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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Autonomous Updates

Hello folks and welcome to this week's Glasgow Autonomy Update.

Our featured news story this week is that of a participatory project called Shop 111. Shop 111 opened its doors to the public on Saturday. Situated in Saltmarket, the project is to rent a shop for one month, and use it how the locals see fit. Prior to opening Will Foster, who conceived of it, went round the local community fairly extensively to try and gauge opinion about what the working class residents of the Saltmarket felt they needed most, and surprise, surprise they said they needed a place to buy fruit and vegetables, and a place to congregate and wash their clothes, not yet another trendy furniture shop.

Shop 111 is open Tuesday to Friday (12:00 – 4:30) and Saturday & Sunday
(11:00 – 17:00). Pop along and take a look or lend a hand.
CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP meeting - Monday 2nd May
- Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 3rd May
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 4th May

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March -
Saturday 14th May
- Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April
- Chain - Wednesday 27th April
- Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June
- Why Close the G8 - 1st May

ANTI-WAR

- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April
- UXB Scotland Conference on Resisting Military Occupation - Friday 29th
and Saturday 30th April

ANTI-G8

- Activist's Guide to Scots Law
- Wimmin vs G8 Zine out now!
- Wimmin vs G8 - Thursday 28th April

HEALTH

- Action medic training - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th April
- Green Futures Environmental Festival - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May
- G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/FUNDRAISERS

- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

MISC.

- Workers' Memorial Day - 28th April

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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 2nd May

We meet every Monday, 7 – 9pm, normally a

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Friday, April 22, 2005

29 April Artists, Galeries and Money

To coincide with Glasgow Art Fair, the Scottish Artists Union is hosting an evening of talks and discussions on the theme of Artists, Galleries and Money.
Friday 29 April 2005,    6 - 8.30pm
Artists, Galleries and Money

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD


To coincide with Glasgow Art Fair, the Scottish Artists Union is hosting
an evening of talks and discussions on the theme of Artists, Galleries
and Money. Invited speakers will relate some of their experiences of
dealing with money, tax and contracts through short presentations and a
panel discussion with the audience. The intention is to explore some of
the financial and contractual practices employed by artists and
galleries, and to highlight payment and VAT issues raised by SAU
members. The event will also provide a forum to raise artists' current
concerns to inform future SAU policy and activities.

The Speakers and panel include Donald Urquhart, Artist; Colin
Greenslade, Exhibitions Officer, Royal Scottish Academy; Angela Bedi,
VAT expert and members of the Scottish Artists Union Executive
committee. Please come along to add your voice and experiences to the
discussion.

Contact the CCA box office on 0141 352 4900
to book your place at this FREE event

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29-30 Pearce Institute "Now We Are Free"

Scotland UXB is a network of existing groups and organisations acting to oppose the military contamination. We oppose the testing of depleted uranium missiles, the use of Scotland as a testing ground for live shelling and the placement of nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy and NATO in our waters.
Conference: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April 2005
Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland

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7-8 May GREEN FUTURES ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

Powered by renewable energies (solar, wind and pedal)
this year will include:
Music, theatre and cinema
Traditional Crafts, such as felt making, green
woodworking spinning and sculpture
Practical hands on science demonstrations
[BigBlether] Green Futures, Talamh 7th and 8th May

May 7th & 8th
GREEN FUTURES ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR!!

Powered by renewable energies (solar, wind and pedal)
this year will include:

Music, theatre and cinema

Traditional Crafts, such as felt making, green
woodworking spinning and sculpture

Practical hands on science demonstrations

Fun and games, woodland activities, circus skills and
lots of other kids entertainment

Stalls and traders with fairly traded and ethical
goods, and locally produced crafts

Alternative therapies including herbal medicine and
shiatsu

Workshops and displays from many local groups and
schools

Delicious vegetarian nosh from McScoffits Cafe

Gates open at 10am each day and close at 6pm. A
donation for entry will be asked for. 600 people came
to this event last year, and we hope to improve on
that!

Weekend camping is available, though please don't
bring dogs. Please use public transport where possible
- a shuttle bus will be running to the site from
Coalburn.

