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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, http://tinyurl.com/pmom25g) happens to occur in Glasgow at some point between now and January. In which we’ll send that out n’all ;-)

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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
Freedom

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)

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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
7pm

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
tragedies.

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

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

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:

https://www.facebook.com/nototesco

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TESCOgreatWesternRoad/

https://twitter.com/Saynototescogla

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Tuesday 10th December
- Clydeside IWW Meeting
Electron Club, 1st Floor of CCA, Sauchiehall Street/Scott Street, Glasgow, G2
3JD
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 – http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/about/

Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clydeside-IWW/216550781713688

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Wednesday 11th December
- Film Screening: ‘The Africa-China Connection’ (GRAMNet)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
6pm

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 – http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/events/

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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 -

http://gamesmonitor2014.org/2013/11/28/glasgow-1982-film-screening/

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Friday 13th December
- Let Freedom Ring Glasgow! The People’s Guide to Popular Education and
Freedom
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
letfreedomring@theglassishalffull.co.uk and please pass on this facebook page.
Please email letfreedomring@theglassishalffull.co.uk 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 http://www.theglassishalffull.co.uk

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/221130248058254/

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.

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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 (https://www.facebook.com/NaeBordersBookshop/info)

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 – https://www.facebook.com/NaeBordersBookshop

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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
Dough.

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 -

http://www.govanhillbaths.com/events/2013/dec/14/TINACF/#sthash.AoVUg2fU.dpuf

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Tuesday 17th December
- Scotland’s International Day to End Violence Against Sex-Workers (SWOU &
SCOT-PEP)
African-Caribbean Centre, 66 Osborne Street, G1 5QH
7.30pm

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.

[IMPORTANT INFO HERE]
- This event is free to attend.
- Current or former sex workers: wanna attend? got childcare or travel costs?
Fully reimbursed! Contact glasgow.swou at gmail.com 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 -
http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/ (SWOU)
http://www.scot-pep.org.uk/about-scot-pep (SCOT-PEP)

Further reading:

http://www.december17.org/

http://jasmineanddora.wordpress.com/

https://anarchafeministwhore.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/international-day-to-end-violence-against-sex-workers/

http://www.xojane.com/issues/international-day-to-end-violence-against-sex-workers

http://postwhoreamerica.com/december-17-international-day-to-end-violence-against-sex-workers/

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Events O’er the Next Week

Hi All,

Please see below for this week’s list of stuff happening in Glasgow, with a
mild nod across to the ‘burgh as well.

In particular, we’d like to draw your attention to the University strikes
happening this week, and we’d hope everyone would consider showing their
support for these (please see below for links to some events and further
information on what they’re about).

As always, please let us know of anything you think we should be putting out; you can email us here – glasgowautonomyupdates@lists.riseup.net

‘Til next time…

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Monday 28th October
- Nanotechnology: Hype, Fear, and Reality (Glasgow Skeptics)

Tuesday 29th October
- Film Screening: ‘Gasland Part 2’ (with Discussion) (Earthmovies)

Wednesday 30th October
- ‘Anarchism: From Proudhon to Kropotkin – A Talk by Iain MacKay’ (Edinburgh)

Thursday 31st October
- Support the University Strikes (UCU / Unison / Unite)

Thursday 31st October
- Drop ATOS from the Commonwealth Games – Lobby of Glasgow City Council

Sunday 3rd November
- Paint & Cake! Volunteering Event (Kinning Park Complex)

Monday 4th November
- Great Grub (Urban Roots)

Monday 4th November
- Launch Party for ‘Look Up Glasgow’ (Freight Books)

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Monday 28th October
- Nanotechnology: Hype, Fear, and Reality (Glasgow Skeptics)
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
7pm

A Talk by Michael Fay – Hosted by Glasgow Skeptics. A brief history of
nanotechnology – which goes back further than you might think – and where we
are now. A story that includes scientists, futurologists, hucksters, terrorists, politicians, the media, and everyone else. Alongside the genuine excitement in the possibilities, nanotechnology has also come with the unwelcome accompaniment of a great deal of both hype and alarmism. How much is
the reality swamped by the Hollywood plot device, and what does it tell us
about the link between science and the public?

Michael Fay is Research fellow at Nottingham Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Centre, part of Nottingham University where he is responsible for the day to
day operation of the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre
microscopy suite. He was also responsible for the production of the world’s
smallest periodic table which was written on a human hair. This feat was
recognized by the Guinness Book of Records in 2011.

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

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Tuesday 29th October
- Film Screening: ‘Gasland Part 2’ (with Discussion) (Earthmovies)
Stereo, 22-8 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH
7pm

We have the pleasure to announce that Earthmovies will host a special screening of Josh Fox’s new film Gasland 2.

Gasland 2 is the follow-up to the Oscar nominated film Gasland, which exposes
the dangers of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas
and oil from the ground.

In the US fracking is widespread and has led to water contamination so bad
that even tap water can be set on fire. As extensive plans for fracking are in
the pipeline for the UK and Scotland, it becomes a hot topic for local
communities and the environment on our own doorstep.

The film screening is free; the event is supported by Friends of the Earth
Scotland.

