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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Glasgow Autonomous Updates 31 Aug,

Welcome to this week's belated Glasgow Autonomy Update!

Our new social centre is almost ready to open - we are sorting more furniture and rewiring our lights as this email goes out! What we really need now is interesting things to display in the centre. If you have any photos of the St George's Cross/Woodside area, especially old photos, we'd love a copy to show on our walls. And if your campaign or action group would like to leave flyers/newsletters/A5 posters in the centre, drop by any time. We now have a landline number: 0141 332 2902

If you want to make the most of late summer, maybe you could do some outdoor activism near Glasgow. You might take action against nuclear WMD at the Faslane or Coulport camps, and/or plan a better world by helping out at the Talamh Life Centre. Either way, this week's update will let you know how to get involved.

Have a good week! CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 5th September
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 6th September
- IWW meeting - Wednesday 7th September

LOCAL/RADICAL HISTORY

- A People's History of Woodside - Saturday 24th September

REFUGEES

- Asylum Seekers in Glasgow, scotching the myths - Wednesday 19th October
- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

PALESTINE

- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

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

- Scottish Permaculture Gathering - Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th September
- Plum Season at Talamh Life Centre - end August - mid September
- Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 30th September
- Environmental Green Fair - Saturday 10th September

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal

FILM SHOWINGS

- Crossing the Lines - Thursday 15th September
- The People vs. Lyari Expressway -Thursday 15th September


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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 5th September

We hold weekly meetings in our social centre, the Georges Cross Chalkboard, at 7pm on Mondays. Everything to do with how the centre is run is decided at the Monday meeting.

Georges Cross Chalkboard, 34 Clarendon Place, just off Maryhill Road.

Nearest underground: St George's Cross
Buses: 20, 30, 40, 61, 66 from town centre to St George's Cross end of Maryhill Road

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 6th September

Campaign against the M74 motorway.
7.30pm

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

www.jam74.org

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IWW meeting - Wednesday 7th September

Radical union for workers not bosses. Join up and get involved at the monthly meetings.

8.30pm, George's Cross Chalkboard, 34 Clarendon Street (just off George's X end of Maryhill Road).

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LOCAL/RADICAL HISTORY

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A People's History of Woodside - Saturday 24th September

A day to celebrate the area that's home to our new social centre. Come and find out the surprising history of this bit of Glasgow, or share your own memories. More info to come - watch this space.

Georges Cross Chalkboard, 34 Clarendon Street, off Maryhill Road.

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REFUGEES

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Asylum Seekers in Glasgow, scotching the myths - Wednesday 19th October

Hear about the issues facing asylum seekers and why they come to Glasgow.

12 noon-1pm
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (Function Room), Castle Street.

For more information, phone the Workers' Educational Association on 0141 221 0003

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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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Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

2pm-4pm at the Junction of Hope St. and Sauchiehall St. (opposite Watt Bros.) The Scottish PSC stall attracts supporters to sign petitions or sign-up sheets, get information about coming meetings and events, collect literature, or buy a ribbon, tee-shirt or Palestinian headscraf (kiffeya) and more.

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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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Scottish Permaculture Gathering - Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th September

(Permaculture = Sustainable "eco" design ideas, often applied to food growing, building design etc)
Talamh Life Centre, nr Coalburn, Lanarkshire

A weekend to meet people doing permaculture in Scotland, exchange ideas and inspiration and get involved with the Scottish Permaculture network.

Only 50 places so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Free camping, outdoor event, so come prepared. We are hoping to get someone to do vegan/veggie/cheap food ­ if you can help get in touch.

For more information and to book, contact jonny_barton2001@yahoo.com A £15 deposit (cheque made payable to J. Barton) secures your place. Full cost tbc (but cheap and by donation). Any 'profit' to Talamh and the Scottish Permaculture Network.

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Plum Season at Talamh Life Centre - end August - mid September

Our Plums need your help to be picked this summer. There's not too many of them due to a late frost while the trees where in blossom, but all the same there are some. Come and stay and Talamh - we'll give you a nice comfy place to sleep and some delicious food to eat. You'll have a great time.

