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Election 2020: The Storm Before The Storm

Amidst fears of a second American Civil War, George Collins argues that a fracturing into regional power is the more likely outcome for the United States. Progressive energy is best invested in our local and regional communities as trust in the federal state erodes.


Hubble Bubble…..

There May Be Trouble Ahead

Val Waldron looks at the ever changing political scene, in the face of Covid management and Brexit




This Is Not Over

Val Waldron takes a peek down the Rabbit Hole. What makes Covid Deniers and assorted Sceptics tick?





Reinstate Richie Venton

{Richie Venton has been sacked for representing Ikea workers… Please read, and use the links to contact Ikea, your elected representatives and sign the petition.}


Prison, Protest, & Mutual Aid: The Robert Danilczuk Story

Luke Campbell tells us about Robert Danilczuk


“Within Our Grasp,”  a response…  by Dave Coull

Within Our Grasp – a response…


Apologies, Accountability, & A Question Of Forgiveness

Luke Campbell reveals the politics behind the SQA grading fiasco.


‘Friends of Debora’: Solidarity, Capitalism, & Covid Recovery

Luke Campbell tells us the stroy of Debora Kayembe and her family.


How To Perpetuate Social Inequalities – An SQA And Scottish Government Guide

Luke Campbell on how failure of the S.Q.A. & the Scottish Government reproduce inequalities, privileges the affluent, and risks harming working class learners long term…


Binary is Blind by Mairi Jack

Beautiful Poetry by Mairi Jack questioning stereotyped uses of Black and White that contribute to institutional racism. Black Lives Matter. 


John Hume – Man of Peace.

{John Hume, Man of Peace. Ungagged reproduce a key speech Hume made in 1981 – during one of the most terrible years of the Northern Irish “Troubles.”}


The World Through A Window by Val Waldron

Val contemplates the inevitable recurrences of crises in the management of the pandemic, and how, or if we can weather them without radical political changes

                                                      Photo image by Cath Ferguson




Strange Rumblings In Scotland: Blade Runner Strikes Again

Sheridan, Carlaw, Galloway and Cherry… and escaping political journalism with the help of a Pub Landlord…


What is happening to the 45G%? by Keith MacBeath

Keith MacBeath on conspiracy theory, the working class and Scottish Independence social media…


Queer Spaces: Opportunities & Threats

Luke Campbell takes a comprehensive look, Globally and Nationally, at serious threats and dangers to the LGBQI+ communities and individuals, and how to be supportive during the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Will ‘Max The Yes’ Independence Voting Work?

Mike Moss outlines in detail the hazards of trying to game the Holyrood voting system in the 2021 elections



You’re Muted

Val Waldron takes a sinister trip to 2020





To Plan B or not to Plan B..?

{Covid-19 and Westminster Intransigence regarding a Section 30 Order… What do we do now all of the 2016 SNP manifesto circumstances for a new referendum have been met?} By Councillor Mhairi Hunter


Just Another Cog In The Wheel by Hilary Long


Hilary compares Education in countries such as New Zealand and Finland, with the UK. She finds that it’s a case of Well-Being v GDP


Fear and Loathing in Tring…

We were somewhere around Watford on the edge of up North when the drugs began to take hold…


Almost Anyone But Malky 

by Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell is concerned about the potential appointment of Malky Mackay as Dundee United manager, in light of of a history of Sexist, Racist and Anti-Semitic comments…


Luke Campbell on that Banner over Burnley F.C.

“We’re ashamed. We are embarrassed that our name was in [the message], that they tried to attach it to our club – it doesn’t belong anywhere near our club.” – Ben Mee (Burnley F.C. Captain)


The Blame Train

Val Waldron asks us to look at some of the wider issues that threaten to undermine the success of Lockdown Ending measure in Scotland and beyond


Acknowledging the Big Picture

Amber Poppitt examines current and historical contexts around racism in the UK and the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Black Lives Matter

Graham Campbell and his thoughts on the local demos and Milateresa Brown speaks about her experiences of racism in Scotland.


A Plague on All Your Houses

                            Val Waldron looks at the motivation behind the Cummings/Johnson survival pact


The only time is…

Deborah Sanderson’s 3rd part of her love story between Dan and Sweet Jeannie.


Every Street Needs A Trevor

London based journalist, Prick Knobinson on alcohol, the lockdown, and taking the air…


The Scottish Black Sheep

Latest from Beinn Irbhinn.


Where Have all The Children Gone by Hilary Long

Hilary Long looks at the many ways in which our children can slip through the safety nets of Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus Lock


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