As we close out a year in which many incredible texts were published, this brief article notes a few examples of what’s to come in the New Year. Taken from a range of publishers, each listing is considered in terms of what new insights, understandings and inspirations these new contributions might bring to the left […]
Climate & Environment
Holyrude Episode 4.4 – “Xtra Long Yin”
David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Beth Douglas (@pickle_bee) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Sunak Unveils New Cabinet – Gender Recognition Act Passes First Parliamentary Vote – Diphtheria Outbreak at Asylum Processing Centre – Just Stop Oil Protests Music by @HippyMuzic Art by @HeathPeaPict Edited by @HeathPeaPict
As Close to Federalism As The Moon
If the federalism shills couldn’t see this coming, they really weren’t looking. This move essentially leaves Labour without even the pretence of argument for the reformable UK that we’ve been promised since 2014. We’re as close to federalism as we are to the moon, and thus concludes the centre ground arguments against independence. Take time […]
Interview with Glasgow City Councillors – Pt 1 – Elaine Gallagher – SGP
Interview by Neil Anderson. Part 1 of 3 with GCC Councillors. This first one with Scottish Green Party Councillor Elaine Gallagher. With two music tracks. Firstly – The Wakes – The Battle of George Square and part way through Voxken – Crystal Eyes.
North East communities must lead Scotland’s Just Transition
This last July saw the 34th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, in which 167 people needlessly lost their lives. Workers on two nearby platforms, Claymore and Tartan which pumped to Piper Alpha, could see that the platform they were pumping to was alight. But they had been told never to shut off the oil […]
Bad Hair and Bad Faith by Val Waldron
Populism is all pervasive. It’s amusing…has bad hair and tin-foil hats. It has the Flat Earth Society, Covid Deniers and Chemtrails. It also radicalises people to think that transphobia is about women’s rights, that the pandemic is over, that vicious deportation policies are about targeting people smugglers, that the French and other foreigners are responsible […]
Holyrude Episode 3.8 – The Illusion of Democracy
David McClemont (Twitter: @DavoMc82), Debra Torrance (@HeathPeaPict) and Brian Finlay (@GeriHalloween) discuss the latest events in Scottish and UK politics NEWS – Latest in the Tory Leadership contest – UK feels the effects of climate change – Ex SNP MPs stage parliamentary protest – Another bad week for Keir Starmer Music by @HippyMuzic Art by […]
Ungagged’s David McClemont:Breaking new ground for the Greens in Blantyre
As a young schoolkid in primary three, David McClemont was given a homework exercise where he had to show he could use various words in a sentence. “One of the words was ‘witch’ and so I wrote ‘Maggie Thatcher is a witch’,” he recalls.
A Whole Lot of Wind
Guy Ingerson on the benefits of the leasing of Crown estates for green energy production, and some of the responses from the left.
A Snapshot of 2021 by Val Waldron
‘Alexa give me a snapshot of 2021 without mentioning Covid’ Can I help? All of the events below were of course shot through with Covid, antivaxxers, restrictions, opposition and media undermining of the Scottish Government health message, oh, and big shouty businesses. It didn’t stop the world from turning though! In Search of Q We […]