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  • Commentary

    These (Offshore) Islands

    The latest post from the unintentionally hilarious These Islands project, is, well, unintentionally hilarious. Packed with the great and the good, the project is an […]

    17th Nov'17 1
  • Industrial Action

    Solidarity with BiFab

    “An inspiring example of workers taking their power back and demonstrates continuing capacity of trade unions to set political agenda.” GMB Scotland regional organiser Hazel […]

    17th Nov'17 1
  • Commentary

    Prizewinning Performance

    The annual black tie back-slapping event of the year for Scotland’s political and media class is over. Kezia Dugdale was awarded the Debater of the […]

    17th Nov'17 2
  • Environmental Justice

    A Coca-Cola Christmas

    A truckload of plastic enters the ocean every minute. Coca-Cola produce an estimated 110 billion plastic bottles a year. We produced more plastic in the […]

    17th Nov'17 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Think of Scotland

    Think of Scotland by Martin Parr, reviewed by Frank McElhinney Martin Parr’s new photo-book Think of Scotland is a catalogue of clichés. The book contains […]

    16th Nov'17 5
  • Commentary
    16th Nov'17 2
  • Industrial Action

    Battle for BiFab March & Rally

    Communities in Fife and Lewis are battling for their jobs and urging the Scottish Government to help the threat to their livelihoods. Workers and their […]

    Mike Small 16th Nov'17 13
  • Commentary

    Food Wars

    Bewildered by the Food boycotts, unboycotts and counter-boycotts. Here’s Bella’s nifty guide. The now traditional controversy goes way back to 2015, when Starbucks caused a […]

    15th Nov'17 0
  • Brexit

    On the Border

    That little Ireland can cause a hold up in the Brexit talks should put to bed the “too wee” arguments in Scotland argues Phil Mac Giolla […]

    Phil Mac Giolla Bhain 15th Nov'17 20
  • Poetry

    If This is a Lament

    Kurdish poet and activist Bejan Matur will be appearing at Neu! Reekie! in Summerhall Arts Centre on Thursday evening. Bejan is one of the international […]

    Kevin Williamson 15th Nov'17 0
  • Events

    A Season in the New North

    With the Arctic Circle Forum – Scotland and the New North – being hosted in Edinburgh next week – a fringe has developed with Nordic Horizons leading […]

    15th Nov'17 0
  • Journey to Yes
    Phantom Power 15th Nov'17 2
  • Commentary

    The Paradise Papers and HSBC. Who?

    Mr Ethical @nw_nicholas on the role of the media in reporting the HSBC element of the Paradsise Papers revelations – and why we didn’t hear […]

    Nicholas Wilson 14th Nov'17 6

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