Upcoming Events

Thu 05/10/2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ABERDEEN Eisenstein’s October: film
Wed 11/10/2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GOVAN: Poverty, Homelessness and the Housing
Wed 18/10/2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AYRSHIRE Film: Britain in Palestine 1917 – 1948
Tue 05/12/2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PAISLEY The Russian Revolution
Fri 26/01/2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DUMFRIES The Battle of the Ebro
Wed 07/02/2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CLYDEBANK Ten Days that Shook the World


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Let our Past inspire our Future!

A series of Scotland-wide events that celebrate and explore working class culture and achievement, with a view to being inspired today to take forward the struggle for a better society and a fairer world!

It's coming yet, for a' that, that man to man the world o'er, shall brithers be for a' that.

Everyone is welcome.  There is no charge.  A collection will be taken to help defray expenses.  

Russian Rev anniversaryABERDEEN
Eisenstein’s October: film
Speaker Tommy Campbell
Unite Offices, 44 King St, AB24 5TJ
Thursday 5 October

Film: Britain in Palestine 1917 – 1948
North West Kilmarnock Area Centre,
Western Road, Kilmarnock
7.30 p.m. Wed, 18 October

Tuesday, 5 December
The Russian Revolution
Speaker Lindsay Barlow
Chair: Colin Mack, Paisley TUC
7 p.m. Paisley Town Hall

The Battle of the Ebro
Speaker: Rab O’Donnell
Friday 26 January
7 p.m. Tam O’Shanter, 113-117 Queensberry St.
Dumfries DG1 1BH

Ten Days that Shook the World
Tam Kirby
7 p.m, Clydebank Town Hall
Wednesday, 7 February

Workers’ struggles in the Lanarkshire Steel Industry
Speaker Allan Raby
Tuesday 7 March
7 p.m. Blantyre Miners Welfare

Tuesday 20 March
1932 Belfast and Edinburgh United against Unemployment
Speakers: Tommy Campbell, Murray Swan and John Swinburne
7 p.m. Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge

The Russian Revolution and its Impact on British Politics
Speaker: Tam Kirby
Tuesday 4 April
7 p.m. Lochgelly Centre

Dundee – Women’s Town
Speaker: Pauline Rourke
Tuesday 1 May
7 p.m. DVA. 10 Constitution Road, DD1 1LL

Lenin’s Gramaphone
Speaker: Alistair Findlay
Tuesday 6 June
7 p.m. Partick Burgh Hall

The Balfour Declaration, Palestine
and Britain’s division of the Middle East
Speaker: Rab Paterson
Tuesday 3 July
.7 p.m. Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge

11th of October 7pm

Anyone (or if you know someone) who is affected by the Benefits Cap should come along to this Morning Star Scotland public meeting on the 11th of October in Govan.

Guest speakers are: Cllr Matt Kerr (Labour & Co-op) and Margaret Wood (Unite Steward).
Chair: Kath Campbell

All welcome. Hope to see you there.

Venue: Pearce Institute, Govan Cross

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-poverty-homelessness-and-the-housing-tickets-37606855116
acebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/627958110926333/

2017 govan homelessness

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Sunday 8th October 11am
STUC, 333 Woodside Road, Glasgow

2017 autumn cover


Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-big-conference-small-nations-with-john-mcdonnell-mp-tickets-37550826533

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1876456182670927/

Scotland is a small nation in a world dominated by giant corporations and investment companies. The ideology of corporate capital is neo-liberalism – the claim that maximum benefit derives from the removal of all barriers to competition in terms of trade or any form of democratic, governmental intervention in the economy.

For Scotland this has meant the stripping away of industrial jobs and the external control of most of its remaining productive assets – both natural and human. Oil, gas, chemical derivatives, fish processing and whisky are all predominantly externally owned. Scotland’s precious human resources in terms of medical knowledge and education are under siege.

The key question today is whether this neo-liberal dominance should continue or whether there can be the redevelopment of popular, democratic control over the economy, of an active industrial strategy and of public and cooperative ownership and what political form this should take.

The conference will debate these alternatives. On the one side there is membership of the EU Single Market or the type of trade treaties planned by the Conservatives – both of which will incorporate neo-liberal prohibitions. On the other, there is the challenge of whether it is possible to pioneer a democratically-controlled economy drawing collective political strength from the nations of Britain separately or collectively within a federation.


