Archive for "World Policy"

The answer is blowing in the Wind

Dec 03, 2012 Add a comment

MAYA WIND is no ordinary human rights activist. Her beliefs and activism have led directly to socially ostracisation by family and childhood friends. Her actions have led to incarceration in an Israeli military prison and resulted in threats to her life from Zionist extremists. Drawing inspiration from Ghandi and Martin Luther-King, Maya offers an alternative Israeli viewpoint on the occupation of Palestine, the role of the media in encouraging the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and argues that the roots of the conflict lie directly in the unchallenged ideology of Zionism. Currently studying in the United States, Maya is an Israeli voice of reason and compassion seldom heard amongst the mainstream media. Mark Hirst examines the journey she has taken from a Jewish child growing up in Jerusalem to internationally respected peace activist and advocate of Palestinian rights.

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Some redemption in SNP Gaza statement

Nov 19, 2012 Add a comment

The Scottish Government and the SNP are to be congratulated for taking a decent position on Gaza. If only others would show some independence of mind.

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A party without a leadership, a leadership without a party

Oct 19, 2012 5 Comments

The NATO vote has destroyed careers and brought many in the SNP to the verge. But they must all be patient – today was a giant victory for principle and for the left. Stay – defend those who made you proud today.

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Orientation Day

Oct 18, 2012 Add a comment

Tomorrow is a crucial day for the SNP. It is also a crucial day for quite a few SNP politicians. Here’s why.

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Understanding the Permanent State of Emergency

Aug 28, 2012 Add a comment

By taking time to properly explain the purpose of NATO instead of swallowing whole its own press releases, James Foley responds to George Kerevan’s case for a pro-NATO Scottish independence in the Scotsman on Friday.

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NATO Policy Must Serve the Nation, not US Corporate Interests

Aug 27, 2012 Add a comment

Article from the Scotland on Sunday on why we need to start thinking about the big foriegn policy downsides of NATO membership, and to be clearer on what NATO is really for.

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Siege Monday: send rations to Assange and Salmond

Aug 20, 2012 Add a comment

Salmond and Assange start the day under siege. But the besieger is very keen that we don’t think in too much detail about what happens if they are successful. When the destination is unpalatable, talk instead about the journey.

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Savage Wars of Peace

Aug 16, 2012 Add a comment

Chris Harvie offers a thoughtful take on a future foreign policy for Scotland.

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The truth about social conservatives: politically they don’t matter

Jul 26, 2012 Add a comment

Putting bishops on your front page and then believing they are important because they are on your front page is simple a delusion of the media. Over and over ‘culture wars’ turn out to be no such thing as Scotland adapts quickly and happily to liberal progress. Why do commentators still predict armageddon for liberal politicians?

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Don’t vote against NATO. Vote for something better.

Jul 17, 2012 1 Comment

So the motion to the SNP conference calling for a reversal in NATO policy has been made public. Those who have moved it have built principle into the heart of it. All the rest of the SNP has to do is build in a little more principle.

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