Reason to love Glasgow #947763
In 1986 Glasgow city council changed the name of St George’s Place to Nelson Mandela Place.
St George’s Place was the home of the South African Consulate.
People writing to the SA consulate in Glasgow had to address their mail to the Stock Exchange Building, Nelson Mandela Place.
They had to print it on their letterheads.
My kid asked me to make a vampire cake for her birthday, now I’m in a big mess of icing sugar and melted marshmallows and youtube videos….anyone ever made their own fondant? These annoying video people make it look both fun and easy…
Why Ned Kelly, I was under the impression he was a nasty piece of work. Does he have a connection to trade unionism, or am I missing a point or two here?
nah he’s just like an anti-authoritarian folk hero - I imagine he’s in that sticker because he shot cops and their drawing the comparison of shooting scabs
Hi from Aus. Curious to know if you know who that is the picture with the gun. #australia
Hi, I’m in australia too, but I knew that is Ned Kelly well before I moved here, he’s pretty famous in the UK and Ireland too
heh my anti-scab posts seem to have lost me a good few scab friendly followers, good stuff…we clearly wouldn’t have gotten on anyway
1. Don’t cross the picket line.
2. Don’t cross the picket line.
3. We don’t really care that much why you’re crossing the picket line. If we ask you why, it’s only to argue with you better that you shouldn’t cross.
4. I personally wouldn’t care if your last relative is fighting for…
There is nothing lower than a scab.
I have a hard time with this mentality. This stance on strikes is supposed to be a class based action yet it doesn’t recognize that while strikes help the workers in the long run, it severely hurts the workers who are living paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford to take that time off. Yes, I understand that contributes to a shitty self-perpetuating cycle, but being poor means you often can’t afford to have options.
And for the record, a scab is someone who is hired to come in and do the job while the regular workers are on strike. A regular worker who continues to do their job is just that.
Resistance isn’t an all-or-nothing one-way-to-do-it-only thing. If you’re really committed to the creation of options for everyone, then recognize that we all have to make our own decisions and shaming people for making their’s without understanding why they made that decision won’t help the cause.
Ugh no, people who continue to do their jobs are absolutely scabs, and the worst kind. Never mind just betraying a fellow working class person, these people betray their own friends and workmates, people they see every day, and yet they still side with the bosses in order to fuck them over. Fucking low.
Their workmates are also living from paycheck to paycheck, no one can “afford” to go on strike, and people don’t take the decision to strike lightly - it’s a massive risk that people take when they have been put in extremely difficult positions. A scab is someone who turns to the person next to them in their hour of greatest need, at the moment when solidarity is most necessary, and spits in their face.
You’re right that “we all have to make our own decisions” but we also have to live with the consequences if those decisions have an immediate and devastating effect on the lives of other people. If there is a strike in your workplace, their is no neutral position, you either side with the people who are in the same position as you or you side with the bosses and the cops. Take the decision, but don’t be surprised if you get shunned by the people you betray.