:: Thursday, October 31, 2002 ::

Went to see Fugazi at Glasgow Barrowlands this week.

Singer Ian McKaye had some interesting comments.

The suspect in the Washington DC sniper case was a Gulf War veteran who suffered mental illness when he returned. Timothy McVeigh, who killed hundreds in the Oklahoma City bombings, was a Gulf War veteran. Isn't it time to break the cycle?

He also spoke about the 200 000 who marched in DC against war in Iraq.


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CSS Tableless Sites

nice list of sites which, like this one, use positional css for layout instead of tables. Why bother? Better for accessibility, loads faster, looks cooler.


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:: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 ::

WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS MASS MURDERER DOING IN GLASGOW?

500 demonstrators blockade the Hilton Hotel as Israeli General visits Glasgow.

Demonstration against the visit of General Shaul Mofaz, Glasgow October 2002.


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:: Monday, October 28, 2002 ::

Lefty B'Stard

A new UK leftist blog.


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This cool t-shirt was for sale at the SSP's educational weekend "Socialism 2002"

tshirt


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:: Thursday, October 24, 2002 ::

Doonesbury on blogging

found via the dot-communist


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Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | How agencies hunted union 'subversives'

23 leading trade-unionists of the 1970's are named as Special Branch informers. Including Joe Gormley, NUM leader, who despite this led the 1974 strike which brought down the tory government of Heath.


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:: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 ::

Fair Pay For The Fire Service

Britain is getting ready for a series of one-day strikes by firefighters. Blair is taking a hard line against them.

Victory to the Fire-Fighters!


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:: Monday, October 21, 2002 ::

Glasgow Anti-War Demo picture of protestors

Anti-War Demonstration, Glasgow 19.10.02

Magnificent turnout of 15000 makes this the biggest anti-war demo Scotland has ever seen. Click the above link for more pictures.


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:: Friday, October 18, 2002 ::

BBC NEWS | Politics | Outsiders dominate mayor polls

Socialist Alliance perform strongly in Hackney, with Paul Foot coming third. But the extreme right also do well with 18% in Stoke, they come third and the winner is a local activist and gay rights campaigner.


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:: Thursday, October 17, 2002 ::

A CHOMSKY STUSHY AND SOME ABCs OF COLUMN WRITING

A follow up on Kev W's column of yesterday, which was bitterly attacked by another activist from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Which is bizzare as the column praised the event. Check the above link for more if you like that sort of thing.


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:: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 ::

NOAM CHOMSKY: THE WISDOM OF A RELUCTANT CELEBRITY

by Kevin Williamson, on his weblog and also in the Herald newspaper.


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:: Monday, October 14, 2002 ::

Greek Communist Party municipal election poster.

I went to Greece and all I spotted was this lousy KKE poster ;)

Actually Rhodes was a fantastic town, the municipal elections were on.


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Sigur Rós



Sigur Rós Live in Edinburgh

Sigur Rós, live in Edinburgh 3rd October 2002


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:: Friday, October 04, 2002 ::

The Scotsman - Opinion - Letters - Rise of the SSP

The SSP's annual mention in the Scotsman.


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:: Thursday, October 03, 2002 ::

The SSP has just started a new news and information weblog, which aims to be regularly updated from several locations.

SSP News


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Cannabis cafe case will not stop Scot

SSP drugs spokesman Kevin Williamson says he will go ahead with his plans for a Cannabis Cafe in Edinburgh.


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:: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 ::

Herald - Socialists name list candidates for May

"THE Scottish Socialist party yesterday unveiled its full list of candidates for the regional lists next May and said their calibre proved that, while the party may still be led by Tommy Sheridan, it was no long a one-man band.

In fact the band of brothers will include many sisters come next May. Mr Sheridan said that, after the third successive month on 8% in the NFO System Three poll in The Herald it was clear that in any of the eight regions the top SSP candidate had a chance, and in some areas, particularly Glasgow, two could conceivably go through.

With six MSPs the party could form a group to earn a place in the parliament's business bureau and demand more time for its debates and amendments. "

See also the BBC report.


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:: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 ::

Has Loach betrayed Greenock?

Ken Loach's new film 'Sweet Sixteen' is set in Greenock. This article has some interesting insights, including from local SSP activists.


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