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Upcoming Events

CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

7.30pm Fri 27 Jan 2017
Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

For our talk on Friday 27th January 2017 we welcome Craig Murray former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Historian and Human Rights Activist. Craig will examine British/American policy in the Middle East, past and present, with particular reference to the ongoing brutal war in Iraq/Syria.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 27 Jan 2017

Speakers: CRAIG MURRAY

Venue: The SNP Club Edinburgh EH2 1HJ
Universal Basic Income - Join the Movement!

Universal Basic Income - Join the Movement!

1.00pm Thu 23 Feb 2017
Another installment from the year long series

Universal Basic Income - Join the Movement! Another installment from the year long series

The fourth event in a Year long campaign, exploring Universal Basic Income in Glasgow This month we are Launching a Movement, It has become apparent during the course of these events that UBI has become seriously considered by Councils in Scotland for a Pilot to be tested in one or two of scotlands major cities so we are shifting temporarily from an open exploration of the concept with a variety of different speakers and performers, to a more educational focused string of events This month will be featuing Counciler Matt Kerr who is championing UBI as a Policy in Glasgow and Fife and open to engaging with the public to learn about the Main issues and concerns that you, the attendee's, raise during the workshops Ellie Harrison ( Artist behind " The Glasgow Effect" ) will be along to do a talk and get involved in the Q&A workshops The movement? We will be actively launching our own independent surge of energy towards getting Universal Basic Income more out there into the zietgiest as it already is, working closely with existing organisations and particularly with the artistic community in Glasgow as a force for change. Starting to expand into an online campaign, door to door / street canvassers and making the workshops mobile, bringing our resources to all different area's of Glasgow to collect information on what people are saying about basic income. Its all with a pinch of salt, and its nothing original but we want to dive into this as it is an exciting time for UBI and we all want to get involved. Come introduce yourself at the event!!! If you are an artist or a speaker who would be interested in performing or bringing something to the event, get in touch with Johnny cypher on facebook or here at [email protected] Thanks, more details as we confirm them!
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Starts at: 1.00pm Thu 23 Feb 2017

Venue: For Fika Sake

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Archived Events

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017
BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

11252 BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement Get your conference tickets now: https://sicbuild.eventbrite.com #IndyRef2 #Yes2 #Build
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017

Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Angela Constance, Maggie Chapman, Ben Wray, Jim Mather, Nicola McEwan, Robin McAlpine, Angela Haggerty, Pat Kane, Dr Craig Dalzell , Stewart Kirkpatrick, Richard Walker, Lesley Riddoch, Tommy Sheppard Sarah Beattie-Smith, Cat Boyd, Lesley Orr, John McHarg, Tony McCandless, Patrick Harvie, Mhairi Black, Philippa Whitford

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
#homesweethome departs #apollohouse

#homesweethome departs #apollohouse

12.00am Thu 12 Jan 2017
news about the end of the Apollo House occupation

22 #homesweethome departs #apollohouse news about the end of the Apollo House occupation

A short piece to camera outside Apollo House after the occupation ended under pressure of hefty penalties on anyone remaining in there beyond today.
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Starts at: 12.00am Thu 12 Jan 2017

Venue: Poolbeg St, Dublin, Ireland
#HomeSweetHome vigil

#HomeSweetHome vigil

8.00pm Wed 11 Jan 2017
a night-time gathering outside Apollo House as a show of support in defense of the campaign on what turned out to be its last night of occupation

55 #HomeSweetHome vigil a night-time gathering outside Apollo House as a show of support in defense of the campaign on what turned out to be its last night of occupation

After promised suitable accommodation not delivered to facilitate an orderly vacating of Apollo House, Home Sweet Home are now in breach of the court ruling and have asked supporters to show a presence in defence of a continued occupation
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Starts at: 8.00pm Wed 11 Jan 2017

Venue: Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin
#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin

#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin

11.00am Wed 11 Jan 2017
Celebrating the achievements so far of the #homesweethome campaign

89 #HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin Celebrating the achievements so far of the #homesweethome campaign

A rally in support of the HomeSweetHome campaign is scheduled for Dublin city centre to celebrate what has been achieved by the #HomeSweetHome campaign, since direct action to occupy a vacant office building in Dublin generated a huge public response, which resulted in a breakthrough agreement with the Irish government and Dublin City Council to take practical steps to provide 24-hour / 6-month homes for Dublin's homeless. The campaign is a coalition of artists, trade unions, housing activists and thousands of volunteers from the general public.
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Starts at: 11.00am Wed 11 Jan 2017

Venue: Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin

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#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness

#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness

10.15am Wed 11 Jan 2017
Live from Dublin, Ireland

26 #HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness Live from Dublin, Ireland

We are live in Dublin to bring news and interviews about the #HomeSweetHome campaign which has achieved much in 3 weeks since direct action to occupy a vacant office building in Dublin generated a huge public response, which resulted in a breakthrough agreement with the Irish government and Dublin City Council to take practical steps to provide 24-hour / 6-month homes for Dublin's homeless. The campaign is a coalition of artists, trade unions, housing activists and thousands of volunteers from the general public.
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Starts at: 10.15am Wed 11 Jan 2017
Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland

Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland

7.30pm Mon 9 Jan 2017
Dr Lesley Orr is a member of the Women for Independence national committee

99 Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland Dr Lesley Orr is a member of the Women for Independence national committee

Live from Yes Edinburgh West's monthly meeting for January 2017
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 9 Jan 2017

Speakers: Dr Lesley Orr

Venue: Clermiston Inn, Edinburgh EH4 7EG

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The Glasgow Effect

The Glasgow Effect

12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017
A talk by Ellie Harrison followed by Q&A. The event is free and open to all.

1822 The Glasgow Effect A talk by Ellie Harrison followed by Q&A. The event is free and open to all.

Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison sparked a fast-and-furious debate about class, capitalism, art, education and much more, when details of her year-long project The Glasgow Effect went viral in January. Twelve months later, having slashed her own carbon footprint for transport to zero, she will talk about the sustainability of this 'sustainable lifestyle', the relationship between art and activism and the various local projects and campaigns she has been investing her time and energy in to help make Glasgow a more equal, connected and sustainable city. Followed by a Q&A chaired by Peter McCaughey. The event is free and open to all. It will take place at an accessible venue in Glasgow, which will be confirmed once we assess demand. Please register for updates at: glasgoweffect.eventbrite.com
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017

Speakers: Ellie Harrison,Peter McCaughey

Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB G3 6RB
Bella's Review of the Year 2016

Bella's Review of the Year 2016

7.00pm Wed 21 Dec 2016
Bellacaledonia host a Review of 2016

715 Bella's Review of the Year 2016 Bellacaledonia host a Review of 2016

This Wednesday (21 Dec) we’ll be looking back over the carnage of 2016. Join our two panels of commentators and writers to look back (and ahead) together. You can buy the books from all our panelists on the night, including our own ‘Scotland 2021’ available from Word Power Books or via Waterstone’s here. The book has contributions by Irvine Welsh, Khuloud Saba, Alistair Davidson, Neil Cooper, Maggie Chapman, Adam Ramsay, Robin McAlpine, Kathy Galloway, Tom French, Vonnie Moyes, Anuj Kapilashrami, Sara Marsden, and dozens more. We are looking at the challenges ahead, the state of the nation and the shifting political landscape after Holyrood 2016. If you can’t make it on Wednesday you can get some of our panels books here… indyref2Gordon Guthrie is author of ‘Winning The Second Independence Referendum – a manifesto for Scotland and the EU after Brexit‘ – he writes: “Brexit has not made a vote for Independence a certainty by any means – but it has transformed the terrain on which the next referendum will be held – if indeed it comes to a referendum and not a general election. Indyref was a battle between a Continuity Scotland and an Actually-Existing Scotland – the next struggle is over 2 competing Discontinuity Scotlands.” The book includes an inspiring 63 recommendations for an independent Scotland after Brexit. Buy it here. Gordon is also the author of Bella’s first ebook ‘War is Coming’. It charts the last thirty years of British foreign policy failure confusion ineptitude and cowardice. In the context of the unfolding misery in the Middle East it makes compelling reading. You can watch him discuss the book here: Follow Gordon at @gordonguthrie 6a00d8341c5b0b53ef01901eef8e3b970b-800wiLesley Riddoch – is a broadcaster, podcaster, columnist and community activist is also the author of ‘Blossom – what Scotland Needs to Flourish’. She writes of the thinking behind Blossom: “Blossom is an account of Scotland at the grassroots through the stories of people I’ve had the good fortune to know – the most stubborn, talented and resilient people on the planet. They’ve had to be. Some have transformed their parts of Scotland. Some have tried and failed. But all have something in common – they know what it takes for Scotland to blossom. We should know too. So this book poses a question as important as the one Scots must answer on 18 September 2014. Why is Scotland still the most unequal society and sickest man (and woman) of Europe despite an abundance of natural resources and a long history of human capacity? You can buy it here. Follow Lesley at @LesleyRiddoch indexAndy Wightman is a writer and land rights campaigner. He is author of ‘The Poor had no Lawyers’ and Elite Rule and Radical Democracy. Others have said of his work: “The book is an essential read for all of us who want to live in the Scotland we imagine” –John Watson, Stone Country “Wightman may have trained in forestry and worked as an environmental scientist and campaigner but he brings a lawyerly and forensic analysis to task: a voyage of discovery to find out how landowners in Scotland got their hands on the millions of acres that were once held in common” – The Times Joyce McMillan is a columnist and theatre critic. She is the author of Theatre in Scotland – a Field of Dreams. Nadine McBay reviewed it saying: “…what is ostensibly a collection of reviews, is of course, so much more than that. Borne of her unfinished PhD on Ben Jonson’s tragedies, McMillan’s conviction is that theatre is a place where we explore power relationships, from the personal to the state to the international. As she notes in an attendant essay, three themes recur in her work: the Left’s initially floundering response to Thatcher’s ravaging of Scottish industry, the future of gender relations after the conscious-raising feminism of the 1970s and the story of Scotland’s re-awakening from the bruising defeat of the gerrymandered referendum of 1979. Her longevity and present status as one of the country’s foremost thinkers is due to her ability to see the wider social and political implications of theatrical works, as well as her unfailing fairness. She can tell what went wrong and where, and if there’s something to commend in even a mediocre work, she does, resisting the easier option of a hatchet job. A constructive review is, after all, a more challenging task than a bad one. All reasons why, as Vicky Featherstone, founding artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, says in a opening quote: “hers was the review we all craved. Hers was the recommendation we took seriously. Hers was the opinion that mattered.” Theatre In Scotland: A Field of Dreams by Joyce McMillan is published by Nick Hern Books www.nickhernbooks.co.uk Christopher Silver is author or ‘Demanding Democracy – the case for a Scottish media’. chris-silver-demanding-democracyRobert Somynne reviewed it observing: “Silver asks two fundamental questions. Firstly, what is wrong with the Scottish media or perhaps journalism in general and secondly – how do we construct a viable alternative? Wrapped up with these questions are the underlying structures of the British state as well as its interactions with the Scottish nation, itself denied its constitution as one. A most acute observation made in the book is the almost eternal bind experienced by the Scottish professional, the pro union media as a whole and by extension the collective consciousness of Scotland. If the media is not just, as often presented a mere portal by which information is disseminated; but is the expression of the “imaginative soul of a nation” – then the Scottish media is in itself an analogy for the trapped spiritual potential of a nation without a clear state or status.” Buy it here. The other panelists are Laura Cameron Lewis, David Pratt, and Heather Burns.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 21 Dec 2016

