City Strolls - events - meetings

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update.

At the time of writing GAP are finalising details to move into our new social centre. Once we have the keys we will need lots of materials, help and enthusiasm to set up the centre - check next week's update for more details.

Meanwhile, we might all be sick of thinking about G8, but there are still 2 prisoners from the protests who need our help. Read on (under "Appeals") to see how you can show your support.
See you next week!
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CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 1st August - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 26th July

REFUGEES

- Benefit gig for Scottish Detainee Visitors - Saturday 30th July
- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

PALESTINE

- A'edoon - dance and drama from the youth of Balata refugee camp - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August

ART EVENTS

- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September
- Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

ANTI-WAR

- Faslane Peace Camp needs visitors!
- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday
- Coulport Disarmament Camp - Saturday 27th August - Saturday 10th September

SUSTAINABILITY

- Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th July

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners


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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 18th July - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

As we hope to open a social centre in the near future, our regular meeting place may change very soon. New members still very welcome, phone 07952 969 102 for directions to this week's meeting place.

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

If you are interested in coming along this week please send an email to
glasgow-autonomy@lists.riseup.net
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Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 26th July

Campaign against the M74 motorway.
7.30pm

Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Glasgow G42 8JL

www.jam74.org

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REFUGEES

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Benefit gig for Scottish Detainee Visitors - Saturday 30th July

James Orr Complex - Jo Mango - Finnieston - Beans Geddes - Belle and Sebastian DJs

7.30pm till late, St Helen's Hall, Langside Avenue, Glasgow.
£8 advance / £10 on door
Tickets/info about Scottish Detainee Visitors from info@sdv.org.uk, or Kate on 0141 248 9799

All proceeds will go to Scottish Detainee Visitors, who provide social, emotional and practical support to refugees in Dungavel Detention Centre.

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Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

Over the last few weeks Positive Action in Housing has needed to find homes for
several refugees who have been evicted or who have unstable living situations.
They would like people to get in touch if you have a spare room in your house
and would like to welcome a refugee into your home.

www.paih.org

Positive Action in Housing Ltd, 98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ
tel: 0141 353 2220
fax: 0141 353 3882
email: home@paih.org

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PALESTINE

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A'edoon - dance and drama from the youth of Balata refugee camp - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August

Wednesday 10th: Glasgow Pearce Institue Govan 1:30 pm
Thursday 11th: Glasgow Pollokshaws Hall

Performing traditional folkloric dance merged with dramatic tragedy, youth from the largest refugee camp in the West Bank convey the pain and strength of Palestinian refugees from 1948. Experience history and culture as seen by children.

http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/Act/act_events.html

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ART EVENTS

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

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

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

There are loads of events happening to tie in with this exhibition. Some will be
featured in the Autonomy Updates, but for a full list, please contact GoMA on
0141 229 1996.

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Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

Jenny Matthews has been photographing the lives of women in war zones worldwide
since 1982.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle St
nearest train station - High St; buses from George Sq - 11, 36, 37, 38, 42, 89,
138

Open daily 10am-5pm, except Fri and Sun, 11am-5pm

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ANTI-WAR

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Faslane Peace Camp needs visitors!

Faslane Peace Camp recently celebrated its 23rd year of direct action to oppose the Trident nuclear submarines stationed 30 miles north of Glasgow. Visitors are always welcome, for a day, a week, or longer!

Directions: Train from Glasgow Queen Street or 216 bus from Jamaica Street to Helensburgh Central. Then catch the 316 bus to the peace camp.

For more info and to check the current situation: 01436 820 901
faslanepeacecamp@hotmail.com

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Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday

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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Coulport Disarmament Camp - Saturday 27th August - Saturday 10th September

Trident Ploughshares hold their annual camp against UK WMD at Peaton Glen on Loch Long. All welcome.

www.tridentploughshares.org

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SUSTAINABILITY

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Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing

Over the time of the G8 summit, Southside residents and visiting anti-G8 activists started to create a community garden. People are welcome along at any time to enjoy and add to the garden.

http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/230/108/

The garden is behind the billboards at Eglinton Toll. Bus Numbers 44,22,23,57

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Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th July

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
http://www.citystrolls.com/z-f-page/critical.htm
http://www.citystrolls.com/z-temp/bike-runs-pics.htm

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

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APPEALS

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Witness Appeal

Stewart Mabut was arrested in the Mayday Kelvingrove park arrests of 3
demonstrators.

