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  • Arts & Culture

    A Toxic Culture

    AL Kennedy was yesterday awarded the Heine Prize in Dusseldorf, Germany. The prize is “to personalities who serve by their intellectual heritage in terms of […]

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    AL Kennedy 13th Dec'16 26
  • International

    What’s going on in America?

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  • Commentary

    2016, a Dictionary

    Citizens of Nowhere – in this year of tumultuous change, let’s take another look at that most insidious beast, the language used to distort, manipulate […]

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    Mike Small 11th Dec'16 17
  • Environmental Justice

    Standing Our Ground

    Standing Rock Last Sunday the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not grant the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill […]

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    Justin Kenrick 11th Dec'16 5
  • Commentary

    Fix the Train, then Get On It

    It seems barely a week goes by without the debate on criticism from within the Independence camp rears its fire-breathing, double-sided head on social media […]

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    Laura Waddell 10th Dec'16 37
  • Commentary

    Print Your Own Labels

    Every six months or so I meet my friend’s son for a catch up. He’s twenty-one and has left home in the highlands for uni […]

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    Heather Pearson 9th Dec'16 22
  • Backing Bella

    Supporting Bella

    Bella is ten years old next year and we’re organising some pretty special events to celebrate (details in January). Over that time have been building an […]

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  • Arts & Culture

    Bein Yersels

    “Tae be yersels an tae make that worth bein, nae harder job tae mortals has been gien.” – Hugh MacDiarmid Author, language activist, playwright, documentary […]

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    Mike Small 9th Dec'16 25
  • Commentary

    Supreme Brexit

    The derision that followed Kezia Dugdales IPPR speech yesterday was amplified by its coming on the same day as the Supreme Court ruling on Article […]

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    Mike Small 8th Dec'16 47
  • Review of the Year

    Change the Rules

    On Wednesday Dec 21 we’re having a Review of the Year 2016, a year that many of you will be glad to see the back […]

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    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 7
  • Media

    BBC Question Time Cosy Friends Update

    Earlier this week we broke the story of the BBC’s Fake Audiences on Question Time, and received a response from them yesterday – which seemed to […]

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    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 32
  • Commentary

    Brownhog Day

      Today Kezia Dugdale tries (again) to carve out a niche in the world for her herself and her dying tribe. Yet more powers? Again? In […]

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    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 11
  • Review

    Demanding Democracy

    Christopher Silver’s ‘Demanding Democracy – The Case for a Scottish Media’ challenges the reader to ponder questions about Scotland’s broadcasting that far exceed the merely […]

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    Robert J Somynne 7th Dec'16 11
  • Media

    Fake Audiences Update

    We recently raised questions about the role of the ‘Audience Producer’ for BBC Question Time and her role in manipulating and manufacturing audiences (‘BBC Question […]

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