This week’s Glasgow events

…SUPPORT THE STRIKE … DON’T CROSS PICKET LINES ….

As if you could possibly not know this by now, tomorrow, Wed 30th November is the big public sector strike in defence of pensions. Over 3 million workers throughout the UK are estimated to be planning on taking action. There will be picket lines throughout Glasgow, outside schools, hospitals, offices, community centres, museums…

If you’re not picketing your own workplace, see listing of 30th Nov for more details of how to support those who are standing up for themselves against a Government intent on increasing inequality in UK by steamrollering through cuts in services and wages for us whilst reducing the taxes for corporations and high earners.

Contents :

Wednesday 30th November
- Public sector strike
Thursday 1st December
- Women make history workshop
- Gender and Feminism discussion
- Love Music Hate Racism gig
Saturday 3rd December
- “GIRL” performances and sharings 1st – 3rd December
Sunday 4th December
- Glasgow Anarchists meeting – organising the Anarchist Fair
Thursday 8th December
- The Women’s Creative Company presents 80.1
Friday 9th December
- Deadline for responding to Scottish Government consultation on same sex marriage
Saturday 10th December
- Glasgow Anarchist Fair
Tuesday 29th November 2011 to Saturday 10th December 2011
- Scottish Women’s Aid 35th Anniversary Exhibition
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30th November

…SUPPORT THE STRIKE … DON’T CROSS PICKET LINES ….

As if you could possibly not know this by now, tomorrow, Wed 30th November is the big public sector strike in defence of pensions. Over 3 million workers throughout the UK are estimated to be planning on taking action. There will be picket lines throughout Glasgow, outside schools, hospitals, offices, community centres, museums…

Some details of picket lines in Glasgow :

http://www.n30strike.org/location/glasgow/

Anarchist picket line support

Glasgow Trades Councill will be having a March & Rally starting 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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Thursday 1st December

Love Music Hate Racism gig

£2/4 donation on the door

7pm – 3am

Stairway 95 Union St

Badinyaa, Dodging Rain, Daniel Docherty, Saltire Beatz, Last Stop, Electric Alice

Ally and LED Light Show

Trade Union speakers

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Saturday 3rd December

“GIRL” performances and sharings 1st – 3rd December

This is how to sew a button. This is how to make a bed. This is how to cook a perfect curry.

GIRL is a participation project inspired by Antiguan writer Jamaica Kincaid’s poem of the same name.

In recent weeks, artist Adura Onashile and a team of artists have led arts workshops which used sound, text, film, music, movement and testimonies to explore, within a Scottish context, the rules we learnt from our mothers, and other female relatives, which inform our contemporary sense of womanhood.

We invite you to come join us at our Sharing, with live performance as well as visual and sound recordings from the diverse group of women who took part in the project. GIRL is a celebration and exploration of women in Glasgow, past and present.

The sharings will be held at StreetLevel Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD

Thursday 1st December @ 7pm

Friday 2nd December @ 7pm

Saturday 3rd December @ 2pm

For more information, please get in contact with Rhea via email at rhea.lewis@ankurproductions.org.uk

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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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Thursday 8th December

The Women’s Creative Company presents 80.1

Free (donations accepted) Booking recommended.

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St,

Performances at 2pm and 7pm

When do you stop wanting to be older and start wanting to be younger? When do you become ‘mutton dressed as lamb’? Is age just a number? Working with community actors and with research with the wider community, The Women’s Creative Company brings women’s experience of age into the spotlight. 80.1 is a theatrical examination of self image that explores the actors’ collective journey from youth to now.

(80.1 the average life expectancy for women in Scotland 2008 National Statistics)

The Women’s Creative Company (WCC) has been brought together by A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company and conFAB. It has been developed out of a number of our previous projects that focused upon women’s stories and issues. You may have seen My Fabulous Tartan Frock and/or Heat or Eat?

The WCC has been set up so that women of all ages and cultures from across Glasgow can come together and share their experiences, ideas and creative energy. We aim to develop skills, build confidence and have a lot of fun. The practical and playful weekly workshops provide a safe space where women can express thier passions and concerns through creative exploration, where friendships are built and exciting performance work is made. WCC has met weekly at the CCA since Januray 2011.

To book tickets and for further information please contact Rachel Jury: admin@confab.org.uk, 07811 394 058

http://www.confab.org.uk/ / http://www.amomentspeace.co.uk/

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Friday 9th December 2011

Deadline for responding to Scottish Government consultation on same sex marriage

You have until 9th December to respond to the Scottish Government’s same-sex marriage consultation, and we’re facing heavy opposition…

Scotland has taken leaps and bounds in the last few years for equal rights, we’re so close to getting true equality! If, like me, you think that I have the right to marry who I want, then please, PLEASE, take two minutes to fill out the response form on the link below. Then click attending and invite as many people as possible! Spread the word that Scotland believes in equality, and that marriage is above all about love, not plumbing.

http://www.equalmarriage.org.uk/consultation.php

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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

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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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