Archive - 2003


November 11th

Glasgow Demonstrators Denounce Deportations and Evictions

"This is beyond humanity", cried a woman from Rwanda. "I fled for my life from Rwanda, now this Friday here in Glasgow they are coming to evict me and deport me."

Demonstrators rallied outside the Glasgow City Council Chambers in George Square last night, 9th November, to denounce the Council's new policy of evicting refugees who have been refused asylum. Protestors erected tents in the Square to illustrate the reality of the State's inhuman policies.

Asif, a refugee from Afghanistan, spoke on behalf of the Glasgow Refugee Action Group. "The Glasgow City Council are making millions of pounds from their contract with the Home Office to take refugees. Now they are throwing the refugees out on the street....We appreciate the support of ordinary people in Scotland. This is not the end of our struggle but the beginning."

Refugee Eviction Programme in Glasgow

With the Scottish winter now upon us, Glasgow City Council has begun a programme to evict nearly 200 asylum seekers from their homes in Glasgow. In response, a demonstration at the City Chambers, followed by a public meeting, has been called for Monday November 10th November, details below.

November 4th

Can any of our Scottish readers verify the following report?


October 31st

Long Tailbacks as Faslane Gate Shut by Protest

Tuesday 28th Oct 2003 The North Gateway into Faslane Naval Base was closed to vehicles for four and a half hours by the protests of five activists. They were demanding that the UK fulfill its international obligations to work towards nuclear disarmament.

October 30th

Stop Bush Protests

Local protests and national demo over state visit of George Bush in November

October 9th

Jonny cycles through Edinburgh on anti-gm

Jonny Barton cycled through Edinburgh on a fresh autumn Sunday morning on his pilgrimage from Inverness for a demonstration on the 13th of October in London, pulling a coffin behind him for the whole way.

The progress of Jonny's journey can be followed via his website. Map of his planned tour, by Sheffield IMC.

2 activists from Totness,see Westcountry Indymedia, and 2 other activists have been [1,2] passing by Bayer and Monsanto, reported on Cambridge Indymedia, are touring to London for the Tractor and Trolley Demonstration against GM crops and food, too.
For more information see Indymedia UK and its Biotechnology special topic page.

October 3rd

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Picket of Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh - Solidarity with Barcelona squat

Demonstrators descended on the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh on 29th September to express solidarity with the threatened Barcelona squat LA KASA DE LA MUNTANYA. Placard-waving protestors plastered the Consulate with flyers, delivered a letter to the Consulate-General and distributed leaflets denouncing the attempted eviction of the self-managed community centre.