By Robin McAlpine A simple guide for people who want to write about nationalism: Ethnic Nationalism: is the belief that the nation is based (wholly or in large part) on people from the same ethnic background. For example ‘Serbs out’…. Read More ›
Who’ll negotiate our future when we win? Who’s in your Team Scotland?
Over the past 30 years Scotland has produced more oil than Dubai and Abu Dhabi combined. Seems we struck oil and got foodbanks?
Sometimes you realise you are watching something amazing unfold …
If you were asked to design a poster that inspires a nation, what would it be? Bella, National Collective and Scottish Independence Convention today launch a national prize competition …
by George Gunn Sometimes through the heavy metal fuzz of mass media and the modern world, when the individual is striving for some clarity amongst the incessant network noise and flashing neon which signifies nothing, there comes as from nowhere… Read More ›
“If you have a pliant media (which doesn’t know what’s happening on the ground anyway), for quite a while you can get away with describing the world as you wish it was and not as it is. The problem is that eventually reality catches up…”
Reversing the brain-drain with Katie L Gallogly-Swan. Can you imagine the response and the energy when we vote Yes? Since leaving high school in 2008, Scotland has been my (rainy) holiday home. Returning only for summer and Christmas, I have… Read More ›
Enough. It’s time for a clearout. It’s time to allow something beautiful and new to enter all of our lives.
By Fraser MacDonald Another speech, another volley of insults between Labour and the SNP. This time it’s Ed Miliband saying that the SNP ‘can’t be narrow nationalists and serve social justice at the same time’. All good knockabout stuff, surely? It’s… Read More ›
By Adam Ramsay Britain is in a state of self denial, sitting at the bottom of European league tables, but convinced it still rules the waves. The aspirations of the SNP may seem ambitious, but all they are really proposing… Read More ›
Christopher Silver on the background to #DevoNano George Galloway’s analysis of the referendum, though often so far from the reality on the ground, hits the nail on the end in one respect. New Labour was the handmaiden of Scottish independence… Read More ›
Know Your Place – an exercise in cultural mapping brought to you by Michael Greenwell. * * * * * *
“The Independence Lectures” is organised by RIC in collaboration with Pluto Press and Word Power books. This series of public events brings renowned academics, authors and thinkers to introduce radical arguments on a variety of topics related to Scotland’s constitutional… Read More ›
Here’s the packed auditorium of the Conservative Party Conference in Edinburgh today, Saturday 15 March 2014. The BBC described them as the ‘resurgent Scottish Conservative Party’ but only pointed the cameras one way. Pointing towards the stage the cameras reflect… Read More ›
By Gerry Hassan The independence debate is a product of Scotland changing over decades and generations. Subsequently, this debate has also accelerated and abetted change, challenging old assumptions and throwing light on parts of our public life never previously thoroughly… Read More ›
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