He is up for trial in September and has no internet access.
Stewart needs witnesses to come forward who saw him being arrested.

Please phone or text him on 07986601674

---

Support G8 Prisoners

Around 354 people were arrested during last week's anti-G8 actions in Scotland. Two men are still in prison and need our support. A July 2005 Prisoners Support Group has been formed to help those still in custody or awaiting court appearances .

There are lots of things you can do to support these people who were arrested acting to make the world a better place.

For ideas on how to help, check out the following site or write to the address below:

http://www.brightonabc.org.uk/stories.htm#g8soli

July 2005 Prisoners Support Group
c/o 17 West Montgomery Place
Edinburgh EH7 5HA

(ring ansaphone 0131 557 6242)

Updates also at www.dissent.org.uk

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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 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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Bob, 20:34 | link | 1 comments |

Monday, July 18, 2005

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update.

If you only saw the mainstream media's coverage of the G8 summit, you'll no doubt still be wondering what exactly went on. After all, it's not in the interests of the millionaires who own the news networks to let everyone know just how successful Wednesday's blockades were in holding up the summit. Luckily, our own alternative media can fill us in on what everyone else was doing to stop the G8. Try these for starters:

www.scotland.indymedia.org
www.indymedia.org.uk
www.schnews.org.uk
We especially like Indymedia's coverage of the anarchist troublemakers who stopped Canadian delegates getting through - the kid's bloc!

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/07/317186.html

*GAP hopes to sign a lease on our new social centre this week. Anyone who wants to help decorate, set up and use the centre is very welcome to get involved. Please see the special announcement about this week's meeting, or reply to this email if you're interested in joining GAP. *

See you next week!


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CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 18th July - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 26th July

REFUGEES

- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

PALESTINE

- A'edoon - dance and drama from the youth of Balata refugee camp - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August

FILM SCREENINGS

- McLibel:Two Worlds Collide - Thursday 28th July

ART EVENTS

- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September
- Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

ANTI-WAR

- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday

SUSTAINABILITY

- Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th July

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners


**************

MEETINGS

---

GAP meeting - Monday 18th July - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Tonight's GAP meeting will take place in a private location, as the Pearce Institute is closed for Fair Monday. New members still very welcome, phone 07952 969 102 for directions to this week's meeting place.

As we hope to open a social centre in the near future, our regular meeting place may change very soon.

We meet every Monday, 7 – 9pm, Pearce Insitute, Govan Rd, Glasgow. (Just across from Govan underground station).

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

If you are interested in coming along this week please send an email to
glasgow-autonomy@lists.riseup.net
---

Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 26th July

Campaign against the M74 motorway.
7.30pm

Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Glasgow G42 8JL

www.jam74.org

---


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REFUGEES

---

Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

Over the last few weeks Positive Action in Housing has needed to find homes for
several refugees who have been evicted or who have unstable living situations.
They would like people to get in touch if you have a spare room in your house
and would like to welcome a refugee into your home.

www.paih.org

Positive Action in Housing Ltd, 98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ
tel: 0141 353 2220
fax: 0141 353 3882
email: home@paih.org

---


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PALESTINE

---

A'edoon - dance and drama from the youth of Balata refugee camp - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August

Wednesday 10th: Glasgow Pearce Institue Govan 1:30 pm
Thursday 11th: Glasgow Pollokshaws Hall

Performing traditional folkloric dance merged with dramatic tragedy, youth from the largest refugee camp in the West Bank convey the pain and strength of Palestinian refugees from 1948. Experience history and culture as seen by children.

http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/Act/act_events.html

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FILM SCREENINGS

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McLibel: Two Worlds Collide - Thursday 28th July

McDonald’s loved using the UK libel laws to suppress criticism and force major media organisations to apologise. Then they sued gardener Helen Steel and postman Dave Morris. In the longest trial in UK legal history, the “McLibel Two” represented themselves against McDonald’s £10 million legal team. Filmed over several years by renowned director Franny Armstrong, McLibel is not about hamburgers, instead it highlights the importance of freedom of speech and the David and Goliath story of two people who refused to say sorry.

