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Last updated: 11 February 2018. sky thinking for an open and diverse left

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 In The Point this month: 

Socialists and GMO's: a plea for fresh thinking

"Genetic modification is a fun topic – and a controversial one. Very rarely, do you find someone who is apathetic on the issue. Most people who have heard of GMOs will either despise the thought of them or be in full support. Personally, I've been both of those people..." writes Craig Duncan.  See More



Everything you wanted to know about how to get rid of capitalism and replace it with something nicer, but were afraid to ask

"The purpose of this article is to set aside, for once, the manifold divisions of the left and instead to outline a broad appeal, a vision, a plan even, for achieving transformative social and economic change in the lifetimes of the human generations here and now and to come..."  writes Steve Arnott.   See More


The Art of the Russian Revolution - Agitprop

"...all embraced the workers' revolution of October as the liberator of art. And, of course, like with any struggle enormous debates took place about the nature of revolutionary art. What was the relation between art and life? Should artists set out to construct a workers' art or was there the need to create "human" art? What would be the relation between art and machine?" writes Fatima Uygun.  SEE MORE


Women and the Russian Revolution

 "For Russian women, the 1917 Revolution saw advancements which some women in parts of the early 21st Century world are still striving to achieve..."  says Suzanne Wright   See More



What's in your jeans, in your genes, and in your socially constructed memes

"So gender, what is it?

Usually I say it's the social correlate of sex but some argue that it doesn't exist at all, it's a totally false ideological construct, manufactured by sociologists. There is only sex they say and some don't even acknowledge that. When they do, they say sex is chromosomes. We might enquire, has anyone ever had an intimate physical relationship with a chromosome? And the answer would certainly be no..." argues Joanne Telfer    See More


Kissing the Machine: the robot dividend and the death of want

Adrian Cruden looks at AI, UBI, their revolutionary potential...and what happens if capitalist plutocracy is left running new technology and innovation for its own class benefit.  See More.



"We may regard the Highland Clearances as mere History now. Yet the fundamental issues of land ownership, where just a few individuals, many of them based abroad (and including foreign corporations also) are able to affect the lives of thousands of Scottish people living on the land, have barely been addressed..."  argues Rob Dewar.     See More


External links:

Bella Caledonia

Bright Green

George Monbiot

Green Left


The Jimmy Reid Foundation

Laurie Penny

New Left Project

Newsnet Scotland

Richard Dawkins

Scottish Left Review

Socialist Unity

UK Uncut

Viridis Lumen

Wings Over Scotland

Word Power Books

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