Anti racism march, anti fascist solidarity, public sector strike …

Last week the stall of the Glasgow Palestinian Human Rights Campaign (GPHRC) was attacked by 30-40 members of the SDL (Scottish Defence League) just before 5pm on Buchanan St.  GPHRC stall regulars were physically assaulted by these thugs, who then ran away.  Nobody from GPHRC was seriously injured, but then they are very brave individuals many of whom have suffered far worse at the hands of the Israeli army so they have a high threshold. Those punched include those who are middle aged and older.
So tomorrow, Sat 26th, lets make sure there’s plenty of us around the stall. The gphrc stall is from 12 noon to 5pm and its outside where borders used to be, where All Saints is now, opposite Lush. We could all have our respective stalls and have a bit of a radical fair going on as well as standing side by side with the gphrc folks.
PLEASE TRY AND COME FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE AFTERNOON. I think that there will be plenty of folks at the beginning, but it was the end of the afternoon, after it had got dark, that the SDL attacked last week. Its also difficult to stand on Buchanan St for 5 hours in November! So please if you can only manage  a small amount of time make it from 3:30 onwards.
Together we can stop the SDL claiming the streets for their hate. But we need to make sure that they cannot charge around our cities having “good days out” that make them want to come back for more.

Contents :

Saturday 26th November
- STUC St Andrew’s Day Anti Racism March and Rally
- Anti fascist solidarity on Buchanan St
- Palestine evening – Into the Valley (fundraiser)
Monday 28th November
- Exhibition launch: Scottish Women’s Aid 35th Anniversary
- Reclaim the Night Glasgow
Wednesday 30th November
- Public sector strike
Thursday 1st December
- Women make history workshop
- Gender and Feminism discussion
Sunday 4th December
- Glasgow Anarchists meeting – organising the Anarchist Fair
Saturday 10th December
- Glasgow Anarchist Fair
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Saturday 26th November
STUC St Andrew’s Day Anti Racism March and Rally

March Assembles 10.30 am at Glasgow Green. March off, 11.00.
Rally 12 noon Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow

http://www.stuc.org.uk/st-andrews-day

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Saturday 26th November
Anti fascist solidarity on Buchanan Street.
Last week the stall of the Glasgow Palestinian Human Rights Campaign (GPHRC) was attacked by 30-40 members of the SDL (Scottish Defence League) just before 5pm on Buchanan St.  GPHRC stall regulars were physically assaulted by these thugs, who then ran away.  Nobody from GPHRC was seriously injured, but then they are very brave individuals many of whom have suffered far worse at the hands of the Israeli army so they have a high threshold. Those punched include those who are middle aged and older.

So next week, Sat 26th, lets make sure there’s plenty of us around the
stall. The gphrc stall is from 12 noon to 5pm and its outside where
borders used to be, where All Saints is now, opposite Lush. We could
all have our respective stalls and have a bit of a radical fair going
on as well as standing side by side with the gphrc folks.

PLEASE TRY AND COME FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE AFTERNOON. I think that there will be plenty of folks at the beginning, but it was the end of the afternoon, after it had got dark, that the SDL attacked last week. Its also difficult to stand on Buchanan St for 5 hours in November! So please if you can only manage  a small amount of time make it from 3:30 onwards.

We also need to know in future when they are likely to be in town and have a good alert mechanism. At the moment too often text messages are getting sent around that do not have a date and time on them, so people are responding to old/false alerts and get jaded.

Together we can stop the SDL claiming the streets for their hate. But
we need to make sure that they cannot charge around our cities having
“good days out” that make them want to come back for more.

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Saturday 26th November
7-11pm Palestine evening – Into the Valley (fundraiser)
Garnethill Multicultural Centre
28 Rose Street

An evening to celebrate Palestinian culture and to fund-raise for
Jordan Valley Solidarity!
Come along and experience traditional Palestinian food, music, poetry and dance.

This event is a fundraiser for Jordan Valley Solidarity, a grassroots
organisation working in an area of the West Bank which has been
particularly affected by the occupation.
Jordan Valley Solidarity do fantastic work, building homes and
securing access to water in communities which have been isolated from
one another and annexed from the rest of the West Bank by the Israeli
army as a means of forcing the native Bedouin population to leave the
land permanently.

The Israeli Occupation Forces refuse to allow Palestinians to build
schools in their communities, violating Article 23 of the UN
Declaration of Human Rights: the Right to Education. Any educational
facilities which do exist face the threat of demolition at any time,
with little or no notice from the army. Jordan Valley Solidarity have
built schools and nurseries in several villages, creating access to
education for hundreds of children who would otherwise have been
forgotten.
(www.JordanValleySolidarity.org)

There will be food served from 7pm, cultural events until 9.30pm, and
later on a DJ set from Argonaut Sounds
(http://www.myspace.com/argonautsounds). Somewhere in amongst all that
fun, there will a raffle with awesome prizes!

Tickets £8/£5 students and low waged. BYOB

NB THIS IS NOW SOLDOUT! If you already have reserved tickets please still come. There might be tickets on the door but please be aware and have other plans just in case.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177063902380187&ref=ts

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28th November
Reclaim the Night Glasgow
March starting at 6:30pm from the botanic gardens.

This years Reclaim the Night march on Monday the 28th has been organised by Rape Crisis Glasgow as part of the 16 days for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The march will end with a rally at the Scottish Trades Union Congress, 333 Woodlands Road where there will be speeches, music, food and drink.

