The Harbingers of Hot Fuzz and Children of Men
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
8h ago
State violence, smalltown prejudice – How two very different films, Hot Fuzz and Children of Men, predicted Britain’s growing intolerance and the COVID-19 pandemic nearly 20 years ago “Whatever the cost, we would make Sandford great again.” So says Frank Butterman, the murderous inspector in Edgar Wright’s 2007 comedy Hot Fuzz, which predicted Brexit and ..read more
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Spitting Out Lies
Bella Caledonia
by Bella Caledonia Editor
2d ago
We’ve been bringing you daily coverage of Scottish and UK politics for seventeen years. We publish writing on Arts and Culture (with a ton of music, reviews, poetry and film). We publish daily Opinion, Media, Politics pieces (including uncovering the truth about Spycops, clandestine right-wing networks in Scotland, policy, issues of land ownership and ecology, and the protest movement). We also bring you International journalism from ..read more
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Ambient Babestation Meltdown and Supermann
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
2d ago
Your weekend playlist with new releases from Saint Sappho, Ambient Babestation Meltdown, Supermann on da beat and Darren McGarvey, and Bikini Body ..read more
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Abandonment
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
3d ago
The gap between perception and reality can be vast, and none more so than the rhetoric around the Scottish Government’s Bute Agreement between the SNP and the Greens. If you were to read the collected analysis of Scotland’s finest commentariat you would believe we were under the yolk of an extremist regime of radical green-leftists ..read more
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Armenia–Azerbaijan: A chance to end the cycle of conflict
Bella Caledonia
by Bella Caledonia Editor
4d ago
Every war and conflict experience pivotal moments that bring significant risks, often accompanied by suffering and devastation. However, these moments also present fresh possibilities for the parties engaged to reassess whether embracing collective violence aligns with their interests, or if they should instead embrace the avenues of peace and reconciliation. What watershed event might occur ..read more
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Who’s Behind the NatCon Network?
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
4d ago
The Nat C conference in Belgium had great coverage yesterday, the media slavishly regurgitating the narrative that the gathering was ‘shut down’ as part of a terrible ‘cancel culture’ (blah blah blah). The event wasn’t shut down. But as the climate catastrophe begins this summers big reveal – it’s worth noting two things about the ..read more
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The 2024 Folk Film Gathering
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
5d ago
Bella is delighted to be supporting the Edinburgh’s Folk Film’s 10th anniversary programme. The event is the world’s first film festival devoted to folk cinema, celebrating the lived experiences of communities worldwide, will run at Cameo Picturehouse and the Scottish Storytelling Centre from the 3 – 12 May. We’ll be hosting a Q&A after the ..read more
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Backing Bella 2024
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
5d ago
Yesterday we laid out some of our themes for the year ahead (Spring 2024: Bella re-Boot) – today we are launching a crowdfund to try and gather some resources to pay for, specifically, freelance writers. As we say here: “We have no big-backers, remain ad-free and don’t hide behind a paywall. We set our own agenda ..read more
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Scotland, HS2, Friedrich Engels, and the Multiverse
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
5d ago
(I) As has been widely noted, Angela Rayner recently became the new Michael Matheson in the serial distraction scam through which most of the British media deflect attention from the billions extracted from the public purse to enrich cronies of the Conservative Party.  An article in the Guardian (8 October 2023) speculated that UK losses ..read more
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Spring 2024: Bella Re-Boot
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by Bella Caledonia Editor
6d ago
It’s Spring! (well sort of) and time for a refresh of Bella and a re-focus on what we’re doing. We are trying to change some things about the site behind the scenes (details to come) but we are looking to sharpen things up, introduce new editorial content and new contributors and generally update us to ..read more
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