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Tories not welcome in Manchester – a week of events in protest

Submitted by on September 26, 2015 – 9:01 pmNo Comment


Manchester is proud to host a week-long protest against the Conservative Party and their policies of division and deliberate degradation of the poorest in our society. Let them know they aren’t welcome and spread the word on these events, because their right wing media won’t publicise any of this…

Here is how you can get involved:

Afternoon / Evening

Our city not yours: Flash Mob @ Manchester Piccadilly
Welcome the Tories into town! – Details tbc

Welcome to Manchester Party @ The People’s History Museum – 12pm – 10pm
Billy Bragg, Sam Duckworth, Billy Lunn (The Subways), Sean McGowan & more
Tickets: £10

The Headscarf Revolutionaries @ Working Class Movement Library, 2pm
Brian Lavery will talk about his book The Headscarf Revolutionaries

Pre Demo Public Meeting @ Central Hall Manchester, 3pm – 5pm
Hosted by Manchester Trades Council. Speakers include: Matt Wrack (FBU), Ian Hudson (BFAWU) & more tbc

Acting Out Against Austerity – hosted by Terry Christian @ Dance House Theatre, 7:30pm
Knock Knock Anti Austerity play written and directed by Kate Marlow
Flick & Julie’s Pop Up Penny Pinchers Anti Austerity comedy sketch show
Plus spoken word from Stephen Morrison Burke & more tbc


National Demonstration: No to Austerity
Assemble 12pm, Oxford Road. March to Castlefields Arena for rally
Organised by the TUC & the People’s Assembly


“Laugh Them Out of Town” @ Manchester Academy, 7pm
Line up includes: Frankie Boyle, Mark Steel, Francesca Martinez, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Hardy, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar
Tickets: £10 / £20 / £30 (concession / standard / solidarity)



The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10am
With guest speakers.


Debate: Time to Scrap Trident? @ Friends’ Meeting House, 12pm
Hosted by CND

Screening of Pots, Pans & Other Solutions – With Guest Speaker – Birgitta Jónsdóttir
@Central Hall, 2.00pm Event page and tickets here

Student Protest: No Fees, No Cuts, No Debt @ 2pm, outside Tory Party Conference
Student Debt In outside the Tory Party Conference

Protest & meeting: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer @ 12pm, Central Library
Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee

Protest: No to TTIP @ Manchester Town Hall, 12pm
Called by War on Want, UNISON North West & Stop TTIP Manchester


Meeting: No TTIP – the people fight back @ Central Hall, 5pm
Hosted by War on Want, UNISON NW, Stop TTIP Manchester
Speakers include: Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Icelandic MP,John Rees, People’s Assembly, Paula Barker, UNISON NW, Rowan Mataram, Stop TTIP Manchester, Sam Lowe, Friends of the Earth, John Hilary, War on Want
Join us for this free event to debate TTIP and the Left’s position on Britain’s membership of the EU. Plus a special preview of a new production by Common Wealth Theatre Company
No booking required

“The People’s Post” Rally @ Manchester Cathedral, 7pm
Hosted by CWU. Speakers include: Dave Ward, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Owen Jones, Lindsey German, Kevin Maguire, Mark McGowan, Ellie Mae O’Hagan – Free tickets but please book

Beat Back! Music Against Austerity @ Manchester Academy, 8pm
Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church, Public Service Broadcasting & more to be announced
Tickets £10 / £15 / £20 (concession / standard / solidarity)



The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10am
with guest speakers


Rally & Protest: Hands off our NHS @ Central Hall, 11:30am
Public meeting followed by ‘Wall of Sound’ sirens protest outside the Tory Conference. Organised by People’s Convention for the NHS, Keep our NHS Public, & other NHS campaigns

Meeting: Austerity Has Failed – so what’s the alternative? @ Central Hall, 4.oopm
Economic briefing & discussion on the alternative to austerity. Speakers include James Meadway (New Economics Foundation) & Michael Burke (Economist), more tbc.
Protest: Refugees welcome here
Organised by Stand Up to Racism


DEVOLUTION.REVOLUTION > this changes everything /!\ @ Central Hall, 6.30pm
So who decides our future & what are we going to do? What is the best way forward from where we are?
What seeds will grow good social, environmental, economic and democratic fruits?
With interactive questions, debate, voting, challenging food for thought, proposals for action and more, this promises to be a very lively, thought-and-action-provoking public event.

Meeting: Don’t Bomb Syria – Stop the Spread of War @ Friends Meeting House, 6:30pm
Hosted by Stop the War Coalition

Welcome refugees – Stand up to Racism & Islamophobia
Organised by Stand up to Racism

Space for Cycling Campaign: Ride round Tory Conference 6pm

Faith Against Austerity @ Manchester Cathedral, 7pm
Cross faith meeting followed by vigil in Manchester Cathedral. Speakers include David Walker (Bishop of Manchester), Nasir Hafezi, Niall Cooper (Church Action on Poverty), Penny Hicks (Manchester People’s Assembly) & other faith leaders. Free event but please book


Fury Road – Disabled People Against Cuts Protest @ Outside Tory Conference Centre, 9am
To coincide with David Cameron’s conference closing speech we want as many people as possible to surround the venue

The People’s Assembly morning briefing @ Central Hall, 10am
with guest speakers


Protest: No to Fracking | Save our Solar! @ Mount Street, Manchester, 12pm
Organised by Campaign against climate change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & others

Towards Paris and beyond: Building the movement for climate, justice and jobs @ Firends Meeting House, 4pm
Public meeting organised by Campaign against climate change, Friends of the Earth, This Changes Everything & others


The People’s Question Time
Final round up with a People’s Question Time. Details tbc

For details on tickets etc visit http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manctimetable

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