Hackney Heckler issue 2 out now

Issue 2 of Hackney’s best (and only?) radical lefty rabble rousing free-sheet is out now. This time it includes: Top Ten Hackney novels Hackney’s unemployed standing up against the job centre Plus a load of smaller news pieces and a roundup of upcoming events. And a whole lot more! Copies will be available in various …

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Brixton Cops Ban Bashment & Funky House

“We know there are disputes between gangs, and gangs have affiliations to certain promoters and venues,” Sergeant Strange told the South London Press.“We are taking steps to keep warring – and I don’t use the word lightly – factions apart,” he continued, “This has been a problematic club and the main reason is the type …

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Hackney Heckler – debut issue out now!

Hackney Heckler has been launched | Hackney Solidarity Network. Local troublemakers HSN have produced a spiffy newsletter! It covers a whole swathe of things that you won’t read about in Council-sponsored media – and it’s completely FREE! Oh yes, and it also features “the top ten tunes about Hackney” by yours truly: a terrifying cross-genre …

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“Granny Smith doesn’t matter any more”

Or: why I support the posties Many people who read this blog will send and receive a lot of mail. I reckon we’ve all got a little pile of 12″ envelopes stashed away and many of us will also get dvds and books and all sorts sent our way on a regular basis. Maybe we …

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smashing phallic imperialism in Norfolk

We headed off for some more tent-related fun after Camp Bestival. The original plan was to go to Wales, but the reports of gale force winds and torrential rain dampened the spirits of even the sturdiest in our crew. Needless to say this isn’t really my bag – last year’s experience on the Isles of …

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gigs seven and eight

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 7. Test Dept, Hackney Empire, 23/1/87 We’d come down to London to go to a Julian Cope gig in Westminster but it was sold out (perhaps unsurprisingly as it was around the time of “World Shut …

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