Sunday, 23 June 2013

A Few Dates For Your Calendar.


        A few dates for your calendar, come together, discuss our problems and then we can find our answers, and start to create that society freed from the grip of profit, greed and corruption. If we don't discuss the problems from our perspective we will never get answers that are to our benefit.

Mon 24th June - Turning Words into Action (Dundee)
 
7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee DD1 1LL
 
      Speakers include Susan Archibald, Disability Campaigner.
Forum organised by Unite the Resistance in Scotland.
      The forum will bring together people from different campaigns resisting Austerity. By standing together we gain strength and learn from each other’s experiences.
 
      Supported by Black Triangle, UNITE R&F M&E Construction Branch and UNITE Scottish Housing Association Branch
 

Tues 25th June - Turning Words into Action (Edinburgh) 
 
7.30pm Augustine Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
 
     Francis Wylie (UNITE United Left) will be speaking on blacklisting and fighting back, John McArdle (Black Triangle) on the attacks on disabled people, Penny Gower (EIS-FELA President) on Tory changes to our employment rights & PCS speaker (to be confirmed)
 
Forum organised by Unite the Resistance in Scotland
 
       The forum will bring together people from different campaigns resisting Austerity. By standing together we gain strength and learn from each other’s experiences.
 
      Supported by Black Triangle, UNITE R&F M&E Construction Branch and UNITE Scottish Housing Association Branch
 

Tues 25th June - Turning Words into Action (Glasgow) 
 
7.30pm Jurys Inn, Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QE
 
     Jim Harte (UNITE R&F M&E Construction branch) on the Blacklist and Joyce Drummond (ATOS campaigner) on ATOS and the assault on welfare. Other speakers to be announced
 
Forum organised by Unite the Resistance in Scotland
 
     The forum will bring together people from different campaigns resisting Austerity. By standing together we gain strength and learn from each other’s experiences.
 
Supported by Black Triangle, UNITE R&F M&E Construction Branch and UNITE Scottish Housing Association Branch
 
 
Sat 29 June - Armed Forces Day
 
       Events to mark Armed Forces Day are being held around the UK on or around 29 June.
 
      "In both Iraq and Afghanistan, once the reasons for going to war were found to be false, or unattainable or just forgotten, those with a vested interest in continuing the wars resorted to one of the oldest tricks in the book.
They cultivated the myth of the soldier as hero.
They told you that you might not understand why the war continued but that you should support the soldiers.
Never again will I be complicit in the killing and torture of my Brothers and Sisters.
Never again will accept the vile religion of Patriotism.
I refuse to pull on that rancid uniform.
I refuse to fight for Queen and Country."
 

Sat 29 June - Scotland United Against the Bedroom Tax
 
10.30am - 4pm Meadowbank Stadium 139-141 London Road, EH7 6AE Edinburgh
 
      Local campaign groups, trade union branches, equality campaign organisations and housing and legal specialists and politicians are invited to come along to explore the options available to mitigate and eliminate the bedroom tax and its impacts.
 
Organised by the STUC
 
 


PATRIOTISM.

No, I shall not die for the fluttering flag,
if truth be known, ‘tis nothing but a multi-coloured rag
held aloft by some foolish hand
inciting worker and peasant to kill
on some green and wooded hill,
peasant and worker from some other land.
Nor shall I shed blood for the fluttering rag
that brings out fools to stand and brag
of brutal deeds painted grand,
deeds where rustic and craftsman lie so still
killed by my brothers' misguided hand.

No allegiance have I for the Nation
this man made autocratic creation
that divides my brothers in a world so small,
binds us to a country's cause, right or wrong,
bids us follow its drum, sing its song,
then sheds our blood in some border brawl.
No, I'll be no slave to flag or nation,
have no ear for power oration,
though its iron heel is on my breast,
my back feels its leather thong,
at patriotism's barracoon, I'll be no guest.

ann arky's home.

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