March 2015 (20)

Unite Against poverty and Inequality

Unite Against poverty and Inequality

7.30pm Mon 30 Mar 2015
a Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) public meeting

334Unite Against poverty and Inequality a Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) public meeting

Glasgow East SSP are hosting a public meeting in St Benedicts Primary School in Easterhouse on the party campaigns for a £10 an hour minimum wage for ALL over 16, an end to zero hours contracts and an end to benefit cuts. Speakers: Liam McLaughlan, SSP Candidate for Glasgow East in May's General Election; Christine McVicar, former socialist councillor for Greater Easterhouse; Colin Fox, SSP National Co-Spokesperson and former MSP.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Mon 30 Mar 2015

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SNP Campaign Conference 2015

SNP Campaign Conference 2015

10.30am Sat 28 Mar 2015
livestream coverage from just in front of the stage

11576SNP Campaign Conference 2015 livestream coverage from just in front of the stage

All day coverage of the Saturday proceedings of the SNP's campaign conference in Glasgow.
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Starts at: 10.30am Sat 28 Mar 2015

Venue: SECC, Glasgow G3 8YW
Douglas Chapman, Dunfermline & West Fife SNP Candidate Adoption Event

Douglas Chapman, Dunfermline & West Fife SNP Candidate Adoption Event

7.00pm Fri 27 Mar 2015
With Ivan McKee, Keith Brown MSP, Doug Chapman SNP & Fay Sinclair. Our Lady of Lourdes, Church Hall, 67 Aberdour Rd, Dunfermline, KY11 4QZ

319Douglas Chapman, Dunfermline & West Fife SNP Candidate Adoption Event With Ivan McKee, Keith Brown MSP, Doug Chapman SNP & Fay Sinclair. Our Lady of Lourdes, Church Hall, 67 Aberdour Rd, Dunfermline, KY11 4QZ

You are invited to the offical adoption fund raiser night for Douglas Chapman the SNP candidate for Dunfermline & West Fife in the forthcoming General Election. The night will consist of a delicious 'couthy buffet' of gourmet food, guest speakers and performers. Guest speakers joining us on the night are Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities. Ivan Mckee, leading Scottish business man and Director of Business for Scotland. There will also be an address from our Westminster Candidate Douglas Chapman and our Dunfermline South Council by-election candidate Fay Sinclair. Drinks will be available for a donation, but you can also bring your own bottle. Other fund raising activities such as auctions and raffles will also take place on the night. Tickets for this event are free, but you we would be grateful if those able to attend make an appropriate donation on entry to the event. We will be suggesting a very reasonable donation of £5 to cover the cost of food and/or drink. Promoted by Brian Goodall on behalf of Douglas Chapman, both at Dunfermline & West Fife SNP, 68 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 8DG
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Starts at: 7.00pm Fri 27 Mar 2015
All party hustings, Edinburgh North & Leith

All party hustings, Edinburgh North & Leith

7.30pm Thu 26 Mar 2015
from the Area C Coffeehouse on Leith Walk with 7 candidates

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495All party hustings, Edinburgh North & Leith from the Area C Coffeehouse on Leith Walk with 7 candidates

Hosted by Common Weal Edinburgh North & Leith at the Area C Coffeehouse Panel: Pramod Subbaraman (Lib Dems), Iain McGill (Conservatives), Sarah Beattie-Smith (Greens), Deidre Brock (SNP), Mark Lazarowicz (Labour), Bruce Whitehead (LeftUnity) and Alan Melville (UKIP)
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Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 26 Mar 2015
Food in a Common Weal Scotland with Pete Ritchie & Mike Small

Food in a Common Weal Scotland with Pete Ritchie & Mike Small

7.00pm Wed 25 Mar 2015
On one side the food & drinks industry is growing. On the other, the dietary gap between rich and poor is widening.

194Food in a Common Weal Scotland with Pete Ritchie & Mike Small On one side the food & drinks industry is growing. On the other, the dietary gap between rich and poor is widening.

On one side the food & drinks industry is growing. On the other, the dietary gap between rich and poor is widening. Tonight we discuss how Common Weal food system would put our resources and knowhow to work more effectively to ensure that all of us in Scotland can enjoy a healthy and sustainable diet.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 25 Mar 2015

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Stop PEGIDA!

