By Adam Ramsay In an economic system designed to divide and rule, it is all too easy to feel alone. But we are not. It’s easy for movements to fracture after defeats. But we must not. And it’s all too… Read More ›
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 immense car park. Inside, beyond the barricaded doors, I know… Read More ›
‘Why don’t you visit Euro 2012 and protest for us?‘ Ukrainian novelist Yuriy Andrukhovych by Sophie Cooke The diamond-encrusted presidential toilet is perhaps the most appropriate symbol of Viktor Yanukovych’s regime. Milan Kundera’s description of totalitarian kitsch as ‘the absolute… Read More ›
A government we didn’t elect presiding over an economy we don’t control.
How we Democratise Scotland’s Future: Challenging the Conceit that ‘There is No Other Way’
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 rely.
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?
China’s presence in Africa has come in for withering criticism of late. Hillary Clinton has warned of a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa from foreign investors and governments interested only in extracting natural resources to enrich themselves. But that’s exactly what the West – and the IMF/World Bank – did for decades. Only now, following the global recession, Western investment in Africa is drying up
This is the second in a series of ‘Case for the Commons: the kinder Society we want’ posts – the third will try and answer the question: What is the Commons, and how does it work? See part one here…. Read More ›
With neoliberalism on a down slope and a new era of South-South cooperation dawning, this is the most favorable historical moment in decades to retake the endeavor of Third World militance and solidarity.
For more than three decades ground-breaking scholar and activist Susan George has written expansively on the effects of neo-liberal economics on the poor. Product & Bella interviewed her. Your latest book is Whose Crisis? Whose Future? You’ve argued that the… Read More ›
Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X, and A, chronicler of the internet era, codifier of minutaie of disaffected sects, neologist and cultural entrepreneur sets out his notes for the future. It’s important because Coupland’s invention of contemporary cultural concepts stick… Read More ›
The Big Tent, Scotland’s environmental festival (23rd-25th July) launches this Friday 23rd July with the first showing outside London of renowned photographer Rankin’s ‘From Congo with Love’.