independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Arts & Culture

    Kandinsky in Govan

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist, so what’s he doing in Govan? Alastair McIntosh, the organiser of the […]

    Mike Small 18th Oct'11 4
  • Identity

    The Perils of Identity Mapping

    Recently The Guardian decided to tackle what it called “the disunited kingdom”, with a series of articles and an opinion poll. This is probably long […]

    Ray Bell 17th Oct'11 3
  • Uncategorized

    The Awakening

    A radical situation is a collective awakening. . . . In such situations people become much more open to new perspectives, readier to question previous assumptions, quicker […]

    Ken Knabb 17th Oct'11 4
  • Media

    The Salmond Problem

    Amidst the disputed ComRes survey for The Independent on Sunday, Matt Chorley and Brian Brady have produced the best (only?) credible broadsheet analysis of Scottish […]

    Mike Small 17th Oct'11 11
  • Anarchism

    Love Life (October)

    ‘Love Life’ is Bella’s Agony Aunt column because the personal is political and the ‘state we’re in’ is complicated.

    Jamie Heckert 17th Oct'11 0
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Us Unemployed Expendable Youth

    And there are those that say we should stop talking about Thatcher…

    Fiona MacInnes 16th Oct'11 6
  • Football
    McNaughton 15th Oct'11 11
  • Events

    Alt Alba Events October-December

    Here’s our rough guide to events in the months ahead. If you want your event added leave a comment with details or email us and […]

    Mike Small 13th Oct'11 2
  • Events

    Building a Movement for Yes

    The Scottish Independence Convention was formed in 2005 as a cross-party/ no party group whose purpose was to promote independence and create a space for […]

    Shona McAlpine 11th Oct'11 28
  • Interview

    Velvet and Stone

    Interview with Neal Ascherson, journalist and historian, (@jamesmaxwell86). Neal Ascherson was born in Edinburgh in 1932. He was educated at Eton College and then at […]

    Jamie Maxwell 10th Oct'11 16
  • 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

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