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  • Afghanistan

    The Green Brigade

    After a week of debate about the Green Brigade and (almost) universal media condemnation, we publish a different view. We think its crucial that the […]

    Michael Greenwell 15th Nov'10 17
  • Women

    Go Lassies Go

    Women don’t need to be passive and risk averse. When convinced of the cause, there’s no holding them back. If that cause is independence, the […]

    Joan McAlpine 14th Nov'10 0
  • Scottish Culture

    Upcoming Events

    John Holloway at University of Glasgow Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements Tuesday 16th November, 2010. John Holloway (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de […]

    Mike Small 13th Nov'10 0
  • Poetry

    The Republic of Hope

    To conclude (but not close) our week long celebration of women writers  – we’re delighted to publish a handful of poems by Lorna Waite, from her […]

    12th Nov'10 1
  • Scottish Culture

    Independent Women 2

    My initial response to reading Caitlin O’Hara’s piece, Independent Women, was where is the breakdown of figures showing women’s support for independence?  What exactly are […]

    Lena the Hyena 10th Nov'10 4
  • Scottish Culture

    Bevvy Merchants

    I’ve spent 12 years now being up close and personal with the Scottish Parliament and engaged in more legislative processes than I care to remember.  Some […]

    Kate Higgins 9th Nov'10 5
  • Review

    Scotland Deformed?

    The label “Bella Caledonia” below the portrait of the main character on p. 45 of Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (1992) – surely familiar to readers […]

    Kirsten Stirling 9th Nov'10 1
  • Women

    Independent Women

    I have been slagging the editors of this site for months that it is more ‘ Blokey Caledonia’ than Bella, and I’m afraid they’ve called […]

    Caitlin O'Hara 8th Nov'10 13
  • WMD

    Cop Outs and Cuts

    Stopping Trident is one cut the British state is not prepared to make. We will forever cling blindly to our nuclear juju. Our sacrosanct national […]

    Brian Quail 8th Nov'10 2
  • Events

    Positively Independent

    What’s the point of independence? Opponents routinely portray the independence movement as being about ‘divorce’  ‘break-up’ and separation. Those within it see it as an […]

    Mike Small 4th Nov'10 14
  • Renewable Energy

    The Power of Scotland

    Last year a report The Power of Scotland Renewed (you can read it here) showed the amazing potential Scotland has for conversion to renewable energy. […]

    Mike Small 29th Oct'10 1
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Ideological Incapacity

    Welfare is a complex subject. Yet, some welfare facts are brutally simple. Around 2.5 million people on IB are a testimony to the fact that […]

    Harvey Duke 28th Oct'10 4
  • Economics

    Michael Albert Interview

    Michael Albert, along with Robin Hahnel, is one of the main developers of the idea of Participatory Economics, or Parecon. He is the co-founder of […]

    Michael Greenwell 26th Oct'10 2
  • Anti-Capitalism

    No Shock Doctrine for Scotland

      “Margaret Thatcher is lying sick in a private hospital bed in Belgravia but her political children have just pushed her agenda further and harder […]

    Mike Small 21st Oct'10 22

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