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Highly recommended reading: COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital

I direct readers of my blog to an excellent (and thoroughly referenced) article on Monthly Review: ‘COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital‘. It offers a comprehensive analysis of how the COVID-19 outbreak (and the inept handling thereof) is linked to the … Continue reading

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Kill the ‘natural capital’ approach before it kills us.

[Update, June 2020: 1) Leith Community Crops in Pots has come up with the phrase ‘restorative climate justice’ to convey the importance of indigenous cultures’ approach to the biosphere, which is antithetical to the reductionist, utilitarian, extrinsic values-based one of … Continue reading

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A review of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

I have just written a review of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism for Bella Caledonia.

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False-flag false flags? Why supporters of Scottish independence need to be careful about what they say re terrorism.

I believe that the appropriate immediate response to any act of violence perpetrated on non-combatants is to condemn all such acts out of hand and express sympathy for the victims. The most counterproductive response, if one is trying to build support … Continue reading

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Another Scottish independence campaign in the context of capitalism’s end-days: how to campaign coherently?

The end days of neoliberal capitalism I have just watched the video below, in which Chris Hedges compellingly describes what is happening right now in the USA (and elsewhere). He paints a disturbing vision of the end-days of neoliberal capitalism, … Continue reading

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What Jeremy Corbyn must say to the Labour Party establishment

‘You claim you wanted strong leadership. I give it to you. ‘I have an overwhelming mandate from members to lead this party, and I am using it now. Purging Blairites ‘I am purging all Blairites from the party. Resign or … Continue reading

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We are angry.

Scroll down the page… Explanation: Every Scottish local authority area voted to stay in the EU (and Scots as a whole voted 62:38 to stay in), but the English anti-EU vote, which seems to have been fuelled largely by xenophobia … Continue reading

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Crash in SNP vote triggers seismic shift in Scottish politics.

In the wake of the collapse in the SNP’s vote in the Scottish parliamentary elections, an outcome that has left shocked psephologists struggling to explain how they got it so wrong – again – a seismic shift is under way in Scottish politics. Continue reading

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Dear SNP Candidate, please give me a reason to vote for you.

Below you will find the text of an email I am sending to my local SNP constituency candidate. Should you share my concerns, feel free to use it as a model for a letter/email to your own SNP candidate. (The … Continue reading

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Refuse to be complicit in austerity and council budget cuts

I just sent the message below to all of my council representatives. Feel free to use it as a model for your own emails. Dear ____ I am writing to you as one of my representatives to object in the strongest … Continue reading

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