Glasgow Events Autonomy Update 6th July 2018

Hi everyone,

Here’s what’s coming up in Glasgow over the next couple of weeks, as well as a couple of things a bit further afield. As always, let us know about any events or actions coming up by emailing us at glasgowaf

1. Sma Shot Day: IWW stall & parade – Saturday 7th July

2. LGBT Unity Fundraiser – Saturday 7th July

3. Protest Trump’s Visit (Glasgow) – Friday 13th July

4. Scotland United Against Trump: National Demonstration – Saturday 14th July

5. Nelson Mandela International Day – Wednesday 18th July

6. Critical Pedagogy: An Evening with Antonia Darder – Thursday 19th July

7. Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair – Saturday 21st July

8. Roast the Fash – counter-protest to Scottish Defence League "Free Speech Rally" – Saturday 21st July

Glasgow Events Autonomy Update 12th June 2018

Hi comrades!

Here’s your latest Autonomy Update. If you have any events coming up let us know, and we’ll include it in the next update.

1. Are Workers Being Exploited? – Wednesday 13th June

2. Banner-making: Justice for Grenfell – Thursday 14th June

3. Grenfell Solidarity Vigil – Saturday 16th June

4. Ubuntu Women’s Shelter fundraiser – Saturday 16th June

5. Red and Black Song Club: German Songs – Wednesday 20th June

6. Living Rent: tenants’ action & organising meeting – Thursday 21st June

7. Where are you really from? Refugee Festival Scotland – Friday 22nd June

8. Scotland, Surveillance and Spycops – Saturday 23rd June

9. Glasgow Against the Arms Fair – Tuesday 26th June

Glasgow Events Autonomy Update 29 April 2018

Hello friends and fellow workers. May Day is this week and there’s no shortage of events in Glasgow celebrating International Workers Day – on the day itself and later on. We hope it stays sunny and people are reinvigorated to fight for a better world for all!

Many thanks to the folk behind May Day Week 2018 for the information they sent us and all the hard work they’ve put in organising events.

As always, please send us your events so that we can publicise them for you!

1. MAY DAY Parade & Rally – Tuesday 1st May

2. Radical Film Network (RFN) Scotland 6818 Launch – Tuesday 1st May

3. Radical History Walk – Wednesday 2nd May

4. Radical Imagination Presentation – Thursday 3rd May

5. Memories of Underdevelopment (Radical Film Network) – Friday 4th May

6. Songs for Revolution – Saturday 5th May

7. Trades Council MAY DAY March – Sunday 6th May

8. MAY DAY Picnic – Sunday 6th May

9. Spirit of Revolt Show & Tell Event (The Free Hetherington) – Monday 14th May

Glasgow Events Mini-update 23rd March

Hello all!

Just sending out a quick update today.

1. Anarchists and Friends social
2. Now and After

Glasgow Events Autonomy Update 4 March 2018

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve all survived the snowpocalypse and are desperate to get out of the house and do some stuff. International Women’s Day on Thursday is also International Women’s Strike, and there are events happening throughout the day.

Please send us your events so that we can publicise them for you!Here’s what we’ve found for you this coming week and one save-the-date for later this month:

1. ‘Against the National Project’ film screenings – Tuesday 6th March

2. Red and Black Song Club: International Women’s Day songs – Wednesday 7th March

3. Solidarity with IWW member standing trial- Free the Pride 5 – Thursday 8th March

4. Singing at International Women’s Day – Thursday 8th March

5. #Solidarity4Repeal – International Women’s Day 2018 (Glasgow) – Thursday 8th March

6. Universities on strike – Monday 5th March to Thursday 8th March AND Monday 12th March to Friday 16th March

7. Book Launch: No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland – Saturday 31 March

Glasgow Events Autonomy Update 30/1/18

Hello again everyone! Here is your Autonomy Update for the next two weeks. As always, email us your radical and autonomous events so that we can publicise them for you.

1. Fair Food – Dignified Distribution


2. Strathclyde University UCU Strike Support and Planning Meeting


3. Banner making for No More Trans Deaths Noise Demo


4. NEON Movement Building Application due


5. WestGAP Stall


6. Red and Black Song Club


7. Lessons from the Russian Revolution: Anarchist Federation Talk and Discussion


8. ACQuee Planning Meeting



1. Fair Food – Dignified Distribution

Wed 31 January 2018

12:00 – 15:30

Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall Street


G41 1BA

Glasgow Community Food Network’s Seasonal Networking Event for January.

For this event we are focussing in on food sharing projects and organisations. If you’re involved in sourcing surplus produce, community meals, feeding people, food distribution or any other kind of food sharing activity – this one is for you.

