City Strolls - events - meetings

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

30 March Welcome to this week's Glasgow Autonomy Update


* A Social Genocide - Sunday 3rd April
* El Perro Negro (Stories from the Spanish Civil War) - Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th April
* Bars in the Memory - Thursday 7th April
* Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
* The Battle of Algiers (new print) - Sunday 23rd and Monday 25th April
* Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April
* Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
* A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June
* And lots more
CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP meeting - Monday 4th April
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 6th April

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS


- A Social Genocide - Sunday 3rd April
- El Perro Negro (Stories from the Spanish Civil War) - Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th April
- Bars in the Memory - Thursday 7th April
- Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
- The Battle of Algiers (new print) - Sunday 23rd and Monday 25th April
- Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June
And more

ANTI-WAR


- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April
- Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - Friday 1st April
- Picket War Profiteers - Monday 4th April
- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April
- 3rd phone blockade of weir pumps - Monday 11th April
- Glasgow Anti-War Action: Get involved
- UXB Scotland Conference on Resisting Military Occupation - Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April

ANTI-G8

- Activist's Guide to Scots Law
- Wimmin vs G8 - Thursday 31st March
- Reshape meeting - Thursday 31st March
- Festival of Dissent - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th April
- Tomfoolery (all proceeds to Wimmin vs G8) - Saturday 16th April

REFUGEES


- No Borders Demonstration - Saturday 2nd April

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY


- Talamh courses
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th April

DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/FUNDRAISERS

- G42 Benefit Gig - Wednesday 30th March
- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May


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MEETINGS


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GAP meeting - Monday 21st March

We meet every Monday, 6:30 - 9pm, at the Pearce Institute, Govan Rd, on the corner of Pearce St.

All who agree with our vision statement are welcome at our meetings:
"We strive for a sustainable society where all people are free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of oppression, persecution or marginalization insofar as this does not prevent others from doing the same. We see this fulfilled thru a society built upon principles of co-operation, solidarity, mutual-aid, direct democracy and freedom of association."

http://www.glasgow-autonomy.org

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IWW Branch Meeting, Wednesday 6th April

Radical union meeting - find out more at http://iwwclydeside.mahost.org

7.30PM on wed 2nd at Pearce Institute, on Govan Road, in Govan

iwwglasgow@lists.riseup.net, info@iwwclydeside.org.uk, hereandnowscot@email.com


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FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS


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A Social Genocide - Sunday 3rd April

A "living fresco" of the last 25 years of political and social life in Argentina. Using interviews and archive footage, the film focuses on the economic crisis of recent years, and creates a powerful, cinematic condemnation of globalization and neo-liberal politics.

5.15pm, Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow. £4/5

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El Perro Negro (Stories from the Spanish Civil War) - Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th April

The stories of Joan Salvans Piero and Ernesto Diaz Noriega lead us through Spain in the 1930s and 1940s. Ernesto, a middle class student from Madrid, survived the war. Joan, a Catalan industrialist, was killed six days after its outbreak.

Wednesday 6th, 6.45pm
Sunday 10th, 5.40pm

Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow. £5/£4

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Bars in the Memory - Thursday 7th April

Using interviews and archive footage, this documentary exposes the concentration camps and Republican slave labourers of Spain under Franco's rule.

6pm, Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow. £5/4

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Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He is the author of How Free Are You? and the editor of the widely-used Oxford Companion to Philosophy. His new book After the Terror addresses questions raised by September 11.

The British branch of Oxfam International declined to accept a donation of £5,000 in royalties from the book after a Canadian newspaper raised the issue of a statement made in the book as to the rights of the Palestinians. A representative of Oxfam will be invited to attend and outline their position in relation to Palestinian human rights.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Renfield Saint Stephen's Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow
Free
Contact: 0780 324 4739
www.scottishpsc.org.uk

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The Battle of Algiers (new print) - Sunday 23rd and Monday 25th April

Cinematic recreation of the struggle of Algerians for independence from French rule between 1954 and 1962.

Saturday 23rd, 3pm - £4.50/£3.50
Monday 25th, 6pm - £5/4

Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow

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Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April

Celebrating the life of Marcus Garvey, who provoked the largest black mass movement in history.

8.15pm, Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow. £5

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Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May

Many people in the UK have sung the uplifting South African Freedom songs from the collection "Freedom is coming". The collector of these songs, Anders Nyberg, will make his second visit to Scotland in May to promote his new song collection FREEDOM IS IN YOUR HAND.

You don't have to be a "singer" to attend this workshop. Most songs will be taught by ear, and anyone is welcome.

Place: Renfield St Stephen's Church, Bath Street, Glasgow
Cost: Donation

To register for the workshop, contact Victoria Rudebark at the Iona Community office: 0141-332 63 43
Email: victoria.rudebark@gla.iona.org.uk

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A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June

Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Govan.

The days events will incorporate a wide variety of participation from music to craft and food.
The early part of the day will encourage the involvement in activities of parents and children.
The evening will be dedicated to ceilidh music, dance and cabaret - finishing in time for the last underground.

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ANTI-WAR


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Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April

All fliers, information etc relating to the war, welcome.

12-2pm

Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St.

troopsoutglasgow@yahoo.co.uk

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Laugh In Against War - Friday 1st April

Have a good April Fools Day laugh at the government's pro war lies and the oversized action men who recruit for their war machine.

Meet at the cenotaph next to George Square, 12 noon. (We'll be moving on after that so try and get there for noon).

Called by Glasgow Anti War Action.

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Picket War Profiteers - Monday 4th April

We will be paying a visit to a local company that profits directly from the Iraq occupation. More details TBA.

Glasgow Anti-War Action - faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April

Why not organise your own actions and protests?

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3rd phone blockade of weir pumps - Monday 11th April

Phone blockade weir pumps
+44 (0)141 637 7141
+44 (0)141 637 7358

We have had some success in the last 2 blockades. This time we are going to concentrate on specific times: 11 am – 1pm and 2 pm – 3pm in order to concentrate the calls. When this builds a little bigger we will go back to all day phone blockades
phone regularly at these times

Contact: vigilantewildlife (at) yahoo.co.uk

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Glasgow Anti War Action - Get Invovled!

