Friday, 1 December 2006

This Saturday's meeting and other notices...

This is an amalgam of recent notices on the Second Life Left Unity group:

We will be meeting in the Scotland sim SLLU office on Saturday night (2nd December) at 9.30 to discuss the attached note. Invite others who may be interested.

It’ll be great to meet all of you together! If you can’t make it and would like your ideas discussed or put to the group, please im me and I will pass them on to everyone who comes.

Plot Tracer SLLU

A few things for conversation. First of all a video to watch! This video is a number of pieces of footage taken during the G8 visit to Scotland in 2005. It was edited together by the SSP. Watch the video and have a think about what could the left have done differently during the visit of the Neo-liberalist leaders and what could we expect to have achieved? And what advice can we give our German brithers and sisters on their impending visit of the G8 next year?

Secondly these are various quotes from across a couple of centuries. Which ones do you like, and why and which ones are you less happy with and why? Select perhaps one of each for conversation.


If you are a big tree& we are a small axe. Bob Marley

You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

"The worker who votes for the upholders of the system of society that allows him to be robbed of the larger part of the wealth produced by him and his fellows, is clearly a simpleton." John Maclean, Socialist, Red Clydesider, Scotsman, Teacher. (Maclean died in 1923)

Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.Orwell 1984

"We socialists are freer because we are more complete; we are more complete because we are freer. The skeleton of our complete freedom is already formed. The flesh and the clothing are lacking" Che Guevara

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit.
In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Napoleon Bonaparte

"The motor force of progress is truth, not lies." Trotsky

"The less we romanticise harsh reality and the more truthfully we present contemporary women's psychology, her struggles, her migraines and her aspirations, the richer the material for the spiritual image of women we shall have to study"

Alexandra Kollantai 1918, USSR

"If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything" Barb Alexander

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Mahatma Gandhi

Our next mission is to create a grafitti wall for the office. This is to be our "mission statement" - all suggestions should be sent to SLUL Revolution or me. It is then up to the group to make known which ones stay or go.

Remember - the meeting is this Saturday at 9.30 gmt

We have created a "funds" Avatar.

Could members give what they can afford - perhaps on a weekly basis - to the Avatar - SLUL Revolution (look him up in the membership of the group) or pay the Funds Kitty on the couch in the office on the Scotland Sim.

We pay 100 linden dollars a week for the premises on the Scotland sim - and it would be great to have a fund started to perhaps in the future buy our own land.

We will give financial statements on a regular basis - and will ask the group for approval for any payments. The exception will be the weekly payment for the office.

We will let everyone know how much we have on Saturday - and will give weekly updates from then on.

In this group, we are all equal - but I have to single HiggleDpiggle Snoats for all of her hard work so far! She has created the office singlehandedly.

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