This Week

Hi All,

So as we’re racing towards the end of year with stuff generally winding down,
please see our listing for this week; with protest, talks, films and meetings happening, and the addition of the SWOU/SCOT-PEP event in the following week (marking the international day to end violence against sex-workers.)

This will probably be the last mail-out of this month – unless some shockingly unmissably good events, or an unforseen and surprisingly radical turn (such as this, happens to occur in Glasgow at some point between now and January. In which we’ll send that out n’all 😉


Monday 9th December
– Moral Judgement & Moral Emotion: What we’ve learned about Mass Atrocity
(Glasgow Skeptics)

Tuesday 10th December
– Say NO! to Tesco: Demo Outside New Store

Tuesday 10th December
– Clydeside IWW Meeting

Wednesday 11th December
– Film Screening: ‘The Africa-China Connection’ (GRAMNet)

Thursday 12th December
– Film Screening: ‘Glasgow 1982’ & Discussion (Glasgow Games Monitor)

Friday 13th December
– Let Freedom Ring Glasgow! The People’s Guide to Popular Education and

Saturday 14th December
– Unity in the Community: Book-Sale @Hillhead Bookclub

Saturday 14th December
– This is not a Craft Fair (Govanhill Baths)

Tuesday 17th December
– Scotland’s International Day to End Violence Against Sex-Workers (SWOU & SCOT-PEP)


Monday 9th December
– Moral Judgement & Moral Emotion: What we’ve learned about Mass Atrocity
(Glasgow Skeptics)
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA

Talk hosted by Glasgow Skeptics. The Last Glasgow Skeptics talk of the year.

While philosophers, theologians, and legal theorists have spent millennia
concerned with how we ought to make moral judgements, psychologists have spent the last century studying how we do make them.

What we have learned is surprising; contrary to most philosophical systems,
religious traditions, and to most legal theory, moral judgement is a complex
interweaving of emotion and reason. Depending on how these two sources of
information are combined in our minds, our moral judgements can demonstrate
both profound, and bizzare, features that fly in the face of our moral self-image.

Across many studies, psychologists have mapped the forces that shape our moral
judgements, from social pressures, to automatic perceptual factors, fundamental emotional facets of our minds, and how we process causality and time.

Adam will review several of the leading psychological models of moral
judgement, and the evidence for them, before then outlining what we know about
how people judge instances of mass atrocity and genocide, and how these models
are converging on providing answers to why we seem unable to prevent these

For Further Info –

Tuesday 10th December
– Say NO! to Tesco: Demo Outside New Store
341 Great Western Road, Glasgow

Demo called by Say No to Tesco in Scotland.

After nearly a year of campaigning, the new Tesco at 341 Great Western Road is
finally opening on Tuesday 10 December against the wishes of the local
community. Please come along on the opening day for a demo outside the store.
Help spread the message to local residents to ‘support local business, say no
to Tesco!’

Tesco are already sending vouchers / marketing round to local residents to try
to win people over. They are also giving away £500 to a ‘local community
group’, which is an obvious sweetener in response to our campaign. They know
they are not wanted!

For Further Info:

Tuesday 10th December
– Clydeside IWW Meeting
Electron Club, 1st Floor of CCA, Sauchiehall Street/Scott Street, Glasgow, G2
7pm – 9pm

Branch meeting of the Clydeside General Membership Branch of the Industrial
Workers of the World.

Founded in 1905, the IWW is open to all workers. Don’t let the “industrial”
part fool you. Our members include teachers, cleaners, social workers, retail
workers, construction workers, bartenders, and computer programmers. Only
bosses are not allowed to join. If you are currently unemployed or are a
retired, you can still join. You have a legal right to join a union and your
membership is confidential. We are a volunteer-driven union, and this means
we, not union bosses or bureaucrats, run the union. The IWW is not controlled
by or affiliated with any political party or political movement. No money goes
to politicians. Membership dues are used to maintain the union and assist
organising campaigns. As a result, monthly dues are low.

