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Antrim - Event Notice
Thursday June 13 2013
02:00 PM

Another World is Possible! - Festival of Alternatives to the G8

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The amount of money used to bail out failed banks would have ended world hunger for 50 years. This is the world presided over by G8 leaders who meet every year to co-ordinate how to continue failed policies which favour the 'have yachts' over the 'have nots'. We say 'Another World is Possible' and over five days in June our Festival of Ideas hopes to challenge and inspire those who want to fight for it.

Check the website at www.anotherworldispossiblebelfast.org - More events are still being added

Another World  is Possible!
Another World is Possible!

Thursday 13 June

Belfast Not for $hale
Workshop on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
2.30pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Donegall Street

The Condition of the Working Class
Film screening followed by discussion and Q&A with film directors Deidre O'Neill and Mike Wayne.
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Northern Visions, Donegall Street

Platform for the Alternative
Opening rally, followed by music. With speakers Brian Campfield (NIPSA); Clare Daly, TD; John Douglas (Mandate); Bill Greenshields (People's Assembly); Jimmy Kelly (Unite); Patricia McKeown (Unison); Dave Ward (CWU).
6pm, Oh Yeah Centre, Gordon Street

Friday 14 June

Inconvenient Truths
Public meeting on issues of welfare and poverty, with speakers Patricia McKeown (Unison); Michael Calderbank (Red Pepper magazine); Paul Morrison (British Methodist Church)
2pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Donegall Street

George Galloway: Live and Uncut
A Talk by the outspoken MP for Bradford West.
6.30pm, The MAC, St Anne's Square, Admission £2

Stand Up to the G8
Comedy night with Scott Cappuro, Nick Revell, Kate Smurthwaite, and Brendon Burns
8.30pm, The MAC, St Anne's Square, Admission £5

Saturday 15 June

Rally and Demonstration
Assemble at Custom House Square at 12noon

Tariq Ali - The Obama Syndrome
Talk analysing Barack Obama's presidency and the continuation of the 'War on Terror'
2.30pm, Arts College, York Street

Sunday 16 June

Choice - Time to have your say
Information and consultation Seminar on newly released abortion guidelines, organised by Alliance for Choice.
12noon, The Black Box, Hill Street

Palestine - The way forward
Public meeting on the continuing struggle of the Palestinian people.
12noon, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Donegall Street

From Global Poverty to the Empty Purse
Public meeting on the impact of welfare reform on women, organised by Reclaim the Agenda.
2pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Donegall Street

Venzuela and the Fight against US Intervention
Screening of 'The Revolution will not be Televised' followed by discussion.
2.30pm, The Black Box, Hill Street

Folk the G8 - Open mic
Open mic afternoon for songs about the G8, austerity, and the fight for a better world.
2-8pm, The John Hewitt, Donegall Street

Folk the G8 - Songs of Protest
Concert featuring David Rovics, Tommy Sands, Pól Mac Adaim, Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas, Grace Petrie, Boss Sound Manifesto, and more.
7pm-midnight, The Black Box, Hill Street

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