For Further Info (& Trailer) – http://www.earthmovies.org/p/projects.html

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Wednesday 30th October
- ‘Anarchism: From Proudhon to Kropotkin – A Talk by Iain MacKay’ (Edinburgh)
Lecture Theatre 175, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
5pm – 6.30pm

Talk organised by Edinburgh Uni Socialist Society & Edinburgh Uni Anarchist
Society.

Iain McKay is the editor of Property is Theft, a collection of Pierre-Joseph
Proudhon’s writings. He is also the main editor of and contributor to the
massive online resource and popular book series that is the Anarchist FAQ, as
well as being a frequent writer for Black Flag magazine and Freedom newspaper.

Iain will be discussing Kropotkin’s theory of mutual aid, the role of
anarchists in the Russian Revolutions, anarchist economics and much more!
There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

This event is being run by the Socialist Society as part of their ongoing
series of public lectures and debates, and co-hosted by the Anarchist Society.
All welcome!

Event Info – https://www.facebook.com/events/423262267779802/

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Thursday 31st October
- Support the UCU/Unison/Unite Education Strikes (UCU/Unison/Unite)
Glasgow

On Thursday 31st October members of the UCU, Unison, and Unite will be taking coordinated strike action in universities across the UK (http://www.ucu.org.uk/6794). In Glasgow there are calls to support the
strikes at Glasgow University, a pre-strike rally at GCU, see the following
links for more details.

Glasgow University -

https://www.facebook.com/events/428405893947880/

Glasgow Caledonian University -

http://www.caledonianunion.com/2013/10/25/ucu-unison-unite-pre-strike-rally-wednesday-m201/

For More Background Info on the Strike -

http://ucuglasgow.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/ucu-unison-and-unite-members-to-take-strike-action-on-31-october/

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Thursday 31st October
- Drop ATOS from the Commonwealth Games – Lobby of Glasgow City Council
George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU
1pm

Lobby of Glasgow City Council, organised by Glasgow Against ATOS.

We need you! On the 31st October, Councillors of Glasgow City Council will be
debating a motion to drop ATOS as a commonwealth games sponsor. Please come to George Square for a lobby of those councillors who are debating this motion.

Thousands of people have died after going through the ATOS work capability
assessment, ATOS are not fit to be a sponsor of the games and we ask that as
many people and organisations let them know how we feel about this immoral
company’s involvement in the Commonwealth Games next year.

For Further/Event Info – https://www.facebook.com/events/219037268264562/

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Sunday 3rd November
- Paint & Cake! Volunteering Event (Kinning Park Complex)
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA
12pm – 5pm

Volunteering Day at Kinning Park Complex.

This event is particularly for new volunteers of KPC, we will paint and eat cake 12-5pm, just in time for the subway home. On the agenda is:

- Doors and Radiators: chip away old paint and make paint up new,

- Downstairs Studio: freshening up a downstairs studio

- Cakes: baking for the team!

If you would like to join in then please email Ammie at volunteers@kinningparkcomplex.com

For Further Info – http://www.kinningparkcomplex.org/

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Monday 4th November
- Great Grub (Urban Roots)
Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow, G42 0LA
3.45pm – 6pm

Come along to our weekly cookery workshops and make delicious food to share
with your family; learn new cookery skills through practical cookery
workshops, about healthy and nutritious food; share and exchange recipes;
learn about how food can be healthy for you and the environment; eat delicious
food together!

Free childcare places are available for parents wanting to attend.

This course is Free, though places are limited – to book a place contact Emma
at Urban Roots (emma@urbanroots.org.uk).

For Further Info – http://www.urbanroots.org.uk/workshops/

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Monday 4th November
- Launch Party for ‘Look Up Glasgow’ (Freight Books)
Mono, 12 King’s Court, Glasgow, G1 5RB
6.30

You are warmly invited to the launch of ‘Look Up Glasgow’, a new book of
beautiful photos displaying Glasgow’s fantastic architectural detail, which we
often pass but rarely notice. Compiled by Adrian Searle and architectural
photographer David Barbour, ‘Look Up Glasgow’ is a stunning record of the
city’s hidden treasures, created in a time of great wealth and virtuoso
craftsmanship now long gone. The book also includes poetry from Kona Macphee, Colin Begg, Vicki Feaver, Graham Fulton, Sophie Cooke and Jim Carruth, responding in very individual ways to Glasgow’s extraordinary built
environment.

The launch will be held at Mono and is free, but please do RSVP to
info@freightbooks.co.uk

We’ll be showing photos from the book, listening to the poets read their
responses to the city, answering any questions you might have, and signing
copies (of which there will be a plentiful supply available if you don’t get
yours first). After that, please do stay and join us in wetting the leaves of
this extraordinary work.

For Further Info – http://www.freightbooks.co.uk/

A Talk and Organising Workshop on Solidarity Networks (with Members of Seattle Solidarity Network)

This Thursday (20th September)

Remploy Workers Strike in Springburn & Chesterfield

Workers at Remploy sites in Springburn and Chesterfield are staging a week long strike, from today, Monday 3rd September. Fitting alongside the wider programme of the Coalition Government’s smashing of collective provision, the government announced the closure and scrapping of Remploy factories earlier this summer. Established as part of the welfare state 66 years ago, Remploy was initiated in order to provide working class people who had returned from the Second World War injured and disabled with meaningful and fulfilling work. Of the 54 factories (25 of which closed last month), half are set to close by the end of the year, with 18 to close or be sold off next year, with 9 factories undetermined, throwing thousands of disabled workers onto benefits and into poverty.

