Empty Ex-Forest Cafe Squatted and Reclaimed for the Community

A diverse group of autonomous people are currently squatting1 3 Bristo Place in central Edinburgh. The 3-storey building has stood empty and unused for over 3 months since August 31st 2011.

Council Votes To Keep Environmental Services in the Public Sector

Following a tense meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council today, councillors voted to keep Environmental Services provision in house. This means that waste and recycling, street cleansing, and parks maintenance services will continue to be provided by staff who are directly employed by the Council, rather than the private contractor Enterprise Managed Services.

UKBA office in Glasgow "dawn-raided"

People from Unity and the No Borders Network are currently blockading the UK Border Agency reporting centre at Brand Street in Glasgow, shutting the vehicle entrance and preventing any ‘dawn raids’ that would have happened this morning. The blockaders are using a tripod to block the vehicle entrance and three demonstrators are locked to gates.

Victory for Edinburgh unemployed over A4e

Tribunal overturns sanction and upholds right to representation

Claimants in Edinburgh have won a potentially crucial victory in the battle for the right of unemployed people to be represented at DWP provider A4e – thanks to the courageous stand taken by brave ex-miner Peter. An independent Tribunal has ruled that a claimant cannot have his benefits stopped because he “felt the need to have the representative of his choice.”

Open letter from Glasgow Women's Activist Forum to Occupy Glasgow.

We, the undersigned, are writing to those involved in the Occupy Glasgow protest because our voices have hitherto been marginalised and our concerns systematically ignored in the days following the rape that occurred at the protest on Tuesday.

Glasgow Housing Association Expose Tenants to Asbestos

Tenants, Residents and Workers gathered outside the offices of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) today to demand a full independent investigation into the extent of asbestos in GHA properties.

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