Thursday 25th August at 7:30pm

Firebrand miners’ MP for South Ayrshire 1939-45

Speaker: Esther Clark

Venue: Boswell Centre, Well Road Auchinleck

All welcome to this free public event.

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2016 Aug Star Ayrshire


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Saturday 27 August

STUC, 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow G3 6NN

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All readers of the Morning Star from across the Labour Movement in Scotland are invited to this short conference. It takes place in a critical period for the development of our Labour Movement. When every other newspaper and media channel is determined to split and divide, the Morning Star stands for Labour Movement unity, peace, socialism and support for Jeremy Corbyn. The focus of the conference is on how to build the readership and influence of the Morning Star and particularly how to develop and strengthen Morning Readers Supporters Groups.

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11 a.m. Opening Remarks from the Chair
Denise Christie, Chair, Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism
11.10 The Morning Star and the Scottish Labour Movement
Jackson Cullinane Head of Unite Scotland’s Politics, Research & Campaigns Unit
11.25 Building the influence of the Morning Star
Bernadette Keaveney, Circulation Manager, Morning Star

11.45 Developing Readers and Supporters Groups
Sandra and Iain Trotter (Dumfries) and Lindsay Barlow and Douglas Kerr (Renfrewshire) give their experiences
12.00 Reporting for the Star: giving a voice to the movement
Zoe Streatfield
12.15 Winning new readers: the role of trades union councils and trade unions
Tom Morrison

Questions and discussion
12.45 Chair’s summing up of action points


The Morning Star is owned and run by a cooperative society, the People Press Printing Society. Its Management Committee includes nine national trade unions. All readers are encouraged to become shareholders and participate in the democracy of the paper (a share costs a minimum of £5). The Morning Star was founded as The Daily Worker in 1930 and was renamed the Morning Star fifty years ago in 1966. It is the oldest English-language socialist daily in the world.
There are currently active readers and supporters groups in West Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Edinburgh. Supporters are seeking to organise formally constituted groups in Dundee, Fife, South West Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Tuesday 5th July 7pm

Free public talk organised by the Morning Star newspaper, featuring Councillor Gordon Munro and chaired by Pauline Macfarlane.

Venue: Augustine Church Centre, 41 George IV Bridge

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Saturday 4th June, 12 – 1.30pm

Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow.


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Morning Star Glasgow South West Readers and Supporters Group Govan: Saturday 4th June, 12.30 – 1.30 Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow.

Tuesday 17 May 7pm

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Stuart Moir
Talks about Robert Tressell’s great working class novel

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ragged-trousered-philanthropists-tickets-24741960871

Part of the Morning Star Our Class Our Culture series of Scotland-wide events

7 p.m. DVA, 12 Constitution Road,

Tuesday, 19th April, 7.30pm

Venue: Queens Hotel, 160 Nethergate Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4DU

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On the centenary of the Easter Rising it is fitting that the socialist and patriot James Connolly is commemorated in the city of Dundee during this years Scottish Trade Union Congress in the city.

It was here that he first got involved in working class politics and had his first experience of industrial conflict. The Scottish Morning Star Readers Group and 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland) are delighted to bring you an evening of music and songs about Connolly's life and times performed by Jimmy Ross and Findlay Allison and guests.

Pay £5 admission at door.

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Saturday, 5th March 2016, 11am to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11.30pm

Admission: £6 for the day event and £6 for the evening event (£10 for both

To attend this event please register at:


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As part of our exciting programme to mark the centenary of the Easter
Rising, on Saturday, 5th March at the STUC, the 1916 Rising Centenary
Committee (Scotland) has organised a day of talks, readings and workshops
rounded off by a céili at night.

This is an ideal opportunity to learn about different aspects of the Easter
Rising, which was probably the single most important event in 20th century
Irish history and this makes it especially worthy of commemoration. The
developments that flowed from the Easter Rising fundamentally altered the
political and constitutional make-up of these islands, and for the wider
world the Easter Rising provided inspiration for freedom struggles in
Africa and Asia.

The event will bring together a range of speakers with expert knowledge of
the Rising.

The part played by Irish and Scottish revolutionaries in Clydeside, in the
lead up to and during the Easter Rising will be acknowledged. The leading
role of Edinburgh -born James Connolly, will also be highlighted, together
with the key contribution of women like Coatbridge-born Margaret Skinnider.


Saturday, 5th March 2016, 11am to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11.30pm

Venue: Scottish Trades Union Congress - 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow G3 6NG

Registration: 10.30 to 10.45am.

Tuesday 2nd February @ 7:30pm

Ex Services Club,
15 Academy Street, KH7 1HF

Alex Baird
Jackson Cullinane

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Part of the Scottish Morning Star "Our Class Our Culture" series of events.

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Sunday 6th March 2016 11am - 3:30pm

STUC, 333 Woodlands Road (above Stand Comedy Club), GLASGOW

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John Ainslie Scottish CND: author of key documents on Trident cancellation and arms conversion
Denise Christie Treasurer for FBU Scotland and Labour Party Campaign for Socialism
Neil Findlay MSP for Lothians, Labour

John Foster Co-worker with Alan Mackinnon on documents on arms conversion and NATO
Roz Foyer Senior Organiser, Unite Scotland
Kate Hudson General Secretary CND
Bill Kidd MSP Anniesland Glasgow, SNP

Dave Moxham Depute GS, STUC

Andrew Murray Chair Stop the War
Chris Stephens MP Glasgow SW, SNP
Arthur West Chair Scottish CND


In memory of Alan Mackinnon



Wednesday 10th February 6:30pm

Adelaide's Auditorium, Bath Street, Glasgow
209 Bath Street, G2 4HZ Glasgow, United Kingdom

Public meeting organised by Glasgow Trades Union Council

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691556577758649/

2016 02 10 GlasgowTUC Cuts

Our city is facing the worst cuts to council funding in its history, the figure £121 million could devistate the services in Glasgow that we all rely and depend on. It could also cut jobs and earnings for many families in our city. Glasgow Trades Council and the Joint unions representing the employees of Glasgow city council have called for a a public examination. This is no ordinary meeting of politicans speaking, instead we this meeting gives the people a chance to be heard by politicians. Any comunity group in Glasgow, community councils, tenants and residents, unions, faith groups, food banks are all invited to give evidence which will be heard and recorded. Invited to attend a panel of politican who will be asked to hear the evidence and respond include, leader of Glasgow City Council , Cllr Frank McAveety, representing the Scottish Government and Glasgow MSP for teh Southside, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and from the UK Government Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell M.P.

Saturday 23rd January 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm

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University of Strathclyde Students Association
Vertigo Hall (level 8), 90 John Street (facing corner Martha Street), Glasgow G1 1JH

Steve Turner (Chair, National People’s Assembly), Sam Fairbairn (Secretary, National People’s Assembly),
Janice Godrich (President, PCS), Chris Stephens (SNP MP), Elaine Smith (Labour MSP),
Helen Connor (Vice President, STUC)
Phil McGarry (RMT)



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