Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Afghanistan
    16th Sep'11 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Orwell was Wrong (just occasionally)

    I have been an Orwell obsessive since I was 11 years old when I read Down & Out in Paris & London. I was obviously […]

    Michael Greenwell 15th Sep'11 19
  • International

    Towards a Post-Colonial Scotland

    Nationalism is about the relationship between people and land. Ernest Gellner’s classic definition tells us that “nationalism is primarily a political principle that holds that the […]

    David Tobin 15th Sep'11 7
  • Afghanistan

    Red White and Blue Labour

    Just as Brown materialised in fits and starts out of the glaur, Scottish Labour seems to be appearing like some sort of political miasma drifting […]

    Mike Small 14th Sep'11 17
  • Film and Animation
    Mike Small 13th Sep'11 0
  • Climate Change

    Reality Check

    Wind’s got up a bit eh?

    12th Sep'11 0
  • Uncategorized
    Kevin Williamson 12th Sep'11 13
  • Civil Liberties

    Love Life (Sept)

    Freedom, in Scotland and elsewhere, isn’t something that is given by governments or other authorities. It’s something that’s practiced. And not just in social movements […]

    Mike Small 12th Sep'11 4
  • Ireland
    David Tobin 11th Sep'11 16
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Reclaiming Independence

    I think Mhairi McAlpin and Paul Kingsnorth have done us a great service (see Mhairi’s previous post – Unite?) with the discussion they have provoked […]

    Justin Kenrick 11th Sep'11 19
  • Anti-Capitalism

    The Importance of Nation

    This extract from The Importance of Nation by Jim and Margaret Cuthbert is published over at Scottish Left Review (go here for the full article). […]

    Jim CuthbertMargaret Cuthbert 11th Sep'11 2
  • Arts & Culture

    EU Crisis as Seen by a 9 Year Old

    The toreador in a floppy hat, and the F1 driver with his helmet, represent Spain, Italy and the rest of the Euro Periphery. The three […]

    Mike Small 8th Sep'11 0
  • Anti-Capitalism


    I’ve been involved for several months now with the Coalition of Resistance in Glasgow, an interesting development with a participative format and an activist focus, […]

    Mhairi McAlpine 8th Sep'11 39
  • Autonomism


    Still from performance of ‘Liminal’ by Bella contributor Douglas Strang at the Dark Mountain Uncivilization Festival.  Report on the Independent here.

    Dougie Strang 7th Sep'11 0

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