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Twitch Streamers raise over £7000 for LGBT organisation

24-hour gaming stream raises over £7000 for LGBT rights organisation passing their initial goal of £500 in just ten minutes. The duo raised £7235 by the end of the stream while playing the game Hollow Night. Twitch streamer and gamer Connor Cloughley (Aye for Scotland) and fellow Twitch streamer, Skye Blacke (a stage name) set up the stream together for the Equality Network, on the 26th […]

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Not My Grassroots by Val Waldron

Things have changed so radically between 2014 and now, that the independence movement is barely recognisable as the same animal. It has been impeded, infiltrated, interrupted, call it what you will, by a plague of misogynistic wreckers. A corner of the Yes movement is a stinking cesspit of bigotry, destruction, hate and treachery. A contaminated […]

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(Why) I Joined The Greens by Chloe McDermott

I recognise that the Greens offer an alternative independence supporting party that simply goes further and dares to dream bigger.   Where do I start? Well, I guess it should be the beginning. It has been just over four months since joining the Scottish Greens. Ever since jumping ship from the SNP I had been […]

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Section 28; is the hateful campaign against LGBT community making a comeback in Scotland? by Jo Edwards

People fear what they don’t understand, they fear change based on things they don’t understand. With fear our logic and rationality go out the window, and we use our biases to understand and ‘rationalise’ things so our mind can process the information, this information then becomes our reality. This is never clearer than in conversations […]

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‘Friends of Debora’: Solidarity, Capitalism, & Covid Recovery

Saturday 15th August 2020 – little over one week from the time of writing – will see seasoned and newly engaged social activists take to the streets of Bonnyrigg in support of and solidarity of Debora Kayembe and her family. Circa one week ago, EdinburghLive, The Daily Record, and S.T.V. News detailed the sustained racial […]

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Queer Spaces: Opportunities & Threats by Luke Campbell

We may have been in various phases of lockdown across Europe over recent months, yet queer politics remains an ever present issue for we L.Q.B.T.Q.+ folk, but seemingly also for those who police and legislate our lives. Advancing the Gender Recognition Act in Scotland to protect and safeguard the lives of trans folk has been […]

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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 […]