Screening with:
Life Interrupted
UK 2004, 15m, U
Award-winning photographer Don McCullin returns to southern Africa to document the impact of anti-retroviral treatment on the lives of people living with HIV.

1.45pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow
www.gft.org.uk

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ART EVENTS

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

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

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

There are loads of events happening to tie in with this exhibition. Some will be
featured in the Autonomy Updates, but for a full list, please contact GoMA on
0141 229 1996.

---

Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

Jenny Matthews has been photographing the lives of women in war zones worldwide
since 1982.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle St
nearest train station - High St; buses from George Sq - 11, 36, 37, 38, 42, 89,
138

Open daily 10am-5pm, except Fri and Sun, 11am-5pm

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ANTI-WAR

---

Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday

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

12-2pm

Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St.

troopsoutglasgow@yahoo.co.uk

---

***********

SUSTAINABILITY

---

Cre8 Summit Community Garden Family Festival - ongoing

Over the time of the G8 summit, Southside residents and visiting anti-G8 activists started to create a community garden. People are welcome along at any time to enjoy and add to the garden.

http://www.dissent.org.uk/content/view/230/108/

The garden is behind the billboards at Eglinton Toll. Bus Numbers 44,22,23,57

---

Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th July

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
http://www.citystrolls.com/z-f-page/critical.htm
http://www.citystrolls.com/z-temp/bike-runs-pics.htm

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

---


************

APPEALS

---

Witness Appeal

Stewart Mabut was arrested in the Mayday Kelvingrove park arrests of 3
demonstrators.

He is up for trial in September and has no internet access.
Stewart needs witnesses to come forward who saw him being arrested.

Please phone or text him on 07986601674

---

Support G8 Prisoners

Around 354 people were arrested during last week's anti-G8 actions in Scotland. A July 2005 Prisoners Support Group has been formed to help those still in custody or awaiting court appearances .

There are lots of things you can do to support these people who were arrested acting to make the world a better place.

For ideas on how to help, check out the following site or write to the address below:

http://www.brightonabc.org.uk/stories.htm#g8soli

July 2005 Prisoners Support Group
c/o 17 West Montgomery Place
Edinburgh EH7 5HA

(ring ansaphone 0131 557 6242)

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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.

***

THIS EMAIL WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GLASGOW AUTONOMOUS PROJECT
http://www.glasgow-autonomy.org/

If you like these emails and find them useful, why not ask your friends to join as well?

***

To receive these weekly news updates please email
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To stop receiving them please email
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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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STILL WE RIDE - touring videomakers coming

Hi all,This is Andrew Lynn from the US. I was recommended to you by a friend ancollaborator of mine James Leadbitter.I will be living in England for the month of September and currently, my partner and I are in the midst of planning a mini-tour of the UK inSeptember for a video we have recently completed called Still We Ride. Its a
documentary movie about Critical Mass which follows the ongoing and absurdpolice crackdown on monthly bike rides in NYC.I am in search of people who are in contact with venues interested in screening activist media. We are just getting started and have booked a date in Leicester on Sept. 24. It is also programmed into the Bicycle Film Festival in London which is 1-4 September. We are in search of friendly venues that can gather a good number of people and be ok with us taking ome of the door money towards our travels. We would love to screen in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bristol. Our dates are still very flexible, but we are working with various people and want to try to shape something in the next month. We will be based in Nottingham. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SCREEN THIS VIDEO. Still We Ride is 37 min. long. We will be touring with a couple shorts to fill in to feature length if necessary.

You can get more info and see a trailer at:
http://www.stillweridethemovie.com.

The movie has been a hit everywhere it has screened so far: NYC (two sold out premier shows), Leiscester, Copenhagen, Los angeles, Pittsburgh, Finland (Helsinki, Turku, and Pori), and a few others. The next screening is at the World Carfree Conference in Budapest. We are going to be doing a screening in Berlin, hopefully, in September as well.

Interested in collaborating with two touring filmmakers and/or screening a unique bike/police video from the USA - or know others who might be able to help - or have any ideas?... let us know! I am attaching some info about the doc and a proposed presentation so you can get a better idea of who we are and if this is something worth pursuing.

Thanks for your time!

Andrew
http://www.stillweridethemovie.com
http://www.breathingplanet.net

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The war in Iraq costs ?


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Palestinian Dance and Drama Group from Balata Refugee camp. Dates and venues click here


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