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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update 8 Dec.07

Next weekend, avoid the Christmas frenzy at the next Radical Independent Bookfair. There will be the usual radical resources, including discussions, film showings and book launches. Details under "Radical Independent Bookfair".Have a good week!

Ceilidh for Scottish Detainee Visitors - Saturday 15th December Ceilidh to raise funds for Scottish Detainee VisitorsSupport detainees in DungavelBring your friends and family to enjoy a festive ceilidh 8pm -11pm (doors 7pm), St Helen's Hall, Langside, Glasgow (near Shawlands Cross)Tickets £5 on the door. Licensed bar selling alcoholic and soft drinks.For more information go to ---Positive Action in Housing Appeal - ongoing Can you give a small but regular donation of £10 per month (or
whatever you can afford) to help Positive Action in Housing
provide food and temporary shelter for destitute asylum seekers
in Glasgow?

Hundreds of destitute people are now relying on Positive Action in
Housing to help them survive hunger and destitution.

You can donate in one of the following ways:
1. Email
with any queries or offers of support and we will then contact
2. Make A One Off Payment Online:
3. Internet Banking: Set up a regular payment through your own
internet banking by paying into the following account:
Name of Account: Positive Action in Housing
Current account: 00447398 Sort Code 82 20 00
Please remember: if you are a UK taxpayer, please gift aid your
donation so that we can reclaim 25% from the Inland Revenue.
4. Make out a cheque payable to: Positive Action in Housing, and
post to PAIH, 98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ.

--- Join the Glasgow Asylum Bail Circle -
ongoingDo you have a spare room? If so you could help get an asylum seeker out of Dungavel detention centre. The people sent there have committed no crime and frequently become depressed and anxious during their detention.If you can offer temporary accomodation and would like to be involved in this extremely rewarding project, please contact us via the Unity Centre.The UNITY Centre, 30 Ibrox Street, Glasgow, G51 1AQ. Tel: 0141 427 7992theunitycentre [at] Unity Centre - ongoingUNITY is the new, rapidly growing, union of asylum seekers formed byasylum seekers to fight for greater rights for asylum seekers andsans papiers.The UNITY Centre at 30 Ibrox Street is open five days a week near tothe Home Office Immigration centre. Here families who are scared ofbeing detained when reporting at the Immigration Centre can 'signin' 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 asylumseekers, refugees and sans papiers. Phone our 24 hour action line on0141 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 7992theunitycentre [at]

Faslane Peace Camp needs visitors!Faslane Peace Camp recently celebrated its 23rd year of directaction to oppose the Trident nuclear submarines stationed 30 milesnorth of Glasgow. Visitors are always welcome, for a day, a week,or longer!Directions: Train from Glasgow Queen Street or 216 bus from JamaicaStreet to Helensburgh Central. Then catch the 316 bus to the peacecamp.For more info and to check the current situation: 01436 820
---Arrange a Nukewatch film screening - ongoing winning video activist collective Camcorder Guerillas will belaunching their new film about Nukewatch in November 2007.This film is a must see for all people concerned about nuclear weaponsand their transportation around the UK. Make sure people in your areaget the chance to see this important film. Order a copy now for £10(including action pack and postage) and start to organise a screening inyour area.Get in touch if you want to know more. If you would like a speaker tocome along to the screening that could be arranged. We would need you tobe responsible for booking a venue and making sure the screening ispublicised locally.The Camcorder Guerillas are a voluntary organisation. If you or yourorganisation are able to order an institutional copy (costing £75) youwill be directly supporting the production of the film and yourgenerosity will be appreciated by both the Camcorder Guerillas andNukewatch.Contact: film at or 07788

Talamh Housing Co-op - ongoingIf you fancy a few days away, and would like to come and help outfor a few days, or just for the day in a busy, sometimes chaoticcommunity, but fun too, then get in touch. Extra help is welcomed inthe gardenesp 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 10adults, 4 children, visitors, 4 dogs, a cat and chickens. It's amember of Radical routes, a network of co-ops working for socialchange.For more info contact: or phone 01555 820550 alsosee

---Glasgow Critical Mass - Friday 29th DecemberA happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ridethrough Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, lesshostile.All welcome!
Last Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square---

