Glasgow Autonomy Update 30/5/05

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Glasgow Autonomy Update 30/5/05

Welcome to another edition of the Glasgow Autonomy Update.

This week's feature is the forthcoming GAP culture day at the Pearce

Institute on. The day will be jam-packed with events and things to do for

all the family. Come along and hear a variety of presentations, or simply

come along and enjoy the café, childrens play area, musical and art events

and the ceilidh.

CULTURE DAY -- SATURDAY 11TH JUNE - 12:00PM THRU TO 11:30PM

[http://citystrolls.com/z-f-page/culture-ad.htm]

(Full programme to follow next week)

GAP also invites you to view our building appeal located in the APPEALS

section below.

Solidarity (and keep sending us your news!),

The Glasgow Autonomous Project

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CONTENTS:

MEETINGS

- GAP Meeting - Monday 30th May

- Jam74 Meeting - 7th June

- IWW Clydeside Branch Meeting 1st June.

- Freedom Readers Group 16th June

REFUGEES

- Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

- Private - Film Screening 30th May

-- Jam 74 Public Meeting - Tuesday 31st May

- Nicholas Wintontongueower of Good - Saturday 4th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 23rd

and Monday 27th June

- Peace One Day - Monday 6th, Saturday 11th, Wednesday 22nd and Tuesday 28th

June

- Hearts and Minds - Wednesday 8th, Thursday 16th, Monday 20th and Saturday

25th June

- Control Room - Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th and Thursday

30th June

- A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June

- Non-violent resistance in the West Bank and Gaza :The role of academic

public health and primary care - Tuesday 21st June

ART EVENTS

- Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September

- Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

- Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination - Friday 24th June - Sunday 26th

June

ANTI-WAR

- Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April

ANTI-G8

- Activist's Guide to Scots Law

- Reshape Meeting - 2nd June

HEALTH

- Action medic training - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June

WOMEN'S EVENTS

- Women's Self Defence Workshops - Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st June

APPEALS

- Witness Appeal

- GAP building appeal

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MEETINGS

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GAP meeting - Monday 30th May

We meet every Monday, 7 – 9pm, normally at the Pearce Insitute. This week

however because of a bankholiday we may be meeting elsewhere.

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."

http://www.glasgow-autonomy.org

If you are interested in coming along this week please send an email to

glasgow-autonomy@lists.riseup.net

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NEXT JAM74 MEETING

Campaign against the M74 motorway.

Tuesday 7th June at 7.30pm

Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street, Glasgow G42 8JL

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IWW Clydeside Branch Meeting

The IWW is a campaigning syndicalist union open to all wage labourers who

cannot hire or fire.

For Members & intending Members.

7.30pm Pearce Institute Wednesday 1st June.

Contact: iwwglasgow@lists.riseup.net for more information

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Freedom Readers Group Meeting

Meet Lauries bar on King Street, in the raised up seating area.

Thursday 16th June at 6:00-7:30pm.

3rd Thurs of month thereafter

Contact hereandnowscot@email.com for text to be discussed next month.

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REFUGEES

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Help a homeless asylum seeker: appeal from Positive Action in Housing

Over the last few weeks Positive Action in Housing has needed to find homes

for several refugees who have been evicted or who have unstable living

situations. They would like people to get in touch if you have a spare room

in your house and would like to welcome a refugee into your home.

www.paih.org

Positive Action in Housing Ltd, 98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ

tel: 0141 353 2220

fax: 0141 353 3882

email: home@paih.org

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FILM SCREENINGS AND PUBLIC TALKS

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Private - Film Screening at the GFT - Monday 30th May

Drama set in Palestine.

(15) 93 mins 4.15 / 9.00

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Jam 74 Public Meeting - Tuesday 31st May

7.30pm

Venue: St. Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0SE

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Nicholas Wintontongueower of Good - Saturday 4th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 23rd and

Monday 27th June

A man's transformation from jet set stockbroker to guerrilla forger, to save

children's lives in WW2.

Screening with powerful Scottish tribute Women in Black, and Contempt of

Conscience.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow

0141 332 8128

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Peace One Day - Monday 6th, Saturday 11th, Wednesday 22nd and Tuesday 28th

June

A man's quest to establish a day of peace. Screening with Dear Mrs Blair, a

film about the Justice for Gordon Gentle campaign.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow

0141 332 8128

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Hearts and Minds - Wednesday 8th, Thursday 16th, Monday 20th and Saturday

25th June

How does the US lie to its populace? And what do they gain from the lies?

Unravelling America's involvement in the Vietnam war.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow

0141 332 8128

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Control Room - Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th and Thursday 30th

June

Military propaganda is the key priority for any invader. This film follows

the Al Jazeera TV network which put itself in the firing line to get behind

the spin.