We are a non-hierarchical group who believe in using direct action to challenge war. We helped out at the BAE systems blockade on Monday, and will be planning more actions in future. To find out more, come along to one of our announced events, or email faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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UXB Scotland Conference on Resisting Military Occupation - Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April

Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland

he conference will celebrate:

* two years since Vieques was 'liberated'
* the launch of the UXB network
* the re-publication of CND's "Fortress Scotland" report

For day tickets £4 waged / £3 (low/unwaged)
for weekend tickets £8 waged / £6 (low/unwaged)

http://www.scotland-uxb.org/conference.html



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ANTI-G8

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Activist's guide to Scots Law:
http://www.g8legalsupport.info/guide/

Essential reading for G8 protestors and anyone else planning direct actions in Scotland.

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Women vs G8 - Thursday 31st March

Fortnightly meetings, Thursday 6:30pm, Mono cafe-bar. King St, Glasgow.

g8feministaction@riseup.net

http://g8feministaction.frockon.org/

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Reshape meeting:

Reshape Glasgow is the local Glasgow group organizing as part of the Dissent! Network, an organisation that aims to provide non-hierarchical opposition to the G8 when it arrives in Gleneagles in Strathearn, later this year.

7:30-9:00pm, Thursday 31st March
Pearce Institute
840-860 Govan Road
100 yards to the left coming out of Govan U station, big building with a clock on the front.

glasgow-reshape@lists.riseup.net
http://www.dissent.org.uk/

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FESTIVAL OF DISSENT!

6-10 April, Lanarkshire

Workshops and planning and fun, easily reached from Glasgow.
Contact festivalofdissent@riseup.net for info about how to get there, or check www.dissent.org.uk

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Tomfoolery (all proceeds to Wimmin vs G8) - Saturday 16th April

A night of random entertainment featuring a troop of hamburgers... more details TBC!

april 16th, carnival arts, 34 albion street, glasgow, 8pm -1am.

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REFUGEES


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No Borders Demonstration - Saturday 2nd April

On Saturday 2nd April 2005, tens of thousands of people across Europe will stand against racism and Fortress Europe and for the rights of economic migrants and asylum seekers; for freedom of movement; for citizenship of residence and the closing of detention centres against the deportation of failed asylum seekers and economic migrants.

* Glasgow 11.00am, Scottish Enforcement Unit, Immigration Offices, 200 Brand Street, Govan
E-mail glascamref@hotmail.com for more details of the protest.

The Scottish Enforcement Unit at Brand St, Govan has been chosen as the focus of the Scottish protest. It is from these offices that snatch squads of up to 15 officers are sent to kick in doors of Glasgow flats at 6 o'clock on Sunday mornings to drag off handcuffed families to immigrant prisons prior to deportation.

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ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY


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Talamh courses, Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire

April 11th - 16th
Gardening Week

Come and help out in our organic gardens. At this busy time of year we need volunteers for planting and sowing and digging. Learn new skills for free.

http://www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk/events/page

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Glasgow Critical Mass, Friday 29th April

A happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ride through Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, less hostile. All welcome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass

Last Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square

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DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/BENEFIT GIGS


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G42 Benefit Gig - Wednesday 30th March

G42 Collective Benefit Gig:

Featuring
Yuffie
Magdalena
Transient Noise

Plus Dj's, info stalls and projections
£3 waged £2 unwaged

The Vale: 5-7, Dundas St, Glasgow G1 2AH (Next to Queen Street Station)

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Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

Glasgow's annual anti-capitalist carnival. More details TBC.

www.liveinthemoment.org



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We are currently in the process of creating a social centre.

A place to have a cup of tea in a friendly, non commercial space, read a book or magazine and find out about stuff that's going on in the city, the country and the rest of the world.

A meeting place for wayward souls.

A resource centre for groups fighting for autonomy, freedom, solidarity, equality, sustainability, mutual aid and peace against poverty, war and oppression.

If you would like to contribute to the project financially please note the following details. We are looking for one-off donations but especially standing orders.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

26 March. BLOCKADE OF BBC Scotland, Queen Margaret Drive

The BBC has apologised to Ariel Sharon for talking to the rector of Glasgow University, WMD whistle-blowing hero Mordechai Vanunu. This appeasement of apartheid would never have happened before the Hutton Report.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

There will be a protest tomorrow (Thursday) outside the Scottish parliament at 11.30am against the continued house arrest of Mordechai Vanunu

There will be a protest tomorrow (Thursday) outside the Scottish parliament at 11.30am against the continued house arrest of Mordechai Vanunu who has been elected as the 119th rector of Glasgow University last December.
This will coincide with questions put to the First Minister on the actions the Scottish Executive are taking (if any) to secure Vanunu's release so that he may come to Glasgow and serve his time as Rector.
Come along if you can make it, we encourage as many to turn up, A number of MSPs wll be there to speak at the Demo and to hear what you may have to say to them.

Pass On
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s.yousaf@abdn.ac.uk
Mobile: 0787 030 8641
Home: 0141-353 0352


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t r u t h o u t - GU Students Starve to Help Janitors

t r u t h o u t - GU Students Starve to Help Janitors
There you go students a chance to make a difference in college
Hunger striker Diane Foglizzo says she wants better wages for janitors, "who make it possible for us to go to class."

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

29 April Now we are free

Lessons from Vieques - a conference celebrating
community resistance to the military presence in Scotland
Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April 2005
On May 8th 2003 Indymedia was able to write the headline: "US Navy Leaves Vieques After 60 Years of Bombing" (Indymedia May 8, 2003), continuing:
"The US Navy bombing tests and military practice on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, has ended. On May 1, citizens in Vieques celebrated the first day in over 60 years without a US Navy bombing run. Until recently, the US Navy owned over two-thirds of Vieques. When the US bought this land in the 1940s, many families and farmers were forced out of their homes and off their lands to make way for military exercises, which began in 1947. Now we are free."
Drawing on their inspiration to defeat the contamination of their land and culture by the US Military, Scotland UXB has invited a delegation from Vieques in Puerto Rico to share their experience and bring together anti-military activists from around Scotland.
The conference will celebrate the liberation of Vieques, the re-publication of CND's "Fortress Scotland"and launch the UXB network. This is an opportunity for people to share strategies for effective resistance against depleted uranium testing, live firing ranges, military bases, low-flying, nuclear convoys and other issues.
The delegation from Vieques includes Robert Rabin and Dara Guadalupe from the Comit Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques – who have been at the forefront of the civil disobedience campaign, as well as activists from around Scotland to discuss successful strategies for combating military occupation. Robert Rabin is a founding board member of the Committee For the Rescue and Development of Vieques, the principal grass roots community organisation in the struggle that stopped the US Navy from bombing there in May 2003.

