independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Afghanistan

    Not in My Name

    The ceremonies every year on November 11, to mark the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, commemorate the dead but […]

    Mike Small 11th Nov'11 10
  • Autonomism


    Curious George Lyon has having a go at the annual parlour game called ‘Mibbes Aye, Mibbes Naw’ in which an independent Scotland’s membership of the […]

    Mike Small 10th Nov'11 5
  • 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
  • New Labour

    Independence and the Left

    A recent Guardian editorial (23/10/11) claimed that the United Kingdom was ‘sleepwalking’ towards a break up of the union. However, anyone who witnessed Alex Salmond’s keynote […]

    Clancy McMahon 10th Nov'11 6
  • Football

    Still No Team GB

    It’s somewhere between Marvel’s Captain Britain and a Rangers top circa 1988 (has someone been a bit clever?). But don’t expect them to fly off […]

    Mike Small 9th Nov'11 10
  • Uncategorized

    The Power of Black and White

    Scottish political debate is characterised and marred by a host of difficult divides and fractures. There is anti-Nationalist Labour hatred; the rage of the so-called […]

    Gerry Hassan 9th Nov'11 28
  • Anti-Capitalism

    A Freire Future for Scotland

    Scotland is pregnant with liberty and awaits deliverance.

    Thom Cross 7th Nov'11 6
  • Scottish Culture

    Equal Marriage

    As we celebrate the first openly gay leader of a political party in Britain and as the Catholic Church organises to send out 100,000 protest […]

    Mike Small 7th Nov'11 23
  • Holyrood 2011

    The Ump

    “The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party is very much alive and kicking. That has been very clear in the exhilarating debate we have had during […]

    Mike Small 6th Nov'11 9
  • Uncategorized
    Mike Small 5th Nov'11 9
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Revolutions in Reverse

    Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there […]

    Mike Small 4th Nov'11 0
  • International

    The Irish Dimension

    If Scotland becomes Independent, suddenly, Northern Ireland is a constitutional Nobody’s Child.

    Shane McKenna 3rd Nov'11 70
  • International


    The political situation in Italy has for a long time been something of a running joke in Britain and people have enjoyed poking fun at […]

    Michael Greenwell 3rd Nov'11 6
  • Holyrood 2011

    Cyber Brits and Fish & Chips

    Poor Iain Gray’s parting shot was odd. Mr Gray warned his future replacement: “You will be attacked, you will be smeared, you will be lied […]

    Mike Small 2nd Nov'11 49

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