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Corbyn did well except on Scotland
The Scotsman, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 30th Sep 2015

Did Jeremy Corbyn do enough on yesterday’s Andrew Marr Show to woo sceptical voters and see off internal opposition – in the short term at least?  

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Are companies working towards a fairer Scotland?
The Scotsman, by Gareth Mackie
Date: 30th Sep 2015

A new research project is being launched to find out if businesses are doing their bit to help create a fairer society. 

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Pope Francis, in Congress, Pleads for Unity on World’s Woes
The New York Times, by Peter Baker and Jim Yardleysept
Date: 25th Sep 2015

Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, challenged Congress and by extension the mightiest nation in the world on Thursday to break out of its cycle of paralysis and use its power to heal the “open wounds” of a planet torn by hatred, greed, poverty and pollution.

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Food waste cafes and urban orchards: five ways people are building a new economy
The Guardian, by Charlotte Du Cann
Date: 23rd Sep 2015

A new economy is coming into play. No longer wielded as a weapon to legitimise austerity, this is an economy where the community and the environment, not the corporate shareholder, benefits. 

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Media Release: Portpatrick Harbour community share offer celebrates success of £75,000 target with aim for £100,000
All Media Scotland
Date: 23rd Sep 2015

In just under two weeks since the official community share offer launch, Community Shares Scotland and Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society are celebrating as the share offer reaches their initial target of £75,000 and rockets towards the upper limit of £100,000.

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Celtic Peronism
Quadrapheme, by Ronnie Smith
Date: 23rd Sep 2015

David Starkey was wrong, in June this year, to compare the apparent and disturbing hegemony enjoyed by the Scottish National Party (SNP) north of the border to the rise of the Nazis in Germany. 

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Foodbanks should be funded by income tax rise
Third Force News, by Robert Armour
Date: 22nd Sep 2015
Foodbanks in Scotland should be funded by a rise in income tax, MSPs have been told.
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Those who flounce out on Jeremy Corbyn will not escape blame if Labour crashes
The Guardian, by Polly Toynbee
Date: 16th Sep 2015

A message to all those who didn’t back Jeremy Corbyn – that’s most Labour MPs, a small majority of paid-up members, the Guardian and myself: today there is only one direction of travel.  

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Corporatism in action: The Osborne/Murdoch BBC stich up
Byline, by Peter Jukes
Date: 16th Sep 2015

Chris Bryant MP, shadow minister for culture, challenged Chancellor George Osborne over an alleged secret meeting with Rupert Murdoch in the days before the Treasury imposed a £650m budget cut on the BBC. 

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Europe, a Continent of Refugees
The New York Times, by Simon Winder
Date: 16th Sep 2015

London - At the heart of Europe’s confused response to the refugee crisis is a feeling, largely unexpressed but still quite palpable, that these desperate, robbed, half-starving Syrians are in some way a contaminant, that to allow them in will result in Europe’s getting something horrible and staining on its fingers - but also that somehow Europe is “full.” 

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ScotPound: a new digital currency for Scotland
NEF, by Duncan McCann
Date: 16th Sep 2015

Last year’s Scottish independence referendum kick-started an important debate on currency and Scotland’s relationship with sterling.

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Gerry Hassan: Our parliament, which once inspired so many hopes and dreams, has fallen asleep and a wake-up call is long overdue
The Daily Record, by Gerry Hassan
Date: 9th Sep 2015

 The Scottish Parliament has become one of the central pillars of our public life.

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Christian politicians won’t say it, but the Bible is clear: let the refugees in, every last one
The Guardian, by Giles Fraser
Date: 9th Sep 2015

Thousands more, says David Cameron now, grudgingly conceding to popular pressure. 

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SURF Awards
SURF
Date: 8th Sep 2015

SURF’s annual awards process, delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date

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We must do more: Sturgeon attacks Cameron after he refuses to join EU sanctuary plan
Kathleen Nutt, The National
Date: 4th Sep 2015

Nicola Sturgeon last night condemned David Cameron’s refusal to join an EU initiative designed to give sanctuary to desperate refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.

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The Guardian view on the refugee crisis: much more must be done, and not just by the UK
The Guardian
Date: 4th Sep 2015

There are no perfect solutions, here or in Syria. But compassion is necessary and there are hard decisions to be made about Europe’s place in the world.

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What social enterprise means to Scotland
The Herald, by David Ross
Date: 3rd Sep 2015

Eighteen years ago residents bought their Inner Hebridean island for £1.5 million and set up a community-based business. 

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The WE-economy: Value Creation in the Age of Networks
Daily Good, by Peter Hesseldahl
Date: 2nd Sep 2015

Underlying the collaborative economy are a handful of very strong and general trends that are challenging the conventional business models in just about every sector of the economy

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What this German football club just did highlights Britain
The Independent, by Evan Bartlett
Date: 2nd Sep 2015

Borussia Dortmund invited 220 refugees to its game on Thursday night - more than the number of Syrians who have been welcomed to the UK through the government's official refugee relocation scheme.

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