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
The Scottish Parliament – 12.00
The aim of the protest is to raise awareness of the pro choice majority, in advance of the 40 Days for Life prayerful vigil outside the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where abortions are known to take place.
HSS members and supporters will be supporting the Abortion Rights Committee Scotland rally of supporters outside the Scottish Parliament next Tuesday, 9 February 2016 at 12noon.
19.00 – Teviot Lecture Theatre
On Tuesday 9th February Dr. Stephan Malinowski will be talking to us in a lecture entitled: Was the Holocaust a ‘Colonial Crime’? Legacies of Colonial Violence and the German War of Annihilation 1941-1945
12.00 – Chancellors Building
Fruitmarket Gallery – 18.00
ESFP Roundtable Meeting (Edinburgh Student Food Project)
14.00-16.00 6th floor Staff Room – Chrystal Macmillan Building
16.30 Teviot Dining Room
Come along to Labour Students’ Scottish hustings! Hear from the candidates standing to represent you and put your questions to them ahead of Labour Students Conference.
Day of Action (Students not Suspects)
This day of action will coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Counter-terrorism and Security Act passing into law.
The Act brought in the legal obligation for colleges and universities to implement the racist PREVENT strategy (aka the ‘Prevent duty’), in addition to a host of other measures attacking our civil liberties – including the ability to temporarily exile citizens of Britain from returning to the UK and the ability to further track and monitor internet usage.
20.00-23.00 Teviot Underground
A collaboration of BLOGS and Amnesty International brings you the Equal Love Party!
To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, we’ll be partying away in Teviot Underground on the 13th February.
12.00-15.00 Duke of Wellington Statue
The UK government is planning to go ahead with replacing Trident despite the overwhelming opposition of the people of Scotland and our representatives. We have been consistently opposed to the presence of these weapons of mass destruction because they are immoral and useless. Worse than useless they pose one of the greatest threats to humanity and the planet.
If you love the planet and its people – and we know you do – join Scrap Trident in showing it on Valentines Day.
12.00 Teviot Row House
We can finally annouce we are launching the Labour Campaign for Mental Health’s (@Labour_MH) campaign in Scotland on the 14th of February, which will include some guest speakers to be announced. Refreshments to be provided.