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 Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Supplies/skills we need PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 May 2005

To make our convergence space work, we must all participate in its creation -- with our bodies, and our minds, and also with...well, with stuff.  And time.  If you or people you know can help by providing items from our wishlist, please contact us.  People with  time and skills are also needed.  And of course donations.  Visit the catagories below and help out!

Wish List of stuff we need (catagories below):

[items with a line through them indicate that this has been sorted]

  • The convergence space [email dissentconvergence (at) yahoo.co.uk]
    • Power
    • Living/meeting space
    • Plumbing
    • Office supplies
    • Miscellaneous
    • People and people with skills and knowledge
      • Setup/take down
      • Neighbourhood hosts
      • Arts and Crafts
    • Specific 'Tat' Lists
      • Rural Convergence
      • Glasgow Convergence
      • Communications Equipment

Wish List (stuff)

The convergence spaces

contact: dissentconvergence (at) yahoo.co.uk

Power

  • Cabling
  • Outdoor and Indoor Lights -(12volt 24 volt and mains)
  • Converters
  • Extension Cables
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Lights
  • Batteries - Car and Lorry
  • Small Windmills

Living/Meeting space

  • Marquees
  • Tents
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Carpets and flooring material
  • Wood for building (and a bit for burning)
  • Porta-cabin, caravans
  • Road stuff (eg. gravel, hard-core, rolly-out metal walkways)

Plumbing

  • Water Piping - suitable for drinking water
  • Taps and Fittings
  • Pipe Connectors
  • Water Tanks (or suitable large containers which can be used as such)
  • Bowsers
  • Pipe cleaning fluid
  • Drainage Piping
  • Plumbers Tape
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Portaloos
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Showers and fittings (we don't want to get too smelly!)


Office Supplies

  • Paper (Recycled/ Scrap)
  • Pens/pencils
  • Felt-Tip Pens
  • Staplers and Staples
  • Photocopier
  • Fax machine

Miscellaneous

  • String
  • Paint - Poster and Emulsion
  • Tools
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sign Writing Stuff


People and People with Skills and Knowledge!

Lots of people are needed to help out with the convergence spaces especially people with skills such as electrical, plumbing, health and safety etc but also people without skills!

  • SET UP/TAKE DOWN
Hello to all you handy people. We are in need of people that will help with SET UP and TAKE DOWN of the HoriZone campsite. We are looking for 50+ people for each case.

SET UP: 25th June - 1st July

We are calling for all those who are able to come to the Stirling area to help with setting up the infrastructure for the site. We would be asking you to join existing site collectives, which are focused on specific areas of work.

If you think you might be able to help please get in touch on site_set_up_crew@yahoo.co.uk

Let us know when you will be arriving and any skills you have, if you have no particular skills we still need you. If you're already coming to set up a space etc but can still be around to help with other stuff please contact this email. If you can bring any tools etc that might be useful let us know.

TAKE DOWN: 9th - 12th July

If you can't make it up early but can stay around after the summit we also need people to take down all the structures and infrastructure and ensuring the site is spotless.  We hoped we would have a week for this for have resticted time, so all please consider helping with this. 

If you think you may be able to help please email take_down_crew@yahoo.co.uk Again, let us know when you will be arriving and how long you can stay and any skills you have. Also let us know if you can drive or have access to a vehicle, as we will need to be shipping loads of tat away.

Look forward to seeing you!


  • NEIGHBOURHOODS
To make the rural convergence a genuine programme of large scale decision making and autonomy people are called to host 'neighbourhoods' or 'barrios'.  Each neighbourhood will faciliate meetings, discussions, the distribution of food and feed into the large scale decision making. For full details please check out http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/218/104/

  • ARTS ANDS CRAFTS
Call out for art in resistance to the G8 Help make Hori-Zone look as vibrant as our resistance.

We are calling for art collectives, groups and individuals to bring imagination, creativity and materials to help make our camp an inspiring and beautiful place for us all to be. From gardens to murals, from sculpture to theatre, from pennants to graff, bring anything that you feel would add to the positive celebration this site will be.  If you can contribute e-mail: art_installations@yahoo.co.uk


Specific 'Tat' lists

More detailed equipments lists are now appearing for the different convergence spaces.