Screening with Edinburgh young people's lesson on media bias, Old Enough to

Know Better.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose St, Glasgow

0141 332 8128

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A Cultural Day from Glasgow Autonomous Project - Saturday 11th June

Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Govan.

The days events will incorporate a wide variety of participation from

music to craft and food.

The early part of the day will encourage the involvement in activities of

parents and children.

The evening will be dedicated to ceilidh music, dance and cabaret -

finishing in time for the last underground.

£2/donation

http://www.citystrolls.com/z-f-page/culture-ad.htm

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Non-violent resistance in the West Bank and Gaza :The role of academic public

health and primary care - Tuesday 21st June

SPEAKER: RITA GIACAMAN, Institute of Community and Public Health, University

of Birzeit, Palestine

http://icph.birzeit.edu/

NOTE: This is an open meeting for university staff, students

and members of the public.

Admission is free, but seats should be reserved by phoning Chere Beaumont on

0141 330 8334, or e-mailing m.beaumont@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

5.00pm to 6.30pm

Tea and coffee will be served in the atrium from 4.30pm

Wolfson Medical School Building,

University Avenue, Glasgow

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ART EVENTS

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Barbara Kruger exhibition - Thursday 21st April - Sunday 25th September

Exhibition of the US artist's work on power, control, gender and sexuality.

Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Royal Exchange Square.

Free.

There are loads of events happening to tie in with this exhibition. Some will

be featured in the Autonomy Updates, but for a full list, please contact GoMA

on 0141 229 1996.

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Women and War - Thursday 5th May - Sunday 30th October

Jenny Matthews has been photographing the lives of women in war zones

worldwide since 1982.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle St

nearest train station - High St; buses from George Sq - 11, 36, 37, 38, 42,

89, 138

Open daily 10am-5pm, except Fri and Sun, 11am-5pm

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Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination - Friday 24th June - Sunday 26th

June

As world leaders prepare for their G8 summit photo op, a new network of art

activists are touring the UK (19 May – 6 July), inspiring resistance with an

exploding caravan, a free feast, prayers to products, a clown army and

creative civil disobedience trainings.

Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination http://www.labofii.net/tour05

Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army http://www.clownarmy.org

Art activist The Vacuum Cleaner http://www.thevacuumcleaner.co.uk

Venue to be confirmed

For trainings, book a place on trainings@labofii.net (places are limited).

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ANTI-WAR

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Weekly anti-war stall - every Saturday from 16th April

All fliers, information etc relating to the war, welcome.

12-2pm

Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan St.

troopsoutglasgow@yahoo.co.uk

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ANTI-G8

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Activist's guide to Scots Law:

http://www.g8legalsupport.info/guide/

Essential reading for G8 protestors and anyone else planning direct

actions in Scotland.

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Glasgow Reshape meeting - Thursday 2nd June

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, every Thursday

Pearce Institute

840-860 Govan Road

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

clock on the front.

glasgow-reshape@lists.riseup.net

http://www.dissent.org.uk/

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HEALTH

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Action medic training - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June

3 day intensive course for people wanting to be first aiders on demos and

actions (especially round the G8).

Location TBC. Check www.actionmedics.org.uk for updates.

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WOMEN'S EVENTS

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Women's Self Defence Workshops - Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st June

Learn to identify, avoid and escape potentially harmful situations. Come

along and have some fun, let your voice be heard!

Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art.

14th and 21st June: 7pm - 9pm

Free, please book. (0141 229 1996)

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APPEALS

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Witness Appeal

Stewart Mabut was arrested in the Mayday Kelvingrove park arrests of 3

demonstrators.

He is up for trial in September and has no internet access.

Stewart needs witnesses to come forward who saw him being arrested.

Please phone or text him on 07986601674

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GAP Building Appeal

As you will already be aware the Glasgow Autonomous Project is currently

looking for premises out of which to run a social centre. After months of

frustration trying to find premises we could afford to buy we have decided to

sit out the current property boom by renting a space, and have for many

months been involved in actively trying to find a property available for rent

which meets our needs.

The GAP group have spent considerable time investigating property but we have

so far been frustrated in our efforts, having placed offers on several

properties but to no avail - even halfway suitable shops tend to be snapped

up by businesses in very quick time.

We are therefore looking for friends and supporters of the project to lend us

a hand in trying to find a suitable location for the project.

We are looking for a property that is a street-access shop front, centrally

located, preferably within a working class area, that is affordable and is

around 800 square feet in size. If you see something that you think might

suit the project we would be very glad to hear from you.

Contact: gapbuildingappeal@hotmail.co.uk

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