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'No Evictions' Campaigners: the Fight for Asylum Housing Rights
Serco evictions planned for this Friday.
WITH Serco expected to begin the lock change evictions this Friday the 12th July, CommonSpace caught up with Living Rent campaigners to talk about the work being done on the 'No Evictions' Campaign.
Lift The Ban: Campaign Fighting to Give Asylum Seekers the Right to Work
The Lift the Ban campaign fights for the right to work for asylum seekers
CURRENTLY people seeking asylum are banned from working while they await a decision on their asylum claim. Many wait years for a decision, and are left to live on £37.75 a week, with little opportunity to integrate into our communities.
CommonSpace spoke to Pinar Aksu from Maryhill Integration Network about the Lift the Ban campaign, and what policy changes they are calling for.
What Can a 1930’s Film Tell Us About Austerity?
COMMONSPACE talked to Colin Edwards about the film 'Make Way For Tomorrow', which highlights the precarity of some people's lives in the face of austerity, through through the lens of the Great Depression of the 30’s.
Still as relevant today as it was then, Director Leo McCarey uses comedy to dissect inter-generational tension, as an elderly couple loses their home and they have to move in with their children.
Who Is Choosing Our Next Prime Minister?
May’s official last day as Prime Minister was Friday 7 June
AS THERESA MAY steps down from her position as Prime Minister, Conservative Party members will choose who gets to run the UK.
But who are they and how well do they represent the population?
Is this what democracy looks like?
CS Forum: Climate Change - How Do We Turn Words Into Actions?
COMMONSPACE’s May Forum tackled climate change and how we can convert words into actions, with immediate effect.
In recent weeks, we have seen the Scottish Government back the Green New Deal, commit to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2045 and declare a climate emergency. But will these promises be backed up by a solid and credible action plan? How do we ensure it’s not empty rhetoric? There is no time to delay.
CommonSpace Forum: Self-Determination Movements
Watch the video from CommonSpace’s April forum on international self-determination movements
THE COMMONSPACE FORUM on the 25th of April focused on Palestinian, Catalonian and Kurdish self-determination movements, with guest speakers Wael Shawish, of the Scottish Palestinian Society and Scottish Friends of Palestine, Roza Salih, of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, and Oriol Roig Vilaseca, Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Scotland.
Here’s a video of the full discussion from the evening:
WATCH: Tim Rideout on currency and independence at #SNP19
Key speech at the SNP’s spring conference on 27 April
TIM RIDEOUT addresses the SNP conference in the run up to a vote on Scottish currency, moving Amendment D, which was passed by members and read:
“Delete 33) and replace with:
“conference considers that an SNP Government should take the steps necessary to enable the Scottish Parliament to authorise the preparation of a Scottish Currency as soon as practicable after a vote for Independence with the aim that the currency be ready for introduction as soon as practicable after Independence Day.”
Six Self-determination Movements That Aren't Often in the News
From Biafra to Monland, here’s some self-determination movements you may not have heard of before
OF THE HUNDREDS of self-determination movements across the world, only a few receive regular news coverage.
Here are six self-determination movements that don’t receive the coverage they deserve.
Fighting Austerity Through Theatre
Vicious will be showing at the Deaf Connections Theatre from Wednesday the 27th - Saturday 30th March.
COMMONSPACE caught up with those involved in new play Vicious, produced by Horsehead Theatre, which is highlighting the fight against pension inequality and austerity measures.