Clydeside GMB is a general membership branch, which means it includes members
from a range of jobs. Recently, we’ve taken part in a range of actions,
including pickets against companies which use Workfare labour. So come along
and meet us, and find out what the One Big Union is all about. It has a great
history, and a great future – in an increasingly globalised economy, workers,
too, need to organise globally.

For Further Info –

Facebook Page –

Wednesday 11th December
– Film Screening: ‘The Africa-China Connection’ (GRAMNet)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Free Film Screening, organised by GRAMNet.

The Africa-China Connection follows a group of Nigerian immigrants in the
Chinese metropolis Guangzhou. This community is at the vanguard of an
important trend that will determine the economic and political development in
the first half of the 21st century: the flow of migrants from low-wage
countries is shifting from the old continent Europe to the new economies in
Asia. While Europe is slowly becoming a fortress and rapidly aging, African
migrants are going east. According to experts this will have disastrous
consequences for the European economy and hence the future of its citizens.

For Further Info –

Thursday 12th December
– Film Screening: ‘Glasgow 1982’ & Discussion (Glasgow Games Monitor)
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA
6.30 (7pm Start)

Screening hosted by Glasgow Games Monitor, with FRFI.

A rare screening of episodes from a series of films about Glasgow originally
aired on the BBC in 1982. The series constitutes an amazing document of
Glasgow, and the East End in particular, and provides a crucial historical
context for understanding present–‐day social and environmental problems in
the city.

Episodes focus on the blight left behind from the mass demolitions of the
1960s and 1970s – the era of Comprehensive Development Areas; the closure of
Beardmore’s Forge at Parkhead and with it the end of large industry in the
east-end; and a portrayal of the infamous Barrowfield Scheme next to Parkhead.

For those interested in current ‘regeneration’ plans associated with the
Commonwealth Games 2014 and Clyde Gateway, it is unmissable. Margaret
Jaconelli, who was evicted by CPO on the site of the Commonwealth Games
Village, and Neil Gray from Glasgow Games Monitor 2014, will talk about the
films in relation to the present era.

Followed by open discussion. Donations on door welcome.

For Further Info –

Friday 13th December
– Let Freedom Ring Glasgow! The People’s Guide to Popular Education and
The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU
(See Below For Times)

Education is Freedom: How can we harness our hunger and passion to make way
for a new society where everyone is equal, free and happy? How can our words
and actions question society and motivate action which is all visionary,
original and striking?

Come to an evening public lecture and apply to be on a day long workshop with
some of the world’s leading popular education facilitators and activists from
South Africa to Glasgow. This programme builds tools, methods and lyrics to
build power, strength, vision …for ourselves and wider society.

Just some of the amazing Glasgow speakers and activists, sharing on the night,
are Cathy McCormack, activist and author of ‘The Wee Yellow Butterfly’ who has
– for over quarter of a century – agitated activism on the daily ‘war without
bullets’ she witnesses being waged remorselessly against herself and other
structurally oppressed people. Also joining on the night is brilliant rapper,
Darren McGarvey. Loki, real name Darren McGarvey, is a Glasgow-based writer,
performer, community activist and journalist. Scotland’s most high profile rap
artist, he is a founding member of hip-hop collective The Being, a critically
acclaimed solo artist, and a veteran battle rapper.

The Training for Transformation movement was born out of Steve Biko’s ‘Black
Consciousness Movement‘ and incredible fearless community activists from
across Africa. Training for Transformation have nourished the belly of
movements for justice all over the world including: Abahlali – the South
African Shack Dwellers Movement to Mamelani ‘listenup!’ in South Africa, the
Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), Easter House Town ship and many
more movements for social change.

Friday December 13th Training 10 -5pm and Public Talk 6-8pm – Pearce
Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU

The Public Talk Is Free.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SPACE – Please book immediately. Please RSVP to and please pass on this facebook page.
Please email with a couple of lines
about why you want to come and people will be chosen according to their
experience and mission for justice in their community. There are limited
spaces for the training. It is open to committed activists active in their
community struggle for justice who want to deepen the effectiveness of their
fight against inequality.

