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Richard Oithouse, "The Shack Dwellers Movement in Durban"

Anonymous Comrade writes:

The Shacks Fight Back!
The Shack Dwellers Movement in South Africa

Three talks by Richard Pithouse of the South African shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo.

Abahlali have fought for the right of Durban's shack dwellers to basic amenities — housing, water, land. This democratic grassroots movement has confronted the lies and evasions of local government and aid agencies to show that real participatory democracy is possible: when it is organised by and for the dispossessed.

Richard Pithouse, an academic and journalist who has been active in the movement since its inception, will talk about the struggle, show some short videos, and answer questions.

Community activists from the East End and South London will be in attendance. We hope that the parallels between Abahlali's struggle and that of Londoners fighting the decay and privatisation of their services will provide inspiration and a chance to think.

Please come and join in the discussion!WHEN AND WHERE:

— 7pm, Tuesday 5th June, The Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street London W1D.
Entry: £5/£3
Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Bus 7, 8, 10, 25, 55, 73, 98, 176; 38,19,14; 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 53, 88; 14, 29, 176.

— 7pm, Thursday 7th June, Centerprise
136 – 138 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8.
Entry: FREE
Bus: 67, 76, 149, 243 (direct); 242, 30, 38, 56, 277 (Dalston Junction)
Tube: Highbury & Islington, 1 mile
Train: Dalston Kingsland (Silverlink Metroline)

— 2pm Sunday 10th June, Camberwell Squatted Social Centre
192 Warham St, off Camberwell New Rd, Camberwell SE5
Entry: FREE
Bus: 36, 436 tube: oval


Organised by Mute magazine [http://metamute.org], Camberwell Squatted Social Centre, and Soho Theatre

Download a.pdf flyer for all three events :
http://www.metamute.org/files/Richard_Pithouse_tal ks_flyer.pdf