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Nicola Sturgeon must try harder to kill off elitism in Scotlandís schools
Kevin McKenna
Date: 26th Aug 2015

Since devolution, Scotland has had an unbroken pattern of left-of-centre government – yet unearned social advantage runs through our education system.

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Opening of Merk hydro scheme
The Scottish Government
Date: 24th Aug 2015
A hydro power scheme which could produce enough power for over 800 homes each year has been officially opened.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney today visited the new jointly owned £3.5 million project in Glen Fyne, Argyll to see it in action.
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Reimagining Community Planning in Scotland: A Vision from the Third Sector (Summary)
Voluntary Action Scotland, by Oliver Escobar
Date: 20th Aug 2015

In December 2014, TSI representatives gathered for a two-day Forum to review evidence and deliberate on the future of Community Planning (CP).

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Amazon warehouse conditions like a 19th-century cotton mill, says union
The National, by Andrew Learmonth
Date: 19th Aug 2015

People working for Amazon in Scotland face working conditions similar to a “19th-century cotton mill”, according to a trade union.

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How the Government's land reform proposals could have been more radical
Herald Scotland, by Malcolm Combe
Date: 19th Aug 2015

The movement towards further land reform in Scotland has attracted much attention but now there is a specific Scottish Government proposal to critique.

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John McTernan Blog Extract
New Stateman, by John McTernan
Date: 19th Aug 2015

Kez's biggest problem will not be the SNP. It will be her own party. 

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Curator of the Future
George Monbiot
Date: 19th Aug 2015

On one point I agree with his opponents: Jeremy Corbyn has little chance of winning the 2020 general election. But the same applies to the other three candidates. 

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Leading Israeli journalist says Israel is an Apartheid state
Mondoweiss, Ben Norton
Date: 19th Aug 2015

A leading Israeli journalist—writing in Haaretz, Israel’s oldest and most-prestigious daily newspaper—says “It’s Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid.”

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The great outdoors is for us all not just lairds
The National, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 14th Aug 2015

Perth to Kintyre via Loch Earn for the ferry over to Islay – one of my favourite drives in Scotland and one of the most maddening. 

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Capitalism is failing and it's time to panic
The Guardian, by Paul Mason
Date: 13th Aug 2015
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Being a Kids Company mentor showed me a silent generation who need help
The Guardian, by Flora Simpson
Date: 12th Aug 2015

My mentee Joanne (not her real name), is a 17-year-old who lives in East London. The story of her upbringing wouldn’t attract the outrage and vitriol of the Baby P case, or the mocking scorn of a Benefits Street resident.

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Values Based Banking: Bringing the voice of the citizen into finance
Institute for Social Banking & UNEP
Date: 12th Aug 2015

Today’s financial system is in many ways too large, too complex, and too removed from the real economy.

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Goals for Good: SDGS for the UK Charity Sector
NPC, by Rachel Whale
Date: 12th Aug 2015

I have worked in and with the charity sector for most of my career.

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The shrinking state: should investors fill the gap?
The Financial Times, by Adam Palin
Date: 12th Aug 2015

Generous tax breaks for social investment granted in last years’ Budget provoked much interest from philanthropic-minded investors, though there has been a limited take up.

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10 truths about Europeís migrant crisis
The Guardian, by Patrick Kingsley
Date: 12th Aug 2015

When you’re facing the world’s biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, it helps to have a sober debate about how to respond. 

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Employability SEN Delegate List

Date: 6th Aug 2015
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Analysing the balance of our Jeremy Corbyn coverage
The Guardian, by Chris Elliot
Date: 5th Aug 2015

Not surprisingly – given this newspaper’s history – the Labour leadership race, and in particular the candidacy of Jeremy Corbyn, has generated powerful feelings among readers, not all in favour of the Guardian’s coverage.

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Jeremy Corbyn could be best thing to happen to English democracy in generations
The National, by Cat Boyd
Date: 5th Aug 2015

On Friday evening about 1,000 people packed the rooms of Liverpool’s Adelphi Hotel to hear Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn speak.

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Time to end House of Lords peer show
The Scotsman, by Brian Wilson
Date: 5th Aug 2015

Many years ago, I was shown a salutary picture of Davie Kirkwood, one of the original Red Clydesiders, hero of the Glasgow Rent Strikes and the son of a Parkhead labourer.

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Cilla Black: Obituary
BBC News
Date: 5th Aug 2015

Born in Liverpool as Priscilla Maria Veronica White, Black was brought up in a two-up, two-down by a docker father and a mother who ran a market stall.

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Which EU countries had the most asylum seekers?
The Guardian, by George Arnett
Date: 5th Aug 2015

New plans for migrant quotas on EU countries have been described as unacceptable by the UK Home Office, despite support from Germany and other nations in the union.

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Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 1
Land Matters, by Andy Whightman
Date: 5th Aug 2015

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was published by the Scottish Parliament on 22 June 2014.

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PostCapitalism: A Review (Summary)
Bella Caledonia, by Irvine Welsh
Date: 5th Aug 2015

Like all prescriptive works of its kind Post-Capitalism must in essence feel stronger on the analysis of the failings of the current system, than in predicting what lies ahead.

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Collaborative loan finance helps secure new volunteering hub in Edinburgh
Matter & Co
Date: 4th Aug 2015

A volunteer centre linking over 30,000 volunteers each year with valuable work experience has opened its doors to the public in new offices in central Edinburgh.

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