Make Our Streets Political - Liverpool - Saturday 29th April

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Apr 7 2006 17:42
Make Our Streets Political - Liverpool - Saturday 29th April

www.liverpoolsocialforum.org.uk

Liverpool Social Forum wrote:
Anyone who's ever set up a stall or leafletted in Liverpool city centre for any political cause will know that this is not exactly looked upon kindly by the authorities. Animal rights stalls frequently face harrassment, leafleters are asked to stop and threatened with fines on a basis of a byelaw that doesn't apply to them and constantly we're being asked to 'move on'.

As part of this years May Day celebrations the social forum is suggesting that we should take our streets back for political expression. On Saturday April 29th, the Saturday before May Day, we're encouraging every group that looks to engage with the public to come out at the same time, in the same place to set out our stalls together. If we all express ourselves simultaneously we can take back the streets from the advertisers and the corporations and present our alternatives.

We invite green groups, animal rights groups, tenant's associations, socialist groups, single issue groups like Defy-ID or Defend Council Housing, anti-deportation campaigns, anti-demolition/regeneration campaigns, anti-stock transfer campaigns - anyone who has something to say and very few places to say it. If we all come out together, we can take the streets back for free expression and assert our right to say what we want, when we want to.

To make this happen, the social forum is organising a meeting on the morning of the 29th which will have speakers on the legalities of all this and which will arrange the practicalities. Details to follow.

The more people come, the more we'll be able to do - please spread the word about this.

Should be pretty good if we can get a decent turn out, we'll announce more details nearer the time as obviously we can't put out which street we'll set up on too far in advance.

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Apr 27 2006 11:10

Okay, meeting details.

We're holding the teach-in at 11am in the upper room of the Crown (near Lime Street station), and we're assembling at 12.30 outside of St. George's Hall (Lime Street side) afterwards to move on the the location where we'll setting up.

Forgot to add, you can contact Matt on 07929116849 if you need any further information.

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Apr 27 2006 11:16

that sounds fuckun' boss la'.

one day i will return to the wonderful land of shellsuits, one day...