'Completely unacceptable': Historian Michael Fry slammed by fellow plaque panellist for slavery comments in Henry Dundas statue debate
Sir Geoff Palmer brands Michael Fry’s mindset on slavery as “unacceptable” and “completely out of this time”
HISTORIAN, AUTHOR and The National columnist Michael Fry has come under fire for defending controversial 18-19th century Scottish politician Henry Dundas’ role in securing a delay in the abolition of slavery in Britain as a “tiny, minor incident”.
Women's charities and journalist boycott ‘Scottish Women’s Awards’ over lack of transparency
Scottish Women’s Awards declines to name the organisation running the event amid concerns over transparency
WOMEN’S CHARITIES and a BBC journalist nominated for awards at the Scottish Women’s Awards will not attend over a lack of transparency about the event, being held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow next month by profit-making organisers ‘Creative Oceanic’.
Unions slam Glasgow City Council for ‘breaking promises on equal pay’
Unison and GMB warn of industrial action if council fails to work with claimants on settlement
GLASGOW CITY Council has been accused of breaking its promise to negotiate a settlement of equal play claims put forward by over 7,000 predominantly low-paid women.
The council agreed in January to settle the dispute without legal challenge after a ruling confirmed that pay structures put in place in 2006 were discriminatory.
Exclusive: SNP councillor who faced domestic abuse speaks out on being “put through hell” in court
Oban councillor Julie McKenzie says she hopes to help other women by challenging a system which is “stacked against victims”
SNP COUNCILLOR at Argyle and Bute Council Julie McKenzie has spoken out on her experience as a victim in two court cases which saw her former partner convicted of threatening and abusive behaviour.
In an interview with CommonSpace, McKenzie was one of four women to detail the harrowing impacts of going through a court process which she believes is “stacked against victims”.
‘Disrupting the status quo’: Short film celebrates Glasgow’s alternative nightlife creators
Art collectives Forij Collective and VAJ Power tell CommonSpace how they’re creating a ‘non-judgemental’ cultural scene
GLASGOW CREATIVES seeking to develop a ‘conscious clubbing’ scene through inclusive music and arts events have been showcased in a film by ticketing platform Eventbrite.
Part of a series entitled Generation DIY which spotlights “intrepid, young event creators” in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, London and Glasgow, the film features five artists and collectives who are subverting the city’s mainstream nightlife.
'You feel caged’: Woman released from Dungavel speaks out on life inside an immigration detention centre
Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena tells of her experience in Dungavel detention centre as threat of deportation continues
AN EDINBURGH resident of 13 years, Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena (pictured), was released from Dungavel detention centre on Tuesday (24 July) after spending fifteen nights in what she says felt “like a prison”.
“You’re there with an electric wall, with staff, and you feel caged. You feel in distress. I don’t think it’s worth it for someone to go through that,” Dwamena told CommonSpace.
Pharma for the 'common good'? Calls to end corporate monopoly as figures reveal rising NHS prescriptions bill
New NHS figures reveal average prescription cost has risen nearly 15 per cent in five years
SOCIAL JUSTICE campaigners have called for a shift away from the ‘profit-driven model’ of the pharmaceutical industry as new figures reveal NHS Scotland is facing increasing strain on its budget from prescription costs.
Asylum seeker rights activists to launch 'right to work' campaign in Scotland
Activist behind Ireland’s successful right to work campaign to speak at Unity Centre event in Glasgow
ASYLUM SEEKER-turned-activist Lucky Khambule, who successfully campaigned for the unrestricted right to work for those in the asylum system in Ireland, will speak in Glasgow next month at an event designed to kick-start a similar campaign in Scotland.
‘Climate change is already here’: Experts say heatwaves should be wake-up call on impacts of global warming
Major planning for a future of heatwaves needs to start now, say climate change experts
WHILE MANY in the UK are enjoying the prolonged period of uncharacteristically hot weather, climate change experts have warned that there are serious short and long-term implications of the trend – and action to address these must start now.
Around the world, temperatures have reached record highs this summer, with a city in Oman facing a minimum of 42.6 degrees Celsius one day last month – estimated to be the highest ever daily minimum temperature.