Independent Renaissances? Narratives for radical Human Ecology in Scotland The Centre for Human Ecology (CHE) is calling for scholars who would like to explore Scottish issues rooted in radical human ecology in the run-up to the independence referendum in September… Read More ›
Bella has been thinking about work and economy in the context of Occupy, independence, climate change and collapsonomics. Here’s David Graeber: In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Britain… Read More ›
By Coco At 8.30am yesterday morning, anti-fracking activists gathered for a clowning action at the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Affairs (DPEA) in Falkirk. Dressed in colourful clown costumes a group of 17 activists mocked the dangers of fracking with… Read More ›
Amanda Palmer: The art of asking. Ahead of the festival we found this funny and moving about the nature of performance, faith in humanity, crowd funding, ninja master-level fan-connection and random intimacy … See more about Amanda P here.
“In this operation, we will begin the systematic and comprehensive desiccation of your cult. We will further expose your falsities and your attempts to censor, to your members, to the British public, and to the world as a whole. You… Read More ›
Westminster’s darling get’s a warm welcome on Edinburgh’s High Street, a place with a long tradition of popular rule …
Max Keiser and Frankie Boyle discuss Scottish independence …
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 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 Linwood was expanded and the first “Regional Shopping Centre” in… Read More ›
Cat Boyd @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013 Alison Johnston @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013 Kevin Williamson @ Radical Independence Conference April 2013
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…
Imagine Scotland as a Hub of Democratic Innovation, a Scotland where Everyone has A Say!
This from Alex Korew …
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 vanished. Mad terror had scattered them, men, women, and children,… Read More ›
We’re neither ‘in it together’ nor ‘Better Together’.
Bella Exclusive: Irvine Welsh essay on Scottish Independence and British Unity
by Em Strang It’s winter on the edge of Dartmoor. A steady downhill slope into rain and wind and sleeping flora. No green growth. It’s the ideal time to get a bunch of Dark Mountain writers, thinkers and storytellers together… Read More ›
The Diverting History of Jimmy Gilpin and a famous Hullaballoo in Hornsey — ‘Twas a famous victory….’
By Stuart Christie Now let us sing, Long live Anarchy! And Gilpin, long live he! And when he next doth ride abroad May I be there to see! (apologies William Cowper) For the benefit of future historians, it was, probably,… Read More ›