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5TH NOVEMBER DAY OF ACTION FOR SALFORD
 

Star date: 3rd November 2013

GUY FAWKES SPIRIT LOOMS OVER SALFORD 

Guy Fawkes would be proud of the anti-authority stuff that's going off in Salford and Manchester on Tuesday, with a full day and night of demos and protests.

It all begins at 12:15pm with Salford UNISON's contribution to the TUC Day of Action, and a `No To Zero Hours' lunchtime protest outside Salford Civic Centre in Swinton. That's followed by a No To Ward Closures demo between 2pm and 6pm at Meadowbrook, Salford Royal Hospital. At 5pm there's the start of the Bonfire Of Austerity march from ATOS on Albert Bridge House, Bridge Street, and at 6pm there's the Anonymous Manchester Million Mask March…political fireworks guaranteed.

Full details here…


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A big, big day is looming for November 5th this year, with people determined to keep the Guy Fawkes spirit alive by protesting about the state of the UK 2013.

TUC DAY OF ACTION - UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to unavailability of the invited speakers...

As part of the TUC Day of Action, Salford City UNISON has organised a protest with the theme `No to Zero Hours, No to the mistreatment of Agency Staff, Yes to a Living Wage'.

There will be speakers from the successful Hovis workers' strike against Zero Hour contracts and the misuse of Agency Staff, and from the on-going Rochdale Future Directions dispute. A Unite the union report states that there may be up to 5.5million workers placed on zero hours contracts

"It is important that as a union we expose the scandal of these contracts which leave workers underpaid and unvalued with no sick or leave protection" states UNISON "Please come along and be part of starting a campaign to rid Salford of Zero Hour contracts and low pay."

DEFEND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
2pm-6pm
Outside Meadowbrook (part of Salford Royal Hospital complex), Stott Lane, Salford

Salford Against the Cuts and United Service Users Committee (USUC) have called a No To Ward Closures protest during Meadowbrook hospital visiting times, against the potential closure of two psychiatric wards in Salford and Bolton.

Greater Manchester West NHS Trust is proposing closing an adult mental health ward in both Salford and Bolton. It also wants to move elderly care wards to Woodland in Little Hulton. Already these wards are over full.

"We will fight to stop all the proposed closures of mental health wards in Bolton, Salford and Trafford" said James Gold, branch secretary of UNISON which represents staff in those areas.

PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY BONFIRE OF AUSTERITY MARCH
5pm onwards
Meet outside ATOS, Albert Bridge House, Bridge Street

This is a guided torch-lit tour of `tax dodgers, privatisers, loan sharks and the general foul smelling underbelly of Tory Manchester'.

"Prepare to be horrified and disgusted at what you see, whilst having the most fun you've ever had on November 5th" say the organisers "We want to make this Firework Night one Cameron will remember and remember for a long time!

"We would like you to bring your banners and flags, make placards and guys, and march with us as we pause at each location to place our very own anti-austerity blue plaque on each building" they add "On this day we will be joined by actions all over the country including the blocking of Westminster Bridge, occupations, sit-ins and banner drops."

The Bonfire of Austerity day begins with a mass leafleting of commuters at Piccadilly Station, where handouts will give `civil disobedience tips' such as putting anti austerity messages on Tory biographies in book shops and other more, er, direct things. But the main event starts at 5pm at Albert Bridge House. For full details see Facebook page - click here

MANCHESTER ANONYMOUS MILLION MASK MARCH

All over the world, Anonymous is calling its supporters onto the streets for a Million Mask March, starring the Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta mask. There's going to be one somewhere in Manchester city centre at 6pm but no-one seems to know the location - although there are suggestions that it links into the Bonfire of Austerity march.

For those who can't make it, Anonymous is asking everyone in the world to change their Facebook profile photo to the mask in a show of solidarity.

Meanwhile, for anyone who wants symbolic fireworks and bonfires the official Salford firework display is at Buile Hill Park.

 

 


wrote
at 20:30:40 on 06 November 2013
Another Alias "J". Your quite wrong and obviously I am not hiding behind an alias, because as you stated, I am also Mr. T.J. Chakotai. Which means that I have not hidden this fact from anyone. My real name is Mr. T.J. Chakotai. I am an Autistic adult whom legally fights most of the rubbish the council throws my way, and in most cases win. I also fight for people like you Mr. "J". I also work for a Radio Station as a voluntary Radio DJ, on the LDOK.net, which is a station dedicated to those with learning and mental disabilities, which is run by MBE Mr. Terry Snowden. The Radio show is called the Loud And Proud Show Autism Show, which is a radio show dedicated to support the LGBT community whom are diagnosed Autistic, and also supports The Salford Star. It is also the first radio show of its kind in the UK. I also raise money for nearly every charity under the sun, I am a nationally known artist, and an electrical design engineer. Despite my physical and mental disabilities, I support, and enhance the lives of the disabled. My alias "J" is not an alias, but simply my stage name, as my real name is a bit of a mouthful to pronounce on stage or Radio. I don't get paid, or financially motivated in any way, but I believe one should use their talents to better their community. So maybe "J", your time would be better spent, not hiding behind your own alias, allowing free speech, and putting something back into your community, instead of bitching on The Salford Star, like an impetuous child
 
