Living in exile in Greece at the moment, I watch the struggle for Scottish Independence from afar. Mainstream sources are almost universally crap – giving the British propaganda a bit of seasoning then vomiting it out through their mass channels.
Guest Post from Edin Šumar, Danish anarcho-communist
Personally I don’t drink and I don’t smoke, because I don’t really feel the need to do so, but I don’t exactly care what other people do. The discussion that is needed is more to do with the sort of “paralysis” that the culture puts the movement in.
The education of women is largely cultural – women are made, not born and the tropes that sustain “womanhood” rarely challenged. Being woman means wearing a bra, controlling fertility by hormonal means, using disposable sanitary protection and sitting down to pee.
Having had no sleep the night before, and a rather sore foot from marching, I retired rather early on Mayday, going back to the same hotel I had stayed in previously and immediately crashing out around 6pm. I woke up just after midnight, starving, and decided to go find somewhere open.
David Cameron’s great vision for combatting the austerity being imposed on the UK is the “Big Society”. No-one really seemed to know what it was all about except that it involved people working for free. But as with all things in time it’s become clearer.
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