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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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May 15

May 15, 2013

Greece solidarity meeting Friday night

Just a quick c&p from an email, as it’s short notice… EDINBURGH SAYS NO TO GREECE AUSTERITY | CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY FRI 17th May 6.30pm, St. Augustine’s Church, George IV Bridge Hi , On June 11th, former Greek PM Georgios Papandreou will visit Edinburgh to speak at an elite conference.  He is the politician responsible for selling some of the worst austerity measures in human history, imposed by the Troika, to the Greek people.  As a result, overall unemployment…

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Nov 20

November 20, 2012

Princes Street Blocked by N14 Solidarity Demo

Last Wednesday evening saw a large demonstration in support of the European General Strike of November 14th. More than 200(? I can’t count like that) people, recent arrivals from Spain or Greece plus longer-term residents and "native" Scots gathered at St Giles Cathedral, surprising themselves and the unaware police. The demonstration moved down the Royal Mile but instead of heading to Holyrood as expected, the crowd turned left onto North Bridge and headed for Princes St along the carriageway, a…

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May 11

May 11, 2012

Police Against Cuts: London & Athens

Lots of liberal hand-wringing over this week’s march by off-duty police in London as part of the PCS pensions strike. “If they’re against cuts, then why won’t the left support them?” asks this typical flamebait piece (guardian, obv.). Let’s put dogma aside. Let’s also put aside the 1000s of unsolved, “mysterious” deaths in police custody, and the fact that we had to wait less than 24 hours before this example of cocksure impunity. Let’s be empirical & internationalist see what…

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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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