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Friday, 14 March 2014

Weekend of Action Against Tory Party Conference

MARCH AND RALLY: SATURDAY 15 MARCH
Assemble 11.00am at THE MOUND PRECINCT
Set off at 11.30am
March past the Scottish Tory Party Conference
Rally in FESTIVAL SQUARE

Speakers include: Jackie Bailie MSP, Aamer Anwar, Neil Finlay MSP& Carol Duggan from Justice for Mark Duggan + speakers from trade unions and campaigns from across Scotland.
Supported by: Scotland Trade Union Congress (STUC), Glasgow Unite Community, All Scotland Bedroom tax federation, Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Aliance, Edinburgh East Save Our Services, Greater Leith Against The Cuts, North Edinburgh Fights Back, All Lothian Bedroom Tax Federation, Disability History Scotland, Edinburgh Radical Independence Campaign, Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), Unite the Resistance Scotland, Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition, BARAC Scotland, Edinburgh Unite Against Fascism and many more.

Disability access arrangements for the March and Rally;

People can be dropped off at the entrance into the gallery area in
between the two gallery buildings, there is limited disabled parking in
this area and cars with blue badges will be able to park on a first come
basis otherwise this is a drop off area only. Those people arriving
through this access will be ushered to the front of the plinth where
speakers will assemble, there will be limited seating in this are as
well as room for power chairs.

A bus will be available to take those people unable to manage the march
to Festival Square, the bus has facility for carrying two power chairs
and eight seated passengers. It is intended that the bus will make as
many trips as possible between venues to ensure that all that require
transportation will be accommodated, your patience in this matter will
be appreciated.

Again at Festival Square there will be space set aside to accommodate
power chairs and limited seating to the side of the speakers platform.

Arrangements will be made to allow those people wishing to make their
way to the static protest outside the Conference centre to get off the
bus on Morrison Street.


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THE ALTERNATIVE CONFERENCE


Workshops, Debate, Forums
SUNDAY 16 MARCH 12noon – 5.30pm
TEVIOT ROW HOUSE, BRISTO SQUARE
Speakers include: Owen Jones, author of CHAVS, Carol Duggan, Justice for Mark Duggan Campaign, Sasha Callaghan, Disability History Scotland and Gordon Maloney, NUS President

Workshops include: Resistance to War 1914-2014/ Liberation/, Standing up to Racism and Fascism/ Communities fighting the Cuts/ Where next for the unions, Fighting to Win/ All Together Now- disability rights/ The Energy debate/ The Independence debate.

Free crèche available. email action.against.austerity@gmail.com to book a place

Sign up to conference at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/action-against-austerity-conference-tickets-10713996853


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