Back in 2005, politically, I, like many lefties in Scotland, felt our time was now. Scottish Socialism was the new Rock ‘n Roll. We had filled halls, built a huge reaction to the rumours and actuality of the Bush/Blair wars, and helped facilitate unprecedented street level dissent at the G8 conference, drawing the international media […]
Tag: Wings Over Scotland
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 […]
Butterflies and wish trees, wasp bikes and big pokey sticks
I was actually writing a very patriotic and in depth article about this ( https://twitter.com/_ungagged/status/1157976219054485504?s=21 ). However my being mired in depressive nostalgia of my potential close ancestors “emigrating” was interrupted by a foul stench. It started off innocuously, just a whiff of what the fuck. It escalated into me inviting my friend along to tut […]
Wings over Russia
I’ve never been a huge fan of Stuart Campbell. To put it as bluntly as possible, he’s an arsehole. Or maybe I’m just prejudiced – It could be that I took my mum’s tongue-in-cheek warning, while singing the song about and explaining to me the events of the Massacre of Glencoe, to never trust a […]
Tweet for a fair World!
I was really proud of this podcast this week. When our collective found out that two pensioners, Brian Quail and Angela Zelter, had been jailed for protesting at the nuclear weapon storage and dispatch facility at Coulport here in Scotland, we decided to do something that an online collective can. We wrote a letter to […]