We are looking for volunteers to be stewards for the
weekend. There is also some spaces left for stalls,
though not many...!

If you are interested in getting involved or would
like more information, please contact Abi, Mary or
Steve in the office as soon as possible. We hope you
will join us!
This event has been made possible by funding from
Awards for All.

telephone 01555 820073 or 820880

or email projects@talamhlifecentre.org.uk. Maps,
directions and further information about Talamh
easilly found at

www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

19 April Glasgow Autonomy Updates

We hope you enjoy this week's Glasgow Autonomy Update. At the moment we're still working on the format that we send this out in, so if you have any ideas how we could improve it, please let us know. In the meantime, Glasgow Autonomy Updates (and lots of other useful information) can be found at www.citystrolls.com and the GAP website, www.glasgow-autonomy.orgAnd please keep sending us your news.

CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP meeting - Monday 25th April
- Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 19th April
- Freedom Readers Group - Thursday 21st April
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 4th May

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March - Saturday 14th May
- Save Our Homes Press Conference - Tuesday 19th April
- The Corporation - Wednesday 20th April
- Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
- Disobbedienti - Wednesday 20th April
- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September
- The Yes Men - Thursday 21st April
- Formal installation of Mr Mordechai Vanunu as the 119th Rector of the University of Glasgow - Friday 22nd April
- The Battle of Algiers (new print) - Sunday 23rd and Monday 25th April
- Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April
- Chain - Wednesday 27th April
- Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June

REFUGEES

- Free Mrs Anastasia Ndaya and children: Demonstration against deportation and detention - Wednesday 20th April
- Voices from Africa, Voices of Resistance - Saturday 23rd April

ANTI-WAR

- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April
- UXB Scotland Conference on Resisting Military Occupation - Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April

ANTI-G8

- Activist's Guide to Scots Law
- Wimmin vs G8 Zine out now!
- Wimmin vs G8 - Thursday 28th April
- Reshape meeting - Thursday 21st April

HEALTH

- Action medic training - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June


ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th April
- Green Futures Environmental Festival - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May
- G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

ANIMAL LIBERATION

- World Day for Animals in Laboratories - Sunday 24th April
- SHAC UPS Action Week - begins Monday 25th April

DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/FUNDRAISERS

- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May


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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 25th April

We meet every Monday, 7 - 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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Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 19th April

Campaign group against the M74 motorway project.

7.30pm, Govanhill Community Centre, Daisy Street (near Victoria Rd).

Freedom Readers Group - Thursday 21st April

6-7.30pm at Lauries, King St.

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IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 4th May

Building a grassroots union for workers, not bosses.

IWW Clydeside branch meeting: 7.30PM, pearce Institute, on Govan rd., in Govan

info@iwwclydeside.org.uk

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FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS


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RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March - Saturday 14th May

Political art, including a poster wall where you can announce your own events and a rebel clown warroom.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Monday: closed

Free

www.cca-glasgow.com

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Save Our Homes Press Conference - Tuesday 19th April

Get the news that the dominant media may decide not news fit to print.

Hear and tell what smg (Scottish Media Group, publishers of the Herald and Evening Times) ignore. Where is the Socialist Voice when mass housing is daily being rubbished by the so called Community based housing associations with the tenant led by the nose involvement to pave the way to full privatisation and the return of pre-World war II landlordism?

Come to the this press conference and ask questions and go from there and discuss what you have heard.

103 Marfield Street, Carntyne at 10.45am

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The Corporation - Wednesday 20th April

An introduction to the power of corporations, comparing their actions to those of a psychopath.

Glasgow School of Art.

Free.

glasgowfreescreenings-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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Disobbedienti - Wednesday 20th April

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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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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Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September

Exhibition of the US artist's posters on power, control, gender and sexuality.

Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Royal Exchange Square. Free.

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The Yes Men - Thursday 21st April

The Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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Formal installation of Mr Mordechai Vanunu as the 119th Rector of the University of Glasgow - Friday 22nd April

Mordechai Vanunu famously "blew the whistle" on Israel's nuclear weapons and has served time in prison for his actions. The students of Glasgow University recently voted him in as their new rector.

