Archive - Jan 2009

January 14th

Solidarity/Benefit Gig for greek activists- Sunday, 6pm

Solidarity/Benefit Gig for greek activists - Sunday the 18th @6pm in Forest Cafe, Edinburgh


January 13th

Glasgow Community Service Workers on Strike

Community Service workers employed by Glasgow City Council have been out on indefinite strike since Monday 5th January. The dispute is over "regrading", giving the workers less money for more work. The following text is from a leaflet distributed by strikers at last Saturday's Gaza demo.

Monbiot uses the c-word

George Monbiot has a go at class and environmentalism. Useful information about air passengers and Ryanair customers.

"Today, the Civil Aviation Authority's surveys show, the average gross household income of leisure passengers using Heathrow is £59,000 (the national average is £34,660); the average individual income of the airport's business passengers (36% of its traffic) is £83,000. The wealthiest 18% of the population buy 54% of all tickets, the poorest 18% buy 5%.

O'Neill champions Ryanair, Britain's biggest low-cost carrier, as the hero of the working classes. So where would you expect this airline to place most of its advertising? I have the estimated figures for its spending on newspaper ads in 2007. They show that it placed nothing in the Sun, the News of the World, the Mirror, the Star or the Express, but 52% of its press spending went to the Daily Telegraph. Ryanair knows who its main customers are: second-home owners and people who take foreign holidays several times a year."


January 12th

To discuss economics and the Gaza Strip, the International Crisis WS continues

 Television and Radio Network Paraná Educativa will promote discussions on economy and war in the Gaza Strip, continuing, this way, The International Crisis WS.


January 11th

Earth First! Winter Moot - updates on agenda & more - 6-8th February 2009

 Brighton, February 6-7-8th 2009

Report and photos of all Scotland demo for Gaza.

Saturday 10th January 2009 saw a 10,000 strong all Scotland protest in Edinburgh against the current Israeli attack on Gaza.

Report | Report & discussion

January 10th

Edinburgh - thousands march in Palestine solidarity demo

 Thousands from all round Scotland marched through Edinburgh today, Saturday10th January, in solidarity with people in Palestine under attack from the Israeli state.  The large turn-out indicated widespread revulsion at the massacre of civilians by the Israeli forces.  Hundreds of shoes were hurled over police lines towards the US consulate, as the demonstrators were kept back some way from the consulate itself. 

Volunteer day tomorrow help create a park and allotments at former Clouston St. pitches -

Tomorrow, a volunteer group, North Kelvinside Community Green Space Initiative will meet to help preserve and enhance a green space in Glasgow which is slated for a flats development

January 9th

Chris Hoy in video appeal for Meadowbank to be saved

Triple Olympic medallist Chris Hoy has given his backing to the campaign to save Edinburgh's Meadowbank Stadium from closure. Original story here at the Save Meadowbank website (found via CommonGoodWatch.)

No Borders Newsletter 5

 Newsletter available to download at

Issues covered include I.D. cards, Amey and the cleaners strike in London and a short report on the last No Borders UK gathering in Newcastle last November.