Monthly Archives: March 2009

Patrick Harvie & BDSM in the news

MacAskill says no to legalising BDSM acts http://www.scotsman.com/news/macaskill-says-no-to-legalising-bdsm-acts-1-1032378#3898819 Under Mr Harvie’s amendment, consensual acts between those over 16 carried out for “sexual gratification” would not be considered as assault if both participants agreed. Shame it was rejected. But good on … Continue reading

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CAAN Scotland Flyers Have Arrived!

The CAAN flyers have arrived, and they look great! Small, black, glossy, info-packed, angry, result! So, in the words of Bruce Campbell, who wants some?!? I know two emails have reached me so far of people/businesses that want some, any … Continue reading

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CAAN-Scotland Update

Issues Two bills are currently in discussion in Holyrood that are of concern to CAAN members and supporters: The Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill [link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/bills/24-CrimJustLc/index.htm] and the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill [link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/bills/11-sexualOffences/index.htm]. The former is included because … Continue reading

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Meeting with Ann Oxley and Gery McLaughlin: Report

Alexandra McGregor and Becky Dwyer were invited by Ann Oxley back in January 2009 to discuss the extreme pornography legislation of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Bill in the beginning of March. On 13 March 2009, Ms. McGregor and Ms. … Continue reading

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MSP Patrick Harvie: Meeting Report

I explained to MSP Harvie about CAAN’s establishment in early 2008 in response to the extreme pornography legislation in Westminster, and that we are a grassroots loosely-knit group of individuals with no central member list, working to protect the rights … Continue reading

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