For those workers still currently employed the future is equally precarious – the DWP are reckoned to be attempting, via the TUPE employee transfer scheme, to remove safeguards around pension commitments for any workers whose factories find a buyer. There is a strong belief that those buyers will then begin a process of selective redundancies, based on assessments of individual worker’s disabilities, allowing them to secure the most able-bodied of the workforce while pushing the rest to the scrapheap.

Taken together with the DWP’s dispicable arrangement with ATOS, this programme can’t be seen as anything other than the most sickening and brutal attack on the most vulnerable in society; with one hand, actively forcing those unable to work into destitution by the systematic removal of essential life-sustaining financial support, and with the other robbing those who can of jobs, pensions, security and dignity.

As a background to the current dispute, on the 24th August, workers took direct action, occupying the head office of Remploy for four hours in open confrontation with management.
http://union-news.co.uk/2012/08/remploy-occupation-ends-what-next-for-the-campaign/

If you are near either sites, please consider showing the strikers in Springburn and Chesterfield solidarity over the days to come – An Injury to One is an Injury to All.

Further Info -
www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/five_days_strike_at_two_remplo.aspx

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/remploy-factory-workers-to-stage-strike-7958913.html

Remploy Workers Site -
http://www.remployworkers.info/

Stuff Happening this Week (w/c 13th August)

Some events on the calendar for this week (listing to the side a wee bit on Tuesday) - including a film about the repression of Dissenting Activists in China, Organising & Public Campaign Meetings, Urban Gardening, etc.

If you know of any community based, radical and alternative goings-on, please let us know and we’ll try and include where possible.

If you would like details of events such as these, you can subscribe to the mailing list by emailing  glasgowautonomyupdates-subscribe@lists.riseup.net or visit https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/glasgowautonomyupdates

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Monday 13th – Thursday 16th
- Film Screening: Ai Weiwei – Never Sorry

Tuesday 14th August
- Clydeside IWW Organisational Meeting

Tuesday 14th August
- Glasgow Anarchist Federation & Friends Organisational Meeting

Tuesday 14th August
- Organise Against Refugee Evictions – Campaign Meeting

Tuesday 14th August
- Woodlands Community Garden: Tuesday Tutorials

Wednesday 15th August
- ‘The Cultural Boycott of Israel – Why?’ – Public Meeting

Sunday 19th August
- ‘Woodlands Community Garden – Monthly Garden Meeting’

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Monday 13th – Thursday 16th August
- Film Screening: ‘Ai Weiwei – Never Sorry’
GFT, Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
(Various Showings)

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken
domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive
legal system, Ai expresses himself and organises people through art and social
media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beaten him up,
bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age
who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.
First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while
working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced
exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public
figures.

For Further Info – http://aiweiweineversorry.com/
For Showing/Times – www.glasgowfilm.org

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Tuesday 22nd May
- IWW Clydeside General Membership Branch Meeting
Electron Club, 1st Floor of CCA, Sauchiehall Street/Scott Street
7.30

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 – http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/about/
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clydeside-IWW/216550781713688

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Tuesday 14th August
- Glasgow Anarchist Federation & Friends Organisational Meeting
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow
7pm

Glasgow AF & Friends are holding one of our regular meetings to organise new
and ongoing local campaigns. They are open to anyone who agrees to AFed’s Aims and Principles: http://afed.org.uk/organisation/aims-and-principles.html
See earlier post…

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Tuesday 14th August
- Organise Against Refugee Evictions – Campaign Meeting
O’Neil’s (Seperate Back Room), Albion/Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow
7.30pm …

The transfer of housing from Ypeople to Serco is under way. The eviction notices for refused refugees have been delivered. The meeting will discuss where the campaign goes from here. All welcome.

For Background Info – http://ncadc.org.uk/blog/2012/05/charity-begins-refugee-evictions-in-glasgow/

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Tuesday 31st July
- Woodlands Community Gardens: Tuesday Tutorials
Woodlands Gardens, 91-111 West Princes Street, Glasgow, G4 9BY
6.30 – 7.30pm

Every Tuesday evening from 6.30 – 7.30pm from 31st July – 28th August. Content
including seed collecting, what to plant now, leaf mould and herbal brews and
much more…

Tuesday 14th August: SOIL improving, fertilising, composting, leaf mould and
herbal brews

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

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Wednesday 15th August
- ‘The Cultural Boycott of Isreal: Why?’ Public Meeting
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG
7pm

The Don’t Dance with Israeli Apartheid campaign is calling for the boycott of the Batsheva Dance Company when it embarks on its UK tour in August.

The Batsheva Dance Company is funded by the Israeli state and is part of PR exercise designed by their Ministry of Foreign Affairs known as ‘Brand Israel’. Its aim is to whitewash Israel’s human rights abuses and violations of international law, creating a false image of a ‘normally’ functioning, democratic country.

Batsheva are scheduled to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival at the end of August and then to tour the UK visiting Salford, Birmingham, Bradford, Leicester, London, Brighton and Plymouth.

