Scotland (central & southern)

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Steal Something Day, a shameless 24-hour stealing spree!

The 24 hour moratorium on spending, 'Buy Nothing Day' is this Saturday 26th November in the UK. 6 years ago some Canadian anarchists came up with a critique of 'Buy Nothing Day' and called for a new initiative, 'Steal Something Day'.


Eviction Aruga!!
Dalkeith protest camp 4


TREES BEING FELLED IN DALKEITH NOW - People needed now, and people and food and tat needed over the next few days, especially climbers and midnight site builders

George's X Chalkboard Social Centre opens in Glasgow

George's X Chalkboard

05 Nov 2005

The new Social Centre in Mary Hill, Glasgow. opened by the Glasgow Autonomous Project quietly a few weeks ago at the end of September. The George's X Chalkboard is open daily from 2-7 pm and just off the George's Cross Underground Station.



A protest site has been set up to defend another beautiful woodland from unnessecary destruction. We have been building defences but the site is in its very early days. The road is extremely high priority and the trees are contracted to be felled in the next two weeks. We urgently need help and support.

Saorsa Open Day Pictures and Report, Glasgow

Saorsa mural
Saorsa cafe

30 Oct 2005

The Saorsa Open Day was a full success. The G42 Collective provided t-shirt printing facilities, film screenings, internet access, a rebel cafe and a friendly welcoming atmosphere on the first floor of 674 Pollockshaws Road in the south of Glasgow.

The Open Day officially launched the activities of the Social Centre, which came into existance in the summer to support the G8 counter mobilisation.
The name "Saorsa"means "freedom" in Scottish Gaelic and was spotted on the Glasgow Zapatista Mural, which has now taken the centre-stage of the main wall in the Social Centre.
Since the summer, G8 prisoner support meetings have taken place in the centre, as well as regular meetings of the Glasgow Zapatista Support Group and Glasgow Reshape.
With benefit gigs such as the Warehouse Party "Section 60" end of september, the centre funds most of its costs.
Now, the G42collective behind the centre plans to expand the opening times and facilites, such as a distributed library network, an infoshop and initiating a regular Sunday Social.

Radical Social Centres in the UK - new list

Social centres organise to create new worlds, new possibilities, real leisure and social alternatives to wage labour and centralised power. Although more established in countries like Italy and Spain, the concept of social centres as a political strategy is taking off all over the UK.

Roads and Airport gathering in Nottingham early October

Roadblock logo

The latest in a series of one-day gatherings to plan actions against road and runway expansion will take place in Nottingham on Saturday 8th October, meeting at the sumac centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX - We're looking at a 10am start.

Offshore Europe 2005 - Oil & Gas Exhibition protest, Aberdeen

Offshore Europe 2005 - Oil & Gas Exhibition (Spearhead Exhibitions)

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In Aberdeen on both Tuesday and Friday this week, activists from Aberdeen city and the Shire acted in coordination to show their disgust and disapproval of Offshore Europe oil and gas exhibition and Spearhead Exhibitions, who are also hosting DSEi next week.

UK Nuclear Weapon Depot Blockaded for Two Hours

Coulport blockade

7th September 2005

This morning peace activists blockaded the nuclear weapon depot at Coulport on Loch Long, hampering day-shift worker traffic entering the base to a trickle and stopping it completely for almost an hour.

3 Arrested After Peace Slogans Painted at Trident Base

Evil Trident graffitti

4th September 2005

At noon today three peace activists were arrested after the main entrance to the nuclear weapon base at Faslane was covered in anti-Trident messages.

saving iceland electronic blockade TODAY!


Electronic blockade Wednesday 17. August from 10 am.

Lets force Landsvirkjun to face up to what we think of their destruction of Iceland for their own personal profit and that of multinational corporations.

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G8 grangemouth protest

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On the same day as the Dungavel protest, People & Planet peacefuly protested outside BP Grangemouth Oil refinery.

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Esso station shut down, Edinburgh


G8 activists have shut down Esso’s Musselburgh services near Old Craighall in Edinburgh by pouring vegetable oil over the forecourt in protest against the G8’s complicity in catastrophic global climate change, and in a refusal to let their dissent against the G8 be silenced.