Speakers: Gordon Guthrie, Lesley Riddoch, David Pratt, Laura Cameron Lewis, Andy Wightman, Joyce McMillan, Heather Burns and Christopher Silver

Venue: The Melting Pot 5 Rose Street Edinburgh EH2 2PR

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Universal Basic Income Glasgow: From the Grass Routes

Universal Basic Income Glasgow: From the Grass Routes

5.00pm Sat 17 Dec 2016
The Third in a year long series of events.

96 Universal Basic Income Glasgow: From the Grass Routes The Third in a year long series of events.

Universal Basic Income is gathering allot of followers recently As part of a year long campaign to discuss this policy Extra second presents the Third of Six evening's Part 3 : Grass Routes Speakers from a variety of backgrounds coming together with performances and talks as well as time for Q&A and open discussion, come and get involved and organise with local artists and activists in an experimental night More details announced soon. Speakers currently include : Zara Kitson ( Green Party ) Darren Loki McGarvey - Local Artist Matt Lygate - Local Artist and Activist running " on the corner " More to be announced in a few days... Performances and Poetry from Leyla Josephine Rebecca Wallace More to be announced in a few days...
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Starts at: 5.00pm Sat 17 Dec 2016

Speakers: Zara Kitson, Darren McGarvie, Matt Lygate

Venue: For Fika Sake

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Bedroom Tax 2

Bedroom Tax 2

7.00pm Tue 13 Dec 2016
A public meeting hosted by Parkhouse Community Council, Glasgow

49 Bedroom Tax 2 A public meeting hosted by Parkhouse Community Council, Glasgow

Public Meeting Parkhouse Community Council Invited Speakers Sean Clerkin Action for Scotland - Ian McInnes Scottish Tenants Organisation - Billy McAllister Independent Councillor Trinity Possil & Henry Drummond Parish Church, Glasgow
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 13 Dec 2016

Venue: Trinity Possil & Henry Drummond Parish Church, Glasgow
#NoDAPL Live Video Recap Oct 16th-Present

#NoDAPL Live Video Recap Oct 16th-Present

1.00am Tue 13 Dec 2016

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442 #NoDAPL Live Video Recap Oct 16th-Present

Unicorn Riot's next installment of #NoDapl videos. Join us as we look through Unicorn Riot's video coverage from Oct 16th - Present. Here's our first installment: April 1st -Oct 15th livestream.com/unicornriot/events/6502877 Support our work: http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?page_id=211
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Starts at: 1.00am Tue 13 Dec 2016
Bards In Their Eyes X-Mas Special - Overheard In The Westend

Bards In Their Eyes X-Mas Special - Overheard In The Westend

8.00pm Sun 11 Dec 2016

82 Bards In Their Eyes X-Mas Special - Overheard In The Westend

behind the curtain lies dopplegangers , tributes and piss takers. This is the return of Overheard in the Westend with a Bards in their Eyes special . Glasgow Poets and Musicians become other Glasgow Poets and Musicians for one night only on their Christmas night out. Food, words , music, beverages and merriment. `Tonight Matthew, Im going to be.... ` Line up coming soon. If you would like to perform as someone else then email [email protected] Free entry but donations welcome
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Starts at: 8.00pm Sun 11 Dec 2016
Land, Democracy and the Economy with Andy Wightman MSP

Land, Democracy and the Economy with Andy Wightman MSP

7.30pm Mon 5 Dec 2016
hosted by Yes Edinburgh West

172 Land, Democracy and the Economy with Andy Wightman MSP hosted by Yes Edinburgh West

Possibly the most knowledgeable person on land ownership in Scotland, Andy Wightman was elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2016 as a Scottish Green Party MSP. In his short time at Holyrood he has been prominent in attempts to affect change particularly on land and local democracy. At Yes Edinburgh West's December 2016 meeting, he will speak on Land, Democracy and the Economy.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 5 Dec 2016

Speakers: Andy Wightman MSP

Venue: Clermiston Inn, Edinburgh EH4 7EG

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Keith Brown MSP

Keith Brown MSP

7.15pm Sat 3 Dec 2016
Independence

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57 Keith Brown MSP Independence

35 Years Campaigning for Independence. Keith Brown has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2007 and is currently the constituency MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Before his election he served for eleven years as a councillor in Clackmannanshire, and held the post of Council Leader from 1999 to 2003. He was appointed Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning in February 2009 and has since held a number of ministerial roles before becoming Minister for Transport and Veterans in September 2012. Keith is currently the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.
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Starts at: 7.15pm Sat 3 Dec 2016
SACC - Islamophobia Conference 2016

SACC - Islamophobia Conference 2016

1.30pm Sat 3 Dec 2016
We'll be looking at how education, the legal system and the Prevent / Counter-terrorism regime coalesce to create an environment of hate that facilitates the operation of a de facto Police State.

173 SACC - Islamophobia Conference 2016 We'll be looking at how education, the legal system and the Prevent / Counter-terrorism regime coalesce to create an environment of hate that facilitates the operation of a de facto Police State.

In this state citizens are either living in fear and self-censorship, or full and knowing complicity, or exceptionalist complacency or a combination of some or all of the aforesaid. Whilst the primary targets and victims of hateful discourse, discrimination and state and street violence are Muslims, everyone lives in this Environment and this State, many minoritised communities now feel a resurgence of hatred and everyone is impacted negatively.Organised jointly by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and SACC, and linked to the conference on the same theme being held by IHRC in London on 10 December.
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Starts at: 1.30pm Sat 3 Dec 2016

Speakers: Yvonne Ridley (journalist and author), Arzu Merali (IHRC), Mohammad N Asif (Afghan Human Rights Foundation), Tasneem Ali (Muslim Womens Association of Edinburgh), Richard Haley (SACC), Faizah Shaheen (questioned by police after being reported reading a book about Syria on a plane), Pinar Aksu (campaigner for refugees), Ibrahim Mohamoud (Cage spokesperson).

Venue: Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL

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Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick :Destitution - Homelessness and Housing exclusion

Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick :Destitution - Homelessness and Housing exclusion

7.30pm Fri 2 Dec 2016
1.25 million, including 300,000 children in the UK, are classified as destitute. Suzanne will offer a definition of destitution and relate her research to the situation in Scotland.

79 Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick :Destitution - Homelessness and Housing exclusion 1.25 million, including 300,000 children in the UK, are classified as destitute. Suzanne will offer a definition of destitution and relate her research to the situation in Scotland.

Friday 2nd December at 7.30 pm the SNP Club will welcome Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick of Heriot Watt University where she is professor of Housing and Social Policy. Suzanne specialises into research on homelessness and housing exclusion. She was one of the authors of a report for the Joseph Rowantree Foundation on Destitution which revealed that 1.25 million, including 300,000 children in the UK, are classified as destitute. Suzanne will offer a definition of destitution and relate her research to the situation in Scotland. All in all, the perfect antidote to the pre-Christmas consumerist frenzy.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 2 Dec 2016

Speakers: Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Venue: SNP Club Edinburgh EH3 9QL
EGP Council, Glasgow

EGP Council, Glasgow

11.00am Fri 2 Dec 2016

308 EGP Council, Glasgow


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Starts at: 11.00am Fri 2 Dec 2016
St Andrew's Event

St Andrew's Event

12.00pm Wed 30 Nov 2016

161 St Andrew's Event


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Starts at: 12.00pm Wed 30 Nov 2016
Evening for Alasdair Gray (Oran Mor)

Evening for Alasdair Gray (Oran Mor)

7.00pm Tue 29 Nov 2016
An evening of music and art to honour one of Europe’s cultural icons, Glasgow’s own Alasdair Gray. Music by Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band, and more.

