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Sunday Herald: Why Scotland is showing international leadership on tackling poverty and inequality
By First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
IN September, the UN General Assembly in New York will provide the backdrop for national governments to agree the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These new, high-level aims are part of a global approach to tackling poverty and inequality between now and 2030 and form what the UN has called "a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity that also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom".
Campaign for LGBTI+ education in Scots schools gets backing from group which inspired film 'Pride'
LGSM original member Nicola Field encourages support for TIE
THE TIE campaign for LGBTI+ education in the Scots schooling system has gained the backing of the legendary Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) group - the inspiration behind the film 'Pride'.
The LGSM group brought about the unlikely partnership of its time between LGBT and mining communities during the miners' strike, and the bond paved the way for LGBTI representation and campaigning in the Labour party.
The Guardian: The left must put Britain's EU withdrawal on the agenda
Progressives should be appalled by European Union's ruination of Greece. It's time to reclaim the Eurosceptic cause, writes Owen Jones
AT first, only a few dipped their toes in the water; then others, hesitantly, followed their lead, all the time looking at each other for reassurance.
Bella Caledonia: Shooting the Tory fox
By Peter Arnott
WHEN I started writing this piece on Tuesday morning, there was still the prospect that the SNP group in Westminster were going to vote against the government on the proposed review of the legislation on fox-hunting in England and Wales.
I was all set for some nerdish anticipation of some parliamentary gameplay which could well have resulted in the humiliation for Cameron's new administration on being voted down on a measure resonant with cultural significance.
The Herald: Perils of Evel leave Cameron in a constitutional mess
By David Torrance
"TODAY there is no Scottish Constitution," declared Andrew Dewar Gibb in his 1944 book A Preface to Scots Law.
And to write at length on the subject, added the veteran Scottish Nationalist, "would be something of an absurdity". It was nothing more than an historical curiosity, not a living, breathing thing.
Wings Over Scotland: Moodievision - We're the opposition
Latest episode of Moodievision now out
THE grand finale of Moodievision on Wings Over Scotland is now out, this week featuring a Scottish Labour sing-song.
But don't worry, it's not the end of Greg Moodie on the digital screen, Moodievision is now moving over to Bella Caledonia.
Picture courtesy of Moodievision
Wings Over Scotland: The great work'n'dole swindle
By Wings Over Scotland editor Rev.Stuart Campbell
AS this site is somewhat on the left of the political spectrum, it'd be all too easy to attack yesterday's Budget based on its interpretation by what passes for the UK's left-wing media. So instead let's look at it through the eyes of the Daily Mail, which is putting, shall we say, quite a positive spin on it.
Bella Caledonia: Sun's oot - tapps off
By Common Weal director Robin McAlpine
WHEN we were picking the Scots words and phrases to be used to theme our Edinburgh Festival shows there was one phrase the team was particularly keen was included - "taps aff".
For anyone from outside Scotland reading this it just means "look people, look - the sun has come out so don't waste it, get your top off, run half naked through the streets and make the most of it while you can".
Wee Ginger Dug: The Scottish play
You can say pretty much what you like in the British media, especially about Scotland.
YOU can publish screaming headlines that tell outright lies about public figures, especially if they support Scottish independence. You can spread falsehoods and by simple repetition make them into truths, like the lie that Scotland would be automatically excluded from the EU if it became independent.
You can invent fictions like Gordie Broon's vow and turn them into game changing events. And you can get away with it.
The Herald: A crowdsourced Scots dictionary means we can ensure our linguistic legacy
By Common Weal's Katie Gallogly-Swan
BEFORE the meteoric rise in printing technology, most European nations were a hodgepodge of dialects and linguistic variations. More of a flowing fabric of interwoven words across the continent, than our current situation of bounded nation-states.