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troopsoutglasgow
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Dec 4 2004 20:20
Anti war events in Glasgow

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Contents:

1) Ongoing daily presense on Buchanan St

2) Vietnam anti-war film Monday evening

3) Labour Party picket, Tuesday, 4.30

4) Troops Out meeting, Wednesday, 7-9pm

5) Demonstration outside Scottish Parliament, 9th December

6) Anti war forum, Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th

7) Weekend of action - 18th & 19th

8) Justice for Gordon Gentle film premiere, 19th

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1) Ongoing daily presense on Buchanan St

5pm onwards, at the Donald Dewar statue, outside Buchanan Galleries at the top of the st.

If you intend on going, it might be worth emailing the discussion list (details at the end of the email) at least the day before.

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2) Vietnam anti-war film Monday evening

F.T.A. "Free the Army" and "F*ck The Army"

This documentary starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, addresses the

vietnam war and the policies behind US involvement.

Made in 1972, the comedy show was abruptly withdrawn from theatrical release

after one week in Americam theatres.

Monday 6th December 2004 8.30pm - 11.00pm

Mono, King Street, Glasgow.

Admission Free (Donations)

http://enrager.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3280&sid=2b22174232c6542b5127d6a744ca2382

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3) Labour Party picket, Tuesday, 4.30

Troops Out picket of the Labour Party offices, John Smith House, 145 West Regent Street,

Glasgow G2 4RE on Tuesday from 4.30pm. We shall probably join the Buchanan St presense afterwards.

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4) Troops Out meeting, Wednesday, 7-9pm

Woodside Halls, Clarendon St, near St George's X

http://www.radicalendar.net/calendar/imcscotland/all/display/20812/index.php?view=event&fulldate=2004-12-08

OR TRY

http://tinyurl.com/5qmru

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5) Demonstration outside Scottish Parliament, 9th December

Demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament in

Edinburgh, at the foot of Canongate / The Royal Mile,

on Thursday 9 December 9-10.30am.

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vli/visitingHolyrood/howToFindUs.htm

This is in response to a debate on Iraq that will be

taking place in the parliament. It is important to

have a good presence to indicate to the MSPs the

strength of opposition to the war and continued

occupation of Iraq and put pressure on them to take

some action to get the troops out.

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6) Anti war forum, Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th

Strengthening networks of resistance to war: an anti-war forum, 11th & 12th December, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow - Two days of workshops and discussion aimed at strengthening networks of resistance to war

http://www.scotland.indymedia.org/newswire/display/1119/index.php

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7) Weekend of action - 18th & 19th

To suggest and discuss events in Glasgow that weekend, please come along to the meeting on Wednesday.

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8) Justice for Gordon Gentle film premiere, 19th

"Dear Mrs Blair"

Music by Belle and Sebastian

SCREENING DATE: Sunday 19 Dec 2004, 7:30-8:30pm, GFT Cinema 1 .

Free Admission.

Followed by a debate and Personal Appearance by Rose Gentle and a panel of speakers including Ewa Jasiewicz, Rev. John Mann and A. L. Kennedy

http://www.camcorderguerillas.net/dearmrsblair.htm

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To join the Glasgow Troops Out discussion list, send a blank email to:

glasgow-troops-out-of-iraq-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

To join the Scotland Troops Out announcement only list, send a blank email to:

glasgow-troops-out-of-iraq-news-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

nuclearcivvy
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Dec 12 2004 22:45
troopsoutglasgow wrote:

6) Anti war forum, Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th

Strengthening networks of resistance to war: an anti-war forum, 11th & 12th December, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow - Two days of workshops and discussion aimed at strengthening networks of resistance to war

http://www.scotland.indymedia.org/newswire/display/1119/index.php

Didn't make the first day's discussion, but the movie, "The corporation was well worth seeing.

The next day's discussion saw us take what was raised, and boil it down to some definite plans.

Attendence was good. The atmosphere was great. Almost everyone contributed in the discussions, with a varied group of veteran campaigners sharing their experience with us, while the Student contingent provided the ideas and enthusiasm.

Most of us are already in other anti war or anti authoritarian groups, so the discussions focussed on better communications, and ways for autonomous networks to be more effective.(strengthening networks of resistance) Ideas just kept coming. Good ideas, that you may be invited to participate in over the coming months. This activity, organised by various groups will culminate in the international month of anti war action.

Next meeting is 11th Jan, probably at the same venue. It's open to all, and everyone should get involved.

Joe Hill
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Dec 12 2004 23:39

Is this the new SSP venue in Kinning Park?

nuclearcivvy
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Dec 12 2004 23:49

No. The Kinning park complex is an old school with all sorts of community events going on. It's possible they booked a room there for something though.

pj
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Dec 13 2004 13:09

Kinning Park is a community centre which Glasgow City Council wanted to close and then was occupied by the local community. The Council then handed it over to the local community to run.

I've just booked a room there for the next meeting of the anti-war forum for Tuesday 11th January from 6.30pm.

People at the weekend forum agreed to meet monthly to exchange information and to try and co-ordinate grass roots action between the different groups and networks.

You might also be interested to know that a number of activists calling themselves Antiwar Action have blockaded the entrances of Weir Pumps in Glasgow. Weir Pumps have won major contracts from Halliburton in Iraq as well as having a 26 % share along with Brown and Root - a Halliurton subsidary - in Devonport Management Limited, the company which runs Devonport dockyard where the Trident nuclear missile submarines are refitted.

BBC report if the action is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4091273.stm