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  • Arts & Culture

    More Moira Monologues

    All artists – writers, musicians, actors – get used to dividing an audience. I’ve long since grown accustomed to the five-star review on Amazon being […]

    24th Jul'17 0
  • Peace activism

    Upping the Action

    Trident Ploughshares (TP) is a campaign to disarm the UK Trident nuclear weapons system in a nonviolent, peaceful and fully accountable manner. Disarmament camps have […]

    24th Jul'17 1
  • Playlists
    21st Jul'17 1
  • International

    Beyond Old Empire Fantasies

    One of the central arguments put by the global anti-war movement of 2003 was simply this: bombing Iraq will only create more terrorists, and threaten […]

    21st Jul'17 9
  • International

    Violence and the Hamburg G20

    Violence and the Hamburg G20 – is there any way out? By Richard Henry Holland There were thousands of joyful moments for the tens of […]

    19th Jul'17 14
  • Brexit

    The Rough Wooing

    The Westminster Parliament EU (Withdrawal) Bill provides invaluable illumination of the British problem of Brexit, and is a surprisingly transparent demonstration of Parliament’s limited power […]

    17th Jul'17 13
  • Scots

    Fringe Activity

    Tammas Clark on the wisdom of Bukowski and the value of the festival. Picked up a copy o the Fringe catalogue at Galashiels bus station […]

    Tammas Clark 17th Jul'17 2
  • Commentary

    Power Grab

    The Brexit farce has gone from being a widening of the democratic deficit to an attack on democracy and devolution. Scotland voted against this exercise […]

    Mike Small 13th Jul'17 14
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    Fuaigh – Interweaving

    Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge. […]

    12th Jul'17 1
  • Uncategorised

    Hodge-Podgeable

    The problem for Theresa May’s constant commands and pleas for ‘Unity” and togetherness is that we live in a state of radical incoherence with multiple […]

    12th Jul'17 8
  • WMD

    Cost of the Union (update)

    The case for dependence was made again and again on what was cutely termed ‘the harsh economic realities’. We had ‘narrow shoulders’ and a volatile […]

    Mike Small 12th Jul'17 9
  • Backing Bella
    Mike Small 12th Jul'17 6
  • Commentary

    Myths of the Gig Economy

    Pre-car-i-ous \pri-‘kar-e-as\ adj [L precarius obtained by entreaty, uncertain—more at PRAYER] (1646) 1: depending on the will or pleasure of another 2: dependent on uncertain […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 1