independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Politics

    The Ambience of Empire

    A remarkably coherent piece by Andrew O’Hagan appeared in the Guardian at the weekend. He writes about assimilation and sedation: “The Gordon Brown who wrote […]

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    Andrew O'Hagan 13th Jan'09 6
  • Anarchism

    1960 – 2008

    This article was originally a talk given by Stuart Christie at the Aye Write festival in Glasgow. Stuart, “who tried to assassinate General Franco and […]

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    Mike SmallStuart Christie 19th Dec'08 1
  • Greenland

    Our Friends in the North

    One of Scotland’s largest neighbours has just voted for independence. I don’t mean England, or Ireland, or Scandinavia, but a country which is bigger than […]

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    Mike Small 1st Dec'08 6
  • Commentary

    Growing Pains

    An interesting piece by Elaine C Smith, Convenor of the Scottish Independence Convention in the impressively re-designed (but oddly static?) online version of Red Pepper. For […]

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    Elaine C Smith 25th Nov'08 0
  • Media

    Team GB?

    Tom Gordon – the hack who presumably has been brought in to alter the dangerously-close-to-independent-balanced-reporting on ‘the National Question’ that the Sunday Herald has been dabbling […]

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    Mike Small 18th Nov'08 0
  • International

    Fear and Loathing

    What’s a more motivating force, fear or hope? Across the pond Obama has inspired a generation, re-inspired another and put 9 million people on the […]

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    Mike Small 7th Nov'08 0
  • Elections

    G Day Looms

    Every now and then a really remarkable thing happens in the media. This week the Scotsman newspaper published a decent article. To mark the occasion […]

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    Mike Small 27th Oct'08 1
  • Elections

    From Glenrothes to EWNI

    Norman Dombey puts a geopolitical question over at the Guardians Comment is Free: “What will be the fate of “Britain’s” nuclear deterrent if Scotland becomes […]

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    Mike Small 14th Oct'08 1
  • Death of Capitalism

    Ability and Needs

    The collapse of the financial markets, industries and associated ‘businesses’ presents us with a great opportunity as a world society. As the veil is lifted […]

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    Mike Small 25th Sep'08 2
  • Uncategorized

    Interregnum

    Hey, sorry about the l  o  n  g  gap in service. We have been busy writing poetry, having babies, running festivals and on other projects […]

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    Mike Small 25th Sep'08 0
  • Uncategorized

    Things Can Only Get Better

    The key fact that Scottish Labour seem to have missed is,that the SNP are now the Scottish Govt. This level of denial has led them […]

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    Mike Small 7th May'08 3
  • Commentary

    The Case for Cornwall

    “Britain* is divided into four parts; whereof one is inhabited by Englishmen, the other by Scots, the third by Welshmen, and the fourth by Cornish […]

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    Ray Bell 3rd Apr'08 13
  • Commentary

    Troops Oot

    I recently engaged Angus Macleod, Scottish Political Editor of the Times about why they still referred to the ‘Scottish Executive’ when no such body existed. […]

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    Mike Small 21st Mar'08 3
  • Left

    The Critical Community

    In the wake of the most recent failure of will in Bali, its interesting to see who’s co-ordinating disinformation on the environment here in the […]

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    Mike Small 3rd Jan'08 9

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