On Saturday 28h February 2009, a special event was hosted at The Common Place social centre in Leeds, UK. Arising from a need to assess the global economic crisis from a radical perspective whilst making links to local affairs, this meeting was arranged by the tentatively named “We Won’t Pay For Their Crisis” group. It featured speakers from Leeds, Greece, Iceland and Italy as well as an open discussion, an authentic Greek vegan meal, screening of “The Potentiality of Storming Heaven” and performances from three of Yorkshire’s finest DIY bands.
An afternoon of talks, discussions and ideas, with speakers on Greece, Italy and Iceland.
Saturday 28 February – The Common Place 3.30pm–7pm
followed by Greek food and a benefit gig
An uprising in Greece… An uncontrollable wave of refusal spreading from Italian schools and colleges… Widespread unrest threatening to topple the Icelandic government… Rioting in Latvia and Bulgaria… How does all this relate to the current global crisis, and to rising debt and spiraling unemployment in the UK? How is it connected to struggles here in Leeds against deportations, in defence of the social wage, against climate change? And how does it fit into a wider resurgence of struggles for autonomy, such as action around the upcoming G20 summit and April Financial Fools Day?
7pm a vegan Greek meal to raise money for Greek prisoners
(suggested donation £3-£5, including wine) 8pm Benefit gig featuring (£3/£4 entry):
A talk on the recent Greek uprising
Ambient elctronica from Forest of Soundster
Gareth S. Brown
Oddball post-minimalist composition from one man false ensemble
Chamber trio (violin, double bass, clarinet)
playing music that is one part folk, one part improv, and one part miscellaneous.
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