- a period of cultural action confronting the G8
Watchdog Reports Dangers Russian Children Are Facing
1) Ongoing daily presense on Buchanan St
2) Vietnam anti-war film Monday evening
3) Labour Party picket, Tuesday, 4.30
4) Troops Out meeting, Wednesday, 7-9pm
5) Demonstration outside Scottish Parliament, 9th December
6) Anti war forum, Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th
7) Weekend of action - 18th & 19th
8) Justice for Gordon Gentle film premiere, 19th
This afternoon the most serious attack on the democratic right to protest in Manchester occurred. At least nine protesters from Manchester Victory to the Intifada Group have been arrested under the Section 14 of the Public Order Act as the police attempt to crush the picket. We call upon everyone to call Manchester police to demand their immediate release. The number to call is 0161 872 5050. At this stage it is unclear to which police station our comrades have been moved to or the full extent of the charges or when they will be released.
The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed detainees, and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.
Edinburgh University Tibet Society holds a 12 hour overnight vigil outside the Chinese Consulate
The Zanon ceramic tile factory, a democratic, worker-run factory in Patagonia, is facing a serious threat of eviction, and the workers have asked us to gather international support for their struggle.
To sign the petition, please click here:
Edinburgh University is having a referendum on affiliating to NUS, the National Union of Students. In the website http://wwwyes2nus.com
the campaign for voting â€œyesâ€? to join the NUS is presented, whilst on http://www.saneonline.org.uk
the opposition is mobilising.
Currently the EUSA- the Edinburgh Union Student Association- is not affiliated to the NUS, though the two organisations were historically connected. It has not been a member since 1979, when students voted in a referendum to leave. A referendum in 1984 decided to maintain that position. http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/news/story.cfm?article=241
Voting was also possible online under http://www.esp.ed.ac.uk
Neutral informative website: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/nus
Edinburgh event marks anniversary of world's worst chemical disaster.
...what it says. More evidence / ammunition against fossil fuel ostriches.
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