independence – self-determination – autonomy

Consumer Culture

  • Anti-Capitalism

    Pedagogy of the Connected

    In Amusing Ourselves to Death, a prophetic work on the impact of television on culture, the late media scholar Neil Postman compared two dystopias. One was […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Sep'12 4
  • Autonomism

    A Deep Democracy for Scotland

    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 […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th Apr'12 3
  • Alex Salmond
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 22nd Mar'12 6
  • Arts & Culture

    Scotland 3.0

    Equality needs to be hard-coded into the new Scotland.

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 11th Jan'12 28
  • Commentary

    Do We Know it’s Christmas?

    “Christmas always seems that most English of festivals – from the cathedrals, to the music, to the food, to the commercialism, to the landscapes. Across […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 24th Dec'11 7
  • Collapsononics

    Materialism’s High Price

    Tim Kasser – who spoke at St Andrews University Sustainability Institute on Tuesday night:

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th Dec'11 0
  • Consumer Culture

    The Upside of Austerity

    The up side to austerity is the realisation of the worthless con that is material greed on which the house of cards of collapsing economies […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Nov'11 4
  • Collapsononics

    Letter to a Dead Man

    Dear young man who died on the fourth day of this turbulent 2011, dear Mohammed Bouazizi, I want to write you about an astonishing year […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Oct'11 4
  • Consumer Culture

    Braehead Big Brother

    Given that we live in an era in which, as one politician once claimed- ‘it’s your duty to shop’ and at which time that civic […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th Oct'11 15
  • Civil Liberties

    Love Life (Sept)

    Freedom, in Scotland and elsewhere, isn’t something that is given by governments or other authorities. It’s something that’s practiced. And not just in social movements […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 12th Sep'11 4
  • Civil Liberties

    The Gallic Village of Keratea

    Here is a video accompanying this article. It is particularly valuable because it was produced by students of Keratea. A few days before Easter, the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Sep'11 0
  • Collapsononics
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th Aug'11 97
  • Anarchism


    Remembering Harry Stanley, Jean Charles de Menezes and Ian Tomlinson. This is not in any way to excuse the violence of the rioters, many of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Aug'11 1
  • Collapsononics
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th Aug'11 8
  • Climate Change
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Aug'11 44

Friends of Bella Caledonia