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  • Anti-Capitalism

    The Language of Resistance

    Author Madeleine Bunting reflects on place, language and capitalism, and the influence of gaelic in the creation of George Orwell’s Newspeak. The haunting brilliance of […]

    18th May'17 25
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Pavel Iosad 17th May'17 21
  • Antifascism

    Fascist Groove Thang

    The trouble with Nigel Farage’s threat to ‘don the khaki and pick up a rifle’, a threat you might have last heard at the Golf […]

    Mike Small 17th May'17 3
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh 17th May'17 3
  • WMD

    Protesting Weapons in our Communities

    “In this dramatic footage you can see the police restraining Brian Quail as he stands next to the road holding up a small peace sign. […]

    17th May'17 6
  • Hot Takes GE17

    The General Election as UK Crisis

    Neither strong nor stable: How the UK’s decline is on show in #GE17. David Jamieson surveys the General Election terrain and examines the deepening UK […]

    David Jamieson 16th May'17 5
  • Commentary

    Ignorance is Bliss

    “George Orwell believed in the moral power of language and understood the dangers that accompany its corruption” – [from the Orwell Prize website]. “A British […]

    Mike Small 16th May'17 27
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Seeking Peace

    Corbyn’s spokesman saying Jeremy wasn’t on the side of the IRA, but simply seeking peace is offensive to anyone who’s worn the uniform. — Ruth […]

    Mike Small 15th May'17 25
  • Poetry


    they will disperse, eternally they will disappear, entirely, wrapping their forms in the hides of rainbows the unpaid unarmed armies are surplus to requirements, bullfrog […]

    Niall McDevitt 15th May'17 0
  • Poetry

    35 Years

    THERE should be no second independence referendum for at least 35 years” – Ruth Davidson THERE should be no more Top Gear for at least […]

    Alec Finlay 15th May'17 6
  • Commentary


    Irvine Welsh on the automation of work and what this means for our social relationships. The media and politicians will often blandly inform us that […]

    Irvine Welsh 14th May'17 18
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Extreme Right Torywatch

    After this weeks revelations about John Buchan (‘Ruth Davidson poses with bigoted trawlerman‘) , we are charting the role of the far-right in Scottish Tory […]

    Rosemary Hunter 13th May'17 15
  • Film and Animation

    What was Done

    Two weeks ago we launched the new film by Edinburgh film-maker Bonnie Prince Bob and his team, What was Done. The film treads the line […]

    Mike Small 13th May'17 8
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Media Wars

    In general elections the true colours of the media really come in to focus. Here (right) are the Barclay brothers getting their knighthoods for services […]

    Mike Small 12th May'17 5

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