Stop PEGIDA!

2.30pm Sat 21 Mar 2015
This counter-demonstration, organised by United Against Fascism (UAF) on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March 2015), aims to stop the Scottish Pegida group from spreading their anti-islamic messages in Scotland.

174Stop PEGIDA! This counter-demonstration, organised by United Against Fascism (UAF) on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March 2015), aims to stop the Scottish Pegida group from spreading their anti-islamic messages in Scotland.

Scottish Pegida supporters are organising a Rally on Saturday 21 March, Edinburgh Waverley Station to spread anti-islamic messages. As a response to this rascist event, Unite Agaist Fascism (UAF) organise an anti-demonstration, which is part of a series of events around the world, planned for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2015. The Pegida movement originated in Germany and its name is an acronym for “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West”. It held a rally in Dresden which was attended by 25,000 people. This racist group is now trying to raise support in the UK. Newcastle saw a few hundred Pegida supporters try and hold a rally on Sat 28th Feb. Newcastle Unites with UAF held a counter demo and faced down the racists with over 2000 supporters.
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Starts at: 2.30pm Sat 21 Mar 2015

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Scot Stand up to Racism and Fascism - all Scotland march and rally

Scot Stand up to Racism and Fascism - all Scotland march and rally

11.00am Sat 21 Mar 2015
Stand up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration 21st March 2015, Assemble 10.30 am, March & Rally 11 am, George Square, Glasgow.

618Scot Stand up to Racism and Fascism - all Scotland march and rally Stand up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration 21st March 2015, Assemble 10.30 am, March & Rally 11 am, George Square, Glasgow.

Stand up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration 21st March 2015, Assemble 10.30 am, March & Rally 11 am, George Square, Glasgow.
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Starts at: 11.00am Sat 21 Mar 2015
Scottish Land Action Movement & Lateral North

Scottish Land Action Movement & Lateral North

7.00pm Tue 17 Mar 2015
An evening discussing land ownership, conservation and communities in the Area C Coffee House (Edinburgh). It is open to remote participants via Livestream chat. Please join us in this discussion !

152Scottish Land Action Movement & Lateral North An evening discussing land ownership, conservation and communities in the Area C Coffee House (Edinburgh). It is open to remote participants via Livestream chat. Please join us in this discussion !

An evening discussing land ownership, conservation and communities. This event is led by Scottish Land Action Movement and research and design collective Lateral North, and organised by Common Weal Edinburgh North and Leith in the Area C Coffee House (Leith Walk, EH6 5 Edinburgh). It is open to remote participants via Livestream chat. Please join us in this discussion!
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 17 Mar 2015

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Skype chat about Buchanan Steps

Skype chat about Buchanan Steps

7.00pm Sun 15 Mar 2015
Skype chat about Buchanan Steps with Aileen McKay (Campaign Organiser), Wee Skribbles (Glasgow Artist), Matt Lygate (Dream Scotland)

213Skype chat about Buchanan Steps Skype chat about Buchanan Steps with Aileen McKay (Campaign Organiser), Wee Skribbles (Glasgow Artist), Matt Lygate (Dream Scotland)

Skype chat about Buchanan Steps with Aileen McKay (Campaign Organiser), Wee Skribbles (Glasgow Artist), Matt Lygate (Dream Scotland)
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Starts at: 7.00pm Sun 15 Mar 2015
Edinburgh stop TTIP banner

Edinburgh stop TTIP banner

2.00pm Sun 15 Mar 2015
Edinburgh stop TTIP banner

369Edinburgh stop TTIP banner Edinburgh stop TTIP banner

Edinburgh stop TTIP banner
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Starts at: 2.00pm Sun 15 Mar 2015
Vivienne Westwood/ Edward Snowden interview FutureFest London

Vivienne Westwood/ Edward Snowden interview FutureFest London

1.00pm Sat 14 Mar 2015
Vivienne Westwood/ Edward Snowden interview FutureFest London

223Vivienne Westwood/ Edward Snowden interview FutureFest London Vivienne Westwood/ Edward Snowden interview FutureFest London

Vivienne Westwood/ Edward Snowden interview FutureFest London
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Starts at: 1.00pm Sat 14 Mar 2015
Meet your MEP - Alyn Smith (SNP)

