MLK’s Dream Is Far from Reality 57 Years On – US Is Still Deeply Racist

Exactly fifty seven years ago this Friday the enigmatic and inspiring Martin Luther King Jr addressed a 250,000 strong rally at Lincoln Memorial in Washington noting that African Americans were still “not free” and that they were “crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” On August 28th, 1963, he shared his ‘dream’ with the huge crowd and the wider world watching and listening: “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.…I […]

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August 23rd William Wallace Day – Remember a Scottish Marty

The 23rd August should be an official day of commemoration and reflection across Scotland. For it was on this day in 1305 that a Scotsman called William Wallace was put on trial for treason in Westminster Hall in London and denied a defence. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was stripped naked and dragged behind a horse to Smithfield’s Market where he met a very gory end. He was hanged until almost dead, then his guts were pulled out, his head chopped off and his body cut into pieces. His head was displayed on a pike on […]

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Time to Go Scotland – Six Successive Opinion Polls Back Independence

The question of Scottish independence is now a matter of when not if. For the first time ever six consecutive opinion polls have recorded clear majorities for Scotland leaving the British union and standing on her own two feet. The latest two polls even prompted Scotland’s First Minister to issue posts on Facebook and Twitter yesterday highlighting and lauding the fact majorities for independence are now clear and consistent. Her comments were positive and provide an excellent context for next month’s annual Hope Over Fear rally in Glasgow’s George Square: The polls were conducted by reputable polling organisations ComRes and […]

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America – The Land of Rigged Elections and Stolen Votes

In eleven weeks’ time, the United States of America will hold its Presidential election. The best armed and most militarised nation on the planet regularly threatens sovereign countries with military interventions and deadly economic sanctions and blockades if they fail to adopt neo-liberal economic policies which favour the rich and punish the poor. They use their hired liars in the billionaire owned press and media to effectively nullify democratic elections and declare governments illegitimate if the ones elected do not lick Uncle Sam’s muddy and blood-stained boots. Yet the truth is, one of the least democratic nations in the world […]

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Sorry to Have to Say it but Celtic Star Should Be Sacked

Celtic football club have a big decision to make, and on behalf of the hundreds of thousands within the NHS and social care sector who have risked their lives to care for others during the four months of the deadly Covid19 pandemic, they must get it right. One of their multi-million pound signings last season flagrantly and selfishly disobeyed the club’s instructions and the law. He secretly jumped on a plane to holiday in Spain for twenty four hours after their first game of the season against Hamilton Academical, before sneaking back into Glasgow and the club without informing anyone […]

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