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From Catalonia to Calton – with Valentina Servera Clavell

Opposition to Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom has existed, in one for, or another, since its founding in 1707, often with anti-imperialist sentiment at its heart. The SNP were founded to campaign against it in 1934 and grew with the collapse of empire in the 1950s, and 60s, but only in the 1970s did […]

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Borders. Teaching Valuable Global Citizens in Glasgow {its what I do…}

{I was invited to speak at the Confronting Inequalities! The Role of Citizenship Education conference, organised by NECE.} The conference brought together academics and educationalists from across Europe, to discuss the issue of inequalities in the development of young people’s citizenship and political identity. My workshop was about the work of WOSDEC, the NGO who […]

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…Another Council Tenancy?

https://ungagged.podbean.com/mf/play/9iczig/ungagged_oct_19_Mixdown_1.mp3 Available FREE  on iTunes and Podbean As the power mongers… the aristocracy and rich in the UK, and the bureaucrats of the EU come to a deal that will cut freedom of movement, enforce Tory rule for another generation and impoverish millions across the British Isles, we bring you our ode to anarchy… our voices in the […]

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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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April Cumming

April is an organiser at the National Union of Workers, Victoria, and former staffer to Scottish Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm. She worked on the 2015 Corbyn leadership campaign and has worked with various campaign groups and think tanks, including Labour friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME), the Fabian Society where she was assistant […]