The Point
Issue No. 7 - Summer 2014 sky thinking for an open and diverse left

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New Articles: An idea whose time has come? 

                   Derek Stewart MacPherson argues for a

                      YES Alliance to fight the 2015 General Election

                   Reality check on the 'new reality', Gary Fraser

Referendum Editorial: No wins narrowly - it's coming yet for a' that

And a little bit of YES futurism, the Editorial we'd like to be writing in 10 years time, on the morning after Referendum 2024



In Point Issue No 7:

New:   Eve of referendum poem by Steve Arnott

           On seeing Orcas in Burra Sound


Three weeks to go Referendum appeals special

The Point marks 21 days to go till referendum day with a magnificent seven appeals to undecided voters from both rank-and-file activists and leading figures in the YES movement.

      Wed.                    John Finnie MSP

                            The Indy Girls

                            James MacKessack-Leitch, for the Greens

    Thurs.                 Tommy Sheridan, Solidarity

                            Karen Hendry

      Fri.                       Colin Fox, Scottish Socialists


       &                     Steven McBrien, National Collective

                           'Malediction upon the Naws'


Editorial:  A Victory Already Won...

Issues:     The Greatest Scam of all Time

                                                      Derek Stewart MacPherson

               The Indy Girls at T in the Park    Sharon Anderson

               Profit before People  What is neo-liberalism? 

                                                                 Conor Cheyne

               Framing the Debate                    Ashten Regan-Deham

               The Invisibles           Fighting Homelessness in Glasgow

                                                                 Dermot Hill

               Gender Balance in an Indy Parliament  Can it be done?

                                                             Liz Walker, Steve Arnott


Big Idea:     Carrying Ourselves Forward          Robin McAlpine

                  Eyes on the Prize                          Gary Fraser

          Two prominent left thinkers on the left's future post independence


History:      Dead Whales and the myth of Darien   Adrian Cruden  

                  A Historical Magnum Opus?                 Gary Fraser

                  Tom Devine's The Scottish Nation: a Modern History reviewed

                      Thomas Muir of Huntershill

                      An adventure in freedom                     Graeme McIver


International:    Surviving Gaza   Activists speak out  
                                                                         Adam Cochrane



Culture:     Campaigners - Luchd-Iomairt          John Aberdein

                     An Independence poem in Gaelic and English

                 Joyeux Noel                                   Jimmy Haddow

                 A movie antidote to World War 1 jingoism reviewed

                    Passing the Torch

                    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Downsized

                                     Graeme McIver Interviews Martin Chomsky



Science:    A Tribute to Neil Armstrong                    Steve Arnott 

                (...or 'where's that f*****g space elevator?')




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