The Unaccountability of Scottish ‘Justice’: What the Imprisonment of Craig Murray says about Scotland

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th November 2021, Craig Murray will be released from HMP Edinburgh, having served four months of an eight-month prison sentence imposed earlier this year. The remaining four months will be served in the community under licence. Mr Murray, journalist and former British diplomat, was imprisoned after being found guilty of contempt of […]

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Why Learning Gaelic Can Frazzle Your Brain – and Why it is Worth the Pain.

One of the things which native English-speaking learners of Gaelic often think on first encountering Gaelic is just how very VERY different from English it is in appearance and structure. OK it uses the Roman alphabet – phew! – but what’s with the crazy combination of seemingly impenetrable consonants and vowels. At least it’s not […]

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The Problem with PREVENT

Thought-Crime as Pre-Crime and the Expansion of the Police State Recent tragic events in Plymouth involving the shooting of five individuals, as well as the gunman himself Jake Davidson, has raised some important questions about the definition of ‘terrorism’. Women’s groups have long argued that extreme misogyny is a form of terrorism against women. Jake […]

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How the Post Office Scandal Exposed a Broken Criminal Justice System

By stepping back from the immediacy of the role of the Post Office in the criminalisation of hundreds of its Subpostmasters, it becomes apparent that the real problem is the ease with which the entire justice system and its institutions simply defaulted to scandalous levels of injustice, astounding levels of incompetence and widespread corruption. This […]

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Remembering the Accused Witches of Scotland

By Peigi @erasmusresearch The Paisley Book Festival: Radical New Futures is now on and continues until the 27th February.  This exciting event has highlighted important developments in the Arts in Renfrewshire, across Scotland and indeed, further afield.  It has also created the space for important conversations that highlight activism and community engagement; crucial resources in […]

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