29th March What’s On

Until Saturday 31 March
Wizard: A new theatre show by Dominic Berry
When an agoraphobic Wizard shares his world of tea loving carpet goblins and a zombie slaying dish rack with a neighbour from the flat above, three days of magic change both their lives forever.
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA8pm Tickets: £8/5
Booking: http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/896-wizard/

Friday 30th March

Manchester Critical Mass
Massive monthly bike ride around Manchester City Centre https://www.facebook.com/events/293985050673495/
6:00pm at Manchester Central Library

David Rovics, Steph Pike (poet) and others
Chorlton Irish Club
7.30pm £8 doors/ £7 advance

*AUTONOMADS *BLACK STAR DUB *SPANNER *BAD TRANSMISSION *THE HOSTILES
7.30pm Yorkshire House, Lancaster £5

Gerry from Mule Freedom emailed:

If any of your London listeners are interested, Monkey Island are playing tomorrow night at The Birkbeck Tavern, 45 Langthorne Road, London E11. 8pm. Free in with a whipround!

Saturday 31st March

Hebden Bridge Punks Picnic Benefit Gig
Disorder, Total Bloody Chaos, Trauma Unit, Evil Eye and Andy T.
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
http://www.facebook.com/events/279800502068930/

Antisect 1 in 12 Club Benefit
7.30pm Bradford 1 in 12 Club
ALL TICKET: £7.50 Members/ £8.50 Guests from antisect@activerebellion.com

Sunday 1st April

‘From Rusholme With Dub’ release gig w/ Autonomads, Black Star Dub Collective, Spanner and John Player Specials plus Black Star Selectas
Kraak Gallery, Stevenson Square
£3 on the door/ Benefit gig for Indonesian punks arrested in December
https://www.facebook.com/events/223014464464376/
Monday 9th April (Easter Monday)

IconAclass
Islington Mill, Salford

Thursday 19th April

Junkie Kut
Retro Bar

Saturday 28th April

Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group invites everyone to celebrate 18 years of the Zapatista Uprising: the example shows that another world IS possible, and we want to let it inspire us.
Tickets cost GBP 15 and include a three-course Mexican meal (vegetarian buffet with vegan options), a party with DJ (Juan de la Radio from ALL FM 96.9), and a news and information on the situation in Chiapas.

Tickets are available from On the 8th day or from the Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group (Manchester.Zapatista.Solidarity@gmail.com). If people know for sure that they’ll be coming then could they please buy their ticket in advance of the event.
7.30pm On the 8th Day, Oxford Road, Manchester

Tuesday 8th May

Three Johns
Gullivers, Oldham Street, Manchester
7.45pm £7 advance

Saturday 19th May

Fanzine Festival
Victoria Baths (£2 entry)

Saturday 16th June

Anarcho Punk Fair
Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
12.00noon-7.00pm FREE

Any what’s ons?

Email radio@underthepavement.org

Tory councillor who proposed anti Smash EDO motion works for arms industry

Smash EDO Press Release

Last night Tony Janio of Brighton and Hove Conservative party proposed a motion to the council meeting condemning Smash EDO’s demonstration on 4th June and calling for its cancellation. [PDF]

However, Tony Janio works for a multinational arms manufacturer with a close relationship with EDO MBM, the company which Smash EDO are planning to demonstrate against.

Tony Janio has declared in his register of member’s interest that he works for Thales [PDF], a French arms company. Thales are EDO’s partners on the Paveway IV Precision Guided Bomb programme [link]. Janio has worked for Thales since 1990.

Andrew Beckett, spokesperson for Smash EDO said “Tony Janio claimed that the motivation for the motion was concern that the demonstration would cause disruption to the people of Brighton. In fact his actions are more likely to be motivated by a desire to protect a business partner from public anger and scrutiny.”

