City Strolls - events - meetings
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
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! ************
- GAP Meeting - Monday 22nd August
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 23rd August
- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing
- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday
- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September
- Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October
- After 8 Fundraising Party - Saturday 27th September
- Faslane Peace Camp needs visitors!
- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday
- Coulport Disarmament Camp - Saturday 27th August - Saturday 10th September
- Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 26th August
- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners
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
If you are interested in coming along this week please send an email to
Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 23rd August
Campaign against the M74 motorway.
Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Glasgow G42 8JL
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.
Positive Action in Housing Ltd, 98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ
tel: 0141 353 2220
fax: 0141 353 3882
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.
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.
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
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,
Open daily 10am-5pm, except Fri and Sun, 11am-5pm
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 email@example.com
Food, films & bar
Bring food to share
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
Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday
All fliers, information etc relating to the war, welcome.
Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St.
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.
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.
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.
Last Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square
Stewart Mabut was arrested in the Mayday Kelvingrove park arrests of 3
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:
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 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.
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