Those of you who follow me on Twitter will have seen me tweet this headline from The Spectator: With the words “is this real life?” so I apologise if this feels like I’m going over old ground for some readers, but I do feel like this sort of headline is harmful on a number of […]
Month: June 2018
Wonders of the Fair
Wonders of the fair The carnival is in my soul, I love it so very much. The smells, the sights and the sounds. It fills my senses with nostalgia and excitement. I’m sure this is true for many of us. As I wrote last time about Showmen this is another sad tale of a Fair […]
The Feltham Masterplan
I can’t believe it that I’m having to fight, For something that belongs to me by right. We just don’t rent or set up any where , We aren’t gypsys we’re showman from the fair! We work long hours come rain, blow or snow, We don’t get much time off either you know. But that […]
Arms Fair Activism: Arts Not Arms
Arms Fair Activism Arts Not Arms By Jay Sutherland As Britain’s Armed Forces Day approaches Scotland Against Militarism and others are working against the upcoming UDT Arms Fair due to be held at the SEC events centre in Glasgow on June 28th and 29th. When we tell most people, even those who claim to be […]
Euan Johnston Writing
Feminism, My Enemy?
Feminism, My Enemy?
I’m a heterosexual man. I always have been. I was a child in the 1970s and a teen in the 80s. I have made lots of mistakes in my life and my attitudes have evolved over time – I’m sure that despite my trying to live in a better way, I have attitudes and unconscious […]
Euan Johnston is an anti-Brexit, pro-Indy republican, anti-fascist musician and father of girls. He plays in Johnston and Gordon and and Gallo Rojo and he has opinions!
Pay To Spend
Can you imagine being charged £3 per every time you withdraw cash? 98% of us withdraw our money free of charge from cash machines, however changes to the way these free to use ATMs are funded could see many close and others having to charge withdrawal fees in order to stay open. The LINK Network, […]
What does Pride mean to me? Amber Poppitt
History has been far from generous to the LGBTQIA+ community. Bullying, hatred, societal prejudice, oppression and laws criminalising our existence has generated an unnecessary amount of torment throughout the centuries. Although numerous acts have been introduced in recent years to try protect LGBTQIA+ people from the systematic injustices inflicted upon us, it wasn’t all that […]
World Refugee Day
By Debora Kayembe, Human Rights campaigner and Director of Full Options It’s summer, most countries in the world expect migration movement to increase. Human migration is the movement by people from one place to another with the intentions of settling, permanently or temporarily in a new location. The movement is often over long distances […]