Monthly Archives: September 2009

Mutiny Review from The Sauce

The debut of Mutiny with Money on Trial at the Resistance Gallery has received high praise from far and wide – dubbed “the foundation of a whole new political model” by one audience member and trade unionist.

The event was a massive departure in political meetings and provided an evening of quick fire entertainment which was both engaging and enlightening. Pictures of the event by SOAS student Dougal Wallace can be found on Flickr.

A new format with a top table where everyone from the audience could join a panel of speakers to make contributions broke down the barrier between “expert politician” and spectating activist.

Films from Greenpeace, the Vestas occupation and the Detroit Techo Scene were interspersed with a poem titled Money from Victory MC, talks and discussion.

Ben Craggs, a PhD student at Goldsmiths College and union rep, said in a text: “Just wanted to say, tonight was really impressive. I slightly feared a student politics event.

“It actually felt like the foundation of a whole new political model… Not just a lefty talking shop but a viable alternative that is at once academically rigorous and activist – Congrats.

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Olivier and Pierre Wittorski, said via email: “I was just gonna say that it was awesome yesterday, we really enjoyed it.

“It s been a while that we were thinking about going to a political meeting like this and it was beyond what we were expecting: politic, art, music and talking to really cool people.

“It was absolutely brilliant so if you’ve got other interesting stuff to do, give us a shout (don’t worry we will be looking at what is inside the little handed bag).”

Gareth Dale, a socialist and academic from South London said: “Well done for organising the Mutiny event; it was incredibly impressive.

“You got the mix of culture and politics spot on. And, for a first event, I was amazed at how many people came along. It was majestic.”

The first session of the night, titled Money Changes Everything, became a heated debate between academics celebrating the breakdown of copyright with young inspiring artists wondering how they can make a living.

Vestas dominated the environment segment of the night with the premier of the latest film from Reel News capturing the excitement and political vibrancy of the occupation of the wind generator factory workers fighting redundancy through occupation.

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The Marxist economist Professor Costas Lapavitsas expounded on the greed of the bankers and weakness of the Government exposed by the credit crunch claiming “the markets do not work”.

The Resistance Gallery was clad with nautical ropes adding to the Mutiny theme and also clad with beautiful, retro artifacts from old televisions to blood spattered walls.

Art collections, including contributions from the stencil artist Arofish and the superb photography of Anna Logophobia also added to a genuinely avant-garde atmosphere.

The next event, Violence on Trial is being held on Thursday, November 26, again at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green. To get involved – organising, blogging, submitting art, speaking, showing a film etc – visit the website at jointhemutiny.org.

(Declaration of interest: the Sauce has been involved with Mutiny since its inception).

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The mutiny has landed!

Our debut event, Money on Trial, was a brilliant success – a big thanks to everyone that came along!

We’ll have more info and videos for you once we’ve recovered – for now, enjoy the photos!

more photos here!

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Art Exhibition Programme

The latest programme from Mutiny presents Money on Trial includes the artist list for the Mutiny Art Exhibition. For £4 on the door (£2 concessions) this alone presentation makes it worth attending tonight at 6pm at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green.

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Prof Costas Lapavitsas speaks at Mutiny

SOAS professor (and president of the boxing society!) speaks at Money on a Trial about International money markets providing analysis of the current crisis and will hopefully give us a bit of a clue as to how to get out of it.

His highly entertaining witty style will keep u amused despite the doom and gloom and if we’re good we may even learn a few defence punches!

Feel free to bring some gritty questions for him.

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2 FREE tickets to Money on Trial. Join the Mutiny.

We know that so many of u are having money problems just like us so we are offering a pair of tickets to the person who correctly guesses how many people are on the initial organising committee as of Wednesday noon (people keep joining so we will use this deadline).

Send your answers to jointhemutiny@googlemail.com

The winner will be picked at random from all the correct answers at 12.01pm and will be announced on http://twitter.com/TweetTheMutiny and http://facebook.com/jointhemutiny as well as by text.

Make sure to include ur Twitter name and mobile number.

Good luck. See u there.

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Mutiny welcomes International Talk like a Pirate Day

Oh ar, oh ar and shiver me timbers. Ye ole International Talk like a Pirate Day is upon us. We herald all Mutineers to jump ship and join the jolly anti-capitalist crew in our fight against the unelected, unaccountable captains who have turned this world into a rotten ship and are guiding it to a massive iceberg. We are all capable of running this ship better than them-we need to Mutiny NOW.

So, cross me palm with silver (well, 2 or 4 quid) and come along to Money on Trial to make these scumbags walk the plank.

Aye aye captains, united we stand (not sure if that qualifies as pirate talk!)

Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum (available at the bar from 6pm)

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