Sunday 11th March

It’s Greek food at the cafe today! Also join us for workshops, a film on the crisis in Greece followed by comedy from the Riot Collective….

14:00 – 16:00 Knitting workshop
Learn how to knit!

16:00 – 18:00 Rhythms of Resistance beginners workshop
A drum band that plays at demonstrations and direct actions that fall
within the broad definition of ‘anti-capitalist’. All welcome, and
instruments and instruction provided.

18:00 – 20:00 Prisoner Support
Write to political prisoners, discussion on prison abolition and critiques of criminal justice

18:00 – 19:00 Greek food inspired by the economical crisis
Fasolada or fasoulada (Greek: φασολάδα or φασουλάδα, ) is a Greek and Cypriot soup of dry white beans, olive oil, and vegetables, sometimes called the “national food of the Greeks”. Fasolada was a staple meal for those could still afford to actually have a staple meal during the possession after the World War II.
Different meze will also be served. Come, eat with us and then watch the documentary Deptocracy to feel what’s happing in Greece today.

19:00 – 20:30 Debtocracy: a documentary about the financial crisis in Greece For the first time in Greece, a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. The documentary is distributed online under creative commons licence.

Aris Chatzistefanou and Katerina Kitidi discuss with economists, journalists and intellectuals from all over the world, who describe the steps that led Greece to the current debt trap –to debtocracy. The documentary follows the course of countries like Ecuador, which created Audit Commissions, and tracks the similar process in Greece.
The creators of “Debtocracy” worked pro bono. In order to avoid any kind of dependencies, they turned to syndicates and workers’ unions for funding. Mainly though, they turned to the citizens, who helped in co-producing the film.

20:30 – 23:30 Comedy night by Riot Collective
There is nothing quite as funny as watching a bunch of thick, lazy toffs who went to Eton and Oxbridge fiddle the system so they stay rich and we stay poor.
Recently manchester’s finest have been getting carried away with themselves and have started arresting protestors for standing up to the tax evaders and workfare slave drivers – local heroes like steph pike and mani have been arrested a couple of times and the fines are getting bigger.
So some of the edgiest local comedy performers are giving up their Sunday evening to come and entertain you. We will be raising funds to pay the fine for steph pike.

Just so you know, its alcohol free at Okasional Cafe this evening, so we’ll be having a tea party. Don’t get high, get even.

Betty Swollox: Hold onto your lidl bags, the queen of Stockport’s coming
with filthy songs and acid tongue and hatred for the right wing tory led government that know no bounds. Betty is rude crude and fierce.
Jackie Hagan: a stand up comic/poet who baffles hen parties, delights oddballs and kicks off in service stations. She runs the “most eccentric spoken word night in manchester” (according to Large Manchester) and was once called a genius by Mark Thomas. She’ll probably bring you all some cake, but she’s not one of them twee cupcake girls, get that RIGHT out of your head moustache boy!
Monkey Poet: he has won 7 fringe awards around the world for his comedic political poetry including Best Poet at the San Francisco Fringe 2 years running
£2 suggested donation, money to Steph Pike’s Freedom Fund.

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