Sunday 10th June
Zapatista Support Week of Action
First of all, thanks again for your support in late April for the prisoners Alberto Patishtán and Francisco Sántiz López. Half of the money raised in Manchester was taken to Francisco Sántiz López and given to him in person, together with a description of the event and a photo of the poster we made. He asked to pass on a message of thanks. He is touched by the international solidarity and is confident that he will be released soon, seeing as the charges against him don’t hold water. Together with other prisoners, he has set up a reading group in the San Cristóbal jail, and they are currently studying the 6th Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle.
Alberto Patishtán has recently issued a statement on the degrading conditions to which he is subjected in the high security jail in Sinaloa, where he is currently being held. His head has been shaved. The prisoners are forced to strip several times daily when they leave their cells, in front of prison guards of both genders. Even though the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has asked the authorities to urgently ensure that he receives adequate treatment for his glaucoma, he is still not receiving medical care.
A second global week of action for the release of both prisoners has been called, from 8th June to 15th June. We urgently need your support for the following action: People across the world have been invited to take pictures of themselves, holding up a poster or placard asking for the release of both prisoners in front of landmarks of the places where they live, and covering their faces. The location where the picture was taken should be made clear.
1pm, Piccadilly Gardens
Tuesday 12th June 2012
Saturday 16th June
Anarcho Punk Fair
Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
Monday 18th June
Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group Meeting: All Welcome
7.30 pm, Kim-by-the-Sea, Hulme
Thursday 21st June
Black Star Dub Collective
The Cotton Tree, 79 Cross Lane, Gorton Manchester, M18 8YN
Friday 22nd June
Discharge with Hated Til Proven and Swinelord
7.30pm Star and Garter, £10 Advance
Tuesday 26th June
Manchester Film Co-operative emergency summit!
After over 4 years Manchester Film Co-operative has hit a cross roads.
The core group of people who have been organising the screenings over the last 4 years are keen to step back and see a new group take over the organising and relaunch the film screenings in a new format in September.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new group of people to revitalise what is already a bit of a Manchester institution, bringing in some new ideas and energy.
A new group of organisers will need to cover areas like programming, sourcing films, working with the Kings Arms, publiclity and thinking about the new format. The existing organisers will still attend and provide support at the outset but would like to see other people giving the co-operative new direction etc.
Please do come along to the emergency summit on Tuesday 26 June if you’re interested in where the film co-operative goes next. If nobody comes to be part of the core group then, well, that’s probably it for the co-operative!
7.45 at the Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July
Hebden Bridge Punx Picnic
Great list of gigs in Manchester at:
Any what’s ons?