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January 19, 2019

Russian anti-fascists under attack: Solidarity demo

On 19 January 2019 anti-fascists and anarchists from across the UK will hold a demonstration in solidarity with our Russian comrades who are being arrested, framed and tortured in a brutal wave of repression which has put eleven Russian anti-fascists behind bars, facing obviously fabricated charges which could see them jailed for five to twenty years each. Two of the detained are currently on hunger strike against their inhumane treatment.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954513344639049/

The repression began in autumn 2017 when six anti-fascists were arrested in Penza and had weapons and explosives planted on them. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) tortured the anti-fascists in the pre-trial detention facility by electrocuting them, beating them and hanging them upside down. While torturing them, security chiefs forced the activists to memorise the testimony the FSB wanted them to give: that they were part of a fictional terrorist group called ‘The Network’.

Two more anti-fascists were arrested in St. Petersburg at the end of January 2018 and were also beaten, electrocuted and forced to incriminate themselves by saying they were members of ‘The Network’. A third person was accused in St. Petersburg and two more from Penza have also been arrested for supposed involvement in this make-believe organisation. The FSB claims that the detainees planned to arrange explosions during the presidential elections and the World Cup to “further destabilise the political situation in the country”.

After knowledge of the fabricated court cases and horrific torture became widespread, solidarity actions started to take place, but this led to more repression. Some Russian activists who took part were detained, electrocuted and had criminal proceedings started against them – just for expressing solidarity.

This repression of anti-fascists comes at a time when the Russian state are working with gangs of far-right thugs to repress the whole of civil society. One poignant example of this happened ten years ago, two Russian anti-fascists, journalist Anastasia Baburova and lawyer Stanislav Markelov, were murdered by fascists in broad daylight on 19 January. Every year, Russian anarchists and anti-fascists gather to remember them.

On Saturday 19 January 2019 we are calling for everybody opposed to racism, xenophobia, fascism and the upsurge of far-right populism sweeping the world to join us on the streets to express our solidarity with Russian anti-fascists. The demonstration will start at the Cable Street mural near Shadwell station, east London and will feature speakers and a rally.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954513344639049/

This demonstration is supported by:
Anarchist Communist Group
Feminist Fightback
London Anti-fascists
Plan C LDN

Please email london19jan(at)riseup.net to add your organisation to the list of supporters.

For more information on the ‘Network’ case, see:

https://rupression.com/en/

https://therussianreader.com/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia

Start: January 19, 2019 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Cable Street Mural
Address:
236 Cable Street, London, E1 0BL, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 17, 2018

Migraines Inerdzia (IT) Circle None Roadkill. Beehive Bow.

Inerdzia in association with the South London Punk Collective + the #1 mandem are delighted to welcome:

Migraines (briz/Landan)
Sk8-HxC or Hard skatecore. Bristol boiiiz ruining your night since 2012.
Check our the new-ish album ‘Young, Gifted & Fast’. 》》》》

https://themigraines.bandcamp.com/

Inerdzia (Italy)
Italian street punx. Music to drink beer and fall over to. Free choonz below! 》》》

https://youtu.be/DFRRZcoXz0Y

https://www.facebook.com/inerdzia/

Circle None (Landan)
An all new and improved recipie for disaster. London punk start-ups from the arseholes of DTA and SHOT!

Roadkill (Landan)
Satanic, White Trash, Rock’n Roll.
Music to shoot guns on motorbikes to.

https://m.facebook.com/RÖADKILL-722880974741724/

Doors 8pm.

Live music from 8.30pm.

£5 OTD – all door money to be split 100% with the bands, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Start: November 17, 2018 8:00 pm
End: November 17, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Beehive
Address:
104 Empson Street Bow, E3 3LT Bow, Newham, United Kingdom, London, E3 3LT, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

October 6, 2018 – October 7, 2018

LINE UP CHANGE!!! Coitus, Bratakus (Scotland), Regret (Bristol), Brain Anguish (Scotland)

South London Scum presents
Saturday 6th October 2018

LINK (Belgium) HAVE BROKEN UP!!!

Local legends COITUS have kindly stepped in to fill the spot and we can’t be happier about it!
https://coitusyafucker.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/coitusroach/

BRATAKUS (Scotland)
two piece Vegan, Riot Grrrl Punk band featuring sisters Breagha (Guitar/Vocals) and Onnagh (Bass/ Backing Vocals).
https://bratakus.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Bratakus/

REGRET (Bristol)
Bristol hardcore featuring current and ex-members of ephemeral foetus, bring to ruin, rejected, this ends here, Jesus bruiser and war system
https://regretuk.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Regrethc-1056215567741356/

BRAIN ANGUISH (Scotland)
anarcho-punk two piece featuring Angus of SEDITION/SCATHA and Brian of DISAFFECT/QUARANTINE
https://brainanguish.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uE6OXyOiZI

VENUE CHANGE!!!!! @ AMERSHAM ARMS, 388 NEW CROSS RD, LONDON SE14 6TY.

