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

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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.

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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Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-history-class-struggle-history-from-below-tickets-26371562052

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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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EVENTBRITE PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dundee-remembering-james-connolly-the-easter-rising-tickets-24626444358

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.