Month: October 2012

Tax Haven Toolkit

No, it’s not a DIY guide to looting your country’s wealth but an activists kit to present the case for Tax Justice to folk in your own community.  When a swimming pool or library shuts, public sector staff are laid off,… Read More ›

Neu! Reekie! #23

    Aside from Bella Caledonia an arts project I’m heavily involved with is Neu! Reekie!  Neu! Reekie! is a monthly anti-cabaret now based at Edinburgh’s Summerhall arts complex.  The Neu! Reekie! ‘happenings’ on the last Friday of each month… Read More ›

Indy Podcast 10

Did you know that home insurance premiums in Scotland are artificially high because Scotland is part of the union? I didn’t. You can find out why and much more by listening to ScotIndyPod episode 10 where I talk with (Dr)… Read More ›


By Bill Wilson “May no new things arise” – a Spanish blessing. “May you live in interesting times” – a Chinese curse. Notice something, something rather important? The Spanish blessing assumes that it is good to live in unchanging times,… Read More ›

This Little Piggy

By Ian Brotherhood Unless you have a strong stomach you may want to avoid what follows. Seriously. No-one likes stubbing a toe. Anyone who has ever suffered a dislocated or fractured finger will remember the peculiarly nauseating pain. Imagine, then,… Read More ›

No. 9

Podcast 9 is up. This time I speak with former Scottish Socialist Party MSP and founder member of Women For Indy, Carolyn Leckie. We talked about the Women For Indy group and what its origins and aims are and how… Read More ›

Being Yes

In a world full of cheap diversions, horror stories and looming anxieties, we actually have a rare chance in our lives to bring about a change for the better in our immediate conditions. And in a way which simply requires us to be thoughtful Scottish citizens, to our fullest and richest degree…

Sunday Telly

Anas Sarwar losing the plot on live TV – starts bitter and defensive and descends quickly – isn’t this the sort of negativity that lost them two elections?

Indy Podcast 8

Podcast 8 is up and it is pretty packed. The way BBC News behaves is often a cause of dismay/fury/disappointment/surprise (delete as applicable to last story you read or watched). Instead of attacking the latest thing on Newsnicht, Newsnight or… Read More ›

Something from Nothing

By J. Simon-Jones Now that we’re done scratching our heads and picking ourselves off the floor after Johann Lamont’s “brave,” and “bold,” policy shift in which she announced the total abandonment of any principles her party may once have stood… Read More ›

Definitely Maybe

Devo Max, Devo Plus or Devo Shshh. All are off the ballot. Doug Daniel surveys the landscape and asks why?   The framing of David Mundell’s premature enunciation of the agreement between the Scottish and UK governments in regards to… Read More ›


This is for those of you who think our current priorities are immoral (I’m with Hazel Henderson ‘Economics is a form of brain damage’) … or those of you not convinced by the voodoo economics of Cameron or Blair, Miliband… Read More ›


Coming soon, a new book published by Word Power books Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence edited by Scott Hames. Book an advanced copy here. Over the past three decades, it is commonly argued, Scotland achieved ‘a form of cultural autonomy… Read More ›

Land Action

“Time is ripe for revolution when the masses of people won’t act for change but won’t strongly oppose those who do.” Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, 1971. It’s time to challenge landed power and mount a campaign of positive action… Read More ›