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How Ten Women Disarmed a War Plane: Book Talk Tonight at the P&J Centre

Tonight at the Peace and Justice Centre: Author Activist Andrea Needham tells the gripping inside account of how ten women disarmed a Hawk jet bound for genocide in East Timor – and were acquitted. Marking the 20th anniversary of the …

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TRIDENT NO MORE Demonstrations Set for 30 Locations Across Scotland Saturday

With the UK Parliament set to vote Monday 18 July on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system Demonstrations are being organised by the Scrap Trident Coalition in 30 towns and cities across Scotland at noon on Saturday 16 July calling …

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Peace & Global Justice Hustings Report

The Peace and Justice Centre and Campaign Against the Arms Trade organised a hustings in Central Edinburgh on Thursday 21 April, inviting questions on issues of war, peace and global justice. Speakers were RISE Lothians candidate Calum Martin, Liberal Democrat …

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First World War Resisters Celebrated in P&J Exhibition at Scottish Storytelling Centre

  An exhibition of graphic posters telling stories of people and movements that opposed the First World War opens Thursday 25 February with a participatory, storytelling launch event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The original, colourful posters in The World …

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Plowshares activist Sr Megan Rice Speaks to Packed House at New Peace & Justice Centre

On Friday 8 January US Plowshares activist Sister Megan Rice, spoke at the newly opened Peace & Justice Centre about being imprisoned for two years for a symbolic act of resistance at the facility where the US is making new …

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Sister Megan Rice – Transform Now Ploughshares Activist to Speak at New Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

At the age of 82 Sister Megan Rice, a Catholic nun, along with two other Christian peace activists, caused “The biggest security breach in the history of the [USA’s] atomic complex” and shut down a nuclear weapons plant for two …

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First World War’s Divergent Voices 1st November and 2nd November

This Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd November.  2:30pm. National Library of Scotland This Saturday and Sunday the Scottish International Storytelling Festival makes space for the voices of those who questioned and opposed the First World war in a live performance …

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Syrian Child Refugee Art Exhibition in Edinburgh 21 October – 12 November

An exhibition of 166 paintings and drawings by Syrian refugee children, organised by the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre, will take place at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church and Edinburgh University Chaplaincy from Tuesday 21 October through Wednesday 12 November …

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