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Solidarity, Socialism & Self-Determination

It was disappointing to see a good socialist like Dennis Skinner characterise supporters of Scottish independence as narrow-minded fools. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said: “I can’t understand some of the trade unionists falling for flag-waving in Scotland [...] Nationalists divide working people when we should be united.” In the same staunchly pro-Labour newspaper, London-based hack Kevin Maguire wrote: “Instead of seeking alliances with the working class in Northern England and South Wales to create a better, fairer, decent Britain, a parochial Left fringe in Scotland is allying itself to Alex Salmond that would abandon the low paid and jobless from Cornwall to Cumbria.” Meanwhile, Nick Cohen, the left-wing political commentator who supported the invasion of Iraq, asks: “How can a union official call for English workers to support Scottish workers if England and Scotland are separate countries?” 252 more words

Scottish Independence

The Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten. working in creative industries in the UK

An interesting article by Nick Cohen in The Guardian today written in response to the opening of the film The Riot Club. The article asks if the “niceness” of the “Filthy. 76 more words

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Israel: You Only Sing When You're Winning

They say you should never meet your heroes. As a man in his forty-seventh year, I reckon I’m a little long in the tooth and too world-weary to have heroes anyway. 473 more words

Politics & Current Affairs

Enough of Elie Wiesel and His Lies!

By Gilad Atzmon | August 8, 2014

According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the London Times refused to run an ad featuring Elie Wiesel speaking out against Hamas’ use of children as human shields.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

World Humanist Congress 2014 - Saturday's Speakers

The World Humanist Congress is in full swing today, and we have another four great talks from some remarkable speakers laid on in the bookshop today – just pop down to the Norrington Room for any or all of these free 20 minute talks! 211 more words

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