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Alternative Maniax Show #43: About Possible Alternative Solutions to the Anti-Squat Law that are coming in the UK and for the general housing crisis hapening everywhere in the world

Posted in Alternative, Alternative Maniax Show, autonomous active space, autonomous green spaces, Autonomous local communities, Independent music, Music, Radio, Self-production, Self-publishing, Squatting//Occupy, Street with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

Our special reporter is somehow part of the alternative scene and underground contemporary culture herself. So she obviously can meet a big diversity of people involved in what is our interest here 😀

She is been to an open music night called “Sunday Sound”. It is a nomad open mic and this night it was settled between the abandoned huge Heygate estates buildings. She said this night was wonderful and the place very original.

This picture shows exactly the place where the night was performed:

Check this link out if you like to know more about the story of this abandoned estate which has been sold now to developers:

http://littlelondonobservationist.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-old-heygate-estate/#comment-6331

There is an autonomous garden there with loads of place, and the stage was placed between the four big trees outside. Very magical!
That night, our reporter met Dory.

Dory is a former mortgage broker turned stand up comedian. She’s passionate about property development, design and architecture. On her third visit to London she met some squatters who hosted her for three weeks. It was there she wrote The Alternative to Squatting; A Property Development Proposal.

She feels the housing crisis can be solved and that there are enough empty buildings in London to house everyone.

She’s been in three documentary films on the subject of squatting. The most recent one will air on iTV in mid September

Our reporter and her exchanged ideas, thoughts, good feelings and agreed on sharing those ideas on a radio show right here with you guys 😀

Here is more link and quotes about this Anti Squat Law in the UK:

The amendment states that making squatting in residential building a criminal offence will “end the misery of home-owners whose properties have been preyed on by squatters”. However strong legislation already exists to protect residents from having their home squatted. Last month 160 leading legal figures wrote an open letter which was published in The Guardian explaining that under Section 7 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 it is already a criminal offence to squat someone’s home. 2

SQUASH spokesperson Paul Reynolds, said:

“ The governent is ignoring the results of its own consultation which shows that the criminalisation of squatting in empty residential properties will do nothing to protect residents who are already protected by strong legislation. This amendment will criminalise the homeless in the middle of a housing crisis who use squatting as the last remaining option to keep a roof over their heads.”

John Mcdonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington said:

“By trying to sneak this amendment through the back door the government are attempting to bypass democracy. There were over 2,200 responses to the consultation on squatting so there is no way the government could have acknowledged all the evidence”.

  1. http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/dealing-with-squatters.htm
  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/sep/25/squatting-law-media-politicians

http://squashcampaign.org/ SQUASH were founded in the early 90â€Čs; the last time the Tories tried to criminalise squatting. SQUASH re-formed in the face of the latest threat to squatting. There are 700,000 empty properties across the UK: From 2009 Empty Homes Figures: http://www.emptyhomes.com/usefulresources/stats/statistics.html A new report done by Crisis highlights the link between squatting and homelessness: http://www.crisis.org.uk/publications-search.php?fullitem=327 Photos can be used from the SQUASH Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/squashmedia/

Click later on the link at the bottom of this post to download the show.If the link is not working, just leave us a quick email we will forward it to you!

The usual independent wicked music will be heard.

Here is a taste:

Ez3kiel

Savannah Pryor

Acid Reign

Quadrilles

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Alternative Maniax show #34: Alternative services exchanging; local communities currency; DIY tips

Posted in Autonomous local communities, Independent music, Music, Radio, volunteering with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

☁I am siiiiinging in da rain ☁

There is no water in the house I am living in so we’ve put some buckets under the rain pipes and connected it to the kitchen sink and toilets.. You can imagine how happy we are when it rains haha!

Tonight we’ll talk about services exchange via volunteering with the TimeBank concept:

; and we’ll see how the local community of Brixton created its own currency: some other ways to improve the local communities through autonomy, independence and skill exchanging!

About the sound:

Pryapisme

Estradasphere

Smogs & Tacos

Dresden Dolls

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN on OPTICALRADIO.net, from 9pm every Thursday; rerun on Sunday from 5pm*

*UK time: check the time it will be in your country 😀

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Alternative Maniax Show #32: The house in the park is waiting for the eviction; tips and a small storie about dumpster diving; independent music

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, Independent music, Music, Radio, Self-production, Self-publishing, Squatting//Occupy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by Alternative Maniax

Hya everyone,

Hope you feel the creative spirit of this Spring 2012. Hope the regeneration of all things is getting a positive influence on you and your business!

Let’s get going with the news about the house in the park. We went to the court and we lost. We talked to the manager head chief of the Park. We are now waiting for a sign of them… What is legally happening after you have lost your case?

Music:

Babuci Emlékzenekar

Andrew Best

Laura Tabourin

Broken Tongues

Gina’s a dead model

Click here to listen, this Thursday from 9pm*

*UK time: check the time it will be in your own country.

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Alternative Maniax Radio Show #18: About the “Anti-Squat” Law

Posted in Alternative Maniax Show, Music with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2011 by Alternative Maniax

Hi Folks,

Tonight, all you need to know about the anti-squat law coming in the UK via the information of 2 actives groups which are supporting and protecting the squatting scene and people: ASS and SQUASH.

Underground music night tonight yes! Weeee like it.

Get to know musicians whom are trying to share their music and make their way outside the mainstream. Independence and auto-production is possible even with small or no money, they are proving it!

So if you think you got some skills in music and would like to produce and perform, all you got to do is moving your ass really!

At first it doesn’t look like easy to do it for a living one will say. Are you going to stay in your bed because too bad you don’t have a 2 millions contract with a big company like the shiny stars we admire on the TV or gossip magazines?

It also depends of the cost of your living. If people like your music they might spend a little money to see you play or buy your CD. Then if they really like you and if you move your ass to get on stage  and spread your sound as much as possible you can everywhere in the world, they might just totally love you and queue to hear you play a music which is touching their heart 😀

Anyway it depends on what you are looking for through making music..

To wait, here is the awesome playlist of those amazing artists from the underground and independent music scene!

To hear on live click on “Listen On-Air” in the right column at the top.

 

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