independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Anti-Capitalism


    Democracy at a global scale is becoming for the first time, a real possibility that we call the multitude’s project. Multitude’s project is not only […]

    Tom Nairn 3rd Nov'09 4
  • Industrial Action

    Not So Special Delivery

    The same political forces that ask us to believe in the Union are the ones that are shredding Britain of the only civic institutions that […]

    John Pilger 3rd Nov'09 3
  • Civil Liberties

    British State – Police State

    The British State has evolved into a surveillance society and a police state with the combination of digital technology, database culture and the use of  […]

    Mike Small 26th Oct'09 1
  • Referendum on Independence

    The New 40% Rule

    They’re just making it up now…Gerry Hassan in today’s Scotsman outlines the recent attempts to re-awaken an old debate that somehow we would need TWO […]

    Mike Small 22nd Oct'09 2
  • Antifascism

    Britain & Freedom

    Our friend Tom Griffin argues that Anthony Barnett’s piece on the BNP and the BBC is the best he’s seen so far, and certainly Barnett […]

    Tom Griffin 21st Oct'09 4
  • Community Education

    We Are All Learners

    Two absolutely superb new  ventures have loomed into view recently. The first is the rather luverly looking This is Central Station, who say:  ‘this is […]

    Mike Small 16th Oct'09 0
  • Climate Change

    Carbon Futures

    As the SNP gathers in Inverness the slogan “It’s Scotland’s Oil” seems an awfully long time ago. We rightly celebrate the best climate change bill […]

    Mike Small 14th Oct'09 0
  • Interview

    Edinburgh Claimants Solidarity

    The ever-delivering Variant has a new issue out, with loads of great stuff, including Tom Jennings on “war as the health of the State” and […]

    Mike Small 8th Oct'09 0
  • Politics

    From Protest to Power

    This week Edinburgh University Press have just published this book The Modern SNP from Protest to Power. This launch essay from author Gerry Hassan was published […]

    Gerry Hassan 5th Oct'09 0
  • Climate Change


    This from Alastair McIntosh: “In the forecourt of Euston station sits a tractor-sized sculpture called Piscator. “Silvery and enigmatic”, said the Telegraph in its obituary […]

    Alastair McIntosh 3rd Oct'09 1
  • New Labour

    Fade to Gray

    This from Open Democracy’s Our Kingdom website: “This is charitably the fifth policy position of Scottish Labour on the independence question in two years. First, […]

    Mike Small 29th Sep'09 2
  • Elections

    Voting Rights of Young People

    This from the Guardian on the voting rights of young people: “The constitutional question of suffrage for young people is becoming important as the country […]

    Mike Small 27th Sep'09 3
  • Uncategorized

    Labours Nuclear Nightmare

    All of last week there was a big debate about the SNP Governments ‘anti-Glasgow’ agenda due to cutting the GARL (Glasgow airport link) in the […]

    Mike Small 20th Sep'09 0
  • Compassion

    Compassion (Part One)

    This the first of a series of commissioned articles on the concept of ‘compassion’, by Alastair McIntosh… I got an email from the editors of […]

    Alastair McIntosh 10th Sep'09 1

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