Right Wing Engineer Pakistan Election win

by Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza In Pakistan’s General Election on May 11, the notorious right-wing political elite engineered a comeback. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (leader of the Pakistan Muslim League) won 124 seats in the National Assembly, enabling him to form a majority Government. The outgoing Pakistan People’s Party Government on the other hand, […]

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Faslane Peace Camp – THE PHOENIX  RISES

by Sandra Webster The future of Faslane Peace Camp seems less uncertain after a weekend of activity at the campsite. Activists have set themselves a deadline of the end of May to find eight people to commit to live there over the coming year. Peace activists also want to broaden the campaign message and take the case […]

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Scotland’s Currency

by Bill Newman – in support of co-spokesperson Colin Fox Suddenly everyone wants to speculate on what form an independent Scotland’s currency should take and it is not surprising that the No campaign should use its usual scare tactics to frighten the electorate. It is nonsense to pretend that an independent Scotland would be compelled […]

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In the Shadow of Tyranny

Exhibition of photographs by Edith Tudor-Hart at the National Portrait Gallery Queens Street, Edinburgh (free entry) by Alan Gay Edith Tudor-Hart was born into the fag-end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at a time of serious social unrest. Vienna was plagued by poverty brought about by mass unemployment. This gave impetus to the Social Democratic movement […]

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