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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
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!
Until Sunday 23rd February
FC United of Manchester: union is strength Pop Up Exhibition
Find out more about this community football club
Punk football? What’s that? Come and find out as FC United fans bring their choice of photographs and football memorabilia to share their club’s story with you.
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields
Open from 10.00am-5.00pm
Cost: In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Find out more: http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/fc-united-of-manchester-union-is-strength/
Saturday 22nd February
Friday 28th February
Chris Mills and The Distant Stars with Quiet Loner + Phil Davies and the ninjasmokebombs
The Castle, Oldham Street
Tuesday 4th March
Stop TTIP/TAFTA Corporate Takeover!
4th March 2014, 6-8pm
At the Central Hall, Oldham Street, M1 1JQ
(on Oldham St, between Back Piccadilly and Dale St)
If you care about GM-free food, labour rights, a frack-free Manchester and a public NHS then this meeting is absolutely crucial for you.
With the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) or Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) ratified, governments will not be able anymore to ensure any social protections for their citizens. Instead, corporations can overrule any policy that limits their future profits through extensive compensation claims (paid by taxpayers), which effectively paralyses progressive policy making to protect vulnerable people and/or the environment.
The trade negotiations are currently going on behind closed doors with no national parliamentary participation. Mainstream media has barely mentioned this trade agreement even though it threatens to affect many areas of our lives, including food safety, labour rights and environmental standards.
Manchester Zapatista Collective will hold an INFORMATIONAL ASSEMBLY about the TTIP/TAFTA on 4th March 2014, 6-8pm at at the Central Hall, Oldham Street, M1 1JQ.
We have invited John Hilary (War on Want, London) who will tell us about the state of the trade negotiations between EU-USA, the consequences of TTIP/TAFTA for labour rights, environmental protections, food safety etc. and ongoing grass roots resistance against TTIP/TAFTA in London and Europe.
Talk will be followed by a Q&A and action planning.
Our room is wheelchair accessible.
Bring curiosity and willingness to think of collective action to STOP TTIP/TAFTA!
Friday 21st March
Autonomads, The Hostiles and Colt 45
Yorkshire House, Lancaster
Doors from 8.30pm Five quid on the door (non profit)
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March
Equalfest 4 featuring loads of bands with at least one female member
I in 12 Club, Bradford and Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Check for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/326349047502777
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March
Saturday 15th March
Atilla The Stockbroker plus guests
Benefit for Barton Moss Protection Camp & Frackfree Gtr Manchester
7.00pm £8 in advance:
Sunday March 16th
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March
Saturday 5th April
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April
Monday 21st April
2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2014: 0161 Festival
Any what’s ons?