If you are interested in helping please call 01555 820880 or 820073 or email admin@talamhlifecentre.org.uk

www.talamhlifecentre.org.uk

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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 30th September
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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Environmental Green Fair - Saturday 10th September

Art from Scrap - Organic Food Stalls - Solar Powered Cinema - Green Awareness - Demonstrations - Live Music - Willow Working - Cycling Organisations - Renewable Energy - Composting Techniques - Healthy Living Initiatives - Information Stalls - Children's Area

Kelvingrove Park
12 noon till 8pm
Organised by the Coach House Trust

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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

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FILM SHOWINGS

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Crossing the Lines - Thursday 15th September

This path-blazing independent documentary challenges preconceptions and seeks solutions on Kashmir.

Screening with: On a Razor's Edge

Obaid boards the "peace train" in India and travels home to Pakistan to assess the tentative thaw in relations.

2.15pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow
www.gft.org.uk

Part of the Pakistani Film, Media and Arts Festival.

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The People vs. Lyari Expressway -Thursday 15th September

Lyari Expressway is the largest urban demolition project for the purpose of road-making in the world. 250,000 people will be displaced and thousands of businesses in the Old City of Karachi destroyed.

Intro by Director Maheen Zia.

Screening with: Doobti Jheelain (Drowning Lakes)

A wetlands ecosystem, and its inhabitants, will be destroyed by the Chotiari Reservoir being constructed in the name of progress.

4pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow
www.gft.org.uk

Part of the Pakistani Film, Media and Arts Festival.

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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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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update

This week we are delighted to say that Glasgow's last G8 prisoner has been released from Barlinnie.To celebrate, and raise more money for the G8 legal fund, why not go along to the After 8 party this Saturday? (More info in the "Post G8" section).

Work continues on the new GAP social centre - now named the Georges Cross Chalkboard. The name was chosen because we want the centre to be a resource where everyone who visits can have a say. Although not open to the public yet, the centre now has a temporary phone number- 07814 303 157 - our landline will be connected by the end of the month. And of course new people are still welcome at our Monday meetings.

Have a good week!

P.S. We're currently looking for house plants for the Chalkboard - if you have any easily cared for plants which do well in low light, we could give them a good home!
CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 29th August
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 23rd August

LOCAL/RADICAL HISTORY

- GAP special event - Saturday 17th September

REFUGEES

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

PALESTINE

- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

ART EVENTS

- Ubu in the Park - Sunday 28th August
- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September
- Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

POST-G8

- After 8 Fundraising Party - Saturday 27th August

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 26th August
- JAM74 Sponsored Cycle - Sunday 28th August
- Environmental Green Fair - Saturday 10th September

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal


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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 29th August

We hold weekly meetings in our social centre, the Georges Cross Chalkboard, at 7pm on Mondays. Everything to do with how the centre is run is decided at the Monday meeting.

Georges Cross Chalkboard, 34 Clarendon Place, just off Maryhill Road.

Nearest underground: St George's Cross
Buses: 20, 30, 40, 61, 66 from town centre to St George's Cross end of Maryhill Road

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 23rd August

Campaign against the M74 motorway.
7.30pm

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

www.jam74.org

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LOCAL/RADICAL HISTORY

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GAP special event - Saturday 17th September

A day to celebrate the history of the North Woodside/Garscube area - where our new social centre is located. Come and find out the surprising history of this bit of Glasgow, or share your own memories. More info to come - watch this space.

Georges Cross Chalkboard, 34 Clarendon Street, off Maryhill Road.

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REFUGEES

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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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Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

2pm-4pm at the Junction of Hope St. and Sauchiehall St. (opposite Watt Bros.) The Scottish PSC stall attracts supporters to sign petitions or sign-up sheets, get information about coming meetings and events, collect literature, or buy a ribbon, tee-shirt or Palestinian headscraf (kiffeya) and more.

