Rampart. The squat

rampart graf

Rampart Sign

Every social event or project, has as many versions as people participating in it.

My own personal version of Rampart Social Centre would be that it was born, together with many other squats in 2004, out of the need to house hundreds of attendants to he European Social Forum and adjacent alternatives.

The meetings for the preparation of said forum did acknowledge the need, and the problem of accommodating such a big number of people in the most expensive city in the UK, probably Europe.

But the possibility of housing them in squats was mercilessly laughed at in the ESF meetings.

Talk on Palestine in Zaragoza

A lot of emails and phonecalls are needed to arrange a talk in another city. My friend J.M. had a visit to pay in Zaragoza and we were arranging to go there together. But now there is so much snow he has cancelled the visit. I can not, or I do not want to cancel this. I may get stranded somewhere in the middle of the railway. But I have to try to get there on the day we have scheduled because if I do not, then the chance will be gone. Maybe another year. But I can always try another year, I feel the need to make this one happen this time.


Tomorrow is my second great day, in Tube Radio. But today… (or during this week, who knows) RampART is one year old!!

Audios 01

I interviewed an anarchist today, explaining some reasons why not to vote. So far, I have these interviews…

* squatting
* patents (group discussion)
* pfi from teachers (to be completed on Saturday)
* vote/registration on the census – why vote, why not even register in the British census
* wdm – event on that night for fair trade and against free trade as we know it