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Cuts are to blame for Edinburgh Legionnaires disease outbreak

12 June 2012
Cutbacks in the number of health and safety inspectors and inspections lie behind the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh.

Racist boot boys driven off streets of Edinburgh and Redditch

29 May 2012
Activists from the racist Scottish Defence League (SDL) thought they would have a day of triumph last Saturday in Edinburgh.

Caravan for climate jobs sets off

13 May 2012
Climate campaigners gathered in London and Edinburgh yesterday (Saturday) to wave off the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs on its tour of Britain.

Solidarity with Palestine

01 May 2012
Some 400 students, trade unionists and Palestine solidarity activists marched in Edinburgh last Saturday.

'Lost generation' protest in Edinburgh

01 March 2012
Over 250 students and their supporters marched in Edinburgh on Wednesday. The demonstration was called by Scottish Students Against Cuts (SSAC) in defence of a generation of young people under attack from the austerity measures being enforced by governments in Westminster and Holyrood.

Privatisation plan beaten in Edinburgh

24 January 2012
A special meeting of councillors in Edinburgh last Thursday voted by 31 to 23 to end plans to privatise a swathe of council services.

Edinburgh privatisation plan opposed

17 January 2012
Some 2,000 Edinburgh city council staff could see their jobs transferred to private contractors under council plans.

Edinburgh privatisation halted

28 November 2011
Campaigners have scored an important victory against the attempt to privatise a large swathe of council services in Edinburgh.

EIS members will resist McCormac's attacks

15 November 2011
Delegates from Scotland’s main teaching union, the EIS, met at a special general meeting (SGM) in Edinburgh last Saturday to discuss the McCormac report.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Edinburgh activists keep pressure on council

08 November 2011
Over 70 anti-privatisation campaigners met in Edinburgh on Tuesday of last week.

Edinburgh battle halts privatisation

01 November 2011
The campaign to halt privatisation of council services in Edinburgh scored a major victory on Thursday of last week.

Students occupy Edinburgh university

17 September 2011
Students are occupying Edinburgh university against tuition fees.

Keep the racist SDL out of Edinburgh

13 September 2011
The Scottish Defence League (SDL)—an offshoot of the racist EDL—was run out of Edinburgh last Saturday by a counter-protest of around 400 people organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Edinburgh trams U-turn

06 September 2011
Edinburgh councillors have voted for the delayed tram link from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews Square to go ahead. This is despite the rocketing costs paid to private contractor Bilfinger Berger.

Victory against privatisation in Edinburgh

23 August 2011
Campaigners in Edinburgh have won a victory in the fight against the proposed largest privatisation of council services in the city’s history.


16 August 2011
Now playing as part of the Edinburgh Festival, Dust imagines a day in 2011 when Margaret Thatcher has died.

Scottish protesters blockade Atos

10 May 2011
The third national week of action against Atos got off to a flying start in Edinburgh on Monday.

Students demonstrate in Edinburgh

22 March 2011

Edinburgh students occupy to support striking lecturers

17 March 2011
Around 50 students have occupied the human resources building in Edinburgh university in solidarity with striking lecturers.

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