By Mike Small Brian Wilson in standard mode this week: apoplectic. The sense of self-importance and enshrined right-to-rule is most evident with Unionist politicians like Wilson but the sheer hypocrisy is breathtaking. Last week he used his regular platform in… Read More ›
by George Gunn Last week aftershocks from two earthquakes in the Irish Sea were felt for several days. The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) said they were probably caused by stresses built up by the weight of glaciers during the… Read More ›
The Wall Street Journal notes that radiation levels outside the plant are likely higher than inside the reactor. How could it be more radioactive outside the nuclear reactors? The reactors have lost containment, and experts have no idea where the nuclear cores are. And the problems which have been… Read More ›
by David Mackenzie, Scrap Trident Coalition There are three main arguments against Trident. One is the growing acceptance among senior ex-military types that it has no strategic relevance to Britain’s war machine and that its retention and likely renewal is… Read More ›
by George Gunn Because Dounreay was built to produce plutonium for military use during the Cold War Dounreay is a war crime perpetrated on the people of Scotland by the British government. The collateral damage has been to the lives… Read More ›
For the 14th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast Michael Greenwell spoke with Veronika Tudhope of Scottish CND.They talked about their recent decision to join the Yes campaign , about the history and aims of the organisation, some of the actions they are… Read More ›
by George Gunn When the two MSP’s decided to leave the secure pastures of the SNP because their party will not commit a future independent Scotland to be outside of NATO they began a journey the rest of the Scottish… Read More ›
This Saturday afternoon, as part of The Festival of Politics, Aonghas MacNeicail, Janet Paisley and regular Bella columnist George Gunn – three highly regarded writers, poets, playwrights and broadcasters – discuss political poetry and its relevance today. Does poetry have… Read More ›
An independent Scotland means the end of Trident in the UK.
by George Gunn Recently I was stuck between a conference where mobiles were verboten and writing a screenplay where everything other than the work in hand was verboten. But I had this desperate need to know whom the Nuclear Decommissioning… Read More ›
Jeremy Rifkin on the connection between linux, music sharing, nuclear energy, peak uranium and the ‘decentralisation of everything’. This is the ‘business case’ for the death of the nuclear industry. Post-Fukushima it’s as devastating case against new nuclear as I’ve… Read More ›
“The emergency shutdown has been conducted but the process of cooling down the reaction is currently not going as planned,” explained Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, according to CNN.