Danny Schechter RIP

Journalist and activist Danny Schechter passed away on Thursday.

I met him in Edinburgh around the time of the G8 in Gleneagles and he was an extremely nice man and we bounced a few emails back and forth after that.

So, in honour of him, here is his documentary Weapons of Mass Deception, about the media coverage surrounding the Iraq war…

The Scottish Independence Podcast 104 – Post-referendum Economics

The 104th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is a talk given by one of our previous guests Ivan McKee on the post-referendum economic situation. I’ll also be interviewing Ivan soon for another episode, but before we get there, I think it’d be enlightening to have a listen to this first. B78iP_gIQAAkygL

Before the referendum Ivan toured the country with a presentation that managed to reach a lot of people. In this new talk, he rivisits some of that material but also adds much more and explains where he sees us now in the post-ref environment, and he also explains in which direction he thinks we ought to be travelling.

Thanks to Independence Live for allowing me to reproduce the talk.

Hope you enjoy…

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 103 – Michael Gray

EfVdD_cFFor the 103rd episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I spoke with Michael Gray who before and after the referendum has been involved in a number of projects that I am sure you are familiar with. These include National Collective, Business For Scotland, The National and The Common Weal. He is now working full-time with the Common Space.

We talked about why the Common Space project was set up and where it intends to go.

We also got onto some of the other projects he has been involved in and where they are going.

And amongst other things, as a couple of Glaswegians, we had a word about how we felt about Glasgow City Council deciding to do what many people hope can be overturned with the steps in Buchanan Street, is it conspiracy or stupidity? You decide!

Hope you enjoy…

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You can listen to the show online at its web page

Or you can subscribe with itunes

We can alse be found on youtube