J wrote
at 13:37:19 on 06 November 2013
I can't understand why you're saying that Alexander when you also go by the name of TJ Chakotai AKA Tahir Chakotai AKA Tahira Chakotai. I'm not sure which of any of those is your real name and I have no issue with you using aliases. It's just puzzling to me that you'd criticise someone for doing the same thing.
 
Bernard Brough wrote
at 10:54:19 on 06 November 2013
Freeman of the land, "government for the people by the people" (Lincoln) but you do not hide behind flags or slogans. Hiding behind a nom de plume perhaps?
 
Alexander James Valliant wrote
at 10:53:56 on 06 November 2013
Dear Freeman. A mask is simply a metaphor for a faceless alias. A person that does not take responsibility for their own actions and words. You have commented on the Salford Star but have not left your real name for reference. Therefore when you state your not an idiot whom hides behind a mask, I tend to disagree. You hide behind an alias, when posting on the Salford Star, therefore as a metaphor, you hide behind a mask, as you have created an alias to post on the Salford Star. And you opinions are not everyone else's. I have fought for free speech in Salford for many years, and have never ever hidden behind an alias or a mask. Therefore if you wish to be taken serious, then show us who you are, by using your real name when commenting on The Salford Star. As it stands, your comment is not accurate, and also contradicts the very message, your trying conveying to the Salford Star readers.
 
freeman on the land wrote
at 06:11:09 on 06 November 2013
Anonymous has been hijacked by the left in the UK. Waste of time. Well done guys. How to wreck an idea. Just saw the red flags at the London gig. Leave the sheep to follow flags and chant union slogans. I follow only my conscience. Rebellion is a personal action. No politics. No Parties. One law for everyone. Our personal freedom inalienable. No exceptions. A return to govt by the people for the people governed by our Common Law and our Constitution. I met some of these red Anons a few months back and spent an entirely unpleasant evening listening to their very uneducated leftist drivel and talk of some vague notion of revolution - yet all were on the dole and unemployable. Professional activists that jump on any bandwagon and an excuse to be idiots in a crowd. Maybe they should try thinking for themselves and shedding the masks. I am not anonymous. I do not wear a mask I do not hide behind flags or slogans. I am in lawful rebellion 365/24. Good luck for this evening but what I've seen from London all you are doing is playing into the hands of those who want an excuse to strip us of more freedoms. Think on it. You are amabassadors of an idea. Do not ruin it.
 
Ken Mckelvey wrote
at 11:10:34 on 05 November 2013
Paul if you think that that is right how come the Torys have never paid to have anything that was of any benefit to the working people in Salford built maybe the odd workhouse or two They voted againstevery piece of legislation that was of any benefit to the ordinary people of the UK The NHS /Equal pay/ Unfair Dismissal/ Family Allowance /Old Age Pensions/ Sick Pay/ Unemployment Benifit/Sick pay /Holidays with Pay/ even FreeEducation for All /I could fill a ledgerWith all their negative moves at this point they are trying to cut benifits to the BLIND?
 
Paul wrote
at 07:09:56 on 05 November 2013
Kenneth' the spending on schools by this labour council is all PFI spending which means we the tax payer is going to pay back vastly more than the school was built for over time, and the government are borrowing to keep the country going after 13 year of labours financial miss management which bankrupted this country.
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 19:12:54 on 04 November 2013
I don't think the end realises that this useless lying government has borrowed more money in 3yrs than labour did in 13 yrs . And when you look about the City's of the North you will see how labour spent the money on New Schools Hospitals Health Centers etc etc All this Con Dem Garbage has done is Hammer the poorest sickest and jobless of the UK they are a Disgrace All the benefits they have handed out is pay rises for Themselves with Tax Cuts for the exccedingly Rich while upping Tax for the less wel off Vie increasing VAT to 20% Sacking 50k Nursing Staff  Cutting the N H S plus A 20 Billion £s cut in NHS spending PS I no longer vote for Labour but the Monster Raving Looneys are better than the Gang of Eton Clowns.
 
the end wrote
at 11:24:15 on 04 November 2013
once again the lefties forgetting Labour were in power , ovver spending like mad, at the time of the crash.
 
Mr. Concerned wrote
at 06:21:11 on 04 November 2013
I wonder if The Salford Mayor will be turning up to any of these events, to show his support. Oops, stupid me, he will still be hiding behind the crane wreckage, spin doctors, and solicitors. Lol ;)
 
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