Common Place closing statement
Common Place closing statement
On 21st March 2011, Leeds’ radical, autonomous social centre The Common Place announced that it would be closing after a final party weekend on 22nd-24th April. This will be felt by many as a great loss.
The reasons given in this statement from The Common Place are familiar to many social centres; the work to keep the place running ended up falling on too few people, working on a rented bu…
Between 31st January and 6th February Cuts Cafe in Leeds held a series of events, including talks on a number of subjects
The attached files were derived from a workshop linking the crisis in relation to housing, the cuts and reforms of the Condems.
As part of the animal rights spring gathering mobile demonstrations against the vivisection industry took place.
The Anti-Cuts Network is organising for a coach to go down on Friday 25th March, coming back on Sunday 27th March.
All across the world now ordinary people are rising up against repressive regimes which rob from them the ability to live free lives and have true multi-party democracies. People who no longer wish to have their voices silenced by governments repressing dissent or alternate views with torture, imprisonment and blacklisting/ social isolation have begun to rise up across the world. The ugly re…
Manchester City Council's budget meeting, at which Labour councillors planned to vote through £109 million cuts to adult services, was very nearly prevented by a noise demonstration from the public which stopped the meeting twice. But the Labour-controlled council was determined to implement the cuts, and ignore the results of their own public consultation which had produced mass expressions of op…
The UK is trying a variety of methods to break into the civil war in Libya - they must be resisted.
Housing Co-ops in Bradford are looking for new members and are inviting those who are interested in radical social change and co-operative living to get in touch.
In our new press release "Are we the next to be labelled 'A Barrier to Enterprise' "(PR 101) links the publication of our latest Briefing Note "Energy Policy and the proposed National Planning Policy Framework" (E2) to what the Prime Minister said in Cardiff yesterday to conclude that the outcome predicted in "Energy Policy and the proposed National Planning Policy Framework" that rules governing …
Part 2 of 'What if there was a new movement and we weren't invited', Leeds on Weds 9th March - discussions on drive, practice and strategy.
The BBC is reporting that the UK tax payers shares in RBS and Lloyd's are about to be sold off to the Qatar Royal Family.
York Stop the Cuts demo
Protests in solidarity with those being massacred in the anti-government uprising in Libya are continuing outside the Alhambra theatre in Bradford city centre.
The CommonPlace would like to apologise for not acting earlier with regard to the racist implications of this event. We are happy to see an apology and explanation from the promoters, and see this as a sincere willingness to make amends.
The Common Placeshould not be a space for racism.
The past World Week for the Abolition of Meat from 22 to 29 January 2011 - the very first WWAM of the year - was a success. Varied events (such as street actions, silent demonstrations, "human" meat tray actions, protest marches...) were organized in over 70 towns and cities, mainly in Europe, but also in South Africa, in both Americas, in India as well as in Japan (here's the list). These e…
There was a demonstration today outside the Civic Hall as Leeds City Council met to decide on this years budget.
The Council meeting was to decide the fate of Leeds Crisis Centre, Leisure Centres, Adult Social Care and other services.
To stop these cuts being pushed through the Council chambers have been occupied.
Campaigners remain defiant after Manchester airport protest sentencing
For many of the defendants, this was their first introduction to the judicial system. One of the defendants, speaking after court stated that 'having just experienced the highly flawed and outdated justice system for the first time, there has never been a more urgent need for people to utillise civil disobedience as a tact…
A large group of protestors gathered outside the Alhambra theatre in Bradford to protest against the murder of hundreds of anti-government activists in Libya and to call for the removal from power of the countrys dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. At the time of writing, around 50 Bradford residents had already gathered and their numbers were continuing to grow.
The protest in Bradford has assembled as…
The trial of six climate protesters who breached airside security at Manchester Airport began today at Trafford Magistrates Court. The defendants will argue that they acted to prevent death and serious injury by stopping emissions from the airport, a plea which echoes the defence of Greenpeace campaigners acquitted of closing down Kingsnorth Power Station. During the trial, which is expected to la…
Around 20 people took over the foyer of Barclays Bank in Bradford city centre this morning and turned it into an impromptu library as part of the UK Uncut day of action. The action was taken in protest at the huge bonuses being paid to top bankers, as well as huge tax avoidance by Barclays bank, whilst cuts are being made to libraries and other public services.
On Tuesday 15th February Durham county councillors voted unanimously to reject the application by UK: Coal to extract 530,000 tonnes of coal from the site known as Bradley.