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How the alliance between gender critical activists and the religious right is harming all of us…

And why this should not surprise us. Earlier this month (May 2022) a leaked document revealed that a majority of the US Supreme Court justices plan to support overruling the Roe vs Wade case law that legalized abortion in America. While the Supreme Court is yet to make a final ruling on the matter it […]

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Scotland’s reached its Poverty Tip Point

As a front line charity worker, never have I seen such destitution and poverty as I have just now; this is significantly impacting on Scotland’s future: our children. Poverty has run through generations of Scottish families and has now reached tipping point. At a time of global crisis, both politically and economically, I can look closer to home and see the effects of the situation on my own doorstep. TV ad’s from charities encouraging support to the third world have always […]

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Talking Sense… The one with Maggie Chapman.

🎙 It’s not your granny’s #WomensHistoryMonth episode! Links to all of our podcasts on Iplayer and RSS Feed HERE. Also on Spotify HERE Join @kat_cary and Erin (@Seunte) as they talk with @MaggieChapman about the limitations of carceral feminism, policing and prison systems as well as discussing why inclusivity is good, actually. #TalkingSense @sensibilityscot

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Jimmy Carr and ‘the Acceptable Face of Racism’

The recent public spotlight on so called ‘dark comedian’ Jimmy Carr’s extreme racist comment about Gypsies (their mass murder apparently being the only aspect of the Holocaust the Nazis got right), is just the latest mining of a deep vein of historical and persistent discrimination concerning Romanies and Gypsy Travellers.

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Raging Not Hating by Val Waldron

No-one deserves or asks for violent death because someone else thinks you don’t deserve to live. If that were the case there would be a death penalty for women who walk home alone at night or for daring to pack up your family and meagre belongings and set out across the channel in a dinghy […]

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Ungagged Scottish Indy Special!

With contributions from our own Val Waldron (Twitter: @scribblingval) and David McClemont (@DavoMc82), plus the Scottish Green Councillor, Marth Wardrop (Twitter: @MarthaWardrop), David Peutherer of Scottish CND (Twitter: @scottishCND), SNP Councillor Graham Campbell (Twitter: @ceeGraham1) and a view from the USA from our George Collins – All held together (and edited by) Neil Anderson (@BikerNeil). […]

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What and who will take us over the line?

We need kindness and compassion. Policies and manifestos are important, but we must use our devolved powers, and our courage to reflect our deeper values. We need a written constitution to underwrite them as a new nation when the time comes. An emboldened UK creeps up behind us as polls settle to pre-pandemic levels. A […]