Social Justice & Poverty

GE17: Scotland’s trade unions call for positive, progressive policies

The Scottish Trades Union Congress says the 2017 general election campaign must not be a Brexit re-run

26th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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The third sector vision must stand out in the distorted politics of the age

​Graham Martin says the third sector must get in gear fast and use the general election to expound its ideas for a better world

19th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Light the touchpaper of civil action

​Mick Lightbody is a veteran housing campaigner from Easterhouse, Glasgow. Alongside Bob Holman he managed to turn round the fortunes of the run-down estate

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Let’s rescue our rights from the depths of Brexit

Mhairi Snowden says civil society should be very concerned about the impact of Brexit on our human rights

6th April 2017 by TFN Guest

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Has TFN riled you? It’s for your own good

Susan Smith on why Third Force News will not apologise for making you angry

5th April 2017 by Susan Smith

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#IncludED in the Main?! Still work to be done

Jan Savage explains why the Scottish Parliament is debating how to improve education for children with learning disabilities this week

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Voice of dissent: poverty campaigners do challenge the Scottish Government

Peter Kelly challenges Robert Armour's view that the third sector is unwilling to criticise the Scottish Government

27th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brexit fallout will cut Scotland’s third sector deeply

Maggie Lennon is calling on Scotland's third sector to get involved now in lobbying for a fair deal for the third sector following Brexit

24th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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The sound of silence: why won’t the third sector criticise the Scottish Government?

Organisations' reluctance to criticise the Scottish Government means controversial policies are being accepted without much opposition, argues Robert Armour

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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What does the third sector need most from IndyBrexit?

Martin Sime considers what impact the third sector can have in the second independence referendum campaign while leaving the EU

15th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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You can’t run a charity on good will alone

Active4All's demise is a lesson in how ideologically-driven social enterprises must also be backed up with competent business expertise

15th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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I turned a life of crime into a life worth living

Pete Sams life turned around when he got involved in a voluntary project in prison and it gave him something to live for

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Kirk calls on Westminster to agree to independence referendum

Rev Dr Richard Frazer says the Church of Scotland remain neutral out the outcome but believes it is right to have a second independence referendum

14th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charities are a crucial part of the Living Wage movement

Sandy MacDonald argues that paying the Living Wage is crucial to help charities deliver on their mission

10th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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The power of a good conversation

Simon Bateson explains why he believes honest communication can be the basis for social change

6th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charity campaigning: is it time to get offensive?

Susan Smith says charities should learn from grassroots campaigners and be prepared to ruffle feathers

2nd March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Tory brutality laid bare - now let’s shape the alternative

Christina McKelvie on Scotland's new social security system

28th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Beating the racists with unity and solidarity

Claire Thain on how a community came together following a racist attack on a mosque

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Brexit blow: let’s fight fear together

Susan Smith believes the third sector is right to be nervous about the future and should arm itself now for rocky years to come

8th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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