10am, Bute Hall, University of Glasgow

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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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Chain - Wednesday 27th April

Chain is a glimpse of the future, here and now. Call it “Present Shock.” A melancholy photo collage of chain stores, malls, and conglomerated concrete spaces unfurls as a single, anonymous ambiance, a desolate spiritual limbo that could be anywhere.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April

Gustav Metzger and Ken McMullen in conversation. Fusing art with politics and social activism Metzger's work offers profound insights into the relevance of art, and the importance of understanding the destructive impulses in society. (Film).

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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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REFUGEES

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Free Mrs Anastasia Ndaya and children: Demonstration against deportation and detention - Wednesday 20th April

11.30 am at Scottish Immigration Enforcement Unit, Brand St, Govan
(round the back of Cessnock underground)

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Voices from Africa, Voices of Resistance - Saturday 23rd April

10am-5pm

Glasgow Caledonian University

The Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees presents “Voices from Africa… Voices of Resistance”, a one-day conference on Africa and the issues it faces. We are organising this as a response to the Blair government’s Commission for Africa report and in preparation for the G8 summit in July.

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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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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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Wimmin vs G8 Zine out now!

Issue 1 of the Wimmin Vs The G8 zine is out now! ["Zine": a self published magazine]
Soon to be downloadable from g8feministaction.frockon.org
If you would like to be mailed some copies, contact us at g8feministaction(at)riseup.net

Now seeking contributions for Issue 2!
Any pieces by women relating **loosely** to the G8 and feminist politics.

Send submissions to kristina.nellweaver(at)gmail.com or
g8feministaction(at)riseup.net

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Women vs G8 - Thursday 28th April

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

We are currently organising an anti-G8 street party, for Sunday 22nd May. (It's in Stirling, so it didn't get an individual listing). More details on the website soon.

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 21st April
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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HEALTH

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Action medic training - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June

3 day intensive course for people wanting to be first aiders on demos and actions (especially round the G8).

Location TBC. Check www.actionmedics.org.uk for updates.

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ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

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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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Green Futures Environmental Festival - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May

Gates open at 10am and close at 6pm each day. Entry by donation.

Workshops, alternative therapies, traditional crafts, entertainments.

Talamh Life Centre, Birkhill, Coalburn, Lanarkshire.

More info at http://www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk/events/page

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G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

A short Permaculture course, specially for those who want to help set up convergence centres for the G8 protests. Novices and more experienced people welcome. Teaching skills which will also be applicable to protest camps, refugee camps, community projects etc.

Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire.

*You need to apply to go on this course by 22nd April!*

Contact edgezone@yahoogroups.com for more information.



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ANIMAL LIBERATION

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World Day for Animals in Laboratories - Sunday 24th April

Day of international commemoration of suffering of millions of laboratory animals. Organise an info stall in your town - call NAVS on 020 8846 9777.

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SHAC UPS Action Week - begins Monday 25th April

Taking action against the courier service who do business with HLS, Europe's largest contract animal testing laboratory.

Autonomy updates has heard there may be a demo near Glasgow. Get in touch with Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty on 0845 458 0630 for more information.

www.shac.net

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DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/BENEFIT GIGS


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Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

Glasgow's annual anti-capitalist carnival. Meet 12 noon, Buchanan St underground.

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"
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Saturday, April 16, 2005

14 April Glasgow autonomy updates

Another week, another update. From education to direct action, these events should help you get involved in radical activity in and around Glasgow. And if you see something missing from these listings, let us knowCONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP meeting - Monday 11th April
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 6th April

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March - Saturday 14th May
- El Perro Negro (Stories from the Spanish Civil War) - Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th April
- BBC Question Time in Stirling - Wednesday 6th April
- Battle of Orgreave - Thursday 7th April
- Bars in the Memory - Thursday 7th April
- This is Camp X-Ray - Friday 8th April
- Border Crossing Services - Tuesday 12th April
- See You in the Next War - Thursday 14th April
- Victim of Geography - Friday 15th April
- Taste of Palestine - Saturday 16th April
- Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
- Disobbedienti - Wednesday 20th April
- The Yes Men - Thursday 21st April
- The Battle of Algiers (new print) - Sunday 23rd and Monday 25th April
- Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April
- Chain - Wednesday 27th April
- Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June