All details at

The facebook page with information on the trainings can be found here –

Please book immediately. This is a public event but Note – there are limited
spaces and we would like committed activists and artists to have first dibs.
There is a serious need to build a strong popular education based movement in
the UK to transform our world, build alliances with all those challenging
austerity in the UK and all those fighting injustice across the world. You
don’t have to be deeply involved in activism but acknowledge and be involved
in your communities struggle against injustice and committed to build power
and alliances within it.

Saturday 14th December
– Unity in the Community: Book-Sale @Hillhead Bookclub
Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8BE
10am – 3pm

We’re back! The Hillhead Bookclub have invited us back to run our book sales
on the 2nd Saturday of the month for the remainder of the year. So, that’s the
14th December….

For those who haven’t been before, we have a great variety of books (most £1),
vinyl, CDs and collectors sets of books – all donations from our permanent
bookshop in Govan (

Plus – ALL KIDS BOOKS ARE FREE! So if you’ve any young people in your life,
bring them along and grab some freebies!

If you have a carrier bag or two of unwanted books you’d like to donate, bring
’em along! Or if you’ve anything more substantial, ask us when you can donate
to the shop in Govan. Much appreciated!

All money raised goes to the charity Unity in the Community (SCO40466) who
provide life saving welfare services to those who cannot access the state-
funded services. Currently Unity in the Community runs a nightshelter, soup
kitchen, day centre, solidarity centre, bike project, free clothing service
and english-language classes

For Further Info –

Saturday 14th December
– This is not a Craft Fair (Govanhill Baths)
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA
10am – 6pm

Hosted by Govanhill Community Baths Trust, in association with Sew La Tea

It’s that time again and we are now gearing to our wonderful This Is Not A
Craft Fair 2013 event. We did so well last year and planning a bigger and
better event this time round.

Here is just a flavour of the wonderful things to do, eat and purchase:

Swaparama and creative re-use from Sewing Splash Govanhill Bathtime handmade bath and body products Delicious food from Govanhill Grub Knitting and crochet handicrafts from Cast-Offs Walkabout with Strathclyde Theatre Group.

We will also have our upcycling workshop participants showcasing their
upcycled creations, and with our Rags to Riches range of upcycled products
available to purchase also. A programme of short upcycling and other workshops
will also provide crafting experience where you will be involved in making
your own Christmas gifts.

A number of designers, upcyclers and artists will also be present with lots of
hand crafted goods, upcyled gifts and amazing creations available to purchase

There will be a range of art installations and we will also show a number of
short films focused around issues of recycling, upcycilng and creative re-use.

Come along and dive into the deep end of the Christmas shopping experience
with a difference.

All proceeds go to Govanhill Baths Community Trust and its social enterprise
Rags to Riches.

For Further Info –

Tuesday 17th December
– Scotland’s International Day to End Violence Against Sex-Workers (SWOU &
African-Caribbean Centre, 66 Osborne Street, G1 5QH

Hosted by the Sex-Worker Open University and SCOT-PEP

17th December is international day to end violence against sex workers. Come
mark it with us, from 7.30pm at the African-Caribbean Centre. There will be
sex workers and allies with things to say, and some short films. And then
there will be hanging out, and being a community.

– This event is free to attend.
– Current or former sex workers: wanna attend? got childcare or travel costs?
Fully reimbursed! Contact glasgow.swou at and we’ll sort it
out :-)…
– The venue is accessible.
– This is a joint event put on by Scotland’s two sex worker-led organisations;
workers’ collective the Sex Worker Open University (SWOU), and long
established charity SCOT-PEP.

There’s lots more to say. Please join us on the 17th to listen, talk, hang
out, think, and remember.

NOTE: we’re deliberately reaching out to various other communities for this
event, including communities that have more “legitimacy” than us – for
example, some service providers. However, police are not welcome at this
event. If you’ve been sent this event via a mailing list or contacts, and
you’re a police officer in any capacity, please respect our request & do not
attend: we don’t feel safe around you.

Further Info – (SWOU) (SCOT-PEP)

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