bob : September 11, 2021 3:42 pm : Blog, Climate Justice, Thinking

Join the Climate Justice Movement at COP26

This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow at the global climate talks to discuss our future. We’re getting organised to bring climate justice to COP26.
Global Day of Action for Climate Justice 6 November
People’s Summit for Climate Justice From the 7-10th November 2021


Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green – Summer Summary

Working with other Friends of Parks groups and GCC. Our mission is to care, renew and advocate for The People’s Palace, Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green. We aim to preserve and enhance the park and it’s key assets – the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens


Six Degrees Of Separation

This website started with the idea of doing a project about climate towards the COP 26 in Glasgow. The idea was. How do we engage ordinary people in the climate debate. How do we convince ordinary people that we all have some skin in the game. What are the connections that directly relate to peoples day to day experience that would help them to put climate at the top of the agenda.

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Localised solidarity in building sustainable movements for change? PART I. We need more active citizens

bob : March 22, 2021 8:51 pm : Blog, Culture, Education, Environment, Movement building, Radical Imagination

What happened to citizenship, as in a responsible citizen of a place, city, a community? What happened to the civic imagination? in this regard What is it we need to ask ourselves? That is what we want to look at here.

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Breaking The News With The RIFF RAFF

bob : February 23, 2021 12:02 pm : Blog, Local news, Media

How do we flood the community with useful information to counter the ever expanding junk news outlets that have infested social media?

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Living Rent Wyndford

bob : August 5, 2020 12:03 pm : Blog, Ecology, Health, Housing, Organising, Power, Unions, VIDEO

Check out the power of a union

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CityStrolls-REPLAY: Militarising the police

bob : June 28, 2020 2:27 pm : Blog, Capitalism, Neoliberalism, Power, VIDEO

CityStrolls-REPLAY: How many ambulances and paramedics are available during a pandemic, masks, ventilators, beds, psychiatrists, workers? Compared with. How many policemen can turn up instantly. How many cops does it take to kettle some peaceful protesters, while allowing other drunk nutters to run riot. The “emergency services” have become the “police services”. If the efficiency of military tactics shown in West George Street where applied to human rights, the health services, mental health, social housing there would be no reasons to see militarised swat teams on our streets. If we don’t become part of the solution – Get used to it. As the UK is using the same US approach to militarising the police and have been, at least over the last ten or fifteen years.

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CityStrolls-REPLAY: Glasgows finest

bob : June 28, 2020 2:22 pm : Blog, Neoliberalism, Power, VIDEO

CityStrolls-REPLAY: Glasgows finest turn out to protect the merchants of death, mounted cops the lot. Our council present an “arms fair” in a building that is part of the cities Common Good Fund. While those who suffer (the fall out of the weapons and bombs they deal in) who make it to this country – suffer even more through the ignorance and indifference of our administrators who would think this was ok and what happens and they are not be responsible for any of it.


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bob : May 18, 2020 10:07 am : Blog, Ecology, Education, Mega events, Movement building, Neoliberalism, Thinking

— Remarks on the Corona Crisis —


We were already living in a general global crisis, but most people were only vaguely aware of it since it was manifested in a confusing array of particular crises — social, political, economic, environmental. Climate change is the most momentous of these crises, but it is so complicated and so gradual that it has been easy for most people to ignore it.

The corona crisis has been sudden, undeniable, and inescapable. It is also taking place in an unprecedented context.

If this crisis had taken place fifty or sixty years ago, we would have been totally at the mercy of the mass media, reading about it in newspapers or magazines or sitting in front of a radio or television passively absorbing whatever instructions and reassurances were broadcast by politicians or newscasters, with scarcely any opportunity to respond except perhaps to write a letter to the editor and hope that it got printed. Back then, governments could get away with things like the Gulf of Tonkin incident because it was months or years before the truth eventually got out. more »

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Chomsky explains the “lesser evil voting” issue

bob : May 1, 2020 4:34 pm : Blog, Capitalism, Neoliberalism, Organising, Thinking, VIDEO

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Kelman on the Radio

bob : April 22, 2020 8:27 pm : Arts, Blog, Books, Struggle, Thinking, VIDEO

Scottish author James Kelman talks about his early life and loves, and the controversy around his 1994 Booker Prize win.

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Learning From History

bob : April 16, 2020 6:51 pm : Blog, History, Learning, Radical Imagination, VIDEO

We can’t just take it for granted that young people know about the history of contemporary activism. Maybe during the shut down be good to time to inform them.

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