Fri 26 April 2019

Welcome to the Rebel Cities’ Activist Hub Bulletin.  The place where you can hear about the latest action on the scene, fill up your calendars and maybe even do something to help from the comfort of your screen. See our Activist Calendar below.

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19 April – 1 June: The Festival of Debate

2019’s programme will take place from the 19th April, through May to the 5th June and will feature over 70 events of all shapes and sizes.

15 April – 29 April. International Rebellion

15 Apr at 11:00 – 29 Apr at 00:00

24 April 19:00-22:00

24 April 19:00-22:00

Socialist Economics with James Meadway.

Lecture Theatre A, The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University.

24 April 19:00-21:00

24 April from 19:00-21:00

The Personal is Still Political: A Facilitated Dialogue

108 The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PH, United Kingdom

Hosted by Festival of Debate

25 April from 19:00-22:00

25 April from 19:00-22:00

Pint of Peace!

The Old Abbey Taphouse

Guildhall Close, M15 6SY Manchester

25 April 19:00-21:00

25 April 19:00-21:00

Manchester Rally for Palestine Thursday 25th April

Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD h

25 April from 19:00 – 20:30

25 April from 19:00 – 20:30

The house is on fire: how we can stand with the youth strikes

Room S209, SOAS Paul Webley wing, Torrington Sq, WC1H 0XG

26 April 12:00-13:00 (Every Friday)

26 April 12:00-13:00

Climate Strike – Fridays For Future London

Parliament Square, Hosted by Climate Strike

Fridays For Future London

26 April 18:00 – 01:00

Mayday Rooms Spring Social

Mayday Rooms 88 Fleet St London Ec4 1Dh

Hosted by Plan C London and MayDay Rooms

26 April from 18:00-21:00

26 April from 18:00-21:00

A Green New Deal for Homes? — Friends Meeting House Manchester

26 April from 18:00 – 19:00

The Salisbury poisonings – one year after SOAS University of London

Student / Young Pugwash – UK branch

Friday from 18:30-20:30

James Meadway on Corbynomics SOAS University of London

Hosted by The Great Moving Left Show

26 April from 19:00-20:30

Manchester Housing Hustings.

Where: Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester Hosted by Shelter

26 April 20:30 – 01:00

Anti Austerity DJ Night with Mike Joyce. Chorlton Irish Club

17 High Lane, M21 9DJ Manchester, United Kingdom.

Hosted by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and Manchester People’s Assembly – Austerity Cut it Out

27 April from 09:30-16:30

Hemp and Lime insulation workshop

Hulme Community Garden Centre, 28 Old Birley Street, M15 5RG Manchester

Hosted by Carbon Co-op and Hulme Community

27 April at 10:00 – 28 April at 16:00

Reclaim The Power – National Gathering

The Printworks, 139 Clapham Rd, London SW9 0HP

Hosted by Reclaim The Power

27 April 10:00-20:30

Leeds bus to Surround Springfield Demo Leeds railway station

New Station St, LS1 4PR Leeds

27 April from 11:00-12:00

Kinder Scout Mass Trespass 87th Anniversary Walk SK22 2LH

Hosted by Manchester Greenpeace and Sheffield Greenpeace

27 April 12:00-16:00

Earth Day Climate Protest!

London #earthstrike

Parliament Square. Hosted by Earth Strike UK and 3 others

27 April 13:00-17:00

Who is Manchester For? Central Methodist Hall

4-5 Central Buildings Oldham St, M1 1JQ Manchester

27 April 14:00-16:00

March for unity against racism

Dominion Rd, Southall UB2 4BQ

Hosted by Southall Resists 40 and Labour Against Racism And Fascism

27 April 14:00-16:00

Anarchists like us. Communists like us.

Hosted by Plan C London, Ec4 1Dh

27 April 19:30 – 01:00

Solidarity Forever: UVW 5th birthday party! Rich Mix London

35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London

28 April 13:30-17:00

Game Workers Unite UK branch of the IWGB  first ever annual general meeting (AGM)! SOAS University of London, WC1H 0XG

28 April 15:45-18:45

3 Acres & A Cow, A History Of Land Rights & Protest In Folk Song

Hebden Bridge Trades, Holme St, HX7 8EE Hebden Bridge

28 April from 12:00-13:00

Manchester International Workers Memorial Day Albert Square

Hosted by Greater Manchester Hazards Centre

Last Friday of every month everywhere: Critical Mass Bike Ride.

A cycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month; its purpose is not usually formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets on bikes.

26-31 July: Power Beyond Borders Mass Action Camp  

Join Reclaim the Power this summer to take direct action against:

  • The gas infrastructure fueling the climate crisis, and
  • The UK’s Hostile Environment which targets migrants.Power Beyond Borders is a chance to come together from across Europe and beyond, to learn from each other, have a great time and take direct action. This camp will walk the talk, showing how possible sustainability and community can be, while gearing up for two days of action with training’s and discussions.

More from this Byline Times investigation:

Rebel Cities: Kurdish Hunger Strikes Report

, 16 April 2019
As part of our Activist Hub, Ross Morris reports on how hundreds joined Kurdish Hunger-Strikers to protest against the Turkish State in Central London
Filed under:
Reportage Rebel Cities Activist Hub Activism Foreign Affairs

Rebel Cities: Activist Hub – Reports 2019

, 29 March 2019
Byline Times is happy to team up with Rebel Cities to provide a weekly news and calendar service for activists.
Filed under:
Culture Rebel Cities Activist Hub Activism

Rebel Cities: Activist Hub – Calendar 2019

, 29 March 2019
In the vein of constructive journalism, Byline Times is happy to team up with Rebel Cities to bring latest reports of activist events from around the country.
Filed under:
Culture Rebel Cities Activist Hub Activism

More stories filed under Culture

Battle of the Bucket – So Much Blood Shed over So Little

, 25 April 2019
Tribalism is killing us, wrote Tina Gharavi in our launch issue and Mike Stuchery has a vivid example of this from history.
Filed under:
Culture Stuchbery's Strange Histories History

Crytal Meth Maze: the Truth behind the Myth of Warhol and his Factory

, 23 April 2019
Chis Sullivan searches for impoverished drug-fueled reality in the late Nat Finkelstein's Photography Exhibition, 'In and Out of Warhol’s Orbit' from his past interviews with Nat and the people who knew the the Factory best.
Filed under:
Culture Arts

WORD OF THE WEEK: stratagemous (adj.) consisting of or succeeding by underhand schemes or strategies

, 19 April 2019
consisting of or succeeding by underhand schemes or strategies
Filed under:
Culture Word of the Week Language

Alt-Right Bantz: Satire-Bros and Ho, Ho, Hos…

, 18 April 2019
Katy Brand takes a withering look at Dankula, Benjamin, Batten and Galloway and how comedy seems to have been co-opted by authoritarians.
Filed under:
Culture Satire