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  • Media

    Huckster Nation

    This is Scottish Labour going through its Edgar Allan Poe phase. It’s transfixing like a multiple pile-up. You feel slightly soiled just to be observing […]

    Mike Small 31st Mar'10 9
  • Media

    Open Letter to Clean-Up Glasgow

    As the implications of New Labour’s disastrous political coterie in Glasgow and wider Scotland becomes daily more apparent, we publish an Open Letter from Variant […]

    Mike Small 23rd Mar'10 0
  • Media

    Mediaocracy

    I am suffering a thought crime. I am paying for democracy to be beamed to me and I know it is distorted. “To know and […]

    Mike Small 4th Mar'10 20
  • Media

    Bad News (again)

    This is a story about the telly, the tabloids and what’s still referred to, semi-seriously as ‘the Scottish broadsheets’. It may seem repetitive but the […]

    Mike Small 17th Feb'10 0
  • Media

    Everything But the GARL

    The Lunchgate affair has been rumbling along nicely for the past week like a half-digested chicken tikka. Labour must be loving it. If today’s poll […]

    Mike Small 11th Feb'10 4
  • Calman Report

    Elite Rule Has Failed

    On a sad day when the political charades of Chilcot will be gone through with rigorous predictability and we mourn the loss of Jerome David […]

    Joan McAlpine 29th Jan'10 7
  • Media

    Is Comment Free?

    “Scotland might become to Westminster the nemesis that Ireland was a century ago, but analysis of it has all but disappeared.” Christopher Harvie on problems […]

    Christopher Harvie 15th Jan'10 1
  • Left

    Independently Minded

    We need a new media this new year: there’s an urgent need to find better ways to communicate together in the year ahead to build […]

    Pat Kane 6th Jan'10 4
  • Media

    The Image and the Imagined

    On CITV which is aimed at very young children (mine and yours) something called the HM Armed Forces are relentlessly advertised. In a response to […]

    Mike Small 4th Dec'09 0
  • Media

    If You Know Your History…

    This from last nights Conspiracy Files, BBC Two Scotland featuring a fresh faced Salmond, Dewar, Sillars and McDonald & an unrepentant George Cunningham. Well worth […]

    Mike Small 3rd Dec'09 2
  • Antifascism

    Britain & Freedom

    Our friend Tom Griffin argues that Anthony Barnett’s piece on the BNP and the BBC is the best he’s seen so far, and certainly Barnett […]

    Tom Griffin 21st Oct'09 4
  • Community Education

    We Are All Learners

    Two absolutely superb new  ventures have loomed into view recently. The first is the rather luverly looking This is Central Station, who say:  ‘this is […]

    Mike Small 16th Oct'09 0
  • International

    Scotland & the Lockerbie Ruling

    It’s perhaps doubtful whether the Libyan people – and economy – will recover from the shock of the withdrawal of a trade visit from Prince […]

    Mike Small 22nd Aug'09 5
  • Media

    Write Stuff

    I mentioned DestiNation as a sign of a now thriving alternative publishing movement  in Scotland, on and off line. There’s more evidence  over at the […]

    Mike Small 18th Jul'09 4

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