710 Evening for Alasdair Gray (Oran Mor) An evening of music and art to honour one of Europe’s cultural icons, Glasgow’s own Alasdair Gray. Music by Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band, and more.

An evening of music and art to honour one of Europe’s cultural icons, Glasgow’s own Alasdair Gray. Music by Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band, and more. Well chosen words in oor mither leid to be spoken by Billy Kay, and writer Alan Bissett will compere a beautiful evening out. A percentage of ticket sales will go to fund an Alasdair Gray Musical Scholarship Trust. ALL TICKETS ALSO INCLUDE A FREE SOWNLOAD OF THE BRAND NEW ALBUM - Native Musicians: Songs for Scotland 2, a compilation album of Scottish songs themed, ‘Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation’. Join us on November 29th, the eve of St Andrew’s Day, for a brilliant evening featuring the finest in Scottish culture. We’ll have Alasdair’s ‘Sistine Chapel Ceiling for Scotland’s working class’ beautifully illuminated for the occasion; and health permitting, Alasdair will be joining us. For Scotland. Tickets are £20 each Doors 6:45 pm, Show starts at 7:00pm
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 29 Nov 2016

Speakers: Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band,Billy Kay,Alan Bissett, and more

Venue: Oran Mor, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX G12 8QX

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"I, Daniel Blake" panel discussion

12.00pm Sat 26 Nov 2016
with contributors including the film's screenwriter Paul Laverty and Scottish Government minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman MSP

301 "I, Daniel Blake" panel discussion with contributors including the film's screenwriter Paul Laverty and Scottish Government minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman MSP

After a screening of the Ken Loach film "I. Daniel Blake" at Cineworld in Edinburgh, there will be a panel discussion about the issues raised by the film. On the panel were Lewis Akers (Scottish Youth Parliament), Bill Scott (Inclusion Scotland), chaired by Sasha Callaghan (Disability History Scotland), Jeane Freeman MSP (Scottish Government Minister for Social Security), Paul Laverty (screenwriter), Mike Vallance (Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty)
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sat 26 Nov 2016

Speakers: Lewis Akers (Scottish Youth Parliament), Bill Scott (Inclusion Scotland), chaired by Sasha Callaghan (Disability History Scotland), Jeane Freeman MSP (Scottish Government Minister for Social Security), Paul Laverty (screenwriter), Mike Vallance (Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty)

Venue: Cineworld, Fountain Park, Edinburgh EH11 1AF

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St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March & Rally

St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March & Rally

11.00am Sat 26 Nov 2016
St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March + Rally

192 St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March & Rally St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March + Rally

St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March + Rally https://www.facebook.com/events/1178852945521935/ Today at 10:30 AM - 1 PM Starts in about 2 hours · -1° Partly Cloudy Glasgow Green G1 5 Glasgow, United Kingdom No Racism: Protecting Rights, Defending Communities Assemble: 10:30am Glasgow Green March Off: 11am Rally: 12 noon Glasgow Film Theatre Speakers Include: Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities Social Security and Equalities Satnam Ner, Vice-President of the STUC Judith Robertson, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission Talat Ahmed, Stand Up to Racism And a Representative of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) #STUCStAndrew16 #NoRacism
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 26 Nov 2016

Speakers: Angela Constance MSP,Satnam Ner,Judith Robertson,Talat Ahmed

Venue: Glasgow Green to the GFT

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Press Conference for Victims of Police Violence During North Dakota Pipelin

Press Conference for Victims of Police Violence During North Dakota Pipelin

6.06pm Tue 22 Nov 2016

livestream by Unicorn Riot

23018 Press Conference for Victims of Police Violence During North Dakota Pipelin


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Starts at: 6.06pm Tue 22 Nov 2016
Välkommen till Sverige - Migration & asylum in Sweden

Välkommen till Sverige - Migration & asylum in Sweden

6.00pm Tue 22 Nov 2016
a Nordic Horizons event with Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency

livestream by Democracy TV

210 Välkommen till Sverige - Migration & asylum in Sweden a Nordic Horizons event with Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency

With Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency. In 2015 more than 163,000 asylum seekers arrived in Sweden, more per capita than in any other European country, including Germany. The sharp increase in the number of people fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries was labeled a 'migrant crisis' in Europe. How did Sweden deal with the issue? What lessons can be learned? Even before the recent Syrian crisis Sweden was already one of Europe’s most welcoming countries to refugees. But the country has found it dificult to integrate newcomers and find jobs for refugees and asylum seekers with little grasp of the Swedish language. Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency, explains why Sweden has become the Nordic nation with the most open attitude to migrants and refugees and shares his experience in managing the recent surge in migration applications.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Tue 22 Nov 2016

Speakers: Mikael Ribbenvik (Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency) and Lesley Riddoch (chair)

Venue: Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh EH8 9LE

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Our Democracy

Our Democracy

7.00pm Mon 21 Nov 2016
Act As If We Own The Place campaign launch.

626 Our Democracy Act As If We Own The Place campaign launch.

Our Democracy - Act As If We Own The Place is a coalition of organisations, campaigners and politicians who are dedicated to improving our local democracy. The campaign arises from a simple idea: that human beings flourish when they have control over their own lives. We think communities can redesign their local democracy to work better for them, thriving all the more by taking control of their community’s future. To celebrate the launch of the camapign, join us for a public discussion on renewing local democracy featuring: LESLEY RIDDOCH, author of Blossom: What Scotland needs to flourish ROBIN MCALPINE, director of think-tank Common Weal GEHAN MACLEOD, co-founder of GalGael Trust and former resident of Pollok Free State WILLIE SULLIVAN, director of the Electoral Reform Society Scotland At the moment most of us have things done to us; power exercised over us by the government, by the council, or by companies who don’t work with our community interests at their core. This disempowers and patronises us. If democracy is about anything it is about us running our own affairs. That is why we are asking you to ‘act as if you own the place’ - if the citizens of a village, town, city or country don’t own it, then who does? At the launch we will announce a series of Scotland-wide events where local people can gather together to talk about how they want to run that local place. More information about this will be available shortly. There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in the campaign for a better local democracy. Moreover, there has never been a time when it has been more needed. Our democracy isn’t working in the way it should. To renew and extend the control we have in our communities, it needs a shot in the arm from you and your friends and networks. The event is free but so we have an idea of numbers, please reserve tickets using the ticketing link. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283940438668537/
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Starts at: 7.00pm Mon 21 Nov 2016

Speakers: LESLEY RIDDOCH,ROBIN MCALPINE,GEHAN MACLEOD,WILLIE SULLIVAN

Venue: Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow G411BA

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#NoDAPL Highway 1806 Standoff

#NoDAPL Highway 1806 Standoff

2.42am Mon 21 Nov 2016

livestream by Unicorn Riot

52433 #NoDAPL Highway 1806 Standoff

Water protectors were attacked with rubber bullets, water spray, chemical weapons, LRAD after moving a burned-out truck off a bridge on Sunday night. 160+ injured. Full report: http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=11191
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Starts at: 2.42am Mon 21 Nov 2016
Robin McAlpine - Towards an Industrial Policy

Robin McAlpine - Towards an Industrial Policy

7.00pm Fri 18 Nov 2016
Robin McAlpine, Director of Common Weal will be talking on "Towards an Industrial Policy"

273 Robin McAlpine - Towards an Industrial Policy Robin McAlpine, Director of Common Weal will be talking on "Towards an Industrial Policy"

Robin McAlpine,
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Starts at: 7.00pm Fri 18 Nov 2016

Speakers: Robin McAlpine, Director of Common Weal will be talking on "Towards an Industrial Policy" for Scotland on Friday 18th November at 7.30 p.m. This is a new report by 10 economists and radical economic thinkers, making the case for an industrial policy to re-balance the Scottish economy and boost productivity. The key aspects of the report include a critique of why UK economy policy has failed, a policy task list, and outlines the key principles of a successful industrial policy.

Venue: SNP Club Edinburgh EH2 1HJ
Robin McAlpine - Beyond Gers

Robin McAlpine - Beyond Gers

6.00pm Fri 18 Nov 2016
Short Interview with Robin McAlpine about - Beyond GERS

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Short Interview with Robin McAlpine from The Commonweal about the Launch of " Beyond GERS —Scotland's fiscal position post-independence — by Craig Dalzell. http://allofusfirst.org/tasks/render/file/?fileID=87DEEC95-C459-02D4-0248DDE75B7ADDB9
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Starts at: 6.00pm Fri 18 Nov 2016

Speakers: Robin McAlpine

Venue: SNP Club Edinburgh EH3 9QL
Confronting the Rise of Racism

Confronting the Rise of Racism

7.30pm Thu 17 Nov 2016

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Leading up to the annual STUC St Andrews Day march against racism Helen Martin of the STUC and other speakers (tbc) will speak on the need to confront the rise in racism in society, to welcome refugees, and oppose anti-semitism and Islamophobia.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 17 Nov 2016
Facebook + Livestream simultaneously

Facebook + Livestream simultaneously

12.00pm Wed 16 Nov 2016

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A test of the brand new feature on Livestream.com premium accounts whereby you can send your livestream to two platforms simultaneously: Facebook and livestream.com.
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Starts at: 12.00pm Wed 16 Nov 2016
Alyn Smith interview from the European Parliament

Alyn Smith interview from the European Parliament

10.00am Wed 9 Nov 2016
Derek McLean from Independence Live interviewing Alyn Smith MEP about current affairs and the USA election result.

