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  • Commentary

    Manchester – United

    Jonathon Shafi tracks the media and social media response to the attacks in Manchester … Most of us spent any spare time we had on […]

    Jonathon Shafi 25th May'17 4
  • Commentary

    This Election is Not Normal

    Theresa May’s forthcoming general election is not a normal election. It is being called in defiance of the Tories’ own 2011 Fixed Term Parliament Act. […]

    Allan Armstrong 25th May'17 12
  • Commentary

    Media, Terrorism, Democracy

    So the European Broadcasting Union [@EBU_HQ] has found the UK press the least trusted out of 33 countries. Again. This wouldn’t matter much, we’re used to it, […]

    Mike Small 24th May'17 22
  • International

    Learning the Language of a Pulsar

    On literacy and political empowerment, lessons for Scotland from Brazil. What is happening in Brazil is a process of awakening. Many Brazilians are realizing that […]

    Leonardo Lopes da Silva & Manuel Serrano 24th May'17 0
  • Austerity Britain
    Liz Ely 24th May'17 16
  • Film and Animation

    An Erosion of Respect

    Sophie Grace-Chappell – a highly regarded Professor of Philosophy at The Open University – makes a powerful and articulate explanation of her journey from No […]

    24th May'17 4
  • Hot Takes GE17
    Mike Small 22nd May'17 25
  • Commentary

    The Psychology of Change

    When hope drains into the sands. Paul Tritschler follows the downward spiral of irrational thinking, and finds inner resources for activists and social change. Imagine […]

    Paul Tritschler 20th May'17 4
  • Media

    Chelsea is Free

    This week Chelsea Manning walked free [“Former Intelligence Analyst. Trans Woman. Former prisoner” – follow her @xychelsea ‏] Collateral murder’ exposed US war crimes against […]

    Mike Small 19th May'17 2
  • Media

    Real World Print Posters (for you)

    Celebrating a new series of FREE print posters for you, from the prolific and generous Stewart Bremner …

    Stewart Bremner 19th May'17 0
  • Hot Takes GE17

    The Principle of Consent

    Theresa May’s extraordinary manifesto launch, in which she appeared as equal parts Shiva, Inspector Gadget, and badly regurgitated Thatcher, has been poured over by faithful […]

    Mike Small 19th May'17 12
  • Journey to Yes

    Journey to Yes #11

    The next in the series by Phantom Power films …

    Phantom Power 19th May'17 2
  • Anti-Capitalism

    The Language of Resistance

    Author Madeleine Bunting reflects on place, language and capitalism, and the influence of gaelic in the creation of George Orwell’s Newspeak. The haunting brilliance of […]

    18th May'17 25
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Pavel Iosad 17th May'17 21

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