Last year a report The Power of Scotland Renewed (you can read it here) showed the amazing potential Scotland has for conversion to renewable energy. The Power of Scotland Renewed report, based on research by independent energy analysts Garrad Hassan,… Read More ›
Archive for October 2010
Welfare is a complex subject. Yet, some welfare facts are brutally simple. Around 2.5 million people on IB are a testimony to the fact that the experience of living and working under a decaying British capitalism has proven damaging to the health of many. Respiratory illnesses from damp housing, smoking, or poor working conditions; heart-conditions; arthritis; cancer and other diseases; muscular injuries; and a vast range of mental health problems – all make it hard for people to work; and all have added to numbers on IB.
While we have idiots like Labours Michael McCann, while we have the far-right operating amongst the orange disorder, Sarkozy expelling the Roma and a German leader like Merkel spouting forth, we are in dangerous times. While we remain tied to the racist British State its essential we make clear a different approach. It’s vital that here in Scotland we articulate a progression vision for our country.
‘Show the people that our Old Nobility is not noble, that its lands are stolen lands – stolen either by force or fraud; show people that the title-deeds are rapine, murder, massacre, cheating, or court harlotry; dissolve the halo of divinity that surrounds the hereditary title; let the people clearly understand that our present House of Lords is composed largely of descendants of successful pirates and rogues; do these things and you shatter the Romance that keeps the nation numb and spellbound while privilege picks its pocket.’
By Jamie Heckert Colin Ward’s writing, spanning three decades and twenty-seven books, focus on recognising the low-input alternatives which already exist and which can help inspire transitions to more resilient and sustainable cultures. His work also shares a number of… Read More ›
Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X, and A, chronicler of the internet era, codifier of minutaie of disaffected sects, neologist and cultural entrepreneur sets out his notes for the future. It’s important because Coupland’s invention of contemporary cultural concepts stick… Read More ›
After recent discussion on gaelic culture revival (and anti-gaelic trends) we wanted to reflect on other recent positive developments, in particular a conference that brought together researchers focusing on the visual tradition and the links between this visual tradition and… Read More ›
David Harvey’s must-see animated lecture on the crisis of capitalism.