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Upstart Scotland – Early Learning and Childcare Project

The success of Finland’s education system is well known. At the turn of the century it emerged as a global leader in education. PISA tests revealed Finnish pupils produced some of the world’s highest scores in maths, science and reading, to this day the country’s performance remains the highest ranked in Europe. The success came […]

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A Spoonful of Blood

A Spoonful of Blood I don’t want to repeat the bile spewed from the mouth of the rogue PM, following his unrepentant return to Parliament after the unlawful proroguing. We all heard it. It’s not the first time we’ve heard it, and it seems that every utterance from the pick of Westminster’s most depraved and […]

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Born to destroy… and born to create.

The new rebellion… Images: with thanks to Eleanor Gault, Steve Mitch, Stuart McConville, Neil Macmillan, Rebecca McNaught Ross McCleann and Courtney Thomson “You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we […]

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Brazil – “Tinder of Books”, How Donating a Book Can Be an Anti-Racist Action

Pic:  Winnie Bueno – Founder of  “Tinder dos Livros”   In Brazil, the presence of black people in higher education has made some recent advances with the introduction of affirmative actions and other social programs, but in academia the racial portrait is one of greater inequality. According to a survey on the Socioeconomic and Cultural […]

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The Spectacle

Player will be here later today, but in the meantime, click here to stream… https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/43j9ac/Ungagged_Pod_Sept_19.mp3 Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean   The Trumpist, Murdoch, Fox news media; social media selfies while your finger is on the button of destruction of peoples lives – buying a pet dog while you are draining the country of what made it […]

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Who are the “Working Class” today?

The subject of Social Class is an area where angels fear to tread, but in these times of deep fragmentation of the UK political Left, it is time to look at what the “Working Class” means to Socialists in the 21st Century. As I write, and the news about PM Boris Johnson’s planned prorogation of […]

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Opinion – Sam Hamad: Is the SNP no longer fit for purpose as a party for Scottish independence?

…not with Sturgeon as leader. Or, pushing graciousness to its limits, at least not with the current strategy of Sturgeon and her team shaping the party’s political direction. On the face things, Scottish separatism ought to be at an all-time high. In fact, if polling is to be believed, it is at an all-time high. […]