This Week in Edinburgh – 16/11/15

Every week, we’ll try to keep you updated with local events – public meetings, strikes, occupations, marches, protests, elections and so on. We might also throw in some cultural goings-on, too. If you know of an event that we’ve missed out, please let us know: momentumedinburgh [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday 17

International Students’ Day of Action – Equal Access for Asylum Seekers: 10:30, Teviot Row House. Edinburgh University students are participating in the National Union of Students’ national walk-out day in support of international students. International students have been among the many victims of a recent rise in attacks on immigrants by governments across the world. In Edinburgh the action will focus on securing access to student support funding for asylum seekers. Walk out of your lectures at 10:30 and join a brief rally outside Teviot. After that there will be speakers, a story-sharing session, and banner and poster-making in the Debating Hall.

Wednesday 18

10 Years of Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Talk: 19:00-21:00, Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 4. Not sure what and how effective BDS is? Curious how you can help ensure that Israel “complies with international law and Palestinian rights”? All your queries and concerns can be answered here.

Thursday 19

Edinburgh Southern Constituency Labour Party all-members meeting, 7:30pm, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall. Members of the Labour Party in Edinburgh Southern will plan local constituency work and discuss ways of funding local government.

Friday 20

Rally & Broad: Said the Joker to the Thief!: 19:00-22:00, The Bongo Club. A seven-act feast of literary delight, celebrating new and emerging Scotland-based poets, performers, authors and generally talented and innovative users of WORDS. Three from that Edinburgh, three from Glasgow, PLUS two sets of fine tunes from acclaimed singer-songwriter Findlay Napier.

Night of Palestinian Culture: 20:00, Teviot Loft Bar. Edinburgh University’s Students for Justice in Palestine Society is hosting an event celebrating Palestinian culture (including food!). Tickets are £3, which includes delicious food and a contribution to Medical Aid for Palestine.

Saturday 21

Momentum Scotland Launch: 10:15-15:00, 9 Partick Burgh Hall, Peel Street, Glasgow G11 5LW. At this launch event for Momentum in Scotland, Labour Party members and Corbyn supporters will discuss discuss how this organisation will be taken forward and what campaigns will be supported.

For your diary…

Wednesday 26 – Billy Bragg, ‘A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics’ Book Launch, 18:30, Word Power Books

Wednesday 26 – Winter Ceilidh in Aid of Refugee Survival Trust, 20:00-23:00, Teviot Debating Hall. 

Saturday 28 – Scotland’s Climate March

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