January 19, 2019
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
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:
November 17, 2018
Inerdzia in association with the South London Punk Collective + the #1 mandem are delighted to welcome:
Sk8-HxC or Hard skatecore. Bristol boiiiz ruining your night since 2012.
Check our the new-ish album ‘Young, Gifted & Fast’. 》》》》
Italian street punx. Music to drink beer and fall over to. Free choonz below! 》》》
Circle None (Landan)
An all new and improved recipie for disaster. London punk start-ups from the arseholes of DTA and SHOT!
Satanic, White Trash, Rock’n Roll.
Music to shoot guns on motorbikes to.
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.
October 6, 2018 – October 7, 2018
South London Scum presents
Saturday 6th October 2018
LINK (Belgium) HAVE BROKEN UP!!!
two piece Vegan, Riot Grrrl Punk band featuring sisters Breagha (Guitar/Vocals) and Onnagh (Bass/ Backing Vocals).
Bristol hardcore featuring current and ex-members of ephemeral foetus, bring to ruin, rejected, this ends here, Jesus bruiser and war system
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!)
September 15, 2018
Saturday 15th September 2018
South London Scum presents:
@ the Hand in Hand pub, 61 New Park Road, SW2 4EN London, United Kingdom.
September 8, 2018
2 SICK MONKEYS, SLOW FACTION, THE COMMITED, THE FLEAS
September 7, 2018
Chaos Theory presents three projects with completely unique takes on noise, industrial, post-punk and electronic sounds.
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
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
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.
- 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
June 19, 2018
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)