ROLL UP, ROLL UP - RAT RACE, RAT RACE
On Saturday 29th November it’s BUY NOTHING DAY and the 2009 Norwich City Centre Rat Race is set to start. The race will highlight the moral, environmental and personal consequences of consumerism, and also challenge the city centre’s most unethical corporations. It would be great if as many people came along as possible!
Rat masks and ‘go faster’, ‘work harder’ signs will be provided and it would be good if people could dress smart (ish). We don’t know how long it will last but probably a few hours of racing, with lots of rest breaks.
Here’s what you need to know …
DATE - SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER
MEET - ST ANDREW’S PLAIN (opposite Cinema City), ST ANDREW’S STREET, NR3 1AU.
TIME - 2.30PM.
We all know that corporate consumer culture creates major social and environmental problems. From day one, we're sold the story that the more stuff we buy, the better off we'll be. But deep down, we also know that we can't buy happiness. So, let’s take a holiday from the consumer rat race.
CLIMATE CAMP INFO & FILM NIGHT
Thinking of going to the Camp for Climate Action? Come to this info night to hear first-hand reports from last year’s camp at Heathrow, see photos and video footage, find out what to expect at this year’s event at Kingsnorth, have your questions answered and meet up with others from the Norwich area who are planning to go.
Where: The Workshop Café, 53 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3AD
When: Wednesday, 11th June, 8PM
More info: email us / 07961 917 535
Camp for Climate Action
August 3-11 2008
Low-impact living // education // high-impact direct action
Last year two thousand people pitched up on the land earmarked for a third runway at Heathrow. The tide against the third runway has been rising ever since. This year the Camp is at Kingsnorth power station in Kent, where the government and e-on think they are going to build the first coal-fired power station in thirty years. The Climate Camp has other ideas, like leaving fossil fuels in the ground for example!
Everyone is invited to the camp, which is now part of an international movement, with eight climate camps on four continents planned for this summer. Together, we will show that the blind pursuit of economic growth at any cost is simply insane, and is to blame for the CO² emissions and
ecosystem destruction that are causing catastrophic climate change.
SMASH EDO - PREMIERE OF 'ON THE VERGE'
Shutting down the bomb builders.
Come along to see the new full-length Smash EDO Movie, 'On the Verge'.
Plus speakers – get the inside story on the campaign, discuss tactics and organise for the future.
Date – Wednesday 9th April 2008
Place – The Workshop, 53 Earlham Road, NR2 3AD
Time – 8pm
In 2004 a group of Brighton peace campaigners began to bang pots and pans outside their local arms manufacturers, EDO MBM, in disgust at their part in the Iraq war. This has grown into the Smash EDO campaign, which has cost the company millions, been the subject of large scale police operations
and has tested the right to protest in the UK. Using activist, police and CCTV footage plus interviews with those involved in the campaign, 'On The Verge' tells the story of one of the most persistent and imaginative campaigns to emerge out of the UK's anti-war movement and direct action scene.
"Every bomb that is dropped, every bullet that is fired in the name of this War of Terror has to be made somewhere. And wherever that is, it can be resisted”
Help publicise the Film Night, put up some posters.
For more information on the film night call 07961 917535 or email us.
WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?
Find out who killed the electric car. It was among the fastest, most efficient cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?
You're invited to the first Norwich Rising Tide Film Night!
Thursday 21st February, 8 PM
The Workshop, 53 Earlham Road, NR2 3AD
This film tells the story of the life and mysterious death of General Motors' electric car; examining the cultural and economic ripple effects caused by its conception and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.
"A murder mystery, a call to arms and an effective inducement to rage"
-New York Times
"If $3-a-gallon gasoline doesn't make you hate the big oil companies, the shocking revelations in Chris Paine's thought-provoking documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? will."
-New York Post
Bring your friends, and see you there!