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  • Media

    Bella Keys

    It’s been great to publish articles by new contributors in the past few weeks and more coming up in the days ahead. If you want […]

    Mike Small 4th Oct'11 1
  • Banking Crisis

    Our Tory Rulers

    The responses to the financial violence of the banking coup has been massive – a whole new movement has been created (#UKUncut to name just […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 6
  • Anarchism

    New Organisational Forms

    One thing that helped a lot was a smattering of people from Spain and Greece and Tunisia who had been doing this sort of thing […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 2
  • Scottish Culture

    Scottish Studies 1

    This is the first part in a series on the idea of Scottish Studies which ‘Labour front-runner’ Ken McIntosh described as “brainwashing” and Joan McAlpine […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 10
  • Fishing

    Ghost Fishing

    We are at the end game of what started back in the 1970s, the theft of Scotland’s fish. In those pre- ro-ro days us islanders, […]

    Fiona MacInnes 3rd Oct'11 2
  • Identity

    ID Cards

    Earlier this month , David Tobin critiqued visions of a Post-colonial Scotland, examining the “national identity politics” which are shaping us on our course to […]

    Mhairi McAlpine 2nd Oct'11 7
  • Media

    Neutral Like a Knife in the Back

    If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed.  If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.  – Author unknown, commonly attributed to Mark […]

    Michael Greenwell 2nd Oct'11 3
  • Arts & Culture

    For Scottish Democracy

    ‘Democracy’ is a term that has become tattered and bandied about, it has come to inhabit a similar terrain to words like ‘family’, ‘fairness’, and […]

    Mike Small 29th Sep'11 1
  • Common Good

    Beyond Centralised Power

    In any new constitutional settlement it is vital that the question of how we are governed at the local level is addressed. If it is […]

    Andy Wightman 29th Sep'11 5
  • Scottish Culture

    The Word

    I had an animated conversation in an Edinburgh howf during the recent Festival. I attempted to record this dialogue of feeling within the standard structure […]

    Thom Cross 29th Sep'11 2
  • Digital Culture
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  • Anti-Capitalism

    The Invisible Occupation

    Direct from Liberty Plaza…the protest the MSM’s silent about: As a double dip recession becomes a not so distant probability the world is reminded of […]

    Mike Small 28th Sep'11 5
  • Digital Culture

    Is Ed a Robot?

    Ed Miliband’s brave new dawn turned out to be a regurgitation of Blairite orthodoxies. But a more worrying issue about our Cicero Rouge is the […]

    Mike Small 28th Sep'11 13

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