City Strolls - events - meetings
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomous update 5 Oct.
This weekend it's time to raise our voices against the continuing atrocity of dawn raids on refugees. Join your local Unity march and support the Rally in George Square. And in the long term, why not get involved in your local Unity group or volunteer at the Unity Centre near Brand Street? Together we can stop these brutal raids.CONTENTS:
- Unity Rally - Saturday 7th October
- Camcorder Guerillas D-Tension event - Sunday 8th October (Preview) and Wednesday 11th-Friday 27th October
- Screening of Visit Dungavel - Sunday 15th October
- D-Tension Performance Night - Saturday 21st October
- Unity Centre - ongoing
- Vigil at the Home Office in Glasgow - every Wednesday
- Creche volunteers needed for Sighthill English and Support Class -
- No Borders Glasgow - new group
- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in
- Scottish Palestine Solidarity stall - every Saturday
- Anti-war vigil - every Thursday
- Faslane 365, get involved! - ongoing
- Faslane Peace Camp needs visitors!
- Join the Direct Action Against War network - ongoing
- Talamh Housing Co-op - ongoing
- Cre8 Summit Community Garden - ongoing
- Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 27th October
- Climate Change Fundraiser - Monday 23rd October
- Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army - Thursday 5th October
- "The Fog of Media" - Saturday 14th October
Unity Rally - Saturday 7th October
STOP DAWN RAIDS - STOP DEPORTATIONS
Rally, George Square, 12 noon
Feeder marches from:
*Sighthill, Post Office, Huntingdon Square at 10.30am
*Maryhill, outside Lidl, North Woodside Road, at 10.30am
*Gorbals, outside the Leisure Centre, Ballater Street at 10.30 am
Camcorder Guerillas D-Tension event - Sunday 8th October (Preview) and Wednesday 11th-Friday 27th October
Photography, Installation and video on events surrounding the detention of
asylum seekers at Dungavel
PREVIEW: Sunday 8th October 4.00pm @ Street Level Gallery,
48 King Street, Glasgow
Featuring media activists Camcorder Guerrillas and
Photo-journalist Robin Taudevin
Exhibition runs from Wed 11th to Fri 27th Oct. Free . All Welcome
D-TENSION is a compelling mix of photography, Installation and video, which
lifts the lid on Dungavel, detention and deportation.
What’s it like to be a refugee locked up in Dungavel, Scotland's only detention
centre? How does it feel when the snatch squad come to your door and what
is it left behind? How much do you pay to keep men, women and children
behind barbed wire - and who makes the profit? Which Scottish politician was
born in Dungavel?
Screening of "Visit Dungavel" - Sunday 15th October
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street
‘Visit Dungavel: Monster of the Glen’ is a shocking, funny, informative and
moving series of short films about detention - and, since this is a Camcorder
Guerrilla film - what to do about it.
Asylum and refugee campaign groups in Scotland and across the UK
participated in the production of the film.
D-Tension Performance Night - Saturday 21st October
3pm at Street Level Gallery, King Street, Glasgow
Words by Guerrilla member Fatima Helou (Palestinian refugee born and grew
up in refugee camp)
Performance and songs
Donna Rutherford (Scottish performer and artist) will perform contemporary
Scottish Folk songs expressing the tenacity of human nature
Birgul (Kurdish Singer) will perform songs from East Turkey with an
The Unity Centre - ongoing
UNITY is the new, rapidly growing, union of asylum seekers formed by
asylum seekers to fight for greater rights for asylum seekers and
The UNITY Centre at 30 Ibrox Street is open five days a week near to
the Home Office Immigration centre. Here families who are scared of
being detained when reporting at the Immigration Centre can 'sign
in' before reporting so we can quickly alert their lawyers, friends
and relatives if they are detained.
We offer friendly, practical solidarity and mutual aid to all asylum
seekers, refugees and sans papiers. Phone our 24 hour action line on
0141 427 7992 if you need help.
The Centre is completley run by volunteers and funded by donations -
please get in touch to help this exciting, new project.
