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The Scottish Socialist Party 1999-2007: One Big Activist University…

Twenty years ago, the Scottish Parliament reconvened after 300 years. That election for me, was an election that showed that radical politics COULD make a difference as the Greens and the new Scottish Socialist Party made, what were at the time, surprising and ground shaking breakthroughs.   One idea, one seed of change germinated and broke […]

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Age of Anger: Notes on the new politics of ressentiment

Photo reproduced without permission- owner, please contact Ungagged 1. Those attracted to the politics of ressentiment often have some basis for their feeling of victimhood; they have experienced oppression, do not feel they fit in with mainstream society, and therefore politics.  They perceive a gap between the world in how they experience it, and how […]

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Val Waldron

  Val was brought up in the Garnock Valley in North Ayrshire before Thatcher and Co scalped it of its industry, and subsequently does not think that Ken Clarke talks sense by any stretch of the imagination. She had the dubious honour of being the first person in the family to go to university, but […]

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“We Just Want People to Listen to the Science…”- June Podcast Pt2

Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean We have three individual pods in our part 2 for June. Nathália Urban – About her application for settled status in the UK and all the hoops she had to jump to have her visa granted. Rachael Horwitz – Telling us of her visit to Crete and her impressions of the place […]

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Equality for Women… Thrash ’em all…

You’d almost think that the Tories knew right from wrong. Foreign Office minister Mark Field attacks, sorry restrains female Greenpeace protester Janet Barker, and says he was acting “instinctively”, that she may have been carrying a weapon.  He regrets it of course and immediately refers himself to the Cabinet Office for an investigation. Meanwhile Theresa […]