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Peace Presence at Armed Forces Day Edinburgh

On Saturday 27 August the Grassmarket in Edinburgh took on a different aspect than the usual Saturday market. Instead of stalls offering bread, cakes and jams there were armoured vehicles to play on and army recruiters offering children opportunities to

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Conscience & Conscientious Objection

Conscience & Conscientious Objection: Talk & Discussion. Wed 3 June. 7 – 9pm. St John’s Church Hall. Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ Prof Toby Kelly (Head of Anthropology Edinburgh University). Dr Lesley Orr (New College, Edinburgh University). Toby Kelly is currently investigating the role

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Two films and a blether for the centenary of the 1915 Rent Strikes

Two films and a blether for the centenary of the 1915 Rent Strikes Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow, G51 3UU.  4 June 2015, 7pm. Red Skirts on Clydeside (1984, 40min) Introduced by filmmaker Jenny Woodley You Play Your Part (2011,

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Celebrating the Christmas Truce in Glasgow

On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, a dozen members of the Scottish Peace Network assembled in Glasgow city centre at Dewar’s statue, in the midst of the last minute shoppers, to remember and celebrate the Christmas truce of 1914 and

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White Poppy Wreath to be Laid at Glasgow Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday 9th November,  the Scottish Peace Network  will lay a white poppy wreath in Glasgow, at the Cenotaph in George Square. This will be laid after all the other wreaths. This will be a silent witness, and we invite people to

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YES or NO: Trident Has Got to Go – Demo & Picnic at Faslane

North Gate of Faslane Naval Base Saturday 20 September 12 noon.After the historic Referendum Vote this is an opportunity to do something practical and symbolic. Whether we are celebrating or commiserating with each other – one thing remains clear. The campaign

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4 August No Glory in War Glasgow Silent Demo

The Scottish Peace Network held silent vigils in Glasgow yesterday during First World War commemorations, displaying a massive No Glory in War banner outside the Cathedral and in full view of the assembly at George Square while Prince Charles, David

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Remembering the Devastation of the First World War.

As the Scottish Peace Network prepares to demonstrate opposition to all wars tomorrow in Glasgow the Gareloch Horties, a women’s peace group affililated to Trident Ploughshares, a member of the Scottish Peace Network, stood in silent vigil by the centotaph in

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1914 – 2014: No More Wars

The Scottish Peace Network will have a vigil and hand out leaflets in Glasgow on 4 August while the government holds its official commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War in the Cathedral and in George Square. Some

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SPN Protests at UK Armed Forces Day in Stirling

  On June 28, 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, triggering World War I. One outcome of this bloodbath was the cobbling together of the newly created state of Iraq, this to facilitate British control over

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