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Defiance Budgets?

By Jimmy Kerr I come from Paisley, a place steeped in radical history and every year members of my group, various people, mostly from the independence movement, some left republicans like myself, get together to commemorate the 1820 uprising, the… Read More ›

Wean’s World

By Kate Higgins Today is World Day for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children. Tomorrow is the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day. Yet, this weekend there are children in Scotland too afraid to go to sleep for fear… Read More ›

Love Life (Sept)

Freedom, in Scotland and elsewhere, isn’t something that is given by governments or other authorities. It’s something that’s practiced. And not just in social movements or halls of power. It’s part of everyday life. It’s in our bodies, in our… Read More ›

Oxfam Scotland’s 2011

It’s great to keep an international perspective with this the latest of our Hopes & Visions series which runs through January. See also Justin Kenrick here on a breakthrough for ecology and social justice, Pat Kane on ‘envisioning real utopias’… Read More ›

So now begin

Open the doors! Light of the day, shine in; light of the mind, shine out! We have a building which is more than a building. There is a commerce between inner and outer, between brightness and shadow, between the world… Read More ›

News from Nowhere

Mhairi McGregor writes: Questions of leadership are not confined to the Miliband family. At Go Lassie Go, Joan McAlpine asks how Labour will cope without the Big Lies of Jim Murphy? Elsewhere, Kenneth Roy at the Scottish Review riles against maudling… Read More ›