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Why the SNP 'power grab' in Holyrood really matters
Common Space, by James McEnaney
Date: 24th Aug 2016

CommonSpace columnist James McEnaney argues that the latest controversy surrounding the SNP must not be ignored perhaps it's an inevitable consequence of the mix of social media, 24-hour news and an allegedly "politically engaged" population, but it seems that there is never any shortage of outrage in modern Scotland.

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Why are Scotlandís Highlands and islands hotbeds of social enterprise?
The Guardian
Date: 24th Aug 2016

Remote and staggeringly beautiful, Scotland’s Highlands and islands are home to less than 10% of the country’s population but account for 22% of its social enterprises.

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The death of neoliberalism and the crisis in western politics
The Guardian, by Martin Jacques
Date: 23rd Aug 2016

The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were surprisingly modest. The crisis challenged the foundation stones of the long-dominant neoliberal ideology but it seemed to emerge largely unscathed. T

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Tulchan Estate is not for sale
Andy Wightman
Date: 23rd Aug 2016

Newspapers including the Daily Telegraph reports excitedly that the Tulchan Estate in Morayshire is on the market for offers £25 million. A closer look at the facts, however, indicates that this is not so

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How to Break the Power of Money
Yes! Magazine, by David Korten
Date: 23rd Aug 2016

Our current political chaos has a simple explanation. The economic system is driving environmental collapse, economic desperation, political corruption, and financial instability. And it isn’t working for the vast majority of people.

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MSNBC shows Palestinian land loss to Israel from 1946 to present day

Date: 23rd Aug 2016
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Cash pours in for Ullapool hydro bid
North Star
Date: 23rd Aug 2016

A Ross-shire community is nearly halfway towards a £900,000 fundraising bid to build its own hydro power scheme.

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DSC warns that the proposed changes to the Big Lottery Fund could compromise its independence
Civil Society, by Hugh Radojev
Date: 18th Aug 2016

The Directory of Social Change has said that the wording of certain proposed changes to the policy directions of the Big Lottery Fund risk compromising the fund’s independence.

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Leonard Cohen managed that rare thing: to talk with clarity about death
The Guardian, by Suzanne Moore
Date: 10th Aug 2016

A short goodbye. A few sentences. But words of such clarity, simplicity and beauty. Many of us have by now read Leonard Cohen’s letter to a woman he once loved, Marianne Ihlen, on her deathbed – and those who didn’t know it already have seen that Cohen is a class act, a man you don’t meet every day.

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Big Society Capital gets mixed reviews in stakeholder survey
Civil Society, by David Ainsworth
Date: 10th Aug 2016

Only 26 per cent of charities and social enterprises are positive about Big Society Capital’s ability to bring them more capital, according to a report published yesterday. 

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Grammar schools arenít fit for the world of the future
The Guardian, by Paul Mason
Date: 10th Aug 2016

I knew grammar school was going to be different to my life experience to date when, as we lined up in our caps and shorts, the teachers swept dramatically into view. 

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Right-to-buy policy is scrapped in Scotland
The Guardian
Date: 3rd Aug 2016

Housing associations welcome move after more than 30 years of scheme allowing social housing tenants to buy homes

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Poverty costs UK £78bn a year, Joseph Rowntree Foundation says
BBC News
Date: 3rd Aug 2016

The effects of poverty in the UK cost the average taxpayer £1,200 a year, and the UK £78bn in total, a report says. 

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