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Opening Soon Subrosa: Manchester Social Centre!
Latest updates: http://manchestersocialcentre.org.uk
Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair Saturday 29th November 2014 at People’s History Museum.
Ongoing actions/ campaigns:
From Manchester Animal Action:
Anti-Fur demo this Saturday at Harvey Nichols from 12 noon.
We’re keeping up the pressure, after their head of fashion was forced to resign because of the controversy caused by the reintroduction of fur. See:
Join us if you can from 12 Noon, at Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, M1 1AD
From Northern Gas Gala:
Over the past weeks protest camp has been set up on the side of the road in Barton Moss, Salford leading to a site where a company ‘IGas’ were recently granted a permit to do ‘exploratory drilling’ for the next 3 months. This is the first stage to see if the geology is suitable for coal bed methane extraction and / or fracking – both dodgy and dangerous fossil fuel processes.
Check out these facebook pages:
Frack Free Salford + Greater Manchester
Barton Moss Community Protection Camp facebook page here;
For further info see website: northerngasgala.org.uk
Meat Free Mondays
5pm til last orders at 7pm all vegan rice & 3 for £5 – Mod’s Veggie/Vegan Cafe, Manchester at Thirsty Scholar – all welcome!
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April
Saturday 12th April
All day benefit gig for the Keith Mann Support Group and Manchester Social Centre. 2 sound systems and vegan food.
Suggested Donation £4
2.00pm-2.00am Ram and Shackle
This has now (I think) moved to Saturday:
Hillsborough Memorial & Rip Up the Sun Relaunch at Barton Moss Camp
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster the Justice4BartonMoss campaign and Manchester’s best political punk rap band Class Actions will be relaunching there song Rip Up The Sun at Barton Moss Camp. We need as many people as possible in the video from the camp and who have suffered at the hands of GMP. The Sun newspaper has also been driving a pro fracking campaign. We want to send the Sun and GMP a clear message.
6.00pm at Barton Moss Protection Camp
Tuesday April 15th
Monday 21st April
Wednesday 23rd April
Thursday 24th April
Railyard Ghosts, Throw Rocks At Cops, Hanami and Peasants
Hunt Sabs Benefit
Now at Wahl Bar, Fallowfield (opp Sainsburys)
£3/ £4 7.30pm
Friday 25th April
Pumpkin Records Presents A BENEFIT FOR KLIT (a queer-feminist and activist community space in Hungary)
20 MINUTES DE CHAOS, SUBORDINATE, BRING TO RUIN, LUVDUMP plus one more TBC
Wahl Bar, Fallowfield (oppsite Sainsburys)
£3 Bands from 7.00pm
Saturday 26th April
We Can Win: Stories from 50 years of struggle
A FREE LAUNCH of “We Can Win”, a set of ten moving and often funny short films documenting a proud 50 year history of campaigning, strikes, occupations, work ins and solidarity in the name of fair pay, decent jobs, and economic justice.
From the Miners’ Strike to the Poll Tax rebellion, from the steps of St Paul’s to the docks of Upper Clyde, these films cover a wide range of ideas, places and time.
11.00am-4.00pm People’s History Museum
Class Actions and more
6.00pm Crescent Pub, Salford FREE
(Please note new date)
2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2014: 0161 Festival
Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May
Saturday 7th June
Hacktivism: the Unlocking Ideas Hackathon
Event held at Islington Mill, Saturday 7 June – Sunday 8 June, 1.00pm – 1.00pm
Unlocking Ideas Worth Fighting For, a collaborative project between the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library, is excited to announce details of its 24 hour hackathon weekend.
From 1.00pm on Saturday 7 June to 1.00pm on Sunday 8 June, Unlocking Ideas Worth Fighting For is inviting programmers, campaigners, designers and anyone in between to team up in Salford’s Islington Mill and create the next generation of protest tools.
During the last two centuries the people demanded change by taking to the street. From the Chartists to the suffragettes to the peace movement, those demanding change expressed their views publicly by bearing the tools of protest; placards, banners and posters.
Now, activism is being redefined by the digital age. MyDavidCameron.com started this process; we’re looking at where it goes from here: could campaign music make the world a better place? Could short notice protests be bigger and better? Could movements realise what material has the biggest impact?
Get inspired by these questions and more and use the digitised collections of the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library to hack new ways of speaking truth to power.
WiFi will be supplied and enabled by the fantastic Get Me Connected making sure you can get connected on the device (or devices) of your choice at any time. Food will be provided and our event hosts, Islington Mill, will kindly be putting on an honesty bar for the event. Booking is via eventbrite and please check the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library events pages for more information. Hacktivism is a free event, suitable for adults.
Saturday 14th June
Great list of punk gigs in Manchester at this new website: http://www.punkgigsmanchester.co.uk Add your gigs there.
Also check out http://www.punx.co.uk for a list of national punk gigs
Any what’s ons?
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