Day Off in the Drizzly South West of Scotland

Why, for example, would a people so utterly besotted with sugar and fatty foods – as many Scots have been (myself included) – reckon that only millionaires would slap a layer of caramel and chocolate atop their shortbread?

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An Anatomy of Astroturfing in Popular Social Resistance

Follow @UrFhasaidh Popular social resistance to Austerity – or oppression of any kind – is powerful only when it is both organic and truly popular. This is to say that it is a natural movement against the structures of social, economic, and political oppression which arises naturally from the oppressed and carries the weight of … Continue reading An Anatomy of Astroturfing in Popular Social Resistance

Another Brilliant Adventure of Skye the Parakeet

Follow @UrFhasaidh Skye has been uncharacteristically sociable of late. On his escapes from his cage he has taken to landing on the desk and playing with pens and assaulting the laptop screen. He hasn’t behaved like this since before he got himself a girlfriend. At first I thought that this was a sign that he … Continue reading Another Brilliant Adventure of Skye the Parakeet