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The Spring Walk for Peace set off on Tuesday April 1st from the Scottish Parliament.  More than 100 people attended the set off and listened to the words of encouragement and commitment from Public Health Minister Michael Matheson (SNP) Patrick Harvie MSP …

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Fly Kites Not Drones a Massive Success

The ‘Fly Kites Not Drones’ event on Saturday 22nd March proved to be a massive success for raising awareness about those living under the threat of drones. It was a fun-filled day that included: crafting and flying kites, face painting, storytelling, …

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Hundreds Expected to Fly Kites Not Drones on Meadows Saturday

At least a hundred people are expected to be flying kites on the Meadow Saturday as part of the biggest Edinburgh and UK anti drone action yet showing solidarity with Afghan peace makers who urge everyone to Fly Kites Not …

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Transform Now Plowshares Sentenced : 3 – 5 Years

The Transform Now Plowshares, Three nuclear “abolitionists” have been sentenced from 3 to 5 years in prison following their conviction on charges of sabotage and criminal damage at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee,  in federal court in …

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New Video: Trident Ploughshares Activists take Trident NO Scotland YES Message to Edinburgh Castle

On St Andrews Day TP activists unfolded a banner from the highest parapet of Edinburgh Castle with the message Trident NO Scotland YES as thousands of visitors were milling about. Thanks to Nelisa and Sandra for producing the video. Please …

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Pete Seeger: A Song About Freedom

The music of Pete Seeger has formed a big part of the soundtrack of the lives of Americans, especially anyone involved in the peace, civil rights and environment movements. With his joyous passionate voice he inspired countless activists including me …

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Radio 4 Reports on US Transform Now Plowshares Activists Facing Many Years in Prison

On the “Sunday” programme 26 January BBC Radio 4 reported favourably on 83 year old Sister Megan Rice who will be sentenced on sabotage charges in a court in Knoxville Tennesee by the time we go to press. Along with …

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Call for Letters to Plowshares Prisoners & Judge

We received letters at the Peace and Justice Centre today from Greg Boertje-Obed, Michael Walli and Megan Rice, better know as the Transform Now Plowshares, who are currently in a Georgia prison awaiting sentencing for their nonviolent witness against nuclear …

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Trident Ploughshares Demo & Banner Drop at Edinburgh Castle: Trident NO Scotland YES!

The disarmament campaign group Trident Ploughshares took their hopes for an independent Scotland free of nuclear weapons to a crowded Edinburgh Castle on St Andrews Day, dropping a banner with the message SCOTLAND YES, TRIDENT NO from the highest parapet. …

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A Concert for Peace by the Choir of St Johns Church, Princes St, Edinburgh: 7:30pm Tonight!

The deeply moving cantata “Dona nobis pacem” (c.1955), for voices, organ, tympani, side-drum and concertante piano, by the Aberdeenshire composer Ronald Center (1913-73) juxtaposes Civil War poetry by Walt Whitman with liturgical and Scriptural texts, to shattering effect. The work …

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