ANTI-WAR

- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April
- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April
- 3rd phone blockade of weir pumps - Monday 11th April
- 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 14th April
- Reshape meeting - Thursday 7th April
- Festival of Dissent - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th April
- Tomfoolery (all proceeds to Wimmin vs G8) - Saturday 16th April

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

- Talamh Gardening Week - Monday 11th - Saturday 16th April
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th April
- G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/FUNDRAISERS

- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May


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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 11th April

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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RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March - Saturday 14th May

Political art, including a poster wall where you can announce your own events and a rebel clown warroom.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Monday: closed

Free

www.cca-glasgow.com

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BBC Question Time in Stirling - Wednesday 6th April

Interested in bringing a radical analysis to the week's events? Apply to join the audience here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/question_time/3117500.stm

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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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Battle of Orgreave - Thursday 7th April

Based on the 1984 National Union of Mineworks strike in South Yorkshire, England, which led to a confrontation with police in the village of Orgreave. Specifically, this film takes advantage of a June 17th, 2001 reenactment of the battle with mounted police, which included many of the original strikers.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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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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This is Camp X-Ray - Friday 8th April

The documentary film by Damien Mahoney hopes to reignite the debate
about Guantanamo Bay at a time when international scrutiny of the camp is
steadily intensifying.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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Border Crossing Services - Tuesday 12th April

The European Union member states' restrictive immigration regulations mean
that there is almost no chance to legally migrate to the EU and reside in
a member state. For those who want to enter, making use of border crossing
services is often the only possibility for penetrating "Fortress Europe."

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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See You in the Next War - Thursday 14th April


Much lauded by the west’s liberal-left, Radio B92 was the former Yugoslavia’s premier underground radio station in Belgrade under the rule of Slobodan Milosevic and the wars in the Balkans. Treated as traitors and subversives during this period, they were repeatedly forced off the airwaves by the government, but managed to keep broadcasting until Milosevic was overthrown.


Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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Victim of Geography - Friday 15th April

Based on a road-trip from the centre of a vortex (Sarajevo) to the edge of an abyss (Cape Wrath at Scotland s most northerly tip), `Victim of Geography redefines the creative documentary form/road movie genre for a pre-millennium/techno-tuned in and turned on audience.


Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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Taste of Palestine - Saturday 16th April

St. Francis Xavier church hall, Hope Street, Falkirk at 7.30pm

Launching the Antonine Friendship Link's Friendship Scroll.

Speakers: Iain Connon (Christian peace activist) and Rosemary Hopkins (Women in Black, Edinburgh)

Palestinian snacks, tea and coffee.

Admission by donation. For more information contact Cate at
01506 822481.

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Disobbedienti - Wednesday 20th April

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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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 Yes Men - Thursday 21st April

The Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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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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Chain - Wednesday 27th April

Chain is a glimpse of the future, here and now. Call it “Present Shock.” A melancholy photo collage of chain stores, malls, and conglomerated concrete spaces unfurls as a single, anonymous ambiance, a desolate spiritual limbo that could be anywhere.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April

Gustav Metzger and Ken McMullen in conversation. Fusing art with politics and social activism Metzger's work offers profound insights into the relevance of art, and the importance of understanding the destructive impulses in society. (Film).

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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

---

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

Why not organise your own actions and protests? For ideas, contact Glasgow Anti War Action

faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

---

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

---

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 14th April

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 7th April
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

---

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

A night of random entertainment. Spoken word, film, live music, DJs, a troupe of hamburgers and much more.

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

Suggested donation £3-5. All genders welcome.


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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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G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

A short Permaculture course, specially for those who want to help set up convergence centres for the G8 protests. Novices and more experienced people welcome. Teaching skills which will also be applicable to protest camps, refugee camps, community projects etc.

Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire.

*You need to apply to go on this course by 22nd April!*

Contact edgezone@yahoogroups.com for more information.



