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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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news that Alex Salmond, former MP and former First Minister of Scotland
is to have his own TV show on, God forbid that Satan, RT - Russia Today...


Thanks for the heads up on the new show!

Looking forward to watching ol' Alex go Laughing

Actually........
It's Now Online:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a while since I've posted anything here but we've all been waiting for the #Brexit nightmare to play out a bit so we can get on with calling #Indyref2 , #ScotRef or #Referendum2018 ...



http://thenational.scot/news/15901126.Brexit_Bill_farce_proves_Westminster_is_not_fit_to_govern_Scotland/

... and it looks like that can't come soon enough, especially when shit like this afoot -



from the very good new alt-media http://www.trulyscottishtv.com/



http://www.businessforscotland.com/scottish-office-preparing-intercept-scotlands-returning-eu-powers/

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Getting Inside the Scotland Office
https://thebutterflyrebellion.scot/2018/01/26/getting-inside-the-scotland-office/

Suspicions have been raised in recent weeks and months that the Scotland Office – the centre of the British administration in Scotland – is gearing up for something big. It is no secret that since the Conservatives came back to power in May 2010 the budget and staffing numbers of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland have been on the rise. Since the 2014 referendum the influx of people and cash into David Mundell’s department has been accelerating, with staffing and budget now at a level capable of governing Scotland without Holyrood. They’re up to something.
...



They've been rumbled! The power grab intentions are real and we need to get out of this disfunctional union asap!

I expect the Scot Gov to make a move very soon Wink Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from the Massive #AUOB (All Under One Banner) Demostration for Independence in Glasgow this weekend.
What an event! -



... and they did! - 93,496 0f them!

http://www.thenational.scot/news/16207472.The_big_indy_march_in_pictures/?ref=nuo

Here's Broadcasting Scotland's #AUOB Special Report with @pilaraymara



https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/full-scottish-06-05-2018/



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Sunny Days in Glasgow
https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2018/05/06/sunny-days-in-glasgow/

Yesterday’s march was a huge and brilliant turnout which far exceeded the organisers expectations. It is a manifestation of the movements strength and an inspiration for all. Marches like this are a message of intent, a learning curve for organisers and a boost of confidence for tired and battle-weary protestors and activists. The fact that the event was so large and went off without a single incident is testimony to the crowd and the wider movement. The result was also the payoff for months, in some cases years of patient steady movement-building on a very practical level by national grassroots organisations and a network of local groups nurtured and sustained by dedicated souls up and down the land. The sheer scale of the event will have made many people wake up to what’s latent in Scotland. This is far more powerful than the aristocratic loot showered down on Scotland in Union.
...



http://www.independentscot.org/marches-are-about-numbers/



http://ruthwishart.scot/blog/marching-towards-not-so-distant-drums



... and there are more planned!

I think the #IndyRef2 #Referendum2018 campaign just "unofficially" kicked off! Wink Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we are all still waiting for some kind of "Official" announcement of #IndyRef2 as more and more shit keeps hiting the #Brexit fan the Scottish Alternative Media (SAM) goes from strength to strength with more improved quality production ...

... the MSM (CCP) and the BBC in particular are getting so nervous with REAL jouralistic competition that they have resorted to blatant politically motivated censorship and with the collusion of YouTube have closed down two independence supporting channels - "Wings over Scotland" and Peter Curran's "Moridura"!

Well, as you can imagine, the fallout has been spectacular and fast moving! –

https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-state-flexes-its-muscles/

https://wingsoverscotland.com/when-were-gone/

https://wingsoverscotland.com/big-auntie-is-watching-you-update/

https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-dirty-bakers-dozen/

https://wingsoverscotland.com/silence-will-fall/

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The sounds of the silenced
https://wingsoverscotland.com/the-sounds-of-the-silenced/

Before we were so rudely interrupted, we were about to write a little more about the issues around the BBC’s takedown of this site’s YouTube channel. Because while we got a very respectable five-and-a-half minutes on Good Morning Scotland earlier today, you never have the time on radio or TV to say everything you want to.



