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Mar 24

March 24, 2014

Three reasons to go to our prison abolition talk

“On Wednesday 26th March a hearing will take place to decide whether Stacey Hyde has permission to appeal against her murder conviction.” (link to Justice for Stacy Hyde) “Jeremy also writes that he is working his way through all the books people have been sending him from his wishlist and thoroughly enjoying all of them. Of course, he shares them with other inmates, and says that there are often lines at his cell to borrow books” (link to freejeremy.net) “The general presumption…

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Jun 12

June 12, 2013

Friday 14th: Benefit gig for Edinburgh Womens’ Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

It’d be nice if Edinburgh Womens’ Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre didn’t need to exist, but with recent funding cuts, there’s a risk of it closing for the wrong reasons. So this benefit gig at the Wash House in Portobello (map) is something you might want to go to. Featuring: Gallo Rojo Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis Madge Wildfire Lisa Rigby Adam Holmes The Bevvy Sisters Bar on site, tickets: £10 / £7 / children by donation. If you can’t make it, you can give…

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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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Apr 24

April 24, 2012

Pro-Choice Counter-Protest, Edinburgh, Saturday 28th April

11am – 1pm, meet at exit to to Princes Exchange car park on the corner of Lothian Road and Lauriston Place (http://g.co/maps/q8xbw) On the 44th anniversary of the Abortion Act, SPUC will be holding “kerbside vigils” against reproductive rights in towns and cities across the UK. One of these vigils will be held in Edinburgh, so we’re going along to counter their lies and propaganda. Meet at exit to to Princes Exchange car park on the corner of Lothian Road and Lauriston…

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Apr 11

April 11, 2012

Grim Future For Underfunded Care Services

Forcing frontline staff to bear the brunt of social care cuts is not a long term solution. Voluntary sector providers of care and support services for people with disabilities have recently implemented cost cutting measures after the City of Edinburgh Council cut funding by 10% in early 2011. Now a race to the bottom is developing as organisations try to put themselves in a ‘competitive’ position ahead of further funding cuts expected in 2013. In 2009 the City of Edinburgh…

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