This Week in Edinburgh – 18/04/16

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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

Thursday

Peace and Global Justice Hustings

19.10-21.15 Augustine United Church

Candidates address our questions on bombing Syria & Iraq, nuclear disarmament, arms trade, refugees, climate justice, TTIP & other global justice issues.
Alys Mumford, Scottish Greens Lothians candidate.
Cospatric D’Inverno, Liberal Democrats candidate for Edinburgh Eastern.
Calum Martin, RISE Lothians Candidate.
Marco Biagi, SNP, outgoing Edinburgh Central MSP.
Iain McGill, Conservative candidate for Edinburgh Northern & Leith.
Candidates from Labour.
Chair: Lesley Orr
Bring your written questions.
Organised by the Peace and Justice Centre and Campaign Against the Arms Trade. FREE.

Saturday

Neil Findlay – NEXT BIG CAMPAIGN DAY :

10 am start

COME ALONG AND JOIN US

We will have two meeting points – one at Livingston North Train station as it is accessible to people coming from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The person coordinating in Livingston will be David Cleghorn. We will have leaflet teams and canvassing teams going out in Livingston.

The 2nd team will go out in the Breich Valley ward, leaving from my house at 5 Bellona Terrace, Fauldhouse EH479EP again we will have leafleting and canvass teams out.

We will retire afterwards for a few drinks and some lunch.

PLEASE COME ALONG AND JOIN IN WITH OUR TEAM. MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL TO CONFIRM YOU CAN ATTEND

[email protected]

Best wishes

Neil Findlay – Labour candidate Almond Valley

Celebration of the 1967 Abortion Act

Scotland’s Annual Pro-life Chain

11.00 – 13.00 Lothian Road

Every year we celebrate the day the 1967 Abortion Act became law: healthcare and human rights for women!
Buchanan Gallery Steps 12.00
With dodgy trade deals like TTIP, CETA and TISA on the horizon, our basic working rights, democratic powers and environment are under serious threat. Come take part in our day of action to raise awareness about the dangers of these trade deals for the NHS, the anti-fracking movement and political accountability!

Edinburgh Northern and Leith for candidate Lesley Hinds

Meeting point – Tesco supermarket at Broughton Road at 2pm on Saturday

Contact – Eilidh Munro (07514 045436)

Sunday

Edinburgh Western for candidate Cat Headley

Meeting point – Outside Blackhall Mosque at 11am

House o Hill Door Knocking and Leafleting

Contact – Alison Munro (07590 496264)

The weeks Campaign Schedule for Edinburgh Southern:

 

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For your diary…

Momentum Edinburgh Meeting #5

David Hume Tower, 27th April

More details upcoming

This is our fifth meeting, where we will hear reports from the working groups and discuss the upcoming EU referendum.

Momentum is the UK-wide movement which emerged from Jeremy Corbyn’s successful campaign for leader of the Labour Party. It exists to support the ideas and values on which Corbyn was elected both within and outside Labour, connecting the party to trade unions, social movements and community campaigns.

Momentum Edinburgh is a hub for local supporters to get together, share experience and ideas, and coordinate our efforts to build peace, democracy and socialism. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please email momentumedinburgh [at] gmail [dot] com.

Please feel free to invite people and share the event widely! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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