Glasgow Autonomy Update 26/01/05

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Nick Durie
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Jan 27 2005 11:53
Glasgow Autonomy Update 26/01/05




- Harmony Cafe

- GAP Film Nights - 1st February


- Critical Mass - 28th January

- Glasgow Anarchist Dayschool - 29th January

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

- IWW Clydeside branch meeting - 2nd February


- Glasgow Troops Out meeting.

- Anti War forum - 8th February

- Troops Out vigil - every Monday and Tuesday

- Picket and phone blockade of Weir Pumps - 29th January and 3rd February


- Reshape meeting - 20th January

- Dissent! Conference 12-13th February




Harmony Cafe

10-12, Every Saturday morning in the Pearce Institute in Govan.

Pearce Institute 840 Govan Road Glasgow G51, across the road from Govan


"People are just too dangerous when they get together [because then] they

can have thoughts and ideas, and put them forth in the public arena, and

they begin to enter that area where they don't belong, namely influencing

public affairs" -- Noam Chomsky

Finding our voice

There are less and less places in the public arena, where people can get

together to discuss, chat, enjoy a coffee and have the freedom to shape

the space and determine the debate. That is environments that are not

somehow influenced by commercial interests.

If you are interested in such things, the Glasgow Autonomous Group, are

holding coffee mornings at the Pearce Institute Govan, every Saturday 10

till 12. Come along for a chat, cup a tea, or some nice Zapatista coffee.


GAP Film Night Extravaganzas

Week 1 (Tues 1st Feb, 7pm):

Come along and attend the Glasgow Autonomous Project's latest venture, and

help support the creation of an autonomous social centre. Tickets on sale on

the night, in the Pearce Institute. The showing will take place in the

Pearce Institute in Govan, in the Pearce Institute's inhouse cinema.

Refreshments and popcorn will be available.

The theme of our first evening's showing will be "Taking back the streets"

Our main feature for the night,(1hr20min) will be 'Reclaim the Streets: the


'Reclaim the Streets ! is born, a cocktail of raging love, revolutionary

carnival, art and anarchy'

Plus Other short films: Disarm DSeI; Glasgow Mayday 1937; and others.

Pearce Institute 840 Govan Road Glasgow G51, across the road from Govan





Critical Mass

A happy coincidence of cyclists (i.e. YOU) getting together to ride through

Glasgow, have fun and make our streets more human, less hostile. All


Meet up 5:30pm, George Sq., on Friday the 28th of January, and ongoing at

the same time and place every last Friday of the month.


Glasgow Anarchist Dayschool

Anarchist Dayschool taking place at the end of January, in the Kinning

Park Centre, Cornwall st., Kinning Park - opposite the subway. Debates and

presentations, workshops and stalls, on a diverse issues that concern the

anarchist movement. Come along and expand your understanding of many

issues and of other comrades' opinions. Inexpensive catering will be



11:00 - 11:15 - Intro and Programme

11:15 - 12:30 - Class/Empire in the Modern World

12:30 - 12:45 - Break

12:45 - 14:00 - Gender/Recognising Success

14:00 - 15:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 16:15 - Anarchist Hierarchies/Women against the G8

16:15 - 16:30 - Third break

16:30 - 17:45 - Radical Theatre

17:45 - 18:00(close) - Feedback

Inquiries, and requests for stalls and workshops to


Scots Leid Associe (Glesca Brainch) Foregaitherin

2nd of February, 7:30pm, Lansdowne Parish Kirk.

"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


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.


IWW Clydeside branch meeting - 2nd February.

International 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 Underground)




Glasgow Troops Out meeting.

7-9pm. Wednesday 2nd February. Woodside Halls. Off Clarendon st. which

bisects Maryhill just before St. George's X.

The meeting is open to anybody wishing to contribute positively to the

anti-war movement.

All suggestions regarding targets, actions and tactics are welcome.


Anti War forum

There is to be another anti-war forum to take place in the Kinning Park

Centre, Cornwall st., Kinning Park - just opposite the subway,

This will take place on Tuesday the 8th of February. Details to follow


Enquiries to


Troops Out vigils:

Candleless vigils continue from 5:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays at the top of

Buchanan Street, by the Donald Dewar statue, to highlight the continuing

slaughter in Iraq.


Picket of Weir Pumps

Come along and help picket Weir Pumps on the 29th of January at 3pm, at

their depot in Cathcart.

Weir Pumps is a subsidiary of Haliburton and jointly owns Devonport

Management Limited along with KBR, a Halliburton subisdary. DML run

Devonport where Trident nuclear missile submarines are re-fitted.

There will also be a phone blockade of Weir Pumps on the 3rd of February.




Reshape meeting:

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 27th

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.


Dissent! Conference 12-13th February

The Dissent! Network is trying to non-hierarchically oppose the G8 when it

comes to Gleneagles this summer. There is an organisational conference of

the network in Glasgow this February.


Oh wad or I had seen the day

That treason thus could sell us

Ma auld grey heid had lien in clay

Wi Bruce and loyal Wallace.




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