By Douglas Strang Things fall apart. Willing or no, Greece will exit the Euro. With perhaps Portugal next, and then Spain, and then… Christine Lagarde of the IMF tells us in a BBC interview that “the Greek population has made… Read More ›
Archive for May 2012
Contrary to neoliberal wisdom, another Scotland is possible.
We’ve lived in a weird state for so long we’ve forgotten what normality is…
By Gerry Hassan Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in the future And time future contained in the past. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets (1936) This week the Scottish independence debate reaches new levels with the launch of… Read More ›
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By Ross Croall The pro-independence ‘green’ camp has an unenviable task ahead of it. In trying to convince the electorate that independence can be a positive thing for Scotland, it’s going to have to do battle with some very orthodox… Read More ›
Comrades! In the Eurozone and beyond, capitalist crisis deepens. From Greece to Govan the ruling class is imposing brutal austerity. From Mount Olympus to Mount Florida, titanic class confrontations loom. In this context the communique below from the frontline of… Read More ›
6 min clip of Irvine Welsh v Tristram Hunt with Jeremy Paxman in the chair. (From BBC Newsnight on 20th Apr 2012)
This Saturday Christopher Harvie (‘A Floating Commonwealth‘) and Michael Gardiner are at Word Power Books, Edinburgh. This is an extract from Michael’s ‘At the Edge of Empire': According to some accounts, Glover Brothers’ business almost single-handedly revived the prestige of… Read More ›
We’re not in the habit of reprinting articles from the Wall Street Journal but we’ll make an exception for this one. The article below was published on 3rd May by the WSJ in their MarketWatch section. It examines whether the… Read More ›
We have to stand up to power, while digging deep into our capacity to be generous, hopeful, imaginative, and playful and create the Scotland of the future today.
Previous articles on Bella have questioned the Scottish government’s controversial decision to pour millions of tax payers money into a global corporation like Amazon. But it’s not just Amazon’s tax position that readers and writers need to be aware of…. Read More ›
By Tom Jennings The UK’s soporific slide deeper into fiscally-imposed structurally-readjusted barbarity, without much in the way of disturbance to putative social peace, has now been thoroughly punctured. First the exuberant Lethal Bizzle of EMA kids prompted their university ‘betters’… Read More ›
A Bella Caledonia Exclusive! by Kevin Williamson May Day 1992 was one of the bleakest in recent memory. Scotland had sunk into a collective despondency when the Tory Party, under the leadership of John Major, were astonishingly re-elected to another… Read More ›
by George Gunn Wednesday April 25th was a very windy day in Caithness. A fierce North Easterly gale blew down from Norway and blasted the blossoms off what pass for trees in this flat, mainly treeless land. It felt, in… Read More ›