EUAS: Week 2

Anarchist Events:

Anarchist Social Thursday 26 – 7:30pm – Meadow’s Bar (Buccleuch St)
Our social will now be a fortnightly affair. Expect drinking and merriment and the ability for us to chat together and plot with our hair down.

Reading GroupMonday 30 – 1:30pm – Chaplaincy Auditorium
We are reading this week, and will be trying out, ‘Six Thinking Hats.’ A different and structured way of bringing a group to consensus. This reading group will coincide with the Fair Trade Cafe that is on in the auditorium at this time, providing an ethical lunch between 1 and 2. The week after this we have set a rota for the reading group so that every other week we will meet at 5/half 5 in a nearby cafe. Black Medicine was suggested and will be confirmed next week. A brief overview of ‘Six Hats’ can be found on these lecture slides:

Art GroupSaturday 28 – 2pm – 1 West Richmond St/Flat 4.

Art Group cancelled this week, look out for a meeting next week though

Previous art group projects took Anarchists to cathedrals and toy museums to work on sketches in a friendly environment. Large scale projects have had anarchists all sit around and work on one large piece of paper. These sessions embodied anarchism, a group of people working together and learning from each other without leaders. The art group took a more radical spin last semester and attempted to creatively put a message across to consumers in the form of messages planted in egg boxes. Ideas of where to take the art group next will be discussed on Saturday.

Film Night Sunday 5 (Feb) – 8-10 – Banshee’s Labyrinth (Niddry St)
Our film night happens every other week and so will next take place on the fifth. The film will be “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.”


Other Events:
– Anarchist Black Cross
Anarchist Black Cross are group of anarchists who support and write to political prisoners. This Thursday (26) Black Cross are having a meeting in the Waverley from 6-8. Every other week after that they will be having their meeting in the meadows bar (bringing them to our social!)

– Role of University
Next Tuesday in the chaplaincy auditorium from 5:30 to 7 there will be a discussion/talk on the value of education and the role of university featuring the newly appointed University Rector, Peter McColl.

– Autonomous University of Edinburgh
Have began meeting Mondays at 9:30am in the Chaplaincy Auditorium.

– SJP : Professor Norman Finkelstein – Tuesday 7 (Feb)
SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) are hosting Professor Norman Finkelstein in George Square Lecture Theatre at 7pm on ‘How to solve the Israel-Palestine problem‘. A world renowned scholar and frequent lecturer on the Middle East, Dr Finkelstein was famously denied tenure at DePaul University in Chicago after a vendetta led by Alan Dershowitz and members of the pro-Israel movement in the US

New Urban Frontier – Jazz Bar – Thursday 26 – 8/9
NUF are Edinburgh’s fast-flowing muzikal mash-mash. A politicised punk-inspired dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging seven-piece live band with a rapper. Featuring some anarchist society members.

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