Speakers for this public meeting will include a visiting Palestinian & ex-Political Prisoner from Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine (original village near Jerusalem ethnically cleansed by Zionist forces in 1948).

Student Palestine activist Lorna McBean from the ‘We Are All Hana Shalabi’ network, recently returned from Palestine will be speaking about the Dont Dance With Israeli Apartheid campaign.

Organised by Don’t Dance With Israeli Apartheid campaign (a coalition of Palestine solidarity organisations, groups and individuals).

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Sunday 19th August
- Woodlands Community Gardens: Monthly Garden Meeting
Woodlands Gardens, 91-111 West Princes Street, Glasgow, G4 9BY
1pm

Join us in the garden this Sunday for our monthly meeting, at which will be
going over the programme and arrangements for our Harvest festival (Sat Sept
8th 2-7pm). We’ll need plenty of volunteers to help out at the festival so do
come along on Sunday to see how best you can help.

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

For the Next Few Weeks…

We have two events coming up, this coming Tuesday & the next. Firstly, our monthly Organisational Meeting, and secondly, a short talk and discussion on ‘International Anarchism’: Reporting Back from the St-Imier Anarchist Gathering.

This Tuesday we will be holding one of our regular meetings to organise for new and ongoing local activities. These meetings are open to anyone who agrees with the Anarchist Federation’s Aims & Principles (which are available to view here -http://afed.org.uk/organisation/aims-and-principles.html); if you are in agreement with these, and you’d like to get involved, drop us a line.

The Meeting will be held at the Kinning Park Complex (43 Cornwall St., Glasgow, G41 1BA), at 7pm.

The week Following, on Tuesday 21st August, we will also be holding a short talk (with discussion to follow) feeding-back from the St-Imier International Anarchist Gathering in Switzerland (as discussed in the last blog-post, from earlier in the week). This will be held in the Electron Club, 1st Floor of the CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, at 7pm.

This is part of a series of monthly discussions run by the Glasgow group of the Anarchist Federation, but open to everyone. The goal of these discussions is self-education and provoking thought. Abusive or rude behaviour, including interrupting others, will not be tolerated.

International Anarchism: St-Imier Anarchist Conference

Tomorrow, Wednesday 8th August, marks the beginning of the International Anarchist Gathering in St-Imier, Switzerland. Comrades from across the world will be travelling to St-Imier for the occasion; there will be conferences, talks, exhibitions & workshops on everything from Anarchist organisation, theory and history, to culture, anti-authoritarian strategy, and contemporary social movements, all against the backdrop of the Jura Mountains. This gathering also celebrates the 140th anniversary of the founding of the St-Imier Anarchist congress following the anti-authoritarian split with Marx’s First International.

From the St-Imier website:

International Anarchism Gathering, St-Imier, Switzerland
All libertarians from the various anarchist movements around the world, and all those interested in learning more about anarchism, are invited to gather from August 8-12, 2012 in St-Imier in the Jura mountains in Switzerland.

We will be celebrating the 140th anniversary of the first congress of St-Imier that was held in 1872, when the St-Imier Anarchist International was created after anti-authoritarian members were expelled from Marx’s First International. Since then, the world has changed in some ways with the different libertarian currents evolving in various directions, an aspect that will be well represented at the gathering in St-Imier. Certainly, time has not diminished the ways in which the weakest in society are being oppressed by the most powerful, and the meeting will accordingly address the multitude of approaches to resist these forms of oppression. The Jura Federation and the Congress of St-Imier 1872 In 1864, the International Workers Association was founded, quickly followed by sections in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle, St-Imier and other regions in the Swiss Jura mountains. Many of the members in these sections were working in their homes as watchmakers, were well read, and had an independent spirit. When Bakunin came to the region in 1869, there was a meeting of minds that was not without consequences.

As a result of this convergence of ideas, the Jura Federation became the libertarian pole of the First International, opposed to the Marxists. Infuriated by this opposition, Marx did everything he could to eliminate this diverging current. In 1872 he thought that he had achieved that goal. At the Hague Congress he managed to assemble his supporters and with some of his supporters posing as representatives of non-existing sections, managed to get votes passed for the exclusion of Bakunin and James Guillaume, only missing a few votes to do the same to Adhemar Schwitzguebel, which were all delegates from the Jura Federation.

Shocked by these actions, the sections that were sympathetic to the anti-authoritarian current, including Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and the USA, organized a conference in St-Imier, where they passed resolutions that were strongly libertarian. The anti-authoritarian IWA survived the Marxist branch to the end of the century.

140 years after the Congress of St-Imier, the exploitation and alienation of workers is still just as brutal. The Marxist illusion has dissipated in light of the communist dictatorships. Capitalism lives from crisis to crisis. Social crises, political crises, in addition to the current ecological crisis.

Where does the anarchist movement stand today?
The anarchist gathering in St-Imier in 2012 will be an opportunity to review the history of the anarchist movement, its ideas, its achievements, its hopes, its defeats, and what remains today; its own battles and those it shares with others: anti-militarism, anti-racism, anti-sexism, autonomous self-management, degrowth, education, feminism, internationalism, non-violence, etc..

