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
Max Keiser and Frankie Boyle discuss Scottish independence …
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
What would you spend £100 billion on?
The banks and the bankers have not only devastated the economy, they’ve devastated the English language…
We need a state run bank in an independent Scotland, a bank with a social function in its charter, which supports entrepreneurs, social projects, and the vulnerable in society, that gives the customer a reasonable and fair deal: a people’s bank. A bank devoted to that old fashioned idea of lending money to ordinary people with a project they want to carry out, as opposed to these corrupt institutions of today devoted to playing the stock market and passing on the bill to the tax payer. I would like to see a people’s bank written into the Constitution of an independent Scotland.
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
By Chris Thomson As the possibility of independence draws nearer, some of us are wondering whether this will be the moment when Scotland re-invents herself. The precedents for this are Continue reading
Slightly later on a Sunday than usual here’s the 3rd episode of the For A’ That podcast where The Peat Worrier and myself (Michael Greenwell) go more international than usual as we talk about Continue reading
The second article in our series in the run up to the Radical Independence Conference on 24th Nov is an extract from Gregor Gall’s forthcoming book, Scotland the Brave? Radicalism Continue reading
Today, the good people of Iceland go to the polls for what has been described as the most important vote in their history. They vote on whether or not to Continue reading
Disruption: break, an act of interrupting the continuity.
This week as part of Social Media Week – we spoke on ‘Orwell, Matrix and the Rangers Tax Case.’ As the organisers wrote: “The 2102 Orwell Prize was won by Continue reading
Andy Wightman explores ideas to combat the feral elite who have wrecked havoc on our economy for their own personal aggrandisement…
By Ross Croall Throw off the shackles of the so-called ‘debate’ on climate change – environmental problems are real, and they are here to stay. Forget about global warming for Continue reading
An exceptional work of analysis and vision from one of the most astute observers of the present worldwide revolt. Jerome E. Roos is the founder of ROARmag.org (Reflections on a Continue reading
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 Continue reading
After Professor Pongoo won more first preference votes than the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate in Pentland Hills (Edinburgh City Council) wards we approached him to write exclusively for Bella. Pongoo Continue reading
“So what if the TV deal goes into the ground? Either Scottish football runs Scottish football or the toxic hand of Rupert Murdoch does? Time to decide…” Alex Thomson on Continue reading
By Andy Wightman There is a programme on Radio 4 called The Unbelievable Truth in which panellists compete to see how many nuggets of truth they are able to hide Continue reading
By Justin Kenrick Between now and 2014 do we need a society-wide dialogue on how best to trail-blaze the rebuilding of resilient communities in a resilient ecology? As Svenja Meyerricks Continue reading
This is the second in our series on #IndyMax (see also Trident Nowhere to Go here) By Justin Kenrick Four non-nationalist reasons for independence, and one reason against For those voters Continue reading
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This is from “Despatches from the Invisible Revolution” Reflections on 2011, (Editors: Dougald Hine & Keith Kahn-Harris) by Mike Small Caledonian Dreaming From Tunisia to Egypt, Wisconsin and Spain, London Continue reading
Capitalism has duped us into thinking that money is God, that stuff will stave off unhappiness, and we must work on the hamster wheel of material accumulation to inoculate ourselves from lack.
By Peter Geoghegan (Paul Mason will be speaking at the Aye Write! festival in Glasgow next week) On a bright Saturday morning early last year, a bleary-eyed Paul Mason sat Continue reading
By Gerry Hassan This is not another article on football. The Rangers crisis has filled the airwaves and media this week. For the second time this year Scotland has gone Continue reading