Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The 1915 Rent Strike, Then And Now.

       The 1915 Glasgow and Clydeside rent strike was a tremendous victory for the ordinary people and was achieved by the coming together of the women of the area and the backing of the workers of the Clydeside industries. We should always remember and celebrate these victories. To that end a group are organising two events to mark the November victory of the rent strike and see what we can learn from that great event. A FREE film show and open discussion in the CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 11th November, and Walk of Pride, 17th. November.

The film show: From the 1915 rent strikes to Living Rent
      We will ask. What is rent, what does it mean? - 
      Why has it such a hold on people? - 
      Why does it consume so much of our time? - 
      Who invented it?
-     Who decides what it is and what it is worth? - 
      What are the alternatives? - 
      And essentially how do we dismantle the power of the landlords who control it.
CCA cinema 350 Suchiehall Street Monday 11 November 7:30

AND a Walk of Pride…
Sunday, 17 November, 1 pm
Buchanan Street Steps; walking to the old Sheriffs Court on Ingram Street for open mic and songs.
A tribute to the Clydeside women and workers whose mass march on 17 November, 1915-- from all corners of Glasgow-- brought victory to the Glasgow rent strikes through class unity and direct action.

      Both events co-hosted by members of the Industrial Workers of the World,
May Day on the Green, City Strolls/Radical Imagination, Scottish Peace
Network, Scottish Tenants Organisation, and Strong Women of Clydeside.
Visit ann arky's home at https://radicalglasgow.me.uk

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