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ART EVENTS

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Ubu in the Park - Sunday 28th August

Theatre Modo and Glasgow Autonomous Project bring a smash hit from the Edinburgh Fringe to a Glasgow urban space.

First performed in 1896, this messed up Macbeth so scandalised Paris that riots halted performances. Theatre Modo's new adaptation drags its messy mayhem into the 21st century to turn a scathing glare on the modern world.

7.30pm, Kelvingrove Park, at (or near) the Bandstand.
Free.

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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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POST G8

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After 8 Fundraising Party - Saturday 27th August

post G8 chill-out party
The warehouse, Dora street, Dalmarnock
In aid of G8 Prisoners, Glasgow Reshape and Saorsa Social Centre (G42 Centre)
More info from reshape-glasgow@riseup.net

Food, films & bar
Bring food to share

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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

---

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 26th August

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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JAM74 Sponsored Cycle - Sunday 28th August

* Sponsored cycle against the M74 Motorway! *

JAM74 have a team of riders taking part in the 50 mile Pedal for Scotland Cycle from Edinburgh to Glasgow next Sunday. We are hoping that either more people can come on the ride or that people will sponsor us (or both). We are raising funds to support the JAM74 legal challenge against the Scottish Executive.

More information (including a downloadable sponsor form) is available from the events section of the JAM74 website (www.jam74.org) or at: http://www.transformscotland.org.uk/members/jam74/sponsor.html

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Environmental Green Fair - Saturday 10th September

Art from Scrap - Organic Food Stalls - Solar Powered Cinema - Green Awareness - Demonstrations - Live Music - Willow Working - Cycling Organisations - Renewable Energy - Composting Techniques - Healthy Living Initiatives - Information Stalls - Children's Area

Kelvingrove Park
12 noon till 8pm
Organised by the Coach House Trust

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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

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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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Friday, August 19, 2005

Various Conferences and events

Aberdeen Care Communication Network

‘Making Consultation Work for All’ Conference

Wednesday 24th August 2005, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen This conference brings The Consultation Institute to the North-East for the first time. By accessing their skills and specialist resources we will be able to develop our understanding of the consultation process and identify ways of improving our practice. This conference will be of interest to those working in the voluntary and statutory sectors who have responsibility for planning and/or undertaking consultation with service users, communities and citizens. This conference is aimed at all voluntary organisations and all of the community planning partner organisations in the North-East Cost (per delegate): £100 for statutory organisations £60 for voluntary organisations £30 for Display Stands Places are limited, so book now! Please register online at www.aberdeenccn.info for the programme/booking form.

'Sold Down the River?'



This Conference looks at who’s really making decisions in the so-called ‘community consultation’ process, with the emphasis on real experiences. How do we make sure the same things don’t happen in the forthcoming ‘Community Planning’ agenda? Speakers from/on Thornwood Park Campaign, Glasgow Harbour Development, Sighthill 'Save our Homes’, Jam74 Motorway Campaign and Third Party Right of Appeal, together with personal experiences from Govan, Maryhill and Shettleston.



Friday, 26th August, 10 – 3p.m., Partick Burgh Halls (near subway).



Free to individuals, community groups and community councils. £10 otherwise to cover costs.



Contact: West Glasgow Against Poverty at westgap@talk21.com, tel. (0141) 342-4343.

Positive Action in Housing's 10th AGM

Glasgow City chambers

Friday 2 September 2005

11.00 am for 11.30 am

Highly Informative, Great Food

Excellent Company



A high attendance is expected; to book your place, please email home@paih.org. Guest speakers: to be confirmed.

