Glasgow Events from 03/03/2015

Hi all,

A busy month past and another coming up! Along with all the news below I’d also note that the far-right group Pergida have posted about holding an Islamaphobic rally in Edinburgh on the 21st, although they have taken down the event at the moment. We’ll post more about any public counter action as and when we have it.

Until then, enjoy…

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Weegies Against the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)

Monday, March 2 at 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Corunna House, 29 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7RD

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) national day of action against Maximus inc who have taken over the DWP contract for the work capability assessment from ATOS. same building, same staff, same assessment, same humiliation of disabled people. Join Black Triangle Anti-Defamation Campaign in Defence of Disability Rights & others to give a proper weegie "welcome" to Maximus who will be paid between £590m and £650m of tax payers money over three years to frighten & humiliate disabled people. They plan to reduce the number of Doctors & replace them with occupational therapist to carry out the WCA that has already been condemned by the British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing & others as a flawed assessment tool that is detrimental to patients well being. Disability campaigners here unearthed a stream of problems with Maximus contracts in the US. In 2000, an audit showed Maximus had billed the state of Wisconsin almost $500,000 since 1997 in improper or questionable expenses; the company paid back $500,000 and made another payment of $500,000 as a show of good faith. In 2007, the company settled a Medicaid fraud lawsuit – centring on whether it falsified tens of millions of dollars of Medicaid claims – with a payment of $30.5m. Join us lets make maximus regret taking this blood money from our government & send them packing as we did with ATOS.

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IWW Clydeside Branch Meeting

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 – 9:00pm

Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Open to members and would be applicants. clydeside

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For Cultural Purposes Only & Introduction To The End Of An Argument

Wednesday March 4 at 7:00pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

For Cultural Purposes Only

In an age dominated by the moving image what would it feel like to never see an image of the place that you came from?The Palestinian Film Archive, containing over 100 films showing the daily life and struggle of the Palestinian people, was lost in the Israeli siege of Beirut in 1982. Here interviewees describe from memory key moments from the history of Palestinian cinema. These scenes are drawn and animated. Where film survives, the artist’s impressions are corroborated. This is a film about reconstruction and the idea that cinema is an expression of cultural identity– that cinema fuels memory. Dir Sarah Wood UK 2009, 8mins more information

Introduction To The End Of An Argument

With a combination of Hollywood, European and Israeli film footage, documentary, news coverage and ‘live’ reportage shot in the West Bank and Gaza strip, the film critiques representations of the Middle East, Arab culture, and the Palestinian people produced by the West with an oddly wry narrative that mimicks the history of Middle East politics. Dir. Jayce Salloum/ Elia Suleiman Canada 1990, 45mins more information

Part of WORLDSCREEN : Palestine

A new, monthly film series produced by camcorder guerrillas and Document International Human Rights Film Festival. The first season of six screenings – January-June 2015 – is dedicated to Palestine. All screenings are free but ticketed. Suggested donation £4.

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LIVE MUSIC AT SHARMANKA: GIG THIEF?

Thursday, March 5 at 8:00pm

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

For our March First Thursday event, we’re joined by improvisation trio Gig Thief? who will play amidst Eduard Bersudsky’s marvellous mechanical sculptures. This lineup began in July 2012 and comprises Sam (vocals etc.), Matt (guitar etc.), and Gregor (keys etc.) who had been friends and musical collaborators at school in Edinburgh. They have improvised for ‘City Glimpses’, an internet-streamed dance project in the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and performed at Forest Cafe. Playing at Sharmanka will be their third public outing.

This show will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s own 7pm performance has concluded, so a little after eight.

Donations will be collected from audience members after Gig Thief? have played.

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March of Women

Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm

Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we will march from Glasgow Women’s Library to Glasgow Green as a procession to celebrate the achievements of Scottish women from past and present.

This is a public art event and everyone is welcome to join us and take part.

Find out more about March of Women here: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/discover-our-projects/march-of-women/

#MarchofWomen

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Q&A with Denise Mina

Friday, March 13 at 10:30am

Ibrox Library, Midlock St (west of Cessnock U)

Denise Mina, Glasgow based crime novelist & comic book script-writer, speaks about her work, perspective on Glasgow and does a Q&A. Organised by Ibrox Writers Group at Ibrox Library.

Free entry, coffee, tea & nibbles.

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LEELAH’S LAW SOLIDARITY MARCH | GLASGOW

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00am

Meeting at the Merchant Square

NB: RESCHEDULED AGAIN WITH NEW LOCATION – THIS WILL NOT BE CHANGED AGAIN

This march is in memory of Leelah Alcorn herself, with the intent of making sure her final words and wishes are heard. This is a call to enact "Leelah’s Law", which would ban the practice of so-called "transgender conversion therapy" in the United States. This is also in support of transgender individuals of all ages and is a call for information on transgender and gender non-conforming identities to be taught compassionately and appropriately in schools from an early age.

This event is being organized by members of the transgender community and allies working together, and in conjunction with the LGBTQI+ societies of the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University.

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Angry Not Apathetic: This is what democracy looks like?

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

With the general elections less than a couple of months away, Glasgow Anarchist Federation would like to invite you to the first of a pair of talks on issues surrounding the upcoming elections. The evening will open with a short presentation on how anarchists view the electoral process before opening up for wider discussion.

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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/

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GLITCH – A QUEER/ TRANS/ INTERSEX/ PEOPLE OF COLOUR FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, March 19 until Saturday, March 28

CCA, 350 Sauciehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

We are a glitch in the system

Our lives deny the lies

Our complexity is dissent

We fight for love

We have a stunning selection of films, video art, spoken word, filmmaker Q & A’s, panel discussions, live music, and free haircuts. Entry to all events is FREE/ All films are subtitled/ All live events are BSL interpreted. To see the full programme then please visit:

http://www.digitaldesperados.org/glitch/glitchprogramme-2015/

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Angry Not Apathetic: Direct action gets the goods!

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm

Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

With the general elections less than a month away, Glasgow Anarchist Federation would like to invite you to the second of a pair of talks on issues surrounding the upcoming elections. The evening will open with a short presentation on what anarchists advocate in favour of in contrast to electoral politics before opening up for wider discussion.

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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/

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