9-12 November

2017 cuba glasgow film festival

The third Havana Glasgow Film Festival is almost here! For an extended weekend at the beginning of November (9-12 Nov) Glasgow plays host to filmmakers and stars from its twin city, Havana. The festival showcases the incredibly vibrant film scene in Cuba and is bringing a number of Cuban stars over to discuss their films and life in Cuba. Luis Alberto Garcia – acclaimed Cuban actor will be here to discuss two of his films – Ya no es Antes, about a couple who meet again after years of separation by emigration, - and  - Clandestinos, a romance set against the last days of the struggle against Batista.  Director Jonal Coscuella will be here to discuss the premiere of his film, Esteban, about a 10-year-old’s struggle to achieve his dream to play the piano. And we are thrilled to welcome Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida Guevara March, who will be with us to discuss two documentaries one on her father and one on his compadre Fidel. Visit http://www.hgfilmfest.com/programme - for more details and to get tickets.

The Havana Glasgow Film Festival exists to showcase Cuban cinema and culture within Havana’s twin city of Glasgow, Scotland. The festival celebrates local identities and cultures, highlighting the similarities between Havana and Glasgow and the thriving artistic talent that exists within both cities.

It provides a platform for Cuban and Scottish film-makers to share their work with international audiences through a week-long programme of screenings, workshops and panel discussions. A vibrant evening event schedule runs in tandem with the festival, complementing its film content with celebrations of Cuban music, dancing, food and rum. The Havana Glasgow Film Festival brings the rich, distant culture of Cuba onto Scotland’s doorstep and highlights the social, political and human similarities within these twinned cities.






TOWNSEND THEATRE PRODUCTIONSEastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, Glasgow on 29 October 2017

"I saw 'We Are The Lions Mr Manager' tonight at the Blantyre Miners Welfare Club. The audience enjoyed a fabulous performance by talented Townsend Productions actors. it was great to see Jayaben Desai"s story and that of the Grunwick Strike being shared and to see an Asian woman playing the part of Jayaben. Light hearted moments and audience participation made it a great night for all. Go to the Townsend productions website to see where you can enjoy our working class history."

The play is being shown at the Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, Glasgow on 29 October 2017.



2017 we are the lions


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.


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

Thursday 23 Feb 7pm


2017 feb i daniel blake

A free showing of the award winning film "I, Daniel Blake" sponsored by EIS, GMB, RMT, Unison, Unite and Clydebank TUC. All welcome.

Speakers from The Peoples Assembly(Scotland) & PCS Trade Union.

This event is free. If possible, please bring a small financial donation for West Dunbartonshire Foodshare.

Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-i-daniel-blake-tickets-31284356352

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380424528666108/