Other speakers include: Tommy Sheridan (Scottish Socialist Party), Chris Balance (Scottish Green Party), Phill Jones (Scottish CND), Rob Gibson (SNP), Alastair McIntosh (author and activist), David Miller (Spinwatch).

For a full list of speakers and a look at the Fortress Scotland interactive map of military bases visit: www.scotland-uxb.org.uk
Scotland UXB is an independent network of organisations fighting military abuses. This conference is organised in collaboration with Scotland's for Peace, the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium, Scottish CND, Friends of the Earth Scotland and with the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Trust.

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Glasgow Autonomy Update returns

Glasgow Autonomy Update returns - please keep sending us information about radical events in and around Glasgow, and we'll include them next week. Over 100 people read these emails, and more are subscribing each week!


CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- Freedom Readers Group - Thursday 17th March
- GAP meeting - Monday 21st March
- Glasgow Zapatista Solidarity Group Meeting - Sunday 20th March
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 6th April

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- Weapons of Mass Deception (WMD) - Friday 18th March
- 'Land and Freedom' by Ken Loach - Monday 21st and Friday 25th March
- Introduction to Rebel Clowning - Saturday 26th March
- 'Surplus' and 'Total Rubbish' - Monday, 28th March
- Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- Kropotkin's Beard: A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - mid/late May

ANTI-WAR

- Troops Out vigils - every Monday and Tuesday
- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday
- Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - Saturday 19th March
- International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade - Monday 21st March
- Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - Friday 1st April
- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April

ANTI-G8

- Activist's Guide to Scots Law
- Wimmin vs G8 - Thursday 17th March
- Reshape meeting - Thursday 17th March
- Festival of Dissent - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th April

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

- Talamh courses
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 25th March

DEMONSTRATIONS AND STREET PARTIES

- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May


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MEETINGS

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Freedom Readers Group - Thursday 17th March

6pm Lauries Bar. King St, until about 7.45pm sharp.
3rd Thurs of month thereafter

Contact hereandnowscot@email.com for more info.

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GAP meeting - Monday 21st March

We meet every Monday, 6:30 - 9pm, at the Pearce Institute, Govan Rd, on the corner of Pearce St.

All who agree with our vision statement are welcome at our meetings:
"We strive for a sustainable society where all people are free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of oppression, persecution or marginalization insofar as this does not prevent others from doing the same. We see this fulfilled thru a society built upon principles of co-operation, solidarity, mutual-aid, direct democracy and freedom of association."

http://www.glasgow-autonomy.org

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Glasgow Zapatista Solidarity Group Meeting - Sunday 20th March, 7pm


Active solidarity for zapatistas, including fundraising for a health centre in Chiapas, and a campaign against Starbucks.

Carnival Arts Centre, 2nd Floor, 34 Albion Street, Trongate
http://glaszap.j12.org/

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IWW Branch Meeting, Wednesday 6th April

Radical union meeting - find out more at http://iwwclydeside.mahost.org

7.30PM on wed 2nd at Pearce Institute, on Govan Road, in Govan

iwwglasgow@lists.riseup.net, info@iwwclydeside.org.uk, hereandnowscot@email.com


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FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

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Weapons of Mass Deception (WMD) - Friday 18th March

There were two wars going on in Iraq - one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propoganda techniques.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 550, Graham Hills Buiding, Strathclyde University. Free (Donations appreciated)

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'Land and Freedom' by Ken Loach - Monday 21st and Friday 25th March

It is 1936, and the Spanish Army, led by the fascist general Franco, is trying to wrest control of the country from the democratic government. Land and Freedom pulls no punches in it’s portrayal of the horrors of war, yet it tells a moving story in a surprisingly delicate way.

Monday 21st - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Lecture Theatre 1, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University.
Friday 25th - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 550, Graham Hills Building, Strathclyde University.

Free (Donations welcome)

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Introduction to Rebel Clowning - Saturday 26th March

A short workshop and introduction to the Theory & Practice of Rebel
Clowning, presented by the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. Learn
how to creatively confront the powers that be with humour, big shoes and
custard pies.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street, 2-5pm

http://www.clownarmy.org/

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'Surplus' and 'Total Rubbish' - Monday, 28th March

Surplus: This film about consumerism totally consumed us. It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalisation. It fights fire with fire.

Total Rubbish: Navigating the waste stream, from the midden to the dump, ‘Total Rubbish’, by Paul Welsh, follows the men who clear Glasgow in a never-ending cycle of collection and disposal.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Lecture Room 1, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University.
Free (Donations welcome)

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Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He is the author of How Free Are You? and the editor of the widely-used Oxford Companion to Philosophy. His new book After the Terror addresses questions raised by September 11.

The British branch of Oxfam International declined to accept a donation of £5,000 in royalties from the book after a Canadian newspaper raised the issue of a statement made in the book as to the rights of the Palestinians. A representative of Oxfam will be invited to attend and outline their position in relation to Palestinian human rights.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Renfield Saint Stephen's Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow
Free
Contact: 0780 324 4739
www.scottishpsc.org.uk

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Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May

Many people in the UK have sung the uplifting South African Freedom songs from the collection "Freedom is coming". The collector of these songs, Anders Nyberg, will make his second visit to Scotland in May to promote his new song collection FREEDOM IS IN YOUR HAND.

You don't have to be a "singer" to attend this workshop. Most songs will be taught by ear, and anyone is welcome.

Place: Renfield St Stephen's Church, Bath Street, Glasgow
Cost: Donation

To register for the workshop, contact Victoria Rudebark at the Iona Community office: 0141-332 63 43
Email: victoria.rudebark@gla.iona.org.uk

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Kropotkin's Beard: A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - mid/late May

Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Govan. Date TBC

The days events will incorporate a wide variety of participation from music to craft and food.
The early part of the day will encourage the involvement in activities of parents and children.
The evening will be dedicated to ceilidh music, dance and cabaret - finishing in time for the last underground.

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ANTI-WAR

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Troops Out vigils:

Candleless vigils continue from 5:30-6:30 on Mondays and Tuesdays at the top of
Buchanan Street, by the Donald Dewar statue, to highlight the continuing
slaughter in Iraq.

glasgow-troops-out-of-iraq-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday

All fliers, information etc relating to the war, welcome.

11:30 - 2pm every Saturday.

Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St.

troopsoutglasgow@yahoo.co.uk

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Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - Saturday 19th March

* Glasgow - meet 12 noon at Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St. Till about 5pm.
There will be an open microphone, so that everyone can have their say. Other details nearer the time.

To get involved in organising, either come to the Wednesday night fortnightly meetings or join the troops out discussion list by emailing
glasgow-troops-out-of-iraq-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

* London - coaches leave at midnight from George Square, Friday 18th March.
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/coachdetail.asp?id=13

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International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade - Monday 21st March

Contact Glasgow Anti War Action, at faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - Friday 1st April

Have a good April Fools Day laugh at the government's pro war lies and the oversized action men who recruit for their war machine.

Army Recruitment Office, Queen Street, Glasgow

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Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April

Contact Glasgow Anti War Action to get involved.




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ANTI-G8

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Activist's guide to Scots Law:
http://www.g8legalsupport.info/guide/

Essential reading for G8 protestors and anyone else planning direct actions in Scotland.

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Women vs G8 - Thursday 17th March

Fortnightly meetings, Thursday 6:30pm, Mono cafe-bar. King St, Glasgow.

g8feministaction@riseup.net

http://g8feministaction.frockon.org/

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Reshape meeting:

Reshape Glasgow is the local Glasgow group organizing as part of the Dissent! Network, an organisation that aims to provide non-hierarchical opposition to the G8 when it arrives in Gleneagles in Strathearn, later this year.

7:30-9:00pm, Thursday 17th March
Pearce Institute
840-860 Govan Road
100 yards to the left coming out of Govan U station, big building with a clock on the front.

glasgow-reshape@lists.riseup.net
http://www.dissent.org.uk/

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FESTIVAL OF DISSENT!
6-10 April, Lanarkshire

Workshops and planning and fun, easily reached from Glasgow.
Contact festivalofdissent@riseup.net for info about how to get there, or check www.dissent.org.uk

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ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

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Talamh courses, Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire

March 14th - 19th
Tree Week

The second of our Tree Weeks this season, we'll be planting more hedges, coppicing and exploring other forms of sustainable woodland management. Learn new skills for free.

April 11th - 16th
Gardening Week

Come and help out in our organic gardens. At this busy time of year we need volunteers for planting and sowing and digging. Learn new skills for free.

http://www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk/events/page

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Glasgow Critical Mass, Friday 25th March

A happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ride through Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, less hostile. All welcome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass

Last Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square

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DEMONSTRATIONS AND STREET PARTIES

Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

Glasgow's annual anti-capitalist carnival. More details TBC.

www.liveinthemoment.org

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We strive for a sustainable society where all people are free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of oppression, persecution or marginalization insofar as this does not prevent others from doing the same. We see this fulfilled thru a society built upon principles of co-operation, solidarity, mutual-aid, direct democracy and freedom of association.

We are currently in the process of creating a social centre.

A place to have a cup of tea in a friendly, non commercial space, read a book or magazine and find out about stuff that's going on in the city, the country and the rest of the world.

A meeting place for wayward souls.

A resource centre for groups fighting for autonomy, freedom, solidarity, equality, sustainability, mutual aid and peace against poverty, war and oppression.

If you would like to contribute to the project financially please note the following details. We are looking for one-off donations but especially standing orders.

Account Name: "Printworks"
Sort Code: 11 47 21
Account Number: 00026891
Halifax / Bank of Scotland


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Monday, March 21, 2005

ActionWeek

ActionWeek
is this an idea?

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

21 Mar. Camcorder Guerillas presents a night of films

Dear Friends,
Please do come along if you can. A part from the good
programme, food/coffee at Mono is great (will ask them
for 10% of profit towards my publicity- but if a
Venezuelan is saying it, must be true off course)
Hope to see you there
Aimara
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 11:22 PM
Subject: "Counter Terror, Build Justice 2005" - Camcorder Guerilla Cinema at
Mono on Monday 21 March from 7 till 10 pm


Camcorder Guerillas presents a night of films in support of:

" Counter Terror, Build Justice 2005" - A month of International Peace
action"

Monday 21st March @ Mono, Kings Court (Trongate) - from 7 till 10 pm

Films start at 8:00 pm

Camcorder Guerillas Music & visuals from 7:00pm

Featuring:

"Counter Terror: Build Justice", a film by JNV (Justice Not Vengeance - UK)
"Independent media in a Time of War" (Indymedia War & Peace Trilogy)
"Dear Mrs Blair", a Camcorder Guerilla film (Introduction by Aimara Reques)


"Counter Terror Build Justice 2005" is transatlantic month of anti war
activity developed by Voices in the Wilderness in Chicago and Justice not
Vengeance (JNV) in the the UK running from the 19th March to the 15th April.
Sponsored by Noam Chomsky, Bruce Kent, John Pilger, Howard Zinn, Caroline
Lucas MEP and many other, Counter Terror: Build Justice is your chance to
join anti-war, anti-globalisation, nuclear disarmement and other activists
around the world in saying NO to the "war on terror".

More informatin about the campaign on www.counter2005.org and www.j-n-v.org


Counter Terror Build Justice,
A film by JNV, written and directed by Milan Rai (Author of War Plan Iraq,
Regime unchanged and Chomsky's politics) .
How the British Government is undermining our security and how to stop al
Qaeda.
A 20 minute film featuring Bruce Kent, Michael Foster MP, Dr Tariq Rajbee
www.counter2005.org


Independent Media in a Time of War from The Indymedia War & Peace Trilogy
DVD
Running time: 29 minutes
Part scathing critique, part call to action, "Independent Media in a Time of
War" is a hard-hitting new documentary by the Hudson Mohawk Independent
Media Center (www.hm.indymedia.org). This film is composed of a speech given
by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream
media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. The
documentary argues that dialogue is vital to a healthy democracy.
"Independent media has a crucial responsibility to go to where the silence
is," says Amy Goodman, "to represent the diverse voices of people engaged in
dissent." She makes a compelling argument that the commercial news media
have failed to represent the "true face of war."
http://www.democracynow.org/static/IMIATOW.shtml


Dear Mrs Blair
A Camcorder Guerillas Film - 2004
Running time: 15 mins
Music by Belle and Sebastian