Chloe Marsh of Smash EDO said “The mentions of the Jubilee in Janio’s motion are irrelevant as the Jubilee has never been the target of the march. The demo is against the threat of a new imperialist war and the profits that EDO stand to make from it. The arms trade does not stop because just because of the Jubilee holiday”

“Smash EDO’s demonstration on June 4th is planned to highlight the threat of an attack on Iran by Israel and the US and to demonstrate against British involvement in such an attack which, like the 2003 attack on Iraq, is motivated by a desire to dominate Middle-Eastern oil reserves. Iran has the fourth largest global reserves of oil.”

Smash EDO are hosting a public meeting on the threat of war with Iran on the 5th April at the Friends Meeting House in Ship Street at 7.30pm.

Chloe Marsh and Andrew Beckett
– e-mail: smashedo@riseup.net
– Homepage: www.smashedo.org.uk

Health Care Reforms in Turkey – 2: “İstanbul Right-to-Health Assembly founded against AKP’s attacks on health services”

As part of our responsibility of providing English information on Turkey with a political perspective that is compatible with our stance, we start a series of translations of news items and articles on the transformations in the health care system in Turkey. The first item in this series discussed the overlooked effects of the reforms. This second news item (“AKP’nin sağlığa saldırılarına karşı İstanbul Sağlık Hakkı Meclisi kuruldu”), published in the soL news portal on February 28th, gives a flavor of the steps taken by the opposition movement against these policies.

Medical employees and the people came together gathered to fight against AKP’s health reforms. Several organizations gathered today [February 28th] to declare the foundation of The Right-to Health Assembly of Istanbul. The Grand Right-to-Health Assembly of Turkey will be founded on March 11th.1

The medical employees and the people are gathering to fight against AKP’s reforms on and the privatization of the health care system. Today [February 28th], The Right-to-Health Assembly of Istanbul organized a public meeting to declare its foundation.

Each step of the health care services have been commercialized.”

In the opening speech, Prof. Dr. Taner Gören (Turkish Medical Association – Istanbul branch) stated that the health services are given to the hands of the capital by the AKP government. He pointed out that the first step of health care is completely commercialized by the introduction of Family Health Centers and Family Practice Centers. Highlighting that these practices resulted in a decrease of quality, he added “Only two physicians are employed in these Family Practice Centers, they are considered to be supermen and made to do all kinds of work.”

We came together to stop the new General Health Insurance policy.”

After Gören’s opening, Ersoy Adıgüzel (Confederation of Public Laborers’ Unions, Istanbul Branches Platform) read out the declaration of foundation on behalf of the supporter organizations and told that with the participation of trade unions, public laborers’ unions, professional chambers, political parties, consumer associations, village societies, the unemployed, the women and the youth will come together to stop the new General Health Insurance Policy.

Everyone is included in the GHI except the MPs.

In addition to the struggle lead by medical professional chambers and health laborers’ unions, we, the representatives of the millions of patients, are determined to claim our rights to health.” said Adıgüzel, and emphasised that by January 1st, 2012 everyone was imperatively included in the new GHI mechanism but the MPs and the members of the Supreme Court were excluded.

Remarking that the medical examination contribution fees and the medicament contribution margins are constantly increasing, Adıgüzel added that now everybody will have to pay an extra 35 TL contribution for the health services. He emphasized that with this regulation every citizen will be debted to the state, and reminded that the lower limit for it is determined to be an monthly income of 295 TL which cannot be considered as the starvation line, not to mention poverty line.

He finished the declaration by announcing that with the foundation of “The Grand Right-to-Health Assembly of Turkey” in Ankara on March 11th, the people who defend their health and labor will confront those who want to sell out the rights for health.

Many organizations support the cause.

