This Week in Edinburgh – 25/4/16


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


Momentum Edinburgh Meeting – 7pm 22 York Place EH1 3Ep 

This time we will be discussing how each of the working groups are getting on and the question “how should Labour campaign the European Union?”


Campaigning with Kezia – 6pm 1 Wolseley Place 

On Thursday 28 April we will be out supporting Kezia Dugdale, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party in Edinburgh Eastern. Meet at 6pm at the campaign rooms (1 Wolsely Place, Edinburgh, EH8 7AD) for a doorknocking session followed by a sociable drink.

Campaign info for Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) this week:



7th May

Edinburgh transport – Surround Dungavel protest

We will be meeting around 10.30 in order to leave at 11am. We will be returning to Edinburgh for around 7.30pm. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water!
We are currently getting quotes but it will depend on numbers of people attending,,If you definately want a ticket, click ‘going’ and we will contact you with further details.
We are estimating costs to be £10-£15 per person but want to offer asylum seekers free seats and unemployed / precarious workers discounted rates so we are asking for donations too. We will update information about how to pay and donate asap

Housing Bloc at Edinburgh May Day

Join the Living Rent Campaign at the Edinburgh May Day march and rally!

There is a long and proud tradition of unity between tenants’ struggles and workers’ struggles. During the Glasgow rent strikes of 1915, when tenants were being taken to court for non-payment, it was the threat of a general strike – the unity of tenants and workers – that forced the government to act.

Today, we know that sky-high rents and rip-off landlords are just the other side of the coin of poverty wages and exploitative bosses, so we will be joining trade unionists and workers’ organisations on a march through Edinburgh to commemorate International Workers’ Day on Saturday, May 7th.

We will gather at Johnston Terrace from 11:00, to set off at midday.


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