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Kidda
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Mar 31 2005 18:00
im moving to manchester

batton down the hatches

grin

ill be moving up in a few months time

so what kind of stuff's happening up there?

any scope to do any squat madness?

any queerruption stuff?

oo im all excited. might even buy new shiny juggling clubs to bring up to me new shiny city wink

smile

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Mar 31 2005 18:50

Aye, spike told me you might be moving up here. And I was like "why in god's name would anyone do that?!"

grin

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Mar 31 2005 22:03
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so what kind of stuff's happening up there?

well, there's me, lucy and BOB's AF are going for a picnic, sol fed are having meeting about the class politics of fishing in a pub with sticky carpets, do summant (the marketing branch of Activism!) are doing market research, NANCock are caught in the sad realisation of the collective decline, the basement social centre is one soy zapachino and a planning application away from the revolution, the manchester social forums descended in to an orgy of chains and restraits (to get tied up by a commie dominatrix email itspossible @ntlworld.com), or join a ex-army tank commander for capital reading groups and rumaging in bushes (it's like dogging with a trot and the red bricks), no one is illegal has realised asylum seekers are PEOPLE and NOT GARDEN PEAS and as such is planning to occupy the immigration courts/dallas court/courts the furniture shop/the bishop of manchester, critical mass has decided the bike riding bit wasn't much fun so now soley do leaflets, EFs used its trust fund to go west papua to get the primitive folk to dance funny for them, there's drumming in tune with your uterus for anyone daft enough, animal righters are promoting corporate food fairs, the marks and spencers picket are spreading there intifada against the shoppers of market street to the out lying territories and the samba bands added to its arsanal of samba beats with appaling zines and narcissistic livejournals.

libertarian communism is just a heartbeat away comrade red n black star

Kidda
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Mar 31 2005 22:16

sounds like brum

smile smile

im just guna end up constantly pissed by the sounds of things

grin

captainmission
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Mar 31 2005 22:32

maybe you can join spike in the millitant wing of CAMRA then?

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any scope to do any squat madness?

beanis is up for squatting in summer I think and there some OKcafe/kickstart money slosidh arround if you want to squat.

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any queerruption stuff?
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YOU ARE INVITED TO A WEEKEND OF QUEER-FOOLERY:

...AND QUENTIN WEPT, Clubnight Extraordinaire, April 9th upstairs at the Thompsons Arms, Sackville St, M1

KAFFEQUEERIA, Cafe Debonair, April 10th, pstairs at the Thompsons Arms, Sackville St, M1

not exactly queeruption but similar sort of.

and mardi gras coming up soon. did something last time in that vain, could do something again but better perhaps.

Tom A
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Mar 31 2005 23:07

Hey, I am moving to Manc myself in June! Will probably will end up getting a job (I will have graduated from uni then), but hope to involve myself in the Basement and hopefully the local Indymedia collective, as I have done a fair bit of stuff with Indymedia in the past.

lucy82
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Mar 31 2005 23:18

dammit, its an invasion. i'm not being cityist or anything but i don't see why you lot want to come here to eat funny food in our basement. i mean, my grandad died building this city, its not our fault that you lot can't speak manc.

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im just guna end up constantly pissed by the sounds of things

indeed. with me too i hope (or spike dies. harsh but fair) grin

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Mar 31 2005 23:33

I wonder why Manchester makes everyone feel the need to be constantly drunk? Mr. T

lucy82
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Mar 31 2005 23:49

maybe this?

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"there’s definietly some feeling of loss somewhere in me, the lack of free, uncommercial space that people can use to congregate socially, creatively and politically in this city is absolutely deadening. Every corner is an imposing tower of glass, some kind of monument to obscene excess, leering over the passers by; people are dwarfed by the things they build, scurrying past, scurrying on..."

from kickstart squat webpage written by a friend. i fucking love it.

knightrose
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Apr 1 2005 08:11

Isn't Manchester the natural place for all Keele anarchists to end up??

Tom A
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Apr 1 2005 17:22
knightrose wrote:
Isn't Manchester the natural place for all Keele anarchists to end up??

Well "anarchist" is stretching things a bit, but it seems to be somewhere where a lot of ex-Keele students who are involved in anti-captialist activism wind up (none of which are Trots before you ask), I know of at least four such ex-students based in Manc who I am good friends with, and when us three get up there that will make at least seven of us.

BTW Are you involved in Manchester AF knightrose? I heard summat about a few of them orignating from Keele at some point, I may have bumped into you at the London Anarchist Bookfair.

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I wonder why Manchester makes everyone feel the need to be constantly drunk? Mr. T

Now that's a strange thing, when I am up to see my mates, I am guaranteed at least one day with the mother of all hangovers embarrassed

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"there’s definietly some feeling of loss somewhere in me, the lack of free, uncommercial space that people can use to congregate socially, creatively and politically in this city is absolutely deadening...."

What about Piccadilly Gardens? True thanks to the anal by-laws you can't drink alcohol there, but it's still a cool place to chill out. There is also Crowcroft Park if any of you live in the Longsight or Levenshulme area, which is just off the Stockport Road.