EARLY START!!! 7.00-11.00pm.
£7 (C’mon! Two of the bands are driving all the way down from the Highlands of Scotland!)

 

Start: October 6, 2018 8:00 pm
End: October 7, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: Off the Cuff
Address:
Arch 645, 301-303 Railton Road, London, United Kingdom
Cost: tba

September 15, 2018

South London Scum presents Sūrya, Orphanage Named Earth (PL), Prisa Mata, Ruined By

Saturday 15th September 2018
South London Scum presents:

Sūrya
https://surya-band.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/surya.band.uk/

Orphanage Named Earth (PL)
https://orphanagenamedearth.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/OrphanageNamedEarth/

Prisa Mata
https://prisamata.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Prisamataband/

Ruined By
https://ruinedby.bandcamp.com/releases
https://m.facebook.com/Ruinedby/

8.00pm-midnight

£6.00
@ the Hand in Hand pub, 61 New Park Road, SW2 4EN London, United Kingdom.

Start: September 15, 2018 8:00 pm
End: September 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: the Hand in Hand
Address:
61 New Park Road, London, Brixton Hill, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

September 13, 2018

Vodun “Ascend” album launch

Two and a half years after they broke into the wider consciousness with the launch of “Possession”, Chaos Theory presents the defiant fireball that is Vodun, who are back with their new album “Ascend”.

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Vodun

Towering over the foundations of of their debut album, Vodun return to the city that forged them after touring Europe, sharing the stage with bands including Amenra, Turbowolf, The Picturebooks, Steak, Orange Goblin, Witchsorrow, Masiro and Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, and taking part in Desertfest London, Hellfest, Afrompunk Festival and Desertfest Belgium.

With an ever-clearer vision and sound to respond to the ominous political shifts occurring around the globe, this is the trio’s most ferocious war-cry to date.

“A wholly unique and positively electrifying take on heavy metal-tinged, hard-charging afro-psych” – Noisey

“Consistently raising the bar” – Afropunk

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Bruxa Maria

Playing either as a trio or four-piece, Bruxa Maria hit back hard against the dismal world band leader Gill Dread sees around her, by playing politically-charged punk, sludge and noise, with a powerful focus that levels all. Featuring electronic noise generator Mark Dicker.

They’ve been well received at Supernormal Festival and when supporting Terminal Cheesecake, Hey Colossus and Casual Nun and we can’t wait to see them back again in London.

“Sublimely furious” – The Quietus

“Full of smart twists and turns.” – Echoes And Dust

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The Hyena Kill

A Manchester-based duo, playing pure hard rock, mixed in with elements of noise, groove metal and post-hardcore.

Having already secured slots at Download Festival and Portals this year, The Hyena Kill sit comfortably in lineups in the metal, doom, indie and math rock scenes, so one guaranteed to go down well with fans of tonight.

“A diversity of styles swirling in their sound” – Distorted Sound Magazine

Start: September 13, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Oslo
Phone: 020 3553 4831
Address:
1A Amhurst Road, London, E8 1LL, United Kingdom
Cost: £9

September 8, 2018

2 SICK MONKEYS LAST LONDON GIG……EVER

2 SICK MONKEYS, SLOW FACTION, THE COMMITED, THE FLEAS

Start: September 8, 2018 8:00 pm
End: September 8, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Cavendish Arms
Address:
128 Hartington road , London, SW8 2 HJ, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

September 7, 2018

Chaos Theory presents Warren Schoenbright, Riotmiloo, Metalogue

Chaos Theory presents three projects with completely unique takes on noise, industrial, post-punk and electronic sounds.

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Warren Schoenbright

A trio who make ritualistic tribal noise using guitar, vocals, electronics and drums. They play to audiences and appeal to fans of metal, ambient, electronic and even prog.

Their latest single “Excavations” was inspired by the abandoned machinery of a now-defunct haematite mine. Dominated by fractured absorbing rhythms, being in the room with them is an absolutely exhilarating experience.

Check out the single out on Vacant Fulfilment.

“A powerful and concise statement.” – Avant Music News

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Riotmiloo

An energetic live experience, Riotmiloo is the project of the singer of garage-punk-riotgrrrl project Venom Seeds. Encapsulating the vocals, screams and protest of women’s real life stories, her haunting and powerful vocals create a cathartic and hypnotic rhythm and noise experience.

Often found performing live with producer Eva|3, the integration of post-industrial bleakness with riotous punk fury is an experience to behold.

Her debut concept collaboration album, “La Pierre Soudée”, was released via German label ant-zen in 2015 and saw her collaborate with different electronic, industrial and noise producers, reflecting their styles and weaving her messages into their music.

