For various reasons, I’ve not found the time to do a proper round-up in a while. This still isn’t as comprehensive as I’d like, but will hopefully do until I can get more into the swing of things.
6 October Deptford Cinema, London
11 October Central Scotland Documentary Festival, Stirling
17 October Cinema & Co, Swansea
18 October Mockingbird Cinema, Birmingham
19 October Derby Quad, Derby
25 October Document Film Festival, CCA Glasgow
30 October Phoenix Cinema, Leicester
4 November Art House Crouch End, London
7 November Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
16 November Undercover policing and trade unions (Conference), Greenwich University.
News from the world of grassroots unions: although there’s no specific dates set, the United Voices of the World are expecting strikes in seven disputes across the capital soon. As ever, donations to their strike fund are very welcome.
Cleaners’ union CAIWU have active disputes at Google headquarters, where two of their members have been sacked in the middle of negotiations, at Aviva headquarters, and at WeWork, where they’ve been holding regular protests after more of their members were fired.
Notes from Below report there’s been a mini-strike wave among Deliveroo workers in September, with strikes in Reading, Brentwood, Newcastle, Colchester, Oxford, Nottingham, Bristol, Brixton, Clapham, Balham, Plymouth, Exeter, Bermondsey, Peckham, Camberwell, Brentwood, and Croydon. If you’re in London and would like to know more, the book Riding for Deliveroo has its official launch on Friday 4th, so there’s likely to be plenty of relevant discussion there.
A miscellaneous piece of news I’d missed until now is that the 1 in 12 Club, one of the longest-running autonomous social centres in the UK and a vital piece of the North’s radical infrastructure, is holding a fundraiser to repair the building. I couldn’t actually get that fundraiser link to accept my money, but maybe you’ll have better luck, or perhaps get in touch with them directly to sort something out. There’s a big fundraiser gig happening for it in Leeds in December, for anyone who’s interested.
Other quick upcoming listings: as previously mentioned, this Wednesday sees a solidarity demo with Iranian anarcho-syndicalist prisoner Soheil Arabi, and later on that day the IWGB are holding a protest as part of their dispute at LouLou’s, a posh London club that’s victimised its workers for organising. On Thursday 3rd, support staff at the University of Birmingham are taking their sixth day of strike action. Coming up this weekend, the Anarchist Communist Group are holding their second Libertarian Communism dayschool at Mayday Rooms in London on the 5th. On Friday 11th, also at Mayday Rooms, there’s going to be an info night and fundraiser in solidarity with the Athens squats facing increased attacks from the Greek state, and on the 12th there’s a radical history festival down in Bristol and a big antifascist mobilisation up in Dewsbury. Further ahead, on November 2nd there’s the Nottingham Radical Bookfair.