Sometimes you’ve got to hand it to the No people. Despite getting a bad press for relentlessly flooding their media with scare stories (today we hear the price of energy Continue reading
The 16TH EDINBURGH INDEPENDENT RADICAL BOOK FAIR opened tonight at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Leith and runs until Sunday 28th October. As always its chocabloc full of Continue reading
By Ian Brotherhood This maybe isn’t the best time to be asking BBC Scotland if we could borrow some of its gear – they’ve got enough on their plate (as Continue reading
By Mike Small The Scottish Labour leader, Johann Lamont last night delivered a speech that has put her on the front pages of every newspaper and set the Twitterati alight, Continue reading
By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad 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 George Continue reading
This is the first Scottish Independence Podcast. This project will be an attempt to discuss some of the real choices coming up for Scotland without the jingoism and, frankly, the Continue reading
By Ewan Morrison I’m standing before a vast crumbling structure surrounded by broken security fencing; A Danger-Keep-Out sign lies crushed and rusted on the tarmac of what was once an Continue reading
By Nick Higgins So it’s all about to kick off. The big Yes campaign that no matter what will take its place in the history books as a fascinating chapter Continue reading
by Bryce Milligan There is an undeclared war going on in the United States that threatens the lynchpins of American intellectual freedom. In a statement worthy of Cassandra, Noah Davis Continue reading
“Try and find those things that make us Scottish. They are not necessarily tartan, but are no less colourful. They are in the sound of the kick drum, the bass line, the distortion, the punk guitar, the break-beat. Try and see the old ways in new surroundings.”
This from Social Media Week Glasgow Crowdsourced Scottish Poetry Audiobook:
By Justin Kenrick Great post Clare – many thanks. It points to the liberating possibilities that accompany recognising what holds you down, and the creativity and responsibility that comes with Continue reading
Equality needs to be hard-coded into the new Scotland.
How we Democratise Scotland’s Future: Challenging the Conceit that ‘There is No Other Way’
Is it really enough to say ‘but we’d lose our place at the top table’ if what we do with that place at the top table is reduce worker’s rights and veto a Tobin Tax?
By Ewan Morrison 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 duty of Continue reading
One thing that helped a lot was a smattering of people from Spain and Greece and Tunisia who had been doing this sort of thing more recently. They explained that the model that seemed to work was to take something that seemed to be public space, reclaim it, and build up an organization headquarters around that from which you can begin doing other things.
Ed Miliband’s brave new dawn turned out to be a regurgitation of Blairite orthodoxies. But a more worrying issue about our Cicero Rouge is the fact that he appears to be a robot.
Douglas Rushkoff expounds on his new book “Program or Be Programmed’. Rushkoff is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, graphic novelist and documentarian. He is best known for his association Continue reading