:: Monday, January 13, 2003 ::

Strike Anywhere

and this lot are pretty good too.


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Communist Daycare

a couple of free mp3 downloads from these syracuse, New York political punk rockers.


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:: Friday, January 10, 2003 ::

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Poet laureate joins doubters over Iraq

CAUSA BELLI by Andrew Motion

They read good books, and quote, but never learn
a language other than the scream of rocket-burn.
Our straighter talk is drowned but ironclad:
elections, money, empire, oil and Dad.


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:: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 ::

RoughCut Comics

the freedom collective

The Freedom Collective - Communism's Mightiest Superheroes.

A one-shot title which imagines what if the two giants of American comics had been born not in America, but in Russia instead. Produced by Scots it seems.


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:: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 ::

Scottish Blogs

This site is now a member of the Scottish Blogs webring. See the link above for more Scottish blogs.


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:: Monday, January 06, 2003 ::

Edinburgh Graffiti Art



Edinburgh Graffiti

Edinburgh Graffiti


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:: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 ::

A Seasonal Tale

Waiting for Santy

A Christmas Playlet
(With a Bow to Mr. Clifford Odets)
by S. J. Perelman
 
SCENE: The sweatshop of S. Claus, a manufacturer of children's toys, on North Pole Street.  Time: The night before Christmas.


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:: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 ::

Remember Carlo

carlo demo banner

Demonstrators gathered at the Italian Consulate in Edinburgh to remember Carlo Giuliani and call for justice for the 42 arrested 'no global' activists in Italy.


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There ain't no Sanity Clause

Sanity Clause

The Edinburgh SSP Xmas party was visited by its own Sanity Clause.


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:: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 ::

Technical Difficulties

anti-war flash movie at dubyadubyadubya.com


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From Jack Kane to national fame . . The Scotsman Diary Amusing piece on the SSP Xmas Party.

I should point out that the Evening News photo (below) was by my comrade Gerry McGarvey not myself. Photos from the EPF have been syndicated and proceeds will go towards next years Edinburgh People's Festival.


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:: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 ::

Edinburgh Evening News - Top Stories - When David was no pop Goliath . .

Festival organiser Colin Fox said: "It was one of the last gigs he played before he went on to Fame Academy.

"It was a really busy night. There were about 14 different entertainers, including some stand-ups. There were a couple of hundred people there of all ages. Some were from Craigmillar and others from all over the city.

"We gave David his first big break and everyone was just bowled over by him. Perhaps the highlight was when he did a Kinks tribute melody. He sounded fantastic.

"I’ve sent him an e-mail saying we hope he’s OK for next year as well.

"We’re awaiting a reply to say he will fit us in between the London Palladium and the SECC."

Nice article and it uses my photo from the EPF website.


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:: Monday, December 16, 2002 ::

MOVEMENTS FOR SOCIALISM

This new website is an initiative of independents within the Socialist Alliance (of England). It kicks off with the contents of a new pamphlet on the experience of building mass movements and socialist unity internationally. I have contributed an article on the SSP, which you can also read on the site.


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The Chances of Anything Coming From Mars was a Million to One...

David Sneddon with the Martians

August 2002 saw the Edinburgh People's Festival in Edinburgh. This event was an attempt to return to the roots of the festival fringe, and to the original people's festival which was set up by the labour movement in Edinburgh. The 2002 event was held in the Jack Kane Centre in Craigmillar. It was a great night with all sorts of talented acts. Probably everybody's favourites was a band called the Martians, who were hilariously re-enacting the classic War of the Worlds album. A few months later and a familiar face wins BBC's Fame Academy. It's David Sneddon lead singer of the Martians. Fair play to him.


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