Seattle Solidarity Network - UK short tour (London, Brighton, Bristol, 15-18 August)

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Seattle Solidarity Network - UK short tour (London, Brighton, Bristol, 15-18 August)

I will be in the UK for the 3rd week of August and will be talking about SeaSol and related stuff in London, Brighton and Bristol.

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London - Monday 15th August @ Marchmont Community Center, 7pm
Bristol - Wednesday 17th August @ "The Factory", 7pm
Brighton - Thursday 18th August @ Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY - 7pm

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Here is a little piece of text from the previous tour - feel free to alter it as you like...

"Seattle Solidarity Network (SeaSol) is a workers' and tenants' mutual aid group that you can join to fight back against bosses and landlords when they do something like steal your wages or your damage deposit. By supporting each other through collective direct action, and winning these small fights we build our strength, experience and confidence, we can take on bigger opponents and take back more from the bosses - and we start to realize that we can do far more than that - we can create a new world...

Join a member of SeaSol in a workshop and discussion about why we believe that building solidarity networks or doing similar small-scale organizing in every city is one initial step towards building a movement of resistance based around people's daily experiences and fighting back against the rich and powerful."

Example poster from a previous talk (Tacoma) here - http://tan.anarchyplanet.org/files/2010/06/seasolfinal.jpg

Contact me if you're interested in helping/promoting or anything like that. Since I am visiting my family and stuff as well, I don't think I will be able to do more than 3 events.

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Aug 1 2011 08:30

sounds good, a weekday in london would be good

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Aug 1 2011 17:11

A talk in London would be good. If not you just gave me a good excuse to visit Brighton again.

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Aug 2 2011 19:53

cantdocartwheels or steve_j (or anyone else), if you can help with putting on a talk in London, please let me know. I need to get the ball rolling quickly because it's only 2 weeks (or less) away... I would have started earlier but I didn't even know if I would be allowed to leave the country last week!

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Aug 2 2011 22:21

Sounds interestng, shame you aren't venturing north.

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Aug 2 2011 22:52

Brighton venue will be booked tomorrow.

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Aug 2 2011 22:55

It's looking like

London: 15th or 16th
Bristol: 17th
Brighton: 18th

-but needs to be confirmed.

thegonzokid wrote:
Sounds interestng, shame you aren't venturing north.

Maybe another time! There seems to be a lot of interest in the north. I will do my best to take a trip to the UK again within the next 9 months...

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Aug 3 2011 01:52

Why not go crazy and come to Scotland too!

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Aug 3 2011 02:10

Have you surveyed the geographic distribution of interested parties in the UK?

London doesnt strike me as being a good rallying point. It's probably the most right-wing pro-establishment region of the country. Oh, and it's shitty place to have to visit.

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Aug 3 2011 06:33

I am visiting my family in London

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Aug 3 2011 06:49
IamSparta wrote:
Have you surveyed the geographic distribution of interested parties in the UK?

London doesnt strike me as being a good rallying point. It's probably the most right-wing pro-establishment region of the country. Oh, and it's shitty place to have to visit.

Bollocks. How do you judge right wing? Number of Tory MPs? In which case London is more to the left than almost anywhere (one of only two places in England to have elected an MP to the left of Labour in the last 50 years).

Admittedly I wouldn't want to visit, it would mean I'd have to live somewhere else first.

Regards,

Martin

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Aug 3 2011 13:05
martinh wrote:
IamSparta wrote:
Have you surveyed the geographic distribution of interested parties in the UK?

London doesnt strike me as being a good rallying point. It's probably the most right-wing pro-establishment region of the country. Oh, and it's shitty place to have to visit.

Bollocks. How do you judge right wing? Number of Tory MPs? In which case London is more to the left than almost anywhere (one of only two places in England to have elected an MP to the left of Labour in the last 50 years).

Admittedly I wouldn't want to visit, it would mean I'd have to live somewhere else first.

Regards,

Martin

Fuck me I miss London.. sad

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Aug 3 2011 15:21
martinh wrote:
IamSparta wrote:
Have you surveyed the geographic distribution of interested parties in the UK?

London doesnt strike me as being a good rallying point. It's probably the most right-wing pro-establishment region of the country. Oh, and it's shitty place to have to visit.

Bollocks. How do you judge right wing? Number of Tory MPs? In which case London is more to the left than almost anywhere (one of only two places in England to have elected an MP to the left of Labour in the last 50 years).

Admittedly I wouldn't want to visit, it would mean I'd have to live somewhere else first.

Regards,

Martin

Thanks for that. I did a little research and you are quite correct on the voting history of London. I suppose I was subconsciously including the home counties also.

