[Glasgow Autonomy Updates] 1st March 2005

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[Glasgow Autonomy Updates] 1st March 2005

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- GAP meeting - 7th March

- G42 meeting - 2nd March

- IWW Clydeside - 2nd March

- Scots Leid Associe (Glesca Brainch) Foregaitherin - 2nd March

- Freedom Readers Group - 31st March


- Arna's Children screening - 2nd March

- SHRINE Raimi Gbadamosi - 12 February to 12 March

- Dirty Aid, Dirty Water - 19th March


- Phone blockade of Weir Pumps, 1st March

- Faslane Spring Clean - 11th March

- Launch of Scotland's for Peace - 16th March

- Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - 19th March

- International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade -

21st March

- Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq - 1st-7th April

- Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - 1st April


- Reshape meeting - 24th February

- Rebel Clowns - 23rd to 26th June

- War Room Event - 26th March to 14th May


- Protest at Cornton Vale - 12th March

- Glasgow Women's Library - Events all week


- Talamh courses




GAP meeting - 7th March

We meet every Monday, 6:30 - 9pm, at the Pearce Institute, Govan Rd, on the corner of Pearce St.

All who agree with our vision statement are welcome at our meetings:

"We strive for a sustainable society where all people are free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of oppression, persecution or marginalization insofar as this does not prevent others from doing the same. We see this fulfilled thru a society built upon principles of co-operation, solidarity, mutual-aid, direct democracy and freedom of association."



G42 meeting - 2nd March

G42 social centre project meets every Wednesday from 8pm in Mono cafe, Kings Court.


IWW Clydeside branch meeting - 2nd March.

Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) are a militant, democratic,

syndicalist union.

For more information and to join come along to the meeting or see


IWW Clydeside meets first Wednesday of every month, 7:30 - 9pm. Pearce

Institute, Govan Rd. (opposite the shopping centre, 2 minutes walk from Govan



Scots Leid Associe (Glesca Brainch) Foregaitherin - 2nd March

"The Scots Leid Associe wis foondit in 1972 an aye ettles ti pit forrit a feckfu case for the Scots language in leiterature, drama, the media, education an ilka day uiss. Sen Scots wis aince the state language o Scotland, an is aye a grace til oor national leiterature, it lies at the hert o Scotland's heirskep. The Associe threips on the view that Scots maun staun its ben as ane o three leids o the kintra, alang wi Gaelic an Inglis.

Alang wi promotin the language an tyauvin ti persuade government, education authorities an the media ti pit in whit siller the language needs for its langer-term haelth,"

The Glesca Brainch holds open meetings at the Lansdowne Parish Kirk from

7:30pm (Kelvinbridge), come along and take part.



Freedom Readers Group - 31st March

Freedom Readers Group is a forum for readers of that periodical plus other publications - Black Flag etc.

For more details email hereandnowscot@email.com





Arna's Children screening - 2nd March

Documentary of amazing story of Jewish lady helping Palestinian children in Jenin refugee camp.


Quaker Meeting House, Elmbank Crescent (beside Kings Theatre)



SHRINE - 12 February to 12 March

market gallery is pleased to present a solo show by Raimi Gbadamosi,

which explores the extraordinary life of Nigerian musician and

activist Fela Kuti.

Organised discussion with invited guests will take place on 16

February, 2 and 9 March 7pm.

Become a citizen at www.the-republic.net

For further information please contact David Stamp at market gallery

tel: 0141 556 7276

email: market@marketgallery.org.uk


Dirty Aid, Dirty Water - 19th March

Campaigners from Ghana who are leading the fight against water privatisation.

+ Rudolf Amenga-Etego of Ghana's National Coalition Against the Privatisation of Water

+ Shirley Nibi Hawa, a community activist

Edinburgh meeting (none in Glasgow):

Morningside Church Centre, Morningside Road, 5pm






Faslane Spring Clean - 11th to 13th March

A weekend to do all tidy and repair jobs which require large amounts of people also to do the summer jobs from last year that weren't finished. Also actions and party on the sunday. to make this event work we will need van and driver, plumber, activists, workers, musicians, small sound system, story tellers but mostly we need u

£5.00 for food for the weekend

Directions: By public transport Train from glasgow queen st to helensburgh then bus from train station 316 ask driver to drop u at peace camp. driving from glasgow follow A82 to dumbarton then A814 to helensburgh then stay on A814 were on side of road

01436 820 901



Launch of Scotland's for Peace - 16th March

Elaine C Smith, Dick Gaughan, AL Kennedy, Iona Community Leader Kathy Galloway plus films.

7pm. Oran Mor. Corner of Byres Rd and Great Western Rd.


Anniversary of official start of war in Iraq - 19th


* Glasgow - meet 12 noon at Donald Dewar statue, top

of Buchannan St. Autonomous event with open microphone.


- official Coalition for Justice not War event - Assemble South Hanover Street 12 noon and March to Rally in St Enoch Square at 1pm

* London - coaches leave at midnight from George

Square, Friday

18th March.



International Day of Action Against the Arms Trade -

21st March

Actions are planned. Meetup points to be announced



For more info on international actions: www.dsei.org


Week of Action Against the Corporate Plunder of Iraq -

1st-7th April

Actions planned.



Army Recruitment Office Laugh In - 1st April

Part of the week of action. Think the war is

ludicrous? Then come and show it by having a good old

April Fools laugh at the army recruitment office in

Queen St, Glasgow. Time TBA.





Reshape meeting, 24th February:

Reshape Glasgow is the local Glasgow group organizing as part of the Dissent! Network, an organisation that aims to provide non-hierarchical opposition to the G8 when it arrives in Gleneagles in Strathearn, later this year.

7:30-9:00pm, Thursday 24th February

Pearce Institute (cafe room)

840-860 Govan Road

100 yards to the left coming out of Govan U station, big building with a clock on the front.




Rebel Clown Army

June 23rd - 26th Glasgow (extension of Risk show - CCA)

The Rebel Clown Army are preparing a tour of the UK with the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.


26th March - 14th May - War Room Event

The Rebel Clowns are also setting up a 'war room' from 26th March to 14th may at the CCA - 'for citizens to plot and play at surrounding the G8 summit ... '




(More events will be in next week's update)


Glasgow Women's Library

Loads of events all week. More details in the next update, or pop in. (If you haven't been before, its a really lovely, welcoming space).

109 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD

Lift & stair entrances to the Library are situated approximately 10 metres along

a cobbled lane off Trongate which is a main road.

For more specific information on access e-mail the Library.

Open: TUE-FRI 1-6pm & SAT 2-5pm.

Glasgow Women's Library is a WOMEN ONLY ENVIRONMENT during opening hours.


http://www.womens-library.org.uk/where.htm - mini map


Protest at Corton Vale

Saturday, 12 March 2005, 12 noon

Protest at the conditions of women being held at Corton Vale - the majority of whom are in for minor and drug related offences.

Corton Vale Prison, Stirling

For transport arrangements phone 0870 752 2505

SSP Wimmins Network





Talamh courses

March 5th & 6th

Biodiesel Making Workshop

The popular course in making Diesel from veg oil, with everything you need to know. £85

March 14th - 19th

Tree Week

The second of our Tree Weeks this season, we'll be planting more hedges, coppicing and exploring other forms of sustainable woodland management. Learn new skills for free.

April 11th - 16th

Gardening Week

Come and help out in our organic gardens. At this busy time of year we need volunteers for planting and sowing and digging. Learn new skills for free.