Take Action for Chen Guangcheng

September 22, 2010 in actions, china by Rob Hallam

Chen Guangcheng

Chen Guangcheng

An ad hoc legal adviser and his family are facing the very real prospect of starving to death in their own home in the Shandong province in China.

Since his release from prison on 9 September Chen Guangcheng and his family have been under house arrest imposed by village leaders in Dongshigu village, Shandong province. Chen Guangcheng is in urgent need of medical attention and he and his family are running out of food, but the authorities have refused to let them leave their home.

Get more information and take action here.

by megiana

First Meeting (And Social) This Tuesday

September 20, 2010 in information by megiana




A warm welcome to Glasgow for all the Freshers and a warm welcome back to everyone else.
As you have expressed an interest in the GU Amnesty International group this email is just to let you know that our first meeting will be:

Tuesday the 21st at 5 o’clock in Committee room 1 at the top of the QMU (3rd floor).

Committee room 1 is at the very top of the building and can be accessed either by taking the lift to the top floor or the stair case on the left hand side of the Food Factory, turning left, going through the double doors then committee room 1 is the first room on the right, (don’t worry, a few of us will be lingering downstairs to show you were to go)

The meeting will be an introduction to what we do, what we have done and what we plan to do in the coming year with pretty pictures . There will also be a chance to partake in our ongoing Burma campaign and ask any burning questions you might have, but most importantly there will be cake & biscuits. Ding!

Immediately after the meeting at 6 o’clock we have our first social in Curlers Rest on Byres road (next to Hillhead underground station). We can all head down straight after the meeting, the idea to just generally be social and use it as yet another chance to chat to Amnesty members new and old!

If you can’t make it this Tuesday then please come along next Tuesday or any Tuesday thereafter, meetings are always Tuesdays, 5pm, committee room 1, QMU. Also check out all our online networking at:

www.facebook.com – GU Amnesty International

So come along for some human rights based edu-tainment ๐Ÿ˜‰

Best wishes,
The GU Amnesty International Fresher’s team and committee.

Freshers 2010 Photos

September 20, 2010 in photos by Rob Hallam

Thanks to everyone to came along and helped out, took part in our photo petition, or just came by the stall and said hello. ๐Ÿ™‚

by megiana


September 7, 2010 in main by megiana



“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom” – Bob Dylan.

“The human race is an unfair and stupid competition. A lot of the runners don’t even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water. Some people are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side. It’s not surprising that some people have given up competing altogether and gone to sit in the grandstand, eat junk food and shout abuse. What we need is a lot more streakers.” – Banksy.

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells.

“You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down occasional hope that you’ll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.” – Caroline Myss.