Back to the long-list format this week. For those of you picking up this mail on Monday there are several events later this evening that slipped through the update net until just now so worth checking out, especially “These Streets Were Made for Walking” starting at Midnight.
So without further ado…
We Need to Talk About Fracking – Glasgow Debate
Monday June 09 at 8:00pm
The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL
Mary Church – Friends Of The Earth
Maria Montinaro – Falkirk Councillor, Concerned Communities of Falkirk
Liz Arnold – US Anti-Fracking Campaigner
Tina Louise Rothery – Residents Action on Fylde Fracking
Tom Barlow – Reclaim The Power
This is a critical moment for Britain. The government’s plans to introduce fracking will change the UK forever.
There are several issues surrounding this technology that we need to talk about. Can fracking cause a real threat to our water supply ? Will fracking bring a genuine jobs boom? Will fracking help us tackle climate change, or will it make it worse?
Come along to hear these questions and many more debated. The debate starts at 8pm. Doors open from 7. Tickets are free. You just have to sign up at talkfracking.org.
These Streets Were Made for Walking
Monday June 09 at 11:45pm
Queens Park, Glasgow.
After an increasing number of serious sexual assaults on women in Glasgow, including most recently within one week of each other, a woman being subjected to gang rape in Toryglen and another young woman being raped in Govanhill, it has become clear that something has to be done to send a message to both the perpetrators and the authorities that we will not stand by and let this massive problem within our city be ignored.
Myself and Ashley Crossan who are organizing this walk are both young, female residents of Govanhill and are quite frankly, tired of harassment, and the fear of assault being a part of our daily lives, simply because we are female. We are tired of being told when we can and cannot walk around our own neighborhoods as a “preventative measure”. Not to mention the taxi fares spent going from each others houses after dark for fear of walking alone! Well, what we’re suggesting is that we stop putting the onus on the victim and what they can do to be ‘responsible’ re their own safety, and instead focus the blame right where it should be: on the rapist.
This walk is then both a show of solidarity, in support of the victims of rape, and a call to action; to encourage more police presence and support in this area and to make sure that these kind of attacks on our mothers/sisters/daughters/spouse (and indeed fathers/brothers/sons) never happen.
This is a peaceful walk, not a protest. It will take place at midnight on Monday 9th of June and we will meet at the Queens Park Gates at 11.45. The police have been informed that this event is taking place. All are invited, women, men and children.
All donations will go to Rape Crisis Scotland, more information will be available in the coming few days so please do check back for further information.
Bike Maintenance Level 2
Tuesday June 10 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G42 0LA.
Come along and have your bike checked and learn how to maintain it yourself. If you already know the basics when it comes to looking after your bike but want to further your knowledge then this is the course for you.
This is a free course but booking is required. You do not need to have completed level 1 to attend.
For more information or to reserve a place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel:0141 613 2766
Starts Tuesday June 10 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Hall, 160 Peat Road, G53 6DE
This is a free course but booking is necessary.
Come along to our weekly cookery workshops and make delicious food to share with your family
Learn new cookery skills through practical cookery workshops
Learn 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!
This course is Free, though places are limited
To book a place contact Lucy at Urban Roots
Tel:07974523925 or Email: email@example.com
Clydeside IWW Branch Meeting
Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Electron Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD
Branch meeting of the Clydeside IWW, a grassroots union for all workers.
Jamfest: `Fuck the Tories, Sing us yer Stories
Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00pm
Pivo Pivo, 15 Waterloo Street, G2 6AY
*we did this back in 2012 with great success and we are bringing the infamous Jamfest Coalition special back to Pivo Pivo on June 10th.
*Featuring an outstanding array of musicians, singers, poets, M.Cs all gathered together for a special one-off collaboration. All genres, all styles welcomed with a loose `F*** the Tories` theme binding it all together .
*All artists are invited along to join in by giving us a song, reciting a poem, joining in the jam or telling us a story.
