Anti-cuts: What next? Social Centre Plus, Deptford - 11/04/11

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Anonymous
Apr 5 2011 22:09
Anti-cuts: What next? Social Centre Plus, Deptford - 11/04/11

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206146269410656

Calling all South East Londoners who want to fight back against the cuts!

You're invited to Social Centre Plus - the occupied Job Centre on Deptford High Street - to organise collective resistance against the government's cuts.

After a short introduction, the meeting will break down into working groups in order to discuss and coordinate strategies of fighting back against the brutal cuts agenda.

Social Centre Plus was occupied by Lewisham residents last month as an anti-cuts organising space for the local community: It is due to be evicted on Tuesday 12th, the following morning.

Blog: http://socialcentreplus.wordpress.com/
Email: socialcentreplus@gmail.com
Twitter: @deptfordplus
Phone: 07535971539

Caiman del Barrio
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Apr 7 2011 23:17

Poster: http://socialcentreplus.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/socialcentreplus_whatnext.pdf

Press release:

log: http://socialcentreplus.wordpress.com/
Email: socialcentreplus@gmail.com
Twitter: @deptfordplus
Phone: 07535971539

SOCIAL CENTRE PLUS FACE EVICTION ATTEMPT THIS TUESDAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local residents who occupied the old Job Centre on Deptford High Street with the aim of “converting it into an anti-cuts space for the community” have responded to a legally binding eviction order for this Tuesday by announcing a series of events, culminating in a “mass meeting of anti-cuts activists” the night before. The collective – who go by the name of Social Centre Plus – also plan to bring the local community together against the government’s budget cuts, with spoken word concerts, children’s days, film showings and market day cafés.

Members of the Social Centre Plus collective were in Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday 30th March to hear the Judge accept the argument of Paul Jackson from Victory Land, the owners of the site on 122 Deptford High Street, and rubber-stamped an order that allows Jackson and bailiffs to forcefully evict the occupation. “They’ve notified us that they’ll arrive this Tuesday morning,” Nasser Khan said. “So we’ve got a raft of activities to keep us busy in the meantime, and we’re calling on the local community to come down and participate. It’s your space, so we want to hear your ideas!”

When asked what the SCP Collective had planned for after the eviction, Khan replied that they hadn’t discussed the issue. “What’s important now is that we all work together to use the space as an effective space to counter the brutal cuts being implemented both by the Tories and Lib Dems in Westminster, and the Labourites running Lewisham Council,” Khan continued.

ENDS

Jason Cortez
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Apr 8 2011 09:15

So basically can folks get down to this meeting and maybe stay over night to help prevent the eviction (or alternatively get down by midnight on Monday night[no admittance after]). Or come down in the morning, preferably by 8am. We will be providing breakfast, mmm...yum breakfast.

Jason Cortez
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Apr 8 2011 09:16

It appears fine on facebook for me

Caiman del Barrio
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Apr 10 2011 12:55

Meeting is TOMORROW!

Eviction resistance is on Tuesday morning: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212960912063245