Archive - 2012

December 12th

Yarl’s Wood Activists coming to Glasgow

We are very proud to announce that Movement for Justice (MFJ) organisation from London is coming to UNI

December 11th

Stop Edinburgh Council Pay Cuts

 

THE ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’ RALLY

9am – 10am Thursday 13th December 2012

Gather outside the City Chambers on the High Street

ATH Resources in last minute plead for deregulation and to be allowed to rescind on promises made to local communities

Anti-workfare protest at Superdrug and British Heart Foundation stores in Leith

Protestors blockaded and occupied both British Heart Foundation and Superdrug in Edinburgh on Saturday 8 December, in opposition to their participation in the government’s workfare schemes.

December 10th

Anti-Workfare Pickets Glasgow Report

On Saturday 8th December as part of the Boycott Workfare Week Of Action a couple of dozen people from Clydeside Industrial Workers Of The World, the Crutch Collective, Glasgow Anarchist Federation, Glasgow Solidarity Federation, the Right To Work Campaign and other individuals leafleted a branch of Superdrug in one of the city centre's busiest streets.

Santa's been arrested!

After an amazing nine hours blocking the entrance to the UKBA reporting centre in Glasgow, UKBA officials and police have this afternoon, detained an elderly gentleman from the North Pole. Rumours that they plan to deport him have not yet been confirmed.

Santa stops dawn raid by immigration officials!



Early this morning, Santa Claus, with the help of some of his elves, erected an 18 foot tall tripod outside the main entrance of the UKBA offices in Glasgow to prevent immigration officials carrying out controversial dawn raids on the families of asylum seekers.

December 9th

Anti workfare protestors blockade and occupy Superdrug and British Heart Foundation

Protestors blockaded and occupied both British Heart Foundation and Superdrug in Edinburgh today Saturday 8 December, in opposition to their participation in the government's workfare schemes.

Leith Kirkgate shops focus of workfare protest

Around 40 local supporters of the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty targetted Leith Kirkgate shops as part of national week of action against government work experience schemes.

Critics say the work experience schemes are unfair because people claiming some benefits who take part in the workplacements - which can be up to six months long - must work for free with no guarantee that there will be a job at the end of it.

December 8th

Leith stuck at bottom of Edinburgh litter league despite improvements

In July we noted that Leith and Leith Walk wards were languishing at the bottom of the Edinburgh litter league table, according to an independent assessment undertaken by Keep Scotland Beautiful in June. 

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