August 1st 2009 sees the official launch of Northern Indymedia by the alt-media monkeys of IMC Northern England. Having revived the dormant IMC Leeds/Bradford and merged with IMC York, the collective is officially launching their new site as a news resource for all those seeking a better world in the grim north and beyond. 9 Months of hard work are culminating in the public unveiling of the new site at Hyde Park Unity Day in Leeds, where there will be a solar powered "Be the Media" centre provided by the collective. The pitch will also include members of the Climate Camp Yorkshire neighbourhood who are helping to launch "The Great Climate Swoop" on the same day. Full coverage of all the goings on will be put up on the new site:
Links: New site of IMC Northern England | Join our mailing list | Collaboration tools on Crabgrass | IRC Chat room | New IMC form submitted | Letter sent to IMC York proposing merge | Letter sent out to local groups in the North of England | Northern IMC at Glastonbury 2009Read more >>
Up to 200 squatters and supporters followed a call for an unauthorised demonstration in the city centre from Manchester's No Borders group. Accompanied by a samba band (Rhythms of Resistance) and two soundsystems mounted on bike trailers. "With the cops not bothering to show up, we marched undisturbed from Victoria Station into the Northern Quarter, along Market Street and Kings Street , through Spinningfields into Castlefields."
The lead banner read FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR ALL - DEFEND AUTONOMOUS SPACES. Hundreds of copies of the Mesho were given out to passers by. The Mesho was a squat themed spoof news paper was also distributed in other participating cities.
The aim of the widespread action was is to develop interconnections and solidarity between autonomous spaces and help create more visibility for them as a political movement. In the UK the scale of the actions were extensive. Fuller coverage is here.
Also on the subject of immigration and fighting gentrification Check this upcoming event.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a grass roots organisation of immigrant communities fighting against gentrification in El Barrio (East Harlem) 7.30 pm Thursday 8th May 2008 at the Town Hall Tavern, Manchester - more info
Over the weekend of 3-4 Feb 2007, actions up and down the country and beyond targeted dangerous 'greenwash' being desperately pushed by corporations and politicians. The actions came in the wake of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released on Friday, which warned of world temperature rises of over 6C by the end of the century. The report indicated that a 4 degree rise would mean a 10% loss in global food production due to draught, flooding, water shortages. While the world slowly wakes up to the magnitude of climate chaos, Shell and Exxon Mobil last week announced record breaking profits. With the figures laid out so clearly, the nauseating hypocrisy spouted by corporations and politicians has spurred action from Paris to Aberdeen.
Links Press release for oil spill action | action report, photos & video | another video | Shell sponsorship background
Other actions Glasgow | Edinburgh | Plane Stupid | Greenpeace
Coming up Protest against ESSO, 9th Feb | Spring into Action
Climate Camp 2006 indymedia page | website | 2007 Camp 14-21st August | next organising meeting 17-18th Feb
So kids, did you have a good time Manchester styleee? Hope so, because I certainly did. I have been to going to parties in Manchester centre, outskirts, Wales and Leeds; for a number of years. This was one of the most exciting parties I've ever been to down at the old hospital again. This event will surely be remembered for a long time for good and unfortunately relatively minor bad reasons.
For in excess of 99% of the time and for 99% of the people; this night was an amazing experience, of unity, freedom, celebration, understanding and peace. With a huge number of sound systems attending and an amazing Victorian setting, this meeting was an event not regularly witnessed. A creation of freedom for freedom, and a sly finger-up to the laws and lores of modern western society.Read more >>
Strangeways on the case again. The only crew who continue to represent the party scene in Manchester. This collective is like a machine that dont stop, and if they say they are gonna parrty, they will. Regardless of anything that might get in their way. For example if they cant get a venue, those in the know still get to party in their basement!
So they got the venue together at the last minute, and a fine huge warehouse it was too. A bit far outta town, but not hard to find. Strangewayz setup with the projectors atop the huge van. Amazing visuals, the main projection was 60+ feet across, plus a second projector and lazers. The system seemed to be runnin as it should. The scoops pumping out enuff bass when you were close up. Although they were experiencing problems with the generator and they lost power a few times. They got this sorted out and kept the party rockin.Read more >>
Spring is in the air and with it the talk (yawn) is of elections. But all is not lost for the season also sees the return of the time honoured pastime of defacing election billboard posters. The Conservative Party, in particular, has been on the end of some widespread street level heckling,
Far from thinking of locking up refugees and throwing away the key, grassroots organisations are putting together a European wide day of solidarity with migrants and refugees on April 2nd, in recognition of the appalling and tragic circumstances that so many refugees have to endure. A significant turnout is expected in Manchester, where three separate marches are planned from the north, south and centre of the city.