The 16 Days Campaign is an international campaign that runs from November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women- to December 10- International Human Rights Day- to highlight violence against women as a violation of human rights and calls for the elimination of violence against women.

- Nearly one in four women worldwide experiencing sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- In 2008/9, 963 rapes and attempted rapes were reported to the police in Scotland.
- It’s estimated that only between one in five and one in eight women report these crimes to the police.
-The conviction rate for rape in Soctland in 2007/8 being as low as 3.7%.

With these facts (http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/facts/#def1) it is clear this is still a massive issue worldwide and in Scotland, and why we are marching.

For more info about the 16 days for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, please see the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership – http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/

This event is open to all, hope to see lots of you there!!
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Tuesday 29th November 2011 to Saturday 10th December 2011
Scottish Women’s Aid 35th Anniversary Exhibition
Glasgow Women’s Library
15 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW
Open Monday to Friday, 9:30-4:30

This exhibition, organised to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Scottish Women’s Aid, uses photographs, film and memorabilia to highlight the work undertaken to address the issue of domestic abuse in Scotland. The exhibition will encompass the campaigns, legislative and policy breakthroughs and developing understanding of the issue over the lifetime of the organisation.
The exhibition will run throughout the 16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
The launch event is on Monday 28th at 5pm; booking is required. Please call 0131 226 6606.

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30th November
Public sector strike – there will be picket lines throughout Glasgow,
outside schools, hospitals, offices – this is the big public sector
strike in defence of pensions.

Glasgow Trades Councill will be having a March & Rally on the
Day of Action, REMEMBER Wednesday 30th November.
The March will start in Shuttle Street (near High St Station) Gathering at 12noon and moving off at 12.30pm
The students’ meeting point will be the Royal Concert Hall steps at the top of Buchanan Street, at 11:30am, to meet the main demo thereafter.

The route will then be George Street, Cochrane Street, George Square (South), Hanover Street,
Ingram Street, Glassford Street, Trongate and then finishing at Glasgow Barrowland.

Speakers will start at 1.15

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Thursday 1st December
6:00-7:30 pm. £3/free
Women make history: 16 days of action (workshop)
Glasgow Women’s Library
15 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW

The women’s movement has had many successes over the decades, although often the ongoing experiences of discrimination can make it feel as though little ground has been made. This event will highlight the violence against women campaign in Glasgow and Scotland, and claim it as one of the real success stories of the movement. Using some of the documents from our unique collections at GWL the workshop will chart the VAW campaign’s growth over the past 30 years. It will explore its influences in both Government and public attitudes towards the continuing phenomenon of men’s violence against women and children, with discussion about what the future could hold.
Booking is essential. To register your interest please complete the booking form on the website:

http://womenslibrary.org.uk/2011/09/08/wmh-workshops/

or call 0141 248 9969.
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Thursday 1st December
Gender and Feminism discussion
7-9pm
Electron Club, Upstairs in the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

* A brief history and description of different schools of feminism (e.g. liberal, radical, marxist, anarchist, the different ‘waves’ and so on)
* Gender : gender, sexed bodies and sexuality. Challenging innate gender identity and the gender binary. Third gender or innumerable?
* The perceived tension between feminisms and ‘class struggle politics’
* Sexism/misogyny in radical circles and how to combat it

This is part of a series of monthly discussions run by Glasgow Anarchists, but open to everyone.

Abusive or rude behaviour, including interrupting others, will not be tolerated.
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Sunday 4th December

Glasgow Anarchists meeting – organising the Anarchist Fair

The last organising meeting for the fair will be Sunday 4th December,
7:30pm. To save money to pay for the fair itself we’re having it in
someone’s flat (Beth and Tom). If you don’t know where that is, please
meet at the bus stop outside The Dram, 232-246 Woodlands Rd G3 6ND
at 7:30 as its just around the corner. If you arrive late please phone
07884125147

We also need help with publicity – distributing fliers, putting up
posters and networking in general. Also help on the day, with the kids
space, chairing, setting up beforehand and tidying afterwards and
general organising. Please let us know if you can help with anything.

Up to date confirmed info is at http://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/fair/
glasgow@afed.org.uk
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Saturday 10th December
Glasgow Anarchist Fair

http://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/fair/

Workshops and stalls 10:30-7pm (with breaks for lunch and tea!) Social and films 7pm onwards.

Kinning Park Complex
43 Cornwall Street
G41 1BA
Next to Kinning Park Underground Station

With workshops and stalls to browse during the day, and a social with films in the evening this will be a stimulating day for everyone interested in what Anarchism means in 21st Century Glasgow.

Discussions

Introduction to Anarchism, Anarchist Strategy in the Community and Workplace, Ben Franks (author of “Rebel Alliances: The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchisms”) Direct Action: Going Beyond the Question of Violence , Libertarian Education, Racism.

Scottish author D.D. Johnston will be reading from his new book Peace, Love and Petrol Bombs, where he contrasts organising with McDonalds Workers Resistance with the anti-Summit movement.

Stalls
Radical Independent Bookfair, Anarchist Federation, Coal Action Scotland, Glasgow Social Centre, Solidarity Federation, Unity, Vegan Soc

Kids Space
Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to use the kids space.

Contact glasgow@afed.org.uk

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189939324421329

8 responses to “Anti racism march, anti fascist solidarity, public sector strike …

  1. Great demonstration today in Glasgow against Facism and racism.Perhaps next year we could include orangeism which is a greater cancer in Scottish society but the one everyone likes to ignore.

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