 

You can see more details of the congress from the St-Imier website, here at http://www.anarchisme2012.ch/

Also, you can hear one of our comrades in Afed talk about the history of the congress, linking this to what will be happening in Switzerland this week, online here, at the Circled A Radio Show, http://thecircleda.com/2012/04/19/show-45-17-04-12-nick-heath/, from earlier this year.

Needless to say, we will be reporting back from the congress at some point in the weeks to come…

Events & Happenings (6th – 12th August)

This Week — Hiroshima Commemoration Day, Community Empowerment, Harvesting & Sowing, Workplace Organising, & Class Struggle…

If you know of any community based, radical and alternative goings-on, please let us know and we’ll try and include where possible.

If you would like details of events such as these, you can subscribe to the mailing list by emailing  glasgowautonomyupdates-subscribe@lists.riseup.net or visit https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/glasgowautonomyupdates

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Monday 6th August
- Hiroshima Commemoration in Glasgow

Tuesday 7th August
- Austerity Anonymous Reading Group (First Meeting)

Tuesday 7th August
- Woodlands Community Gardens: Tuesday Tutorials

Saturday 11th August
- This Land is Your Land: Empowerment to the People

Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th August
- IWW Workplace Organising Training (w/ Erik Foreman)

Saturday 11th August
- ‘Fighting Capitalism in the Belly of the Beast’ (IWW Public Meeting/Talk)

Sunday 12th August
- Dennistoun Community Gardens Summer Harvest

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Monday 6th August
- Hiroshima Commemoration in Glasgow
George Square, Glasgow
12noon onwards

Helensburgh CND and Faslane Peace camp have taken the initiative to organise the 2012 commemoration on the river Clyde in Glasgow.

The programme envisaged for the day will be:
- 12noon onwards: Making Lanterns in George Square, Glasgow
- 8pm: Procession with lanterns to launching site on the river.
- 9pm: (dusk) Launching of lanterns.

We appeal to those who believe that 5,000 deployed nuclear warheads pose an
intolerable threat to human survival, to promote this initiative in any way
they can.

For Further Info – Faslane30@riseup.net (Faslane Peace Camp), tp2000@gn.apc.org (Helensburgh CND)

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Tuesday 7th August
- Austerity Anonymous Reading Group (1st Meeting)
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA
7pm

Austerity Anonymous is a new regular discussion group, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, which sometimes takes a written text as its starting
point, sometimes another kind of text (a film, a tv show), and sometimes a more
general theme for discussion.

People take turns to propose material for the group to examine. The intention
being to bring about a situation where we might begin to analyse and discuss
current events collaboratively, while relating to theory.

Sometimes we will meet in the pub, sometimes in a community centre, sometimes the library. There are plans for field-trips, going for walks and exploring local histories.

Generally, the group tries to introduce contemporary texts and situations to
our discussions, aiming towards informed analysis & critique of current events.

The first meeting will be on 7th August, at Kinning Park, to discuss
‘Riot-Plaza-Commune’
by Research/Destroy, which can be found online, here:
http://www.bayofrage.com/from-the-bay/plazariotcommune/

The second meeting will be on 21st August, also at Kinning Park (7pm) to
discuss Selma James’ ‘Sex, Race & Class’, which can be found online here:
http://caringlabor.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/james-sexraceclass-read.pdf

For Further Info – http://glasgoweducation.wordpress.com/austerity-anonymous/

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Tuesday 7th August
- Woodlands Community Gardens: Tuesday Tutorials
Woodlands Gardens, 91-111 West Princes Street, Glasgow, G4 9BY
6.30 – 7.30pm

Every Tuesday evening from 6.30 – 7.30pm from 31st July – 28th August. Content includes seed collecting, what to plant now, leaf mould and herbal brews and much more…

Tuesday 7th August – SOWING tips on what can still be planted now & how best to water and look after your seedlings

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

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Saturday 11th August
- This Land is Your Land: Empowerment to the People
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow, G2 3JD
10am – 3.30pm

How can the community best make use of underused public assets?

All round Scotland there are great examples of people taking advantage of
opportunities and we want to bring together people together to celebrate what
people are achieving already, and how to do more of it.

The Scottish Government is consulting until 29 August on Community Empowerment, and part of the day is to get people together to talk about what community empowerment means to them, and how best to achieve it. Andy Warhol said, ‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’

We believe the times are changing, people want room to grow, and to make the
best use of our land, buildings and other assets, to help their community
prosper. Empowerment is good for you, (doctors say so!) and good for the wider
community and we should encourage Scottish Parliament and local authorities to encourage more of it.

We believe that there should be a presumption in favour of people being able to
grow things on underused land and to make use of other underused assets unless
there are strong reasons why not.

The structure of the event is inclusive and people coming along will be
encouraged to talk about practical projects – and celebrate what’s already
happening and what they are doing, and to contribute their ideas of how to make
Community Empowerment relevant to people.

For Further Info, Booking, and Program -
http://thislandisyourlandglasgow.eventbrite.com/

Email – john@scottishorchards.com

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Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August
- IWW Workplace Organising Training
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG
10am – 5pm (both days)

The Clydeside IWW is hosting a Workplace Organiser Training event on
Saturday/Sunday 11th and 12th August.