538 Alyn Smith interview from the European Parliament Derek McLean from Independence Live interviewing Alyn Smith MEP about current affairs and the USA election result.

Derek McLean from Independence Live interviewing Alyn Smith MEP about current affairs and the USA election result.
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Starts at: 10.00am Wed 9 Nov 2016

Speakers: Alyn Smith MEP, Derek McLean

Venue: European Parliament

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7.30pm Fri 27 Jan
CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

For our talk on Friday 27th January 2017 we welcome Craig Murray former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Historian and Human Rights Activist. Craig will examine British/American policy in the Middle East, past and present, with particular reference to the ongoing brutal war in Iraq/Syria.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Fri 27 Jan 2017

Speakers: CRAIG MURRAY

Venue: The SNP Club Edinburgh EH2 1HJ
CRAIG MURRAY - Iraq/Syria Conflict Explained

1.00pm Thu 23 Feb
Universal Basic Income - Join the Movement! Another installment from the year long series

The fourth event in a Year long campaign, exploring Universal Basic Income in Glasgow This month we are Launching a Movement, It has become apparent during the course of these events that UBI has become seriously considered by Councils in Scotland for a Pilot to be tested in one or two of scotlands major cities so we are shifting temporarily from an open exploration of the concept with a variety of different speakers and performers, to a more educational focused string of events This month will be featuing Counciler Matt Kerr who is championing UBI as a Policy in Glasgow and Fife and open to engaging with the public to learn about the Main issues and concerns that you, the attendee's, raise during the workshops Ellie Harrison ( Artist behind " The Glasgow Effect" ) will be along to do a talk and get involved in the Q&A workshops The movement? We will be actively launching our own independent surge of energy towards getting Universal Basic Income more out there into the zietgiest as it already is, working closely with existing organisations and particularly with the artistic community in Glasgow as a force for change. Starting to expand into an online campaign, door to door / street canvassers and making the workshops mobile, bringing our resources to all different area's of Glasgow to collect information on what people are saying about basic income. Its all with a pinch of salt, and its nothing original but we want to dive into this as it is an exciting time for UBI and we all want to get involved. Come introduce yourself at the event!!! If you are an artist or a speaker who would be interested in performing or bringing something to the event, get in touch with Johnny cypher on facebook or here at [email protected] Thanks, more details as we confirm them!
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Starts at: 1.00pm Thu 23 Feb 2017

Venue: For Fika Sake

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BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement Get your conference tickets now: https://sicbuild.eventbrite.com #IndyRef2 #Yes2 #Build
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017

Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Angela Constance, Maggie Chapman, Ben Wray, Jim Mather, Nicola McEwan, Robin McAlpine, Angela Haggerty, Pat Kane, Dr Craig Dalzell , Stewart Kirkpatrick, Richard Walker, Lesley Riddoch, Tommy Sheppard Sarah Beattie-Smith, Cat Boyd, Lesley Orr, John McHarg, Tony McCandless, Patrick Harvie, Mhairi Black, Philippa Whitford

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
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The Glasgow Effect A talk by Ellie Harrison followed by Q&A. The event is free and open to all.

Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison sparked a fast-and-furious debate about class, capitalism, art, education and much more, when details of her year-long project The Glasgow Effect went viral in January. Twelve months later, having slashed her own carbon footprint for transport to zero, she will talk about the sustainability of this 'sustainable lifestyle', the relationship between art and activism and the various local projects and campaigns she has been investing her time and energy in to help make Glasgow a more equal, connected and sustainable city. Followed by a Q&A chaired by Peter McCaughey. The event is free and open to all. It will take place at an accessible venue in Glasgow, which will be confirmed once we assess demand. Please register for updates at: glasgoweffect.eventbrite.com
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017

Speakers: Ellie Harrison,Peter McCaughey

Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB G3 6RB
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Bella's Review of the Year 2016 Bellacaledonia host a Review of 2016

This Wednesday (21 Dec) we’ll be looking back over the carnage of 2016. Join our two panels of commentators and writers to look back (and ahead) together. You can buy the books from all our panelists on the night, including our own ‘Scotland 2021’ available from Word Power Books or via Waterstone’s here. The book has contributions by Irvine Welsh, Khuloud Saba, Alistair Davidson, Neil Cooper, Maggie Chapman, Adam Ramsay, Robin McAlpine, Kathy Galloway, Tom French, Vonnie Moyes, Anuj Kapilashrami, Sara Marsden, and dozens more. We are looking at the challenges ahead, the state of the nation and the shifting political landscape after Holyrood 2016. If you can’t make it on Wednesday you can get some of our panels books here… indyref2Gordon Guthrie is author of ‘Winning The Second Independence Referendum – a manifesto for Scotland and the EU after Brexit‘ – he writes: “Brexit has not made a vote for Independence a certainty by any means – but it has transformed the terrain on which the next referendum will be held – if indeed it comes to a referendum and not a general election. Indyref was a battle between a Continuity Scotland and an Actually-Existing Scotland – the next struggle is over 2 competing Discontinuity Scotlands.” The book includes an inspiring 63 recommendations for an independent Scotland after Brexit. Buy it here. Gordon is also the author of Bella’s first ebook ‘War is Coming’. It charts the last thirty years of British foreign policy failure confusion ineptitude and cowardice. In the context of the unfolding misery in the Middle East it makes compelling reading. You can watch him discuss the book here: Follow Gordon at @gordonguthrie 6a00d8341c5b0b53ef01901eef8e3b970b-800wiLesley Riddoch – is a broadcaster, podcaster, columnist and community activist is also the author of ‘Blossom – what Scotland Needs to Flourish’. She writes of the thinking behind Blossom: “Blossom is an account of Scotland at the grassroots through the stories of people I’ve had the good fortune to know – the most stubborn, talented and resilient people on the planet. They’ve had to be. Some have transformed their parts of Scotland. Some have tried and failed. But all have something in common – they know what it takes for Scotland to blossom. We should know too. So this book poses a question as important as the one Scots must answer on 18 September 2014. Why is Scotland still the most unequal society and sickest man (and woman) of Europe despite an abundance of natural resources and a long history of human capacity? You can buy it here. Follow Lesley at @LesleyRiddoch indexAndy Wightman is a writer and land rights campaigner. He is author of ‘The Poor had no Lawyers’ and Elite Rule and Radical Democracy. Others have said of his work: “The book is an essential read for all of us who want to live in the Scotland we imagine” –John Watson, Stone Country “Wightman may have trained in forestry and worked as an environmental scientist and campaigner but he brings a lawyerly and forensic analysis to task: a voyage of discovery to find out how landowners in Scotland got their hands on the millions of acres that were once held in common” – The Times Joyce McMillan is a columnist and theatre critic. She is the author of Theatre in Scotland – a Field of Dreams. Nadine McBay reviewed it saying: “…what is ostensibly a collection of reviews, is of course, so much more than that. Borne of her unfinished PhD on Ben Jonson’s tragedies, McMillan’s conviction is that theatre is a place where we explore power relationships, from the personal to the state to the international. As she notes in an attendant essay, three themes recur in her work: the Left’s initially floundering response to Thatcher’s ravaging of Scottish industry, the future of gender relations after the conscious-raising feminism of the 1970s and the story of Scotland’s re-awakening from the bruising defeat of the gerrymandered referendum of 1979. Her longevity and present status as one of the country’s foremost thinkers is due to her ability to see the wider social and political implications of theatrical works, as well as her unfailing fairness. She can tell what went wrong and where, and if there’s something to commend in even a mediocre work, she does, resisting the easier option of a hatchet job. A constructive review is, after all, a more challenging task than a bad one. All reasons why, as Vicky Featherstone, founding artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, says in a opening quote: “hers was the review we all craved. Hers was the recommendation we took seriously. Hers was the opinion that mattered.” Theatre In Scotland: A Field of Dreams by Joyce McMillan is published by Nick Hern Books www.nickhernbooks.co.uk Christopher Silver is author or ‘Demanding Democracy – the case for a Scottish media’. chris-silver-demanding-democracyRobert Somynne reviewed it observing: “Silver asks two fundamental questions. Firstly, what is wrong with the Scottish media or perhaps journalism in general and secondly – how do we construct a viable alternative? Wrapped up with these questions are the underlying structures of the British state as well as its interactions with the Scottish nation, itself denied its constitution as one. A most acute observation made in the book is the almost eternal bind experienced by the Scottish professional, the pro union media as a whole and by extension the collective consciousness of Scotland. If the media is not just, as often presented a mere portal by which information is disseminated; but is the expression of the “imaginative soul of a nation” – then the Scottish media is in itself an analogy for the trapped spiritual potential of a nation without a clear state or status.” Buy it here. The other panelists are Laura Cameron Lewis, David Pratt, and Heather Burns.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 21 Dec 2016

Speakers: Gordon Guthrie, Lesley Riddoch, David Pratt, Laura Cameron Lewis, Andy Wightman, Joyce McMillan, Heather Burns and Christopher Silver

Venue: The Melting Pot 5 Rose Street Edinburgh EH2 2PR

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Dr Lesley Orr on Social Justice in an independent Scotland Dr Lesley Orr is a member of the Women for Independence national committee

Live from Yes Edinburgh West's monthly meeting for January 2017
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 9 Jan 2017

Speakers: Dr Lesley Orr

Venue: Clermiston Inn, Edinburgh EH4 7EG

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#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin Celebrating the achievements so far of the #homesweethome campaign

