Archive - 2012

December 30th

More than 40,000 Zapatistas Mobilize in 5 Chiapas Municipalities

- In silence, they occupy the central plazas of Ocosingo, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Palenque, Altamirano and Las Margaritas
- Later they disappear in an orderly way

December 28th

A Call From Palestine To Scotland And The EU

December 27th

Hundreds of tyres dumped on Granton beach for Christmas

Wardie bay residents were surprised to find more than two hundred tyres wash ashore on the beach near their homes just days before Christmas.

December 23rd

Love Leith: The festive edition from The Shore

Paul and Kevin the Environmental Wardens are still handing out rewards to people who do the right thing with their litter and dog poo. 

December 22nd

Hollaback! Edinburgh 2012 in review (September – December)

Maja Milatovic


We hope you are having wonderful holidays and a relaxing break! As the year is nearing its end, we reflected on the past 4 months with excitement and composed a short outline of our activities, ideas and engagements! So here goes:


December 21st

Genuine Segregated Cycle Path Spotted in Edinburgh

Whilst the debate is ongoing on how to persuade would-be cyclists onto the roads, recent Greener Leith research shows that safe cycle paths are the no 1 requirement to get people on their bikes. Everyone agrees that this is a Good Thing.  It increases active travel and public  health, reduces pollution and congestion.  It is also good for local businesses. 

December 18th

Edinburgh TUC Anti-Cuts Newsletter – December 2012


The latest issue of Edinburgh Trade Union Council’s monthly anti-cuts newsletter contains;

  • Owen Jones speaks out against cuts at Edinburgh conference
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission gives victory for disability campaigners
  • Report from Edinburgh East Save Our Services
  • A fair deal for Personal Assistants

Click here to read the newsletter.

The changing face of Leith revealed by new deprivation data

New Scottish Indices of Multiple Deprivation data (SIMD) 2012 have been released today. 

And in remarkable speed, Dr Alasdair Rae, a lecturer at the University of Sheffield has put together this map illustrating the new data for the whole of Scotland.

Tactical Critique of the Radical Independence Conference, 2012

December 16th

Mary picks up after Aero the dog and gets a reward

Yes, it's still possible that you may win a reward from Mimis Bakehouse, The Haven Cafe, The Royal Yacht Britania or A1 Pets for picking up your dog's poo or binning your litter.

This video clip shows Mary getting her a £10 gift voucher for clearing up after Aero the dog on Leith Links.