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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
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!
2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2014: 0161 Festival
Thursday 8th May
San Sebastián Bachajón: Resisting Dispossession
Manchester Zapatista Collective will give an overview of, and show a short documentary about, the harassment suffered by the community San Sebastián Bachajón (Chiapas, Mexico).
8pm-9.30pm, SubRosa, 27 Lloyd Street South, Moss Side, M14 7HS
HYSTERICS (OLYMPIA, WA USA) + NU, POGODI! + THE BOOGLIES + DENIM AND LEATHER
The Castle, Oldham Street
8.00pm £6 Advance
Monday 12th May-Wednesday 14th May
The Working Class Movement Library is excited to announce details of its second mini film festival. Last Cage Down has a mining theme, to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike. All screenings are free – including free popcorn…
Mon 12 May 7pm The Road to Drumleman tells the story of brotherhood at the Argyll Colliery (1947-1967). When artist Jan Nimmo’s dad, a former shot firer at the pit, died, she sought out the remaining men who had worked alongside him to piece together the story of Scotland’s most remote coal mine. Jan’s husband Paul will introduce the film.
Tues 13 May 7pm The Last Strike, followed by a talk by Dave Douglass, the NUM activist known as ‘Danny the Red’. In 1984 a French TV crew made what Dave describes as the best film made about the strike, La Dernière Grève. It focuses on St Helen’s, and the solidarity of Lancashire miners and the key role played by women come powerfully across.
Wed 14 May 7pm Last Pit in the Valley Irwell Valley Mining Project’s acknowledgement of lost Salford pits and reminder of miners’ working conditions through the years. Plus Pride in the Pits, a tribute to the men and women who worked in the North Staffordshire coalfield.
The Library is also pleased to welcome Mark Metcalf from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign to talk on Wednesday 14 May at 2pm about the Campaign’s determination to seek truth and justice for the miners victimised by the police at the Orgreave Coking Plant, South Yorkshire, during that key event in the strike in June 1984.
Thursday 15th May
Black Star Dub Collective play ‘Love Reggae’ at Cuba Bar (formally Saki Bar)
9pm to 1am
£3 before 11pm, £5 from 11pm onwards.
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
Any what’s ons?