friends of the earth, environment, climate change, fracking, divestment, shale gas

Revealed: Scotland’s Councils Gambling on Fracking Overseas

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By Friends of the Earth Scotland Scottish Councils invest £406 million of pension fund money in companies fracking overseas according to a report published today by Friends of the Earth Scotland [1]. The 23 fracking companies which Councils invest in include Range Resources, which has received record breaking fines for polluting water in Pennsylvania, and Cabot Oil and Gas, one of the top federal environmental violators amongst US fracking companies. Other companies include ExxonMobil, BP and Shell. Glasgow City Council had the largest investment holding a £142 million stake through the Strathclyde Pension Fund, which the council administers [2]. Friends […]

Jo Cox, human rights, Islamophobia, Muslim, MP, terrorism,

Bringing communities together in the name of murdered MP

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Charities, community groups and individuals took part in a UK-wide festival of unity, including Edinburgh-based Hope not Hate. This weekend sees a major drive to cut across division and hatred in our communities – all in the name of murdered MP Jo Cox. Community groups, individuals and charities across Scotland and the UK are hosting The Great Get Together to mark the first anniversary of the Labour politician’s killing by a fascist terrorist. The 41-year-old was shot and stabbed in Birstall, in her Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen, on 16 June 2016. The Great Get Together, co-ordinated by the […]

Peacemaking in Afghanistan: Report from Kabul

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Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre is hosting Peacemaking in Afghanistan: Report from Kabul, this Thursday July 6 at 7pm at Edinburgh University Library, Room 1.07, 30 George Square. Maya Evans has leads delegations to Afghanistan to stand in solidarity with Afghan peace activists, and be eyewitnesses to the ongoing conflicts. The Afghan Peace Volunteers are a small, intentional, multiethnic live-in community in Kabul. They are building alternative lifestyles and ways of relating which counter the socio-economic, environmental and military violence in Afghanistan and the world. Maya has travelled to Afghanistan six times in the past several years, leading several small […]