  • RURAL CONVERGENCE
This isn't a wish list. It's mostly a list of ESSENTIALS that need to be brought to the site by the 25th of June.  If you can help or want to arrange collection of equipment please ring 07910 975003 or e-mail tat_list@yahoo.co.uk.

STUFF TO BE SKIPPED OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRED

SINKS: mimimum 6, preferably 10

OIL DRUMS: 40

SCRAP TIMBER: Shitloads needed. Around 180?(55m). 64?(20m) of it should be 4?x2? (100x50mm). The rest can be 3?x2?(75x50mm) or 2?x2?(50x50mm) or similar.

BOARDING: Again, absolute shitloads. Can?t have too much. ? (20mm) shuttering ply is the ideal, but sheets of chipboard, blockboard, MDF also v.useful.

PALLETS: Again, shitloads needed, but (unlike the items above) we can probably get tat what?s needed in Scotland. So people in Scotland please get skipping.

TATTY TARPS : The sort which are no good for leping the rain off any more, but will be OK for screening etc. Also any other materials (such as dense mesh)which could serve this purpose.

DONGY THINGS: Old gas bottles or anything else you can bash to make a noise (for fire points) 20 needed.

NAILS, SCREWS & CABLE TIES If you?ve got any stashes of these or can acquire loads from  ) somewhere, it?ll save having to buy ?em.

POLYPROP: Ditto. Can?t have too much.

GAFF TAPE: Same again.

COREX: That?s the corrugated plastic stuff estate agents? signs are made of. Numerous uses, so any you can get hold of. We are informed it sometimes comes attached to 2?x2? timber.

CARPET the groung on the site is pretty rutted so we need plenty of carpet for inside the marquees

PLASTIC SHEETING

OLD DOORS

PLASTIC BUCKETS

STRING

CHAIRS

CUSHIONS

SEALABLE BARRELS

BLACKBOARD PAINT

BASIC WOODWORKING & PLUMBING TOOLS (Ones you?re happy not to see again. Borrowable ones to be returned are in the last section.

STRAW BALES: We need 32, so if you?ve got or can blag any it?ll save buying. Must be dry.

STUFF WE NEED TO BORROW & WILL DO OUR BEST TO RETURN BUT IT MUGHT GO WALKIES
(Because people other than the crew setting up will have access to it, unlike the category below)

HURRICANE LAMPS: As many as posible

METAL BUCKETS 60

STUFF WE NEED TO BORROW & WILL DEFINITELY RETURN

WHEELBARROWS: At least 10 -the more the merrier.

SPADES: At least 10

SHOVELS: At least 4

MATTOCKS (best)) At least 6

or PICKAXES ) PINCHBARS should be 5?(1.5m) or 6?(1.8m). 4 if we can get them

SLEDGEHAMMERS 10 or more

TARPS: Good ones you need back. The more & the bigger the better.

WATER BUTTS: 6, preferably with taps, for use before the plumbing is in.

DRIVEALL: 2 would be handy.

BASIC WOODWORKING & PLUMBING TOOLS


  • GLASGOW CONVERGENCE

This is the wish list for the office space/ social centre in glasgow.  If you can hlelp please call 07981 954132

Pot plants Tables/ Table legs/ crates 4-way plugs Bins recycling containers light bulbs (bayonet fit) pref low energy hub, router TV and Video Coat Hooks Extension Cables Filing Cabinet Cleaning Stuff Tools (Hammer/Drill/Screwsriver etc.) Washing up bowls Stuff for fly posting Dust Masks/ Mops Gas Lamps/ cansles/ parrafin lamps Fire Extinguisher Bikes/ Bike trailer/ Bike rack Teapot Water Butt with tap Gas Cooker/ Beby belling Kitchen Work surafces and shelves L-shaped computer desks Leaflet Rack Mail trays booking diary message book Smoke alarm toaster

  • COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Please bring things to the Edinburgh Info PoInt on 10
Albert Place, Leith Walk. Please email the communicate
list ( communicate-dissent@lists.riseup.net) to let
people know what you can bring.

