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Jun 10

June 10, 2013

Text written for the Papandreou protest

The protest we mentioned last week, there was a text written for it in the hope we could get a flyer together. This might not happen, but here’s the text.  Let us inform you about this amazing TED speaker that has no dignityat all: after he spent two years selling out the social wealth of thegreek people and managed to pauperize the country, he is nowwandering around in universities and conferences – always outsideGreece – presenting himself as some sort…

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Jun 6

June 6, 2013

11th June: Oppose Former Greek PM Papandreou and Austerity

Press release from some of our Greek friends. George Papandreou, the former Greek Prime Minister who led Greece into the arms of the IMF has been invited to the TEDGlobal 2013 conference on the 11th June. The ‘Scotland Against Austerity – Stop Papandreou’ coalition have called for a mass demonstration on the same day to voice our opposition to his attendence. Papandreou is one of the politicians largely responsible for the crisis in Greece, and a symbol of European austerity….

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Feb 28

February 28, 2012

Boycott Workfare National Day of Action 3rd March

Edinburgh Anarchist Federation fully endorses the national day of action called by grassroots campaign Boycott Workfare. Join the protest in Edinburgh: Assemble 12 noon, Hunter Square, Saturday 3rd March, to visit some nearby businesses using unpaid workfare ‘volunteers’ to work for free.  Workfare is a government scheme that makes people on benefits work for their dole. The government and some in the media present it as a way of encouraging people back into work by gaining experience. This ignores two things…

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Feb 20

February 20, 2012

Greek crisis, Eurozone crisis, or systemic crisis? Discussion with Dimitris Dalakoglou of Occupied London

Saturday 25th January, 4pm, Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh As international creditors & bailiffs circle Greece, its government has responded with austerity policies. The results include deepened unemployment, cut pensions and social provision. A permanent state of crisis is the new post-democratic way of government: in the name of the economy, the facade of democracy is one more unaffordable luxury sold off to pay interest on a debt to the rich. Behind the headlines, the fightback. Beyond massive general strikes demonstrations:…

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Feb 19

February 19, 2012

Over 100 attend Greece solidarity demonstration in Edinburgh

Despite the freezing weather, and an unexpected snow storm in the middle of the sunny afternoon, over 100 people gathered outside the City Chambers on Saturday 18th February to show solidarity with workers in Greece, who’s government has just voted to approve IMF and European Bank-approved austerity measures, which will have disastrous consequences for the working class. The demonstration was well-received by passers by, and had a strong internationalist and anti-capitalist message: it is capitalism, not Greece, which is in crisis! Slogans such…

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