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  • Media
    14th Nov'17 1
  • Peace activism

    Support Faslane

    Recent reports confirm what we have known for a long time: that the British state is a military state and a military state is a […]

    Mike Small 14th Nov'17 3
  • Brexit

    The British Sense of Meaningful

    “Taking back control” is looking a lot like “draining the swamp.”

    Mike Small 14th Nov'17 12
  • Brexit

    Brexit’s Irish Border Problem

    Those pesky Paddies. Just as the sunny Brexit uplands were coming into view, the Irish have thrown a spanner in the works. Dublin’s demands for […]

    Peter Geoghegan 13th Nov'17 18
  • Commentary

    From Russia with LOLs

    So one of the outcomes of the RT debate has been some astonishing assertions that Russia is a democracy. This comes from the same thinking […]

    Mike Small 13th Nov'17 103
  • Media

    Alt Press History

    We are researching Scotland’s radical press and the history of the pre-internet alternative media. We are looking at: Cencrastus, Common Sense, Scottish Child, Calgacus, Radical […]

    13th Nov'17 33
  • Commentary

    You are the Spies

    American Presidents abroad sometimes have the impression that they are blinking into the sunshine over-briefed and overawed. Think Kennedy in Berlin, Ford in Austria, Obama […]

    Mike Small 13th Nov'17 0
  • Media

    RTs are Not Endorsements

    The news that two politicians who have more than many experienced smear, personal attacks, racism, sexism and political bias should start-up their own TV production […]

    Mike Small 11th Nov'17 60
  • Scots

    Period Pains

    Fowk caa it menstruation, period, time o the month, or ye can refer tae it by ma personal favourit, a phrase used by oor funny […]

    Antonia Uri 10th Nov'17 7
  • Commentary


    Our annual crowd fund appeal has now closed and we’re delighted to have the support of over 500 readers. We’re disappointed not to be be […]

    Mike Small 10th Nov'17 6
  • Commentary

    Nothing has Changed

    It has been claimed widely in the media that the resignation of the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP is unprecedented; that […]

    John Warren 10th Nov'17 35
  • Review


    The mercurial elfin polymath Karine Polwart’s Wind Resistance is a tour de force at the Lyceum Theatre. The one-woman show manages to express and articulate […]

    Mike Small 9th Nov'17 5
  • Commentary


    Alastair Stewart writes on the strange appeal of the unlikeable upper class. ‘Moggmentum’ is sweeping the UK and it’s gotten a little out of hand. […]

    8th Nov'17 5
  • Commentary

    Britain in Turmoil

    Jonathon Shafi on the deeper crisis facing the British state – and the challenge it offers to left reformism. 1. The deep crisis of the […]

    Jonathon Shafi 8th Nov'17 5

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