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‘Bubble of Hope': Afghan Peace Speaking Tour Comes to Scotland 4th-13th July

  In a nutshell, things are worse than bad in Afghanistan – unsurprisingly the 14 year war led by the US & NATO didn’t work. 18 months after foreign troops declared “Afghanistan Mission Complete” the Taliban have regained at least …

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Addressing the root causes of terrorism

Following the Manchester bombing there was a massive outpouring of expressions of solidarity with the UK. People changed their Facebook profiles to demonstrate their sympathy with those who lost family members, politicians condemned the attack on our way of life, …

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Scotland against racism and fascism.

Saturday 11 March, ‘Clacks Cares – Nae Nazis’ Oppose the Nazi SDL, Assemble 1-1.30pm, High Street, Alloa Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120536814724145/ The racists and fascists of the Scottish Defence League are demonstrating in Alloa on 11th March to expound their racist filth …

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Trump’s Tenuous Relationship with the Truth

Probably everyone in the world knows that more people attended the Women’s March on Washington against Donald Trump than attended his inauguration. It was the biggest demonstration against a US President ever, with about 500,000 people taking part, confirmed in …

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Peace Poppies

Peace poppies ‘You should be ashamed of yourself wearing that. It’s disrespectful’. Aggressive language in church always throws me. So I found myself unable to answer my interlocutor that Sunday morning here in St X’s. Now, with respect, and several …

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Where to find White Poppies in Edinburgh

White Poppies are worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day every year by thousands of people in the UK and beyond. We wear White Poppies to remember casualties of all nationalities who have been killed in wars, to express an ongoing …

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July 30: World Day against Trafficking in Persons

In May 2016, the Guardian ran a story about a hotel in the Scottish Highlands, where the Bangladeshi owner scammed other Bangladeshis into coming to work for him, with the promise of high wages. Tricked into selling their possessions and …

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Intimate Violence and Public Terrorism: Not so disconnected

By now, most people have seen the interview with Sitora Yusufiy, wherein she testifies about the severe abuse she experienced during her marriage to Omar Mateen, perpetrator of the Orlando nightclub massacre. A number of sources, including the New York …

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Conscription & Conscientious Objection – Pt 1

Marking the centenary of conscription we offer this the first of a two part article on the centenary of conscription in Britain. On 27 January 1916 the Military Service Act received the Royal Assent and became law, though to its …

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Introducing Rebecca Willmott, Illustrator

It is our pleasure to welcome on board Rebecca Willmott, who is joining the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre team as an illustrator for the newsletter. Check out some of her work below and look out for more of her …

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South Korean CO Petition

Since June, 2015 the Peace and Justice Centre has been collecting signatures for a petition created by Amnesty International and championed by War Resisters International calling on the government of South Korea to stop imprisoning Conscientious Objectors (COs). We collected 368 …

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White Poppy Wreath

Following the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the War Memorial outside City Chambers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Sunday, 8 November members of the Scottish Peace Network laid a white poppy wreath amidst the many red poppy wreaths to …

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Increasing the Visibility of White Poppies in Scottish Parliament

THE GROUP OF FIVE independent and Scottish Green MSPs have backed the Quaker white poppy campaign ahead of Armistice Day remembrance for the millions who died in the first world war. read more

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P&J Contribute to CAAT Event Celebrating 20 Years of Campaigning

P&J Coordinator Brian Larkin Chaired yesterday’s Campaign Against Arms Trade event in Edinburgh launching the CAAT campaign to divest the Scottish Parliament from the arms trade. CAAT Campaigner Kat Hobbs & MSPs, John Finnie & Alison Johnstone spoke at the …

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We’ve Moved to Nicolson Methodist Church – Temporarily!

We’ve moved temporarily to City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on Nicolson Square. We anticipate moving again to final new premises in a couple of weeks. Our Temporary address is: Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre 25/3 Nicolson Square Edinburgh EH8 9BX Tel: …

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