Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ewen Cameron: Glasgow’s Father of Torture

To remembering Orlando Letelier and Rodolfo Walsh who witnessed the torture of Chile and Argentina. The winter snow melted down the memorial gates of University Avenue where the great, good names of this University are inscribed in gold: Adam Smith, … Continue reading

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Glasgow: A City of Culture

10th September 2011. Published in GUU’s magazine. To understand a city, its people and its culture, viewing its behaviour in times of trouble and tormoil is a good start. When Glasgow experienced a man intent on blowing up our airport … Continue reading

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John Smith: Labour’s Past, Labour’s Future

4th January 2011 Published in GUU’s Magazine On the 4th of February we remember John Smith – former leader of the Labour Party.  In testimony to his time at the GUU, the union chamber shall welcome a host of political … Continue reading

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Any Spare Change?

10th October 2010 Published in GUU’s Magazine It was good while it lasted. We grew up in the age of Cool Britannia, effortlessly entertained by Tony Blair’s grin. The sun shone and the economy bounced along like a happy child. … Continue reading

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Questioning the Future of Protest

26th November 2010 To see so many young people across Glasgow, across Scotland, and across the UK, taking part in political action was a hugely uplifting event. To see around one thousands people gathered in George Square, when it was … Continue reading

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Megrahi, MacAskill & Morality: One Year On

19th August 2010 Within the rumbling saga of Al Megrahi’s release, it is difficult to maintain a sense of context.  The feat of the media to continually splurge sensationalist opinion on the matter has turned an important question of morality … Continue reading

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Who Cares? Politics, Students and the Election…with Charles Kennedy.

8th April 2010 Published in GUU’s Magazine I’m lost and out of place. I’m a student standing with politicians and journalists at the heart of the General Election campaign.

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