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A special week of coverage on asylum seekers and refugees 24-28 June

You can contribute to our week of coverage by emailing media@common.scot

COMMONSPACE is running a special week of coverage in the last week of June on refugees and asylum seekers, focusing on rights. 

The week of coverage coincides with Scotland’s Refugee Festival 2019, which CS will be reporting at over the course of the week.

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Linda Bates: Why we need to be Positively Yes for Scotland

Linda Bates, development officer for a health charity in Edinburgh, explains the ideas behind Positively Yes for Scotland, a new indy Facebook group that aims to focus on the positive case for Yes

“You've gotta Accentuate the positive / Eliminate the negative / Latch on to the affirmative / and don't mess with Mister In-Between”

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Michael Eaude: Remembering Bob Smillie 82 years on

Michael Eaude, author of Sails & Winds, a cultural history of Valencia (Signal, April 2019), remembers Bob Smillie, a Scottish anti-fascist volunteer during the Spanish Civil War who died in Valencia, aged just 20, 82 years ago today, who was commemorated last month in the city he was laid to rest

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