Westminster’s darling get’s a warm welcome on Edinburgh’s High Street, a place with a long tradition of popular rule …
By Dougie Strang May 2013 has seen carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reach concentrations at or above 400ppm. The first time this has been so for over 3 million Continue reading
Micah White on Adbusters, Meme Warfare and Occupy tactics … worth listening to for the indy movement. Key issues: don’t confuse the social media campaign with THE movement, it is Continue reading
Max Keiser and Frankie Boyle discuss Scottish independence …
By Kate Higgins Most of us are waking leisurely to the prospect of a day aff. If we’re really lucky we’ll get the weather to do something nice. It’s the Continue reading
Re-claiming our capacity to democratically organise social institutions in line with a conception of the public good – reclaiming politics – is the only antidote to the depoliticising thrust of Anglo-liberal capitalism.
By Andy Wightman Sometimes life is sweet. People think good thoughts. Folk are inspired to imagine and drive forward a happier, more contented society where we live good lives in Continue reading
By Andy Wightman Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Rootes Factory in Linwood that made the Hillman Imp. To accommodate the workforce, the small industrial village of Continue reading
Cat Boyd @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013 Alison Johnston @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013 Kevin Williamson @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013
By Paul Mason Two years on from the Arab Spring, I’m clearer about what it was that it inaugurated: it is a revolution. In some ways it parallels the revolutions Continue reading
By Jonathon Shafi When you hear the word ‘deficit’ the first thing that springs to mind is the so called ‘budget deficit’. So called, because many of us are ‘deficit Continue reading
By Mike Small What are we to make of the collapsing media structures and models? I am arguing for some new systems and maybe it’s time to set out how Continue reading
Dougald Hine @dougald – lecture at Dalarna University. We’re living in a web of crises, with no route back to the world in which we grew up….what we’re experiencing isn’t Continue reading
By Gregor Gall Seven years ago, the Scottish Left Review Press (SLRP) published the original Is There a Scottish Road to Socialism? Its purpose was to examine how a road Continue reading
Amicable Separation? Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are not attempting old-style nation-statehood: they are (and indeed, can’t help being) in search of a new mode of distinctive development. Post-globalisation self-rule, liberated from the contortions of imperialism and warfare, and adapted to circumstances in which the scale of statehood is no longer so important…
The Death of Hugo Chavez By Callum McCormick The announcement of the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez provides an opportunity for us to look back on the most important Continue reading
By Andy Wightman Oxfam has launched a major campaign on food security – Enough Food for Everyone. It aims to reach 20 million people across the UK and to persuade Continue reading
Imagine Scotland as a Hub of Democratic Innovation, a Scotland where Everyone has A Say!
By Cat Boyd With the publication yesterday of Yes Scotland’s response to the STUC’s “Just Scotland” paper, the question is raised again – what would trade unionism look like in Continue reading
By Adam Ramsay In an economic system designed to divide and rule, it is all too easy to feel alone. But we are not. It’s easy for movements to fracture Continue reading
By Pete Ramand Perhaps the most eye-catching statistic contained in the latest Ipsos MORI research, published in The Times yesterday, was the spike in support for independence among young people: Continue reading
By Mike Small An issue has been thrown into the humdrum melly of constitutional squabbling by the NO campaign which has raised the debate beyond the lofty matter of soft Continue reading
This from Alex Korew …
As British bankers criminality under Libor is laid bare Douglas Wilson looks at endemic Spanish corruption. There are so many corruption scandals going on in Spain at present it is Continue reading
There is little argument against a Yes vote, except fear mongering and fear itself. But it is independence from oil that is needed. Independence from the miracle fuel.
By Darran Anderson And the village was deserted, the huts gaped black, rotting, all askew within the fallen enclosures. A calamity had come to it, sure enough. The people had Continue reading
We’re neither ‘in it together’ nor ‘Better Together’.
Something for the weekend sir? Each week we’ll be bringing you 5 great things we love. Things to do or watch, mostly non-political. Here’s our first top 5 … 1. Continue reading
Bella Exclusive: Irvine Welsh essay on Scottish Independence and British Unity
Bella is in reflective mood and wants to respond to the challenge laid down by Gerry Hassan about ‘the thinness of much of what passes for public debate’. We want Continue reading