London is still a horrible place. A battery farm for humans.

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Aug 3 2011 15:24
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martinh wrote:
IamSparta wrote:
London doesnt strike me as being a good rallying point. It's probably the most right-wing pro-establishment region of the country. Oh, and it's shitty place to have to visit.

Admittedly I wouldn't want to visit, it would mean I'd have to live somewhere else first.

Fuck me I miss London.. :(

London's great, I'm stuck living in the countryside sad

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Aug 3 2011 15:31

IamSparta, What sort of bloody planet are you living on? The most right-wing pro-establishment region in the country? bollocks! You may nominally be able to say 'the south' is but you would have a hard time fitting london into that. Some of the best left-wingers I have met have been in london (there again, I have never lived in another city. I am from a small town, so I could be biased).

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Aug 4 2011 00:17
martinh wrote:
In which case London is more to the left than almost anywhere (one of only two places in England to have elected an MP to the left of Labour in the last 50 years).

Who, George Stalin al-Jihad Galloway?

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Aug 4 2011 10:09

London has a long, rich, velvety history of class struggle. And is also just generally boom ting.
London is like a beautiful woman: extremely intimidating until you work out how to ride those fine tubes.

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Aug 4 2011 10:33
IamSparta wrote:
martinh wrote:
IamSparta wrote:
Have you surveyed the geographic distribution of interested parties in the UK?

London doesnt strike me as being a good rallying point. It's probably the most right-wing pro-establishment region of the country. Oh, and it's shitty place to have to visit.

Bollocks. How do you judge right wing? Number of Tory MPs? In which case London is more to the left than almost anywhere (one of only two places in England to have elected an MP to the left of Labour in the last 50 years).

Admittedly I wouldn't want to visit, it would mean I'd have to live somewhere else first.

Regards,

Martin

Thanks for that. I did a little research and you are quite correct on the voting history of London. I suppose I was subconsciously including the home counties also.

London is still a horrible place. A battery farm for humans.

not only that, but it has the largest concentration of socialists and anarchists in England, and at least in local government London consistently has the highest votes in favour of strike action in the country (often big majorities in London are overridden by majorities opposed to strike action outside the capital). So fuck off you bumpkin, basically. wink

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Aug 4 2011 11:13
Chilli Sauce wrote:
London has a long, rich, velvety history of class struggle. And is also just generally boom ting.
London is like a beautiful woman: extremely intimidating until you work out how to ride those fine tubes.

Don't think I've ever heard it put better!

Shame yr not coming to Scotland on your tour, next time! Edinburgh AFed would be happy to help you put on a talk if you ever wanted to, I'm sure smile

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Aug 5 2011 21:45

Brighton talk Thursday 18th Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton, BN2 0GY 7pm

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Aug 8 2011 19:13

Bristol now confirmed! - Wednesday 17th August @ "The Factory", 7pm

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Aug 11 2011 09:30

All events are confirmed! Can a mod edit to update it?

Here are the f-book events for all three stops:

London (Mon)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157289774346289

Bristol (weds)
http://www.facebook.com/event.​php?eid=184938734907338

Brighton (thurs)
http://www.facebook.com/event.​php?eid=238954166144719

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Aug 11 2011 10:19
888 wrote:
All events are confirmed! Can a mod edit to update it?

Here are the f-book events for all three stops:

London (Mon)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157289774346289

Bristol (weds)
http://www.facebook.com/event.​php?eid=184938734907338

Brighton (thurs)
http://www.facebook.com/event.​php?eid=238954166144719

bristol and brighton pages 'cannot be found'

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Aug 15 2011 15:55

FB pages should be working now.

London talk tonight! Get out there if you can!

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Aug 15 2011 16:24

Would have been there tonight but the riotous youth have caused an upsurge in political meetings that I need to go to.

In any case, I hope it goes well and your leg is healing 888!

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Aug 15 2011 16:52

Thanks! We should have a recording for those unable to go...

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Aug 15 2011 23:39

Damn good in London!

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Aug 16 2011 10:00

yeah just wanted to say that was one of the best talks ive been to in a long time. Its uplifting to hear of anarchist methods being used so effectively and rooted in the everyday struggle.

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Aug 16 2011 10:32

Aye, I third that. Cheers 888!

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Aug 17 2011 17:50

Yes, let's hope they don't raid this place!

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Aug 17 2011 19:39

Sorry 888, was out of the country sad hope the london talk went well (and all the best with the others). An audio file would be great, so if you could throw one up at some point it would be appreciated.