"we must bring / our own light / to the / darkness. // nobody is going / to do it / for us." Charles Bukowski


  • Identity

    The World Is Not Scottish

    One of the souvenirs to be reliably found in the gift emporia on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, alongside the See You Jimmy hats and the Princess […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 24th Jan'14 29
  • Identity


    Andy Warhol included the words “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes” in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 21st Jan'14 10
  • Film and Animation

    All of Us First

    Inspiring video to go with the stylish launch of Commonweal … is this what democracy looks like?

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 8th Dec'13 12
  • Identity

    Exist Strategy

    The second of a series of posters and materials we’re producing – available soon in print form …

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 24th Oct'13 4
  • Arts & Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 23rd Aug'13 43
  • Arts & Culture

    What’s the Story?

    I believe in the redeeming power of stories, I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 29th Jul'13 12
  • Arts & Culture

    Against Scottish Wildness

    I’ll say it upfront and get it out of the way: I’ve never had much time for John Muir. He has become one of Scotland’s […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 17th Jul'13 58
  • Identity
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 21st Jun'13 9
  • Arts & Culture

    Lost in Translation

    Dr Wilson McLeod scrutinises the place of the Gaelic language in the independence debate and criticises the Scottish Government’s ‘illogical’ decision not to issue a […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 11th Jun'13 90
  • Autonomism

    It’s Democracy Stupid

    One of the most telling phrases in modern politics, “It’s the economy, stupid”, was coined by a strategist within Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign office […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 7th Jun'13 11
  • Commentary

    Who Carries The Carriers?

      ‘There is no place more revolutionary and no time more exciting than right here and right now in Scotland,’ writes Andrew Redmond Barr of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 6th Jun'13 35
  • Generation Y

    SCOTLAND 3.0

    This is the first of a series of extracts from Scotland’s Road to Socialism – Time to Choose, edited by Gregor Gall and published by […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 9th May'13 3
  • Commentary

    In Praise of Uncertainty

    “On issues such as the costs for establishing a diplomatic network, EU Membership, a currency union and on pensions the unanswered questions are mounting up […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 7th May'13 5
  • Banking Crisis


    The recent debate over the currency to be used by an independent Scotland has been drearily familiar.  The Yes camp point to the report of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 4th May'13 15
  • Arts & Culture

    Five Books to Save Scotland

    No one reads books anymore. The idea that literature will play a key role in the coming months of debate and argument seems lamentably laughable. […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 4th May'13 6

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