*We will also reveal who is playing the special Jamfest `Making Things Happen` tent at Kelburn Garden Party
stage is open * Entry is free * attendance is mandatory
Faslane Peace Camp’s 32nd birthday
Thursday, June 12 until Monday, June 16
Faslane Peace Camp, Shandon, Helensburgh, G84 8HL
Faslane Peace Camp will be celebrating its 32nd birthday on 12th June, followed by a weekend of workshops, music, and mischief. 2014 is a crucial time in the campaign against nuclear weapons, and presents a real opportunity to banish Britain’s Bomb from Scotland and the world. Join us from 12-16th June to share skills and plans for a summer of action. Camping and vegan food available throughout; please let us know of any other requirements in advance. Children and (well-behaved) dogs welcome. Check our Facebook page as the day approaches for workshop and performance times.
Fail Better. JUNOWHITYERGETTININTAE?
Thursday, June 12 at 8:00pm
McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1NL
We’re back! Aye, it’s only been a month, but you missed us.
This time we’ve got a JackalTrades Exclusive and a Fail Better first cos this yin’s a live album.
RORY O’BYRNE -rising young star of the music scene from Oban with lyrical, acoustic songs of wonderment`… He’ll be singing, and maybe even shouting over the excitement.
And later on MARK McG will be saying hings into microphones mixing some poetry, comedy, spoken word and hip hop Markapella`
THE TWISTETTES will make us lose our feminist moshing crowdsurfing shit.
The award winning KATHRINE SOWERBY will be reading her poetry
And AMAL EL-MOHTAR will be back with more tales of honey
and, LOKI will be hyping, so basically, beat that for a line up.
This is South Africa Youth Uprising Soweto Day
Friday, June 13 at 7:00pm – 1:00am
Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, G12 8LX
Mark Soweto Day by sharing in a celebration of culture from the South of Africa.
Enjoy live performances from emerging African and Caribbean talent
Help us launch Ubuntu Botho, a South African community group based in Glasgow, most of whom lived under Apartheid in South Africa for many years. Many are nurses and some treated victims of the state violence visited on the youths of Soweto that day!
Hear emotional authentic South African liberation songs sung by the members of the Ubuntu Botho choir.
Then dance the night away to Hip Hop, Kwaito, R&B, Township Jive. Live DJ till 1am. Licensed bar till 1am.
LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL GUEST STAR ANNOUNCEMENT, COMING SOON …
Freedom Theatre comes to Glasgow! – CREATION UNDER OCCUPATION
Friday, June 13 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD
An evening of documentary and discussion about the work of The Freedom Theatre Palestine.
The Freedom Theatre was built in the heart of the Palestinian resistance in Jenin Refugee Camp in 2006. The aim was to create a political and artistic movement of theatre and filmmakers who could fight the Israeli Occupation through art and use cultural resistance as a tool to fight oppression. Due to the provocative nature of the work the theatre has had its building attacked, received numerous death threats, had its members interrogated and imprisoned and in 2011 the theatre’s Artistic Director Juliano Mer Khamis was murdered. Despite this the theatre has managed to tour their work internationally as well as open many productions in Jenin Refugee Camp where it is based.
The discussion will be led by Nabil Al-Raee. Nabil was born in Alrob refugee Camp in Palestine and is an actor, director and teacher. He has worked at The Freedom Theatre since 2006 and took over as artistic director when Juliano Mer Khmais was murdered.
The evening will also include the documentary Arna’s Children which was directed by Juliano Mer Khamis telling the story of a Palestinian theatre group that was established by his mother Arna in Jenin. Juliano went on to found The Freedom Theatre, leading the artistic vision for six years until he was murdered in 2011.
After Antibiotics? – Laura McCaughey | Glasgow Skeptics
Monday, June 16 at 7:00pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, G2 7DA
The UK government recently announced that antibiotic resistance was as big a threat as terrorism, predicting that in the next 20 years the world could revert back to a pre-antibiotic era, in which routine operations, cancer treatments and childbirth could become life threatening. The problem of antibiotic resistance is fuelled by the over-prescription of antibiotics, their use in animal feed, and a lack of development of new antibiotics. In this talk, Laura will review how these practices have contributed to this crisis and the changes needed to prevent further damage., and will also discuss how realistic the idea of “a world without antibiotics” is, and the consequences of such an occurrence.
To combat antibiotic resistance, new ways of killing bacteria are required. During her PhD, Laura has developed protein antibiotics that are produced by bacteria to kill bacteria and, she will close the talk by discussing how these could be used to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Laura McCaughey is a final year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, specialising in the development of new antibiotics to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, notorious for their antibiotic resistance. Laura has also worked in the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, testing the safety of antibiotics for human trials, giving her a unique insight into the pharmaceutical industries perspective of antibiotic resistance.
Laura was the overall winner in Glasgow Skeptics’ recent SpeedScience event, hosted in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.
Book Launch & Talk: New Forms of Worker Organisation (w. Immanuel Ness)
18 June at 18:45 – 21:00
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ
Book Launch and Talk, co-hosted by Clydeside IWW, Spirit of Revolt, Glasgow Anarchist Federation, and the RIB Project.
Bureaucratic labour unions are under assault throughout the world. The decline of labour unions has exposed workers throughout the world to capitalist absolutism, where trade unions are unable to defend workers’ interests under capitalism. As financial capital controls investment decisions on a global scale over the past 30 years, most unions have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change throughout the world. As unions implode and weaken, workers are independently forming their own unions, rooted in the tradition of syndicalism and autonomism—and unions rooted in the tradition of self-directed action are auguring a new period of class struggle throughout the world. In Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, workers are rejecting leaders and forming authentic class-struggle unions rooted in sabotage, direct action, and striking to achieve concrete gains.
Immanuel Ness, editor of ‘New Forms of Worker Organisation’, will present a compelling case that labour unions are at a turning point that will change the character of worker representation that was crafted in the U.S. and imperialist states in the mid-20th century.
For more on the book see: http://www.workerorganization.org/
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 ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy on glasgow.afed.org.uk. This month’s meeting is co-hosted with the Spirit of Revolt, the Radical Independent Bookfair Project, and the Clydeside branch of the IWW.
Refugee Week – Feast of Stories: Tales of migration and welcome
Saturday 21st June, 7pm-11pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street Glasgow, G41 1BA
Payment on a sliding scale from £5 – £15.
Celebrate the rituals of sharing food and storytelling with people and organisations in Glasgow who welcome refugees and asylum seekers. There will be tales about migration, welcome and home from seasoned storytellers, alongside a delicious, local and organic meal cooked by volunteers on the day. There will be space to share your own story, as well as music, poetry and maybe even dancing. Proceeds will go to a local charity.
Feast of Stories needs volunteers to help cook on the day, decorate and participate- email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Team Girl Comic Live! – (Issue 10 Launch Party)
Thursday, June 26 at 7:30pm
Andrew Bridge Club, 2 Woodside Crescent (Charing Cross), G3 7UL
TGC has reached issue 10! To celebrate the launch of our bumper tenth edition, TGC and friends will be performing their comics – LIVE! Expect a night of performance art, as well as music, drink’n’draw (BYOB!) and comics chat.
Inspired by Deecap, for more information see http://comicsforum.org/2013/08/21/comics-and-performance-from-chalk-talks-to-carousel-by-damon-herd. If anyone is interested in performing a comic, drop us a message, the more the merrier!
Faslane 32- annual music and cultural celebration of peace
Friday, 27 June at 03:30 – 08:30
Faslane Peace Camp
Acting Strange Theatre Company and Campsie Socialists invite you to come sing, act, laugh, eat and celebrate 32 years of principled peace campaigning at Faslane Peace Camp.
Oppose the Racist SDL in Berwick
July 5 at 1:00pm
The Racist Scottish Defence League Are Coming Back to Berwick!!
After a dismal turnout last time, and after Berwick showed their true anti racist colours, the SDL have decided to come back! Not able to have a decent sized demo by themselves, they are having a ‘unity’ march with their equally, if not more, racist friends the North East Infidels.
Berwick needs to come together once again to show these bigoted idiots that they are not welcome in this town and neither is their hate filled message!
No Pasaran – They Shall Not Pass
Party on the Plots!
July 12 at 2:00pm to July 13 at 12:00am
Polmadie Plots, behind high flats, Prospecthill Circus, Toryglen
Summer garden party at Polmadie Plots!
Join us for an afternoon of hands on activities from bushcraft to archery, great grub on the open fire and strawberries and cream.
Then from 5pm we’ll have some awesome and eclectic bands to entertain you, followed by a smorgasbord of DJs late into the night. We’ll keep the fire going and stay for a campout if you’re up for it!
More details to follow 🙂