Rose Gentle's son, Gordon, was killed on the 28th June 2004 in Iraq, at the
age of 19. He joined the army at the Pollock Job centre six months before
his death.
In "Dear Mrs Blair", Rose appeals to the Prime Minister's wife to listen to
her "mother to mother",. She believes that Gordon's life has been wasted
fighting an illegal and unjustifiable war. Rose doens't want any other
families to suffer the loss of their children. Rose has turned her grief
into a campaign to bring British troops home from Iraq but so far her pleas
have fallen on deaf ears.
"The government has ignored my pleas", says Rose, "but when i am on my own,
i go into Gordon's room, close the door and just think something has to be
done".

www.camcorderguerillas.net
www.justice4gordongentle.co.uk
www.banthebomb.org


Into Action Contacts

Justice Not Vengeance www.j-n-v.org 0845 458 9571
Counter Terror: Build Justice www.counter2005.org
Voices in the Wilderness UK www.voicesuk.org
G8 Alternatives www.g8alternatives.org.uk
Dissent network www.dissent.org.uk
Seeds for Change www.seedsforchange.org.uk


Free entrance - Suggested donation: £2


hope to see you there
Please circulate,



Charlotte for Camcorder Guerillas



Camcorder Guerilla Collective
GMAC - Room 17
34 Albion Street
G1 1LH Glasgow

www.camcorderguerillas.net

tel: 0141 553 2551



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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

16 Mar. Vanunu must be freed. Let Glasgow University's Rector go!

Demonstrate & Protest at Israeli visit to Scottish Parliament Vanunu must be freed. Let Glasgow University's Rector go!No defendersof ethnic cleansing in Scotlan Wednesday March 16th 12.00noon at
Parliament

The Director of Public Affairs at the Israeli embassy, Mr D. Shacham, is visiting the Scottish Parliament tomorrow, Wed 16th March. He is "happy to meet with any MSPs with an interest in the Middle East". Why should MSPs be happy to meet with the representative of such a blood-soaked regime, a rogue state which defies world opinion to carry out its incessant ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people? Why should Israel be allowed to boycott the recent London conference on Palestine and then send its spinmaster to chat with our elected representatives?

Some Glasgow University students are very keen to meet with Mr Shacham to get answers to questions:
*Why is Mordechai Vanunu still being detained in Israel?
*Why does the Israeli Embassy issue smears alleging that Vanunu has been involved in terrorism
Other questions needing answers:
*Why does Israel violate so many UN resolutions on Palestinian human rights?
Why does Israel engage in illegal collective punishments of civilians under itsa control?
*Why is Israel deliberately devastating the Palestinian economy, causing immense misery?
*Why did Israelis ELECT a mass murderer as Prime Minister? (Iraqis never elected Saddam Hussein)
*Why is Israel still building its separation wall on Palestinian territory?
*Why does Israel deliberately kill children, even 3-year olds? (Mohammed Al Durrah, Iman Al Hams, and hundreds more)++
*Why is Israel occupying parts of Syria and Lebanon?
*Why does Israel build Jewish-only roads on the Occupied Territories
*Why did numbers of illegal Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories rise last year by 6%?
*Why does Israel have atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, and neutron bombs far beyond any defensive needs?
*Why has Israel erected a monstrous apartheid system in Palestine?

++see link to BBC report and video: http://www.voicesofpalestine.org/outrageous/13yearoldgirl.htm

Mick Napier
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
c/o Peace & Justice Centre
2 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ
0131-620-0052 / 0780-32-44-739
www.scottishpsc.org.uk

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The Radius Project Community media lab

The Radius Project is a new Glasgow based organisation set up to deliver acommunity regeneration project in Pollokshields.
 
organisation will operate from a shop space on Shields rd. The shop
space will provide the community with a workshop area, media lab, gallery and sustainability information point (waste management and environmental
information).

I am keen to use open source systems and, where possible, second hand
hardware. Sheffield based Lowtech.org can install a network using linux.
However, to ensure reliability, I will require local tech support for the
project - with a view to extending the role of technology within the
regeneration project if the media lab proves successful.

I'd be keen to speak Scotlug members about the project in more detail.

Please email me direct and I can provide more info.

Cheers Hananh


>--- Hannah Clinch wrote:
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 19:19:16 +0000
From: Hannah Clinch
To:


_______________________________________________
Scottish mailing list
Scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk
http://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/scottish

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Glasgow Autonomy Update returns

Glasgow Autonomy Update returns - please keep sending us information about radical events in and around Glasgow, and we'll include them next week. Over 100 people read these emails, and more are subscribing each week!

CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- Freedom Readers Group - Thursday 17th March
- GAP meeting - Monday 21st March
- Glasgow Zapatista Solidarity Group Meeting - Sunday 20th March
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 6th April

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- Weapons of Mass Deception (WMD) - Friday 18th March
- 'Land and Freedom' by Ken Loach - Monday 21st and Friday 25th March
- Introduction to Rebel Clowning - Saturday 26th March
- 'Surplus' and 'Total Rubbish' - Monday, 28th March
- Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- Kropotkin's Beard: A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - mid/late May

ANTI-WAR

- Troops Out vigils - every Monday and Tuesday
- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday
- Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - Saturday 19th March
- International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade - Monday 21st March
- Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - Friday 1st April
- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April

ANTI-G8

- Activist's Guide to Scots Law
- Wimmin vs G8 - Thursday 17th March
- Reshape meeting - Thursday 17th March
- Festival of Dissent - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th April

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

- Talamh courses
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 25th March

DEMONSTRATIONS AND STREET PARTIES

- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May


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MEETINGS

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Freedom Readers Group - Thursday 17th March

6pm Lauries Bar. King St, until about 7.45pm sharp.
3rd Thurs of month thereafter

Contact hereandnowscot@email.com for more info.

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GAP meeting - Monday 21st March

We meet every Monday, 6:30 - 9pm, at the Pearce Institute, Govan Rd, on the corner of Pearce St.

All who agree with our vision statement are welcome at our meetings:
"We strive for a sustainable society where all people are free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of oppression, persecution or marginalization insofar as this does not prevent others from doing the same. We see this fulfilled thru a society built upon principles of co-operation, solidarity, mutual-aid, direct democracy and freedom of association."

http://www.glasgow-autonomy.org

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Glasgow Zapatista Solidarity Group Meeting - Sunday 20th March, 7pm


Active solidarity for zapatistas, including fundraising for a health centre in Chiapas, and a campaign against Starbucks.

