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Aug 14

August 14, 2014

Resisting Work

Resisting work: stories of striking, organising, thieving and skiving – With author and activist D.D. Johnston

Saturday 16th August – 7pm – Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh An evening of stories of everyday working class lives and struggles D.D. Johnston in conversation with local activists will presents his most recent novel The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub and will read extracts from his first book Peace, Love and Petrol Bombs. He will also talk about his involvement in the legendary McDonalds Workers Resistance network, and its relevance for workplace organising today. From its initial organising in McDonalds store…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2013

ACE/ECAP Benefit gig this Friday

Whatever you’re planning on doing this Friday (23rd) you should cancel and come to this fundraising event for Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and The Autonomous Centre Of Edinburgh…   Featuring some of the best bands Edinburgh has to offer…   The z28 Northern Upland Sheep Strategy (Rodney Relax) White Lightnin’ Babylon Dub Punks Dapitz Punks Little Love and The Friendly Vibes Shock And Awe £3 entry. Cheap drinks all night – £2.55 for pint of lager or 80 shilling! Friday…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2013

Say my prayers but what’s the use? Tomorrow will be just the same…

Here’s some music to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s feminist labour unionism double bill. Northumbrian twee folk the Unthanks performing the Testimony of Patience Kershaw. The haunting lyrics are based on testimony to Ashley’s mines commission in the 19th century. Patience was a hurrier, pushing carts loaded with coal underground. Hard manual labour of a kind that doesn’t fit with the standard idea of women’s work. The characterisation of class politics as fixated on burly male factory workers…

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Feb 26

February 26, 2013

Capitalist Realism versus Fighting for Ourselves

Hey, why not choose both? Thursday evening offers two talks at convenient intervals with cheap falafel to be found on the way between the two venues. First, at 5:15 there’s Mark Fisher “Blogger and Author of Capitalist Realism, Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, and contributor to The Guardian, Frieze, The New Statesman and Sight & Sound, Mark Fisher is among the most acute and respected cultural and political commentators writing today. On Feb 28, he will give a lecture entitled ‘The…

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Nov 14

November 14, 2012

This Friday: ECAP & ACE benefit party

After a week of protest and phone blockades, time to relax & dance while raising money for a good cause. Is it Christmas already…? Benefit gig for ECAP and ACE… on a boat! Rock ‘n’ roll at a ridiculously low entrance cost with all of the proceeds going to Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and The Autonomous Centre Of Edinburgh and it’s on A BOAT! Yes, A BOAT! You’ll find The Cruz Bar docked at 14 The Shore, Leith. Once on…

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