Monday, June 27, 2005

Wespec' - Will George venture South?

From Casino Avenue:

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Get yourself to Elephant & Castle and have a laugh protest with Gorgeous George's gang.

Go on, you know you want to...

LAMBETH & SOUTHWARK RESPECT COALITION

RESPECT for Youth - Stop Criminalising Young People
RESPECT for Hoodies and against ASBOs!
RESPECT call for young people, youth workers, trade unionists, and pensioners to unite to stop criminalising our young people

JOIN THE PROTEST AGAINST THE HOODY BAN
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE 1PM ELEPHANT & CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE
MEET 1PM NORTHERN LINE EXIT OF TUBE - FOLLOW SIGNS FROM THERE.

On May 13, bosses at the world-famous Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south London issued an all-out ban on hoodies yet no-one takes action to stop them being sold.

HOODY BAN IS NOT THE ANSWER TO STOP ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR...


Et cetera. Whether or not the Wespec' mob will then venture into the estates of Walworth, and approach some hoodies and ask them about imperialism and neo-liberal economic strategies, and perhaps receive their grateful thanks for their brave actions, remains to be seen. Perhaps there'll be an outreach project to the hoodies of Charlton Church Lane, or even Eltham or Bexleyheath? Perhaps not. But thank you to the mole who sent me the press release, you've given me the biggest laugh of the week.

Hang on - "world famous" Elephant and Castle shopping centre?
---

On the topic of shopping centres, see also this nice post on chain stores from GawBlimeyGuv!: Moral dilemma all round.

Meanwhile, across London: Liberal England on the fragile industrial heritage of St. Pancras, where the (original) Ladykillers was filmed.

And Casino Avenue on the evil gated community residents in surely ungentrifiable Woolwich.

---
Wespec' bloglinks [UPDATED]: ENGAGE: George Galloway targets second Jewish MP, Drink-soaked Trotskyite Popinjays For WAR, normblog: From the horse's mouth
Previous Wepec': George Galloway, the Robert Kilroy-Silk of anti-imperialism, Galloblog
Previous Sarf London: Convoys Wharf Update (South London and global capitalism), Catford - Gone to the Dogs
Previous Ikea bashing: 33 stories of penthouse on the Red Hook waterfront
Tag:

No comments: