Anarchist Groups in Scotland

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Mar 25 2005 13:30
Anarchist Groups in Scotland

Hey, I'm rather new to anarchist groups in Scotland. I'm aware of the AF and GAP, but is there a Class War presence in Scotland? And do all the groups work together or is there a bit rivalry? What group do most people belong to?

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Mar 28 2005 15:15

G42 Social Centre Collective Benefit Gig:

Wednesay 30th March

Featuring

Yuffie

Magdalena

Transient Noise

Plus Dj's, info stalls and projections

£3 waged £2 unwaged

The Vale: 5-7, Dundas St, Glasgow, G1 2AH (Next to Queen Street Station)

G42 Social Centre:

a resource centre, meeting space and social space for anarchist, autonomist, independent and anti-capitalist individuals and groups in order to strengthen solidarity and support as well as a resource for supporting people within the local community to fight all forms of domination, hierarchy and oppression.

The G42 Collective was formed in September 2004 after the experience of running a Social Centre in Glasgow city centre during the summer.

We are a collective of about ten people who aim to establish a permanent Social Centre in Glasgow run on the principles of voluntary mutual aid, solidarity and by decision making without hierarchy.

The collective is called G42 because that’s the postcode in the south side of Glasgow where several of us live and work. We feel that the Social Centre should be based in a community so it can be used to strengthen community solidarity as well as a political activist resource centre.

We feel the best strategy to set up a permanent centre is to initially rent a space for a year to develop our experience as a collective before raising money to buy a permanent centre. Meeting weekly since September, we have managed to identify a suitable space available for rent and now need to raise the money to pay for it.

We plan to have the centre ready before the G8 Summit in July so it can be used for anti-G8 activity.

If you are interested or want to work with us on any projects, we meet every Wednesday night at 8pm in the Pandora pub, 349 Victoria Road, G42 7SA — Come along and join us!

g42collective (at) riseup.net

www.g42.j12.org

STOP THE M74!

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Mar 29 2005 17:25

sounds brill. Forgive my ignorance, but is the G42 a part of the Glasgow Anarchist Project or are they two completely different groups?

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Mar 29 2005 23:05

They're two seperate collectives but some folk are in both.

As it says the G42 Collective are looking to set up a social centre in the southside of Glasgow (tho' not everyone in the collective stays on the southside.)

We've got a place in mind - we're just trying to find the money for the deposit/first couple of months rent and working out how we will pay the monthly rent/costs.

Come along to the gig tomorrow and meet folk - you're more than welcome.

We hope to get the centre open before the G8 and we'll probably want to do things around the M74 as well

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Apr 1 2005 02:03

Hi, i'm new as fuck here, just really wanting to get envolved in the anarchist and anti-capitalist scene in Glasgow and was wondering where to start?

I've been envolved in protests and activism before but not since i moved here.

Cheers

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Apr 5 2005 07:16

Try subscribing to the autonomy updates is your best bet - that way you'll know what's going on in Glasgow over the next few weeks and you can decide what to involve yourself with.

To subscribe just send an email to glasgowautonomyupdates-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

Solidarity,

Nick Durie

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Apr 5 2005 07:21

There is a class war presence. Try contacting their Glasgow convener glasgowcw@hotmail.com. They're a bit thin on the ground but they've probably got at least as many members as the AF and I'm certain they will have more than solfed. However most anarchist activity in Scotland does not take place thru the federations

Cheers now,

Nick

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Apr 22 2005 11:08

Does anyone know if there's anything going on around aberdeen?

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Apr 22 2005 13:33
punks_wear_tartan wrote:
Does anyone know if there's anything going on around aberdeen?

Try http://www.geocities.com/resistanceab/

Steve
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Apr 22 2005 14:54

A new SolFed Local has been formed in Edinburgh. You can find details by emailing solfed@solfed.org.uk

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Jul 27 2005 15:16

most things seem to happen in the central belt, Im in Inverness and nothing going on round here, just decided to be more pro active my self but there aint a lot you can do bewing so far from the main cities in scotland, ah well back to preaching to the unconverted lol wink

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Feb 26 2006 23:50

How active are anarchist groups in east central Scotland at the moment? Are there any regular meetings?

Cheers

Ian

IanB
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Mar 3 2006 21:28

Not very active then?

Nick Durie
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Mar 3 2006 21:57

The Scotland forum isn't mate. Most anarchists in Scotland don't really know about libcom, and don't use it. However you'll find there's not actually that many anarchists in Scotland. There's some folk in Edinburgh (not huge numbers), some in Aberdeen (a dozen maybe), and one or two dotted about the bigger towns, but mostly just people with beliefs rather than organised groups.

The thing is that a great many of these people probably wouldn't identify with class struggle ideas - they just call themselves anarchists coz they hate the state and want to live in communes etc.

The only areas there are organised anarchist groups (that I am aware of) is Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow (where there's probably the most anarchists).

Edinburgh seems to have quite a few active syndicalists and quite a few people involved in Edinburgh claimants. They've also got a shop in Leith dedicated to promoting anarchist ideas and housing meetings for various campaigns and drop-in days for Edinburgh claimants.

Glasgow has some anarchists and fellow-travellers involved in refugee support and solidarity work for the Zapatistas in the South Side. They have an organising space/social centre as well. The No Borders group that meets there has been doing quite a lot of good stuff.

There are libertarian communists of various descriptions involved in community organising in Woodside and Possil in Glasgow, we are all involved in a radical community centre in Woodside. Some of us are also involved in the Scottish tenants movement.

The best I can do for 'a group' in the Lothians is that I know someone with anarchist ideas, who kind of wanted to do things in Livingston.

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Mar 4 2006 13:15

Thanks for the reply mate.

Yeah I've slowly realised how quiet the Scotland forum is. It does seem that anarchists are thin on the ground and very widespread, I suppose that's been a problem for a long time. Most disappointing thing is I haven't really came accross anyone at all in Edinburgh or Livingston that seems to have anarchist ideas.

Cheers

Ian

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Mar 4 2006 14:54

There is a Edinburgh Solidarity Federation group http://www.solfed.org.uk/

17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA Tel; 07813920097

E-mail; solfed@solfed.org.uk

IanB
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Mar 4 2006 18:44

Cheers mate, I'll check them out.

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Mar 5 2006 15:24

One source of notices for those that live in Lothians is the ACE list which one can subscribe to:

http://lists.mutualaid.org/mailman/listinfo/ace

One gets messages such as:

http://lists.mutualaid.org/pipermail/ace/2006-February/000106.html

Also there are Scotland wide events listings at:

http://www.radicalendar.org/calendar/imcscotland/all/

but that depends on events organisers adding them.