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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:
In the last 10 days, a protest camp has been set up on the side of the road 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.
It’s really good to go down to the Camp to support if you can. Our time and effort can help take the pressure off those already there – allowing more people to sustain their activism, their outreach, their blockades, etc.
The police have upped their presence significantly over the last 48 hours and the Drilling Rig is set to arrive imminently. There’s about 30 people there at the moment with lots of support from the local community. The land in question is owned by Peel Holdings.
The fracking industry got a bloody nose from the protests at Balcombe in Sussex this summer. All eyes are now on Salford to see how much resistance IGas meet – which gives the site a national significance in the wider debate about corporate control of our energy system, fuel poverty, the dash for gas, climate change (and capital’s continual need to overcome environmental limits).
Here’s some ways you could help:
1) Volunteer to cook, or help cook, a hot meal for everyone in the kitchen at the camp.
2) Sort out some 12 volt batteries and lights for the communal structures.
3) Donate some tarps.
4) Bring down some firewood or go wooding nearby.
5) Tweet all about it.
6) Get involved in the community organising in the nearby area. Baking cakes for the next community meeting on Friday, or driving stuff over to the area, taking minutes, door knocking (shout me off list for more info on this).
Check out these facebook pages:
Frack Free Salford + Greater Manchester
Barton Moss Community Protection Camp facebook page here;
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/
Friday 6th December
Saturday 7th December
For Normal Privacy Please Encrypt Your Data
When we stand at a cash machine or at the reception desk of the doctors surgery, we expect people to keep their distance. When we work on our laptops, text our friends or read a book in a public place – we don’t want people to lean over our shoulders. When we sit and talk in a café or on the train, we feel uncomfortable when someone appears to be listening too intently. In the physical world we expect normal, every-day privacy… so why do those same rules not apply on-line?
If you would like to learn how to ensure normal, every-day privacy when using your computer, tablet or mobile phone, then come to CryptoParty-Mcr. You can learn simple and effective ways to encrypt your emails and chat, and how to browse the internet anonymously. By using encyrption, you will protect your privacy, and help to protect the privacy of others, including political and environmental activists from all around the world.
Madlab, Edge Street, Northern Quarter 1.30pm-6.00pm Free Cake Will Be Provided More info: http://www.cryptoparty-mcr.org
4pm until late – £5 on the door
@ Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW
TNS Records present an evening of punk rock covers sets :
Sounds Of Swami (Keighley) are FOO FIGHTERS
Only Strangers (Stoke On Trent) are THE LAWRENCE ARMS
Truro (Wigan) are NOFX
Fair Do’s (Blackburn) are PROPAGANDHI
Speed Dinosaurs (Leeds) are BAD RELIGION
Manifest (Manchester) are SICK OF IT ALL
The Hostiles (Glasgow) are BLINK 182
Andy Manifest (Manchester) is BILLY BRAGG
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 15th 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?