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Shout out to #FoodSEN members doing their bit to tackle food insecurity - through community meals, growing, education and making use of @FareShareUK.@GCFNetwork @KinningParkComp @WellFedScotland @NGCFI @UrbanRootsGLAKeep up the good work! 💪👏thirdforcenews.org.u…

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Bulletin Articles
30th November 2017

Voters still trust Tories with the economy over Labour, poll show…

The Guardian, by Dulcie LeeOpinium/Observer poll finds younger voters favour Labour on the economy, but, overall, the Conservatives lead on the issue Theresa May and Philip Hammond …
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Bulletin Articles
29th November 2017

Local government & the commons: the time has come

CLES, by Luca Calafati and Neil McInroy 19.11.17From Barcelona to Cleveland from Paris to Belo Horizonte, cities are increasingly questioning the growth machine urbanism of the past 30 years. T…
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Bulletin Articles
29th November 2017

Power in the Age of the Feudal Internet

Noteworthy - The Blog Jouranal, by Richard Chen25.11.17It is a sobering time for freedom of expression around the world. According to a recent study by Freedom on the Net, two-thirds of all I…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2017

Dugdale’s TV odyssey may help her boss in the Labour jungle

The Herald, by Kevin McKennaOn those sovereign nights when you arrive home slightly sparkled and full of good cheer you occasionally find yourself becoming curiously transfixed by the aphorisms a…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2017

Why Scotland is facing cultural carnage

The Herald, by Ruth Wishart It was a truly jaw-dropping moment. The board of Creative Scotland had just been given a presentation by members of the senior staff as to the impact on Scotland’s a…
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Senscot Bulletin
24th November 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 24.11.17

Dear members and friends, On BBC 4 recently, poet Simon Armitage shared his enthusiasm for Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey - one of the earliest texts of western civilisation. If it were possible to…
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23rd November 2017

The SENs: Friday 24th November 2017

This week sees the publication of the fourth in our series of Policy Briefings – Cinema and Community Regeneration: The Role of Social Enterprise. This Briefing highlights the regenerative effects t…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd November 2017

We showed I, Daniel Blake to people living with the benefits syst…

The Independent, by Stephanie Petrie20.02.17The Conservative MP Tim Loughton tweeted that his night at the Bafta ceremony on 12 February had been ruined by “the usual predictable drivel from…
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23rd November 2017

Growing a culture of social impact investing in the UK

Power to ChangeThere is a curious aporia at the heart of the work of the independent advisory group on ‘growing a culture of social impact investment’, which published its recommendations last…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd November 2017

For a fairer share of wealth, turn to the 13th century

The Guardian by Felicity Lawrence 08.11.17Ordinary people increasingly shut out from the means of subsistence; a rich and powerful minority privatising and extracting rent from common resources …
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Bulletin Articles
21st November 2017

The defamation of Govanhill is lazy moral posturing

The Scotsman, by Darren McGarvey 21.11.17When it comes to Govanhill, I remain uncomfortably torn. On one hand, I regard the area with great fondness, not least because of all the time I’ve joyf…
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Bulletin Articles
21st November 2017

On Safari

Bella Caledonia, by Jim Monaghan 26.10.17Darren McGarvey’s publishers make a very bold claim for this book, that it is the articulation of the voice of the misrepresented and misunderstood, the…