‘Zapatista!’ Film Screening – 27th August – Hornbeam Cafe

‘Zapatista!’ Film Screening

27th August  2015, Doors open 6.30pm, Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe St, London E17 9AH

With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and its lessons for the present and the future.

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Register + Propose Workshops for UK Food Sovereignty Gathering

Another food system is possible!

National gathering to build a stronger movement for food sovereignty in the UK, 23-26 October 2015

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The food sovereignty movement in the UK has grown with hundreds of projects thriving across the UK. It is time to gather again, share the progress we have made over the past few years and plan for the future.

Join us for all, or part of, the four days of discussions, organising, skill sharing and action planning. There will be amazing food, visits to local projects and a chance to connect with people from all of the UK that share a passion for transforming our food systems.
When: 23-26 October 2015
Where: Hebden Bridge – Birchcliffe Centre, HX7 8DG (see accommodation and travel below)

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International Reclaim the Fields Action Camp

When: Friday 6pm 28th August  – Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Borras Community Protection Camp, Wales

Reclaim the Fields UK (RTF) was born in 2011, as a star in a wider constellation of food and land struggles that reaches around the globe. Since 2011, camps and other RTF gatherings have helped support local communities in struggle, share skills, developed networks, and strengthened the resistance to exploitation, in Bristol, west London, Gloucestershire, Nottingham and Fife among other locations.

Every two years there is also an international camp, where people from around Europe and beyond meet together to support a local struggle (from gold mining in Romania to open cast coal mining in Germany, for example). People share stories and ideas about resistance and reclaiming our food system beyond national borders. This year, an international gathering will be held in the Wrexham, UK.

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New community farm launched in Cheshire with huge support

On Monday 22 June Bridge Community Farms in Ellesmere Port brought together its local community to celebrate the inception of its sustainable farm initiative. This great project aims to build a bridge between different sectors of its community and get them all working together for the common good.

The idea is to offer permanent job opportunities to the long-term unemployed, and a therapeutic environment for people with mental health problems and disabilities. They will grow and sell fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs to the local community. There are also study facilities for children and young people to learn horticulture, food preparation and basic business skills. The project’s start up costs have been entirely covered by donations from local businesses and individuals and all profits will be invested back into the farm.

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