Page 16 IT/131 GLASGOW (Black Box):- Two weeks after the "Derry killings" Pastor Jack Glass and his Scottish orangemen held an im- pressive demonstration in Glasgow's city centre. The march, organised by Glass's 20th Century Reformation Movement in less than a week, was in sharp contrast to the demo held in protest at the killings. Then 600, mainly students and I.S. and I.M.G. groups, marched. Glass got over 5,000 people, predominantly protestant working class, onto the streets in support of "British troops in Ulster." In the front ranks of the march was a Glasgow Magistrate, Derek Neilson, a strong supporter of Glass. Later at a rally the Pastor spoke of the 'Historic occasion', "we have made history, this is the first march in support of British troops since the start of the Ulster troubles." He also promised the crowd that "Protestant Loyalists in Scotland will never stand by and see a united Ireland." According to John Adams, Grand Secretary of the Loyal Orange Institu- tion of Scotland, the threat is not an empty one. In late '71 he said, "In Glasgow hundreds of Scots were ready to take up arms and sacrifice their lives if necessary to defend Loyal- ists in Ulster." He promised "over a thousand recruits by the end of the year." , "These men have given us their qualifications, most of them are ex-soldiers and know how to handle a gun. They are prepared to use them if necessary." BLOODY CHAOS A few days after this statement the Irish Solida- rity Campaign took to the streets calling for an "End to Internment" and "With- drawal of all British Troops.' The Loyalists came out to counter-demonstrate and caused bloody chaos. The Rev. Glass set the mood for the flay when he charged and tore down the tricolour jfrom the head of the ISCranks. Demonstra- tors wer& bombarded with beer bottles and stones as they set off and through- • out the entire route they were time and time again attacked by the Orangemen. Passers-by ran for the' safety of shop entrances as the heavy mob charged the demo with open razors. One of the victims was Inspector George John- ston of Glasgow Special Branch. GANG WARFARE The Loyalists succeeded in wrecking the ISC rally. Later in their hundreds they laid siege to Glasgow Police H.Q. volunteering as witnesses for those of their number arrested. When the Orangemen appeared in court it was amidst the most massive security operation ever mounted in a Scottish courtroom. As Ireland can trace much of its sectarian troubles back to the influx of Scottish Protestant settlers, so likewise can Glasgow trace its back to the turn of the century when the descendants of those early settlers returned along with many Irish Catholic immigrants. Glasgow's infamous gangs also trace their heritage back to this period. The Gorbals soon became the ghetto of the Irish working class and Bridgeton the Loyalists ghetto strong- hold. Seperating them was the River Clyde and Glasgow Green. It was on this municipal park that some of the most horrific gang warfare recorded in Scot- land took place between the two gangs; the catholic gang "Cumbie" (name taken from Cumberland Street, Gorbals) and the protestant gant "the Billie boys" (name from King Billy, William of Orange, Victor of the Boyne). It was the rivalry between them that built up much of Glasgow's tough "No Mean City" image. SUPPORTERS BATTLE IT OUT Rangers and Celtic are symbolic of Glasgow's sect- arian heart. Celtic founded by a priest still keeps close contact with the R.C. church Rangers to this day have not employed a catholic. Everytime these two teams meet a battle takes place between the Fenian forces, with their tricolours and rebel songs, and the Loyalists with their Union Jack and songs of praise to the crown. That this symbolism spills onto the terraces and supporters battle it out in the streets surrounding the grounds should surprise no one. This is Glasgow with the lid off... an unpleasant sight it exposes the "myth" of Clydeside solidarity. From birth the Clyde- siders are segregated by the deep religious feelings of this sick society. 'The Labour Movement in Scotland must wake up to the tremendous advances being made by the Right in the form of Orange/Unionism and take positive steps to check it. For if not and the kind- ling flames of orange back- lash already evident in Ulster really erupt the flames would spread to Sc otland so fast that when they do pull their heads out of the sand, it will only be because they will be licking their ass's. TEL AVIV (LNS):- Police using water cannons and for the first time in Israel, tear gas, broke up an angry Israeli Black Pan- ther demonstration on 1 May Sixty demonstrators were arrested. The Black Panthers were organized in Israel on 3rd March 1971, by a group of Jews of African and Asian origin to fight the discrimi- nation which deeps them, along with the Arab popu- lation, in poverty. Israel's population (within the pre- June 1967 borders) consists of roughly half African and Asian Jews, 40% European Jews, and slightly over 10% Arabs. This ethnic division is also by and large a class division. The majority of Arabs are employed in unskilled and seasonal work, the Afro-Asian Jews constitute the bulk of the Israeli semi-skilled working class, whereas the Rueopean Jews are the foremen, professionals, bureaucrats, technocrats, and business- INTERNATIONAL- Ghaos, riots, & sexist shrinks men. The situation is aggravated by the special treatment given to new immigrants from the Soviet Union, who are favoured with housing and jobs to which the Afro- Asians have no access. In an expression of soli- darity with the Black Panthers, Israeli new-left groups converged on Hebrew University and demanded that the univer- sity condemn police bru- tality and call for the release of the arrested pro- testors. In response to the university's refusal, students occupied the administra- tion building in what was believed to be the first such takeover of an Israeli university. The "May 2nd Move- ment", founded by the Black Panthers and young socialist groups, demands the release of the prisoners, condemnation of the police and prosecution of officers accused of vio- lence. IT/131 Page 17 BOSTON (by Allen Young) —More than a dozen members of Gay Male Liberation (GML) came to the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) at Boston's Sheraton Hotel on 27th April and 28th, to challenge the psycholo- gists' role in the oppression of gay people and to present the gathered dele- gates with four demands. After considerable parlia- mentary haggling, a vote was taken, and the organisa- tion turned down the gay demands by a vote of 221 to 120. Eric Shumbach, a member of GML, was granted time to present the demands to the assembled delegates in the Sheraton's main ballroom. ELECTRO SHOCK TREATMENT, CASTRATION The demands were: 1) We demand the EPA and other such associations use their influence to put an end to the use of all drugs and experimentation Qobotomie's, electro- convulsive shock treat- ment, castration) develo- ped by psychology as instruments of coercion used "on homosexuals and others (3rd world, women, poor) locked in prisons and mental hospitals. 2) We demand an end to similar practices in out- patient therapy. 3) We demand that this EPA convention publicly* repudiate all psychological and psychiatric theories, studies and literature which aid in sexist oppression. 4) We demand that mem- bers of the EPA and professional community seek forms of counseling in existing instutions which call into question the principles underlying oppressive, sexist attitudes, the forms of therapy which conform more fully to the real needs of all 'patients' involved. Prior to the gay libera- tion presentation, anti-war activists within the EPA had presented an anti-war resolution aimed at psycho- logists working for the military. This resolution was overwhelmingly defea- ted by a hand vote, after the meeting chairman sugg- ested that the EPA, as a "scientific" organisition, should not get into "politics."