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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
Whether or not you can make the demos, you can make your voice heard by contacting Harvey Nichols: Tel 0161 828 8888, Fax 0161 828 8833 Email Contact.Manchester@harveynichols.com
From Northern Gas Gala:
24 hours after first major activity begins at IGas’ site we will be converging for The Northern Gas Gala! All are warmly invited to join residents of Salford and Greater Manchester in a show of front-line protection against those that threaten us and our environment. Sign up here: northerngasgala.org.uk/sign-up to ensure you receive an invitation to this most poignant of parties!
All those signed-up will, when the Gala beckons, receive a text message with a start time.
Things to bring:
Essential – water, food and warm/waterproof clothes, sun protection.
Picnics, cakes, fluid, tea-making facilities, warm/waterproof clothes, friends, banners, games, music, instruments, Knitting (yellow and black – gasfield free community colours!), blankets, chairs, tables, Gazebos, small tents, plastic cutlery/plates.
Things not to bring:
Alcohol, drugs, anything which could be construed as a weapon, glass etc.
The site at Barton Moss is on farmland adjacent to the M62 in Salford, Greater Manchester. The site entrance is off Barton Moss Road, to the north of Tunnel Farm, just before the bridge over the motorway. Barton Moss Road runs north from the Liverpool Road (A57) to the west of Barton Aerodrome. There is a house with banners (see picture) on the corner of Barton Moss Road/Liverpool Road.
Buses (67) run regularly from Manchester (Shudehill Interchange) down the Liverpool Road and stop at Barton Moss Road. The nearest railway stations are Patricroft (about 2 miles away) and Irlam (about 3 miles away). Both stations are a short walk from the Liverpool Road from where you can get a number 67 bus.
Address: Land North of Tunnel Farm, Barton Moss Road (off Liverpool Road/A57), Eccles, Manchester M30 7RQ
For a map and more detailed directions go to northerngasgala.org.uk/map/
The Northern Gas Gala! will be a show of community protection against the threat of harm to our health and environment posed by the fracking industry. The industry is supported by the government and therefore there will almost certainly be a police-presence. Know your rights, read this pamphlet northerngasgala.org.uk/know-your-rights and don’t be intimidated. The Gala will be a inclusive, friendly space and we won’t be bullied.
See you at the Gala, it’ll be a gas!
For further info see website: northerngasgala.org.uk
See Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/577700832279266/
Thursday 14th November-Sunday 17th November
NEW ARTS FESTIVAL FOR MANCHESTER
A new and timely arts festival is about to hit Manchester! The Threepenny Festival, of cabaret, poetry and plays, has four consecutive nights of music and drama at three different locations across Manchester. Supported by Patrons Noreen Kershaw, Maxine Peake and Juliet Stevenson. The Threepenny Festival is to be launched on Thursday the 14th of November, 7.30pm at the 3Minute Theatre in Affleck’s Palace, followed by events on Friday the 15th and Saturday 16th at Unitarian Chapel Cross St, and a grand finale, Hard Times Cabaret, at the Moston Miners Arts Club, Sunday the 17th at 7.30pm.
The Threepenny Festival is inspired by the lives and work of German émigré artists Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill. These were the key composers and writers who revolutionised the performing arts in the first half of the last century. It’s the brainchild of social activists Aidan Jolly, Eric Northey, Derek Martin and Michael Herbert, who all feel that these neglected figures from the last century have things to say that are relevant to us today. “We’re living in a world plagued by austerity, migration, war and welfare cuts, whilst bankers’ bonuses get bigger and bigger,” said musician Aidan Jolly. “That contradiction alone would have appealed to these artists and they’d have done something about it creatively.”
Saturday 16th November
Salford’s Working Class Movement Library is marking both Parliament Week and the Explore Your Archive campaign with an Open Day on Saturday 16 November between 10am and 1pm on the theme ‘Women in Democracy’. It focuses on items from the Library’s rich collections about how women have fought for an equal say, from the first female councillor in Eccles to the women in the Co-operative movement.
The lack of women MPs is a constant complaint about parliament. With women making up over half of the population, so it goes that they should make up half of parliament… During the Open Day visitors can drop in to the Library and find out more about those pioneering women who fought against this inequality. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to discuss the items on display, and answer questions.
The Working Class Movement Library event runs alongside the politics festival POLLfest, which runs at Manchester’s People’s History Museum from 15 to 21 November with a series of events and activities including Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell talking on what it’s like to be a female MP today, and a comedy evening including an open mic session.
Admission to the Open Day is free; all welcome; light refreshments available.
Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX
Remember fallen anti-fascist comrades, Ivan Khutorskoy and Carlos Palomino
Over the past few months, both Clement Meric and Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P) have been murdered by the far right and huge solidarity demos have been held in their honour. This is a great sign that solidarity can extend throughout the world.