MAB - George Galloway has agreed to do an event with the Muslim community on Saturday 8 October 2005 in Glasgow. More details to follow……

12th September 2005 - Community Advocacy - evidence that it is effective for women who experience domestic abuse at Renfield St Stephens Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow further details can be found at http://www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk/mainevents/eventsscript.plor by contacting Heather Williams at info@scottishwomensaid.org.uk or on 0131 226 6606

20th October 2005 - Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse - making the links at Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow further details can be found at http://www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk/mainevents/eventsscript.plor by contacting Heather Williams at info@scottishwomensaid.org.uk or on 0131 226 6606

cancerBACUP 'Edina' Ball 29th October, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh cancerBACUP is a helpline and website providing advice and information to cancer sufferers, their friends and family. To fund more cancer specialist nurses we are holding, for the 3rd year running, the Edina Ball. Included in the price: Champagne reception 3 course dinner Live band Gift for each guest Raffle prizes/ auction Hosted by TV reporter Stephen Jardine and comedian Andy Gray. Tickets are £55 per person until 31st August then £60 there after. To book, contact Jenny Whelan 0141 223 7676 jwhelan@cancerbacup.org. Or for more information contact Eileen Robinson 078 555 872 96.

Islam and Muslims

This seminar explores Islam & Muslims and is designed to support organisations develop a better understanding in response to the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, EU Employment Regulations and recent reports on Islamophobia.

2005
31st August Edinburgh
29th September Dundee
8th November Stirling
1st December Glasgow


For further information visit www.meem.biz

Alternatively email info@meem.biz or call 07977 193 216.



Medical Foundation Scotland training

Working with survivors of torture: Psychological, Emotional and Mental Health Needs Glasgow Wednesday 9 November 2005 For: mental health workers and front line professionals/case workers, advice and information officers, counsellors, therapists, legal officers Aims: to develop participants’ knowledge and skills to enable them to work competently with survivors of torture. The Medical Foundation also offers in-house training to staff and teams in the statutory and voluntary sector. To book a place, or for further information, please contact Morna Stickings: mstickings@torturecare.org.uk 0141 420 3161

2006 Middle East Festival: 9 February - 5 March 2006

Organisations are being invited to consider organising events on themes associated with the Festival for inclusion in the Festival Brochure. We have a copy deadline of 1 November 2005. The Festival is non political in nature. There are 5 dimensions to the Festival: 1. spirituality, and relations among spiritual traditions; 2. education and audience development; 3. arts and culture; 4. celebrating the diversity of Scotland; 5. celebrating Scotland in international terms. Please get in contact to discuss. Neill Walker. E: neillw@hotmail.com


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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

PRESS RELEASE and invitation to attend. Sighthill SAVE OUR HOMES demo

A Community Under Attack from GHA Bullies
On Thursday 18th August 2005, at 11.00am Tenants from Sighthill will be demonstrating, outside the Glasgow Housing Association Limited’s (Compas LHO) local housing office at 30 Charles Street, to protest against the harassment of tenants by this landlord, who wish to demolish their homes in half of Sighthill; 5 double blocks in the Fountainwell area. * - Source GHA Ltd survey). This would result in the destruction of Sighthill as a community.

At a recent public meeting on July 28th the Local Housing Manager, Bob McGuire stated that his staff were trained to deal with tenants properly and respectfully.
Also present at that public meeting was Paul Martin MSP who is a member of the GHA Ltd’s Board of Management . Paul states on this website referring to a meeting of 26th June; “The event, which took place at St Kevin's school, was organised by Save Our Homes campaigners to let the Sighthill community express opinions over the possible demolition of many homes in the area.
Over 2000 flats are currently under review for demolition as part of the GHA’s housing stock transfer, and many residents are concerned that a decision has already been taken over their future.
However, the GHA have stressed that no decision on the future of the flats will be taken until the results of a social survey are known.” *

This is Censorship

Well, the results are now know* more than 72% of Fountainwell tenants oppose demolition and 80% of Pinkston tenants are likewise opposed. However the revealed decision of GHA Ltd without who did NOT CONSULT was 1,100 flats in Fountainwell for demolition in and 1,000 Pinkston flats for modest refurbishment. The the people were and are against demolition but the GHA decided in favour and just as was the case with the Red Road, the tenants of Sighthill only found out via the mass media who were told initially to ‘sit on it’. Don’t tell the tenants till the official announcement was the message and then GHA Ltd. sends the information out to a few of the tenants by second class post thus guaranteeing that they get it after the media has announced the GHA Ltd decision to the world – so what was the point of the survey exercise? No part of Sighthill is safe. You cannot trust the GHA Ltd.

