it's time to get above ourselves


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    Mike Small 24th Oct'13 10
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    Grangemouth and Privatisation

    This past few days has seen one of the most illuminating news cycles of recent times for anyone remotely concerned with the workings of the […]

    J Simon Jones 23rd Oct'13 10
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    Altered State

    We continue our series publishing extracts from Closer. Mike Small argues that with cultural revival, growing consciousness of the roots of economic inequality and a […]

    Mike Small 22nd Oct'13 7
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    Laying Down a Marker

    Bella thinks Nicola Sturgeon’s speech yesterday represents a significant political moment. She has re-framed the independence debate and is thinking beyond the referendum. A very […]

    Mike Small 19th Oct'13 8
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    Both Sides of the Tweed

    Dick Gaughan has been at the heart of Scottish cultural revival through an uncompromising firebrand folk for thirty years and more. Iain Robson of the […]

    Iain Robson 14th Oct'13 7
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    Hit the North

    Orkney has been a safe Liberal and then Lib-Dem seat for as long as anyone up here has political memories. There was a time before […]

    Fiona MacInnes 13th Oct'13 9
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    The Snarling of the Euro Right

    Nigel Farage took his snake oil circus to Manchester for the Tory conference a couple of weeks ago. UKIP, the Bruges Group, the Forest pro-smoking […]

    Alyn Smith 13th Oct'13 6
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    Power Sharing

    On the day Scottish Southern Energy hikes gas and electricity bills by up to 10% for millions of households Bella explores a different path. The stranglehold […]

    Lucy Conway 10th Oct'13 18
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    Walking Together

    Yesterday we published Douglas Alexander, from Third Way magazine – today  JUSTIN KENRICK articulates a very different vision of an independent Scotland in a global, […]

    Justin Kenrick 9th Oct'13 16
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    Douglas Alexander 8th Oct'13 26
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    Bringing It All Back Home

    Scotland’s sprawling local government is the least democratic in Europe, leading to stasis and alienation. Drawing on stunning local successes both here and abroad, in […]

    Lesley Riddoch 8th Oct'13 10
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    Mike Small 8th Oct'13 0
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    Chomsky on Self-Determination

      Prof Noam Chomsky, author of “Occupy”, is a linguist, philosopher and political activist who has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955. […]

    Iain Robson 7th Oct'13 8
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    Imagine the Present as History

    In a recent article in Bella Caledonia (1) I looked at the relative population changes in Scotland and England since 1970 and how these changes […]

    Donald Adamson 5th Oct'13 6

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