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  • Nuclear Free Scotland

    Labour Goes Nuclear

    In February Labour’s man in Scotland Jim Murphy announced Labours commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations in Scotland. This morning Iain Gray – […]

    Mike Small 18th Mar'09 2
  • Politics

    Let the People Decide

    Last nights Scottish Labour Party Political Broadcast was dressed with more saltires than the Tartan Army tour bus, and tried really really hard to convince you that […]

    Mike Small 6th Mar'09 5
  • Media

    Dìomhair *

    This has been a packed month of intrigue and shifting sands in UK constitutional politics, starting with news that polls show support for Independence stiffening […]

    Mike Small 25th Feb'09 6
  • Community Education

    The Pedagogy of the Depressed

    A Critique and Riposte – The Edinburgh Papers 2008 The papers under the general title “Reclaiming Social Purpose in Community Education” were written by members […]

    Mike Small 15th Feb'09 6
  • Anarchism

    I Murder Hate

    Happy 250th Birthday Robert Burns…Michael G (More Whisky Please)argues convincingly that our National Holiday should be Burns Day/Night and not the abstract and insipid St […]

    Michael Gardiner 25th Jan'09 8
  • Politics

    The Ambience of Empire

    A remarkably coherent piece by Andrew O’Hagan appeared in the Guardian at the weekend. He writes about assimilation and sedation: “The Gordon Brown who wrote […]

    Andrew O'Hagan 13th Jan'09 6
  • Anarchism

    1960 – 2008

    This article was originally a talk given by Stuart Christie at the Aye Write festival in Glasgow. Stuart, “who tried to assassinate General Franco and […]

    Mike SmallStuart Christie 19th Dec'08 1
  • Greenland

    Our Friends in the North

    One of Scotland’s largest neighbours has just voted for independence. I don’t mean England, or Ireland, or Scandinavia, but a country which is bigger than […]

    Mike Small 1st Dec'08 6
  • Commentary

    Growing Pains

    An interesting piece by Elaine C Smith, Convenor of the Scottish Independence Convention in the impressively re-designed (but oddly static?) online version of Red Pepper. For […]

    Elaine C Smith 25th Nov'08 0
  • Media

    Team GB?

    Tom Gordon – the hack who presumably has been brought in to alter the dangerously-close-to-independent-balanced-reporting on ‘the National Question’ that the Sunday Herald has been dabbling […]

    Mike Small 18th Nov'08 0
  • International

    Fear and Loathing

    What’s a more motivating force, fear or hope? Across the pond Obama has inspired a generation, re-inspired another and put 9 million people on the […]

    Mike Small 7th Nov'08 0
  • Elections

    G Day Looms

    Every now and then a really remarkable thing happens in the media. This week the Scotsman newspaper published a decent article. To mark the occasion […]

    Mike Small 27th Oct'08 1
  • Elections

    From Glenrothes to EWNI

    Norman Dombey puts a geopolitical question over at the Guardians Comment is Free: “What will be the fate of “Britain’s” nuclear deterrent if Scotland becomes […]

    Mike Small 14th Oct'08 1
  • Death of Capitalism

    Ability and Needs

    The collapse of the financial markets, industries and associated ‘businesses’ presents us with a great opportunity as a world society. As the veil is lifted […]

    Mike Small 25th Sep'08 2

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