Anti-racist Spray Paint | Tories Subvertised in Longsight | Nottingham | Bristol | South Wales | 'Funny Billboards' | Tory election ads - are they racist? | yes it is... | Tory Poster - How You Can Complain | SchNews - Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum | Demonstration Against Deportations - ManchesterRead more >>
Saturday the 27th November was buy nothing day, and to celebrate, a bunch of people from the Manchester based "do summat collective" got together to encourage people to think about consumerism. They made and distributes a zine and also gave tips on how to get stuff for free in manchester. A free shop was set up - with food and plenty of cakes, as well as free clothes and toys
The folks involved said they were surprised at how well it went. Families, old couples, kids and youths all came and had some cake, or took some clothes and a flyer or zine.... and within just one and a half hours everything, including the actual clothes rail, had gone.
There was some more fun and frolicks as people played anti-consumer games in a number of shops - from hide and seek in selfridges - to stuck in the mud in diesel.... Reclaiming consumer space and having some fun.Read more >>
Since its launch twelve years ago, Buy Nothing Day has grown into a worldwide celebration of consumer awareness and simple living. Observed about a month before Christmas, the West's busiest shopping period of the year, the campaign has sparked debate and raised awareness of our consumerist culture.
As part of international day of action 'Buy Nothing Day', actions took place in various places in the uk and other parts of the world:
Pro student letter in todays Northern Echo
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The gang of the Supreme Court of Brazil
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Social Service Activist Group
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UG#522 - Spiritual and Social Separation
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leeds 2nd Queer Film Festival
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2nd Leeds Queer Film Fest, September 22-27th
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The EDL in Bradford would mean trouble
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MERSEYSIDE CND 2010 PEACE & ECOLOGY FESTIVAL - SUNDAY JULY 4th
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acoustic punk food night - weds 19th may
Deportation of Patrick Mitonga Masengo
CONGOLESE DEMO in Manchester
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Social Centres in a Time of Crisis
Gaza’s children: Sarah Irving talks to Manchester artist Jane Lawson
Book review: “Gaza: Beneath the Bombs”
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Support community radio, sign the petition - four days to go!
Animal Rights Protest Tomorrow
08-09-2009 16:18 | 2 comments
Mark Thomas: It’s the Economy Stupid
16-08-2009 08:51 | 1 comment
Crunch: The Game for Utter Bankers
The day before yesterday
25-07-2009 21:31 | 9 comments
Marx in Soho - US play comes to Liverpool
20-07-2009 16:58 | 1 comment
Dissident Island Radio - TECHNO SPECIAL TONIGHT 9pm
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Join the March for Capitalism - May 9, Manchester
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Subvurt: Surveillance with The CCTV Caberet
08-04-2009 12:15 | 1 comment
Lynn Breedlove/Trans Workshop/Queer Film Night/Vegan Kaffe
In Memory of Steve Cohen
10-03-2009 10:18 | 3 comments
Say no to 'Israeli Science Day' at our Science Museums
20-02-2009 22:55 | 3 comments
BBC offices occupied in Manchester - v.brief early report
27-01-2009 18:13 | 4 additions | 3 comments
ARTPORT to redefine domestic departures lounge
Buy Nothing Day Manchester: Primark Feels the Wrath of Santa’s Little Workers!
10-12-2008 15:06 | 1 comment
North East Working Class Bookfair Sat. November 22nd 2008, 12-4pm
50 Years of CND - Peacemakers reunion gig...
A film for Anti-McDonalds day
Basement Social Centre Update
09-10-2008 15:50 | 1 comment
Native American Speaker in Manchester
Britain's Top Radical Singers Gather For Liverpool Festival
"Pride is a Protest" - Bradford MSGI marches at Manchester Pride
26-08-2008 09:54 | 3 comments
Manchester Pride Launch Interrupted by Protesters
16-08-2008 01:12 | 2 additions | 4 comments
Anarchy Alive - Uri Gordon speaking in Liverpool Fri 15th Aug
12-08-2008 11:54 | 3 comments
Merseyside Peace & Ecology Festival 2008
18-07-2008 20:55 | 2 comments
Get Lost Festival Celebrates Public Space
Garden City Social - Saturday, June 28, 2008
Press Release: Palestine Lives 2008
Exodus Shorts Refugee Film Festival, June 16–22 2008
Knitters Do It In Public
26-05-2008 17:13 | 3 comments
Radical newspaper seeks volunteer graphic designers + illustrators
Lancaster 'First' Carnival Of Culture 2008
04-03-2008 12:25 | 1 comment
Che Guevara's deputy comes to Manchester, 24 February 2008.