Target for Community Destruction

Sighthill Save Our Homes is opposed to the demolition of the Fountainwell area of Sighthill which is actively being targeted by the GHA Ltd for Community Destruction with tenants being bullied, by Housing Officers to accept re-housing outside the Sighthill area.

But You’ll Never walk alone
Tenants from across the city will be lobbying the Glasgow Housing Association Limited in support of Sighthill and to protest against the threat of demolishing up to 30,000 homes.

Lack of Investment by Anti-Social Landlord
Tenants are angry at their treatment at the hands of GHA Ltd. who talk about regeneration while acting in breach of the tenant landlord agreement with their policy of wilful neglect.

They are angry that the Scottish Executive are backing the activities of this exclusive, secretive, authoritarian landlord who are sitting on over £140million and are proposing to cut services and demolish huge numbers of homes without consultation. In fact GHA Ltd are secretive and refuse to consult with the tenants who would be affected by their decision making processes which are similar to the democratic style of Robert Mugabe or Ariel Sharon on housing policy.

 DANGER GHA Ltd Action Risks Glasgow Crime Wave + Fire Raising
Tenants are angry at the GHA Ltd’s intention to CUT the 24 HOUR Fixed Site Concierge Service. This will unquestionably lead to an escalation in real crime and put tenants into a state of
fear and alarm. The risk of fire will also be increased putting lives in danger. They say that they are communicating with tenants but could not be bothered sending an official along to a well publicised meeting in Sighthill. It is widely believed that the downgrading of the ‘Rolls-Royce 24
Hour fixed Site Concierge Service to a glorified mobile patrol service with staff cuts of two thirds from 144 to 50 for Glasgow starting with Sighthill, is a deliberate strategy to drive tenants out through fear to facilitate demolitions. This constitutes cruel and inhumane treatment.

They are angry at the ZERO level of consultation and the misinformation from GHA Ltd. whose idea of consultation is to say that they have spoken to the Tenants’ Committee of the Local housing Organisation ( LHO), a body which is the local branch of the GHA Ltd and which does not communicate with the Community in a meaningful way. It only issues glossy PR newsletters which are about spin, not dialogue.


The wilful neglect of communities which have not received a penny of investment since 2002. This is a clear breach of the Tenant - Landlord Agreement and at odds with the Scotland Housing Act 2001. So called regeneration is nothing more than a euphemism for the destruction of communities. The proposed wilful destruction of Sighthill will, if GHA Ltd have their way, be replicated in Cartyne, Govan, Gorbals, Red Road and elsewhere with 30,000 homes under review for demolition.

Need - not Real Estate Speculation
GHA Ltd say they don’t want to spend money on homes which may be demolished in the future; in the mean time families have to live in damp houses with fungus on the walls!
What is needed are the Multi-storey Flats in Fountainwell and other parts of Glasgow to get a substantial part of the £140 million surplus as investment to improve the living .
Tenants and Concierges say that the existing high quality fixed Site Concierge Service should be enhanced and promoted as a good example throughout the UK.

Social Apartheid
Save Our Homes despite its unhappiness with the present landlord opposes Secondary Stock Transfer, realising that this will as surely as night follows day lead to ghettoisation and increase poverty resulting from further cherry picking by housing associations seeking the most desirable properties and leaving the residual housing behind.

----o----

GHA Ltd
CREATING BITTER HOMES
AND
ANGRY COMMUNITIES

Sighthill SAVE OUR HOMES is an affiliate of
GLASGOW SAVE OUR HOMES SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES


The media are invited to attend and you can get more information from Graham Campbell on 079 4093 7241 or Sean Clerkin on 881 3338 after 6.00pm or Iain on 07976 718 111



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Glasgow Autonomy Updates] Glasgow Autonomy Update 16/8/05

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update.

