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Janet wins a cream tea in the Kirkgate for binning her litter

Our first Love Leith video has managed to rack up nearly 400 views in a week, so the question is can our second video rack up as many so quickly? 

In our second film, those crafty Environmental Wardens used high tech surveillance equipment (aka known as The Leither Magazine) to try and catch someone in the act of putting their litter in the bin. 

Fuel Poverty: A choice between “heating and eating” is killing 2000 Scots each year

Statistics on fuel poverty make for bleak reading. 28% of homes in Scotland are considered to be in fuel poverty which means they spend over 10% of their income on energy bills. Scottish Government housing condition research states that private tenants are the most likely sector of society to experience “extreme fuel poverty” (defined as spending over 20% of income on energy). 

Co-Op – Cancel The Atos Contract! Glasgow Picket Report

  p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }a:link { On Thursday 22nd a dozen people, including members of benefit claimants' groups Black Triangle and the Crutch Collective, Clydeside Industrial Workers Of The World, Glasgow Anarchist Federation, Glasgow Solidarity Federation as well as other individuals took part in the hour long picket of the Co-Op Bank a

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.

Protesters Picket Baby-snatcher Barnardo's

No Border activists and Unity volunteers picketed Barnardo's shops today in protest at their involvement in running controversial Cedars detention centre today. Hundreds of leaflets were handed out explaining

Shack Dwellers spokesman speaks in Edinburgh today Saturday 3 November

Lindela Figlan, vice president of the Shack Dwellers Movement in South Africa, will speak in Edinburgh today, Saturday, on “Land and Housing in the City”.  The meeting will be at the re-arranged venue of Out of the Blue, on Dalmeny Street, at 7pm.  Lindela will describe the struggle of some of the poorest people in South Africa to win access to land and to basic rights such as provision of water, electricity, sanitation, healthcare and refuse removal.

The Shack Dwellers have hit the headlines because of their resistance to forced evictions.  When the government has wished to use land occupied by shanty towns for commercial developments the residents in the movement have refused to move, insisting on the right to a home and to land.

George Square: the right to protest removed

  • Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde police plan to ban rallies gathering in George Square
  • New plans for legislation intended to stamp out 'unauthorised processions'
  • Public meeting called in response

 

BBC Cesspit – Its not just about Savile


This campaign has consistently stated that the BBC’s interest in Hollie’s abuse and Anne had been managed, manipulated and spiked.

Support John Bowden - October 18th

 

John Bowden: Call-Out For An International Day Of Action On October 19th

 

“The only sure tactic when prisoners resist and fight back is solidarity.”

John Bowden in ‘Tear Down The Walls’

 

Rip-off letting agency shut down for the day by protest!