Monthly Archives: November 2013

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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Cauldhall Open Cast green light a “travesty of the planning process”

From Stop Cauldhall Opencast  Local residents and campaigners have expressed outrage at today’s vote in Dalkeith that saw Midlothian Councillors vote 5 to 9 in favour of Hargreaves Services’ application to mine 10 million tonnes of coal from the Cauldhall Moor …

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Think Globally Act Locally

The fact that the world is facing a climate crisis is now, after Typhoon Haiyan,  surely evident to all. But will world leaders take action? The Filipino delegation to the UN climate talks in Poland have embarked on a fast to …

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White Poppies Available at Peace and Justice Centre

Over the past few weeks a steady stream of people have come to the Centre in search of White Poppies, the alternative to the ubiquitous Red Poppies so prevalent in November.  Pick yours up from the Centre between 10am and …

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Tell George Osborne and the government to step in and save the Co-operative bank.

The Co-operative bank is about to be swallowed up by two giant US financial speculators after it got into financial difficulty. This deal is moving fast — only this week the Co-op announced that it’s laying off workers and closing …

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