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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Welcome Glasgow Autonomy Update 17/3/08

Welcome to another Glasgow Autonomy Update. Today, a Fatal Accident Enquiry began into Graham Meldrum's workplace death. The Graham Meldrum Memorial Campaign need support for vigils outside the enquiry, which may last several weeks. For contact details, see the Workplace Organising section.Have a good week!

Refugee Information Sessions - Tuesday 25th March, Wednesday 2nd April
Positive Action in Housing's New Migrants Action Project is organising information sessions for refugees recently granted leave to remain, particularly those granted status via the case resolution (legacy) programme. The sessions will focus on employment rights and options, further education, training and volunteering opportunities.
- Kennishead Hall, Pollok, on Tuesday 25th March from 12-4pm
- Eastwood Church Hall, Pollokshaws, on Wednesday 2nd April from 12-4pm
For more information: 0141 353 2220 or ---Positive Action in Housing Appeal - ongoingCan you give a small but regular donation of £10 per month (orwhatever you can afford) to help Positive Action in Housingprovide food and temporary shelter for destitute asylum seekersin Glasgow?Hundreds of destitute people are now relying on Positive Action inHousing to help them survive hunger and destitution.You can donate in one of the following ways:1. Email home@paih.orgwith any queries or offers of support and we will then contactyou.2. Make A One Off Payment Online: Internet Banking: Set up a regular payment through your owninternet banking by paying into the following account:Name of Account: Positive Action in HousingCurrent account: 00447398 Sort Code 82 20 00Please remember: if you are a UK taxpayer, please gift aid yourdonation so that we can reclaim 25% from the Inland Revenue.4. Make out a cheque payable to: Positive Action in Housing, andpost 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 ofDungavel detention centre. The people sent there have committed no crime andfrequently become depressed and anxious during their detention.If you can offer temporary accomodation and would like to be involved inthis 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 andrelatives 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]************ANTI-WAR---

Deadly Cargo Film Premiere - Saturday 29th March

Announcing the launch of "Deadly Cargo", a new film by Camcorder Guerillas about the nuclear warhead convoys. Find out the chilling truth about these lethal convoys, how they are tracked by people in the NukeWatch network and how you can help stop them.Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street
(See or for a map)Following this launch, we intend to screen the film up and down the convoy route, to raise awareness in local communities of the Weapons of Mass Destruction being driven through them. If you would like to organise a screening in your area please contact or 0845 45 88

---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 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***********SUSTAINABILITY---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 Critical Mass - Friday 28th MarchA happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ridethrough Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, lesshostile.All welcome! htm Friday of every month, 5:30pm, George Square---Glasgow Permaculture Network - new groupA 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-opThe 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 Climate Camp Organising Meeting - Friday 4th-Sunday 6th April To prepare for the Climate Camp at Kingsnorth Power Station, Kent (4th-11th August). Contact for details of the meeting. To get involved contact ---**************TACTICAL FRIVOLITY---Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army - local groupGlasgow Kiss Clowns now meet irregularly at variouslocations - for more info contact mashtram (AT)******************WORKPLACE ORGANISING---

IWW Scottish Assembly - Sunday 29th March

1:15pm -6:30
Friend's Meeting House, Elmbank Crescent
An all-scotland IWW dayschool and organisingevent, open to both IWW members and non-members. This year we haveworkshops on: * Organsing your workplace* Getting the message out* Problems and solutions at work* The National Blood Service and what you can do to save it There will also be an introductory session on what the IWW is, and adiscussion session on what our tactics should be for IWW growth withinScotland. A late lunch will be provided, and a social is planned forafterwards. If you have any questions email

---IWW Meeting - Wednesday 3rd AprilClydeside Industrial Workers of the World branch meeting, for workers inGlasgow and surrounding area. Radical union for workers not bosses. Openalso to prospective and lapsed members.6pm for 6.15enquiries 07910 627 970---Graham Meldrum Memorial Campaign - ongoingGraham Meldrum was killed in a workplace incident on the 12th of July 2005at Allied Bakeries in the Balmore Industrial Estate. He was employed bySuziline Agency contracted to ABF Grains (formerly known as Allied Bakeries)& TNT Logistics UK. His death is now the subject of a prosecution underHealth & Safety Laws.HARD WORK NEVER KILLED ANYONE..? For more information Graham Meldrum Memorial Campaign, GreenCity,23 Fleming St, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31 1PQ---********************INDEPENDENT MEDIA---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 atwww.brightecove.com 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 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---AnarchoTVFilm Archive Three NEW events have now been added to our archiveScotland Against Criminalising Communities talk 2007 Kovel on Overcoming Zionism at Glasgow University 2008 Coalition Against Poverty launch meeting archive of past events filmed by the channel can be found by clickingthe "Film Archive" link on the websiteSchedule *Regular broadcasts*Saturdays 12am - late evening : Democracy Now! OmnibusContactwebsite: http://anarchotvscotland.blogspot.comemail: ---Variant Magazine - Spring issue out now Variant 31 Spring 2008 free, independent, arts magazine. In-depth coveragein the context of broader social, political & cultural issues.text : full issue pdf : full issue * A fully accessible archive of back issues is freelyavailable at the Variant web site:* Please contact us if you wish to distribute newspapercopies of Variant magazine. ---**************HOUSING---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 withthe aim to co-create a communal living place and also to provide spaces andcreate situations for a wide-range of cultural and political events.We are an open collective based on mutual aid and trust who would like tohear from people who are interested in making a colourful and welcominghome.As we wish to help shape our communities and contribute to social andenvironmental change, we also envisage the opening of a space that acts as aneighbourhood hub. This might involve facilitating a self-organisedcommunity centre, a not-for-profit café and bookshop, the setting up ofstudios for local artists, workshops for workers’ co-operatives, officespace for campaign groups, producing a vegetable garden, and so on.Should you wish to contact us for more information, please feel free************FEMINISM---Feminist Network Meeting - Sunday 30th March Details TBCTHIS MEETING IS WOMEN ONLY.A collection will be made for childcare costs, dependent on the generosity of women attending.Add us as friends on myspace! our facebook group! ********************* GATHERINGS ---Big Blether 2008 - Friday 9th-Sunday 11th May Talamh Life Centre, Coalburn, South LanarkshireBB is a biennial gathering focused on networking activist groups in Scotland and is open to all. Everyone is welcome to participate and contribute - big or small. There will be workshops on Saturday and Sunday; previous workshops have included bike maintenance, clown army, camcorder guerilla filmshows, woodland crafts, permaculture movements, g8 protest groups, yoga... Are you interested in putting on a workshop?Please get in touch with with a brief description.BB is a non-profit organisation and entrance will be by donation on the gate.For general enquiries etc.

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