Jewellery and Capitalism talk and discussion, Thursday 16th February 7-9pm at GAS
Jewellery is a universal form of adornment dating back tens of thousands of years. This talk presented by Maddie, a jeweller and anarchist, explores some of the history of jewellery; its socio-economic significance, how it relates to gender, class, the environment and how it has been used and adapted by over the ages. Prepare to learn a whole new side to jewellery; a vast global business based around mythology, sentiment, status, ownership, exploitation and extremely successful marketing.
As Glasgow refuses to take the austerity cuts lying down, there has been a wave of actions targeting the corporations benefiting from the capitalist system that is destroying the lives of the rest of us. As one protester said “even if we change nothing, we aren’t going down without a fight”
The first protest came the day after the spending review, with TSB occupied for over an hour by a group mostly comprising of pensioners, but with several Anarchists involved as well.
Then, this Saturday just past, the flagship Vodafone shop on Buchanan St was blockaded for the entire day by a large group of SSY members, Anarchists and assorted others. We were joined by at least 8 passers-by who stepped over that line to take part in there first ever non state sanctioned protest.
Today, RBS was occupied, again for over an hour. As with all of these actions no arrests were made.