Meet your MEP - Alyn Smith (SNP)

12.45pm Fri 13 Mar 2015
One of Scotland's six MEPs speaks about his work and Scotland's place in Europe

152Meet your MEP - Alyn Smith (SNP) One of Scotland's six MEPs speaks about his work and Scotland's place in Europe

Scotland has six MEPs - how many can you name and what do they do? Alyn Smith MEP (SNP) will speak to a lunchtime audience at the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh about his work as an MEP and Scotland's place in Europe.
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Starts at: 12.45pm Fri 13 Mar 2015
Climate change with Henry Bennett

Climate change with Henry Bennett

8.30pm Thu 12 Mar 2015
on the science and the deniers' propaganda campaign

61Climate change with Henry Bennett on the science and the deniers' propaganda campaign

Mark McNaught speaks to a retired amateur scientist about the science behind climate change and the corporate-funded propaganda campaign to deny it.
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Starts at: 8.30pm Thu 12 Mar 2015
Funding the Scottish Economy

Funding the Scottish Economy

7.00pm Wed 11 Mar 2015
#commontalks Q&A focusing on Green Quantitative Easing with Richard Murphy and Colin Hines

424Funding the Scottish Economy #commontalks Q&A focusing on Green Quantitative Easing with Richard Murphy and Colin Hines

Common Weal are delighted to host another important event discussing innovative economic policy with two leaders in the field. The discussion will be a Q&A, and will focus on Green Quantitative Easing (QE), the e-printing of money to create ‘jobs in every constituency’, and ending tax evasion. Richard Murphy is a leading tax expert and anti-poverty campaigner. Colin Hines is the convener of the Green New Deal group.
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Starts at: 7.00pm Wed 11 Mar 2015

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Women's access to criminal and social justice

Women's access to criminal and social justice

6.00pm Wed 11 Mar 2015
a panel discussion hosted by EUSA Women's Liberation Group and Edinburgh Women's Aid

100Women's access to criminal and social justice a panel discussion hosted by EUSA Women's Liberation Group and Edinburgh Women's Aid

Join Edinburgh University Student Association's Women's Liberation Group and Edinburgh Women's Aid for a Panel Discussion to mark International Women's Day! The panel will be discussing the issue of women's access to criminal and social justice, particularly in the context of gender-based violence. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions, following the discussion.
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Starts at: 6.00pm Wed 11 Mar 2015

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French trade unionist demonstrate at Weir HQ to save their jobs

French trade unionist demonstrate at Weir HQ to save their jobs

1.30pm Tue 10 Mar 2015
30 French trade unionists fly to Glasgow to demonstrate at Weir Group PLC global headquarters to save their jobs.

353French trade unionist demonstrate at Weir HQ to save their jobs 30 French trade unionists fly to Glasgow to demonstrate at Weir Group PLC global headquarters to save their jobs.

30 French trade unionists fly to Glasgow to demonstrate at Weir Group PLC global headquarters to save their jobs. French trade unionists to demonstrate outside Weir Group PLC global headquarters at 20 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6DB from 1:30pm on Tuesday, 10th March. Weir Minerals France, part of the Weir Group PLC (a global engineering company) has announced that it intends to close a pump manufacturing factory that employs 50 workers in Castres, near Toulouse, in the south of France. The closure is said to be part of an international plan to cut 500 Weir group jobs in Australia, America, South Africa and France. What Weir bosses did not expect is that the French workers do not plan to go quietly. They are coming to Glasgow to fight to save their jobs. The workers from the Castres Weir factory want Keith Cochrane, the Chief Executive of Weir Group PLC to be made aware of the severe impact this closure would have. Michel Parraud, a fitter and the metal workers' (CGT) trade union leader at the Castres Weir factory will arrive in Glasgow on Tuesday 10th March along with 30 of the workers from the Castres factory. The Castres Weir factory employs 50 workers and according to workers there, has been making a profit. Michel Parraud, union leader at the Weir factory in Castres say, "Our factory has been building industrial slurry pumps for 160 years! We cannot allow Weir to destroy our jobs and our prod industrial history." Michel Parraud went on to say, "Before we are willing to stand in the unemployment lines, we think Keith Cochrane (Weir Group Cheif Executive) deserves to face the consequences of his decisions." The Castres Weir factory workers plan to demonstrate outside Weir Group PLC global headquarters at 20 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6DB from 1:30pm on Tuesday, 10th March. They will be joined by Scottish and British trade union activists. At 2:30pm union members from the Castres factory willgo inside to meet with representatives at Weir Group. The Castres workers want their factory to be kept open and sold to another company if necessary to save their jobs. The Castres representative will come out after the meeting and inform the demonstration of the negotiation results. The Castres workers would like to invite all media to attend the demonstration from 1:30pm Tuesday, 10th March outside Weir Group PLC global headquarters at 20 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6DB. They are willing to provide interviews before and after the meeting with Weir Group representatives. Contact: Joshua Brown, Unite the Resistance Scotland (one of the organisations hosting Castres Workers) on 07921 618 301 Michel Parraud, CGT union leader at Castres Weir factory on 0033 689 85 35 73
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Starts at: 1.30pm Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ivan McKee, Anniesland Parish Church