08-02-2008 18:43 | 3 comments
Buy nothing day 2007.
04-12-2007 13:32 | 5 comments
Young People and the Media
Teenagers Take to the Roofs! Protest in Leeds Against Rich Food Emporium
01-12-2007 17:44 | 3 comments
witches, hags 'n whores
Garden City Social - Peterloo Memorial benefit
Standing up for the right to know
17-10-2007 11:56 | 1 comment
Take back the night - deterring assault
10-10-2007 12:12 | 4 comments
Lancaster anti-supermarket protest camp
08-10-2007 17:44 | 7 comments
Media Training Makes A Difference
Manchester Gay Pride 2007 - Pix 2
28-08-2007 16:44 | 1 addition | 1 comment
Manchester Gay Pride 2007 - Pix 1
28-08-2007 16:40 | 1 addition | 2 comments
Wanted! - Queer Activist Street / Graffiti Artists
El Salvador Permaculture Institute benefit night
'Seven Years On' KRAFT Seeks Sanctuary
Clown Army Hebden Bridge Sunday August 5th
01-08-2007 10:40 | 1 addition | 11 comments
Circus Training! :-)
31-07-2007 08:47 | 5 comments
BBC protests - London and Manchester - August 14th
28-07-2007 01:30 | 10 comments
Clown Army training ! Hebden Bridge.
20-07-2007 12:23 | 1 addition | 31 comments
manchester bike stuff this weekend
27-06-2007 09:50 | 3 comments
Garden City Social - Climate Camp Fundraiser 7/7/7
TV has to change
11-06-2007 18:04 | 3 comments
One Million Pounds to be a British Muslim
Picnic and live music from refugee communities
Asylum Monologues (free performances)
Garden City Social//Sat 26th May 07//Yard Theatre
The Basement Fire / Flood Update. WE NEED YOU!
Islam Punk Novel Censored!
03-05-2007 19:52 | 1 comment
Anti-deportation stall, Saturday, 28 April 2007, 12pm.
RAPAR ---Bringing People From Different Communities Together
Street Event: Free the Cuban Five!
04-04-2007 22:34 | 3 comments
Cabaret, samurai swords, clowning theatre and more at Ladyfest Leeds
Anti-racist protest/stall - Saturday 31 March 2007, 12-3pm
Ola and family Released From Detention
CONGOLESE REFUGEES BLOCKADE DALLAS COURT KIDNAPPING CENTRE!
NWASDG Organising Meeting, Saturday 24th March 2007, 2.00pm.
12-03-2007 11:06 | 2 comments
Garden City Social - Sat March 24th 2007
Workshops Line up for Ladyfest Leeds 2007
Music Line Up For Ladyfest Leeds April Festival
Close Down Dallas Court Reporting Centre! Monday 26 March 2007, 12pm
01-03-2007 14:55 | 2 comments
NWASDG Organising Meeting, Saturday 10 March 2007, 2.00pm.
Anti-deportation stall on Saturday 3 March 2007, 12-2pm
01-03-2007 14:48 | 1 comment
Stop Gun Crime Posters..
23-02-2007 13:30 | 5 comments
Former BNP Candidate On Explosives Charge
12-02-2007 10:02 | 13 comments
How stupid can a councillor be... or is he telling the truth????
03-02-2007 22:58 | 1 comment
Aesthetics and Radical Politics conference - Manchester - 3rd Feb
21-01-2007 22:50 | 1 comment
mancunian soundwalk tomorrow
Epiphany Derive Tomorrow in Manchester
State of Mancunia
21-12-2006 01:53 | 3 comments
Buy Nothing Day: Report
26-11-2006 11:12 | 1 addition
Garden City Social...Sat 2nd December
Blackpool demonstration against the BNP conference
15-11-2006 03:58 | 1 addition | 13 comments
Report: Rhythms of Resistance Manchester Outreach Session!
Samba workshop 12th November
<h1>Wangari Maathai as ambassador for NUFF Global!</h1>
Creative Activism Exhibition at The Basement
20-10-2006 15:12 | 1 addition | 9 comments
Shell's Wild Lie - counter exhibition and speaker tour
06-10-2006 12:22 | 2 comments
Rhythms of Resistance Manchester: drums not war! (27/9 action)
28-09-2006 00:12 | 5 comments
Why I Hate America
15-09-2006 22:59 | 2 comments
Manchester Gay Pride Parade: Pictures 2
31-08-2006 20:46 | 1 comment
Public sector cuts
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Art and Activism Caravan 2006
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French CPE uprising 2006
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