independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Commentary

    All. In. It. Together.

    The toxicity of contemporary politics is striking as values seem to circle the sewer. Last week Sir Nicholas Soames was making barking noises when the SNPs Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'17 24
  • Football

    The Duopoly Myth

    Last week Gerry Hassan tweeted a poll asking: “Who has been the most disastrously-run organisation in recent years in Scotland?”   The options were the […]

    Mike Small 13th Feb'17 24
  • International

    Remembering Tzvetan Todorov

    Last week, the French-Bulgarian intellectual, writer and historian of ideas, Tzvetan Todorov, passed away in Paris at the age of seventy-seven from a degenerative illness. […]

    Douglas Stuart Wilson 13th Feb'17 7
  • Postcard
    13th Feb'17 1
  • Commentary

    All the Wee Fishes

    A voice on radio announced a record high in the number of suicide calls to the Samaritans. If the dim and yellowish light of recent […]

    Paul Tritschler 13th Feb'17 0
  • Environmental Justice

    Fracking in Frames

    As we enter the first days of the consultation, how do activists and industry make sense of the potential for fracking in Scotland? What are […]

    Daniel McMahon 13th Feb'17 4
  • Commentary

    @afneil (yawn)

    [View the story “@afneil (yawn)” on Storify]   *** Support Bella to continue publishing with a monthly donation by Direct debit. Go Cardless for £5 […]

    Mike Small 13th Feb'17 26
  • Commentary
    John O'Dowd 13th Feb'17 47
  • Music

    Songs of Protest

    Here’s the second of our new weekly mix-taped playlists [see Keep Those Dreams Burning]. This is from  Leo Condie,(who is the frontman for WHITE  & […]

    Leo Condie 9th Feb'17 1
  • Austerity Britain

    British Values

    “UK Govt does not want to “incentivise” refugee children to come to Europe” says the UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd, bringing the language of business […]

    Mike Small 9th Feb'17 23
  • Commentary

    Scotland, Ireland and Brexit

      How is the Scottish border question tied to the Irish one? To understand Irish politics you must first master the acronyms. In the beginning […]

    Gordon Guthrie 8th Feb'17 12
  • New Yes

    From No to Yes

    This is the first of a series from PhantomPower: “Fraser says Yes. As more Scots who voted No to independence reconsider their decision, we follow […]

    Phantom Power 8th Feb'17 23
  • Antifascism
    7th Feb'17 11
  • Poetry

    Europe Is Lost

    Kate Calvert’s fan video became the official video for Kate Tempest’s poem Europe is Lost. Please share…. *** Support Bella to continue publishing with a […]

    Kate Tempest 7th Feb'17 1

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