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The World Is My Country Exhibition

Thursday 25 Feb – Saturday 12 March With graphic artist Emily Johns, Gabriel Carlyle, and Protest in Harmony.  Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR The Exhibition celebrates, in stories and pictures, the people and movements that opposed the

Posted in Conscientious Objection, First World War

Challenging military visits to Scottish schools – Edinburgh public meeting

A petition to the Scottish Parliament created by human rights organisation ForcesWatch, and Quakers in Scotland, which calls for greater scrutiny, guidance and consultation on armed forces visits to schools in Scotland, has received more than 500 signatures in just

Posted in Military in schools, Uncategorized

Scottish Peace Network Counter-Centenary Calendar

This calendar highlights some of the key battles of the First World War and some of the crucial moments marking the growing resistance to the war. August 4, 1914– start of war December 24, 1914– Christmas Truce; to be commemorated

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Remembering the Glasgow Rent Strike and Mass March of 1915: A Victory for Class Unity

100 years ago, 17th of November 1915, thousands of women along with thousands of shipyard and engineering workers marched through the streets of Glasgow to the Sheriff’s Court and City Chambers. A victory celebration lay ahead. In the Spring of

Posted in First World War, Rent Strikes

November 8 Rememberance Day Vigil

The Scottish Peace Network is organising a vigil to protest the glorification of war inherent in the official Remembrance Day ceremonies. We will  be gathering at 10:30 on Sunday, November 8, at parliament square along the royal mile in Edinburgh. Shortly afterward,

Posted in Remembrance Day

White Light / Black Rain: Film & Discussion

This event is on 9 August 2015 6:00pm To mark the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we are showing this HBO documentary film, directed and produced by Steven Okazaki. The film features interviews with fourteen Japanese survivors and four

Posted in Nuclear Weapons

X Years Later: Japanese Film (English subtitles) & Discussion

This event is on 8 August 2015 6:00pm Japanese with English Subtitles Directed by Hideaki Ito Award winning Film screening and discussion. Free Event by donation. In 1954, the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru, with a crew of 23

Posted in Nuclear Weapons