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Karen Dietz: Remembering the Indy Choir

Contributing to our week of coverage marking five years since indyref, Karen Dietz of the Indy Choir explains how the group got started and it’s involvement in the 2014 Yes campaign

AS A MUSICIAN and leader of choirs I wanted to do something to advance the cause of Scottish independence. I didn’t think I would be any good at knocking on doors. Then it came to me – I would start an independence choir. 

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'Extolling terrorism' in Spain: The Spider Operation and the persecution of freedom of expression

Raphael ‘Tsavkko’ Garcia (@Tsavkko_intl), journalist and PhD candidate in Human Rights at University of Deusto, Basque Country, looks at Operation Spider, Spain’s crackdown on musicians and others who are accused of “extolling terrorism” – i.e. have controversial opinions – on social media

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Daniel Quinn: If we want to address toxic masculinity we need to get serious about mental health and education

Rapper Daniel Quinn (‘Wee D’) spoke at an STUC event on mental health on Saturday [19 May] about male mental health issues. Here, he outlines his perspective, and why he thinks education is key to addressing it

I BELIEVE that toxic masculinity is a huge cultural issue that has become embedded at the core of society for as long as we can really remember.

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