Glasgow Permaculture Network -
new group A Proposal:To establish and develop a Glasgow-based network of individuals dedicated to carrying out hands-on environmental projects based on permaculture principles.Possible projects might include:Backcourt clean-ups / Taking on or helping out with allotments / Guerrilla gardening and intervention / Highlighting neglected places and spaces left over after planning /Outreach work / Food co-op The network should be independent, autonomous and self-supporting, relying on hands-on voluntary work rather than council or government agency funding.Let me know what you ---

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Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army - local group Glasgow Kiss Clowns now meet irregularly at variouslocations - for more info contact mashtram (AT) ******************WORKPLACE ORGANISING---IWW Meeting - Thursday 13th December Clydeside Industrial Workers of the World branch meeting, for workers in Glasgow and surrounding area. Radical union for workers not bosses. Open also to prospective and lapsed members.
GU Postgraduate Club, off University Avenue
enquiries 07910 627 970---Graham Meldrum Memorial Campaign - ongoingGraham Meldrum was killed in a workplace incident on the 12th of July 2005 at Allied Bakeries in the Balmore Industrial Estate. He was employed by Suziline Agency contracted to ABF Grains (formerly known as Allied Bakeries) & TNT Logistics UK. His death is now the subject of a prosecution under Health & Safety Laws.HARD WORK NEVER KILLED ANYONE..? For more information Graham Meldrum Memorial Campaign, GreenCity,23 Fleming St, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31 1PQ---
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Anarchist History Channel - ongoingHi: would you be so kind as to let people know of the following anarchistfilm (feature/documentary) channel:At might like to note that two new documentaries ‹ The Angry Brigade and'Persons Unknown'‹ have now been added to the Anarchist History channel onthe Anarchist History channelPlease note that you can have these films shown freely on your own websiteby applying to join the affiliate/syndication programme we ask you to do is send us the url and a brief description about thewebsite where the Player will be located. It's dead simple, really!See also

---New Radical Films OnlineFour new films posted on the ChristieBooks Brightcove film channelViva Zapata! (1952) on! (Quemada!) (1969) on on - Memoria Sindical on
http://www.tvhastingschristiebooks.comChristieBooks, PO Box 35, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2UX, UK---

Glasgow "Indymedia" -
new projectCurrently working on setting up some sort of Glasgow "indymedia" just now,If you are interested or want to help out then please email,Our efforts so far have created the following website here - Variant Magazine - Winter issue out now free, independent, arts magazine. In-depth coveragein the context of broader social, political & cultural issues.text : full issue : full issue ---

New Housing Co-operative for Glasgow - ongoingWould you like to become involved in a new Housing Co-operative in Glasgow?We are looking for people to help start a housing and community project with the aim to co-create a communal living place and also to provide spaces and create situations for a wide-range of cultural and political events.We are an open collective based on mutual aid and trust who would like to hear from people who are interested in making a colourful and welcoming home.As we wish to help shape our communities and contribute to social and environmental change, we also envisage the opening of a space that acts as a neighbourhood hub. This might involve facilitating a self-organised community centre, a not-for-profit café and bookshop, the setting up of studios for local artists, workshops for workers’ co-operatives, office space for campaign groups, producing a vegetable garden, and so on.Should you wish to contact us for more information, please feel free to

************ RADICAL INDEPENDENT BOOKFAIR --- Next RIB - Saturday 15th December CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street 12noon-10pmstalls / resources / videotheque / events free entry

12.30pm - 1.00pm Broth Mix Recipe Book Launch

1.00pm - 2.30pm Discussion -Anarchism, Politics and Direct Action - with Glasgow Anarchists
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Film Event - Standing with the StudentsSince the spring of 2005, students of the University of Buea, challenging a 10-year illegitimate ban on all forms of protest, have been striking to request basic rights and essential amenities.

4.00pm - 5.30pm
Discussion - City Strolls Bridge Project On the "practicalities" of working and cooperating with each other in the movement for change.

5.30pm - 7.00pm Discussion - IWW and Grassroots Workplace OrganisingRadical organising as healthworkers. A history, current issues and a vision for the future. All welcome.

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