Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Antifascism

    The Liberal Myth of Free Speech

    Being unabashedly opposed to fascism has become, strangely, a position that requires increasing amounts of justification in modern America. Mainstream voices have used the growth […]

    Anonymous 28th Aug'17 2
  • Climate Change
    Kurt Cobb 28th Aug'17 2
  • Commentary

    If not here, then where?

    If not here, then where? On Douglas Ross’ war against the Gypsy/Traveller community in Moray. If you were prime minister for the day, without any […]

    Lynne Tammi 28th Aug'17 6
  • Editorial


    We’ve been trying to resolve a problem that a handful of people have been having with the Comments system. We’ve run extensive tests and we […]

    28th Aug'17 9
  • Events

    Muir Lecture 2017

    The annual Thomas Muir Lecture was started by Word Power Books and is now continued by the Thomas Muir Memorial Committee. The lecture is dedicated […]

    26th Aug'17 45
  • Brexit

    We are Unbrexable

    As a German citizen who has lived in Scotland for 14 years, I’ve been part of social and civic movements in both countries. For example, […]

    Svenja Meyerricks 26th Aug'17 0
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 25th Aug'17 10
  • Playlists

    Spring Songs

    It’s Friday – it’s been a hard week – let Optimo @JDTwitch help with his Bella playlist for our MixTape series…   *We really need […]

    25th Aug'17 0
  • Interview
    Ally Heather 25th Aug'17 2
  • Commentary

    Pandas versus Tories

    Monsters v Aliens, Plants v Zombies, Real Ale v Craft Beer, Mayweather v McGregor: the epic battles that we have witnessed though the ages have […]

    25th Aug'17 2
  • Economics

    Murphy on GERS

    In the week of the now annual GERS ‘debate’ it’s worth getting some perspective from the much derided ‘experts’. Richard Murphy has just re-posted an […]

    Mike Small 25th Aug'17 10
  • Scots
    Alex Kither 24th Aug'17 1
  • Commentary

    The Trouble with Corbyn

    Jeremy Corbyn has said he will be “campaigning for real change” as he prepares to take his tour of constituencies across Scotland. Of the 64 […]

    Alan Bissett 22nd Aug'17 9
  • Arts & Culture
    Bram E Gieben 22nd Aug'17 2

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