The UNITY Centre, 30 Ibrox Street, Glasgow, G51 1AQ. Tel: 0141 427
theunitycentre [at] btconnect.com
Vigil at Brand Street Immigration Centre - every Wednesday
Keep up the pressure on the Home Office. No deportations, no dawn
Brand Street, just behind Cessnock Underground
Creche volunteers needed for Sighthill English and Support Class -
GCtWR’s English & Support Class in Sighthill is needing some help
crèche side of its regular Thursday evening class (between 7pm and
9pm). If you are interested and are either Disclosure checked or
prepared to be, then please contact Sheila on 07718 896 041.
No Borders Glasgow - new group
No Borders Glasgow is committed to practical solidarity, mutual aid
and direct action in the fight against deportation, detention,
poverty and racism.
The main thing for us at the moment is being involved in the growing
resistance to deportations in Glasgow - e.g. the recent occupation
of the Immigration Reporting Centre in Govan - while putting forward
the arguments against all migration controls (often ignored or opposed
by other groups).
We have a weblog for updates on actions, campaigns,meetings, links
to other groups etc at www.openborders.org.uk and a
email list at: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/noborders-glasgow
No Borders Glasgow
Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in
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
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.
Anti-war vigil - every Thursday
Hands off Iran! No nuclear war!
Thursday 5-7 pm at the Donald Dewar Statue, Buchanan St.
Check out www.iransolidarity.endofempire.org for upcoming events,
and to publicise your own anti war events.
Faslane 365, get involved! - ongoing
Faslane 365 is a civil resistance project focussed in Scotland to
apply critical public pressure for the disarmament of Britain's
nuclear weapons by a continuous peaceful blockade of the Trident
base at Faslane.
We are inviting groups and individuals from a wide range of public
interest organisations to join in the blockade and to use the
opportunity to raise awareness of the issues that each group is
working on and to make the links between its core issues and how the
UK's nuclear weapons system affects them.
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,
Directions: Train from Glasgow Queen Street or 216 bus from Jamaica
Street to Helensburgh Central. Then catch the 316 bus to the peace
For more info and to check the current situation: 01436 820 901
Join the Direct Action Against War network - ongoing
Visit us: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/directactionagainstwar/
To join our network, please send a blank email to the address below,
& then wait for the confirmation message:
The DAAW message board was initially created in Jan 2003 to improve
communication around direct action, as protests and demonstrations
were carried out to protest the arrival of US B52 Bombers to the RAF
Airbase in the otherwise sleepy Cotswold village of Fairford. Since
then the message board has become home to a wide range of campaigns
and protests, from info on the next Disarm DSEi 2005, to planning
objections to the expansion of the Atomic Weapons establishment, to
defending the right to protest in Parliament Square.
Most events or actions which are asking more than just the signing
of another petition, or which are more than another march from point
A to point B, will be considered for approval as a form of direct
We look forward to receiving your subscription request.
Talamh Housing Co-op - ongoing
If you fancy a few days away, and would like to come and help out
for a few days, or just for the day in a busy, sometimes chaotic
community, but fun too, then get in touch. Extra help is welcomed in
esp over the summer months, and with lots of other stuff too!
Visitor space is in a basic static caravan with wood burner.
Talamh is lucky to be set in 50 acres of land, and is home to 10
adults, 4 children, visitors, 4 dogs, a cat and chickens. It's a
member of Radical routes, a network of co-ops working for social change.
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01555 820550 also
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
Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 27th October
A happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ride
through Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, less
Last Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square
Climate Change Fundraiser - Monday 23rd October
To raise money for upcoming actions and events around Climate Change.
DJ set from Argonaut Sounds * Pub Quiz * Films including the Schnews Schmovie for the Camp for Climate Action
13th Note Cafe, King St
Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army - Thursday 5th October
The Glasgow Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army meets weekly on
Thursdays at 5:50 in the upstairs gallery of the Lansdowne Church
(across from Kelvinbridge Underground).
Come along to clown around and plot sinister plans for revolutionarysilliness. Contact Major Pan-Sweat, email@example.com
"The Fog of Media" - Saturday 14th October
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, 12 noon
Camcorder Guerilla Presentation
Introduction to Feature Film - the history of the Argentina Indymedia collective
Feature Film : "i"
- the relationship between media and power, examining the work of Indymedia.
Panel Discussion and Q and A:
"South America, Indymedia, and the Universal Question of Communications"
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