Posts By: T la Palli

Dec 7

December 7, 2011

N30 report from Glasgow Anarchists

Several of us in Ediburgh were on strike on November 30th. The march was attended by around 10,000 people, making it the largest march since the early 1980′s. Here is a view of the strike action from our comrades in Glasgow: November 30th,  was a full, active day for Glasgow Anarchists. Those of us on strike (a teacher and a nurse) were at the early morning picket lines whilst the others cycled to many of the pickets to offer solidarity….

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Dec 7

December 7, 2011

Pulling the plug on Leith Waterworld

Bosses of Edinburgh Leisure have confirmed that they plan to close Leith Waterworld on 8th January. The Leith Waterworld site is being sold off as part of the £37 million redevelopment of the Royal Commonwealth Pool (RCP). The decision was first made in 2005, when the decision was made on the Meadowbank and Commonwealth Pool upgrade. City councillors have agreed to use some proceeds from the sale of the facility, to fund “child-friendly” improvements at Leith Victoria Swim Centre. But…

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Nov 24

November 24, 2011

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Symbolic protest or fight to win?

The November 30th strike is undoubtedly the most widespread strike action for many a year. With 24 public sector unions all striking on the same day, it is very welcome to see unions taking concerted action in this way. However, it’s also worth remembering that it will require much more than one day strikes to be sure of a real victory and today’s action will definitely need to be built on. But whether the trade unions are capable of doing…

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Nov 24

November 24, 2011

Is Egypt on the verge of a second revolution?

Article by Tom Dale, Vice Magazine Last week, traders in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were selling chintzy pharaonic souvenirs and the odd t-shirt alluding to the Springtime ousting of Hosni Mubarak. Now, they’re back to flogging scarves, gas masks and safety goggles. It’s a sign of the times that means times aren’t great. On Saturday, police brutally attacked a sit-in of activists who’d been wounded in the February revolution, who were protesting that little had changed. News spread, thousands rushed to…

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Nov 14

November 14, 2011

Edinburgh Class Struggle Day School

Edinburgh Class Struggle Day School Pleasance Cabaret Bar Saturday 3rd December 10.00 – 17.00 The Mexican Revolution. 11:00-12:30 100 years ago, the old regime in Mexico collapsed. What emerged was of a revolutionary movement around the Magonistas, as well as the uprisings in the north led by Pancho Villa and in the south by Emiliano Zapata. The revolutionaries were met with repression, and the revolution was finally defeated and institutionalised. Speaker from the Anarchist Federation. Spain 1934-39 – From working…

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