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DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/BENEFIT GIGS


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Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

Glasgow's annual anti-capitalist carnival. Meet 12 noon, Buchanan St underground.

www.liveinthemoment.org

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19 April 10.45*am* *SAVE OUR HOMES* ---- _PRESS CONFERENCE_

At 103 Marfield Street, Carntyne

NO TO UNJUST DEMOLITIONS
NO TO MARKET TENTS
NO TO POVERTY
NO TO LAND SELL OFF
NO TO SECRECY OF GHA LTD
Get the news that the dominant media may decide not news fit to print Get the news that the dominant media may decide not news fit to
Print and hear and tell what smg (Scottish Media Group, publishers
of the Herald and Evening Times) ignore.
Will the Socialist Voice be there when mass public sector housing
is daily being rubbished by the so called Community based housing
associations with the tenant led /'by the nose'/ involvement through
LHOs (Local Housing Officers) to pave the way to full privatisation
and the return of pre- World war II landlordism?
Will the Big Issue be there?

You should be there if you care about decent homes for all and
the terrible policy that will create more homelessness.

Come to the this press conference* and ask question and go
from there and discuss what you have heard.

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Bob, 19:32 | link | 0 comments |

Friday, April 15, 2005

20 April: Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance

Glasgow: Wednesday 20th April 7.30pm, Renfield Saint Stephens Church, 260 Bath Street (next to Elmbank Street)
Professor Ted Honderich is emeritus professor of Philosophy and holds the Grote chair in the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London. In his book After the Terror, he claims ‘a moral right on behalf of the Palestinians to their terrorism’, and ‘that it is permissible if not obligatory for them to engage in it’, given the sustained brutality and butchery directed against them.

He will also not shy away from the question of suicide bombings, so it is expected to be a profound and thought provoking talk.
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s.yousaf@abdn.ac.uk

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Bob, 16:32 | link | 0 comments |

Friday, April 08, 2005

CEDAR STREET TENANTS PUBLIC MEETING - FIX THE LIFT NOW!

We demand:
The lift is fixed now, immediately. We don't want apologies from GHA Ltd we want urgent action; if it were their homes we were talking about it would be fixed by now.
We are kept informed if its going to take any longer to be fixed. An official communication should be posted in the entrance foyer.GLASGOW HOUSING ASSOCIATION LTD
CREATING BITTER HOMES
CREATING ANGRY COMMUNITIES

The lift that serves half the tenants at 65 Cedar St has been out of order for over 2 months. During that time the affected residents have had to use the narrow and slippery fire escape for 3 flights of stairs to access their own homes. The elderly, the disabled and those with babies have been virtually housebound.
This is dangerous and a Health and Safety issue.
After more than 2 months of silence from GHA Ltd, now we get an insulting letter "thanking us for our patience" and being careful not to promise anything. We are told that they "anticipate" it will be fixed before the middle of May - over a month away.
We are fed up with GHA Ltd treating us with contempt. They use our rent money to send around glossy brochures telling us all how great they are, but don't provide us with the basic services we should be able to expect.
In December they tore out everyone's existing heating systems and replaced them with smaller units, whether the residents wanted them changed or not. This damaged everybody's interior decoration, and there were rumours of minimal compensation, but even that has not been forthcoming.
GHA Ltd are quick enough to send letters round if we are even a day late paying our rent, but they do not keep up their end of the bargain as our landlord. Why should we believe them now?

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Bob, 13:13 | link | 0 comments |

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day: "Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous. Each year more than 60,000 workers die from job injuries and illnesses and another 6 million are injured. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April 28, Workers Memorial Day."

