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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

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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

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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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