On the 11th November it will be six years since Carlos Palomino was stabbed to death by a Neo-nazi, and on the 16th November it will be four years since Ivan Khutorskoy was shot dead in his home by Russian fascists.
We will be holding a solidarity demo on Saturday the 16th November to remember both Carlos, Ivan and all fallen antifascist comrades and friends.
We hope that everyone can make it, it is important that we never forget what has happened and that the fight continues!
We encourage all groups to come and attend, please bring banners and flags.
More information on Carlos – http://carlosvive.net/
More information on Ivan – http://libcom.org/news/gentle-bonecrusher-life-death-ivan-khutorskoy-17112009
New time/ venue: 12:30pm, All Saints Park, Manchester
Saturday 23rd November
Women’s History Conference
10.30am – 5pm
Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG
£10/£5 (payable on the day)
Registration 10.00 am
Morning Session 10.30am – 1pm
Women, Politics and Music Claire Mooney and Alice Nutter
Women as Political Activists (1)
Sonja Tiernan – Delia Larkin and Women in the 1913 Dublin Lockout
Michael Herbert – Sarah Parker Remond, Black American Anti- Slavery Lecturer
Afternoon Session 2pm – 5pm
Women as Political Activists (2)
Alan Fowler – Alice Foley: Weaver, socialist and trade unionist
Rae Street and Nick Wilding – Enid Stacy: Socialist, Feminist,
Campaigner and Clarion Vanner
Panel Discussion on Socialism and Feminism
Speakers: Lindsey German and Louise Raw
Organised by the North West Labour History Society
More information: http://workershistory.wordpress.com/nwlhs-events/
Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305339022930675
Gig now starts at 6.00pm with Makings of A Maniac added to the bill.
Tuesday 26th November
Friday 29th November
Saturday November 30th
Manchester Peace & Craft Fair
Festive stalls including Nepalese treasures, Palestinian delights, jewellery, art and much more. Campaign stalls from CND, Manchester PSC etc. Live music from Dave Kramer and friends. Visit the Cafe to have a brew and a catch up. Santa and his elves will be in attendance. Free and open to all
Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove, Manchester
Sunday 1st December
Pumpkin Presents: Primeval Soup plus Autonomads, Wadeye and Liberation
Wahl Bar (opp Sainsbury’s in Fallowfield)
7.00pm £3 in
Friday 6th December
Saturday 7th December
Sunday 8th December
ACA are happy to present an afternoon of modern anti-fascist films depicting both the struggle against fascism and tributes to fallen comrades. It will be held at Moston Miners Community Centre from 15:30 onwards.
Films that we will be showing :
Carlos (Dos anos sin ti, dos anos contigo) – Carlos (2 years without you, two years with you) – (Spain)
A film made by Madrid anti-fascists a year after Carlos was murdered by Neo-nazis, showing both how the struggle and fight against fascism has continued and how they were fighting for justice. Here is a small clip from the film … http://theplatform.nuevaradio.org/video/antifascismoantirracismo/limg_src_http_theplatform_nuevaradio_org_2637/
161 > 88 (Czech Republic)
This movie was made by antifascists who have already chosen their attitude to the topic. We won’t persuade you that the movie is ”objective” in the usual sense. But we see its value in something else – the fact that we have been an active part of the events and that we were effectively shaping them. The movie of the Antifascist Action (AFA) monitors more than twenty years of the struggle against neo-Nazis, fascists and racists. The historic cross-section shows the multiple rises and falls of neo-Nazis and racists. You will witness the power as well as limited potential of the antifascist movement that doesn’t deal just with neo-Nazis, but also with the repression of the state and the public opinion. Small clip here … http://vimeo.com/64937723
ANTIFA – Chasseurs de skins (France)
Members of the Red Warriors, an antifascist gang in France, 1985. Red Warriors used violent force to remove Neo Nazi gangs from France and provide safe spaces for immigrants during the rise of white nationalism and an outbreak of violent crime against people of colour. They formed a squat called “L.U.S.I.N.E” and were considered the most effect gang to counter nazi violence, working to instill fear in their opposition. Clip here … http://antifascistarchive.com/2012/03/29/antifa-chasseurs-de-skins-2008/
£4 entrance, all money will be going towards antifascism in Manchester.
Hope you can make it.
Tuesday 10th December
Sunday 22nd December
It’s simple: We are looking for as many family and friends as possible to go to charity shops, get a rucksack, sleeping bag, flask (fill with hot soup), spoon, gloves, hat, fleece, warm tracksuit bottoms, undies, socks and extra food, bar of soap, toothbrush and tooth paste. If you put extra tins of food in, please make sure they have ring pulls. Do NOT put knives, forks, paracetamol or medications in the rucksacks.
Then meet up on Sunday 22nd December, 12 midday, to give to the homeless.
2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2014: 0161 Festival
Any what’s ons?