Tuesday, 14 December 2010

THIS SATURDAY!POSITIVE ACTION Benefit for Pakistan Flood relief & Coalition Resistance

POSITIVE ACTION Proudly presents...

A Benefit for...

Disasters Emergency Committee Pakistan Flood Appeal
As Positive Action has pointed out before initial responses to natural disasters around the globe attract our immediate attentions but for albeit, a brief time. Even now, Haiti is still in the grip of its recovery from their earthquake with the cholera outbreak and the political tussling. For the moment we move our eyes to Pakistan who were hit by devastating floods in the summer. An estimated 1,600 people died. More people will die if the right aid and shelter is not brought to them. The campaign to get the necessities for the people of Pakistan to recover from this disaster continues.


Coalition Of Resistance
There are many conflicting views on the recent ConDem spending review. Our view is that the cuts being made to public services and the welfare state are detriment to the living standards of the working class of this country. Such reactionary methods of the slashing of funds to this countries poor and poorest only look to benefit the upper classes who will ensure their strangle hold on the working class is tighter than ever. Positive Action support Coalition Of Resistance who are providing the umbrella network to fight the Coalition government. Their aim, to instigate a united national campaign against cuts and privatisation in our workplaces, community and welfare services. It started with the students, now we must also use our voice... FIGHT THE CUTS!

ICE, SEA, DEAD PEOPLE -London noise merchants

JELAS -Bristol math/indie pop greatness

CHAPTER 24 -London afro beat pop

BELLIES -Bristol duo pop songs about food and love!

LEFT LEG -Young guns

Chapter Sweetheart DJs

7:30pm Doors

£4 waged

£Donations for un-waged/benefits

For one show only - Students go free!


Saturday, 16 October 2010



Postive Action proudly present:

Heartbreaking-Yazoo-guitar-pop (http://myspace.com/wearewaythrough)

No-Wave-Anti-Witch-Punk (http://myspace.com/woolflondon)

Grab yr Cuban heels, yr trumpet and your soul 45s' - BURN and DANCE!

Something new, something borrowed, something true


Doors 7:30pm

Waged £3

Unemployed/Benefits £Donations

(Bourgeois hand stamping will apply)





TUBES: DLR Limehouse/Shadwell Tube

BUSES: D3/135/115/15



Thursday, 4 March 2010

Haiti Benefit Saturday

This Saturday we have a benefit for Haiti at the victoria with PLEASE, NATURE AND SLUSHY GUTS playing live.

This should help answer some questions as to why and why now...

Although Positive Action puts its emphasis on helping local charities and causes there will be times unfortunately when world events will turn our hands to aid, support and unity.

The Haiti disaster has left thousands dead and even more homeless; the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed. Haiti is at square one and despite the encouraging and unprecedented amount of money and aid that has been pledged from around the world sadly the people are soon forgotten. As is the case after many disasters the months that follow are crucial but the months after that are do or die to putting the area and society back on track. Most money goes into food and immediate aid but after this we tend to forget the hundreds of schools, jobs, homes and general infrastructure that has disappeared, needs to be rebuilt, and if removed from our society would see us at tenterhooks to hold on to the day to day lives we hold so dear.

Positive action stands in solidarity with the Haitian people and puts on this show to aid in keeping the publics awareness at a level above that provided by the country’s media.

We are also putting on this event to highlight and support the exposing of the oppression the Haitian working class has suffered pre and post quake, a fact that has been created and covered up by the West’s imperialist forces. It would be immoral and insensitive to use the disaster to highlight an argument against capitalism and imperialism, fact is this is not a newfound view in its infancy, its an argument that began before many of us were born and its effects have been felt for decades. It’s the reason this country was so inadequately equipped for such a disaster. Money and support for anti-left leaders has been pumped into the country from the US since the 1950’s in a bid to counter support for nearby Castro led Cuba. Since then the US has had a major influence on who holds power in the country and has played a big part in the gradual shift of the poor into the 3rd world housing of the Port-au-prince, the area most badly hit by the quake. The US with all their power and money invested in this country turned a blind eye to an area beyond repair, where its streets and thousands upon thousands of poverty-ridden residents were in dire need of support. Its only now with the country stricken by disaster that the worlds eyes are open and upon Haiti that the US acts as the White Knight when all along they were more like the pillaging Viking hordes.

