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  • Anti-Capitalism

    Occupying a non-place

    In an exclusive new essay for Bella Caledonia, author Ewan Morrison has some critical words to say about the direction taken by the global Occupy […]

    Ewan Morrison 19th Mar'12 19
  • Identity

    An Awfully Big Adventure

    According to Neil Oliver the referendum will be ‘the biggest decision in 300 years’. So ca’ very canny … I wonder. In 1707-15, as far […]

    Christopher Harvie 17th Feb'12 8
  • Referendum on Independence

    Why Indy Lite is Wrong

      It’s fair to say – along with the not-so-gentle student arm-twisting of a newly elected representative for the South of Scotland region – that […]

    Pat Kane 17th Jan'12 21
  • Basque Country

    Breaking Waves

    The Scots and the Basques are the European nations which are most likely to break away from the states of which they are currently citizens […]

    Mike Small 24th Nov'11 1
  • Identity

    George Gunn has left the building

    The Caithness poet and playwright, George Gunn, has often ploughed a lone furrow in the far north of Scotland.  Despite critical acclaim for his many […]

    George Gunn 10th Nov'11 8
  • Anti-Capitalism

    A Freire Future for Scotland

    Scotland is pregnant with liberty and awaits deliverance.

    Thom Cross 7th Nov'11 6
  • Media
    James Hamilton 25th Oct'11 0
  • Referendum on Independence
    Kevin Williamson 23rd Oct'11 8
  • Scottish Culture

    God versus the Gays

    A consultation on the issue of same-sex marriages and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships has been launched by Scottish ministers. The Scottish Government said its […]

    Duncan Hothersall 7th Oct'11 24
  • Identity

    ID Cards

    Earlier this month , David Tobin critiqued visions of a Post-colonial Scotland, examining the “national identity politics” which are shaping us on our course to […]

    Mhairi McAlpine 2nd Oct'11 7
  • Arts & Culture

    For Scottish Democracy

    ‘Democracy’ is a term that has become tattered and bandied about, it has come to inhabit a similar terrain to words like ‘family’, ‘fairness’, and […]

    Mike Small 29th Sep'11 1
  • Anti-Capitalism


    I’ve been involved for several months now with the Coalition of Resistance in Glasgow, an interesting development with a participative format and an activist focus, […]

    Mhairi McAlpine 8th Sep'11 39
  • General Election 2010

    Anger Management

    At the beginning of March 2011, Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, expressed his surprise to the British Treasury Select Committee (in the […]

    Donald Adamson 28th Jun'11 14
  • English Culture

    Postcolonial Melancholia

    Mike Small’s Bella piece of 6 June is bang on when it describes Kevin McKenna’s Observer piece of the previous day as a pitiful piece […]

    Michael Gardiner 12th Jun'11 22

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