Ivan McKee, Anniesland Parish Church

7.00pm Fri 6 Mar 2015
Ivan McKee discussing Scotland's Economy at Anniesland Parish Church, 869 Crow Road, Glasgow G13 1LE

328Ivan McKee, Anniesland Parish Church Ivan McKee discussing Scotland's Economy at Anniesland Parish Church, 869 Crow Road, Glasgow G13 1LE

Ivan McKee discussing Scotland's Economy at Anniesland Parish Church, 869 Crow Road, Glasgow G13 1LE
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Starts at: 7.00pm Fri 6 Mar 2015
Common Weal host Tariq Ali

Common Weal host Tariq Ali

7.30pm Thu 5 Mar 2015
with Robin McAlpine and Jonathon Shafi live from the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith

1936Common Weal host Tariq Ali with Robin McAlpine and Jonathon Shafi live from the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith

The Edinburgh North & Leith Common are hosting an evening with inspirational speaker and writer Tariq Ali in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith.
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Starts at: 7.30pm Thu 5 Mar 2015

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A Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx -  Jurys Inn, Glasgow

A Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx - Jurys Inn, Glasgow

7.30pm Wed 4 Mar 2015
Panel: Siobhan Brown, author of "Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx", Angela McCormick (Glasgow North Trade Union and Socialist Coalition candidate) and Ayesha Saleem (Edinburgh East TUSC candidate)

180A Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx - Jurys Inn, Glasgow Panel: Siobhan Brown, author of "Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx", Angela McCormick (Glasgow North Trade Union and Socialist Coalition candidate) and Ayesha Saleem (Edinburgh East TUSC candidate)

A Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx: Socialism and Women's Liberation, International Women's Day Event Wednesday at 7:30pm - 9:30pm Jurys Inn Glasgow 80 Jamaica St, G1 4QG Glasgow, United Kingdom Speakers: Siobhan Brown, author of "Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx", Angela McCormick (Glasgow North Trade Union and Socialist Coalition candidate) and Ayesha Saleem (Edinburgh East TUSC candidate). Siobhan Brown's new book brings to life the ideas and methods of the revolutionary socialist who contributed so much to Britain's working class movement. Eleanor Marx fought for socialist ideas all her adult life and played an crucial role in organising London's East End gas workers, dockers and matchmakers. Both Angela and Ayesha will be taking a strong anti-cuts, anti-racist stance in the General Election on May 7th. Weds 4th March, Jurys Inn, Glasgow https://www.facebook.com/events/760594664021130/ Thurs 5th March, Quaker Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL (just off George IV Bridge near the Royal Mile) https://www.facebook.com/events/732910976790640/
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Starts at: 7.30pm Wed 4 Mar 2015
Skype chat with Michael Greenwell from Scottish Independence Podcast

Skype chat with Michael Greenwell from Scottish Independence Podcast

7.00pm Tue 3 Mar 2015
David McGowran will be chatting with Michael Greenwell from Scottish Independence Podcast about the media and other interesting things...

261Skype chat with Michael Greenwell from Scottish Independence Podcast David McGowran will be chatting with Michael Greenwell from Scottish Independence Podcast about the media and other interesting things...

David McGowran will be chatting with Michael Greenwell from Scottish Independence Podcast about the media and other interesting things...
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Starts at: 7.00pm Tue 3 Mar 2015

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