Archived libcom.org web feature on the UK Community Action Gathering on 18 June 2005.
This special event has been called by a number of independent, radical, anti-authoritarian local groups around the country who’ve been active in supporting their communities, and in particular working class local issues and campaigns. Flyer here.
Saturday June 18th
Bethnal Green Road, London E2
Tube: Bethnal Green, Central line
Buses: 8, 388, D3, 253, 106
The event has been jointly organised by the following groups:
Any questions, email
infohackneyindependent.org or write to
CA c/o HSG, P.O.Box 2474, London N8
Want to attend? Contact the Gathering group, as above for more information or to arrange accomodation for Friday or Saturday night.
Like you, we are trying to stand up for our interests, our conditions and our environment, and to build up solidarity and community spirit in our own towns and communities.
This includes defending public facilities and green spaces, trying to improve housing conditions, campaigning for traffic calming, opposing destructive regeneration and development projects and so on.
Activists organise or participate in leafleting, newsletters, open meetings and campaigns, social events, social centres, and a wide range of grass-roots community initiatives.
Its not always easy, but we are doing our best - at the same time encouraging residents to speak up for themselves and to organise together and support each other.
But are we having the effect we’d like? What is our relationship with local residents’ groups and broad-based campaigns? Which issues should be our main priorities? How do immediate practical concerns link to the need for fundamental social change?
This event aims, through workshop discussions, to:
- 11.15am - Arrival / refreshments
- 1pm - Introduction to the event. Brief introduction/report from each group present.
- 2pm - First workshops/discussions session [See list below]
- 3pm - Break for refreshments
- 3.30pm - Brief plenary
- 3.45pm - Second workshops/discussions session [See list below]
- 4.45pm - Report backs from discussions. Plenary on how activists can work together better to
support our communities and working class struggles…
- 5.30pm - End and clear up
- Evening - Informal social
Note: if requested, we could organise an ‘overflow’ discussion on Sunday 19th, around midday...
Download, print and distribute this leaflet, with all the information here about the Gathering.
Why not link to this page, http://libcom.org/cag
The libcom.org collective has not organised this gathering - this page for information only