A rally in support of the HomeSweetHome campaign is scheduled for Dublin city centre to celebrate what has been achieved by the #HomeSweetHome campaign, since direct action to occupy a vacant office building in Dublin generated a huge public response, which resulted in a breakthrough agreement with the Irish government and Dublin City Council to take practical steps to provide 24-hour / 6-month homes for Dublin's homeless. The campaign is a coalition of artists, trade unions, housing activists and thousands of volunteers from the general public.
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Starts at: 11.00am Wed 11 Jan 2017

Venue: Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin

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#HomeSweetHome - support rally in Dublin 11.00am Wed 11 Jan 2017

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#HomeSweetHome vigil a night-time gathering outside Apollo House as a show of support in defense of the campaign on what turned out to be its last night of occupation

After promised suitable accommodation not delivered to facilitate an orderly vacating of Apollo House, Home Sweet Home are now in breach of the court ruling and have asked supporters to show a presence in defence of a continued occupation
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Starts at: 8.00pm Wed 11 Jan 2017

Venue: Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin
#HomeSweetHome vigil 8.00pm Wed 11 Jan 2017

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#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness Live from Dublin, Ireland

We are live in Dublin to bring news and interviews about the #HomeSweetHome campaign which has achieved much in 3 weeks since direct action to occupy a vacant office building in Dublin generated a huge public response, which resulted in a breakthrough agreement with the Irish government and Dublin City Council to take practical steps to provide 24-hour / 6-month homes for Dublin's homeless. The campaign is a coalition of artists, trade unions, housing activists and thousands of volunteers from the general public.
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Starts at: 10.15am Wed 11 Jan 2017
#HomeSweetHome - a recap onthe Irish campaign to end homelessness 10.15am Wed 11 Jan 2017

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#homesweethome departs #apollohouse news about the end of the Apollo House occupation

A short piece to camera outside Apollo House after the occupation ended under pressure of hefty penalties on anyone remaining in there beyond today.
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Starts at: 12.00am Thu 12 Jan 2017

Venue: Poolbeg St, Dublin, Ireland
#homesweethome departs #apollohouse 12.00am Thu 12 Jan 2017

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BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement Get your conference tickets now: https://sicbuild.eventbrite.com #IndyRef2 #Yes2 #Build
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017

Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Angela Constance, Maggie Chapman, Ben Wray, Jim Mather, Nicola McEwan, Robin McAlpine, Angela Haggerty, Pat Kane, Dr Craig Dalzell , Stewart Kirkpatrick, Richard Walker, Lesley Riddoch, Tommy Sheppard Sarah Beattie-Smith, Cat Boyd, Lesley Orr, John McHarg, Tony McCandless, Patrick Harvie, Mhairi Black, Philippa Whitford

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
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Unchain the Unicorn - March for Independence March for Independence in Edinburgh

March from Waterloo Place (east end of Princes Street) where from there it will be onwards up to regents Street and up to abbeymount, then downhill to Holyrood Park for fun and entertainment. All welcome, come show your support for our country to be free. Speeches from Paul Kavanagh, Martin Greechan, George Kempik, Cliff Purvis and Mike Fenwick. Music from Kevin Gore, Amanda Brown, Graham Brown band, Ted Christopher, Saskia Eng and Leona Ray.
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Starts at: 1.00pm Sat 22 Oct 2016

Speakers: Paul Kavanagh, Martin Greechan, George Kempik, Cliff Purvis, Mike Fenwick, Kevin Gore, Amanda Brown, Graham Brown band, Ted Christopher, Saskia Eng, Leona Ray

Venue: Edinburgh - Waterloo Place to Holyrood EH99 1SP

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Unchain the Unicorn - March for Independence 1.00pm Sat 22 Oct 2016

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The ECONOMY of an Independent Scotland Chaired by Angela Haggerty with presentations by Dr. Craig Dalzell, Gordon McIntyre-Kemp and Graeme McCormick followed by questions and answers.

The ECONOMY of an Independent Scotland event. Chaired by Angela Haggerty with presentations by Dr. Craig Dalzell, Gordon McIntyre-Kemp and Graeme McCormick followed by questions and answers. Organised by Yes Rutherglen in association with Yes East Kilbride and Yes Blantyre. To be held on Thursday 3rd November at the Glencairn Venue, 151 Glasgow Road, Rutherglen G73 1ST. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Thu 3 Nov 2016

Speakers: Angela Haggerty,Dr. Craig Dalzell,Gordon McIntyre-Kemp,Graeme McCormick

Venue: Glencairn Venue, 151 Glasgow Road, Rutherglen G73 1ST G73 1ST

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The ECONOMY of an Independent Scotland 7.00pm Thu 3 Nov 2016

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The Glasgow Effect A talk by Ellie Harrison followed by Q&A. The event is free and open to all.

Glasgow-based artist Ellie Harrison sparked a fast-and-furious debate about class, capitalism, art, education and much more, when details of her year-long project The Glasgow Effect went viral in January. Twelve months later, having slashed her own carbon footprint for transport to zero, she will talk about the sustainability of this 'sustainable lifestyle', the relationship between art and activism and the various local projects and campaigns she has been investing her time and energy in to help make Glasgow a more equal, connected and sustainable city. Followed by a Q&A chaired by Peter McCaughey. The event is free and open to all. It will take place at an accessible venue in Glasgow, which will be confirmed once we assess demand. Please register for updates at: glasgoweffect.eventbrite.com
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017

Speakers: Ellie Harrison,Peter McCaughey

Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB G3 6RB
The Glasgow Effect 12.00pm Sun 8 Jan 2017

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Marxism in Scotland 2016: Ideas to change the world The Festival will provide a unique opportunity to hear some of the best socialist thinkers and campaigners around and to engage in debate and discussion about how we resist austerity, challenge oppression and build a different world...

The Festival will provide a unique opportunity to hear some of the best socialist thinkers and campaigners around and to engage in debate and discussion about how we resist austerity, challenge oppression and build a different world. Among the many highlights will be Marxist blogger Michael Roberts speaking about his new book: The Long Depression; People before Profit Alliance Member of the Irish Parliament Brid Smith talking about Ireland’s New Politics; International Socialism Journal editor Alex Callinicos on Brexit and the Left; Gordon Martin from the RMT union on how we rebuild the unions; and Judith Orr, author of Marxism and Women’s Liberation on resisting Everyday Sexism. Timetable https://www.facebook.com/events/716468198495702/ Tickets available from Socialist Worker sellers or from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marxism-in-scotland-2016-tickets-27235872227 £5 waged, £3 unwaged (£10 solidarity ticket) Professionally run crèche, email [email protected] with requirements (e.g. age of children, any dietary requirement).
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 29 Oct 2016

Speakers: Michael Roberts,Brid Smith,Alex Callinicos,Gordon Martin,Judith Orr,more...

Venue: Renfield St Stephen's Parish Church 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP Glasgow G2 4JP

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Bella's Review of the Year 2016 Bellacaledonia host a Review of 2016

This Wednesday (21 Dec) we’ll be looking back over the carnage of 2016. Join our two panels of commentators and writers to look back (and ahead) together. You can buy the books from all our panelists on the night, including our own ‘Scotland 2021’ available from Word Power Books or via Waterstone’s here. The book has contributions by Irvine Welsh, Khuloud Saba, Alistair Davidson, Neil Cooper, Maggie Chapman, Adam Ramsay, Robin McAlpine, Kathy Galloway, Tom French, Vonnie Moyes, Anuj Kapilashrami, Sara Marsden, and dozens more. We are looking at the challenges ahead, the state of the nation and the shifting political landscape after Holyrood 2016. If you can’t make it on Wednesday you can get some of our panels books here… indyref2Gordon Guthrie is author of ‘Winning The Second Independence Referendum – a manifesto for Scotland and the EU after Brexit‘ – he writes: “Brexit has not made a vote for Independence a certainty by any means – but it has transformed the terrain on which the next referendum will be held – if indeed it comes to a referendum and not a general election. Indyref was a battle between a Continuity Scotland and an Actually-Existing Scotland – the next struggle is over 2 competing Discontinuity Scotlands.” The book includes an inspiring 63 recommendations for an independent Scotland after Brexit. Buy it here. Gordon is also the author of Bella’s first ebook ‘War is Coming’. It charts the last thirty years of British foreign policy failure confusion ineptitude and cowardice. In the context of the unfolding misery in the Middle East it makes compelling reading. You can watch him discuss the book here: Follow Gordon at @gordonguthrie 6a00d8341c5b0b53ef01901eef8e3b970b-800wiLesley Riddoch – is a broadcaster, podcaster, columnist and community activist is also the author of ‘Blossom – what Scotland Needs to Flourish’. She writes of the thinking behind Blossom: “Blossom is an account of Scotland at the grassroots through the stories of people I’ve had the good fortune to know – the most stubborn, talented and resilient people on the planet. They’ve had to be. Some have transformed their parts of Scotland. Some have tried and failed. But all have something in common – they know what it takes for Scotland to blossom. We should know too. So this book poses a question as important as the one Scots must answer on 18 September 2014. Why is Scotland still the most unequal society and sickest man (and woman) of Europe despite an abundance of natural resources and a long history of human capacity? You can buy it here. Follow Lesley at @LesleyRiddoch indexAndy Wightman is a writer and land rights campaigner. He is author of ‘The Poor had no Lawyers’ and Elite Rule and Radical Democracy. Others have said of his work: “The book is an essential read for all of us who want to live in the Scotland we imagine” –John Watson, Stone Country “Wightman may have trained in forestry and worked as an environmental scientist and campaigner but he brings a lawyerly and forensic analysis to task: a voyage of discovery to find out how landowners in Scotland got their hands on the millions of acres that were once held in common” – The Times Joyce McMillan is a columnist and theatre critic. She is the author of Theatre in Scotland – a Field of Dreams. Nadine McBay reviewed it saying: “…what is ostensibly a collection of reviews, is of course, so much more than that. Borne of her unfinished PhD on Ben Jonson’s tragedies, McMillan’s conviction is that theatre is a place where we explore power relationships, from the personal to the state to the international. As she notes in an attendant essay, three themes recur in her work: the Left’s initially floundering response to Thatcher’s ravaging of Scottish industry, the future of gender relations after the conscious-raising feminism of the 1970s and the story of Scotland’s re-awakening from the bruising defeat of the gerrymandered referendum of 1979. Her longevity and present status as one of the country’s foremost thinkers is due to her ability to see the wider social and political implications of theatrical works, as well as her unfailing fairness. She can tell what went wrong and where, and if there’s something to commend in even a mediocre work, she does, resisting the easier option of a hatchet job. A constructive review is, after all, a more challenging task than a bad one. All reasons why, as Vicky Featherstone, founding artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, says in a opening quote: “hers was the review we all craved. Hers was the recommendation we took seriously. Hers was the opinion that mattered.” Theatre In Scotland: A Field of Dreams by Joyce McMillan is published by Nick Hern Books www.nickhernbooks.co.uk Christopher Silver is author or ‘Demanding Democracy – the case for a Scottish media’. chris-silver-demanding-democracyRobert Somynne reviewed it observing: “Silver asks two fundamental questions. Firstly, what is wrong with the Scottish media or perhaps journalism in general and secondly – how do we construct a viable alternative? Wrapped up with these questions are the underlying structures of the British state as well as its interactions with the Scottish nation, itself denied its constitution as one. A most acute observation made in the book is the almost eternal bind experienced by the Scottish professional, the pro union media as a whole and by extension the collective consciousness of Scotland. If the media is not just, as often presented a mere portal by which information is disseminated; but is the expression of the “imaginative soul of a nation” – then the Scottish media is in itself an analogy for the trapped spiritual potential of a nation without a clear state or status.” Buy it here. The other panelists are Laura Cameron Lewis, David Pratt, and Heather Burns.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 21 Dec 2016

