Glasgow Social Centre
66/68 Osborne Street, G1 5QH
This Monday our meeting will begin at an earlier time of 6.30pm
Following which at 8pm we will screen (along with many others around the
world) the documentary 'To Shoot and Elephant'
To commerorate the 2008 attacks on Gaza
To Shoot an Elephant
A documentary by Alberto Arce
is an eye witness account from The Gaza Strip.
December 27th, 2008, Operation Cast Lead.
21 days shooting elephants.
Urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images from the only foreigners who
decided and managed to stay embedded inside Gaza strip ambulances, with
Date: Monday, January 18 2010
Venue: Gilmorehill Cinema, University Avenue, Glasgow University (nearest tubes Kelvinbridge and Hillhead)
The documentary Like a Man on Earth for the first time breaks the silence on the agreements between Italy and Libya about the control of immigration from Africa. It shows the violence suffered by migrants arrested and sent back to Libya. (Trailer: http://www.likeamanonearth.blogspot.com/.)
The screening of the film, whose slogan is ~Nobody Will Say I Didn't Know will be introduced by a brief talk by Drs. Palladino and Gibb; Dr John Miller will moderate the discussion of the film with the audience after the screening.
First film of the New Year and it's a cracker. Pop in have a beer and chat after showing
In Z (1969), an investigating judge, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, tries to uncover the truth about the murder of a prominent leftist politician, played by Yves Montand, while government officials and the military attempt to cover up their roles. The film is a fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. It had additional resonance because, at the time of its release, Greece had been ruled for two years by the "Regime of the Colonels". Z won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Costa Gavras and co-writer Jorge Semprún won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Foreign Film Screenplay.
One year on since Israel's war crimes + Genocide on Gaza
While we enjoy the festive break with friends and family Gazans feel no relief from Israel's ongoing siege and blockade. Meanwhile Israel is lashing out against increasing international pressure through the campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and is stepping up their repression of Palestinian activists involved in the resistance against colonisation, occupation and apartheid - Jamal Juma' is one of many thousands of imprisoned Palestinians.
Israel has NOT been successful in silencing the Palestinian civil society call for BDS!
It is important we respond by intensifying the BDS campaign against Israel.
Gaza: One year on - vigil + protest:
*This Sunday 27 December
Edinburgh: 2pm at bottom of The Mound, Princes Street. (SPSC)
Glasgow: 4.30pm - Buchanan Street (at Nelson Mandela Place).
Invitation to Scottish Refugee Council meeting to discuss UK Border Agency proposals to reform asylum support
10.00-12.30pm Thursday 14 January 2010
Scottish Trades Union Congress
333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG
The UK Border Agency published proposals on 12 November 2009 to make major reforms to how it provides financial support to people seeking asylum in the UK. UKBA is seeking views on their proposals up to 4 February 2010.
Scottish Refugee Council is deeply concerned about the impact that these proposed changes will have on individuals and families seeking asylum in Scotland and the potential increase in destitution. We are holding a meeting on Thursday 14 January 2010 to bring together community organisations, churches, charities, refugee community organisations, individuals and campaigners concerned about asylum support.
The aims of the meeting will be to:
- Share information on the current UKBA proposals and discuss recent changes such as the new rules on submitting further representations and the introduction of the Azure payment card; and
- Share concerns and suggestions to improve asylum support and promote responses to the UKBA consultation.
Presentations will be short with plenty of opportunity for discussion.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Sheila Coutts. Tel: 0141 223 7915 or e-mail: email@example.com
6pm - whenever
Joint Anarchist Film Show/Projektions
Food - soup (inspired by Brothmix at the RIB) and vegan sausage rolls at
the very least
'Hawkwind at the Summer Soltice at Stonehenge '84' to celebrate the Winter
7.30pm - 9pm
April 1, 1649. St. Georges Hill. Surrey England. A Reformation-Era
religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the
soil on "common land," which permits grazing--but not settlement and
cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to
reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's
recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to
their livelihood and, led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, take
violent action to harass and burn them out.
9pm til who knows
Some music from people Pearce knows
Donation or free with food
Glasgow Social Centre
66/68 Osborne Street
Glasgow G1 5QH
We have re-aligned the social centre so that when the sun shines through the big hole in the front wall at the solstice it will light up the basement chamber!
KEEP FLORENCE AND PRECIOUS MHANGO IN CRANHILL
They need your support
Cranhill Community Support group is meeting on Saturday to give out leaflets and to collect signatures on the petition and raise cash for the legal funds required for the campaign to bring Florence and Precious back to Cranhill where they both belong.
Venue: Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre at the Borders Bookshop.
Time from 11.30 – 2pm
Volunteers urgently required. Even for 30 minutes
If you can, let us know. You can text:0778051923 / or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at St Enoch’s Square – end near Argyle St
The Jewish Fast for Gaza is an ad hoc group of rabbis, Jews, and people of conscience who have committed to undertake a monthly daytime fast in support of the following goals:
- To call for a lifting of the blockade that prevents the entry of civilian goods and services into Gaza;
- To provide humanitarian and developmental aid to the people of Gaza;
- To call upon Israel, the US, and the international community to engage in negotiations without pre-conditions with all relevant Palestinian parties - including Hamas - in order to end the blockade;
- To encourage the American government to vigorously engage both Israelis and Palestinians toward a just and peaceful settlement of the conflict.
The next monthly fast day of Ta’anit Tzedek - Jewish Fast for Gaza falls on December 17, the sixth day of Hanukkah. On Hanukkah last year, Israel launched “Operation Cast Lead” - a military assault that eventually killed over 1300 people,destroyed thousands of homes and devastated much of the infrastructure of Gaza. Since this attack, Gazans have been unable to rebuild as the continuing Israeli blockade prevents the import of building and other essential materials.
As Jewish tradition prohibits fasting during the festival of Hanukkah,* *supporters of Ta’anit Tzedek and all people of faith and conscience are invited devote December 17 to “Operation Not by Might and Not by Power,” a day of study, reflection and action.
Chiapas Solidarity Stall @
Radical Independent Bookfair
Friday 11th December
12.00 - 9.00pm
Saturday 12th December
10.00am - 7.00pm
Zapatistas: 'Chronicle of a Rebellion' Film Screening
Saturday 12th December
7.00pm - 9.00pm
“Zapatistas: Chronicle of a Rebellion”
Tomorrow is the 6th of December, the first aniversary of the fatal shooting of Alexis Grigoropoulos, a 15-year old boy, by a Greek policeman.
We, Greek students in Glasgow and some international folks, are going to the Greek Consulate, in order to send a solidarity message to students in Greece that demonstrate against... the police violence.
Whoever is interested in joing us, we will meet at Hillhead Station at 1:00 pm to go to the Consulate ( 1 Kirklee Quadrant) at 2:00 pm.
We don't forgive - We don't forget