SAVE OUR SUBBY

By Bill Rah

The iconic Scottish venue is under threat of closure due to the Government’s systematic failure in supporting the music industry.

Sub Club has been opened for 30 years and has been the heart and soul of House and Techno in Scotland.

The impact of COVID-19 is devastating the industry and threatening the existence of club culture as we know it.

Due to this the venue is at risk of closure and is crowd funding to support staff during this time.

Without Sub Club there would be no Behind The Decks.

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KETAMINE TESTED ON SHEEP BY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

In a recent study, neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge investigated the brain activity of 12 sheep that were administered ketamine. 

The study aimed to understand the effect of drugs on the brains of people with Huntington’s disease.  

Huntington’s disease is a genetic condition that stops parts of the brain from working over time.  

According to the recent study high doses of ketamine can temporarily switch off the brain.  

Researchers measured changes in the animal’s brain waves once ketamine was administered. Ketamine is an anaesthetic and pain relief drug which is used by over 100,000 people in the UK.

Six sheep were given a 24mg/kg dose of ketamine and within two minutes the brain activity of five of the six stopped completely, one for several minutes. 

This has never been seen before in academic research.  

The study into Huntington’s disease is using sheep under the influence of ketamine showed that the brain can switch on and off in a matter of minutes.  

The researchers think that this pause in brain activity may correspond to what ketamine users describe as the K-hole.

8000 PROTESTORS GATHER IN GLASGOW GREEN

The Black Lives Matter movement reached Glasgow yesterday as over 8000 protestors gathered for a peaceful demonstration.  

The organisers set up speakers and decks outside the Nelson Monument.  

They gave out masks to protestors gathered around Nelson Monument.  

The protest was organised by Magic City, a collective of Hip-Hop DJ’s and featured multiple speakers.

The speakers delivered passionate statements sharing anecdotes of racial bigotry.  

Many protestors were equipped with masks and gloves.  

Protestors were giving out food and water during the demonstration.  

No protestor was fined, and two arrests were made however aside from this the demonstration was peaceful, emotional and powerful.

Photography by David Greer

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN GLASGOW

Black Lives Matter Glasgow will be holding a protest this weekend against systematic racism and police brutality.

It will take place at Glasgow Green this Sunday June 7th. The protest will be held between 12:00 15:00.

The activists will be collaborating with Magic City a collective of DJ’s to host the event.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic it is advised to those attending to bring a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser.

In the US, protests have occurred following the death of George Floyd. Mr Floyd was brutally murdered by Officer Derek Chauvin who has been charged with second-degree murder.

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

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https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd