Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Support the Dot Scot campaign

Happy St Andrews Day and well done to Google for flying the flag for Scotland on their webpage http://www.google.co.uk

Anyway check out the Dot Scot campaign as covered in the excellent weblog below:

Dot Scot is the campaign to get Scotland its own domain name on the internet. It shouldn't really be too difficult, with the proliferation of .nets and .orgs.

Catalonia already has its own, which is great for business, culture and tourism. It's a big world wide web out there and the more distinctive you are the better. It's also a great way of uniting the Scottish diaspora, linking a world wide family with affinity to the country.
If the campaign is successful then this site's url could be www.golassiego.scot
That would be a particular boon to me as the .com version of golassiego has been snapped up by an Irish tourism initiative. (the site's current url is www.joanmcalpine.com)

To celebrate St Andrew's Day the campaign Dot Scot Registry has launched a new website to track support. The site also answers the most frequently asked questions about '.scot'.

The site can be found at http://www.dotscot.net/ .

The more supporters they can sign up the better so please do register...and send the link on to your friends and encourage them to support '.scot'.


Monday, 29 November 2010

SRSM Merchandise

The weather in the North East of Scotland and Fife is terrible here. Well done to those who travelled and braved the cold at yesterday's SRSM organised John MacLean Commemoration in Glasgow

Also note the SRSM have a shop on their website where you can buy T-shirts, books or fridge magnets.

I still wear T-shirts in the winter but I make sure and put on a fleece.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Our class, our life

The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton and discussions over a Royal wedding in Spring or Summer should seem irrelevant to the Scottish poor. The English media will no doubt not stop talking and speculating about it.

However true patriots of Scotland need only understand that London is quite a distance away and matters that affect us closer to home are very much more important.

As the cuts to public services impact on our lives the working class will have thoughts of resistance and getting even.

Let us not forget the poor and remember that Scottish Independence could right many wrongs even within the limitations of Scottish capitalism. Forces of democracy would thrive better in an Independent Scotland.

William and Kate seem a nice couple but live in a world different to us. The difference is class and the poor should only understand class struggle.

The phoenix will rise again in Scotland it is only a matter of time and we can decide then if we wish a socialist republic I sincerely hope we do.