Upcoming Events

Hi All,

Please see below for the weeks list of things happening. Actions against
blacklisting (Glasgow/Edinburgh) and continuing protest against Opencast
Mining in Midlothian; talks and other events on Trade Unions, Feminism,
Climate Change; and shows/films on Consumption, Palestine, and Trans and Sex-Worker Inclusive Feminism.

As an aside, though far from our glorious Conurbation, the 1st Dundee Radical
Film Festival is taking place this week as well
(https://www.facebook.com/events/1431528647060108/) – from Monday ’til
Thursday. if you up that way, or know anyone in that direction, please pass on
the link.

As ever – anything you think we should be putting out there next time – please let us know…


Monday 18th November
– Glasgow: I Could Eat a Horse (Moment’s Peace Theatre Company)

Tuesday 19th November
– Cauldhall Decision Time: Demonstrate/Protest Against a 10 Million Tonne
Opencast in Midlothian

Wednesday 20th November
– National Day of Action Against Blacklisting

Wednesday 20th November
– Discussion on Trade Unions (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)

Wednesday 20th November
– Film Screening: ‘Five Broken Cameras’ (GRAMNet)

Wednesday 20th November
– ‘Mapping the Local, National and Transnational in 1970s Feminism’ (CSSTM /
Centre for Gender History)

Thursday 21st November
– Film Screening: ‘The Wonders of Soil’ (Woodlands Community Gardens)

Thursday 21st November
– ‘Climate Change: Why Did We Stop Caring?’ (Glasgow Uni Skeptics)

Friday 22nd November
– An Evening with Sabrina Chap: Lecture, Music, Show Film! (GNGS)

Monday 25th November
– Ask for Evidence; Sense About Science (Glasgow Skeptics)


Monday 18th November
– Glasgow: I Could Eat a Horse (Moment’s Peace Theatre Company)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Food is our fuel. Food is the ultimate currency of survival. ‘I Could Eat A
Horse’ is a multi-art form project exploring the diverse relationship
individuals and communities have with food.

A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company have been working with local groups to
explore the diverse relationship individuals and communities have with
food. …

We invite you to the debut screenings of the short films made. Come along and
dig a wee bit deeper into questions about food consumption and the food
industry. Join the discussion about the stuff we put in our bellies.

What’s your thoughts? Join the conversations by visiting @amptheatre #ICEAH
and http://www.icouldeatahorse.co.uk – the event is free, but booking is recommended.

About the films:

(John Wheatley College) A group of teenagers ponder why there’s so much fuss
about food. In a world where they’re told constantly to eat healthily, how
easy is it to do this and does it really matter? Working title – Feasterhouse

(Dumbarton Road Corridor) A film exploring what a group of children know about
food – where does it come from, how is it made and who are our food roles
models? A contemplation on whether our children know enough about their food.
Working title – What are they Eating?

(Kirti Group at Shanti Bhavan) Did things used to be better or do we look at
the past with rose-tinted glasses? Drawing on their personal experiences to
explore how food culture has changed in their lifetimes, and exploring the
effect these changes have had on modern day Scotland’s relationship with food.

For Further Info – http://www.icouldeatahorse.co.uk/events.html

Tuesday 19th November
– Cauldhall Decision Time: Demonstrate/Protest Against a 10m Tonne Opencast in
Council Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1DN

Despite it going against Midlothian Council’s own rules regarding open cast
locations, the planning officer has recommended this destructive plan should
go ahead. We need to show the councillors how much opposition there is to this
plan, and make sure they reject it now.

Cauldhall mine will result in:

1. A 500ha opencast mine running 24 hours a day, which will be visible from
Penicuik and is only 2.5km from Howgate, Penicuik, Temple and Rosewell….

2. A coal truck every 3 minutes travelling along the A6094/B6392.

3. The eviction and forced redundancy, destruction of a family home for a
family living in the middle of the proposed site.

4. An opencast for 12.5 years, long after the last coal power station in the
UK will shut. This lack of market will make it highly unlikely that a
destroyed Cauldhall will be restored.

Hargreaves have no experience in restoring open casts. They have yet to
explain why they should be trusted more that Scottish Coal who went bust
without restoring most of their sites, leaving blight across the Central Belt.

Come and demonstrate against Hargreaves Services and against new open casts.

For more info visit our website:

Contact us for more info: contact@stopopencast.org.uk

Wednesday 20th November
– National Day of Action Against Blacklisting (Glasgow/Edinburgh)
John Smith House, 145-165 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RZ

The 20th of November will see a UK-wide Day of Action Against Blacklisting.
The Blacklist Support Group (BSG) is calling on all supporters, Trades
Councils and trade union branches to organise an event in your area for the
TUC Day of Action on Blacklisting.The nationwide event will take place on 20

BSG suggests groups should protest outside a building site being run by a
blacklisting company or should target a public body still using blacklisting
firms to provide public services. This is an official TUC sponsored Day of
Action, so all unions in an area should work together to coordinate action.

Whether it is a protest, a media event or direct action please take pix and
post on social media and contact the local press to ensure the story runs

Use the hashtags #blacklisting #N20 #BSG

Meet at 7.30am at John Smith House in Glasgow for a demonstration against a
major blacklister, before going through to Edinburgh. Another major
blacklisters will be targeted in Edinburgh at 10.30am, target yet to be
confirmed, before meeting at the Scottish Parliament at 12 noon for a rally.

For Further Info (and Background) – http://www.hazards.org/blacklistblog/

Wednesday 20th November
– Discussion on Trade Unions (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carringdon Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ
6.45pm – 9pm

A Talk/Discussion hosted by Glasgow Anarchist Federation.

