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How to Perpetuate Social Inequalities – An SQA and Scottish Government Guide

Today, learners who studied S.Q.A. National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher courses during the 2019/2020 academic session received their grades. Yet, for the first time, these results are not down to how students performed in a final one-off exam (itself already a problematic approach), rather gradings are the result of predictions by teachers in high […]

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The World Through A Window

There’s a wistfulness in the air. We’re no longer marvelling at clear skies above China and translucent blue canals in Venice. We’re watching from behind the sofa as death rates continue to rise around the globe, and fluctuations occur, leading to second, or even third wave and Lockdown periods, such as in Hong Kong and […]

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What is Happening to the The 45G%?

I think it is a dangerous sign of our times that conspiracy theory is becoming increasingly prevalent on our Scottish social media, than actual, solid material fact. Ungagged asked me for my opinion on the state of Scottish politics. I am really not that qualified to do so. I am old, I suppose and I […]

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Just Another Cog In The Wheel by Hilary Long

“It is poverty that robs children of life chances be they health, education, unsafe communities, food insecurity and poor housing.” Schools have now been closed for the vast majority of children since 20th March. They won’t be re opening until August at the earliest.  Coronavirus has dominated the headlines from a health point of view […]

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Scotland: A Call for Solidarity: Community Support for the Tollcross Community Action Network Amidst the Covid-19 Outbreak

Luke Campbell Development Worker contactTCAN@gmail.com Introduction In late 2019 and early 2020 the coronavirus Covid-19 spread rapidly throughout the world, resulting in national lockdowns and extreme anxiety as supermarket stock became sparse and health services were pushed beyond capacity. Amidst the panic buying on the ground and failures to react appropriately at the U.K. Government […]

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Email to Student Discipline @ University of Stirling re: The Stirling 13

Victimisation of the Stirling 13 Firstly we would like to extend our support for the striking Lecturers, members of UCU. It is a legitimate and righteous struggle for pay, contract, pensions and conditions. Students also wanted to give their support, their solidarity to their own striking lecturers. The students solidarity actions were also to support […]

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Ordinary Heroes

Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean Or Stream via our player, here:   In this episode Neil Scott talks about his fears during the Northern Irish Troubles, Nathália Urban reviews an extraordinary book by The SNP founder on Brazil, Debra Torrance dares not mention Coronavirus and Richie Venton talks about the recent decision (overturned) by Glasgow City Council […]

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Christmas Borders…

Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean The UK Christmas Election is highlighting how awful the binary sloganeering of the right really is – and how much the power of the Billionaire owned press and media still is killing democracy. Let this be your antidote.   Help us continue to podcast, publish and campaign… a few quid keeps […]