Saturday, September 20, 2014

Revolt of the Ravers - CJA protests 20 years on

Sunday October 19th 2014, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
at MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street,
London EC4Y 1DH

(Admission free)

(It's on the day after the London anarchist bookfair.)

"Twenty years ago, on 9 October 1994, a huge demonstration against the
Government's Criminal Justice Act ended in London's Hyde Park with riotous
clashes, police horses charging, and people dancing to sound systems.

The Act brought in new police powers against raves, squatters, protestors,
travellers and others, and was passed amidst widespread opposition.

This event will include memories of this movement, its ways of organising
and representing itself and will feature displays of its ‘material
culture’ such as zines, flyers, cassettes and letters.

There will also be a panel discussion looking at the related
radical/techno zines of the 1990s, in what was one of the last musical and
social movements mediated primarily through print rather than digitally.

The talks and discussion will be followed by an evening of films, music
and refreshments.

It is hoped that the day will be a catalyst for a process of archiving,
circulating and discussing materials from the radical social/musical
movements of the 1990s."

Supported by MayDay Rooms, Datacide magazine, Cesura//Acceso journal,
History is Made at Night.

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