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"The UK might have invented punk, but nowhere needs it like Myanmar. Get a window into Rebel Riot’s activist community battling military coups with guitars, books and foodbanks. Fundraising flick followed by a Q&A about the political situation in Myanmar."

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A event held at The Cube on Wednesday 2nd March. The event starts at 19:30.

Come and join us for a showing of Punk Ethics’ film ‘No Spicy No Fun – The Rebel Riot in the UK’ (directed by Roberta Bononi and Kim Ford) which documents their 2017 tour of the UK and also their Food, Not Bombs work in Myanmar. Rebel Riot, along with countless others, have been involved with opposition to the military junta that took power in Myanmar in a coup on February 1st 2021.

The film will be followed by a Q&A on the situation in Myanmar and the widespread opposition to the military. The panel includes people with close personal knowledge of Myanmar.

When General Min Aung Hlaing took power in February last year there were spontaneous protests all over Myanmar opposing the military coup. People from all walks of life took part in these passionate and often creative protests – street vendors, teachers, nurses, garment workers, lawyers to name but a few. There were strikes across the board and many remain on strike to this day.

Initially the protests were huge events with many thousands of people gathering at key sites in Yangon, Mandalay and other locations. The military were initially careful to only target individuals of interest under cover of night – whole communities would bang pans to warn others when the military were in the area.

After a few weeks of an extraordinary flowering of protest, the military began a brutal crackdown. Since then, 1,461 people have been killed (including a number of children). There has also been a total of 11,481 arrests, with nearly 2000 people evading arrests (source ). In addition to the substantial numbers of people displaced prior to the coup, approximately a further 189,000 people have been displaced since February 2021. Still people continue to risk their lives to protest all over Myanmar and some have joined the People’s Defence Force (PDF) or other ethnic armies opposing the military.

Money raised at this event will go towards Rebel Riot’s Food Not Bombs campaign and to other good causes in Myanmar.

Event takes place at the Cube Cinema at 7.30pm March 2nd, tickets £5.

For further information refer to With Myanmar a Facebook support group run by a group based in Bristol.

Links to Punk Ethic’s film page, Rebel Riot’s Facebook page and a trailer of the film

This is a full capacity event, we will require evidence of a negative lateral flow test to gain entry.

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