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  • International

    Violence and the Hamburg G20

    Violence and the Hamburg G20 – is there any way out? By Richard Henry Holland There were thousands of joyful moments for the tens of […]

    19th Jul'17 10
  • Brexit

    The Rough Wooing

    The Westminster Parliament EU (Withdrawal) Bill provides invaluable illumination of the British problem of Brexit, and is a surprisingly transparent demonstration of Parliament’s limited power […]

    17th Jul'17 10
  • Scots

    Fringe Activity

    Tammas Clark on the wisdom of Bukowski and the value of the festival. Picked up a copy o the Fringe catalogue at Galashiels bus station […]

    17th Jul'17 2
  • Commentary

    Power Grab

    The Brexit farce has gone from being a widening of the democratic deficit to an attack on democracy and devolution. Scotland voted against this exercise […]

    13th Jul'17 14
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    Fuaigh – Interweaving

    Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge. […]

    12th Jul'17 1
  • Uncategorised

    Hodge-Podgeable

    The problem for Theresa May’s constant commands and pleas for ‘Unity” and togetherness is that we live in a state of radical incoherence with multiple […]

    12th Jul'17 8
  • WMD

    Cost of the Union (update)

    The case for dependence was made again and again on what was cutely termed ‘the harsh economic realities’. We had ‘narrow shoulders’ and a volatile […]

    Mike Small 12th Jul'17 9
  • Backing Bella
    Mike Small 12th Jul'17 6
  • Commentary

    Myths of the Gig Economy

    Pre-car-i-ous \pri-‘kar-e-as\ adj [L precarius obtained by entreaty, uncertain—more at PRAYER] (1646) 1: depending on the will or pleasure of another 2: dependent on uncertain […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 1
  • Commentary

    Belonging

    We covered the problems with Karmarama’s new army advert way back in January (‘This is Belonging’) pointing out it was organised violence as an antidote […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 10
  • Commentary

    From the Woodpile to the Bonfire

    It’s not been the best few days for the Tories. In just a few weeks Theresa May has gone from urging us to ‘Crush the […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 5
  • Commentary

    Beware the Hand that Feeds

    Beware the Hand That Feeds You: Corporate Participation in Social Justice Movements. At the recent Pride march in Edinburgh there was a counter march against […]

    Ben Simmons 10th Jul'17 3
  • Events

    Thomas Muir Lecture 2017

    “I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause. It shall ultimately prevail. It shall finally triumph”. (Thomas Muir spoken […]

    Mike Small 10th Jul'17 1

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