Carnival Arts Centre, 2nd Floor, 34 Albion Street, Trongate
http://glaszap.j12.org/

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IWW Branch Meeting, Wednesday 6th April

Radical union meeting - find out more at http://iwwclydeside.mahost.org

7.30PM on wed 2nd at Pearce Institute, on Govan Road, in Govan

iwwglasgow@lists.riseup.net, info@iwwclydeside.org.uk, hereandnowscot@email.com


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FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

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Weapons of Mass Deception (WMD) - Friday 18th March

There were two wars going on in Iraq - one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propoganda techniques.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 550, Graham Hills Buiding, Strathclyde University. Free (Donations appreciated)

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'Land and Freedom' by Ken Loach - Monday 21st and Friday 25th March

It is 1936, and the Spanish Army, led by the fascist general Franco, is trying to wrest control of the country from the democratic government. Land and Freedom pulls no punches in it’s portrayal of the horrors of war, yet it tells a moving story in a surprisingly delicate way.

Monday 21st - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Lecture Theatre 1, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University.
Friday 25th - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 550, Graham Hills Building, Strathclyde University.

Free (Donations welcome)

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Introduction to Rebel Clowning - Saturday 26th March

A short workshop and introduction to the Theory & Practice of Rebel
Clowning, presented by the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. Learn
how to creatively confront the powers that be with humour, big shoes and
custard pies.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street, 2-5pm

http://www.clownarmy.org/

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'Surplus' and 'Total Rubbish' - Monday, 28th March

Surplus: This film about consumerism totally consumed us. It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalisation. It fights fire with fire.

Total Rubbish: Navigating the waste stream, from the midden to the dump, ‘Total Rubbish’, by Paul Welsh, follows the men who clear Glasgow in a never-ending cycle of collection and disposal.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Lecture Room 1, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University.
Free (Donations welcome)

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Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. He is the author of How Free Are You? and the editor of the widely-used Oxford Companion to Philosophy. His new book After the Terror addresses questions raised by September 11.

The British branch of Oxfam International declined to accept a donation of £5,000 in royalties from the book after a Canadian newspaper raised the issue of a statement made in the book as to the rights of the Palestinians. A representative of Oxfam will be invited to attend and outline their position in relation to Palestinian human rights.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Renfield Saint Stephen's Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow
Free
Contact: 0780 324 4739
www.scottishpsc.org.uk

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Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May

Many people in the UK have sung the uplifting South African Freedom songs from the collection "Freedom is coming". The collector of these songs, Anders Nyberg, will make his second visit to Scotland in May to promote his new song collection FREEDOM IS IN YOUR HAND.

You don't have to be a "singer" to attend this workshop. Most songs will be taught by ear, and anyone is welcome.

Place: Renfield St Stephen's Church, Bath Street, Glasgow
Cost: Donation

To register for the workshop, contact Victoria Rudebark at the Iona Community office: 0141-332 63 43
Email: victoria.rudebark@gla.iona.org.uk

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Kropotkin's Beard: A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - mid/late May

Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Govan. Date TBC

The days events will incorporate a wide variety of participation from music to craft and food.
The early part of the day will encourage the involvement in activities of parents and children.
The evening will be dedicated to ceilidh music, dance and cabaret - finishing in time for the last underground.

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ANTI-WAR

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Troops Out vigils:

Candleless vigils continue from 5:30-6:30 on Mondays and Tuesdays at the top of
Buchanan Street, by the Donald Dewar statue, to highlight the continuing
slaughter in Iraq.

glasgow-troops-out-of-iraq-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday

All fliers, information etc relating to the war, welcome.

11:30 - 2pm every Saturday.

Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St.

troopsoutglasgow@yahoo.co.uk

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Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - Saturday 19th March

* Glasgow - meet 12 noon at Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St. Till about 5pm.
There will be an open microphone, so that everyone can have their say. Other details nearer the time.

To get involved in organising, either come to the Wednesday night fortnightly meetings or join the troops out discussion list by emailing
glasgow-troops-out-of-iraq-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

* London - coaches leave at midnight from George Square, Friday 18th March.
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/coachdetail.asp?id=13

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International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade - Monday 21st March

Contact Glasgow Anti War Action, at faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - Friday 1st April

Have a good April Fools Day laugh at the government's pro war lies and the oversized action men who recruit for their war machine.

Army Recruitment Office, Queen Street, Glasgow

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Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April

Contact Glasgow Anti War Action to get involved.




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ANTI-G8

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Activist's guide to Scots Law:
http://www.g8legalsupport.info/guide/

Essential reading for G8 protestors and anyone else planning direct actions in Scotland.

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Women vs G8 - Thursday 17th March

Fortnightly meetings, Thursday 6:30pm, Mono cafe-bar. King St, Glasgow.

g8feministaction@riseup.net

http://g8feministaction.frockon.org/

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Reshape meeting:

Reshape Glasgow is the local Glasgow group organizing as part of the Dissent! Network, an organisation that aims to provide non-hierarchical opposition to the G8 when it arrives in Gleneagles in Strathearn, later this year.

7:30-9:00pm, Thursday 17th March
Pearce Institute
840-860 Govan Road
100 yards to the left coming out of Govan U station, big building with a clock on the front.

glasgow-reshape@lists.riseup.net
http://www.dissent.org.uk/

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FESTIVAL OF DISSENT!
6-10 April, Lanarkshire

Workshops and planning and fun, easily reached from Glasgow.
Contact festivalofdissent@riseup.net for info about how to get there, or check www.dissent.org.uk

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ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

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Talamh courses, Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire

March 14th - 19th
Tree Week

The second of our Tree Weeks this season, we'll be planting more hedges, coppicing and exploring other forms of sustainable woodland management. Learn new skills for free.

April 11th - 16th
Gardening Week

Come and help out in our organic gardens. At this busy time of year we need volunteers for planting and sowing and digging. Learn new skills for free.

http://www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk/events/page

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Glasgow Critical Mass, Friday 25th March

A happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ride through Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, less hostile. All welcome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass

Last Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square

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DEMONSTRATIONS AND STREET PARTIES

Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

Glasgow's annual anti-capitalist carnival. More details TBC.

www.liveinthemoment.org

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We are currently in the process of creating a social centre.

A place to have a cup of tea in a friendly, non commercial space, read a book or magazine and find out about stuff that's going on in the city, the country and the rest of the world.

A meeting place for wayward souls.

A resource centre for groups fighting for autonomy, freedom, solidarity, equality, sustainability, mutual aid and peace against poverty, war and oppression.

If you would like to contribute to the project financially please note the following details. We are looking for one-off donations but especially standing orders.