“An emphatic but balanced parlando with dark industrial sound punches” – Peek-A-Boo-Magazine

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Metalogue

An electronic producer who we’ve seen performing at experimental, post-rock, industrial, live soundtrack and IDM events.

His uncompromising attention to detail, with his audio and tactile sensitivity, has led to an already broad selection of lavish records. He has shared the stage with Jarboe, Father Murphy, Huron, thisquietarmy, Only Echoes Remain and end.user, has EPs out on Abstrakt Reflections and Section 27, and is one of the minds behind underground IDM promotion Towards Collapse.

Tonight he’s going to play an entirely new set, with all attendees receiving a free digital track that will be unavailable anywhere else.

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ACCESSIBILITY:
- There’s a small step into the building with an additional two steps up to the bar level
- The live music venue is on the first floor, up two flights of steps
- There is a railing on the right side of the stairs up until the top five steps, when it stops
- There are ample unisex toilets on both floors
- There is a small bar in the upstairs venue, limited to five different brands of canned beer, cider and soft drinks

Start: September 7, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 7, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: The Black Heart
Phone: 020 7428 9730
Address:
3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP, United Kingdom
Cost: £7

June 19, 2018

Anarchist reading group #2

After discussions at the last reading group moved into ideas around education, what is it for and what is a ‘good’ education, this reading group looks at some texts on anarchist pedagogies. We’ve selected a few which cover both theory and practical examples.

Come and join us for a discussion of these texts on the 3rd Tuesday (19th June) at 7pm at Freedom Bookshop. The texts themselves are fairly short (8 pages for one- cheers, Colin!) so shouldn’t be too onerous and all available online as pdfs.

Colin Ward, Schools no longer (In Anarchy in Action, p.79 https://libcom.org/files/Ward_-_Anarchy_in_Action_3.pdf)

Judith Suissa, Anarchism goes to school (Escuela Moderna and the Ferrer School) p75-88 (in Anarchism and Education: A philosophical perspective http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchismandeducation.pdf)

Jeffery Shantz, Learning to Win: Anarchist Infrastructures of Resistance (in Anarchist Pedagogies http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchistpedagogies.pdf)

Justin Mueller, Anarchism, the State, and the Role of Education (in Anarchist Pedagogies http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchistpedagogies.pdf)

Start: June 19, 2018 7:00 pm
End: June 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Freedom Bookshop
Address:
84b Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 9, 2018

South London Punx Picnic 2018 w/ Extinction of Mankind, Coitus, Visions of war, Agnosy, Farce @ New Cross Inn

South London Punx Picnic 2018
Sat 9th June 2018

Extinction of Mankind
https://youtu.be/qbI7OPuTTmE
https://www.facebook.com/Extinction-of-Mankind-107648672434/

Coitus
https://coitusyafucker.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coitusroach/

VIsions of War (Belgium)
https://visionsofwar.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Visions-Of-War-187493521310600/

Agnosy
https://agnosy.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/agnosy/

Farce
https://youtu.be/ydnILwmXR2k

@ New Cross Inn,
323 New Cross Road
London SE14 6AS
£10adv/£12otd
Ticket link:  http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/south-london-punx-picnic-2018/
Doors- 7pm

Punx Picnic from 3pm in nearby Fordham Park!

Start: June 9, 2018 7:00 pm
End: June 9, 2018 11:55 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £10adv/£12otd

April 29, 2018

Sunday Folk-Punk: Out of System Transfer (US) / QFolk / Chuck SJ

After touring extensively in the states, Out of System transfer is on their first European tour in April/May, with Qfolk joining for the UK leg

Carrying the banner of righteous weirdness, here comes Out of System Transfer, the city’s much-needed gonzo anti-folk punk rock radical leftist hootenanny. Their funny and fierce tunes blend the rage of Reagan-era punks like Dead Kennedys and Mojo Nixon with the rootsy feel and harmonies of acts like the Carter Family and Pete Seeger. With unparalleled energy, uncompromising radical politics, and an insatiable thirst for fun, these anarchofolk weirdos share one primary main objective: to rock your entire ass off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6aw2DBemQ

Qfolk is possibly the loudest one human folk punk act. For fans of FEELINGS, radical politics, breaking the binary and a complete lack of subtlety. Passionate folk punk with more emotions than you could ever ask for! Aesthetic: Britney Spears meets Tom Waits.

https://qfolk.bandcamp.com

Chuck SJ is a Queer Folk Punk DIY Musician hailing from Brighton, UK. Although their roots lie in folk punk, Chuck’s guitar playing extends far beyond the contemporary and expected style of an acoustic guitarist.

https://chucksj.bandcamp.com/

Free entry!

https://www.facebook.com/events/159230321406223/

Start: April 29, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Phone: 020 8690 0969
Address:
316 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JZ , United Kingdom
Cost: Free