This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone interested in workplace organising
using Solidarity Unionist strategies and tactics to get trained by the lead
organiser for the Jimmy Johns Workers Union, Erik Foreman. The IWW is famous for its 101 Organiser training and at this event we will have the designer of this training and one of the founding members of the famous Starbucks and Jimmy Johns Workers Union.

Erik has been on a Tour which has taken in Egypt, Germany, Poland and elsewhere in Europe, where he has been delivering training at three different levels. He is now undertaking training in London, Bristol, Sheffield and Clydeside before returning to the States.

The training will be an intense 14 hour first level organiser training covering
all areas of workplace organisation, mobilisation and direct action and aims to
give participants the tools to start organising initiatives where they work.

The event is open to everyone interested in workplace organising from a
Solidarity Unionist perspective and is particularly useful for those organising
in non-unionised and precarious workplaces. We still have spaces left, open to
all radicals who have to sell their labour power.

Contact via email (as below) to book a place for free. For anyone unable to
make the training, there is alo a public meeting/talk later in the evening (see
below).

Clydeside IWW Facebook -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clydeside-IWW/216550781713688

Contact Email – mccormickd1@yahoo.com

For Further Info – http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/

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Saturday 11th August
- Fighting Capitalism in the Belly of the Beast: Class Struggle & IWW in the USA
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG
7pm

Public Meeting/Talk held by Clydeside IWW. The global economic crisis is
reshaping the social, cultural, and political landscape of the entire world,
including the United States. In this talk, American labour organiser Erik
Forman will discuss the theory and practice behind the rise of a new workers’
movement in the US; from the Wisconsin Uprising and Occupy Wall Street, to
recent campaigns to build unions in the fast food industry.

Forman has spent the last 5 years as a worker in the fight to unionise
Starbucks, Jimmy John’s, and other corporate chains with the Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW).

For Further Info – http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com

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Sunday 12th August
- Dennistoun Community Gardens Summer Harvest
Dennistoun Community Gardens, 42-44 Circus Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow, G31
1pm – 4pm

Hidden away on Circus Drive is a lovely sun trap enveloping an inspiring food
growing space created by local residents in Dennistoun; Dennistoun Community
will be holding a Summer Harvest on Sunday 12th August, including a Pot Luck
Picnic and BBQ.

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

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Events For This Week (23rd – 29th July)

Some community/radical events & happenings for the week to come: from Post-Scarcity Anarchism, to Riot-Folk shows, assorted other things….

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Tuesday 24th July
- ‘Beyond Scarcity’ Discussion (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)

Thursday 26th July
- Ryan Harvey: Occupy & Beyond (Songs & Stories for the Global Uprisings)

Friday 27th July
- Action Against ATOS – Picket ATOS in Glasgow

- Glasgow Critical Mass

Saturday 28th July
- Anti-BNP Demo Action: Stop the BNP in Glasgow

- Glasgow Harvest @Greyfriars Garden

- Shotts Mapping Party

Sunday 29th July
- IWW Clydeside GMB Annual Picnic

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Tuesday 24th July
- ‘Beyond Scarcity’ – A Discussion on Post-Scarcity Anarchism
Electron Club, 1st Floor of CCA, Sauchiehall Street/Scott Street
7pm

Over 13,600 people starve to death every day and 14% of the world is malnourished.

Preventable diseases run rampant while charities and institutions fight one another for the funds to find cures. Workers take industrial action to prevent the deployment of technology that would save back-breaking labour while welcoming welcome businesses and projects into the community that will poison the environment for generations to come. Education, communication and entertainment are rationed based upon what you can afford. People create art and enrich our society but live in destitution.

Many try to get the best they can within this system. Many say this is just the way things are. Anarchist communists say there is another way…

Glasgow AF & Friends presents a brief introduction on the conditions that lead to scarcity in the world and how anarchist communism directly relates to the drive to create a post-scarce society, followed by a round-table discussion upon the issues raised

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

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Thursday 26th July
- Ryan Harvey: Occupy & Beyond (Songs & Stories from the Global Uprisings)
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Glasgow
6.30pm

Since mid-2011, Ryan has performed over 100 shows in 15 countries, including
over 3 months of performances at and around “Occupy” movement encampments in the United States. His songs and stories, themed around the global upheaval catalyzed by the Arab Spring and other mass protests across the world are meant to educate, instigate, and inspire.

Tickets are £5, £4 (student), or £3 (unwaged) – available from Monorail
Music & http://www.brownpapertickets.co.uk (discounts unavailable online)

Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/423105064401088

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Friday 27th July
- Action Against ATOS – Picket ATOS in Glasgow!
Cadogan Street, Glasgow
2pm

On Friday 29 June, FRFI (Glasgow), Black Triangle Disability Rights Campaign,
the Accord Centre campaign and others, held a noisy picket outside the offices
of French multinational company ATOS.

The picket was held in solidarity with all those being dragged through vicious
Work Capability Assessments as part of the Government’s programme to throw
500,000 people off Disability Living Allowance and deeper into the ranks of the
poor and unemployed. Meanwhile, companies such as ATOS are making a profit in carrying out this dirty work, and welcomed as ‘partners’ for the Olympics,
Paralympics and Commonwealth Games by their political friends.

