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It is not feminism as we know or understand it. Yet it is obviously something, it exists.

During the Scottish Government Coronavirus press conference on Tuesday 31st March, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced an additional £1.5 million in funding to Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland to enable them to deal with the reported increase in domestic abuse and sexual violence that is an additional concern during the Covid 19 social distancing […]

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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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Citizens prove that Scotland is a Left Wing Nation

A look at the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland provides us with the hope and the proof that Scotland desires change, and that we can and must come out of this crisis with a decisive move to the economic left. Over the past few weeks we have seen the very worst and the very best of […]

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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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Say it Ain’t So Jo

This is a story of denial, delusion and illusion: All themes that ran through the 2019 General election campaign. Jo and The Libs The rise, or rather the inflation of Jo Swinson is not the only story in town, but the themes are strong in this one. I’d have been hard pushed to pick Jo […]

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Resistance in Punjab: Lessons on Power from a Small Sikh Village

India: the world’s largest democracy. A nuclear-armed power that harbors the oldest language still in active use in the world today. An anachronistic country struggling to walk a tightrope between its history and its dreams. The subcontinent has long captured the imaginations and fetishes of spiritually-inclined white folks in North America and Europe, and not […]

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Its Time to Go, Jo.

One of our team, Neil Scott, urges his East Dunbartonshire neighbours to drop Liberal Democrat Leader, Jo Swinson as their MP at the upcoming election. “As a teacher who works in one of Europe’s most deprived areas, helping hungry, poverty damaged children every day, I resent the fact that Jo Swinson, a woman from one […]

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Oprah, the KKK, the Left and Total and Utter Confusion…

OK…. I’m up for predictions. Predictions in the short term, and regarding the UK and Scotland first. One, more or all of the upcoming predictions may end up wrong, but regardless of that, there will be no revolution in the UK. Power will still remain with corporations and the land owning class who by way […]

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Inertia to the Left of me Zombies to the Right

As Halloween approaches and Johnson’s ditch digging bulldozer is nowhere in sight, nor is his Brexit, it seems that the joke is still on us all the same. It looks like the Brexit debacle will run and run. It has been extensively analysed, but with the permutations and possibilities that could lead to a selection […]

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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 […]