Squatters Digest and Social Centre Bulletin

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Rob Ray, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

    Thought I'd put this up as not everyone follows the various Freedom Press social media accounts (you monsters) but we have two semi-regular columns in particular which are aimed at keeping people informed on squatting and anarcho-adjacent social centre activities which I thought might be worth pointing to for Urban readers once in a while:

    The Social Centre Bulletin [latest] [tag]

    Squatter's Digest [latest] [tag]
     
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I was thinking it would be good to have a list of what's out there in the country and that first link does just that

    Social Centres to check out
    Birmingham
    The Warehouse Cafe

    Bradford
    The 1 in 12 Club

    Brighton
    Cowley Club

    Bristol
    BASE

    Cardiff
    Gentileza

    Edinburgh
    ACE (Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh)

    Glasgow
    GAS (Glasgow Autonomous Space )

    Hull
    Ground

    Leeds
    Wharf Chambers

    Liverpool
    Next to Nowhere

    London
    56a Infoshop
    DIY Space For London
    LARC (London Action Resource Centre)
    The Common House
    The Field
    Sylvia’s Corner
    MayDay Rooms
    Decentre
    The Feminist Library

    Manchester
    Partisan Collective

    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Star and Shadow

    Nottingham
    Sumac Centre

    Oxford
    Oxford Action Resource Centre

    Sheffield
    HeartCure Collective
     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  4. Rob Ray

    Rob Ray Irony is well sad

  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Met someone from Aberdeen who mentioned this now exists

    Aberdeen Social Centre
     
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  6. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    Be good to have an overview of how the U.K social centre has worked out.
     
  7. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    One has just been opened up in Reading.

     
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  8. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Wharf Chambers is a rented bar, a workers co-op and friendly to some types of politics, but really stretching the definition of a social centre.
     
  9. stolinski

    stolinski new but not new

  10. stolinski

    stolinski new but not new

    i always find it an interesting question what makes up a social centre as compared to a different project eg infoshop, bike repair workshop and so on. i guess for me a place becomes a social centre when it is multi-use. i haven't been to wharf chamber since it was the common place social centre, maybe they just held onto the term from that time...
     
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  12. stolinski

    stolinski new but not new

    huh TIL, fanx
     
  13. kenny g

    kenny g Sheeple Wake up!

    Urban Dictionary: cwtch - how to pronounce I do not know!
     
  14. stolinski

    stolinski new but not new

    hahaha if you click the speaker icon on that link there is an audio version

    wow what can i say? it's much angrier than i thought
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    ska invita
    The Cardiff one, link don't work isn't really a social center more cafe/bar/arts space
    It's good and run by sound people
     

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