Tony Cox Trial: Solidarity with welfare activist arrested for accompanying a claimant

On 13th October demonstrators from around Scotland gathered at Forfar sheriff court in solidarity with welfare activist Tony Cox, on trial for representing a vulnerable claimant at Arbroath jobcentre.  Over 60 activists from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, Action Against Austerity, Dundee Against Austerity, AFed, IWW, GAC and Tony’s own Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network came from Edinburgh,…

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VICTORY! EDINBURGH CHARITY SHOP PULLS OUT OF WORKFARE

Anti workfare demonstrators have won a victory in Edinburgh as the Hospices of Hope charity shop in Stockbridge has withdrawn from workfare. Protesters converged on the shop in Deanhaugh Street on the morning of 29th June, following reports of the charity’s involvement in the Community Work Placements scheme. Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty protesters explained to…

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