Speakers: Gordon Guthrie, Lesley Riddoch, David Pratt, Laura Cameron Lewis, Andy Wightman, Joyce McMillan, Heather Burns and Christopher Silver

Venue: The Melting Pot 5 Rose Street Edinburgh EH2 2PR

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Evening for Alasdair Gray (Oran Mor) An evening of music and art to honour one of Europe’s cultural icons, Glasgow’s own Alasdair Gray. Music by Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band, and more.

An evening of music and art to honour one of Europe’s cultural icons, Glasgow’s own Alasdair Gray. Music by Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band, and more. Well chosen words in oor mither leid to be spoken by Billy Kay, and writer Alan Bissett will compere a beautiful evening out. A percentage of ticket sales will go to fund an Alasdair Gray Musical Scholarship Trust. ALL TICKETS ALSO INCLUDE A FREE SOWNLOAD OF THE BRAND NEW ALBUM - Native Musicians: Songs for Scotland 2, a compilation album of Scottish songs themed, ‘Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation’. Join us on November 29th, the eve of St Andrew’s Day, for a brilliant evening featuring the finest in Scottish culture. We’ll have Alasdair’s ‘Sistine Chapel Ceiling for Scotland’s working class’ beautifully illuminated for the occasion; and health permitting, Alasdair will be joining us. For Scotland. Tickets are £20 each Doors 6:45 pm, Show starts at 7:00pm
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 29 Nov 2016

Speakers: Emma Pollock, Dean Owens, Allan MacDonald, Griogair Labruidh, Brina, Loki, the Matt Seattle Band,Billy Kay,Alan Bissett, and more

Venue: Oran Mor, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX G12 8QX

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Dr Alister Hamilton - Brexit, Oil and the World Economy Dr Hamilton:The application of engineering analysis allows numerical data relating to the status of the global oil production system to be derived for historical and future production. This reveals that conventional oil is no longer the rich source

"In this talk we shall briefly explore the parallels between the UK and “Arab Spring” countries with regard to indigenous primary energy supply dynamics, to show why the UK's vote to leave the European Union might be considered “The English Spring”. We shall show that the application of engineering analysis allows numerical data relating to the status of the global oil production system to be derived for historical and future production. This reveals that conventional oil is no longer the rich source of energy it once was, due to its inevitable depletion. While not apparent using economic analysis, the application of engineering techniques quantifies this process clearly, precisely and verifiably. The entropic decay of the oil production system affects both the price of oil, which will be range limited with a dramatically reducing maximum price, and economic growth rates throughout the world. The use of oil has historically boosted economic growth. We have analysis to show that by 2020 this will no longer be the case and that by 2030, the average barrel of oil will no longer act as an energy source. As a result of this process, production will cease. The world is about to receive an immense energy shock. It is essential that policy makers understand this issue in order to mitigate impact. This presentation will provide an executive briefing of the key issues."
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Starts at: 9.00pm Mon 31 Oct 2016

Speakers: Dr Alister Hamilton

Venue: Tore Primary School, Muir of Ord, Tore IV6 7SA

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Dr Alister Hamilton - Brexit, Oil and the World Economy 9.00pm Mon 31 Oct 2016

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Our Democracy Act As If We Own The Place campaign launch.

Our Democracy - Act As If We Own The Place is a coalition of organisations, campaigners and politicians who are dedicated to improving our local democracy. The campaign arises from a simple idea: that human beings flourish when they have control over their own lives. We think communities can redesign their local democracy to work better for them, thriving all the more by taking control of their community’s future. To celebrate the launch of the camapign, join us for a public discussion on renewing local democracy featuring: LESLEY RIDDOCH, author of Blossom: What Scotland needs to flourish ROBIN MCALPINE, director of think-tank Common Weal GEHAN MACLEOD, co-founder of GalGael Trust and former resident of Pollok Free State WILLIE SULLIVAN, director of the Electoral Reform Society Scotland At the moment most of us have things done to us; power exercised over us by the government, by the council, or by companies who don’t work with our community interests at their core. This disempowers and patronises us. If democracy is about anything it is about us running our own affairs. That is why we are asking you to ‘act as if you own the place’ - if the citizens of a village, town, city or country don’t own it, then who does? At the launch we will announce a series of Scotland-wide events where local people can gather together to talk about how they want to run that local place. More information about this will be available shortly. There has never been a more exciting time to get involved in the campaign for a better local democracy. Moreover, there has never been a time when it has been more needed. Our democracy isn’t working in the way it should. To renew and extend the control we have in our communities, it needs a shot in the arm from you and your friends and networks. The event is free but so we have an idea of numbers, please reserve tickets using the ticketing link. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283940438668537/
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Starts at: 7.00pm Mon 21 Nov 2016

Speakers: LESLEY RIDDOCH,ROBIN MCALPINE,GEHAN MACLEOD,WILLIE SULLIVAN

Venue: Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow G411BA

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Our Democracy 7.00pm Mon 21 Nov 2016

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Alyn Smith interview from the European Parliament Derek McLean from Independence Live interviewing Alyn Smith MEP about current affairs and the USA election result.

Derek McLean from Independence Live interviewing Alyn Smith MEP about current affairs and the USA election result.
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Starts at: 10.00am Wed 9 Nov 2016

Speakers: Alyn Smith MEP, Derek McLean

Venue: European Parliament
Alyn Smith interview from the European Parliament 10.00am Wed 9 Nov 2016

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March for Independence - All Under One Banner MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- SATURDAY JULY 30TH BOTANIC GARDENS TO GEORGE SQUARE GATHER AT 10AM. LEAVING 10.30AM SHARP PROCESSION ROUTE: BOTANIC GARDENS, GREAT WESTERN ROAD, MARYHILL ROAD, ST.GEORGES ROAD, CHARING CROSS OVER M8, SAUCHIEHALL STREET, PITT ST

MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- SATURDAY JULY 30TH BOTANIC GARDENS TO GEORGE SQUARE GATHER AT 10AM. LEAVING 10.30AM SHARP PROCESSION ROUTE: BOTANIC GARDENS, GREAT WESTERN ROAD, MARYHILL ROAD, ST.GEORGES ROAD, CHARING CROSS OVER M8, SAUCHIEHALL STREET, PITT STREET, WEST GEORGE STREET, BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE (S), WEST GEORGE STREET, NELSON MANDELA PLACE, GEORGE STREET, GEORGE SQUARE. JOIN THE EVENT, SHARE THE EVENT AND INVITE AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE USING THE 'INVITE' TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING A MASSIVE TURN-OUT ON THE DAY.
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 30 Jul 2016

Venue: Botanic Gardens to Freedom Square, Glasgow

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March for Independence - All Under One Banner 10.00am Sat 30 Jul 2016

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BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement

BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement Get your conference tickets now: https://sicbuild.eventbrite.com #IndyRef2 #Yes2 #Build
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017

Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Angela Constance, Maggie Chapman, Ben Wray, Jim Mather, Nicola McEwan, Robin McAlpine, Angela Haggerty, Pat Kane, Dr Craig Dalzell , Stewart Kirkpatrick, Richard Walker, Lesley Riddoch, Tommy Sheppard Sarah Beattie-Smith, Cat Boyd, Lesley Orr, John McHarg, Tony McCandless, Patrick Harvie, Mhairi Black, Philippa Whitford

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL
BUILD FOR INDEPENDENCE: Strategy - Policy - Movement 10.00am Sat 14 Jan 2017

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Scottish Independence Convention Presents The Reassembly Elaine C Smith will be hosting the many guests from across the country and the movement... and we will then be able to get down to some serious discussion about the way ahead...