We mentioned before it was perhaps immoral and insensitive to point out a political argument in the aftermath of the quake, but what is it then that the imperialist powers that be (The US) are using the disaster as an opportunity to once again re-establish their footing in this ravaged country, why else would you donate a billion dollars but yet still hold the country to a debt that equals to much more than this. The Obama administration still disallows the Haitians popular left wing political party the Lavalas Family and their estranged leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide from running for parliament. In 2004 Aristide was extradited from Haiti in the form of a rebellion (weapons and support supplied by our old friend Mr Bush) the result of a smear campaign against him created by the US part, this was caused by Aristide’s desire to re-distribute the profits from the privatization of enterprises (an idea pushed by the US on to Haiti) to the Haitian people. Surely Mr. Obama, you know the guy who likes change and democracy and all that jazz, could have some sway in letting the first democratically elected leader of Haiti and one that in only December thousands of people marched the streets of Port-au-prince in support of back to the people whom he has vowed to bring back from the brink.

The events go far beyond what we can fit in this leaflet, all we can do is direct you to the truth and ask you to show your support not just now, for the Haitian’s homeless, ill, missing, and poor in the wake of this terrible disaster, but for the future of Haiti’s working class who may have to struggle against US and UN occupation and influence for years to come.

For those asking wanting to know why we havent done anything for Chile, apart from the obvious in that we had this planned a long time ago and would never take back a pledged benefit because something else happened in the mean time the disastors emergency commitee who we are donating has this press release that explains the situation in Chile and why they will not be sending help there.

Also the disastors emergency commitee who we always give to on these terrible events put out this press release which may help:


Monday, 23 November 2009

Live footage of Vile Vile Creatures, Bitches & Trash Kit from Positive Action 2

Trash Kit


Vile Vile Creatures

Women of U-turn photography exhibition at The Victoria

The women of u-turn currently have an exhibition of their photography up in the victoria please go down and have a look, each print is the original and one off at a cost of £65 each.
The exhibition will be up until the end of december.

Positive Action raises £200 for U-turn

Thank you to all those came to the show saturday night. It was an extremely fun and interesting evening.

Not only did we watch 3 of the most exciting bands from around the UK we also had two amazing poets who showed us how powerful words can be without music.

Positive Action raised £200 for U-Turn. This coupled with the huge cheque The Victoria gave U-Turn, the sum of £375, we have made a substantial contribution to a local cause that we should all take notice of and support.

Positive Action will be holding our next meeting shortlyos. Date, time and location will be confirmed very soon.

The agenda will most likely be, our next Benefit, our search for an "in house" soundman and locations for future shows.

We want to break out and hold benefits and hopefully in the future, free shows at more than one location in London.

Your input is important to us. We are a collective. A hive. Any contributions are fully welcomed.

Anyone is welcome. We want all involvement!

Peace bugs xox

Monday, 16 November 2009

Positive Action Benefit for U-TURN this Saturday 21st

Last week we held our second positive action meeting. In attendence we were honoured to welcome a past positive force member, Erin and a spokesperson for u-turn Niki Stevens.

Niki gave us a great insight into the day to day work u-turn do for the women of east london who have found themselves in the vicious cycle of prostitution. What we learnt was that despite the desperation of some of these womens situations, and the fact that many may never leave prostitution, is that by just getting rid of the social stigma attached to them and breaking down how we have been taught to percieve these women and by offering them a chance to get away from their lives even for an hour can make more than a little difference.

We arnt just talking donating money. U-turn are constantly looking for volunteers in many sectors, even if its just for a day. You could be an artist, a musician, a writer, a cook, fashion designer anything, if you just offered your services for a day or two, whereby you come in and teach them some of your skills this could give someone more confidence and hope than you could ever imagine.

On the night we will be displaying photography and selling poetry books all done by the women who are helped by u-turn. The night will also offer the opportunity to read more about what u-turn do and put your name down to help them out.

Heres the flyer for Saturday: