Thoughts on: The reinvigorating of the common dream and the struggle for a broader collective social conscience. “Enough of the perfection of differences! We ought to be building bridges.” Todd Gitlin In Gitlin’s book. The Twilight Of The Common Dream he explains this “obsession with group differences” as the (unintended) legacy of the progressive social more »
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.
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
The term activist is a bit odd as it implies everybody else is inactive, which is far from the case. But for this we will imagine an activist as someone engaged in public life, in political life, is interested in things outside of the private. Should that not be everybody? Is there such a thing more »
Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley from Makila, Coop on Vimeo. This story isn’t over spread it
Relating to article – Journalism, Secrecy, and The Intercept By Glenn Greenwald and Michael Albert By Michael Albert Source Z Communications Some months back I interviewed Glenn Greenwald to appear on both ZNet and New Left Project – just as this article is appearing on both. The interview was substantive instead of an interviewer attacking and Greenwald parrying. The more »
Free University Open Learning “Workers City; the subversive past”. 45 mins duration. A documentary chronicling some ideas around radical Scottish working class history. Interviews with: Farquhar McLay, poet, editor of “the Voices of Dissent” and “Workers City” anthology of prose and writing, subtitled the Real Glasgow Stands Up’. John Taylor Caldwell, archivist, biographer of Guy more »
Spirit of Revolt Archive Glasgow from City Strolls on Vimeo.
If what started as a small group of people, with a vision of a free world had not been determined to change things – how many of us would still be chained in slavery? How many children would still suffer the abuse of forced labour? From the time a man took it into his head more »