Everyone at GAP is busy painting, cleaning and fitting out our new social centre. It's great that we've had more people coming along. If anyone else is interested, the best way to get involved is to pop in or come to our weekly Monday meeting, now taking place in the centre.

In the meantime, keep sending us news of any radical events happening in Glasgow.

Have a good week! ************

CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 22nd August
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 23rd August

REFUGEES

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

PALESTINE

- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

ART EVENTS

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

POST-G8

- After 8 Fundraising Party - Saturday 27th September

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 26th August

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners


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

MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 22nd August

We hold weekly meetings in our social centre at 7pm on Mondays. Everything to do with how the centre is run is decided at the Monday meeting.

34 Clarendon Place, just off Maryhill Road.

Nearest underground: St George's Cross
Buses: 20, 30, 40, 61, 66 from town centre to St George's Cross end of Maryhill Road

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 23rd August

Campaign against the M74 motorway.
7.30pm

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

www.jam74.org

---

*********

REFUGEES

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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

---


**********

PALESTINE

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

2pm-4pm at the Junction of Hope St. and Sauchiehall St. (opposite Watt Bros.) The Scottish PSC stall attracts supporters to sign petitions or sign-up sheets, get information about coming meetings and events, collect literature, or buy a ribbon, tee-shirt or Palestinian headscraf (kiffeya) and more.

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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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POST G8

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After 8 Fundraising Party - Saturday 27th September

post G8 chill-out party
The warehouse, Dora street, Dalmarnock
In aid of G8 Prisoners, Glasgow Reshape and Saorsa Social Centre (G42 Centre)
More info from reshape-glasgow@riseup.net

Food, films & bar
Bring food to share

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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

---

***********

SUSTAINABILITY

---

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 26th August

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

---

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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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.

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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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Thursday, August 11, 2005

GAP are happy to report that we signed the lease for our new social centre on Tuesday evening.



Please note that the centre is not open for business yet, but if you want to get involved we will be having our next group meeting at the usual time, 7pm Monday, in the centre. The centre is at 34 Clarendon Place, just off Maryhill Road. The sign at the moment is still from the previous occupier, tech.com.

Nearest underground - St Georges Cross
Bus no's - 18, 20, 54, 61, 66 (from city centre to St Georges Cross end of Maryhill Road)

We look forward to meeting any newcomers on Monday. Check the Autonomy Updates list for more news on when we'll be opening our doors to the public.



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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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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update.

After weeks of negotiation, we hope to (have) sign the lease on our new social centre tomorrow! A special announcement should be posted on this list sometime this week, to let you know where the centre is.

This week, why not enjoy some traditional Palestinian culture? Young people from the Balata refugee camp will be visiting Pollokshaws on Wednesday, using dance to entertain and educate us. All proceeds from ticket sales go to helping residents of the Balata camp in Palestine. For more details, see the Palestine section in this email.

Have a good week! CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 15th August - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 9th August
- Glasgow Save Our Homes Meeting - Tuesday 9th August

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 - Thursday 11th August
- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

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 26th August

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners


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

MEETINGS

---

GAP meeting - Monday 15th August - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Next week's meeting will hopefully be at our new social centre! A special announcement email will go out when we have signed the lease, giving the location of the centre.

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 9th August

Campaign against the M74 motorway.
7.30pm

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

www.jam74.org

---

Glasgow Save Our Homes Meeting - Tuesday 9th August

Glasgow-wide meeting of local groups fighting to save social housing.

Friends Meeting House, Elmbank Crescent.
7.30pm

---

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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

---


**********

PALESTINE

---

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

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.

For more info, and tickets(£5 and £3) tel. 07976 718 111. All Donations going to Balata Camp Residents

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

---

Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

2pm-4pm at the Junction of Hope St. and Sauchiehall St. (opposite Watt Bros.) The Scottish PSC stall attracts supporters to sign petitions or sign-up sheets, get information about coming meetings and events, collect literature, or buy a ribbon, tee-shirt or Palestinian headscraf (kiffeya) and more.