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Bob, 11:20 | link | 0 comments |

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

University of Glasgow :: Events :: Formal installation of Mr Mordechai Vanunu as the 119th Rector of the University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow :: Events :: Formal installation of Mr Mordechai Vanunu as the 119th Rector of the University of Glasgow

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Bob, 20:57 | link | 0 comments |

22 April CANDLES 4 KIDS

To highlight the plight of families torn apart by the slow process of the
courts, and those children who find themselves without members of their
family after separation. This is a family-based event, a peaceful candlelit
vigil, an attempt to show the political parties and those involved in
children's issues that the support is out there and comes from every corner
CANDLES 4 KIDS
FRIDAY 22ND APRIL Peaceful Demonstration World Wide
Your Local Family Court
7pm, candles lit at 7.30pm

To highlight the plight of families torn apart by the slow process of the
courts, and those children who find themselves without members of their
family after separation. This is a family-based event, a peaceful candlelit
vigil, an attempt to show the political parties and those involved in
children's issues that the support is out there and comes from every corner
- all ages, sexes and backgrounds. It's NOT just excluded dads who believe
children need 2 parents and need to feel the support of their biological
family - it's dads, mums, step-parents,
grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends, godparents, neighbours...
everybody.

People Power is the way forward - if we want change, we need to fight for
it. Hundreds of thousands of children are adversely affected by parental
separation and the problems that follow. Don't watch the news on the
television - create it! Bring your family, friends, colleagues... and a
candle. It is completely free and nothing is asked of you but your
support. candles4kids – just a group of individuals who want to make a
better life for all our children.

There will be supporters congregated at each main Family Court of every
major town and city. If you would like to show your support at your local
family court, don't wait to be asked... Do it!

Please show your support and encourage everyone you know to do the same. We
aim to have a strong presence from MP's and the media. Publicity is often
limited to national newspapers and news and as well as that coverage, we
want to achieve high levels of awareness at local and regional level. This
is to try and hammer home the idea that this
problem exists in your street, in your community, not only at the top of a
crane, or outside Buckingham Palace. It's widespread and it affects
everybody who has children, or is involved with children.

Jimmy Deuchars (chairperson)
Grandparents Apart Self Help Groups
22 Alness Crescent
Glasgow G52 1PJ
0141 882 5658

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Bob, 09:49 | link | 1 comments |

Monday, April 04, 2005

4 April Glasgow Autonomy Update returns

Another week, another update. From education to direct action, these events should help you get involved in radical activity in and around Glasgow. And if you see something missing from these listings, let us know!

CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP meeting - Monday 11th April
- IWW Branch Meeting - Wednesday 6th April

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March - Saturday 14th May
- El Perro Negro (Stories from the Spanish Civil War) - Wednesday 6th and Sunday 10th April
- BBC Question Time in Stirling - Wednesday 6th April
- Battle of Orgreave - Thursday 7th April
- Bars in the Memory - Thursday 7th April
- This is Camp X-Ray - Friday 8th April
- Border Crossing Services - Tuesday 12th April
- See You in the Next War - Thursday 14th April
- Victim of Geography - Friday 15th April
- Taste of Palestine - Saturday 16th April
- Israeli terrorism and Palestinian resistance - Wednesday 20th April
- Disobbedienti - Wednesday 20th April
- The Yes Men - Thursday 21st April
- The Battle of Algiers (new print) - Sunday 23rd and Monday 25th April
- Look for me in the Whirlwind - Wednesday 27th April
- Chain - Wednesday 27th April
- Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April
- Freedom is in Your Hand! Song Workshop - Tuesday 3rd May
- A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June

ANTI-WAR

- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April
- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - Friday 1st - Thursday 7th April
- 3rd phone blockade of weir pumps - Monday 11th April
- 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 14th April
- Reshape meeting - Thursday 7th April
- Festival of Dissent - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th April
- Tomfoolery (all proceeds to Wimmin vs G8) - Saturday 16th April

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

- Talamh Gardening Week - Monday 11th - Saturday 16th April
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th April
- G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/FUNDRAISERS

- Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

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MEETINGS

GAP meeting - Monday 11th April

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

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

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture - Saturday 26th March - Saturday 14th May

Political art, including a poster wall where you can announce your own events and a rebel clown warroom.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Monday: closed

Free

www.cca-glasgow.com


BBC Question Time in Stirling - Wednesday 6th April

Interested in bringing a radical analysis to the week's events? Apply to join the audience here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/question_time/3117500.stm


