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  • International
    18th Sep'17 13
  • Commentary

    Three Long Years

    “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” – John Lydon 1978 Three years after the biggest exercise in mass political education met a professional propaganda campaign backed by […]

    Mike Small 18th Sep'17 14
  • Commentary

    The Fix

    Last week we noticed that England has successfully replaced an undemocratic European Bureaucracy with a populist British Oligarchy, all in the name of freedom. What […]

    Mike Small 16th Sep'17 12
  • Brexit
    Mike Small 15th Sep'17 5
  • Media

    Heavy Handed

    Yesterday the Sun’s columnist Rod Liddle wrote openly mocking the genocide of the Rohingya people. In a departure that was called “astonishingly loathsome, even by […]

    15th Sep'17 2
  • Commentary

    A Sense of Self

    Paul Tritschler considers the role of community in the development of selfhood, and its part in the meaningfulness of one’s existence. Shortly before I left […]

    Paul Tritschler 13th Sep'17 2
  • Commentary

    2017, a dictionary

    Citizens of Everywhere – wake up and smell the covfefe. Its dictionary time again. In this year of change and torpor we’re taking our annual […]

    Mike Small 13th Sep'17 1
  • Commentary

    Prospects for Basic Income

    Is basic income really possible in Scotland? A basic income is an unconditional, non-withdrawable, non-selective payment to every individual citizen. In other words, we all […]

    Ben Simmons 13th Sep'17 17
  • Poetry

    Poor. Old. Tired. Horse

    Ian Hamilton Finlay’s experimental visual poetry magazine Poor. Old. Tired. Horse (1962–68) is now online. “Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. is one of the most important visual poetry […]

    12th Sep'17 1
  • Arts & Culture

    The Birthplace of Ossian

    “[The landscape] is more real than the people who inhabit it. Drowned in eternal mist, illuminated by a decrepit sun or by emphemeral meteors, it […]

    Mike Small 12th Sep'17 0
  • Peace activism

    Made in Britain

    Worried about exports? With news from The Ferret that at least 28 firms from Scotland are due to attend an arms fair in London dubbed […]

    12th Sep'17 1
  • Brexit

    The Green Lantern’s Magic Ring

    Parliament has just voted that Whitehall can change laws without Parliamentary scrutiny. This is an unprecedented attack on democracy. This is a power grab. The constitutional, […]

    Mike Small 12th Sep'17 18
  • Climate Change

    No Easy Option

    Sarah Beattie-Smith calls for more ambition ahead of the new Scottish Climate Change Bill (consultation here). The last few weeks have been significant ones for […]

    Sarah Beattie Smith 12th Sep'17 8
  • Arts & Culture
    11th Sep'17 3

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