Media Release – Free West Papua Campaign Scotland

Media Release – Free West Papua Campaign Scotland TRIBAL LEADER, BENNY WENDA, INVITED TO SCOTLAND TO WITNESS A NEW KIND OF REFERENDUM Benny Wenda, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and founder of the Free West Papua Campaign (FWPC), arrives in Scotland …

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“FILMS ABOUT CONSCIENCE” TAKES TO THE STREET!

“FILMS ABOUT CONSCIENCE” TAKES TO THE STREET! This year, the Hrant Dink Foundation calls; “Let’s look at the street though our conscience” and invites everyone to display different faces of conscience via short films produced by both amateurs and professionals. …

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 FREE TICKETS for organisations working with people from hard-to-reach communities or disadvantaged backgrounds. You can read more details on the website for Take One Action Film Festival http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/festivals/  

Welfare Reform Survey

Welfare reform survey SCVO wants to hear your views and experiences on the effect of welfare reform on organisations, service users and communities. You can share your perspective by completing our online survey. Following on from our 2013 welfare mapping report, we’re …

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Conscientious Objection in the First World War

Peace and Justice Centre Coordinator Brian Larkin & Lesley Orr  of Fellowship of Reconciliation Scotland spoke on Conscientious Objectors & Women’s Responses to the First World War in a Just Festival Conversation. Following is a transcript of Brian’s  talk. There was …

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Peace and Justice Centre Calls on Foreign Office to Stop Arms Sales to Israel

In response to the ongoing attacks on Gaza which have resulted in the deaths of over one thousand four hundred and forty civilian Palestinians, including nearly 500 children the Edinbvurgh Peace and Justice Centre has written  to Foreign Minister Philip …

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Israel and the international arms trade, companies involved

Nearly two thousand people have been killed in Gaza since the outbreak of hostilities, most of them civilians, including nearly 500 children. Bombing by Israel of civilian areas, hospitals, water treatment facilities and even a UN school in which refugees …

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Divergent Voices of the First World War Saturday at Scottish Storytelling Centre

Actor, director, playwright and poet Gerda Stevenson, colleague actor Crawford Logan (BBC Radio Four’s Paul Temple) and Gaelic poet Aonghas Macneacail explore less familiar responses to the First World War  in a one night only performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Saturday …

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P&J Welcomes Proposed Scotland Constitutional Ban on Nuclear Weapons

The government of an independent Scotland would be obliged to remove Trident, according to the draft Independence Bill published in mid June. And the Scottish Government is asking people what they think of the proposed bill.  Please support the anti-nuclear …

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Four Leading Activists and Scholars to Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Nonviolent Resistance

In the wake of the Arab Spring and as nonviolent movements in Ukraine, Thailand, Brazil, and around the world capture the global public’s attention, on Wednesday, June 18th, two activists will be recognized for their courageous use of strategic nonviolent tactics …

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