6 commuters or laptops
At least 5 projectors
Mobile phones
Ordinary phones
Pirate Radios
Speakers

Please can all affinity groups, neighborhoods and
groups of friends be aware to bring as many phones on
as many different networks as possible. Phones with
internet access would be best.

Transportation

contact: driventodissent (at) go4.it

We will need masses of transport, as the convergence space is unlikely to be accessible by public transport.  We are asking that all local groups consider renting mini-buses for the period of the convergence, and that they have additional drivers who can help with tranposrt.  Renting a mini-bus is actually a cheap way for a group of people to get up to Scotland.

Other items we need include:

  • Drivers (regular, and those with a bus license)
  • Buses (large and small)
  • Bicycles
  • Lifts across country with equipment


Catering/Kitchen

contact: anarchisttpot@yahoo.co.uk

  • cutlery, plates, bowls, mugs - even just bringing your own would be great
  • gas - pref large propane bottles
  • propane regulators to fit European fittings onto UK gas bottles
  • any other potentially useful kitchen tat from pans and utensils to tupperware
  • any (pref vegan) food donations - bulk veg, grains, mueslis, oil, ... 
  • If every vehicle coming could bring along a sack of something they were able to get for free locally, that'd be great!!!
  • any contacts to suppliers that might be able to give us larger discounts or free extras, pref. local
  • shedloads of pallets (for food storage and against bogginess)
  • marquees to cook in!
  • self-organised kitchens, and cooking crews

SPECIFICS FOOD APPEAL

Getting ready to cook for the masses - but of course, finding money a problem... so, here's a general appeal for FOOD DONATIONS.

Anything you can blag/get cheap and bring along would be of help! What we're looking for is vegan food staples preferably in bulk, for the rural site (there will be a 'central food store' all kitchens will be using on site, which donations should be brought to), and also for the urban convergences (in Edinburgh: not the uni, the accomodation one) Here's a bit of a list:

- any vegetables, fruit, fresh herbs.
- soymilk, soybeans, instant soymilk, soymilk making machines  (we'll be trying to make soymilk ourselves because there is no way we will be able to get a billion litres of soymilk, and we also don't want to fill a landfill entirely with tetrapacks, but we are afraid)
- teas and coffees - both teabags and instant, as well as fresh coffee and loose leaf tea, herbal and black.
- oil, mustard, vinegars, lemon juice, herbs, spices, yeast extract, all the things that make stuff taste nice
- sacks of muesli, grains, beans and pulses, sugar, nuts, seeds, cornflakes
- margerine, peanut butter, fruit spreads, stuff to put on bread
- things like binbags, (vegan) washing up liquid, cleaning cloths, etc...
- sundried tomatos, smoked tofu and vegan chocolate....? anyone?

 So bring a sack or box or individual teabag if you can, much appreciated, see you soon! ps: anyone with access to really large quantities of any of the above for cheap/free, get in touch.


Communications

contact: communicate-dissent (at) lists.riseup.net

  • Megaphones
  • Sound systems
  • Wap webpages and designers
  • Mini Pirate Radios systems
  • Satellite phones
  • Servers to back up websites/elists
  • Coloured flags!
  • mobile internet access eg. through WAP mobile phones
  • UK cell phones and/or airtime

Time and Skills

  • Put up posters around Scotland and your local town, design posters, hand out leaflets.  Get in touch with the  publicity group

  • Help with the webpage.  Just creat an account on the webpage, and then email dissent-tech (at) lists.aktivix.org
  • Help with transportation, renting buses
  • Help answering questions via email.  contact dissentinfo (at) gmail.com
  • More workgroup involvement.  Check out the working group list, and join one you are interested in!
  • Outreach [just do it!  Get others involved!]
  • Convergence related skills E.g. electrical, plumbing, health and safety etc. contact: dissentconvergence (at) yahoo.co.uk
  • Fundraising
  • Start a group which can be part of the dissent work, or inform others of existing groups willing to serve as dissent information hubs.  Visit our list of local groups to see which ones exist.  Add your group by creating a web account, and then adding it to the list.

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