International Womens' Day

“These hysterical women”, a feminist collective largely made up of Spanish economic exiles organised a demonstration against the new abortion law passed by the conservative party Partido Popular (PP).

Cedar Street says NO to Rent Hikes!

A campaign has been launched by tenants in north-west Glasgow to resist the rent hikes currently being proposed by Queens Cross Housing Association (QXHA). The Housing Association are planning a rent increase of nearly 5% for the second year running, a rise well over inflation during a time when many are already struggling to make ends meet.

The cuts to come: report from an anti-cuts meeting

Last week we went along to attend and support a local anti-cuts meeting organised by Edinburgh East Save Our Services.  There was a good turnout of around 30-40 people, angry about the cuts already being implemented and the many more that are planned.

Santa stops dawn raid by immigration officials!

Early this morning, Santa Claus, with the help of some of his elves, erected an 18 foot tall tripod outside the main entrance of the UKBA offices in Glasgow to prevent immigration officials carrying out controversial dawn raids on the families of asylum seekers.

Anti workfare protestors blockade and occupy Superdrug and British Heart Foundation

Protestors blockaded and occupied both British Heart Foundation and Superdrug in Edinburgh today Saturday 8 December, in opposition to their participation in the government's workfare schemes.

Princes Street Blocked by N14 Solidarity Demo

Last Wednesday evening saw a large demonstration in support of the European General Strike of November 14th. More than 200(? I can’t count like that) people, recent arrivals from Spain or Greece plus longer-term residents and "native" Scots gathered at St Giles Cathedral, surprising themselves and the unaware police.

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