---

**********

ART EVENTS

---

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

---


*********

ANTI-WAR

---

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

---

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

---

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

---

***********

SUSTAINABILITY

---

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

---

Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 26th August

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. 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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***

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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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E-petition to Scottish Parliament on Planning White Paper

Here's the link to the petition. It only takes a minute or two to do.
Petition

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Seminar - Planning White Paper @ Lamb’s House, The Shore, Edinburgh Saturday 24th September

Who is Planning Our Future and In Whose Interest ?
Saturday 24th September
Seminar - Planning White Paper @ Lamb’s House, The Shore, Edinburgh

11am – 3pm
Citizens Environmental Defence Advocacy is planning to hold a one day seminar on the 24 September in Lamb’s House. The subject of the seminar will be the recent Planning White Paper. Speakers will explain how the planning system will change if the proposed changes were to be implemented. The event aims to give communities a voice and help them respond to the White Paper. The day will run from 11am - 3pm and is free to community councils, campaign groups and individuals. Lunch will be provided. To register for this free event, please email your name, address and telephone number to Siobhan Samson at ssamson@foe-scotland.org.ukWho is Planning Our Future and In Whose Interest ?



Saturday 29th October 2005

Communities Committee Events on Planning Issues - Your opportunity to be involved in a major Committee consideration of new planning legislation!

The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh

Times (tbc)



The Communities Committee will be holding a series of three civic participation events on planning issues this autumn: one for members of the public and community groups, one for planning professionals and one for developers and other business interests. If you have an interest in planning matters and would like to be involved in the event for members of the public and community groups, To register your interest, please visit the following web link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/communities/05_Events.htm


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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

From Palestine to Pollokshaws …….. Come to the Performance Bring a friend.

A group of 14 Palestinians, nine girls and five boys have just arrived in the UK and will be touring Scotland from the 5-17 August. Performing traditional 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 to the present.These young people come from a very disadvantaged background having been born and raised in an area of extreme poverty and military occupation. Mental health, depression, hopelessness, fear and broken dreams are all part of their daily lives and struggle for survival. Support these young people as they tour Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, by coming along to see them live at the

* Edinburgh Fringe 8 (2pm/7.30pm) & 9 (7.30pm) August - tickets from fringe box office, www.edfringe.com or Dave Hewitt davidhewitt@pchp.org.uk 0131 228 5459 / 07787 987 479
* Glasgow Pollokshaws Burgh Hall Thursday 11 August at 7pm.Tickets £5 and £3 available from Margaret Pacetta 07969 375854 or Iain (Glasgow South Side) 07976 718 111
* Dundee Meadowside St Pauls Tuesday 16 August at 7.30pm. Tickets from Julia Droeber julia.droeber@gmail.com 01382 908070 / 07913 800812

Background
Starting in Ireland, the group will take part in a Feile Festival as a central part of a Palestinian theme. From Derry the group will travel to Scotland, where they will perform at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other venues. Performance in Wales, Exeter and London aim to bring Palestinian culture to people who might have forgotten that Palestine has a culture. Numerous cultural exchange forums and joint social outings will allow the children to meet with local youth and learn from one another.

Voices of the camp

Although the Israel/Palestine issue is fairly high-profile in the UK and Ireland, voices of camp residents remain marginalised. The "A'edoon" ~ We will Return ~ performance will offer a rare insight into and emotional connection with Palestinian lives, allowing the children to represent themselves not merely as victims but as a people continuing their struggle to endure.
Palestinian children’ own story

None of the children have ever left Palestine, and for many it will be their first time out of Nablus/Balata. Each child has his or her own story of despair, poverty and struggle; most have family members imprisoned or murdered.
A Voice through Performance The alleyways of Balata provide little respite and no means of dealing with trauma.
Performance has given these children a voice, a means to express their frustration, needs and resistance. Taking these kids on tour will further challenge their isolation and loneliness, giving them some hope in humanity and rebuilding their self-confidence. Being allowed to perform their art to foreign audiences and being appreciated for their skills will be one of the most amazing experiences these children have ever had.