Exactly two years on from the referendum, The Scottish Independence Convention are having a social event for all interested Indy groups to launch the next phase... to bring us all together, encourage dialogue, listen to some speeches, poetry, comedy and enjoy some music. We need all that energy, artistic endeavour, hard work and good old political discussion to get started again ( though it has never really gone away) and we need to establish a gathering place for all the groups,individuals, artists and ideas that made the Yes movement so vital in the journey towards self determination and Independence. Elaine C Smith will be hosting the many guests from across the country and the movement... and we will then be able to get down to some serious discussion about the way ahead.
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Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 18 Sep 2016

Speakers: Elaine C Smith, Lesley Riddoch, Robin McAlpine, Whitsherface, Ross Greer, Haggis McSporran, Alan Bissett, Jeane Freeman, Tommy MacKay, Janey Godley, Tommy Sheppard, Carolyn Leckie, Rosie Kane, Eddi Reader, Alex Salmond

Venue: St Luke's, Calton, 17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ

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Scottish Independence Convention Presents The Reassembly 2.00pm Sun 18 Sep 2016

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The YES Movement A non party afiliated rally for Scottish Independence

The Yes Movement Rally on the 18th of September 2016, this is being held at Glasgow Green from 12pm until 8pm. This is going to be a day to remember. Why come? Why Volunteer? I would like to tell thee. Have any of you ever felt like you were here, to do something great with your life? Well you are and this is why we are all here. We are here to change the world. It is no easy task, but to us it is clear that the task is ours. That is why they called us the Bravest in all the stories. We will show the world there is another way to live, that social and cultural change is inevitable and that a new way of doing things is being birthed. A great human being once said 'Be the change you wish to see in the world'. For too long we have been realising that the entire system is corrupt. We have waited for those in power to change things, For someone to stand up and do what's right. None of them have, not really. We are creating this Movement together. As Humanity we can free ourselves from this system that none of us agreed to when we were born here, by taking our power back and in doing that, we show others how to free themselves from the Elitist system. To put it bluntly, the days of working to pay bills and die are over. We want more for ourselves and the generations to come. We stand for Equality, Contributing and Pioneering our own future. There are new way's to do things now and we all know that, we must venture into the unknown and discover 'HOW?' together. Please email [email protected] Your expertise as a wonderful human being is required if you are a First Aider, Stage Hand, Steward, Chaperone or you would like to set up a stall for the day. Please also feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions/ ideas, or if you would like to help us in anyway. All contributions are most welcomed. The system we live under is broken, we're not fixing it. We want to create a new one. Go bravely friends. We are the change bringers. Please Share this message, We look forward to hearing from you.
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sun 18 Sep 2016

Speakers: TBA

Venue: Glasgow Green

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The YES Movement 12.00pm Sun 18 Sep 2016

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Stop Trident national demonstration, London

Massive anti - nuclear protest against the renewal of the license of the nuclear naval basis in Faslane, Scotland. Protesters from all over the UK will inundate the streets of London. Rally in Trafalgar Square.
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Starts at: 12.00pm Sat 27 Feb 2016
Stop Trident national demonstration, London 12.00pm Sat 27 Feb 2016

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9/11 Special - 15 Years on, What Do We Know? Live discussion show including pre-recorded interviews

Interviews with: Richard Gage AIA Chris Sarns Kevin Ryan Brian Maxwell Tony Rooke
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Starts at: 7.00pm Sun 11 Sep 2016
9/11 Special - 15 Years on, What Do We Know? 7.00pm Sun 11 Sep 2016

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Scottish Resistance Opposing Osborne


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Starts at: 11.30am Wed 16 Mar 2016
Scottish Resistance Opposing Osborne 11.30am Wed 16 Mar 2016

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Glasgow Southside Hustings CONSTITUENCY CANDIDATES FOR GLASGOW SOUTHSIDE: Nicola Sturgeon SNP, Kevin Lewsey LD, Graham Hutchison Conservatives, Fariha Thomas Labour ALSO INVITED – GLASGOW LIST CANDIDATES: Tommy Sheridan Solidarity, Zara Kitson Greens, Cat Boyd RISE

CONSTITUENCY CANDIDATES FOR GLASGOW SOUTHSIDE: Nicola Sturgeon SNP Kevin Lewsey Liberal Democrats Graham Hutchison Conservatives Fariha Thomas Labour ALSO INVITED – GLASGOW LIST CANDIDATES: Tommy Sheridan Solidarity Zara Kitson Scottish Green Party Cat Boyd Rise Party From Holyrood Secondary School.
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Starts at: 6.45pm Mon 18 Apr 2016

Speakers: Nicola Sturgeon,Kevin Lewsey,Graham Hutchison,Fariha Thomas,Tommy Sheridan.Zara Kitson,Cat Boyd

Venue: Holyrood Secondary School G42 8AU
Glasgow Southside Hustings 6.45pm Mon 18 Apr 2016

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Unchain the Unicorn - March for Independence March for Independence in Edinburgh

March from Waterloo Place (east end of Princes Street) where from there it will be onwards up to regents Street and up to abbeymount, then downhill to Holyrood Park for fun and entertainment. All welcome, come show your support for our country to be free. Speeches from Paul Kavanagh, Martin Greechan, George Kempik, Cliff Purvis and Mike Fenwick. Music from Kevin Gore, Amanda Brown, Graham Brown band, Ted Christopher, Saskia Eng and Leona Ray.
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Starts at: 1.00pm Sat 22 Oct 2016

Speakers: Paul Kavanagh, Martin Greechan, George Kempik, Cliff Purvis, Mike Fenwick, Kevin Gore, Amanda Brown, Graham Brown band, Ted Christopher, Saskia Eng, Leona Ray

Venue: Edinburgh - Waterloo Place to Holyrood EH99 1SP

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Unchain the Unicorn - March for Independence 1.00pm Sat 22 Oct 2016

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The Scottish UFO & Paranormal Conference Glasgow - 2016 Meeting of Researchers on the paranormal

THE SCOTTISH UFO & PARANORMAL CONFERENCE (June 25th) The Scottish UFO & Paranormal Conference 2016. This will be occurring at the Debates Chamber, Glasgow University, 32 University Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8Q on Saturday June 25th between 10:00am and 8:00pm. We have a terrific line up of speakers for this year's conference, Roland Watson, 'A Paranormal History of Nessie' Alyson Dunlop, 'Demons & Dark Places' Ron Halliday, 'UFO Scotland' Malcolm Robinson, 'Poltergeists, The Best Cases' Charmaine Fraser, 'The UK Wildman, Is There A British Bigfoot'? Gordon Rutter, 'Mushrooms, Myths & Magic' Larry Warren & Peter Robbins, 'The Rendlesham Forest Mystery' The event will be hosted by well know Bonnybridge UFO Councillor, Billy Buchanan and is sponsored by Phenomena Magazine. Tickets Priced just £10 for the full day (a bargain) are available from me. Send cheque or postal order made payable to, SPI Scotland and send to, Scottish UFO & Paranormal Conference (2016) Flat 5, Unicorn House, Croft Road, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN34 3HE. If you only go to one conference this year, this is the one. Best wishes. Malcolm Robinson.
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 25 Jun 2016

Venue: Glasgow University Union

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The Scottish UFO & Paranormal Conference Glasgow - 2016 10.00am Sat 25 Jun 2016

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BBC Bias Protest V Veterans for Independence, Steve Atkinson, Callum Baird, Billy Bates, Ken Godwin, Kevin Gore, Bobby Nicholson, Insectaways, Shaun Moore, Citizen Smart and Jock Scott (Yew Choob) Speakers:Tommy Sheridan(to be confirmed) & Joshua Brown

Times are 2pm - 4.30pm 14th Sept BBC Pacific Quay Glasgow The BBC is guilty of much ongoing wrongs this is our final chance to show the truth and protest their actions before the referendum make your stand carry your banners exposing them and bring your saltires in support of your country this is serious get on your feet. BBC Bias Propaganda & Coverups, Peace Protest V, with this being just 4 Days before the Independence Referendum it will be the finally chance for a HUGE YES before #YES following on from the Wallace March at Stirling 12th Sept then the Freedom Convoy from Stirling to Glasgow 14th Sept, the convoy then ties up with this final protest at the BBC let's show them we are going to win this referendum by a Proverbial Mile. Confirmed performers so far are: Steve Atkinson, Callum Baird, Billy Bates, Ken Godwin, Kevin Gore, Bobby Nicholson, Insectaways, Shaun Moore, Citizen Smart and Jock Scott (Yew Choob) Speakers:Tommy Sheridan(to be confirmed), Joshua Brown & Veterans for Independence Pat Lee (MC) Cheryl Scott
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Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 14 Sep 2014

Venue: BBC, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DZ
BBC Bias Protest V 2.00pm Sun 14 Sep 2014

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Referendum Count: Glasgow Emirates & George Square Live coverage from both George Square & The Velodrome

Del covering George Square Kev covering the Velodrome
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Starts at: 10.00pm Thu 18 Sep 2014

Venue: George Square & The Velodrome Emirates Arena G40 3HG
Referendum Count: Glasgow Emirates & George Square 10.00pm Thu 18 Sep 2014

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YES INFO RALLY, George Square 2PM A YES rally in George Square, with lots of entertainment!

