Understand this crisis or it will eat us all

It is disorientating to exist in a period of permanent crisis. You get out of a financial crisis with an austerity crisis attached which brings you a housing crisis and then Covid arrives and shows up the result of all of your crises at once for just long enough to...

In search of hope and courage

First published by Common Weal Are you excited? Optimistic? Looking forward to the future? Are you seeing, hearing and reading things that make you think that the next 20 years could be a golden age of human civilisation? Well here’s a different question....

There are no adults in the room

If you’re not scared just now you should be. The world is petrifying, and it is so for a simple reason – almost without exception it is being run by unruly children who lack wisdom, patience, tolerance or foresight. Yet my god are they in love with themselves,...

Would I sign an indy ‘code of conduct’?

Is there going to be a code of conduct for the independence movement? Who is going to agree it? Is it binding and will it be policed? If so, by who? If not, what does it mean? What is the purpose of this and will it be applied equally? Is it really about the...

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