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A Hill to Die On by Val Waldron

“The political and media exploitation of an under-resourced NHS and the scapegoating of our Health Secretary for political gain undermines the real need for cross party work towards progress. Let’s hope that the newly formed Long-Covid Inquiry group is well intentioned. We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball when it concerns the […]

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Five Radical Books Coming in Early 2023 by Luke Ray Di Marco Campbell

As we close out a year in which many incredible texts were published, this brief article notes a few examples of what’s to come in the New Year. Taken from a range of publishers, each listing is considered in terms of what new insights, understandings and inspirations these new contributions might bring to the left […]

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Our GRA is none of Westminster’s Business

Doesn’t matter what your opinion on the legislation is, but the British government are once again openly subverting Scottish democracy.  It’s entirely linked to them stripping us of our self-determination, as they are doing with judicial backing. This is tyranny, make no mistake. It isn’t, thank god, the type that involves violent repression, but now […]

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Talking Sense: Gender Recognition Reform Special Ep 3.4

There is no trans person elected to the Scottish Parliament, so no one voting on GRR legislation will be directly effected by that decision. This episode gives voice to trans people – those who want to get a Gender Recognition Certificate and those who will still not be able to because they are non-binary. Their […]

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Starmer’s “Progressive” Labour?

Do these Starmerite ‘progressives’ believe in democracy? If so, why are you opposing democracy in Scotland? Why are you endorsing your Leader’s will to collude with the Tories in curtailing Scottish self-determination? Why is it that Labour can’t get it right? It’s either some Stalinist psychopath dressed like a sexually repressed geography teacher or a […]

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Holyrude Podcast – Season 4 – Episode 9

This week’s pod includes discussions & passion on: The Get Me Home Safely campaign & Trade Unions, Scottish Parliament GRR bill, fallout from “Where are you really from?”, striking workers and the reason behind why they are striking. With David, Beth Douglas & Ungagged’s Brian Finlay. Music by Edith – Sister Ghost