Posts By: T la Palli

Mar 3

March 3, 2012

Work experience : a victory but much more needed

Article by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty for distribution at today’s demonstration. As we write the government have been forced to make a concession to try and save their Work Experience scheme, where young people work for their benefits. Before, if young people left the scheme early, their benefits could be stopped. Now the government say people CAN leave Work Experience early without being automatically penalised. The government only made this change due to the growing public outrage. The companies profiting…

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Feb 21

February 21, 2012

“Do you know who I am?”

The first landlord to be struck off the landlord register? Research carried out by Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group has shown that no landlord has ever been struck off the landlord register. This includes rogue landlord, Mark Fortune, who was taken to court for threatening his tenants over a dispute that started with a broken lock and shower. The millionaire landlord, got off lightly with a £650 fine, considering he threatened his tenants  – albeit with a heavy dose of…

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Feb 21

February 21, 2012

Dundee Free University Dayschool, 1st April

BEYOND HIERARCHIES – Protest and Power in the 21st Century Beyond Hierarchies is a Free University Day School examining alternatives to the hierarchical power structures that shape society today. The day will incorporate short talks with interactive theatre and workshop discussion. HOW DOES POWER WORK? The first session will examine contemporary power relationships and how politicians came to believe that the only way was free market capitalism: with workshop discussion on different areas e.g. industry, society, politics, environment. THIS IS…

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Feb 13

February 13, 2012

Solidarity Network Victory

Glasgow Solidarity Network has demonstrated how direct action gets the goods with a successful conclusion to its first fight. Two members of the Glasgow Anarchist Federation and their flatmate discovered that it is illegal in Scotland for letting agents to charge tenants fees apart from rent and deposits.  Their letting agent, Martin & Co, had charged the three of them them a substantial £250 “check-in” fee before they had even paid their deposit.  They first submitted an official complaint but…

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Jan 24

January 24, 2012

Picket of Adecco, Glasgow

Glasgow Picket Against Adecco Supplying Strikebreakers at the ABB Factory Cordoba Spain Red and black flags waved as a dozen people from the Anarchist Federation, Industrial Workers of the World, the Scottish Socialist Party, the Solidarity Federation and other individuals took part in a picket of the Glasgow premises of Adecco for one hour between 4 and 5pm on Friday 20th January. A couple of hundred leaflets were handed out to curious passers-by explaining how Adecco are supplying strike breakers…

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