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Nov 24

November 24, 2012

Inside Stories: Prisoner support event Thursday 29th November

Here’s an interesting event organised by Edinburgh Anarchist Black Cross. Inside Stories… Edinburgh Anarchist Black Cross* are holding an info and discussion evening. We’ve invited some people who have spent time in jail to speak about their experiences and hope to discuss the role of prisoner support and solidarity as well as strategies to resist the Prison Industrial Complex. Hopefully we’ll have tea and cake too…please come along and help spread the word. Event Details: 29th November 2012 7-9pm @…

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Mar 19

March 19, 2012

Edinburgh Workfare Protest Sat. 31st March

Britain-wide day of action against forced unpaid labour…. MEET 12 NOON KIRKGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, FOOT OF LEITH WALK To take action at companies and charities still using workfare conscripts – we say to those companies and charities still involved in this rip-off – stop now! All welcome, bring banners, placards, whistles, drums…. Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty WHY WE ARE AGAINST WORKFARE Workfare is compulsory unpaid work for your benefits, under threat of your benefits being stopped if you…

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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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