independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Commentary

    Jeremy Corbyn is Not the Issue

    This week starts with the end of a twenty year entryist takeover of the Labour Party. The Blairite missionaries efforts have crumbled like a PFI […]

    Mike Small 26th Sep'16 13
  • Commentary


    Like a lot of people, I’ve just been watching Jeremy Corbyn, overwhelmingly confirmed as leader of the Labour Party, say nothing I really disagreed with […]

    Peter Arnott 25th Sep'16 9
  • Media

    Perspective (get some)

    We’re delighted to be partnering with Phantom Power films new venture, ‘Perspective’. He writes: ‘Our taster show is a magazine format with all kinds of […]

    Phantom Power 25th Sep'16 3
  • Europe

    Europe in Scotland #EU2

    In the third of our series inviting European citizens living in Scotland to reflect on the Brexit crisis, Svenja Meyerricks  contributes. #EU2 How has the Brexit […]

    Svenja Meyerricks 23rd Sep'16 7
  • Scots

    The Gypsy Traiveller “problem”

    Alistair Heather scrieves anent an ayebydand problem in landward airts o the kintrae, atween settled societie an the ‘gaun aboot fowk’ we cry Traivellers an […]

    Alistair Heather 23rd Sep'16 15
  • Tribe of Moles
    Bruce Scott 22nd Sep'16 21
  • Education

    Tunnelling Out

    Tunnelling Out: How Intellectual Property Created in Scottish Universities using Your Money is Given Away ‘For Free’ by the Neoliberal Scottish Funding Council. In a […]

    John O'Dowd 22nd Sep'16 25
  • Review


    Determination: how Scotland can become independent by 2021, by Robin McAlpine; Commonweal After “an independence campaign [that] was never more alive than after its loss”, […]

    John Herdman 22nd Sep'16 3
  • EU membership

    Help Me Rhona

    As a ‘Hard Brexit’ now looks more and more certain it’s important to recall the arguments made by Better Together during the referendum. Thanks to […]

    Mike Small 22nd Sep'16 15
  • WMD

    By Yon Bonnie Banks

    “The WHO (World Health Organisation) has calculated that would take 200 atomic explosions to create a nuclear winter, and in effect sterilise the planet. That […]

    Brian Quail 21st Sep'16 6
  • Arts & Culture

    Precision Bombing


    Chris Cairns 21st Sep'16 6
  • Land Ownership

    Eigg – Our Island

    We sometimes think that land ownership is something that will never happen, something far away. Here’s a great practical example of real change. An amazing […]

    20th Sep'16 8
  • Backing Bella

    Support Us

    We’ve been publishing ad-free content and promoting new writing for almost a decade now. Producing Bella’s thoughtful writing is expensive – but supporting us isn’t. […]

    20th Sep'16 10

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