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Housing round-up

28 January 2006
Edinburgh Edinburgh council is set to re-ballot tenants after losing the stock transfer ballot in December of last year.

Three victories for council housing fight

07 January 2006
New Labour’s plans to privatise council housing suffered a series of major setbacks in the run-up to Christmas. Defend Council Housing (DCH) campaigns run by council tenants and trade unionists fought off attempts to privatise housing in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets, Waverley in Surrey and Edinburgh.

Battle to stop the threat to Edinburgh’s public housing

26 November 2005
On Monday of this week campaigners demonstrated outside Edinburgh’s city chambers against the proposed handover of council housing stock to a housing association. Ballot papers are expected to go out to 23,000 council tenants asking them to vote on the proposal.

Victory as Edinburgh bus strikes win a better offer

22 October 2005
First Bus drivers in Scotland have won their strike over pay, with drivers in the east of Scotland accepting an improved offer on Thursday of last week.

First Bus Edinburgh

15 October 2005
Drivers for First Bus in Edinburgh rejected an offer of £8 an hour by a vote of 61 percent last week.

G8 film: Won’t Get Fooled Again

08 October 2005
The premiere of Won’t Get Fooled Again, a documentary on the G8 and G8 protests, was held in Edinburgh on Friday of last week.

Drivers at First Bus strike in Edinburgh

01 October 2005
Drivers who work for First Bus in Edinburgh took two days of strike action on Sunday and Monday of this week as part of their fight over pay.

Alistair Hulett: Scottish struggles created a rich tradition of radical song

20 August 2005
August sees the launch of the Festival of Politics at the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh. As part of this broad event, billed as being an occasion where "politics meets the people", I will be taking part in a performance titled Them And Us — a workshop exploring Scotland’s radical song tradition and its continuing relevance.

Predicting a riot at every performance of Switch Triptych

20 August 2005
Switch Triptych The Riot GroupAssembly Rooms, Edinburghuntil 29 August Phone 0131 226 2428

Edinburgh festival: from stinging satire to immaculate images

13 August 2005
Pick up the brochure for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and it’s hard to know where to begin. But there are a few companies and venues whose track records make them a fairly safe bet for theatregoers who are in search of powerful drama.

Lothian bus workers strike

06 August 2005
A 48-hour strike by Lothian bus workers last weekend was 100 percent solid. Large picket lines were formed at Edinburgh’s bus depots on both days despite some torrential rain on Saturday.

Peace vigils across Britain

16 July 2005
Around 70 people attended a peace vigil in Edinburgh on Friday of last week after the London bombings.

Stop the War at Edinburgh

09 July 2005
On Sunday night around 2,000 people marched through the centre of Edinburgh to take part in the Stop the War Coalition’s demonstration against the occupation of Iraq.

Eight men won’t change the world, but we can

09 July 2005
The preparations began months ago — long before Bob Geldof woke from his long sleep. Trade unionists, anti-capitalists, members of churches and community organisations, activists of every sort booked their coaches and agitated with those around them to come to Edinburgh on 2 July in a massive protest against the G8.

Dennis Brutus — Don’t get duped again

09 July 2005
I’m glad to be a part of this historic occasion which, as I’m sure you all know, is part of a much larger series of events taking place here in Edinburgh and in Gleneagles.

Voices from the Iraqi wilderness

09 July 2005
Sheikh Majid al-Gaood of the Duleim tribe from Ramadi, Iraq, joined the thousands demonstrating against the G8 in Edinburgh last weekend.

Military wing of neo-liberalism

03 July 2005
The Make Poverty History protest in Edinburgh on Saturday was the biggest demonstration in Scottish history — by a long way.

Anger at IMF and World Bank

03 July 2005
Many African activists were on the Edinburgh protest. Ken is a student at Imperial College in London, but he grew up in Nigeria where he was involved in struggles against the military dictatorship.

School students join the demo

03 July 2005
The Make Poverty History campaign has struck a chord with young people, who turned out in large numbers for Saturday’s demonstration in Edinburgh.

A coalition against the new global order

03 July 2005
A huge white human chain snaked through the streets of Edinburgh for Saturday’s demonstration.

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