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  • Banking Crisis

    Greek Crisis and Response

    The only way to describe recent developments in Greece is to refer to a peaceful popular insurrection that has led to an open political crisis. […]

    Panagiotis Sotiris 27th Jun'11 4
  • Football

    BOA Constrictor

    Two football stories jump out this week  – both share the common feature about a real lack of democracy in the game. One is about […]

    Mike Small 25th Jun'11 12
  • Events

    FED – Ideas Worth Sustaining

    On July 11, TEDGlobal will host its first conference in Edinburgh. ‘The Stuff of Life’ is the theme: for just $6,000 you can listen to […]

    Mike Small 22nd Jun'11 1
  • Commentary

    Naming the Movement

    The early 21st century is marked by a profusion of initiatives that bring people together to discuss and explore big questions. It amounts to a […]

    Keith Kahn-Harris 22nd Jun'11 7
  • Referendum on Independence
    Kenneth Hermse 22nd Jun'11 5
  • New Labour

    Hard Labour

    I’ve been mulling over why the Labour party has failed in its efforts to stop the rise of the SNP since the Scottish Parliament was […]

    Doug the Dug 19th Jun'11 14
  • Transport

    Trains, Planes & Automobiles

    In the early days of Bella, Mr Williamson had an idea for a feature called ‘Letter Bombs’ – all the letters that national newspapers refused […]

    Mike Small 17th Jun'11 5
  • Consumer Culture

    Eco Mindshift

    This is Natalie Jeremijenko on the art of eco-mindshift, from Pat Kane’s new Radical Animal site. Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist/engineer whose background includes studies […]

    Mike Small 16th Jun'11 1
  • Climate Change

    Shock of the Century

    Brian Taylor of BBC politics fame had a seemingly off-record quote about the startlingly obvious yesterday… Firstly, a UK minister told me, with considerable emphasis, […]

    Michael Greenwell 14th Jun'11 15
  • English Culture

    Postcolonial Melancholia

    Mike Small’s Bella piece of 6 June is bang on when it describes Kevin McKenna’s Observer piece of the previous day as a pitiful piece […]

    Michael Gardiner 12th Jun'11 22
  • Nuclear Free Scotland
    Mike Small 12th Jun'11 1
  • Autonomism

    In the World, at the Limits to Growth

    “It’s been part of the background noise for over half a century, warnings about resource scarcity, biodiversity loss, soil erosion or climate change. But impacts […]

    David Korowicz 12th Jun'11 4
  • Arts & Culture
    Kevin Williamson 10th Jun'11 6
  • Media

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    It’s difficult to know how to respond to Kevin McKenna’s weekend piece of writing in the Observer ‘If We Buy Taransay We Can Save the […]

    Mike Small 6th Jun'11 48

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