Second Council House of Virgo
The Second Council House of Virgo blog, formerly based in Glasgow, has relocated to Greece and comments across a variety of issues. The main pre-occupations are the struggle for Scottish Radical Independence, worldwide anti-colonial struggles, women's rights and feminist praxis.
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…and then they came for the trans* people. : Operation Zeus in August last year marked the start of an ugly reminder of a European past that we thought we had long buried. Nearly 60 years after the end of the Second European War, migrants were round up from the streets of Greece and shoved unceremoniously into internment camps. In May, women...
Whats going on in the Internment Camps of Greece? : Up until October 19th, 2012, any migrant who had been detained in Greece as a result of not having legal papers to stay in the country, could be held for up to three months if they applied for asylum and six months if they did not, this was then extended to one year and 18 months respectively. The ...
Children, Racism and the Greek State : The image of the blue-eyed blonde little girl removed from a Roma family and put into the care of an NGO has traveled the world with lightening speed as the Greek government seek to trace her biological parents. Comparisons have been made to Madeleine McCann, another white child reported to have be...
A Round Up of the Situation in Greece. : Yesterday, this blog went mental. With traffic approaching several thousand an hour, apologies to anyone who couldn't get through. The prompt for this was a post I wrote about the arbitrary arrest and detention of transgender people in Thessoliniki. It was one of a few that I have written about t...
Update on the situation of the Trans women of Thessaloniki : At the end of May, trans women in Thessaloniki were subject to ongoing harassment whereby they were arrested, detained for several hours and then released with a warning to "return to normal". The lawyer for the Transgender Association of Greece was also herself detained. The Association has now s...
Books that I and other guest bloggers on the site have contributed to
Women on the Left
Foreword by Jenny Morrison
A diverse collection of biographies of significant radical women in history, contains articles on extraordinary women – from Nadezhda Krupskaya to Leila Khaled, from Constance Markievicz to Camila Vallejo, detailing their histories and their struggles in the political context of their time.
Scotland's Road to Socialism: A time to choose
Edited by Gregor Gall
Notwithstanding recent developments, like the split in the Scottish Socialist Party and the rise in opinion poll support for independence, there are longstanding debates about whether a 'Scottish' road to socialism is possible or desirable. This book is a collection of 22 essays by contributors were asked to consider the issues of what they mean by socialism; how and where can their socialism be achieved; and what role can Scottish developments play in the international movement for social justice and socialism.