Account Name: "Printworks"
Sort Code: 11 47 21
Account Number: 00026891
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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament



Dear Colleague,
Launch of Scotland's for Peace - Wed 16th March, 7pm, Oran Mor, Byres Road
I write to invite you to attend the launch of an exciting new development for the peace movement in Scotland. With over 70 active military bases and as the home of Britain's Trident nuclear submarine fleet, Scotland plays a key role as a monitoring station, testing ground, supply base and launch-pad for overseas wars. But now there is growing opposition to this situation.

Two years ago the people of Scotland mounted the biggest demonstration in living memory against the war in Iraq. There is widespread opposition to Scotland's nuclear bases and the use of Scotland's land and waters for war preparations.
'Scotland's for Peace' is a new and broadly based campaign intended to project Scotland as a force for peace and justice in the world rather than a launch-pad for war. We aim to win support for the campaign among the majority of Scots including councillors, MPs and MSPs. At the core of the campaign is a declaration for individuals and organisations to sign.
The launch will be compered by Elaine C Smith and feature a 30 minute musical contribution by Dick Gaughan. It will include contributions by AL Kennedy, trade union leaders such as Bill Speirs and Mike Kirby, and leading figures from the Church of Scotland, the lona Community and the Muslim community. It will also include recently made video footage. Entry will free of charge but we will be asking for a collection during the event to help finance future campaigning.
I do hope you can mange along to this important event. Yours in Peace
Alan Mackinnon Chair

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Prevention of terrorism bill

Dear All,

As you may be aware the Government is hastily pushing through some of the most draconian measures ever introduced into parliament in recent parliamentary history, the bill effectively enables the government to curtail the freedoms of any individual where evidence (if any?) against them is not sufficient to bring a case to a court of law, to such an extent that it becomes effective imprisonment by another name.The decision to do this will be made by the Home secretary at his discretion, without recourse to an independent body examining the case. This effectively empowers the executive with the authority of a police state whereby they can choose to impose these 'control orders' on any individual under the pretext of "considering that it is necessary, for purposes connected with protecting members of the public from the risk of terrorism, to make an order imposing obligations on the individual." and can potentially also be used against political opponents and dissidents.

I therefore urge you to contact your local MP immediately, preferably as a group and insist that this bill is immoral and reverses centuries of sacrifices to secure the freedoms we enjoy today, so that it is incumbent on them to vote against these measures. Many Labour MPs did not even have the backbone to vote on this bill for fear of defying the government whip, knowing that the bill is patently unjust and wrong.

The legislation will be debated in the House of Lords on Monday and Tuesday before going back to the Commons for its final reading on Wednesday. If Mr Clarke seeks to overturn the Lords' amendments, he risks being without a law when existing powers of detention without trial lapse on 14 March.

Peter Bottomley conservative MP spoke during the debate and voted aganist it

"It is significant that the sort of terrorist suspect that we saw during the IRA troubles could secure a lawyer such as Gareth Peirce to establish alibis and demonstrate that suspicions were not well founded. If that is to be thrown away, I firmly believe that the House has a duty not to leave the Bill to the other place, but to call the Government, the Leader of the House and the Chief Whip to account and invite the Home Secretary to explain openly the problems that justify the approach that he is adopting in the Bill.

The truth is that some of us, probably including the Leader of the House, took pride in breaking control orders when they were applied to people in South Africa or when prevention of terrorism legislation was used to control people such as the late Reverend Beyers Naude, or when the defence and aid fund was used to channel funds from Scandinavia, north-west Europe and this country in order to defend people in South Africa. Yet the legislation that we are now proposing will prevent people from being defended in a similar way because they will not have been accused. People will not know what they have been charged with."


Full text of the Prevention of Terrorism Bill
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200405/cmbills/061/05061.1-7.html

Further Information on the Bill, Parliamentary debate and voting record.
http://www.sacc.org.uk

How to find your MP
http://www.locata.co.uk/commons/

Check to see if your MP voted and which way
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200405/cmhansrd/cm050228/debtext/50228-48.htm

I hope that you will treat this matter with the urgency it deserves because it affects each and everyone of us.

Surfraz

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Monday, March 07, 2005

PUT THE WAR ON TRIAL

PUT THE WAR ON TRIAL
IRELAND - January 26th - Pit Stop Ploughshares Back in Court!
Five Catholic Worker peace activists, known as 'The Pit Stop Ploughshares' are due to appear before Judge Mathews at Green St. Special Criminal Courts in Dublin on Monday January 26th.

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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Glasgow Autonomous Project, meetings events list

Meetings and events from the GLasgow Autonomous listTo publicise your event in the next update, email the details including contact information to
glasgowautonomyupdates@lists.riseup.net


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CONTENTS:

MEETINGS
- GAP meeting - 7th March
- G42 meeting - 2nd March
- IWW Clydeside - 2nd March
- Scots Leid Associe (Glesca Brainch) Foregaitherin - 2nd March
- Freedom Readers Group - 31st March


FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS
- Arna's Children screening - 2nd March
- SHRINE Raimi Gbadamosi - 12 February to 12 March
- Dirty Aid, Dirty Water - 19th March


ANTI-WAR
- Phone blockade of Weir Pumps, 1st March
- Faslane Spring Clean - 11th March
- Launch of Scotland's for Peace - 16th March
- Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - 19th March
- International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade -
21st March
- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - 1st-7th April
- Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - 1st April


ANTI-G8
- Reshape meeting - 24th February
- Rebel Clowns - 23rd to 26th June
- War Room Event - 26th March to 14th May

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - 8th March
- Protest at Cornton Vale - 12th March
- Glasgow Women's Library - Events all week


ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY
- Talamh courses

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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - 7th March

We meet every Monday, 6:30 - 9pm, at the Pearce Institute, Govan Rd, on the corner of Pearce St.

All who agree with our vision statement are welcome at our meetings:
"We strive for a sustainable society where all people are free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of oppression, persecution or marginalization insofar as this does not prevent others from doing the same. We see this fulfilled thru a society built upon principles of co-operation, solidarity, mutual-aid, direct democracy and freedom of association."

http://www.glasgow-autonomy.org

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G42 meeting - 2nd March

G42 social centre project meets every Wednesday from 8pm in Mono cafe, Kings Court.

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IWW Clydeside branch meeting - 2nd March.

Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) are a militant, democratic,
syndicalist union.

