Paul Mason’s been at it again. He has been writing in an inspirational way about what the solutions to our present frustration with the ‘system’ might be. In his article for the […]
The People's Republic Of Escotia
This blog has been set up to discuss social issues of the day that impact on people's lives in with a particular focus on music, creativity, education, counselling, well-being, rights, inclusion and anti-discrimination. The editor, John Davis aspires for readers to focus on, discuss and challenge the ideas that are presented in the blog. The blog is open to anyone who wants to write about social justice, creativity, childhood etc. and welcomes contributions from people who have something to say about life in Scotland and beyond; what ever age they are and what ever their background. The editor will support less experienced writers and contributors who have never written before. Feel free to send suggestions for posts/articles to @inde_for_inde on twitter
There are 11.1 million people in Greece and 5.3 million people in Scotland. Scotland shares some similarities with Greece. For example, both countries: eat a haggis type dish; have tourism as a […]
One of Christie Moore’s most famous songs is called ‘Ride On’. The song was crafted by the song writer Jimmy McCarthy (a former apprentice Jockey) and many people have questioned what the […]
Political Red Herrings, Childhood and Butterflies – Let Us Stand Together and Learn lessons From Billy Jean King
My last post mentioned red herrings? Aye, there have been lots of red herrings put about in recent weeks by apparent experts and there is a danger that we get side-tracked post […]
My hope, when posting entries to this blog, is that the words will be encouraging to the people who read them. My writing seeks to build on the Social justice concept of […]
Have a watch of this very quick video from a young person about Greek austerity and then come back for my analysis towards the end of this post. Why did I walk […]
Pat Kane sent a tweet out today which highlighted an article which quoted Richard Rorty. My long lost fife accent came back suddenly and I uttered the expletive, ‘well fuck me, who’d i’ […]
Gal Holiday and the Honkey Tonk Revue rock Woodland Creatures with a mix of rockabilly twang, gospel and country classics.
I first encountered Gal Holiday and the Honkey Tonk Revue at the ‘Three Muses’ Frenchmen Street on a work trip to New Orleans last August and was immediately struck with their ability […]
500,000 more children were put into absolute poverty in the last government, 4.1 million Children are still experiencing absolute child poverty and the Tories are gloating about the figures?
When Labour came to power in 1997 the previous conservative government left a situation where relative child poverty (60% of median income) before housing costs were 27 % (3.4 million) and after […]
The finger of extremism is often pointed by supporters of Westminster at proponents of Scottish independence but this tactic of the establishment merely serves to awaken us to the limitations of London […]