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'Humiliate people for long enough and a wildness bursts out': Why I stand by Baltimore's rioters
The Independent, by Linda Chavers
Date: 30th Apr 2015

A man has been arrested without charge, his spinal cord has been severed, and he's died – yet our main concern is damaged property

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Information Days
With Kids
Date: 30th Apr 2015

With Kids and a Scottish University are working together to bring back a Masters level Play Therapy training to Scotland.

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Can I Be Fearless?
by Margaret Wheatley
Date: 30th Apr 2015

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions. - Hafiz

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Conclusion to ‘What will Social Enterprise look like in Europe in 2020?
British Council
Date: 30th Apr 2015

There may well not be a recognisable ‘social enterprise sector’ by 2020. Certainly any attempts to confine social enterprise to specific legal structures or models of governance will have ceased. 

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The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?
The austerity delusion, by Paul Krugman
Date: 30th Apr 2015

In May 2010, as Britain headed into its last general election, elites all across the western world were gripped by austerity fever, a strange malady that combined extravagant fear with blithe optimism.

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RECOUNTING COMMUNITY PROFIT from the SAN CONFERENCE 2015: John Pearce and Mike Swain Memorial Lecture
Alan Tuffs
Date: 29th Apr 2015
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'Who will protect, provide, shelter, build?' Why privatisation is the key to the election
The Guardian, by James Meek
Date: 28th Apr 2015

For a century, left and right in Britain believed in universal access to education, health and housing. The Thatcher era changed everything. As the political parties battle it out, is there any alternative to the privatisation, breakup and foreign takeover of vital services?

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European Parliament Intergroup on Social Economy
By Leslie Huckfield Research
Date: 28th Apr 2015

On Wednesday 22 April 2015, Senscot, DTA Scotland, Social Firms Scotland and the Scottish Com-munity Alliance asked Leslie Huckfield to visit the European Parliament in Brussels to explore fur-ther the possibilities of affiliating to an EU third sector policy group called Social Economy Europe. The following is his summary of the Parliamentary InterGroup on Social Economy, which was organ-ised in conjunction with Social Economy Europe.

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Extracts from Scottish political party manifestos relevant to social enterprise
Social Enterprise Scotland
Date: 28th Apr 2015

We’ve summarised all the main Scottish political party manifestos for you, in terms of their support for social enterprise development

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General election themed film event
The Grassmarket Community Project
Date: 23rd Apr 2015

The Grassmarket Community Project are hosting two General Election themed film nights and screenings the following films: they are FREE and at least one will feature an informal party political Q & A session so well worth telling the members to attend.

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Britain’s criminally stupid attitudes to race and immigration are beyond parody
The Guardian, by Frankie Boyle
Date: 23rd Apr 2015

The anti-immigration election rhetoric is perverse – we fear the arrival of people that we have drawn here with the wealth we stole from them

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The triumph of Nicola Sturgeon
The Guardian, by Ian Jack
Date: 23rd Apr 2015

The ‘most dangerous woman in Britain’ has become its most popular politician. Does her rise mark the emergence of a new Scotland?

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Mayfield social enterprise hit by row over ‘slave labour’
Midlothian Advertiser
Date: 22nd Apr 2015

The founder of McSence has expressed his shock that it uses a government scheme making unemployed people work for their benefits.

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THE TORIES’ GREAT THIRD‑SECTOR SELL‑OFF
Spiked, By Tim Black
Date: 22nd Apr 2015

Selling off housing-association homes further erodes the social spirit.

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TFN poll: is it justifiable for charities to use workfare?
Third Force News, by Graham Martin
Date: 22nd Apr 2015

Is it justifiable for charities to use workfare?

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AL Kennedy Interview
The Observer
Date: 22nd Apr 2015
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Myths, Lies and Austerity
Radical Independence Campaign
Date: 22nd Apr 2015
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SNP says it would use public contracts to deliver 'clear' community benefits
Third Sector, By Sam Burne James
Date: 22nd Apr 2015

 Its election manifesto, published today, also says it would support community ownership of local energy projects and other assets, and would remove restrictions on campaigning charities.

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Think Nicola Sturgeon has risen from nowhere? Think again
The Guardian, By Lesley Riddoch
Date: 22nd Apr 2015

The political commentators in London might still be acclimatising to Sturgeon, but we Scots have had a good view of her abilities for over a decade.

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Le flashmob des Prodiges
Youtube.com
Date: 17th Apr 2015

You know those videos where a flashmob arrives and plays wonderful music and makes everyone happy - this one is in a Parisian shopping mall - lasts three and a half mins.

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B LAB UK
B LAB UK
Date: 16th Apr 2015

B LAB UK website

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In Fife
The London Review of Books, By Kathleen Jamie
Date: 16th Apr 2015

A mile and a half from the small town in Fife where I live lies a loch called Lochmill. 

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Faslane protest: Thirty four arrests at nuclear base blockade
BBC News
Date: 16th Apr 2015

Thirty four people have been arrested following an anti-nuclear blockade of the Faslane naval base on the Clyde.

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Children's Society 'walked away from millions of pounds of public sector contracts'
Civil Society Governance, By Emily Corfe
Date: 16th Apr 2015

The Children's Society "walked away from millions of pounds of public sector contracts" following doubts about their usefulness to beneficiaries, the charity's chief executive has said.

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Serco boss questions viability of public sector contracts in an austerity-led world – 4 ways to reduce outsourcing risk exposure
Best Practice Group, By Allan Watton
Date: 16th Apr 2015

£1.3bn is quite a lot of money. Even for a FTSE 250 company, it’s a lot of money.

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Enable Scotland clarifies £2.50 an hour pay rate
Third Force News, by Robert Armour
Date: 16th Apr 2015

​Disability charity clarifies position over claims it pays staff rates akin to £2.50 an hour.

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100 People: A world portrait
100 People
Date: 16th Apr 2015

The world population has now reached 7 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics, and the changes over the past 5 years are remarkable.

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The Global Village: A Summary of the World
Nations Online
Date: 16th Apr 2015

Earth as a village of 100 people.

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England’s arrogant nationalism has been a gift to the SNP
The Guardian, By Suzanne Moore
Date: 16th Apr 2015

The Westminster set has failed to understand the Scottish nationalist movement and focused irrationally on Ukip instead.

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Scotland’s SNP revolution terrifies the main parties
The Guardian, By Kevin McKenna
Date: 8th Apr 2015

The SNP is gathering support from people long neglected by Labour and the Tories.

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Locavore: the one-stop revolution shop
The List, By Erica Goodey
Date: 8th Apr 2015

The man behind Glasgow food and cookery hub Locavore aims to kickstart a social transformation in sustainable, local food.

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Glasgow smiles: how the city halved its murders by 'caring people into change'
Peter Geoghegan, The Guardian
Date: 8th Apr 2015

Ten years ago, it was western Europe’s murder capital. How did the city face up to endemic knife and gang crime – and why did it discontinue a key programme?

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The Bala Sport Community Share Offer is now open.
Bala Sport
Date: 8th Apr 2015

If you would like to help us bring Fairtrade sports balls into mainstream sports and recreation, and ensure a better livelihood for those who work to produce them you can become a shareholder in Bala Sport.

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Private Eye Cover

Date: 1st Apr 2015
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The privatising cabal at the heart of our NHS
Our NHS, By Tamasin Cave
Date: 1st Apr 2015

This isn't a National Health Service - or even a healthcare market. It's a cabal - and it looks something like this.

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