ACE's Past

Members of the ACE collective had been involved in the Unemployed Workwers Centre on Broughton Street which ran as an unfunded, people powered campaign and social space. Using a variety of smear campaigns and outright fabrications, a few of the nastier of Edinburgh's ruling Labour elite tried everything inn their power to shut the place down. When they were outvoted as trustees, they changed the locks to the building and shut everyone out. When the people broke back in, Spring 1992, and the centre ran smoothly on an all volenteer DIY basis they axed the lease on phoney grounds. When the vital services of the centre defiantly continued for 6 more months with 24 hour occupation, they sent in police by the van load.

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