This year sees the thirtieth anniversary of the Peace Camp outside Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base on the Gare Loch.
By Andy Wightman There is a programme on Radio 4 called The Unbelievable Truth in which panellists compete to see how many nuggets of truth they are able to hide Continue reading
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By Doug Daniel The furore surrounding David Starkey’s stupid comments, comparing Alex Salmond to a “Caledonian Hitler”, were more interesting for what people didn’t say, than for what they actually Continue reading
By Michael Greenwell We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.- George Orwell A while back someone posted Continue reading
As the full catastrophe of the Labour / Tory PFI scandal unfolds before our eyes, Bella starts a series of articles and films looking at privatised Britain, what it means, Continue reading
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I suppose he needs to campaign on something solid – Barclays bikes and the likeable clown-toff strategies of yesteryear will probably not withstand another election. In amongst his economic campaign he is indirectly reigniting the question of Scottish Independence and provincial economic inequality …
By Fiona MacInnes In the 60s I would hear my father describe the Orkney in which we lived as a classless society. Then I didn’t know what ‘class’ meant. We Continue reading
“The Scots are the very bastards of creation.” John Wilkes, the great English radical, reformer, and 18th Century Member of Parliament for Middlesex “The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever Continue reading
Here’s the full transcript of Business Insider’s interview with Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who has been President of Iceland since 1996, and announced last month he would be running for a fifth Continue reading
In the second of our ‘Poetry on trial’ essays – culled from the excellent Cut Out and Keep blog (now part of Fuselit website) – English poet Jon Stone looks Continue reading
This is where you live. This is the cost of deciding to govern yourself. Remember: you are too poor, too stupid and too lacking in talent to control your own Continue reading
Flashmob for the independence of Catalonia was recorded on the 18th of March 2012 at 12pm at the Plaça Catalunya, in Barcelona. 8.500 people filled the centre of the square Continue reading
We’re asking all fans to support the statement: “If Rangers #newco are allowed back to the SPL immediately I will officially stop attending SPL football matches.” Put it on facebook and fans forums and twitter.
This thoughtful provocative essay by poet George Gunn asks some timely questions on the whys and wherefores of modern poetry, and asks whether there is a socialised character of poetry Continue reading
By Justin Kenrick Between now and 2014 do we need a society-wide dialogue on how best to trail-blaze the rebuilding of resilient communities in a resilient ecology? As Svenja Meyerricks Continue reading
This is the second in our series on #IndyMax (see also Trident Nowhere to Go here) By Justin Kenrick Four non-nationalist reasons for independence, and one reason against For those voters Continue reading
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On 5 April 2012, Barbar Ahmad became the first prisoner in a British jail to be interviewed on television from behind bars in this BBC broadcast. He has been held Continue reading
As we approach the 130th anniversary of The Battle of the Braes – one of the most significant events in the history of Highland resistance to the landowning class – Continue reading
Scottish Independence poses the greatest existential threat to British imperialism since decolonisation…