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There is a list which is connecting Local Social Forum in UK
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There is a list which is connecting Local Social Forum in Europe
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There is a list to network activists who support Palestine
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Weekly Vigils Across the Region (weekly until further notice)
Friday, 5pm, Whalley Hotel, Whalley Range
Friday, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, main Chorlton traffic lights (‘the four banks’)
Friday, 5.15pm to 6.30pm, Tesco’s roundabout, Manchester Rd., Rochdale
Every Saturday Picket of M&S 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Marks & Spencer Market Street,
Saturday 27th November, 10am until 5.30pm. Cross St. Unitarian Chapel, Manchester. Network for Peace Annual Conference (Is it the occasion for a talk about the peace movement in Manchester and propose some actions?) - Current Conflicts: Peace Movement Responses. Speakers include Rae Street GM&D CND, Carol Naughton from Peacerights, Chris Balance a Member of Scottish Parliament and Ruth Tanner CND national press officer.
Sunday 28th November in London 11am-4pm
‘Another ESF is Possible? From London 2004 to Athens 2006’
Meeting sponsored by the London Social Forum
Rationale for the timing is that many people will be coming to London anyway for the Anarchist Book Fair on the previous day.
MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 7.30pm PUBLIC MEETING Friends Meeting House, Mount St MANCHESTER COMMITTEE TO DEFEND ASYLUM SEEKERS
Speakers include: Reps from: Transport and General Workers Union, UNISON –health and council workers. National Union of Journalists, Migrant Workers, Asylum Campaigns
Farhat Khan , Alan Manning NW TUC
December 1st, wed at 7.30 reharsol for the alternative carols for the action on the 11th of december in Piccadilly. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive details
Thursday 2nd December at Friends Meeting House from 7.30 pm Public Meeting. Khaled Quzmar will speak (in English) on Children's Rights in the Occupied Territories (with specific reference to the current changing political situation there following the sad death of President Arafat). Attorney Khaled Quzmar is a lawyer at the Defence for Children International/Palestine Section (DCI/PS), as well as Coordinator of the DCI/PS Legal rogram.
Thursday 2nd December meeting of Mancheter Social Forum FMH 7.30
national meeting of the Local social forum network in UK hosted by Sheffield Social forum in Sheffield. Come with us! Email email@example.com
Monday 6th December.Barbara, an Italiana who lives most of the time in Barcelona, is organising a discussion group for women activists.The main purpose of the meeting is to feed some new perspectives into her PhD thesis, but it should be fun and interesting in its own right. It will hopefully take place at Manchester's new social centre on Lever St, but this is tbc E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
She is giving a presentation on my research on 1st December, 5pm-6.30pm, in
Room 334 of the Geoffrey Manton Building, MMU (All Saints, off Oxford Road).
7th December, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Manchester. Manchester Forum for Palestine meeting where we will discuss the 11th December action (see 11th Dec. below) Manchesterforumpalestineemail@example.com
December 8th action to protest against the the Army trade. ( to be confirmed) interested? firstname.lastname@example.org
December 8th, 7pm, Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester. A Public meeting where US Military Families Speak Out – Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Michael Hoffman took part in the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and on his return to Pennsylvania became involved in the anti-war movement. He is co-founder and national coordinator of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Our other speaker is Lou Plummer who lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina, home of Fort Bragg where 45,000 military personnel are stationed. Lou served in the US army in the 80’s and is the grandson, son, brother and father of men who have served or are serving the military. He is a leading spokesman for Military Families Speak Out and bring Them Home Now.
Thursday 2nd December meeting of Mancheter Social Forum FMH 7.30
Saturday 11th December
Street action in Piccadilly Gardens for Palestine starting at 3 pm
Carols, Tank, candles, banners, videos
get involved Manchesterforumpalestineemail@example.com
Called by Manchester Forum for Palestine
Supported by PSC, Stop the war, CND, Friends of Palestine, Iraqi Solidarity campaign.
Sunday 12th December at 7.30 pm at the Dancehouse Theatre. "This Is Camp X-Ray" Film.
The documentary film by Damien Mahoney promises to reignite the debate about Guantanamo Bay at a time when international scrutiny of the camp is rapidly intensifying(2).