Some of the organizations who take part in The Right-to-Health Assembly of Istanbul are as follows: Istanbul Medical Chamber, Istanbul Pharmacists Chamber, Istanbul Dental Chamber, The Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons – Istanbul, Confedaration of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK), Confedaration of Public Laborers’ Unions (KESK) – Istanbul Branches Platform, Confedaration of Turkish Trade Unions (Türk-İş) 1. Region Branch, Union of Chamber of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Istanbul Provincial Coordination Council, Health and Social Service Employees Union (SES), Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP), The Community Centers (Halkevleri), Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), Labour Party (EMEP), Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP), and Pir Sultan Abdal Cultural Association.

 

 

1  We will translate their declaration as part of our article series.
Ege M. Diren

Solent Solfed – Fighting Workfare At Royal Mail!

Most people will have heard about the CWU leadership endorsing the Royal Mail’s participation in the workfare scheme, whilst at the same time ignoring rank and file members views on forced labour and attacks on workers rights.
Concerned posties from SOLFED, IWW, Boycott Workfare, and CWU send you the following call out, and request for solidarity.

See you on the picket!

Solent Solfed: NO TO WORKFARE AT ROYAL MAIL – APRIL 2ND 11am
Open Letter to all members of the Communication Workers Union, (CWU)

22nd March 2012

Mark Stewart -Autonomia -Future Noise Music
Junkie Kut -Wormz -Unrepresented Music
Lance Blisters -5,000 Years
Inner Terrestrials -Just Say Neigh
Potential Threat -What’s So Great Britain?
Mark Ayling -3597
Frank Turner -I Still Believe
Michael Everingham -1 Red Hot
Junkie Kut -Indicators of Resistance -Unrepresented Music
Black Star Dub Collective -Ancoats in Dub
Mark Stewart -Gang War -Future Noise Music
Dubmatix -Senseless Killing Dub
Inner Terrestrials -Run Tings
Blacklight Mutants -Make Up
Future Of The Left -Sheena Is A T Shirt Salesman
Dwayne Reads -When The Giant Came To Town
The Coastals -Betrayed
Monkey Island -The Absurd

22nd March What’s On

Sunday 25th March

Cake Liberation Front
3.30 – 5.30pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Behind Central Library, Manchester M2 5NS
£1 with baked goods/ £2 without All drinks free

STP Records March Show

BLACK LIGHT MUTANTS – 5.00PM TIL 5.40PM
THE SMEARS – 6.00PM TIL 6.40PM
DIRT BOX DISCO – 7.00PM TIL 7.40PM
DRAGSTER – 8.00PM TIL 9.00PM
Star and Garter, £5

Tuesday 27th March
Mark Stewart and guests
7.30pm The Ruby Lounge,  £12.50

Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 March (Post-show discussion on Thursday 29th March)
Wizard: A new theatre show by Dominic Berry
When an agoraphobic Wizard shares his world of tea loving carpet goblins and a zombie slaying dish rack with a neighbour from the flat above, three days of magic change both their lives forever.
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA8pm Tickets: £8/5
Booking: http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/896-wizard/

Friday 30th March

Manchester Critical Mass
Massive monthly bike ride around Manchester City Centre https://www.facebook.com/events/293985050673495/
6:00pm at Manchester Central Library

*AUTONOMADS *BLACK STAR DUB *SPANNER *BAD TRANSMISSION *THE HOSTILES
7.30pm Yorkshire House, Lancaster £5

Saturday 31st March

Hebden Bridge Punks Picnic Benefit Gig
Disorder, Total Bloody Chaos, Trauma Unit, Evil Eye and Andy T.
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
http://www.facebook.com/events/279800502068930/

Antisect 1 in 12 Club Benefit
7.30pm Bradford 1 in 12 Club
ALL TICKET: £7.50 Members/ £8.50 Guests from antisect@activerebellion.com

Thursday 19th April

Junkie Kut
Retro Bar

Saturday 19th May

Fanzine Festival
Victoria Baths (£2 entry)

Saturday 16th June

Anarcho Punk Fair
Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
12.00noon-7.00pm FREE

Any what’s ons?

Email radio@underthepavement.org