Friday 15th June
Ending Activism Launch Event
We interviewed a bunch of Manchester-based people who were very active in climate politics. We asked them why and how they got involved, what they did, why they stopped doing it and, crucially, what would have to happen for them to get involved again.
These interviews have been transcribed, then stripped of personal information that would identify the participants, and, with their consent, will be posted on a website.
The website – endingactivism.org is up and running now.
We are inviting you to attend the launch party/celebration for this project.
Why are we doing it
Because we firmly believe that we can do better, and we MUST do better, in both getting people to join with others to take action, and to keep them taking action in the long-term. Spasms don’t help…
The Lass O’Gowrie, Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB
Saturday 16th June
Anarcho Punk Fair
Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
Mule Journalism Training Day
Our workshops are run by Manchester Mule’s editorial collective who bring with them a diverse range of experience. This training will be covering the basics of journalism but will be useful for anyone else with an interest in citizen journalism.
£20 including lunch (£10 student and unwaged)
Workshops will include:
– Writing Techniques
– Media Literacy
– Research Methods for Investigative Journalism
– Community Reporting and Interview Techniques
– Media Law Basics
To reserve your place and for details regarding payment methods email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your place will be confirmed once payment is received. Places are limited, so please book early.
www.manchestermule.com – news with a kick!
Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester City Centre
Monday 18th June
Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group Meeting: All Welcome
7.30 pm, Kim-by-the-Sea, Hulme
Thursday 21st June
Black Star Dub Collective
The Cotton Tree, 79 Cross Lane, Gorton Manchester, M18 8YN
Friday 22nd June
Discharge with Hated Til Proven and Swinelord
7.30pm Star and Garter, £10 Advance
Robb Johnson with Chris Butler
Queens Head, Belper, Derbyshire
7.30pm £6 on door
Monday 25th June
Anarchist Federation Meeting on St Imier
In August 2012 anarchists from all over the world will be gathering in St Imier, Switzerland for a week of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Anarchist International- a major split with the authoritarian international of Karl Marx.
This split represents a fundamental divide between those who believe that communism can be imposed from above, and those who believe that we can only have true communism if we have freedom as well. How we get where we want to go is as important as where we want to go.
As part of the process of building up to the summer event, the Anarchist Federation is hosting a series of meetings around the country. The theme of the meetings is the struggle against authoritarianism- from St Imier to today. The following issues will be discussed:
• The background to St Imier and what was involved in the split
• How the struggle against authoritarianism continued in key revolutions such as Russia and Spain
• The debate about human ‘nature’ and why humans do not need authority to flourish
• The role of authoritarian tendencies in struggles today eg the cuts movement, the strikes in the public sector, the student movement and within the anarchist movement itself
7.30pm Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford
Tuesday 26th June
Manchester Film Co-operative emergency summit!
After over 4 years Manchester Film Co-operative has hit a cross roads.
The core group of people who have been organising the screenings over the last 4 years are keen to step back and see a new group take over the organising and relaunch the film screenings in a new format in September.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new group of people to revitalise what is already a bit of a Manchester institution, bringing in some new ideas and energy.
A new group of organisers will need to cover areas like programming, sourcing films, working with the Kings Arms, publiclity and thinking about the new format. The existing organisers will still attend and provide support at the outset but would like to see other people giving the co-operative new direction etc.
Please do come along to the emergency summit on Tuesday 26 June if you’re interested in where the film co-operative goes next. If nobody comes to be part of the core group then, well, that’s probably it for the co-operative!
7.45 at the Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford
Wednesday 18th July
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July
Hebden Bridge Punx Picnic
Great list of gigs in Manchester at:
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