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  • International

    Possession & Independence

    The British Empire has its foundation in overseas possessions ‘claimed’ for, and trading posts set up by England in the 17th century. From the 1707 […]

    Stewart Bremner 27th Mar'17 9
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Subvert the City

    #subvertthecity As we struggle in the wake of the London attacks to imagine what a city is and what a city is for, beyond the […]

    Mike Small 26th Mar'17 2
  • Europe

    New Lübeck Letter

    The Lübeck Letter was sent by William Wallace and Andrew Murray in 1297 to the mayors of Lubeck and Hamburg. In the last few years […]

    David Greig 25th Mar'17 14
  • ScotRef

    Journey to Yes #10

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    Phantom Power 24th Mar'17 2
  • Commentary

    Ten Years of the SNP, and Beyond

    Ten Years on the SNP and Scottish nationalism require a different politics for the future: Making real a vision of self-determination, argues Gerry Hassan. The SNP […]

    Gerry Hassan 24th Mar'17 28
  • Music

    Spring Songs

    For our Mixtape series this week @JDTwitch from Optimo guests creating a special playlist for your weekend. Arvo Part – Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten […]

    24th Mar'17 0
  • Podcast


    In the second of our new podcast series, Kevin Williamson talks to Marilyn Carino and Fiona Soe Paing about their new project ‘Clickbait’ – variously […]

    Kevin Williamson 24th Mar'17 4
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    An Tango Mu Dheireadh am Partaig

    Am mìos seo chaidh, bha mi toilichte an rathad-iarainn a thogail bho Dhùn Èideann gu taobh siar Ghlaschu gus an dealbh-chluich as ùire, ga chur […]

    Marcas Mac an Tuairneir 24th Mar'17 4
  • Music


    [The Geoff Ellis line is worth it alone ….] Lifted from Loki’s forthcoming Trigger Warning album. Produced by Florist Mixed by Big Shamu Art by […]

    24th Mar'17 0
  • Forms of Protest

    Hut Hut Hut

    Support the Carbeth Hutters. “Just ten miles outside Glasgow and yet a lifetime away from tarmac roads and constant electronics, the Carbeth Hutters’ Community thrives […]

    24th Mar'17 1
  • Commentary

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Theresa May’s lack of strategy is pseudo-pragmatism intent on old-fashioned separatism and an all-costs Westminster power-grab. The Tories are valued and respected as a strong […]

    Gary Hayes 22nd Mar'17 12
  • #Indyref2

    Faded Yes All Stars

    As we debate Section 30, here’s a word for the jaded, the tired and the disillusioned. While some folk have been jubilant, many people (even, […]

    Mike Small 21st Mar'17 33
  • ScotRef

    Who’s Still Voting No?

    I enjoyed listening to a sleep-deprived Loki on Radio Scotland on Saturday talking about how he’d do this referendum differently. As someone who’s campaigned, let’s […]

    Jim Bennett 21st Mar'17 99
  • Identity

    An Unimagined Community

    ‘A nation is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of […]

    Alistair Livingston 21st Mar'17 28

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