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autonomy: independence, independent; the right of self government; an independent state or community; freedom to act as one pleases; freedom of will.

ACE is run collectively by a friendly group who are drawn from the variety of groups and individuals who use ACE for their various activities.

We share a vision of a world without bosses and so try to work together non-hierarchically in a spirit of respect and friendship. By sharing experiences, skills and knowledge, we hope to help each other improve our homes, communities, workplaces and lives. We try to contribute to the struggles going on around the world that aim to transform our society for the better.

Resources

ACE has a number of resources for radical community groups and individuals: * Free broadband WiFi * Child-friendly space * Computers with cheap printer, scanner & photocopying * Infoshop selling radical books, magazines & zines * Lending library of books, DVDs, pamphlets, journals etc. (donations welcome) * Film projector * Zapatista coffee & handicrafts for...

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History of ACE

Some members of the ACE collective were involved in running the Unemployed Workers' Centre on Broughton Street as a campaigning and social space. Unfortunately this lively and successful community centre was forcibly and illegally evicted by Edinburgh Council on Dec. 1st, 1994. Despite a lack of premises, activities continued to flourish. Then in February 1997,...

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Infoshop

The infoshop sells a wide range of radical books, magazines and pamphlets from the radical left. This includes Active Distribution and AK Press as well as other independent and left-wing publishers. Items can be bought whenever ACE is open. Our opening hours are: Tuesday 12 - 3pm Thursday 6 - 8pm (last of the month)...

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ACE Principles: What We Believe & Do

The Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE) is a self-managed, independent social centre run entirely by the people and the groups involved.  It works on a non-hierarchical basis: no bosses, no managers and all decisions are made collectively centred on its monthly assembly. Through ACE we are trying to create a culture of resistance to the...

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