City Strolls - events - meetings
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
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!
- GAP Meeting - Monday 8th August - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
- IWW meeting - Wednesday 3rd August
- Jam74 Meeting - Tuesday 9th August
- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing
- A'edoon - dance and drama from the youth of Balata refugee camp - Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August
- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday
- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September
- Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October
- 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
- Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 26th August
- Witness Appeal
- Support G8 prisoners
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
If you are interested in coming along this week please send an email to
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).
Jam 74 Meeting - Tuesday 9th August
Campaign against the M74 motorway.
Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Glasgow G42 8JL
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 email@example.com, 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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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