This process is an attack on everyone, not just those at the receiving end. It
demands action now. Sick and disabled people across Britain are already taking
the lead in militant protests to end this brutal war on welfare – solidarity
must be expanded.

Join the next picket on Friday 27 July and the last Friday of every month -
bring your flags, banners, drums, placards and friends – enough is enough!

All welcome. Organised by FRFI Glasgow

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Friday 27th July
- Glasgow Critical Mass
George Square, Glasgow, G1
5.30pm (for 6pm Start)

Critical Mass is a movement without leaders to promote cycling as a superior
alternative to car culture by showing the world that cycling is healthy for the
environment and for ourselves, sociable and lots of fun! People come together
(typically on the last Friday of every month) in cities around the world where
bicyclists and also unicyclists, skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters
and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse, and create a
safe and social space by cycling together in a group. It’s not about “pissing
car drivers off” by being aggressive or confrontational. Instead, we reclaim
the streets by making the statement that WE ARE TRAFFIC!

Glasgow’s Critical Mass rides the Last Friday of every Month, meeting from
5.30pm, George Square, for an approximate 6pm start.

For Further Info – http://glasgowcriticalmass.wordpress.com/about/

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Anti-BNP Demo Action – Stop the BNP in Glasgow!
Buchanan Street, Glasgow
11am

On Saturday 28 July, the BNP will descend on Glasgow city centre for what
leader Nick Griffin is calling the “biggest nationalist demonstration ever in
Glasgow”. It follows their failed attempts – alongside their fascist chums
in the Scottish Defence League – to carry out activity on Buchanan Street
over two Saturdays in July so far. On both occasions, passers by and local
anti-fascists have united to show their opposition to the BNP and SDL – and
they were soon sent packing. Saturday 28th must be a huge show of force against
the fascists – they shall not pass!

Meet by Police Box/All Saints

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/events/415888435136291/

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Saturday 28th July
- Glasgow Harvest @Greyfriars Garden
Greyfriars Garden, Shuttle Street, Glasgow, G1 1QA
12pm – 4pm

Cooked up by arts charity NVA, Glasgow Harvest is a colourful celebration of
local food, which groups across the city can make their own. Join us for the
opening of Greyfriar’s Garden, the Merchant City’s new community growing
space with SAGE (Sow and Grow Everywhere).

You will find pop-up cooking stalls, growing workshops, free tastings, the Fife
Diet Seed Truck, and live music from Yuptae. Exchange your goods at This for
That, a home-grown exchange market commissioned by the Hidden Gardens.
Vegetables, herbs, jam… anything goes, as long as you’ve grown it or made
it!

An international collaboration between artists Alex Wilde and Annechien Meier,
the market will also serve as a place for exchange of ideas and skills.

For Further Info – glasgowharvest@thehiddengardens.org.uk

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- Saturday 28th July
Shotts Mapping Party
Central Scotland Forest Trust, Hillhouseridge, Shotts, ML7 4JS
11am – 4pm

Join us as we map the woods, parks, shops, paths, roads, monuments and green
spaces around Shotts. Help create a free map, displaying the natural and built
assets of the town of Shotts. We will teach you how to survey, edit and upload
to OpenStreetMap website. We hope to create a map to showcase the facilities
and points of interest of the area and help improve access and management in
the future.

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the
OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a free, open source map that can be
contributed, edited and used by anyone, anywhere. Mapping parties are social
events where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about
the project. The event is open to all.

It’s fun. It’s free. You can help!

Supported by the Central Scotland Forest Trust.

For Further Info -
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapping_Party/Shotts#Schedule
Event Booking -  http://shotts.eventbrite.com/

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Sunday 29th July
- Clydeside IWW Picnic
People’s Palace, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT
12.15pm

Clydeside Wobs Annual Picnic, Assemble from 12.15, for 12.30 start at Dalton’s
Fountain, at the front of the People’s Palace (or front-entrance if raining).
Public happening for friends, family and fellow travellers. If raining other
nearby venues will be sought.

For Further Info – http://iwwscotland.wordpress.com/

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Events for this week (9th – 15th July)

Please see below for the details of events and happenings this week; foremost this week is ‘Take Back the Land’ in the Douglas Valley, organised by Coal Action Scotland – it looks set to be one for the calendars and looks brilliant – more specific details can be got from Coal Action Scotland directly, by emailing them directly at contact@coalactionscotland.org.uk.

Also this week – Anarchist Discussions, Anti-Workfare Meetings, Fundraisers, and some organising in the Community…As always, if there’s anything you think we should put in the next list, please let us know…

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Thursday 12th July
- Talk on Collective Appropriation in Greece (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)

Thursday 12th – Monday 16th July
- Coal Action Scotland: Take Back the Land

Friday 13th July
- ‘Push the Boat Out’ – Galgael Fundraiser

Friday 13th July
- Polmadie Gassification Plant – Campaign Meeting

Sunday 15th July
- Glasgow Anti-Workfare Meeting

Sunday 15th July
- Woodlands Community Garden: Garden Meeting

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Thursday 12th July
- ‘Reactions to Crisis: Collective Appropriation in Greece’ Talk & Discussion
Electron Club, 1st Floor of CCA, Sauchiehall Street/Scott Street
7pm

Masked activists (self-identifying as anarchists) taking from supermarkets and handing goods to passers-by are the topic of this talk. Over 50 such acts have occurred across Greece since the beginning of the crisis in 2008 Is collective appropriation – i.e. taking the struggle from the ‘sphere of production’ to the ‘sphere of consumption’ – a tactic that can be used in other contexts, too? This talk and discussion will explore Collective Appropriation as a Reaction to the current economic crisis.