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

Battle of Orgreave - Thursday 7th April

Based on the 1984 National Union of Mineworks strike in South Yorkshire, England, which led to a confrontation with police in the village of Orgreave. Specifically, this film takes advantage of a June 17th, 2001 reenactment of the battle with mounted police, which included many of the original strikers.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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

This is Camp X-Ray - Friday 8th April

The documentary film by Damien Mahoney hopes to reignite the debate
about Guantanamo Bay at a time when international scrutiny of the camp is
steadily intensifying.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

Border Crossing Services - Tuesday 12th April

The European Union member states' restrictive immigration regulations mean
that there is almost no chance to legally migrate to the EU and reside in
a member state. For those who want to enter, making use of border crossing
services is often the only possibility for penetrating "Fortress Europe."

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

See You in the Next War - Thursday 14th April

Much lauded by the west’s liberal-left, Radio B92 was the former Yugoslavia’s premier underground radio station in Belgrade under the rule of Slobodan Milosevic and the wars in the Balkans. Treated as traitors and subversives during this period, they were repeatedly forced off the airwaves by the government, but managed to keep broadcasting until Milosevic was overthrown.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50


Victim of Geography - Friday 15th April

Based on a road-trip from the centre of a vortex (Sarajevo) to the edge of an abyss (Cape Wrath at Scotland s most northerly tip), `Victim of Geography redefines the creative documentary form/road movie genre for a pre-millennium/techno-tuned in and turned on audience.


Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

Taste of Palestine - Saturday 16th April

St. Francis Xavier church hall, Hope Street, Falkirk at 7.30pm

Launching the Antonine Friendship Link's Friendship Scroll.

Speakers: Iain Connon (Christian peace activist) and Rosemary Hopkins (Women in Black, Edinburgh)

Palestinian snacks, tea and coffee.

Admission by donation. For more information contact Cate at
01506 822481.

Disobbedienti - Wednesday 20th April

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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

The Yes Men - Thursday 21st April

The Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

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

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

Chain - Wednesday 27th April

Chain is a glimpse of the future, here and now. Call it “Present Shock.” A melancholy photo collage of chain stores, malls, and conglomerated concrete spaces unfurls as a single, anonymous ambiance, a desolate spiritual limbo that could be anywhere.

Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7pm, £4/2.50

Pioneers of Art and Science - Thursday 28th April

Gustav Metzger and Ken McMullen in conversation. Fusing art with politics and social activism Metzger's work offers profound insights into the relevance of art, and the importance of understanding the destructive impulses in society. (Film).

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

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.

ANTI-WAR

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

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

Why not organise your own actions and protests? For ideas, contact Glasgow Anti War Action

faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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

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

ANTI-G8

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

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

Women vs G8 - Thursday 14th April

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

g8feministaction@riseup.net

http://g8feministaction.frockon.org/

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 7th April
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/

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

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

A night of random entertainment. Spoken word, film, live music, DJs, a troupe of hamburgers and much more.

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

Suggested donation £3-5. All genders welcome.

ENVIRONMENTAL / SUSTAINABILITY

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

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

G8 Earth Activist Training - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June

A short Permaculture course, specially for those who want to help set up convergence centres for the G8 protests. Novices and more experienced people welcome. Teaching skills which will also be applicable to protest camps, refugee camps, community projects etc.

Talamh Life Centre, Lanarkshire.

*You need to apply to go on this course by 22nd April!*

Contact edgezone@yahoogroups.com for more information.


DEMONSTRATIONS/STREET PARTIES/BENEFIT GIGS

Glasgow Mayday - Sunday 1st May

Glasgow's annual anti-capitalist carnival. Meet 12 noon, Buchanan St underground.

www.liveinthemoment.org

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PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT EVENTS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND GLASGOW SO THAT WE CAN INCLUDE THEM NEXT WEEK.

Preferred format is a short summary, with practical details of when and where, and a link to a web page for more detail. If you do not have a web site of your own, the excellent http://scotland.indymedia.org/ allows anyone to easily create a page letting others know what you have been, or are up to.

Send that to glasgowautonomyupdates@lists.riseup.net before Sunday for inclusion in the following week.

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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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