Saturday 3rd December 11:30am

2016 12 ROSE conf

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rose-conference-negotiating-for-people-not-big-business-tickets-29748240789

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/658421530984036/

Organised by ROSE: Radical Options for Scotland and Europe. ROSE was formed in August 2016 to bring together those in the trade union and Labour movement who want to campaign for a post-Brexit settlement that protects and enhances workers’ rights both at work and politically in terms of the freedom of Scottish governments to advance democratic control and public ownership. 

Conference 11:30am AGM will follow at 1.30 p.m.

Pauline Bryan, Jim Sillars, Ian Davidson, Kevin McCorry, Gordon Martin

145 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ

Conference and AGM. All welcome. No fee. Register at door.

Tuesday 6th December 7pm

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paisley-connolly-1916-and-scotland-tickets-29702848018

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1321739791209571/

Steven Coyle and
Keith Stoddart

Chair: Colin Mack, Paisley TUC

Paisley Town Hall, PAISLEY PA1 1JF
Part of the Morning Star's "Our Class, Our Culture" events across Scotland.
In conjunction with the 1916 Rising Centenary Committee - Scotland http://www.1916risingcentenarycommitteescotland.co.uk/

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Saturday 10 December 12-3pm

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This year’s bazaar will be held on 10 December from 12 noon to 3pm. We’re looking for helpers though from 10 am to help with leafleting and the set-up.

The venue is the Annexe Stewartville Street, Partick Glasgow.
We’re hoping to build on the success of last year’s Bazaar. As ever, the Star relies on the generous support of its readers and friends.

Please consider supporting this year’s event in one or more of the following ways:

- donations for the stalls, the big wheel and tombola: bottles, home baking and other home produce, toys and games, gift items, quality bric-a-brac, plants etc (no clothes or electrical goods though).

- help with distributing leaflets and posters in the run-up to the Bazaar.

- help on the day with transport, the stalls, the tearoom and leafleting.

- direct financial support through a donation from yourself and your colleagues.

Any help that you can offer would be much appreciated. At the very least spread the word through your contacts and in social media.


WIN WIN WIN! - Great Collection of Progressive badges

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Here's an opperchancity to own a bit of history while helping the peoples paper the Morning Star. On offer is 100+ badges going back to the 1960s with examples from every major struggle of the last fifty odd years and few Soviet ones thrown in for good measure. To get your hands on these beauties for only two quid at the Bazaar in Partick, and you'll get one of only 50 tickets for a draw taking place at Glasgow's Morning Star bazaar on the 10th of December in the Annexe in the popular peoples republic of Partick.

C'mon its only two quid and even if you don't get them you still win as you'll be keeping this islands only socialist daily paper afloat!

Oh and there's rare Spanish Civil War collectables as a second prize too.

10am Friday 25th November ("Black Friday")

Tell AMAZON to treat their workers with respect!

Organised by Fife People's Assembly & Fife TUC 

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Thursday 29 September 7pm

Speaker: Eddie McGuire
Chair: Kath Campbell

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/114556655673872/

Eddie McGuire, internationally renowned Scottish composer and famous flautist of the Whistlebinks, gives his insights into the role of music in the Spanish Civil War.

Part of the Our Class Our Culture series of Scotland-wide events, organised by the Morning Star daily newspaper of the Left.

Venue: STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3

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Saturday 10th September 11:30am-12:30pm

Assemble 11:15am at La Pasionaria Statue, Custom House Quay

Commemoration Speakers

Vera Dehle Thaelmann: Verdi Trade Union, grand daughter of famous German anti-fascist Ernst Thaelmann

Mike Arnott: IBMT Scottish Secretary

Keith Stoddart: Secretary People's Assemblt Scotland


Social Event 1-4pm Music and Poetry

Free Entry. 

Venue Glasgow UNISON Offices, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1LQ 


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Saturday 17 September 10:30am-1:00pm

UNITY and Fighting Austerity in post EU Scotland

A major short industrial and political conference organised by the People's Assembly Scotland

Venue: Renfield St Stephens, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

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Sunday 16 October 11am - 3pm

The EU referendum divided the trade union movement and the Left. Now unity is essential if we are to defend our democracy and reshape our economy on progressive terms in the new circumstances outside the EU.

Over the coming months the Conservatives will make every effort to develop a new international framework that will continue to enforce existing neo-liberal policies and the dominance of big business.

The Morning Star’s Autumn Conference is about how to stop this. It will debate the options and alliances that potentially exist, inside and outside the EU, for progressive policies - for public ownership, reversing privatisation, investing in the productive economy and restoring collective bargaining.

The conference will examine how to build the alliances needed to secure such policies – policies that can give hope to working people and by doing so halt the rise of right-wing populism. At the same time the conference will consider the special situation in Scotland and discuss how to push forward a progressive agenda at both British and Scottish levels.

Conference Programme PDF here: http://morningstarscotland.org/attachments/article/134/2016_Star_Autumn_conf.pdf


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Thursday 18th August 7pm

Defend the Welfare State: Oppose the return of racketeering landlords, Stop the erosion of services

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Everntbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/defend-the-welfare-state-tickets-26994026861

2016 08 Star Govan Welfare State

John Owens
Former manager Social Services South Glasgow
Mike Dailly
Principal Solicitor, Govan Law Centre, on the Private Housing (Scotland) Act
Chair: Tom McMahon


Venue: Pearce Institute, Govan Cross

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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Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ayrshire-the-life-and-times-of-sanny-sloan-tickets-26975257722


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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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Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-morning-star-readers-supporters-conference-tickets-26798629422

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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.