The financial crisis of 2008 was not just a crisis of the global economy but also a crisis of the “home ownership dream.” The bursting of the debt bubble has placed the possibility of owning a home beyond the reach of an entire generation. In the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain and many countries affected more »
Propaganda for beginners. Never a better time to to take note of the nature of the propaganda machine at election time when it’s in full swing. When its tactics become unguarded, blatant and raw.
A group of us are trying to bring May Day back to the Green and make it what it was meant to be, a family day, a fun day, a day to celebrate the solidarity of the working class.
There are many ways of engaging in public life. There is the part where you learn about things. Then there is the part where you start to take part. This series look at some directions people go in. For beginners and finding out what is good for you. This is not instructions on what to more »
Ideas around climate, access and public life with Peter Morton, engineer from Renfrew. Remembering A dynamic and tragic portrait of the life of Reddit co-founder and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, a champion of open access who grew up to lead the internet community into a new age of data sharing and free speech.
Participants Rab Cathy Castlemilk Against Austerity Sarah Mcglynn Scottish Unemployed Workers Network Ian McGregor (Glasgow South West Foodbank) Chris Stephens (MP) Paul McLaughlin WestGap Darren Loki McGarvey John Beattie (UWS) Matt Lygate (On the Corner) Andrew Kinning Park Complex
It is often forgotten that we need to be out to win things, not just to suffer. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will, says Frederick Douglass. What do we need to do to hurt what the bankers and neoliberals hold dear? What do we have to do to more »
Radical Imagination Making news Building vision There are a ton of groups and individuals working on all sorts of projects out there. Do you ever wonder what they have in common? Are there coherent strands to this work, broader aims, coalitions, a bigger picture that directs any of this work? If there is: Do you more »
Out in the Open — Remarks on the Trump Election — BUREAU OF PUBLIC SECRETS November 16, 2016 Powerful though they may be, irrational popular tendencies are not irresistible forces. They contain their own contradictions. Clinging to some absolute authority is not necessarily a sign of faith in authority; it may be a desperate more »
Another industrial eyesore removed from the historical conscience The antiques warehouse that used to sit on the waterfront giving a bit of diversity of why folk would be attracted to the river side. Burnt to a cinder over a weekend. No doubt to be replaced by more sterile blocks of flats. Eyesores to the gentrifiers, more »