Jollof Tuesday — 11 December

I am writing this with an extremely heavy heart because the incredible Stansted 15 were convicted as being terrorists for the non-crime of saving people’s lives. If you want more information, here is the place to go: https://novaramedia.com/2018/12/10/stansted-15

As always, the response to repression is to organise. There is no better defence than to build community, so do come down to the Jollof. We have a Gambian chef promising us a mystery treat. They are an amazing chef so it will be good. Those who eat together, fight together.

If you can’t make this Jollof, you can have a second chance because, the crew are hosting their Hospitable Environment Supper on Friday 14 December in Dorset Gardens Methodist Church. It will be the best festive meal you attend. Tickets here.

As well as their regular Wednesday night Bar Night, the Brighton Antifascists have a really interesting talk tonight, on gaming and anti-fascism. It in collaboration with the game workers union. You can find the Facebook event here.

The Cowley Winter Fair is on Saturday 15 December from 12:00-17:00. We will be there selling T4K Xmas Cards. You can also buy them here.

Finally, Brighton Plan C have a film screening on 18 December, that is next Tuesday, at 7:30, in the Cowley club and they will be showing a documentary about the black panthers. I cannot find the Facebook event or the name of the film. It is happening. I have seen a poster and I’m a member of the group. It will be well worth it.

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Jollof Tuesday — 4 December

A round mound of yellow rice

By Charles Haynes – Self-published work by Charles Haynes (originally posted to Flickr as Jollof Rice)., CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

So we have a Gambian chef promising us a mystery treat. They are an amazing chef so it will be good. We are not quite celebrating, but it was an emotional day yesterday for us because two of the crew had their asylum tribunal. Thank you so much to those who donated, https://chuffed.org/project/brightonsolidarity. Do come and join in the post-tribunal lunch from 12:30 in the Cowley Club. Those who eat together, fight together.

Good news for those who can’t make Tuesday lunchtime, the crew are hosting their Hospitable Environment Supper on Friday 14 December in Dorset Gardens Methodist Church. It will be the best festive meal you attend. Tickets here.

Tonight at Speaker’s Corner on George Street in Kemp Town, Euromernet are screening Tanna, a film of romance and rule breaking in Vanatu. It will be a good one.

As well as their regular Wednesday night Bar Night, the Brighton Antifascists have a really interesting talk Tuesday next, 11 December, on gaming and anti-fascism. It in collaboration with the game workers union. You can find the Facebook event here.

They are also going to be part of the coalition which is opposing Tommy Robinson and his cronies’ attempt to do whatever nonsense thing they are trying to make the EU referendum and it’s aftermath mean. It’s this Sunday, 9 December. Meet at the station at 8.30. More info here.

Finally the Cowley Winter Fair is on Saturday 15 December from 12:00-17:00. We will be there selling T4K Xmas Cards. You can also buy them here.

Jollof Tuesday — 27 November

A dark bean stew surrounding a pile of sticky white rice, garnished with salted peanuts.

Nigerian Kidney Bean and Peanut Stew by Daniel Rossi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/rossination/5709341732, cc2.0 license.

We return to Southern Africa for our culinary inspiration today. It also the birthday of the chef, so come on down and give her some birthday love. There will be cake. As always, it’s the Jollof Cafe at the Cowley Club from 12:30.

Before we get to the roundup, two of the Jollof members need to get themselves and their supporters to their asylum tribunal on 5 December. The court is in central London which means going by train at the peak time. It’s about £40 a pop. Most of their supporters don’t have any income, but having that moral support makes such a difference. There is a crowdfunder for the transport costs. You can find it here:
https://chuffed.org/project/brightonsolidarity

The people who share have their sharing city event this evening in the Latest Music Bar on Manchester Street. It’s an evening of talks (including one by me), activities, networking and entertainment which will bring people together across Brighton and Hove to discover, experience and celebrate the city’s Sharing culture and help build a more caring, inclusive, sustainable economy.

This Saturday, Marea Granate have an exciting day of commemoration and exploration of the International Brigades. There is food, films, talks and music. It is starting at 12:30 and is not one to be missed. It is also in the Cowley club: https://www.facebook.com/events/488279208335583/

As well as their regular Wednesday night Bar Night, the Brighton Antifascists have a really interesting talk Tuesday fortnight, 11 December, on gaming and anti-fascism. It in collaboration with the game workers union. You can find the Facebook event here.

 

 

Jollof Tuesday — 20 November

A plate of hummus, topped with olive oil chick peas and parsley

Image Credit: By pita pita granada – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54088166

We are going to visit the Middle East/West Asia/North Africa at today’s Jollof Cafe in the Cowley Club. There is humous, rice, salad and maybe pickles at our free price, super lovely, international lunch club. Tell your friends and come on down.

Talking of buses, Brighton Against Borders are organising a bus to Campsfield IRC on Saturday 24th of November to express solidarity with the prisoners held there indefinitely for the non-crime of crossing a border. Although Campsfield is closing, it is by no means because the detention estate is being dismantled or that the border policies are changing. The UK government just thinks that charities and faith groups can do their dirty work for them a lot cheaper. It’s important that we still mobilise to keep up the movement to end all detention and to push the border back to the border, if not open it completely. Please, please do come.

Meanwhile this evening at the Cowley, Euromernet will be screening “The Man who Saved the World” a film about Stanislav Petrov and his decision not to start a nuclear war when the Soviet warning systems malfunctioned.

