Archive for "Media"

SR Oral Archive

May 08, 2015 Add a comment

The Scottish Review has featured Jimmy Reid in its online, oral archive of 6th May 2015.

‘Storm the heavens’  was recorded in front of an audience of young people with Jimmy Reid on politics in Scotland.  There is an introduction by Kenneth Roy
(6 mins 57 secs)


Real Freedom Sounds Like Many Voices

Mar 19, 2013 Add a comment

The press regulation debate is pitiful and we deserve – and can have – better. My article from Bella Caledonia

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Media hypocrisy shames our newspapers

Mar 17, 2013 4 Comments

The media’s reporting of the politic of press regulation shames it. It demonstrates a hypocrisy and abuse of power it would not tolerate in others. With each new editorial it’s credibility and reputation slip further.

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A week of distortion and no-one to defend us

Feb 07, 2013 Add a comment

Distortions, lies, manipulations – another week in corporate PR, another week with no-one ready to fight back on behalf of the wider population.

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The currents change, the ripples begin to show

Nov 18, 2012 Add a comment

It is likely ‘the mainstream’ won’t understand the significance of SCND’s decision to affiliate with Yes Scotland. But they’ll come to understand the consequences of why it happened.

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Rightward Lurch of the Year awards

Nov 05, 2012 Add a comment

The Scottish Politician of the Year nominations appear to reward a certain kind of politics – those that are moving towards the right…

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What should have been learned in ‘back-to-front’ week

Oct 30, 2012 1 Comment

Those who interpret and predict Scottish politics spent last week fussing over a minor bluff while, potentially, the very structural integrity of Scottish politics may have begun to shift

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A right-wing agenda for the SNP

Oct 21, 2012 1 Comment

Today the Scotland on Sunday has outlined a clear right-wing agenda for the SNP. We can’t afford to dismiss this as wishful thinking.

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83 per cent of people say opinion polls are rubbish

Sep 24, 2012 1 Comment

The use of opinion polls by lobby groups is not to gather information but to create false opinions and use those to make politicians think the public is on the side of big money. We need to get wiser about opinion polls or we’re going to start falling for this stuff like they do in the US.

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Two Important Media Initiatives

Sep 13, 2012 Add a comment

The new issue of the Scottish Left Review is now online. In it are two articles about two different media initiatives in Scotland. Here are the articles

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