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Calum Baird

Calum Baird is a Scottish activist and singer.

Die Linke

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Calum Baird toured with the Die Linke across Germany for the federal election of 2021.

"For the Many"

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MC Jim Monoghan.

Avante Festival 2016

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Morning Star fundraiser

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Calum Baird, Patrick Morrison, Marc Livingstone, Tam Kirby.

"Honouring Fidel"

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Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign December 2 2016.

Our event this Saturday will now also be our honouring of Fidel.

Defend Social Progress in Cuba and Latin America on Saturday December 3 rd in the STUC building in 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow.

Speakers are Elaine Smith MSP and Lillian Macer- Scottish Convener of Unison who will speak about a recent visit to Colombia. There will of course be a tribute to Fidel.

We also have some music from Maeve MacKinnon and Calum Baird . Delighted to announce that Vince Mills will also be performing!

Glasgow Int'l Brigades remembrance

Commemoration at the Pasionaria memorial at Custom House Quay from 11.30am-12.30pm September 10 2016. Speakers include Mike Arnott; IBMT Secretary Scotland, Tommy Campbell; Unite the Union, Kath Campbell; granddaughter of Glasgow International Brigader and Ryan Boyle, Unison Young Member Committee.

This will be followed by a social at Unison Glasgow City Branch, 84 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ from 1pm to 4pm where we will have live music, speakers and poets, including folk singer Arthur Johnstone with backing guitarist Stephen Wright. Calum Baird, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will be playing us a selection of traditional folk/protest songs plus a taster from his new album No Right Turn. Paul Sheridan lead singer of folk rock Glasgow group The Wakes will also be playing. Speakers will be from The People's Assembly Scotland and International Brigade Memorial Trust.[1]

YCL 2015 leadership

The Young Communist League of Britain’s new Executive Committee met for the first time over the weekend since the last Congress. Elected to the EC in December at our 47th Congress in January 15 were Laura-Jane Rossington, Julian Jones, Ryan Boyle, Robin Talbot, Calum Baird, Daragh O'Neill, Johnnie Hunter, Daoud Hamdani, Owain Holland and Zoe Hennessy.

The Executive met in the Communist Party of Britain’s Glasgow Office on Saturday. Zoe Hennessy was elected as General Secretary, Owain Holland as Chair and Julian Jones was elected as Treasurer of the YCL.

Comrades assumed the following roles as officers on the Executive Committee: Laura-Jane Rossington was elected as Women’s Officer, Daragh O'Neill as Student Officer, Ryan Boyle as Industrial Officer, Calum Baird as Anti-Racism Anti-Fascism Officer, Owain Holland as Marxist-Leninist Education Officer, Robin Talbot as Communications Officer, Johnnie Hunter as Challenge Editor and Julian Jones as International Secretary.[2]

Scottish Spring Day School 2014

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Calum Baird, Owain Holland, Zoe Streatfield, Johnnie Hunter, Gary Steele, Ryan Boyle.

A night of Class Music

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In 2014 young Scottish communists launched their long-awaited new social and fund-raising initiative last month with their first-ever gig at the Roxy bar in Glasgow.

The Class Music night saw singer-songwriter Calum Baird, spoken word act and former YCL EC member Marc Livingstone and local bard Declan Welsh take to the stage.

YCL Scottish organiser Johnnie Hunter said the inspiration for the night came from the “rich musical tradition we have on the left.”

“I think as young communists it’s very important to foster a different social scene in opposition to the commercialised, often sexist and individualist outlook youth are fed presently.”[3]

Moriarty Bar event

Communist Party of Britain and Edinburgh Young Communist League Class Music Social, December 19 2014.

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Live entertainment from:

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Calum Baird was Edinburgh Young Communist League Branch Secretary.[4]

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