This Week in Edinburgh – 02/05/16

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

This Thursday is polling day! Dont forget to go out and support the Scottish Labour Party, and send a message that we support Jeremy!

Tuesday

Public meeting – Edinburgh Schools Scandal: Open the Books on PFI/PPP

19.00-20.30 Quaker Meeting House

Common Weal, People Vs PFI and Jubilee Scotland have launched a petition to Open the Books on PFI/PPP in wake of the Edinburgh Schools Scandal: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/after-the-edinburgh-school-scandal-open-the-books-on-pfi-ppp-contracts

This public meeting will discuss the issues around public-private contracts in Scotland, especially in light of the Edinburgh school closures, and how to progress the campaign going forward.

Edinburgh Southern:

Campaign teams will be leaving the campaign shop throughout the day to campaign so please head down if you have a spare hour. 

Eastern:

Doorknocking – 14.30 – Gilburston. Meet at the enterance to Gilburston

Doorknocking – 18.00 – Duddingston. Meet outside Portobello High School 

Central:

10.00 – Street Stall. Meet outside the Co-op on Dalry Road

Visit the campaign office, 78 Buccleuch Street, for duties on the day.  Teams will be leaving the office at:

First session: 10:00 – 12:00

Second session: 14:00 – 16:00

Third session: 18:00 – 20:00

Northern and Leith:

Meet at the campaign rooms to leave for doorknocking at 10.00, 14.00 and 18.00. 

Pentlands:

Campaign teams will be leaving Blair’s room all day so please head down and help out if you have some spare time! 

Wednesday

Edinburgh Southern:

Campaign teams will be leaving the campaign shop throughout the day to campaign so please head down if you have a spare hour. 

Eastern:

Doorknocking – 11.00 – Fernieside. Meet at the Lidl on Drum Street 

Doorknocking – 14.30 – Liberton. Carnbee Avenue 

Central:

Visit the campaign office, 78 Buccleuch Street, for duties on the day.  Teams will be leaving the office at:

First session: 10:00 – 12:00

Second session: 14:00 – 16:00

Third session: 18:00 – 20:00

Northern and Leith:

Meet at the campaign rooms to leave for doorknocking at 10.00, 14.00 and 18.00. 

Pentlands:

Campaign teams will be leaving Blair’s room all day so please head down and help out if you have some spare time! 

Thursday

POLLING DAY – #BOTHVOTESLABOUR

Don’t forget to head down to your local polling centre to place both votes for the Scottish Labour Party!

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Saturday

Housing Bloc at Edinburgh May Day

11.00 Johnston terrace

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.

Momentum at Edinburgh May Day

11.30 Johnston terrace

Edinburgh Momentum will be taking part in Edinburgh’s May Day Celebrations, Look out for our banner and join us on the march aswell as for a drink afterwards.

The annual May Day march assembles 11.30am at Johnston Terrace and sets off at midday marching to a rally at the Pleasance.