Sooner or later the right to self determination will be exercised by the majority people in my country. When I vote ‘yes’ to independence I shall be voting towards that end.’
Archive for March 2012
Rangers Tax Case is Scotland’s Al Jazeera. Is @alextomo about to blow Scottish football & media out of it’s comfort zone?
the right of nations to self-determination” does not necessarily mean the right to separate, it means the right to decide whether or not to separate; if the Scots voted to remain part of the UK they would nevertheless have exercised their right to self-determination…
140 miles from Aberdeen the North Sea sits on the verge of an environmental catastrophe. A gas leak under the Elgin platform has, in the last few hours, been confirmed as coming from a previously unknown vent disturbed by drilling… Read More ›
This from Jon Pullman and friends (please share widely). This should be read alongside O Donald Trump Woe Donald Trump:
I said Charles, don’t you ever crave To appear on the front of the Daily Mail Dressed in your Mother’s bridal veil? Doug Daniel disentangles… Every new announcement from the Westminster government seems to add yet another argument in favour… Read More ›
This from our friends at the NATIONAL COLLECTIVE: The new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh titled Democracy for Scotland: The Referendum Experience, bridges the years between the devolution campaigns of the late 20th century and the coming independence referendum of 2014,… Read More ›
This is from “Despatches from the Invisible Revolution” Reflections on 2011, (Editors: Dougald Hine & Keith Kahn-Harris) by Mike Small Caledonian Dreaming From Tunisia to Egypt, Wisconsin and Spain, London and New York, from the outpourings of Wikileaks to the… Read More ›
In an article first published in Holyrood magazine, SNP veteran and nationalist icon, Jim Sillars, questions the SNP leadership’s courting of the of the Devo Max brigade. DANCING AROUND DEVOLUTION by Jim Sillars It’s time the SNP membership woke up… Read More ›
by Bryce Milligan There is an undeclared war going on in the United States that threatens the lynchpins of American intellectual freedom. In a statement worthy of Cassandra, Noah Davis wrote in Business Insider last October, “Amazon is coming for… Read More ›
Much as I’d have walked over broken glass to interview Francis Ford Coppola for Bella someone else beat me to it. Film critic Ariston Anderson has done a very fine job indeed for The 99% webzine. If ever a film-maker… Read More ›
By Mhairi McAlpine “Only independence can fully guarantee Scotland’s National Health Service.” – Nicola Sturgeon I’ve been watching the twisty-turny passage of the NHS bill through the Commons and Lords, with horror mixed with relief. The devolution settlement means that… Read More ›
Capitalism has duped us into thinking that money is God, that stuff will stave off unhappiness, and we must work on the hamster wheel of material accumulation to inoculate ourselves from lack.
By Kate Higgins Having been mentioned in dispatches, I thought I’d stamp my purdy little foot and seek a right to reply. Or at least, set out why the analogy of an abused woman was discomfiting and I considered inappropriate.
By Deena Stryker It is wrong to see the American Occupy Movement as a mirror image of the protests occurring in Europe, both in terms of its origins and aspirations. Europeans may have adopted the slogan ‘we are the 99%’,… Read More ›
Without a healthy cultural life there is no self-determination, nobody to imagine nationhood, to generate an image of who we might have been, of who we are, and of what we might like to become.
We take great pleasure in unveiling Caithness poet and playwright, GEORGE GUNN, as our newest columnist. Each month FROM THE PROVINCE OF THE CAT, will bring a refreshing and much-needed Highland perspective to Bella. George’s first column is an introductory… Read More ›