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  • International

    Charting American Fascism

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    22nd Nov'16 3
  • Commentary

    Hot War and Warm Waters

    The idea of Britain as an ancient and formidable military power pervades (British) nationalist rhetoric and mythology. It was a powerful trope of the Better […]

    Mike Small 22nd Nov'16 54
  • Antifascism

    Hail Trump

    “…one wonders if these people are people at all” It’s difficult to know how to respond to this address (given in a federal building) in […]

    Mike Small 22nd Nov'16 5
  • International

    Don’t Get Nostalgic for Obama

    So, let’s get the fun observations about Trump over with first. In no particular order, he’s a six times bankrupt, self-confessed  sexual predator,  racist, anti-muslim,  […]

    Jim Bennett 21st Nov'16 18
  • Commentary

    At the Intersection

    If you’re heads buzzing with the debate about privilege, class, power and how to talk to each other that’s been running before and through the […]

    Mike Small 21st Nov'16 5
  • Bella Writers

    Bella Writers

    We’re pleased to announce that #bellawriters, Bella Caledonia’s Scottish Women Writers Network, is here. We’ll be creating a searchable database and network of women writers […]

    Heather McDaid 21st Nov'16 1
  • Poetry


    The Isle of Rum’s name comes from the Gaelic ‘Rùn’ meaning secret, mystery, love or desire. ‘Ma theid duine a-steach do lathair Rùin Bidh a […]

    Kevin Murphy 21st Nov'16 27
  • Commentary

    Notes on the Crisis: Continuity Trump

    The crisis here, the discontinuity, is the collapse of the Republican Party. American social attitudes haven’t changed that much, Hillary won the popular vote handsomely, […]

    Gordon Guthrie 20th Nov'16 21
  • Corruption

    Oligarchy and Surveillance

    ‘Madness slunk in through a chink in History. it only took a moment.’ – Arundhati Roy The only people “taking back control” in any meaningful […]

    Mike Small 20th Nov'16 17
  • Arts & Culture

    Dazzle Ships

    Jen Stout explores the forgotten work of artist Norman Wilkinson, who created ‘Dazzle ships’  in the First World War to confuse German U-Boats by disguising a ship’s […]

    Jen Stout 19th Nov'16 2
  • Commentary

    The White Nationalist Roots of Trump

    One of the more aggressive & virulent strands of the crypto-fascist Alternative Right (Alt-Right) that surrounds the Trump transition team is the racist ‘The Daily […]

    Thom Cross 18th Nov'16 32
  • Review

    All the Devils

    All the Devils – by Neil Broadfoot reviewed by Lucy Cameron. All the Devils is the third installment of the Doug McGregor/Susie Drummond series written […]

    Lucy Cameron 17th Nov'16 0
  • Commentary

    One Last Throw of the Dice

    Earlier this week, in an act of possibly futile civic optimism, I wrote a piece which argued, essentially, for an inter-party deal that could, I […]

    Peter Arnott 17th Nov'16 57
  • Football
    Duncan McKay 17th Nov'16 25

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