rebuilding the cafe almost as fast the wreckers smashed it down. (We plan not one but two …

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URGENT!!!!! EVICTION OF OCCUPATION AT 34 BROADWAY MARKET

Please copy and send out to as many people as possible Note to press: For details on the Broadway Market occupation please ring Dave on 07949239415 URGENT!!!!! EVICTION OF OCCUPATION AT 34 BROADWAY MARKET Sheriffs and Police broke into Tony’s Café this morning, injuring one of the occupiers and have allowed Dr Wratten’s men to …

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