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POSTPONED: Our Common Home: A Green New Deal for Scotland

Wednesday, Feb 12 2020
19:30 - 21:00
Robin McAlpine
location: The Bookshop


We are so SO sorry to do so on very short notice, but we have just heard that unfortunately our speaker Robin McAlpine has been snowed in up north and won’t be able to make tonight’s event!

Common Weal were not able to find an alternative speaker so we are having to cancel tonight’s event and hope to reschedule it very soon.

We will announce a new date as soon as possible and you will be the first to know. We are happy to refund all paid tickets now, or if you would like to wait to hear if the new date suits you, we can then transfer tonight’s bookings to the new event.

Please respond to this email to let us know if you’d like your refund now, otherwise we’ll keep you in the loop about arrangements.

If you are absolutely desperate to get a fix of progressive politics this week, perhaps you might consider joining us tomorrow night instead, when we’re hosting a terrific panel on the means to end oppression, exploitation, and injustice (Event details HERE). By way of apology for the inconvenience of tonight’s cancellation we’re happy to offer free places to anyone who wants to come to the Building Tomorrow Today event on Thursday13th Feb.

Very best wishes, and sincerest apologies,

Mairi & the Lighthouse team

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Common Weal discusses their Green New Deal - The greatest crisis of our generation is also our greatest opportunity.

Our planet is burning. Temperatures are soaring. We’re up to our knees in rubbish. We’re choking on our own pollution. Our ecosystem is dying. We’re watching the very richest amongst us are literally pouring fuel onto the fire and some of them – some of the most powerful “leaders” in the world – are actively denying that climate change is even happening and are actively shutting down the means to protect ourselves from it.

In response to those who declare themselves powerless and everything fucked & in retort to those who claim Scotland lacks the tools to do everything and therefore it’s not worth doing anything - Common Weal has crafted a Green New Deal for Scotland: The Common Home.

The Common Home Plan offers a comprehensive and costed Green New Deal for Scotland. It is a full package of measures to avert all the environmental crises Scotland faces and to ensure that life in Scotland doesn’t impact negatively on the wider planet. It explains what has to be done, what it will cost, how we pay for it and what kind of society we will achieve once we complete it.

Join us for the Edinburgh launch of The Common Home & a discussion of the Common Weal blueprint to fight the climate crisis.


Remember you can buy your tickets in the shop & save yourself the eventbrite booking fee :P

The bookshop has 15 FREE places available for those who would otherwise face a financial barrier to entry, they are first come first served but must be booked in advance.

The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE, or feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!

The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests and speakers are asked to respect - you can read it here.

We cannot guarantee a seat if you arrive after the event start-time. (If you know you’re running late, call the shop to give us a heads-up!)