independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Consumer Culture

    Braehead Big Brother

    Given that we live in an era in which, as one politician once claimed- ‘it’s your duty to shop’ and at which time that civic […]

    Ewan Morrison 10th Oct'11 15
  • International

    Hiking in War Zones

    Nine writes for various outlets. See listings here. In July 2009, three young Americans were imprisoned by Iran for espionage after hiking in Northern Iraq, […]

    Nine 8th Oct'11 4
  • 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
  • Anti-Capitalism
    Mike Small 5th Oct'11 6
  • Arts & Culture

    From John Maclean to Tahrir Square?

    Internationalism From Below – from John Maclean to Tahrir Square? Talks, films and discussion with: Allan Armstrong, Unity, Maud Bracke, Camcorder Guerillas and Deryck de […]

    Mike Small 4th Oct'11 0
  • Media

    Bella Keys

    It’s been great to publish articles by new contributors in the past few weeks and more coming up in the days ahead. If you want […]

    Mike Small 4th Oct'11 1
  • Banking Crisis

    Our Tory Rulers

    The responses to the financial violence of the banking coup has been massive – a whole new movement has been created (#UKUncut to name just […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 6
  • Anarchism

    New Organisational Forms

    One thing that helped a lot was a smattering of people from Spain and Greece and Tunisia who had been doing this sort of thing […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 2
  • Scottish Culture

    Scottish Studies 1

    This is the first part in a series on the idea of Scottish Studies which ‘Labour front-runner’ Ken McIntosh described as “brainwashing” and Joan McAlpine […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 10
  • Fishing

    Ghost Fishing

    We are at the end game of what started back in the 1970s, the theft of Scotland’s fish. In those pre- ro-ro days us islanders, […]

    Fiona MacInnes 3rd Oct'11 2
  • 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
  • Media

    Neutral Like a Knife in the Back

    If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed.  If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.  – Author unknown, commonly attributed to Mark […]

    Michael Greenwell 2nd Oct'11 3
  • 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
  • Common Good

    Beyond Centralised Power

    In any new constitutional settlement it is vital that the question of how we are governed at the local level is addressed. If it is […]

    Andy Wightman 29th Sep'11 5

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