A YES rally in George Square. Bring information/leaflets. Answer any questions the public may have, openly invite them into our folds no matter their current voting stance. Have a wee sing song or two, then off to bed to rest our flag-waving wrists for that all important ballot box the next day! "GEORGE SQUARE INFO RALLY" SET LIST TIME: 2:00 to 2:10 - Gavin Paterson (Acoustic) 2:10 to 2:20 - 2:20 to 2:30 - 2:30 to 2:40 - 2:40 to 2:50 - 2:50 to 3:00 - Kinkystone (Acoustic Band) 3:00 to 3:10 - Tom Vevers (Acoustic) 3:10 to 3:20 - Robin McAlpine (Radical Independence) 3:20 to 3:30 - Crawford Smith (YES Southside - Band) 3:30 to 3:40 - 3:40 to 3:50 - 3:50 to 4:00 - 4:00 to 4:10 - Emjay (Acoustic) 4:10 to 4:20 - Mark McG (Spoken Word) 4:20 to 4:30 - Jane Godly (Speech) 4:30 to 4:40 - Clanadonia (Band) 4:40 to 4:50 - Simon Atkinson (Speech) 4:50 to 5:00 - Benny Wenda (West Papua) 5:00 to 5:10 - Travel Cats (Scottish Folk) 5:10 to 5:20 - Tommy Sheridan 5:20 to 5:30 - Tommy Sheridan 5:30 to 5:40 - BLOCO YES (Drummers) 5:40 to 5:50 - Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 (Band) 5:50 to 6:00 - Darren 'Loki' McGarvey (Rapper/Speech) 6:00 to 6:10 - Darren 'Loki' McGarvey (Rapper/Speech) 6:10 to 6:20 - Joshua Brown (Solidarity with Palestine) 6:20 to 6:30 - Cat Hepburn (Poem) 6:30 to 6:40 - Steve Atkinson (Folk Singer) 6:40 to 6:50 - Cheryl Scott (KA Radio) 6:50 to 7:00 - Kevin P. Gilday (Spoken Word) 7:00 to 7:10 - British Army Veterns (Speech) 7:10 to 7:20 - San Fran and the Siscos (Band) 7:20 to 7:30 - 7:30 to 7:40 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) 7:40 to 7:50 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) 7:50 to 8:00 - Yes Ceilidh Band (Dance!) **Myself Nor The Other Hosts Of This Event Endorse Any Violence, Drunken Disorderly Or Otherwise Negative Behaviour Within Or Out With The Official Time Of This Event!**
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Starts at: 6.00pm Wed 17 Sep 2014

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YES INFO RALLY, George Square 2PM 6.00pm Wed 17 Sep 2014

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Protest & meeting: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)

#IDS MURDERER | PROTEST THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE Monday 5th October 12pm - meet at Central Library opposite the Midland Hotel, just off St Peter's Square Iain Duncan Smith has been at the heart of the Tories' attacks on disabled people and benefit claimants. Join our protest against this scumbag whose cuts have seen thousands die after being found 'fit for work. Protest & meeting: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer @ 12pm, Central Library Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers' Committee
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Starts at: 12.00pm Mon 5 Oct 2015

Speakers: Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW, TUC Disabled Workers' Committee

Venue: Central Library, Manchester M2 5PD

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Protest & meeting: Ian Duncan Smith: Murderer #IDSMurderer 12.00pm Mon 5 Oct 2015

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Hope Over Fear: One Year On Hope Over Fear are organizing this 2015 event to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum and to make a clear statement that our journey to full Independence for our nation continues. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has stated clearly that...

Hope Over Fear are organizing this 2015 event to coincide with the anniversary of the referendum and to make a clear statement that our journey to full Independence for our nation continues. Our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has stated clearly that it will be the people of Scotland who will determine if and when there is an #indyref2. Lets fill Freedom Square and the surrounding streets of Glasgow on September 19th to make our voices heard. 2018 is an ideal year for #indyref2 as it is clear in terms of elections north and south of the border. (2016 Scottish parliament, 2017 Scottish council, 2019 English council and 2020 General election.) Join us on the Square with the message, #Indyref2 2018.
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 19 Sep 2015

Venue: George Square G2
Hope Over Fear: One Year On 11.00am Sat 19 Sep 2015

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HOPE OVER FEAR: SEIZE THE DAY RALLY George Square, Glasgow. Lots of great speakers including Mark McGowan, The Artist Taxi Driver plus great music...

The Hope Over Fear campaign will not shirk its responsibilities. On May 7th 2015 we have a unique opportunity in Scotland to wipe out the blue, yellow and red Tories in one fell swoop. We can electorally punish those who lined up with the billionaires and millionaires to lie, deceive and bully our nation into submission. We are not too small, too poor or too scared to move forward into a new and better world and by uniting the pro-Scotland and anti-Establishment vote in May 2015 we can realise our dreams. Bring the family and enjoy another great day out while listening to the speakers from all political backgrounds and on the importance of using your vote wisely at the general election. There will also be many amazingly talented artists and musicians for you to enjoy on the day. In the words of Gerry Cinnamon's inspiring anthem of our movement, "Hope Over Fear, Carpe Diem". Let’s seize the day in 2015. NOTE: Mark McGowan, The Artist Taxi Driver will be one of the speakers :) FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/401561463337441/
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 25 Apr 2015

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HOPE OVER FEAR: SEIZE THE DAY RALLY 11.00am Sat 25 Apr 2015

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Red Road Flats Demolition RED ALERT DANGER DANGER Covering the controversial demolition of the Red Road Flats

ALSO here for protesters live stream within the danger zone http://livestre.am/5dlJI Highly contentious issue with many locals against the blowing up of these 6 flats at once and want them brought down floor by floor. The flats could still contain asbestos; they are very close to residential areas including a nursery and there is worry about water and gas pipes being burst. See WikiPedia link for more info and criticism of previous Red Row flats that have been blown up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Road_Flats
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Starts at: 3.00pm Sun 11 Oct 2015

Venue: Red Road Flats, Glasgow G21 3BL

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Red Road Flats Demolition RED ALERT DANGER DANGER 3.00pm Sun 11 Oct 2015

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BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 Around 1:30 - 3:30pm BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 - The People's Voice!

BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 - The People's Voice! Sunday, June 29 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm BBC Scotland Studios, Pacific Quay G51 1 Glasgow, United Kingdom This is a protest against bias from the self-proclaimed “impartial” BBC. The most important issue we need to highlight is the repeated omission of relevant facts, information & answers that has kept Scotland in the dark about the real independence debate. The BBC’s coverage is ruining the run up to the biggest decision in our history. People are suitably sickened by the BBC & other mainstream media and their one sided conveyor belt of scare stories portrayed against our economic prospects, EU membership and the currency of an independent Scotland. Sometimes the bias is not in what they do cover but what they don't cover in their news & current affairs programmes. Specific examples of bias that concerns us are as follows: Make up of Question Time panels. Irish & Luxembourg EU ministers views misrepresented. UKIP promotion during EU elections. University of the West of Scotland report on bias on evening news programmes (BBC & STV) University of the West of Scotland report on bias on Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland show The BBC's membership of the CBI which opposes independence and even tried to become an official member of the no campaign until a U turn after a mass cancellation of membership by Scottish companies. Different styles of questioning for Yes/No including more frequent interruptions from interviewers. The list goes on… Let's keep up the pressure on the old BBC and arrange their next outing as a massive anti-bias operation! Bring your saltires, banners, balloons, friends, family and loud voices. Make it a day to remember! Everyone is welcome from both sides of the debate. Groups that wish to protest about other instances of BBC bias unrelated to the independence debate are also more than welcome to attend.
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Starts at: 1.30pm Sun 29 Jun 2014

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BBC Bias Peaceful Protest #2 1.30pm Sun 29 Jun 2014

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March for Independence - All Under One Banner MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- SATURDAY JULY 30TH BOTANIC GARDENS TO GEORGE SQUARE GATHER AT 10AM. LEAVING 10.30AM SHARP PROCESSION ROUTE: BOTANIC GARDENS, GREAT WESTERN ROAD, MARYHILL ROAD, ST.GEORGES ROAD, CHARING CROSS OVER M8, SAUCHIEHALL STREET, PITT ST

MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE- SATURDAY JULY 30TH BOTANIC GARDENS TO GEORGE SQUARE GATHER AT 10AM. LEAVING 10.30AM SHARP PROCESSION ROUTE: BOTANIC GARDENS, GREAT WESTERN ROAD, MARYHILL ROAD, ST.GEORGES ROAD, CHARING CROSS OVER M8, SAUCHIEHALL STREET, PITT STREET, WEST GEORGE STREET, BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE (S), WEST GEORGE STREET, NELSON MANDELA PLACE, GEORGE STREET, GEORGE SQUARE. JOIN THE EVENT, SHARE THE EVENT AND INVITE AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE USING THE 'INVITE' TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING A MASSIVE TURN-OUT ON THE DAY.
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 30 Jul 2016

Venue: Botanic Gardens to Freedom Square, Glasgow

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March for Independence - All Under One Banner 10.00am Sat 30 Jul 2016

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Radical Independence Campaign Conference Massive gathering of 3000 RIC delegates at the SECC Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow

***SOLD OUT*** The 2014 Radical Independence Conference will take place all day on Saturday 22nd November in Glasgow city centre at the SECC Clyde Auditorium and the Glasgow Science Centre. More event details on timetable, speakers, childcare and conference agenda will be released shortly. Please check our website and Facebook pages for updates. radicalindependence.org
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Starts at: 10.00am Sat 22 Nov 2014
Radical Independence Campaign Conference 10.00am Sat 22 Nov 2014

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