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‘We must apply pressure and force the G8 to act’

03 July 2005
By train, plane, bus and car protesters came to Edinburgh. Nadia Fisher travelled by coach from Southampton — a journey of ten hours.

‘We are here to fight, not beg’ — Africa in revolt against the G8

02 July 2005
I am coming from Johannesburg to Edinburgh to be part of the movement confronting the G8 leaders. People from across the world will stand together in solidarity—fighting the battle to end poverty and exploitation.

G8 Diary

02 July 2005
Friday 1 JulyG8 Alternatives opening rally5.30pm, Queens Hall, Edinburgh University. Speakers include Dennis Brutus, Haidi Giuliani, Bill Speirs, Mark Ruskell, Trevor Ngwane, Eamonn McCann.International Socialist Tendency meeting7.30pm, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9. Speakers include Petros Constantinou from Greece’s SEK, Chris Bambery from Socialist Worker, and a speaker from Spain’s En Lucha.

The radical history of Edinburgh

02 July 2005
Welcome to Edinburgh for the biggest political demonstration this city has ever seen. We will be making history here in July amid strong dissenting traditions.

Portuguese revolutionaries found solidarity in Britain

25 June 2005
British workers were very active in providing solidarity for Portuguese workers before and during the revolution. Bruno Ponte and Clara Queiroz were Portuguese exiles from fascism living in Edinburgh before the 1974 revolution.

Everyone should be heading to G8 protests in Edinburgh

11 June 2005
Bob Geldof’s call last week for one million people to protest at the G8 summit in July has focused attention back on the demands for 100 percent Third World debt cancellation, and more and better aid.

Edinburgh says ‘We’ll welcome you’ to G8 protestors

11 June 2005
As Scotland gears up for the G8 summit there has been a huge build up in momentum for the protests in Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

Outlining a better world

04 June 2005
The G8 Alternatives summit will take place in various venues in Edinburgh on Sunday 3 July. From 10am to 9pm speakers from all over the world will present a serious ideological challenge to the corrupt and bankrupt policies of the G8 in eight plenary sessions and over 30 workshops.

Momentum grows for Gleneagles protest

04 June 2005
The former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, has added his voice to those supporting the right to march past Gleneagles Hotel when the G8 summit opens on 6 July.

Stop the War demo part of the anti-G8 protests

04 June 2005
The anti-war movement scored a big victory in Scotland last week. It overturned a decision by Scottish police to ban a Stop the War Coalition rally set to take place after the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh on 2 July.

Safety battle could mean no curtain up in Edinburgh theatres

14 May 2005
The King’s and Festival theatres in Edinburgh face a summer of strikes as Bectu union members have begun a ballot for strike action over compulsory redundancies. Staff also allege that management are deliberately ignoring health and safety laws.

Timetable for action at the G8

07 May 2005
Saturday 2 JulyMake Poverty History demo, Edinburgh

Planning to make 2 July a festival against the G8

16 April 2005
MAKE SURE you are in Edinburgh on Saturday 2 July and the days afterwards, because it is going to be a major event which will see huge numbers march to demand that the G8 leaders act over debt, aid and trade.


09 April 2005
Teachers will march in Edinburgh against poverty At this year’s National Union of Teachers conference our general secretary Steve Sinnott said on a number of occasions that he would be taking the national banner to the Make Poverty History demonstration in Edinburgh on 2 July.

Out of Place Exhibition

09 April 2005
Out of PlaceDean Gallery of Modern Art, EdinburghUntil 26 June

NUT calls on members to join Make Poverty History demo in Edinburgh

02 April 2005
The newly elected general secretary of the NUT, Steve Sinnott, told the conference he wanted to see thousands of his members marching behind the union’s national banner on the protest at the G8 summit in Scotland in July.

New play will tell the truth about Genoa

02 April 2005
Black Sun Over Genoa, is the story of the people who went to Genoa, Italy, in 2001, the reasons they went and the impact of the events on them. The play involves around 60 volunteers from the local Edinburgh community. We are using a lot of media footage, film footage of what happened.

Trevor Ngwane backs protests against Gleneagles G8 summit

19 March 2005
I will be coming from South Africa to Edinburgh in July to confront the G8. I hope you will be marching with me.

Scare tactics from police against Gleneagles protest

05 March 2005
According to one Scottish newspaper, the police are planning a clampdown on protests at the G8 in Scotland this summer. The measures revealed in the Sunday Herald include plans to turn a former RAF base in Edinburgh into a "holding facility" for protesters awaiting trial and to scrap all trials in Edinburgh’s sheriff court for the first two weeks in July.

Build Edinburgh protests at G8

05 March 2005
THE G8 runs the global economy. They are its organising committee. The G8 are the eight most powerful nations in the world. They are not the largest — the G8 excludes China, India and Brazil.

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