Incidentally, we get the impression – nothing more solid than that – from a number of sources that BBC Scotland are somewhat out of the loop over the whole affair, and the impetus to silence Wings has actually come from London, which is slightly scarier. But aside from that, there are a number of really rather disturbing aspects to the situation.

You can hear the full interview here: [Audio in link]
...

It still seems to be just pro-indy channels that have had the Big Hammer treatment.

But what of the wider issues? The transience of news is in stark contrast to most other broadcasting. A huge amount of the BBC’s current affairs output either isn’t available on iPlayer at all, or only for a very brief period – an episode of Reporting Scotland, for example, is up for 24 hours or less, and the same applies to other regional news shows and indeed to the main six o’clock bulletin. So if anything important gets said on them, it vanishes down the memory hole almost immediately.
...

This entire affair quite frankly stinks to high heaven. The BBC have operated a plainly partisan policy, observably applying different rules and procedures to people with different political viewpoints. YouTube appear to have actively colluded with them rather than being neutral, and have even suspended their normal conflict-resolution system just for Wings Over Scotland for no obvious reason, even though our account was until then in spotlessly good standing.
...

The BBC is a publicly-funded and theoretically publicly-accountable organisation, yet it refuses to appear on its own programmes to explain its actions to the people who own it. (It’s going to sound rather hollow the next time it pointedly says that no Scottish Government minister was available for interview.)

We’re going to take this one as far as it’ll go, folks.




https://moriduraalt.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-big-bad-beeb-and-my-youtube-channel.html

Then Big Eck got involved -


https://wingsoverscotland.com/for-the-attention-of-the-director-general/

Now that's an intervention!

http://indyref2.scot/bbc-targeted-wings-over-scotland-after-complaint-by-labour-councillor


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A can of worms
https://peterabell.blog/2018/08/02/a-can-of-worms/

That someone as prominent as Alex Salmond has elected to intervene in what I wearily suppose will shortly be dubbed the ‘Wingsgate’ scandal, is quite significant. If nothing else, it serves to demonstrate just how important alternative media have become.

His intervention is doubly significant for the fact that, as well as concisely stating the points that the BBC must respond to in relation to its evidently selective and seemingly ill-founded copyright infringement complaint against Wings Over Scotland, Mr Salmond has broadened the issue to include the rights of persons appearing in the excerpts which have been removed from the public domain due to the BBC’s action. And he has introduced the further matter of the BBC’s apparent failure to remove material which has been found to be in breach of its own guidelines.

It looks increasingly like the corporation has opened a very large can of worms here. ...
...

That the BBC has got itself into this situation amply demonstrates the dumb arrogance of unaccountable power. Anyone with so much as the tip of their smallest finger on the pulse of Scottish politics could have predicted the furore which would ensue from closing down the Wings Over Scotland YouTube channel. Either the BBC was aware of the hornets’ nest that it was poking and simply didn’t care, or it was allowing decisions to be made by people lacking even a basic awareness of what they were dealing with. Whichever it was, it looks like an appalling failure of management.
...

Perhaps Alex Salmond’s intervention will rouse those somnolent and indolent hacks. But if the evidence of the past is any guide their mercenary ire will directed, not against the BBC, but against Salmond. If these loyal servants of the British state are true to tediously predictable form then we can expect that ‘Wingsgate’ will be spun as the SNP trying to ‘intimidate’ and ‘silence’ the BBC.

It’s all very British.



http://scotgoespop.blogspot.com/2018/08/questions-for-bbc-on-youtube-controversy.html

And then the BBC realising that it had seriously fucked up started swiftly backtracking ...

[Edit]:
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Please disregard our previous message
https://wingsoverscotland.com/please-disregard-our-previous-message/

Well, this story moves fast.
...

What that means is that, at least for now, our YouTube channel is back (Back! BACK!), minus the 13 videos complained about by the BBC on copyright grounds. The situation is once again that Corporation has 14 business days to file a formal court challenge, and unless it does so the channel will be reinstated in full.

Meanwhile, here’s how the Streisand Effect works. Wink
...



https://wingsoverscotland.com/a-significant-debate/

So one positive outcome of it all is the huge exposure it has given to "Wings over Scotland" - the kind you just can't buy! Laughing Cool


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