Jai Redman's 'This is Camp X-Ray' installation became one of the most critically acclaimed art events to take place last year, receiving widespread international press coverage(3). The controversial installation - a meticulous working replica of the original camp in Cuba, stood for nine days in Hulme, an inner city suburb of Manchester. After the screening there will be a discussion with a panel of special guest speakers, including the artist, director and a representative of the detainees.
from Sunday 27 February to Sunday 6 March 2005. The Olive Co-operative is offering a unique tour of Palestine, looking at the environmental effects of the Occupation tour costs £495 exc. flights. Includes all airport pickups, accommodation, experienced tour guides and most meals.For more information on this, or Olive Co-operative’s other tours to Palestine, see www.olivecoop.com , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 232 8177 in office hours.
Saturday 5th March in central Manchester, Europe for Peace. A one day International Peace Conference organised by Greater Manchester & District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament together with Mouvement de la Paix. Looking at how peace activists from across Europe and beyond can work together. Topics for discussion include, ‘For an end of NATO and its nuclear policies’, To resist militarism and the arms trade’, To expose the dangers of the draft European Union constitution foreign and security policy’ and ‘For a Europe which promotes non-military solutions to conflict peace and stability across the world’.
16th April 2005, Bombspotting XL. Just before the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in May 2005 Trident Ploughshares are planning a massive international Bombspotting action at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, at SHAPE (NATO military HQ) in Mons and the military base at Kleine Brogel. There will be mass, international acts of civil disobedience. Contact Gillian Sloan at email@example.com if you are interested in going along.
Monday 4th July 2005 , G8 Action at Faslane, Scotland. On Monday 4th July, before the G8 meeting at Gleneagles, come and shut down Britain’s number one nuclear base. Call GM&D CND office on 0161 273 8283 for further details
Olive Co-operative will be holding an Open House in November and December, where our range of fairly traded Palestinian products will be available to buy firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Weekly news cast , Five Minutes from Palestine is now online and it includes the latets update It is available for streaming and downloading at http://www.imemc.org/audio
The Impeach Blair campaign is gaining huge support and has a web-site: www.impeachblair.org
To find out about Manchester's radical and activist communities don't forget to tune in to the "Under the Pavement" alternative radio show every other Monday 10.00pm until 12.00 midnight on ALL FM 96.9 across South Manchester or listen online at http://www.underthepavement.org
Hosts for Hope - a network of people in Manchester who provide temporary accomodation and practical help to destitute asylum seekers. Interested? call Dave Smith on: 273 3897 / 07800 589937.
OLIVE CO-OP (oil and other product from Palestine) : For more information on the selling of the products and any Olive Co-op tour to Palestine, email email@example.com, call 0161 232 8177 or visit www.olivecoop.com
THE PEACE CYCLE are recruiting sponsors and cyclists for August 2005 epic journey to Jerusalem to raise awareness for prospects of peace in the Middle East. For more information see www.thepeacecyle.org or contact info@ThePeaceCycle.org , tel 0207 384 3333.
NEW RADICAL BOOKSHOP/social centre IN MANCHESTER!
Opening in 'mid November' , basement of 24 Lever St.
Radical literature, vegan food, library, meeting space - can these people succeed where Frontline eventually failed? They've got one thing right, by finding a space in the city centre
Military Families Against the War is a new organisation of people
directly affected by the war in Iraq.
Our relatives and loved ones are members of the British Armed Services.
We are opposed to the continuing involvement of UK soldiers in a war that is based on lies. We call on Tony Blair to withdraw our troops immediately.
The soldiers in Iraq and their families at home have the most at stake in this conflict. For some of us, our loved ones have been killed in Iraq.
Our brave men and women risk injury and death while our government continues an unjust war for political ends. We say quite simply this is wrong.”
website details: www.mfaw.org.uk
Peace news is now a monthly paper.
Everybody can submit a story. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the paper and email@example.com for the web. To submit an event email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find NfP at www.networkforpeace.org.uk to become a reviews contact email@example.com. A column dedicated to non-violent activists facing trials contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your action was particularly succesful? Regular column of good news email@example.com)
The Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester is facing closure inspite of being very profitable and efficient. Closure will result in 50 job losses and the consumer will lose an historic local beer. When Interbrew acquired Whitbread’s brewing business in 2000 it told the world and the workforce that it was ‘The World’s Local Brewer’ devoted to local beers. Now in spite of commitments to its workforce at Boddingtons As a consumer you can influence this situation.
Ask your supermarket to tell Interbrew to keep the Boddington’s brewery open.
Please e-mail or telephone:
Tesco: firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 5055555
Asda: www.asda.co.uk (go to ‘contact us’ icon) 0500 100055
Sainsbury: www.sainsburys.co.uk/contactus 0207 6956000
Morrison: 01274 494166