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This list is not a definitive description of everything going on but we will try to keep it up to date. Nor can we guarantee how amazing or responsive each listing is but inclusion means we publicise groups as an act of solidarity. Please get in touch to help us keep the list fresh and inclusive of new groups. Some of these are blogs that are still online but we are not always certain that anyone is behind them anymore! Please tell us about dead links. Ta!

NOTE on SQUATTED SOCIAL CENTRES: Right now, there are a lot of new places coming and going. Best bet for keeping up to date is to check the LONDON SOCIAL CENTRE site, pop by the 56a and ask us or pick up some flyers. Or email us info (at) 56a.org.uk

 

SORRY!! SUPER OUT OF DATE!!!! MOST LINKS WORKING BUT SOME GROUPS DEAD and BURIED!

SOCIAL SPACES>
Social Centres, Bookshops, Libraries, Cafes Etc.



 

LONDON SOCIAL CENTRES SITE

Listing of current occupied places

LONDON ACTIVIST RESOURCE CENTRE

Events, radical library + resources

FREEDOM BOOKSHOP

Anarchist Bookshop

FEMINIST LIBRARY

Amazing library

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY CENTRE

Resources, Campaigns, Shop

ORGANISING SOCIAL SPACES >

 ADVISORY SERVICE FOR SQUATTERS

All you need to get started or to keep yourself housed

HOUSMANS BOOKSHOP

Radical bookshop with frequent events

 NORTH EAST LONDON SQUATTERS NETWORK
northeastsquatorrot@riseup.net
 NETWORK OF RADICAL LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES
Stefan.dickers@bishopsgate.org.uk
Working to preserve, expand and aid radical collections in the UK
  SOUTH LONDON SQUATTERS NETWORK
southlondonsquatnetwork-admin@lists.riseup.net
 
ACTIVE GROUPS>

NO BORDERS (LONDON)

Against borders, against detention

 

LONDON COALITION AGAINST POVERTY

Solidarity, Direct Action Casework, Networking

RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

Samba band for direct actions and demos

LONDON CLASS WAR

Anarchist group

 

 

RADICAL THEORY READING GROUP

Reads theory for practical action

FEMINIST ACTIVIST FORUM

Feminist activist network

BICYCOLOGY

Collective promoting cycling and wider radical environmentalism

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SEX WORKERS

Trade union campaign for sex workers

JUSTICE FOR CLEANERS

Active union campaign for London cleaners

VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS

Activist peace group against US/UK occupation of Iraq and others

 

ANARCHIST FEDERATION

Anarchist Group

HARINGEY SOLIDARITY GROUP

Active radical group

HACKNEY INDEPENDENT

Active radical group

 

FEMINIST FIGHTBACK

Feminist activist network

FEMINISTAS

Feminist 'block' on actions and demos

LONDON PRO-FEMINIST MENS GROUP

Discussion group

 

FITWATCH

Activist group against Police surveillance of active groups and people

SOUTHALL BLACK SISTERS

Resource centre, legal help for Asian and African-Caribbean women

AFRICAN LIBERATION SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

UK-based solidarity group for diverse African groups and struggles

 

HANDS OFF IRAQI OIL

Coalition working against privitisation and more in Iraq

DEPORTATION CAMPAIGNS

Ongoing active campaigns

RISING TIDE LONDON

Direct action activists against Climate Change

 

IRAQ OCCUPATION FOCUS

Working against the occupation of Iraq

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNTIES

Coalition against the effects of terrorism laws

CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE

Resources and actions against major companies and arms fairs

 

LONDON GUANTANAMO BAY CAMPAIGN

Support for prisoners and regular picket

PLATFORM

Creative action for social and environmental justice

OLYMPIC GAMES MONITOR

Resource for campaigns against London 2012 Olympics

 

EVERYMAN PROJECT

Works with men who want to end violent behaviour

ANTI-FA

No platform Anti-Fascist action

ACTION EASTEND for COMMUNITY + SOLIDARITY

superfly666x@googlemail.com

 

HACKNEY MIGRANT CENTRE
FREE Advice for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Recent Migrants

HACKNEY SOLIDARITY NETWORK
Community politics + info share + Socials

 X-TALK
Activist project Teaching English to Sex Workers

 
some SOUTH LONDON
projects working with
Asylum Seekers and Refugees

LONDON FREE SCHOOL
Free Learning, skillsharing

WHITECHAPEL ANARCHIST GROUP
New @ group in East London

 
CAMP for CLIMATE ACTION
Direct action camps and more agianst climate chaos

AUTONOMY and SOLIDARITY
Goldsmiths College Anarchist Group (maybe dead)

HACKNEY UNEMPLOYED WORKERS
Uniting and organising local group

NEWHAM CLAIMANTS UNION
Self-help advice group for all claimants

AUTONOMOUS STUDENTS NETWALK
Radical students groups

QUEEN MARYS UNIVERSITY ANARCHIST GROUP
Uniting and organising local group

INFO SOURCES + RESOURCES

INFOUSURPA

London events listings and news every fortnight

MUTE MAGAZINE

Excellent resources and analysis

ERODING EMPIRE

Listings for music and actions

 

LIBCOM

Large Internet resource for struggle and history

SCHNEWS

Actions, group listing and news

 ACTIVE DISTRIBUTION

Anarchist and punk books, music etc by mail order and stalls

 
THE F WORD
Feminist website with large resources/groups page
DISSIDENT ISLAND RADIO
Rippin' Radical Radio project. Loads of good stuff to hear!

 ANARCHIST BOOKFAYRES of the WORLD

Worldwide listings

 

PERMANENT FREESCHOOL
Learning Together

LONDON ANARCHA FEMINIST KOLEKTIV
Anarcha-feminism in London

 
REGULAR EVENTS>

FOOD NOT BOMBS

Hackney: hackneyfnb@gmail.com
Bexley: Food Not Bombs
Camberwell: at The Ratstar

 

CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE

Mass bike ride meets last Friday of month, 6pm South Bank SE1 (by N.F.T)

   

 PICKET ASYLUM REPORTING CENTRE
1st Sat of Month 1-2pm
Communications Hse, Old Street junction with City Rd EC1

 

 
       

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Maintained by an miserable old fart: UPDATED on Sept 15th 2010 at 4.15pm