Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Media

    Blog Awards

    We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Best UK Blog 2017 in the Politics section. We’re down to the final six. The other five nominations are: […]

    Mike Small 5th Sep'17 2
  • Media

    Yer Da

    The tragic limits to cultural self-loathing, or, social media meets monolingualism…   *We really need your support to develop though and we’d like to ask you […]

    5th Sep'17 3
  • Media

    Better Reputations

    “My profound belief is that a small number of words, a strong visual image, can change the way people think. At Bell Pottinger we tell […]

    Mike Small 5th Sep'17 1
  • Social Movement

    A Tangled Web

    Sarah Glynn unpicks the fine lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. An organisation calling itself Jewish Human Rights Watch has just published a report that purports […]

    Sarah Glynn 5th Sep'17 4
  • Tribute

    Remembering Norman Maclean

    Norman Maclean (26 December 1936 – 31 August 2017), I knew Norman Maclean for the last seven years of his storied life. I first met […]

    Jamie Chambers 5th Sep'17 8
  • Commentary

    Fight back Against McJobs

    Strikes at McDonalds in Crayford and Cambridge – where the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) balloted for strike action and received an overwhelming […]

    Mike Small 4th Sep'17 1
  • Commentary

    Scents & Sensibility

    Commentator and novelist, Sara Sheridan, found her voice as an activist during Indyref. Afterwards she set up a pioneering company making feminist perfume. Yes, you […]

    Sara Sheridan 4th Sep'17 3
  • Commentary

    Hacking History

    The issue of statues monuments and who owns public space has come alive as the US implodes over the issue of whether to take down […]

    4th Sep'17 15
  • Commentary
    Gordon Guthrie 3rd Sep'17 9
  • Commentary

    A Crack in History

    Like many of the political events of recent years, the surge in support for Labour under Jeremy Corbyn at the UK general election was supposed […]

    Dougald Hine and Keith Kahn-Harris 1st Sep'17 2
  • Antifascism

    Trickle Down Violence

    State violence seems endemic in the west, given legitimacy by the language of those in power and emboldened by a shrill off-the-leash media desperate for […]

    Mike Small 1st Sep'17 5
  • Arts & Culture

    Sea Prayer

    It’s the second anniversary of the death of three-year old Alan Kurdi. Now it’s estimated that over 8,000 people have died or disappeared while attempting […]

    1st Sep'17 0
  • Social Movement
    J.Z. Garrod 1st Sep'17 0
  • Commentary

    Where are we Now?

    Scotland, and its now gloriously liberated neighbour, seems like an odd place to live in this late summer. Elite rule has failed but we don’t […]

    Mike Small 29th Aug'17 18

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