We’ll have speakers from different aspects of community food sharing and surplus food work, discussing their learning and experiences. We’ll have opportunites to discuss successes and challenges, talk through key issues and network collective action.

Coordinators, project workers, volunteers and participants all welcome.

Lunch will be provided by the Real Junk Food Project from midday.

Register for free online at:


2. Strathclyde University UCU Strike Committee Meeting



UCU Office, Livingstone Tower

The UCU (lecturer and support workers union) is going out on strike on February 22nd/23rd/26th/27th February over the attack on their pensions. There is a Strike Committee meeting which students wanting to build the struggle are welcome to attend. It is at the UCU Office, Ground Floor of the Livingstone Tower at 12.00-13.00 on Thursday 1st February.


3. Banner making for No More Trans Deaths Noise Demo



Glasgow Autonomous Space

We’re having a banner session for the No More Trans Deaths: Noise Demo down south! Come hang out with us and get crafty :~)

We’ll be joining various Action for Trans Health chapters, Manchester No Prisons at HMP Doncaster on the 11th Feb to protest the state-sanctioned murder of trans people.


Glasgow Events Autonomy Update Jan 8 2018

Happy/solidarity-filled 2018 folks!

Just a reminder to send any events you would like listed here to There are over 800 subscribers to this list, so if you’re producing radical events in Glasgow, use this resource! This week’s update follows.

1. Arabic-English Language Exchange
2. Food Not Bombs Organising Meeting
3. Fuck Off Tory Cunts Court Case
4. Anarchist Federation Film showing: The Anti-Fascists
5. Red and Black Song Club
6. Celtic Connections Free concerts heads up

1. Arabic-English Language Exchange
Every Tuesday
Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street

Come and join us for the Unity* Arabic/English language exchange! It is a conversation class where people can learn Arabic and Arabic speakers can learn/improve their English and get to know each other in a supportive environment – an environment where English is not put on a pedestal and everyone is learning.

The class started as a response to the limited spaces for people to study ESOL at college. Many are on waiting lists for many many months, so we wanted to act together so people could practice their English in the mean time. Anyone of any level can attend. We also urgently need more English speakers!

An organisation called Arika has given us some money to provide travel expenses for those that could not attend the class otherwise, but this money is running out. Please help if you can: Come on down! 🙂

*The Unity Centre has been open almost 10 years and offers unconditional support and solidarity to asylum seekers and all other migrants

2. Food Not Bombs Organising Meeting
Wednesday, 10/1/18
Mono Cafe Bar, King Street, G1

Planning our next moves, and deciding the date of our first stall. Come along, bring your ideas with you!

3. Fuck Off Tory Cunts Court Case
Thursday, 11/1/18
Glasgow Sheriff Court

David McHarg is on trial for displaying a ‘Fuck off you Tory cunts’ poster on his window. Class War Scotland has called for a solidarity demonstration outside Glasgow Sheriff Court.

4. Anarchist Federation Film Showing: The Anti-Fascists
Thursday, 11/1/18
Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street
In 2014, left-wing activists and a group of neo-nazis clashed in the immigrant quarter of the Swedish town of Malmö, leaving several wounded and one anti-fascist – Showan Shattack – nearly dead. That same year, a violent gang of Fascists attacked an anti-Racist demonstration in Stockholm. A fight broke out between them and the few members of Anti-Fascist Action, which left one Fascist wounded, and one anti-fascist in jail. In this context, a documentary crew set out examining the history and activities of the Swedish anti-fascist movement, and its connections to the same one in Greece. Its successes and failures have lessons for all of us.

Join us for tea and biscuits at GAS (we’ll heat the upstairs room up ahead of time :-)) and we’ll watch the film and chat about it informally afterwards. Free, all welcome, donations accepted.

5. Red and Black Song Club
Wednesday, 17/1/18
Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street

Glasgow libertarian left choir celebrating songs of working class struggle, anti-fascism and resistance. Keeping the tradition of radical song alive.

6. Celtic Connections free concerts heads up

Daily, 19/1/18-4/2/18
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, top of Buchanan Street

Loads of Celtic Connections events are super expensive, but did you know that there is a free concert every day, Danny Kyle’s Open Stage, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at 5pm?

The Danny Kyle Open Stage is a series of concerts held over the course of the festival that allows emerging musical talent to take part in Celtic Connections. From all the performers on the Open Stage, six will be chosen to display their talents in a showcase concert on the final night, and receive the opportunity to perform in support slots at next year’s festival.

Danny Kyle was a passionate supporter of Scottish traditional music, and campaigned tirelessly for its revival in Scotland. His close friend Liz Clark comperes the concerts in his memory, and the concerts have a reputation for drawing attention to acts that are now household names, including Karine Polwart and Rura.

The final showcase will be held on Sunday 4 February. Check for more information and details.


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