On Monday, 26 October at the Cowley club from 6.00 to 9.00 there will be a report back from some solidarity activists who recently made a trip to the Jordan Valley to witness what is happening there. They will be talking about resisting the demolition of an entire village and resisting the denial of water to another. They will be focusing on the role of British companies like JCB in the occupation. http://www.corporateoccupation.org/

The people who share have their sharing city event on 27 November in the Latest Music Bar on Manchester Street. It’s an evening of talks, activities, networking and entertainment which will bring people together across Brighton and Hove to discover, experience and celebrate the city’s Sharing culture and help build a more caring, inclusive, sustainable economy.

Jollof Tuesday — 13 November

CouscousWe have our Southern African superstar chef in the kitchen today. I’m not sure what she is making, but it will be well worth a visit to the Cowley club at 12.30. Thursday is a red letter day for Luqman. There are still places on the bus to court and a tiny amount more money  needed to cover the legal expenses. Do join us.

Talking of buses, Brighton Against Borders are organising a bus to Campsfield IRC on Saturday 24th of November to express solidarity with the prisoners held there indefinitely for the non-crime of crossing a border. Although Campsfield is closing, it is by no means because the detention estate is being dismantled or that the border policies are changing. The UK government just thinks that charities and faith groups can do their dirty work for them a lot cheaper. It’s important that we still mobilise to keep up the movement to end all detention and to push the border back to the border, if not open it completely.

I got the date of the Brighton Against the Arms Trade meeting, ‘Break the Kill Chain’  wrong last week. It is tomorrow. It is about the expansion of the EDO weapons factory in Moulsecoomb and how to resist it. 6.00 in the Cowley Club. It will be followed by cantifa, an anti-fascist social.

Euromernet will be screening “power trip” a film about fracking in the UK at the Brighton Centre on Thursday evening. You can find details on their Facebook page.

On Monday, 26 October at the Cowley club from 6.00 to 9.00 there will be a report back from some solidarity activists who recently made a trip to the Jordan Valley to witness what is happening there. They will be talking about resisting the demolition of an entire village and resisting the denial of water to another. They will be focusing on the role of British companies like JCB in the occupation. http://www.corporateoccupation.org/

 

Jollof Cafe — Tuesday 6 Nov

A round mound of yellow rice

By Charles Haynes – Self-published work by Charles Haynes (originally posted to Flickr as Jollof Rice)., CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

It’s (vegan) Jollof rice at the Jollof Cafe today. It will be super tasty. Saturday night will also involve tasty food and poetry and music. It is Thousand 4 1000’s Friendship, an evening of prose, poetry and music. It is at Exeter Street Hall and tickets are on sale here.

If the Jollof isn’t enough for you, this afternoon at 2.30 at Fabrica there is a discussion about queer solidarity in migrant struggles. Registration is here. This evening our friends at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue are hosting J-Swish, a clothes-swap. It’s a good way to refresh your wardrobe and meet some lovely people. Alternatively, Euromernet are screening Night Train to Lisbon at Speaker’s Corner in Kemp Town. It starts at 7.

Brighton Against the Arms Trade are holding ‘Break the Kill Chain’  a meeting about the expansion of the EDO weapons factory in Moulsecoomb and how to resist it. That is Wednesday 7 November at 6.00 in the Cowley Club. It will be followed by cantifa, an anti-fascist social. They also have a stall at the war memorial on Saturday 10 November.

This coming Saturday, also at Fabrica, I’ll be in discussion with Luqman Onikosi. We’ll be talking about home, displacement and the hostile environment. It’s called A Place at the Table.

Finally, there are still places on the bus to support Luqman in court and a tiny amount more money   needed to cover the legal expenses. Do join us on 15 November to demonstrate how precious Luqman is to us.

Jollof Cafe — Tuesday 30 Update

A dark bean stew surrounding a pile of sticky white rice, garnished with salted peanuts.

Nigerian Kidney Bean and Peanut Stew by Daniel Rossi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/rossination/5709341732, cc2.0 license.

There is definitely peanut butter stew today. The peanut butter was bought in Portslade. The food will be great. The company greater. Hopefully see you down there.

On Thursday, at the Cowley at 6, Brighton Against Borders are holding a public meeting about Campsfield IRC and immigration prisons. It is, in part, to drum up support for the 25 anniversary protest on 24 November. You can book your place on the bus here.

Also at the Cowley Club on Sunday 4 November is the official launch of the Mate Cafe: Intercultural Social Club. There will be Syrian food, Syrian Music, Arabic classes, kids games, lego and, of course, mate tea.

The campaign to support Luqman is going strong. You can catch up with the campaign at the Rose Hill on Friday, 2 November for Life of an Unworthy Migrant. I think that I have been misinformed and someone from the MfJ is coming. If you are going, its probably worth checking out unfollowmfj.

Our friends at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue are hosting J-Swish, a clothes-swap on 6 November. It’s a good way to refresh your wardrobe and meet some lovely people.

Brighton Against the Arms Trade are holding ‘Break the Kill Chain’  a meeting about the expansion of the EDO weapons factory in Moulsecoomb and how to resist it. That is Wednesday 7 November at 6.00 in the Cowley Club.

A big one: 10 November sees Thousand 4 1000‘s evening of Friendship, Poetry and Music at the Exeter Street Hall. Tickets are available here. It’s a must.

The people who share have their sharing city event on 27 November in the Latest Music Bar on Manchester Street.