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  • International

    Scotland & the Lockerbie Ruling

    It’s perhaps doubtful whether the Libyan people – and economy – will recover from the shock of the withdrawal of a trade visit from Prince […]

    Mike Small 22nd Aug'09 5
  • WMD

    Time Up for Trident & the Union

    ‘Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behaviour. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meathooks deep in the base of our […]

    Brian Quail 18th Aug'09 2
  • Review

    Book of Scotlands

    I don’t share Pat Kanes view of Momus (“for me, he’s one of the most challengingly brilliant Scottish minds of the last twenty years”) or […]

    Mike Small 17th Aug'09 3
  • Music

    Bhundu Boys

    Today would have been Hugh MacDiarmid birthday. Norman MacCaig called for it to be celebrated with “two minutes pandemonium’. Enjoy the Bhundu Boys singing Hugh […]

    Mike Small 11th Aug'09 0
  • Media

    Write Stuff

    I mentioned DestiNation as a sign of a now thriving alternative publishing movement  in Scotland, on and off line. There’s more evidence  over at the […]

    Mike Small 18th Jul'09 4
  • Media

    DestiNation

    The outline of a new media is discernible – even if only in outline form – online and in video, music file and performance. DestiNation […]

    Mike Small 16th Jul'09 0
  • Anarchism

    Homage to Caledonia

    As Stuart muses to himself during the ‘Council of War’ trying him : ‘How, in the name of the “wee man”, had I ended up […]

    Mike Small 6th Jul'09 3
  • Commentary

    Hold the Lions

    Guest columnist Ray Bell reflects on the political importance of sporting propaganda and asks: “What one thing does hold the Lions together?  A vague Victorian […]

    Ray Bell 30th Jun'09 0
  • Uncategorized

    Golden Oldie

    A classic cut from the vintage vault here from dear old BBC in 1975. From the anthropological approach to the faux-editorial balance its a classic […]

    Mike Small 26th Jun'09 5
  • Crofting

    Terra Madre

    The Terra Madre (Mother Earth) is a network of food communities, each committed to producing quality food in a  sustainable way. Terra Madre also refers […]

    Iain McKinnon 20th Jun'09 4
  • Calman Report

    Calman

    The Calman Report was either the biggest thing to happen to Scotland in thirty years or a complete non-event, depending on who you read and […]

    Mike Small 18th Jun'09 8
  • London Olympics
    Mike Small 5th Jun'09 8
  • New Labour

    Unions without the Union

    The British labour movement has traditionally been hostile to independence movements within these isles which are seen as a threat to the unity of the British working class. […]

    Gregor Gall 25th May'09 1
  • New Labour

    WMD, Jobs & the Union

    Last weeks announcement by the MoD that Scotland would now be the location for the entire nuclear submarine fleet couldn’t have come at a worse […]

    Mike Small 10th May'09 3

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