About the Show

Originally based on Marcel Khalife’s ‘Ahmed Al-Arabi’, the "A'edoon" production chronicles the expulsion of Palestinians from their village and their ensuing oppression as refugees. Based out of the Yafa Cultural Centre, this innovative performance takes the audience through a rollercoaster of the extremes of human emotion - from pain and sadness, resentment and outrage, to laughter and finally inspiration and hope.
in solidarity,
balatacamp.net collective www.balatacamp.net

PS. Please circulate widely to all your friends and colleagues - we want to make sure the shows are sold out and reach as wide an audience as possible!!

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Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update.

This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the US nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima. 60 years on, the UK still has its own nuclear weapons of mass destruction just 30 miles north of Glasgow, at Faslane. Events to commemorate Hiroshima are taking place around Scotland, including one in George Square.

If attending the vigil makes you feel like you want to take more direct action against the nuclear state, why not visit Faslane Peace Camp? They've been witnessing the existence of Faslane Nuclear Base for the last 23 years, and are looking for visitors to blockade, cut in, look after the gardens and so on. Or you could take part in Trident Plougshares' Coulport Disarmament Camp at the end of this month. More info can be found in our "Anti-War" section.

*GAP update: We have drafted a contract and are meeting this week with the landlord and estate agent (yawn). Meanwhile we are busy planning how to welcome people into our new social centre and how to run it democratically. New members are always welcome at our meetings - see the special announcement below. *

Have a good week!
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CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 8th August - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
- IWW meeting - Wednesday 3rd August
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 9th August

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
- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

ART EVENTS

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

ANTI-WAR

- Remember Hiroshima - Saturday 6th August
- Faslane Peace Camp needs visitors!
- Launch of the "60/60" Anthology to commemorate Hiroshima - Saturday 6th August
- 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 26th August

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners


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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 8th August - 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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IWW meeting - Wednesday 3rd August

Radical union for workers not bosses. New members always welcome.

8pm, Oscar Slater's, Carnarvon St (just of St Georges Rd, near St Georges Cross underground).

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Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 9th August

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.

For more info, and tickets(£5 and £3) tel. 07976 718 111. All Donations going to Balata Camp Residents

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

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday

2pm-4pm at the Junction of Hope St. and Sauchiehall St. (opposite Watt Bros.) The Scottish PSC stall attracts supporters to sign petitions or sign-up sheets, get information about coming meetings and events, collect literature, or buy a ribbon, tee-shirt or Palestinian headscraf (kiffeya) and more.

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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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Remember Hiroshima - Saturday 6th August

In August 1945 the US dropped nuclear bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The cities were obliterated, over 250,000 people were killed and generations poisoned by radiation.

Britain has just under 200 nuclear warheads. Each warhead has eight times the power of the bomb that devastated Hiroshima.

As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are calling on the government to make a commitment that the UK will neither use, threaten to use nor develop nuclear weapons, and will take immediate steps for their abolition.

12 noon; vigil, George Square, Glasgow

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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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Launch of the "60/60" Anthology to commemorate Hiroshima - Saturday 6th August

Scottish CND in collaboration with 'Survivors Press Scotland' have produced an anthology of prose and poems, called "60 / 60" to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki .

The anthology will be launched at 7pm, at the STUC offices at 333,Woodlands Road. Readers will include: Aiad Aiatly; Brent Hodgson; Brian Whittingham; Colin Will; Gordon Meade; Graham Fulton; Hamysh Whyte; Janet Paisley; Mahmood Farzan and Tom Leonard.

"60 / 60" is available for £4.00 from either Survivors' Press, 2/R West Bank Quadrant, Glasgow G12 8NT (cheques payable to "Survivors' Press") or from Scottish CND, 15 Barrland Street, Glasgow G41 1QH (cheques payable to "Scottish CND)

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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 26th August

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

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

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