This Week in Edinburgh – 11/01/16

Sept 29 2015 Brighton Sussex UK Brighton UK JEREMY CORBYN gives a thumbs up to the crowd

 

Happy New Year everyone!

2016 is going to be a crucial year for those who support the cause of Jeremy Corbyn to resist the constant media barrage and help out in our local community to oppose the crippling effects of the Tory austerity cuts.

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

Junior Doctors Strike EVENT: Medical Student Solidarity

9.00 Potterow Dome

“We have a responsibility to stand up for the values of the NHS and ensure that patient and doctor safety, and the sustainability of the NHS is protected”

We will be gathering in the lobby of the Chancellor’s Building where we will be joined by BMA Reps, in a show of solidarity for our friends and future colleagues down south. We will be giving out more information about the contract changes and welcome any discussion and debate. We will also be using this opportunity to discuss planning further action for the next two strike dates and it would be great to get as many of you as possible involved.

Friday

Asylum Seeker SAAS Access – Letter Hand-in

Scottish Parliament 13:00

14 students’ unions, collectively representing over 220,000 students, have signed this open letter calling on the Scottish Government to open up SAAS funds to asylum seekers at the same level as Scottish Residents:http://bit.ly/1S1zToW

Join EUSA, Equal Access Edinburgh, and representatives from student unions across Scotland for a public hand-in to Parliament of this open letter.

Scots for Palestine

14.00-16.00 Iqra Academy Edinburgh

Join us for afternoon tea and Palestinian cuisine followed by a Q&A with our Parliamentary representatives where you can ask them how our government can best work for Peace & Justice for our Palestinian Brothers & Sisters in support of international law and human rights and against all racism.

Speakers include:
Ian Murray Labour MP, Sarah Boyack MSP, Andy Murray; Convener for SNP Friends of Palestine, Tommy Sheppard SNP, Featuring El Funoun Theatre Company

Saturday

The Real Junk Food Project Glasgow – dinner

GLASGOW – Langside Parish Church 17.00-22.00

Something to look forward to in January that won’t break the bank… join us for our latest pop-up at Finn’s Place (Ledard Road) for a pay-as-you-feel dinner using ‘intercepted’ food that would have gone to waste. Also BYOB!

Arrive at 5.30pm for a 6pm dinner – this is an early one so that bairns can join in/you can go off to the dancing afterwards…

For the diary…

Stop Trident national demonstration

27th Feb – London

The majority of the British people, including the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other parliamentary party leaders, oppose nuclear weapons. They are weapons of mass destruction that can kill millions. They don’t keep us safe and they divert resources from essential spending.

Let’s get message out loud and clear: we don’t want Trident and we don’t want a new Trident.

 

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