Since 2005 ScumFest has been raising money through punk rock for various righteous causes. Below is a list of the recipients of our 100% DIY, all-volunteer fundraising!
£700 towards the DIY Space for London group. DIY Space for London is a network of individuals creating a space with radical values for music and other countercultural activity in London.
£1,100 towards the purchase of a ScumFest PA for use at future events
£700 To the funeral costs of the late Phil Vane (vocalist of ENT)
£700 Te Whare Romata (the House of Tears, A cgrass roots organisation in Christchurch NZ recently devastated by earthquakes)
£700 Nomada Assosiation (Polish anti hate crimes group)
The 56@ info shop (£666)
Is a volunteer-run, 100% unfunded, DIY info shop/social centre in south london. Since 1991 56a has provided a resource for local people, campaign groups and projects as well as selling radical books, music, zines and keeping an extensive archive and library. The money from this years ScumFest will go to keeping the info shop alive! 56a Crampton St, London, SE17 3AE
wed:3pm – 7pm, thurs 2pm-8pm, fri 3pm-7pm, sat 2pm-6pm
The African LGBTI Asylum Seekers Network (£666)
Across Africa lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex (LGBTI) people are struggling for their rights.
Sometimes they need to flee, come to the UK and then find themselves caught up in the nightmare world of the UK migrant detention centres. In detention centres maybe only a few miles from where you live, there are people suffering beatings and abuse, confused, scarred and isolated, needing advice and support. African LGBTI Asylum Seekers Network is a DIY group of African activists supporting fellow queers currently held in UK detention awaiting deportation.
GENDER L’VIV (£666)
Is an informal Ukrainian and Polish liberation group which was formed in January 2009. The group was initiated by a few girls from Warsaw, Wroclaw and L’viv and is still growing on both the Polish and Ukrainian sides. Gender L’viv cooperates with other organizations: WESTERN -UKRAINIAN “Women’s Perspectives” and “Total”, located in L’viv, as well as the website “homiki.pl” and an informal group “UFA” from Warsaw. The main goals of the group are acting for gender equality, and working against discrimination of sexual minorities in Ukraine.
We also made a £350 additional donation to Reknaw towards a new sound system as there one was destroyed in an arson attack just prior to ScumFest. Reknaw has been a mainstay of the D.I.Y/punk/squat scene whom without their help ScumFest would not have been possible!
2010 SCUM WINTER FEST
Justice for Gary Critchley (£1,000)
PUNX FROM ABBRUZZO, ITALY
Comrades involved in the punk/activist scene in Abbruzzo, Italy, were hit by the earthquake of April 2009 and their house was devastated. We want to help them get back on their feet after this natural disaster. (£200)
THIS LIFE CAMBODIA
A Sustainable Community Development Initiative
This non-profit group develop educational programmes that directly benefit the lives of children and their communities in rural Cambodia. Cambodians are among the poorest people in the world. 40% of the population is living on less than $1 per day. Approximately 85% of Cambodia’s population lives in rural areas where access to basic services is almost non-existent. Corruption in Cambodia is so bad that it includes teachers taking bribes for their services. Many families cannot afford to send their children to formal education and this in turn keeps the next generation in a kind of forced labour- continuing the cycle of poverty.
“We believe in building alternative futures free of poverty, founded on experience and on community-level capacity.” (£200)
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO STOP HONOUR KILLINGS
This UK based group campaigns to stop the over 5000 murders a year commited against women and girls by their own family members in so-called honour killings. These crimes occur where cultures believe that a woman’s unsanctioned sexual behaviour brings such shame on the family that any female accused or suspected must be murdered. Reasons for these murders can be as trivial as talking to a man, or as innocent as suffering rape. (£200)
A benefit gig for the legal support of Polish anti-fascists following actons to stop Nazi marches in Wroclaw and Warsaw. Info on benefit. (£919.70)
Oaxacan indigenous rights in Mexico
International Queer Rights
Prisoner & Legal support for Bologna anarchists
2008 SCUM WINTER FEST
the 1 in 12 Club in Bradford, UK (£400)
North & East London Hunt Sabs (saving foxes lives- www.nels.org.uk)
UK Action Medics (administer first aid in protest situations- www.actionmedics.org.uk)
Release (drugs, the law & human rights group- www.release.org.uk.)
the Ungdomshuset eviction bust fund
WOMEN AGAINST RAPE
who offer support to victims of rape, including immigrants & asylum seekers fleeing countries where rape is used as a tool of warfare and oppression.
THE LECCA PRISONERS & DETENTION CENTRES WORLDWIDE.
more info: www.wombles.org.uk/prisoners/lecce.php
LEAD SINGER OF severed head of state & world burns to death WHO WAS STABBED AT A GIG IN THE U.S. & HAS A $80,000 HOSPITAL BILL.
more info: www.crimethinc.net/node/1286
Defy ID: http://www.defy-id.org.uk – against the introduction of identity cards, Big Brother & a central database of personal information on citizens which can be misused by the state and corporations.