A broad network of Activist groups today announced that they are to set up an Eco-Village to coincide with the G8 summit at Gleneagles.
5000 people will gather outside Stirling to build the camp as an example of sustainable ways of living and non-hierarchical methods of organizing in direct response to the G8s poverty making, undemocratic and ecologically devastating policies.

[G8 Convergence 2005 | Ecovillage Hori-Zone]

Cre8 Summit Film - Glasgow - Reclaiming Community (Day 1)

Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June the Cre8 Summit community initiative has taken back an area of land in Glasgow left derelict by the planners, transforming it into a community space.

[ JAM 74 Campaign | Cr8 | Corporate Watch ]

[ Video Indymedia | Cr8 posting on Video IMC | direct download link ]

Free Jeff Luers Solidarity Action in Edinburgh on Sunday

On the night of June 12th in Edinburgh there was a benefit gig for Jeff Free Luers that ended with a confrontation in front of the American consulate.

[Free Jeff Luers Solidarity Campaign | Earth Liberation Prisoners | Anarchist Black Cross Brighton | Legal Defense and Monitoring Group London | G8 Legal Support Scotland ]

International Networking Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece

"We don't want to be what we are now; we want to be what we want to become!"

From 20th till 22nd of May 2005 the Antiauthoritarian Movement (Assembly of Salonica), Greece hosted the International Networking Meeting in Thessaloniki to spark off Dissent against the G8.

Privatising the BBC

85% of BBC workers in Glasgow walked out on 23rd May, as part of a UK-wide strike. Management aims to privatise public broadcasting were dealt a blow, but the issues are still unresolved. BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union) BBC : NUJ (National Union of Journalists) : AMICUS :

"Voices from Africa" Conference

Caledonian University - Glasgow - 23rd April 2005 - - - In the wake of the Governments much hyped "Commission for Africa" came a reply - a conference not so much "for" Africa, as from Africans. There were excellent presentations and speeches by the usual suspects - Patrick Harvie, Tommy Sheridan, Aamer Anwar, representatives from Oxfam and G8 alternatives - but the most succesful aspect to the conference, what made it really striking, was the African speakers.

Pagans celebrate new season at Beltane

The May Queen is crowned. and calleth her bridegroom.
After years of struggles to keep the Beltane Fire Festival on top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Beltane celebrations took once again place under offical restrictions, such as time restriction to 1 am, no bottles, nor waxtorches nor loud drums or instruments and official entry fee of £3-5 instead of donations.
Netherteless at least 8500 witnessed and enjoyed the celebrations according to official ticket sales.
[Beltane Fire Society]

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