War on Want – Event on Scotland’s role in fixing the global crisis & International Women’s Day event

This message just in from Ruth Tanner, War on Want Campaigns and Policy Director:

Rich man’s world? – The global crisis and Scotland’s role in fixing it

When:
Saturday, 2 March 2013 (10 till 5pm, workshops and discussion)
• Sunday, 3 March 2013 (10am talk and Radical History tour, followed by films, ending mid-afternoon)
Where: Augustine’s Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1ELJ

The world is in crisis: the richest 1% have made a killing while the rest of us have been left to pick up the pieces. Join with people — young, old, hardened organiser or new kid on the block — from across Scotland to discuss the country’s role in the global movement for a just, sustainable future.

This event is being co-hosted by Jubilee Scotland, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Democratic Left Scotland and People & Planet and supported by War on Want and others.

Women, Human Rights and the Globalisation of Resistance

Inspiration and culture in times of crisis. 

An exciting FREE EVENT to celebrate International Women’s Day with speakers from Colombia and Palestine, live music, performance poetry, and a bar…

Join us for a rousing experience on International Women’s Day to hear our guests’ stories of resistance and hope, celebrate the role of women in the global struggle, and listen to some great live music and performance poetry.

Speakers include:

  • Alfamir Castillo: President of the Women Sugar Cane CuttersCommittee,Colombia
  • Rafeef Ziadah: Palestinian performance poet and War on Want Senior Campaigns Officer
  • Clare Williams: UNISON Regional Convenor and Chair, NTUC Women’s Group

Rafeef will also perform some of her fantastic poems

Free entry, free snacks provided and a paying bar will be open
This event is being jointly staged by Northern TUC, UNISON Northern and War on Want

Here’s hoping you can join in one or the other of these events. For more information, please follow the links in the headers.

P.S. If you would like to travel to London on 16 March 2013, do join the War on Want event, Austerity is working … for the 1%.

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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