Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors

‘Weave Truth With Trust’ is the message which is depicted on the banner of the striking workers who belonged to the iconic ‘Calton Weavers’. A banner which has been captured in all of its tragic beauty by Scottish artist Ken Currie in a painting which now takes pride of place in the Glasgow’s Peoples Palace, … Continue reading Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors

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An Gorta Mor – An Honest Remembering

The Palestinian historian Edward Said (1935 – 2003), considered to be one of the 20th Century’s greatest thinkers, wrote in 2001 that the real tragedy of history is that so much of it is lost to time and is forgotten about, or, worse still, that it is mis-remembered in such a way that people of … Continue reading An Gorta Mor – An Honest Remembering

James Connolly: Scotland’s Working Class Hero

From the Victorian slums of the Cowgate in Edinburgh to becoming one of the world's greatest Socialist heroes. He would become the head of movements for social justice, worker solidarity and economic equality in both colonised Ireland and that supposed 'land of the free', America. Not to mention that this man, James Connolly, is very … Continue reading James Connolly: Scotland’s Working Class Hero