Anarchist Dayschool: A day of discussion and workshops which focus on the ideas behind anarchism and the organisational issues facing the anarchist and grassroots anti-authoritarian movement.
12PM onwards, Saturday the 6th of November @ the Kinning Park Centre in Kinning Park
(Just outside Kinning Park Underground).
* Class: useful perspectives and ways of modelling and thinking about this all-consuming issue which is the basis behind why we organize.
* Feminism: why are so few women involved in the anarchist movement? what's the difference between your sex and your gender? addressing the myth that all anarchists already have a feminist critique and the practical issues involved in achieving gender equality.
* Fishing - Communities in crisis: With fish quotas being cut, fishermen are out of work and communities across the North are facing poverty. An account of the situation in the North-East and discussion on how anarchists can organise to defend our all-too-frequently marginalized sisters and brothers there; particularly important and topical for those looking for issues to organize around in the general response the G8 conference in 2005.
(George from The Moray Against Poverty Network)
* How we organize as libertarians: A discussion comparing and discussing different anarchist ways of making group decisions and organising on a wider scale.
(Alistair D. - Glasgow Autonomous Project)
* Anarchism and Marxism - exploding the mythology behind the apparent polar oppositions in the left and some suggestions for how we can avoid the childish "yah-booh" sloganeering which has coloured our relations with our comrades in the socialist parties, without compromising on our politics.
(Thomas - Glasgow based Libertarian Socialist)
* Nationalism and Colonization: A critique of the classic anarchist stance on nationalism and an exploration of what it means to be colonized, to have one's language, culture and expressions of self smothered, oppressed and obliterated and what this means in the Scottish context for our politics and our organisation.
(Nick - Glasgow Autonomous Project)
* What's wrong with meetings: An analysis of why it's difficult to get people to attend meetings, why they fail to be democratic and inclusive, why they are a bad way to organize and what we can do instead to face up to this challenge.
(Alice - Glasgow Autonomous Project)
* The Situation in Australia - A look at Australia's recent past and a description of the state of the Australian left and the challenges faced by our comrades there.
(Roz and Kate - Australian comrades involved in a variety of left groups in Glasgow)
-- If you would like to give a presentation/seminar/workshop or host a discussion at the dayschool please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd be very interested to hear what you have to say!
Glasow Autonomous Project member