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Friday 25 November
The Life and Times of Aberdeen’s International Brigaders
Neil Cooney, Nina Londragan and Tommy Campbell
7 p.m. Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen, AB10

Tuesday, 6 December
Connolly, 1916 and Scotland
Steven Coyle and Keith Stoddart
Chair: Colin Mack, Paisley TUC
7 p.m. Paisley Town Hall
in conjunction with the 1916 Rising Centenary Committee – Scotland

Thursday, 23 February
Happy Lands Film on the 1926 General Strike
7.30 p.m. Volunteer Rooms.
High St, KA12 0BA

Tuesday 7 March
The Caterpillar Occupation:
Richard Leonard, John Gillen,
John Brannan
Chair Elaine Smith
Blantyre Miners Welfare, Calder ST

Tuesday 14 March
James Connolly, Jim Larkin and the 1907
Belfast Dockers Strike
Tommy Campbell,
7 p.m. Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge

Tuesday 4 April
Robin Page Arnot: Historian of the Scottish Miners, Communist and Revolutionary Leader
Tom Kirby
7 p.m. Lochgelly Centre, Bank Street, KY5

Tuesday 2 May
Ten Days that Shook the World
Tam Kirby
DVA. 10 Constitution Street, DD1 1LL

Tuesday 6 June
Bertold Brecht
Sandra Trotter
7 p.m. Tam O'Shanter
113-117 Queensberry St.
Dumfries DG1 1BH.

Tuesday 4 July
Class Struggle and Pre-Capitalist Society
Paul McFarlane
7 p.m. Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge

Thursday 19th March, 7.00pm

Presented by Greater Glasgow HOPE not hate, In association with Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

2015 march hnh daughter troubles film

Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories is a one hour documentary by Emmy award winning producer; Marcia Rock and narrated by Anjelica Huston focuses on the role of women throughout the ‘troubles’ in Belfast. We also hope to have along a guest speaker & have time for an informal discussion about any issues raised.

FREE ADMISSION - all welcome!

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




July 6th @7pm

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/russian-revolution-centenary-ten-days-that-shook-the-world-tickets-35412758514

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302461903557146/

100 Years after the Russian Revolution, you are invited to a presentation and discussion on the classic account "Ten Days that Shook the World" written by John Reed, someone who was actually there.

Lenin said "With the greatest interest and with never slacking attention I read John Reed's book .... unreservedly do I recommend it to the workers of the world"

Presentation by Tam Kirby, Secretary of Fife CPB.

2017 fife 10 days shook world

Friday 2 June doors open 6:30pm

The AGM of the People's Press Printing Society is on Friday 2 June - doors open 6.30 p.m. - at the STUC in Glasgow. Non-members can buy shares at the door.

We want to make this the launch of work for the circulation drive using the new circulation leaflet.

There will be a social afterwards to enable members to meet the editor.


Tuesday 4th April 6:30pm

2017 4 R Page Arnot

Morning Star event in Fife on the great Scottish Miner's historian, R Page Arnot. Revolutionary Socialist and founding member of the Communist Party of Great Britain

Speaker Tam Kirby, Secretary of Fife Communist Party

Lochgelly Centre. All welcome.

Saturday 11 March

2017 march glasgow TUC

March and Rally on March 11th, organised by Glasgow Trades Council.
Assemble 11am in Glasgow Green.


Saturday 25 Feb @7:30pm

30th Anniversary of the Caterpillar Occupation

2017 butterfly play

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Sunday 12 March at 11am

2017 morning star spring conf

The year’s spring conference will discuss what can be done to rebuild collective organisation. It will hear of the proposals from the Labour Party to make the reintroduction of collective bargaining a key plank of its legislative programme. The conference will also discuss the urgent and immediate challenge of rebuilding working class unity from below in the battle to defend workers and communities against the cuts currently being imposed across local government and the public sector.
Over the past ten years the share of national income going to working people has fallen by over 5 per cent and since 1975 by 15 per cent. Over the same period the proportion of working people in trade unions has fallen from over 50 per cent to little more than 20 per cent. Among those aged under 25 the proportion is now below 7 per cent. The number of workers covered by collective bargaining has been more than halved to just 29 per cent.
This transformation has political causes: a succession of governments that have sought to undermine every aspect of organisation among working people and above all the trade union movement. The transformation has also had political consequences: fatalism, racism and the rise of right-wing populism

Joginder Bains General Secretary Indian Workers Association (GB)
Tommy Campbell Unite Organiser Aberdeen
Jane Carolan Unison NEC; TUC GC
Denise Christie Chair Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism; Treasurer FBU Scotland
Neil Findlay MSP (Labour) Lothians
Roz Foyer Senior Organiser Unite Scotland
Tam Kirby Fife People’s Assembly; Unite Scottish EC
John McDonnell Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Phil McGarry Chair People’s Assembly Scotland; RMT Political Officer
Mark McHugh Scottish Secretary Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union
Rab O’Donnell Secretary Hope not Hate West of Scotland
Chris Stephens MP (SNP) Glasgow SW

STUC Centre (above the Stand Comedy Club)
333 Woodlands Road
G3 6NG


10.45 Registration
11.00 Chair’s opening remarks
John McDonnell
Joginder Bains
Tommy Campbell
Chris Stephens
12.30 Lunch
1 p.m. Discussion groups
Tam Kirby Phil McGarry.
Neil Findlay Tommy Campbell
Joginder Bains Rab O’Donnell
Reports from discussion groups
Denise Christie
Jane Carolan
Neil Findlay
Mark McHugh