Hosted by Glasgow Anarchist Federation & Friends.

Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/414304275278689/
For Further Info – https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com

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Thursday 12th – Monday 16th July
- Coal Action Scotland: Take Back the Land
Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire

Opencast coal mining in the Douglas Valley is about the ruling class destroying communities for their own financial gain. Its about ecological destruction on a massive scale for capitalism’s unquenchable thirst for cheap energy. Its about absentee fat-cat land-lords making millions off land that shouldn’t be theirs. Its about morally corrupt local (and national) government putting profit before people.

Join us 12-18 July in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, to build on 20 years of community struggle and four years of direct action against the UK’s biggest opencast mining company. It’s time to Take Back the Land! ‘Take Back the Land!’ will be a space for taking action, sharing skills and learning through doing. It will be a welcoming and safe space for all those wishing to challenge the social injustice and environmental destruction caused by opencast coal mining operations in Scotland and throughout the world.

Building on previous years experience at camps such as the Mainshill Solidarity Camp, the Happendon Wood Action Camp and events such as the Outdoor Skillshares, we will be establishing a base for a week of high impact action and low impact, sustainable living. In solidarity with the communities of the Douglas Valley, we will be directly confronting the power structures and infrastructures which have dominated and scarred the valley for too long with a mass action planned for the 14th July and plenty of room for skilling up, recruitment and affinity group actions to be taken.

If you wish to find out more information or contact us for any reason please get in touch: contact@coalactionscotland.org.uk

For further info – http://takebacktheland.org.uk/
Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/393162964061503/

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Friday 13th July
- ‘Push the Boat Out’ – Galgael Fundraiser GalGael,
15 Fairley Street, Govan, Glasgow, G51 2SN
8pm – 11pm

Bombskare and Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands are teaming up to put on a unique gig in an amazing Boat Building Workshop in Govan, called The Galgael. Bombskare, Scotland’s 9-man ska juggernaut has been tearing up stages the length and breadth of the British Isles. Their trademark ska rhythms and lush harmonies, together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section truly blows the audience away. So it’s little wonder, The Scotsman, crowned them “Scotland’s premier ska band”.

BBC introduced singer – songwriter Lorraine McCauley will release her debut album this summer with her band The Borderlands. They recently supported Karine Powart, who has tipped them as the breakthrough act of 2012. Having visited the Galgael as a potential music video location, Lorraine and the Borderlands were blown away by the tremendous work carried out at the project. So it is with the support of the Galgael and Bombskare that the band will host this exciting fundraiser gig.

Together both bands will raise the roof and funds for the Galgeal, so don’t miss this unique one off event. All funds raised will go to support the wonderful work of The Galgael. So come join us on Friday 13th of July (Lucky for some) at the Galgael to Push the Boat Out!

For Further Info & Tickets, etc. – www.galgael.org - http://galgaelpushtheboatout.eventbrite.com/

Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/107331722739090/

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Friday 13th July
- Polmadie Gasification Plant – Possible Campaign Meeting
Toryglen Community Base, Prospecthill Square, Glasgow, G42 0LE
1pm – 3pm

Urban Roots is hosting an open meeting for anyone interested in the Gasification project at Polmadie. This new plant will process all of Glasgow’s waste. Billed as a Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, the proposed plant (which is currently in consultation stages) will separate additional household waste for recycling (we like this bit), but anything non economically viable to recycle will be chucked in the ‘gasifier’.

Gasifiers come under EU incineration regulations. Naturally we have concerns around emissions, incerased traffic and impact on local communities. Moreover though, there are clear contradictions between these proposed plans and the council’s own recycling targets and policies.

Glasgow City Council will sign a contract promising 175,000 tonnes of waste for the gasifier each year. With GCC recycling targets taken into account, the only way they could keep this would be to buy waste in from other local authorities. Join us at this meeting to discuss how we might coordinate action locally.

For Further Info – http://www.gainscotland.org.uk/GAINS-letter-to-Glasgow-NHS-and-reply_111221.shtml

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/346208832115517/

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Sunday 15th July
- Glasgow Anti-Workfare Campaign Meeting
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow
3pm – 5pm

There have been a series of actions against workfare up and down the U.K., and in the last couple of weeks, the news has came through that due to campaigns directed against the company, Holland & Barrett have become the latest casualty, bowing to pressure from both outraged customers and campaigners alike, and announcing their exit from the scheme (see here – http://solfed.org.uk/?q=node/2608).

This is a meeting to discuss and plan what we in Glasgow can do to stand against Workfare.

For Further (Background) Info – http://www.boycottworkfare.org/

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Sunday 15th July
- Woodlands Community Garden: Garden Meeting
91-111 West Princes Street, Glasgow
1pm

Monthly Garden Meeting – come along to mulch over ideas and find out how you can get involved in the garden. Also help us plan our harvest festival which will be happening in early September. Everyone Welcome.

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

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