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Anger on streets at Israeli flotilla attack

08 June 2010
Up to 20,000 people poured onto the streets of London last Saturday to condemn Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla on 31 May. In Edinburgh, over 5,000 marched to the US embassy against the Israeli attack.

List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

Unite 4 Labour in Edinburgh: Derek Simpson fails to deliver

13 April 2010
Derek Simpson, joint general secretary of the Unite union, and John Prescott spoke at a "Unite 4 Labour" election meeting in Edinburgh on Thursday of last week.

Right to work round-up

16 March 2010
Edinburgh Over 50 people came to a Right to Work meeting to discuss fighting cuts and defending public services. Speakers included Jim Malone, FBU union regional organiser, Cheryl Gedling, PCS national executive, Liz Rawling, president of Edinburgh University Student Association, and Michael Hogg, RMT union regional organiser.

Scotrail workers strike

23 February 2010
Around 550 workers at First Scotrail struck last Saturday over plans by management to remove conductors from a new service between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Scottish Defence League driven out of Edinburgh

20 February 2010
Around 2,000 anti racists and anti fascists united in Edinburgh on Saturday, 20 February, to stop the Scottish Defence League (SDL) from marching.

The ‘Defence Leagues’ shall not pass, say activists

16 February 2010
Edinburgh Unite Against Fascism and Scotland United are calling for a protest to stop the Scottish Defence League marching in Edinburgh this Saturday 20 February.

Protest against Edinburgh care sell-off

24 November 2009
Some 400 people with disabilities, their supporters and carers protested outside Edinburgh’s city chambers on Thursday of last week.

Anti-war protesters take to streets of Edinburgh

17 November 2009
Families of soldiers in Afghanistan, including some who have lost loved ones in the conflict, led a one thousand‑strong march in Edinburgh against the war last weekend.

Support grows for Edinburgh anti-war demo

03 November 2009
Defence ministers in the Nato alliance are to meet in Edinburgh on Saturday 14 November to discuss the continued occupation of Afghanistan.

Defend Penny Gower

20 October 2009
Members of the EIS teaching union and the UCU lecturers’ union turned out at the Employment Tribunal offices in Edinburgh to demonstrate their support for victimised safety rep, Penny Gower.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Edinburgh

25 August 2009
This exhibition is a small but important monument to one of the most significant struggles in Britain in the 20th century. It charts the history of the women’s suffrage movement from the setting up of the first groups in 1866 to their eventual victory in 1928.

Western interests sit in the way of truth over Lockerbie bombing

25 August 2009
The decision to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last week has produced much fury and bluster from politicians in Westminster, Edinburgh and Washington.

Glasgow and Edinburgh council disputes

11 August 2009
Danny Tervit, a street sweeper at Glasgow city council and a former deputy shop steward at the Bell Street depot, was sacked on Friday of last week and given notice for 3 September—as Glasgow street cleansing workers were preparing to strike.

Edinburgh bin workers defy union busters

04 August 2009
Edinburgh council attempted to use contract labour to break a crucial industrial dispute by refuse workers. But it failed.

Edinburgh Festival preview: from Hell to Gaza

28 July 2009
Capitalism isn’t too fond of the arts. Of course, it loves Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and blockbuster movies which put "bums on seats" and fill the tills with cash.

Edinburgh council brings in private firm to break refuse strike

28 July 2009
Edinburgh council has drafted in a private refuse collecting firm to try to break a dispute with its workers over a single status pay deal.

Refuse workers fight pay cut

21 July 2009
Refuse collectors in Edinburgh are angry about proposals to scrap bonuses for attendance and productivity and have been working to rule since 25 June.

Action strikes a blow to Royal Mail

23 June 2009
Striking postal workers in London and Edinburgh hit back last week at bullying Royal Mail managers and their attempts to undermine the CWU union by ramming through "cost saving" measures.

Striking London postal workers defy bosses

19 June 2009
Striking postal workers in London and Edinburgh have delivered a blow to bullying Royal Mail managers and their attempts to undermine the union by ramming through “cost saving” measures.

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