independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Short Story

    When Harry Met Stalin

    Gorbals library, the first public lending library in Glasgow, started life in 1901. The etymology is uncertain; some claim the name Gorbals has its roots […]

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    Paul Tritschler 2nd Feb'17 3
  • Antifascism

    Scotland Against Trump

    A massive demo in Edinburgh last night showed solidarity with people being persecuted for their religious beliefs in America and welcomed refugees to Scotland. Similar […]

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    Mike Small 31st Jan'17 26
  • Radical Independence

    Self-Determination and Power

    Reflecting on the waves of resistance and insurgency in Scotland over the past few decades, here’s a powerful reminder of the need for solidarity and […]

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    Mike Small 31st Jan'17 8
  • Antifascism

    Whisper It Murdo

    As Payton Quinn  noted on Twitter: “If you’re shocked that May’s gone quiet on the #MuslimBan you should remember less that 6 months ago she […]

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    Mike Small 30th Jan'17 18
  • Antifascism

    Trump is a Dalek

    For those of you bewildered by the Trump phenomenon, the insight that he is in fact a Dalek makes everything make sense. Consider this. He […]

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    Mike Small 30th Jan'17 3
  • Commentary

    The Undiscovered Land

    Many years ago, just before my third year at University, I was raped towards the end of my year abroad on a US College Campus. […]

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    Claire Buchanan 29th Jan'17 5
  • Austerity Britain

    Tory Benefit Cuts Hit Edinburgh

    ‘Just about managing’ no longer – the benefit cap will push struggling families into deeper poverty. This month, 425 of the poorest households in Edinburgh […]

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    Lewis Ritchie 27th Jan'17 8
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 27th Jan'17 20
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Daibhidh Rothach 27th Jan'17 0
  • Identity
    Mike Small 24th Jan'17 51
  • Commentary

    Tenement Stories

    This is for ‘half-educated tenement Scots’ everywhere. Years ago, my upstairs neighbour, living on the second floor of a three-storey tenement in Glasgow, broke her […]

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    Paul Tritschler 24th Jan'17 1
  • Film and Animation

    T2: Trainspotting

    Alan Bissett reviews the Trainspotting sequel for Bella. For the past few weeks I’ve been asking anyone I meet – friends, family, taxi drivers, barmen, […]

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    Alan Bissett 23rd Jan'17 17
  • Antifascism
    Vonny Moyes 23rd Jan'17 11
  • Climate Change
    Magnus Jamieson 23rd Jan'17 1

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