RIC2016 Closing Remarks

On building the Scotland – and the world – we want to see.

Why we still need a radical, non-electoral movement

Letter published in the National.

Still Yes

Remarks for the 2015 Radical Independence Conference in Dundee.

Our Growing Movement

Speech for the Radical Independence Conference 2014.

Just the Beginning

Reflection on the referendum result. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

100 Reasons for Yes

With 100 days til the Referendum, I’ve compiled my top 100 reasons for voting Yes. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

Obama and Yes

Response to Obama’s support for the No campaign. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

Westminster’s Abusive Relationship with Scotland

It’s time for Scotland to leave this abusive relationship and step into a future where we can make our own choices. Published on the RIC Aberdeen blog.

Earth Activist Training: Reflections 10 Years On

In January 2004, Earth Activist Training changed my life. Ten years on, many of the changes are still resonating.

What’s in a Name? Colonial Dynamics in Spiritual Practice

The politics of domination can manifest even in our spiritual practices…. How we might begin to recognize and heal our attitudes. Published in PanGaia Magazine.


The politics of funding for international students: subsidising the wealthy and excluding the poor in a country that wants “fresh talent.” Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.


The politics of student accommodation: examining Edinburgh council’s proposal to limit student housing. Column on the Education page of the Scotsman.

Portrait of a Civilized Country

On what Scots take for granted.

Hours of Darkness

Story of my failed emigration attempt of 2002, finally answering all the people who asked, what happened?