EMERGENCY DEMO: 5:30pm today (and other upcoming events)

Hi folks,

Just revived info on a demo this afternoon at 5:30 to stop the Israeli Ambassador to London speaking here in Glasgow. As well as that we have the usual selection of events coming up, so check them out!
Emergency Demo – Stop Israeli Ambassador Speaking Tonight at Glasgow University
Wednesday, November 12 at 5.30pm
Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, G12 8QN

EMERGENCY DEMO: TONIGHT (12/11/2014) 5.30pm, Glasgow University, outside Queen Margaret Union.

Yiftah Curiel is the Head Spokesman and Press Officer for the Israeli Embassy in London. He is giving talks tonight to the Glasgow University European Society and the Dialectic Society about international relations and Israel policy.

In solidarity with Palestinian civil society’s call for an economic, cultural and academic boycott of the State of Israel, we call this demonstration to say loudly and clearly to Israeli State Representatives, you are not welcome at Glasgow University.

Recalling the memory of the thousands killed in Gaza and the West Bank this summer, and the escalation of the violence in Jerusalem in recent weeks. We assert the freedom of speech for the thousands of Palestinians who have died and who are suppressed by Israeli policies of genocide, apartheid and colonialism. Our message to the State of Israel and all its benefactors and representatives: you will have no platform here.

Join us with banners, placards and your voices.
Jim Dick: Life is Dutiful!
Thursday, November 13 at 7.00pm
The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL

The Arches presents an exhibition of new works by Jim Dick. Join us for the launch event on Thursday 13th November, 7-9pm, for drinks and a DJ set from Afrodeesia.

“Every time people perform an activity they have not themselves defined and do not themselves control, every time they pay for goods they produce with money they received in exchange for their alienated activity, every time they passively admire the products of their own activity as alien objects procured by money, they give new life to Capital and annihilate their own lives…”
Fredy Perlman, The Reproduction of Daily Life

This exhibition presents a series of drawings prompted by the pantomime characters we often find ourselves forced to adopt in the reproduction of the social and economic relations of Capitalism.

In July 2008, The Arches hosted The Glasgow School of Art graduate’s ‘Fornixxation’ exhibition; a series of compelling paintings on the theme of subconscious memories, desires and symbolic associations.

See the work here: http://www.swg3.tv/?p=546

Follow Jim on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jimmdick/

Fail Better: Gunpowder Plot
Thursday, November 13 at 7.00pm
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL

Fuck democracy, it’s back to Plan A.

This week there’s nae messin:

Glasgow poet DONNA CAMPBELL is gonna rip up the stage

EMPRESS MUSIC is slamming the beats right back at us

MAGGIE and LUCY LYRICAL have popped up fae Londontown to give us some anit-capitalist bashings

TICKLE (of Il Papa Giraffe, Chemikal Poets, Blacklanternmusic) is back. I shit you not.

MICHAEL BOYLE cracks out his tunes on a new stage

headlining, we have BECCI WALLACE with tunes fae her new release FRAGMENTALITY

and if that doesn’t kill you, our November host BRAM E GIEBEN will.

As usual, free entry. Chuckin £3 in for the artists would be grand tho. Wages n shit, innit
Anarcha-Feminism Today! A report back from the AFem2014 conference
Wednesday, November 19 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Anarchism and feminism have been intertwined for over a century, however mainstream feminism often fails as a movement for liberation for the working classes, while anarchist organising often reproduces the same patterns of sexism and misogyny we see through the world. To address these and many other points, this year seen the first in what hopes to be a series of international anarchist feminist conferences.

Several Glaswegians were able to head down and attend and will report back on the conference set-up, the main points of discussion, the thoughts towards current activities, and their thoughts on the direction of anarcha-feminist organising both here and globally in light of the conference.


Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/safer-spaces/

Glasgow Social Centre Collective
Thursday, November 20 at 6:00pm
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Garnethill, G3 6RE

The Glasgow Social Centre collective is working towards opening a space for grassroots and community-based projects and groups to meet and work from. If you are interested in getting involved in this project then come along!
Introduction to Green Woodworking
Sunday Nov 23 at 10:00am to Nov 24 at 4:00pm
Green Aspirations Scotland, G63 0NF

On this one day course you will learn about the relaxing craft of green woodworking.
Working with sustainable timber you will produce everyday items to take home and cherish.
During the day we will transform logs into useful wooden items. Starting by selecting timber, sawing and cleaving logs we will see how to make the most of the trees we use. You will then be shown a range of hand tools and how to use them to make a mallet or spatula.
You will also be shown how to use the basic equipment for green woodwork, the pole lathe and shave horse.

‘An inspirational course from Green Aspirations. I’ve totally caught the green woodworking bug after just a few hours in the woods with Paul and Louise. Paul gives excellent clear instruction from an obviously huge depth of knowledge, with emphasis on safety, practical experience and having fun. Really opened my eyes to possibilities of ‘green wood’ and left me hungry for more…’

‘I’m totally sold on your ethos and what you are doing here and I love the way you present it, in such an open and approachable way with no judgement.’

Night Shelter Open Evening
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Please contact Glasgow Unity for details of the location

Glasgow Night Shelter is looking for volunteers to help cover gaps in our rota over the winter holiday period.

We also need volunteers to help at a drop-in we’re going to run on Christmas and Boxing Days and on Hogmanay when people staying at the night shelter have nowhere to go because most other charities and community centres are shut.

If you are interested in volunteering at the night shelter or at the holiday drop-in then you should come along to the Open Evening to meet other volunteers, talk to some of the men staying at the shelter and to find out more about what volunteering involves.
Scotland Against Fracking Enviromental March
Sunday, December 7 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm
From The Helix Falkirk to Zetland Park Grangemouth

Come out and show your opposition to fracking!


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