For more information and to join come along to the meeting or see
http://www.iww.org.uk/

IWW Clydeside meets first Wednesday of every month, 7:30 - 9pm. Pearce
Institute, Govan Rd. (opposite the shopping centre, 2 minutes walk from Govan
Underground)

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Scots Leid Associe (Glesca Brainch) Foregaitherin - 2nd March

"The Scots Leid Associe wis foondit in 1972 an aye ettles ti pit forrit a feckfu case for the Scots language in leiterature, drama, the media, education an ilka day uiss. Sen Scots wis aince the state language o Scotland, an is aye a grace til oor national leiterature, it lies at the hert o Scotland's heirskep. The Associe threips on the view that Scots maun staun its ben as ane o three leids o the kintra, alang wi Gaelic an Inglis.

Alang wi promotin the language an tyauvin ti persuade government, education authorities an the media ti pit in whit siller the language needs for its langer-term haelth,"

The Glesca Brainch holds open meetings at the Lansdowne Parish Kirk from
7:30pm (Kelvinbridge), come along and take part.

http://www.lallans.co.uk/

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Freedom Readers Group - 31st March

Freedom Readers Group is a forum for readers of that periodical plus other publications - Black Flag etc.

For more details email hereandnowscot@email.com

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FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

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Arna's Children screening - 2nd March

Documentary of amazing story of Jewish lady helping Palestinian children in Jenin refugee camp.

7.30pm
Quaker Meeting House, Elmbank Crescent (beside Kings Theatre)

www.scottishpsc.org.uk

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SHRINE - 12 February to 12 March

market gallery is pleased to present a solo show by Raimi Gbadamosi,
which explores the extraordinary life of Nigerian musician and
activist Fela Kuti.

Organised discussion with invited guests will take place on 16
February, 2 and 9 March 7pm.

Become a citizen at www.the-republic.net

For further information please contact David Stamp at market gallery
tel: 0141 556 7276
email: market@marketgallery.org.uk

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Dirty Aid, Dirty Water - 19th March

Campaigners from Ghana who are leading the fight against water privatisation.
+ Rudolf Amenga-Etego of Ghana's National Coalition Against the Privatisation of Water
+ Shirley Nibi Hawa, a community activist

Edinburgh meeting (none in Glasgow):
Morningside Church Centre, Morningside Road, 5pm
http://www.wdm.org.uk/campaigns/aid/event/index.htm

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ANTI-WAR

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Faslane Spring Clean - 11th to 13th March

A weekend to do all tidy and repair jobs which require large amounts of people also to do the summer jobs from last year that weren't finished. Also actions and party on the sunday. to make this event work we will need van and driver, plumber, activists, workers, musicians, small sound system, story tellers but mostly we need u

£5.00 for food for the weekend

Directions: By public transport Train from glasgow queen st to helensburgh then bus from train station 316 ask driver to drop u at peace camp. driving from glasgow follow A82 to dumbarton then A814 to helensburgh then stay on A814 were on side of road

01436 820 901
faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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Launch of Scotland's for Peace - 16th March

Elaine C Smith, Dick Gaughan, AL Kennedy, Iona Community Leader Kathy Galloway plus films.

7pm. Oran Mor. Corner of Byres Rd and Great Western Rd.

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Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - 19th
March

* Glasgow - meet 12 noon at Donald Dewar statue, top
of Buchannan St. Autonomous event with open microphone.
troopsoutglasgow@yahoo.co.uk

- official Coalition for Justice not War event - Assemble South Hanover Street 12 noon and March to Rally in St Enoch Square at 1pm

* London - coaches leave at midnight from George
Square, Friday
18th March.
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/coachdetail.asp?id=13

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International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade -
21st March

Actions are planned. Meetup points to be announced
later.

faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

For more info on international actions: www.dsei.org

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Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq -
1st-7th April

Actions planned.

faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - 1st April

Part of the week of action. Think the war is
ludicrous? Then come and show it by having a good old
April Fools laugh at the army recruitment office in
Queen St, Glasgow. Time TBA.

faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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ANTI-G8

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Reshape meeting, 24th February:

Reshape Glasgow is the local Glasgow group organizing as part of the Dissent! Network, an organisation that aims to provide non-hierarchical opposition to the G8 when it arrives in Gleneagles in Strathearn, later this year.

7:30-9:00pm, Thursday 24th February
Pearce Institute (cafe room)
840-860 Govan Road
100 yards to the left coming out of Govan U station, big building with a clock on the front.

glasgow-reshape@lists.riseup.net
http://www.dissent.org.uk/

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Rebel Clown Army

June 23rd - 26th Glasgow (extension of Risk show - CCA)

The Rebel Clown Army are preparing a tour of the UK with the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.
http://www.labofii.net

26th March - 14th May - War Room Event

The Rebel Clowns are also setting up a 'war room' from 26th March to 14th may at the CCA - 'for citizens to plot and play at surrounding the G8 summit ... '
http://www.cca-glasgow.com/events/vdetail1.asp?AddInfoID=657&id=946


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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - 8th March 2005

(More events will be in next week's update)

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Glasgow Women's Library

Loads of events all week. More details in the next update, or pop in. (If you haven't been before, its a really lovely, welcoming space).

109 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD

Lift & stair entrances to the Library are situated approximately 10 metres along
a cobbled lane off Trongate which is a main road.
For more specific information on access e-mail the Library.

Open: TUE-FRI 1-6pm & SAT 2-5pm.

Glasgow Women's Library is a WOMEN ONLY ENVIRONMENT during opening hours.

MEN MAY VISIT at other times BY APPOINTMENT.

http://www.womens-library.org.uk/where.htm - mini map

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Protest at Corton Vale
Saturday, 12 March 2005, 12 noon

Protest at the conditions of women being held at Corton Vale - the majority of whom are in for minor and drug related offences.

Corton Vale Prison, Stirling

For transport arrangements phone 0870 752 2505

SSP Wimmins Network

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ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

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Talamh courses

March 5th & 6th
Biodiesel Making Workshop
The popular course in making Diesel from veg oil, with everything you need to know. £85

March 14th - 19th
Tree Week
The second of our Tree Weeks this season, we'll be planting more hedges, coppicing and exploring other forms of sustainable woodland management. Learn new skills for free.

April 11th - 16th
Gardening Week
Come and help out in our organic gardens. At this busy time of year we need volunteers for planting and sowing and digging. Learn new skills for free.

http://www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk/events/page

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