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Apr 2 2005 17:25

Yup. That's us - three of us were at Keele in the late 70s early 80s. We were Keele Anarchist Group and then moved out into the real world and started a group which became called Careless Talk - we produced about 10 issues of a magazine, loads of leaflets, graffitid the railway, then merged with Wildcat. Then those left in town - I'd gone by then - all got arrested as animal rights terrorists and held inside for three or four days. The police associated the name Wildcat with animal rights. Shows how much they know, really.

Exciting times.

beanis
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Apr 3 2005 14:55

hey capt mish, you forgot to say that i was opening a wadical bike coop.

theres is £200 for squatting. and im up for it in the summer...which is nowish innit.

ftony
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Apr 3 2005 16:52
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you forgot to say that i was opening a wadical bike coop

bikes should never be cooped up, you bike fascist grin

beanis
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Apr 3 2005 18:18

i am actually a bike fascist, and darn well proud of it! tongue

if anyone comes into my shop asking for anything but a fixie and a messenger bag with a stash pocket, i'll punch them in the face.

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Apr 3 2005 20:34
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hey capt mish, you forgot to say that i was opening a wadical bike coop.

yeah sorry forgot to mention beanis has been sucking the redevelopment grants cock and is going to be getting thousand of pound of ours, the TAXPAYERS money as long a he teaches 7 darkies and a girl how to ride a bike when he's not wanking over pictures of girls on fixes he's download off the interweb.

Kidda
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Apr 3 2005 21:02
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I wonder why Manchester makes everyone feel the need to be constantly drunk? Mr. T

Its probably that bright orange cider ''thatchers''

that spike introduces people to grin tongue

im hoping to be moving up end of august-ish depending on what i do with my work contract atm

but should be up a few times before then cos i still need

to find somewhere cheap to live. So if anyones got ne tips, they'd be much appreciated smile

Is the 'squatting ideas' for social centres? weekend cafes? gig space?

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if anyone comes into my shop asking for anything but a fixie and a messenger bag with a stash pocket, i'll punch them in the face.

gringrin

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Apr 3 2005 21:36
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beanis wrote:
hey capt mish, you forgot to say that i was opening a wadical bike coop.

yeah sorry forgot to mention beanis has been sucking the redevelopment grants cock and is going to be getting thousand of pound of ours, the TAXPAYERS money as long a he teaches 7 darkies and a girl how to ride a bike when he's not wanking over pictures of girls on fixes he's download off the interweb.

at least i get to suck cock

eek

wink smile

captainmission
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Apr 3 2005 21:39

yow, harsh grin

beanis
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Apr 4 2005 14:17

yeah but the smileys made it ok, as usual!

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Sep 28 2005 15:12
knightrose wrote:
Yup. That's us - three of us were at Keele in the late 70s early 80s. We were Keele Anarchist Group and then moved out into the real world and started a group which became called Careless Talk - we produced about 10 issues of a magazine, loads of leaflets, graffitid the railway, then merged with Wildcat. Then those left in town - I'd gone by then - all got arrested as animal rights terrorists and held inside for three or four days. The police associated the name Wildcat with animal rights. Shows how much they know, really.

Exciting times.

knightrose and tom, you indirectly know each other, through me!

beanis
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Sep 29 2005 17:05

haha captain mission,

reading this thread makde me laugh, call ME a bike facist?

you have a fixie now! hahaha.

Ted Heath's Ghost
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Oct 7 2005 19:59

Howdy

I've been here for about 3 weeks now, and I still haven't met any anarchists. I'm a first year at the uni, and the best I can get hold of is chickenshit liberals sad

but yeah, ive been looking for places to check out, any suggestions?

spike
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Oct 7 2005 20:36

check out the basement, 24 lever st, in the northern quarter, central manc - its parallel to oldham st.

there are lkoads of posters and leaflets there about stuff happening and some of it is anarchist - you might even find some nice friendly peple down there too.

its open wed-sat 12-6 and often there are events on in the evenings, but not sure of any off the top of me head.

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Oct 7 2005 20:40

Thanks!

I'm heading into the center tomorrow anyway, so I'll check it out (that or get lost trying).

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Oct 7 2005 20:55

if you see someone eating two vegan burgers in the basement, thats probably me!

There is good amount of anarchist & related stuff happening in manchester area, so you pretty much pick and choose smile

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Oct 7 2005 21:01

Oh, I totally know where Lever Street is. That's just off Piccadily. Easy.

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There is good amount of anarchist & related stuff happening in manchester area, so you pretty much pick and choose

I'm getting that impression - I lived in Dorset all my life, which was pretty lacking in anarchist or any sort of radical activity (I was friends with 4 anarchists there though, so it wasn't that bad).

Also, I never realised the Pankhurst Center was so close to the uni. I may make a pilgramage there when I have an afternoon off.

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Oct 8 2005 07:52

check opening times first mate, some times are for women only as far as i know...

Not that i know if you are male or female - ghosts can be a tricky thing to judge!

Ted Heath's Ghost
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Oct 8 2005 10:51

I'm attempting to be as genderless as possible, but I'll be sure to check.

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Oct 8 2005 17:31

The basement sure is a nice place