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  • General Election 2010

    Anger Management

    At the beginning of March 2011, Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, expressed his surprise to the British Treasury Select Committee (in the […]

    Donald Adamson 28th Jun'11 14
  • Climate Change

    The Road to Nowhere

    With the news that everything the protestors at the Pollock Free State – said was true all along we feature Rosie Kane from her new […]

    Rosie Kane 27th Jun'11 2
  • 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

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