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Senscot Bulletin
18th October 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 18.10.19

Dear members and friends, It would be remiss of us, not to acknowledge that this is Senscot bulletin number one thousand – which signifies that they commenced around October 1999; 50 annually, for …
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Bulletin Articles
16th October 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Protesters defy London ban, scaling buildin…

Zamira Rahim Independent, 15th October 2019 Thousands of Extinction Rebellion activists gathered across London in defiance of a police order banning the group’s climate protests in the capita…
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Bulletin Articles
16th October 2019

This economist has a plan to fix capitalism. It’s time we a…

Joao Medeiros, Wired, 8th October 2019 The idea that made Mariana Mazzucato one of the most influential economists in the world came to her in early 2011. It had been three years since the …
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Bulletin Articles
16th October 2019

Preventing Digital Feudalism

Mariana Mazzucato, Project Syndicate, 2nd October 2019 By exploiting technologies that were originally developed by the public sector, digital platform companies have acquired a market position…
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Bulletin Articles
15th October 2019

The independence movement can’t ignore the Scottish Governm…

Robin McAlpine, Commonspace, 10th October 2019 Common Weal director Robin McAlpine takes a hard look at the state of Nicola Sturgeon’s government, and what its achievements and failures mean …
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Uncategorised
15th October 2019

A Declaration for Independence, 2019

October 2019 It is the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of government best suited to their needs. (A Claim of Right for Scotland, 1989) Guiding principles for a n…
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Bulletin Articles
15th October 2019

The signatories of the 2019 ‘Declaration of independence

The Herald, 10th October 2019 Here is a list of the signatories in full: Iain Anderson, broadcasterPeter Arnott, playwrightNeal Ascherson, journalist and writerAly Bain, musicianMargaret Ben…
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Bulletin Articles
15th October 2019

‘My ties to England have loosened’: John le Carré on…

John Banville, Guardian, 11th October 2019 I have always admired John le Carré. Not always without envy – so many bestsellers! – but in wonderment at the fact that the work of an artist of suc…
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Senscot Bulletin
11th October 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 11.10.19

Dear members and friends, The weekend newspapers included items from Billy Connelly and Clive James; the connection in my mind is that they both announced to the world, some time ago, that they were …
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Bulletin Articles
10th October 2019

Tributes paid to retiring West Lothian social enterprise boss

Daily Record, 8th October 2019 Depute leader of West Lothian Council Kirsteen Sullivan has paid tribute to Fiona Pearson, the retiring co-ordinator of West Lothian’s Social Enterprise Network. …
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Bulletin Articles
9th October 2019

It’s time to recognise the power of individuals and communi…

Rethinking Poverty, by Hannah Ormston25.07.19 Now, perhaps more than ever, our peer-to-peer interactions, social networks and relationships, matter. The importance of personal agency and control in…
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Bulletin Articles
9th October 2019

Wee Red Upcycles CIC

Wee Red Upcycles CIC is a Community Interest Company (not for profit) that specialises in teaching valuable transferable skills in repair, re-designing and upcycling of furniture to vulnerab…