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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!
Friday 30th May
Critical Mass is a monthly bike ride which takes place in Manchester & around the world – every last Friday of the month people cycle out to celebrate the bicycle and reclaim Manchester’s streets with 2 wheels! The ride will start at 6pm in front of Manchester Central Library and will weave around the city with sound systems, fancy dress & bikes of all shapes and sizes, to ride to Subrosa!
At Subrosa at 7:30pm we will show a couple of short films which share stories of the bicycle and social change, and it will also be a chance for people to find out about the social centre. And, of course, there will be yummy vegan food and cake!
You can join the bike ride no matter what your level of bike experience is and the pace is set so it’s comfortable for everyone!
Facebook event for the critical mass ride:
Autonomads Album Launch w/ Black Star Dub Collective DJ Set, Perkie and John Player Specials
9.00pm-2.00am £3 suggested donation, all profit goes to Manchesters newly established radical social centre
Saturday 31st May
MANCHESTER VEGAN SOCIETY MONTHLY SOCIAL MEETUP
From 1pm til 3pm (ish) on the last Saturday of every month. Come along and meet and chat to other vegans. No cliques here, everyone is welcome. Meetings have been held every month since 2004 and we’d like them to keep happening so come along and say hi!
Thirsty Scholar, Manchester
Manchester Zapatista Collective Film Showing: The Third Eye with Alex Campos from Nomad Eyes
5pm, SubRosa, 27 Lloyd Street South, Moss Side, M14 7HS
Punx Inna Jungle Summer Bash
8.00pm Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme
Monday 2nd June
Cake Liberation Front Meet Up
V Revolution, 88 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LF
6:30pm – 8pm
Bring along baked goods to share.
Tuesday 3rd June
Plan C MCR Presents: A Future That Doesn’t Work
Zero-hour contracts, collapsing real wages, multiple jobs, and unpaid internships – most of us are experiencing a crisis in the relationship between ‘work’ and the wage. But is fighting for ‘more work’ the answer to our problems, or must we question the very nature of work? Why does the increasing automation of work currently present a crisis, rather than an opportunity for liberation? What does the future of work look like? Can we organize towards worlds that break the relationship between useful activity and the wage?
‘A Future That Doesn’t Work?’ is a public conversation with Natalie Bennett (leader of the Green Party) and Nick Srnicek (co-author of Accelerationist Manifesto).
This is the second in the Conversations on the Future series, hosted by Plan C.
£5/ £3 on door
6.00pm-8.00pm Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
Wednesday 4th June
Manchester Zapatista Collective Film Showing: Kawito tatei nierika / Singing to the Depth of the Earth with Alex Campos from Nomad Eyes
8pm, SubRosa, 27 Lloyd Street South, Moss Side, M14 7HS
Saturday 7th June
Social Centre Fundraiser With DJs and Live Music
Black Jack Brewery, Manchester
(More Details Soon!)
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.
Wednesday 11th June
DEAD CITY RIOT (USA) | ATTERKOP | BOLSHY | One More TBC
Wahl Bar, Fallowfield
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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