Grangemouth no more

The following article by Mike Small was first posted by bella caledonia. It highlights the failure of either the UK government (the main culprit) or the Scottish government (despite paper commitments  )to follow a policy of Just Transition in the face of climate breakdown. It also points to further Unionist attempts to break the SNP/Green…

November 11th Palestinian protests

We are posting two articles. The first is from The Canary and describes the imaginative Extinction Rebellion shoe protest in Trafalgar Square. The second by Mike Small first posted by bella caledonia looks at the right wing media offensive to demonise the massive, and overwhelmingly peaceful Palestinian demo in London and equate it with  the…

Remembrance and Hate Marches

This article by Mike Small was first posted by bella caledonia. It highlights how the British ruling class and UK state has created Remembrance Day to celebrate British militarism and warfare and not as a day to bring about global peace. They are now giving full backing to the settler apartheid, Israeli state attempt at…

Omnicide

This article by Mike Small was first posted by bella caledonia. It outlines the attempt by Tory Right populists backed by Rishi Sunak backed by Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party to bow before the fossil fuel companies and their attempt to prioritise profits at public expense and  ignore the growing climate crisis.  OMNICIDE The approval…

The never ending Murdoch empire

This article by Mike Small on Rupert Murdoch’s ‘retiral’ was first posted on bella caledonia. THE NEVER ENDING MURDOCH EMPIRE The Long 1980s never seems to ever end, but a sign of that era’s departure into the rear view mirror came this week with the announcement of the retiral (ish) of Rupert Murdoch. No-one personified…

On Super Ally and ‘God Save the King’

  The following article by Mike Small was first posted by bella caledonia. ON SUPER ALLY AND ‘GOD SAVE THE KING’ We’re all in silos whether we know it or not. Our whole digital algorythmic culture nurtures this state. In recent weeks we’ve seen the Short Term Let lobbyists come to realise that they are…

A monarchy based on slavery

This article by Mike Small on the links between the British monarchy and  slavery was first posted on https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2023/04/16/a-monarchy-based-on-slavery/. It was written just before the coronation on May 6th, at Westminster Cathedral, but with Charles coming to receive the ‘honours of Scotland’ on Wednesday 5th July at St Giles Cathedral the EL&SD Editorial Board  is…

Empire state of mind

The following article by Mike Small was first posted on bella caledonia. It examines the the environmental legacy dating from the day the Cuyahoga River caught fire on June 22nd in 1969 to June 4th, 2013 when New York recorded the worst air quality indicator for any city in the world, following the major fires…

Off Brand: the problem with ego, charisma and conspiracy

The following article, written by Mike Small, was first posted on bella caledonia. Using  Russell Grant as an example, this article examines the the gallop to Right by many high profile men, particularly  online.  In the days of the Arab Spring, the Indignados in Spain and Greece, and the 2014 democratic revolution in Scotland  many…

Game of Thrones

The following article about the British establishment’s attempt to use the royal funeral and proclamation of Charles as king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to prop up the Union was written by Mike Small and first posted by bella caledonia.   GAME OF THRONES The desperation to over-project onto today’s events in Edinburgh are…