Trade Unions – What are they? What are they good for? In whose interest do
they act? How are they tied into the political parties? What are the new
community unions?

A short presentation on the role of trade unions in the class struggle will be
followed by a facilitated discussion on the subject.

Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations
towards costs are appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free
of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We ask that all
those attending this event read the first page of our safer spaces policy
here: http://tinyurl.com/GlasgowAF

For Further Info – http://glasgow.afed.org.uk/

Wednesday 20th November
– Film Screening: ‘Five Broken Cameras’ (GRAMNet)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
5.30pm (6pm Start)

Film showing as part of the GRAMNet Film Series, and marking the International
Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken
Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in
Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first
camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later
turned into a galvanizing cinematic experience by co-directors Guy Davidi and

Trailer – http://vimeo.com/15843191

For Further Info –

Wednesday 20th November
– ‘Mapping the Local, the National and the Transnational in 1970s
Feminism’ (CSSTM / Centre for Gender History)
Lilybank House, Glasgow University, G12 8RT

A talk by Maud Bracke, co-Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Socialist
Theory and Movements, and the Centre for Gender History.

The ‘utopia of identity’ of second-wave feminism involved a naive
understanding of global sisterhood. Although this was soon criticised, many
former activists today continue to remember their political engagement of the
1960s-70s in terms of un-problematic encounters across national and cultural
borders. Feminist debate today, by contrast, calls for an approach to
gender-based politics that is aware of locality and immediate context. In this
talk, I take a specific historical example – feminist groups and the abortion
campaign in Rome during the long 1970s – to illustrate an original approach
that maps the interplay, and the tensions, between transnational encounters
and transfers and local context.

Maud Bracke is a historian of 20th century Europe. She has published on West
European communism during the Cold War, ‘1968’ in Italy, France and
Czechoslovakia, the history of feminist movements and thought, women and work,
and collective memory of World War Two. This paper is part of her forthcoming
monograph ‘Women and the re-invention of the political: Feminism in Italy,
1968-1983’ (Routledge 2014).

For Further Info –

Thursday 21st November
– Film Screening: ‘The Wonders of Soil’ (Woodlands Community Gardens)
The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS
7pm – 9pm

Hosted by Woodlands Community Gardens, a screening of the film ‘Dirt! The
Movie’ and speakers from the Soil Association and Whitmuir Organic Farm.

Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the
glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William
Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book ‘Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth’, ‘Dirt!
The Movie’ takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current
state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.
‘Dirt! The Movie’ will make you want to get dirty!

This a free event, part of Woodlands Community Gardens’ Bio-diverse and
Talking Science programme, aiming to reconnect people to nature.

For Further Info – http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/

Film Info (and Trailer) – http://www.thedirtmovie.org/

Thursday 21st November
– ‘Climate Change: Why Did We Stop Caring?’ (Glasgow Uni Skeptics)
Rm 1115, Adam Smith Building, Bute Gardens, Glasgow University, G12 8RT

Talk hosted by Glasgow University Skeptics. In recent years, the focus on
climate change seems to have decreased; in the media, for politicians and for
the general public – yet we don’t seem to have solved the problem. What

Dr Catherine Happer of the Glasgow University Media Group is one of the
authors behind the book “Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security: New
Methods in Understanding Audiences” (2013), and she will be discussing these
issues in a talk for GU Skeptics.

Come along to an important and interesting talk!

For Further Info – http://www.facebook.com/GUSkeptics

Friday 22nd November
– An Evening with Sabrina Chap: Lecture, Music, Show Film!
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA

GNGS, the Glasgow Network for Gender and Sexuality, is inviting you to an
evening in the company of Sabrina Chap. The evening will include a
presentation by Sabrina on the “Insanity of Gender”, a film “Live Nude Girls:
Unite!” on the self-organisation of strippers in San Francisco, followed by a
live show by Sabrina Chap playing and singing songs from her accclaimed albums
“Oompa!” and “We are the Parade.”

Djs to be confirmed! …

The event is a fundraiser for Glasgow Network for Gender and Sexuality and
Glasgow Feminist Collective for the preparation and organisation of a trans
and sex workers inclusive bloc at reclaim the Night Glasgow.

Info-kiosk and zine tables welcome! Entrance £3 suggested donation. Contact us
to get involved!

For Further Info – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glasgow-Network-for-Gender-and-

Monday 25th November
– Ask for Evidence: Sense About Science (Glasgow Skeptics)
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA

A Talk by Chris Peters, hosted by Glasgow Skeptics.

This isn’t just a simple talk; it’s a call to arms; every day, we hear claims
about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve
education, cut crime, and treat disease. Some are based on reliable evidence
and scientific rigour. Many are not. These claims can’t be regulated; every
time one is debunked another pops up – like a game of whack-a-mole. So how can
we make companies, politicians, commentators and official bodies accountable
for the claims they make? If they want us to vote for them, believe them, or
buy their products, then we should ask them for evidence, as consumers,
patients, voters and citizens.

The Ask for Evidence campaign has seen people ask a retail chain for the
evidence behind its MRSA resistant pyjamas; ask a juice bar for the evidence
behind wheatgrass detox claims; ask the health department about rules for
Viagra prescriptions; ask for the studies behind treatments for Crohn’s
disease, and hundreds more. As a result, claims are being withdrawn and bodies
held to account.

This is geeks, working with the public, to park their tanks on the lawn of
those who seek to influence us. And it’s starting to work. Come and hear what
the campaign is going to do next and how YOU can get involved.

For Further Info – http://glasgow.skepticsinthepub.org/


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